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Wedding decor can be fun if you love to design. Interior designers are often involved in wedding themes these days and Aatika Manzar, Founder Director at Aatika Manzar Designs share some simple ideas to help them plan a beautiful wedding:
Start with a theme wedding
All the designs get aligned in accordance with the theme you choose. Once you have a theme, everything can be worked according to that. A vintage/opulent theme is the most common in India because it comes with a traditional touch. The glamorous theme is popular too with shiny crystals, beautiful lights, and flowers. The colour scheme which usually is rich purple accompanied by a neutral beige carpet. It feels like the wedding took place in a castle amidst huge chandeliers, deep maroon furniture with gold polish, and lots of candles.
Draped ceilings can add a hint of glamorous opulence to your venue. Photo by Jeremy Wong Weddings on Unsplash
Create a romantic ambience
Start with string lights hung from the ceilings of the reception space. Or, if it's an outdoor wedding, weave lights through trees and branches for a whimsical vibe. Creative lighting is one of the biggest wedding trends for 2021, so don't overlook it. String lights, along with votive candles, neon signs, or tea lights, can create a welcoming visual aesthetic that'll transform your space. Rent hanging lights from a local vendor, or invest in affordable sets from a local hardware store to make it a DIY project. Lighting is a key detail that'll accent your reception venue -- and of all the best wedding decor ideas, it's one of our favourites.
Have a green wall
Statement florals will be everywhere in 2021. If you're looking for a standout decoration idea, consider a green wall. A cluster of greens will bring fresh life into your reception space, and it can serve as a unique photo backdrop too. Leave your wall as is, or dress it up with a custom neon sign or string lights around the outer edge. If you're looking for functionality, a green wall can work anywhere in your wedding venue -- use it behind the altar as a ceremony backdrop, then transfer it to your reception venue to get as much usage as possible.
If you think you're seeing marquee letters everywhere, you're not alone
Couples are taking signage to a new level with large letters to spell their names or send a message to guests. If you're working with a large reception room, marquee letters will fill the space nicely (especially if they have light bulbs on them). Rent letters from a local vendor to use at your celebration. Arrange them in your initials, your shared last name, or in a welcome message.
Suspending lush arrangements a few feet above your guests' dinner plates is a unique way to create a more intimate space. Photo by Álvaro CvG on Unsplash
Don't underestimate the power of fabrics
Draped ceilings can add a hint of glamorous opulence to your venue. (For a rustic finish, string lights above the fabric to cast a soft glow over the space). Keep it formal with white drapes, or experiment with coloured material for an avant-garde look. Draped ceilings will be an attention-grabber, keep the rest of your reception decor minimal to avoid overpowering the space.
Flowers aren't just reserved for your centerpieces
Suspending lush arrangements a few feet above your guests' dinner plates is a unique way to create a more intimate space. Hanging flowers from the ceiling will also add dimension to the room, and it's a special way to transform the venue and make it unique.
Creating a lounge area:
A sweetheart table is a romantic way for couples to enjoy the reception together. And, if you're looking for ways to enhance your venue, it can be a focal point for decorations. Arrange the area with flowers, elegant candle holders, statement chairs, a neon sign, or rose petals surrounding your seats to bring colour and texture to the room.
2021 will give rise to small weddings and intimate decor ideas. So focus more on DIY decor plans that are cost-effective and look great in small areas.
(Article originally published by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) IANS/SS
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During the days of slave trade in the ancient Roman Empire, it was a common practice to place a ring on the slave's finger as a sign of possession. Sometimes, they were even made to wear a ring on the septum of their nose. The slave ring was traditionally made of iron, with a ring attached to it on top.
Over the years, the idea of possession grew into a symbolism that needed expression. Men began to mark everything that belonged to them with a symbol allocated to their family name. they wore a signet ring which bore this mark, and every object in the household, from the cattle, to the vase, was marked. The Romans looked upon their wives as property too, and made them wear rings as a sign of being taken. To differentiate between the slaves and the mistress of the house, different metals were used. The slaves wore iron rings, and the master's wife, wore a golden band. Back then, the rings also symbolized social status.
Rings of the Roman and Byzantine empire bore a signet mark Image source: wikimediawikimedia
Once the slave practice was abolished, men used to tie reeds, braided ropes, and other such materials to their wives, as a symbol of ownership. They did not tie these to the finger, but to the extremities of the body, more out of superstitious beliefs than anything else. It is probable that men believed that tying the ends of a woman's body prevented her spirit from leaving the body. Early death was common due to early marriage and unhealthy birthing practices.
It was much later that the idea of a more durable wedding ring came into place. It held differing connotations to the people, and continued to symbolize social status based on the metal it was made of. History has a record of puzzle rings, gimmel rings, and posy rings. These were tokens of love, and were also used as tests of fidelity.
Puzzle rings were a test of fidelity, as removing them resulted in the whole thing falling apart Image source: wikimediawikimedia
During the world wars, men also began to wear wedding rings. There were two reasons for this. The men who left their wives behind wanted other men to know that she was already committed to another, and the wedding band on her finger signified this. For the men who went to war, the rings on their fingers were reminders of those at home who awaited their return. The ring took the shape of a thick metal band with no meeting end. This symbolized unending love and was durable enough to survive war.
Posy rings were engraved at the back with poems or pledges of love Image source: wikimedia
Although today, the wedding ring is just a piece of jewellery that carried romantic notions, it is still a reminder of the rather unfortunate history associated with it. to a certain extent, it holds true to the nature of its everlasting commitment, and still is a mark of ownership. In Oriental and Asian countries, the ring is accompanied by another matrimonial symbol and so is not solely responsible for upholding the social bearing it originally had. Yet, many couple smile fondly to think that they belong to their significant other once a ring is placed on their fingers.
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It's 2021, and many things have changed! Today, people are opting in for more unique ways to express themselves. And that is the reason they are opting in for wedding bands in non-conventional materials and metals. One material which is becoming popular is ceramic.
Ceramic as a material has been popular for centuries. However, its use in wedding bands is very recent. Today, most people think that ceramic is fragile. But the truth is ceramic wedding bands are beautiful, unique, and durable. Here are a few things that you should know about ceramic wedding bands before you decide to invest in one and customize your brand.
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It is hard
Most people think that ceramic is easily breakable and fragile. The truth is that ceramic is a hard material, tough, and is perfect for wedding bands. However, ceramic is slightly less brittle and harder when you compare it with tungsten. But it has an increased resistance to damage from any direct impact when you compare it with stainless steel.
Why is this fact crucial? It's because a wedding band is jewelry that most people would want to wear for the rest of their lives. Hence, durability is an essential aspect that can last a lifetime. Furthermore, if you have an active lifestyle where you use your hands a lot, you can opt-in for a ceramic wedding band. It is the best option as it resists scratch and withstands exposure. To know more about it, you can check out Epic Wedding Bands.
It doesn't have any allergens that can result in skin rashes and other skin allergiesPixabay
It is affordable
Conventional metals like platinum and gold can be expensive. If you have a tight budget, it might not be the best option for you. Ceramic is affordable and less costly than conventional metals. Usually, its cost ranges between $50 and $400. There is something for everyone when it comes to a ceramic wedding band.
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Ceramic is hypoallergenic, and hence it's safe to wear. It doesn't have any allergens that can result in skin rashes and other skin allergies. Some people are sensitive to specific metals and often break out and develop skin rashes. Since ceramic doesn't have any metal allergens such as nickel, cobalt, or zinc, it is biocompatible and safe.
It is heat-resistant
If you are in hot water, then a heat-resistant wedding band helps. Some people think that heat resistance is not an important feature. However, it only indicates that your ring won't get damaged if you wash it with hot water or if there is an accident. In addition, the ceramic rings are non-conductive, as they have zero metal components. Hence, it is safe for people working with elasticity or who are in the construction field.
It's easy to maintain
The ceramic bands are easy to maintain. It doesn't accumulate grime or get scratched easily. You also don't need to polish or replace them like other metals. Instead, you can simply wash the wedding band with water and soap, and it will keep looking like the first day you bought it.
Once you know these essential facts about ceramic wedding bands, you can arrive at an informed decision.
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By John Miller
Mothers of the bride have always held great importance in the wedding. She is always by the side of the bride, and undoubtedly, guests notice how the bride’s mother looks. Apart from the bridal dresses, mother of the bride dresses is also given huge importance in fashion stores. You will be able to find the latest trends and unfamiliar styles of dresses for mothers. Being a vital part of the wedding, mothers should be concerned about their look too. We have seen many mothers of the bride dresses in 2021 that have been inspired by the popular Hollywood celebrity styles.
These dresses are too flattering and gorgeous for mothers to wear at the wedding. If your mother is a Hollywood lover, she is going to love these styles too. If she is not into Hollywood that much, show her these styles, and she’ll definitely get inspired. If she likes some of them, shop them from renowned fashion stores. They have styles similar to celebrity dresses.
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Let us look at what mothers of popular celebrities wore at their daughter’s wedding.
Choosing the right mother of the bride gowns can be tricky. It is important for her to stand out in the dress she wears. That is why we are looking at some celebrity mothers who stole the thunder at the wedding. They will be massive style inspirations, just like Doria Ragland stole the show at the daughter’s wedding in the gorgeous sea-green midi dress with a blazer and an accentuating hat. Remember, the mother of the bride outfits do not always have to be drab or matronly. The following styles of popular celebrity mothers will prove this. Take a look at the following looks of mothers of your favorite stars. If your mother is still unable to decide whether she wants to wear a traditional outfit or a modern one, show her what the celebrity mothers wore, and it might help her.
No doubt, Priyanka Chopra is in love with Ralph Lauren’s designs, as we can see in her most public appearances. In her big-bash 2018 wedding, the designer took her whole family’s duty and designed dresses for the ceremony. The mother of the bride, Madhu, was seen in a light blue dress with a gauzy scarf. Your mother can also get a similar color styling it the way Madhu did at your wedding. Wedding dresses do not have to be expensive; they should be stylish and unique from the crowd.
Although the wedding revolved around the princess of the night, Meghan Markle, as she was going to marry Prince Harry, we couldn’t take our eyes off her mother, Doria Ragland. She wore a light green dress teamed up with a matching blazer with floral embroidery. Mom of the bride dresses can be a bit formal, not too over-the-top. Carry a sophisticated look, and you might turn heads easily.
At Rose Leslie and Kit Harington’s wedding, Candida Leslie was seen wearing a beautiful vibrant red dress with a pretty hat. Her figure-flattering dress with a white cropped jacket gave us goosebumps. If your mother shows up at your wedding in such an outfit, she is going to have eyes. Just like the flattering bridesmaids’ dresses, get your mother an outfit that shines from a distance. Let the crowd spot your mother in a snap by getting her the perfect dress.
At Kacey Musgraves’ 2017 wedding, her mother Karen Musgraves wore a vintage below-the-knee baby pink dress. It was a garden wedding, and Karen successfully matched the venue’s vibe.
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Yep, it is also crucial to consider the venue of the wedding. It can be a great help to choose the appropriate dress for the day.
Explore the newest arrivals of mother of the bride dresses in 2021 at your favorite store and immediately shop similar styles.
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