A Colourful Wedding in Antigua, Guatemala

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When wedding planner Pilu of Dream Events sent us the pictures by Alejandro Sandoval of this wedding we knew we had to feature it. Not only is this wedding fabulously colourful, but we’ve never featured a wedding in Guatemala before.

Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

Sindy and Carlos’s wedding is full of Guatemalan culture; the historical church where the ceremony took place, the incredible textiles (you have to see the bride’s shoes!) and the Zacapa rum that was poured into the guests’ mouths during the evening festivities.

So vibrant and fun – just fabulous!

“Carlos and Sindy’s typical Guatemalan wedding took place in Antigua. It’s a colourful, magical and very peculiar village at the skirts of the grandiose volcano, Volcán de Agua.

Bridal shoes with bright stitched patterned heel

Bride having make-up done

Bride looking at camera as she has make-up done

Bride standing at window as bridesmaids pull out train of her dress

Bride looking out of window

Bride helping father with cufflinks

Bride standing by stairwell

Bride with bridesmaids in mismatched mink dresses

Groom and groomsmen

Flower girls

Wedding rings

Crucifix

Colourful bridal bouquet

Iconic Temple Ceremony

“Sindy, as a token of her love towards Carlos, converted to the Catholic religion so they could marry in the famous La Merced church. Built in the 1750s, this iconic temple of the town of Antigua stood strong even after several earthquakes that destroyed other parts of Antigua in 1773, 1874 and 1976.

Father walking bride to wedding ceremony

Bride and father entering La Merced church in Guatemala

Father walking bride down the aisle

Bride and groom sitting at altar in La Merced church in Guatemala

Wedding ceremony in in La Merced church in Guatemala

Groom putting ring on bride's finger

Bride and groom kiss in La Merced church in Guatemala

Silhouette of bride and groom walking out of wedding ceremony in La Merced church in Guatemala

“The robust construction is one of the most emblematic buildings in Antigua, Guatemala. Its yellow facade wall and the lordly front wooden door are characteristic enough to attract all tourists and locals.”

Bride and groom kissing against wall

Bride and groom about to kiss

Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

Bride and groom facing each other holding hands

Bride and groom on the streets of Antigua, Guatemala

Bride in foreground groom in background

Bride and groom under Santa Catalina Arch and clock tower in Guatemala

Bride and groom with fountain in background

Bride and groom looking over shoulders at camera

Bride and bridesmaids standing in a V shape

Groom and groomsmen standing in a V shape

Typical Guatemalan Feel

“They chose the wedding venue, Hotel Casa Blanca, for its particularities. A moving rooftop that permitted dancing under the stars, a living tree inside the stage where the group led the party and the vestiges of colonial walls surrounding guests made a more typical Guatemalan look and feel possible.

Wedding reception in Hotel Casa Blanca, Guatemala

Wedding sweet table

Glasses of pink fizz

Floral lantern wedding table centrepiece

Bride and groom first dance

Large tiered wedding cake

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

“They had wanted a Guatemalan wedding theme from the beginning. As the bride’s family were coming from all over the country the couple wanted to highlight the importance of their own culture. Guatemala and its customs came to life through the colours, details, textiles, Zacapa rum and the chosen venues.”

Wedding singer

Bride and groom about to limbo dance under light string

Bride and groom pouring rum into guest's mouth

Groom pouring rum into guest's mouth

Woman singing at wedding

Bride and groom

Photographer: Alejandro Sandoval

Wedding Planner: Dream Events

Church: La Merced, Antigua, Guatemala

Reception Venue: Hotel Casa Blanca, Antigua, Guatemala

Wedding Dress: Weddings Vestidos de Novia

Bride’s Shoes: Cristha Fuentes

Bridal Accessories: Bride’s Family

Florist: Maples y Margaritas

Catering: Eventos Adriana

Wedding Cake: Bri & D’s Bakery

Entertainment and Candy Bar: Grupo La Bulla

Hair Stylist: Vilma Coy

Make-Up: Vivi Jo Make-Up

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Create the Perfect Curls with the TYME Iron

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Have you seen the buzz on social media recently about the TYME Iron? If not, where have you been? The TYME Iron it the most incredible two-in-one hair tool you’ll ever own. Not only does it straighten your hair, but it can also curl it… yes, curl it!

The TYME Iron is a revolutionary hair tool that creates many types of curl, from waves to bouncy curls and ringlets. Now you can create a beautiful head of curls in a matter of minutes. Depending on the style you’re going for and how you create the curl, we’re talking 10 minutes or less!

TYME Iron

I have dead-straight hair and have always curled my hair one way or another if I go out (I mean out out, not just out to the shops). I have used tongs, rollers, benders (do you remember benders?), braids – the lot. As my hair is so straight and fine it takes so much effort to create a decent curl. I spray it with hairspray and it looks great for about half an hour. Then it’s straight again! Anyone else have hair like this?

Well, now I have a TYME Iron, and oh my goodness it really is THE best hair product ever made (seriously!). When I saw the TYME Iron I instantly thought how great it would be for brides-to-be and bridesmaids who want to style their own hair on the wedding day. The videos show just how easy it is to use and how pretty the curls look.

Using TYME Iron to curl hair

Effortless Curls (Eventually!)

Now, I am going to be completely honest with you. My TYME Iron had arrived by the time I got home from the office (I did a little happy dance). I watched the videos (lots of videos), plugged it in, let it heat up and off I went… not very successfully. Rather than creating the perfect curl I ended up with some straight bits, some frizzy bits and the odd kind-of curl. “What am I doing? This looks SO easy. Why can’t use it?” With a look of frustration, a few choice words and some more frizz, I gave up!

Fear not ladies; it does work. The next day I washed my hair and dried it, ready for attempt two. I really have no idea what I was doing the day before because the very next day it worked perfectly. I was able to create beautifully curls super fast!

TYME Iron opened and closed

So I think what I’m trying to say is, for the best results make sure you have your hair ready. On my first attempt my hair had been up in a bun all day and was not ‘ready’ for the TYME Iron. I have used this iron many times now and I have cracked it, although it did take a few goes to perfect.

Basically, you leave the iron to heat up (it’s very fast), take a small section of hair (the smaller the section, the tighter the curly), gently glide through your hair and, hey presto, you have a gorgeous curl. You can create many types of curl, and the TYME website, YouTube channel and Facebook page are full of tutorials.

This video explains exactly how to use the TYME iron and how to create the perfect curl.

One-On-One Sessions

When you buy a TYME Iron, not only are you buying the best thing since sliced bread, they will also teach you how to get the style you want and answer any hair health or hair maintenance questions you may have during free one-on-one sessions with their virtual stylists!

If you are thinking of creating your own wedding hairstyle I suggest you have a look into the TYME Iron. It will create curls in super-fast time, and the curls can last for two to three days!

The TYME Iron hair curler and straightener

The TYME Iron is currently £147.60 (reduced from £185 until 31st May) including delivery. It also includes a 30-day money back guarantee, one year warranty, and comes with an awesome TYME Traveler Heat Sleeve so you can take it on the go! It’s therefore perfect for honeymoon hair too.

For more details about TYME Iron visit the TYME website www.tymestyle.co.uk.

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Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection

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Mira Zwillinger’s 2017 bridal collection, Whisper of Blossom, embraces palettes of nudes and roses, combining shimmering branches and vines with gentle, hand-cut flowers. The gowns, with ‘light as-air’ appearance, are exquisitely feminine with sequinned clusters, silk petals, and sheath silhouettes.

Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom - Flora Dress

The collection has been designed around the beautiful moment when the first buds of life appear on the naked branches, still shuddering from the cold winter. When nature starts to whisper and hum its tune of rebirth and renewal. The moment of humble grace right before the flourishing blossom. The moment of pristine stillness, hinting at the eye-opening magnificence to come.

Mira Zwillinger’s 2017 dresses feature delicate fabrics of silk, chiffon, lace, and tulle, all covered in hand embroidered flowers and branches, and bold 3-D floral appliqués. There are sheer sheaths, separates, a-lines, and column dress styles.

The Whisper of Blossom dresses are edging on daring, with lots of sheer fabrics and illusion looks. Our favourite wedding dresses from this stunning collection are…

Flora

A strapless, tulle ball gown style dress, Flora has a beautiful branch embroidered bodice and hand floral appliqués.

Flora wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Flora

Fern

The leaf detail on the Fern dress is so pretty and really draws the eye to the feminine plunging neckline. The cute tulle flower detail really enhances the bodice and waist.

Fern wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Fern

Viola

This is such a stunning strapless dress, with its circle motif beaded bodice and full tulle skirt. Viola is worn with a matching circle motif beaded tulle shrug.

Viola wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Viola

If you want a supremely feminine wedding dress then a style from the 2017 Mira Zwillinger Whisper of Blossom collection might be just what you are looking for. You can find out more about this and other Mira Zwillinger collections on their website www.mirazwillinger.com, and can see the full collection in the gallery below.

Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Gallery

Berrie wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Calla wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Daisy wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Elia wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Elsa wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Fern wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Flora wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Harper wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Jasmine wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Lilia wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Lily wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Mimosa wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Noelle wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Viola wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection
Willow wedding dress from the Mira Zwillinger 2017 Whisper of Blossom Bridal Collection

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