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A Valentine’s Wedding

A V-Day Proposal

Believe it or not, there are an average of 220,000 wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year and many couples love the idea of getting married on or close to Valentine’s Day!

It is classically known as the Day of Love. February 14th is the day where people show their feelings of love, affection and friendship so it’s not surprising that couples want their wedding to happen during this time with this aura surrounding their big day.

Red has long been known as the true colour for Valentine’s Day. Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love adored the red rose. The red rose represents strong romantic feelings and red is symbolic of the heart. Often couples getting married in February choose red as their main or accent colour.  Take a look at some of the red items we have found to inspire you if planning a Valentine’s Day wedding.

Bridal designers such as Vera Wang have been aware of this trend and are selling bridal gowns in various hues of red to brides wanting to wow their guests with something other than traditional white.

vera-wang-wedding-dress

Here are some other great ideas of how to add the colour red to your wedding even if only an accent colour.

Red inspiration

1. “Forever Young” nail polish by Essie, 2. “Diorific” lipstick by Dior, 3. Mother of the Bride dress by Wd.co, 4. Red Roses Bouquet, 5. “Catrina” Red satin rose clutch by Franchi, 6. “Delahanty” Pump at ‘Call it Spring’.

Wedding Planner David Tutera decorated a Valentine’s Day Wedding  in silver, red and black ending with a stunning effect for the couple and guests.

davidtuteraRed is a striking colour for a wedding and can be added to various degrees depending on the effect you are after.

To see more great Valentine’s Day Wedding ideas check out our Pinterest board.

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DIY Spa Ideas for the Bride & Bridesmaids

You’re getting married! Congratulations! While you’re making all the plans and arrangements for your wedding it is important not to forget the most important thing! Your health!  There are things you can do right now in preparation for your wedding day even if it’s way off in the distance to help ensure you are healthy and glowing on your special day.  Here’s a few tips to help you along.

Coconut Oil has become a popular effective item to use as a moisturizer on your body.  You’ll avoid dry skin if you apply right after showering and the not too greasy texture and amazing tropical scent will be relaxing for you as well.

Coconut Oil for Better Health

Soaking your feet in vinegar is a great remedy for softening callused soles and dealing with problems like toenail fungus.  Follow the daily soak with a lotion containing urea for baby soft feet.

Foot soak for soft skin

Everyone should have a bright white smile and here’s a little trick in getting those chicklets pearly white. Baking soda is something you usually have in your kitchen cupboards but make sure you also have a box in your bathroom right next to your toothbrush. Dipping your toothbrush in the baking soda poured on the palm of your hand and gently brushing for a minute every day will gradually lighten the colour of your teeth.

Bright white smile

Soft hands are a necessity for all the hand shaking you’ll be doing as well as not wanting any runs in those stockings.  A great way to achieve the softest hands is by pouring a small amount of olive oil into your palm already holding a couple tablespoons of granulated white sugar. Rub the palms of your hands together mixing the oil and sugar and now include all of your fingers in the mix.  Vigorously rub for a minute, rinse, and then follow with two drops of vitamin E rubbed all over your hands and fingers.  Voila! Soft, beautiful hands.

Beautiful soft hands

If you’ve heard the old saying “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” there is some truth in doing so.  Studies show that eating apples can decrease your risk of diabetes, reduce cholesterol, support a healthy heart, prevent gallstones, control your weight and boost your immune system! Snacking on apples is a great health booster with multiple health benefits.

Healthy woman eating an apple

When you and your bridesmaids feel and look healthy everyone is happy.  It might be time for a DIY Spa Party! Check out my last blog on 10 Theme Ideas for a Bachelorette Party. I hope these tips are helpful! Here’s to a healthy happy you!

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples

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