Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kardashian Wedding- Kim and Kris

The most stunning bride of the year! Kim Kardashian... the bling, the dress, the glamour!!... her story in the picture as it appeared on People Magazine

Kim wore a  Stunning Vera Wang Custom made Cinderella dress made of soft Tulle, bodice top and lace 
....indeed the dress is dazzling beautiful...  
later she changed for dress number two a sexy mermaid dress with tulle raffles also from Vera Wang 
then she ENDS' her day with dress number three...fabulous mermaid V-cut made of soft satin 
bridesmaids were her sisters all in white Vera Wang dresses!! money money money
wenyewe wanakwambia effortless beauty!
Mason Kourtney's Son was a ring boy... how cute is that?
above: Kourtney and Scott with their son Mason... just wondering when is their Wedding ;)
Wedding parade... woooo what a tail!

the guests 

and the kiss 
Many Congratulations to the beautiful lady Kim and Handsome boy Kris 
You Rock!!

Kardashian Wedding- Khloe and Lamar

Khloe and Lamar wedding was in September 2009. Since Wedding Bells is a wedding blog why not show our readers another of Kardashian sister wedding also!!.... all pictures from OK! Magazine
Khloe was dressed by Vera Wang... she wore a beautiful custom belted mermaid dress

Wedding colours was Wedding Bells favorites colours!! Purple variation 

the girls 

the guest's

...the fab three- Kim, Khloe and Kourtney 
Many Congrats Khloe and Lamar

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Introductory Guide to Honeymoons

Many overestimate the cost of a good honeymoon – as a travel consultant I get many money conscious couples in my office restricted by the unruly cost of their big day leaving little to budget towards their romantic getaway. I feel like a counsellor at times as I put a halt to a brewing argument about just how far they are willing to break the budget to embark upon the travels of their dreams. I promise you this does not have to be the case, if you find the right dedicated agent who truly understands what experiences you seek to gain from your honeymoon, you will take that exact romantic journey you have been dreaming of and most importantly at the right price!
A key to a good travel agent is finding one that you can trust, one that will help keep within your budget, not encourage you to go over so their commission levels look good for the month. If you can find an agent that is honest, knowledgeable and offers to be by your side every step of the journey (and they are out there) then you can be sure that your honeymoon will meet both yours and the bank accounts standards. Further to this, there is nothing worse than travelling blind, if you feel nervous about your itinerary or if something should go wrong before or during your travels make sure you speak up and ask lots of questions, by no means should your agent leave you feeling alone. This comes back to just how important it is put your trust in the hands of the right travel agent, one that makes you feel comfortable, confident and leaves no questionable gaps in your itinerary.
As your personal travel guru, my promise to you is to seek out a wide range of honeymoon ideas with specific suggested itineraries to meet the needs of not only you budget conscious couples but those who generally  are stuck for travel ideas. Whether you desire a luxurious or backpackers experience, an active or relaxing experience, whether it be by air, land or sea and everything in between I will guide you every step of the way. My passion is travel, and with a degree in tourism and event management, you can be sure that I am dedicated to helping you live out your honeymoon dreams.
Stay posted for a new and unique suggested itinerary each month with specific hotels, tours, cruises and sightseeing ideas. In the meantime if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me a comment and I will do my best to answer them for you.
Warmest Regards & Happy Travels
Yasmin x

Friday, August 26, 2011

Where have you been, Kayelily??

Hello everyone. You may be wondering why you have not heard from me in a few weeks. Well, it is because I have been on a wonderful vacation. My husband, Dave, and I  enjoyed a 12 day cruise around the United Kingdom with another couple, Carl and Judy, and then spent 3 days in London. It was a fabulous trip and I wanted to share a bit with you and a few wedding related items with you. Each day our ship, the Crown Princess, would dock in a different port and we would then go explore that place. 
One day it was Edinburgh, Scotland. I loved Scotland the best! When we got off the bus in the city on Waterloo Street, we walked right by the Edinburgh shop of the famous wedding gown designer, Caroline Castigliano! So, I had to snap a photo. There were a couple of tourists posing and taking photos too but on the websitefor the designer almost the identical shot is there--without the tourists of course. 
Well, we set off to explore Edinburgh which is a wonderful city with a castle perched on the cliff right downtown. We saw so many castles. England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland are just peppered with them.
We especially wanted to visit Rosslyn Chapel outside Edinburgh so we hailed a cab as it was starting to rain. By the time we arrived the rain had stopped.Rosslyn Chapel is amazing. Building of the chapel was begun by William St. Clair in 1446 and when he died in 1484, it was not finished and his vision was never completed. We were not allowed to take photos inside but you can see them on their website. The chapel is in the process of being restored (so much of the sandstone artwork has eroded and other sections were eaten up with mold). The process is very tedious but thorough and takes many years, then you start over! You may recall that scenes in the DaVinci Code were filmed here.Then it was a cab ride back to Edinburgh to see the city. 
We stopped first at The Last Drop and had lunch. Judy and Carl are studying the menu but Dave and I already know we want "haggis with tatties and neeps." Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish made with a ground meat and oatmeal cooked in a sheep's bladder and served with a whiskey sauce. The traditional sides are mashed potatoes (tatties) and mashed turnip (neeps) that reminded me of rutabaga. Believe me, it was delicious! Judy and Carl got the "steak pie" which was also a traditional dish and it was very good too. 
Then we headed out on the streets of Edinburgh. Dave and I found a wonderful little jewelry store and bought some lovely Celtic bracelets. He also found a great deal on cashmere wraps.  It was Thursday  August 11th and preparations were underway for a huge street festival that weekend and the streets were so thronged with people we could hardly walk.  Many street actors and entertainers were there. Here is one of a bagpiper on stilts to make him look like Pan. 
Here is a guy sprayed all over with copper paint who posed like a statue. He fit right in! We hurried along because we had to get to our bus stop to catch the coach back to the ship. If you miss it, you get left!
On the way back to the bus, I looked up and spotted a familiar sign--Pizza Hut! Could not resist taking a photo of it. And, Starbucks were all over the place in just about every stop we made. I could take my netbook in there and check my email when we had time. The internet on the ship was soooo slow and they charged by the minute! The ladies room was also always a very welcome sight and usually there was a line, don't ya know!  
When we got back to our bus on Waterloo Street, there was a wedding going on across the street. There was a church there and the wedding party was out front posing for the photographers. I felt right at home and had to snap a few pictures. I could not tell if it was before or after the ceremony.
Does the young man standing next to the bride look like the groom or her escort down the aisle?
I cropped them out but there were many bystanders watching and walking by taking a look. I don't know if the couple were residents of Scotland or perhaps Americans. It sure looks the same as an American wedding. No kilts and the typical Scottish wedding garb. 
The next day we went to Inverness which was my favorite city. The streets were filled with pretty flowers. Judy and I shopped in TK Maxx which is the same as TJ Maxx but just the change of the J to a K. Why? I don't know! 

They had a little "mall" called Victorian Market that was jammed with neat little shops.They even had a thrift shop in there which I had to explore!

Judy and I found charm scarves there that we had been looking for and did a little early Christmas shopping. See the scarves hanging on the wall with the charms hanging from them? We had seen them earlier in Bushmills Ireland and regretted not buying them then so we were on the search.
Then we caught our motor coach back to the ship. The countryside was breathtakingly beautiful. The weather was very temperate at about 68 degrees. We were so fortunate. Someone in Inverness told us that they have 15 days of sunshine a year and we caught one of them! 
So we boarded our "mother ship" and headed out to sea towards Le Havre, France.

A Wedding Photographer's Blog Post of a Hawthorne Hotel Wedding

This blog post features a lovely collection of photos of a wedding here at the Hawthorne Hotel this summer. I loved seeing all of these great photos. I hope you do too.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grace Kusila's Wedding

Our beautiful bride Grace Kusila tied the knot in Dodoma town last month

Grace is dressed by Wedding Bells 

Looking gorgeous in this bridal satin, organza and lace dress 

arriving at the church....

While in the church...

Bishop Anglican Church Dodoma 

Mheshimiwa William Kusila na mama Kusila wakisalimia wageni waalikwa

Thanks family and friends for being here with us today... 


the cake...

Picture Moments

The girls....

the men....

the team...

young sissy


some waheshimiwa Wabunge

May almighty give the joy you deserve and protect your marriage always 

Wedding Bells loves you