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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

Something Blue

“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

When it comes to entertainment, I have learned from experience that there are a few things you need to consider:

– know your guests
– know your atmosphere
– create a good flow

While working in retail, I learned that sometimes it is not about buying what you like but what your customers like and want. The same theory applies to an event. You and your fiance may be into salsa or hip hop but consider your guests – do they like that style of music? Will they appreciate a mariachi band and flamenco dancers?

Ask yourselves the following questions prior to booking your musical entertainment:

– what is the average age of guests at the wedding?
– do our guests enjoy new things? or are they a traditional bunch?
– do our guests like to dance? or is music simply background for a more lounge-oriented crowd?
– are we planning a themed event?

Your answers to these questions will help you determine the right type of entertainment for your event. Remember that if guests don’t like the style of music you have selected – it may be an issue to get them on the dance floor.

Here are a few options to consider:

DJ | the popular and most versatile choice for a wedding. Having a great DJ that can read the crowd and play music to get people our of their seats and on the dance floor is a must-have for a great party. A few local DJ heroes: Prodigy Entertainment, Hello DJ, Sounds of Distinction, Enjoi DJ Outfit, Third From The Sun

Live Band | (one of my favourite choices) – if you like live music, nothing beats this choice for entertainment. A great alternative to a DJ – when selecting a band be sure they have some versatility and can play a range of musical styles. Single-genre bands are great for themed events but it might be hard to get grandma dancing to an only-80s style band. A few local crews that will get your crowd dancing: Graham Howes Band, Shugga, Grooveyard, Snooky Tynes Family Band

Harpist/Mariachi Band/Jazz Pianist | a great choice for cocktail hour. Want to offer guests a variety of musical styles, choose a classic mood or liven-it up with some Latin music while guests mingle and enjoy cocktails prior to the reception. Local good guys and gals: Sandra Fann, Carlo Coppola, Sara Dell

Closing Tip | If you want your guests dancing…you have to get on the dance floor! After all, the wedding celebration is all about the couple so if you are dancing then your guests will be too!

Photography courtesy of | Segerius-Bruce Photography, Amelia Lyon & Jen Arron Photography

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.

Cashmere Couture

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 🙂

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!!!

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

Inspirations

“Love can make you do things you never thought possible.” – Phil Collins

Photographs by Our Labor Of Love

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

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.

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