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Styled Shoot: Warehouse Wedding at The Burroughes

Posted At : May 19, 2015 4:17 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 2,648
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Rich table decor

Event Design by RL Designs Inc. & Twelfth Night Events

" We wanted something romantic, dramatic, and rich in colour and texture. Our goal was to break the traditional ideals of wedding style and colour palettes. "
by Red Button Photography

luxurious black,white and gold plate setting

bride, red bouquet, headpiece

As a collective, we wanted to create a luxury inspired photo shoot; One that would reflect our personal and unique style, as wedding vendors. We wanted something romantic, dramatic, and rich in colour and texture. Our goal was to break the traditional ideals of wedding style and colour palettes.

Amelia ball-gown by Farage Paris

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Styled Shoot: Bohemian Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Posted At : May 13, 2015 3:08 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 2,205
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Bohemian Vintage bride & Groom

photo: Jessica Grenon, Photo & Design

" I wanted a vintage wedding with a beautiful lace dress and glitters. Then I choose the colors, gold, purple and beige.
From that moment, I couldn't stop! I just needed to find the perfect suppliers for the project (a thousands thanks to all of you!) "
~ Jessica Grenon

Vintage bohemian style bridal hair & makeup

Makeup Artist: Laurence Auclair
Hair Stylist: Jade Surprenant

Bride in custom vintage wedding dress by Narcisse Atelier, Montreal

Fashion: Jessica Boutin-Dorion of Narcisse Atelier Boutique
Fur : Les fourrures MOS

Fall/Autumn or Winter themed bridal floral bouquet

Flowers: Les mains fleuries

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Real Wedding: Emilie & Jan
Rustic, Backyard & Very DIY!

Posted At : April 30, 2015 6:10 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 2,438
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Real Wedding: Emilie & Jan - Rustic, Backyard & Very DIY!

" Living in the northern part of Canada, we get an amazing opportunity to have the gorgeous mountains and rivers as our back drop. Everything about this wedding makes you warm and fuzzy inside! "

Bride &amp Groom: Emilie & Jan Wandel

This beautiful couple met during bible studies, their love for one another shines bright enough to make the heart smile.

Stefania Bowler, wedding photographer in BC, Canada
Photography + Comments, Captions & Narration by Stefania Bowler Wedding Photography, Vancouver & BC Interior.

Yellow, summer, sunflower bridal bouquet

Country wedding ceremony on the green

The couple decided on a simple back yard wedding accompanied by their closest friends and family who came from near and as far as Germany.

Rustic wedding decor, menues, guest books

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Winners: Our Very Best Wedding Photos of 2014

Posted At : April 1, 2015 8:48 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 8,855
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" .. over 1,000 photographs, 37 finalists, 8,000 people voting on social media .. "

And the Winner Is...

Bride and Groom kissing against the stars and the milky way

Michelle & Mark, under the milky way, on the left coast of Canada, incredibly photographed by Chris Boar of Nanaimo, BC (

Tied for 2nd Place

The judges were split on these two - but social media carried the day and the popular vote on Facebook cliched it for Camillia, Brittany & Luke :-)

Passionate kiss in the lake

Brittany & LukeCamillia Courts Photography

bride and groom kissing in the snowy rocky mountains

Delphine & Pierrick, photograhed by Tatiana & Natalia of Karizma Photography

All the Finalists

Michelle & Mark Brittany & Luke Delphine & Pierrick Laura ( - and Trevor?) Christine (waiting for Mark!) Lana & Mike Lana & (soon to reach!) Michael Katrina & Dustan Lana & Mike Lauren & Bryan Sheri & Doug Olivia & Tom Emily & Tucker Kayla (& Jeff) Krystal & Justin Dina & Ahmed Maria Tima & Stephen Polina & Stas Melissa & Mateo Amanda & David

Kudos & Congratulations to All the Finalists!

Special Mention : Martine Sansoucy

An extra shoutout must go out to Saskatoon shooter Martine Sansoucy. In an unprecendented show of artistic prowess and popularity both, Martine placed four finalists in our top-20! (She was also a finalist in 2012 and 2013) We have run this contest since 2009 and no one has ever come close to that. Great showing!

Real Wedding: Cara & Selwyn New Year's Eve at the Diamond Ballroom

Posted At : February 26, 2015 6:00 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 3,682
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Cara & Selwyn

The radiant couple, Cara & Selwyn
photo: Cakewalk Media, Vancouver

New Year's Eve has to be one of the best nights of the year to get married. Period! Everyone is already in great spirits on December 31st, and the fun and festiveness of a wedding only adds to the merriment. Best of all, counting down to the new year takes on a whole new meaning when the happy newlyweds beside you are also counting down the start of their first year as newlyweds. Cara & Selwyn tied the knot with their family and loved ones at the Diamond Ballroom in Vancouver.

bride, birdcage veil

The dazzling bride, in her classically elegant wedding day look
Her hair by Maria's Make Ohh-Ver and make-up by Darrelle Griffiths

photo session with the bridal party at Jericho Beach

Having planned a lovely photo session with the bridal party at Jericho Beach?!, the bright, clear sky was undoubtedly a welcome sight when Cara & Selwyn awoke the morning of the wedding!

Event Design by Coco Events & Wedding Planning

Lara of Coco Events & Weddingscreated a beautiful, intimate atmosphere for the couple's evening ceremony at the Diamond Ballroom in Vancouver and planned the day perfectly, from start to finish. The beauty and elegance continued into the dining room, where the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a delicious catered dinner, lively speeches and the great views that the Diamond Ballroom is known for.

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15 Weddings Dresses You HAVE to Try On in 2015!

Posted At : February 19, 2015 2:39 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 4,208
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If you are choosing your wedding dress in 2015, consider yourself a lucky gal, because you will have some of the most beautiful and unique gowns to choose from!

Wondering where to start? We've put together a list (in no particular order!) of the top 15 wedding dresses you HAVE to try on in 2015!

  1. Blush by Hayley Paige 'Giada'

    model wearing Blush by Hayley Paige Giada goddess chiffon slim a line wedding dress with beaded wait and straps, standing on a palm tree limb in front of the ocean

    The Giada gown by Blush by Hayley Paige offers a stylish and romantic silhouette; perfect for an outdoor or destination wedding. The flowy chiffon skirt will billow softly in the wind and the beaded straps and belt are sure to glisten in the sunlight. The delicately ruched chiffon bodice is also oh-so right; thanks to the perfectly cut, cross-over V-neckline.

  2. Enzoani 'Jocelyn'

    Model wearing Enzoani Jocelyn trumpet lace wedding dress with silver beaded and embroidered floral and leaf pattern on bodice and cascading down hips

    While lace may have been on nearly every runway this season, the beautiful thing about it, is that there is an endless number of ways this beautiful fabric can be used. Whether it's a re-embroidered lace trumpet gown, beautifully enhanced with intricate silver embroidery, like Jocelyn by Enzoani (above), or a romantic ball gown with a delicate chantilly lace bodice, we predict that lace will continue to wow us for many seasons to come.

  3. Jim Hjelm '8515' & '8500'

    Model wearing Jim Hjelm style 8515 blush colored tulle ball gown wedding dress with white floral pattern, deep v neckline and sheer fitted sleeves.

    Model sitting on stone stairway weraing Jim Hjelm 8500 blush colored tulle ball gown wedding dress with white floral pattern, and straight strapless neckline

    Style '8515' by Jim Hjlem is the perfect gown for brides looking to make a fashion statement with their wedding dress. The gown's blush color and sheer sleeves are definitely on point this season and the white embroidered flowers add the perfect amount of whimsy to this romantic silhouette. Not sure if you can pull off the deep V-neckline and fitted sleeves? Sister style '8500' offers the same romantic skirt and embroidered tulle, paired with a modern, straight neckline.

  4. Rosa Clará 'Serena'

    model wearing sheer short white lace gloves and rosa clara serena wedding dress with aline skirt with soft pickups and fitted lace bodice with straight neckline

    Classic and modernity collide with Rosa Clará's Serena gown. The elegant silhouette and tailored lace bodice channel the classic beauty of Audrey Hepburn, while the playful pick-ups, straight neckline, and beaded belt add a touch of modern to the gown.

  5. Christos 'Heidi'

    Model wearing Christos Heidi slim aline wedding dress with fitted lace trumpet skirt and tulle aline overlay, fitted sweetheart lace bodice and small halter strap.

    If we were going to play favourites, 'Heidi' by Christos certainly makes it into our top three. The gown is available in a subtle blush tone and the soft tulle overlay and scattered lace are the perfect counter to the figure-hugging trumpet skirt beneath. Oh, and did we mention that the molded bustier lace bodice is our version of perfection?

  6. Monique Lhuillier 'Moonlit'

    Model wearing lilac purple Moonlit wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier. Tulle bodice with scoop neckline and delicate embroidered bodice that cascades down the tulle ball gown skirt.

    'Moonlit' by Monique Lhuillier is simply magical, mystical, magnificent... you get the idea! Colored wedding dresses were front and centre at the Fall 2015 New York Bridal Market, and Monique Lhuillier certainly rose to the occasion, with her beautiful pastel-hued bridal gowns. This lilac colored ball gown, with its delicately beaded & embroidered tulle, was a favourite of ours, but choosing just one from the breathtaking collection was certainly a difficult decision.

  7. Maggie Sottero 'Aurora'

    Model standing in front of sheer white drapes wearing Maggie Sottero Aurora blush colored fit and flare wedding dress. Beaded and embroidered fitted elongated torso bodice with layered organza skirt.

    It would appear that we have a bit of a color trend unfolding in our top 15! 'Aurora' by Maggie Sottero made the list for its gorgeous blush tone, as well as its intricately beaded bodice and dramatic skirt of cascading organza. The figure-hugging elongated bodice and sweetheart neckline will flatter a curvacious bride's figure and the ruffled skirt adds a bit of playfulness to this otherwise glam gown.

  8. Truvelle 'Nicolet'

    Model wearing Truvelle Nicolet slim aline wedding dress with lace deep v neckline and ruched chiffon bodice. Rose colored ribbon at waist and slim aline chiffon flowy circular skirt.

    Truvelle's 'Nicolet' gown channels the brand's 'effortless chic' aesthetic perfectly. The circular cut chiffon skirt creates a full layer that seems to dance as you move, and the scalloped lace deep V-neckline is somehow subtly sexy AND feminine, all at the same time. Oh, and let's not forget the latte grosgrain ribbon at the waist, which is ah-mazing!

  9. Rosa Clará 'Samba'

    Model wearing Rosa Clara Samba elegant wedding dress with tailored pleated ball gown skirt and molded loace bodice, with straight neckline. Inset photo of model wearing Samba lace bateau neckline bridal jacket.

    There will always be a place for classic elegance in bridal, and Samba by Rosa Clará is no exception. Precision tailoring creates a ball gown with perfectly placed pleats and an immaculately cut bodice. The bow belt and the soft lace detail along the bodice add that perfect, feminine touch. Brides looking to add an extra bit of personality to this classic style will love the removeable lace jacket (inset), complete with a bateau illusion neckline and cap sleeves, which you can see in full here.

  10. Casablanca Bridal '2195'

    Model standing on a mediterranean terraza wearing a lace fitted trumpet wedding dress by Casablanca Bridal with sweetheart neckline and portrait lace sleeves.

    '2195' by Casablanca Bridal is scattered with an intricate lace pattern throughout its figure-flattering fit & flare silhouette. Instead of a full lace gown, each piece has been placed with care to create this gorgeous, eloborate pattern. We especially love the way the scallop has been placed at the hip and along the portrait neckline and hem.

  11. Nicole Miller 'Taylor'

    Model standing in front of light grey wood panelled wall wearing Nicole Miller Taylor fitted trumpet charmeuse wedding dress. Sweetheart neckline with slim double straps.

    'Taylor' by Nicole Miller is made with their signature stretch silk fabric, which hugs your curves and sculpts the body perfectly. The cross-over ruched bodice is modern and fresh, as are the metallic double straps that frame the shoulders. The high slit also needs mention, as it is a daring break from the ordinary, when it comes to bridal fashion.

  12. Bliss by Monique Lhuillier '1518'

    Model wearing Bliss by Monique Lhuillier 1518 ball gown with beaded and embroidered lace bodice, jewelled belt at waist, and layered tulle skirt with horsehair layers.

    We've been in love with Monique Lhuillier's diffusion line since it first launched and year after year, her Bliss collection continues to amaze. '1518' is a beautiful ball gown that is grand, elegant, and fun all at the same time; we imagine brides will have a fabulous time wearing this dreamy dress on their wedding day.

  13. Maggie Sottero 'Verina'

    Model sitting on the end of a chaise lounge wearing Maggie Sottero Verina sheath beaded lace wedding dress with sheer illusion bateau neckline and fitted sleeves.

    'Verina' by Maggie Sottero offers brides an elegant lace bridal sheath with touches of vintage elegance. The illusion bateau neckline, 3/4 length sleeves, and beaded lace channel the femininity and glamour of the art deco era. Verina would be an amazing gown for a wedding at a grand estate or perhaps an art gallery.

  14. Astrid & Mercedes 'Lovely'

    Model wearing simple and fun aline bridal gown style Lovely by Astrid and Mercedes. Taffeta circular cut skirt with wide ruched waistband, ballerina cut lace bodice and small spaghetti straps.

    This past bridal market saw the launch of Astrid & Mercedes; the diffusion line of talented Canadian designer, Lee-Ann Belter. Lovely is the perfect name for this dress, because this dress is just that: lovely! This a-line dress is effortless and fun, with a touch of daring; thanks to its chantilly lace accented ballerina bodice and low back.

  15. Lazaro '3503'

    Model wearing blush colored lace wedding dress by Lazaro, style 3503 from the Spring 2015 collection. Beautiful molded lace sweetheart bodice with beaded and embroidered belt at waist.

    Last, but certainly not least, we have Lazaro's '3503', and although we said we weren't picking favorites, this dress certainly makes our top three! Rose-coloured chantilly lace and a sheer corseted bodice create a beautiful silhouette that is flawlessly accented by a decadent jeweled belt at the waist. And, if it wasn't perfect already, the lace mini underlay beneath the sheer lace skirt takes this dress one step further and truly sets it apart from the rest.

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Marsala Anyone? 2015's Wedding Colour of the Year

Posted At : February 11, 2015 5:02 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 2,841
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" an earthy yet muted red wine colour with strong brown undertones.. "

marsala colour wedding cake

For better or for worse, when Pantone speaks, the wedding and design world listen. The leading authority on all things colour sets the tone every year and we all follow suit, in one way or another. Over the years, designers, decorators, florists and brides have rejoiced in exciting hues of green, orange, pink, and blue but this year's surprise winner has caught many off guard. A far cry from bright and exciting, Marsala, an earthy yet muted red wine colour with strong brown undertones, has been named Pantone's colour for 2015.

marsala-themed wedding table settings

This is a rich, warm colour that signals confidence and strength while giving a sense of groundedness. It is not a fun, flirty colour like what we've seen over the past few seasons but it is one that beckons sophistication from its richness.

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Styled Shoot: Frozen!
A Snow Princess for a Winter Wonderland

Posted At : February 10, 2015 4:40 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 3,564
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" Inspiration for this event came from my 4-yr old daughter. Being a huge Frozen fan, she was in love with snow princesses! She dreamed of meeting a real snow princess someday. "

Snow Princess Bride

Styling, production, photography and narration by Jenny Vandersteen, Mill Canyon Photography - Pincher Creek, AB.

At the same time I always hated winter, but thought that the winter offered some of the most beautiful photo opps, and infrequently saw many winter weddings. Doing summer weddings year after year, I wanted to create something different. I chose the model because I loved her look- both beautiful classically, as well as a bit edgy, with the brown/purple/red hair. I loved the contrast created with her hair and the snow, along with her gorgeous eyes, I thought she would make the perfect winter bride.

Gorgeous Pnina Tournai wedding gown

What a trooper! Kassidy Czerniak poised & gorgeous in the sub-zero Alberta winter conditions!

We own a beautifully, scenic ranch, which was the perfect backdrop for this shoot. I do not work in a studio. I do all of my photography outdoors, on our ranch. It offers unique, amazing spots, from beautiful mountain vistas, to secluded forest trails, flower-filled meadows to old vintage vehicles, tall hay fields, steep rocky cliffs, and stunning streams and ponds. Not to mention all the wildlife! (bears, cougars, elk, deer, fish, eagles, songbirds, moose..)

The gorgeous winter fur-lined cape

Living in the heart of the southwest Alberta Rockies, winter is a big part of our year. I wanted to create a beautiful inspiration to brides to consider the majesty and uniqueness of winter weddings. I started gathering ideas of inspiration for this shoot, selected my ideal model, designed the headpieces & bouquets, found the perfect gown, and the best hair & make-up artist. Everyone involved was from the local area, which I loved as well!

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Vintage Effects!
Wedding Photography Style Inspiration

Posted At : January 29, 2015 2:53 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 2,882
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Retro bride

Photography by Mila Jackson
Gown by Stella York

Today's styled shoot is all about the photography. Virginia photographer Mila Jackson has combined inspired themes with magic lighting and some really brilliant post-production to create this veritable showcase of some of the looks and effects possible, when your wedding theme is Vintage or Retro - or even pin-up.
There is nothing much to explain, we will simply let the pictures tell their own story.. ENJOY!

Vintage Bride Portrait

Photography by Mila Jackson

While planning this bridal portrait shoot I decided on incorporating a vintage feel for a few different reasons. First, I liked the idea of shooting something a little different. Vintage and Retro themed weddings are not uncommon but they are a smaller percentage than traditional weddings. Second, a lot of themed weddings are kind of over-the-top so I wanted to show that you could incorporate a vintage feel without going too far, kind of a mix between traditional and theme. And, lastly, it seemed to be a fun idea that the team and I could have fun and be creative with!
~ Mila Jackson

Vintage bridal photography treatment

Photography by Mila Jackson
Reception Venue: Harbor View

Vintage bridal photography treatment

Photography by Mila Jackson
Hair Stylist: Haircolor N Style

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Elegance Defined : Rosa Clará debuts at Blush Bridal

Posted At : January 20, 2015 7:07 PM   |  Posted By : Fashion Editor   |  Views: 3,649
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Last week, we shared part-one or our two-part editorial with Blush Bridal and Coco Events & Weddings, and we are very excited to reveal the rest of this gorgeous story! Part-one revealed a playful and feminine side to Rosa Clará and Soft by Rosa Clará; two of the newest additions to Vancouver's Blush Bridal.

bride holding a red rose in a tulle and lace ballgown, crystal headpiece with ivory ribbon in her hair

In part-two, the impressive juxtaposition of this editiorial is revealed; illuminating an entirely new, dramatic side to Rosa Clará. Lara Taylor, of Vancouver-based Coco Events & Weddings, led the creative direction for the editorial and shares the inspiration behind it:

"Inspired by our travels in the East, and our years living in Southeast Asia, we were energized by the myriad of textures and colors in the décor used for celebrations, and in places of worship. We were captivated by the use of rich, strong, metallic, jewel tones and weighted fabrics; contrasted against light and delicate florals, folded papers, and lights.

This shoot was meant to portray the emotions and feelings brought about by two opposing elements. In part one, the paper floral wall created an intricate and whimsical canvas for portraying the delight and playfulness evoked by the anticipation surrounding one's wedding, that one magical day. In part two, the rose gold metallic wall acted as a bold contrast; showing elegance and expressing an intrinsic thread of tradition."

Be sure to click on the photos for larger views and full image credits!

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