25 Brides and their Bridesmaids, all Set to Steal the Muslim Wedding

All set for the Nikah and Walima? Decided the lip-smacking menu? Made the special guest list? Found the ideal Muslim wedding venue yet? Did you finally spot that breathtaking bridal dress?

If your answer to all these questions is Yes, then my friend, you need to do just one more thing. And that is, to help your chicas steal the awesome show on your wedding that no single guest can take their eyes off the magnificence and air of freshness. Have a look at these stunning brides and their coolest ever bridesmaids, who helped the main lady survive her day.

You may likewise get some ideas here about, ‘what you should wear there’. So go ahead!

1. When the auspicious red compliments the blend of pink and peach. Like in this picture!

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2. Another Red beauty with her golden confidantes.

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3. Keeping it subtle with the
light shade of mauve.

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4. Pink blends well with the princess theme. Give it a try!

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5. Give it a touch of slight white.

6. If keeping the dress all plain, make sure the bridesmaids shine and glitter.

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7. Colour contrast will add more grace to the whole appearance

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8. Add a little Indian touch.

9. Say it out loud with the designer outfits.

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10. The real beauty in the Black

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11. If you have booked an open venue, then natural colours will go well with this whole look.

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12. Don’t forget to wear those million dollar smiles.

13. Include Bridegroom in your game plan.

14. If you want to go back to your core traditions and roots, then definitely! Go for it all classy!

15. Whatever you wear, keep the spirits high.

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16. First, make sure you look good, then bring out the perfect side of other beauties.

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17. In case the theme in your mind is a single colour, then try something like this.

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18. Add dupatta for a graceful look.

19. You can never forget to get clicked in a frame, especially on stage.

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20. Highlight the bride with every positive aspect.

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21. Show off your fun-loving and don’t-play-by-the-rules-of-book side

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22. You may also try 2 different colours in order to highlight different personalities.

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23. Who needs a reason to laugh at small things in life?

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24. Give her all the attention she needs throughout the day.

25. Have to try different colours with same design.


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Trending Seating Arrangements for Dinner Parties in London

What makes an event successful? The sophisticated mannerism of ladies and gentlemen gathered there or the elegant decoration gracing the whole arena? Is it the aromatic temptation of cuisine’s variety or that mood lightning lighting arrangements? Any event needs to have certain qualities to be an unforgettable experience for its people, especially when it comes to dinner in the city like London, the adequate and modern seating arrangement is stealing the show nowadays.

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Here, you will find some of the seating arrangements, being a talk of the town and gracing many dinner parties in the city and neighbourhood. Now, before hosting a dinner in London, you may consider any of these seating plans that would grace your elegant party.

Have a look!

Long conversations on Long Table

A long table at dinner will be no less than a family reunion table where all members face each other after a long time. It’s perfect for a rectangular hall where least space will go unattended.

Love it with the Cabaret

Here, all should be facing a stage for the whole night, which could be a gala night, some award ceremony, or a wedding. Facing the dais during such ceremony in a semicircle is a must.

Banquet has it for all

When you need no particular order for seating your guests, this seating arrangement is ideal. Tables at many places and all seated everywhere, but in equal numbers.

Have a great time with Hollow Square

It’s perfect for dinner discussions followed by some conference or other corporate events. The talk may continue with anyone across the table where you never know if you are the nurturing a relationship with the prospect business partner. Make the most of it.

Boardroom can be fun too

It’s a little bit different from long table seating as this one has more of a square table to be seated around than a rectangular table.

Go with Herringbone this season

It’s time to show off some style and class with new dinner seating arrangement this season. This way, one cheers with many people and have an awesome time during the dinner night.

Perfect Top Table and Spring

When the U-shape seating arrangement allows seating inside the U as well, it turns out to be the top table and springs-styled seating.

Call it Informal

Now here, the tables can either be square or round, it is exclusively the host’s choice. But one thing that needs to be kept in mind that total people having dinner on that table don’t have to be specific in number.

You can go with any of these seating arrangements, suiting the need of your event. Each of them is appropriate to pull off any dinner night successfully.

While hosting a dinner in London, make sure you choose the right venue where all your guests get comfortably seated. Now it’s easy to choose and hire dinner venues in London, as TheCityCollection is here to help you out.

Happy Dinner Night!

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7 Hysterically Funny Birthday Fails You Should Avoid At All Cost

Get aboard to the hot mess express! A compilation of some funny epic fails happened on the birthday celebration that will make you say “What The F#ck”. Sadly though, they look hilarious on them, you can’t afford such a mess on your celebration. So look carefully, and avoid these hilarious yet horrible birthday fails at all cost.

1. I mean, Seriously? You had one job and you failed so miserably

Was it THAT tough? Was it THAT tough? Hunh?

2. Don’t rush on Anything. When the time is right, it’ll happen

But if you Do, then be ready for the consequences

3. Good wishes turn out to be tragic when delivered with a typo

...Which you Should turn off before somebody’s mood does...

4. Don’t forget the one you’re blowing might blow your mind and other things

Keep Calm and Tie it Tight Baby!

5. You might not be a grammar Nazi, but you can at least avoid these

...or you will be reminded of them once the little ones grow up!

6. Do not make them angry! Never ever!

Don’t even stir the balance of reliable parenting

7. Na-aa! Nope! Na-Da! Don’t even think about it! No freaking Way! Just Don’t!

Order it, instead of scaring the clown out of them

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7 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue

What to do, where to go, which venue needs to be finalised? And we know that the chaos of these questions is stressful. So don’t punish yourself with such stress. Just keep certain things in mind and ask these 7 questions to your wedding venue while hiring the perfect one and Voila! There you are!

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Hire Unusual Seminar Venues in London

Seminars are normally associated with formality and seriousness. If you, as a businessperson, want to give your seminar a touch of freshness, why not take it outside the cloistered rooms and organise your seminar in the open space? It will breathe in certain freshness to your seminar and serve as a refreshing change from the confined office spaces too.

So, this summer season, if you want to give your seminar a definitive edge over others, why don’t book seminar room venues in London with an open garden space? These venues in London are located in the heart of the city. Additionally, these venues come with all the facilities that will make your seminar, a successful affair. Hope these are enough reasons to arrange your business meeting or seminar at London venues with an open space this time.

Bank of England Sports Centre
Maximum Capacity: 400

The Bank of England Sports Centre is a sports club set in 32 acres quite close to Richmond Park. The venue has three function rooms, namely Balcony Bar, Green Room and Terrace Room. In addition to this, a fenced lawn outside the club is ideal for hosting business events under the Sun. Whether you are holding a seminar for 50 people or organising a conference for 300, this club manages all.

The facilities here include Wi-Fi, projector and drop down screens, spotlights and other sophisticated AV systems. In case, there are some technical glitches, technical support teams are present to fix the issues. As far as food is concerned, the on-site caterers at the club will provide A-class dining experience to your attendees. From three course meals to finger foods, the catering team at the club servers to your every need.

Barbican Centre
Maximum Capacity: 1943

It is the largest cultural and conference centre of Europe boasting a spacious ambience to hold your seminar in London. There are 11 function rooms in the Barbican Centre including the Garden Room. State-of-the-art AV, lighting and a variety of function rooms make this venue an extremely popular choice for holding huge conferences and seminars. The on-site caterer at this venue serves a delightful menu of delicious food accompanied with a lip-smacking variety of classic cocktails.

The Conservatory(at level 3) at the Barbican is probably one of the most unique venues in London. Housing a stunning diversity of flora and fauna, this unusual venue is available for corporate events. The maximum capacity of the Conservatory is 150 and the venue is ideal for both corporate events and formal dinner.

The City of London Club
Maximum Capacity: 300

It is one of the oldest clubs in the city of London. Its high-ceilinged and spacious period rooms are ideal for hosting business affairs like seminars and conferences. There are 10 function rooms in this club with the Garden Room being the best for holding seminar for around 50 delegates. All the facilities required for business affairs are available here too. Apart from this, the on-site caterers at this club serve delicious food and exquisite wines, in case you are hosting a cocktail party for your delegates.

The Roof Terrace at the City of London Club is an alfresco space where business parties are usually held. The maximum accommodation capacity is 50 and will be ideal for your business reception party after the seminar is over.

Venues can sometimes be the X factor for the success of your business seminar in London. Choose from these venues with open space the next time you hold a seminar and experience the difference.

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Scrumptious Naked Christmas Cakes for Santa

Sweet, scrumptious, and soft! Delightful range of cakes adds to relishing ambiance of your Christmas party. This year, ditch the old catering menu with a beautifully fashioned cake and opt for trending naked cakes. It’s time to make your Christmas shindigs in London more and more sweet with exquisitely baked cakes.

Undo the typically frosted cake with colourful icing this time and let funky new ‘naked cake’ take the limelight. Thecitycollection.org omits the huh-hush for your celebration preparations. Let the rage for unfrosted beauties provides an interesting essence and taste for guests in London.

Here’s a delectable range of the sweet beauties making everyone the drool.
This sassy and glamorous cake will add up to the essence of Christmas with pure and royal looking red tone. Perfectly adorned with roses, it’s an impeccable confection to have at your celebrations. And, who doesn’t love red velvet cakes anyhow?

The colourful combination of creamy fillings and sweet brown cake made us fell in love with it. The subtle white stand enhances the overall look of this elementary naked cake. Get this layered cake to spread the love among family and friends.

If you love raw ad rustic, this naked cake will catch your attention for sure. White flowers elevate the overall élan, reflecting the ultimate beauty displaying ingredients.

Anyone would go absolutely bananas over this stunning and delectable strawberry naked cake. This heavenly four-layered decadent is a rage among cakes kids and adults even.

We just have one word to describe this stunningly cute four-layered chocolate cake decked with cherries dipped in lip-smacking nutella and buttercream: ultimate.

These scintillating naked splendors come in all flavours, shapes, and sizes topped with delightful ombre shades, flowers, and fruits. Let the delicious in-trend naked cakes, and cupcakes add delight to your merriments. Treat your sweet-tooth with these rustic yet classy delicacies. Merry Christmas!!

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Submit Your Wedding, Hen Night Or Corporate Event Photos to TheCityCollection

Thecitycollection.org is one amongst the leading London-based venue hire portal. With our partnered venues ranging over 100, we offer complete assistance to our clients in organising bespoke and desired events conveniently.

Lately we have seen a mounting traffic at our blog, especially for the picture based entries (2500+ daily views). If you are a budding/professional photographer, event planner, local event business, or just happen to cover an event sometime, we have got good news for you.

We are now welcoming entries for authentic photographic submissions, shot or based in London for different events. These events can range anywhere from a wedding, to hen/stag party, or a black-tie corporate event. We will acknowledge your work on our blog along with your photographs.

For more details about this, write to us at abhinav@thecitycollection.org.

Please abide by the following guidelines if you would like us to feature your entries:

1. You are submitting your own authentic images of events, allowing us to use them on our blog and other social media channels. If the photographs/images are not your original property, then you will be held liable for any consequences.

2. Each entry should contain at least 10 photographs, related to event types that we represent (http://www.thecitycollection.org/). Anything out of context here will be considered invalid, and hence unacceptable.

3. Photographs must be attached with your email, not sent through services like Dropbox, WeTransfer, SendSpace, etc.

4. We would require a description about you (maximum 150 words) to be used for your acknowledgment on our blogs or social media channels.

We do not accept or reply to submissions that sound promotional or include any unnatural link(s).

6. In case, you meet all the criteria of a valid submission, we will inform it to you via email, within 7 working days.

7. Feel free to send us a write-up, if in case you want the same to go with the Picture blog. However, please ensure that the content is fresh and free from plagiarism. Consequently, we shall not consider posting any write up which is already published elsewhere.

We hold the right to remove a write-up or image submitted by you anytime, if it doesn’t meet any of the above criteria.

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Voila! 4 Ideas for Your Exceptional 18th Birthday Party in London!

Birthdays are cool with presents, wishes, surprises and so much more to enjoy on this day. And, when it’s the 18thbirthday, the celebrations need to be great and fun. Oh yeah! Now we are talking. So, for everyone who is soon entering the Eighteen Years Gang and looking forward to an amazing party time join us in planning the best celebration for YOU! We bring to you some unique ideas for planning a wonderful birthday bash. Pick up the best idea that relates to your persona and enjoy the attention with panache.

Let magic trail through the party all time!

Mexican Mania

One can easily plan for an affordable Mexican themed birthday party in London. Get in fun, fresh and celebratory mood with Mexican ambiance all around. Give a new look and feel to everything with flowers and garlands. Use bright block colours for tablecloth and fine Mexican music will surely add zing to it. The vivaciousness of Mexican culture lightens the mood filling every guest up with freshness.

Hey! Why not book the renowned cultural centre of Europe, Barbican Centre for the same? We reckon it a premium party venue with a taste of sophistication and style. It will make for a great 18th birthday venue in London.

Expert Tip
: Set up a beautiful piñata to add some more fun.

2. Musical Fiesta

Hey! Let yourself be immersed in a whimsical music party in Central London. You can also opt for a club offering all facilities and ambience for a glamorous celebration. Prepare a playlist with your top favourite songs for a marvellous DJ time on the floor. Grange St. Paul’s Club Ten provides a dynamic space for a private event with a dedicated bar.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to enter your adulthood while tender music treats you? Let your guests be enthralled by party mood with reverberating music and lively ambience of the club. Also, plan a twist in food appearances.

Expert Tip: Serve your guests tasty food in shapes of guitars, drums, flutes and more.

3. Hawaiian Luau

Dunk yourself in the tropical paradise with Hawaiian theme birthday party. One of the most admired and loved theme for parties will surely leave you spell bounded in its feel. This summer, celebrate your birthday wearing the very-famous Hawaiian garlands and treat your appetite with sumptuous food and drinks at tiki bar. Also, luau games and photo booth with crazy background settings will add a great flavour to your party.

Give your party the feel of the tropical land with items like pineapple plates, bamboo reeds, tiki torches, coloured lanterns and much more. The fresh feel of palm fronds and tropical flowers embodied in bold arrangements of Hawaii will enhance the decorations. Worried about finding the right party space for your themed 18th birthday? Opt for our Kanaloa Bar, a Hawaiian Themed Party venue in Holborn.

Expert Tip: Don’t forget to keep grass skirts for dance sessions and the hula moves.

4. Party on Thames!

How about taking your 18th birthday party up on Thames? Great idea, isn’t it? Plan a great celebration with DJ, dance and cocktails on a ship. Let your guests sail through the River Thames and dwell in the party mood. Enjoy the sunset on Thames and cut birthday cake with your best bunch of dear ones happily.

West End on the Thames can be your saviour for a party venue. With a capacity of 500 people, one can easily throw a bespoke birthday party. Also, a boat party never fails to impress anyone in London.

Expert Tip: A fine barbeque session would be unique, bringing a twist of tasty food to the party.

We won’t be barging you with a long list of ideas to make your 18th birthday memorable. It’s your birthday, so make it exciting, cool and worth remembering for ages. Well, yes! You won’t be 18 again in life, so why not welcome it in tailored fashion with music, booze and yummy food.

You can also browse through thecitycollection.org for more ravishing and vivid birthday venues in London. If you like our endeavours, why not share it with your friends? Oh and by the way, Happy 18th to you!

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Perfect Bridal Shoes for Beautiful Bridal Dress

Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
Invest some quality time in choosing the right pair of bridal shoes for your big day. If you want every aspect of your wedding to be perfect, don’t overlook that one item that will complete your bridal look – ‘The Wedding Shoes!’

Acknowledging this, we at Thecitycollection.org not only bring you a list of best wedding venues for hire in London but also, keep you updated with latest trends and unique ideas. So, read further to know what all factors to keep in mind before selecting a perfect pair for your D-day.

Pick a nice pair of shoes that looks perfect with your bridal look and personality:

Comfort is the Key
When selecting bridal shoes, comfort is of utmost importance. You have to be on your feet all day, taking photographs, dancing, and mingling with the guests at the reception. So, always select shoes that best fit in your feet. Go for cute ballerinas and ditch those high heels to enjoy your day to the fullest. Look chic and feminine without adding height. Besides, if you are planning a winter wedding try out boots with leather or soft faux fur and trinkets to stay warm, yet stylish.

Consider the Heel Size
A low or medium heel is ideal for sheer comfort, style, and posture. Even a small heel can provide you great posture than no heel at all. However, you should also consider the height of your groom while selecting the heel . Most brides like their grooms to appear taller than them in wedding photographs. So, if your groom is taller, then go for higher heels. But, if you don’t fancy high heels, then your wedding is the best time to try them. For some added height, you can try wearing lower kitten heels or platform heels too.

Style of Your Wedding Shoes
The wedding décor and dress play an important role in choosing the style of your shoes. The rule of thumb says follow fancy shoes for simple bridal dresses and simple shoes for elegant gowns. You can wear simple bridal shoes with both elegant and plain dresses, but to enhance the simple wedding dress, you need to have more elaborated bridal shoes.

If you are getting married in the evening then try strappy evening sandals with a stunning gown. For a non-traditional wedding dress, buy non-traditional wedding shoes. Keep in mind you should always pick a shoe style and fabric that complements with your dress, personality, and the overall look.

Silk and satin are most popular choices for bridal shoes. However, your personal taste and wedding dress should have great impact on the shoes you choose. Shoes made of velvet, satin, lace, and silk are more feminine looking, while leather appears to be more bold and offbeat. For an outdoor wedding, consider fabrics such as silk and satin that are more durable and don’t tend to stain.

It’s important that your shoes should not only complement your dress and wedding décor, but they should reflect your personality too. A modern bride like you may choose shoes with chunky heels or flats, it’s your day, and it’s your style!

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Celebrate Memories in Style at Top Prom Venues in London

Beautiful Dresses! Tuxedos! Music! And Memories for Life!
Festivities, birthdays and anniversaries come every year but prom party never takes a U-turn for anyone. Make this once-in-a-lifetime celebration memorable with great arrangements, from décor to caterers and more. The colourful and exciting prom season will soon be in full swing. Let the ball dance, music and glamour, all get highlighted within the perfect ambience of a marvellous prom venue in London. Thecitycollection.org makes sure you entice your glamorous guests to the core. Scroll down as our venue experts lists amazing prom venues for you.

Haberdashers’ Hall
A sassy and chic venue with authentic ambience to enhance the aura of the prom party, benevolent Haberdashers’ Hall in London does the entire trick. One of the finest places for hunkydory celebrations, this beautiful venue with tranquilising courtyard ensures fun, music and everything partylicious. Enjoy scrummy cuisine at this stunning place eloquently blended in traditional style and avant-garde approach of the city. The elegant and unique slant of the place will surely add spice to the matchless celebrations.
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The Skybar
The stunning view of London allures everyone with its charm, isn’t it? Then why not plan your prom party at a rooftop venue with great panoramic view. The Skybar at the Grange Holborn Hotel let you taste the tang of success for every type of event in London. Undergo the classiness and charm of graceful venue sprinkling the magic of glitz and glam to your merriments. Superb in class, it will make your prom memorable for all with its beauty and charisma. Treat your taste buds with a delicious range of food and drinks whilst enjoying the backdrop of London skyline.
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When everyone is opting for sweet and elegant prom party, plan for some twists and quirkiness at your celebrations. Revel in delightful evening of whoopee hoedown at Kanaloa in London. This unusual prom party venue breaks the norms of old style prom parties, with some eccentricity. The caramel soft ambience enables everyone to indulge in the fun, blended with music and special drinks. Prom is truly a one-time event; make it worth remembering for you and all.
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The Brewery
When class is defined by the venue, The Brewery tops it all. A venue with classic history to boast, it offers great ambience to enhance the essence of the party. The panache of this Grade II listed venue offers grandiose features to amplify party mood. The venue is equipped with latest sound system, changing colour lighting system and Wi-Fi. Groove in the fun with friends in the mesmerizing essential of the venue.
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No. 4 Hamilton Place
For a memorable prom party venue in London, all you need is an enthralling venue poised with glamour and grace. Set in a beautiful location, No. 4 Hamilton Place is a chic event space with exceptional visage to complement your party preparations. Add the Edwardian feel to regulate an amazing celebration complimented with music, dance and scrumptious food. The pleasant feel of the place engrosses everyone in the party mood. Delectable food and drinks served to keep you all energized till the end of the celebrations.
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Enticed by the grandiose and authentic features of these venues? Just hop on the preparation express and find your best venue to savour exciting offers and prices.

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