Category Archives: Wedding Trends

Who wants great hair? Men and Women of all ages. Go get Biotin? You can do better!

Biotin

We recently posted about “What to look for when in the market for a good B Complex supplement”. One of the ingredients in a good B Complex is Biotin. We see lots of “pins” of Biotin supplements on Pinterest boards for hair, skin, nails, beauty, and wedding prep. The brands typically shown are … meh.

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Go barefoot at your wedding!

How to go barefoot and still be wedding day appropriate.

  • Make sure to get a special pedi for you and your husband to be….if one is forgoing shoes, you both should. Your honey’s toes should look wedding day ready as well.
  • If your guests have the option to go barefoot as well you’ll want to provide a shoe valet station where they can sit and take off their shoes. Providing somewhere to store or keep their shoes is important as well.
  • I love offering dry paint brushes in cute pails to your guests after the ceremony. They can dust off their toes and slip their shoes back on for the rest of the festivities.
  • Make sure guests are aware they are attending a ceremony on the beach. You want to make sure they feel comfortable with their attire if they will be on sand part of the time.
  • For brides, jewelry designers have come up with some beautiful designs to wear on your feet. Something pretty to dress up the barefoot look!

Why should you go barefoot at your wedding?

The science behind the health benefits:

Many people notice that they feel better when they walk barefoot on the Earth. Such contact is known as Earthing or grounding. Recent research has explained why this happens.

Our immune and circulatory systems function optimally when our bodies have an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research indicates that electrons from the Earth have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that may help prevent chronic disease, the diseases of aging, and the aging process itself.

A variety of measures of physiological stress have been used to show that the person who is grounded is less stressed and more relaxed. It has been suggested that the modern epidemic of chronic and stress-related diseases began when the leather that was used to make the soles of shoes was replaced with rubber and plastics. When leather becomes moist, as a result of perspiration from the feet, a channel of conductivity for electron flow is created between the Earth and the feet. Rubber and plastics are electrical insulators and therefore block the beneficial flow of electrons from the Earth to our bodies.

Finally, research in the field of biomechanics show that many foot and back problems are partly caused by stresses and strains created by wearing shoes, which force us to stand and move in ways the human body was not designed for.

To have a barefoot wedding, follow Nicole’s tips and then reap the extra good energy that will be flowing during the ceremony because you are grounded, especially if  the people around you are too. Keep in mind that human touch is even more powerful when grounded so embrace this healthy wedding day option to start your marriage off on the right foot!

The information about being grounded courtesy of the Earthing Institute

Article and video by Dr. Mercola on this subject.

Barefoot wedding tips from wedding planner Nicole.

 

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Discover that Dandelions are not weeds. They are beautiful flowers, herbs, and food.

It’s that time of year again when commercials for gardening, home improvement, and weed killing are widespread. Currently, a TV commercial is airing that highlights how to deal with those “pesky dandelions”. I beg to differ, and that is what has inspired this post.

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Are B12 Shots The Right Path For You? What to look for when choosing a B12 supplement.

Just as there are many paths up a mountain, there are several approaches to maintaining proper B12 levels in the body. The more you start researching Vitamin B12, the more and more this humble vitamin sounds like a miracle. One vitamin that can improve energy, regulate sleep, bolster mood, improve memory, address nerve pain…the list goes on and on. For this reason, “B12 shots” are rapidly growing in popularity; this technique involves injecting B12 intramuscularly in order to bypass the digestive system.

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Get the Goji Glow! 10 healthy reasons to eat Goji Berries

Goji is a fruit popular in Tibet, China and the Himalayas. This berry is said to have various beneficial properties, and those who include it in their diet are said to live a long and healthy life. As a Chinese tonic herb, for best results, they should be consumed everyday. With regular consumption, they can’t help but bring out a natural healthy glow.

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Wedding Wellness Wishes: B Hold B True B Faithful B Loved B Healthy

B Beautiful B Forever B Sure B Strong B Amazing B Graceful B Gorgeous
B Brilliant B Radiant

‘B’ ing Healthy is a Wedding Essential. So you can B the best you can B  on your wedding day and everyday!

Photo Credit: wide-wallpapers.net

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Facial Rejuvenation – Acupuncture For A Beautiful Bridal Party!

Let’s face it: plastic surgery is pricey, risky, and can leave you looking less “I am so relaxed!” and more “I am constantly surprised!” There’s an easier, safer way to look and feel like a healthier, more refreshed you.

A lot of folks know about acupuncture’s stellar effect on pain; some people even know that acupuncture is fantastic for digestive upset, difficult menstruation and menopause, and mood fluctuations.

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Laughter is the best Medicine! So we give you this: “Things Brides Say”

This is a compilation of what we have all heard before and what friends in the industry have shared. This list of things brides say is reported by florists, caterers, makeup artists and photographers, so everyone has a different take on what they hear. Please share in the comments below if you have ones to add. Maybe someone with some acting and filming talent will want to produce their rendition like the classic Lululemon video “Shit Yogis Say“.

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A New Wedding Must – Mei Zen facial rejuvenation. The healthy alternative to Botox or surgical facelifts.

Calling all Brides, Bridesmaids, Mothers, and Mother-in-laws, this is something you may not have heard of or thought about, but this is your healthy alternative to Botox injections or facelifts you may be considering in prep for your big day.

The benefits of choosing Acupuncture for your facial rejuvenation:

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Emotions run high on your wedding day, doing the victory pose can help you in the following ways:

It is your big day and there is a lot of celebrating going on! One of the most natural and automatic gestures seen during weddings is a triumphant “V for Victory” pose. This is a power pose, it can raise testosterone and lower cortisol and you should embrace its benefits on your wedding day and everyday!

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Try something new! Inject some fun into your workout schedule. How about Flying Yoga?

This is “flying yoga”. In Sarasota, it is offered by a company called CircuSoul. They have 2 locations, one indoor where you “hang from the rafters” and their outdoor location (shown in the photographs shot by
the beautiful and talented Naomi Chokr) under the large oak and banyan trees.

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Giveaway: Karmalades Lavender Room Refresher. Another multi-tasker: linen spray and sanitizer too.

Congratulations to Liberty and Rachel, the lucky winners of this giveaway! Most people love the smell of lavender! Karmalades does it again, and makes a simple clean pure product that although is labeled Room Refresher, it is a multi tasker! This spray will deodorize the air, leaving behind a light lingering scent of lavender. You can also use this lovely spray to refresh your linens.

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10 Ways having fun keeps you young! Melanie and Tim celebrating 12 years of marriage.

We were married in Minneapolis MN at the Basilica of St. Mary. We did our photos at the church before the wedding ceremony. On our way to our reception we drove across the street to the famous Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for a few more fun photos of just the two of us before heading to the rest of the big night ahead – sit down dinner, drinks, and dancing at the Metropolitan. It was an amazing day!

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