Your wedding day can be quite the hustle but there always seems to be a time during the day where panic at times sets in...THE BUSTLE. Most of the time, the maid of honor or mother of the bride is assigned the task and there is always that look of panic. Am I doing this right? Where are the strings? Does this thing snap? I don't see a loop to hook this on!!
The bustle is not difficult to do. The trick is to be prepared. Here are a few tips to hustle through the bustle so you can get to the reception.
The Overbustle: The connection point(s), usually hooks or snaps, may be hiding behind a button, rosette, or lace appliqué on the outside of the dress. Depending on the length and weight of your train, the connection is typically one or three points. This type of bustle lifts the train and drapes it across the back of the gown.
The Underbustle: Ribbons are sewn under the train of the dress and are the connection points. Most ribbons are color coordinated if there are multiple ties that need to be made. This bustle is more secure than the Overbustle and most common.
The Austrian: It is similar to balloon shades. A casing is made down the back seam of the dress with a ribbon to pull to create the look.
Romance is what comes to mind when a bride desires peonies in her bridal bouquet and decor. The soft pink, ivory, and white full blooms are absolutely stunning. Brides have been extremely busy pinning away on Pinterest and there are hundreds of boards dedicated to this gorgeous fragrant bloom.
According to greek myth, the peony is named after Paeon (also called Paean), a mortal pupil of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. So the story goes, the teacher became jealous of his student and Zeus turned Paeon into a peony to save him. Not certain how Zeus "poofed" him into a flower but the plant does have biological activities that include antioxidant, anti tumor, and much more.
Although an interesting fact, it wouldn't be why a bride would necessarily want it in their bouquet but maybe this would:
It is regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.
Ceremony and reception selection for your wedding day is one of the most difficult decisions. After all of the site visits, checking and double checking availability, anguishing over whether it fits the theme, and wrestling with sleepless nights...you finally breathe a sigh of release and make a decision. Or have you?
Take a look at your budget and rationalize what you have allocated for rentals, for catering, for florals, and other line items in your budget. Ask the site manager what is actually included with the venue. You will find that many of them provide the tables, the chairs, even the linen. These things will only add to your bottom line. You might pay a heftier price for the venue but in the end you are making up in savings.
Catering is something that you should also ask about. Do they have a required caterer for their property or are outside vendors allowed. Having a specified caterer can help because the vendor and their staff are familiar with the venue and know what works well. But before signing a contract with the venue, make certain that you review the caterer's menu and pricing as well. Does their selection fit your individual tastes, vision, and pricing?
There are many amazing venues in Charleston for your wedding. You will find the
What a way to honor the month of March but by recognizing The Wedding March in C Major by Felix Mendelssohn. Whether the tune is echoed by a harp, violin, organ, piano, or trumpet, the song itself in recognizable as one of the most popular tunes for the wedding recessional. When the first few bars of this piece are played, you can envision the bride and groom recessing down the aisle as husband and wife with their friends and family cheering them as the exit the church doors.
The Wedding March was written by Mendelssohn in 1842 for Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream." I can't say that I remember too much about this play but the marriage was between the Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon Queen, Hippolyta.
In 1847, the song was used at the wedding of Dorothy Carew and Tom Daniel at St. Peter's Church. But it was in 1858 that Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, chose the song for her royal wedding to Prince Frederick William of Prussia which made the piece popular for weddings to follow.
This piece is timeless and traditional.
What song will you recess to?