Having a Destination Wedding? Going to a Destination Wedding? Here are some tips to keep your looking your prettiest while travelling, sunning, swimming, eating and drinking.
Photo: Atmosphere Weddings
Tanning – Universal bathing suit top that will ensure that you do not have any tan lines is a strapless style with a dip or sweetheart neckline. Here’s a great one by Carmen Marc Valvo:
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Hydrating – the more water you drink before your flight, the less dehydrated you will get from the air travel and from arriving in a warm climate.
Moisturizing – Make sure you are already protecting your skin with SPF on your face and body. Make sure to apply lotion or cream to your face at bedtime and your body after you shower. The more moisturized your skin is the more even of a tan you will achieve and it will take longer for your tan to fade.
Packing – Don’t forget these crucial items! SPF of 30 or higher for your face, SPF of 15 or higher for your body, leave in conditioner or Moroccan oil to protect your hair (you especially want to protect keratin or color treated hair) from chlorine and salt water, after sun care with aloe, bug spray, headband, sunglasses, sun hat.
Hydrating – bring a bottle or two of water on the plane to stay hydrated
Moisturizing – bring Aquaphor on the plane to hydrate your hands, lips, and eyed during the flight
Sanitizing – bring a sanitizing spray or anti-bacterial hand gel or wipes. No one likes to be sick on vacation.
Sun Protection – before heading to the pool or beach, comb leave-in conditioner in your hair and wear a hat or visor to protect your face from the sun. It’s always better to do a facial self-tanner and wear bronzer if you can avoid sunning your face. If you feel your shoulders, chest, or other parts burning in the sunshine, apply more sunscreen and use a sarong to cover those areas. Remember, in addition to the peeper protection, the bigger the sunglasses the more sophisticated you look. They are also perfect for people watching incognito.
Photo: Coastline Adventures
Moisturizing – after you shower, seal in that tan with baby oil or cream. If you are sun burned, use aloe liberally until the pink changes to brown
Bite protection – spray yourself with bug spray all day and night – those bites itch and are hard to cover with makeup
Hydrating – for every libation you consume, follow-up with a glass of water – this will prevent bloating. If you are at a fancy resort and a handsome pool-boy offers you an ice towel – take it!! Put it over your face and leave it there until it is no longer keeping you cool.
Photo: Mexico, A Boomer’s Guide
Eating – try not to eat too much salt – say no to the chips and salsa! If you eat too much, your eyes may get puffy
After your trip, continue moisturizing to prolong the life of your tan. If you start to peel, use a gentle exfoliator in the shower and seal in moisture with baby oil.
Thank you Meredith Hayman for the fabulous beauty tips.
Ancient brides carried herbs instead of flowers in their bouquets to cast off evil spirits. A bride carried sage for wisdom, dill for lust, rosemary for remembrance. Rosemary would also ensure faithfulness. Brides would also carry marigolds that had been dipped in rosewater. They would later eat them for their powers as an aphrodisiac.
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Later flowers replaced herbs. Orange blossoms stood for happiness and fertility, ivy stood for fidelity, lilies for purity. Wheat was used to symbolize fertility. Most often the flowers were dried and hung in the bride’s new home. Photo: Aida Krgin
Modern brides tend to carry flowers based on color and personal preference. Some still carry flowers based on their meanings. If you would like to incorporate a little more symbolism into your bouquets here are some widely accepted flowers and their meanings. Photo: Aida Krgin
The Society of American Florists provides the following list of flowers and their meanings:
Apple Blossom: promise
Baby’s Breath: festivity
Bachelor Button: anticipation
Begonia: deep thoughts
Black-Eyed Susan: encouragement
Carnation, Pink: gratitude
Carnation, Red: flashy
Carnation, Striped: refusal
Carnation, White: remembrance
Carnation, Yellow: cheerful
Chrysanthemum, Bronze: excitement
Chrysanthemum, White: truth
Chrysanthemum, Red: sharing
Chrysanthemum, Yellow: secret admirer
Forget-Me-Not: remember me forever
Gladiolus: strength of character
Hibiscus: delicate beauty
Holly: domestic happiness
Jasmine: grace and elegance
Larkspur: beautiful spirit
Lilac: first love
Lily, Calla: regal
Lily, Casablanca: celebration
Lily, Day: enthusiasm
Lily, Stargazer: ambition
Marigold: desire for riches
Orange Blossom: fertility
Orchid: delicate beauty
Pansy: loving thoughts
Passion Flower: passion
Queen Anne’s Lace: delicate femininity
Rose, Pink: friendship
Rose, Red: passionate love
Rose, Red & White: unity
Rose, White: purity
Rose, Yellow: zealous
Star of Bethlehem: hope
Stephanotis: good luck
Sweet pea: shyness
Tulip, Pink: caring
Tulip, Purple: royalty
Tulip, Red: declaration of love
Tulip, White: forgiveness
Tulip, Yellow: hopelessly in love
Yarrow: good health
Zinnia: thoughts of friends
Written By Wenona Napolitano
Happy Monday! Check out the palette we just found. Sweet and delicious. The Perfect Color Palette is the place to find color inspiration for any wedding style any time of the year.
Save-the-Date cards can be an excellent and affordable way to inform or remind others of your upcoming special day. You may have many expected guests from out of town who need time to make travel arrangements, or you may have scheduled your event during the holiday season or during a time when others typically have a lot of social engagements. If you are having a weekend wedding or successive events, you will want to give your guests plenty of advance notice. Either way, Save-the-Date cards can help ensure that others are able to attend your event, or simply serve as a reminder for your more absent-minded guests!
Save-The-Date Card designed by Laura Damiano Designs
Save-the-Date cards can be simple, listing only your names and the date and location of the event. However, your Save-the-Date cards could also include important messages about special aspects of your event that guests may need to prepare for. For example, indicating an adults-only event on your Save-the-Date card allows parents to make prior arrangements so that no one has to miss your special day. When planning a destination wedding, Save-the-Date cards can offer necessary travel information. There is no standard form for Save-the-Date cards, they can be as elegant and formal, or whimsical and informal as you like! In addition, many companies will print Save-the-Date cards that coordinate with your custom invitations or theme.
Save-The-Date Card designed by Laura Damiano Designs
So, if you are looking for an easy way to announce your special event, Save-the-Date cards are the way to go.
Could not resist a Memorial Day color palette inspiration.
Absolutely gorgeous inspiration from A Paper Proposal.