Advice From The Editor: When To Quit Clicking

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Even though it existed, Pinterest wasn’t very well known when I was planning my wedding. Now when I’m on the website researching wedding ideas and trends, I sometimes think “this would have been so helpful”. Oddly enough, however, I’m actually glad that I wasn’t a pinning pro while I planned my big day.

Why? For the same reason that it would have be nice to have as a resource: There’s just so much information. I see the thousands and thousands of wedding pins, and I can’t help but think about how hard it would have been to make decisions when every idea spawned hundreds of other ideas, and how dejected I might have felt facing all the other weddings (with their own incredibly thoughtful details) and more accomplished DIY-ers.  Continue reading

Interview With An Expert: All and Sundry {part two}

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Last week we delved into eco-friendly wedding planning (and the minds of expert wedding planners Amy and Kamelli of All & Sundry) , and this week we’re lightening our green lean to focus more on general tips for hiring and working with a wedding planner. We hope you’ll find their advice helpful (we definitely did!) and encourage you to head over to the All & Sundry website and blog to see more from this talented twosome.

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Interview With An Expert: All and Sundry

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Today we’re so excited to be featuring not one but two eco-friendly wedding planners as our experts! We feel strongly about finding ways to get greener with weddings—most have a carbon footprint that’s far from romantic— and we’re guessing a lot of you feel the same away. So, who better to help you figure out how to do that than Amy and Kamelli, the lovely ladies who operate All & Sundry wedding planning in Vancouver and Edmonton?

Now let’s get to the good stuff. Scroll on to find out all their advice and insider tips, and come back next week for part two.

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Lovely Links For December 7th

photo by Q Avenue Photo

Photo by Q Avenue Photo 

We can’t help feel sympathetic to all the brides-to-be who are currently planning weddings while managing the busyness of the holidays. It’s hard enough figuring out a wedding when you aren’t making time for Christmas parties, shopping, family time and tradition.

That’s why we’d like to encourage you, if it’s at all possible, to ease up on designing your dream day until the all this extra activity has passed. For some brides it’s not possible (we’re looking at you, ladies who will tie the knot before January 2nd) and to those brides we say: There’s always next year. But, for all your spring brides, let this stuff simmer on the back burner, and enjoy a breather that has nothing to do with nuptials.

Regardless of your own situation, how about taking a break with this week’s lovely links?

+ An unexpected accessory for bridesmaids

+ Further proof we’re a city full of sports fans

+ Pantone has picked the 2013 color of the year!

+ There’s a great (12 day!) giveaway on the Epic Events blog right now

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Lovely Links For November 30th

Photo by Vadim Daniel Photography

You guys, this is the last day of November. The last day before December, in all its holiday glory, descends upon us. And while we are—as you’ve noticed—very excited about all that festive fun, do you know what’s even more exciting? With the holidays comes many, many engagements. We can practically feel the excitement and sense the wedding magazines flying off the shelves as new brides-to-be start planning their big days and spend their mornings staring distractedly at their new ring-finger bling. You can’t hear us yet, soon-to-be-engaged gals, but we can’t wait to have you here and share all things Vancouver wedding with you!

Here are this week’s lovely links:

+ Just plain amazing

+ Take note, winter brides

+ Make a wedding dream board and you could score three bridesmaid dresses (we call that win, win)

+ Let this be a reminder to bring chalk for your wedding day photos

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Advice From The Editor: Wedding Decor That Does More

I’ve yet to meet a bride who didn’t want at least a little decor for her wedding (and I’ve met some seriously low maintenance, “weddings aren’t a big deal to me” brides). So, while I wouldn’t exactly call decor the most crucial part of a wedding, I’d say it gets pretty high priority, and I’m betting you’ve already started thinking of yours. What I want to do today, however, is encourage you to think bigger.

I’m not talking about taking your decor in an even grander direction—though that can be fun—but about considering your wedding decor in the long term. Confused? Let me explain. Continue reading

Creme De La Creme Grand Wedding Showcase

Another day, another wedding show? Sometimes it feels like it during wedding show season, but the Creme De La Creme Grand Wedding Showcase shouldn’t be ignored. For one thing, it’s the last of the big shows before January, and, for another, it’s kind of fabulous.

Every year, Creme De La Creme features opulence and luxury at its finest, and this year is no different with the its Parisian-leaning Le Rêve theme.

You can expect over-the-top floral arrangements (literally, some are bound to be over the top of your head), swanky tastings, and a haute couture fashion show featuring all the big names (think Vera, Monique, Oscar and more). Basically, expect all things romantic, and know that if you’re a bride who wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day, this is the show you want to go to.

The Creme De La Creme Grand Wedding Showcase will take place this Sunday (November 4th) at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We’d highly recommend, however, that you time your visit to coincide with the fashion show at one o’clock. You can buy tickets for the event for $45 on the website, and spring for VIP tickets that include an additional evening reception for $85 if you’re feeling like a splurge.

Advice From The Editor: Picking A Maid Of Honor

Picking a maid of honor isn’t easy. Even when you think it’s easy. It’s a lesson I’ve seen many brides learn, and it can have a pretty big impact on your wedding day. So, today, I’m offering up my thoughts on how to tackle the tough decision…and why you shouldn’t always go with the obvious choice.

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Vancouver Wedding And Honeymoon Fall Show 2012


Time flies, doesn’t it? It seems like we were just writing about the Vancouver Wedding and Honeymoon Spring Show, and now the Vancouver Wedding and Honeymoon Fall Show is less than two weeks away. But, while it hasn’t felt like that much time has passed, we’re definitely excited to be attending the biannual show again.

Why? Aside from being a place to get great information on all kinds of wedding day things, there’s just something so fun about a show where you can start figuring out your honeymoon. It’s even fun if you’re not actually getting married, making it the very best show to drag your bridal party along to (don’t be mad if they start planning their next vacations).

This season’s show will take place on September 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and feature three fashions shows (at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00) and will once again feature a Grand Wedding prize, which you can enter to win right here. You can buy tickets for $20 here.

See you there!

Lovely Links For August 24th

Photo by Kelsie Taylor Photography

Hello, sweet readers. Are you as excited about the long weekend as we are? We can’t help feeling like this is the last chance to do all the summery things that have slipped through the cracks, and this means we’ll have to fit lots of s’mores, swims, and stargazing into the weekend. We’re sure some of you, however, will be filling the weekend with your weddings, and in that case, congratulations! For the rest of you brides-to-be, we’ll see you back here next week to once again fill you in on all things wedding related.

Here are your (long weekend edition) lovely links:

+ Although this isn’t a Canadian wedding, the beauty and the budget ($5,000) earned it a spot with today’s links

+ There’s a new spot in town to buy your honeymoon attire

+ A very touching wedding

+ An envelope liner that could trump most invitations

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