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Coasting : Issue 15 September 2010
19 www.coastingtoday.com.au COASTING FEATURE COASTING WEDDINGS T 02 4365-5383 www.mybridalcollections.com.au Suite 13, 210 The Entrance Rd Erina NSW 2250 Bridal Gowns • Bridesmaids • Suits Flowergirls • Accessories Vxqgd¦ 59 Vhswhpehu 44133 dp Ì 7163 sp 84085 Wkh Hvsodqdgh/ Hwwdorqj Ehdfk Iru pruh lqirupdwlrq fdoo 7676 3444 Vsrqvruhg e¦ Qr d Ûyh gd¦ krqh¦prrq wr S Sdop Fryh It will be an outdoor wedding which doesn't require lighting, and the ceremony and reception are likely to he held at the same place, or nearby, so that transport is minimised. Enjoy the organic wedding cake, and beer on tap (which reduces throwaway containers) and any leftovers from the buffet meal will be taken home or donated. Guests get into the spirit of the day by wrapping gifts in recycled packaging. Cultural weddings Some couples like to celebrate their heritage when they get married. They'll introduce elements of their cultural background to their ceremony or reception. t's a nice way to share mething personal with the ding guests, and a thoughtful tribute to their families. Couples with a German connection might choose to follow that country's tradition of breaking dishes, pots or anything that will break into pieces, then cleaning it up together. The custom is said to bring good luck. An old Swedish custom is for the bride to carry coins in her shoes. A lovely Jewish custom called the "Krenzl", which means the crowning, honours the bride's mother when her last daughter is wed. The mum is seated in the centre of the room and crowned with a wreath of flowers. And Greek receptions traditionally have bombonieres, white chocolate or sugar- coasted almonds. Modern weddings The first surprise that you'll notice at a modern wedding is that the bride is not wearing shoes -- especially if the wedding is on one of the Central Coast's picture- perfect beaches. She probably won't be wearing white either. Instead she could be wearing anything from ivory to bright yellow or purple. Her hair will be done up, but there will be no veil, and no train to pick up dirt and dust. The bridesmaids are likely to be in the same colour as the bride, but in dresses of a different length and style. If the ceremony isn't on a beach, the chances are that it's in a park, with a marriage celebrant reading vows that the couple have penned themselves. Expect the wedding photography to reflect the individuality of the couple, with plenty of unusual angles and techniques, all taken at a distinctive location such as Norah Head lighthouse, or an old building. The reception, too, might be outdoors in a giant marquee, and a DJ will keep the guests dancing for hours. Green weddings A new trend is to have a green wedding, with the aim of minimising the negative impact of the event on the environment. For starters, it will feature invitations printed on recycled paper. The bride and bridesmaids might hire their dresses, or wear vintage ones. LADY IN RED: Modern weddings are often all about fun and colour. Picture by Impact Images, Erina Heights.
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