August 12th, 2011

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7 Pearl Accessories We Love

Fashion & Beauty » Veils & Accessories

Pearls and brides go together like Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They are virtually synonamous with each other and there are many ways to incorporate the precious under-the-sea treasure into your bridal look. Here are seven of our favourite pieces.

Share Your Lovestruck Moment And You Could Win!

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS: ERIKA, JOYLENE AND SERENA.

Was there a distinct moment when you absolutely knew that you’d fallen head over heels in love? If so, we want to hear about it. Share your story by commenting on this blog post and you could win one of three Vera Wang Lovestruck prize packs!

Vera Wang Lovestruck was inspired by a modern day twist on Romeo & Juliet. It is a feminine floral fragrance that captures the feeling of a woman who is captivated by passion. With top notes of pink guava and angelica flower, it’s sure to become your go-to scent.

For a chance at a prize pack just post your love story below. The Weddingbells editorial team will review all submissions and select the three most goosebump-inducing posts. The winners will be chosen Monday, August 29th at noon. If you’ve won we will contact you via email and announce your name on this post.

We can’t wait to read your stories!

Not a Fan of the Bouquet Toss? Try this Alternative!

planning » planning » Reception Ideas

The bouquet and garter toss have been a longstanding wedding custom. However, if you’re not exactly a huge fan of the tradition, then there’s definitely plenty of options to consider. For one, you could use your bouquet to honour a guest (perhaps your mother) or hand it over to the couple that has been married the longest or perhaps to the couple that was most recently engaged. Another fun twist to the bouquet toss would be to invest in, what some florists call, a “breakaway bouquet”. Simply have your floral designer loosely wrap a bunch of posies together with some ribbon, then when the time comes to toss your bouquet, untie the flowers, toss it in the air and watch the petals fly–this way more than one lady will get a flower of their own. Do you have any other bouquet toss alternatives? Please share! We’d love to hear them.

{Photo courtesy Rose’s, Flowers & Gifts}

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