July 20th, 2011

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Rustic Wedding Inspiration Board

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Woodsy weddings are becoming increasingly popular, especially in Canada, so this week we’re offering up some ideas on how to add rustic elegance to your big event. Start with a pretty, understated gown and classic veil like the ones featured above from BHLDN and opt for unique wooden invites instead of paper. Pay homage to Mother Nature by adding herbs to your bouquet and decorate your space with Mason jar lanterns, wooden accents and bunches of wildflowers. Individual pies can add to the warm, homey feeling of your celebration and can double as favours for your guests!

Clockwise from top left:

Dress, courtesy BHLDN.

Bouquet, photography courtesy Carlo Mendoza.

Table setting, photography courtesy Red Photo Co. Seen in this slide show.

Invitation, courtesy Cheerupcherup via Etsy.

Mason jar lanterns, courtesy whippoorwheel via Etsy.

Mini pecan pies, courtesy The Bride’s Cafe.

Five Wedding Clutch Beauty Musts

Fashion & Beauty

Stila Convertible Color in Petunia.

Your wedding day will be a long one and keeping your makeup fresh for 12+ hours takes a little extra savvy, but with the right items packed in your wedding day clutch, long-wear loveliness is a cinch. To get the skinny on the five things you absolutely need, we asked Toronto-based makeup artist Michelle Rosen with Judy Inc. (and regular Weddingbells contributor) for her reccos. They are simple, smart and very packable! Read the rest of this entry »

Kristin Cavallari’s Wedding Registry Revealed

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Photo courtesy WENN.com.

Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari—of Laguna Beach and The Hills fame—announced her engagement to Jay Cutler, a quarterback for the Chicago Bears, this past April, and People magazine has uncovered their registry list! The pair, who are registered at Williams-Sonoma and Crate & Barrel, have put together an extensive list of different items (including some surprises!). Here’s the lowdown:

The Affordable Picks

When adding items to your registry list, it’s always important to choose some pieces that won’t break the bank. On the lower end of the scale, Cavallari and Cutler picked out a muffin pan from Williams-Sonoma ($30) and teabag rest plates from Crate & Barrel ($3 each, pictured below).

The Splurge Items

In addition to budget-friendly picks, add some big ticket items to your registry. Remember that your guests may want to pitch in as a group for one of your dream pieces. Cavallari and Cutler’s extravagant must-haves? A copper stockpot ($495) and a 19-piece knife set ($2,800, pictured), both from Williams-Sonoma.

The Wild Card

While we applaud Cavallari and Cutler for mixing high and low items on their registry list, and choosing more than one retailer, there were some things that made us scratch our heads a little. Exhibit A: a KitchenAid sausage stuffer kit attachment ($15). Say what? Imagine being stuck with that gift…

Want more tips on how to put together your very own wish list? Check out our registry guidelines here.

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