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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Fragrance: The invisible Accessory

As a freelance wedding consultant known as the “wedding whisperer” when it comes to selecting the perfect dress, I usually am contacted by brides looking for their dress first; groom’s attire second and wedding planning third. I love helping brides find the perfect dress, shoes and accessories and helping their grooms look their best while taking care of all of the details to help the couple write their fairytale. There is one thing that I am passionate about in my personal life that is a part of everyday including the BIG day that is never seen but very much entwined in the making of our...

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Understanding Bridal Materials

Bridal hair accessories combine three of my favourite things, weddings, hair and sparkle. Whether your vision is with a veil, a comb, a flower or a pin, this is what takes a woman in a white dress to a bride. I love when a bride comes to me with a piece of heirloom vintage jewelry to incorporate into her hairstyle, it is simple and sentimental and easy to combine with or without a veil. When selecting the perfect hair accessory it helps to understand some terminology. There are several types of hair accessories: the fascinator, the veil, the birdcage, the comb, the tiara, the crown and the...

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Spring Hair Care

As soon as the weather warms up in Edmonton many of my clients come in to the salon looking for a change. Usually clients come in looking for a new cut and lighter colour but one thing that everybody has in common is a need to switch from Winter hair care to Spring. Just like skin care, for optimal hair, hair care must constantly be adapted for climate and conditions. Edmonton weather can be unpredictable so all of my hair care tips can be adapted depending on the day. The important thing is to take cues from your hair and if you are completely lost, ask your stylist at your next appointment...

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