Stunning Wedding and Engagement Rings

by aiowedding on November 8, 2014

You only get married to your partner once, so it’s important to get the perfect engagement and wedding ring to go with it. When it comes to the engagement ring, it’s probably best to consult one of your girlfriend’s best friends for advice about which ring to get her, as it’s quite a big investment. When it comes to wedding rings though, you and your partner can decide together on which ring you both want. With that in mind, I’ve listed 3 of my favourite engagement and wedding ring designs that I’ve found online to show you the great designs available if you’re prepared to dig a little deeper and find for them online. If you see something that might interest you, search for engagement and wedding rings Birmingham for more information.

Solitaire Diamond
This stunning ring really is something special. It’s perfect for an elegant engagement ring for your fiancé and the design of the ring really looks spectacular. The solitaire diamond is set in four claws, which looks very smooth, and un-intrusive. The open setting of 0.51ct diamond really helps to bring out the brilliance of it.

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A Completely New Woman

by aiowedding on October 31, 2014

Every once in a while a woman wants to update her look. This can occur after a recent breakup. It can occur after a life-changing event. It can happen simply because a woman has rocked a hairstyle for well over a decade. Whatever the reason, there are several ways to create a drastic change in a short amount of time. There have been a great many advancements in beauty that have led to efficient products.

Teeth whitening can make a woman appear up to 10 years younger than she is. Because teeth yellow as a woman ages, yellow teeth can make a woman appear much older than she is. Thankfully, teeth whitening procedures can be achieved through various methods. A woman can choose from whitening toothpastes, whitening strips, trays or making a trip to the dentist to have professional results within an hour.

Hair extensions can create a drastic change in appearance as well. It’s important to match hair extensions to existing hair color; however, there are ways to do this. If hair is being dyed a darker color, hair extensions can also be dyed simultaneously. If a woman has highlights, it’s possible to choose a variety of colors as the existing hair may be several shades; although, it’s better to go with a darker shade. Hair extensions can be obtained from a company like Advent Hair.

With a new hair shade and length, it’s a good idea to update makeup. Get colors of makeup that complement eye color, hair color and skin color. For instance, a person who has green eyes, auburn hair and a warm complexion would do well with a copper eyeshadow color. If a person had a cooler complexion, plum would look nice. Looking at a color wheel can help assist with which colors to get. Eyes will pop when a color that is opposite to their eye color is chosen. It’s also important to consider that colors can be warm, cool or neutral. Keep this in mind when choosing which colors will look nicely with the complexion, eye color and hair color.

Lastly, it’s a good idea to get new clothing if so desired. Choose a few key pieces to update a wardrobe if it’s not in the budget to get a whole new one. For instance, choose a new coat to wear on the outside of clothing. Get some scarves. Opt for new shoes, and get a few blouses. All the steps detailed above can be accomplished in a matter of a few days. Have fun.


Marriage Laws in Australia

by aiowedding on October 23, 2014

In Australia, marrying is a modest thing. It is open for any person who is legally eligible according to the Australian law. A number of issues determine the eligibility of marriage; one must be above the age of 18 and need not have any blood or legal relation with the spouse –to be.

Many people from Australia and other countries embrace Melbourne for their marriage. The procedure is uncomplicated, and the Melbourne celebrants are always delightful and ready to take you through it. The paramount step is to complete the notification of the planned marriage (NOIM). This is a government-issued certified form, and it is found with any Melbourne marriage celebrants. The NOIM is filled by the parties marrying as well as by their witnesses. The wife-to-be and the groom must provide a proof of their date of birth, place of birth and the supporting documents for the same. In case the essential documents are not available, they must file a statutory declaration to that effect.

The validity of the notification lasts for another 18 months to give time for planning that wonderful day. The one-month period can be ignored on special occasions. The reasons why one would wish to waive the one month can be deliberated on with your marriage celebrants in Melbourne.

Amongst all requirements of matrimony in Australia, three legal statements must be uttered during a marriage to make it lawful. The theme and colorfulness of the wedding ceremony are left upon the parties getting married to decide and determine. However, the following three statements must be uttered by either of the party getting married:

  1. One must mention the full names – The bride and the groom must say their name. The names may be said either by the celebrant or included in the legal declaration which is obligatory
  2. The legal declaration – both the bride and the groom ought to include various statements in turn as they exchange the vows. The two, in the presence of people as witnesses, are required to take each other as their lawfully another half
  3. The Monitum – The celebrant is under an obligation to state their names and declare his or her legal authority to officiate the marriage as per the law and remind the couples the nature of the nature of the association they are just about to get into

A wedding day is supposed to be part of the gift to the bride and is supposed to remain memorable and distinctive to the couples for the rest of their lives. Proper planning is imperative and ensures that the wedding is wonderful and colourful as the couple would wish for. Look for the best bridal celebrant around Melbourne, a celebrant who will assist your dream wedding come to fruition. Amanda Pattie has accredited herself among all the civil marriage celebrants within Melbourne. She is a professional who cares about love. You can visit her website meant to provide additional information on her services.


Matchmaking Services

by aiowedding on October 23, 2014

Beating the Odds: Finding the Right One

The United States is going through a significant shift in demographics. As the Baby Boomers gain a lot of media attention, a host of younger Americans are changing the way Americans meet each other, date, and establish relationships. With more than 54 million singles in the country, many of them are searching for the right way to meet their right one.

The Social Side of Social Media

Today, just over 10 percent of all singles use dating services, with an increasing number of young professionals preferring to choose a personal matchmaking service. Online daters say that common interests are the most important factor in their choice of potential partners, with more than 64 percent of the total of all responses. On the other hand, at least 49 percent base their level of interest on the physical characteristics they find on websites.

Most modern matchmaking services use a combination of science, intuition, and time-proven methods to help individuals find potential relationships. As career-oriented individuals find less and less time for casual encounters and random meetings, they place a premium on making the process as efficient as possible.

While formal matchmaking has been a tradition for centuries, it has not been a mainstream American activity until the past few decades. For most of history, most efforts in western countries to find a mate were initiated by wealthy males. However, according to the Matchmaking Institute, women make up more than 60 percent of all those who start the matchmaking process.

Some of the key factors matchmakers use to compile an initial assessment of their clients include:

• Hobbies and interest
• Personal morals and values
• Family background
• Educational background
• Career interests
• Relationship goals

In addition to seeking the right potential match for their clients, many matchmakers will help with various areas of personal development. Clients may take classes on how to initiate and carry conversations, how to identify certain negative personal characteristics, and even how to enhance a wardrobe or personal appearance.

Perhaps one of the most important roles a matchmaker can play is helping clients and potential matches work through the initial dating. Having a third-party help with communications is often a key to getting past initial issues that might pop up.

In the final analysis, many people choose the personal approach to finding relationships for a number of reasons, including confidentiality, controlled screening, and more refined searches with a professional touch. Whatever your choice, you have many more viable ways to meet your special someone than ever before.


15 Money Saving Tips For Your Wedding Day

by aiowedding on October 16, 2014

Ah, the wedding day; a stressful albeit joyous occasion for those involved. Never fear, though, as it doesn’t have to be as stressful as you think it will be. Read through the infographic at the bottom and you’ll see what I mean. It doesn’t have to be a day full of worry and fear, you see? If you plan and prepare you can make a day of wonder, and truly encapsulate the happiest day of your life.

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How to Choose the Right Wedding Dress

by aiowedding on October 16, 2014

How to Choose the Right Wedding DressYour wedding day is likely to be one of the most important days of your life. Of course you want it to be the perfect day. All brides do – it’s only natural. Choosing the right wedding dress is crucial. If you make a bad decision and choose a dress that fails to flatter your body shape or vintage, it will cast a shadow on the day and potentially ruin it for you. So how can you ensure you pick the right wedding dress?
Look for Inspiration

There are a million and one places to look for inspiration before you go shopping for a wedding dress. There are also lots of dresses to choose from, including short wedding dresses and designer dresses. Magazines are a good place to start – specifically bridal magazines – but there are also plenty of inspirational websites you can spend a bit of time browsing through if you are stuck for ideas about the type of dress you want. Check out image websites such as Pinterest and Instagram for starters.
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When you’re a bride-to-be, when it comes to all of the purchases that you have to make in time for your upcoming nuptials, definitely the most important one is your wedding gown. However, one misconception that a lot of women have is that once they purchase their dress from a bridal shop, there is no other care or maintenance that is required.

Wedding Gown

That’s where this article sheds a bit of light on the topic. In order to ensure that your dress is beautiful, comfortable, and picture-perfect for your wedding day, here are some things that you should make sure to do beforehand.

Have it dry-cleaned. Although you might have bought your dress straight off of the rack, remember that there’s a pretty good chance that other people tried it on before you did. That’s why it’s a good idea to have it professionally dry-cleaned, especially if it is made out of silk, wool, rayon, or acetate fiber. Also, make sure that you go to a cleaners that specializes in formal wear and also has some kind of guarantee in case they inadvertently damage it during the cleaning process.

Keep it stored in a cool and dry place. Once your dress is clean, it’s important that you store it properly until your wedding day arrives. The best way to do this is to get a storage bag to put it in and then to hang it up in a cool and dry place (like the back of your closet, for example). If you’re wondering where you can get this kind of garment bag, eBay has plenty of them, or you can find them at a local David’s Bridal store too.


Steam-press it the day of the wedding. Whether your dress has been sitting in a storage bag for a couple of days or several weeks, it’s bound to get some wrinkles on it. That’s why, on the day of your wedding, you should set aside an hour or so to steam-press your gown. However, you definitely want to be careful and make sure that you don’t apply too much heat and that you don’t rush through the process. One website that you can give you some great step-by-step instructions is eHow. Go to the site and put “steam-press a wedding dress” in the search field.

Use a toothbrush and detergent for spot stains. If you were to ask someone who works at a bridesmaids’ gift company like Wedding Prep Gals for another wedding planning tip as it specifically relates to your wedding dress, one thing that they might recommend is that you look over your dress to make sure there are no tiny spot stains. If you do notice a couple, don’t panic. All you need is a small cup of warm water, a bit of laundry detergent, and an old toothbrush. If you gently rub the stain with the solution, that should take it right out.

Watch what you eat and drink. One other thing that you should definitely not forget to do on your wedding day is watch what you eat or drink. Anything that could result in a stain should you accidentally drop it or spill it (such as chocolate or grape juice), you can go without. Remember, you have forever to eat “messy foods,” but you have only one chance to make a first impression on your wedding day!


wedding A photo booth is essential for memorable events such as birthday parties, reunions, and weddings. There are many photo booth companies who are offering their services and each of them differs in quality. So, how do you pick a good photo booth for a special event? Here are some tips that will help you in selecting a good quality photo booth to hire.

Research about the photo booth (OMG Entertainments) company in mind (just a quick link to one we recommend for the UK.
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Weddings have many traditions, some which are permanently infused in what our ideas of marriage are. Others that are extras that are easily forgotten, they might even surprise you. In our modern world, it’s down to the bride and groom to decide where they wish to be traditional and where they decide to be more contemporary. It’s obviously not a decision that anyone else can make. So here are a few examples of traditional accessories and a few contemporary creations that also offer a range of options for the big day.

The Veil

jj-2014-templetonTraditionally, brides wear a veil to cover their face and extend down their back. This references a past tradition of women wearing their hair long for their wedding day and is also a way of ‘presenting’ the bride at the alter. When – and if – a woman is unveiled during her wedding, it’s usually done by the father of the bride or the groom before the kiss. Whilst veils are still a very common feature of weddings, many brides opt to have their face uncovered when walking down the aisle. This makes them more of a gorgeous hair accessory than a face covering.

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4 Ideas for the Perfect Handmade Wedding

by aiowedding on October 7, 2014

In these difficult economic times a handmade wedding can be a great way of cutting costs whilst truly showcasing your own distinct style. When you take the handmade route you can either make everything by following online tutorials or you can buy unique handmade items from local craft fairs or online marketplaces such as Etsy or ArtFire.

Perfect Handmade Wedding
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