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Swarovski Crystal Royal

Swarovski Crystal Royal

The train is one of the things that distinguishes a bridal gown from any other type of formal dress. Having that fabric sweep behind you as you glide down the aisle is part of the fun of being a bride. There are many options in trains – which one is right for you?

  • Sweep train- the most minimal option other than no train at all. This type of train just barely brushes the ground. It is often seen on very slender sheath gowns, and at informal weddings. A sweep train is also favored by second time brides who want a special dress, but not a lot of pomp and circumstance. It can be bustled with a single tie, or left down all evening. Leaving the train down is only manageable if the bride does not plan to do much dancing.
  • Court train – extends about three feet from the waist. This is a nice length for a garden wedding, or a beach ceremony. If your wedding is outdoors, be sure that you have a smooth surface for your train to glide over during the processional so it does not snag or tear. You will definitely need to bustle a train of this length.
  • Chapel train – the most popular length, this train is about four feet from the waist of the gown. The chapel train is beloved for its’ versatility. It is enough of a train to make the bridal gown feel fancy, but it is not too cumbersome. It can be bustled under the gown, with a technique known as a French bustle, or brought up to the outside with little buttons or hooks. The outside bustle tends to work best on gowns that have pleats or details in the back to cover the hardware. Occasionally, a bride will choose to have a loop at the end of the train so she can wear it over her wrist for the reception. This is quite a gracious look, but not a good choice for anyone who is very active or at all clumsy.
  • Cathedral train - this is the longest train commonly seen. The cathedral train reaches nine yards from the waist of the gown – that is a lot of fabric! A train of this grandeur is suitable for only the most formal of indoor weddings. The location needs to be as opulent as the train, and have a very long aisle, hence the name “cathedral” train. This is the right choice for you if you are having a very elegant wedding, and love drama. To balance out such an extravagant gown, all of the bride’s accessories should be equally fabulous. Choose accessories like custom bridal Swarovski necklaces, over the elbow gloves, and sparkling tiaras. A train this long will require a double layer bustle to get it up for the reception. Managing such a complicated bustle is not easy, so be certain that your attendants get lessons from the bridal shop. (A tip for the bustlers: when you are crawling around under the bride’s dress, be sure not to lift her skirt so high that her fanny is exposed!) A clever and fabulous way to make it easier to match up the proper sets of bustle ties is to finish them off with little touches inspired by the bridal ensemble. For instance, if your gown has bows on it, stitch tiny bows onto the bustle ties (each pair should be a different color). Brides wearing sparkling custom bridal Swarovski necklaces will naturally want twinkling crystals to decorate their bustle.
  • Royal train: the name says it all. This is the longest train of all, measuring ten or more yards (30 feet!) from the waist of the gown. A train this over the top should be worn only by actual royalty. Considering yourself a princess is not enough to be able to pull off this much train without looking silly. (And besides, it would weigh an absolute ton!)
  • Your wedding gown is the most special dress that you will ever wear. It also is your chance to let your personality shine. Whether you like things simple (sweep train) or extravagant (cathedral train), there is a train that will just feel right to you. And if the dress that melts your heart does not have the right train, fear not – it can always be customized. After all, shouldn’t a bride get to have things exactly the way she wants them?

    Bridget has many years helping clients select jewelry and accessories and writes for SilverlandJewelry.com. Let us know if you would like her to write on a particular topic. Custom Swarovski crystal bracelets make beautiful bridal jewelry and unforgettable bridesmaids gifts.

    Swarovski Crystal Royal
    Swarovski Crystal Royal
    Swarovski Crystal Royal

    Heart Crystal Rhinestone

    Heart Crystal Rhinestone
    Can anyone help me find a crystal heart necklace?

    The necklace was apparantly in the Harrods Christmas Catalogue either 2004 or 2005 and is a choker style, it is quite a large heart, encrusted with a choice of either red or blue rhinestones and it retailed for about £40
    I tried contacting Harrods but they never got back..tried ebay without success…relying on you guys!!

    Try Tiffani

    Heart Crystal Rhinestone
    Heart Crystal Rhinestone
    Heart Crystal Rhinestone

    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal

    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal

    There are so many details that need to be considered to make your wedding day an absolutely incredible experience for you, your family, and your friends. You want to try and make every moment memorable for all of your loved ones that you have invited to share in your special day. I am going to discuss how you can make the table decorations really catch their eyes from the minute they walk in the door until they glance over their shoulders to get one last look before the day is done.

    Since I have been making wedding days sparkle with Swarovski crystal centerpieces, I have come up with many of the ensembles through my own creativity. I have also gotten myriads of ideas from working with the brides themselves as I make their imaginations come to life. All of the arrangements and pieces that I will speak of in this article are only the beginning, please let your imagination run wild as you read this article and think of what is possible.

    Lets start with the bouquets and floral arrangements on your tables at the reception. Swarovski crystal stems are very versatile, the stainless steel stems can be bent to work into arrangements that tower over the tables with calla lilies, the stems can be cut shorter to nestle in the center of roses, or even fall over the edges to mock ivy that dangles below the blooms.

    Crystals can be incorporated in the ensemble by adding them to your décor with votive cups and candles that have Swarovski crystal “flat backs” glued to them in the shape of little hearts or wedding rings. I always thought it would be pretty to set a table with either bowls or tall, slender vases with floating candles in them. You could put loose crystals in the bottom of the water, and then set the decorated votives around them with tea lights. Doing this would make a very simple and elegant setting for a formal or informal wedding reception. One of the wonderful characteristics of Swarovski Crystals is that they are very brilliant, even in very low light.

    Another way to have some sparkle on the table is to have crystals as your favors. The crystals will enhance the theme at everybodyÂ’s place setting and give them a memory of the day that theyÂ’ll have for years to come. You could put Swarovski Crystal Wine Glass Markers on everyoneÂ’s glass; just imagine how pretty it would look when they are all raised for the toasts. You could also use Swarovski Crystal Napkin Rings as a way to bring glamour to the table and have a light-on-the-wallet but heavy-on-the-glitz favor for all of your friends and family to take home.

    As I said in the beginning, this is only a scratch to the surface of possibilities that can be created from crystals. It is very easy to create a very glamorous and whimsical setting using crystals that will last in your heart and mind forever.

    Penny Olson is the owner and designer for Brilliant Wedding Jewelry, specializing in crystal wedding favors and gifts.

    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal
    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal
    Brilliant Swarovski Crystal

    Rhinestone Pink Shoes

    Rhinestone Pink Shoes

    These days, many brides are opting for wedding heels that are very low. The reasoning behind this is for their own comfort and for personal stability while walking around and dancing in the shoes. Low wedding heels come in many types. Most of them are half an inch to one inch tall. Below are a few main types of low wedding heels that brides can choose from.

    Ballet slippers: Ballet slippers are a popular choice amongst brides. Many opt to get them in pink to add a little color to their wedding dresses. The ballet slippers are very comfortable and tend to mold to a person’s feet very well. Plus, they are stretchy and elastic so they go right on the foot and don’t give a lot of pressure. Usually, they have a very low heel if at all.

    Elegant flats: Many designers are making fantastic flats these days. Some of the most comfortable ones are made by Tory Burch. Stuart Weitzman and Marc Jacobs also makes some wonderful and fun flats. The flats come in all different shapes. Some are t-straps, some are simple flats, some look a little like Mary Jane’s. The number of colors and styles are simply wonderful and oftentimes, you can wear your wedding flats again. If looking for white flats, try and look during the late Spring and early Summer when white is used by many designers. If looking for color, then look all year round. You’ll find some fantastic red flats and green flats in many different stores.

    Kitten heel slides: Slides with a small kitten heel are perfect for the bride looking for low heel shoes. The small kitten heel is sometimes thicker for more stability. The feet slide right in and the straps usually come with different designs. Then, in the back, the ankle is free to move around. Kitten heels are great for the girl that wants something easy to put on and still have a little height.

    Bridal flip flops: There are many different types of wedding flip flops out there. Some brides opt for very simple flip flops that they just get from a regular store such as Old Navy or J. Crew. Other brides order special bridal flip flops that come decorated with little rhinestones or bridal lettering. Finally, there are also some fantastic rhinestone flip flops that brides can find in stores, especially during the summer. These will match both their wedding dresses as well as future summertime outfits.

    Low wedding heels are a great option for brides looking for something easy to slide into, comfortable and easy to wear again in the future.

    Jenny Wells is a shoe fanatic and shops for shoes more than 3 times a week. She lives in Los Angeles where buying and wearing shoes is easy since it is sunny year round. She consults for a wedding shoe site that helps brides find gorgeous and unique wedding shoes, from pink wedding shoes to the perfect white wedding shoe.

    Rhinestone Pink Shoes
    Rhinestone Pink Shoes
    Rhinestone Pink Shoes

    Lily Swarovski Crystal

    Lily Swarovski Crystal

    If you are looking for a wedding flower that is elegant, graceful, and modern, look no further than the lovely calla lily. Available in several sizes and a spectacular array of colors, calla lilies make a wonderful choice for bouquets, centerpieces, and more. These are some of the ways to include calla lilies into a fabulous wedding design.

    Calla lilies are quite different than Asiatic or day lilies. Rather than a profusion of leaves fanning out from a center, calla lilies are shaped like one graceful open bell or vase. Their sleek form is wonderful for creating floral displays that are graphic, restrained, or contemporary. Callas can be used in more traditional ways, but for the most part, they are favored by brides seeking a modern chic style for their weddings.

    Your bridal bouquet is really like another accessory for your wedding gown. The distinctive look of calla lilies is perfect with certain types of wedding dresses. Their slender shape makes them ideal for slim gowns, especially those created from fabrics such as silk charmeuse or a fluid double faced satin. It is a fabulous and stylish look to pair the slim shape of a calla lily bouquet with a stiletto style pair of drop Swarovski crystal bridal earrings. If you want to introduce some sparkle into your bouquet, think about adding some Swarovski crystals to the handle wrap to tie in with your bridal earrings.

    Calla lilies make excellent single flower bouquets (as in one variety of flower, not one single bloom).They cluster very tightly at their stems, and then flare out to a beautiful full round bouquet. Another stunning option for callas is a dramatic arm bouquet tied with a big satin ribbon with long trailing streamers. This is an interesting alternative to the round bouquet, and it is also a nice way to showcase the long stems of the flowers. A nice thing about a bouquet that is nestled in the crook of your arm rather than held in out in front of you is that it does not obscure any of the details on your gown.

    If you choose to combine calla lilies with other flowers, look for ones that have a similar line. One gorgeous look is a round bouquet of callas that is bordered with a big ruffle of cybidium orchids. Orchids are one of the flowers most frequently paired with callas, as they have a complementary shape and also the same sense of sophistication and modern elegance. As textural accents within a grouping of calla lilies, you can try some of the spikier plants, such as bear grass, veronica, and grape hyacinth.

    The clean lines of a calla lily make for a great minimalist boutonierre for the men in the wedding party. You can keep it completely simple with just a single bloom with a ribbon wrapped stem. If you want a little more detail in the boutonierres, introduce fun textural accents such as hypericum berries or even feathers. These are boutonierres that the groom and his attendants will be pleased to wear.

    The graceful and lean lines of calla lilies and their impressive array of color options make them a natural choice for the centerpieces, as well. They tend to look best in simple arrangements that show off their unique shape and long stems. Tall clear vessels are the ideal vase for a chic calla lily centerpiece. The elegance and modern style of calla lilies makes a wonderful addition to any contemporary wedding design.

    Laura is interested in wedding planning and wedding trends including jewelry,receptions and gifts. Swarovski crystal bridal earrings are elegant and chic.

    Lily Swarovski Crystal
    Lily Swarovski Crystal
    Lily Swarovski Crystal

    Rhinestone Ab Crystal

    Rhinestone Ab Crystal

    The bride’s bouquet is one of the most special parts of the wedding. There are many ways to make it memorable and unique, such as the choice of flowers, the way that they are arranged, and any embellishments that you choose as a finishing touch. One of the most fabulous ways to dress up your bouquet is with eye catching crystal wedding jewelry.

    Wedding jewelry has become a very popular accent for much, much more than just the bride herself. Customized crystal wedding jewelry is one of the most spectacular toppers that a bride can choose for her cake, whether it is in the form of a bejeweled crown, or rhinestone leaves and flowers. Likewise, the bouquet is a place that can be decorated in some very special ways to make it completely breathtaking.

    When you are thinking about adding crystals to your wedding bouquet, the first thing to consider is what type of effect you would like to create. You can make it subtle or grand, depending on your wedding style. Do you want your bouquet to have a delicate shimmer or an all out explosion of sparkle? Is your wedding modern or vintage Hollywood inspired? These are the types of questions to ask yourself.

    Once you have decided on the effect that you would like, the next step is to sit down with your florist and design the bouquet. One simple way to add a touch of glamour to your flowers is to choose a bouquet that has the stems wrapped in a wide satin ribbon. The ribbon is the perfect place to pin a piece of crystal wedding jewelry, such as a sparkling brooch. This can be a great use of a family piece, or if you do not have anything from your relatives, you can pick up a crystal or rhinestone brooch online or in a vintage shop.

    Some brides want to have some sparkle mixed in with the flowers themselves, and there are some fantastic options available. If you like the effect of twinkling crystals evenly interspersed throughout your bouquet, then wire individual diamond or round Swarovksi crystals to tuck in with the blooms. Another beautiful idea is to put crystals into the centers of some individual flowers. You are surely looking at a high labor cost from your florist for this, but a very crafty bride could even consider adding this accent to her bouquet herself (or better yet, have a friend do it on the morning of the wedding).

    For a more opulent and glamorous look, you will want to make the crystals a stronger design element. A fabulous effect can be created by having very large teardrop shaped Swarovski crystals grace the edge of the bouquet. They will swing and catch the light like magic as the bride walks down the aisle. For an even more eye-popping bouquet, choose crystals with an AB finish, which will throw a beautiful prismatic light.

    Whatever special crystal details you choose for your bouquet, keep in mind that you can add a similar special touch to the rest of your wedding flowers. Whether your wedding theme is a winter wonderland, or modern elegance, the effect of crystal wedding jewelry in your bouquets and centerpieces will be absolutely stunning.

    Laura helps brides with their wedding plans by offering advice on selecting bridesmaids gifts,reception ideas and other aspects of planning a wedding. Crystal wedding jewelry is fabulous on the bride, her cake, and the bouquet – the more sparkle, the better!

    Rhinestone Ab Crystal
    Rhinestone Ab Crystal
    Rhinestone Ab Crystal

    Wonderful Blue Crystal

    Wonderful Blue Crystal
    Why is my new lcd flat panel tv fuzzy no matter what I do?

    I just purchased a new samsung lcd tv, and the picture is fuzzy even when using a dvd player. I have tried composite, component, s, and hdmi connections. I have also tried to hook up a playstation 3 using an hdmi connection, and according to the salesperson, the picture should be crystal clear with the ps3′s blue ray technology. I am an aircraft mechanic and an engineering student, so I have no trouble rigging up electronics. The Picture is just absolutely crappy with zero change regardless of the connection that I use. The tv is also supposed to have an atsc tuner built in. Is it at all possible that the picture is so lousy beacause the tv is a 720p? Once again, I was told by the salespeople that 720 is still high def, and the picture should be wonderful. Any insight you could offer me would be great! The tv model # from samsung is LN-S4041D. Any help you all can offer would be greatly appreciated. If you need to go intogreta detail about what is wrong, I will post my email.

    Hi, I’m not sure how much help I can be but my father in law had the exact same problem. He tried adjusting everything and even had a person from the company on the phone to walk him through what he needed to do. Finally, he got fed up and just brought the TV back and exchanged it for a new one and this one is perfect. It turned out the TV was just damaged and that there was nothing that could fix it. Not sure if that is the same problem you are having but you might want to try a new TV to be sure it isn’t just a damaged television. Good luck!

    Wonderful Blue Crystal
    Wonderful Blue Crystal
    Wonderful Blue Crystal

    Red Rhinestone Sets

    Red Rhinestone Sets

    When you are getting ready to get married, you are going to find that you are in a place where there are a lot of people to thank. Very few weddings are one-person operations and if you are a bride who has a real support network in her friends and among her bridesmaids, it makes sense that you want to show them how thankful you are! This is where looking into great bridesmaid jewelry can be a great way to show them how much you care and to say thank you for all the help that they have been over the past few months. They are your friends, and they are happy to help, but it is always nice to make sure that they feel appreciated.

    If you are looking for a terrific bridesmaid present, you’ll find that there are plenty of things that you could get for them, but that bridesmaid jewelry is an especially good option. There are plenty of different types of jewelry out there, and while lots of brides will go with the single pearl or a simple chain, why not consider thinking outside of the box? Your wedding is going to be special, and all of your bridesmaids are special as well. You’ll discover that there are plenty of great options out there that can help you show your bridesmaids how much they mean to you without forgetting how unique they all are.

    For instance, when you are looking at making sure that you are in a place where you want to let your friends how much you appreciate their natural elegance and charm, consider looking at the White Pearl Swarovski Crystal Necklace Earrings Set. You’ll find that this is a perfect way to set off almost any wedding ensemble for any member of the party and the combination of white glass pearls and rhinestone clusters will give you that perfect bit of sparkle.

    On the other hand, what if you are more interested in having a little bit of color on your bridesmaids? In this case, you’ll find that the Red Crystal Jewelry Set Necklace Earrings. This combination of sparkling crystal and flashing red is perfect for anyone who isn’t afraid of a little color, and this can be the perfect charm for the right person.

    Is your wedding taking place out of doors, or do you just have a love for romantic ornamentation? You’ll find that this is where the Bridesmaid Jewelry Rhinestone Floral Vine Necklace Set ca come in. You’ll find that this set of rhinestones on a silver plated long chain can do a lot to really give you that amazingly beautiful touch that is perfect for bridesmaid dresses that are simple or elaborate.

    When you just want simple and classic, however, make sure that you remember that it does not necessarily mean boring. Check out the Crystal Bridal Jewelry Set With Freshwater Pearls, and this mixture of delicate, white pearls and real Swarovski crystal can give you that special glimmer that lasts a lifetime.

    Take some time and really think about how you want to let your bridesmaids glam it up for the wedding. The jewelry is the best way to say thank you for all that they have done!

    Denise Sanger is the owner of My-Wedding-Jewelry.com which has a diverse catalog of Bridesmaid Jewelry and Wedding Party Jewelry Sets for your special wedding day and wedding party. We are located in Sunny North Florida.

    Red Rhinestone Sets
    Red Rhinestone Sets
    Red Rhinestone Sets