Celebrity Dresses

So to tie-in with my recent features on celebrity wedding predictions, I have become slightly celeb wedding dress obsessed.  Ok, let’s not pretend, I have always been pretty celeb wedding dress obsessed.  I  wanted to share with you some of my favourites, some that have been in my wedding dress subconscious for some time and some that I spotted whilst trawling the web for inspiration.

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(Image sources: Celebswedding.com)

Jenna Dewan married her co-star from Step Up, Channing Tatum, in July 2009 in this gorgeous dress by Reem Acra.  I think that Jenna looks like an absolutely princess in this strapless ‘feather effect’ dress.

Not strictly a real celebrity wedding – but I fell in love with the dress that Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson both wore Vera Wang in Bride Wars.  Both Vera Wang, both utterly stunning, and both completely different.  Kate’s dress slightly edges it for me because I think it has the classic Wang fairy-tale princess feel about it, but I do also adore the Anne Hathaway’s chic alternative. Continue reading “Celebrity Dresses”

The Bridegroom’s Speech

The bridegroom’s speech is a reply on behalf of his wife and himself to the father of the bride’s speech and toast. It traditionally starts with “My wife and I…” which usually generates a reaction from the guests!

For many grooms, the speech can give rise to a dilemma. On one hand, a wedding is the occasion to express love for your new wife and gratitude to both sets of parents, but on the other hand, you don’t want to come across as too sentimental in front of friends! Therefore, it would be helpful then to plan your speech as a happy medium between the two.

Here are some suggested points to include, which are in the order of their delivery. You may wish to pepper your speech with a few jokes or anecdotes should you feel comfortable with this.


  • Thank the father of the bride for his toast and good wishes. He may have complimented you on your suitability for the bride, so a reply may be that you hope you can live up to his expectations.
  • Thank your guests for sharing your special day. Mention those who have travelled a long way, if the father of the bride didn’t do this, or perhaps welcome friends of you and your new wife rather than family members. This is a good time to thank everyone for their gifts.
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Wedding Locations in Costa Rica

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Thinking about getting married in Costa Rica?

You’re in good company.

According to About.com’s Guide to Romantic getaways, “…as many as 25 percent of couples choose to travel to exotic locations to hold a destination wedding. Getting married in Costa Rica has become one of the most popular choices for grooms and brides-to-be.“

We will offer you our recommendations for some of the most beautiful beaches, hotels, and private get-a-ways. We are also open to YOUR ideas of the place to have your ceremony and will do all the research and provide you with all the information you will need. Whether it is a beach Wedding, mountain-top wedding, garden wedding, waterfall wedding, hike-in wedding, underwater weddings, horseback wedding, we offer adventure seekers and traditionalists a wide selection of unique locations. Continue reading “Wedding Locations in Costa Rica”