Cocomelody: Open Back Wedding Dresses

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I received some good news recently. A good friend who has been single for some time now has a new love.  It might be too soon to think about weddings and marriage but since I have a blog and I do not want to preempt anything, allow me to just write this post without naming names. Hey, I am a single woman and I usually try to live vicariously through friends’ love lives so I get to do this albeit anonymously. I  am also dreamer so let me choose a nice wedding dress for that hypothetical dream wedding for my friend. If the relationship gets stronger, I think they are headed for marriage anyway.

My friend is pretty straightforward. I think she would prefer simple dresses that would accentuate her physique. Besides, if she is going to get married, I  think it is going to be a fun wedding where there would be a lot of singing and dancing so a dress she can wear comfortably while dancing would work best for her.   This Cocomelody ivory dress v-neck dress would be perfect for her.

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The open back design would show off her toned back. Backless wedding dresses are flattering.

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There is also another design I saw that my friend may want as an option. My friend has a romantic bone even if she denies it. She is one of the sweetest friends I have so I have picked this sweet and princess-like cap-sleeved dress with appliques.  It has a simple silhouette with a romantic flair.

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I can imagine her dancing in this open back wedding dress. The details at the back would look divine on her.

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Cocomelody has a collection of beautiful wedding dresses for that special day. Take advantage of their promotional offer below.

Wedding Dresses

Landybridal Lace Wedding Dresses

I recently learned how to draw lace.  Drawing lace looks difficult but once to you learn how to do it, you can get satisfaction from the output. I thank Lindsey for her blog post on this.

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It occurred to me  that lace adds sophistication on any object.  One of the best uses of lace can be seen in lace wedding dresses.  Even with a simple silhouette like this dress, the lace bodice becomes the main attraction of the dress. Lace can add that touch of class to any simple gown. It  also draws the attention to the face.  After all, the main draw to any wedding is the bride.

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But if you want to be trendy especially for wedding dresses 2016, you might want to pick lace and champagne tulle combination. While white may be the usual color choice for wedding gowns, champagne may be an alternative color choice. With white lace embellishments, the bride would surely stand out on her wedding day. This dreamy lace dress is perfect for those spring and summer weddings.  It is an unexpected color choice but it still shows sophistication. Look at how the lace made the dress extra special!

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If you a still looking for the perfect wedding dress, check out Landybridal. With their selection of wedding dresses, you are sure to find something that will be perfect for you and your wedding party.

Cocomelody Beach Wedding Dresses

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I recently came from an engagement shoot and it was quite a learning experience. We shot in two different outdoor locations. We relied on natural lighting.  The benefit of natural made the shoot a lot more interesting. The couple brought in three outfits so there would be variations in the shoot. It made me think about those who opt for destination weddings especially the ones on the beach. It must be an idyllic yet very laid back kind of setup.  The choice of wedding dresses might be limited.  Well, you can have different choices with Cocomelody. If you are too busy to think about those choice, let me pick two dresses for you.

In beach wedding, one must consider the elements. There is the sand, sea, sunshine and breeze.  Beach wedding dresses that drape down from the waistline are comfortable. The bride can dance on the sand or run  on the shoreline if she wants.  This dress has a little touch of formality yet simple enough for a beach wedding. The wedding dress should not be the object that competes for attention towards the bride. Rather, it should be something that directs the attention to the bride.

 

They say that simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. For destination wedding dresses, less is more.  This wedding dress is an example how you can have the sophisticated wedding dress that is perfect even for a beach wedding.

Bring an open mind when browsing for dresses. There may be dresses that may not even think you would want to wear but actually would turn out great for you. Ultimately, it is your choice. Wherever may be the location of your wedding, check out Cocomelody. The selection are aplenty. You will find the perfect dress for you.

Oh, your perfect dress might be on sale! Check this out.

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A dress to wear for the bride’s mother

All eyes are on the bride on her wedding day. Nevertheless, the bride’s mother still needs to look stylish, elegant and regal. It is a significant day for the bride’s mother as well since it is every mother’s wish to see her daughter walk down the aisle. It can be an emotional day for the bride’s mother and she should feel confident, special and look her best. Her choice of dress can add elegance to the occasion.

One of most important decisions for the bride’s mother’s dress is color. Sometimes the color choice is dependent on the motif and color palette of the bridal entourage. Nevertheless, there are so many options in market that color changes can still be accommodated. While it is less likely for the choice to be white and black, there are other color choices that are avoided. Red and gold are not very common choices as these colors are not often flattering to women of certain age. These are quite loud colors and can sway the attention away from the bride. The best preference will be pastel tones of green, blue, violet or pink. Those are often the option for the fall mother of the bride dresses.

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The most fashionable mother in her daughter’s wedding should choose the color and tones that are popular this year among the world designers. Calm blue, matte or metallic grey and coffee colors are the ones that ruled not only this season but many ones before. Any woman will look stylish in those.

For mothers with slim physique, a long evening dress will be the best choice. The dress can show off the slender figure and her graceful shape. Curvy women can choose flattering cuts that show off their assets and hide their flaws.

Another option can be mid-length dress or something below the knee. Dresses which jacket can be a versatile ensemble because the attire will look formal during the ceremony. The jacket can be removed during the reception when everyone loosens up.

One should not forget that a bride’s mother can choose a formal evening dress from a selection of mother of the bride evening dresses. They key in making the dress comfortable is to choose the right cut. Comfort can help the bride’s mother enjoy the event without being bothered by how the dress fits. She should be able to move freely while wearing the dress especially when there is a lot of walking and dancing involved.

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As you can see, the bride’s mother dresses fashion has a lot of choices. The selection is varied to fit different tastes, body types, age and budget. The range of possibilities can surely make the bride’s mother happy.

Small Doses of Happiness

My friend posted on Facebook that life is a series of small miracles. We just have to notice them. I try to notice them because I can get caught up in my own busy world and fail to realize the little miracles.  I have my own little doses of happiness for the past month or so.

1. The plans for 2016. My aunt has finally booked a ticket home next year so I will be a full-time niece for four months. I am still going to figure out how to plan my work hours so that I can spend time with her.

2. My mini-herb garden. I bought some herbs in July. When my aunt went to Davao, I asked her to buy me some more.  When she came home, we had to buy pots for the herbs. Both aunts went to buy pots and one thing led to another. They bought more plants.  My pocket garden now looks like this!

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3. My loving friends. I was treated to dinner by my friend, Ernelyn. I was finishing work during my birthday that I did not have time to prepare a nice dinner for my friends. Ernelyn came to my house bearing gift and declared that she would treat me to dinner.  What a sweet friend! Other friends came to celebrate with me. I feel loved.

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4. Victorias Sardines! I found these in Bacolod. I could have hoarded more but I have limited baggage. This was a dorm staple during my university years. My roommates and I would feast on these, paired with salted egg and green tomatoes.  This brand is no longer widely distributed.  Good thing I remembered to check the grocery when somebody mentioned Victorias, Negros Occidental. I write more about my trip to Bacolod. For the meantime, check out my Instagram (@katrinacenteno) for stories of places I have visited.

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5.  Secret Garden coloring book. I finally got a copy. Thanks to my cousin who ordered for me!

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6.  Hello Kitty. Since my aunt is coming home from Canada, I also need to send something to my niece in Canada when my aunt goes back.  She is is fond of Hello Kitty and who would I have thought I can order them easily through ZALORA?   She would love all these Hello Kitty Merchandise!

These are just a few of life’s simple pleasures for this month and I am looking forward to noticing more of these doses of happiness in the future.