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Man Repeller Wedding Inspired Bridal Style

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Photo courtesy of Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller (www.manrepeller.com)

Who would have guessed that Leandra Medine, author of the popular fashion blog The Man Repeller, had the desire to tie the knot (or even had marriage on her mind!)? Infamous for her original sense of style, cool fashion philosophy, and coining of the term “arm party,” Medine gravitates towards fashion-forward trends and steers clear of form-fitting or revealing clothing preferred by her male counterparts. However, it appears that Medine’s unique sense of style doesn’t fend off all men, as she and fiancé Abe Cohen hosted a secretive wedding at New York’s St. Regis Hotel in early July. Staying true to her roots, Medine desired to throw a Man Repeller wedding in its entirety- right down the table decor. Swaying from traditional wedding garb, Medine donned an off-the-rack Marchesa gown (a longer version of the frock Miranda Kerr wore to the Met Gala last year) which she paired with some of her most-loved trends and statement pieces. She opted for a layered look, accenting her flouncy wedding dress with a white satin moto jacket by friend and designer Rebecca Minkoff and an arm full of her signature chunky bracelets and cuffs. This Man Repeller wedding adopted a Midnight in Paris theme with romantic purple velvet gilded décor and elegant oversized chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Bridesmaids were given permission to wear any dress of their choosing, as long as their ensembles incorporated mint green, light pink or soft yellow. The blushing bride and bridemaids also sported flower crowns, further adding to the chic, Parisian vibe. Are you interested in hosting a Man Repeller wedding of your own? First things first- start with your outfit! We gathered our favourite pieces that add up to a Man Repeller-worthy wedding day ensemble to help you add a fashion-forward edge to your wedding day look.

A Rustic, Vintage Wedding In Jordan, Ontario

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Rebecca and Zach Kopczyk, July 22, 2011, Jordan, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Jimmy Bender from Green Autumn Photography and Film (www.greenautumn.ca)

Ceremony and reception location: Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Bridal party attire: ModCloth
Hair: Done by the bride
Bethany Crisp
Music: Playlist assembled by the bride and groom
Cake: Emily Rigo’s Cakes, Pastries, and Cookies
Caterer: Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
Favours: Candy stand
Flowers: Farmers’ Market
Stationery: Ashley Peters


Create the Perfect Wedding Day Cat Eye

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

Strong eyeliner has been a big beauty story for spring and summer and will continue into the fall. We love the look of a chic, clean cat eye—a velvet smooth swoop of black liner along upper lashes with a feminine flick at the end. Believe us when we say creating the look is actually easy—once you have the technique down you can create a cat eye everyday and for your wedding day! We got some pro tips on from Caitlin Callahan, a senior artist for MAC Cosmetics. Read on to get the inside scoop on perfecting your swoop.

An Elegant Winter Wedding in Ottawa

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Andrea Karklins and Alexander Main, December 30, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Troy St. Louis Photography (www.troystlouis.com)

Ceremony and reception location: Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
  Lazaro from Mia Bridal Co.
Groom’s tux: Guy Laroche from Moores
Bridal party attire: Maggy London from Nordstrom
Hair: Jenny Doran (613-227-4464)
Makeup by Sarah
Music: 2J’s Music Machine
Cake: Cakes by Crystal
Caterer: Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
Favours: Designed and printed by the bride
Flowers: Stoneblossom Floral Gallery
Stationery: Templates from Michaels


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