Monday, January 26, 2015

Something Non-Traditional: Naked Wedding Cakes

Sweet greetings to all our Lots of Love Readers!

The wedding cake has become a main attraction at wedding receptions. Brides-to-be go through great lengths choosing from a multitude of designs and options to find the perfect wedding cake. White wedding cakes are regular favorites but more daring and adventurous couples have opted for colorful versions and recently, many have gone for naked wedding cakes.

The tradition of serving cakes at weddings dates back to medieval times. Its predecessor is nothing like the sweet version that it is today but regular loaf bread. The groom eats part of it and breaks the rest over the bride's head to symbolize good fortune and a bountiful life with many children. There's also tale of its origin from the traditional bride's pie which the bride cuts and serves guests during the wedding reception as a symbol of good luck and a happy life for the newlyweds. White wedding cakes together with the wearing of a white wedding dress, on the other hand, was a fad that started with the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the 1800s.

In modern times, the wedding cake has taken different sizes, shapes and flavors. In some cultures, it is cut and served during the reception. While in some, it mainly serves the purpose of the traditional slicing and partaking of the wedding cake by the bride and groom to symbolize unity and good fortune. Whichever purpose it serves, everybody sees wedding cakes as a centerpiece in any wedding reception. 

Naked wedding cakes have become a popular trend of late. Even celebrities have caught up with the trend. featured Angie and Brad's wedding including pictures of their non-traditional wedding cake - the naked wedding cake especially made by their children. Martha Stewart, the lifestyle doyenne herself, has featured in her website several gorgeous frost-free wedding cakes that are sure to tease the senses.

Here's a collection of naked wedding cakes that's definitely worth having:

A berry merry wedding cake. Three-tier wedding cake sandwiched with jam and frosting and decorated with mixed berries.

Chocolatey wedding cake. Express your love for chocolate by keeping the butter cream frosting to a minimum on your decadent chocolate wedding cake.

Simply yummy wedding cake. Drizzle some salted caramel over a multi-tiered naked wedding cake for a dramatic effect.

Multi-flavored wedding cake. Can't settle on one flavor? Get all the flavors you want in each layer of your wedding cake.

Ombre wedding cake. Showcase the colors of your wedding with an ombre wedding cake with fruit topper.

Bold and beautiful wedding cake. Paint the town red with a luscious red wedding cake.

Shabby chic wedding cake. Succulents add a rustic touch to this simple three-tiered naked wedding cake.

Lush and romantic wedding cake. Floral accents make for one sweet and dainty wedding reception centerpiece.

Hip and square wedding cake. Instead of the usual round wedding cake, go for the square version with different flavors per tier for added personality.

Tip: Choose a wedding cake that you will enjoy eating and sharing your everyone at the wedding reception.

Lots of Love, 

Photo Credits: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hanging Wedding Decorations

Lovely Greetings to our Lots of Love Readers!

Dressing up a wedding reception venue is an exciting task. It gives one the chance to flex some muscles and work some creativity in transforming a plain hall or room into an awesome place for a wedding party. We love developing and executing designs, themes and decor concepts with lovely brides. And we enjoy doing research and pitching in our own ideas on making every bride's dream wedding a reality.

Here's one idea that we've been seeing in a lot of weddings these days: Hanging Wedding Decorations.

What makes them great: Hanging Decors fill up a bare ceiling and transforms any venue into an awesome party space. It enhances the look of a room to suit any theme. Hanging decors are also a great way of freeing up space to make room for the table setting and provides a non-restrictive view of everyone around the table.

Here are some gorgeous hanging wedding decoration ideas that are sure to add personality and style to any wedding reception:

Geronimo balloons hanging over banquet tables would surely spark the conversation in any wedding reception.
Worried about bare ceilings? Let loose some colorful balloons to adorn the ceilings.

Re-purposed Birdcages
For a garden wedding, adorn birdcages with flowers and hang them all over the reception venue.

Place some candles inside birdcages and light them up for a romantic evening of partying.

Paper and Fabric Decors
Create a festive mood by draping ceilings with buntings and streamers.

Paper balls are an inexpensive alternative to floral decorations.

For a magical evening reception, fill the room with lighted paper lanterns

 Paper cranes are known to bring good fortune to a long and happy marriage. A thousand and more will certainly bring good luck to the newly weds.

Reinforce that vintage vibe by decorating the reception venue with paper doilies.

Drape colorful ribbons and fabric strips over high ceilings to add to the vibrant feel

Carry on the parasol theme at the wedding reception by hanging umbrellas all over the place.

Floral Arrangements
Aren't these the most gorgeous floral chandeliers you could ever find?

 Hang bouquets over banquet tables to fill the room with the sweet smell of flowers.

Special Decors
Remember the movie Up? You can have your very own hot air balloon inspired wedding with this ingenious display of hot air balloon decors.

Lighting Effects
Fancy a night of celebration under the stars? Bring the outdoors indoor with ball of lights installation. 

For a good ole country ambiance, mount a wood installation above tables to direct guests to their table assignments.

Tip: With a dash of inspiration and a little imagination, you can create your very own decor concepts to achieve your desired theme for your wedding.

Lots of Love, 

Photo Credits:  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Spring Wedding Dress Picks

Lovely greetings to all our Lots of Love Readers. It should come as no surprise that every bride-to-be spend considerable time and effort picking the perfect dress to wear on her wedding day. One of the most anticipated moments in a wedding is the look in the groom's eyes when he sees his bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle. And so, we've rounded up the latest trends from the Spring 2015 Bridal collection of renowned designers for blushing brides-to-be to draw inspiration from. Here they are:

Off-the-shoulder Necklines
Romantic off-the-shoulder dress reminiscent of Belle's gown from the Beauty and the Beast. 
This Grecian silk chiffon off-shoulder gown with cathedral tulle veil from Marchesa provides a lot of room for movement during the wedding ceremony as well as the reception. 

Light and Flowing Tulle Skirts
Tulle will be popular in 2015. It's versatile nature can create a 2-in-one look for the bride who wants a light and flowing skirt during the ceremony and detach it to reveal a more sleek and slender skirt for the wedding reception. This Alabaster English A-line gown, beaded V-neck ballerina bodice and flowing skirt by Hayley Paige might just do the trick. 

Collars and High Necklines. 
To achieve a royal look, opt for wedding dress with dramatic collars and high necklines like this Aspen long sleeved organza sheath wedding dress with high V-neckline from Naeem Khan.

Soft Touch of Color
 Colored gowns will still be making waves in 2015 from blush to blue, gray and even mint green. Monique Lhullier debuted this misty blue Oceana strapless mint ball gown dress as part of her 2015 Spring Bridal Collection.

Stylish 30s.
Reminiscent of the glamour gowns worn by Hollywood stars in the '30s embellished with twinkling beadworks, whimsical capes and captivating veils.  The '30s inspired wedding dress is much preferred for formal weddings because of its elegance and femininity. This gown by Jenny Packham draws inspiration from mythical heroines like Helen of Troy, Persephone and Venus.

Beach Chic
If you are planning a destination wedding or a beach wedding, you can go for bridal dresses with asymmetrical hemlines, lace and crop tops for a more laid back look. This sleeveless A-line wedding dress made of re-embroidered lace with deep V-neckline and crystal belt from Reema Acra would be a great choice for a fun wedding day at the beach.

Capes and Capelets
 Add some drama to a wedding dress by walking down the aisle with a cape or capelet. It's an ingenious way to cover up during the ceremony and can be conveniently removed to create two looks from one for the wedding reception. This "Carolina" strapless silk georgette sheath wedding dress and Chantilly lace cape from the collection of Carolina Herrera makes a remarkable choice.

 Tip: Choose a dress that will flatter your most endearing features. Read our article on body types to guide you on how to shop for the perfect wedding dresses.

Lots of Love,

Photo Credits: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

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