26 Stunning Wedding Decoration Ideas For Your Big Day!
After the stag party and the bachelorette party, there is one important preparation to think about: wedding decoration ideas. In order to make the moment perfect, it is impeccable to have the decorations set the mood on the day that will tie the knot between two people. Wedding celebrations are the best excuses to wear our hair down and become as grandeur as we can. After all, the world has seen enough wars and battles. It’s time to celebrate love, and weddings are the best venue for this.
Some of the best wedding decoration ideas, surprisingly, can be as cheap but unique. It is not necessary for a wedding to be expensive. The secret lies in creativity. Most people experience wedding jitters, especially in decorating the event. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Have fun. It’s a wedding, not a pressure cooker.
Wedding Table Decoration Ideas
Crystal Wedding Bubbles (Pink/Blue/Diamond)
We love anything the glitters. They add a little specialty and royalty for the event, but they don’t have to be pure diamonds (unless you want to give the royalty of England a run for their money). They can simply be crystal bubbles in any colour depending on the theme of the wedding.
White Scatter Table Pearls
Same point as the idea on crystal wedding bubbles. If you want something that can make the table look like royalty, you can also have something glittery or shiny to scatter on the table such as pearls. Aside from pearls, pink or blue diamond (can be Swarovski or not), depending on the theme. It’s a better decoration idea than scattering glitters on the table. It just isn’t right.
Diamond Napkin Rings
This is a creative idea for table decoration. You can mimic the napkin ring according to your engagement ring. Everyone can then have a piece of it.
Linked Hearts Place Card Holder
You can place the names of the guests here, according to their seats at the reception table. The design perfectly fits the event. Aside from this, this card holder will not over-shadow the design on the table especially if you want to put a centrepiece.
Wedding Reception Decoration Ideas
Who says apothecary jars are only for pickles in the kitchen? They can also be a decorative idea for a wedding. Yes, they can be. If you don’t want the traditional flower centrepiece, then you should try this idea. Fill the jars with bright color combinations of flowers (depending on your theme) and have them as a background display on the food table. It’s a little appetizing to see them behind the food.
No, this will not make your wedding look gay (unless it’s a gay wedding). There are ways to design the sash in order to make it look elegant. Having designs on chairs will also lessen the boring look, because chairs are usually given less decorations in receptions.
Crystal Garlands and Curtains
If you’re tired of the usual floral centrepieces and flowers everywhere, then you can have crystal garlands to decorate the reception with. Garlands never fail to make an event look elegant. But be careful not to put too much detail when you use this because this decoration can stand by itself.
Cheap Wedding Decoration Ideas
Fresh Wedding Flower Centrepiece
In this aspect, choose a flower that may define the theme, so as not to make it look boring because fresh flowers are the most common centrepieces. Add a few more touches like seashells alongside the centrepiece and some scattered petals.
Handmade Paper Flowers
Origami: Is it a crane? No. Is it a butterfly? No. Is it a ribbon? No. Ever tried making flowers for the event by paper folding? If you want something cheap yet creative, then you can also use paper flowers. Being that they are handmade, you can personalize and design it according to your taste.
Floating Candles in Brass Bowl with Flower Petals
This is a classic wedding decoration idea. And a plus, it is easy to make. It also saves time in doing. Candles plus flower petals floating on water equals romance. This will never be a major fail.
Outdoor Wedding Decoration Ideas
Wedding Marquee Decoration
Because the theme is “outdoor,” of course you wouldn’t want your guests to suffer too much heat or to get wet in case it rains. Put an all-purpose marquee that will make the event, not only memorable, but well-equipped in any weather. But of course, dress the marquee creatively.
This decoration idea can make the event look nature-friendly. What’s a better way to spend outdoors than with a bit of nature touch?
This will especially look good during the evening. Bits and pieces of lights hanging above the celebration makes the event look grand and alive. Instead of putting spot lights for the evening, try bits and pieces of lights that can make the celebration look like a rip-off from the Lord of the Rings.
Indian Wedding Decoration Ideas
Indian weddings are specially adorned with bright colourful shades or purple and fuchsia, making the celebration seem festive and never boring. In contrary to the western pure-white theme, Indian weddings are bound to be colourful. It’s specially a good idea to revamp the colors on the canopy that will enshroud the guests.
Again, garlands are a good idea for an Indian wedding. First, garlands can stand alone to decorate the whole event; and second, it’s alright to create flower combos as decorations. Because it is an Indian wedding, there is no such thing as “over-decoration.”
Moonbeam Purple Custom Aisle
A unique aspect about Indian weddings is that you get to customize the aisle that the bride will cross. Phases of the moon is a phenomena special to Indians; thus, it can make the celebration more culturally in-tact. Purple, on the other hand, is the colour of royalty. No doubt, this idea can make the wedding memorable.
Vintage Wedding Decoration Ideas
Romantic Wooden Sign Just Married
When we say vintage, we mean it. Anything old becomes the trend. This design is simple to do. The older the wooden sign may be, then the better. After all, what’s vintage without a bit of moss and mildew. Wait, forget the mildew.
Three Tier Regency Cake Stand
If you’ve seen Hollywood films that have settings in the Victorian era, then this is idea is something like that. A vintage theme never fails without the help of ‘the’ cake stand that can make the celebration look like your grandmother’s wedding.
Wedding This Way Hanging Metal Sign
This is another vintage idea that will definitely be noticeable. The guests will surely look at this sign and of course, it may help in setting the theme.
DIY Wedding Decoration Ideas
It’s best to have this decoration idea in variety of colours, because having them in a monotonous tone will make the design a little boring. This will look especially good on the tables especially if you want to use painted vases with flowers as a centrepiece instead of the traditional crystal clear vase.
Floral Centrepieces (Water with Food Colouring Inside Vases)
If you haven’t heard of this decor trick before, then here’s an idiot’s guide for you. If you’re probably wondering on how to make those flowers with colored tips, then this is the simple trick. Simply, put food coloring (of your preference) in the vase filled with water where the flowers will rest. Observe the results after an hour or two.
Origami Wedding Decorations
Now, it’s the time to let out those paper folding ideas. You may also want to buy a special origami paper for this. Your guests will have fun looking at the designs that you’ve made specially for their entertainment.
Beach Wedding Decoration Ideas
Stunning Blue Seashell Bouquet
You’re probably wondering – why blue? It’s the colour of the ocean. Besides, blue has a calming effect. Why seashell bouquet? It’s a beach wedding of course. The best way to wear the beach is to decorate using seashells. The guests won’t have to point out the obvious.
Coral Beach Wedding Cake
Because we can’t get enough of seashells and corals in a beach wedding, let’s do more of the obvious. The last stop: the wedding cake. But don’t underestimate this obvious cake decoration for a beach wedding. You can find great images of this on a local store and on the internet.
Hand Wired Seashells, Pearl, Starfish with Swarovski Crystals (Hair Decoration)
Still not enough seashells – we want to see more and this time, on the heads of the bride’s maids. If this decoration idea is done with the proper arrangement, colour combinations and design variation (seashells, pearl, starfish, crystals), it will come out beautiful. It’s also a good idea to make your bride’s maids look like a part of the decorations. And please, do not use a live starfish for this idea.
Rustic Wedding Decoration Ideas
How do you define pretty pomes? First, if the design is made in perfect pomes; and second, if the pomes is in the right shade. If you have a classic black-and-white theme, then have the pomes in the same colour. If the theme is rustic, then have them in warm colours. Pomes, just like garlands, can also stand alone. So if you don’t have any more idea on how to decorate your rustic wedding theme, pomes is the answer.
Who would’ve thought that you can use what have learned in your elementary art class to make rustic decorations? Pinwheels are easy to make. Moreover, they can look very decorative for a rustic themed wedding. Especially if the wedding is outdoors, just imagine how pretty this will look when a breeze approaches.
For a rustic wedding theme, flowers are overrated. Instead of having a flower centrepiece, you can surprise your guests by having a wheat centrepiece. This can especially look good because the colour palettes of wheat are not too over-powering. Imagine a wheat centrepiece on a brightly painted vase: perfect.
25 Brilliant Bridal Shower Ideas That She’ll Definitely Love!
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Bridal shower ideas are all about love and bidding farewell to a person’s single life (awww) before she strides to the red carpet of match-making heaven (again, awww). A few days from now, she’ll be officially hitched. But before those final walks to single-dom, you’ll need to whip something to celebrate the last days of her single status. As her future hubby goes gaga over his own stag party, why not entertain her in her own bachelorette party, which doesn’t always come with a huge cake with a Magic Mike stripper inside. On the other hand, this can come after the bridal shower. Let’s take things in a light and soft manner first before heading on to the wild side of things. Here are a couple of bridal shower ideas to choose from. Magic Mike can wait.
Bridal Shower Gift Ideas
Luggage & Honeymoon Guidebooks
A new married couple may be a little awkward to talk about when and where to spend the honeymoon (including the things you can do to set the honeymoon mood). Of course, they can sort this out on their own. But every rookie needs an idiot’s guide, so here’s one for them.
Breakfast in Bed Tray and Pajamas
After their marriage ceremony, expect long hours of frolicking in bed. Surely, they would want to spend a lot of time lounging around and watching television (the bills can come later) together. Something that they can make their lounging about will be most appreciated.
This is a traditional romantic gift idea for a newly-wed. It’s inevitable that they might find this useful especially during the honeymoon dinner date.
Bridal Shower Decoration Ideas
Lingerie Bachelorette Party
If you want to adapt something funny and sexy without the frills for her bridal shower (to hell with magic-mike-later scheme), then this is a recommend. All of you girls can wear your favourite lingerie for the party. And yes, you may change before and after the party.
Oversized Long Stem Flower
A flower fit for a queen. Because this is her bridal shower, give her something that will catch the eye – a big red flower with a long stem. This is her symbol of specialty for the party. Add her to the decors.
Still not seeing the future bride? Well, here’s a sash to introduce her. This can go well with the oversized long stem flower.
Bridal Shower Favor Ideas
Don’t panic. After all, it’s a bridal shower. We all want ways to contribute to a pro-choice pregnancy. If it ain’t your time to procreate, use a contraceptive if you can’t control the raging endorphins. So we guess the chocolates have to go then.
Beauty goodies are the most common favour to be given in bridal showers. If you don’t want something that’s too explicit like personalized condoms, here’s a cute and sweet little lip balm for the girls.
Glass Love Coasters
We want anything that can spread the love and that applies even on the food table. This is something that your guests can use even at home and not just for display purposes.
Bridal Shower Game Ideas
Two Truths and a Lie
This game is simple: gather the girls and each have to think about two truths and a lie about them. On each turn, everyone has to take the centre seat and allow everyone to guess which of your statements about yourself are lies and true. It’s a race-to-guess game so the first person to speak her guess gets the point. The girl with the most points wins.
Toilet Paper Wedding Dress
Divide the group into pairs. Each pair will pick a “bride” and a designer. In 20 minutes, the designer has to make a stylish wedding dress using the toilet paper. The celebrant of course has to be the judge on the winner.
How Old Was She?
Simply, collect the past photos of the celebrant and post them on the wall. Give each guest a piece of paper and allow them to write down their guesses on the celebrant’s age per picture. They can do this while munching on a meal. The winner can be announced at the end of the shower.
Bridal Shower Food Ideas
Egg Salad Crostini
The best thing about this food is that it’s not too heavy on the tummy, but just the right punch. It’s not too strong on the flavour either so your guests won’t notice if they’ve already munched on the lot on the table.
Again, this food idea is as merciful on the tummy just as the egg salad crostini is. It only has a stronger flavour because it is a sandwich. But if your guests would want some punching flavours that can fuel their energy for the whole bridal shower, then here’s a sandwich for them – and it’s frosted.
Chalk-board Style Glasses
No, the flavour is not chalk-board style. It only describes the design for the glass containers. The flavours can vary according to your likes. The idea of chalk-board style glasses is to literally label each drink according to their flavour so that your guests could get interested.
Bridal Shower Theme Ideas
The Yoga Shower
We all want to get her all ready for “the-moves” for the move. It’s time to relax her and stretch her stubborn ligaments and make sure that her stamina lasts for the honeymoon. If she’s also having wedding jitters, then here’s a dose of yoga-shower for her.
Bridal Shower Ideas
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The Shower Shower
A shower for a shower: ‘tis. Have a beach or pool bridal shower before she hits the wedding carpet. It’s perfect idea if you plan on having the bachelorette party after. After all, what’s a shower without a little water? Girls always have fun when on a swim.
This is the perfect excuse to become the goofiest and most stylish Hollywood or local actresses that you’ve dreamed of. The bride-to-be will surely have fun with this as well as the guests. This is the proper time when mimicking Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle will not make you look like a fanatic.
Bridal Shower Cake Ideas
Wedding Dress Cake
At least it’s obvious that the occasion is a bridal shower, even the cake is dressed for the event. This cake style is easy to make (if you plan on having it homemade), delicious to look at and decorative for the shower.
Bridal Cake With Rose Petal Frosting
This design is luscious, almost sinful, to look at. At first, you just want to head to the cake and lick the petals away, but you can’t. This is gorgeous to look at and everyone can also have their pictures taken with this artwork before the licking demoralizes the designer.
Bridezilla Mini-Cake and Cupcakes
If you don’t fancy on a traditional cake for a cake’s sake, then why not use cupcakes that can vary in designs and flavours? If you also have a three tier cake stand, then having these cupcakes arranged there will also make them look like cupcake heaven.
Bridal Shower Invitation Ideas
Here Comes The Bride
And so, she is… but not after we do the lingerie bridal shower and make a Magic Mike star dance for us. This invitation can feature her cropped face picture on a cartoon drawing that’s holding a bouquet and wearing a gown. Truly, here’s comes the bride… but again, not after we give a shower.
Mimosas Script Bridal Shower Invitation
Looking for vintage or classic? Here’s a bridal shower invitation for you. If you’re familiar with the 80’s carnival ticket lay-outs, then the design of this invitation is also something like that. Carnival!
Chalkboard Love Bridal Shower
This can be homemade. It’s fun to make and the best thing about it is that you can customize it. You can simply buy green chalk boards on the local store, cut them in invitation letter sizes, put them in frame and seal the writings with plastic covers.
23 All-Time Favorite Birthday Cake Ideas To Try!
Birthday celebrations won’t be complete without birthday cakes to topple with. Choosing the best designs that are appropriate for the age and character of the celebrant are two important things to consider for this. The traditional chocolate roll can still work, but if you want to make the special day truly memorable, you can choose a cake that can fit his or personality.
Cake designing has been taken into a new level in its centuries of existence. It’s time to take his or her birthday party to a new level. Cake designing is not anymore just an act of putting together slabs of cake sponges on top of each other.
Cake designing is already considered as part of the art world and you can find several cake designs that can make a non-cake person swoon in admiration. Because of this, your little celebrant should also have a piece of the new era of cakes by giving the best birthday cakes on the day that has marked his existence.
Birthday Cakes for Girls
Girls like a colourful and impossibly designed cakes that are intended to replicate the likeness of sugar, spice and everything nice. Most designs have Barbie, pretty-in-pink and floral designs that have the niche of sweetness. The colours of course are bright pink and royal purple for a mouth-watering sugat coat.
Kids Birthday Cakes
Safari and animated farm animals are the most generic cake designs for kids. There is a lot of emphasis on the sugar-coating, which are usually bright and well-defined in order to attract the target age bracket. Some cakes also feature candy designs that have exaggerated shapes and vivid colors, especially in yellow and red, which are associated to food.
Birthday Cakes for Boys
For boys, we also want something colourful and attractive to the eyes. But unlike that of birthday girl cakes, these have designs that feature sports and superheroes– could be baseball, spiderman, the green lantern, basketball or football. Usually, the heavy designs are replicated on top of the cake, especially if there are multiple layers.
1st Birthday Cakes
When we celebrate the birthday of a one-year-old, there’s bound to be a huge figure of the number one in order to establish that the little tyke has just turned one. Still, because it’s a little child’s birthday, the frostings are colourful and playful, usually with the help of a few jelly bean toppings and lollipops.
21st Birthday Cakes
These types of cakes are not meant to attract a teenager or a kid (but still, they might work). But to please the celebrant, the ideas on these are more of cocktail designs and more abstract, cutting loose from the bright colors and turning them into two to three palettes. Sometimes, the designs also have bowler hats and vintage hats on top of a three-layered cake.
18th Birthday Cakes
The famous line “not a girl, not yet a woman” is the general paradigm for these designs. The colors usually (especially for a girl) are pink and purple, crazily design into an abstract on the cake, but unlike a little girl’s cake, you won’t find Barbie or Dora on top – just the colors to establish the coming-of-age aura.
50th Birthday Cakes
More metallic colors in the vintage type are the usual palettes for this cake type. Vintage is the kind of theme that works best to make a cake for a fifty-year-old. It would be weird if Spiderman or Barbie was on top of this cake. This focuses more on establishing a “golden” touch, so the designs are more earth-ly with an autumn touch. Chocolate sponge cakes tend to work best here.
Princess Birthday Cakes
Obviously, we have to put a princess with all of her frills in this cake. But there is a variety of princess cakes to choose from, especially if she’s a fan of Disney princesses. Of course, the shades of the color design vary according to the Disney princess: Ariel would feature blue and green color designs for an underwater feel; whereas Belle can have a more brightly yellow theme.
Hello Kitty Birthday Cakes
One of the various cake designs to find yet are hello kitty birthday cakes – they vary from hello kitty wedding theme to hello kitty by the park theme. The many cake designs can be as customized as the many hello kitty products in stores.
40th Birthday Cakes
This type of cake usually adapts a classic effect; meaning, white and black colors in stripes or white frostings with abstract artwork in order to put a little matured note. Using black frostings is also prominent in the cake designs, which usually come with seemingly black velvety ribbons crawling underneath a big number forty with a side note: “wow, you’re old.”
Minnie Mouse Birthday Cakes
Minnie Mouse won’t be herself without her signature white polka-dotted pink ribbon, so expect this when you want a Minnie Mouse birthday cake. Her signature big pink ribbon that never fails to herald her presence is bound to protrude somewhere on that layered cake, which is usually pink and purple but never blue.
Mickey Mouse Birthday Cakes
Just like his female counterpart, Mickey Mouse also has his signature ears to herald his presence. Of course, expect the cake to have two black ears sticking on top. Even without Mickey’s face, the ears also stand out to create the impression. Some cakes feature miniature ears on the cake’s surface that it would still be ironic if the kids are unable to find the hidden Mickey.
30th Birthday Cakes
This type more or less indicates another coming-of-age cake design for a grown-up whose age is slipping out of the calendar days. Usually in white frosting and less variation on the colors but more on the design outputs that is usually abstract and party-like. For this cake, party-pop imitations are some of the most common designs.
Sweet 16 Birthday Cakes
The design idea for this is preppy, usually checker patterns in pink and brown or blue and green, depending on the theme. But checkers are the pattern that doesn’t go out of fashion for this, especially if this comes with a few star extensions on the top-most layer, as if popping the celebrant’s age out of the cake.
Birthday Cakes for Adults
For this age bracket, birthday cakes come with censorship themes such as sex, booze and rock n’ roll, with the color palettes darker in order to establish a more mature touch. Usually the color combinations for the cake always involve using black in order to create a balance and not make the cake look like a rip-off from Barbie land.
60th Birthday Cakes
The idea for this cake design is marriage between vintage and retro, so you can find the designs more like impossibly lop-sided circle bangles with retro colors such as lavender and lime on white cake frostings.
Dora Birthday Cakes
What’s Dora without the lavender purple and pink signature color? Usually, Dora cakes come in lavender shades with Dora or her backpack sticking out as the main design. The design also has a variation on Dora’s face alone or Dora the Explorer theme that features even Swiper.
Cupcake Birthday Cakes
Cupcake cakes (as redundant as they may sound) usually have two designs: one is to have the cupcake on top of the cake so as to have the on-lookers say: “oh, a cupcake on a cake;” two is to have differently patterned cupcakes on a three tiered cake stand with the mother of all cupcakes at the topmost layer so as to have the on-lookers say: “oh, a cupcake cake.”
Halloween Birthday Cakes
Unless you want a more explicit design as skulls and bloody hands sticking out of the cake, your Halloween birthday cake can have pumpkin designs with dark purple sugar coating with little black bats – these are the most common designs.
Birthday Cakes for Dogs
Because the cake is made for a dog, the designs are usually bone marrow in white frosting or an imitation of dog food in a feeding bowl. It can also be an image of your dog or an imitation of his paw marks on the frosting.
Football Birthday Cakes
For this idea, the cake could be an imitation of a football field with a realistic football on top. It’s optional if you want to make the football to be edible or not. Some who may think that this idea is too obvious may custom the frosting to be black and white with an imitation of the patterns on a real football.
Batman Birthday Cakes
When we say batman, we have to be royal to his colors: yellow and black. Don’t worry, there is bound to be a distinction between a “police do not cross” image with a “batman” theme. All you have to do is ensure that his symbol is there. The symbol is crucial for the design. Remember that. Remember it well.
Tinkerbell Birthday Cakes
Tinkerbell cakes are bound to be colourful as well as flowery. The trick with this cake design is to make it look like Tinkerbell’s playground. A lot of artistic touches here and there to make it look enchanting: usually, this is the theme of a Tinkerbell cake – enchantment from the frostings to the designs.
Top 10 Facial Hairstyles Ideas
Some are born to great facial hair, some achieve great facial hair, and others have great facial hair thrust upon them – either way, it is unarguable that mankind has developed some great facial hair styles over the years. Facial hair is a clear indication of a guy’s manliness. Oftentimes, a man looks more rugged with a little bit of stubble. Bushier styles tend to give a man a more mature look, though this would depend on how the facial hair is styled and the facial features that compliment it.
Facial hair also symbolizes a person’s social standing and maturity. The modern man has realized the importance of looking good and keeping clean. Although many young men prefer to shave off their five o’clock shadow, there are still a many males who favor a little (or a lot) of hair on their face. Facial hair styles give a man character and enhances their facial structure if done right.
Types of Facial Hair Styles
- Five O’clock Shadow – or stubble. Basically just really short hair that is a result of one or two days of not shaving.
- Moustache – hair on the upper lip.
- Horseshoe – known as biker moustache because it is largely favored by leather-wearing men who ride big bikes. It’s a long moustache that forms a horseshoe shape starting for your upper lip down to the sides of your mouth.
- Handlebar – a flared out moustache
- Pencil Moustache – a thin line of hair on the upper lip
- Beard – hair on the chin, upper lip, and cheeks
- Van Dyke Beard – chin hair and moustache aren’t connected
- Neck Beard – hair grown under the jaw and/or on the neck
- Mutton Chops – hair on the sides of the face that do not form a complete beard. Not to be confused with sideburns. Mutton chops get larger down the chin.
- Goatee – tuft of hair on the chin
- Soul Patch –hair just below the lower lip
- Chin Curtain – long hair grown along the jaw line
- Sideburns – hair that extends from the hairline down the sides of the face
- Chinstrap Beard – sideburns that connect to form a beard
Best Facial Hair Styles
If you’re planning to sport some facial hair, you should take into consideration what type of face you have. Different types of facial hair styles suit different face shapes. Not everyone is meant to have a full beard or a funky moustache. Determine what the shape of your face, its angles and curves, and also the best hairstyle that will compliment your facial hair. That way you’ll be able to recognize what type of facial hair style is best for you.
Facial Hair Styles for Men
Men usually grow facial hair to look more manly and rugged. The type of style depends on what the man wants to look like. Generally speaking, all types of facial hair styles make men look more muscular and rough compared to boys with bare faces. But if you really want to have that alpha-male presence, it is highly suggested that you go for full but groomed beards.
Cool Facial Hair Styles
While thick and bushy styles are wild and spontaneous, they’re not particularly trendy. They’re eccentric and look good only on those with a equally unconventional personalities. Cleaner and simpler styles like the round beard, the five o’clock shadow, or the neat moustache are much more fashionable. They’re easier to manage and gives the wearer a more calm and casual appearance.
African American Facial Hairstyles
For African American men, gruffier and thicker styles look good on them. Full beards, in particular, are popular among dark-skinned men. Goatees are also recommended for these men. They’re edgy but not over the top.
Facial Hair Styles for Bald Men
Men who don’t have much hair on their head are recommended to compensate with facial hair. Of course, one shouldn’t go for full facial hair styles. It would mess up the person’s facial symmetry. Lighter styles are more suited. The humble circle beard is an example of such style. They could also go for the modest five o’clock shadow. Just keep in mind to even out everything.
Popular Facial Hair Styles
The obvious stubble is a popular facial hair style. It gives the man a more refined look yet subtly emphasizes his boldness. Other clean but masculine hair styles have also gained popularity. The goatee, for instance, has been around for centuries but continues to be a favorite.
Modern Facial Hair Styles
Full beards, groomed and styled properly, are perfect for any modern man wanting a sharper, sexier look. Beards are often associated with virility. The overall scruff is for younger men with something to prove. It makes the man appear more creative and cool. Goatees, on the other hand, give a man a more mature air.
Asian Facial Hair Styles
Although some might say that Asian men don’t typically grow facial hair, that isn’t true at all. Asian men are just as able to grow facial hair as easy as western men. They are able to sport all kinds of styles and each style gives them a certain characteristic look.
Hot Facial Hair Styles
Some women might prefer their men without facial hair. It makes them look cleaner and younger. However, many women do consider facial hair to be sexy. The hottest male celebrities nowadays have flattering patches of hair on their faces that maximizes their sexual appeal. Well-groomed facial hair styles are much more preferred than wild, unkempt styles that, although look tougher and more exciting, are a tad too outrageous and unmanageable.
Trendy Facial Hair Styles
Nowadays, young men are getting more and more attracted to growing out their facial hairs. The latest trend is growing unique facial hair that will make them stand out from the crowd – not too much though… the idea is to be unique, not tacky. However, they’re basically just variations of the usual and common styles that the world has already seen. Combinations of different styles are tried out and modified.
30 Spectacular Nail Design Ideas and Nail Arts with Pictures
Nail designs aren’t just simple little mood-boosters that women do in their spare time. It is an art. Women have been passionate about keeping their nails up to fashion since the modernization of man. From simple enamel to dye from Henna plants, nail art has gone a long way.
Women have given their nails color and style either as an indicator of their social status or as a symbol to communicate between subcultures. Nail polish is relatively inexpensive compared to other cosmetics so anyone can apply some flair to their nails. Since women have lovely long fingers, adding a splash of color will enhance them. The nail design that you choose will speak volumes of your personality.
Cute Nail Designs
Bubbly gals who want to add a special cutesy touch to their nails should remember to go for bright colors. Consider soft colors too; solid colors are too overpowering. You want your nails to look tastefully feminine or even flirty and fun. Think pink for the classic design. Using a variety of colors is also recommended if you want to add some more spice.
Easy Nail Designs
If you’re pressed for time or not particularly artsy, simple and easy nail designs are for you. Gentle tones like lavender or jade look great on their own, though adding your own personal touches would be better. Bolder colors are perfect if you want to accentuate your nails. Fiery red or jet black are ideal for punky-cool girls on the go. While the simple but classic French tip is perfect for ladies looking for a neat and simple design with a touch of elegance.
Nail Polish Designs
If you really want to stand out, try adding in some intricate designs on your nails. Simple shapes or complex little caricatures will look great if done carefully and steadily. Try setting a theme to balance the designs. Your nails will have that extra “oomph!” that will get you through the day.
Acrylic Nail Designs
Acrylic nail polish is more convenient than regular nail polish. It has a significantly less offensive odor, it dries faster, and it is easier to clean up. Because of its advantages, you can try out more elaborate patterns with acrylic nail designs.
Nail Designs for Short Nails
Gals with short nails often think that they’re not suited for colorful and chic nails. Not true. Short nails can be designed in a number of ways. You can have just as much fun with short nails. Just remember to keep the spacing on the pattern of your choice even. That way your nails won’t look cramped and shorter than it is.
Toe Nail Designs
Love to wear open-toed sandals and flip-flops? Flaunt those toes confidently with vibrant nail art! Sweet colors make your feet look darling while dark colors add a certain allure to your toes.
Gel Nail Designs
The thing to love about gel nail polish is its sturdiness. It can last for weeks at a time without chipping or breaking. These are great for hardworking girls who love seeing some color on their nails. You won’t have to worry about your nails with this kind of nail design. Active and glamorous gals won’t have to miss on the action anymore! Be sure to get a style that you won’t mind wearing for a while though. Gel nail polish lasts a long time and, consequently, is also quite difficult to remove.
Christmas Nail Designs
Whether you’re naughty or nice, Christmas-themed nail design will strengthen your holiday cheer. Green, red, and white are the traditional colors of Christmas. You don’t have to limit yourself to Christmas trees and Santa hats and snowmen though. Remember that Christmas is a very colorful time of the year. Lights and music and laughter! Make your nails glow by trying out all sorts of combinations.
Summer Nail Designs
Who doesn’t love summer? The sun, the sea, the endless days of fun and excitement. Paint those nails with summer colors to really get into the season of glam! Go for light greens or perky pinks and yellows and oranges or refreshing whites and blues. Even if it’s not summer you can still try out these summer nail designs to look cool and energized.
Halloween Nail Designs
If you want to spruce up your spooky Halloween costume, try adding some flair to your fingertips. Creepy-crawlies, hollow skulls, dripping blood, get into the Halloween spirit with spook-tacular nail designs! Or if you’re an avid fan of the strange and you just want to have deliciously bizarre or macabre nails, these nail designs will be perfect for you.
Pink Nail Designs
Feeling girly and quirky? Consider painting your nails with graceful hues of pink. You can add sparkles or delicate ribbons or even sassy patterns. Everything looks great with pink. You’ll look and feel stylish and classy with this timeless design.
French Nail Designs
French nails have a distinctive clean cut, great for those looking for a more conservative but feminine look. Your fingertips will appear more lithe and refined. With its subtle tone and precise motifs, anyone can pull off this design.
Nail Art Designs for Beginners
Beginners should always start with simple designs. To those who are unfamiliar with balancing the right colors, one type of polish should be enough. But if you really want to try something more creative, you can add a neat and basic pattern, preferably on the tips of your nails for a start. Nothing too fancy. You don’t want to overdo it and muddy your nails.
French Tip Nail Designs
Nothing beats a classic. If you want to add some zest to your fingertips but don’t want them to look too packed, French tips are the way to go. Only the tips are coated with color, the rest of the nail should remain clean and colorless. You’ll achieve a mature and sophisticated look with these nails.
Black Nail Designs
Gorgeously mysterious, black is a color that can suit anyone. Plain black is daring and sexy. If you add some dabs of lightness or some sassy streaks, it will give your fingertips a more playful appearance.
Black and White Nail Designs
Black is the absence of color while white is the presence of all colors – let these two opposites collide and you’ll get a tasteful blend of light and dark. Symmetrical but with an edge of severity, this look is trendy and audacious. Any fashion-forward gal should consider this design if she wants to stand out.
Unique Nail Designs
Want to have distinctive nails? Experiment with color, texture, and stability. Add glitter or mix up clashing colors or get creative and stencil your own design! But for those who are truly brave, tiny beads or chains or bows are the trend right now. See how unique you can make your nails look.
Do It Yourself Nail Designs
Get inspired and start painting and decorating your own nails. You can personalize your design as much as you want. Make your nails match your character and lifestyle.
Spring Nail Designs
Spring is the season for fresh beginnings. Floral patterns with soft colors are best for getting the feel of spring on your fingertips. Vibrant hues, like the wings of a spring butterfly, will also look gorgeous. The trick is to use relaxing colors and soft patterns.
Glitter Nail Designs
Dazzle the crowd with glittery nails! Using only hints of glitter will give your nails a sophisticated but funky appeal. Coating your whole nail with glitter, on the other hand, will make your fingertips sparkle like the stars in the sky, very chic and glamorous.
Hello Kitty Nail Designs
You can never be too old for Hello Kitty. This charming pink and white feline will make your nails look quirky and very girly. Great for the child-at-heart who just can’t get enough of everyone’s favorite kitten.
Stiletto Nail Designs
Sexy and dangerous, these nails are meant to impress. The sharp tips screams for attention. If you want to look wild but classy, consider getting stiletto nails. Because of their unique shape, you’ll have great fun designing them as well. Just be careful with those sharp ends!
Zebra Nail Designs
The zebra print is a classic favorite. With its simplistic but gorgeous pattern, what’s not to love? It’s also easy to apply so anyone can try it.
Purple Nail Designs
For those who want their nails to have a touch of royal elegance. Rich but soft, you can try on different patterns with this design. This style is great for girls who want to look girly but at the same time stylish and clever. This nail design is easy on the eyes and a delight to behold.
Easter Nail Designs
Use lots of eye-catchingcolors for this design. This style will give your nails a pleasant childlike charm. Cute and dainty is what you’ll want to go for. Just remember all those colorful Easter eggs you once (or still continue to) hunted for. Make your nails look magical!
Funky Nail Designs
Think of angles and odd shapes and dazzling colors. You want your nails to look unconventional without being tacky. Experiment with lots of patterns and colors. Be as creative as you want.
Winter Nail Designs
Cool and frosty, that’s what comes to mind when you think of winter. It’s a season of soft, light color. Make your nails look pleasantly chilly by dabbing on some snow or ice patterns. Snowflakes are great inspirations for this style.
Leopard Nail Designs
Show off your wild side with this look. Leopard print is very stylish and saucy. It goes great on any background color too. Your nails will look fierce with leopard prints.
Nail Designs for Kids
Go for cute little patterns on delicate colored backgrounds. Stay away from the daring styles, there will be time for that in the future. For now, stick to the simple joys like sweets or flowers or stuffed animals. Overly complicated nail designs won’t suit kids. Those will ruin the child’s natural humble charisma.
4th of July Nail Designs
Red, white, and blue are the national colors. You can mimic the national flag with its stripes and stars, or you can make your nails pop with a striking fireworks pattern. Display your patriotism on your nails!
Top 20 Wedding Theme Ideas To Try!
With the rapid advancement of technology and the constant innovations in fashion and style, there are literally thousands and thousands of wedding theme ideas to choose from. No longer are couples satisfied with the simple, formal theme of white and beige (and a touch or two of other colors). That just won’t do anymore!
When you tie the knot with the person you love, of course you’d want to make it as memorable as possible – in a good way, that is. You don’t want people to remember your big day as a catastrophe of clashing motifs and outrageous colors. Weddings should be remembered fondly so one has to be very careful in choosing the best theme that suits the happy couple. Remember, behind every successful wedding is a great wedding theme idea.
Latest Wedding Theme Ideas
Contemporary couples prefer to go for wedding themes that will really say something about their personalities. Colorful (literally) themes and mini menus are all the rage this year. Couple also tend to celebrate their big day the way they want to, preferring to deviate from traditional practices like white wedding gowns and holding the ceremony at a church.
Vintage Wedding Theme Ideas
For most, the styles of the past are considered as the most beautiful, which is probably the reason why vintage is so popular nowadays. Couples who wish to be reminded of the days gone past would be delighted to have a vintage wedding. Elegant and classy, this theme is surely a blast from the past!
Beach Theme Wedding Ideas
Who doesn’t love the beach? The sun, the sea, the sand, the absolute thrill of it all – beach themed weddings are perfect for couples who love the sea with a passion or who want their wedding to be unique and breathtaking. You can get really creative with this theme. Seashells and corals are gorgeous on most of the décor and those soft beach colors are simple but very nostalgic and lovely.
Wedding Theme Ideas for Summer
Summer is the warmest time of the year and is often the most happiest time too. Of course couples would want a summer wedding. Bold and vibrant colors are great in summer themed weddings. They’re refreshing as well as exciting! And since it’s the warmest season, outdoor venues are perfect to stay cool.
Wedding Theme Ideas for Spring
Often considered as the season of growth and change, spring weddings are symbolic of the upcoming changes the bride and the groom will soon accept as they say their vows and slip on their wedding rings. Pastel colors are recommended for this theme. Soft and delicate tones and motifs will really declare that it’s spring. Don’t forget the flowers though – lots and lots of blooming, beautiful flowers!
Winter Wedding Theme Ideas
Have you always fantasized of getting married in a winter wonderland? Well then, this theme is definitely for you! Picture it: the bride in an immaculately white gown and wrapped beautifully in fur; the groom in a classy white suit; snow softly gracing the happy couple, as if heaven was sending out its blessing. Absolutely gorgeous! With its cozy styles and elegant hues, a winter wedding is great for romantic couples.
Wedding Theme Ideas for Fall
Summer has passed and winter is coming. The air is crisp with the oncoming chill, the leaves are turning gold. Autumn is an enchanting season that’s perfect for weddings. Evoke the fall theme with golden hues and warm accents and lusciously glowing fruits.
Purple Wedding Theme Ideas
The color purple is often associated with royalty and elegance. This theme will give your wedding a sharp but delicate appeal that will be the envy of your guests. Different shades of purple should be employed for a richer theme.
Indian Wedding Theme Ideas
Namaste! This theme is perfect for those who love Indian culture. This exotic theme makes use of daring color combinations. Bizarre motifs are distinctive of Indian wedding themes. Don’t forget about the traditional Indian symbols like elephants and abundant jewelry.
Black and White Wedding Theme Ideas
For a more sophisticated wedding theme, consider going black and white. Nothing screams au courant better than the classic black and white theme. It may be simple but it’s unmistakably very stylish. Anyone can pull it off!
Butterfly Wedding Theme Ideas
Butterflies are charming and beautiful creatures that are great for weddings. Regardless of their designs, be they colorful and intricate or simple and classic, butterflies are loved by everyone and are fairly easy to put together. Butterfly invitations, butterfly table decors, butterfly candles – they are beautiful wherever they flutter!
Country Wedding Theme Ideas
If you adore the simplicity of country life, this theme is for you. Earthy palettes and homey flavors, country themes will make your guests feel relaxed and comfortable. This theme is perfect if you’re looking to have a very refreshing and charming wedding.
Blue Wedding Theme Ideas
The color blue is very fresh and cool. It’s modest but, if put together right, makes any wedding distinguished. Blue is easy on the eyes and is a favorite of most so you can’t go wrong with this theme.
Beauty and the Beast Wedding Theme Ideas
Are you a Disney girl at heart? Always dreamt of a magical wedding? Get inspired by one of the most romantic classical stories of all time. Think of golden and elaborate designs reminiscent of the Renaissance era. Consider adding Belle’s favorite things, like books, as ornaments or favors or invitations. And, of course, let’s not forget the roses! Red
Cinderella Wedding Theme Ideas
If you’ve always fantasized of having a fairytale wedding (complete with your own Prince Charming), a Cinderella theme is just perfect for you. Grand wedding decorations, a horse-drawn carriage, a beautiful ball gown – it will be a dream come true. You don’t have to worry about Cinderella’s midnight curfew though. Your wedding might be magical but it won’t wear off at the stroke of midnight. It’s all real.
Western Wedding Theme Ideas
Going for a western theme will give your wedding a very rustic charm. This theme is simple and relaxed. Your bride can walk down the aisle in cowgirl boots, or your guests can wear cowboy hats, or you can even have an old fashioned barbeque. Be creative, partner!
Romantic Wedding Theme Ideas
By definition, weddings should be a romantic event. Whether the couple prefers a classic romantic wedding or a more unconventional romantic wedding, a couple’s wedding day is the dreamiest day of their lives. It’s the day their love is united for good, after all.
Nautical Wedding Theme Ideas
For couples with a love affair with the sea, a nautical wedding theme will definitely suit them. Navy colors like blue and white will set the ambience. It’s also a good idea to have your wedding somewhere near the sea. Better yet, if you really want to make a statement, celebrate your big day on a boat! Tie the knots with actual knots and drop the anchor because your love isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
Alice in Wonderland Wedding Theme Ideas
Charmingly surreal and beautifully extraordinary, having your wedding held in a wonderland will make your guests go mad – not mad as a hatter, hopefully. Think of eccentric motifs and top hats and rabbits and coattails. Be as whimsy as you want!
Garden Wedding Theme Ideas
Breathtaking flowers and a serene background – just the thing for garden weddings! This theme is both romantic and casual, classy and relaxed. The fresh air blowing on your face, the cool grass cozy on your feet, garden themed wedding are perfect for romantic brides who haven’t given up on their own fairytale happy ending.
24 Stunning and Must-Try Wedding Hairstyles Ideas For Brides
One of the main things that all brides stress out over when planning her big day is getting the perfect wedding hairstyle. With all eyes on you, you’ll want to look perfect from head to toe. Details are everything! Too true when it comes to one of the biggest events of your life. Nothing accentuates a bride’s wedding gown than their hair.
Pick the wedding hairstyle that embraces your personal style and features. Get a do that will show the world that you’re ready to say “I do!”. Whether you choose the classic updo or opt for loose tresses cascading down your shoulders, wedding hairstyles are as diverse and distinguished as the brides that wear them.
Latest Wedding Hairstyles
Dreamy and elaborate updos are in style nowadays, a modern twist to a lovable classic. Curls have been getting a lot of attention lately too. Look beautiful and angelic with lovely waves flowing down your back. Braids are also back on the trend, perfect for a more relaxed but avant-garde feel.
Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair
Women with long hair have a great advantage when it comes to hairstyles – their choices are significantly greater than those with short hair. They’ll be able to mix and match different styles, try out all sorts of trimmings, and be as creative as they want with their hair. Look like a princess with wavy locks decorated with flowers and buds. Feel like a fairy with ethereal tresses pinned up delicately behind or on one side of your head. Make those features stand out with a gorgeous bun or with a low French braid.
Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair
However, short-haired beauties will look just as stunning on their wedding day with the perfect hairdo. Bouncy waves and cutesy curls will give the bride a sophisticated, chic look. Blowing and teasing out your lob or pixie will give you that messy but fabulous appeal. It’s also a good idea to pay attention to your bangs. Hair accessories are great for subtly accentuating your pretty tresses.
Wedding Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair
Mid-length hair is great in layers. You’ll look cool and refreshing with layered hair, perfect for summer weddings. If you want to add a dash of elegance, try giving your hair light curls at the tips or pinning on some stylish clips.
Wedding Hairstyles for Shoulder Length Hair
Look stunning in a twisted bun garnished with delicate swirls. Intricate braids are also great if you’re the daring type who’d like a more zesty look. Soft curls and floral clips are also in fashion and are great for those with shoulder length hair.
Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
With its rising popularity, the half up and half down style is great for those who can’t decide whether they want to look prettily prim or confidently casual. Ideal for those with lengthy hair or those who want to feel like royalty. This style can dazzle anyone.
Indian Wedding Hairstyles
Whether you’re Indian or an enthusiast of the striking fashion of India, this style is sleek and glamorous and perfect for your wedding. Traditionally, Indian brides put up their hair in a clean bun touched up with accessories. They go for voluminous hairstyles that harmonizes with the bride’s personality and features. And don’t forget those jewelries!
Wedding Hairstyles Updos
Probably the most formal style around, updos are great for looking dignified and prepared. There are different variations to choose from with this style. For a neater look, the slicked back updo would be great for you. But if you prefer to look more natural and outgoing, the gently tousled bun would be better. Plates and waves are also great with this style.
Vintage Wedding Hairstyles
Vintage hairstyles will never get old. They’re timeless and breathtaking, just perfect for brides looking for a more unconventional glam. The thing to pay attention to if you want to go for the vintage look is your hair’s volume. Puffy curls or blown buns are examples of vintage hairstyles. Adding some texture will also give your hair some flair.
Beach Wedding Hairstyles
Beach weddings mean that your hair has to endure the sun and the salty air. The simple but sassy ponytail is a great option if you want to keep your hair at bay while still looking fabulous. Embellished braids are also stunning as well as undeniably gorgeous for perky brides.
Wedding Hairstyles with Veil
A simple bun or chignon can make any boring veil extraordinary. The veil will be complimented better if you keep your hair styled up. A tasteful selection of accessories and fascinators will do your veil wonders.
Wedding Hairstyles for Black Women
Black women often have naturally thick and textured hair. Sweeping your hair back will enhance your facial features wonderfully. Walk down the aisle in style with a glamorous pompadour that will make you the envy of women. Floral accents are recommended for a softer, ethereal look.
Curly Wedding Hairstyles
Who doesn’t want to have to die for curls on their wedding day? This style is great for all lengths of hair. Soft and loose spirals give brides a flirty delicate look. Closer curls are more romantic and chic.
Wedding Guest Hairstyles
Of course guests have to look glamorous too. However, you might want to amp down on the glam on wedding ceremonies. You’ll want to look stylish without upstaging the bride. Go for cute but simple hairstyles that will harmonize with the theme of the wedding.
Braided Wedding Hairstyles
Fans of braids and plaits rejoice! Braids are gaining popularity in the bridal scene once more. This style looks great on anyone and can be personalized in numerous ways. You can have a braided updo or a low side fishtail or an embellished French braid. Get creative and start braidstorming for ideas!
Simple Wedding Hairstyles
The humble side ponytail is simple yet effective. It gives the bride a down-to-earth appeal. Letting your hair hang loose with a few sprits of mouse or hair spray to puff up those locks is sexy and casual. And curls are always a good idea.
Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles
Celebrities are often our fashion heroes. Kate Middleton is practically a deity when it comes to perfect weddings. Get inspired by fashion divas like Beyonce or Rachel McAdams and flaunt your locks like a star. Just remember to embrace your own unique characteristics and add your own personal touches.
Wedding Hairstyles for Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids have to compliment the bride’s beauty. They need to have hair that coordinates with the bride’s. Showy hairstyles should be minimized because all attention should be on the bride. Softer styles are recommended.
Wedding Hairstyles with Flowers
Weddings and flowers go hand in hand. The blooming bride needs blooming blossoms. A large flower headpiece should be preceded with caution. You need to wear it somewhere where it doesn’t obstruct your face or your hair but balances with everything. Little flower pins should also be strategically placed. They should enhance your do, not overpower it.
Romantic Wedding Hairstyles
Your groom will be speechless when he turns around and sees your perfection in a dreamy and out of this world hairstyle. Casual, loose tresses will make you glow and will amp up the romance in your wedding. Chignons are perfect for achieving that elegant but genial look that all brides aim for. Your man will find it impossible to tear his gaze away from you with hairstyles like these.
Side Wedding Hairstyles
For stylish brides who want to look classy but bohemian. Be trendy with a side bun that will make the crowd go wow. Or consider the sexy side part and walk down the aisle like celebrity. Or how about the fearless side updo, perfect for brides who will take over the dance floor after the ceremony.
Elegant Wedding Hairstyles
Putting your hair up gives off the air of sophistication. However, letting your hair flow freely also shows off your graceful, chic side. You’ll want to make sure that your hair won’t go wild on your wedding day though so hair accessories are a must.
Wedding Hairstyles with Tiara
Feel like a princess with a tiara adorned on your hair. It not only keeps your hair in place but also gives you a regal appearance. You’ll sparkle twice as much with a tiara!
Wedding Hairstyles with Bangs
Bangs can really make a difference. Take into careful consideration how you want to style your bangs. You can puff it out if you’re going for something retro and cool. Or you can sweep it to one side if you’re going for a more conventional but cute look.
22 Wedding Cake Ideas and Wedding Cake Designs with Pictures
Wedding cakes are an important aspect in the celebration that ties two people’s commitments forever. Today, you may find different kinds of cake designs that are intended not just for eating but for artwork’s sake. It’s a fact in the development of leisure and lifestyle that food technology has also been mixed with today’s yolk of arts. After the wedding ceremony and the reception proper, we head to the most crucial part for our taste palettes: the cake. We can’t deny that the cake for the occasion has a very meaningful spot; otherwise, we wouldn’t take pictures of the newly-weds as they spoon-feed each other with slices from the cake.
In times like these, we need a cake that will not only satisfy our craving for sweets that can match the occasion. We need a pretty darn good cake that is also picture perfect and palette satisfying. We need a wedding cake that can make the church bells ring for the second time around.
Cupcake Wedding Cakes
This type of cake is usually preferred in you don’t want a dashing three-layered heaven that can occupy a lot of space in the food table but can’t be as thrilling as you want it to be. When the guests finally will have a taste of the wedding cake, they can dig in into separate cupcakes that make up your cake. Having a cupcake cake resting on a three tier cake stand adds a little excitement to the guests
Simple Wedding Cakes
Usually when we mean a simple wedding cake we mean something that doesn’t have to be a three-layered multi-coloured architecture that can over-power the buffet. Sometimes, wedding cakes can be as simple as having only one layer with only two to three colour-combinations (usually, white is the main coating) and with a single flavour to topple it with.
Amazing Wedding Cakes
Aside from having a reality show that is entitled as Amazing Wedding Cakes, this idea basically gives a hint that the cakes have to wander away from the ordinary abstract arrangements of putting together a some slabs and decorating them customarily. These are the type of wedding cakes that try to paint an image for the on-lookers. Some examples are castle cakes and three-storey lace cakes.
Square Wedding Cakes
These types are easier to decorate in abstract form compared to the customary round shaped because the edges help in dictating more precision and angles. For more, some prefer having square cakes rather than the round counterpart because the first is easier to distribute in cuts to the guests compared to the latter.
Vintage Wedding Cakes
When we say vintage, this theme points in using designs straights from our grandparents’ closets: laces, ribbons and floral. This idea applies even in having a vintage-inspired wedding cake that makes use of intricate vintage touches – floral and lace patterns that gives a sense of traditional but classy feel.
Mexican Wedding Cakes
This is a different kind of wedding cake, that when you search it on the internet you’ll find small round pieces of bread-like and cookie-like images that are toppled with confectioner’s sugar. This goes by many names such as Russian Tea Cake and Italian Butter Nut because of the ingredients and flavour inside – crunchy butter-flavoured balls with minced peanuts.
Black and White Wedding Cakes
This is a contemporary wedding cake idea that tries to mix the modern wedding cake with the traditional white. Since the bride and the groom are also draped in black and white wedding outfits, the cake should also follow suit. The design can be in stripes or in checkers (but this is rarely adapted). Some makes use of the colour black to make a ribbon that embraces a pure white cake.
Fall Wedding Cakes
This time of cake is autumn-inspired. The most common designs you can see with this is autumn-leaves inspired. For this one, more earthy colours such as dark green, brown and dark orange are used in order to make the autumn feel. The idea is to make the cake look as if it’s been under an autumn tree for a long time, that the leaves have managed to land on its sweet persona.
Purple Wedding Cakes
As the name goes, the cake is dominantly purple – but of course, the colour is stretched with additional colors that can complement the purple shade and usually, the purple is does not overpower the rest of the additional colours. The function of the supplementary colours, usually black, blue or white, is to balance the combination and lessen the overly purple look.
Elegant Wedding Cakes
Sometimes, the lesser the details the more elegant a cake may look and this holds true. Some of the most elegant-looking cakes have less colour combinations – usually they are only in white and black themes – and have a minimalist design. In this case, some elegant wedding cakes are chiffon-inspired and lace-inspired.
Cheap Wedding Cakes
Who would’ve known that cheap wedding cakes can also come as elegant as competing wedding cakes? If you think that being cheap means cutting the colour combinations and patterns in the cake, well it’s a false idea because you won’t really notice the price tag once the finished product is already there. But just to sure you are on the budget-easy track, you can have accomplish wedding cakes by adapting a traditional white chiffon design or a square floral-inspired that only does with two colours.
Rustic Wedding Cakes
Put rust, wood, orchid and cake in one mix and what do you get? A rustic wedding cake: most designs have common themes that draw the design closer to nature. Some designs may have a wood-inspired theme, having a third layer imitating wood with a natural orchid to topple the top-most layer.
Beach Wedding Cakes
This is also similar to underwater / under-the-sea / mermaid wedding cakes – as there are similarities with the designs and colour combinations: sea shells, pearl, corals in blue or aquamarine cake colour idea. Ideally, this cake is supposed to share a sense of “ocean” feel. The cake colour may vary, but to make the cake beach-inspired, the starfish, sea shell, coral and pearl never disappears.
Small Wedding Cakes
As the saying goes, big things come in small packages. This is particular kind of wedding cake is preferred if the newly-weds would want the wedding cake to be theirs alone. Of course the guests could dig in a different type. Small wedding cakes, because of the limited perimeter, have the chance to be playful with the shapes – some may have heart shapes.
Chocolate Wedding Cakes
Traditionally, wedding cakes are supposed to be white and vanilla-inspired for that matter that it would seem as if having a chocolate wedding cake would be the greatest violation in the tradition. But actually, this cake theme can work in some aspect especially with the exquisite and special designs if your guests would fancy a chocolate cake instead of a plain vanilla one.
Modern Wedding Cakes
We are trying to think out of the cake box when we say “modern,” and this holds true in the concepts. Some cake designs have the biggest layer on top, while having the smallest underneath. A rectangular wedding cake may be aligned in a lopsided manner to make it look more post-modern.
White Wedding Cakes
In the presence of a chocolate-inspired cake, there is also a white wedding cake to counter it with. And true enough, the traditional wedding cake is white because this symbolizes purity and holiness. In a couple would want a traditional wedding theme, white wedding cakes are still the most preferred.
Camo Wedding Cakes
Who would’ve thought that the idea of camouflage will apply even to a wedding cake? This concept works best for nature lovers and environmentalists. This can give the occasion more identity. Some designs feature the colour combination that imitates the environmental or earthy colours and some would have imitations of fallen leaves.
Winter Wedding Cakes
The main identity of a winter cake will be the decorations, minimal or not, on it because the adapted colour will still be white; thus, it will be hard to distinguish it from the rest unless the decorations will stand out. Usually, a winter cake has decorations such as snowflakes, real pine cones and snowman.
Traditional Wedding Cakes
White, floral, lace with a touch of vintage is the traditional images of a wedding cake. The point of this type is to set the mood in the celebration. Usually, the layers are in multiple with an ceramic image of the newly-wed at the top-most layer.
Western Wedding Cakes
These types are usually inspired by the wild west stereotype, so you’ll see a couple of cakes like this that are inspired by cow hair colours, ropes, cowboy and barns. The perfect combination of a cake for this theme is chocolate, now this is an example of a theme that works better with a chocolate cake than with a plain one.
Funny Wedding Cakes
The point of this kind of wedding cake is the message, which highly-depends on the ceramic designs or hardened frosting drawing. This is meant to put a little humour on the event and will make the cake even more entertaining. Some design will show a ceramic image of the couple dragging each other or sleeping the booze off at the top-most layer.
Top 45 Christmas Gift Ideas They’ll Surely Love!
Most of us have a common problem during holidays. It’s not actually a problem for what it is. But surely, we all want to give the best and meaningful presents to our loved ones. Here are a couple of ideas on Christmas gifts.
Yes, Christmas is still a few months away. It’s never early in a year to think about what to buy for the upcoming holidays. Save yourself from crunching in the last minute for meaningful presents and get some fresh innovative ideas that may give a lasting impression to your loved ones the whole year round.
Stop shop-crashing before the last days of Christmas and get some ideas now. It’s about time that you enjoy the holiday for what it is and what it’s all about. Here are some ideas on Christmas gifts that will stop the brain-wrecking, nail-biting experience.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Men
Swiss Army Shades
The maker of this product, Wenger and Victorinox, are also the ones who built the Swiss Army knives – the personification of male angst. This kind of product is designed for a whole year round of elevated masculinity but with the benefit of eye protection. It’s a perfect Christmas gift that a man can wear on any occasion.
Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse Smoker
Who says that a man can’t be in the kitchen? This chunk of a gift will change an amateur into a pro and incidentally enough, it doesn’t lessen his masculinity. Smoking barbeque at home will be much fun with this smoker that meets the traditional barbeque-making with technology.
Oregon Scientific Time & Wireless Charging Station
Put a charger, a clock and a wireless device into one machine and you get this innovation. It is unique combination of an alarm clock and a charging station that will come in handy the whole year round. And yes, it also has a temperature display.
Da Vinci Leatherette Backgammon Set
Do not judge this by its name. The words “Da Vinci” and “Backgammon” may seem like it will siphon all the juices of anyone brain but this seemingly-old fashioned game is brought to a new level of enjoyment that will shake boredom anytime and anywhere. Board games are always fun and handy.
Mapicases Tion iPhone 4/4S Leather Wallet Case
Most guys find it hard to look for a place to keep their must-not-leave-at-home stuff when they go out. It doesn’t have to be a purse or a handbag if guys don’t want to. It doesn’t have to bulge and we know you don’t want it to. It can be this Mapicases Tion iPhone 4/4S Leather Wallet Case – a comfortable way to hide the stuff that guys in have to carry in wallets that protrude.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Women
Kate Spade Desktop Calendar
The modern world is a place of women busying in work, school and leisure. With her hectic schedule, this Christmas gift makes it easier for a lifestyle that fits the fast-paced economy.
Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate
There’s a stereotype that women love chocolate in any occasion. This Christmas season, it’s time to prove the hypothesis again by giving her something to warm the holidays. After all, the best way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach.
One year Subscription of Vanity Fair
Every woman in the world would like to get her hands on this magazine. A one year subscription would be the best thing to give her leisure and an updated look on a magazine that views every trend there is – from pop culture to politics.
Recycled Windshield Bubble Vase
At first it sounds a little off to give her a vase for Christmas, but sometimes the oddest things can also be the sweetest. Try giving her this non-conventional ornament that will make her Christmas memorable. And yes, this is also eco-friendly – perfect for girls who adore nature.
OPI Burlesque Holiday 2010 Nail Polish
Pamper her even more by giving her something for her nails. Make a girl sparkle for the Christmas season and on any occasion.
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas
Aside from the fact that this is easier to make, this kind of Christmas present will also come in handy on any occasion.
Christmas won’t be a special holiday to end the year without decorations that will truly create a lasting impression for the whole family. Making handmade decorations can also turn into a bonding that the family will enjoy.
Homemade Fruit Extract
The preparation for this gift is simple and thrifty. This Christmas present will also be useful the whole year round.
Wire Wrapped Ring
Innovative with a touch of personal creativity, making this gift is as fun and easy as giving it to the recipient. You don’t have to buy an expensive 34,987 karat of diamond or gold priced with six or more digits in order to give a ring as a Christmas gift.
To celebrate the occasion for its symbolic importance, a gift basket is the easiest homemade gift the can be accomplished creatively with a variety of personal touches.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom
Candy Floss Maker
Sometimes it’s not really all that bad to satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth, especially in occasion such as Christmas. This gift will save time and make any other occasion fun and memorable for the whole family and make the moments even sweeter.
Especially if your mom’s not the kind that usually stays at home, she’ll need something that will organize her important stuff from office papers to baby bottles.
Hot Stone Therapy Pack
Give your mom a day-off at home to relax by giving her this meaningful Christmas present that will pamper and make her feel the joy of the holiday.
Mini Cupcake Maker
Making it easier to prepare those holiday cupcakes will be big help for your mom in the kitchen. Make this Christmas snow with cupcakes and give her this as a means to remind her that cupcake-making is always a bonding that the whole family can share.
Sound Asleep iMusic Pillow
Tuck your mom to bed and give her a lullaby through this Christmas gift that will make her nights more comfortable and restful.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad
Monogamy Adult Couples Game
Warning: All outcomes of this game do not directly connote real-life events, people and possibilities. Simply put, this is an ironic adult game that will graphically, but not in actuality, tests the fidelity barometer. As a Christmas gift, this will create a new level of bondage between mom and dad.
Make your dad’s tea time different form the usual afternoon habit. The tea infuser is something that will make him relax and shake off that all-year round stress.
Now this kind of Christmas gift is actually very sweet to give to your daddy. It reminds him that you care about the most important part of to end his day: sleeping.
Portable Barbeque Grill
We all know that Christmas won’t be a holiday without having daddy to make barbeque for the whole family. Make your dad’s holiday by giving him something to perk up his barbeque-making abilities.
Cozy Laptop Work Station
Working doesn’t have to be crunch time for your dad. For the Christmas holiday, try to make him forget about work overload and stress by making him know that you care.
Christmas Gift Ideas Girlfriend
Design Your Own Perfume Set
Make this Christmas memorable by giving something that will please the senses the whole year round. This gift is something that is both unique and special, making this holiday even more memorable.
Underwater Light Show
Bring out the childhood in her through this Christmas present. What better way to spend the holiday than spending time and frolicking in colourfully bright-lighted water.
Silver Heart Necklace
A kind of Christmas gift of this calibre will make her holiday season romantic and memorable. Traditionally, girls like to be pampered with something that glitters. We’re just here to re-affirm that.
If you’re looking unique to quench her desire for something sweet for the holidays, this is a strong recommendation. For one, there’s nothing more romantic for the Christmas holidays than chocolate.
Personalized Heart Key Rings
Nothing is more special than forging your promises for each other this Christmas season. These key rings with a personal touch will truly be a reminder of your commitment for each other the whole year round.
Christmas Gift Ideas Boyfriend
Panasonic Three Blade
And because he will claim that it’s a man’s world, try hauling his ego through a gadget that uplifts manly dignity.
Because you can’t always be there to squeeze him when the frost bites, this may just do the job. It probably may seem unusual at first to give him a heating blanket for the holidays. But think about it, the holiday season will probably have a cold weather. He’ll need this to keep warm.
Chess Bottle Stopper
If your boyfriend is the type who likes to play board games, here’s a little something that he’ll truly want to keep. Even if your guy isn’t a a fan of chess, this will still be something cute to give him for the holidays.
Wireless Photo Printer
Make those moments with him last forever by collecting the memorable images. We mean that without the usual flops of hassling over complicated applications to get the job done. With respect to the usual printer, this wireless photo printer is fast and is designed to capture every moment you spend with him.
Don’t you think it’s about time you let the whole world know that he’s your man? Let out the sadistic girl in you and mark his fate the whole year round with these adorable and possessive cuff links, because chaining him never tends to work.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Wife
Personalized Anniversary Crest
Remind her of your personal vows of forever and make this Christmas last. An anniversary crest never fails to pull a wife’s heartstrings. And yes, it is a promise of fidelity and ever-lasting love – just what a perfect Christmas needs.
Grow Old with You Terrarium
As a Christmas gift for your wife, make sure that she is constantly reminded of your vows. A Christmas present to symbolize ‘forever’ doesn’t have to be expensive and glittery.
If you’re wife watched the film adaptation of ‘The Notebook’, she’ll probably like this. Keep every moment in track and preserved all throughout your lives.
Nest egg Necklace
The egg may be a symbol more on the Easter holiday than on the Christmas season, but egg is symbol of new life. This unique necklace would remind your wife of new life despite extreme cases. It is also a way to show her the willingness to forgive and start a-new. This will probably work if the two of you are under a grudge. Just lessen the drama.
Colourful and unique, try to give her a taste of oriental for the holiday season with this sari bag that never fails to awe the beholder. This is both economical and special. Truly a must-have for a season filled with joy.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Husband
We know that the typical husband leaves at home with a business case for work. But this kind of Christmas present does not go out of fashion for your hubby.
Sports Autographed Memorabilia
Especially if your husband is a fan of a variety of sports, giving him memorabilia will really make him feel the joy of Christmas. Even if he isn’t such a big fan, memorabilia are not exclusive to fanatics. It will always be fun to ornament your home with.
How to best spend the holiday with your hf (hubby forever) than to be in a place far and away here the two of you have never travelled before. Create new moments sweeter than your honeymoon with a get-away trip. A travel book to scout for the best places will be a truly handy gift.
Business Card Book/Binder
This will come in handy if your hubby’s job is particularly connected to business management and entrepreneurship. Make his personal profiles organized and findable by giving him this for the Christmas season.
Home Theatre Speaker System
We know you want it too. There’s more than food to get into a man’s heart. And that is by spoiling him with a home theatre speaker system that amplifies his daily viewing of news, entertainment and basketball. This is also something that the whole family can enjoy the whole year round.
Amazing Rihanna Hairstyles and Haircuts
Through the years, there have been countless head-turning Rihanna hairstyles. The R&B diva has been described as a hair chameleon for a good reason! This fashion-forward glamorous star has had so many hairstyles that it’s never a surprise if she chops off her luxurious locks and sports a spunky pixie, or if she goes from formal wavy to funky curly. Rihanna constantly reinvents her look and she’s never afraid to try out a completely different style.
Whether it’s just a simple hair color change or a drastic full-on cut, the famous celebrity is as bold and daring as her musical performances. It’s obvious to anyone that one of Rihanna’s favorite accessories is her versatile locks. Despite her constantly changing hairstyle, one thing is persistently certain: no matter what style she chooses, be it a bob or a pixie or an updo, Rihanna always manages to don her dos glamorously. Nothing ever looks dull on this star. She expresses herself not only with her music but also with her hair! It’s no wonder trendy gals are always rushing to copy the latest Rihanna hairstyle.
Rihanna Bob Hairstyles
This sexy do gave Rihanna a very chic but casual look. With blunted edges and straight bangs, Rihanna’s bob definitely turned heads. This is one of Rihanna’s tamer cuts. Easy to style and easy to manage, anyone can sport this style.
Rihanna Long Hairstyles
Flowing tresses can give any woman an extra girly appeal. On Rihanna, long and luscious locks look absolutely fabulous. Whether she gives her locks some curls or a few waves, her long hair is always dazzling. To recreate the Rihanna look, you need to work on the texture of your hair. Remember how Rihanna often goes for full styles. And you should consider dying your roots to really get her look.
Rihanna Curly Hairstyles
Gorgeous curls can really make a difference. The R&B queen seems to have a certain affinity for curls as she can rock them in any kind of style. Bouncy curls, corkscrew curls, finger curls – this girl looks glamorous in them all! If you plan on copying her curls, you first have to determine whether your hair is up to the task. The density and texture of your hair needs to be efficient enough to carry the curls properly. That said, just keep in mind that complimenting those ringlets with a touch of color on your face (particularly on your lips) is definitely recommended.
Rihanna Red Hairstyles
Rihanna once admitted that one of her all-time favorite hairstyles was her fiery red do. Nearly everyone will agree that those daring locks definitely gave the fierce star an edge. Her red hair garnered a lot of attention. Red is hot and daring and sexy – just like Rihanna! Stylish followers should always keep in mind to get the shade of red that suits your skin tone. Do your homework first, ladies!
Rihanna Mohawk Hairstyles
A Mohawk is indeed such a powerful hairstyle. Only the brave can manage a Mohawk with ease. Punky and edgy, Rihanna gives a whole new meaning to the do. Again, Rihanna’s style is all about the texture. Swayed to one side or teased upwards, this style can be experimented with greatly. This bold do is perfect for both casual and special events.
Rihanna Shaved Hairstyles
This is one of Rihanna’s most shocking hairstyles of all. Not only did she prove that she can part with huge sections of her beautiful hair in the name of style, but also that she can look just as fabulous and girly with a shaved hairstyle. Generally, there are two ways one can go about with a shaved hairstyle. There’s the short shaved hairstyle and the long shaved hairstyle. Rihanna has tried both styles and looked, unsurprisingly, beautiful in both. Short styles can be played around with a lot assuming you have the right equipment and hair styling products. Swept up or wavy wonders or even straight and swayed – short hair is very flexible. But for those who want to try out this style but can’t bear to chop off those elegant tresses you’ve worked oh-so hard to grow, you can try the long shaved hairstyle. Basically you just shave one side of your hair and leave the rest as is. This glamorous style can be experimented with a lot so you’ll never get bored with it.
Short Rihanna Hairstyles
Undoubtedly, Rihanna is one of the celebrities who started the short hair trend that has swept the fashion world by storm. Short and super short hairstyles look stunning on this beauty because it highlights her gorgeous face. Rihanna has tried out countless short hairstyles from the wicked pixie cut to the quiet pageboy and hasn’t failed to impress us all.
Rihanna Updo Hairstyles
Updos are one of Rihanna’s specialties. With her gorgeously voluminous hair, updos are not only practical for the beloved energetic celebrity, they’re also very chic and sassy. Curls with side bangs are Rihanna’s favorite complements with her updos. They softly frame her face while giving her do an extra zest. If you want to get an updo like Rihanna, make sure to accessorize. Scarves worn as headbands, in particular, are very distinctive of Rihanna. They’re cute as well as functional!
Rihanna Medium Hairstyles
Not too short but not too long, medium length hair is the glamorous “in between” hair length that can be styled in numerous ways. Rihanna’s usual approach to mid-length hair is lots of volume and lots of bounce. We’ve all been enchanted by her wavy locks and stunned by her rich and explosive curls. Her straight and medium length hairstyle is very formal and full. This girl definitely knows how to catch people’s attention regardless of the length of her hair. The possibilities are absolutely limitless with her hair!
Rihanna Weave Hairstyles
Rihanna’s weaves are undeniably enviable. The Barbados beauty can sport her weaves glamorously both with her long hair and her short hair. To achieve a Rihanna-like look, try weaving only one side of your hair. Add a few waves to the rest of your tumbling locks and dye your roots a bit darker and you’ll look as cute and spunky as Rihanna.