December 02, 2011
Winter Wedding Dresses
Winter is not a time of year known for weddings, but there are some aspects of the season that can make a wedding truly beautiful, such as snowy landscapes in pictures (when we actually get snow) and a fairytale feeling to the whole day.
Obviously you can wear any dress you like on your wedding day, however, winter wedding dresses have some particular themes that are not always seen. These are some of my favourites:
Creative ways of using jewellery (not necessarily wintery):
I hope this has given some inspiration.
Posted: December 2, 2011 12:13 PM
November 03, 2011
Whilst I spent time in Dubai, I was lucky enough to learn a lot about Arabic wedding traditions. Arabic weddings are very different from the English weddings I am used to. Here are a few examples of the differences:
1. Marriages are often planned by the parents of two families having similar wealth and social standing. If the families of the couple getting married do not like each other, there is little chance of the couple being allowed to marry. Therefore, there is no option to dislike your in-laws.
2. The marriage is officiated by the signing of a marriage contract stating what both parties should expect financially during their marriage.
3. There are sometimes gifts of heavy gold jewellery given to the bride to wear on her wedding day. This is similar to a dowry.
4. Even though couples are technically married after the contract is signed, there is still a wedding ceremony. However, this wedding ceremony is split into separate female and male parties, so, there is no chance of meeting anyone at your friends weddings.
I learnt these wedding traditions from various people I talked to in Dubai. These traditions may not be the same for every family, but they give an interesting flavour of a different wedding experience.
Posted: November 3, 2011 10:00 AM
April 14, 2010
Win £150 to Spend at Mai Pearls
This month Mai Pearls are offering one lucky person £150 to spend at Mai Pearls. All you have to do is register with The Wedding Girl SOS to be in with a chance of winning.
To view our Spring Summer 2010 collection please visit us at www.maipearls.co.uk
Posted: April 14, 2010 01:20 PM
October 21, 2009
Mai Pearls are delighted to now be stocked in The Wedding Dress Shop in Wimbledon. This boutique offers brides a unique and comfortable experiance in their search for that perfect dress. For more information on this gorgous wedding boutique, please click here.
Posted: October 21, 2009 06:01 PM
September 28, 2009
The National Wedding Show
Taking place 2-4 October 2009 at London Earls Court, this fantastic show is your one stop wedding shop with everything you need for your big day.
From wedding gowns to wedding cars, venues to menus, gifts to grooms wear, you'll find all this and everything in between. So whatever you're looking for we've got it all under one roof and the beauty of it is that you can see, touch, taste and try on before you buy making the planning of your big day simple.
So come and find us at stand C64 to make the most of the show's exclusive 10% off offer.
Posted: September 28, 2009 11:21 AM
September 15, 2009
5 Star Wedding Directory
Mai Pearls are delighted to have just joined the 5 Star Wedding Directory and Planning Guide to help make your wedding dreams come true with a host of wedding planning information and services for the discerning bride and groom. This directory features wedding rings, designer accessories, luxury wedding cakes, designer invitations, wedding entertainment, photographers and wedding venues, which all form part of your big day. Relax, as you search and plan your luxury wedding.
You can now find Mai Pearls on the accessories pages along with many other designers.
Posted: September 15, 2009 11:02 AM
August 13, 2009
Wedding magazine this month reports that peach is the way to go with colour schemes. For more peachy pearl inspiration for pearl earrings, pearl necklaces and pearl bracelets suitable for both the bride, bridesmaid and mother of the bride, check out the website www.maipearls.co.uk
Posted: August 13, 2009 10:49 AM
August 10, 2009
Back to Black
Peta Hunt, Fashion Director for You & Your Wedding Magazine reports that the trend for black and white is big on catwalks. Peta points out that wearing a black dress on your big day takes courage and suggests opting for black embroidery or a black waistband or having fun with accessories like a dramatic pair of pearl and agate earrings such as the pair above from Mai Pearls.
Posted: August 10, 2009 12:14 PM
June 18, 2009
The Wedding Girl SOS
A new blog has just been launched www.theweddinggirl.co.uk that focuses on the lead up to the big day. With all sorts of wonderful ideas for everything involved in planning for that special day, it is a treasure trove full of inspiration. For inspiration for pearl wedding jewellery, take a look at the Mai Pearls website, www.maipearls.co.uk full of stunning yet affordable wedding pearl jewellery.
Posted: June 18, 2009 04:36 PM