The very last month before the wedding Jan and I had practically everything sorted out and arranged, also thanks to our Infinity Events wedding organizers. One of the last wedding tasks completely in our hands was choosing Jan’s wedding suit. This time we went on the hunt together, because I have chosen mine myself, and picked the one up from Sens store. The choice was both easy on one hand but hard on the other, as Jan was being very picky (hope he doesn’t read this, he would surely deny all of it). However, it’s not so much about being picky as it was to choose between so many options.

So when should a groom go on the hunt for his wedding suit?

We surely delayed our search for the perfect suit. Partly because we knew Jan was looking for a classic, and partly because his suits fit him perfectly (even the ones he gets from a few tens of euros from more affordable fashion providers). However, it is recommended the groom goes on a wedding suit hunt a few months before the wedding. »If the wedding takes place in the summer, the groom should get his suit in January, as we get new collections then and the choice is at its peak«, they added in the Sens store. So, a month before the wedding may be a little late, but Jan is a lucky man anyway. Jan decided on Sens because it is a Slovenian brand of men’s wedding and business clothing. It has been run by the designer Zlata Zavašnik since 1994.

The color dilemma – black, gray, blue, beige?

Although it seemed to us a bit less choice for men’s wedding suits, we quickly realized that the groom’s choice might be even more difficult. The bride finds her dress, maybe adds a veil and some jewelry and she’s done! The groom starts with choosing the color of his jacket and trousers, proceeds with a vest, then a bow or a tie, maybe a handkerchief, cufflinks, buckle… Jan stepped into Sens store with this idea of a black suit, later he was going for a dark grey and eventually went for his first choice. Today we are not revealing it, but I took some photos while trying on other outfits.

Jan chose a suit not only suitable for a wedding, but it can also be worn formal or for business. A vest, a butterfly and a handkerchief add a solemn note to the suit. However, if he adds a business tie to his suit, it instantly changes it’s purposefulness – which is a great advantage as he will be able to wear the suit later.

At first glance this is a classic dress, but taking a closer look reveals interesting details that are given a special attention in Sens store; different shapes of collars, in Jan’s case the spoke collar suit, additional decorative pockets in different places, the color of buttonholes and buttons … Jan chose the Mitros 10 eco suit, which is an eco-friendly product. »The CEO and designer Zlata Zavašnik has a great environmental awareness and responsible attitude towards the planet, both privately and in business. That is why we have a lot of such outfits to see every year. Not only they are environmentally friendly, but also money wise; the prices of eco-clothing are the same as those of ordinary fabrics. We decided to take this move in an effort to encourage as many people as possible to but sustainable and eco-friendly clothing«, told us is Sense store during our try-on.

Vest dilemma: yes or no?

A vest is the only accessory that separates the groom from the rest of the wedding party. With the waistcoat, the groom still looks neat and solemn, even when he puts down his jacket. Another vest advantage is to prevent the shirt peeking from the pants. »If the groom does not want to wear a vest, we recommend to wear a beige undershirt under his shirt, which prevents translucency and sweat stains to be seen on the shirt.«

Bow tie – tie – or none?

It all depends on the individual. In the last year, Jan and I have been at several weddings and we have seen it all – a tie, a bow and also none of them. Jan decided to add a bow tie to be a bit more solemn.

A NON-DROP tip: A groom needs at least two shirts on his wedding!

Summer is considered to be the main wedding season. Quite possible it’ll be pretty hot on the wedding day. Also, the groom is not immune to the stress either, so it is possible he will sweat. A lot. That’s why at least two shirts. In Sens store say that grooms often choose three shirts – two more solemnly and one less (for the party in the evening). The shirt is such a versatile piece he will definitely use it anytime after the wedding.

Do not fear if the groom’s figure doesn’t fit into the established measurements. Without any difficulty, the masters will help him find a dress to fit him perfectly. Jan decided for a lengthened jacket and with some minor adjustments, his dress is really a spot on! You will see it soon!

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Ne morem verjeti, da sem nazaj iz svoje dekliščine! KAJ?! Kam je šel čas? Sedaj lahko uradno začnem odštevanje do najine poročnega dne.

Tisti, ki me malo bolje poznate, verjetno veste, da sem po naravi človek, ki rad planira in da sem prav gotovo control-freak v pravem pomenu besede. Rahla živčnost (opremljena z večkratnimi neuspelimi poskusi, da bi iz katere od punc izvlekla kakšen podatek) je bila torej povsem normalna, sploh glede na to, da sem o svoji dekliščini vedela le lokacijo in datum. Sem človek, ki po naravi ne mara presenečenj. Pa vendar… Mislim, da me je ta vikend popolnoma spreobrnil. Po zaslugi mojih dragih punc, ki so mi pripravile nepozabno zadnjo babjo zabavo pred skokom v zakonski stan!

Dobila sem uradno vabilo na svojo dekliščino

Nekaj dni pred dekliščino me je v nabiralniku pričakalo tudi uradno vabilo s časovnico, ki sicer ni prav nič pomirilo mojega vznemirjenja, je pa vsaj delno odgovorilo na vprašanje »kaj moram pa spakirati, če nič ne vem?«, a po drugi strani mi dalo vedeti, da to pač ne bo navadna dekliščina. Vikend smo začele precej zgoraj v Ljubljani in se odpeljale proti Primorski.

(Od)lom na Lomu

Prva postojanka je bila bencinska črpalka na Lomu, na časovnici označena kot (Od)lom na Lomu. Seveda sem morala pomiti nekaj šip, vmes pa so nam delali družbo celo fantje, ki so nekega bodočega ženina peljali na fantovščino (upam, da je bodi revež preživel vse izzive, med katerimi je zagotovo zmagal bungee jumping na Solkanu, za katerega na bencinski črpalki še ni vedel). Dobre volje, z glasbo precej na glas, smo se odpeljale proti končni postojanki – Portorožu. Brez skrbi, mojo Seat Arono je vozila ena od punc z 0,0 promila alkohola v krvi.

Is it Spa or is it party? It’s sparty!

Grand Hotel Bernardin je bil naš dom za dva dni, že ob prihodu so nas prelepo pogostili z jagodami oblitimi s čokolado in penino ter nas pospremili v Spa, kjer smo se vse razvajale z masažo, savnami in bazeni. Po intenzivnem začetku sem si tako malo napolnila baterije, še toliko bolj pa z okusnim okrepčilom v obliki kanapejev. Nadaljevale smo na ležalnikih ob plaži, ki sicer zame niso pomenili počitka, temveč nekaj izzivov, ki sem jih morala opraviti, da so mi dekleta dovolila poroko z Janom. Mislim, da mi je šlo odlično, kljub temu, da sem zagotovo popila kakšen kozarec gin-tonika in Aperitiva Rosata preveč.

Najlepše darilo za dekliščino

Sonce se je že poslavljalo, me smo odrinile s plaže in se hitro uredile za večerjo. Kot se za lokacijo spodobi, smo si privoščile morske dobrote, ni manjkalo klepeta in smeha. Dekleta so mi ob večerji tudi predala najlepše, najbolj pozorno darilo, kar sem ga prejela kadarkoli – izdelale so pravo revijo, jo poimenovale Ajda – posebna poročna izdaja revije in vajo vključile vse od uvodnika, križanke, horoskopa, intervjuja, do stavnic, vse personalizirano, prečudovito oblikovano in izredno pozorno, ljubeče in istočasno hudomušno napisano. Čeprav sem takrat revijo le prelistala, sem komaj zadrževala solze. Dokončno sem se zlomila doma in revijo v enem šusu prebrala. V ta izdelek so zagotovo vložile ure in ure dela, ogromno ljubezni in truda, hkrati pa zadele totalno terno. Kako bi lahko še bolj zadele?! Večer je minil v znamenju klepeta, smeha, gumijastih bonbonov (ker me punce res dobro poznajo so pripravile zame celo skledo), pijače, obujanja spominov in verjetno najbolj random debat na planetu. Zjutraj smo to nadaljevale ob bogatem zajtrku, na terasi Grand Hotela Bernardin in na koncu še na sladoledu.

Drage punce! Moje družice, draga sestrica, prijateljice, moje nore babe! Hvala vam za ta nepozabni vikend poln smeha, razvajanja, sladkanja, klepeta, spominov… Hvala vam, da ste na to noro dogodivščino šle z mano in hvala, ker boste z mano tudi v prihodnje. Zagotovo drži kot ste zapisale na koncu revije: niso diamanti najboljši prijatelji vsake ženske, njene prijateljice so njeni diamanti! Vas po čistini, barvi in velikosti zagotovo ne prekaša nihče!

 

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Each summer I am returning to the same brand when it comes to sun protection. And not only because I am extremely proud to be Slovenian using Slovenian brand products, but because they truly work! Afrodita Cosmetics has been my go-to brand, when it comes to skin care and sun protection for my face – Afrodita Sun Care Sensitive sunscreen with SPF30 has been my favourite product, I’ve been using for years. I can easily apply it the right amount for proper protection (which can sometimes be quite hard) and it works great for people with normal and dry skin. Many people who bought it due to my recommendation, confirmed it is a marvellous product, you can get for an affordable price at any drugstore in Slovenia or online (I believe it’s around 6€).

How to correctly apply the right amount of sunscreen to be really protected? Well, the amount might surprise you. If you don’t apply the sufficient quantity of sunscreen, you won’t get the expected protection (as stated on the product packaging). The correct application is 2 mg of cream per square cm of your skin – which, personally, doesn’t tell me much. In practice, this means an ½-¼ of a teaspoon (for an avarage face) or the length of two fingers (as demonstrated by @tixibeauty in her Instagram activation). What does this mean for your body? Well, you should use up a 200ml sunscreen in a weekend at the sea by yourself. Of course, if you apply it properly – in right quantities and re-apply it when truly necessary.

What has Afrodita in store for this year? Keep on scrolling!

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It’s two months until our wedding day and we’ve booked practicaly all of our contractors, planned and made most of the important wedding decisions. I’ve been really occupied by work for the past few weeks, but luckily our wedding planning has been moving forward regardless. Most of the important decisions have been made prior the most hectic months for me (May and June), while some of the things have been moving forward in the meantime thanks to Blažka and her event planning agency Infinity Events. She’s been taking care of everything and that’s the main reason why Jan and I are actually having the most amazing time organising our wedding. We are taking care of all the sweet stuff, while we are leaving all the finer details to the wonderful Blažka and her team.

So, what have we booked so far?

WEDDING VENUE
Venue, of course! It is safe to say, weddings are in trend right now, so if you wish to get married on a lovely location, book it instantly! We booked ours last August and had our gourmet menu tasting in April. We haven’t selected the exact menu yet, there’s so much delicious meals to choose from! Also, we selected the wine, sparking wine and decided to have some signature cocktails at our wedding.

WEDDING DRESS
I’ve visited the Sanjska obleka salon in Kamnik a while back and can say my wedding dress was selected really quickly, quicker than I have imagined it would be. You can read all about my wedding dress shopping in my blog post here. Right now I am also thinking about finding a second dress to change in after the ceremony. I will keep you updated if I find something that catches my eye!

WEDDING SHOES
I’ve found the perfect pair of wedding shoes. Two pairs to be exact! Why two and how my dream wedding shoes look like, I already revealed in one of my blog post: Wedding shoes. I decided to go for a US brand Bella Belle that’s well-known for high-quality, comfort and breath-taking designs.

WEDDING RINGS
Our wedding rings are safely stored and waiting for us to put them on and wear them forever. I simply adore my selection, it’s a stunning eternity band from Zlatarna Sterle and I can’t wait to wear it (I must admit, I put it on for an hour, when I brought it home and it was hard to store it, since it’s so gorgeous). I’ve already shared a detailed blog post: Wedding rings – trends, tips and our decision.

MAID OF HONOR AND BRIDESMAIDS
Selecting my maid of honor was easy for me – my sister Alja was an obvious choice, since she’s the one that’s been closest to me since our childhood. I also asked four of my closest friends to be my bridesmaids – they all said yes and here is how I surprised them. We have also selected their bridesmaids dresses from a UK brand called TH&TH. I cannot wait to see them all dressed up on our wedding day.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
You need to book your venue fast and book your photographer right after! Booking Lovro Rozina, LR Weddings was one of the fastest decisions on our wedding planning journey. You can read all about what we were looking for in my blog post: Wedding photographer.

WEDDING VIDEO
I knew I wanted an excellent photographer to capture our moments and to have amazing photos to remember our special day. We weren’t sure about the video, but in the end decided to have a videographer as well. We haven’t heard anyone regretting their decision to have their wedding filmed professionally (rather, the opposite) and when we met Daniel and Maruša Zamorano from Wedding Tales we instantly knew, this will be one of the best decisions we’ve made.

WEDDING MAKEUP
This one could probably be booked even before we knew our wedding date – I knew Nina Boich (Nina Beautyna) would do my wedding makeup ages ago. She is a true makeup artist that knows how to enhance natural beauty of each bride and she has done my makeup multiple times. I want my wedding makeup to be timeless with accentuated eyes and natural-bronzy completion.

DJ
We’ve been creating a playlist for quite some time now and we are planning to give it to our DJs. B&B DJ TEAM will for sure mix our selection into a wonderful night of good music, dancing and fun. All about our decision about booking a DJ instead of a band, you can read here.

LIVE MUSIC FOR THE CEREMONY
We decided to add some live music to the ceremony and finally booked it. It will stay a surprise until the wedding for our guest, but let me tell you, it’s going to be magical!

WEDDING CAKE
We’ve been to a few cake tastings, ate our weight in sweet cakes, macaroons, cakepops and other sweet treats, and in the end decided to book Torte Špela. I was instantly charmed by her warm energy and her great skills, precision, patience and love she puts into her work. Our main wedding cake raspberry-chocolate flavour we selected is beyond delicious! We will have three different cake flavours and some additional sweet treats to pamper the taste-buds of our wedding guests.

WEDDING FLOWERS
This was one of the most important decisions, while also one of the hardest ones. I love flowers and I truly believe a gorgeous flowers setup can make the whole wedding venue stand out even more. It brings joy, serenity, it brings life to the whole place. I want my wedding bouquet and other flower installations to be stunning, artistic and modern. Metka from Sanjski šopek was the one both Blažka and I trust to realize our vision.

PHOTOBOOTH
We have also decided to add a photo booth to our wedding timeline, setup by Fotkar. This fun idea to entertain guests of all ages (and to give them an additional photo memory to bring home from the wedding) will be setup while just the two of us will take some photos with our photographer right after the ceremony.

What do we need to book in the following weeks?

Jan needs to find a suit, shoes and accessories. This is a task, we are planning to tick off of our wedding planning list first. I am still not sure about my wedding dress number 2, we will see, if I find something I like. I need to rethink about my wedding hairdo, but I think I am going to go with something quite simple, such as loose curly hair with some hair accessory. The last few weeks before the wedding, we are going to make sure the stationery is designed (following the design of our wedding invitations) and printed, after we have the final confirmation of our guest list and menu.

photo: LR Weddings – Lovro Rozina
makeup: Nina Beautyna – Nina Boich

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Cvetlični potisk je običajno eden tistih potiskov, ki jih obožuješ ali pa enostavno ne nosiš. Jaz se zadnjih nekaj let znova in znova vračam k cvetličnemu potisku predvsem spomladi in poleti, najpogosteje v obliki midi ali maxi oblek. Te so nekaj posebnega, ženstvenega in igrivega, če so posute s cvetlicami. Prav zato sem tudi na poletnih znižanjih se podala v lov za novo cvetlično obleko, ki bi jo lahko nosila ob različnih priložnostih. Mehka roza iz lahkotnega materiala obleka mi je padla v oči v Tom Tailorju, dodaten plus je bilo dejstvo, da je bila že znižana!

Še nekaj nasvetov, kako kombinirati takšno obleko v cvetličnem potisku:

  • najlažje jo boš kombinirala poleg barvno nevtralnih kosov
  • cvetlične obleke se redko dobro podajo k drugim vzorcem (zato: manj je več)
  • k midi dolžini obleke obuj čevlje z nekaj pete (da optično podaljšaš noge)
  • torbica naj bo svetla in nevtralna, dobra rešitev so tudi poletni cekerji
  • izbiraj modne dodatke v podobni barvni shemi (npr. bež ali svetlo roza)
  • obleko nosi samozavestno, z nasmeškom na obrazu!

dress: Tom Tailor

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