Larry James' CelebrateIntimateWeddings BLOG

Monday, March 26, 2018

Planning Your Perfect Intimate Garden Wedding

Filed under: Garden Wedding,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 9:30 am
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Cassie Steele, Guest Author

Arizona is perfect for your intimate garden wedding. It is warm and dry more than 300 days of the year, especially in Central Arizona where the summers are glorious. Having a garden wedding is personal and inexpensive. You will have plenty of time to decorate your garden without paying for venue charges. You can plan your perfect wedding in your home environment and have a day to truly remember.

Don’t let the bugs bite

If are providing a meal or a buffet, food and hot weather often attracts wasps. You don’t want to see anyone get stung, or have the wasps constantly irritating your friends and family. Make sure that you use food canopies to cover any plates that are on the tables waiting to be served. Putting citronella candles on the tables will deter any mosquitoes away from your wedding party too. Alternatively fill mason jars with water and add slices of lemon and citronella oil to repel insects. These look very pretty when they are hung from trees, in amongst some bunting.

Keeping warm in the evenings

As twilight draws in the temperatures can drop quickly. It is important to make sure that you and your guests are warm enough, especially if you are having an evening party out in the open. In many areas, it is not advisable to have campfires, as the Arizona atmosphere is very dry and arid. A much safer and atmospheric alternative is an eco-friendly bio ethanol fireplace. These can be placed outside, and will keep the air warm and comfortable in the cool of the evening.

Seating your guests

You don’t have to have formal seating if you are having a garden wedding. Hay bales covered with blankets are very popular, and you can tailor this to your color scheme. They are not expensive to buy, in comparison to renting chairs. If you are seating guests for a meal, it is fun and quirky to use mismatched tables, simply covering them with tablecloths in complementing colors. Using personal photos to decorate the tables is a lovely way to bring a unique and special touch to your wedding. Friends and family will enjoy discussing the pictures and the memories they bring.

A garden party is the perfect way to have a personal and intimate wedding. You can get married in a place that is filled with natural sunshine and build a great future together.

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Copyright © 2018 – Cassie James. Cassie James is a freelance writer, editor and art enthusiast. After a career in charity PR she moved into the freelance world and now specializes in events, arts and community projects. When not working she loves to spend time in her garden, swimming and traveling with her family.

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Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: Cell: 480-205-3694. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 475 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Check Larry’s availability

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Monday, March 12, 2018

7 Tips to Be Less Stressed Before Your Wedding

Filed under: Stress-Free Wedding,Wedding Stress,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 9:30 am
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Deborah Lansing, Guest Author

It’s no secret that our wedding day is supposed to be a magical and happy time for us as a couple. When we envision our big day, we often picture a perfect ceremony and storybook affair. After all, haven’t we been nurturing this concept since we were young girls and boys?

Unfortunately, far too often, brides and grooms are caught off guard by the stress and anxiety that come along with getting married. Our expectations for a perfect ceremony often clash with reality and the stress that accompanies a walk down the aisle. Thankfully, with a little awareness, we can kiss goodbye those feelings of stress so we can be present in the moment and actually enjoy our weddings.

1. Find some laughter A popular saying we have all heard is, “Laughter is the best medicine”. Surprisingly, this just might be true. Laughing can lighten our moods, stimulate organs, release endorphins, relieve stress responses, and even calm tense muscles. Before the wedding, laugh away the stress by watching your favorite funny comedies, hang out with your besties who tell the best stories, and look for ways to increase your daily laugh count.

2. Write in a journal Scribbling down your thoughts in a journal is a therapeutic way to beat stress and organize your thoughts in the process. A few moments spent writing can allow us time for reflection. This can help us make sense of major life changes and can lead to more creativity, better problem solving, and improve communication skills.

3. Keep everything in perspective One of the bad things about stress is that it makes every decision, even the small ones, feel like it will make or break your wedding. That is why suddenly, we are fretting over frosting flavors, colors, lip glosses, seating charts, weather forecasts, and more.

Soon, these feelings can play with our head and lead to higher levels of emotional stress. If we are feeling stressed, slow down and ask yourself if this issue will really matter in the long run. This tactic will allow us to refocus our efforts and keep our eye on the prize: our committed relationship.

4. Delegate help Many brides and grooms want to reduce costs and personalize their nuptials by doing a lot of the decorating, planning, and arranging themselves. This philosophy is a great way to reduce costs and stay within budget, but it can elevate stress levels. Couples can still DIY, but make sure to reach out to friends and family for help.

Often, we just need to ask for help and our tribe will be more than happy to take over a task or job. A few extra hands can make the work go faster and prevent us from feeling overwhelmed and overworked.

5. Meditate One tip to be less stressed before the wedding is to breathe and think our way to calm. Practicing meditation only takes a few minutes, doesn’t cost much, and can be done almost anywhere. This simple technique gives us the ability to soothe frayed nerves and find our inner peace. If you are struggling with meditation, look online for a guided video or tutorial to help you learn how to breath, guide thoughts, or find a relaxing yoga position.

6. Pamper yourself with a home spa We can’t always sneak off to our favorite spa or salon for a day of pampering. BUT, we do have the ability to indulge ourselves at home. We can make our own relaxing getaway by using scented candles, soothing bath products, calming essential oils, relaxing playlists, and our favorite skin products at home. So when you are feeling down, run a hot bath and soak away the stress. Your body will thank you and your skin will be glowing when you say your vows.

7. Catch some Zzz’s One simple way to reduce stress is to make sure we are getting enough rest and sleep. Getting adequate amounts of sleep is vital in our body’s ability to regulate moods, judgment, memory, and stress.

Studies are finding that we would all be happier and healthier if we could gain an extra hour or 90 minutes of sleep every night. While it might be tempting to stay up late during the weeks before your wedding working on details, make sure you find the time to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night to reboot and reduce stress levels.

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Copyright © 2018 – Deborah Lansing. Deborah was born and raised in San Diego, California where she attended San Diego High School in between her surfing trips. After high school, she studied at Santa Clara University and graduated with a degree in Marketing. She also offers some of her expertise for free via content publishers online.

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Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: Cell: 480-205-3694. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 475 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Check Larry’s availability

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Monday, March 5, 2018

How To Select The Perfect Wedding Night Lingerie

Filed under: Intimacy,Lingerie,Wedding Lingerie,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 9:30 am
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Jennifer Saylor, Guest Author

The wedding season is here and all the would-be-brides are busy shopping and preparing themselves for the big-day of their life. It is the time when a lot of things comes to you, from selecting cards, venue, cloths, jewelry, inviting guests, deciding menu, taking care of your body to buying sexy luxury lingerie.

Shopping the perfect and sexy wedding night lingerie items often bring tough time for the would-be-brides. Girls find it difficult to decide what to pick and what not, how to get the perfect fit, color and look for the special night. Well, if you too are undergoing such worries, keep all your confusions aside. I will share a few tips on how you can get your wedding night lingerie shopping done and blow your partner’s mind without much efforts.

1. Be clear in your mind The first and foremost thing that you can do is to be clear on your mind regarding any color, design, fabric or other preferences that you might have. This will help you explain the store attendant what you are exactly looking for.

2. Be open to try out new things Store owners or even the attendants are well aware about the latest trends and also what looks good on which body type. So if they ask you to try out a new design or fabric or anything; don’t decline immediately. You never know, something given a random try might turn out to be the perfect lingerie for your special night.

3. Make all the fantasies real We all have our fantasies for that one special night. Never hesitate to disclose them to your partner. He will be happy to see you open up your secrets and will make all your fantasies real. Similarly he might also want you to see in a certain set of cloths or lingerie on that special night. So discuss and make efforts to please each others in all the ways possible.

4. Concentrate on the fit Fitting and comfort are definitely important when you are out for a lingerie shopping. However, when you are buying sexy wedding night lingerie, it is okay to try the dazzling designs even if you are not habituated wearing it. Buying a g-string or thong can never be a bad decision to please your partner on the wedding night.

If you are not much confident wearing such designs, you can buy two three pieces of it and wear it for a month or two before the wedding. This will make you feel okay with the design and cut. Similar rule applies if you have a habit of wearing only cotton underwear and decide to shift to lacy or embroidered items after wedding.

5. What color your partner loves Well, I am not asking you to buy lingerie in the color that your partner loves. Rather, I am asking you to get a hint on the color that your partner thinks you look good on. You can buy something in that color so that you do not keep wondering whether your partner will love the color of your lingerie or not.

6. Invest some time Never do your wedding night lingerie shopping in hurry. Take out some time from your busy schedule and put a little effort to find out the perfect sets of lingerie for your special night. Shopping takes a little time extra if you are planning to buy something like a robe to cover up the extremely sexy thong or g-stings. Invest a little time extra to get the perfect items for your special night.

Wedding is a special bond where you both promise to be each other’s support and partner for life. Start being the perfect companion of your man from the very first night itself. Know your man and his preferences and choices so that you can pick the perfect sexy luxury lingerie for the special night.

Happy shopping lovely bride!

BONUS Articles: The Best Lingerie Must-Haves In Your Wardrobe For Your Wedding And Style
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Copyright © 2018 – Jennifer Saylor. Jennifer Saylor is a creative writer by profession and hobby, currently working as a freelance writer. She aspires to help her readers achieve their best style by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research.

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Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: Cell: 480-205-3694. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 475 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Check Larry’s availability

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NOTE: All articles, “LoveNotes” and wedding tips listed in this Wedding BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.

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