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Wedding Essentials

Wedding Essentials

Issue 14

Each issue is a comprehensive guide that covers all aspects of planning for the big day, such as Fashion Decor, Invitations, Trends, Tips for the bride and groom honeymoon destination, and more, it also offers a variety of meaningful articles with advice for couples, when preparing for the "Big Day " and of course for their journey together, of there married life to follow.

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South Africa
On The Dot PTY (Ltd)
4 Issues

in this issue

4 min
lengthy engagements

Not all couples immediately launch into planning the wedding of their dreams the minute they become engaged. In fact, there can be a lot of reasons why couples choose to have an extended engagement – the arrival of a baby, working on building a blended family, wanting to travel and explore the world before the financial commitment of a wedding, saving up for a house, or just wanting to enjoy the fiancé status. Yes, planning a wedding is super exciting, but there are actually a lot of great benefits to waiting a little longer to get married. Here are some tips on how to survive a long engagement. Embrace it This is a joyous transition for you and your partner from loved-up dating couple to a married couple. You may have spent months…

1 min
keeva trends

Keeva Trends is a local jewellery brand that offers an exclusive range of fine hand-made pieces. The brand draws inspiration from the beauty and simplicity of bold geometric and organic patterns. As an environmentally conscious small business, Keeva Trends focuses strongly on nurturing ethical work practices and ongoing sustainability. Each item is lovingly made in South Africa by local artisans. The brand was born from a love of fine craft, and the joy it brings to both the wearer and the artisan. As the co-founders of Keeva Trends, entrepreneurial duo Venesia and Dawid van den Berg – wish is to nurture and grow a meaningful brand through positive business practices. Support for their surrounding communities is formed through the empowerment of women and skills development and remains one of their strongest internal…

5 min
conflict with your bridesmaids

The bride should definitely take temperament and history into account when choosing her wedding party. If two of your leading ladies are alpha females who won’t back down, or have had trouble getting along in the past, chances are there might be some discord over duties if they’re both involved. If you are faced with this dilemma, the safest rule of thumb is that blood is thicker than water. Meaning, that if your sister does not get along with your college roommate, your sister would take priority for a spot in your lineup. However, there are often extenuating circumstances and friends who act more like family than your closest relatives do, so you should definitely take your individual situation into account and remember, it is your day. Ultimately you must make…

3 min
uniq brow

Fluffy, microbladed, laminated, tinted: eyebrow grooming is currently one of the world’s fastest growing beauty treatments, with studies indicating the global spend of women on their brows is well into the Billions. And it is no surprise why. In fact, I read a study recently by Victoria Anderson, a researcher at Cardiff University who writes about social media. She believes brows are a part of the power play underlying every selfie. She points to the Latin for eyebrow - supercilium. “It is the root of ‘supercilious’, a way to be superior,” she says. “That’s mapped into the selfie culture, where there’s an image to let other people see that you have status and power in the world.” And let’s face it, the phrase “eyebrows on fleek” has become common vernacular for…

5 min
the latest hair trends for winter 2021

Here we are in a new year (and a new decade) of bold hair and makeup moments. But before we launch into the top hair trends for the upcoming year, let’s take a walk down memory lane and review the most popular hair trends of 2020. Last year’s top trending hairstyles were as functional as they were chic. From low ponytails to center parts and Carrie Bradshaw hair, last year was all about understated styles with an emphasis on natural texture and hair health (which we love). As for hair colour, we saw a juxtaposition of warm and cool-toned shades. Golden honey shades were trending, as were icy platinum variations. Fiery red was seen alongside cool ash blonde. It was a year of hair color contradiction. Where does that leave us (and…

3 min
what style of cake suits your theme

So you’ve finally knuckled down and chosen your wedding theme. But now you’re faced with a new dilemma: what style of wedding cake suits the theme? Because wedding cake making is such a personalised and creative industry, anything you can imagine can become a reality. So, before you go in to meet with your cake supplier, here are some tips on which styles of cakes will best suit the wedding theme you have in mind. Traditional For couples that are dedicated to honouring tradition at their wedding, you can’t go past the three-tiered white cake. It is all about minimal embellishment, with a simple flower arrangement or the classic newlywed figurines on top. Vintage Vintage wedding cakes allow couples to get creative with floral decorations, ribbon, bow and lace embellishments. The frosting can be…