October 20th, 2011

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Alvina Valenta Fall 2012

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Dresses

Ultra-feminine gowns abounded at Alvina Valenta, with ladylike accents such as rosettes, ruching and lace overlays. The odd black gown gave the Fall 2012 collection some added drama, but even in dark hues the designer’s refined femininity shines through. These are the truly the gowns for the hopeless romantics out there.

Photography courtesy firstVIEW

Badgley Mischka Fall 2012

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Dresses

Badgley Mischka’s Fall 2012 collection is bridal couture at its finest. The collection, both contemporary and chic, was made up of an array of figure-flattering gowns in a variety of textures. For the glamorous bride who isn’t afraid to show a little skin, the line boasts stunning plunging necklines and sexy silhouettes in patterned and embroidered fabrics complete with ruffles and feminine accents.

Photography courtesy Badgley Mischka

Jim Hjelm Fall 2012

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Dresses

Still swooning over The Duchess’s McQueen dress? Then you’ll love the new collection from Jim Hjelm, which draws inspiration from royalty. From regal jewel-toned gowns to lace dresses a-la-Kate Middleton, we’re loving the designer’s play on pop culture. Beaded belts and feathery flowers give the collection a contemporary flair mixed with a sense of traditional elegance.

Photography courtesy firstVIEW

Lazaro Fall 2012

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Dresses

Calling all princess brides, Lazaro’s Fall 2012 collection was made just for you. The designer’s shimmering beaded ball gowns evoke an unmistakable sense of old world glamour. With cascading ruffles and eye-catching embellishments, these dresses are the ideal choice for the beginning of your fairytale.

Photography courtesy firstVIEW

18 Different Ways to Make Your Wedding Cupcakes Prettier

planning » planning » Wedding Cakes

Serving up cupcakes in lieu of a wedding cake? Or, using these petite treats as guest favours? Whichever way you dole them out, there’s plenty of ways to amp up the prettiness on these goodies than just your typical swirled icing on the top. Here are 18 romantic cupcake designs to wow your family and friends with.

Rivini Fall 2012

Fashion & Beauty » Bridesmaid Dresses

Rivini’s Fall 2012 collection was all about colour, soft feminine details and variety above all else. Long flowing gowns, flirty mini dresses, plunging necklines and form-flattering lace came together to create a collection that offers a little something for every bride.

Photography courtesy Atelier PR

Tara Keely Fall 2012

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Dresses

We love Tara Keely’s mix of traditional silhouettes and modern accents. This collection boasts lush silks and enchanting tulle skirts amid floral embellishments and unique ruffles, perfect for charming backyard “I-dos” as well as over-the-top, glamorous ceremonies.

Photography courtesy firstVIEW

An Autumn-Themed Wedding In Eastern Ontario

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Andreanne Beaulne and Graham Stevens, October 2nd, 2011, Plantagenet, Ontario.

Photography courtesy Melanie Shields Photography, (melanieshieldsphotography.com).

Vendors
Ceremony and reception location: Beantown Ranch
Dress: Julianne’s Bridal & Formal Wear
Hair: Odalia from Salon Elegance
Groom’s tux: Moores
Favours: Maple leaf wine stopper from Huge Wedding Savings Canada
Bridal party attire: Merry Marry
Cake: Ready-Made Custom Cupcakes
Caterer: Beantown Ranch
Flowers: Corsages and boutonnieres from Flowermania. Floral arrangements prepared by a co-worker of the bride using synthetic materials primarily purchased at Michaels.
Music: Quality Entertainment
Stationery: Michaels

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