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Q: “Is there an opportunity to purchase more wedding photos after you've already left Sandals? I feel like I may want a few more!” – Kristin Wardlow
A: First of all, congratulations! This is a very good question you’ve asked and it’s one we get quite often. This answer will be short and sweet!
We know that capturing every element of your destination wedding is extremely important to destination wedding couples. Your photo experience starts with one of our professionally trained wedding photographers who will take you on a timeless journey to capture every element of your dream day. It’s only fair that you and your new husband have a chance to see these images anytime you want to share them. It’s inevitable; your photos will be so fabulous, after your departure you may want to get additional photos from the ones you may not have selected.
With SnapShots, once you have viewed your wedding images, you will receive a 10 digit password to access your images on the sandals/snapshots website and instructions to access this will be provided for you. You will have 30 days to access the images and then the images will stay online for an additional 30 days. You will be afforded the opportunity to purchase additional prints and also gifts and novelty items once you have departed.
Thanks for asking this question Kristin. I’m sure tons of brides will benefit from your query. I hope to see you and your husband in the future for a vow renewal!
bridesmaids,dresses,fashion,fashion friday,real weddings,amy sterner
We are absolutely in love with blush-inspired bridesmaids dresses like the ones real weddingmoons bride, Amy Sterner had her bridesmaids wear. Not only are they neutral enough to fit into any bride's color scheme but they're some of the easiest dresses to accessorize. Just like black, neutral and blush inspired colors go with anything; turquoise heels, yellow flats or rainbow accessories.
Dresses: Tibi; Topshop; Parker; Miss Selfridge; Modekungen; French connection; Halston Heritage; Halston Heritage; French connection; French connection; Phillip Lim; Giambattista Valli; Maxmara Pianoforte; A.L.C.; Robert Rodriguez
While some people consider it taboo for anyone but the bride to wear white or anything remotely close to it, for us it's just a chance for the bride to show up in a bright color gown! Take a look at these cute, fun and sexy bridesmaids dresses. Seriously, what's not to love?!
Tell Us: How do you feel about your bridesmaids wearing these color dresses? Do you believe only the bride should wear white?
brides bucket list,tips and advice,engagement
Question: Since your engagement (congratulations, by the way!) how much time have you spent alone? Give yourself an honest answer. It’s been a world-wind of events since you got the ring; engagement parties, celebrations with friends, and family visits with the new fiancé. Add to the schedule the wedding planning, fittings with your bridal party, and meetings with caterers, you’ll find things can get quite busy after you've said, “Yes”.
Then there’s your loving fiancé who you can’t wait to marry. You’re both looking for the perfect place together, you may both be attending pre-wedding counselling or maybe you both live together already. Either way, you’re seeing your fiancé quite a lot. When was the last time you took a day or two to yourself? There’s nothing wrong with a little “you time”.
wedding experience,sandals resorts,beaches resorts,Sandals Grande Riveira ,Jamaica,Weddingmoons First Look
Wouldn't you love to experience the biggest day in your life before the actual big day? There's really so much to experience; the magic of standing in the exact location you plan on saying "I do" in, the feel of holding hands as you walk around the garden you plan to have your first dance in, the excitement of tasting the first meal you will eat together as man and wife. Every soon-to-be bride and groom should get the chance to live their destination wedding before deciding to have one. Weddingmoons wants to give you that chance.
Sandals Resorts recently launched the Weddingmoons First Look, the opportunity of a lifetime for all couples contemplating a destination wedding. Potential destination bride and grooms will have the chance to walk in their wedding shoes with a weekend experience that includes a wedding showcase, a honeymoon teaser and complimentary island tours and excursions. To top of this amazing experience, couples will receive a $500 wedding credit towards their future wedding at Sandals or Beaches! It's simple really; See it, Love it, Book it!
celebrity, fashion, black gowns, wedding gowns, vera wang, shenae grimes
(Photo Credit: Shenae Grimes)
90210 starlet, Shenae Grimes and British model, Josh Beech got married recently. The blushing bride revealed a photo of her and her new hubby sharing a smooch with the caption, "I now pronounce us Mr. and Mrs. Beech! Ahhh!"
While everyone is "ohh-ing" and "ahh-ing" over the couple in love, we're "ohh-ing and ahh-ing" over her bold statement of a wedding dress! How fantastic does that dress look with her hair in a messy bun and that wild red flower bouquet?! We love her take on the classic and chic, spring bride.
We were not surprised to find out that wedding dress designer extraordinaire, Vera Wang with her fall 2012 wedding collection, was the mastermind behind this gorgeous gown. We've found a few more from Vera's highly acclaimed fall 2012 line of bold and black, statement wedding gowns that we're falling in love with more and more.
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(Photo credit: iloveswmag.com)
Bright, rainbow colored, mixed-matched bridesmaid dresses are all the rave for spring 2013 weddings. We've been seeing them everywhere! While we certainly love the trend, we've been thinking; how can brides put a different spin on this rainbow look? Neutral or dark colored dress with rainbow accessories of course! If you're one of those brides who prefers for all of your bridesmaids to wear one color but you're looking for ways to "girl" it up a bit, try mix-matched rainbow adornments to make their looks magazine worthy.
signature cocktails,dessert, diy, bachelorette party, pink, mother's day, food and drinks
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We know this makes an awesome drink for mother's day but we think this has Bachelorette Party written all over it. This drink recipe is so easy, it's almost a little ridiculous. All you need is a snazzy glass (pink martini ones are our favorite!) a scoop or two of your favorite sorbet and half a cup of a champagne or sparkling wine you can't get enough of. Voila!
Come to think of it, this can double as a drink and an adult dessert. Add a long spoon and a fun, bachelorette party appropriate straw (we'll leave that one to you) for a sweet, fizzy dessert. We recommend using less than a half cup of champagne if you would like to eat as a dessert to keep the sorbet solid. Enjoy!
Recipe found over at thepartydress.net.
makeup, monday, lipstick, tips and ideas
Lipstick seems pretty standard, doesn't it? Open tube, twist tube, apply lipstick, enjoy your wedding. Of course there is wearing lipstick and then there's wearing the heck out of your lipstick! Any bride who follows these 10 commandments of Lipstick is sure to have the perfect pout on her wedding day.
Thanks to the makeup lifesavers at StylUnited.com for this awesome guide; you guys rock!
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(Photo Credit: TobiHannah.co.uk)
If we had to pick our favorite wedding gown design for destination wedding, it would have to be tea length wedding gowns. They’re technically defined as a style of dress that falls anywhere between the bottom of the calf to the ankle and were made very popular by 1950’s icon Audrey Hepburn. Besides being extremely versatile (you can dress them down to be cute or dress them up to be classic retro-chic a là Betty Draper) they’re very destination wedding friendly. Beach brides will definitely appreciate the shorter hem and garden brides … well everyone will see your cute blue heels!
Speaking of heels, we’re head over them for these 13 tea length wedding gowns by some of our favorite wedding designers. As a bonus, we've listed the beautiful wedding destinations where we picture our favorite designer gowns!
ask marsha ann, tips and advice, director of romance, indoor options
Q: "Does Sandals offer indoor venues for wedding receptions? What are they like?" - Geraldine.
As a matter of fact, Sandals does! Learn more after the jump...