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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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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