March 7th was the day.
Very cool and lovely weather.
A lot of planning, a bit of quarrel had gone into making this day a fun and successful day.
As usual and part of the etiquette of any shower, it was organized by the bride’s chief, maids and supported by few close friends of the bride.
We picked the Sunrise restaurant at Ikeja as our venue; it is a lovely chinese restaurant, loved the food, hehe!
We had memoirs sent to Princess, the chief brides maid and we each took turns to read a memoir written by someone else and the bride to be was to guess who wrote it……. i think i had the most romantic and heartfelt story to write amongst everyone….. yes :p
We had games and alot of advice to give our lovely friend Bimbo- Reni Smith, you can check out the video clips on my Instagram page @rhedruby
Now let the pictures do the talking
Just in case you missed my post on how to plan a bridal shower…. click here!
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whore-mongers and adulterers God will judge.
A friend of mine contacted me a few days ago about her makeup training set to kick off in March 2015.
Olaide Badmus is the C.E.O of Browneyes makeovers with very great prospects I must say.
She asked if I could help spread the word; so as a very nice person, lol! and a good business woman, I obliged!
This project is supported by the Modelling Academy Nigeria.
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As promised earlier, i decided to start sharing more ideas on events and not only beauty/makeup. I would be focusing on weddings for now because a lot of weddings happen towards the end of the year(in Nigeria).
Do hope you have fun reading :*
What exactly is a wedding theme and why so important?
A wedding or party ‘theme’, is a certain style choice for your day that you then reflect in your choice of invitations, dress code, decorations,or music.
Whether you choose something like a particular subject as a theme or a color theme, (like pink, black and white colors for example), a wedding theme will create a unique style and mood for your celebrations. A theme makes a wedding more personal, more coordinated and definitely more beautiful! and the choice of theme is entirely up to you.
Few tips to note.
1.Use your favorite shade. I am sure you know this already*winks* but this is really a good place to begin.
You have definitely imagined it so why not bring your dreams to life with what you love. You can tastefully incorporate any color into your wedding decorations by selecting the right hue, and combining it with the right accents.
The color would determine and reflect in the decor, your attire, your cake, your makeup…YOU NAME IT!
- Which colors are you drawn to most? Is there one particular color or several? If there are several colors, are they compatible?
- Check your wardrobe; Leaving aside the standard office black, what are the other colors that emerge the most? These colors are a good indicator of your general color preferences.
- Make a color inspiration Get a piece of thick card and place images you like from magazines on the board, images that highlight the colors you’re keen on. You can also use color paint charts to help you match the hues and to get subtle shade variations.
2. CONSIDER THE SETTING:
Look at the colors used in your venue’s carpeting, drapery and decorations. If the site has strong colors, you’ll need to select a color scheme that complements. If you already have your heart set on a certain color, you may need to select a more neutrally decorated site but this needs to be sorted out very early on or you may miss out on a good location! However, keep an open mind about the color(S) you want until you’ve chosen the venue, because the setting may well suggest the color scheme for you.
- For outdoor weddings, look for fresh and light colors that suggest the brilliance of outdoors.
3. Remember others. others being the groom, family, friends and bridesmaids.If you want your bridesmaids decked “head to toe” in your color, you’ll need to make sure it’s an appealing and flattering shade to wear. You may need to accept variations in the shades to keep everybody happy, especially if it’s a color that one or more of them are not happy to wear.
All in all have fun and be happy. Get help where and when needed, especially a good planner. You want a fabulous event and you may not get it right all by yourself.
As a beauty planner( makeup/beauty pro and event planner) I seem to be writing more on just makeup and beauty. I think its time I balance up on here.
• You need another ‘eye’
In planning an event, you have something envisaged. How the hall should be. The colors you love. The amount of people you want to invite, the kind of music you want….yadi yadi yadi ya! You need a professional eye to bring the pieces together. Give suggestions and possible corrections.
Planning an event could be time consuming as well as stressful. Apart from physically having to run around for event venues, meeting up with the caterer or D.J, you could get mentally stressed out. You planner does all that for you. All you need to do is give instructions and he/she takes care of it all while you go about your regular activities.
• You save money!
On no! You thought wrong!
The event planner actually saves you money! Here is how it works. Your planner is working with your budget, so he/she is out looking for the best at the most affordable price. Most times we planners charge our fee based on the budget. So, be it the vendoring, outsourcing or fee charge; we stick to the budget and get the job done!
• You have a more organised and top notch event
Quality event planners add that professionalism and sophistication to the event. They know the best vendors, retailers or service providers and cant adequately translate your dreams and visions into reality.
Everything would be organised and in proper place. You are sure your guest would be properly catered for and you have value for your money.
• You are happy in the end
Get someone who can see what you are seeing. I mean understanding your vision. There ought to be goal congruence and effective communication is key.
Learn to trust your planner but still let him or her know that there are high expectations. It gives some form of confidence to your planner as well as a sense of responsibility to exceed/beat expectations.
One question I feel you may have at the back of your mind is how to tell a good planner from a terrible one. Well that should not be too hard. A 5-minute conversation should tell you how much of an organiser the person is.
If you need more convinction, a week should tell you if he or she is ready to get the job done. You do not have to chase your planner around to get things done and such lazy and mediocre planners are not so hard to detect!
Contact/contract the planner on time. As much as you can; do not wait for the last minute to get a planner. A beautiful event does not happen within the blink of an eye. 🙂
You can reach me on +2347088314342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your event needs 🙂
On the 9th of May 2014 Oriflame hosted their first ever champagne party for beauty bloggers and makeup artists in Nigeria.
The event was at Bistro 7 on 273, Kofo Abayomi street, Victoria Island Lagos.
The essence of the party was to introduce a couple of us to their business/products and also a time of interaction, mingling, pampering and fun for savvy chics, makeup artists and beauty bloggers.
The Host- Oriflame
Oriflame is a swedish company into beauty and skincare products. They have been in business for over 60 years and have market presence in 50 different countries nationwide; they wish to add Nigeria to this portfolio 🙂
Oriflame’s product are divided into segments of Skincare, Accessories, haircare, fragrances and Color cosmetics.
All their products are from fresh and natural swedish ingredients and formulas.
Amazingly, they produce 60 new products every year!
Here are some of the products.
Oriflame was generous enough to give us all goody bags! Whooop!
Products Reviews COMING SOON!
I anticipate working with the Oriflame Nigeria team and I would definitely share as much information with my blog family. :*
Thank you for stopping by again
Have a great time!
apart from having a memorable wedding, every woman wants an awesome shower. there are two types of ‘pre-wedding’ celebration, one is a bridal shower which is cool, calm and more sophisticated. Mostly done when the brides friends want something less crazy and wild. it gives an avenue for chit chat, friendly advice, a bit of fun and games and majorly a subtle send forth for the bride.
the other is a bachelorette party which is the WILD KIND. A lot of partying, dancing and nasty things the husband-to-be would definitively not want to see,lol!
i personally recommend a bridal shower instead of a bachelorette party. I feel you do not want to start your marriage with a lot of crazy experiences just prior to your wedding but HEY! that’s my opinion! ITS YOUR DAY SO YOUR WISH!
In planning a shower, which i feel should be the friends'(bride’s friends) responsibility; here are some key things to note.
BUDGET: think of the kind of party you want, number of chics to be present, the food, presents, the venue. when all these is settled next is how to come up with the funds. If someone, an angelic and amazing someone is footing the bill, it makes things easy to be honest but when people are told to contribute it slows down planning and preparation…i am speaking from experience. this usually happens because the brides friends all come together to plan, not all of them may be familiar with each other,so issues like distrust or this is too expensive may arise most times. Its really better if someone foots the bill or offers to cook! Food is one major issue. lol
the venue: a bridal shower does not have to make you break a bank. it can be in the brides house, a friends place, a nearby restaurant or like in the last bridal shower i was involved in,it was at the wedding venue( we lodged at the hotel and had the shower in their restaurant)
the venue would determine the kind of decoration
Food: i dont think eba and ewedu or pounded yam and afang soup would be appropriate for a shower,lol! finger foods, cocktails and light liquids would do!
another part of the food is THE CAKE..here are some lovely cake designs the bride would love!love! love!
Next is A COLOR THEME: it could be the brides favorite color or a color you all decide to wear or maybe the decorations… whatever and however you decide, a color theme gives a pop to the event and makes you all look closer together.
you can make branded tees too!
the decor and theme go hand in hand
make sure you add presents to this,no one wants to win without been rewarded.
the HAPPY BRIDE
WISH all the brides this year A HAPPY UNION.