So, he finally popped the question, congratulations! now an engagement party is in order to celebrate the happy occasion with the world and your loved ones. Whether you are interested in a very intimate event or a big event with the extended family and friends, Birmingham has some of the best venues for a beautiful and magical engagement party. We have selected the very best for you to choose from:
You found your soulmate and picked the wedding theme and venue in Birmingham for your spring or summer wedding, you are almost done with the wedding planning, and all you have left is finding the wedding dress and your dream location for those amazing wedding photos. So, we have picked the most beautiful wedding photoshoot locations in Birmingham for you, from urban views to secret romantic spots!
After months of planning, dreaming and worrying, the Big Day finally arrives and you are simply overwhelmed with excitement. No matter how much you plan everything down to the smallest details, life is full of surprises, also on your wedding day. But, no worries, we have prepared an amazing bride’s guide to last minute fixes, so you could kiss the stress away and feel absolutely fab!
The wedding day is a special event, a day we spend planning many months in advance, imagining the ceremony and meticulously selecting every detail from the wedding dress to picking the most special wedding venue. Choosing the right wedding venue plays a huge role in making the wedding day as magical as possible. We have selected a few stunning and extraordinary wedding venues in London, perfect to leave your friends and family speechless!
Spring or summer 2019 may seem like it is miles away and that you have plenty of time to find your dream wedding dress, but it’s really just around the corner. With so many styles and unique designs available, wedding dress shopping can be quite a challenge. 2019 in bridal gowns fashion is all about making a statement –From 3D flowers to extravagant skirts, feathers and robe style dress; here are 2019 wedding dress trends every bride-to-be should know:
When planning a wedding, finding the perfect wedding dress is at the top of the list of things to do. When you imagine wearing your perfect gown, the wedding and reception venues is of course in the background as you think of walking down the aisle and the first dance with your mister right. A significant part of every bride’s wedding dream is the pre-wedding photo shoot.
Finding the ideal wedding dress is at the top of planning-a-wedding list. Every bride has a picture in mind of her dream bridal gown;
from the small details of beaded gems and lace to the skirt and vail. When shopping for a wedding gown there are many things to consider and most important of all is finding the wedding gown that fits your style, attitude and of course your figure, perfectly. With so many silhouettes, styles and designs to choose from it is very easy to have your head spin, even before the big day. If you are about to embark on a find-the-perfect-wedding-dress journey, our ultimate guide will assist you in selecting the dress for your body shape and accentuate your most beautiful features.
Every woman has her own personal style, attitude and dream of what her wedding day will be like. Obviously a big part of the dream is the dreamy wedding dress; whether it’s a ball gown, short and flirty, sexy or boho style, your bridal gown should represent and feel like you, exactly as you are and make you feel like amazing on your wedding day.
If you’re a bride planning your big day, you will already be thinking about themes. While a theme isn’t a must for your wedding, most brides find it helps them plan effectively and get a cohesive look and feel to their wedding. By choosing a theme, it also makes decisions easier which, let’s face it, is always a bonus! But there’s always one thing we find brides struggle with in planning themes, and that’s how to get their dress to tie in with the theme. The good news is that it is very possible – all it takes is a bit of out of the box thinking and careful planning. At Riki Dalal, we have a few suggestions to help you make your wedding day look match your theme.
Wedding fashion is a $3 billion industry, with social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest playing a huge part in influencing the global bridal market. Thanks in part to this, the Israeli bridal industry has expanded massively over the past few years, becoming a key player in the wedding fashion world. But what is it about Israeli wedding dresses and their designers that have caused this explosion into the market? Well, it’s a combination of 3 things that make Israeli wedding dress designers like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Do you think a tattooed bride breaks the white, virgin image of a wedding?
Well, more and more brides do not.
Tattoos and brides. Yes, we know, you won’t pair those words together in a natural way. But, if we would think about it, we can find that there is a lot of potential in the combination of this two things.
In a world where it is difficult to be a real, unique individual, one of the most common ways to be inimitable is to express your inner thoughts and mind through tattoos. The majority of women who decided to wear tattoos refer to them as accessories.
Each and every women carefully planned their wedding day. The fact that they were six years old or they still didn’t have a husband, did not stop them from planning that day.
And what is the first thing to plan on that day? (Right after the husband part)
In the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Viewing Party, Israeli actress Bar Paly shines on the red carpet wearing a beautiful dress from the new Riki Dalal GLAMOUR Collection.
Can you spot what’s special about her dress?
Despite what TV shows might have you thinking, not everyone cries when they find ‘the one’. Some jump up and down, some giggle uncontrollably and some just smile. But sometimes, it can be a challenge figuring out whether the dress you have on is ‘The One’. You know – that perfect dress that seems made just for you – hence the capital T and O. But how do you know if you have found your One?
What do you do when you have a ‘that’s the one’ wedding dress moment… with 2 different dresses? It happens more often than you’d think, and for a lot of past brides it has meant choosing between the 2 dresses and always wondering if they would have been happier with the other. But thanks to the advent of the dual wedding dress trend, brides can now have the best of both worlds. This idea isn’t going away anytime soon, and it’s not hard to see why (what bride wouldn’t love the chance to wear two gorgeous, sparkly dresses in the same day). But making the dual dress look work takes a lot of planning, so we’ve brought you some tips on crafting the perfect dual look and halving the stress!
Wedding dress fittings can be one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning for the bride to be. But there are so many things to remember it can also be really confusing, which is why in our beginner’s guide to wedding dress fittings we talked you through every step of the process. During this, we mentioned that you really do need to have your wedding shoes with you at every single fitting. If you weren’t sure why we said that, here are 5 reasons why you need your shoes at your dress fittings.
There are always things that people won’t tell you happened on your wedding day. Things will go wrong, things will run behind and there are always things you look back on and think ‘why didn’t anybody tell me that?’ Well, here are 6 tips from us to help your planning and your day go a little smoother.
There are no 2 ways about it – buying your wedding dress is an incredibly exciting, and stressful, experience. It’s not like picking out an outfit for work or for a Christmas party – It’s one of the biggest days of your life, and you are trying to choose a dress that you will wear months or sometimes even years down the line. But don’t let that scare you – wedding dress shopping can be a wonderful experience, as long as you remember a few key things. To help make your wedding dress shopping experience as painless and enjoyable as possible, we have a few tips for you.
It’s our favourite time of year once again – it’s wedding season! Now that the sun is starting to come out and spring is fading into summer, wedding season is in full swing and many of us will be sifting through the invitations to figure out when the big days are. Weddings are a fantastic time for celebration, love and unity. They are also a time to honour tradition, reconnect with heritage and enjoy the customs of our own countries, religions, races and backgrounds. Following on from our post about English wedding traditions, we wanted to talk about something a bit closer to home for us – the traditions and practices of Israeli weddings.
No matter where you go in the world, you will find a culture rich in traditions. It’s part of the human experience, creating ritual and tradition to pass on down the generations and keep us connected with our ancestors. And there is no place you will see more tradition and ritual than at a wedding. Every culture has their own specific wedding or marriage traditions and at Riki Dalal, we are privileged to see a huge range of them come to life in our multicultural brides. So this month, we start our ‘wedding traditions explained’ series with a country close to home – England.
The title of this post might seem a bit strange to you. After all, aren’t all veils basically the same but with different embellishments? Of course not! In reality, there are around 7 styles of veil a bride-to-be can choose from, and each one has many variations in colour, material, embellishments and texture. If you’re not sure what style of veil to go for, we are here to help you. Let’s start with understanding the 7 basic veil types:
If you’re a blushing bride-to-be trying to plan her perfect wedding day look, you might be torn between two styles for your dress. Do you go for the sexy strapless look or the sophisticated sleeved number that looks so beautiful with your veil? But did you know that you don’t have to choose just one – you can wear both! The dual wedding dress trend has been steadily growing with brides across the UK, helping brides change up their look on their wedding day and feel fabulous all day long. But what exactly is a dual wedding day look, and why would you choose 2 dresses instead of 1?
After countless hours spent searching for your dream dress (not to mention the pounds spent on it), it’s only fair that your gown gets its own happily ever after. Whether it’s because you want to preserve a precious memory of your special day, or pass it down to a daughter or other family member one day, many women decide to keep and preserve their dresses for years to come. But you can’t just put it on a hanger in the wardrobe with your summer dresses – this gown needs a bit more attention.
Choosing your wedding dress is arguably one of the biggest elements of planning your wedding. But finding a style you like it just beginning – there’s still a long way to go before you’re ready to walk down the aisle in your dream gown. From first fitting to final, here’s what to expect – and what’s expected of you- during the next few months.
In our last post, we talked all about the different styles of neckline your perfect wedding dress could have. With choices from sweetheart to high and V-necked, there is a style to flatter and excite any bride. But the neckline is only half of your dress. You still have the shape and style of your skirt to decide on. This is usually the element most women have in their head when they arrive in the shop – with the most popular by far in the UK being the puffy ball gown. But when you step into one, you may realise that while you love the idea, it doesn’t look right on. We encourage women to come in with an open mind to trying on all sorts of styles of skirt, because you never know which one you will fall in love with. Not sure what your options are? Read on.
Choosing the perfect wedding dress is usually one of the first things on your mind when that ring is put on your finger. Finding the layers of silk and lace that make you feel like a princess – or simply like the most beautiful, sexy version of you that you can be. But this is easier said than done with all the choices out there! Even if you have a firm idea in your head, when you finally try it on it might not look right, sending you back to the drawing board. At Riki Dalal, we understand that every bride is unique, and specialise in helping you find the dress that makes you feel special and will bring tears to your groom’s eyes. To start with, let’s go through some of the different types and styles of wedding dress out there.
When it comes to planning your perfect wedding look, you suddenly realise there are a lot of things to consider. What will your dress look like? What style of makeup do you want? What jewellery will you wear and how will you have your nails done? Will you have a tan, and what hairstyle will work best? That last one is what we want to talk about today. The hairstyle you choose for your big day should frame your face, flatter your figure and work well with the style of dress you’ve chosen. Not the simplest of things to figure out!
A woman’s wedding day is one of the happiest times of her life, and something she will probably only do once. With all of her closest friends, family and distant relatives gathered around her, she is going to be the focus of attention for the entire day. It’s not really surprising then that most want to look their best on their wedding day. But even that part of the wedding requires preparation and planning – don’t worry though, we’re here to help with some industry tried and tested tips.
Throughout the entire wedding planning process, the concept of aesthetic will come up a number of times. You will probably have a theme or look in mind for your day and will try to create everything to match that idea for your perfect wedding day look. For many brides, the bridesmaids’ outfits are a big part of that aesthetic. This is just one of the reasons matching bridesmaids dresses are so common. Another is that they signify their wedding party status on the day and separate them from other wedding guests. But matching bridesmaids gowns can also have some pitfalls, and this month we wanted to share some of those with you.