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Big hair, petit body and a huge voice - We are bringing Diva back!

Imagine a filled 1920's jazz club... Mahagoni furniture with velvet cushions and brass details. Champagne towers are filled in the sparkling light of the women's jewellery and huge chandeliers. Couples are dancing everywhere and a smooth jazz rhythm controls the mood of the room, accompanied by an amazingly alluring vocal!  

Now this is vintage!  

Many couples dream about the perfect vintage wedding, and while the location can be quite easy to find and decorate, the music can be more difficult. Yes bands playing jazz, blues, soul ect. are easy to find, but the authentic diva-artist is a rare species! 

But we have found her. Gorgeous as few and with a voice like no one else, Joanita is the talk of the town!

Joanita was born in 1982 and has roots in Uganda and a Christian background. She specializes in Gospel and Soul, but her versitility is astounding. In person she is sweet and humble, but when she enters the stage, she tranforms into a pleasingly perfect vintage diva! 

She truly shines through and would make any vintage wedding a straight home run! 

So lean back and enjoy the pictures below. Also visit her website for a video of her performans, but bare in mind, that you will be blown away 😘 

Have a nice one 🙏🏻 

XoXo

 

 

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20 budget friendly wedding guest outfits

When you receive an invitation for a wedding, one of the questions that pops up is always "WHAT TO WEAR?".

It is easy to find the perfect outfit, but when it comes to the perfect affordable outfit the task is a lot more difficult. Weddings are expensive - not only for the couple to be married, but also for the guests. So finding the perfect dress at the perfect price is the dream goal! 

But not to worry, we did the job for you! We have searched the Internet, and have gathered 20 amazing and wedding appropiate outfits. 

Enjoy it, and remember that a smile is the best wedding accessorie 😍

NB: All prices are in Dkk, and all prices are under 1000Dkk, 113 £ and 134 €. 

Pink dress from asos 335 Dkk

Pink dress from asos 335 Dkk

Blue maxi Chiffon dress from HM 499 Dkk

Blue maxi Chiffon dress from HM 499 Dkk

Army Dress from Zalando 649 Dkk

Army Dress from Zalando 649 Dkk

Green Jumpsuit from Zara 649 Dkk

Green Jumpsuit from Zara 649 Dkk

Flower print from Asos / Skirt 573,27 Dkk and Top 300 Dkk

Flower print from Asos / Skirt 573,27 Dkk and Top 300 Dkk

Red Dress from Asos 573,27 Dkk

Red Dress from Asos 573,27 Dkk

Shiny Dress from Zara 449 Dkk

Shiny Dress from Zara 449 Dkk

Navy Dress from Zalando 399 Dkk

Navy Dress from Zalando 399 Dkk

Pink Jumpsuit from Asos 335,14 Dkk

Pink Jumpsuit from Asos 335,14 Dkk

Nude silk from And Other Stories 575 Dkk

Nude silk from And Other Stories 575 Dkk

Blue Chiffon dress from HM 499 Dkk

Blue Chiffon dress from HM 499 Dkk

Multi colored Dress from HM 299 Dkk

Multi colored Dress from HM 299 Dkk

Green Lace dress from Asos 511,54 Dkk

Green Lace dress from Asos 511,54 Dkk

Red dress from Zara 449 Dkk

Red dress from Zara 449 Dkk

Navy Maxi Dress from Asos 573,27 Dkk

Navy Maxi Dress from Asos 573,27 Dkk

One Shoulder Dress from HM 299 Dkk

One Shoulder Dress from HM 299 Dkk

Nude Maxi Dress from Zalando 849 Dkk

Nude Maxi Dress from Zalando 849 Dkk

Navy jumpsuit from Asos 399 Dkk

Navy jumpsuit from Asos 399 Dkk

Red Dress from And Other Stories 450 Dkk

Red Dress from And Other Stories 450 Dkk

Gray Lace Dress From Zara 449 Dkk

Gray Lace Dress From Zara 449 Dkk

Bonfire Wedding

Yesterday we Danes celebrated St.Hans evening with barbecue, bonfires, singing and rosè wine. Standing in the warmth of the fire with family and friends watching the sun go down over the sea, was one of the most calm and pleasing moments of my 2016. The simplicity of the concept was so pure and unspoiled, and it gave way to a feeling of total happiness. Peace, nature and quietness consumed us as we stood there watching the flames.

It was the essence of romance - the perfect wedding setting. Getting married on the beach by the fire while the sun sets, only joined by those closest to you - I would definitely say "I Do".

I am inspired by this concept, but when I started searching on "bonfire weddings" almost nothing came up. This is appearently not a normal theme for a wedding, eventhough most of us have attended a bonfire party. 

Lets brainstorm the idea - When I am thinking bonfire wedding, I see barbecue, rosè wine, beach setting, blankets, marshmallows, acoustic guitar, community singing, natural flower decorations, long tables with benches, and torches surrounding it all. 

Do you have any bonfire wedding visions?

Beneath you will find some pictures to illustrate my vision of the perfect bonfire wedding.  

 

Enjoy and have a nice weekend 😘

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The history and traditions of the bridal bouquet

The bridal bouquet is for most brides a bare necessity.  Whether one is planning on a big church wedding with reception and dinner at a magnificent castle, or just keeping it simple and planning on a city hall wedding, the bridal bouquet is the most common and sort after bridal accessories. The Veil, the big dress, the blue, the old and the borrowed are not always represented, but it is seldom that you come across a bride without a beautiful bouquet.

It is tradition for the groom to provide the bouquet, but in most cases the bride or the bride’s mom has a say in the design of the bouquet.

But if you are a traditional groom, we have some tips for you. When you go to the florist there are a few information’s that will help in designing the perfect bouquet for your wife to be. They may want to know the color of the dress – and yes I do know it is probably white, but what sort of white color is it? Cream, champagne, clear white or perhaps egg shell. It might help to bring a fabric sample from the dress..

It is also a good idea to bring a photo of the bride. Her statue is important, because it says a lot about which bouquets she can pull off. The bride is not to disappear behind a mountain of flowers. As the bridal gown may change the statue a bit, it can be a good idea to know which type of dress the bride will be wearing – is it a ball gown, A-line or maybe a  mermaid gown?

Our last recommendation should be the easy one, but can prove to be difficult – trust your instincts. One must assume that the groom would be the person knowing the bride best, but when it comes to following instincts it can be a tough job being a groom. Just remember that then it comes down to it, the most important thing for the bride is that her husband to be is enchanted with her looks. She will love the bouquet you choose because you choose it. This last rule apply to most bride’s. As a  groom you can only sat praise to the fact that tradition tells you to choose the bouquet and not the dress.

The bridal bouquets as we know it dates back to the 1880’s. Before then the bride wore a smaller chest bouquet attached to her dress. The fashion have changed over the years, but the bouquet has always been in fashion.

Naeem Khan did it

The aftershock of the New York Bridal Fashion Week is beginning to fade, and what remains is our astonishment of the creativity and out of the box thinking which was presented to us by designer Naeem Khan. This has caused us to name him he uncrowned king of the NY Bridal Fashion Week 2016! 

His Indian roots may be the reason why he questions the classic white wedding dress. He plays with colors, materials and shapes in his creations, and this year he did it spot on. 

Here are some of our favorite Naeem Khan creations showed on the runway this spring.  

Enjoy

 

 

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The colored wedding gown is back

A wedding dress is white! WRONG...  

Last week New York City hosted the Bridal Fashion Week of 2016, and as everything else of this season, the new creations were over the top in details and extravagance - and in color 🤗

Seldom have we seen so many stunningly colored wedding gowns. Maybe this is a sign that the traditonal white gown has meet its monopolistic ending, aften nearly 150 years on the wedding throne. 

Maybe you are all into the idea of a colored wedding dress and maybe not, but we must admit that we love it! 😍

Below we have gather a small pot pourri of some of our favorite colored dresses of the NY Bridal Fashion Week 2016.  

Enjoy 💃🏼

 

 

Naeem Khan  

Naeem Khan  

Christian Siriano  

Christian Siriano  

Xcitegowns  

Xcitegowns  

Kelly Featanini

Kelly Featanini

Jaclyn Jordan

Jaclyn Jordan

Nadeem Khan  

Nadeem Khan  

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Ines Di Santo  

Ines Di Santo  

Gianbattista Valli

Gianbattista Valli

Inbal Dror

Inbal Dror

Naeem Khan  

Naeem Khan  

Pink/ colored veil for those who are not ready for the colored dress  👇🏻👌🏻💖

Naeem Khan  

Naeem Khan  

In love with Valdemar Castle

Go to Denmark, go to Fyn, take the highway all the way south to were it ends, take a left once you have crossed the bridge that takes you from Fyn to the small island of Tåsinge, and then just follow the road until you are met by the magnificent Valdemar Castle. Encircled by both the see line, vast fields and deep woods this fairy tale castle is worthy of the name. The surroundings truly create a very special  feeling of being close to nature and still in the middle of the luxury lifestyle that is Valdemars Castle. 

As the surroundings differ so do the wedding dreams this venue can provide. As for the traditional princess wedding Valdemar Castle has room for both big and small parties, adjusting to the customer's every need. For the very big wedding parties and for those wishing for a more raw and authentic venue, the old stable building with room for 400 guest is ideal. Cement floors, exposed beams and stall windows take the guest back to basic, back to nature and let them enter the romantic atmosphere that is the south of Fyn. Last but not lest we have the pavillion located just on the beach. With room for only 50 person, this is for the small and intimate weddings. 

 

Versatility often equals a compromise with quality. Valdemar Castle is one of our favorite venues due to the fact that it can combine world class gastronomy, great service, gorgeous sourroundings, luxurious settings and huge ambitions with a flexibility and versatility that is seldom seen. 

We highly recommend Valdemar Castle to everybody! No matter the budget or type of wedding, Valdemar Castle can provide you with your dream wedding.  

For more pictures and information please follow the link below. 

The Wedding Company wishes everyone a nice weekend 😘

 

http://valdemarsslot.dk/fest/

 

 

The main building  

The main building  

Living room

Living room

The entrance hall

The entrance hall

The Chapel  

The Chapel  

The dining room  

The dining room  

The Kitchen  - good for breakfast, winetasting or even weddings 

The Kitchen  - good for breakfast, winetasting or even weddings 

The pavillion  

The pavillion  

The pavillion  

The pavillion  

The main hall  

The main hall  

The main hall  

The main hall  

It is time for cake

Denmark is well know for its exquisit food culture. Everything from good ingredients and innovative methods of cooking to the way the food is presented have a high priority on the danish gastronomic scene. This does not only go for michelin restaurant, but also for the ordinary danish consumer preparing dinner at home for the family. Therefore it gows without saying that the standards of cooking is pushed to the limit to meet  the high expectation and standards of the consumers.

This high standard is also reflected in danish wedding cakes. We got some of the worlds best bakers and confectioners, making sure that the taste is innovative and exquisit! 

But the taste of a wedding cake is not the only important thing, and maybe not even the most important thing. The appearence of the cake is essential. For many couples the cake  has to represent the wedding - is there a theme or maybe a distinction that is unique for the marrying couple. Therefore the looks of the cake is important. 

Below We have gathered some delicious wedding cakes - both some of traditionel and some of more modern looks. 

Enjoy 😋 

 

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Slør

Veils are still the most common headpiece of modern day brides, even though many brides have preferred flowers or maybe just a piece of jewellery as their hair accessorie.  The veils have been short and minimalistic without a lot of lace, and without it covering the face of the bride.

Minimalism in general is on its way out. The demand for more modest veils with a historical design touch is increasing.  Floor length veils with a lot of details and lace are high in demand. Covering the bride’s body and face gives her look an aspect of virginity and modesty that many brides pine for.

The antique bride of the late 19.century and the early 20.century is the main inspirational factor for bridal couture at the moment. This time also marks the beginning of the bridal fashion as we know it today. Until the middle of the 19.century white gowns and veils was not the normal equipment for a bride.  

Vails have been spotted throughout history on Greek goddesses and later nuns. Young women for the nobility wore veils as a sign of their virginity, but for the lower classes veils and headwear in general was a sing on a womens married position. Unmarried women had loose hair and no headwear.

When the bourgeoisie started using the veil as the bridal accessorie in the middle of the 19.century it was to show the modesty and virginity of the bride. Earlier the bride had worn a “bridal crown” made of flowers, with loose hair. 

The tradition of cutting up the veil symbolizes that the bride is no longer in title to wear a veil. Back in the days the veil was torn apart and exchanges by the heaswear of a married women. The unmarried women of the wedding are to receive good luck, if they get a piece of the veil to take home.

Still today many veils are suffering the destiny of being cut up by eager bridesmaids. Therefore many brides buys two veils, and changes to a cheap one just before the wedding dance.

We have gathered some of our favorite veils of the time. Many of them represent the more old fashion and antique look discussed above.   

   

 

Rainbowclub

Rainbowclub

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

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Brudekjolen  

Brudekjolen  

Reem Acra  

Reem Acra  

Design by Kristensen  

Design by Kristensen  

Jesus Peiro  

Jesus Peiro  

Hochzeitguide  

Hochzeitguide  

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Jaton couture  

Jaton couture  

The wedding morning

Even though you have planned your wedding day for a long time, it can be difficult imagining the overwhelming feelings, you probably will meet on this special day of yours. 

In the article below four brides share how they felt on their wedding day.

http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/wedding-day-emotions/ 

It is very important to have a good and stress free wedding morning. It should be rested, pimple free and full of champagne. In the following link you will find ten good advices on securing a stress free wedding morning. 

Enjoy 😘

 http://www.theweddingcommunity.com/377/Expert-Advice/Article/10-Tips-for-a-Stress-Free-Wedding-Morning 

The world of "more is more" invitations

Whether one will admit it or not, the invitations we choose tell a lot about us and the wedding we want to have. Not only because it informs the addressee about the venue, the church, time and date and if chosen the dress code of the wedding. On an additional page it can be a good idea to present the toastmaster, the gift registerer and the wedding planner. If the wedding has a webpage it should be mentioned there as well, and so should information about nearby hotels and overnight stay opportunities.

The design of the invitation is more important than one should think. It tells a great deal about what the guests should be expecting of the wedding. The design can be fun, ironic, romantic, graphic, industrialistic, classic, historical or maybe a mix. Of course you must choose the invitation you like the most, but bare in mind the signal the invitation sends about the wedding and try to make the two work together. If you are sending out save the day cards, then make them the same design as the invitations to secure a common thread.

For the last couple of years, invitations has been very minimalistic and pure styled. We have not seen a lot of colors, flowers or blondes, but I think we are up for a change. We will of course still see a lot of minimalism, but people are becoming more courageous and want the romance back. The less is more movement is on a retreat both in flower arrangements, dresses and in invitations. Below I have gathered some "more is more" invitation design.

Enjoy the flowers and have a happy easter.

 

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Photo credit: The postmans knock

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Photo credit: La Paraphernalia

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Photo Credit: Marryme2u

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Photo Credit. Fast Printing

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Photo Credit: Aleksa_ch

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Photo Credit: Digital art dk

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Photo Credit: By.Invitation.Only

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Photo Credit: By.Invitation.Only

On choosing the perfect toastmaster

As the name indicates the toastmaster is "the master of the toast", but he or she is so much more than that. Therefore the choise of the toastmaster is not to be taken easily.  

It is an honor to be chosen toastmaster, and a quality toastmaster will see it as such. But it is also a job.

Depending on the wedding, the toastmaster already starts his or hers job in the church making sure that everybody is well seated. Hence forth he leads the party all the way to the wedding dance. 

Mostly the toastmaster is only active during the dinner, presenting speakers, being in contact with the kitchen and keeping track of the deadline. This sounds quite simple, but a wedding is not a train station. Everything must be delivered with charm and humour. The good toastmaster is jolly, has an easy approach and is comfortable and maybe used to speaking at large assemblies. It is the toastmaster's job to make sure the party is active and fun. Nobody is to be bored. The toastmaster must lighten the mood, tell jokes, toast and maybe sing a song if necessary. But seldom this is the case! The perfect person for the job is not a stand up comedian and not a logistic trainee, but something in between. The keyword is smooth. 

When it comes down to it, today's toastmaster's job is to make the wedding day go smoothly. He is to make sure that the bride and groom can relax and enjoy their day. Therefore it is a good idea to establish a contract between your wedding planner and the toastmaster at an early stage. 

And for the toastmaster here are som tips:  

  1. Do not get to drunk.  
  2. Stick to your schedule, and only add newcomers if you are absolutely sure you have the time. It is okay to say no to last minute speakers.
  3. Due to the problem mentioned above it is a good idea to name the toastmaster in the invitation. 
  4. Remember that there is a speach hierarchy. Close family is more entitled than periphere friends. There is only a small amount of time, so it can be necessary to say no to someone. You must decide who are close and who are not that close. 
  5. Make sure you are certain about the names and relations of the speakers.  
  6. There is a speach line tradition.  Ask the bride and groom if it is to be honoured. 
  7. In fact make sure that you and the bride and groom agree on what type of wedding they want. Formal or informal?
  8. Remember that you are to give the last speach.  
  9. And last but not least - By all means make sure that the wedding dance is held before midnight. Otherwise it means bad luck, and it would be your fault!