Brides and grooms tend to worry about the weather. Too hot, sweat like pig. Too gloomy, bad for photography. Rain, go home and cry. Ok, I am exaggerating but you get my drift. Weather is even more important when you hold an alfresco wedding. But the Italians have this saying, a wet bride is a lucky bride. And I heard of another saying of how rain is a shower of blessings. Of course, never forget to look snazzy even if it rains. Umbrellas are really useful for that effect. Remember to prepare in advance if your wedding is during the monsoon period.

Found in Style Me Pretty. Stock up on pink umbrellas to contrast the colours worn by your bridesmaids. Giordano pinks are pretty nice.

Add in some bright blues among the pink for a more photographic effect. Also from Style Me Pretty.

This was the wedding for a couple celebrities. Go green.


If you are a photoshop dummy like me, Get Totally Rad is the site for you. With recorded step-by-step instructions, just click Play and Presto! Photoshop Magic for your wedding pictures. See for yourself.

~ Ilane




As part of sharing your joy with the guests, you might want to tell them about you and your life partner, how both of you go together, what are the desirable or undesirable stuffs about each other etc. Photo montages is a popular practice. For those who seek a more humorous, less geeky, cuter look, animations are recommended. Guests appreciate such entertainment and you have a memorable keepsake after the event. Animations is a channel of communication to your guests, keeping your wedding theme coherent and understandable.

Coffee & Tea Dreamworks offer 4 kinds of animation -  cartoon, head-toon, special and photo. Each animation lasts 3 to 5 minutes and follow a storyline that the bride and bridegroom will write to the producers at least 2 months before the presentation. The mascots are personalized and you get to select two songs for the animation.

For a DIY couple, the online DIY Love Story offers 2 types of cartoon animation, manga or chibi style and charges according to number of scenes. With the mascots done up by you yourself, you can even use it for posters at the event. Sweet.


No, not the gunpowder kind but the harmless and sweet rose petal cannons. In our own attempt to cut cost, we were exploring DIY methods and chanced upon Simply Rose Petals. Something like party poppers, just imagine the sprays of rose petals with the glorious festive sound of pop pop pop!
One thing about the rose petals is that they won't stain and perfectly eco-friendly, being 100% biodegradable.

FAQ I got from the site
How many Rose Petal Cannons do I need?
For a good photographic effect we recommend 3 to 6 cannons. Most couples like to treat the bridal party or close family members to a cannon.
Do the Rose Petal Cannons make a loud noise?
The cannons make a bit of a bang when they are released but it is not loud enough to scare anyone.
Can you release the Rose Petal Cannons more than once?
No. The Rose Petal Cannons are single release only.
When should we release the Rose Petal Cannons?
Typically you release the cannons when you exit the ceremony or during the photo shoot. However, many couples have released them when they're kissing at the alter, cutting the cake, announcing their arrival, during the bridal waltz or for the proposal.
TIP: make sure you let your photographer know that you're using the cannons so he/she can capture their release on film.


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