Trendy or Traditional?

Are you a trendy or a traditional bride? Although the question is straightforward, the answer is not. To make matters more complicated, “Granny Chic” is very trendy right now. “Granny Chic” or “Nana Chic,” as I like to call it, is all of the old fashioned elements that your grandmother will approve of that are popping up in wedding fashion and décor. Think of ladies luncheons, high tea, china patterns, doilies, lace and pearls. Now, there is nothing wrong with any of the traditional and you can see pieces of all of these things have been carried through bridal fashion over decades. Often,...

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Impressed and Inspired at the Jasper Park Lodge

Whisking off to the mountains for a few days away can be magical; now imagine those magnificent Rocky Mountains being the backdrop for your wedding… Spectacular! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of exploring the possibilities for a Jasper, Alberta wedding with the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. As many of you may already know, when you book a stay at a Fairmont property you will receive a certain level of customer service that exceeds the everyday hotel and the Jasper Park Lodge is no exception. When my assistant, Louise and I checked into our rooms, we were welcomed with a selection of...

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A Cake to Cut and Sweets to Serve

It is tradition at a wedding for bride and groom to cut the cake and serve it to their guests. Lately we are seeing a spin on this tradition, yes, there is a cake to cut but you no longer have a cake and eat it too. Many couples are opting for a more personalized dessert bar for their guests to enjoy. Not only does a dessert bar allow the personalities of both the bride and groom to shine through, it gives your guests an interactive and customizable experience. So you’ve decided to have a dessert bar at your wedding, where do you start? Think back to your childhood, do you have a favorite...

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Traditions

Whether you are having a traditional or untraditional wedding, chances are some tradition will sneak its way in. Here are just a few elements common to weddings and where they come from in history. The Date If you have picked a wedding date in the month of June, a very popular time to get married, it falls back to Roman tradition. The name of the month of June comes from the Roman goddess Juno, goddess protecting women, particularly through marriage and childbirth. The Cake Again, going back to Roman times, it was customary to break bread over the heads of the bride and groom, sprinkling them...

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