Thursday, March 31, 2016


What is a Hen Party you ask? Well for those in the UK, there is no question but for Canadian and U.S brides-to-be a Hen Party or "Hen Do" is essentially a bachelorette party. Many brides are aware of and participate in parties to celebrate the bride-to-be however, what is on trend now is turning your Hen Party into a vacation for the gals!

Hen Party Despidalia specializes in bachelorette parties, private and original in Barcelona. They take care of the shows, dinners, accommodation; everything a bride-to-be and her party need. Despidalia is #1 in Barcelona for Spanish girls, and have now hit the international market! Who wouldn't love to go on a vacation with their besties to celebrate one of the most exciting events in their life?! This is one of those experiences that if I could go back and do things over again I would have planned a Hen Party away with my bridal party to create unforgettable memories that you don't often get the opportunity to take advantage of once you start building a family with a house and kids...

When you get married life changes, in a lot of ways for the better but I'm not going to lie... you are going to experience challenges too. A trip with the girls can be that experience that doesn't always happen but grounds you in who you are as an individual and celebrating all that is you and the next big life stage to come. You can make the trip as simple or extravagant as you desire. One of my favorite things about Despidalia is the "Build Your Hen Do" section.  I like just playing around with all the options to imagine the get away I could have! Maybe when the kids are a little older and money is less tight I will plan my Hen Party as a celebration of my accomplishments in marriage ;)

Let the adventures begin... You totally deserve it. Weddings are something worth celebrating with your friends!

And don't forget customized bachelorette T-shirts are a must when celebrating! T-Shirt Studio prints personalized t-shirts among other things and one of their most popular items are sets of shirts for hen nights, stag and doe's, or even bridal party personalized tees. You can simply use the templates already created for your pre-wedding parties or you can get your creative juices flowing and design your own!

I would love to hear your plans for pre-wedding celebrations and if you have already had a Hen Party what were your must do's?

Life is worth celebrating!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Wedding Quickie! - The Name Says it All with Hire Waiters!

So, regardless of being Canadian and loving to support and feature other Canadians and their businesses, I also just love finding great artisans and wedding services from around the world. One that is not always thought of but can significantly decrease the stress of pulling off an amazing DIY wedding is hiring wait staff to assist with serving food and drinks, setting up a bar service, cocktail bartenders, and cleaning and tidying up after an event.

Hire Waiters is a service that offers just that; based in major cities in Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane) Hire Waiters provides you with professional service when you need to hire waiters and waitresses for your special event.

Just imagine how it would feel to not have to worry about which one of your family members or friends is in charge of bringing out more food when needed or clearing a pile of used dishes out of the way from the table settings of your DIY backyard wedding. How great it would feel to not have to think about any of the logistics of food and drinks or cleaning up as the evening goes on and just enjoying the time with family and friends celebrating your special day.

Hire Waiters isn't just for weddings, they offer professional wait staff services for any special event including engagement parties, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate functions, and dinner parties. If this sounds like the perfect addition to your wedding or special event just click on the chosen location and fill out the form to get a free, no-obligation quote for the service you need!

 Now, just sit back and relax... it will all be taken care of!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Wedding Quickie! - Get Your Feet Beach Wedding Ready with Bare Sandals!

Spring is finally here!! Which means it's time to start thinking about getting your feet out of those warm socks and boots and let them see the light of day. For those planning a destination wedding in the coming months or a summer beach wedding you are probably thinking about your scheduled pedicure appointment and the perfect shoes for your wedding on the beach. Well, if you don't have them sitting in a box at the bottom of your closet yet look no further. In this Wedding Quickie I have the most perfect sandal option for your wedding day!

Bare Sandals specializes in handcrafting barefoot sandals, foot jewelry and anklets perfect for your beach wedding. All orders can be customized specifically to fit your wedding colors and theme. Bare Sandals production takes place in the US, and they believe in providing their customers with top notch quality products to make their special day on the beach as unforgettable and unique, as they are. Bare Sandals has an amazing team eager to make each bride's day special down to the last little detail... what you wear on your feet.
 Click this image to contact Bare Sandals with Questions or Custom Orders!

I have fallen in love with these sandals and regardless of already being married I will be getting a pair for everyday summer wear at the beach and on hot summer's days.

I love the vintage look of these Aster Barefoot Sandals in their Flora Collection! There are so many collections to choose from I could easily find a couple different pairs to go with a variety of summer looks.

Bare Sandals just launched their new Goddess Collection; it features 16 brand new beautiful designs with stunning Swarovski elements!

Bare Sandals are a perfect alternative to typical footwear on your special day. Why wear shoes when they can go barefoot and experience your special day from head to toe?

Now go get that pedicure!

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Dream Wedding Gallery in Santorini, Greece by Studio Kristo

I have dreams about celebrating an anniversary in Greece and you will too after seeing the work of Studio Kristo providing award-winning photography in the studio and on location for over 15 years! While browsing through Kristo's gallery I began daydreaming about exploring the unique architecture in Greece and basking in sun all the while re-connecting and remembering all of the things I love about my husband.

I have featured a variety of wedding photographers on this blog, all with different styles and from around the world. With Kristo, I am in awe of his compilation of texture and color in this naturally beautiful setting. The lighting in his photos are spot on and he creates a dream like image that you just want to be a part of.

If you are planning a wedding in Greece or want to capture the moments of a honeymoon away I would highly recommend you get in touch with Kristo to be a part of that special day. You can contact him HERE!

One day I will be there...