May 30th, 2012

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Topshop Bridal Unveiled!

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Dresses

Attention High Street fashion fanatics: Richard Nicoll is set to unveil his greatly anticipated Blushing Brides collection at Topshop in mere weeks! This will be the British-born, Australian-raised designer’s sixth collaboration with Topshop and his first designer wedding range for the brand.

We’ve got a sneak peek at the collection, which includes four beautiful designs in pure white and pale shell pink. The dresses feature contrasting sheer and matte fabrics in tailored and floaty shapes for the non-traditional bride. A limited edition floor-length gown with a silk bodice, georgette underskirt and peplum is the definitely the showpiece of the collection.

“I loved the idea of doing wedding dresses with Topshop because I wanted to offer a younger, cooler alternative to meringue culture, something special, but not precious, like my friends,
something they would wear if they were getting married,” explained Nicoll.

The Richard Nicoll for Topshop Blushing Brides collection will be available exclusively at The Bay Yorkdale in early July.

How To Create Instant Nail Art

Fashion & Beauty » Fashion & Beauty » Skin Care & Makeup

Nail art is everywhere including being an integral part of many brides’ aisle style. OPI Products new Nail Apps make creating cool nails a snap as you just press on these strips and voilà…instant killer manicure (or pedicure). The pre-cut nail strips are made of 100% nail lacquer and are available in 14 different styles (seven cream and seven shimmer finishes).

Application is a cinch: choose the size of strip that best fits, smooth it on your nail, the, file away the excess strip at the end of your nail. Apps are removed with nail polish remover and boast long-lasting wear. We’ve tried a few designs and are completely wowed by the gorgeous results. For your wedding day, pick pretty textured patterns with fishnet (top row, third from left) or lace motifs (top row, second from right). We also love the colourful glitter confetti pattern (bottom, right).

Find OPI Nail Apps exclusively at salons and spas across Canada.

20 Creative Guest Book Ideas for Your Wedding

planning » planning » Reception Ideas

Pages after pages of names and the occasional “Congratulations” have been done—it’s time to take your wedding guest book to new levels! A guest book is the ultimate keepsake that you can cherish for a lifetime, so why not make it memorable? Impress everyone with these 20 fresh and fun ideas will put a whole new spin on your big day!


A Vintage Garden Themed Wedding in Vancouver

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Jessica McLeod and Scott Nelson, July 23, 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Jamie Delaine Photography (

Ceremony location: Canadian Memorial Church
Reception location:
Scottish Cultural Centre
Dress: Paloma Blanca from Becker’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: The Tux Store
Bridal party attire: Alfred Sung from Frocks
Hair: Space Salon
MAC Cosmetics
Music: Roy Duquette and Darla
Cake: Made by Michelle and Pat Nelson; sister and mother of the groom
Caterer: Savoury City
Favours: Dragonfly and butterfly cookies made by Pat Nelson; mother of the groom
Flowers: Thomas Hobbs Florist
Stationery: Sunlit Letterpress


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