April 5th, 2012

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A Gorgeous DIY Wedding in Kelowna, British Columbia

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Ashley Balfour and Tyler Willan, September 30, 2011, Kelowna, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Janine Sept Photography, (www.janineseptphotography.com).

Ceremony and reception location: Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Dress: Victoria Lane Bridal
Groom’s tux: Collins Formal Wear
Bridal party attire: Alfred Angelo from Victoria Lane Bridal
Hair: Holly De Leenheer from O’Hairas Salon
MAC Cosmetics
Music: The Young’uns Band
Cake: Made by bride’s grandmother and aunt
Caterer: Summerhill Pyramid Winery
Favours: Heart-shaped wine stoppers from Favourwarehouse.com
Downtown Safeway (local supermarket)
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Others: DIY photo booth by the bride and groom


Ensure Your Bridal Shower is Successful With These 10 Essentials


Your bridal shower is your chance to celebrate with the women in your life (mom, aunts, sisters, best friends). The term “bridal shower” originated from traditional dowry practices, and in Victorian times the bride was literally “showered” with gifts that were placed inside a parasol. Today, there are many modern bridal shower options from “couples showers” (where men are invited too!) to weekend getaway to high tea with the ladies to themed activities. Whatever your party style, here are 10 essentials every bridal shower should have to ensure success.

A “Hunger Games” Themed Wedding Shoot

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Photography courtesy of Carmen Santorelli Photography (www.carmensantorellyphotography.com).

Planner: Stacie Shea Events
Stylist Assistant:
Lauren Megerdichian
Photography Assistant: Caroline Frost Photography 
Location: Horsefly Farm (private residence) in North Salem, NY
Bride’s dresses: Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro from Kleinfeld Bridal
Groom’s tux:
Hugo Boss from Kleinfeld Men
Shoes: Aruna Seth by Gabriella’s New York
Hair accessories: Kleinfeld Bridal and Gabriella’s New York
Floral Design: AvaFlora
Stationery: Jessica Haley Ink
Pickles and Pies
Cake and Cupcakes: Sweet Lisa’s
Vintage Rentals: The Vintage Rental Company Female Talent: Flavia Barbat
Male Talent: Randall Harris
Videographer: Matt Fink from DMO Films




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