Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Top 10 Eco-Honeymoon Resorts

Ranweli Holiday Village

Top 10 Eco-Honeymoon Resorts

Hideaways that help save the earth without skimping on romance

A private boat carries guests to Ranweli's secluded beach, but the resort is easy to access at just 11 miles from Colombo International Airport. The 72 beachfront double-occupancy bungalows and 12 river-view family suites at Ranweli resemble a traditional Sri Lankan village, and each is constructed with local building materials and offers an air-conditioned bedroom and solar-powered shower. There's a pool on the premises for the times when the sea waters are too rough for swimming, an on-site Ayurvedic spa offers herbal massages and other holistic treatments, and the resort’s resident naturalist takes guests on birding expeditions. Ranweli offers both Eastern and Western food—if you can take the heat, be sure to sample their deliciously spicy Sri Lankan curries.

Sri Lanka

Brides.com Names Top 5 Trends In Bridal Dresses Hot Off the Runway

Nov 2007 19:03 Africa/Lagos

Brides.com Names Top 5 Trends In Bridal Dresses Hot Off the Runway

Brides.com/Videos Offers Unprecedented Access to Latest Wedding Fashion Trends with Exclusive Designer Interviews, Runway Video and Photos

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ --

Brides-to-be nationwide can now have a front row seat for the latest runway looks from top designers in wedding fashion by visiting www.brides.com/videos. Over 20 shows from New York City's Bridal Market, Fall 2008 will be available online beginning today, giving brides-to-be unprecedented access via one-on-one interviews and cutting-edge video from Reem Acra, Amsale, Badgely Mischka, Simone Carvalli, Priscilla of Boston, Monique Lhuillier, Melissa Sweet and more. Brides.com editor in chief Theresa DiMasi has chosen the following trends as the top five trends in bridal fashion, hot off the runway:

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060925/NYM014LOGO )

1. A Lighter Touch -- lots of free-flowing, ethereal fabrics including
chiffon and organza with less embellishment, beading or other
adornments as in season's past.
2. Color, Color, Color! -- beyond the traditional white dress, color is
not just seen in bursts but in wonderful patterns, rich jewel tones
or new shades of pastels.
3. Jackets/Sleeves -- brides who want options beyond the traditional
strapless gown are thinking more fashion-forward with gowns that
offer more coverage.
4. Emphasis of the Waist -- honoring the female form, there were lots of
large flower corsages positioned right at the hip to draw attention
to an hourglass figure.
5. New Lengths in Gowns -- tea length to above-the-knee, there was a
larger variety in gown lengths than ever before.


Fabric : Satin
Pieces : One-piece
neckline : Halter, V-neck
Season : Fall 2007
Available Colors : White, Ivory
silhouette : A-line
price : $
train : Chapel
sleeve length : Sleeveless
hemline : Floor length

To carve out the best-of-the-best from all of the images of gorgeous gowns on www.brides.com from the Fall 2008 shows, Brides.com will feature a special section on runway via Editor's Picks. The gowns shown in Fall 2008 will begin to be available in stores in the coming months.

Brides.com, "Your #1 Source for Weddings," is the premier destination website within Conde Nast Bridal Media and has over 20,000 dress images throughout the site. Brides.com's dedicated editorial team creates original content, develops interactive tools, cultivates an engaged community and provides an array of beautiful imagery and videos to inspire the bride throughout her wedding planning process. Content is also aggregated from the three national magazines-Brides, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride-and 16 local bridal magazines.

Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060925/NYM014LOGO
AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com
Source: Brides.com

CONTACT: Cherie Gallarello, +1-212-630-3744,
cherie_gallarello@condenast.com, or Bethridge Goode, +1-212-630-4902,
bethridge_goode@condenast.com, both for Brides.com

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