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BASIC BRIDAL BEAUTY ROUTINES TO LOOK YOUR BEST ON YOUR BIG DAY

June 25, 2017
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Your big day is coming up and we’re sure, like most brides-to-be, you’re hoping to look your best on your wedding day. After all, it’s the one day you should feel absolutely confident and you’ll be looking back at your wedding pictures for many years to come. 

Here are a few beauty routines you can put in place now, so you can walk down the aisle feeling like a princess: 

EAT FOR HEALTH & VITALITY
Beauty starts from the inside, so now is the time to make sure that you’re getting all the nutrition your body needs to function optimally. You don’t have to follow a starvation diet, simply avoid processed foods and refined carbs, and fill your plate with colourful, seasonal fruits and veggies, lean protein and complex fibre. While you’re at it, remember to drink plenty of water – it flushes your system, plumps up your skin cells and keeps your body running like clockwork. 

TOP TIP: Get savvy about superfoods. Dietary marvels like almonds, blueberries, spinach, bananas, and natural yoghurt pack a mean nutritional punch without adding too many calories – score!

DON’T BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL
We realise that the lead up to a wedding is a really busy, stressful time, but you need to make a point of getting your beauty rest. The ideal is 7-8 hours of quality sleep per night, but if your schedule is too hectic to allow for that, you need to consider a few cat naps or a power siesta throughout the course of the day. Sufficient sleep boosts your immune system, which results in clearer skin, stronger hair and better health in general. 

TOP TIP: A minimum of 20 minutes of moderate exercise per day aids restful sleep. You don’t need to run up a mountain to enjoy the benefits – simply take a nice walk at the end of the day or put on some tunes and lift a few weights in the living room to get your heart rate up. 

GET ON TOP OF YOUR GROOMING
In the lead up to the wedding, you may want to consider regular sessions with your beautician to shape your brows, get a deep-cleaning facial, remove any unwanted body hair and get your cuticles in tip-top shape. This not only gives you plenty of time to address any issues before the big day but is also a nice little self-pampering indulgence to keep you relaxed. 

These are just a few of the ways in which you can ensure that you look and feel your best on your big day.

VAN LOVEREN FARM - SPECIAL OFFER
As a Date Night SA fan you qualify for a 15-20%* discount on all wine bought for your wedding directly from the Van Loveren farm (15% if they need to courier the wine, 20% if you collect). Simply show them this post, as well as your wedding invitation and their friendly team will assist. To find out more please email Reino at wineclub@vanloveren.co.za or phone 023 615 1505. Thank you for choosing Van Loveren Family Vineyards to celebrate your special day!

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At Date Night Ideas, our crew of hopeless romantics get collectively weak at the knees when you mention the word ‘wedding’. After all, is there anything more gloriously romantic than a special occasion where two people vow to have each other’s backs for the rest of their lives? From rustic barn weddings and swanky shindigs in top-dollar hotels, to beachside bashes and destination occasions, weddings come in many shapes and sizes. In this year’s DNI Wedding Edition, we share some of our favourite venues, service providers and offer a bit of helpful advice in the lead-up to the big day.

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Van Loveren Family Vineyards is a wonderful destination for romantic meals, getaways with friends or family-friendly outings. Situated it the spellbinding Robertson Valley, this beautiful wine farm is popular with wine lovers from all walks of life. Aside from a wonderful array of wines that highlight the singular Robertson terroir, the Van Loveren estate also offers a great variety of attractions and things to do. Take a road trip out to this beautiful neck of the woods and spend the day enjoying innovative food & wine pairings, taking a hike or exploring the farm by mountain bike, birding, wandering in the historic garden or simply sitting down to a delicious meal at the on-site bistro, Christina's at Van Loveren.

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