I just love this moment – a happy bride – looking out at her guests, celebrating love and having a great time – beautiful!!

Photo by Jaquilyn Shumate Photography

I received these beautiful photos from Erin Samuell of A Simple Photograph. She had the pleasure to be a part of Julie and Al’s wedding. The couple met as children (Erin has an original photo on her blog) and then didn’t start dating until after university. I love how the couple created details that reflected on their history from early childhood (s’mores) through high school (city bus) and then university (Ethel’s where they shared a pint or two). Erin, thanks for sharing this lovely couple and best wishes to Julie & Al!

Photographs courtesy of A Simple Photograph

I take a regular dosage of Darcy’s Idea of The Day and in today’s inbox was “Choosing a Colour Palette“. I am having some major issues choosing our colours so I thought I would take the quiz…

My results…

You are undoubtedly Classic

Your style is timeless. You go for neutrals and classic colors, and your wedding will be no different. Choose from different shades of whites, pinks, and maybe throw in an accent color such as black. And because your choices are classic in style, you’ll be able to look back on your wedding photos years from now and fall in love with your wedding all over again.

The MS Weddings Quiz suggests the following perfect palettes based on the 10 questions I responded to:

Blue and White


Cameo and Black

I can’t say I am sold on any of these palettes but it is a good start based on some of our tastes. The romantic, elegant and bold elements are definitely appealing…

Romance is in the air. The Spring/Summer 2011 Ines Di Santo collection will be debuting in Canada at Veronica Di Santo Atelier this weekend (Friday + Saturday). Call the ladies at VDSA to make your appointment to experience this beautiful and luxurious collection.

Veronica Di Santo Atelier
4040 Steeles Ave West, Suites 14 & 15, Woodbridge
905 264 5518

Photographs by Rebecca Wood

I am away this week for Melissa + Adrian’s destination wedding in Cabrera, Dominican Republic. I have had the pleasure of long distance coordinating this wedding with the villa’s concierge & consultant, Monica B. Here is a sneak peak at this beautiful villa located at the north end of the island where the ceremony and reception will be taking place.


I was on Stephanie Williams Photography website and noticed all the fabulous pictures she took of shoes – the bride, the groom and the girls! It is such a great accessory to have major fun with! Here is a little ode to footwear…

Emily and Paul were married October 31st, 2009 at The Eglinton Grand surrounded by the abundant love of their family and friends. Emily and I went to the same high school and reconnected through The Crane Chandelier Project. Paul, a school teacher and master origami folder, was one of the only people to visit the Crane Booth at The Wedding Show and teach everyone around him how to fold a perfect peace crane. Emily and Paul folded 1,000 cranes for their wedding celebration and then donated them to The Wedding Co’s Crane Chandelier Project.

Emily’s mother, Trish, collected gourds and small pumpkins for the autumn theme. We drilled holes into white pumpkins which lined the aisle for Emily and Paul’s ceremony. All of the table centerpieces were created with love a couple of days before the wedding by a team led by Emily’s mother and they were beautiful! The bouquets and chuppa accents were created by Darrin at Terrain Flowers.

Emily was stunning in an elegant and classy gown from White Toronto. A string ensemble of students from Paul’s school serenaded the guests during the ceremony.

What a way to start the party! Emily and Paul were unveiled (literally, the curtains opened to unveil them on the dance floor) for their first dance together. Amazing!

One of my all-time favourite moments, Paul is a math/numbers whiz, was when Uncle Earl said he could complete a rubix cube on the spot – he did it in less than 5 minutes!!! It was incredible!!!

Hallowe’en could not be ignored so later on in the evening, guests had the opportunity to choose masks and fun accessories out of a tickle trunk – looks like someone made some creative face masks of the bride!

The entire experience with Emily and Paul was refreshing, fun and energetic. It was a true honour to be a part of their special day and this moment in their lives. Happy One Year Anniversary Emily & Paul!!!

Photos courtesy of Jen Arron Photography

Love Melissa Sweet gowns – check out Pearl Bridal House this weekend for a 2-day Trunk Show event.

Happy Shopping!!

I am a HUGE advocate of custom suiting for men. I have been for visits at these bespoke shops and I am jealous. Might be the only time I wish I were a man! Each one offers personalized attention to create a look that “suits” any personality, style or budget. My local fav bespoke boy shops in Toronto: GreenShag, Marlon Durrant and Fifth on King. Each one is different and fabulous. Here is a new find I stumbled upon for the boys…MODASUITE.

The Experience | Modasuite gives men the opportunity to benefit from the made-to-measure experience from the comfort of their own home in 5 easy steps. Do I see a chance for a male-bonding experience ideal for a groom and his men…organize a “Suit-In Party”!! Serve some drinks, watch some sports and create your own suits with the boys. (A great alternative to those who squirm at the traditional shopping experience.)

What better time to spoil yourself on a custom suit then for your wedding?

The reality is that women spend on average upwards of $3000+++ for that designer, unique, special gown that they only get to wear ONE TIME!!! Don’t mistake that for disappointment, we wouldn’t trade the wedding gown experience for anything. The point I am making is custom suits begin at $500 and you can wear it over and over and over again…long after the wedding. See the value boys???

So have a little fun and check out this easy-to-use online site or visit your local bespoke shop to find out what you are missing…I guarantee you will not be disappointed in your custom suiting experience!

MODASUITE is ON TOUR and have a pop-up boutique at 99 Sudbury Studio October 22-23-24 so book an appointment or stop on by boys!!!


Photo courtesy of A Simple Photo