During wedding ceremonies, two people or a couple are joined in wedlock or marriage. Even though wedding traditions and ceremonies differ greatly amongst cultures, one common denominator is that these ceremonies are always very special occasions and usually held very dear to the hearts of the couples involved.
It is no surprise, therefore, that a typical wedding is preceded by lots of intricate planning and preparations. This is to forestall any sort of hitch or debacle – whether foreseen or unforeseen – that could ruin the occasion on the D-day.
Let it rain, yes, but that doesn’t mean your wedding should be ruined. In fact, it had rained all day during some of the most beautiful weddings ever consummated.It is, therefore, really important not to see the wedding day rainfall as an obstacle, but plan for it.
The easiest way to avoid ruining a wedding on a rainy day is to ensure that the best sump pump is in place at the wedding venue on the D-day. This sump pump is used to drain water that has accumulated in a sump basin, usually found in the basements of homes.
In this instance, the sump pump would be used to solve flooding – due to rainfall – around the wedding venue. The sump pump will channel the water away from the wedding venue to a dry well for instance, where it will notpose any further problems.
The pump will sit in the bottom of the sump hole and will have a switch that will be activated by the water level. Water around the wedding venue flows into the sump pit, activating the pump which sucks the water out of the pit via a discharge pipe.
Needless to point out here that in order for a unique and once-in-a-lifetime wedding event not to be ruined by a chance rain, the wedding couple should invest in the best sump pump. “Best” has different shades of meaning to different folks. While it would mean top-rated models to some, others would see it as the best-selling sump pumps.
Sump pumps come in the following types:
Flooding due to hurricanes, torrential rains, and unseasonal storms are common nowadays. In these wet and unpleasant weather conditions, the importance of investing in the best sump pump as the easiest way of avoiding your wedding being ruined by rain, cannot be over-emphasized.
For our purpose, the best sump pump options are the Primary, Combination and Effluent types. A detailed discussion of these three types sump pumps is beyond the scope of this write-up. It will, however, suffice to say that for water-related issues, just about any sump pump can be utilized.
One thing that everyone remembers in their wedding is that what was the music on which they danced the whole night.
Not only is a good wedding decoration place needed for a wedding but several other things are also needed which include wedding clothes, wedding rings etc.
One of the most important things that we need for a wedding is best wedding band so that they can play a lovely music on that big day and please everyone’s ears.
Let us now have a look at what are the best wedding bands that will make your wedding a memorable one.
Party on the moon is an Atlanta based music group. The unique feature that separates them from the other bands is their nonstop performances.
In Mexico, they provided entertainment at Eli Manning’s wedding. They have a wide variety of songs in their chart-topping lists including Pharrell, Happy and Royals.
You can also make a custom request of a song to be played until the whole night. They’ll learn it and play it for the whole night in their repertoire.
This is also a popular DJ real-life couple – Myles and Lindsey Tipley. Lindsey has worked with Afrika, played at several private events that were hosted by Prince.
DJ Lindsey songs are very popular that includes PS1 Warmup Parties, Boom Boom Boom etc.
Veronica Martell is a 12 people band that has a speciality in Motown. They have also performed at Princess Charlene of Monaco, HRH Prince Albert etc.
This is a huge name in the fashion industry. They have played for Topshop, Rag and Bone parties etc.
He also has a website which contains lots of diversified music that includes breezy tropical tunes so that the couple of the 70s can hit the beachside wedding.
They are a six-person group which specializes in several music hits by Talking Heads, Blondie, the Police etc.
This is quite a self-explanatory music band. They give hits that range from indie hits like the Smiths, Arcade Fire, Joy Division.
They are also a fit for party gang and are going to give your guests one of the best wedding experience.
DJ Cassidy is quite famous and gives music at lots of celebrity’s parties and all including Jay Z, Beyoncé’s, and not to forget the President Obama fiftieth bash too.
You can see him in collaboration with Chromeo, John Legend, Passion Pit. But DJ Cassidy might be expensive to you.
In this article, we are going to discuss the Best Wedding Decorations around the world in the year 2017 where you can go to celebrate this significant and impressive day with joy.
Let us now see the best wedding decorations in the world:-
The Aruba island is located in the south of the hurricane belt, and there’s no danger of tropical storms threatening your wedding day. Aruba stands out as the sixth most visited island for a reason.
Aruba contains sugar strands, a great nightlife because there are tons of casinos, etc.
There is a place in Aruba called the city hall where their legal ceremonies of the wedding are going to take place.
A point that you need to note here is that…
These legal ceremonies take place only on selected days of the week which includes Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
After the legal ceremony, you can hold the symbolic function at any place you like.
This island is a perfect place for any couple on the planet. There are tons and tons of features present at the Belize island which includes a great barrier reed, untamed jaguar territory, 100 offshore islands and much more.
Enough this island fulfills the need of almost any couple present.
You can also visit the Cayo region to look at the country’s forest reserve.
At the ambergris cave, there is also a barefoot sandwalk which gives kind of pleasant experience to your foot.
But here there is a condition which you should check carefully before applying for marriage here. A period of three days you have to maintain here before applying for a marriage license.
Apart from this condition you also need to show the passport copies, 105 dollar fee, etc.
Florida has Miami and Orlando which makes it fall under the top 10 domestic spots that one needs to check in on Facebook.
You can dig your toes into the sugar sands of Siesta Key or do anything else there too.
Here the procedure to get married is very easy. You just need to arrive three days before you are getting married and pay a fee. That’s’ it.
After Florida, this is one of the biggest islands when we talk about wedding ceremonies thing. This is a five-hour flight from Los Angeles.
Hawaii includes tons of impressive features for its wedding couples which provides for lava-peeping, stargazing, hiking, restaurant hooping, etc.
But here one thing that you need to note is to bring valid ids for getting married.
After you are validly identified, your way to marriage is clear enough, and you don’t have to wait then.
This is also one of the most significant islands when we talk about the wedding couples.
Here also there are lots of excellent features favoring the wedding couples that include a glass-bottomed chapel in Bora Bora, a catamaran charter, Tahitian touches, flower garlands, local musicians and much more.
So this is it, everybody! This is the big news. Violet and I have moved to Michigan. We are now Michiganians.
Or, maybe it’s Michiganites… or Michiganders. I’m not sure, but this is where we live now. Violet got a great offer from one of the universities up here, and she just had to take it. So, being the supportive fiancé that I am, I packed my bags and here we are!
First thoughts: Michigan is cold. Like, cold. The thermometer says it’s 14 degrees outside. I wore four sweaters today. And I was the whole time. I’ve always looked for a good reason to grow a beard, and I finally think I found one!
Well, that’s it for now. I’ve gotta help Violet unpack some more. Stay tuned!
(thanks again to Tom for making me a picture)
It seems that people used to be much more concerned about “evil spirits” than they are today. I say this because after I wrote my last post about wedding superstitions, I started to do a little research about the origins of wedding traditions, and pretty much all of them have to do with evil spirits in one way or another. For example, the wedding veil was originally used to disguise the bride from any malevolent forces. If that wasn’t enough, however, the origin of the bridesmaid was to the same end. The bridesmaid was to dress similarly enough for the bride to work as a decoy for any ill-wishing ghouls. The wedding bouquet, also, was meant as a ghost repellent. However, the original bouquets were made of strong smelling herbs and garlic, so I’m pretty sure that kept most things away (evil spirit or otherwise).
Violet and I are in the middle of the contest right now about who can write a wedding blog post the fastest. She’s making a graph at the moment so it’ll take probably take a few minutes. But I never want to underestimate her speed in computer, so I’m just going to take a picture of Violet writing a blog post and make THAT my blog post.
I believe I’ve just gone meta.
Being engaged has made me think a lot of both Tom’s and my parents. All four of them are wonderful people, and while two of them discovered that marriage wasn’t for them I want all of them to know how grateful Tom and I are. They have been nothing but supportive. Tom’s parents are always there to talk and give us advice even in the late hours of the night. Dad, you’ve always been a good distraction from the craziness of planning a wedding. Mom… um, you’ve been very good about preparing me if things don’t work out. Which is needed, I guess. All good advice.
I’ve just learned something. Apparently, booking a wedding venue is a very fine science. I knew that you couldn’t just book a hall, and then pop in the next day for the ceremony. You need to give them some notice. Obviously. However, I just read an article about how you shouldn’t book your venue too far in advance either. The reason for this being that you never know if 3 years from now a venue will be under the same management or even still in business. I found this confusing, so I did what I always do to make a concept clearer to myself. I made a graph.
So it seems to me, the ideal time to book a hall is right around the 20 month mark, and once you get to around 36 months, you should basically abandon all hope. Yikes. Being engaged for 3-years. I never want that to happen to Tom and me.
Suzie and I went for some exploratory bridesmaid dress shopping in Haight-Ashbury today and, wow, we had a terrible time. Yes, yes, I hear you shouting at your computer screen right now, “Why were you shopping for bridesmaid dresses in the Haight?” I know, but we were already in the area and we heard about an adorable little dress shop hidden amongst all of the cafes, record stores, and head shops. The shop was lovely, but the proprietor was incredibly pushy and belligerent about the fact that we didn’t have a date picked yet. I guess with no date picked, she wouldn’t know where to fit our dresses into her schedule. She literally used the phrase, “you’re wasting my time” on more than one occasion. She was the worst. I guess it’s true what they say,
(thanks for the picture, Tom)
There are a few wedding superstitions that I had heard before. For example, it’s bad luck for the groom to see bride in her dress before the wedding and the bride is supposed to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue for good luck. But, ever since I’ve been engaged, practically everyone I know has been informing me of the virtual cornucopia of nutty wedding rituals that they believe in. Here are a few of the more insane ones:
My mother came by today so we could all discuss seating arrangements for the wedding. What’s that you say? We haven’t even set a date or picked a venue yet? As I have now learned from my mother, those are secondary details to seating arrangements. I don’t think Violet was particularly in the mood though. This is a conversation we had via text while my mother was drawing up diagrams.
Ladies and gentlemen, Winton Childs! This man will be heading up my team (along with my new cohorts Vaneetha, Ming, and Doug) for the next few years. I have every bit of confidence in him and between my new team and Tom’s wonderful support, I’m beginning to finally feel like this move was a good idea.
So, what with Violet being busy psychoanalyzing stuff and chef positions a little hard to come by, I’ve decided to take up a few new hobbies. Thanks to a new friend of mine, I’ve been introduced to the world of hunting. I gotta admit, I didn’t think I’d like it at first, but it’s just, well… pleasant.
Spending the day from dawn till dusk with friends, food and nature. What’s not to like about that? Of course, we’re there to kill things, but that’s only a small percentage of the fun. It’s sort of like tailgating at football games (That’s an assumption. I’ve never actually tailgated, but it sounds apt.)
As you can see in the photo above, I look a little nervous. Normally I don’t get this nervous on my first day, but I think because I’m in a new town and I don’t know anybody (except Tom, of course) I’m a little worried. Maybe I shouldn’t have worn red on my first day. It seems a little boisterous, doesn’t it? Maybe I’ll go change…
Tom is in the tub right now soaking in some Epsom salts. He may be upset that I’m telling you all the reason why, but it’s just too funny not to share. Ready? Here it is.
He was scraping ice off the windshield and he fell on his hip.
He’s upset for two reasons.
He could use some words of support. I know he’d appreciate it!
Bride and groom
Violet is the daughter of George and Sylvia Barnes. She moved to San Francisco from the UK two years ago. Violet is a post-grad at UC Berkeley and hopes to ultimately receive tenure there.
Tom is the son of Pete and Carol Solomon. He is a Bay Area native and the Sous Chef at the upscale eatery, “Birch”. Tom hopes to someday open his own restaurant.