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WEDDING DRESS TRAINS

How have you been my lovely people! Good? Amazing?
My weekend was great, It’s was friend’s wedding! Its was a beautiful wedding I must say!

I have been doing my research about wedding gown and now I can talk a little bit about the trains.
Trends have come and gone, if you remember Princess Diana’s gown. So what does one need to know?
According to the wedding encyclopedia, a wedding dress train is the portion of the gown’s skirt that extends behind the dress, trailing along the ground behind the wearer. (Wedding Encyclopedia)
When shopping for my gown I came across these simple explanations that helped me remember which train is which.

1. COURT TRAIN
To remember this type of train, think of a court room. The aisles are very short.
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2. CATHEDRAL TRAIN
Again, think of a cathedral building (All saints cathedral if you live in Nairobi). The aisle is very long and in my opinion perfect for the bridal procession.

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3. CHAPEL TRAIN
A chapel is smaller than a cathedral meaning the chapel train is shorter than the cathedral train.
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4. BLUSH SWEEP TRAIN
Ok, this one is not the size of a brush! I remember it by how it remains part of the dress; it appears to sort of brush the bride’s shoes.
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5. WATTEAU TRAIN
This one is the easiest to remember. Think Super Hero! Superman for example. This train attaches from the shoulders.
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BI Harusi Tip:
The length of your train is dependent on the theme of your wedding. To ensure that it does not come in the way of enjoying yourself, make sure the height of your dress is taken with the shoes you intend to wear, so you can try it out.

I hope these tips will help you pick the prefect train for your perfect day. Do you have any more tips? I would love to hear from you.

Love,

Joy

Importance of Wedding Hair and Make up Trial.

All a bride wants for her big day is to look and feel her best.

The bridal hair and makeup trial is an important appointment a bride should make when planning her wedding.

The trial gives the bride and the makeup artist to get familiar with each other prior to the wedding day. From this meeting, the make up artist will be able to know the brides personality and also able to know what will work and what will not work for her in that day.
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This will help the bride see the level of professionalism of the make up artist and gauge their work in order to make the decision of hiring them or not.

The make up artist will also be able to know what products to use on the bride on the big day for example, know what shade of foundation goes well with your skin, what hairstyle you would like and many more.
For the hair trial, it is advisable to bring with you any/all accessories you intend to have on your big day.
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This will be used to give you a better picture of how you will look like on your big day.
If you have not settled for a specific look, you can bring with you pictures of the styles that you have liked and would love to try out. This will give you a sense of direction towards what look you are going for.

Remember to be very clear about things you absolutely DO not want, and things you MUST have… the Make up artist will not know unless you tell them.
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Having all these cleared out you will love the results as it is just as you wanted.

Love,

Pauline.