Your Own Celebrity Style Wedding
You watch the rich and famous get married and their dream weddings. But can you afford your dream wedding in celebrity style? With a little creativity and exploration of your options you can have your own celebrity wedding. Often times when the sky is not the limit, the key to a glamorous wedding is adding the little celebrity accents to your inspirational wedding.
Celebrity weddings often incorporate lavish ideas, such as an abundance of flowers and rose petals. This can become very expensive. Go for the less expensive flowers in the same color scheme that give a full look, like large Gerbera Daisies or Stargazer Lilies. Purchase Silk Rose Petals rather then real Rose petals that will shrivel. With Silk Rose Petal covering your aisle, you can feel like Jennifer Lopez walking down the rose petal covered aisle. You can always add a simple celebrity touch to your wedding by keeping it low key. For example at Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s wedding, the bride was greeted with a presentation of lilies, white roses and pink stargazers provided by the a Turks can Caicos florist, which has supplied flowers and finery for celebrity weddings. A simple floral presentation can add a beautiful touch to your wedding in celebrity style. At the intimate wedding of Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, pink, blue, and white balloons were released into the bright California sky before dining to Cuban dinner from the bride’s restaurant Madre’s. Colorful array of balloons released into the sky can always make a spectacular impression and it won’t cost you a celebrity salary. If your wedding is being held in the ideal celebrity wedding spot of Southern California consider catering from celebrity restaurants like Madre’s. Celebrities will always add special touches to everything from the invitations to the reception and they will use themes that reflect their persona as a couple. Courtney Cox and David Arquette displayed their playful side by posing in Halloween costumes for the photo used on their wedding invitations. Be creative with your wedding invitations, or add your own theme and special touch to different aspects of your wedding for that special celebrity touch.
Another important aspect of celebrity weddings is personalized wedding favors. Liza Mannelli wed in a star filled wedding ceremony. Along with a lavish wedding dinner and the pleasure of hearing Natalie Cole sing, guests got personalized favors. At the rehearsal dinner, guests received heart-shaped cookies with the couple’s names written on top. The theme was repeated with the wedding favors of satin candy boxes that read "Liza and David 4 Ever." How can you be like Liza? Cookie Cutter Wedding Favors are inexpensive add personalized favor tags to them for that personal touch. Designer cookies are also a tasty wedding favor that is growing in popularity and is available to everyone, for an additional cost the cookies can be personalized by the bakery. There are many Personalized Wedding Favor selections to choose from and coordinate with your wedding theme. Show your class with personalized cigar favors for your guests. Personalized Cigars will give a ritzy touch to any wedding. Wedding favors can be more than a typical burned CD or a scented candle. When the couple takes the time to inject their own personality into their favors, they will be original and from the heart. As seen in In Style Weddings, John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos created kitschy air-fresheners printed with a '70s style photo of them selves and the words "our love will last forever" -- then had the valets hang them in guests' cars.
Trista and Ryan from the Bachelorette had some million dollar dream wedding. The entire event took place at The Lodge at Rancho Mirage. Trista’s favorite color pink drenched the entire wedding scene with an abundance of pink roses. How about your trendy pink wedding! Many resorts and hotels offer special wedding deals and honeymoons when you spend a low minimum with them. Don’t be afraid to inquire about special wedding deals. Rock Resorts, the host of Trista and Ryan’s wedding, may be offering some spectacular specials in celebration of the widely publicized Trista and Ryan wedding. Once you find your location, and then let the décor take over. Stay in the pinks for your reception colors and flowers. Trista had some 30, 000 roses from Ecuador, you can have the same look with 1 dozen pink roses at each table setting at your wedding reception. Don’t forget pretty pink flowers to decorate the aisle at your wedding ceremony. Trista and Ryan added special touches by offering more than one gift or wedding favor to their guests. Trista & Ryan ordered guest’s favors that continued with her passion for pink: Pink organza bags filled with 5 sugared almonds and placed inside pink Chinese take-out boxes. The outside of the box was personalized with Trista and Ryan’s names. You can create these pink favors very inexpensively. The "Trista & Ryan" style wedding favor is trendy and can be bought at a great deal for only $1.49 for takeout box, pink pouch and almonds all in one! You can have Trista’s famous pink favors, and make it inexpensive by assembling it yourself. The little plastic wired frosted pink favor boxes are 2 3/4"x 2"x 2 1/4" in size. The pink organza pouch is 3"x4" in size and you fill them with 5 Pastel colored Jordan Almonds. Jordan Almonds by the pound can be purchased very inexpensively. The fine pastel Jordan Almonds are like French Dragees. So, just keep with the theme and your trendy pink wedding will be just like a celebrity wedding.
When the former Spice Girl, Singer Victoria Adams (Posh Spice) married footballer, David Beckham she wore a champagne colored satin dress designed by Vera Wang. The reception was enjoyed by hundreds at Luttrellstown Castle, near Dublin, Ireland. Wedding guests drank rose champagne by Laurent Perrier and enjoyed an elaborate spread of food. One of the top dishes was Beckham’s favorite sticky toffee pudding. The guests at the wedding were asked to dress in either black or white, lending an elegant air to a very elegant ceremony. To celebrate the wedding, the couple released doves and later lit the skies with a fireworks show. Although we may not want an extravagant fairytale castle wedding, you may want to add some starlit touches of your own. Once again, think of a theme and consider a color scheme for your guests. Requesting a fitting attire on your invitations doesn't cost a cent and not only does it make for great wedding photos of the whole group but it also serves as a conversation starter for all the guests. Also, if you like the special touch that Victoria and David Beckham added to their wedding, surprise your new husband with his favorite dish at the reception. If your budget permits, think about booking an entire property for your ceremony. Many bed and breakfast inns can be completely booked for your wedding; your wedding party can enjoy each other's company throughout the property and you won't have to worry about disturbing other guests. If you want something more star like and extravagant, then consider renting out a mansion, such as the Newport Mansions in New Port, RI, which are dedicated to weddings. There are many property grounds in cities that mainly cater to weddings and are affordable. Many small resorts also allow wedding groups to take over the entire property, especially during low season.
If you are planning a small and simple wedding on a budget, celebrity weddings can often be inspirational as they are often held in privacy and simplicity with close family and friends. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City") and actor Matthew Broderick had a secret ceremony, attended only by family and friends and strictly out of sight of the media. It was an Episcopalian wedding performed by Matthew Broderick's sister, the Reverend Janet Broderick Kraft. The bride wore a simple black dress with a full skirt. The groom wore a suit. After the wedding, the couple held a sing-along with their guests, many of whom had appeared on Broadway. According to People magazine, guests also left the ceremony with a wrapped piece of wedding cake and a note from the bride to "Put this under your pillow and dream of your true love." If you liked Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's nuptials, consider how you can add some stellar touches to your own ceremony. For a special touch, consider asking one of your relatives to perform the wedding ceremony. It is possible to become licensed to perform weddings. Check with your state for requirements. If you’re on a budget, a great way to cut down on the band or a DJ would be a sing-along that would also liven up your reception. Your friends and family don't have to be of Broadway caliber; it's the spirit of the sing-along that matters and will live forever not only in your memories. A karaoke machine can be rented or purchased very inexpensively. For inexpensive wedding favors, send your guests home with a piece of your wedding cake and a special message on the box. There are great designer wedding cake boxes and favor boxes available for purchase at very little cost.
A celebrity style wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune as long as you have a nice wedding theme or wedding scheme, you can bring glamour and elegance to any wedding. Something as simple as flowers can set the tone for the entire wedding. In Style reported that in her wedding to Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston chose a fresh and simple bouquet of Vendella roses and green hydrangea tied with a white satin ribbon. Something so simple was yet so elegant and set the tone for the entire wedding. You will also notice that at celebrity weddings the bride doesn’t always where the traditional wedding gown, but they rather ask their designers for a fabulous white dress for a dinner party that will turn into their secret wedding. Celebrity bride’s go for more modern and exclusive white wedding attire. If you consider a fabulous white dress rather than an expensive designer wedding gown you may be able to save a little, while making a celebrity impression. For an elegant affect add stellar celebrity accents to your wedding rather than trying to create an extravagant and outrageous affair. Make sure to pay attention to the little things when creating your celebrity wedding, such as the wedding favors. Often times the wedding favors are not given importance or are the last thing on the list. Many couples don’t offer wedding favors. A celebrity wedding will always pay special attention to the guests and thanking the guests at a celebrity wedding is important. Wedding favors with a unique and personal touch is an important part of celebrity weddings. A celebrity style wedding doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive, but rather it is about style. Remember to look out for the deals and create your own replicas for your celebrity wedding.
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