Wedding Diet and Fitness Plan Before Your Big Day

The worst thing that a bride can experience on her wedding day is not fitting perfectly into her wedding gown. This is why a diet and fitness plan should be a part of her daily routine, weeks before the big day. It is important to keep that body in shape despite the stress associated with the meticulous wedding preparations. Here are some wedding diet and fitness suggestions for your big day:

Watch what you eat

Since there’s going to be a very wonderful celebration up ahead, salivating on your most favourite food is not really suggested. Instead, just refrain from eating at least three food items that you consume in huge amounts regularly. Some examples are fizzy drinks, chocolates, and pasta. Substitute these for water, carrot sticks, and salad instead.  Keep a food diary and you will soon see where the calories are coming from.

Work out an hour every other day

Weights Workout

Weights Workout

Working out is very necessary. Doing so burns off the food that you consume for the last two days. Set up a regular schedule at the gym and never miss a session.  Try and buddy up with a friend.  That way you will motivate each other and keep going until you reach your goal.

Walk instead of taking the car

Since some of your wedding preparations would require you to go out a lot, try to walk instead of taking the car if your errands are a few blocks away.  Take the stairs instead of the lift.  Run up the stairs instead of walking. You will be surprised by how much calories you will burn.

Pay special attention to your arms and waist

You surely want to look wonderful in your wedding gown. So work out with free weights or a barbell and do some crunches during your free time. Spend fifteen minutes each day doing simple arm and waist exercises at home. Its impact will go a very long way.  You will be surprise at how quickly your shape will change for the better.  Feeling the burn is a great way to burn calories faster.  Aching muscles carry on burning calories even after you have finish your exercises.  By using weights you can turn your body into a fat and calorie burning machine.

Don’t let the stress of the preparation veer you away from your diet and fitness plan

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

While preparing for your special wedding day, it’s easy to skip a meal or two and then binge later on. Binge eating is caused by a drop in blood sugar levels. This is a very bad dietary habit that you should watch out for. No matter how busy your day was, be sure that you consume three meals in the right amounts every day.  Carry healthy snacks in your bag to stop your sugar levels dropping.  Great healthy snack ideas: sunflower seeds, raisins, nuts, carrot sticks, grapes, bananas the list is endless.  If you really need a chocolate hit try Jaffa cakes as they have only 45 calories per cake.

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5 Popular Wedding Themes Including Wedding Shoes

Are you still looking for the perfect wedding theme? Read on and find out the five most popular wedding themes for this year. You might just pick the one that will best suit your taste.

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding

If you think that an old, rustic theme for your wedding will make it a classic, then go for this theme. This one is perfect for autumn ceremonies as well.  Vintage Weddings are becoming so popular and can be planned designed around a small budget. Arrive in a vintage car, wear vintage gowns, and hold the ceremony in the countryside. Have flowers spilling out of jugs and any containers you can get your hand on.

A beautiful lace wedding dress and pretty low heeled wedding shoes, with lots of pearls and antique jewellery, would be perfect for this theme.

Hang candles and lights on tree branches and decorate with pearls, ribbons or clear gems.

If you are lucky enough to know someone with a large garden, you will save on the venue hire.  Also, if you are on a tight budget have you considered afternoon tea for your wedding breakfast, with cake stands and cucumber sandwiches.

If you use the vintage wedding theme, you have to put a lot of focus on the ‘something old’ part of the adage. The ideas are endless….

Cherry blossom wedding theme

Cherry Blossom Wedding Theme

Cherry Blossom Wedding Theme

The Cherry Blossom is my all time favourite wedding theme. You know how a cherry blossom looks like – small, pretty, and pink. So recreate that in every piece and detail of your wedding. Using the different shades of pink as your motif, use decorations and designs with the cherry blossom flowers depicted on it. And yes, they should also appear on the cake and the wedding invitation cards too.  

Rose flower wedding shoes would be the perfect touch to match the wedding theme.  Or why not be daring and go for cerise pink wedding shoes.

Why not have Rose wine for that gorgeous pink drink during the wedding breakfast, to carry on with the pink theme. The thoughts and ideas are endless…

Outdoor wedding theme

Outdoor wedding theme

Outdoor wedding theme

This goes for brides who opt for a garden wedding. The best representations of the great outdoors are flowers, leaves, birds, and everything else nice and vibrant. Pick a colour that would represent your theme best. For example, yellow is perfect for summer, pink is for spring, orange for fall, and blue is for winter.  If you decide on an outdoor wedding in England, then consider the ever changing weather and include a marquee for cover and decorate with ribbons and flowers.

Beach wedding theme

Beach Wedding Theme

Beach Wedding Theme

A lot of brides long to be married on a beach in time with the setting or the rising of the sun. That is also the reason why this theme is very popular. If you pick the beach theme, then the perfect motif is blue or have you considered silver! The best decorations are sea shells, corals, starfish and the likes.  

There is no dress code for a beach wedding you can wear a traditional wedding gown or a floaty summer dress with summer sandals, the decision is entirely yours.  If you are worried about the sand opt for foot decorations, such as ribbons and flowers entwined around you feet and ankle or if you like the idea of sparkle there are plenty of foot jewellery options available. Pretty wedding sandals would also be an option for the beach wedding theme.

Red rose wedding theme

Red Rose Wedding Theme

Red Rose Wedding Theme

The red, black, and white theme for a wedding is very popular in the world over. And it is best executed with a bouquet of red roses prominently figuring on the isles of the ceremony hall and on the tables at the wedding reception.

Red wedding shoes would be a dramatic touch to the red rose wedding theme and would show your daring side.

 

 

 

 

Hopefully this has given you some ideas for planning your special day.  Don’t forget to view our fabulous collection of wedding shoes and bridal shoes online at Sole Divas and with free delivery to mainland UK, what are you waiting for.

How to Choose The Perfect Pair Of Wedding Shoes

Weddings are a special time in the lives of couples, the lifelong commitment, the pomp and the beauty.  Those special guests, family and friends in attendance, and a great send off for the couple. These special occasions call for the best, the best in flowers, the best in accommodations, the best in atmosphere, and of course, the best dress.

What bride does not want to look her best on this very special occasion? That includes the gown, the beautiful veil, the exquisite gloves, and the very best in wedding shoes.

When looking for shoes for that special occasion, the lady wants the best. The shoes should fit and match perfectly. They should be comfortable and, and if needed add a bit of height without making it awkward. Wedding shoes are perfect for that. You can choose high heeled wedding shoes, as long as those heels are not too high. The emphasis should be on comfort and wear ability. You will be wearing them the whole day.

Silver Wedding Shoes

Silver Wedding Shoes

You want your shoes to match the wedding dress. That means right colour combinations. If you’re going to wear a white wedding dress, you may want to avoid outlandish colours for your wedding shoes. Silver wedding shoes match up nicely with a white wedding gown. Depending on the gown you use, ivory wedding shoes look nice as well.  But of course if you want to make a statement, then why not add a splash of colour.

As the bride, this is your special day. You want wedding shoes in the style that you love. It’s personal. You want to take plenty of time to get that perfect style for you. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of wedding shoes available, ivory wedding shoes, and ivory bridal shoes. Be particular. It’s your wedding. You want to be proud of them on your wedding day and be able to look back many years and be satisfied as well. Make them you.

Weddings can be quite expensive. That includes dress and shoes for the bride as well as guests and family. Make sure that you budget for shoes that are special, your style, and match perfectly with your outfit. You’ll want to make sure you have enough of those special wedding shoes, those shoes that make you feel special, make you feel your best, that special time. You’ll certainly want to listen to others, but when it comes time, make it your special choice.

Special shoes call for a special place to buy them. You want people who understand shoes, provide a lot of them, and provide exquisite quality. You want people who listen to you, to meet your needs, while providing a quality product at a price you can afford.

You want people who are available to you when you need them with the right answers, and a personal touch. You’ll want to talk to a person, when it comes time to purchase those special wedding shoes. Companies such as Sole Divas, provide just what you need. They are experienced at meeting their customer needs when you really need it, your wedding day and those special shoes.

So head on over to Sole Divas and check out our fabulous collection of wedding shoes and bridal shoes. Don’t forget, free UK delivery.

Success On Twitter Using Hashtags

Last week was a great week on Twitter for Sole Divas, as we won the #Tweeursis Networking award, Yayyy.  The #Tweetursis award is for networking brilliance on a Tuesday evening 9-11pm and is hosted by @MrsTweetUrBiz.

I won this gorgeous bracelet, which was donated by Artisan Designs UK.   Artisan Designs UK is an award winning online jewellery boutique.

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Using Hashtags on Twitter

If you are new to Twitter you will start to notice Tweets with hashtags #. The hashtag is a simple way for people to search for Tweets that interest them. For example if you are interested in Tweets relating to weddings you will search for #weddings and this will show all the tweets relating to weddings.

You can click on hashtag words in any tweet, this will show you a list of other Tweets marked with that keyword or hasttag.

Networking Groups on Twitter

I thought I would put together a list of networking groups to follow on Twitter:  Networking groups are great to boost your followers, build relationships and to shout about your product or service. There are so many networks and please don’t be offended if I have missed your networking group off the list.

Everyday
6-7pm #WomanInBiz #WineOclock hosted by @awardingpeople – Great for networking and a giggle.
2-3pm #BizHour – General networking

Monday
12-1.30pm #LadyPAwards – Tweet @Ladypreneurs with a short description of what you do and a link to your website with #LadyPAwards in the tweet. You will receive a badge to place on your website along with a daily shout from @Ladypreneurs
8-9pm #HarrogateHour, #BrandYorkshire, #NorthEastHour,#CheshireHour – Networking in counties, great for promoting your product or service in specific areas of the UK.
8.30-9.30pm #BuyOnlineHour Run by @buyonlinehour – network & showcase your products
9-10pm #twitterbrothers – Networking group for men on Twitter hosted by @TweetUrBizUK.

Tuesday
11.30-12.30pm #BrunchHour – Great for networking
1-2pm #PeopleInBiz and #PeopleInBizhour hosted by @awardingpeople (also on Wednesday)
8pm #PinHitsHour – Great to attract followers to your Pinterst board and to find new boards to follow.
8-9pm #WestMidsHour #SurreyHour #SolihullHour
9-10pm #BlogHour – great to share Blogging tips and knowledge!
8-9pm #FBLikeHour – Great to request likes for your Facebook page.hosted by @donesearchin
9-11pm #TweetUrSis - Great for networking.  Hosted by @MrsTweetUrBiz.
9-10pm #SmallBizHour Promoting small UK businesses.

Wednesday
#WeddingWednesday
2-3pm #BizHour - Great for networking
8-9pm #NorthWestHour – Networking in counties, great for promoting your product or service in specific areas of the UK.
8-9pm – #WebHitsHour Folksy Etsy Website Links
9-10pm #WeddingHour – Weddings and wedding-related businesses across the UK

Thursday
12-1pm #LadyPHour – Great for Women in business networking
8pm #PinHitsHour – Great to attract followers to your Pinterst board and to find new boards to follow.
8.30-9.30pm #TwitterSisters – Great for networking
8-9pm #BrideHour – Connecting UK brides & wedding suppliers

Friday
#HappyFriday #FollowFriday #FF – All day great for telling people who you follow and to gain more followers.
4pm #GBHour – British Business Networking
9-10pm NorthWestHour – Networking in counties, great for promoting your product or service in specific areas of the UK.

Sunday
7-8pm – #WomanInBizHour  - Networking group for women.

So, pop onto Twitter and follow https://twitter.com/SoleDivas‎ and mention this article, learn to join in the fun and promote your business socially with success.

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Wedding Makeup Ideas

 

There’s absolutely no way around it: the bride should be the most beautiful woman on her wedding day. And so, the most fabulous makeup for her is in order. If your wedding is coming up and you don’t want to put the fate of your look entirely in the hands of your makeup artist, here are wedding makeup ideas that you can check out together:

Subtle, neutral, and soft

Neutral Wedding Makeup

Neutral Wedding Makeup

This suggestion is for you if you’re the type who wants to look back at your wedding pictures without regrets. It is also for those who want to sport the aura of a glowing bride, instead of looking like a Barbie doll. However, this is recommended only to women who are blessed with a natural blush on their cheeks. Simply use a second-skin foundation, a pink lipstick, and the subtlest eye shade. You’ll look great at a garden wedding with this.

The strong eye makeup

Strong Eye Wedding Makeup

Strong Eye Wedding Makeup

For those with a rather pale skin, spruce up your eye makeup with bold colours such as lilac, lavender, and similar strong shades. Don’t forget to use just the right amount of eyeliner and mascara to complete the effect.

The vintage look

Vintage Wedding Makeup

Vintage Wedding Makeup

If you have planned a vintage wedding, then a vintage makeup is in order. You have to focus on your lashes and your lips here. Use a bright red lipstick to go with some false lashes. And be sure to add that thick winged tip.

The smoky eyes makeup

Smoky Eye Wedding Makeup

Smoky Eye Wedding Makeup

Highlight your bridal beauty with a pair of smoky eyes. You can always use the usual black shades to get the desired effect. But since this is a special day, try to experiment with metallic shades instead. Once you have captured the ideal look, everybody at the wedding won’t be able to help staring at you.

 

 

 

 

Hopefully this has given you some tips and advice for your wedding day.  Don’t forget to browse the gorgeous bridal shoes and wedding shoes available online at Sole Divas.

Win an Italian Lambswool Cape From Sole Divas Worth £65

Exciting news! Sole Divas is having another competition where you can win a gorgeous Italian wool cape worth £65.00. The lambswool cape is available in cream, black, camel or dark camel, and the lucky winner will be able to choose their favourite colour!

The luxurious wool cape is made in Italy and is a heavy weight 100% lambs wool, the perfect gift or treat for you! Also available in Light Camel, Dark Camel & Cream. Width 53″ Length 68″.

We love chatting online and especially enjoy Twitter, so when we hit 2,000 followers we’ll instantly choose someone who has signed up to the Sole Divas newsletter, used the hashtag #DivasComp – better yet, there’s no limit on the number of times you can enter by tweeting. We’ll be checking that the chosen winner is a follower on Twitter and has signed up to the Sole Divas newsletter.  We will announce the winner of this stunning wool cape in a special newsletter once the competition prize is claimed.

Lambswool Capes

Lambswool Capes

When you consider women shoes in the UK, and particularly special occasion shoes, you consider Sole Divas. our dazzling selection is perfect for weddings, proms, and other special events. Stock is sourced globally and selected for the quality and outstanding style that our customers love.

We like to think that what makes Sole Divas different from other companies is our thoughtfulness regarding your necessities, the particular touch we give in noting your enquiries concerning what style, sizes, and colour mixes. You can contact us on Twitter

Sole Divas is up with the times. You can keep in touch with them on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to their newsletter to stay aware of all the most recent styles and offers

 

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions:

1) The competition is open to anyone aged 18 years and over who reside in mainland UK, other than employees of Sole Divas. Entries unfortunately cannot be accepted due to delivery restrictions for entries from Southern Ireland and outside of the UK.
2) To enter, follow these instructions above
3) Your email address will not be passed on to any 3rd party, and it may be used to inform you of any special offers or competitions. Contact enquiries@soledivas.co.uk should you not wish to receive this service.
4) Prizes must be accepted as offered. There are no alternatives, although the promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the original prize cannot be awarded due to unforeseen circumstances.
5) Prize winners will be notified via email and announced on Twitter, blog and Facebook. The notification will include details of how the prize can be claimed. If a prize remains unclaimed after the valid closing date, prize(s) will be re distributed.
6) The decision of the judges will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the draw. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are incomplete, delayed, damaged, wrongly delivered or not received for any reason. The promoter shall have no liability for technical problems of any kind which may limit or prevent any person’s participation
7) Competition closes when we have reached 2,000 followers on Twitter.
8) Entry into this competition implies acceptance of these rules as final and binding.
9) There is no limit to the amount of Twitter entries.
10) The prize cannot be exchange or refunded.
11) Prizes must be claimed by 31st December 2014

Sophisticated Wedding Hair Styles

Weddings are one instance when a woman is allowed to bring out her style, sense, and sophistication. Even if you are not the bride, you have to look your best. Everything has to be perfect: the dress, shoes, makeup, and hair – most especially the hair. Here are the top wedding hairstyle suggestions for that sophisticated look:

Chignon bun wedding hair

Chignon bun wedding hair

Chignon bun wedding hair

Pin your hair up into a chignon and add some flowers or a jeweled hair clip to secure it in place. This hair style can bring out the child in you. Remember how your mom used to pin your hair up like that when you were little? Wedding days are made even perfect because of these memories.

An up do with loose curls wedding hairstyle

up do loose curls wedding hair

up do loose curls wedding hair

This curly up do can make you look like a glamour star on your wedding day. Get your long hair curled nice and thick. Then put it up nicely. Let some stray hair and wispy bangs frame your face to complete the look.

The ballerina bun wedding hair

ballerina bun wedding hair

ballerina bun wedding hair

Look like a ballerina gliding your way on the aisle in full regalia on your wedding day. For this sophisticated wedding hairstyle, you’re going to need some nice floral or jeweled headpiece. Tie your hair on top of your head in a bun. This one is perfect for veiled brides.

The pretty ponytail wedding hairstyle

Pony Tail Wedding Hair

Pony Tail Wedding Hair

Who said that a simple ponytail can’t be the perfect wedding hairstyle? Simply add a sophisticated touch to it. You can wear the ponytail nice and long over your back or sexy and curly over one shoulder. Either way, you’ll look terrific in this hair do.

 

There are so many different wedding hair styles to choose from, but hopefully we have given you some inspiration for your wedding day.

The half up and half down hairstyle

Half up and half down hairstyle wedding hair

Half up and half down hairstyle wedding hair

To wear this hairstyle, simply tie half of your hair at the back of your head. You can use any pretty clip to hold it together. Accenting a regular bow with flowers is ideal as well. As for the other half of your hair, just let it down beautifully. You can tease, curl, or twist the lower half. Complete the look with a side swept bangs.

Complete Your Look with a Stunning Pashmina

Pashminas are a type of scarf/shawl which are made of soft wool and are ideal for wearing for all occasions as a lighter alternative to a jacket. You can find pashminas in a wide range of colours, so that you can team them up with any outfit. There are many benefits to wearing a pashmina wrap to finish off your outfit, no matter which occasion you are wearing it for.

Warm and Cosy Pasminas

If you are attending a party or special occasion and don’t want to wear a jacket, the pashmina is the ideal choice for an alternative. Pashminas are made of warm and comfortable material which will keep you cosy even on the coldest days. These accessories will cover you up without being too bulky, so you can wear them at any time of the year.

Hide Your Arms

Pashminas

Pashminas

Many women are self-conscious about their arms, even if they don’t admit to it. The dreaded bingo wings are a problem area which can really affect your confidence and prevent you from wearing the kind of short sleeved outfits you would like. If you still want to wear that gorgeous outfit but don’t want to spend the evening with your jacket on, the pashmina is the perfect choice. The material is so light that you will barely notice you are wearing it and it will save you from hiding in the darkest corner of the dance floor.

Versatile Pashminas

Pashminas are so versatile that you can wear them with any outfit and any occasion. They won’t only look great when teamed up with a dress or skirt, but you can also wear your pashmina with a pair of jeans for a casual and stylish weekend look. They are also light enough to wear at any time but still warm enough for the cold, winter weather.

Stylish Pashminas

The pashmina is not only a practical accessory to wear with your outfit, it is also highly stylish. The popularity of these has surged again in recent months and it is ideal for wearing for the winter season. A jacket can sometimes spoil your outfit, especially if doesn’t particularly go but you can be sure that a pashmina will always look the part. There are many colours to choose from in pashminas, so you will always be able to find a stylish look to suit you.

Excellent Quality Pashminas

Pashmina

Pashmina

Pashmina wool is pure luxury so it is a real treat to wear. The beauty of pashmina is that it is of the highest quality, so you can expect to get good wear out of it. Pashmina will stand the test of time which means you can wear it again for the next season. The popularity of pashmina has increased again recently and it is quickly becoming a timeless classic accessory. It is well worth spending a little more on a pashmina so you don’t need to keep buying new alternatives. It won’t discolour or lose shape the way some other scarves would so is definitely worth the investment.

Why not check out our wonderful range of pashminas online now at Sole Divas.

 

Popular Styles of Wedding Dresses

Picking a wedding dress is usually the most difficult step when preparing for a wedding. But what wedding dress styles are popular right now and which of them will fit your frame best? Read on to know more about your choices:

The princess wedding dress

Princess Wedding Dress

Princess Wedding Dress

Also referred to as the A-line wedding gown, this style is perfect for almost all body types. The skirt of this wedding dress looks like a triangle or the letter A. It slims down the waists and hides big hips. So if you have got problems with those two body parts, this is the dress for you.

Column wedding dresses

column wedding dress

column wedding dress

This body-hugging wedding dress is ideal for women with a well-balanced body. By well-balanced, it means their shoulders are as wide as their hips and their waist is small enough for their frame. This straight-up wedding dress usually comes without frills and laces. This very simple wedding gown is ideal for petite brides who want to look taller.

Mermaid wedding dress

Mermaid Wedding Dress

Mermaid Wedding Dress

Are you lucky to possess that sexy hourglass figure? If so, then it is time to flaunt it with this kind of a wedding dress. This type hugs your body from shoulders to your hips really well. Below the hips, the gowns transform into a flattering balloon.

Ball gown wedding dress

Ball gown wedding dress

Ball gown wedding dress

If you want to look like Cinderella on your wedding day, you can very well do so. Just pick this type of a gown which is perfect for brides with big hips. The extra fabric will hide your problem areas beautifully. However, this wedding gown style is designed only for tall, slender, and slim women. Petite brides and those with a fairly large frame may not find it very flattering on them.

Empire-cut wedding dress

Empire Wedding Dress

Empire Wedding Dress

Small busted women will benefit much wearing an empire-cut strapless wedding gown. It comes with a high waist design that could emphasize the torso.