January 5th, 2011

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Royal Wedding Details Revealed

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We’re still anxious to hear more about Kate Middleton’s gown (Which designer will she choose? What will it look like?), but in the mean time we’ll have to be contented with some further details about the ceremony itself. On April 29th, Kate will arrive at Westminster Abbey in a car, not a carriage. The Archbishop of Canterbury (Rowan Williams) will perform the ceremony, and the Bishop of London (Richard Chartres) will give an address. After the ceremony, the married couple will take to the streets of London in a carriage, passing several important monuments during a Processional Route to Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth will be hosting a private reception at the palace followed by a private dinner and dancing hosted by Prince Charles. Keep checking back here as more plans for the Royal Wedding unfold!

Reese Flashes her Engagement Ring

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Yesterday, Nicole rounded up the celebrity wedding news, which was quite a long list! Included in that was Reese Witherspoon who accepted a proposal from Hollywood agent Jim Toth. The two have been dating since about January of last year, which started shortly after her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal ended. Last night, Reese and Jim headed out to the Lakers Game, where we finally caught a glimpse at the gorgeous ring! According to People.com, the 4-carat Ashoka diamond stunner was custom-designed. Read the rest of this entry »

Wedding Do: Start Looking at Dresses

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A gorgeous gown from Vera Wang's Fall 2011 collection.

Finding your dream dress is an integral part of planning your big day and it can also be one of the most fun tasks on your to-do list. Wondering where to start? Right here at weddingbells.ca, of course! Check out our Gown Galleries to browse through hundreds of fabulous designer dresses, including the very latest styles straight from the runways. Read the rest of this entry »

30 Most Inspiring Photographers for 2011

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Let me start off by saying, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone. While 2010 was an amazing year for weddings, I can’t help but feel super-excited for all the 2011 celebrations to come–it’s going to be a spectacular year. With that being said, our most inspiring photographers list for 2010 was such a major hit that we decided to do it all over again. This time around, we bumped it up to 30 (there was so much talent to pick from), but we are definitely excited to unveil this amazing list to you. Enjoy!

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Nutritional Questions Answered

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Once the New Year hits, fitness and nutrition is at the top of everyone’s mind. Add your upcoming wedding to the mix and chances are you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. Whether you’re worried about catching the flu or trying to make your hair grow, feeling and looking your best, is probably on your mind. I had the chance to chat with the lovely ladies of Nutritional Balance, Jill and Bree, both Registered Nutritionists, and asked them some of the top questions I’ve received from brides about diet, nutrition and health.

1. I’ve just started upping my exercise routine and have noticed I’m getting hungrier. I’m trying to lose weight so I don’t want to eat too much, but want to make sure I have enough energy. What should I do?

If you are hungry…EAT!  Eating regularly is what is going to keep your metabolism running and keep you shedding the pounds.  It’s when you skip meals that it slows down and you start to store fat.  Eating small meals throughout the day and never skipping breakfast can help keep your metabolism in great shape.  Increasing your protein is also very important when you are working out as it helps to repair and strengthen the muscles, sustains your energy and fights hunger. Snacks like a banana before your workout (depending on the person, half hour – hour before) will help keep your energy levels up so you are able to get the most out of your time at the gym. A meal or a good quality protein shake shortly after your workout will help repair the body.

2. My wedding is coming up this winter and I’m worried about getting sick. Are there any foods or supplements to help me build my immunity?

Ahhh.  We love this topic. It is so common for people to come down with the sniffles in this cold winter season. Our body has a hard time adjusting to the weather change. When we are entering into this season and you start to feel run down, your body becomes more susceptible. This is when you can take action. Things like avoiding sugar, caffeine and dairy can help. Sugar and caffeine have an effect on the immune system and at this time, you want it to be as strong as possible. Dairy can create excess mucous which is something you don’t want when you are feeling a cold coming on. Load up on the fruits and vegetables and cook with garlic. These foods obviously contain vitamins and minerals that help fight off illness. Drink LOADS of WATER. This is huge. Water is a life saver, literally! This will help flush out toxins of any kind and keep you feeling great and hydrated. Adding freshly squeezed lemon will add some flavor if you’re bored and it will help detoxify the body. Take your vitamins! Vitamin C is essential in this less then unpleasant time. You can take extra to boost your immune system, so apart from your approximately 1000mg/day, when you are feeling run down, up your amount to 5000 – 6000mgs/day until you start to feel better. Another supplement to boost the immune system is probiotics which will help heal the gut and directly effects your immune system. Read the rest of this entry »

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