This simple yet colorful boutonniere is from Bella Rosa. While it’s not over the top, this has everything it needs to still be a beautiful bout. It includes spray rose, oncidium orchid, and baby blue eucalyptus – we think this would be a great boutonniere for a rustic wedding to add just the right amount of color.
We love summer weddings! What we don’t love so much is the sweltering heat…When it’s your big day, the last thing you want is to feel like you are melting! The best way to conquer this little problem is with a gorgeous up-do! To see more check out pages 72-81 of South Dakota Wedding Style Magazine 2013. Follow this link to read the web view version of the magazine http://www.magcloud.com/webviewer/568840?__r=23958&s.
Having an unexpected pop of color with neutral attire can really bring a bridal party style alive! We really like how these weddings incorporated their pop of color; from the cardigans for the unpredictable South Dakota weather to the light mint high heels on the grey bridesmaid dresses. Job well done!
This tropical bouquet from Sarah at House of Green is perfect for a sunny destination wedding! The vibrant colors and exotic flowers create a dynamic style that is sure to be eye-catching.
Included in this bouquet:
Birds of paradise
Flowers courtesy of House of Green
When you are getting ready for your wedding, it takes a lot of planning. Once again, the bride, and the groom, wants to lose some weight prior the big day. You are thinking of the short term goal—the actual wedding day. But you also need to keep in mind the long term goal. You are now going to spending the rest of your lives together, and you want it to be a long and healthy life. You need to start incorporating cardio workouts. This will not only get your own heart in shape, but prepare the both of you to be healthier together. You have a training partner to help you accomplish this as well. This is how two hearts can beat as one.
There are many different types of cardio exercises. In general, cardio is referring to aerobic activities that keep your heart rate elevated for an extended period of time. Cardio exercise can range from mild, typically walking, to very vigorous. This can include faster walking, running, biking, swimming, dancing, and aerobic exercises. Team sports can fall into this category as well, but we don’t always have the luxury of having this frequently available.
The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise. This can be split out however you want. It becomes easier to do to have things spread out over the week, so approximately 30 min a day, 5 days a week. Now this is the amount of time you need to do to have benefit for your heart. When it comes times to either maintaining your weight, or losing weight, it requires even more time yet. To maintain your weight, you need to do approximately 60 min a day, and to lose weight, you need to push this up to 90 minutes a day. Losing weight also becomes easier when you are watching things in your diet as well.
Everybody always asks: “What is the best exercise to do?” The best exercise for you is the exercise that is best for you! You need to do an activity that you like to do, and that you will do. If you don’t like it, it gets boring, and you will come up with excuses not to do it. Eventually, you won’t end up exercising at all. It also helps to do a variety of activities so as not to get bored with it.
My next article will take into account cardio activity, plus the other topics I have covered in the past. They have involved the FITT principle: Frequency, Intensity, Timing, and Type of activity; exercises for your core muscles; and exercises for your legs, thighs, and butt. I will wrap all of these together and incorporate them into a 6 month weight loss plan that you can use to get in better shape for your wedding.
Dr. Dan Reiffenberger