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  • Top tips for a trendy wedding 2017

    Whether one is tying the knot with their long term sweetheart, or met their soulmate through mutual friends or family members, there is no doubt that every single modern love story is unique. And this is why, each wedding has its own set of specialties.

    For starters, weddings are now an elaborate series of events that reunites families and friends. Bengalis love a good feast, and this is why the modern wedding consists of a pre-engagement shoot, engagement, holud, mehendi, “rong khela”, bridal shower, bachelor's party, and finally the wedding reception.

    The modern wedding has its own superman or event planners as they are called. Thanks to their services, your dream wedding is now a reality without you having to turn into a bridezilla.

    Preparations for weddings can take years. Your extensive research will include spending hours scouring the cyberspace for ideas. And then there are venue bookings which need to be finalised a year ahead.

    The idea of the pre-engagement shoot is to allow couples to have exquisite shots to look back upon. Ideally, one picks a theme around which the photographer works.

    Each and every event is now themed. From Mughal inspired to modern contemporary vibes, the options are endless.

    Enter the bridal showers, mehendi parties, bachelor parties, and colour fests where you can let loose and have fun with your buddies or gal pals (or both!) one last time. These will be the perfect breather to appreciate just how lucky you are to have so many loved ones celebrating your special moments!Read more at:plus size wedding dresses | princess wedding dresses

  • The True Story of Queen Elizabeth's Wedding Dress

    When Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip married in November of 1947, the wedding served as an escape from post-WWII austerity in the UK.

    Two years after the war was over, the British government was still recovering from the Blitz and rationing was in effect for everyone, even the royal family; the future Queen saved up clothing coupons to purchase her wedding dress.

    She was granted 200 extra ration coupons for the celebration, but admirers of the young royal thought that wasn't enough, and quickly sent her theirs through the mail. Each one was returned with a note, as it was illegal to transfer them, and the princess made her post-War budget work.

    Elizabeth was something of a last-minute bride by modern standards. The design of her dress, a stunning gown made from ivory silk and decorated with 10,000 seed pearls, was approved only three months before the wedding. Couturier Norman Hartnell wanted it to be “the most beautiful dress I had so far made."

    And it was beautiful. The dress was made silk from China (as opposed to Japan or Italy, given it was still so soon after the war) and its 15-foot train was inspired by Bottielli's painting of Primavera from 1482, and covered in delicate floral designs including"jasmine, smilax, seringa, and rose-like blossoms."

    According to the Royal Collection Trust, it was meant to symbolize "rebirth and growth" in Britain after the war.

    In total, the gown took 350 women seven weeks to make. "I had forgotten how beautiful it was, with that exquisite train—and how small the Princess was," Betty Foster, who worked on the dress told the Telegraph after looking at the gown on display at Buckingham Palace ins 2007.

    "On my way home from the wedding celebration, I remember everyone on the train was talking about the dress and I felt so proud to have worked on it."

    On the big day, the queen paired the dress with embellished satin heels made by Edward Rayne. Her crown, which held in place a silk tulle veil, had broken as she was getting ready for the ceremony; a royal jeweler was brought in straight away to make the repairs.

    "With her bridal dress and tiara on her wedding day, she was a knockout," her bridesmaid, Lady Pamela Hicks, told People.

    “And, of course, Philip was every girl’s dream Viking prince.”Read more at:wedding dresses melbourne | SheinDressAU