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Top 5 Halloween Cake Toppers

Top 5 Halloween Cake Toppers

We have compiled our favorite list of Halloween cake toppers to celebrate this crazy holiday. Have you considered a theme wedding? There are so many little details that can be tied in and made to really make your day unique.

Bun-Bun Skeleton Wedding Cake Topper           

This is a gothic and at the same time cute and romantic cake topper if you wedding theme is based on Halloween but you still want to have a special and loving touch, do not doubt to use this pair of skeleton bunnies cake topper. In addition, you can later use them as salt and pepper shakers.

Halloween Cake Toppers

Jack and Sally Kiss Wedding Cake Topper

Are you fan of a Nightmare before Christmas? If so, you cannot miss including Jack and Sally in your wedding cake. This is a perfect cake topper that depicts love through a warm kiss and it will go perfectly with your Halloween decoration. This can also be used as salt and pepper shakers.

Halloween Cake Toppers


Day of the Dead Skulls Wedding Cake Topper

This beautiful and colorful skeleton couple will definitely embellish your wedding cake. They are made of ceramic and carefully hand painted to look like a Dia de los Muertos bride and groom. It will look perfect on your cake and match your Halloween decoration.

Halloween Cake Toppers

Day of the Dead Sexy Skulls Wedding Cake Topper

If you and your partner are bold and sexy, this is the perfect cake topper for you. It features a bride and groom gothic skeletons in a very sexy pose. Dare to use this in your cake and make sure no one forgets your wedding cake decoration. You can change their hair to look similar to yours and you can choose different colors for the bride’s shoes and bouquet.

Halloween Cake Toppers

Day of the Dead Light-Up Wedding Cake Topper

This cake topper is unique and nothing like what is usually on top of wedding cakes. It features a clear acrylic with a Day of the Dead design. It contains LED lights of which you can choose the color from: Blue, green, purple, gold, red, turquoise and white. Also, you can customize two first names and the wedding date. It will look gorgeous, especially at night!

Halloween Cake Toppers

A Spooky Wedding

Photographer: Meghan Elise Photography

Photographer: Meghan Elise Photography

Many couples love the idea of getting married on Halloween. It is the opportunity not only to have fun and let your inner child come out but also to show off your creativity and ability to scare all your guest through original and creepy decoration and details. From pumpkins, witches and ghosts to terrifying scenarios, there is a lot of material for a really scary and unique Halloween themed wedding.

If you are going to celebrate your wedding on Halloween, you will need a lot of great ideas to make it the spooky wedding of the year, we will gladly help you with that, so take note on the below ideas and plan a spectacular Halloween wedding.

  • Castles have always been surrounded by mystery and horror; therefore, they become the perfect scenario for your Halloween wedding. Do your homework and search for the scariest. If you have the resources, you can even look for a castle abroad.
  • Pumpkins are definitely the main characters when we talk about Halloween, so you cannot miss them on your wedding. There are many ways in which you can incorporate them: as centerpieces, as lamps to light the corridor where you will walk to the altar or in the floor, as decoration and of course as part of the menu!
  • Your Halloween party must of course include terrifying elements. Thus, why not decorating every corner of the venue with them. Use skeletons, witches, zombies, insects, heads and much more to make the place as scary as possible. You can decorate the ceiling, the tables, chairs, walls and a lot more with them. You can even do a photo booth with the creepiest figures!
  • Your dress may become the protagonist! Not by wearing a black dress or one that looks like a costume but, instead, you can prepare it to look awesome by adding any details you wish. It may be spider web, insects, wearing a creepy veil or even adding a vampire-like coat.
  • People love disguises, so you should take advantage of the holiday and ask your guests to wear costumes to your party. To make sure it goes as planned, include instructions in the invitation to make sure everybody wears a cool disguise. If you want to make it even more interesting, you can offer a prize for the best costume.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, but you could definitely come up with more and have the best Halloween-themed wedding ever!

Weddings from the World: Armenian Weddings

Continuing with our series about Weddings from the World, this week we have chosen to talk about Armenian marriages.  Armenian weddings are full of personality thanks to its wide variety of traditions, customs, dances and music which makes them exceptionally different to what we are accustomed to.

Before the wedding, the future husband’s family will house the future wife and ask her father for permission to let the relationship continue. Once they get permission, the future groom gives the future bride the engagement ring. To celebrate, they toast with Armenian cognac and they even hold an engagement party hosted by the girl’s parents.

Unlike other cultures, in Armenian, the family of the groom are the ones in charge of paying the wedding costs. The celebration will start will a lot of rituals the evening before the religious wedding, let’s go through them:

  • Late at night, the groom, family and friends will go to the bride’s house to deliver the veil she will wear during the wedding. They will play music, dance and bring gifts. While they are celebrating, they steal the shoes that the bride will wear on the wedding ceremony which symbolizes how the girl will be taken away from her family. To recover the shoes, the best man and maid of honor must pay a ransom.
  • The day of the wedding, the groom and his family will take the wedding dress to the bride and will ask the father permission for her to wear it.
  • The brother or the closest male to the bride, will put her shoes on and place money inside to wish her luck and fortune.
  • Before putting her veil on, the bride will pass it over the bridesmaids head to wish them luck in finding good husbands. Then, a happily married woman will put her the veil on to have good luck.
  • Since the bridesmaids are single, the wedding day they will write their names on the right sole of the bride’s shoe. Once the party is over, the bride will check her sole and that name which can still be read, will be the next to get married.
  • Green and red ribbons are placed by his mom on the groom’s jacket to symbolize happiness, promises, health and wellness.

The Religious Wedding

During the ceremony, the priest will bless the rings and then put the hands of the couple together to represent their union.  The couples make their vows and promise to support and commit to each other. The best man will lift a cross over their heads to legitimize their union. After that, the priest puts their forehands together to represent that even if they might have different opinions, they must agree based on trust, love and solidarity. Also, the couple gets crowned to symbolize their power and authority while taking the lead in their home. Finally, the priest will pray, they drink a glass of blessed wine and commit to live their lives as one.

  • When they leave the church, two doves are released to wish the, happiness and love. In the meantime, guests will throw flowers and petals to the couple.
  • Before celebrating, the couple will break decorated plates at the entrance of the venue. This ward off evil spirits as well as negative energies. They also do it before they enter their new home.
  • When they enter, the go under an arch made of flowers which symbolizes happiness and prosperity.
  • To welcome the couple, the guests will have colored scarves (usually red and green as the groom’s ribbons) and they will wave them while dancing.
  • Finally, we have the shabash which consist on throwing money and coins to the couple to wish them fortune, wealth and good luck.

Tips for Short Brides

Tips for Short Brides

A woman should always wear what best suits her body and the wedding day must not be an exception. If you want to look stunning at your big day, make sure you choose the right dress for your body.  Here are some tips for short brides to take into account when buying the dress and preparing your wedding look.

Tips for Short Brides

Photography:Di Bezi

  • The first thing you should take into account is volume. When you are short, you should avoid a lot of volume and instead, go for a tube or mermaid cut dress. The tightest your dress is, the taller you will look. In case you want to have a little volume on your dress, we recommend you to wear an A-line one.
  • A dress with jewel details is also a great choice. The only thing you must take into account is that the jewelry must never be below your hips and of course, you should not abuse them; otherwise, the effect will not be as desired.
  • When you are to choose the color, go for only one shade. Combining colors or shades will actually make you look shorter and that is what we want to avoid. Also, try not to choose a dress with prints.
  • Elude any round-necked dress, it will not favor you at all. Instead choose a V-neckline which not only stylize your shoulders and neck, but it will only make you seem taller. Don’t be afraid of wearing a cleavage, it will definitely flatter your figure.
  • As a bride to be, you may probably be dreaming with a long tail or vail. However, we are afraid to tell you that in your case, this is not a good idea as it will emphasize your height. Instead of a veil, you could wear a beautiful headdress which will make you look elegant and even taller.
  • Stay away from big accessories. You could wear whatever you like but of an average size so you do not overdo your look.
  • Shoes are your best allies when you are short. Therefore, do not be afraid to wear high heels. The higher they are, the higher you will look. Of course, do not compromise comfort. Choose high heels that you know you will be able to carry all day without ending up walking weird or with a terrible feet pain.
  • Finally, a great tip to get a couple additional centimeters is with your hairstyle. Bet for high ponytails or buns. These will not only make you look elegant but also taller.

Hopefully, these tips will help you looks even better for your special day. Good luck!

50s Inspired Wedding Theme

1950s Inspired Wedding

Vintage is still in vogue; however, the tendencies now are to focus on a specific period of time to have a more defined theme.  If your favorite decade are the 50’s and you want to have the perfect 1950s inspired wedding, let’s start with the appearance of you and your husband to be. Lets dive into what dress, accessories, and hairstyles would best fit the 50s theme.

1950s Inspired wedding

Photography: Mona Lisa T

The Bride

To look like a real 1950’s inspired bride, there are some aspects you should take into account:

  • The wedding dress should be short—knee height—and with a lot of volume. It is better if you choose a tight-fitting dress with sweetheart neckline.
  • Choose 50’s accessories such as a very vintage handbag, gloves, pearls and you cannot forget a birdcage veil. Also, you could add a floral hood or a feathered headdress. You will look so 50’s!
  • Since you are wearing a short dress, you must pay special attention to the shoes. Try to find shoes from that decade with high heels such as pumps and with rounded tip, for instance. If you are bold enough, buy shoes in bright colors such as blue, red or fuchsia.
  • Your hairstyle must be simple but elegant. You can choose a half up with the rest of the hair in nice waves or you can wear it tied which will match perfectly with the birdcage veil.
  • The bouquet has to be classic and/or decorated with roses, pearls and even vintage jewelry. You will awe your guests!


1950s inspired wedding

Photography: Joielala Photographie

The Groom

What should a groom wear on his wedding to have a 1950´s look?

Here are some tips for the groom to obtain the 1950s inspired look to match your beautiful 50’s inspired bride.

  • Go for brown, gray and blue shades. Those are the colors that were most used in that decade and the most used in vintage costumes.  If you like, you can even combine colors such as wearing gray pants with a blue jacket. Also, you can choose a light brown suit; it will definitely give you that retro air.
  • Vests are really representative of that decade; therefore, if you have the opportunity to wear one, do not hesitate!
  • Something else that will give you a unique look is a bow tie. It will not only make you look vintage but also handsome.
  • Now, if you are into mastering the look, then wear a plaid shirt combined with a vest and a bow tie. You will look so elegant and retro.
  • If you are more classic, then you could wear a tuxedo but instead of wearing a regular tie, use a bow tie that combines the suit.
  • If you are not into bow ties, then choose a dark and tight suit with an also dark and narrow tie.
  • And if you want to look really classic, then choose a frock coat with a crossed vest. This will make you look like a high class 50’s groom.
  • If you want to add accessories, the most convenient ones are suspenders, a hat, laced shoes and of course, a boutonniere.

A 1950s inspired wedding is easier than it seems! We hope these tips help you achieve a unique, vintage look for your big day.

Weddings from World: Italian Wedding

Photography:Darya Kamalova of Thecablookfotolab

Photography:Darya Kamalova of Thecablookfotolab

We continue with our articles about the different rituals and traditions of weddings around the world. Today, we will talk about Italian weddings. Italians focus more on the ceremony than on the party and they have some other believes before the marriage that we will talk about.  

Before the Wedding

Before the marriage, they start celebrating with what they call “La Promessa” which is a list of questions that the pastor asks the couple at the same church where they will get married. After that, he will give them the certificate to get married which they will take to the town hall. There, they will sing the legal marriage license application which is published for 8 days before the civil marriage is signed.

Few days before the wedding, “fa ill letto” (the bed is made) in the future house of the couple. Friends and family get together to decorate the couple’s bedroom. The couple’s moms make the bed and then they place chocolates, candies, flowers and money on it.

The Wedding

The day of the wedding, family and friends divide to get to the house of the groom and bride. They toast and greet and then, in a caravan, they head to the church behind the couple’s car. The religious ceremony is basically a catholic ceremony; it may have some modifications but it is in essence the same. After the ceremony comes the best part, the party!

As you may already know, Italians have an obsession with food and weddings are not an exception. There is one rule, eat as much as possible. Therefore, once the ceremony ends, the couple go out to take the pictures as the guests enter the venue.

The party starts and the guests have a snack while the couple is out. Once the couple returns, everybody goes to the main room.  There, guests can see the huge menu which is usually really assorted. Two appetizers, two main courses, two garnishes and of course desserts. After that, they serve coffee, fruit, candies and amaro (liqueur) for digestion.

Once everybody eats and have full bellies, the bride and groom stand next to the souvenirs so guests give them money because gifts are no longer in vogue. In the meantime, people go to the disco part of the room and dance!


Top 6 Gay Cake Toppers

Now that gay marriage is legal in our country, gay couples do not have any limitations to celebrate their love as they wish by having the same rights as a straight couple. Therefore, a lot of couples want to show their pride through their wedding decoration which of course includes wedding cake toppers. We have selected our favorite six cake toppers so you can choose!


Brides Blowing Kisses Gay Cake Topper

These cake topper is so adorable! Brides elegantly dressed in beautiful wedding dresses while leaning forward to blow a kiss to their beloved. It is a perfect choice if both brides are very girly and you can choose different hair colors for the brides.

Romance Gay Rose Pearl Wedding Cake Topper (Silver or Gold)

This cake topper features a romantic kissing scene of two grooms. They are on a beautiful base cake made of porcelain and covered with roses and pearls. In addition, you can choose the vest and suit’s color.

Gay Lesbian Wedding Cake Topper

This wedding cake topper is super romantic and casual at the same time. It is perfect for those tomboy couples because both brides are wearing jeans and t-shirts. It depicts love through a sweet hug among the couple. You can change the brides’ hair colors too!

Ty Wilson Gay Interracial Interchangable Wedding Cakeside Figurines

As the name suggests, this cake topper was designed by the globally known artist Ty Wilson. It shows a couple standing on a porcelain base while holding a bouquet.  The greatest part is that the grooms’ ethnicity can be mixed and matched and you can change their hair color and the bouquet’s color.

Crystal Romance Lesbian Gay Wedding Cake Topper

This is the perfect cake topper for those lesbian couples in which one bride loves girly clothing while the other is more into a less girly look. It features a romantic scene of a lesbian couple kissing while standing on a beautiful base with roses and faux pearls.

Gay Climbing Groom and Helpful Groom Mix & Match Cake Toppers

This cake topper is for those couples who want a bit of humor in their cake. It features a groom lending his hand to help his loved one climb the cake to finally meet the love of his life. You can choose up to five different hair colors to make them look more similar to you.

Weddings from the World: Buddhist Weddings

Photography: Alison Mayfield Photography Studio

Photography: Alison Mayfield Photography Studio

We have been learning about weddings from the world, their different customs, traditions and much more. This time, we will talk about Buddhist weddings.  When we think on a Buddhist wedding, we might imagine the bride with a super colorful wedding dress and a priest that looks like Dalai Lama. However, our perception and believes of other culture weddings are usually based on what we have seen on movies or TV shows and the reality is nothing similar to that.

When discussing marriage in the Buddhist religion, it is important to take into account that they do not have a specific wedding ritual or ceremony because they do not consider marriage a religious event; therefore, when they celebrate a wedding, what they do is the called couple’s blessing. Even if they take different traditions and symbols from other religion weddings, the ceremony is not as stiff as a Muslim or catholic wedding.

Buddhists give a great deal of importance to astrology, that’s why everything related to commitment and weddings is dictated by the monks who, beforehand, prepare and interpret the couple’s astrological chart. Based on those, they determine different aspects such as the time and date of the wedding.

They marry in front of an altar that has the Buddha. It is usually decorated with flowers and other elements chosen by the couple. Friends and family will be behind the couple and the Buddhist monk will usually be standing higher than the rest of the people.

During the wedding ceremony, the couple must be together in a posture known as the Wai, which is gesture of respect, before receiving the Buddhist monk’s blessing. Then, the monks will start the ceremony with a sermon and once he finishes sharing his thoughts, he will lead the vow interchange which is a vital part of a Buddhist wedding.

Once done, to express their gratitude, the couple offers food to the monks and Buddha and the monks will chant the wedding prayer and then will eat. Only after they finish eating, the senior monk will bless the couple and all the guests with holy water.

The celebration after the wedding ceremony is a traditional wedding party with food, music and dancing. The type of food will depend on the country where the couple is from but it usually includes pork, beef, rice and other traditional dishes.


A Wedding into the Woods

 Lucy Munoz Photography

Lucy Munoz Photography

We have been writing about fall-inspired weddings these last weeks and today is not the exception. Even if fall is almost done to give room to spring, there are still ideas we can implement if you are getting married in this beautiful and magic season. There is nothing that resembles more a fairy tale than weddings in the woods; therefore, if you have always dreamed with a fairy tale like wedding, this is the perfect opportunity for you to make your dreams come true.

The woods are full of magic, leafy trees and bucolic floral nature. You will be delighted by an explosion of intense colors thanks to the beautiful peonies and the most perfect moss rug that give color and softness to the environment and combined with a rustic decoration makes the whole thing look like taken out of a tale.

Autumn is so hard to resist because wedding ceremonies during this amazing time of the year are full of tastes and exquisite colors which makes it a perfect time to celebrate without the heat of summer and allowing you to take advantage of the natural landscapes that bloom during this season.

A perfect way to take advantage of all that nature gives us during autumn is to celebrate your wedding in the woods. These weddings are full of magic and are usually very intimate ceremonies with a reduced number of guests and a really simple decoration because, why would you need a super elaborate decoration when nature in its maximum majesty is the protagonist of the decoration? Just let nature express itself and your wedding will be stunning.

The details of weddings in the woods are usually obtained by using fruits, vegetables and flowers of the season such as grapes, mushrooms, pumpkin, squash, berries, lilies, sunflowers and much more. Combine them with decorative elements that match and you will have a dream wedding!



Ecological Weddings

Photo Credit: Best Photography

Photo Credit: Best Photography

Today, more people are paying attention to the environmental damage humans cause with their lack of attention or interest. Therefore, many couples have chosen to celebrate their wedding with style but respecting our mother earth by paying attention to all details and making an effort to cause as little damage as possible.

Green weddings have become a phenomena lately and there are even special companies that help you prepare in case you have no idea how to start. The greatest part of it is that your wedding ceremony will still be fabulous and stylish but without compromising our house, which we must keep safe for future generations. It may seem expensive; however, a green wedding is actually more economic than a regular one. Here you have some options to have a great ecological wedding:

  • Choose a dress made of organic fabrics such as cotton, hemp and/or recycled textiles. You can even find sexy lingerie made of the same materials. There are actually foundations that resell these type of dresses and then help a charity of your choice.
  • You can choose to use ecological jewelry. There are a lot of options for jewels produced without being so harmful with nature such as diamonds that meet all worker protection laws or rings made with recycled gold or platinum. Even better, use heritage jewelry, it will look chic and vintage.
  • Get an ecological bouquet from an organic florist, some of which use plants that can then be transplanted. If you prefer, grow the flowers yourself. Then you can brag to have a grow-it-yourself bouquet!
  • Regarding the menu, you can use seasonal and organically produced food. Avoid buffet since there is usually a lot of waste. Try using that recyclable china made of paper or bamboo. Then you can take all the food and china leftovers and make compost with it.
  • For the invitations, you can go with recycled paper ones. There are so many beautiful and modern styles to choose from and you will not feel bad if you have too many guests
  • If you want to give out something for guests to remember your wedding, you can be original and give those bonsai plants and even seed packages.
  • For the honeymoon, you can search the web for eco-tourism which has increasing popularity lately so it won’t be hard to find. It offers greener options for you to enjoy and some even help local communities.

As you can see, there are so many options to reduce your ecological footprint while offering a remarkable, beautiful and unique wedding ceremony. Give it a try!