Wedding Belle: Pretty in Pink
Bride: Linda Luu
Wedding Date: August 15, 2009
Wedding Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Wedding Style: Looking every bit like a fairytale princess, Linda wore an extraordinary a-line strapless white gown that ruffled out at her waist, cascading down into a long, and stunning train. With her lovely locks done up in a casual updo, a single bright pink daisy was tucked behind her ear. Decorating her neck was a lovely double-stranded necklace, and pearl earrings dangled from her ears. Holding on to a pretty bouquet of pink orchids, the glowing bride kept her wedding day make up feminine and soft.
The Look: Bridal gown: Custom-made from Saigon (demiduy.com). Bridesmaids dresses: Anne Nininger. Ceremony: Helipad, Museum of Civilization (civilization.ca). Hair: BossArts (bossarts.com). Jewellery: Virginia Geiger Jewels (etsy.com)
All photography courtesy Kella MacPhee (kellamacphee.com)
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Wedding Belle: Sweet & Stunning
Bride: Sarah Crawford
Wedding Date: August 8, 2009
Wedding Location: Milton, Ontario
Wedding Style: Stepping out in a stunning white a-line sleeveless gown with a lovely v-neck, Sarah was positively glowing on her big day. Her brown hair was tied loosely behind her ear in an elegant chignon, with two beautiful blue flowers perched to the side. Keeping her makeup natural and simple, pretty pear earrings dangled upon her ear. On her feet rested a pair of pale yellow shoes, one of the brides’ favourite wedding details. To match, Sarah carried a darling bouquet of yellow and white roses, and dressed her best girls in a sunny shade to match. To top it all off, the grooms best men donned yellow ties, and the man of the hour himself proudly wore a boutonniere of a single yellow rose.
The Look: Bridal gown: Pearl Bridal House (pearlbridalhouse.com). Flowers: Rebecca Callfas Designs (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hair and makeup: The Cutting Edge (thecuttingedgemilton.com). Ceremony: Crawford’s Country Gardens (crawfords.ca). Tux: Moores (mooresclothing.com).
All photography courtesy Barebone Photo (barebonephoto.com)
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Wedding Belle: Delicate & Dramatic
Bride: Liliya Kozachenko
Wedding Date: June 5, 2009
Wedding Location: Toronto, Ontario.
Wedding Style: Looking every bit the fashion-forward bride, Liliya donned a gorgeous white, quarter-sleeved gown with a beautiful ruffled collar and a similar ruffled train that began just above her knee, cascading like waves of the ocean behind her. Her veil was short, with delicate beaded netting held together by a white-feathered flower. On her feet, a pair of lovely white pointed sling backs, with a decorated buckle at the front. Simple eyeliner, luscious lashes, and rosy pink lips completed her bridal day look, and simple pearl studs rested on her ears. The finishing touch was Liliya’s soft, simple and utterly modern bouquet of yellow and white calla lies.
The Look: Bridal gown: San Patrick at Mona Richie Boutique (monarichiebride.com). Ceremony: Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (holytrinity.ws). Hair and makeup: Plutino Group (plutinogroup.com). Tux: Andrew’s Formal Rentals (andrewsformals.com).
All photography courtesy Kat Torgashev Photography (kattorgashev.com).
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Wedding Belle: Simply Classic
Bride: Krista MacDonald
Wedding Date: July 17, 2010
Wedding Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Wedding Style: With gorgeous red shoes on her feet and a bright smile on her face, Krista MacDonald looked stunning in a strapless gown that sparkled with beaded embroidery and delicate lace lining. The bride kept her makeup sweet and pretty, and from her ears dangled gorgeous chandelier earrings that glittered like her bright baby blues. Krista held a beautiful rose bouquet, with red nails to match. Right down to the personalized hanger with Krista’s name on it, everything about the bride was classically elegant.
Bridal gown: Pronovias (pronovias.com). Ceremony: Delta Prince Edward (deltahotels.com). Makeup: Amanda May Makeup (amandamaymakeup.com). Flowers: Soirees and Shindigs (soireesandshindiggs.com). Tux: Ralph Lauren at Moores (mooresclothing.com).
Photography courtesy Rachel Peters (photographybyrachel.com).
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Wedding Belle: A Lovely Lady
Bride: Tara Wilson
Wedding Date: May 8, 2010
Wedding Location: Toronto, Ontario
Wedding Style: Donning a beautiful a-line gown with delicate lace-capped sleeves, Tara was grinning from ear to ear. Her strawberry-blonde hair was curled and gathered into an intricate ponytail, as her bangs were swept to the side, tenderly framing her face. Keeping her makeup soft, simple and natural, Tara’s pink lips gave way to her beautiful pearly whites. From her ears, dangled pretty pearl drop earrings. Her bouquet was a stunning array of pink calla lilies and pale pink-purple roses, and her best girls carried white roses while wearing strapless, dark purple dresses. As for the bride’s shoes, they were a gorgeous blue, with a single bow at the front.
The Look: Bridal gown: Alita Graham for Klienfeld Bridal (kleinfeldbridal.com). Reception: The Old Mill (oldmilltoronto.com). Hair and Makeup: Makeup In The City (makeupitcity.ca). Tux: Copley for Harry Rosen (harryrosen.com).
All photography courtesy Eyecontact Photography (eyecontact.ca).
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Wedding Belle: Beachside Beauty
Bride: Victoria Scotton
Wedding Date: September 25, 2009
Wedding Location: Zurich, Ontariro
Wedding Style: Wearing a stunning strapless dress with cascading ruffles from her waist down accompanied with a wrapped long beige ribbon, Victoria looked beautiful on her beachside big day. With her beautiful brown hair in a soft curly updo, a single white flower was tucked in behind her ear. Victoria kept her makeup elegant and simple, and completed her bridal look with timeless studs and a glittering necklace with a heart pendant. Making the most of a gorgeous day by the beach, Victoria’s white bouquet had hints of light blue flowers that beautifully complimented her best girls’ dresses. The breezy beach atmosphere was even brought indoors with a single starfish resting on the electric-blue coloured napkins at every table.
Bridal gown: Helen’s Bridala & Evening Wear (helensbridalbarrie.com). Bridal Party: Light in the Box (lightinthebox.com). Reception: Hessenland Country Inn (hessenland.com). Flowers: Village Vines Florists (villagevinesflorists.com).
All photography courtesy of Sandra Regier (sandraregier.com).
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Wedding Belle: Glowing and Gorgeous
Bride: Erica Walker
Wedding Date: April 17, 2010
Wedding Location: Toronto, Ontario
Wedding Style: Dressed in an ivory a-line stunner that gathered delicately together right above the knee with a lovely long veil, Erica positively glowed from head to toe. Her beautiful red hair was lightly curled and her bangs were swept to the side. Choosing a pearl bracelet and pretty pearl earrings, the bride kept her jewellery timeless and simple. Her bouquet was a gorgeous arrangement of deep red and white flowers, each different shade worn by her bridesmaids in a slightly different style.
The Look: Bridal gown: Pronovias (pronovias.com). Ceremony and Reception: Ontario Science Centre (ontariosciencecentre.ca). Hair: Valentinos Grande Solon (valentinos.ca).
All photography courtesy Michael T Photography & Design (michaeltphotography.com).
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Wedding Belle: Winter Wonderful
Bride: Kylee Toth
Wedding Date: November 21, 2009
Wedding Location: Fernie, British Columbia
Wedding Style: Kylee looked exquisite on her big day, wearing a gorgeous strapless gown with gorgeous glittering floral beadwork and a train with a simple yet elegant floral print flowing behind her. Her lovely blonde locks were gathered together in an intricately exquisite updo with a simple tiara resting in her hair. Tear-drop earrings and a floral necklace finished off Kylee’s bridal jewellery. Keeping her make-up simple and sweet, the bride donned a French-manicure, perfectly matching the wonderful white bouquet of mixed flowers that she carried. Kylee wanted her day to feature “the white, snowy and magical cliffs of beautiful Fernie, B.C.,” and every detail down to the gorgeous wedding cake made by the grooms’ father reflected the beauty of the bride against a stunning backdrop.
The Look: Bridal gown: Ethos Bridal Salon (ethosbridal.com). Bridal party: thebridalgowns.com (thebridalgowns.com). Reception: Elk View Lodge (elkviewlodge.com). Tux: Black & Lee (blackandlee.com).
All photography courtesy of Fresh Photography (freshphotos.ca).
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Wedding Belle: Perfectly Elegant
Bride: Karen Chiavatti
Wedding Date: October 31, 2009
Wedding Location: Toronto, Ontario
Wedding Style: Donning a gorgeous white gown with exquisite floral lace embroidery and a long-sleeved lace bolero to match, Karen looked simply stunning on her big day. A lace-covered white rose decorated her beautiful short red hair, with the bride choosing classic red lipstick and dark nails to complete her wedding day look. Karen’s jewellery was kept simple, a single teardrop necklace gracing her neck with small, delicate hoop earrings. Keeping in line with the elegant Halloween theme, guests were surprised with the performance of ‘Thriller’ after dinner. “We didn’t tell anybody about this, so it was a complete surprise to all our guests,” Karen tells us. The bride wore ruby-red flats, perfectly complimenting her stunning bouquet of red roses, the red and black colours of the bridal party, and for dancing the night away!
The Look: Bridal gown: Paloma Blanca (palomablanca.com). Ceremony and Reception: The Berkeley (berkeleyevents.com). Tux: tuxedoroyale (tuxedoroyale.com).
All photography courtesy Boston Ave Photo Co. (bostonimages.com).
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Wedding Belle: Destination Beauty
Bride: Sasha Ransom
Wedding Date: May 20, 2010
Wedding Location: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Wedding Style: Dressed in an exquisite empire gown, Sasha looked every bit like a beach belle on her special day. A delicate band of white flowers ran across her high waited hemline and gave way to a lovely subtle floral printed gown. Sasha’s beautiful blonde hair was set in an elegantly wrapped updo, a single white flower resting just above her ear. A dazzling jeweled necklace and matching earrings completed her look. The final touch was a gift from the mother of the bride, “my mother gave me her family heirloom wedding ring to wear as my ‘something old’,” shares Sasha. Carrying a bouquet of white roses, which her bridesmaids in bright aquamarine also held, Sasha’s special day was bliss on the beach.
The Look: Bridal gown: Watters (watters.com). Ceremony and Reception: The Royal Playa del Carmen (royalresorts.com). Bridal party attire: Alfred Angelo (alfredangeloca.com). Tux: Banana Republic (bananarepublic.com).
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Wedding Belle: Rose-Kissed Romance
Bride: Viviane Nguyen
Wedding Date: June 20 2009
Wedding Location: Montreal, Quebec
Wedding Style: Viviane wore two gorgeous gowns for her big day, one for a traditional Vietnamese ceremony, and the other for the western wedding later that afternoon. During the traditional ceremony, Viviane glowed in a pink silk Ao Dai (a traditional Vietnamese dress) with floral beading, embroidery and wore a matching headpiece. Her chosen dress for the western ceremony was equally as stunning. A beautiful fairy-tale ballgown ruffled at the waist and continued into her train, exquisitely decorated by several gorgeous hand-made pink silk roses that matched her pretty pink bouquet of roses. With half of her luscious brown locks done up, the rest of her curled hair fell softly over her shoulders. Several roses decorated the crown of her hair, peeking out through a sheer, long white veil. Her four bridesmaids in soft pink dresses carrying leafy rose bouquets perfectly complimented the romance and roses theme of the wedding.
The Look: Bridal gown (western ceremony): Justina McCaffrey (justinamccaffrey.com). Ceremony and Reception: Hyatt Regency Montreal (montreal.hyatt.com). Flowers: Robert Pettigrew (robertpettigrew.com). Tux: Giorgio Armani (giorgioarmani.com).
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Wedding Belle: Vintage Glamour
Bride: Emma Drexler
Wedding Date: May 15, 2010
Wedding Location: Guelph, Ontario
Wedding Style: Emma’s beautifully beaded strapless gown put her in the spotlight at her 1920’s glam-themed wedding. The delicately embroidered train of her gown fell softly behind her as she walked up the aisle. Donning a short veil, pearls, and ruby red slippers to match her ruby red lips, the bride looked utterly gorgeous. A white-feathered clip next to her veil decorated Emma’s beautiful dark hair, elegantly done up with loose curls falling at the nape of her neck. The bride matched bold red lips with a dramatic smoky eye, and dressed her bridesmaids in an equally bold fashion with little black dresses. When it came to flowers, Emma kept it light, holding soft pink roses and exotic white flowers. The brides’ best surprise of the day came with her gorgeous flowers, “With my flowers I got a surprise that said, ‘see you at the altar’ and a beautiful pearl ring attached.”
The Look: The gown: La Crème (lacremedecor.com). Ceremony and Reception: St. Peter’s Church and Creelman Hall at the University of Guelph Ontario (stpeterslinwood.ca, uoguelph.ca). Hair and Makeup: Hush Salon and Spa (hushsalonandspa.ca). Flowers: Sweet Violets (sweetviolets.ca). Tux: Tuxedo Royale (tuxedoroyale.com).
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Wedding Belle: Naturally Beautiful
Bride: Jennifer MacInnis
Wedding Date: April 3, 2010
Wedding Location: Varadero, Cuba
Wedding Style: Jennifer’s wedding style was natural and beautiful for her lovely beach wedding. Her a-line stunner swayed effortlessly with the wind and waves. The bride radiated in her gorgeous breezy sweetheart gown with a single rose adorned strap over her left shoulder, matching the single front piece rose on each of her glittery silver ballet flats. Her beautiful blonde hair was wrapped up into a loosely curled chignon, showing off a pair of stunningly detailed chandelier earrings. The beautiful beach bride kept her look fresh and elegant with shimmering white eye shadow and French-manicured nails. Her angelic look was matched with a sweet bouquet of pink and peach roses, which were also held by Jennifer’s best girls, dressed in adorable pink empire-waist teacup dresses.
The Look: Bridal gown: Jovine at All Dressed Up (alldresseduphfx.com). Ceremony and Reception: Iberostar Laguna Azul (iberostar.com). Jewellery: Moda by Ozlem (modabyozlem.com). Tux: Banana Republic (bananarepublic.com).
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Wedding Belle: Pretty and Girly
Bride: Erin Plester
Wedding Date: August 2, 2009
Wedding Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Wedding Style: Erin was a lovely Canadian beach bride in her strapless A-line dress with a soft sweetheart neckline. This crisp white gown had a beautiful cathedral train, while its adornments were subtly beautiful. Erin’s dark brown hair was swept into an elegant updo, with a large white flower pinned behind her ear. Her stunning and effortless look continued with crystal chandelier earrings as being her only piece of jewelry–besides her ring of course! Erin kept it simple with just a bit of natural looking makeup and pale pink nails. She held a blossoming bouquet of pastel red and pink roses. Erin’s bridesmaids had similar bouquets and also looked soft and girly in their flirty crème cocktail dresses. An off-white rose was pinned on the groom and his groomsmen, completing the sweet look.
The Look: Gown, Bridal Gallery (thebridalgallery.com). Hair and makeup, Spa Utopia & Salon (spautopia.ca). Flowers, Flowers & Company (flowersncompany.com). Tux, Debonair Formal Wear (debonairformalwear.com). Reception, Belle’s Restaurant (604-542-7037).
All photography courtesy Bethany Schiedel.
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