Planning a wedding can be stressful, confusing, and time consuming, but the key is organization and communication. ZipaClip, a secure video and text messaging app for iOS, is the perfect way to keep in constant contact with those who matter most whether sharing dress ideas, mulling over the invite list, or capturing the crazy moments of the bachelorette party. You can even send a special video to your fiancé the morning of the big day.
ZipaClip allows users to send and receive fully-encrypted texts and video clips up to 30 seconds long for free or up to 5 minutes long with the premium version. The app also has a “ZipBack” feature so that users can recall a video or text at any time, whether it has been seen yet or not.
All ZipaClip content is viewable only “app-to-app” and cannot be accessed on a web site. No content can be saved to the device of the sender or the receiver, and the app is secured with a dot-lock code.
“At ZipaClip, we believe that there are some moments that are too important and private to be shared with the world on social media, like picking a wedding dress or practicing saying your vows,” says Jeff Reichard, CEO, Aclipsa Mobile Video Solutions, LLC, developers of ZipaClip. “We might want to share these special moments with close friends and family but would be devastated if they ended up on YouTube. That’s where ZipaClip comes in.”
With ZipaClip, all videos and texts are protected by AES 256 bit encryption. As soon as a video is uploaded, ZipaClip employs the latest security protocols so that a user’s video is encrypted from the second it is shared and can be “un-shared” at any time.
This wedding was all about family, culture, and celebration. These bright wedding colors set the tone for a very lively event complete with a mariachi band, dancers, and a pinata! We love the brides white dress with black lace; it created a very dramatic bridal look. The navy bridesmaid dresses were also gorgeous with a pleated skirt draping from the empire waistline. We have to point out the gorgeous bright garden roses in the bouquets and table decor; it really put a pop of color into this midwestern spring wedding.
Socorro and Mike are the epitome of love and strength. Two weeks before their Wedding, they discovered that their reception venue secretly closed, with no warning. In the midst of the final touches of Wedding planning, they were suddenly faced with having to find a new place to hold their reception. Luckily, a wonderful place happened to have the day open; Prairie Production. Socorro and Mike were able to handle this situation with grace, and their day turned out spectacularly!
Socorro and Mike wanted to include lots of family standing up for them. The flower girls were especially cute in their beautiful black organza dresses. The Bride’s sister did her makeup, and everyone got ready for the big day at the Bride’s hotel room. Mariachis greeted Socorro as she walked down the aisle with her Mom, and continued to play throughout the wedding ceremony. Everyone celebrated with traditions, performances, and fun additions, in a very lively party! A special thanks to Victoria Sprung Photography for capturing these moments.
Bride’s preparations: Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile
Ceremony: St Francis of Assisi
Makeup Artist – Helda Orozco
Cake Designer – Bittersweet
Florist – Wholefoods (North Ave. location)
DJ – Leo Gomez
Catering – Millennium Decorations & Catering
Mariachi – Mariachi Mexico
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Here are 7 important tips for planning destination weddings.
Work It – Claim Your Discounts!
When you are bringing a group of people to a venue/location that increases that venues business. Use that to your advantage and negotiate with vendors. Let businesses know that you are not from the area, and ask if you can get a group discount. Don’t be shy to ask the hotel or resort for discounts for you and your guests.
Be Mindful of Your Guests
If you are planning to do a destination wedding and inviting guests, you’ll want to be mindful of everyone’s budgets. You will want to choose a location that means something to you and your fiancée but also a location that is affordable for the guests that are planning to be in attendance. So, as exotic as it may sound, don’t pick a location that will cost you’re guests a few thousand dollars for the weekend.
This is an important one brides! With a destination wedding, save-the-date cards are critical. Mail them to your guests as early as possible, at least 6-8 months in advance. Remember, this is a destination wedding, and your guests may be planning their family vacation around it. The sooner you get the save-the-dates out, the more time your guests have to plan their budgets and shop for the best airfares.
If you’re planning to be married outside of the United States, going international, be aware of the legal requirements. Many countries or islands have marriage fees and residency requirements in addition to a slew of other red tape. Some places even require that you take chest X-rays and blood tests. I recommend you thoroughly research marriage laws and requirements if you are planning to be wed outside of the U.S.
This is probably one of the best tips that I can offer … hire a wedding planner to assist you with your destination wedding. Given the added complications of destination weddings, a good wedding planner can be a godsend. The wedding planner is there to take the stress off of your shoulders so you can enjoy your big day. They work with you during the planning process; they can be your ‘negotiator’ with the local vendors. They can be your communicator with your vendors and the staff of the venue. They are there the day of your event to ensure all goes according to your vision and your plans.
Keep it Together
As hard as this tip can possibly be and I recognize that it’s hard brides … don’t stress out, keep it together. Destination weddings are typically less stressful than when holding a traditional wedding in your hometown. When doing a destination wedding, recognize up front that many of the details are out of your control (i.e. the weather, flight delays, etc) Just remember to plan ahead and accordingly, meaning have a plan b for everything, and it will all work out in the end. You only live this day once, so try and keep it together and enjoy it.
For destination weddings (especially for larger weddings), visit the location and venue at least once, or better yet twice if it is affordable. This allows you and your fiancée to become familiar with the venue(s) and the location, which will help ease some of the anxiety the day of the wedding because you will have the benefit of knowing what to expect in advance, where you are going and how to get there.
Article submitted by Hatchett Event Planning & Design Group. They have experience with planning destination events and are more than willing to assist. You can contact them at 614.832.5301 or via their website at www.hatchettevents.com.
We just love this modern yellow wedding that took place in Nashville, TN at the Belle Meade Plantation. The couple chose a black and yellow color scheme which carried throughout the wedding beautifully. Check out the brides awesome brooch bouquet! The bridesmaids wore simple black dresses and held a beautiful bouquet of yellow calla lilies. We love the calla lily touch in the bride’s hair too.
At the reception, the damask table linen paired with silver charges and a yellow napkin really made the table stand out and didn’t require ornate centerpieces. The cake table was gorgeous along with their monogram projected onto the wall behind. Matt Andrews Photography captured this beautiful day. Enjoy!
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Check out these all-in-one wedding invitations! Are you a bride that doesn’t have a ton of time to spend writing out and assembling invitations? Or you just don’t want the added stress of figuring out what piece goes where and in which envelope? Make it simple and stress-free with these all-in-one wedding invitations.
Think of the time you’d save by simply putting a stamp on the response postcard and having only one piece to the wedding invitation. Guests simply tear off the perforated response card to send to back to you. There is no extra envelope needed, and you will even save money on the postage too! You can customize these invitations with your photos, colors, text and much more to make them extremely personalized. There are tons of designs to choose from for whatever your style is. We absolutely love them! Watch this short video to learn more about the all-in-one invitations.
In the world of bridal the word on everyone’s lips is “vintage”. Focusing on the styles, trends and detailing of days gone by, your “something old, borrowed and blue” can have the feeling of vintage fashion. Whether that may be a hair accessory, heirloom jewelry or bridal gown the trend of the moment is anything with a touch of nostalgia.
Jumping head first into this design element, Alfred Angelo debuts the Modern Vintage Collection – trendsetter gowns crafted with a wistful sentiment. Modern Vintage is based on the belief that what is old is new again. Delicate and soft nets, narrow silhouettes and retro-inspired laces are all elements that have been used to enhance the distinctly vintage feel.
Demure and dusty colors, soft ruffles and ultra feminine shapes encompass the new Modern Vintage Bridesmaid Collection . For those searching for light as air fabrics, handmade floral accessories and fifteen new vintage-inspired colors the new collection is truly a romantic twist on vintage style.
Article submitted by: Donial Fayson from Where Do You Want to Go?