How to choose the right wedding jewellery

By guest blogger TIFFANY ROOK of Noni B, Hervey Bay.

Determine your skin tone:

The first step in choosing your wedding jewellery is to locate an area on your body where veins are visible. Usually the wrist serves as a good reference point. Based on the colour of your veins, your skin tone may fall into one of two categories – cool or warm:

– Cool skin tones are identifiable by bluish coloured veins. People with cooler skin tones may notice pinkish or rosy-red undertones when looking in the mirror. Eye colour can range from light blue to dark brown and anywhere in between. Most people have cool skin, including people with dark or tan skin.

– Warm skin tones are identifiable by greenish coloured veins. People with warmer skin tones may notice yellow or golden-apricot undertones when looking in the mirror. Eye colour can, again, be any colour. People whose natural hair colour is red, orange, or strawberry blonde almost always have warm skin. Sometimes hair may be browner but it will have a reddish tint. People with darker skin are not usually warm-skinned.

 

Pick a metal and complementary colour:

 Metals

Cool skin tones favour metals such as silver, platinum and white gold.

Warm skin tones favour metals such as gold, pewter, brass and copper.

Complementary

Cool skin tones favour stones such as white pearls and diamonds. Stone colour should focus on jewel tones such as pinks, purples, blues, reds, and magentas.

Warm skin tones favour stones such as coral or golden toned pearls. Stone colour should focus on more earthy tones such as browns, oranges, greens, yellows, peaches, corals, and also turquoises.

 

Consider the shape of your face:

Heart/Inverted, Triangle/Diamond

Earrings – Dangle or drop earrings help to lengthen the face.

Necklaces – Chokers help contrast and soften the sharp angle of the chin.

 Round/Square/Triangular

Earrings – Try elongated shapes such as ovals, or angular shapes such as rectangles. Square shaped faces look particularly well in teardrop earrings.

Necklaces – Look for necklaces that elongate your face, typically necklaces that extend below the neckline.

Rectangular/Oblong

Earrings ­– Choose short or round earrings to contrast the longer face shape.

Necklaces – Chokers, especially if you have a long neck.

Oval

Earrings – Dangle earrings (not too long), preferably angular shaped.

Necklaces – Can be either long or short (if long neck, chose a shorter necklace).

 

Fraser Coast brides style hair on themes

By Jocelyn Watts

As Kate Middleton exchanged vows with Prince William in April 2011, celebrity hair stylists were predicting her “youthful, gorgeous bridal look” would set a flurry across the world.

Colourist Johnathan Gale told Amanda Chen at HollywoodLife.com that Kate’s hair, tiara band and natural makeup combined for a “very dignified look – without appearing too stately.”  Other experts described her flowing locks as elegant and true to her personality.

Following the couple’s first anniversary, ASP Photography asks Indulgence Hair & Beauty owner Emma MacDonald if the predicted flurry had influenced the hair style choices of Fraser Coast brides.

“I haven’t had anyone ask me for her hair style but some people like elements from a few different styles all out together,” Emma said. “We don’t tend to get celebrity look-a-likes as brides tend to pick a style that suits their theme and wedding dress.”

So if Fraser Coast brides are not being influenced by the royal bride or other celebrities in their wedding hair style choices, what are they looking for?

Emma says the trend for 2012 is for lots of sleek, old-fashioned looks. For some inspirational photos, here are three websites worth viewing: www.instyle.com, www.weddinghair.com, www.lovehair.co.uk/wedding-hair

If brides were unsure about what they wanted or if their preferred styles suited their overall looks, then talking to hairdressers would help give them confidence in their choices.  She also recommended having a trial run.

“I would definitely recommend a trial session for brides who were unsure on what they wanted or were nervous about how it will to look all put together.

“This can be done from a few months before up to the week before the wedding.”

Be comfortable on your wedding day

By guest blogger TIFFANY ROOK of Noni B Hervey  Bay

Choosing your wedding dress is one of the biggest and most exciting parts of your wedding.
But rather than being a faithful follower of fashion, you should firstly consider a style that is appropriate for the day. For example, consider a cocktail length dress in a soft chiffon for a beach wedding. Secondly, look for a wedding dress that will highlight your features and take your body shape into consideration.

Above all, be comfortable! On your wedding day, you’ll want to look great but you will also want to be comfortable. It will be hard to dance and laugh, not to mention posing for all those photographs, if you’re tugging your dress or have boning jutting into your ribs. If you’re the type of person likes to dance with her hands in the air, and anticipates doing the Limbo, perhaps a strapless dress is not the one for you.

Soft, flowing gowns are currently among the most popular dresses for brides on the Fraser Coast.

Classic white will always remain a favourite colour, however, white doesn’t suit all ladies and coloured dresses are increasing in popularity, particularly pink and Midnight Blue (Navy). Cream, Ivory, Sand and Champagne are also being worn, especially with the more mature brides.

As every bride will agree, it’s fun to search through all the bridal magazines and tear out the pages of your favourite wedding gowns. Unfortunately, many of these designer gowns can cost almost as much as your entire wedding!

I’m finding more brides are shopping for less expensive gowns. Brides want to look great in a wedding gown they select for their special day, without breaking the budget. Look for dresses that can be worn again especially those that lend themselves to being shortened and worn as cocktail dresses.

Popular bridesmaid fashion.