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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…

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“Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in your shoe.”
(19th century rhyme)

Let’s talk about “something blue”…the colour of the heavenly realm which links the bride with all things spiritual. In the Christian tradition, it is the colour associated with the Virgin Mary’s robes…so to wear  a little blue annexes to each bride the virtues of the holy mother: fidelity, devotion and unquestioning faith. Blue also dates back to ancient Isreal, when God commanded people to weave blue thread into the fringes of their clothing as a constant reminder to heed his commandments…for this reason, we notice blue threads on the Jewish tallit (prayer shawl). The tradition of blue is one of spirituality.

Here are a few fun ways to add blue without the pervasive blue garter!

And who says you can’t add a splash of blue to your man too…

Photography courtesy of | Amelie Lyons, Rebecca Wood Photography, Braedon Photography, Dixie Pixel Photography & Edyta Szyszlo

Reference | Brides Companion by Susannah Marriott

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Summer weddings are upon us and so is the heat! A great tip to help keep the men in your wedding party cool and comfortable – order or purchase an extra shirt. It is a little detail but it will go a long way to make the guys feel good and keep them smiling (and dry!) throughout the day…

Photography by Louisa Bailey

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I mentioned I did not have enough time to do all the shopping I wanted to but I was able to pick up a few delectable items – my most favourite treasure…a beautifully, hand-crafted headpiece by David Dunkley of KC’s Hats. I was first introduced to David’s incredible creations at The Wedding Show a couple of years ago – I have been craving a piece since and David so generously let me model a few pieces during The Spring Show. The one I decided on is absolutely stunning & part of his newest collection. I encourage all fashionistas, brides, ladies to make time for a visit with David – every girl deserves one of these creations!!

My obsession with paper continues – I picked up an Invitation Mock-Up Sampler kit from The Paper Place – Judith is so encouraging and I hope to make her proud with my creation (stay tuned for a post on putting together your own invite using this kit) and my little Letterpress Journal from Snap & Tumble.

Looking for Mother’s Day Gifts or reasonably-priced, locally made favours for your wedding – look no further than Liloo at home. The creative and lovely, Sapna Alim, has been busy creating a house-brand line of products. I spent some time at her booth – sniffing, smelling, touching – her products are outstanding. Here is a sampling of what I picked up – Loose Leaf Tea, Aromatic Bath Salts, Whipped Shea Body Butter and handmade, natural soap. I got a medley of flavours and aromas because I could not choose just one! Decadent!

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The Smilebooth is:

  • a fresh, new rendition of the classic, old school photobooth.
  • a dummy-proof way to get professional photos from your event – NO PHOTOGRAPHER needed!
  • a mini photography studio that inspires creative, silly, fabulous-looking photographs.
  • an exciting addition for any memorable event, party, wedding reception…

This self-functioning booth takes the guesswork out of producing professional photos of your event. It’s an effortless process for documenting events in an atmosphere that encourages a hot mess of fun and spontaneity.

Mango Studios launched the SMILEBOOTH in Canada last week and I attended the event with my friends from The Wedding Co. Below are a few images of us having some good ol’ Canadian-viking-cowboy fun!

I am a huge advocate of photobooths for weddings and events. This one, although not traditional, is a fantastic alternative for those daring to add a bit of fun to their next party. The brilliant part about this booth is the versatility of the backdrops. Amy, a prop stylist with Mango Studios, has designed and can design backdrops to suit your event, style, mood, etc. The possibilities for fun are endless!

Visit Mango Studios for more info on the SMILEBOOTH.

Want to try out the smilebooth? – Visit The Spring Wedding Show at The Drake Hotel on Saturday, May 1st, 2010

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One of my new favourite blogs to follow is Ruffled – they focus on modern vintage wedding inspirations and ideas. It is a beautiful blog with great photos and DIY projects. Here is one I just had to re-post about because I L-O-V-E photobooths and this DIY photobooth project is so sweet.

Here is the photo – click on RUFFLED for instructions and materials.

This project was also a great way for Laura, the bride, to get her fiance involved in a wedding project!

Photo courtesy of Ruffled.

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Flowers are considered one of the best ways to express feelings and emotions. The origin of flowers in weddings dates back to ancient Greece where they were used to create a crown for the bride to wear and symbolic of nature.

If this image is yours please email me! I found it a little while ago and cannot remember where I got it from. I think the photographer is Erica Schnieder. Thanks!

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Green Wedding Shoes featured Kristin + Brandon’s Organic Green Wedding earlier this week. Their ceremony set up is so inspired by nature and simple. I LOVE this captured moment – the guests with their cameras out and then the elated bride and groom.

So sweet!

Photographs courtesy of: Jasmine Star

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My philosophy is all about enjoying the moment. For your wedding celebration, this means taking each moment in stride…pacing yourself through the day…taking a deep breath…and indulging in a romantic, magical, beautiful kiss.

Another reason why it’s so important to choose an experienced and creative photographer to capture this very special moment.

Photography courtesy of: Mark Brooke PhotographyStephanie WilliamsSusan Stripling |  Hugh Forte |  Brookelyn Photography |Gabriel Ryan

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I have been fortunate to work with so many great couples – it is a special relationship that you develop with a couple during their wedding planning. Katy and Charlie are two incredible souls. Katy is responsible for keeping order and everyone on schedule as office manager at To Suit Your Fancy. I was so pleased when she relinquished responsibility and called me to be their day-of coordinator. Charlie is a talented musician and expressed himself with one of his songs, “It’s A Beautiful Day” to his new bride in an impromptu musical interlude during the reception. With a passion for music, art, laughter and each other – it was so amazing to be part of this special moment in their lives. Here are a few teaser pictures from Cristina + Laszlo at Geminie Photography – I hope to post more on this beautiful wedding celebration.

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