Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - It's All About Out West!!

In this Wedding Quickie! you will find some great resources if you are planning a wedding in one of the Western provinces of Canada. There are so many breathtaking locations in the Western provinces that would make a perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding as well as capturing the most amazing photographic memories. Check out some of these amazing locations.

Cascade Gardens - Banff (Perfect for Small Ceremonies)


Tunnel Mountain - Banff (Affordable Large Wedding Location)

Fraser River Lodge - Near Vancouver (A Rustic Look)

VanDusen Botanical Garden - Vancouver (Gorgeously Green)

  Hotel Saskachewan - Regina (A Formal Affair)

Elk Ridge Resort - Waskesiu (A Photographers Dream)

Fort Gibraltar - Winnipeg (Indie Inspiration)

Qualico Family Centre - Winnipeg (A More Modern Affair)

If you are looking for a wedding florist in Central Alberta La Petite Jaune Fleur can take your breath away with their exquisite bridal bouquets and floral arrangements.

They have been Serving Red Deer, Central Alberta and beyond as an Award Winning Business for more than 12 years. La Petite Jaune Fleur prides themselves on their customer service, extensive selection of flowers and most importantly their custom floral designs

La Petite Jaune Fleur are proud winners of the 2012 & 2013 Wedding Industry Experts Awards for: Best Floral Designer & Best Floris. You can book your next bridal consult online by visiting the shop online at or at their new location at 5004 48st Red Deer, AB

Next you may be looking for a photographer; who better to capture your Western Canadian Wedding than Lisa Redfern of Redfern Photography in Kelowna, BC.

To learn more about Redfern Photography click this link to the blog feature. If you visit Redfern Photography's website you will see a link to Lisa's blog and one of my favourite weddings... the Rustic Farm Wedding.


Looking for even more ideas and inspiration? Check out the main blog Everything Wedding DIY and browse the different series listed to the right :)

Happy Planning in the Great Outdoors!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Nice Day for a Southern Wedding!!

You can't deny the sweet charm of a Southern wedding, boasting the best of traditional Southern hospitality, surrounded by crowds of friends and family, the yummy smells of traditional Southern dishes, and old fashioned and DIY wedding decor touches. You'll be supported by your large wedding party, partake in all the wedding traditions including being married in a church followed by a fabulous reception (outdoors if you are lucky to have sunny weather).

In this Look"Blog" I will share with you some great wedding services and products to get your Southern wedding planning started and a sweet Look"Blog" to inspire you to create the wedding of your dreams.

Make your Southern wedding even sweeter by having one of your closest friends or family members officiate your wedding by becoming ordained through Universal Life Church

Universal Life Church offers legal faith based ordination within a traditional doctrine of faith that is valid in all 50 of the United States throughout Canada and most of the world.

After planning the ceremony you must choose the dress; whether you go with a traditional Southern belle wedding dress or something more modern with vintage charm you are sure to find it at Aisle Style at a more reasonable price than in a boutique bridal shop. Check out these lovelies!!

As for the reception, Southern climates are perfect for outdoor tent receptions. If you are in Kentucky, Advantage Tent & Party Rentals offers exquisite wedding rentals, including tents, tables, chairs and linens.You can contact Advantage Tent & Party Rentals by clicking Here!

You can't beat the feeling of dancing the night away under the stars!

Southern Wedding Look"Blog" 

Happy Planning Y'all

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - Take Your Pick... Wedding Planning Resources

In this Wedding Quickie! you will find some great resources that will help you plan your wedding day; from online resources, books, wedding planners, and even untapped resources amongst your friends and family. In the many years that I have been wedding obsessed I have come across a lot of great resources that helped me plan my own wedding and have come in handy helping others. Here are some great options to explore:

 Online Wedding Planning Resources

Organize, plan, and do it yourself with these great online wedding planning tools.

 Wedding Planning Books

For those who love the feeling of a book in their hands there are many wedding planning book options you can purchase that will help you get started.

Professional Wedding Planning Advice is a book that features 19 interviews with wedding professionals from the city of Los Angeles. In the book you will find interviews with professionals in the wedding industry including a wedding planner, an officiant, a bakery, an invitation designer and so on.

Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebrations is a book that helps you create the wedding you want—without going broke or crazy in the process. In this refreshing guide, expert Meg Keene shares her secrets to planning a beautiful celebration that reflects your taste and your relationship.

All the Essentials Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Tool for Organizing Your Big Day is a book with expert advice from in-demand wedding planner Alison Hotchkiss combines to-do lists, sample floor plans, downloadable templates, and gorgeous design by Hello!Lucky, in this essential tool for organizing a picture-perfect wedding.

 Advice from a Seasoned Bride

Everyone knows someone who has been married; maybe you have a friend or family member who has a knack for planning and organizing; or you attended a wedding that had great details or even one that was not your cup of tea. Use all the resources and examples around you as reference for your wedding day planning and don't be hesitant to ask for help... you might be surprised at the skills your aunt or best friend has when it comes to planning or DIY crafting!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Destination Wedding Feature & Look"Blog" with Titanium Ring Shop - Hawaii

Have you dreamed of traveling to Hawaii... what about getting married on the beaches of Hawaii? Many have done just that and you can bring your beach wedding dreams to life too. In this Destination Wedding Feature I will share with you some great websites to get you started with your Hawaii wedding planning, along with visions of inspiration, and wedding vendors to make your dream a reality.

To get you started, Hawaii Wedding and Vow Renewal is by far the easiest wedding planning connection to get you started with planning your own Hawaii destination wedding. They have been in the business for over 25 years and have made it easy to choose the wedding package that is just right for you and your wedding budget. Planning a LGBT wedding... No worries, gay marriage is now legal in Hawaii and Hawaii Wedding and Vow Renewal has packages specifically to suit the needs of a LGBT wedding!

After wedding plans are made you now need to  start thinking about the little details. One of the biggest little detail is your wedding rings. Titanium Ring Shop is based in Hawaii and makes unique, customized titanium rings for men and women. With over 300 designs, including titanium rings with diamonds, Hawaiian Koa wood, and opal and turquoise inlays, there is sure to be a ring that is ideally suited for you. Click on the images to view each category of beautifully crafted rings.

Titanium Ring Shop offers free worldwide shipping and free engraving!! This is truly a custom wedding ring you cannot get anywhere else.

Titanium Ring Shop's rings would make perfect vow renewal rings for those planning to renew their vows under the sunset... If you are looking for something specific or have questions about the quality and guarantee of the rings you can contact Titanium Ring Shop in these three ways:

Have a question? Send an email!

By snail mail:
Titanium Ring Shop
P.O. Box 4128
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745

Cell: 808-756-1286

Another way to make your destination wedding special is to have someone dear to you officiate your wedding!! You can have one of your friends or family members ordained to serve as the officiate at your wedding and legally certify your wedding. Universal Life Church provides the ability for men and women to be ordained specifically to officiate a friend or family member's wedding. Ordination provided by the Universal Life Church is valid in all 50 of the United States, throughout Canada and most of the World. You can complete the ordination submission form HERE.

Hawaiian Wedding Look"Blog"

No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa 

Get bikini ready for your Hawaiian wedding with It Works Skinny Wraps! You can check out my product review HERE