Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - Make a Wedding Day Even More Special with MyDayRegistry

Your wedding day is a special one that you will never forget so why not make it official and register your day with an exclusive online registry; or as a member of the wedding party "Dedicate the Day" to the bride and groom! MyDayRegistry is an exclusive online registry where you can dedicate and register a specific date by month, day, and year in honor of a special event or person in your life.

Every registered day is recorded in the International Day Registry to ensure there is only ONE registered owner per day and every registered owner receives:
- A Certificate of Ownership
- An Online Profile of Authenticity
- A Record in the Registry of Dedication

MyDayRegistry can be incorporated into the special day by having the guests sign the mat to create a one-of-a-kind super sentimental wedding gift.

"Dedicate the Day" is also an amazing gift idea for a 1st Anniversary gift; you can choose to register your date by state, country, or even within the worldwide registry. This is definitely worth checking out!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - Creating Personalized Guest Bags and Wedding Party Gifts

In this Wedding Quickie! I will give you some tips and ideas on how to put together personalized guest bags for traveling guests to your destination wedding, or meaningful wedding party tote bags to say thank you for being a support throughout your journey. First you will get some tips on how to keep the cost down but wow factor high, then as you scroll down you will get some ideas on how to put it all together :)


1. Buy in bulk: Try to find a place to purchase you tote bags and items that go inside at an online shop or store that offers bulk pricing
2. Get it personalized: Many shops geared towards wedding offer unique personalization to make it your own such as monograms or your wedding location
3. Coordinate your colours: Try to coordinate the tote bags and some of the contents with your wedding theme and colours
4. Shop around: Before you buy, shop around online to make sure you are getting the best price... don't be afraid to ask for a better deal when ordering bulk items if there isn't already a bulk price set
5. Make it useful: Try to include a variety of items that will actually be useful... otherwise some things might end up in a garage sale or even worse... the trash
6. Think about your guests: It's very easy to be drawn to things we love but try to think about what your guests would love or need
7. Create a focus: Choose a few focal items and build around them with snacks and goodies
8. Set a budget: Trust me... you can easily get carried away filling a tote bag with all kinds of fun items, set a max budget and stick to it so you will use a little more discretion with what you buy
9. Have fun: This shouldn't stress you out, it should be one of the enjoyable parts of planning your wedding; if you find yourself getting stressed out, take a break from it and come back later
10. Add a Note: Include a little card or note to express your gratitude and explain the thought that went into the gift


Beach Wedding Guest Bags
 Etsy Shop: AFCreativeDesigns 
Personalize your totes by selecting the image colour, stamp image, trim colour, and text.

Wedding Party Gift Totes

For Her

For Him

Wedding Favour Bags

Let the creative juices start flowing!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Guest Talk Series: How to be More Photogenic for Your Wedding Photos

Today, is the start of a new series called, Guest Talk Series; in this series I will be featuring tips, techniques, and wedding features presented by guest bloggers. In today's Guest Talk, you will get some tips on how to be more photogenic for your wedding photos presented by PhotoboothTO; one of the hottest wedding service trends in the Greater Toronto Area.

How to be More Photogenic for Your Wedding Photos
There are very few people out there, especially new brides and grooms, who genuinely love having their photograph taken. Honestly, even the most beautiful people in the world sometimes shudder at the mere thought of being photographed. If you are one of those people who believes that they look abysmal in absolutely every photograph taken of them then you are going to totally love the tips on this page. This is a very quick guide to look a bit more photogenic whether you are preparing for your big day or just hosting a party with a photo booth. Honestly, put a bit of effort into putting these tips into action and I can guarantee you that you will look ravishing.
*  Double chin a problem for you in photographs? Elongate your neck and push your face outwards (by pointing your chin down and sticking your forehead out). This will instantly eradicate any double chin issues and make your face look more defined.

*  Want to make sure that the camera catches your gorgeous eyes but find that you always blink? Keep your eyes closed. Just before you take that photograph, fractions of a second before you take it in fact, open up those eyes and say cheese (you don’t have to do the latter bit, don’t worry). Your eyes will end up being captured in all of their glory.

*  Problems smiling? Stick your tongue behind your teeth when that photograph is being taken. That should hopefully wipe that cheesy grin off your mouth. This is actually a technique utilized by many celebrities who do not want to have that awful wide and fake smile.

*  Are you a female? Then you absolutely must pick up some blush. Many people find that their face looks remarkably flat when it is all one color. Blush will help to inject a touch of dimension into your face and you will look all the better for it.

*  Do not face the camera head on. Even the most beautiful person in the world will look awful if they do that. You should instead be turning your head slightly. This will help to add a touch of depth to your face and ensure that all of your gorgeous features just ‘pop out’.

*  If you have the opportunity to do so you should try to stand in front of a white wall. This should hopefully help to brighten your face. The main reason why you are standing here however, is to ensure that the white balance on your camera is able to work correctly. Standing in front of a white wall will actually stop your skin from appearing too pink or too yellow in the photograph. Again; this is a technique utilized by many a celebrity who want to look a touch more photogenic.

*  Taller than the person taking the photograph? You don’t want to be standing up for it then! People will always look better when a photograph is taken from above them. Photographs looking up at a person will not look good in the slightest. This is why you will catch most short people sitting down for their photo opportunities. They tend to look better that way.
These tips come to you courtesy of, a photo booth rental company in Toronto that specializes in photography for weddings, birthdays, special events and parties. They take thousands of photos every month and know how to help people look their best. So if you are getting married soon and plan to use a photobooth, or you just want to look good for your own photographer, keep these tips in mind and check out their website for more great ideas!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - A Bride and Her Flower Girl...

This Wedding Quickie! is all about the relationship between a bride and her flower girl. I remember when I was young... maybe 6? I was asked to be a flower girl in one of my older cousin's weddings and I thought it was one of the most exciting things that had ever happened to me! When I got married I asked two of my second cousins if they would be a part of my day and included them in all of the bridal party pre-wedding events. We all got dolled up, had a sleepover at a cottage where we were getting ready and made them their own special wedding party gifts. I remember how much it meant to me to be in a wedding as a child; I wanted to make it a special memory for them.

I come across a lot of wedding shops and vendors and having never been aware of one another, I have paired up PickeDDresses and Kona Mali Creations for this blog feature to display the beautiful partnership between a bride and her flower girl. I hope this Wedding Quickie! inspires you with your bridal and flower girl attire :)




PickeDDresses has such a wide variety of wedding dress styles to choose from you are sure to find a dress to fall in love with at an affordable price! In preparation for the upcoming season, PickeDDresses has a whole section of 2015 wedding dresses. For all my fellow Canadian brides-to-be, you will be happy to hear that PickeDDresses is the largest online wedding shop in Canada!! No more international shipping costs or duty charges :)

Kona Mali Creations, designs and creates timeless flower girl dresses that you will adore and treasure for a lifetime! The dresses are designed with true love and artistic flair! Tutus, headpieces, and theatre have long been a part of the designer of Kona Mali Creation's life. As a former ballet dancer, she lives to wear tutus and beautiful headpieces. Now as a stay at home mother of two prima ballerinas and one handsome little boy, they have inspired her to create timeless children clothing and accessories. This Wedding Quickie! gives you a glimpse into the styles offered by both shops to find the perfect partnership between a bride and her flower girl.

Enjoy every moment...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Destination Wedding Feature - Los Cabos, Mexico

Well, my last blog post was about getting married in a winter wonderland... after being cold for a few days I'm starting to daydream about the warm sun. Many brides and grooms-to-be choose winter wedding dates but instead of opting for the snow, they choose the sun. If you are looking to plan a destination wedding Los Cabos, Mexico could be the perfect option.

If planning a destination wedding in Los Cabos you will want to full destination experience which includes being pampered... Spa services, and wedding hair and make up; Body Treat Spa has everything you need for your wedding beauty regimen all in one spot.

Body Treat Spa’s wedding hair & makeup team in Cabo, offers brides a large selection of spa services by experienced and professionally trained beauty specialists. Their beauty specialists composed of makeup artists and hair stylists have extensive training in bridal hair, airbrush makeup, and makeup for T.V., film, fashion, and photography. You can get a glimpse of their work from the images below. They know all the tricks for working with the heat of a destination wedding, and will help create the best look for photos that will capture one of the best days of your life in a snapshot!

You can check out more hair styles and makeup options in their gallery to help you envision your destination wedding in Mexico. When you think about your wedding hair and makeup you have to know what look you are going for with the dress. With so many wedding dress options to choose from it can be overwhelming to know where to start, especially for a destination wedding.

I have seen a lot of online wedding dress shops during years of wedding planning for myself and others; for the most part I have seen a lot of the same styles and trends come and go. Zilla Brides Couture is an online wedding dress shop that I have just come across and I must say Zilla Brides Couture has some pretty amazing dresses that are not only unique, but very budget friendly too! Right now Zilla Brides Couture is offering their biggest dress sale ever... Check out the savings now before you miss out.

These dresses that I found would be perfect for a wedding in the sun, in Los Cabos, Mexico. Orders can be placed online through the website, by email or you can call 1 (248)-733-5138 and place an order by phone. Zilla Brides Couture would be happy to answer any questions you have HERE. Zilla Brides Couture also has bridesmaid dresses, wedding shoes and accessories to complete your sunny wedding look at your destination wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico. If you are looking for wedding dresses in Mexico simply click the link!

Now that you are getting excited about planning your destination wedding you can start comparing prices and options for destination wedding packages and vendors. Here are some great places to start...

... but if you are really ready to get planning, here is an amazing resource where you can find everything you need to plan your Los Cabos destination wedding! Cabo Wedding Directory is easy to navigate, full of amazing venues, photographers, and wedding services. It has everything you need to plan your destination wedding with ease and confidence. Cabo Wedding Directory will save you hours of searching on Google for wedding services in the area; you will have contact information at your fingertips as well as a very handy map to make sure everything will be in the area you are staying in. It's not every day I come across a destination wedding directory as put together as this one! You can even check out reviews before making any final decisions, which is essential when planning from afar.

Get Excited, Have Fun, and Get Married!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter Wonderland Wedding Look"Blog" with The Country Porch

Well, Friday was our first snow fall  here in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia; so it has inspired this Look"Blog" Series feature with some gorgeous items from The Country Porch to put together a glistening winter wonderland wedding!!/Weddings_Home

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland...