Monthly Archives: September 2016

Plan for get married in your 20s

People are doing everything later in life: buying their first homes, having children, and getting married. But there are still couples out there who have been blessed to meet the love of their lives at a young age and are getting married in their early 20s or even younger.

Your partner may be your high school sweetheart, or someone you’ve had an instant connection with. Emotional maturity has nothing to do with your physical age, and if you are considering getting married young, there are some simple things you can identify in yourself to see if you’re ready to make the lifetime commitment.

 

You are ready to farewell single life

If the thrill of the chase, meeting new people and getting to know them in a romantic sense no longer appeals to you, and you are ready to say goodbye to all of this, then you are in the right frame of mind to commit to marriage. Similarly, be sure you’re not hung up on any exes and there aren’t any ‘what if’ scenarios playing out in your mind. If you have any niggling doubts, perhaps it’s best to wait as marriage is a major step and should be taken seriously.

 

You know who you are

There are some people who reach their 50s who still cannot define who they are, but it is important to reflect on what makes you who you are. If the answer is the person you are going to marry – you will need more time. It is not your partner’s role to complete you or become the source of your spirit. You need to be your own person who can survive on their own and have the capacity to give and receive love. When you and your partner are in this position, you will have a strong foundation on which to grow together.

 

You have conflict management skills

Marriage is a wonderful thing, but it’s not always smooth sailing. Before you enter into this next phase of your relationship, think about whether you can openly communicate with your partner. Can you also compromise on an even playing field so that one party is not the one coming out on top each time?

 

The easy way for wedding extra special

Your social calendar is full of friends’ weddings, but how do you set yours apart from the rest? Here’s six specialty services additions to make your wedding extra special.

Add a little spark to your wedding with spectacular fireworks from Airwize Pyrotechnic Displays. Completely customisable to suit your wedding, Airwize will tailor to whatever budget you have in mind. Imagine cutting your cake with a fountain of pyrotechnic fireworks as your backdrop — your guests and your photographer will love it!

Get theatrical and mark your special day with a dove release. Releasing doves marks new beginnings, fidelity, prosperity, and good luck. The white dove chooses its mate for life, and symbolises true love, therefore proving a perfect addition to your wedding day.

Wish real life was a musical? Ever fantasised of bursting into song during pivotal moments in your life? Get your guests singing with Undercover Entertainers. These hand-picked singing waiters add spontaneity and fun to your wedding and are sure to get everyone smiling.

Personalise your special day with a Snapchat filter custom made just for you and your guests! This is a fun way to get guests using the filter to broadcast your wedding to their peers, and to get them taking extra photos that you can view later.

Gone are the days when brides limited their nail colours to match their wedding dress. Now, with Jamberry Nail wraps, you can customise, mix and match, and layer to create your own gorgeous nail art. And, with the option of ‘Girls Night In’ home visits, Jamberry Nails could also be a fun way to get your bridesmaids excited for the big day!

Tricks for a middle aged wedding

Are young love-birds in their 20s and 30s the first thing you think of when someone utters the words ‘wedding‘, ‘bride’, or ‘groom’? What about the middle aged couples who get hitched? Are the rules any different if you’re a little older by the time you get married?

The short answer is no. Even if this is your second or third wedding, or you have just taken your time to find the love of your life, your age really is just a number at the end of the day and shouldn’t have any bearing over what your wedding day should look like.

If you love large gatherings that are truly opulent and OTT, or if intimacy and elopement are more your thing, don’t feel like your wedding has to be any different simply because of your age.

“Love is beautiful at every age.”

Real Bride Karen Fernance met her beau Allen Jenkins later in life. But her quote above proves you are never too old to get married. The pair, aged 50 and 57 respectively, met at the gym where Karen was working  – and Allen was working out. “Allen was a widower with no children, and I was a divorcee with four,” explains the bride. “We always said we both had baggage, just different suitcases.”

Styling experts worldwide unanimously agree that a mature bride can look age-appropriate without having to sacrifice her sense of style. If you love mermaid-style gowns or prefer a more demure high-neck or sleeved dress, you can rock any look you choose.

If you fall in love with a strapless gown, but prefer a little more coverage, you can engage the services of a seamstress who can create a gorgeous bolero or long-sleeved jacket that will complement and even enhance your dress. You can definitely opt for white or ivory if you like, as the rules for who can and cannot wear white were ditched long ago.

However, at the end of the day, it’s all about being comfortable and feeling beautiful in your own skin.

With more years behind you and potentially a lot more genuine friendships than a 20-something might have, it may be harder to choose your bridal party (if you decide to have one).

Traditionally, the bridal party is made up of friends or siblings, but you might also like to include you or your partner’s children to make it more of a family affair.

On the other hand, you could choose not to have one at all, and instead place the focus firmly on you and your partner.

Wedding vendors ideas

The extensive Easy Weddings supplier directory can help you get started by finding vendors in the area where you want to tie the knot. Here, we wanted to share some of the most amazing wedding vendors across a range of specialties that you won’t want to miss out on for your wedding.

Thinking of a wedding in the glorious Whitsundays? You can’t go past Villa Botanica for the ideal destination wedding venue.

The five acre estate in Airlie Beach is perched on the edge of the Coral Sea and boasts breathtaking views and landscaped tropical gardens.

Couples can be married in the hand-carved timber wedding pavilion at the end of a palm-lined mosaic walkway — great for a grand entrance.

The reception can be held on an expansive 30 metre-long veranda with ocean views under twinkling fairy lights and intricate wall carvings — antiquity and stylish extravagance creating a setting that could be anywhere in the world.

Then you can move on to the marble ballroom to dance the night away. A truly magical wedding awaits if you secure this exclusive venue.

A love of weddings drew Anthony Cribbes into the world of celebrants, and he is on a mission to liven up the industry by ensuring each couple has a truly personalised ceremony.

“I can promise you wholeheartedly that no two ceremonies I do are the same…but this is not just the words we use, it’s the entire thing: the tone, the delivery style, and the atmosphere we create,” he says.

The Sydney-based celebrant believes weddings can be a lot of fun, while still respecting the commitment and love for couples.

Nature and effortless beauty on your wedding

Achieve the theatrics your wedding day deserves with the perfect bohemian dress. The beautiful long lace train of this dress makes an exquisite statement any bohemian bride would be proud to walk down the aisle in.

This long sleeved lace kimono style dress is the perfect alternative to a traditional wedding dress. A dress like this begs for the background of a sun setting over the sea. A classic amongst bohemian lace wedding dresses!

Equal parts traditional and bohemian, a dress like this will speak to both the free spirit and the regal princess in you. A traditional lace pattern but in a simple dress design is the love child of these two styles.

Grace Loves Lace is the queen of bohemian-inspired dresses and this GLL dress is no exception. The beautiful lace cape that falls elegantly over this dress oozes luxury in a beautiful yet understated way. Any bohemian bride would look just the part in this dress.

This perfect pairing of lace and tulle this dress would be the perfect centerpiece at any bohemian themed wedding. Gorgeous teamed with a loose mermaid braid and a bejewelled hairpiece.

If you’re a free-spirited flower child at heart but contemporary fashion calls your name then this is the dress for you. The naked lace gives a sultry flash of skin whilst the beautiful bell sleeves scream bohemian royalty.

This real life bride donned a beautiful bohemian style dress at her rustic seaside wedding. Although you will find most bohemian styled dresses have sleeves, this bride dared to be different by baring her arms in this gorgeous sleeveless lace number.