Fall Weddings

The days are shorter, the air is crisper and leaves full of vibrant gold, red and orange and falling to the ground. While summer is turning swiftly into fall, that doesn’t mean wedding season is over for the year. It’s possible to have a beautiful wedding during the fall. The key? Using the beauty of fall to your advantage. After all, it’s all about using your five senses to create your dream wedding!!

Sight: Do you want to have an outdoor wedding on a sunny day? It’s all about what you think will be visually pleasing. Why not capture your wedding on film with a photo shoot among the colorful leaves in a forest? Also, be sure to place a disposable camera on each table, so your guests can capture beautiful moments for you, especially if you do choose to have an airy, outdoor wedding. And for those wedding guests? A great wedding favor is a small jar of fall jam or honey labeled with you and your spouse’s name and the date. A great way to commemorate the occasion. Also, place some small gourds and pumpkins at each table decorated in red, orange and yellow ribbon for that extra touch. Encourage each guest to take one with them when they leave.

Hear: Instead of having the reception inside, why not take it outside? Either under a big-top tent or a place where you and your guests can hear the sounds of fall all around them. The crunching of the leaves, the sounds of the birds. As for music, an orchestra is a great way to set the calm, slower-paced mood of fall. It captures the ambiance perfectly.

Smell: The smells of fall are one of the things that make the season so distinguishable from the others. Why not capture that mood, both during the ceremony and at the reception, by lighting soothing candles. To also capture fall, burning leaves is a great way to get everyone in the spirit of the season!

Touch: When you think of touch, your mind might immediately go to what you and your bridesmaid will wear. Fall is all about soft colors, so why not wear a light pink, purple, red or blue dress. And for bridesmaid? If you choose to wear a traditional white dress, consider those red colors for their dresses.

Taste: Food can be a huge concern for many at a wedding. A large factor in choosing what food to serve is the time of the reception. If you have an early reception, why not opt for light finger foods such as a meat and cheese tray. Also, for an extra touch, a bowl of fall berries (think blueberries, raspberries, apples) could be placed at each table for guests to nibble on. If you’re planning on having a dinner reception, fall is all about hearty soups with lots of vegetables. Give guests a choice of soup or chili as well as the usual choice of steak or chicken. And for …

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Hawaii Wedding Planner – How To Plan An Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor marriages in Hawaii are beautiful – except when the weather is not. This is what you need to know when preparing your outdoor marriage (on or near the beach).

1)Have a backup plan in the event of rain. Passing showers are typical in the islands and thought to be a blessing. But heavy rain make for a messy ceremony and/or reception – so, if at all possible, have a “Plan B.” Possibilities are renting a enclosure or scheduling an indoor site. Another idea is having your wedding at a beach front location with indoor facilities such as a resort or estate.

2) If you’re holding your wedding literally on the beach, don’t put chairs directly on the sand if at all possible. The sand is uneven and unstable, and some of your guests may not be dressed appropriately for remaining on the sand. Find a grassy area to place chairs for guests. If you do want your ceremony on the sand, think about renting some type of platform for the chairs to be placed on.

3)Think about the glare of the sun for you and your guests. Try to arrange people where there is minimal time staring directly into the sun. The beauty of the ocean scenery gets lost when you or your guests can’t even open their eyes.

4)If it’s a daytime marriage, discuss having bottled water available for guests as they show up. Maui’s sun can be hot; and individuals can dehydrate rapidly in the afternoon sun.

5) Consider hand-held fans to distribute to guests as wedding favors or as keepsakes to help keep the sun out of their eyes and a cool breeze handy.

6) Consider the local weather service with regard to tide and sunset times. And keep those factors in mind when discussing your wedding time.

7) Don’t neglect to find out all the rules and regulations for the beach or park you are using. Some regulations to look for are restrictions on number of guests; use or availability of electricity; use of amplified music; time allotted. Usually public beaches and parks will only allow smaller ceremonies.…

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How Digital Photography is Boosting the Fashion Industry?

The growth of digital photography had made it feasible for everyone to capture the perfect moments of their lives better than ever. The big improvement in shutter speed and photo resolution, make it convenient and easy for both beginners and professional photographers to take good pictures. In addition, photo editing can now be done to create a more creative and artistic photos.

Digital photography has also been a huge plus for many online and offline businesses. A stock or image is used by a photographer to purchase images. These stocks are then purchased on different prices, depending on the license. But since they are digital, and they can be acquainted outright from different companies, they can be modified, manipulated and edited using sophisticated editing software.

Today, digital photography is known to boost the fashion industry. Digital fashion photography far off different from television footages and taking photos on films. For digital photographers, it is a more challenging field to work on.
The ultimate purpose of digital fashion photography is to capture every detail in the ramp. It will focus on the figures of the stunning ladies, in their most fancy, magnificent and extreme fashion outfits. Digital fashion photography will capture the various outlooks essential to gratify the acceptance in world wide fashion trends.

While digital fashion photography is a meticulous field, a photographer should be creative enough to know the hottest craze each year.

Like fashion designers, digital fashion photographers should also work in high end ease, filed with beauty and glamor. The latter should really come up with the fashion's great photos.

Here are few points to consider on digital fashion photography:

1. Keep focused
2. Ensure that your camera is always with you
3. Know and set your objective
4. Do not let go of the opportune moment
5. Envision on how could come up with a creative and interesting pictures
6. Make use of various distance and angles for each shot
7. Show contrast by giving blurry parts and sharp emphasis over your photos.
8. Organize your subject
9. Put weight on the shapes and lines of interest.
10. Create good impact that you are giving information on your audience

A digital photographer should also be aware that whatever output he delivers will unforgettable the care, readiness and awareness of the many vital points to remember in taking pictures.

Requirements for a Flourishing Digital Fashion Photography

1. Proper Lighting- The photographer should use curtains and reflectors. Use a tripod and set light to either left or right side of the object at an angle of 45 degree. As much as possible, avoid bright lights, or else use polarizing filters. And lastly, never underexpose parts or expose the whole photo (e); never expose the entire photograph, underexpose other parts.

2. Good Color Harmony- Photographers can make use of background materials to give emphasis on tint and color. Use reflectors, filters, see through transparency, and diffusers to neutralize colors. It is recommended to use gray and white backgrounds.

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Women's Clothing Choices – What Motivates Them?

Women's clothing choices have been influenced through history for a variety of reasons. In some cases, of course, the factors are obvious, such as for warmth or protection. However, other more subcontractors also come into play. Some of these are discussed below.

Modesty

As a concept, "modesty" continues to shift with changes in time and culture. However, it continues to play a very important role in women's fashion, as it always has. For example, in some cultures, it is still considered forbidden (or at least frowned upon) for women to show off their legs, shoulders, backs, cleavage, or even faces. The United States no longer enforces such strict codes on women other than very specific modest, such as the fact that it is illegal for a woman to be completely topless in public except for in very specific places that overtly allow it. For women and men alike, complete nudity is frowned upon except for in very specific public places that explicitly allow it as well.

Muslim cultures still expect women to cover most of their bodies while they are in public. These garments are very concealing and the market for them continues to flourish. They are made of denim, rayon, silk, polyester, wool, or cotton. Some of the common items include long lycra gloves, abayas (long cloak-like coverings), Hijab underscarves, and jilbabs, which are outer overgarments that include coats and long robes.

Beauty and Seduction

Of course, beauty and seduction continue to be among the main reasons women dress provocatively or at least attractively. A slinky, backless dress may be suitable for a cocktail party, while a slim pants suit in muted colors may be appropriate for that business dinner. Oftentimes, women do dress to impress others, but just as often, they choose their clothes based on how it makes them feel.

Hanging on the occasion and person wearing it, a black business suit with low heeled shoes and a jaunty scarf is just as attractive as a slim sheath of an evening gown with pearls and stiletto heels. In fact, the evening gown would look very out of place at a business luncheon. Attitude is just as important as the outfit is for any particular occasion.

Status

Women often also choose clothing because of their status or position within a social group. Some pieces in particular call attention to a specific affiliation. For example, elaborate African tribal rooby robes speak of status in a very specific way. A slim skirt and crisp shirt, on the other hand, are more appropriate for a corporate executive or lawyer in the United States.

Ceremonies

Oftentimes, women wear specific fashions for specific ceremonies and occasions that are very significant in their lives. Bridal gowns and the bridesmaids' dresses are two examples of this particular kind of attire. Other examples include dresses chosen specifically for prom or homecoming, or the debutante ball. Quincereana evening dresses are very important for 15-year-old Latina girls; They are often elaborate, flashy, or classic, but nonetheless, they are …

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A Ravishing Wedding Celebration in the City of Royals

Rajasthan, the largest state of India, is prominently popular for the conventional spell of royalty and beauty it casts over its courters. The state holds an ancestral dominion over its identity as the city of Royals. So, if you are planning to celebrate the most auspicious occasion of your life, and want to feel no less than an illustrious price or princess then, of Rajasthan is the land which deserves to host your wedding.

Royal destinations, enchanting themes, up scaled services, appetizing food, and everything you can ask for to make your wedding day memorable, you can find it here. Not sure? Have a look.

Destinations

Rajasthan is the land of forts. Perhaps, almost every city in this state endows a mystic royal fort. The land which carries the enormousness of Mehrangarh fort on its chest and the artistry of the lake palace in its heart can never disappoint you if you are looking for the perfect wedding destination.

In the modern cities of Rajasthan, you can find some magnificent hotels and exquisite resorts which can be appropriate sites for elaborate destination weddings. The idea of a destination wedding has become eminent in various parts of the state. In cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar, Bikaner, etc. conducting a ravishing wedding isn’t a very tedious and costly task if you have a reliable and creative team of wedding planners on your side.

Wedding Themes and Decorations

A wedding theme adds an alluring oomph to the entire idea of decorations to set up D-Day and all the charming functions of the wedding. The spellbinding culture and traditions emerged from Rajasthan’s heritage hold some splendid cues for extravagant wedding themes.

Presently, in Rajasthan, the most trending themes for wedding and wedding functions include the Rajwada wedding and the Swayamwar theme. These themes are sure to port you to the world of fairy tales with the venue decorated as a king’s palace and the bride and groom dressed just like the royalties of a much-renowned dynasty. Also, the decorations inspired from Radha-Krishna’s divinity with a contemporary touch to the theme can also embellish your wedding day with glitters and stars. You can be as creative as you desire to be with the choice of the theme. After all, it is your big day!

Cuisine and Entertainment

Amongst everything royal and luxurious, how can we forget to mention the appetizing and elaborate cuisine of Rajasthan? You can rely upon the rajwada menu if you wish to gratify and treat your guests to an elegant dining. From popular dishes from the kitchen of Rajasthan’s royalties to every possible flavor from around the world can be served at your wedding. Apart from the deity of royal ‘rajwada’ cuisine, you can imbibe the essence of Rajasthan’s folk music and traditional Rajasthani performances to add a special entertainment quotient to your wedding celebration.

Services

As much as Rajasthan is known for its luxury, it is renowned for its servicing. Whether it be the case of catering, decorations, hospitality, …

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Indian Wedding Rituals

India has always left the western world in awe with its amazing wedding rituals uncommon in the modern world. Indian ceremonies are guaranteed memory makers as bride and groom, as well as their guests are granted hours of endless fun and merry-making.

Indian rituals depend on the bride and groom's culture and caste. The one-week weddings of the Punjabis differ a lot from Christian weddings which only last for a few hours including the ceremony and the reception. But no matter the difference in the rituals, all of these are aimed at providing a happy life for the married couple.

Here are some Indian wedding rituals that have been passed on from one generation to another. Somewhere along the way, you will recognize that even the western world has some of these traditions albeit with a different twist.

Construction of pandal

Pandals are mini guest houses that are creatively made from wooden planks, bamboo poles and cloth. The pandal, which is built only after the muhurtakal ritual planting, is decorated with flowers and leaves.

Seeking the deity's protection

The couple seeks the aid and protection of Lord Ganesha. In the meantime, the home is filled with merrymaking and the smell of sweets. The bride gets a beauty treatment courtesy of ground haldi and chandan.

Chanting of Vedic hymns

Along with the chanting of Vedic hymns, the week-long (sometimes 10 days) wedding ceremony is characterized by the groom's prayers to the Indian gods Indra, Varuna and Brihaspati. Included in the prayers is the hope for a harmonious family life as well as fertility for the wife.

Pani-Grahana, Asmarohana and Lajahoma

This Pani-Grahana tradition involves the groom grasping the hand of the bride as the bride faces west and the groom faces the east. Asmarahona or the treading of the stone is that part when the groom invokes that his wife be as firm as a rock. On the other hand, the groom pours rice in the hands of his bride during the Lajahoma. They both offer the grains to Lord Agni.

Agnipradikshana

This is a unification ritual where the bride and groom circles around the fire, asking Lord Agni to unite them. They then proceed with the seven circumambulations to complete the ritual.

Mangalsutra

This practice is similar to the wearing of the wedding ring. In an Indian wedding, the groom ties the thread to his wife, who then wears it through her life. This is done after the circumambulation of the fire. The auspiciousness thread vary, some wear it with diamond pendants while others wear it on black beads with deity representations.

Griha pravesham

This is a custom which symbolizes the bride's entry to her new home. The bride carries a pot with the wedding fire inside.

These wedding traditions have been known all over the world to be sacred and the really devoted Indians follow them. These customs and more make Indian weddings exotic and a sight to behold. …

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The Purpose of Digressions in Beowulf

Few other features are more characteristic of Beowulf than the use of numerous digressions and distinct episodes. While some scholars have made attempts to show that the digressions, or some of them at least, have something in them which is inappropriate to the main narrative and are detrimental to the poetic value of Beowulf, this essay will argue that the digressions and episodes provide a conscious balance and unity and, in fact, contribute to the artistic value of the poem. Beowulf scholar Adrien Bonjour divides the digressions and episodes into four categories: the Scyld episode; digressions concerning Beowulf and the Geats; historical or legendary digressions not connected with Beowulf and the Geats; and Biblical digressions. It is within this structure where we will explore specific digressions and determine their role in the poem.

Before we inspect specific digressions, it is important to provide a brief justification for their presence in general. As Bonjour observes, the poet adeptly uses digressions to add to the coloring of the poem, to serve as a foil to a given situation, to contribute to the historical interest and significance, to provide symbolic value which contributes to the effect and understanding of the poem, and to heighten artistic effect. In addition, the digressions contain welcome information about the hero’s life. It is through digressing that the poet presents the values and perspectives that are to be understood. Action is, after all, only action.

In his division of the digressions and episodes, Bonjour gives the Scyld episode its own category, probably because it is the longest digression from the main narrative in the poem, and possibly because it raises so many questions. At first glance, the opening of the poem with Scyld and the genealogy of the Danish kings seems strangely out of place in a poem about Beowulf, a Geatish hero. But upon further study, a significant parallelism can be found between Scyld and Beowulf. First, both Scyld and Beowulf came miraculously to liberate the Danes. Scyld, being the first liberator in the poem, foreshadows Beowulf who comes later. A second touch of parallelism between the two kings can be found in their inglorious youth. Scyld was found a wretched and abandoned child and Beowulf is conspicuous for his inglorious youth. The striking reversal in their fortunes is clearly stressed by the poet.

Bonjour points out that another artistic purpose in this episode is the glorification of the Scyldings. Had the distressing condition at Heorot served as the only introduction to Beowulf’s mission, this may have created an impression of weakness on the part of the Danes. As we will see later, if the Danes had not been glorified at the beginning of the poem, the greatness of Beowulf may have been diminished.

Finally, the striking contrast of the funeral scenes are endowed with a “symbolic value which heightens the artistic value” and the unity of the entire poem. The beautiful description of Scyld’s funeral suggests a beginning and is the symbol of a glorious future. …

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7 Characteristics Of Slavic Women

Slavic women are known for their special gentle beauty. Slavic nations occupy half of the territory of the modern Europe, its eastern part.

Slavic Women’s Characteristics

The most famous Slavic female of contemporary America is Melania Trump, the wife of the 45th President of United States, who was born in Novo Mesto and grew up in the town of Sevnica. The first lady’s home country Slovenia was part of multi-national Yugoslavia, formed in 1918 by Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. It became an independent state in 1991, the same year that Soviet Union collapsed and split into 15 sovereign republics.

Two largest countries of Slavs are Russia and Ukraine. There are about 150 million people who identify as Russians and approximately 57 million who consider themselves Ukrainians.

There is a lot of interest to dating Slavic women in recent years. One reason for that is the demographic disproportion between males and females in post-USSR, with only 86 men for 100 women in Ukraine is affects the ability of females to find a permanent partner and dynamics of the dating market in general. Russian women are also in a similar situation, with 11 million more ladies in the state than gentlemen.

Given that preface, what are the typical characteristics of Slavic ladies?

1. Caucasian appearance

Talking about looks, Northern Slavic nations often feature lighter hair, blue eyes, and fair complexion. Southern ethnicities may have slightly darker complexion. Women usually have small noses and round faces.

2. Long hair

Slavic females adore wearing long locks. Although you may find any types of modern hairstyles among today’s girls, the majority of Eastern European ladies grow long hair. If you see a lady of Caucasian appearance with a Rapunzel-like mane, she is likely to be a Slav.

3. Traditional family values

As compared to the countries of Western Europe, Slavs only recently moved from communistic systems of the Eastern bloc. Residents of these countries still boast strong communal support, as compared to more independent thinking of western societies. One aspect of this communal closeness is the place of family in a woman’s life. For Russians and Ukrainians it goes without saying that a female’s happiness is in her family, which is considered her first priority. Every girl from the early childhood is brought up to become a wife and a mother, first of all.

4. Femininity

If western girls may get upset when a male opens a door for them, Slavic women demand it. They want to be treated as fair ladies. Russian women love wearing dresses and high heels, if the occasion allows it.

5. Grooming and deportment

By the same token, girls dress every day like TV presenters, following fashion trends and latest styles. Hair styling, makeup, manicures and facials are part of their daily routine. Being beautiful and attractive for her husband is the main responsibility of a wife. And being a good wife is the woman’s mission in life, Ukrainian and Russian ladies believe. Single girls are seeking their “second halves”, …

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Feel Good in Designer Jeans

Dressing well is an important part of self-esteem, when we feel we look good, then our feelings of self-worth increase, and we feel that we can face everything life has to throw at us. One way to ensure that we always feel great in the clothes we choose to wear is wearing designer clothes. Designer clothes are made to the highest specification and are designed in reference to all the latest styles, the designer labels almost guarantee the wearer a sense of excellence and style. This is why designer clothing is so bought after by all of the world's fashionista, celebrities, and VIPs alike.

However, for the rest of us, the Lumpenproletariat, knowing which brands really strict designer is not always clear. Here, we will consider two of the more obscure, but excellent designers available now, in the hope that we mere mortals can keep up with the world's stars.

Acne Jeans

Acne jeans are of Swedish origin; based in Stockholm, they have expanded into the rest of Europe and other Western countries. Indeed, the Acne Company boasts shops in many of larger world cities, including, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Hamburg, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Stockholm, and Sydney.

Founded in 1996, this company has come a long way from its humble origins. This is unsurprising given the unique ethos that underpins all of their contemporary clothing. Acne itself is the acronym of 'Ambition to Create Novel Expressions', an idea that is identical in all of the Acne Jeans ranges.

Acne release several lines a year, all of which draw inspiration from the world fashion stage. Their designs are always unique and exceptionally stylish.

As with most Swedish designers, whether specializing in furniture, clothing, or housing, the approach is minimalist, however, with an added touch of individual flair, that their minimalist take on clothing, each garment is nonetheless the epitome of style.

Nudie jeans

Another Swedish manufacturer of clothing, only this time based in Gothenburg: expect a minimalist approach from Nudie Jeans.

This company specializes in jeans, and even claim to 'mourn a pair of worn out jeans as a close friend' – such is their passion. Nudie Jeans take their inspiration from contemporary music scenes, and so, any lover of music is sure to find this brand of jeans a perfect addition to their wardrobe. They look back across the decades for inspiration, and so have ranges covering the rock-era, punk, rap, Britpop, etc. Indeed, whatever your taste in music, you will surely find a suitable pair of jeans with Nudie.

Nudie design their jeans with attitude in mind. Their jeans make a statement of beauty, style, and confidence, and are there before the perfect item of clothing for those of us who wish to gain a little self-esteem from our clothing.

Although the price of the aforementioned designer jeans can appear astronomical at first, but the high quality materials, and the fineness of the tailoring, ensure that these jeans will last a long time. …

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Lace Lingerie

Every woman has the desire to look very sexy and attractive. Not all women are blessed with great looks and a great body. However, women can make their bodies look great and appealing by wearing well fitting and sexy lingerie. Sexy and provocative lingerie can stir the desire of any man and ignite his passion. Various styles of lingerie can be chosen to suit a particular mood. Every style imparts a certain look to the woman. Lingerie comes in a variety of textures such as silk, satin, lace, chiffon, and nylon. Women can look extremely graceful, sexy, and elegant in lacy lingerie. It sets the mood for passionate romance.

Lace lingerie is available in different colors. They may come in all possible shades of vibrant colors, soft colors and neutral colors. Lace lingerie has always been a popular gift on Valentine Day. However, it is important for men to know the correct size of their partner. It can be very confusing for men to shop around for the right size. They can ask take the help of the sales representatives in the shops to make the right choice. They should also be aware of their partner's color preferences of lingerie. Usually, pink and black are hot favorites among women.

Lace lingerie is actually available in all lingerie stores. Lacy lingerie can make a woman look irresistibly tempting and yet give her a demure look. As a result, it has always been an integral element of the bridal trousseau. Lace corsets can add to the physical beauty of a woman. Lace underwear, pantyhose, and lacy stockings are frequently used by several women. Typically, lace lingerie can come in as affordable as well as high price range. It is not advisable for people to compromise on the quality of the product for a cheaper alternative.

Many women are very particular about the feel and textures of their lingerie. They may be allergic to lacy lingerie made from certain synthetic materials. Such women have the option of wearing cotton lace lingerie. …

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