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  • Bridal Makeup Tips


    Look your best on the biggest day of your adult life by keeping these great bridal makeup tips in mind when preparing for the wedding.  These makeup tips are ideal for brides who want to look their best and keep in mind the different scenarios that pertain to them, such as tears, environment and the possible need for touch ups.

     

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    Makeup Tips for Every Bride

     

    One thing for sure, wearing layers and layers of makeup can be very difficult when your wedding starts way before the ceremony when you want to get some great wedding photographs. It’s all about looking the best version of yourself so you need to be wary of what you put on.  Always trial your bridal makeup and ask opinions from family and friends that will give you their input.

     

    The Natural Bride Look

     

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    One of the best ways to go about this is to opt for a natural look, which is quite easy to create. The trick is to use your normal daily makeup routine but add a little bit more. Makeup professionals recommend adding a few layers of blush to get the flushed rosy cheeks effect after applying a cream cheek colour. Also, opt to accentuate your eyes with hidden eyeliner where rather than applying it on the lid you highlight under the eyelashes thus maintaining the shape and size of the lid. Choose a lip colour that is one shade more pink than what you are used to make your lips stand out. Don’t forget powder sheen to get that glowing bride effect.  It will be a much better look to trying to matt your shine spots with powder that could make it look quite caked.

     

    A Bolder Bride Makeup Look

     

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    Whilst the natural bridal makeup routine is very popular, you can go a little deeper with the lip colour whilst still maintaining a similar routine with as little foundation as necessary, more focus on the eyes and a lovely shade of blush to create the rosy-cheeked effect.

     

    Wedding Day Makeup Kits

     

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    Once you’ve done your bridal makeup trials and decided on a look that looks best on you, then it’s time to make sure your makeup kit for the day has all the essentials. If you are having a makeup artist to help you get ready for the big day, make sure you bring your own beauty products that have been tried and tested on your skin and you know will work. From foundation, loose powder, concealer, shimmers/sheen powders, blushes, eyeshadows, waterproof eye liners and mascara is very important to have, especially ensuring that they won’t melt away in the heat or if you get a tad emotional during the ceremony.

     

    Wedding Touch Up Kit

     

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    Apart from this also have a touch up kit, something compact that you can hide away in a little drawstring bridal bag. Include items such as a small powder brush, pressed powder compact with a mirror, lipstick and gloss, some tissues and even Q-tips. You can hand this over to the maid of honour or a bridesmaid so you can focus on looking your best!

     

     

    Image Sources from Top to Bottom: MakeUp Artistry by Camm, The Vow Style,  Eka Dinca, Makeup by Kim Porter, JMD Photo

  • Wedding Styles Inspired by DreamDay Invitations

    You've probably looked high and low for the perfect wedding design, theme or style, but haven't come across an inspiration that really strikes you. It's a matter of finding one point of inspiration to really jolt your fancy. Have you thought of wedding invitations as your wedding inspiration? With many designs available across different styles and theme with the fantastic option to not only personalise the wedding invitation wording and also add on personalised guest name information to each card, you can have the graphic team also work on getting a custom look for you done up based on the inspired wedding invite design. We've selected a few designs from DreamDay Invitations collections that have been voted in by our Design Team.

    Hardcover Pebbles in Silver Wedding Invitation

    This luxurious DreamDay wedding invitation brings forth various styles - elegance, contemporary appeal and finesse with its sparkling pebbled speciality embossed paper coupled with the classy embellished accessory that is the perfect final touch to the ensemble. The black band where the cluster brooch rests on can also be swapped out for a colour of your choice. When it comes to being inspired by this wedding look, you can opt for contrasting colour tones against white with the dazzling hues of pebbled silver.

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    For a modern bride who would like to step out of the traditional wedding dress mould, she could opt to find a wedding sequined dress that mimics the same look as the wedding invites. A thing to note is that to avoid going over the top and making your design flamboyant, you can use simplistic colours and design elements. For example, the wedding invitation design features white with black (or the colour of your choice). These colours can be used through the wedding in a balanced manner - black and white placemats and napkin bands, black and white flowers with shimmery ferns adornments to name a few options. A bow tie or skinny tie with a crisp Italian cut suit would be ideal for the Groom!

    Vanessa Great Gatsby Wedding Invite

    A much loved wedding theme since Leonardo di Caprio made an impression in the movie, sparking more and more weddings to take to the fashion and style of the roaring twenties. This design by DreamDay Invitations features many  style elements from the colours of white,  gold and use of a contrasting black base for a contemporary effect in the wedding invitations and stationery suite. The borders and flourish detailing can be incorporated through the wedding with decor and even floral accents by using gold metallic finishes.  Whilst you need not wear a fringe or similar wedding dress style from the era, you can opt to use other style influences like feathers and trims inspired by the wedding invites for the rest of your wedding.

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  • Wedding Invitation Trends of 2015

    We're making our way into the second season of the year. If you're sitting down to figuring out your wedding style and you're wondering what wedding invitations trends are taking the world by style, we've put together some choice wedding trends with pointers from Elizabeth Mitchell and Debra Witt of Brides and Bridal Guide fame!

    Illustrations: Many brides and grooms have loved this option because it puts a unique and personal twist on the wedding that moves away from the traditional minimalistic appeal. However, nowadays you can find illustrated wedding invites that are stylised with choice colours to achieve the maximum wow effect. You will see flourishes and leaf designs, to border art and more.

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    Hand lettering Designs : This means to say lettering that looks like handwriting or even, drawings that look like it's been written. It's quite the rage and looks lovely when finished. What most brides are opting to do is choose printed wedding invitations designs that make for an affordable invitation option.

    Bold Colours and Contrasts: Colour, colour, colour; it's all about colour! You will find this goes hand in hand with hand lettering and also illustrations with pops of colour whilst the colour of the paper is often white for that stark contrasting effect.

    Woodland Accents: If it was ever the time for the world to be eco friendly, it's now. Choose recycled paper (of the PCW paper variety or otherwise) for your wedding invites and match it with woodland designs and effects such as with bark designs or illustrations too.

    Embellishments: For the traditional brides and grooms who do not favour too much contrasts and pops of colour, and lean more towards quality paper stock, trims and embellishments, you will find it's your year with ribbons, buckles, clusters and appliqués being much in favour.

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    Choice of Paper: Quality paper that often mimics or resembles the bride's wedding dress is a favourite amongst many brides, so you will find that this trend is one that many couples to be wed will look to.

    Photo Invitations: Photo shoots for wedding invitation cards are fun to make the wedding planning process more memorable as well as it makes for great keepsakes for the wedding invitees too. More and more couples are looking to these designs for its unique and personal effect.

    Be inspired by these great wedding invitation trends to style and design your wedding to be a memorable and wonderful affair!

  • Etiquette for Announcement Cards for Weddings, Engagements & Elopements

    Etiquette is important with concern to courtesy and civility in your community, whether it's with family, friends or acquaintances. When it comes to announcing special occasions or a milestone event in your life, an announcement card says it best.

    Announcing the Engagement

    The first people you'd probably share the good news would be your parents (and kids if you have any). Once the immediate family has been notified, you can design a lovely announcement card and mail it out.

                                                                              DreamDay Invitations Customise your Engagement Announcement

    ​By custom, it's the bride's parents that will send the engagement announcement card. Some announcement wording ideas are as follows;

    Formal Engagement Announcement Wording:

    Mr. and Mrs. John Smith are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann Smith, to James Oliver Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Brown. A June wedding is planned at the Church of the Resurrection in Our Town, Anystate.

    Semi - Formal Engagement Announcement Wording:

    Mary Ann Smith and to James Oliver Brown are happy to announce their engagement. A September wedding is planned.

    Informal Engagement Announcement Wording:

    We did it! We're in love, the ring is beautiful, and we are thrilled to announce our engagement. -Mary and James.

    Announcing the Wedding

    Usually this announcement is sent right after the wedding is held and sent to friends, family and acquaintances that couldn't make it or you weren't able to include in the wedding guest list due to budget constraints. The wording for these wedding announcement cards is quite similar to the engagement announcements. A few examples of the announcement card wording are as follows;

    Formal Wedding Announcement Wording

    Mr. and Mrs. John Smith are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, , Mary Ann Smith, to James Oliver Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Brown, on 14th February 2015 at Church of the Resurrection in Our Town, Anystate. A celebratory reception is planned for 15th March 2015 at Hemmingway Hall, Sydney.

    Information Wedding Announcement Wording

    John and Jane are pleased to announce that Mary and James went away for vacation and got married in a tropical destination! Mary and James were married 14th February 2015 in Bali. We hope to celebrate with you on 15th March 2015 at Hemmingway Hall, Sydney.

    Announcing an Elopement

    Elopements are becoming more and more popular as couples prefer to get married in getaway destinations and/or prefer a civil ceremony over planning a wedding. But, it's not for everyone. For those who prefer it, the wording of your elopement announcement card should ideally be short and sweet, and could include a photograph from the day if you'd like it to be a keepsake item. An example of what an Elopement announcement card is as follows;

    Brittany Smith and Jonathan Myers wish to announce their wedding at a private ceremony on January 20, 2015.

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    Any of the wedding invitations or engagement invitations designs can be customised to be made as announcement card for an engagement, elopement or wedding.

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