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5 New Ways To Accent Your Engagement Ring With Nail Art

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Photography by Carlo Mendoza. Manicure by Leeanne Colley for P1M.ca/Revlon/Tips Nail Bar. Art direction by Jennifer Haskett. Styling by Nicole Keen. Model: Jaquie Katzman.

Nothing complements a gorgeous new sparkling engagement ring like a fabulous manicure. We gathered up some of the hottest new nail colours for spring — from pistachio green and nude to pastel blue and tangerine — and enlisted the help of Canada’s most innovative nail artist, Leeanne Colley, to create five inspiring new looks to accent the most important piece of jewellery you’ll ever own. Revel at these dazzling digits then learn how you can pull off each of the looks at home!

Seeing Spots: 10 Polka Dot Wedding Style Essentials

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As our good friends at Kate Spade have declared, 2012 is the year of the pattern and though stripes are pretty and preppy, polka dots are more our speed this spring. We love this retro pattern in all incantations, from the teensiest of stipples to oversized statement spots. Dots can be incorporated in to almost everything when it comes to your wedding, from shoes, to bridesmaid dresses, shawls to your groom’s tie. Here are 10 perfect polka dot pieces we heart.

How To Find The Perfect Invitations

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Photography courtesy Simply Rosie.

The stationery world is an enormous industry–especially when it comes to weddings. Often times, when you don’t know what you want, it can be overwhelming. So, we went straight to the pros, and asked One Plus One Design for some tips on finding the perfect invitation set. Here’s what they had to say.

Before heading into an invitation place, ensure that their style goes hand-in-hand with what you’re looking for.

When it comes to stationery, a visual reference of what you like (and don’t like) is one of the best ways to get your message and vision across.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Be open to new ways of presenting your wedding stationery.

When you receive your sample copy, be sure to read each sentence carefully. Having to reprint everything will cost you time and money.


An Elegant Vancouver Wedding Inspired By Fantasy Novels

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Erin Carlson and Maclean Carlson, May 21, 2011, North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy Jamie Delaine, (jamiedelaine.com).

Ceremony location: Highlands United Church
Reception location: Grouse Mountain
Dress: Rivini
Makeup: Karen Millidrag
Hair: Joy Mitchell
Groom’s tux: Mexx
Favours: Custom M&Ms assembled by the bride and groom
Flowers: Wedding Design Studios
Music: Adam Stewart and the Macleans (Mac’s Band)
Stationery: Melynn Krause


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