Friday, March 30, 2012

Harusi Trade Fair is Here!!

Do not miss Diamond Jubilee leo ijumaa, Jumamosi na Jumapili hii... kiingilio Bure... kila bibi harusi na bwana harusi au mdau wa harusi pitia uone vitu mbalimbali vya harusi vya kila aina...kuanzia mahotel, cards, dresses, wapiga picha etc

Banda letu la Wedding Bells limetengenezwa na kupambwa vizuriiiiii na Dada Monica.. aka Special occasions... 

 wapambaji wa kistaaraabu na keki tamu zaidi na za kistaarabu zaidi in Dar

baadhi ya kazi zao ni pamoja na Melissa and Harris Wedding- Keki na mapambo: Venue Moven Pick

Martha Nnko and Joseph Wedding

Gladys Wedding- cake

Gladys wedding ilipambwa na Sophy nitawawekea aina zake na mapambo yake soon...pia ni wedding planner

Stella and Eliud's Cake

Wanapatikana mjini NSSF building opposite CBE pia branch yao nyingine Kimweri Avenue Msasani kama unaelekea CCBRT
Wapigie Simu -Special Occassion's namba 0754 404 733

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Week 9 - Unity Candle Lighting Ceremony

Welcome to week 9 of our '52 traditions / rituals in 52 week' this week we are bringing to you a demonstration of a 'Unity Candle Lighting Ceremony'. Our resident celebrant blogger susan considers it to be one of the most popular ceremonies she performs.

Step by Step Guide:

The unity candle ceremony is seen more and more frequently throughout the weddings of today. The ceremony symbolizes the pledge of unity between the bride and groom and the merging of two families.

As a general rule there are 3 candles required to perform a unity candle ceremony which consist of 1 large centre candle and 2 slim (or taper) candles. The mothers of the bride and groom may light the 2 taper candles the bride and groom then take these candles and proceed to light the single large candle representing their two lives and two families uniting as one.

The two single candles may then be blown out to represent the extinguishing of their single lives, or more popular today may be kept alit to symbolize although united through marriage their individualism is still present in their lives.

Video Demonstration:

Wording Example:

The lighting of these family candles symbolise __ and __ separate lives and pasts before today (bride and grooms mums light the candles). Through the love, support, wisdom and guidance they have both received from their families, they are here today to join their lives as one.

__ and __, with the light from your family candles, unite the two flames into one (bride and groom light centre candles). The unity of this flame symbolises the union of your families and your separate lives, into a commitment made in love and kept in faith. The two of you now have a fire that represents love, understanding and the future. It will give you warmth and happiness through even the darkest times. This new fire represents a new beginning, a new life and a new family.

The Wedding Guru's

Yemi Kosibah- Renowned African Couture Designer

Mjue Yemi Kosibah- one of the finest African designer... He is Nigerian born but living and working in UK.
Always i am impressed with his couture wedding gowns... Even before Sarah Button made that magic dress for Princess Kate, Some of Kosibahs' real brides already wore similar sleeve-lace design.
Bride: Aluna- wed in London 2008

Yemi getting the bride ready...

Bride: Onyeka- Wed in Nigeria January, 2011

Yemi...akimvisha biharusi wake 

and then- Princess Kate: Wedding 29th April 2011
...Way ahead Yemi, keep up the good work!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Fairy Tale Wedding for Amy and Dwayne at Barclay Villa!

Amy and Dwayne were referred to me by one of my very favorite photographers, Craig Carpenter of Luster Studios (who took the magical photo above after the ceremony and many more you see on this blog), when he learned that they needed an officiant for their wedding March 24, 2012 at Barclay Villa.  After an initial meeting the couple and I set about creating a beautiful ceremony that was warm and welcoming to the guests, honoring of their parents, and included personalized vows and many of the reasons the couple were attracted to each other and why they wanted to marry.
If you have never been to Barclay Villa, it is Angier, NC out in the countryside and an amazing sight in contrast to the pastoral surroundings because it looks like a castle! It is a place where wonderful fairy tale weddings happen! 
We rehearsed the wedding outdoors at the lovely gazebo above and also did a run through inside the ballroom just in case the weatherman's forecast for rain came to pass, and it did, if you recall that Saturday.
The fruit trees and ornamentals were putting out their colorful blossoms and the grass was really green from all the rain we had the week prior to the wedding.
This is a beautiful pool and fountain in the side yard next to the gazebo area.
The rain was so unpredictable on the wedding day that the wisest decision was to move it inside into the great ballroom. Jeffrey Surles, our florist/wedding director/go-to man for everything, was really on the ball and had the chairs set up and tastefully trimmed with wide ivory ribbons.
The "altar"was in front of the great fireplace filled with lit pillar candles to throw off a warm glow. The beautiful floral arrangements were on gorgeous glass pedestals. In the center is the vintage table with the box into which the couple placed love letters to each other during the ceremony. The box had extra special meaning because Amy's father had crafted it many years ago for her mother to put recipes in.
Some tables were on the perimeter of the chairs ready to be placed into position after the ceremony. The menu looked fabulous!
The centerpieces matched the two pedestal flowers at the altar making elegant decorations for each table.
I got Jeffrey to pose for a picture with me. We had never done a wedding together before this one. Jeffrey owns Jeffrey's Florist in Dunn NC and has been doing weddings for 23 years. He directed the rehearsal and then directed the wedding smoothly. He was so funny during the ceremony! Of course the guests could not see him because he was behind them, but I could, and he kept making faces at the attendants to keep them smiling--a good thing! I have to remind the bridesmaids and groomsmen at the rehearsal that although all the guests may have their eyes on the bride and groom, the cameras there are taking everyone's photo so best not to get distracted, adjust your hair or dress, or look bored!
Dwayne's mother, Dawn, made this beautiful wedding cake. The blue hydrangeas on top and the blue ribbons match the sky blue color theme Amy chose.
This is Dwayne's mother being escorted by one of our groomsmen after the grandparents.
Carol, mother of the bride, was escorted in last by another groomsman. 
After the rest of the wedding party entered, the bride and her father appeared at the top of the grand staircase and proceeded down the aisle while the guests stood in the bride's honor.
I asked both sets of parents for their blessing for this union and then everyone was seated.
You can tell that Amy and Dwayne were really enjoying their ceremony. They are a cool couple and well suited for each other.
After the pronouncement of marriage came the crowning moment....the KISS!
And Amy and Dwayne step into the next chapter in their lives together!
The weather cooperated nicely after the ceremony so we could get some outdoor photos with fantastic lighting. Amy and Dwayne, may you find happiness making each other happy; may you find love loving each other!

Lamborghini Aventador J

Beginning with the daily 700-hp Aventador, Lamborghini taunted the bull even further by eliminating the ceiling, including several sleek sections and usually shucking weight from a car that only had 3,472 lbs. to begin with. Even the chair fabric have been swapped for something Lamborghini calls "Carbonskin," a fabric created from as well as materials that's at least a several years away from being used on a teen's hat. With windshield, the interior has to get some way of waterproofing; the rear mirror pops up like Wall-E's head from the middle of the dash. It and the roll bars behind the driver are the highest points in the car.