Ivanka Trump

The 35-year-old daughter of US President Trump smiled for the cameras as she was photographed walking down the steps from her home and heading to work.

She swapped the strong black and red military look she wore yesterday for a pale blue number.

The dress today showed off Ivanka’s curves, as it was fitted at the top and cinched in at the waist, but its floaty skirt gave the First Daughter some free movement to combat the summer heat.

Small pearls were sewn around the sleeves of the dress, and she accessorised with pearl earrings, a light grey handbag and nude-coloured stilettos.

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Ivanka completed the look by wearing her hair down in waves, a smoky eye and plenty of bronzer.

Her look was much different to the one she wore yesterday, when she was again pictured leaving her Washington home.

Ivanka glammed up her make-up routine, ditching her usual nude-coloured lip for a luscious red shade.

She wore a sleeveless military-inspired dress by Altuzarra, a pair of black heeled sandals which laced up to her calves, and a $395 handbag from her eponymous collection.

Ivanka completed the seductive look with some pillar box red lipstick and a pin of the American flag on one of the lapels on her dress.

The mother-of-three wore her blonde hair straight and down and accessorised the outfit with a simple gold bracelet on her left wrist.

Ivanka spent time with friends and family this weekend as she had some time off from her White House duties.

On Saturday, she was pictured with husband Jared Kushner, 36, on a romantic walk through Washington.

The pair held hands as they strolled along the pavement, laughing and joking with one another.

Ivanka tenderly put her hand on Jared's chest as she laughed while waiting for the lights to change so she could cross the road.

It's believed the pair were heading to Steven Mnunchin's wedding. The United States Secretary of the Treasury is worth $300m and married Louise Linton in a lavish affair on Saturday.

Ivanka was pictured on the street in a casual white vest top and a stunning yellow skirt.

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Indian brides

Among all the things that stress a woman out on her wedding day, it is the thought of spending the night in another bed situated in another house. Every Indian bride has to go through the first night ritual at her husband’s place and the pressure can be daunting. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be this stressful. Brides, the night may not even pan out the way you imagined it to. Here’s why:

Your wedding day will tire you out

All the ceremonies of the day will leave you exhausted and it is important to deal with this truth. You may not have the physical energy to do anything on your first night.

You don’t need to look shy if you don’t feel it

We have movies to blame for this. If you’re not a shy bride and if you’re feeling very confident, then be yourself. Your husband will love you for being you.

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You will feel awkward

You will experience this feeling if you’re sharing an intimate space with your partner for the first time. However, there are a number of things that can break the ice.

You won’t get any privacy

In typical Indian fashion, you will have to deal with a gang of cousins, aunts and uncles who will take up your time.

Prepare to be embarrassed

The bridegroom’s family, which is responsible for welcoming a bride to their house, always goes the extra mile while decorating the room where you’re about to spend your first night. Part of this problem is they might hide something embarrassing so survey the room first.

You might not even spend the night together

Some Indian traditions require the groom and the bride to sleep in separate bedrooms on their first night.

It may not turn out like a Bollywood movie

Be realistic and embrace your husband for who he is. Not everything has to be perfect about this night

Make sure you both talk

No matter how the night transpires, you and your newly wedded husband must spend some time together talking about the day you had. After all, it’s the first day of the rest of your life together.

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Traditional wedding

Are you planning your wedding? Here you will find everything there is to know about the Yoruba traditional wedding ceremony in Nigeria. It only takes four minutes of your time and you will know all even the tiniest twists and turns of an ideal ceremony!

Yoruba culture The Western Nigerian culture, Yoruba is full of culture, folklore, and colour. Its people are very cultured, contemporary, easy-going, and friendly. They always invent amazing ways to mix old traditions with modern trends. The Yoruba traditional wedding ceremony (which is actually a very big deal) is full of fun, graceful colours, rich contemporary Nigerian music, and luxurious foods. Wedding for them is an opportunity to showcase their best jewelry, handbags, outfits, and even dancing styles.

Yoruba Traditions

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Traditions rules the bigger part of the whole ceremony. Before the wedding ceremony, the groom usually visits the bride’s family along with his father and some other members of his family. It is an unofficial introduction that happens in a conducive atmosphere to get know better each other. This unofficial introduction does not demand a lot of effort, except for offering a few bottles of wine and some tubers of yam and so on. The bride’s family usually welcomes the visitors with a some soft drinks and a simple meal. Both families would then discuss and decide on the wedding date. Engagement card

When the date is chosen, the groom and bride prepare an engagement card that is addressed to both families. This special card usually includes the name of bride and groom, the date of the wedding, RSVP information, the venue or venues, and the wedding’s colour code. For example, the bride’s family can choose a different colour code from the groom’s family and friends. This way, each family will be represented by a different color. As for the venue, it can be chosen by the couple or the bride’s family. Usually, the choice of a venue must be a compromise between both families. Also, the cuisine of the wedding should be agreed upon by both families. Sometimes the richer family makes a bigger input, still, traditional wedding parties require the united effort of the bride’s and groom’s families. Traditional wedding decorations As for the venue, it could be an open canopy, an event center, a large hall, or just an open area. An event planner usually combines selected colours and creates gorgeous decorations. The list of the guests may be up to 250 people or even more. That is why it is very important to pay attention to the cutlery, seating arrangements, and decorations.

Usually, the decorations are made from coloured balloons, floral arrangements, white tablecloths, tapestries of both color schemes, and chairs covered in lace and the wedding colors. An event planner also decorates the high table for dignitaries, and of course, two eminent chairs are placed in front of the crowd. These are for the bride and groom.

Yoruba traditional wedding cuisine A festive table and wedding menu are the main aspects of the wedding. By the way, both families can take part in this wedding area. It should be professionally contracted to caterers as they will be able to make assorted meals including such traditional dishes as moin moin (beans that have been washed, grounded, and steamed) and jollof rice.

As for the meals, it could be fried or roasted chicken. Also, there can be fresh fish, fried meat, and catfish as well as small chops like meat pies and sausages. By the way, the main attraction is the wedding cake. But other treats like chin chin, small cakes, and other small traditional delicacies can be served. When it comes to the drinks, it’s usually the caterers' responsibility. They should refrigerate drinks and serve the guests.

The drinks could be of different types, for example, punch, alcohol, brandy, juice, fine wines, bottled water and mineral water. By the way, the ceremony would be incomplete without young elegant girls (usually referred to as ushers), to lead invited guests to their seats. Yoruba traditional wedding attire As for the bride's attire, it is often a variation for the female guests’ outfits. The bride usually chooses lace, damask, Nigerian wax fabric, or any other material that suits her. Her attire usually consists of the Buba (a loose-fitting top), Gele (the head tie), and an Iro, which is a large, ankle-length piece of fabric knotted around her waist.

When it comes to the Yoruba traditional wedding colours, they could be coral, white, or gold. these days, it has become very popular to mix colours, for example, white-blue-gold, yellow-violet-gold, white-coral-green, etc. The Yoruba bride usually goes with the one that reflects the colour theme her family has chosen, but it should also blend perfectly with the groom's outfit and look gorgeous.

Also, a bride can wear different accessories such as beads, gold chains, gold earrings and bangles. A Yoruba bride always has the perfect makeup, that finishes off her gorgeous look.

As for the groom, he could wear an Agbada, which is always a two-layered chunk of fabric such as the aso oke. His attire could be made from cotton and damask, or he can wear lace and wax fabric (Ankara). His attire could be of the colour his family has chosen and also, it should blend with the bride's outfit.

Yoruba traditional wedding entertainment and cake When it comes to the entertainment, there is usually a master of the ceremony, which could be a member of the family or a professional. This master of the wedding ceremony usually coordinates the entertainment by representing the DJ or live band and follows the pre-planned programme. All that is left is to feast, dance, and be merry.

According to the Yoruba wedding traditions, the bride should choose the cake. Usually, she finds the right one that blends with the wedding theme. Actually, it can be made of chocolate or a multi-leveled butter with regular icing-sugar. Also, Yoruba traditional wedding cake could have little statuettes of the couple or a simple inscription. One of the main traditions of the wedding is cutting the cake.

Also, an integral part of the wedding is the presentation of gifts. Usually, among the common gifts are golden wrist watches, gold earrings, wax fabric, alligator pepper, bitter kola, kolanut, a bag of rice, a bag of salt, and a even a cow ( nowadays this gift can be substituted with the money equivalent).

Well, as you can see, Yoruba traditional wedding ceremony in Nigeria is very amazing and gorgeous. Among all the varieties of Nigerian weddings it seemed to be the most exciting and colourful. It has so many traditions, which will bring joy and make every participant happy. What do you think?

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marriage proposal

No bridezilla here. A Canadian woman helped orchestrate the perfect surprise marriage proposal for her best friend — on her very own wedding day.

Jess Nakrayko has known Jessica Kieley since elementary school, and they have seen each other through many of life’s ups and downs, according to People. So when Nakrayko began planning her destination wedding to her now-husband, James, Kieley stepped in to help with the heavy lifting.

“All of the work, time, effort that she put into my wedding planning leading up to the wedding was huge,” Nakrayko told People. “She really poured herself into the wedding, and she did so much for me without even expecting a thank you.”

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Kieley and her longtime boyfriend, Adam Brake, had talked about getting married, but the bridesmaid extraordinaire told Nakrayko she wasn’t counting on anything moving forward until after the craziness of the wedding died down, according to the Huffington Post.

That’s when Nakrayko got an idea. What if Brake were to propose during their Jamaican wedding weekend? When she approached him about it, Brake was hesitant — worried about the potential of stealing Nakraykos’ thunder, according to Today.

“I would never ruin your wedding like that,” Brake told her.

But Nakrayko was committed, and while planning certain reception details with her sister — who is also a close friend of Kieley’s — the pair hatched the perfect setup.

“My sister said, ‘what if you didn’t throw the bouquet, but you passed it to Jessica, and Adam was waiting behind, down on one knee?” Nakrayko told the Huffington Post. “And we just lost it.”

After repeatedly assuring Brake that a proposal at her wedding was really what she wanted, Nakrayko succeeded in convincing him to get on board.

“When he thought about it, he knew she would be so shocked and so happy beyond words,” she told People.

The day of the April wedding finally arrived, and the ceremony and reception went off without a hitch. When it came time for the bouquet toss, the new bride was almost as excited as she was before saying, “I do.”

The only people who knew what was about to happen were Brake, Nakrayko and the wedding photographer — who was standing at the ready to capture the moment, according to the Huffington Post.

“So then we had the song change from ‘Man I Feel Like A Woman’ to Bruno Mars’ ‘Marry Me,’” Nakrayko told the Post. “I starting walking to Jessica, and there was a moment where we locked eyes, and as I went to pass her the bouquet, she started hysterically sobbing, saying ‘no, are you serious?’”

Kieley turned around to find Brake on one knee, ready to pop the question.

Photographer Ross Dance photographed the surprise and ensuing proposal, and posted about the experience on Instagram.

“One of the most beautiful and unselfish things I’ve ever witnessed shooting weddings,” he wrote.

The June 6 post, which includes an image of the second before Kieley turned around for the proposal, quickly went viral. As of Thursday morning, it had garnered more than 5,100 likes.

Nakrayko said she has no regrets, and that she couldn’t imagine a more perfect ending to her big day.

“My best friend was starting her love story — I didn’t even think about that being me giving up my day. I have love and I want people close to me to have that love too,” Nakrayko told the Huffington Post. “I don’t think that people need to be greedy about love.”

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wedding day trend

It won't be for everyone!

We imagine that the morning of your wedding must be a very exciting time but of course, nerves can kick in too.

It seems Miranda Kerr had the perfect antidote to any last-minute stress in the hours before she married her new husband, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.

Chatting to Gwyneth Paltrow at a panel discussion for Goop, Gwyneth's lifestyle brand, the model explained how she decided to do some yoga the morning of her wedding.

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Mindfulness or madness? You decide.

According to People, Miranda said:

“Our wedding was just so joyful. We started the day, did yoga, then our families came over and we literally had this celebration in our backyard. It was incredible. It was so magical".

The mother of one also spoke about the type of yoga she's currently trying, Kundalini yoga, also known as Laya yoga.

Kundalini, 'the yoga of awareness' involves breath, exercise, chanting and meditation to help relax and heal your body, mind and spirit.

Miranda's a big advocate of this specific type of yoga too, saying:

"It energetically invigorates me. Without that, I don’t know that I’d be able to do everything that I do".

It sounds like it definitely worked for Miranda but we're not sure this is an activity everyone would want to practice the morning of their nuptials...

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Joy Anna Duggar

The wedding of Joy-Anna Duggar to her husband, Austin Forsyth, will be featured on the Duggar family's reality TV series, "Counting On," in a special on TLC Monday.

"I don't even know all of how it feels to be husband and wife — so far it's incredible," Joy-Anna told TLC after the wedding. "Saying our vows and saying 'I do' and committing our lives to each other is so incredible. I'm so blessed to be married to him."

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The young couple shared their nuptials in a private ceremony on May 26 in Arkansas. "I'm just looking forward to getting to share my life — it's good times and its challenges — with my best friend," Forsyth said about Joy-Anna.

The bride's parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, also shared their excitement for the newlyweds.

"As parents, we could not be more grateful for the godly woman Joy has become, and the loving husband she married!" Jim Bob and Michelle wrote in a blog post on the family's website.

Forsyth was a longtime family friend of the Duggar's before he proposed to Joy-Anna in March. He took the Duggar sister horseback riding and then got down on one knee to pop the question. According to In Touch magazine, the two originally set their wedding date for Oct. 28 but they couldn't wait to tie the knot.

Their May wedding date surfaced after Duggar Family News revealed they were planning to move the wedding date up by five months.

The Forsyths are now talking about adding to the Duggar clan by starting a family of their own.

"We love kids and we're excited to have a family. We're just going to see what the Lord does. We want as many as the Lord thinks we can handle and we are putting it into his hands," the couple told People magazine.

The wedding special will air at 9 p.m. ET June 12 on the TLC network. Click here to see the wedding photos.

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Wedding Tips

WITH ALL the stress that comes with a wedding, it can be easy to put your beauty regime in the lead --up to the big day at the bottom of the list.

However, even with tensions running high, getting to grips with your beauty regime should be a priority as soon as the planning begins. Whether it’s taming your skin or perfecting your make-up, every part counts.

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So, with the wedding season now in full swing, Chantelle Kimberley has all the tips you need to create the perfect blushing bride look.

1. Sometimes, sticking to what you know is best

The first rule that applies is to not drift too far from the norm. It is best to go with what you know, to avoid anything too drastic that you may come to regret when looking back at your wedding album.

2. Stay in control

If you would consider yourself a bit of a pro when it comes to applying your own make-up, then appointing yourself chief make-up artist will be easy to do. However, if you don’t know where to start, make sure you visit plenty of bridal shows and consult plenty of social media, such as Instagram, for make-up inspiration and trials to help steer you in the right direction. This will give you a good idea of what you want well ahead of the wedding.

3. Don’t forget about your hair

Just like make-up, it’s best to do a few trials first to see what styles suit your face best, and what works best with your dress.

4. Look after your skin

Find a brand of skincare that agrees with your skin in the run up to your wedding, if you don’t have one already. Cleansing, toning and moisturising are the basic steps to picture-perfect skin. Doing this twice daily will keep acne at bay. Introducing monthly facials will also improve skins tone and texture – however, avoid having one for the first time too close to the wedding, as facials can bring out the skin’s impurities before you notice an improvement. Exfoliating and using a mask once a week will also get rid of any dead skin cells to give you an all-over glow.

5. Detox

Detoxing not only improves the outside appearance, but works within, getting rid of the body’s impurities. Things such as green tea are good for flushing the system of waste products, while ginger tea and baobab are is also excellent for boosting the immune system and will ensure you’re in tip-top shape for the big day.

6. Hands and feet

Perfectly manicured nails are a must! Most brides opt for neutral colours – something subtle as not to distract from the wedding gown or the rock on her finger. A simple French manicure is a good option, both on hands and feet, after a soothing manicure or pedicure (or both!) to get rid of any hard skin or unsightly overgrown cuticles. Gel is also an option which is getting ever-more popular as it does not chip, so it can be one less thing to worry about.

7. Nail your smile

You will be taking endless pictures on the day, so it’s important you work on your smile. Every girl wants to look amazing on her big day, so pearly whites are a must-have. You don’t have to spend a lot of money – some home kits work just as well.

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