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

Happy Shopping!!

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Looking to try some dresses this weekend – look no further than Veronica Di Santo Atelier. This Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd, VDSA presents Watters & Watters Bridal, Watters Bridesmaids, Wtoo Bridesmaids Fall Collections.

Company Profile| Watters

– Started by Vatana Watters 20 years ago

– Various silhouettes to fit different body types

– Knee, cocktail and floor length hem lines

– Simple, clean lines, glamourous, graceful…

For more styles, check out: WATTERS (they have a fun colour picker so you can change the colour of the dresses)

To make an appointment for the Watters & Watters Trunk Show, contact: Veronica Di Santo Atelier

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Looking for a cultural outing tonight…come and check out Tina Berning’s works at Alison Milne Gallery. I know I am looking forward to seeing this awesome collection.

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Vote Couture For The Cure – local wedding gown designer, Ines Di Santo, is one of 15 designers to create a unique design for the White Cashmere Collection.

Visit CASHMERE VOTE COUTURE FOR THE CURE to vote and Cashmere bathroom tissue will donate $1.00 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on your behalf.

All the designs are crafted with 100 percent pure, soft and luxurious bath room tissue. It is really quite incredible what can be fashioned out of bath room tissue 🙂

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Catherine has been working hard to refresh The Wedding Co. website over the past few months. Christine from Love The Design created the motif and stamp. The website looks soooooo beautiful! It is clean, fresh, modern and lovely…couples be inspired! Great work Wedding Co!!!

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Ladies who love couture – don’t delay! Book an appointment with Veronica Di Santo Atelier to experience the Fall Winter 2010-2011 Ines Di Santo bridal collection.

Dramatic, glamorous and ultra-sexy, the collection offers both classic and modern silhouettes in dreamy and lust worthy designs. The Ines Di Santo trunk show runs from Friday, May 27th to Saturday, May 28th at 4040 Steeles Avenue, Suites 14 & 15 in Woodbridge.

Internationally recognized as a leader in the world of bridal couture, Ines Di Santo has been designing gowns since the age of fifteen. Ines’ flare for creating style does not stop at bridal as she also provides her brides with the opportunity to wear her designs beyond their wedding day.  Whether bridal or eveningwear, each gown has an aura of dramatic decadence worthy of the red carpet.

Indulge in glamour at Veronica Di Santo Atelier and look fabulous on your wedding day.

Space is limited, call Veronica Di Santo Atelier to book your appointment for this weekend’s event: 905.264.5518

Images courtesy of Veronica Di Santo

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A great way to help your wedding budget is to source a dress from a sample sale. Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th – save up to 70% on more than 80 designer gowns at White, Toronto.

Designs include Oscar De La Renta, Jenny Lee, Nicole Miller, Badgley Mischka, limited Monique Lhuillier and many more!

Space is limited for this event so call 416.849.9196 or email info@whitetoronto.com to book an appointment.

Images courtesy of Google

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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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On Saturday, the lounge, dining room and underground at The Drake Hotel came alive with The Wedding Co‘s Spring Wedding Show. This was the first event of this style – where indie meets couture – a one day event showcasing 40 unique, chic & edgy wedding vendors.

I have been working with Catherine on this event for the past couple of months and as always, it was wonderful to watch her vision come alive. These wedding professionals are so creative, talented, unique and absolutely fabulous – I just cannot say enough about them. I had a moment to capture a few images – sadly, my camera battery died before I could make it all the way around the venue. From Top to Bottom: the chalkboard entrance; the transformed lounge space; Loic Gourmet; Ecstatic Accessory Designs; Cecelia Hayes; Papillion Press; Little Party Goers; Avril Loreti; view of the dining room & the beautiful Carla Naylor, Faces By Carla.

This collaboration between Laura K Designs, Allyson Meredith Cakes and Bobbette & Belle features a table display that demonstrates the possibilities of creating a theme by carrying the motif from the invitation onto the cake, table decor and favours. Beautiful!

Not a visitor could resist this display – Naughty Cakes by Konstadin. This lovely lady is talented beyond belief and it shows that she had a lot of fun creating some ‘edgy’ pieces to exhibit at this show. These cakes are great for bachelorette parties and stags.

What a truly fun and inspiring event! I unfortunately did not have enough time as I would have liked to shop but I got some fabulous ideas and will definitely be sourcing out many of these vendors for accessories, favours, decor, sweets, treats and more in the future! Well done to all who exhibited and as always – a pleasure working with you!

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Saturday, May 1st, 2010

The Drake Hotel | 1059 Queen Street West | Toronto

10 am – 4 pm

Admission $10 (cash-only)

Looking for that perfect touch to infuse your wedding with something unconventional, chic or edgy? Come to The Spring Wedding Show where 40 of Toronto’s local artisans and finest wedding businesses will be showcasing their talents and creations.

Need more incentive…

The Drake Hotel is giving away a bridal show valued at $500 to one lucky bride.

Strike a pose in the new SMILEBOOTH located in The Underground.

Enter to win a beautiful swag bag with gifts from:

Cabaret, Melangerie Inc., The Tootsie Shoppe, Carole Tanenbaum, Paloma’s Nest, Twirlie Whirlie & Green Shag

View the 20 Great Engagement Shoot Challenge Photographs

Don’t miss it – this Saturday!

For more information visit | The Wedding Co.

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