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Mixed-Floral Bouquets To Match Your Theme

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One trend we’re sure will surface in 2012 is the proliferation of mixed-floral bouquets. We’re talking multi-coloured bunches that combine an unexpected array of blooms, leaves and even grasses to create a true floral statement. To inspire you we’ve gathered up four fabulous bouquets courtesy of Toronto-based florist Cool, Green & Shady to suit varying themes. Flip through these floral options to see just a few of the ways the mixed-floral bouquet can be interpreted.

Bouquets courtesy Cool, Green & Shady. Photographs courtesy Carlo Mendoza.

The 50 Best Wedding Songs You May Have Never Heard Before

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Music can make or break a party so when it comes to your wedding — the biggest party you’ll probably ever throw — you want to get it right. To create the ultimate playlist we enlisted the help of Toronto-based DJ Jennifer Shute. Shute gave us her must-plays and we added to that some staff favourites — the result is a truly amazing list of tunes so catchy and meaningful your guests will likely be requesting the soundtrack to your big day.

For Your Walk Down the Aisle
• “Hoppipolla” – Sigur Ros
• “First Day Of My Life” – Bright Eyes
• “Marry Me” – Train
• “Feels Likes Home” – Chantal Kreviazuk
• “White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet Foxes
• “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
• “1, 2, 3, 4” – Plain White Ts

For Signing the Papers and Your Recessional
• “Home” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
• “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” – Stevie Wonder
• “Mushaboom” – Feist
• “Together Forever” – Rick Astley
• “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” – Beach Boys
• “Happy Together” – The Turtles
• “Beautiful Day” – U2
• “Power of Love” – Huey Lewis & The News
• “This Will Be Our Year” – The Zombies

For Your First Dance With Your New Hubby
• “If I Ain’t Got You” – Alicia Keys
• “You Are So Beautiful” – Joe Cocker
• “No One’s Gonna Love You” – Band of Horses
• “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” – Death Cab for Cutie
• “Making Memories of Us” – Keith Urban
• “Crazy Love” – Michael Buble
• “At Last” – Etta James
• “Crazy” – Patsy Cline
• “Somebody” – Depeche Mode
• “A Groovy Kind of Love” – Phil Collins
• “Only You” – The Platters
• “More Than Words” – Extreme
• “Your Song” – Elton John

For Your Father/Daughter Dance
• “In My Life” – The Beatles
• “Unforgettable” – Nat King Cole
• “The Way You Look Tonight” – Tony Bennett
• “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” – Elton John
• “Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle
• “Daughters” – John Mayer
• “How You’ve Grown” – 10,000 Maniacs
• “Stand By Me” – Ben E. King

To Get The Dance Party Started
• “Age of Consent” – New Order
• “Hungry Like a Wolf” – Duran Duran
• “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson
• “In Between Days” – The Cure
• “Dancing in the Dark” – Bruce Springsteen
• “Modern Love” – David Bowie
• “Lets Go Crazy” – Prince
• “Crazy in Love” – Beyonce
• “Pump Up the Jam” – Technotronic
• “Twist and Shout” – The Beatles
• “Vogue” – Madonna
• “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” – Wang Chung
September – Earth Wind & Fire

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A Pretty Outdoor Wedding in Montreal, Quebec

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Shannon Willcocks and Pierre Giroux, July 29, 2011, Montreal, Quebec.

Photography courtesy Stéphanie of LachancePhoto, (

Ceremony and reception location: Park Jean Drapeau
Dress: Ann Jean-Michel (514-277-6470)
Hair and makeup: Aveda Salon and Spa (514-499-9494)
Planners: Lorrie Montpetit ( and Luisa Iglio (
Caterer: Cuisines Leblanc (
Groom’s tux: Moores
Bridal party attire: J.Crew
Cake: The bride’s cousin
Flowers: Edgewood
Music: Cheers (


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