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National Sample Sale: Vancouver Pop-Up (Sept 2015)

Posted At : August 24, 2015 9:27 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 2,386
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The biggest ever bridal sale in Vancouver!
We've curated a selection of 100+ sample designer wedding dresses that would normally retail up to $2400, at prices ranging from $260 - $1400! Sample sizes will range from 2-24, promising that we will have something for everyone. Gowns by ...

  • Alfred Angelo
  • Bonny Bridal
  • Casablanca Bridal
  • Ella Rosa
  • Enzoani
  • Jasmine
  • Kenneth Winston
  • Maggie Sottero
  • Moonlight
  • Sophia Tolli
  • St. Patrick
  • Venus Bridal
... at 50%-off or more!

This two week pop-up event is by appointment only, so be sure to book your consultation soon; you don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to find your dream dress at a just as dream-worthy a price!

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Real Wedding: Mary & Robert
Elegance & Opulence at the Montreal Science Centre

Posted At : July 10, 2015 10:03 PM   |  Posted By : Fashion Editor   |  Views: 4,023
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The Montreal wedding of Mary & Robert was a beautiful occasion that was both love-filled and opulent. Their incredibule day was captured by Grey Sparrow and expertly planned by Blanc Events, who utterly transformed The Panoramic Hall at the Montreal Science Centre into a magnificent enchanted forest.

bride and groom posing for photo in front of Montreal Science Centre. Bride wearing Vera Wang Liesel

Mary & Robert on their wedding day; these two simply radiate with love. Photography by Grey Sparrow.

A word from the bride: "Robert and I both dreamed of getting married in the country, as we both grew up spending our summers there. However, getting 300 people to the country is no easy task. Instead, we thought it would be easier to transform a room at the Science Center in Montreal into an enchanted forest. The color scheme revolved around warmth and greenery, focusing on deep burgundies and dark mauves, as well as introducing tons of wood and muted silvers."

bride getting ready photos and wearing vera wang liesel and Christian Louboutin gold heels

Mary chose to wear Vera Wang's Liesel gown; the intricately beading dropped waist bodice and full layered skirt suited her beautifully. If you are experiencing major shoe envy right now, you are not alone; we LOVE her Jazzy Doll heels by Christian Louboutin.

traditional Greek wedding ceremony at St George Greek Othodox Church in Montreal

The couple's ceremony at St. George Greek Orthodox Church was steeped with tradition and love.

opulent floral table centrepieces of reds, greens and purples. Hanging flowers and vases at Centre des Montreal Sciene Centre

The incredible floral design by Fleurs des Jardins can only be described as enchanting; they did an amazing job of bringing the couple's vision to life.

opulent wedding decor montreal science centre wedding

The silver tones throughout the room were a perfect choice by Blanc Events. From the linens and tableware (even the napkin rings!), to the silver chiavari chairs, there was a feeling of finery and opulence everywhere the eye could see.

close up of two layer cake, tall floral centrepiece in silver vase and menu with lace napkin
Hundreds of glowing candles in the centrepieces and on the tables cast beautiful light throughout the room.

Hundreds of glowing candles created a beautiful and warm ambience for the evening reception.

bride and groom kissing under a magnificant hanging floral ceiling at dusk at the Oldport of Montreal

The Montreal cityscape and setting sun make for one stunning backdrop. Here's to the happy couple!

The Dream Team

Mary and Robert on their wedding day; these two simply radiate with love. Photography by Mary's makes one oh-so stylish bride, wearing Liesel by Vera Wang Christian Louboutin heels. Floral bouquet by They said their vows before friends and family in a beautiful Greek Orthodox ceremony. This floral design by Fleurs des Jardins is simply breathtaking, as is the overall design by Blanc Events. Every detail was thought of, from the silver napkin rings, to the subtle wood grain on the cake by This incredible ambience was created with hundreds of glowing candles throughout the room. The cityscape glows behind the couple at the Oldport of Montreal, as the sun sets.


Wedit: An Exciting DIY Twist to Traditional Wedding Video

Posted At : July 1, 2015 11:00 AM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 2,581
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We all love a great movie and wedding videography has become just that: a full-on cinematic experience full of emotion. Traditionally, couples hire a professional wedding videographer to make sure every special memory is caught on film, but as we recently found out, there are some pretty cool options making the "wedding rounds" these days. One, in particular, caught our attention: Wedit. This is not a new service, but it recently started offering shipping to Canada; so, we just had to share. Check it out!

Wedding Videos produced with Wedit DIY

What is Wedit? How Does it Work?

Wedit is a "do-it-yourself" type of wedding videography service:
  1. Five HD cameras (iPod Touches) are sent to you the week before your wedding.
  2. Distribute them amongst your family and friends and let them capture your wedding from their standpoint.
  3. After the wedding, send the cameras back to Wedit
    where everything then gets uploaded into your own password protected area.

Wedit Trailer from Wedit on Vimeo.

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Real Wedding: Dustin & Lucy
Wilderness Meets Heritage at the Pacific North Cannery

Posted At : June 9, 2015 3:20 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 4,316
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Dustin & Lucy's northern BC wedding is full of so many unique and special details that we weren't sure where to begin... until we read this beautiful passage from Tyler, of Tyler Meers Photography:

"Lucy and Dustin's wedding was a truly beautiful affair that intertwined not only their deep love for one another, but also their connection to culture and place. Bonds of love, light, and life run powerfully though the event of their union, from the century-old fishing cannery with the family connection that was transformed into an unforgettable reception venue, to the locally sourced and handcrafted items that made their day unique.

bride and groom standing on rocks at rivers edge with mountains in the background at sunset

Lucy & Dustin along the banks of the Skeena River in beautiful Northern BC. Captured by Tyler Meers Photography.

Dustin & Lucy met and live in the coastal community of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and wanted their wedding theme to emulate the mountains, streams, and coastline that they love so much. The vision for their wedding was simple: sea-foam meets mossy forest floor. "We tried to keep it as natural and local as possible," says Lucy. With the breath-taking scenery of Prince Rupert and its surrounding areas, natural and local made for one incredible wedding day location.

Lucy is a member of the Nisga'a nation, an indigenous group from the northwest corner of British Columbia. Lucy's connection to her heritage comes through in many of the wedding details that you will see in this story. Add to that, the couple's love for their community and you have an affair brimming with personal touches and beautiful nods to nature.

You may remember Dustin & Lucy as the winners of our 2014 Best Engagement Photo Contest: Winter! You can see their winning photo (also photographed by Tyler Meers Photography) here.

wedding collage wedding shoes red high heels with lace bride getting ready, bouquet and dress hanging from trees

This wedding offers incredible DIY details everywhere the eye can see! For starters, Lacy hand-appliqued lace to her red high heels, elevating them from fashionable to fabulous ;)

The boutonnieres, crafted of cedar bark roses, hydrangeas, and sprigs of Rosemary, were lovingly made by Lucy's bridesmaid.

bouttonierres with cedar bark wood roses, rosemary and hydrangeas. Seafoam green bridesmaids dresses and seaglass pendants

Lucy handmade tiny cedar-bark rosebud earrings for each of her bridesmaids; their pendants were made from sea glass gathered from the beaches near the cannery and crafted by a Prince Rupert artisan.

westcoast wedding bouquets of hydreangeas, roses, baby's breath, and cedar bark wood roses.

The bouquets included cedar-bark roses hand-woven by Lucy, her sisters, and other women in her family.

The groom & groomsmen wore unique ties that had been silkscreened with a Chinook salmon, gifted to them by local artist Kostan Lagace.

real wedding at the North Pacific Cannery museum northern bc venue bride and groom looking out of window of the First Nations netloft.

Lucy and Dustin look down from the upper floor of the First Nations netloft at the North Pacific Cannery.

From Tyler: "North Pacific Cannery is a National Historic Site and the longest standing cannery on the northwest coast. Situated outside of Port Edward on Cassiar Road, about 25 kilometers from Prince Rupert, the cannery is a collection of wooden, tin-roofed buildings spread along a tidal river bank and connected by a series of boardwalks. To Lucy and Dustin, North Pacific symbolized the heartbeat of coastal life - salmon. Wild salmon are integral to First Nations culture and existence, and many coastal communities would not exist if it were not for this precious food."

reception venue at North Pacific Cannery with white draping and seafoam green and light-blue florals.

The North Pacific Cannery offers a truly amazing wedding venue, with airy high-rafter cielings and picturesque views. Each of the 168 cedar bark roses that were given as wedding favours, were lovingly crafted by Lucy, her sister Nikita, and other members of her family. The roses were made by harvesting strips of red cedar tree bark, drying and cleaning it, then hand-weaving the strips one by one into lovely, unique roses.

From Lucy: "My grandma's moms name was Rose, and I really wanted to incorporate them to honour my Ool'ie."

bride and groom sitting on an ancient tree looking out at the Skeena River and walking at sunset

The couple, as they chase the sun along the banks of the Skeena River.

stylized black and white photo of bride and groom on a rocky beach in the mountains of northern BC.

This duo has style, style, and more style! Dustin sports his custom Kostan Lagace tie and Lucy is radiant in her reception dress.

The Dream Team


Styled Shoot: Blushing Bride!
Inspiration in Blush, White, Cream & Gold!

Posted At : June 2, 2015 3:22 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 3,774
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" The vision was to create a romantic and rustic wedding shoot withwhimsical undertones, ideal for the down to earth bride who loves flowers, ruffles, lace and everything pink! "

Gorgeous Bridal Bouquet and matching floral mini-roses crown

Story & Photography: Samantha Ong Photography
Floral Designer: Midge Flower Studio, Toronto

The whimsical floral headpiece focused on mini pink roses to frame the bride's lovely face. Her stunning bouquet featured peonies, roses and other soft florals creatingblush-peach-pink-rose palette. The greenery added interest and brought back the rustic outdoors feel to the bouquet wrapped up with white lace and pearl pins.

Gold, White & Pink Wedding Stationary

Empress Paper Crafts, Markham

The stationary included a circular rose-print style menu card with charming font. The invitations were stunning withwhite invitation card dressed up with gold painted doily overlay, elegant font, and a blush pink envelope with rose pattern peek-a-boo interior. The whimsical program cards featured a pictogram wedding party on a rustic cardstock.

Blush & White 2-tiered Wedding Cake

Cakes by Shmi, Pickering

The striking two-tier cake sat upon a ruffled edge cake stand. It featured soft blush ruffle layer dusted with a hint of gold on the edges sitting beneath a white pearl beaded layer topped with a flower with delicate pink petals and jewel-like gold center.

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