December 22nd, 2011

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Add A Golden Glow To Your Wedding

Fashion & Beauty

Every bride should feel like royalty on her wedding day, so why not add regal gold hues to your colour scheme? Choose a beauty look that will make you shine and complement it with understated gold jewellery. Lend luxury to your reception venue by using candles as centrepieces for a golden glow and decorate your sweet table with ore-inspired sweets like cakes affixed with edible gold leaf. Play up this glittery colour scheme with romantic shades of pink and champagne for a truly glamorous affair.

Clockwise from top left:

Cake, image courtesy The Caketress.

Clutch, image courtesy Saks. Seen in this slideshow.

Bangle, image courtesy Forever 21. Seen in this slideshow.

Shrug, image courtesy Le Chic Studio. Seen in this slideshow.

Shoes, photography courtesy Tray Photography. Seen in this slideshow.

Venue, image courtesy Imoni Events.

Youlin Fall 2012

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Shoes

Beautiful feminine detailing and silhouettes in candlelit shades are some of the key details in Youlin’s Fall 2012 collection. The designer uses traditional materials in non-traditional places like tulle straps and rosette appliques cascading down the backs of her dresses. Also included within the collection are five adorable couture flower girl dresses that are just as unique and feminine as Youlin’s bridal collection.

Photography courtesy Youlin

YouTube’s 10 Best Wedding Dance Videos

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The biggest wedding trend these days seems to be coming up with something inventive that sets your celebration apart from others. We scoured YouTube and found the 10 best wedding dance videos, from dapper walks down the aisle to first dance fake-outs. Sit back, relax and gather inspiration from these hilarious videos.

Easily one of the most successful viral videos on YouTube, with over 71 million views (and counting!) JK Wedding entrance dance is the one that started it all. Set to Chris Brown’s “Forever”, the couple and their bridal party have made appearances on Good Morning America and The Today Show, and have been parodied on The Office, United States of Tara, and Australia’s Dancing With The Stars, to name a few. After their video went viral the couple started a website to raise money for the Sheila Wellstone Institute, an organization whose efforts are to end domestic violence, in wake of Chris Brown’s domestic violence charges in 2008.

How about a wedding performance surprise for the bride by her father and new husband? That’s the stage for this rendition of Fiddler on the Roof‘s “To Life”. If you listen closely to the lyrics, it’s a fitting song for a groom and his new father-in-law to sing together, with some help from the bridal party.

A classic fake-out music malfunction is what starts this fun loving couple’s hip hop first dance. After accumulating almost 12 million views on YouTube, this video was featured on Good Morning America.

While the coordination and dance skills of this group can be questioned, there’s nothing we love more than to see people bust a move to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, and evidently we’re not alone. With over 12 million hits on YouTube, MJ himself added the video as one of his Youtube favourites in 2006.

Who doesn’t love a false start wedding dance interrupted by a number choreographed by the couple to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”? This high energy couple gets the crowd going at their reception and this video has accumulated almost 15.5 million hits on YouTube. If you’re thinking about choreographing your own first dance, take some cues from this dancing duo.

Listen carefully among the cheers and you’ll hear a medley from Grease. This couple and their bridal party broke into dance for their reception guests and over 12 million viewers on YouTube. We especially love the bride’s red hot dancing shoes.

People love “Thriller”, as evidenced by this bridal party reception dance that has garnered the attention of over 15.5 million viewers on YouTube. We’re impressed with the accurate choreography and dance coordination of these groomsmen.

Another first dance fake-out, with over 15.5 million views. This couple broke out in a choreographed dance to Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back”. This hilarious rendition of the R-rated song inspires us to break out into song and dance every time we watch it.

Who hasn’t dreamed of starring in Dirty Dancing alongside Patrick Swayze? This bride and groom almost put the 1987 movie to shame with their choreographed rendition of “Time of My Life”. We love the groom’s ode to Patrick’s outfit, and of course the iconic lift (with a little help from the bridal party).

If swing is your thing, take note of this couple, whose fast-paced moves and killer lifts won our vote.

An Elegant Traditional Wedding in Montreal, Quebec

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Isabelle Randez and Philip Kowryha, July 9, 2011, Montreal, Quebec.

Photography courtesy Kate Fellerath Photography, (

Ceremony location: Ste-Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Church
Reception location: Le Challenger
Dress: San Patrick from Vezina
Makeup: Eddie Malter
Hair: Marie-France Lessard at Salon Pure
Groom’s tux: Avanti
Favours: Homemade jams by the bride
Bridal party attire: Custom made dresses by Pink Muchacha
Cupcakes: Itsi-Bitsi
Flowers: Venus (514-844-1602)
Music: Showtime


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