Sunday, August 10, 2014

13 Wedding Themes That Will Have All Your Friends Talking

When it comes to wedding gifts, use ChasingTreasure to find instant heirlooms.  But when it comes to your wedding them, originality is key. No doubt you’ll feel under pressure to host a night that everybody will remember. If you’re looking for some unique ideas that don’t conform to the mainstream, check out these 13 wedding themes.

Gothic
Gothic weddings don’t have to be a somber affair and can actually be quite charming and traditional. Castles and old buildings are perfect locations and can provide the perfect medieval backdrop for a period style banquet. Decorate with cast iron candleholders and black centerpieces, and then add some red roses for a little more color.

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Winter Wonderland
The winter wonderland theme will bring a little hint of Disney to your wedding. This theme is stunning, surreal, traditional and sure to impress everybody in attendance. Decorate with turquoise, blue and silver in multiple different shades. For some more bold colors add some flowers and greenery.

Image Credit: Al Romance

Circus
Ever since Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul had his highly publicized circus wedding in 2013, the theme has surged in popularity. Instead of a live band, rent some miniature circus rides and get magicians and clowns to mingle amongst the crowd and provide the entertainment. Decorate the tables with red, yellow and blue to really accentuate the vibe.

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Chinese
If you’re looking for something unfamiliar, a Chinese themed wedding could be perfect for your needs. In China the color red is a symbol of joy, which makes it a primary color in wedding ceremonies. Decorate with gold lace; wear a silk gown; and arrange your décor using the rules of feng shui.

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Steampunk 
Steampunk culture is becoming very popular, and over the past three years it’s been a more and more common occurrence to see steampunk style weddings. Have a Victorian and Edwardian dress code and use old-world décor. Don’t be afraid to add in modern technology either, as the steampunk look is all about fusing the old and the new.

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Whimsical
There’s no real way to describe a whimsical wedding as every wedding within the theme is vastly different. In short, the whimsical theme is a combination of everything; mismatched décor and furniture; multi colored lighting; strange shaped seating, etc. Imagine you’ve fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole and you’ll start to get the picture.

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Japanese
If you really want to create a calm and relaxing environment, there’s no better theme than Japanese. Get married in a zen garden filled with bonsai trees and cherry blossoms; keep all of your décor minimal to create open space; and use floor-level seating with tatami mats.

Image Credit: Wedding Guide Asia

Science Fiction
If you’re a sci-fi geek and want to represent your personality and have a laugh, then a Star Trek or Star Wars themed wedding could be exactly what you need. Lose the formal dress code altogether and treat your wedding day like a convention by getting guests to show up dressed as their favorite characters from the movies.

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Zombie
Like steampunk, zombie culture has been growing in popularity. If you’re a fan of the genre, then perhaps you could use your wedding to find out how well you really could cope when faced with hoards of the undead.

Image Credit: Marta Care

Surfer
If you’ve always imagined having a beach style wedding, then the surfer theme could be exactly what you need. There’s nothing like the feeling of reciting your wedding vows seconds before jumping into the water and sealing the deal with an adrenaline rush.

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Boho
Over the past five years the boho wedding theme seems to make it on virtually every seasonal wedding theme list. It’s a very popular and simplistic style that’s easy to recreate. Flower crowns; sparkling forest lights; and a few people strumming an acoustic guitar are all you need to achieve this hippy-like vibe.

Image Credit: Green Wedding Shoes

Rockabilly
Rockabilly weddings are a lot of fun and the perfect theme to go for if you want everybody grooving on the dancefloor. Rent an old Cadillac; play a selection of rockabilly classics; and serve hamburgers and alcoholic milkshakes to give it that real American diner feel.

Image Credit: Café Mom

Vegas
When you think of the word “party,” no doubt Vegas springs to mind. Decorate with the colors of playing cards – red, white and black – and provide a few casino classics such as blackjack and craps for a bit of friendly gambling.

Image Credit: The DJ Service

Finding a theme that suits your style and budget isn’t easy. If you’re still at a loss visit Strictly Tables and Chairs for a comprehensive list of even more weird and wonderful wedding theme ideas.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Traveling with Jewelry!

Travel Jewelry Case

If you’re planning to travel this summer, whether it be a road trip to another state or a grand holiday abroad, you need to make the most of the packing space you have. ChasingTreasure offers a wonderful array of jewelry cases perfect for travel. Available in different sizes and styles, there’s a case for any size jewelry collection. Consider these tips to ensure that your jewelry stays safe and well-organized on your journey.

-Pack with outfits in mind, and choose which accessories and jewelry pieces you’ll bring based on these outfits. Pieces that mix-and-match well work best, as do pieces that transition well from daytime looks to nighttime looks.

-The size of your case is important. It could be small enough to fit in your purse or carry-on, making sure that your precious jewelry collection is never too far from you. Or it could be larger, accommodating a large collection while still fitting into your luggage.

-Consider investing in a locking travel jewelry case from ChasingTreasure for even more peace of mind. It’s a theft deterrent and ensures that your case won’t accidentally jostle open while in your luggage.

-When going through airport security, consider keeping the jewelry you’re wearing on your person. Never leave unattended belongings in the bins.

-Use your hotel’s safe to keep your collection even more secure.

-Remember to leave some room in your jewelry case for new pieces you’ll buy on your trip!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cartier & Animal Style Jewelry & Trinket Boxes

Cartier Onyx & Diamond Panther Bracelet

The name Cartier evokes opulence and luxury in jewelry design. The company’s creations fetch millions of dollars at auction without fail. But the most expensive piece of jewelry ever sold by Cartier has a price tag so high that it ranks among the most expensive pieces of jewelry from any designer of all time – the Wallis Simpson onyx and diamond panther bracelet.

Wallis Simpson is most famous for being the American socialite who won the heart of King Edward VIII, causing him to abdicate the throne in order to marry her. The piece is articulated so it wraps around the wrist. Its eyes are marquise-shaped emeralds, and the its spots are onyx. The diamonds offset the coloured gems. It sold for a staggering $12.4 million, over ten million dollars over the estimate, to an anonymous bidder. The rumor is that Madonna is the proud new owner of this historical piece.

If beautifully-jeweled animals appeal to you (but at a lower price) take a look at these jewelry trinket boxes. There’s a whole menagerie of glittering animals to keep your jewelry collection safe!