These are a Few of my Favourite Things

During a very busy wedding season as a freelance wedding consultant, I am constantly making lists to keep organized and on schedule. Today, I thought I'd put together a fun list that tells you a little bit more about me. As Julie Andrews once sang, "These are a few of my favourite things…" The KitchenAid stand mixer. If you are putting together your bridal registry and you don’t have one of these, add it. The KitchenAid stand mixer can be used for so many things and it now comes in a huge range of colours, made to look beautiful on the kitchen counter. From Pavlova to home-made pasta there is...

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Bridezillas and Runaway Bridesmaids

If you get a group of women together for any occasion over a period of time, there is bound to be some drama within the group. I am currently in the heart of wedding season and planning a wedding can be very stressful on its own, add family and friend drama to it and the whole thing can become overwhelming. When consulting on a wedding, I am here to take some of, if not all of the logistical stress out the equation; however, family and friend drama is beyond my scope. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly unfold right before my eyes; the good news is this doesn’t happen often and most of...

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Love & Marriage

I had a very different blog post planned for today, but with the changes to marriage laws in the US this week, it is impossible for me not to say something on the topic of gay marriage. People in love are what fuel my business. I am grateful first of all to live in Canada (Happy Canada Day!) where a gender-neutral definition of marriage came into place nation-wide in 2005. I am also grateful to live in a time of change. June 26, 2015 marks an incredible step forward for America and the World in gay human rights with the US Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples are able to marry in 50...

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Getting the Best Fit: A Guide to Wedding Dress Alterations

For anybody having a Summer or Fall wedding, at this point the dresses have been ordered and they are on the way or already in. The next major step in the final process is getting the gown to fit and I’m not talking about losing or gaining weight, I’m talking about alterations. A standard gown is made for somebody 5’9 with a B-cup bosom, if you, like most women do not fall into this category your dress needs to change, not you. When all is said and done, your wedding gown should be the best fitting garment you’ve ever worn. An expensive, good quality alteration can take a ten-dollar dress and...

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