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An Elegant Wedding With Rustic Charm

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Michelle de Villenfagne and Michael Stone (an Arizona Coyotes player) have known each other since they were teenagers–after all, Michael was billeted with Michelle’s aunt and uncle so he could play for the Calgary Hitmen at the time. “When I was 14 and Michael was 16, he moved to Calgary to play junior hockey. He was lodging at my aunt and uncle’s place,” Michelle explains. “Our family is very close and we have family dinners every Sunday. For the first year, we avoided eye contact. We finally built up the courage to start talking to each other, and we haven’t gone a day without talking since.”

For their celebration the two were sold on Sirocco Golf Club–a stunning venue known for its views of the beautiful rolling hills. The couple exchanged vows outdoors under a DIY arch. “This was one of our favourite details,” Michelle says. “I explained what I was hoping for to my uncle, then he and my aunt made it happen. They kept it a surprise, so it was amazing seeing the result.”

Following the ceremony, the two ushered guests into their reception room, which was decorated with elegant floral centrepieces alongside a candy buffet and sweet table. To open up the dance floor, Michelle and Michael chose ‘Come Away With Me’ by Norah Jones–a fitting song choice that explained their hectic lifestyle. “With Michael being in the NHL, we have had to uproot our lives,” Michelle shares. “His career path is full of uncertainty, so the lyrics ‘come away with me’ really spoke to us–our love will always be our home.”

As the evening continued, the newlyweds opened up the mic to guests in lieu of glass clinking. One memory in particular stood out for the couple. “Our favourite story came from my aunt and uncle,” says Michelle. “When I was 15, Mike was practising his autograph, so apparently I practised mine, too. They showed our guests a sheet of paper with Mike’s signature, and there was ‘Michelle Stone’ in my writing. It was funny to hear that I had planned on becoming Michelle Stone since I was 15.”

Michelle de Villenfagne & Michael Stone, July 11, 2015, Calgary, Alberta.

Photography courtesy of Heart and Sparrow.

Ceremony and reception location: Sirocco Golf Club
Bridal gown: Alvina Valenta from Schaffer’s
Cake: Cake Sensations
Calligraphy: Angelique Ink
Favours: Three Foragers Bee Co.
Flowers: Flowers by Janie
Music: Outright Entertainment
Hair: Hair by Liz Mackinnon
Makeup: Karen Malcom

A Fun, Vintage Wedding In Toronto

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For Vanessa Taylor and Robert Eddy, a vintage English garden look with a boho vibe was what they had in mind for their wedding. “I wanted everything to feel fresh, beautiful and effortless–nothing that seemed too forced or posed,” explains Vanessa. In keeping with their theme, the two chose to exchange vows and celebrate their reception at The Berkeley Fieldhouse. “I loved this location for the vintage feel and particularly for all the natural light that came from the floor-to-ceiling windows,” shares Vanessa. “The outside tent area was also ideal to let kids run around during dinner.”

Although their theme was more vintage, Vanessa and Rob tried to incorporate as many fun and personalized details into their day as they could. “Rob walked down the aisle with his mom to ‘Juicy’ by Notorious B.I.G.–yes you heard that correct,” laughs Vanessa. “I went more traditional and walked down the aisle with my dad to ‘Ho Hey’ by the Lumineers.” Other custom touches included personalized Drake and Biggie cookies, which showcased the couples’ love for hip hop music, and a laser-cut custom cake topper.

When it came to her wedding dress, Vanessa had a pretty specific gown in mind. “I loved how my bespoke gown came together, and it was a dream to wear,” smiles Vanessa. “It was light and comfortable, and I was particularly in love with the flutter sleeves, which went down in the back to create an almost cape-like effect. I also used a piece of my mum’s wedding-day headpiece in place of a barrette on my veil–it was the perfect way to include a bit of the past.”

Vanessa Taylor and Robert Eddy, September 20, 2015, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy Jessica Blaine Smith.

Bridal gown: Maureen Patricia Bridal
Cake and cookies: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Cake topper: Light & Paper
Flowers: Patchouli Design
Hair and makeup: Michelle Rosen
Music: The DJ Group GTA
Bridesmaid dresses: LE CHÂTEAU
Stationery: Red Box Creative

An Elegant Rooftop Wedding in Vancouver

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Nicolas Lo and Klara Chen met through a mutual friend–sort of. “We had a friend who thought we would be a great match,” explains Klara. “However her boyfriend at the time (now husband) didn’t think I was Nick’s type, so we never met.” However, it was Nick who messaged Klara through social media with a smiley face. “His profile picture at the time was very interesting, it was taken in Mexico with a monkey around his neck,” laughs Klara. “I was intrigued so I messaged back ‘nice monkey’ and the rest is history!”

For their wedding day, the two chose to have their ceremony and reception at Reflections at Hotel Georgia. “We had a difficult time picking a venue because I always envisioned an outdoor wedding, but with Vancouver’s unpredictable weather we needed a contingency plan,” says Klara. “We loved the laid-back yet glamorous vibe of Reflections and they had an indoor and outdoor space–perfect in case of rainy weather.”

With their unique venue choice, it was only fitting that the couple opted for an non-traditional reception: a cocktail and lounge party. With the exception of some reserved seating for their family, guests were free to mingle, sit anywhere, try different eats from Nick and Klara’s food stations and enjoy specialized drinks. “Our wedding vision was to have guests walk around and mingle while enjoying some of our favourite foods from places we’ve visited around the world,” explains Klara. “Each dish we served told a particular story about our travels. For example, we had Anna Elizabeth from Anna Elizabeth Cakes create a layer cake, which was inspired by Milk Bar‘s cereal milk ice cream.”

The couple both agree that the best moment of the day was having one of their groomsmen, Bryan, sing their first-dance song. “Bryan went all out–he even booked studio time to practice,” the two share. “He sang Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ which embodied everything we saw in our future.”

Klara Chen and Nicolas Lo, August 2, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia

Photography courtesy of Blush Photography.

Ceremony and reception location: Reflections at Hotel Georgia
Bridal gown: Monique Lhuillier from Bisou Bridal
Cake: Anna Elizabeth Cakes
Calligraphy: Maurelle Calligraphy
Flowers: Roa Floral Design
Stationery: Phoebe Tsui
Wedding planner: Keepsake Events
Favours: Beta 5 Chocolates
Music: DJ Frisk
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom’s tux: Holt Renfrew
Hair and makeup: Sonia Leal-Serafim

A Chic Castle Wedding In Toronto

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Megan Loach and Mitch Tomulka may have met in school, but they didn’t exactly start off as high school sweethearts. “Mitch and I met through mutual friends,” Megan starts. “He used to tease me a lot in the beginning and I considered him slightly rude. However, I wasn’t aware that he would purposely come over to my friend’s house when he knew I was there. He told his friend that one day he was going to marry me!” The two kept in touch and their love story began five years later when Megan received a last-minute invite to Mitch’s annual birthday party hosted in Muskoka. “That weekend was the beginning and we have been together since, getting married eight summers later,” Megan shares.

For their wedding celebration the pair looked to the south of France as inspiration for a classic but effortlessly chic event. “We pulled in our own love of great food and wine and an estate-feel environment,” Megan says. “Casa Loma provided the perfect venue and we had an amazing four-course meal—a Provençale-inspired menu that ended with lavender crème brûlée.”

As for their palette, the two were inspired by a 2013 Zegna ad campaign, which featured navy, medium blue and cloud blue suits on a background of antique blush.

As the marketing and vendor relations manager at The Room at Hudson’s Bay Company, Megan’s dress options were endless. “I was searching for a non-traditional dress to wear for the reception and one of my very favourite designers we carry at The Room is Erdem,” Megan says. After looking at older collections, Megan located a long, lace gown with a cropped lining that was shown in Spring/Summer 2012. “They were able to make the gown in white for me, it was so light and had the most beautiful, delicate lace,” Megan recalls. “I loved every singe moment of wearing it.” For the ceremony, Megan wore a beautiful Atelier Pronovias gown complete with a huge train, fitted bodice and pockets. “That dress was the Scarlett O’Hara drama I couldn’t help but also have,” Megan admits. “It felt elegant, and made a pretty fantastic moment in the church with some high drama.”

Adding to the day’s drama were the decadent decorations. Working with Melissa Haggerty and Gabi Armenia from Spectacular Spectacular and Gisele Sterling from NOUS Design, the team created a fabulous event blooming with rich details. “The terrace was filled with cocktails, the oyster bar and lavender lemonade,” Megan divulges. “Our reception inside the room was brimming with candles in metallic holders alongside David Austin roses, dahlias, lisianthus, and blue satin tablecloths, which all came together to create the most romantic ambiance.” For that added European touch, Megan and Mitch asked Aileen Fretz from Plume to create calligraphy that mimicked the look of a century-old love letter. The font was then used on the place cards, invitations, menus and ceremony programs.

Beautiful details aside, the highlight of the evening for Megan and Mitch was their speeches, which also led to their first dance. “It was an incredible moment to be standing together in front of all our family and friends to thank them, share special wishes for our parents and hear each other speak about one another with such love and affection,” the newlyweds happily confirm.

Megan Loach and Mitch Tomulka, August 22, 2015, Toronto, Ontario.

Photo courtesy T.H. Jackson Huang of Ikonica.

Ceremony venue: Grace Church on the Hill
Reception venue: Casa Loma 
Bridal gowns: 
The Room and Kleinfeld from Hudson’s Bay
Wedding planner: Spectacular Spectacular
Hair: Blow Dry Lounge
Makeup: Radford
Stationery: Paper & Poste
Flowers: Nous Design Group
Favours: The Printing House
Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy
Band: Take Note led by Bel Fulghum
DJ: Sole Power Productions
 Groom’s tux: Harry Rosen

Epic Wedding Photo Shoot Locations In Italy

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Destination Wedding Locations in Italy - Lake Como

Couples planning on tying the knot in Italy will have an array of magical backdrops at their fingertips.

In Rome, take advantage of the renaissance structures in the Vatican as well as the marbled statues dispersed throughout. For couples tying the knot up north, Lake Como and Lake Garda are a wedding photographers’ delight with glorious views galore.

Here are 10 epic wedding photo shoot locations to consider when planning your destination wedding in Italy.

How To Plan A Destination Wedding In Italy

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Photo by Julian Kanz as seen in this real wedding.

Italy is home to a plethora of scenic landscapes, from coastal views on the Amalfi Coast to the rolling hills of Tuscany, meaning wedding location options are endless. However, hosting a destination wedding overseas can mean quite a bit of extra planning considerations. Here’s what you need to know if you’re a Canadian couple planning a destination wedding in Italy.

The best time to go: If you’re looking for fewer crowds and great weather, pick a date between April and June or September and October. Steering clear of the most popular summer months of July and August will save you money and you’ll avoid the scorching hot European weather.

The flights: Rome is an international hub for stopover flights, making it easy to find direct flights via Air Transat, Alitalia and Air Canada. If you are getting married further north or south, you may want to look into a non-stop flight or connecting flight to Venice, Milan, Florence, Naples or Turin.

The legal paperwork: Before jetting off for your big day in Italy, it is important that you have all the documents needed to prevent any problems along the way. First and foremost, if you and your partner aren’t Italian citizens, you must have a “Nulla Osta,” also known as a certificate of non-impediment. This is to certify that there isn’t anything in the way of the impending marriage. The Government of Canada doesn’t provide this certificate, but the Embassy of Canada can issue Canadians a declaration with the information needed. Canadian citizens must each complete and swear a Marriage Affidavit. If swearing the affidavit in Canada, it must be before a Notary public, or a person authorized to perform legal contracts for use in other jurisdictions. If swearing the affidavit in Italy, it must be at the Embassy or one of the Consulates of Canada. The sworn affidavit(s) should be submitted to the Embassy of Canada in Rome through mail or appointment at the embassy. Alongside the sworn affidavit, supporting documents must be provided, such as a certified true copy of your passport. A complete list of these documents can be found here. Keep in mind that there are fees for each declaration and each sworn affidavit. You can find more information here. After you receive your declaration, you must have it authenticated by a “Prefettura,” also known as a provincial authority. You can find a list of them here. You can then bring the authenticated declaration to the Marriage Office of the Municipality in Italy. You will then be asked to return in a few days with a witnesses and an interpreter for a declaration before the Registrar of Vital Statistics of the municipality. Only then can a date be arranged for the civil marriage ceremony, where two witnesses and an interpreter are required. After the ceremony, before you leave Italy, it is advised that you pick up several copies of your marriage certificate both in English and in Italian to be authenticated by the Prefettura and the Embassy of Canada in Rome.

To simplify the process, we suggest completing the legal paperwork here in Canada and performing a symbolic ceremony in Italy.

The local customs: One of the best parts of having a wedding in Italy is that it allows you to include the country’s wedding traditions. Consider breaking a vase or bottle at the end of your ceremony, where the glass is counted to symbolize years of marriage for yourself and your partner. For the reception, foodie couples should jump at the chance to serve Italian specialties such as prosciutto, specialty cheeses and fresh pastas. For desserts of the pastry variety, serve bow-shaped pieces of fried dough sprinkled with icing sugar, which are called wanda. Or, order a traditional one-tiered giant wedding fruit cake to slice into. After the dessert, adopt the Italian tradition of holding a satin bag, called la boursa, around your neck for guests to put envelopes and money in in exchange for a first dance. Finish off your reception by having your guests take home traditional favours of candy-coated almonds, which symbolize the sweetness of marriage.

The venue: There are literally hundreds of places to choose from, but if you’re looking for a venue that is both old and new consider Castello di Casole in Tuscany. Situated atop a mountainous hill, the venue offers a sweeping view of its hilly surroundings and lots of spaces, such as their rustic courtyard, for romantic wedding photos. Outdoor space among the vineyards can accommodate up to 200 guests, while an on-site restored church can fit an intimate gathering of 30. There are 41 private suites on the estate–perfect for all your guests, as well as three on-site restaurants to pick from.

The 10 Best Honeymoon Hotels In Italy

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Looking for an ultra-luxe honeymoon hotel in Italy? Trust us, there are lots to choose from. To help you with your search, we’ve scoured some of Italy’s most popular destinations and picked out the 10 best honeymoon-worthy retreats. From seaside suites on the Amalfi Coast to a hilltop escape in Florence, these properties are truly perfect for the vacation of a lifetime.

The Most Romantic Places In Italy

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Take the most incredible food and wine on earth and add to that jaw-dropping landscapes and awe-inspiring historical monuments at every turn and you’ll see it’s no wonder Italy has long been considered one of the world’s most romantic travel destinations.

Plan a honeymoon in this part of the world and you can expect to go from sipping wine under the Tuscan sun to touring some of the world’s best art galleries all in the span of a day – and that’s just the beginning. Read on to discover Italy’s most unique honeymoon hot spots and how to work them into your travel itinerary.

A Romantic Destination Wedding In Greece

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A surprise proposal in Greece is what prompted James Zibarras and Sarah Conlin to choose the location for their dreamy destination wedding. “Four years after we started dating, James planned a trip to Greece, where his family is from. I had no idea at the time, but he was planning to propose on the trip,” Sarah says. “He enlisted the help of his mother, Anna—who is in the diamond business—and picked out the most stunning ring, which he carried around in the bottom of his backpack during the trip.” The engagement happened halfway through the trip while the pair were enjoying a romantic dinner overlooking the water in Santorini. “To say I was surprised would be a huge understatement,” Sarah says, smiling. “It was the biggest and best surprise of my life! I, of course, said yes.”

Inspired by their surroundings, the two instantly knew a wedding in Greece would be perfect. As for the location, Sarah and James chose to get married by the Athenian Riviera, just south of Athens along the Aegean coast. “There is absolutely no competing with the jaw-dropping scenery, so we decided to work with it,” the pair shares. “We had a Greek Orthodox ceremony outdoors at 8 p.m. in front of a tiny white chapel perched above the water.”

Sarah walked down the aisle to a classical trio playing “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles, one of her favourite songs. She wore a unique boho-style dress purchased from the Stone Fox Bride boutique in New York. “I loved my dress; it was the only dress that felt right and was exactly what I wanted: simple, clean and elegant,” Sarah says.

Following their “I dos,” Sarah, James and their 85 guests enjoyed dining al fresco outside of the villa underneath a pergola. Upon arrival, friends and family were met with an elegant display of hanging chandeliers, fairy lights, white flowers, candlelight and miles of lush greenery and olive branches. “We wanted a glamorous and timeless aesthetic,” Sarah says. “We worked with event planner Paige Lewis—who is truly a goddess—to help execute our vision.”

For their evening entertainment, Sarah and James had a DJ spin a classic playlist of ’70s and ’80s music during dinner. “It was perfection,” Sarah says. “Everyone was singing along—it was so much fun!” The night was filled with music and dancing, followed by a midnight buffet of sweet and savoury treats planned by the newlyweds. “James loves sweets and I don’t—to satisfy both palates we had a completely overindulgent and decadent dessert bar,” Sarah recalls. “The menu included Greek pastries, crème brûlée, chocolate mousse, pavlovas and gyros!”

One of the best parts of the couple’s incredible party was the perfect weather, which meant celebrating into the wee hours under the stars. “The night sky was absolutely stunning, even more so because we were in the most incredible place,” she says. “We ended the night by taking some wedding cake back to our hotel room and popped some champagne to enjoy with our friends.”

Sarah Conlin and James Zibarras, June 9, 2015, Athens, Greece.

Photography courtesy of Krista Fox.

Venue: Island Art & Taste
Bridal gown: Stone Fox Bride
Bridesmaids dresses: Reformation
Groom’s tux: Garrison Bespoke
Wedding planner: Paige Lewis Events
Hair and makeup: Danielle Carson
Stationery: Anista Designs
Rings: Anzi Gems 

DIY No-Bake Cake Bars For Your Dessert Table

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Photo by Maya Visnyei. Cake bars by Sweet Philosophy. First published in Weddingbells’ Spring/Summer 2016 edition.

Good news: you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to whip up these dreamy bars! To create these delicious  treats we turned to Patricia Phan (Insta-famous baker and owner of Sweet Philosophy) to help us with a super-simple recipe. “For this method, we chose a no-bake cheesecake,” Phan explains. “All you have to do is mix the ingredients and refrigerate.” You can do this up to four days in advance in order to sleep easy the night before your wedding, she says. As for the colours? Forget food colouring–look to frozen fruit like raspberries and blueberries to obtain a natural hue. For the base of these bars, use premade graham cracker crumbs (you can use Oreo cookie crumbs, too!) and mix them up with butter–yum! Read on to get the full recipe and step-by-step instructions.

A Boho-Chic Wedding In Northern Ontario

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For Lucia Graca, owner of Toronto-based Analogue gallery, and Jeffrey Remedios, CEO of Universal Music Canada, a wedding filled with all the makings of a fun music festival was a given—after all, the music scene is what brought the pair together. “I met Jeffrey when he was at Arts & Crafts, and he wanted to host a photo exhibition of their artists,” Lu shares. “He cold-called Analogue, my fine art rock ’n’ roll photography gallery, and I answered. The rest is history.”

With their fancy festival theme in mind, and Lucia’s request for a curfew-free zone, the two set on the path to find the perfect space to accommodate their 300 guests and offer a whimsical ambiance. “Music festivals are our happy place, and what better place to be wed than on the most amazing festival grounds of Burl’s Creek,” Lu says. “We are friends with the guys who own it and have been to festivals they’ve held there in the summer. It seemed like an idyllic place for our celebration.”

The weekend affair started Friday night with an all-white-attired Argentine rehearsal dinner, which paid homage to Lucia’s roots, at the nearby Verandahs B&B. The 80 guests in attendance enjoyed a traditional meal by Negro Piattoni, whom they flew in from Argentina.

Saturday’s main event took place on the grounds of Burl’s Creek, just as the sun was setting, with Lu walking down the aisle in a stunning Elizabeth Filmore gown. “The first time I saw Jeffrey, I felt like I was floating. It was like a dream,” Lu recounts with a smile. “And my dress—I loved it! I even went to New York to meet with the designer so she could assist with alterations.”

Following their ceremony, the two whisked guests to the main area of their reception, where they were greeted with vintage furnishings, a “Just Like Heaven” marquee sign, a custom dance floor, personalized bars designed with large photos of the couple, a DIY make-your-own flower press with quotes from Arts & Crafts artists, twinkle lights, plated food from North 44, and sweet treats from Nadège Patisserie. “Our event was just us and very personal,” Lu says. “Jeffrey’s nieces and mother even helped by painting and writing out all of the signs, menus and ‘glamping’ trailer names.”

With the venue being north of the city, Jeffrey and Lu invited guests to stay at nearby B&Bs, take a shuttle to the casino close by, bring their own tents or RVs, or stay on property in an adjacent forest where 30 trailer dressing rooms were converted into glamping accommodations. “We even put a piano bar in the forest and hung out there until dawn with various musicians taking turns tickling the ivories,” Lu recalls.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a true music festival without some amazingly talented (and local) acts. “We had Stars singing a song by The Beautiful South, Dan Mangan singing Phil Collins’s ‘Against All Odds’ and Kevin Drew, who performed a beautiful original entitled ‘Jeffrey and Lu’,” Lu says. “With so many musician guests, our wedding turned into a concert for the ages. Dwayne Gretzky served as house band backing up a revue-style show that included Broken Social Scene, Feist, Jason Collett, Reuben and the Dark, Kaelen Ohm, The Darcys, and more.” Between sets, Bedouin Soundclash’s Eon Sinclair took control of the DJ booth, while the Charlotte Day Wilson quartet performed soulful jazz standards during the reception. “Quite the soundtrack for our day,” the two sum up. “It couldn’t have gone any better.”

Lucia Graca and Jeffrey Remedios, August 22, 2015, Orillia, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Ceremony and reception location: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
Bridal gown: Elizabeth Fillmore from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay
Videography: Dowling Pictures
Rehearsal dinner: Verandahs B&B By The Lake
Accessories: Birks
Rings: Ecksand
Groom’s tux: Bespoke by Philip Sparks
Dessert: Nadège Patisserie
Cheese: Cheese Boutique
Caterers: North 44, Negro Piattoni and homemade empanadas
Favours: Hot Pop Factory
Wedding planner: For the Love of Food
Music: DJ Eon Sinclair, Dwayne Gretzky Band, Reuben and the Dark, Broken Social Scene, Kaelen Ohm, Stars, Feist, Dan Mangan, Jason Collett, AroarA, Charlotte Day Wilson, The Darcys
Hair: The Loft Toronto
Makeup: Nicole Grittani from RADFORD
Flowers: Roadside Florist
Stationery: Robyn Kotyk
Photo booth: Photostar

Awesome Guest Book Alternatives

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The guest book is one wedding tradition that’s definitely worth including in your big day. It’s a fun idea and something that guests always seem to look forward to– it’s also a great keepsake for you and your mister. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the tired, old album idea. These days wedding guest books run the gamut from games to art pieces. If you’re seeking an idea with a modern touch, here are five wedding guest book alternatives worth checking out.

The New “It” Shoes For 2016 Weddings

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Wedding Shoes 2016 - Christian Louboutin

If every single one of your girlfriends has tied the knot in either a pair of Badgley Mischka “Blossom” pumps or Kate Spade “Charm” heels you’re probably about ready to kick these iconic bridal heels to the curb in favour of something a little more original for your own wedding.

Luckily, there’s a whole new array of modern classics in stores now that are just stunning as the time-honoured staples from years past — and, yes, there’s still plenty of sparkle, lace and colour to go around. In fact, the new “it” shoes for 2016 weddings feature beautiful beading, studs and even feathers!

Whether you opt for sky-high stilettos to dance-floor-perfect flats, these new classic wedding shoes are definitely kicks you’ll want to show off.

The Coolest Wedding Cakes On Instagram

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Photo via @CakeWhisperer.

If you’re an avid Instagrammer, you already know that the photo-sharing platform offers unprecedented access to some of the world’s most amazing bakers and cake designers.

Here at home, sweet designers like Nadia & Co. and Jenna Rae Cakes have garnered massive Instagram followings for their jaw-dropping dessert photos, while beyond our borders whimsical creations from Southern California’s Sweet & Saucy Shop and fruity towers from Australia’s Strawberries & Co. are inspiring brides around the world.

Every day, our editors comb Instagram searching these accounts and others for the latest and greatest sweet creations. Here we’ll give you a peek at some of our favourites. From multi-tiered metallic cakes to whimsical confections dripping with chocolate ganache, prepare to be amazed!