29 September 2010

Hath Not Power Over Own Body

1 Corinthians 7:1-5

   Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman. 
   Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 
   Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
   The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 
   Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

20 September 2010

Something old, Something new . . .

Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And silver sixpence in your shoe.

A British custom for their bride to wear or carry something of those above. It gives good luck for the married couple.

Something Old -  it symbolizes continuity for the bride's family. Most of the time, bride's mother lend her accessories/jewelry or even their old handkerchief for her to use during the ceremony.

Something New - symbolizes a hope for a bright future for the couple. The usual new item for the bride is her gown.

Something Borrowed - a thing borrowed represents that her family and friends can be depended on times of needs. Usually, the bride borrowed something from a happy couple who wants to pass down their good fortune to the new couple.

Something Blue - faithfulness, loyalty and love. Most couples chose to have a blue garter to represent this one.

A Silver Sixpence in Bride's Shoe - a sixpence is a coin from Britain. This is to send a good luck for their finances. They say that the coin should be on her left shoe to maximize the fortune.

17 September 2010

Wedding Traditional Beliefs

Folklore - The traditional beliefs, practices, customs, stories, jokes, songs (etc.) of a people, handed down orally or behaviorally from individual to individual. - http://urbanlegends.about.com

Superstitions - An irrational belief -- i.e., one held in spite of evidence to the contrary -- usually involving supernatural forces and associated with rituals. - http://urbanlegends.about.com

In this high-tech era we have, Filipinos beliefs didn't fade. Maybe, Filipinos are afraid to have a bad luck in their married life. Here some samples of "Kasabihan ng Matatanda".
1. Wag magligpit ng lamesa habang may kumakain - Kasi daw hindi makakapagasawa ang maiiwan sa hapagkainan.
2. Wag isukat ang trahe bago ang kasal - Kasi daw baka hindi matuloy ang kasal. (Paano malalaman kung maliit o malaki ang pagkakatahi)
3. Bawal maglakbay sa malalayong lugar ang magpapakasal. - Lapitin daw ng disgrasya ang mga ito.
4. Biyaya ang ulan sa araw ng kasal. - Paano naman yung mga kinasal ng summer? Kawawa naman sila.
5. Pagsasaboy ng bigas ay magbibigay sa bagong kasal ng maalwan na buhay. - Parang nagtatapon din ng grasyang bigas.
6. Bawal ang sukob - Malas daw.
7. Bawal magsuot ng perlas ang babae sa kasal - Magiging miserbale daw ang buhay magasawa.

Those were only 7, but bet on it, there's a lot more. It is up to the couple if they will believe those or not.

Wedding Ticker

This is an image that updates automatically to count down a specific event. This is a cute way to let the world know the remaining number of days up to your wedding day.

Here are some sites that offers a those free.

14 September 2010

Flowers are Everywhere

Calla Lily symbolizes magnificence and beauty. White Calla lilies combine these two attributes with purity and innocence associated with the color white to make it the perfect choice of flower in a Wedding bouquet.

Bird of Paradise symbolizes joyfulness. It also symbolizes magnificence. It can also be used to indicate exciting and wonderful anticipation.
Amaryllis This flower is symbolic of splendid beauty. It is also used to indicate worth beyond beauty.
Alstroemeria flower is symbolic of wealth, prosperity and fortune. It is also the flower of friendship.

Anthurium symbolizes hospitality. It is also used to indicate happiness and abundance.

Aster symbolizes patience. It is also indicative of a love of variety. It also symbolizes elegance and daintiness.

Bouvardia symbolizes enthusiasm. It is also used to indicate zest for life.
Carnation symbolizes pride and beauty. A red carnation symbolizes love, pride and admiration; a pink carnation symbolizes the love of a woman or a mother; a purple carnation  symbolizes capriciousness; a yellow carnation symbolizes disdain, rejection or disappointment; while a white carnation symbolizes innocence and pure love. A striped carnation conveys refusal.

Chrysanthemum symbolizes fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. A red chrysanthemum conveys love; a white chrysanthemum symbolizes truth and loyal love while a yellow chrysanthemum symbolizes slighted love.
Daffodil symbolizes regard and chivalry. It is indicative of rebirth, new beginnings and eternal life. It also symbolizes unrequited love. A single daffodil foretells a misfortune while a bunch of daffodils indicate joy and happiness.
Daisy symbolizes innocence and purity. It conveys loyal love and “I will never tell”. Gerbera Daisy specifically conveys cheerfulness.
Gardenia symbolizes purity and sweetness. They indicate secret love. They convey joy. They tell the receiver you are lovely.

Gerbera specifically conveys cheerfulness.
Gladiolus  symbolizes strength of character, faithfulness and honor, remembrance.
Heather Lavender symbolizes admiration, solitude and beauty while white heather symbolizes protection and indicates that wishes will come true.
Hyacinth symbolizes playfulness and a sporty attitude and in its extreme rashness. Hyacinths also denote constancy. Blue hyacinth stands for constancy, purple for sorrow, red or pink for play, white for loveliness and yellow for jealousy.

Iris symbolizes eloquence. Purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments. Blue iris symbolizes faith and hope. Yellow iris symbolizes passion while white iris symbolizes purity.
Lilac symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence. White lilac symbolizes humility and innocence, field lilac symbolizes charity while purple lilac symbolizes first love.
Orchid is a symbol of the exotic beauty. It symbolizes refinement, thoughtfulness and mature charm. It also symbolizes proud and glorious femininity.
Rose symbolizes love. It signifies love in its various forms. Its symbolism varies based on color, variety and number.
Sunflower signifies pure thoughts. It symbolizes adoration and dedication. It is symbolic of dedicated love. It is however also symbolic of haughtiness.
Tulip signifies a declaration of love. It also symbolizes fame and perfect love.

Pillow of the Rings

Hear ye! Hear ye! The ring bearer is here! But do you know how trendy now the pillows of the rings are? Samples below to present the rings to the aisle.

09 September 2010

Wedding Ushers

Ushers were expected to assist guests on their proper designated places, but that was not all. Listed down are their other duties for your wedding.

Before the Ceremony
* Should arrive at venue 30 minutes before the ceremony.
* Hands out program sheets.
* Coordinates the guests to the photo booth.
* Direct guests to their appropriate seats.
* Informs the groom when the bride is arriving.
* Ensures gifts were properly placed.

04 September 2010

Wedding Invitations

Invitation alone can tell what the guests should expect in the wedding. Themed party is represented first by the invites. The more unique the invite is the more excitement the guests get.

Here some are some samples for you to have an idea.

You want more samples? Please this site - http://www.zazzle.com/wedding+invitations

03 September 2010

Cute Girls and Boys

Ring Bearer 
They are the adorable boys who will steal the attention of the crowd (hope not by their tantrums). Should choose from your young brother, nephew, or cousin from ages of five to seven.
They are responsible in carrying usually white pillow with the rings. Those rings were token and commitment of the couple's never ending love with each other.

Flower Girls
Ages of four to eight girls should be chosen. They add cuteness and sweetness on the ceremony. They are the first who will walk on the aisle, and they must understand that tantrums should not ruin the big day. 
They are responsible for leading the procession, flower girls should make the aisle fabulous by scattering flowers/petals on the aisle.

01 September 2010

Sweet Cravings

Cake is one of the attraction in a wedding party.

We saw so many times the ritual of cut-a-cake, but do you know the meaning behind it? Slicing of a wedding cake is ain't just a program filler, it symbolizes commitment. Then the couple will feed each other, it defined as a vow to provide each other needs.

Nowadays, simple white vanilla cake is not enough for a couple. There's a lot varieties for flavors, designs sizes.

1. Ordinary Flavors - Vanilla, Chocolate, Marble
2. Exceptional - Ganaches, with Liqueur, Rich Dark Chocolate, Mousse
3. Fruits - Mango, Orange and Chocolate, Raspberry Cheesecake
4. Veggie - Carrot

Usually, icing and a figure of bride and groom topper will do, as time changes and wedding inspirations gets complicated, the cakes has its way to complexity too. No limit for the imagination for the couple what embellishments they will put on. Some put gold films and diamonds on it.

What? Not a cake?
Cupcakes are in. This is for easier sharing amongst guests.