Aside from the traditional church or registry office weddings there doesn’t appear to be a great deal of choice for those who want to think outside the box. Of course there are other traditions that seem to have faded into obscurity, such as handfasting. A handfasting ceremony dates back to before the medieval period and is rumored to come from the idea of striking a bargain, much in the same way we now shake hands when we do a deal. It comes from an old Norse term ‘hand-festa’ and is a temporary or permanent form of a contract.
At a wedding ceremony it is usually the bride who is the centre of attention. Throughout the day, all eyes are on her as she walks up the aisle, stands next to her groom and listens as the guests ‘hum and haw’ at how radiant she looks. Once the ceremony is over, all eyes follow her as the photographs are taken with her beloved, her friends and her family. Then, the reception is the next port of call and this is usually a sit down dinner with place settings for each guest and a three course meal.
Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, and all brides want to look their best for their big day, so should you invest extra cash in the bespoke wedding dress of your dreams, or buy off the rack? Generally, wedding dresses languish in the cupboard after your wedding day, so is it really worth spending the extra money on a bespoke dress if it will only be worn once?
Don’t Break the Bank
You only get married once, and every bride deserves to look her very best for what is surely the biggest day of her life! Choosing a wedding dress from the vast selection available can be a challenge, but with a little knowledge of your body shape and what styles suit you, choosing a wedding dress can turn into a joyous event rather than one which reduces you to tears.
What Shape is my Body?
Roughly speaking, women’s bodies fall into one of the following six categories:
What exactly is ‘wedding season’? That phrase gets bandied about quite often and most of the time the ‘season’ refers to spring or summer. Let’s face it, most people don’t want to get married in the middle of winter when the rain or snow is going to affect the entire day. Your lovely white dress gets dragged through wet mud, your ivory slippers turn a murky shade of ‘yuck’, your pristine wedding car get’s splattered with grime and the temperature being moderate to freezing, is not ideal for your dream day.
Rolls Royce Phantom Chauffeur hire is one perfect way to spend a day in a luxury car. You don’t need to have loads of money to experience the opulent life if you hire a Phantom just for one day. It doesn’t even need to be because you are getting married. It can be because you have a special birthday to celebrate, or a special anniversary, or you just want to take your loved one out for the day to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé is one of the most funky cars ever designed by Rolls Royce. The open-top car has bags of class and elegance, coupled with some serious attitude. In the eighty-eight years since the first Phantom rolled out of the Rolls Royce factory, the Phantom has been at the forefront of Rolls Royce precision engineering and excellence. Always looking to improve upon previous models, Rolls Royce takes every advantage of new technology and design features and incorporates them into each of their new Phantom models.
Have you ever wondered why Rolls Royce name their cars after apparitions? Think about it, the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, the Rolls Royce Shadow and the Rolls Royce Phantom. Kind of makes a person think, but there is an obvious conclusion that we could draw. Perhaps, the way Rolls Royce cars behave has something to do with it. What are apparitions famous for? Well, they glide, they are silent and they seem to appear out of nowhere because we rarely hear them coming. That pretty much sums up the way a Rolls Royce car does its thing.
The Rolls Royce Phantom first made its appearance in 1925 as a replacement model for the Silver Ghost. The 40-50 horse power car, made in England, was an immediate success among the rich and elite members of society. The Phantom II rolled off the production line in 1929 and was fully hand-made by English craftsmen who pieced the car together with precision engineering. The all new improved version was also a massive hit and there are still some on the roads today.
You may have seen recently that we were talking about the release of a new Rolls Royce Ghost, possibly in 2013. Well, we had a look at the current models, and what can we say? We just had to have one. Yes, that’s right ladies and gents; we now have the stunning Rolls Royce Ghost as part of our fleet. We’re proud to welcome the addition, as it compliments our current range beautifully. Just as modern and sleek as some of our other cars, yet sharing some of the same luxurious hallmarks as our prized Phantom, the Ghost offers a bit of a different experience.