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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

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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

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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…

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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.


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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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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

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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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Photo courtesy of A Simple Photo

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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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“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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