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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Qualities Of Truly Powerful Proposals

The proposal is one of the most important parts of the whole process of getting married. Regardless of
how much control you personally have over this, depending on the nature of your relationship, it is a good
idea to have some kind of notion about what a good proposal should look like and be like. There are actually
a number of qualities which you would probably seek to have in the perfect proposal, and knowing what they
are is definitely a helpful thing. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the qualities that you would
want to hope for in a truly powerful proposal - and if you are planning one, these are the things that you might
want to focus on most of all to make sure that you get it right.

A Unique Setting

The setting is both one of the first things to be decided upon, and also one of the most important parts of
the whole situation. If the setting is not quite right, then the whole thing can fall apart, or at the very least
might feel a little bit off. There are some good tips to consider if you are hoping to find a good setting, however.
First of all, it is always a good bet to find somewhere that resonates with your relationship on a personal level
that only the two of you know about. A classic example is to choose the setting of the first date you went on,
although for some this is a little overdone and somewhat cliche. Instead, you might choose to find a new,
exciting place which is fresh for the both of you, and consider proposing there. You should also take into
account your temperaments; for instance, if the two of you prefer quieter places, or if you know your partner
would be embarrassed around lots of people, take those things into account. With the right setting, the proposal
has a much higher chance of success.

Great Photography

It is becoming increasingly common for people to have their proposals photographed, but the manner in which
you go about doing this is going to make a huge difference to the day. You need to again think about what it
is that the two of you would likely prefer, taking your personalities and the relationship into account as strongly
as possible. If you think it would be okay for someone else to be there after the event, then you could hire proposal
photographers to really make sure the moment is recorded well. Or you might simply want to take a photograph yourself,
and consider posting it on social media (or just keeping it for yourselves). However you go about it, it is definitely a good
idea to have some kind of photographic way of remembering the day, so that you can look back on it years hence with joy.

The Element Of Surprise

This is so much a part of the process that you would find it bizarre if it did not occur as part of the proposal, so it’s something
you need to strongly consider alongside everything else. Without the element of surprise, it’s not really a true proposal, so this
is something you need to think about when you are planning it out. So how do you make sure that you are actually going to be
able to create the element of surprise in as strong a manner as possible? First of all, you need to try and strike the balance
between going for something completely unusual, and still making sure that they do not suspect anything at all. That is a hard
thing to make work, but as long as you find the balance you will be able to get it right. You will also have to make sure that you
are acting fairly normal on the day, which is something that a lot of people find hard, as you don’t want to give it away too late.
Get all this right, and it will result in a much more successful day on the whole.

The Ring

Finally, it is so much a part of it that you would think it goes without saying, and yet it is good to remind yourself of its importance. You need to make sure that the ring you choose is as close to perfect as you can possibly get it, so that you can be more confident in the proposal itself and so that your partner will appreciate it all the more. Put plenty of time and effort into this and you should find that you can end up with something which is going to be particularly special for your partner.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Planning A Last-Minute Wedding? 7 Tips to Stay Sane

Long gone are the days when weddings were structured and strict, and engagements lasted almost a lifetime. These days,
couples have the freedom to plan their big day in a way that is special to them. While some choose to plan years in advance,
others prefer to enter married life as soon as possible. If you’re with the latter, then a last-minute wedding could be on the cards.
Planning such a special event can be an incredibly exciting process, but, as you can imagine, it can also be very stressful. To help
you stay sane, here are seven things that you should do.

1. Write Out A Checklist
With so much to get done in such a short space of time, no one would blame you for forgetting to book or buy one thing or another.
The only issue is that this is your wedding day, and, as such, forgetting any of these things could result in a disaster that spoils your
great mood. To avoid any unnecessary stress or panic, you should write out a checklist of everything you need to do before your big day.
Make sure you tick this off as you complete your wedding planning tasks.

2. Start With The Essentials
We all look forward to different things when planning weddings. While some of us can’t wait to find the perfect dress, others are all about
the wedding photography. Whatever your essentials are, make sure that you start with those things first. Wedding venues can be booked
up for years in advance, so finding somewhere to host your big day should be pretty high up in your priorities. After all, there’s no use in booking
anything else if you have nowhere to have a wedding anyway.

3. Choose The Right Day
Most people plan their wedding for on a Saturday, with Fridays and Thursdays also being popular choices. This means that many vendors and
venues will already be booked up on these days. With that in mind, you should consider planning your big day for a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
or Wednesday. This gives you a much better chance of securing the venues and vendors that you are most excited about. If you can be flexible
about the time too, that can also be a big help.

4. Skip Save The Dates
Although many couples like to send out save-the-date cards before their real wedding invitations, those planning their big day last-minute don’t
always have time to do so. After all, the longer you leave it to let potential guests know about your wedding, the less chance there is that they’re
actually going to be able to attend. For this reason, you should skip these cards and instead send out emails or texts once you’ve booked your venue.
Then, you can send out your invites.

5. Try Doing It Yourself
Booking your wedding for a less popular day can increase your chances of securing vendors, but it can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to book everything
that you need. If you’re struggling to find a baker or florist to help you on short notice, then try handling these tasks yourself. As long as you’re not looking
to create anything too extravagant, you should be able to arrange a bouquet and bake a simple wedding cake alone. If this isn’t possible, then try asking a
friend for help.

6. Ask For A Hand
Planning a wedding is not a simple job. It requires a lot of thought and work, and, as such, can be an overwhelming task for just one person or couple.
To take the pressure off you and your partner, you should try asking those closest to you to lend a hand. There are plenty of ways for them to help you out,
from baking your cake to walking your dog. Professional help can also offer peace of mind, so consider hiring a wedding planner to assist you in planning
your big day.

7. Learn To Make Sacrifices
Wedding are incredibly expensive, and only get more so when you leave things to the last minute. For this reason, you need to consider your budget
carefully before you go ahead and book anything. Make sure that you know what your priorities are and only spend more than absolutely necessary
on the features that are most important to you. There are plenty of ways to save some money, but you can only do so if you plan with your head instead
of your heart.

Planning a last-minute wedding can be tricky, but, hopefully, with these tips, you can make the process easier and a lot more fun.

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How to Plan a Great Bachelorette Party

Being in charge of a bachelorette bash is a stressful responsibility, but an epic weekend away will be a wonderful
memory for the bride and for her friends. Palm Beach is the perfect place to arrange an amazing girls’ weekend away.
Here are a few tips to help you plan the ultimate bachelorette party.

Start out right

You need a great base for your amazing weekend. If you’re looking for the last word in luxury, try the Casa Grandview.
You can book suites or luxury cottages so all the girls can be together, and you’ll certainly be pleased with the amenities.

If you need to stay close to the beach, try the Chesterfield Palm Beach. It is easy walking distance to the beaches or
Worth Avenue and comes with deluxe toiletries (and free jelly beans). They also offer a very traditional High Tea experience
if that appeals to your group.

For those on a stricter budget, the Hyatt Place West Palm Beach offers comfortable, safe rooms with all the expected amenities.
If you want to enjoy Palm Beach rather than spend time at the hotel, this could be the perfect choice.

Get in some shopping

Start out the day with a tour through West Palm Beach’s vibrant downtown, which is full of boutique shops and restaurants.
Take a look in MyFight to support designs by women working their way out of poverty. Avenue Pottery also offers beautiful
handmade designs.

Xiokat offers lovely clothes of all sorts, and Manta is a great place to grab fresh swimwear. Shoppe 561 is another place that
deserves your support. They exist to support girls rescued out of human trafficking.

Don’t miss the Greenmarket if you’re in the area between October and May. Everything you can imagine, from fresh fruit to crab
cakes, cider donuts to spring rolls is available at this vibrant Saturday morning locale.

Plan for the food

There are amazing places to eat in the West Palm Beach area. Armed with information about your guests dietary preferences and
restrictions, you’ll be poised to ensure every meal is a winner.

You can book the West Palm Beach Food Tour if you want to be taken to some of the best places and get tastings. The tour takes
about three hours, and you’ll have the chance to meet chefs and see some street art along the way.

Get on the water

Rent a paddleboard or some kayaks and go exploring. In Palm Beach, the weather is nice enough that there’s no time of year when
you won’t feel comfortable out on the water.

Peanut Island was formed back in 1918 when Palm Beach County had the inlet to Lake Worth dredged out. It is now a county park
and a great place to see gorgeous fish from your boat or board.

If you have a athletic group, check out some of the official “trails” for canoes and kayaks that the locals love. The Jupiter Waterway
Trail or a trip to MacArthur Beach State Park via Munyon Island are just two to keep in mind.

End right

The weekend needs a climax, and the perfect cap to a couple days of celebratory fun with the girls is a party cruise. A party cruise Florida
style can be anything you want it to be.

Want to play your favorite tunes and dance through the night? No problem. Prefer to go out during the day and find an amazing snorkeling
spot along the way? That can also be arranged.

Whatever you choose to do, you’ll enjoy amazing views, fresh sea breezes, and staff and crew just waiting to meet your needs. It will be the
perfect end to the perfect weekend.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

3 Important Priorities For Your Second Wedding

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In America, 13% of people marry again after a divorce. If you have previously been married, you have an enormous advantage when you are planning your wedding. You know exactly what's involved, and you are more inclined to do what makes you happy - not what family members or friends expect you to do. This is why you need to think about your priorities when organizing your big day.

Invite the people who matter

Your wedding doesn’t have to be a huge formal affair. You might opt for a summer barbecue party, or a private ceremony on a secluded beach. The most important thing is that you invite the people that matter, to celebrate your big day with you. Don’t get pressured to invite every second cousin twice removed that you might have. Just because you’ve invited one person from work, doesn’t mean you need to invite the whole office. You don’t have to make up excuses for not inviting someone either. Getting married after a divorce is when you move forward. You should share with the celebration with the people who really care for you and your partner.

Choose the food you love

For your wedding party, pick the food that you love to eat: don’t get tied down by convention. It's a good idea to share with your guests a meal that has emotional significance to you and your partner. Perhaps you shared salt and pepper squid on your first date. Or perhaps the marriage proposal was made over a meal of buffalo chicken wings. It doesn’t have to be fine dining; it just has to be simple and delicious.

That all important dress

Some people believe that you shouldn’t wear a white dress if you have already been previously married. The fact is that this is the 21st century and you should be able to wear what you please to get married in. It doesn’t matter if you want to get hitched in a purple velvet polka-dot trouser suit with a green beret, or even a fancy dress astronaut costume. So if you want to wear a big white gown with a train, then who is anyone to tell you otherwise? Just enjoy the opportunity to wear something that is extra special and makes you feel fabulous.

When you get remarried after a divorce, your wedding should be entirely on your terms. You have the wisdom and experience to know how to plan the perfect big day for you and your partner.

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Photography Tricks To Take The Perfect Picture

Taking the perfect picture can make all the difference when we are trying to make great memories with the
people we love, or we are looking for a simple way to grab the attention of our followers. If you are new to
photography this year or you simply feel as if your images aren’t up to scratch, we have some great tips for
you to use to create the perfect pictures every time.

Use natural light

The first and the absolute most crucial thing you need to think about when taking photographs is lighting.
‘Photo’ literally means light and this is why it is the most important step in making your way to being a great
photographer. Whether you are doing proposal photography, wildlife photography or product photography;
it is important to have enough light in the frame. Always try to choose a room with lots of windows or shoot
outside on a clear day if you are able to. The more light you can get into a photograph, the more detail you
can see and this will make it a lot easier for you to edit later on.

Find a south facing window

If you like to take great selfies for your Instagram feed and you always seem to struggle finding the right lighting,
one of the things you can do is find a south facing window and stand in front of it. If you were unsure, the sun rises
in the east in the morning and sets in the west meaning that the south will get sunlight all day long. This sunlight will
give you to ideal lighting for your selfies allowing you to look amazing every time.

Play with angles

As important as the lighting and the subject are when you are trying to take a great photo, something which is also
crucial for you is the angle of the image. Instead of sticking to the simple front on angle, you can sometimes benefit
from trying out a new perspective. Think for example about crouching slightly below the subject or standing slightly
above the subject and angling your image downwards. Trying out different angles can be helpful for you and it can
make your images look more unique and interesting.

Use props… but not too many

Props can be a huge help for an image if you want to make your photographs look as unique and stunning as you can.
For example if you were to take an image of a mobile phone on its own it could look pretty boring, but if you were to
take a photograph of a phone with some flowers and some glasses arranged in the frame, the image suddenly becomes
more exciting. Most of the time a prop can make a huge difference to a regular image and it can create something which
is unique to you and fun too. You will also want to be aware not to overdo it with your props though because this can make
the image look too crowded and busy.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How Your Wedding Should Be Captured For The Ages

There are many women who have always dreamed about what their wedding day would be like.
If we’re honest, most girls in their early teens are already starting to make plans for their special day.
Not all of these plans will make it over the years but they do allow you to imagine what it could be like
in future. We’re heavily influenced by Hollywood and the movies that this corner of the world produces.
Romantic films have a huge impact on the desires of women around the world and the all important wedding
day is no different. Many films will often depict a certain kind of wedding. However there are always a few
commonalities they share. These things are the long white dress, little children that throw flowers in front of
the bride as she walks down the aisle, and of course the glittering hall where all eyes are on her. We don’t
often realize it but it's how the wedding is seen from our perspective that makes us fall in love with it.
So that brings up the question, how do you want to look back and view your wedding? How should your
wedding be captured for the ages?

Different heights matter

The classic stairway shot is one of the most iconic images of weddings. Looking down at all your guests,
at your most loved ones and the happy couple is something you may want too. Showered in flower petals,
you also have the atmosphere of celebration and joy falling upon you. If the hallway in which you take this
shot has a chandelier lighting, you can use it to give your image a sparkling effect. Since you are looking down
from let's say a balcony, the cameraman or the photographer can take a wide angle shot of everyone looking up.
It's an angle that usually compliment your face since the other lines of your body are minimized. It's also a great
angle for a first kiss photo or video. You may even want to take your first dance in the hallway among large open
stairs and lights. Capturing your wedding from different heights also gives the perception of adventure.

The wide open shot

Having an outdoors wedding? Well you have the chance to get another iconic angle of your wedding which
is the wide open shot. This is when the Wedding Photographer can take a slow panning shot of all the guests
sat down for your ceremony. It's also when you get to show the location of your wedding. Long swooping hills,
flat grasslands, meadows and farmyards are some of the best backdrop selections you can have.
Therefore, you want to get all of this in your wedding photos or perhaps on video. If the photographer knows
that they’re doing, they will also capture the faces of all your loved ones when you’re walking down the aisle
and when you’re reading your vows. However they will do so silently and with the utmost respect as to not
disturb their shot or the genuine reactions of their subjects.

Alone but together

Of course perhaps the most memorable moment in your wedding will be when you and your new partner
will be alone but together. This is called the romantic or picturesque shot whereby it's just the couple,
looking off into the distance and holding each other. It may also be the moment you want to share a kiss
and have that as your final shot. These kinds of moments are best captured in a classical building or perhaps
a famous historic ruin. For example if you’re having a wedding in Italy, you may want to get a shot of the Napoli hills.
If you’re in Rome then the famous Roman Empire ruins are perhaps the best option. Maybe if you want something religious,
you can go to a famous cathedral. The point is to make sure this moment is as much like your imagination as possible.
Usually this is the final shot of the wedding day ceremony so you should think carefully about how you want this to be captured.
Flat horizontal angles are usually the best as they get the horizon in the picture too which is something you may want for natural lighting.

Weddings themselves can be pretty linear. They can have a start, middle and end but if you want to tell a unique story then you should
consider how you capture this day. Various angles and shots are needed for a truly mesmerizing wedding which you can look back on and
actually be entertained by it.

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