Three Royal Weddings; The Dresses of a Princess and Two Duchesses

For those of you who know me, you know I am the friend who gets up to watch a Royal wedding live, even if it falls at five o’clock in the morning. There is something magical about having a glimpse into a fairy tale made real. It is fascinating to see the pageantry unfold for each unique couple while honoring tradition and individual taste with each bespoke detail. Most recently, I woke up early to watch the broadcast of Princess Eugenie marry Jack Brookbank at St George’s Chapel. Equally as wonderful as the pageantry of these events are the dresses and Princess Eugenie’s choice was no...

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Inspiration

It was another busy Wedding Season but I am back and I am setting an intention to write and post to my blog a little more often during Fall and Winter. When planning a wedding, it is helpful to have some visuals of what they like to guide the process. It is equally as valuable to me to know what the couple doesn’t like, so if you haven’t found a style that you love but you have seen things you don’t like, or can’t stand, bring that information to me. Bridal Magazines and Pinterest are both excellent resources for inspiration. If you are seeing it in a big magazine or on Pinterest, your...

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Considering an Outdoor Wedding? Consider This

Wedding Season is back in full swing and it has me working with some amazing couples. Most recently, I have been working on a mini-destination wedding in the mountains and it has reminded me of all of the things one must consider when planning an outdoor wedding. Some considerations are more obvious than others, like the weather. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. You and your guests want to be comfortable and that means shelter from wind and rain , shade from the sun, and warmth in the cold. A beach, forest or park doesn't always come with natural seating for guests. If you are...

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To Insure or Not to Insure

In the Fall, I attended Bridal Fantasy with my friend Caroline de Vries from McLean & Shaw. McLean & Shaw offers a unique insurance product that covers most wedding disasters - Wedding Guard™. The hope with insurance is that you won’t have to use it, however, in the event that you end up with a wedding disaster it’s something you will wish that you had. I’ve been in the wedding industry long enough to know that things can go awry even on the best-planned day. You can listen to my interview on CBC radio on the topic of wedding disasters : http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/alberta-at-noon/...

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