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Blooms To Fit Your Budget

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With hundreds of flowers to choose from, deciding on the look of your bridal bouquet can be a tough. The choice can be even more challenging if you’re working with a tight budget.

The first tip to take into consideration when looking for flowers that will fit within a modest budget is that you should take advantage of seasonal and local flowers. This is a great way to support local growers and save on transportation costs. Second, be selective and choose only three to four flowers to include in your bouquet — fewer varieties will help you stay within your budget. Third, consider using larger blooms instead of smaller ones for that fuller look — you won’t need as many stems to fill the empty spaces.

The best blooms for your buck include tulips, carnations, hydrangeas and peonies. Looking to splurge on your wedding stems? Then go for a bouquet that includes garden roses, cherry blossoms and lilies.

Here we’ve compiled six different bouquets courtesy of Botany Floral Studio in a range of price points. See all of the cost-effective options and which other flowers they pair well with. Prices listed are per bouquet.

Hot Bridal Hair Trends You Need to See Now

Fashion & Beauty » Fashion & Beauty » Hairstyles

Choosing the perfect dress is one thing, choosing the perfect hairstyle to go with it is another. If you are on the hunt for your perfect bridal hairstyle, we have combed through our Real Weddings and selected the hottest trends that we can’t get enough of. Whether you fancy an elegant, chic updo or relaxed low-key curls, take a look at how these real brides rocked their styles to help inspire your own!

Kate Middelton Steps Out In The Updo Of Summer

Fashion & Beauty » Fashion & Beauty » Hairstyles


The Duchess of Cambridge has been on a fashion roll and hot on the (Jimmy Choo) heels of her stepping out chic, thigh-slit white Roland Mouret dress, came her arrival on the red carpet on Friday is this gorgeous Jenny Packham. We’re all about this dress, but moreover it was her hair that was the particular buzz of the look. When we saw top Toronto salon The Alcorn tweet “see Kate’s updo? Prediction: less waves/more chignons for upcoming weddings” we knew it wasn’t just us who thought Kate’s hair was wedding-day perfect. Kate’s glossy locks were twisted into a chic and intricate braided chignon created for her by her glam squad from the Richard Ward salon. The style showcased the beautiful back lace detailing of the dress. Thank you Kate for the amazing wedding hair inspiration!




Stunning Bridesmaid Dresses Under $200

Fashion & Beauty » Bridesmaid Dresses » Fashion & Beauty

Farewell taffeta monstrosities! These days there are endless options when it comes to outfitting your bridesmaids. And the best way to make sure that your girls are as excited to dress up for your big day as you are is to take their opinions and budgets into consideration when selecting their gowns. We’ve gathered up a selection of stunning bridesmaid dresses in every colour that won’t break the bank (some are even under $100!) And the best part? These gowns are totally wearable after your wedding day.

An Elegant, Modern Wedding in Toronto

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Melanie Robert and Paul Lehmann, June 4, 2011, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Ikonica Photography (

Ceremony and reception location: Royal Conservatory of Music
Dress: Pronovias from Ritche
Groom’s tux: Freeman Formal
Bridal party attire: RW & Co.
Hair: Tony Chaar Salon
Laura Mercier
Music: Third from the Sun
Cake: Made by a family friend
Caterer: Daniel et Daniel
Favours: Donation to Oxfam
Flowers: Provided by a family friend
Stationery: Stephita


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