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...

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Trendy Reception Dresses with artweddings

In this WEDDING TREND ALERT! I'm going to be talking about reception dresses for the bride. Although not as common today as in the past (aside from some cultural ceremonies with multiple wedding dresses), reception dresses are gaining popularity again. When my mother and father married they had special "evening attire" which was a part of their wedding. My mother wore an all white jumper very similar to this one... just imagine it a tad shorter and cinched in at the ankles. Got the imagine now?

So why are brides starting to opt for a second dress? If you have danced in a room full of 100+ people in a wedding dress that weighs nearly as much as you do in fabric, in the heat of summer... then you get it! Some brides love the idea of getting married in an extravagant ball gown; if you want to have the freedom to move around, dance, and have the time of your night into the wee hours of the morning then a reception dress may be the difference between passing out from overheating and playing one last song for the night!

artweddings has some pretty amazing and affordable reception dresses that are sure to complement any wedding dress. Check out my favourites below :)

You can even find cocktail & party dresses that would be perfect reception dresses for an affordable price. What I love about reception dresses is the fact that you can wear this dress more than once as opposed to your wedding dress that typically has a life cycle of one day. Think, New Years, a night out on the town, summer celebrations, or a future vow renewal!

artweddings offers great shipping rates and you can often score a free shipping offer listed on their homepage. artweddings is an online wedding boutique that also has a great selection of bridesmaid dresses, wedding dresses, bridal accessories, and even wedding supplies. 

If you want to put a DIY spin on your reception dress check out the brooches at JOSYROSE to add a little extra flair to a simple party dress!