Lovely Links For December 14th

Debi Parker Photography

Photo by Debi Parker Photography

Today we’re not going to tie you up with small talk and are going to get right to the good stuff. Why? The holidays are here and we know you have things to do, and trust us when we say, we would not want to keep you from any hot chocolate-sipping, gingerbread-baking, Bing Crosby-listening fun.

So, without further (or any) ado, here are this week’s lovely links:

+ An very elegant wedding…with Xbox-controller cookies

+ Wreath wedding decor that isn’t too holiday centered

+ These would make great guest favors

+ Want to ditch the wedding cake for a tower of donuts? Order these

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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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Inspiration For A Techie Wedding

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{send these invitations (which feature helvetica, naturally), have the groom keep his data at hand with USB cufflinks, wear this Rebecca Taylor gown in a nod to binary code, swap centerpieces for custom Viewmasters, string up these DIY geometric garlands, and finish your cake with this emoticon topper}

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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Lovely Links For November 16th

This long weekend-shortened week is drawing to a close, and we’re ready for a weekend of maybe-too-soon festive fun. I mean, if Starbucks has already started using the holiday cups, doesn’t that kind of give us a free pass to get ahead of ourselves too? Anyone else want to join us for some cookie baking and spiked cider?

Some lovely links that—we promise—aren’t holiday themed:

+ We can’t wait for the full post on this gorgeous wedding

+ Ideas for an elegantly rustic wedding brunch

+ A stunner of a Victoria wedding

+ Planning a spring wedding? You might want to include these in your decor

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Lovely Links For November 9th

Photo by Sandor Welsh

One of the great things about planning a wedding is that you get to spend a lot of your time day dreaming, and that’s an especially enviable element when it’s November and the weather is what it’s been lately (yuck!). We’ve been alternating between fantasizing about all the fun stuff of summer wedding and conjuring up mental images of the perfect cozy winter weddings. It’s almost kept us from noticing the gray ugliness going on outside…almost. Hope you’re having a similar experience as you work on your own weddings!

To help you further escape the dreariness, here are this week’s lovely links:

+ There is something so dreamy about this engagement shoot

+ For realistic over-the-top inspiration

+ The most creative take on “something blue” we’ve seen

+ This is why we love DIY

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Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween, lovely readers! What do you think of this costumed Halloween wedding? Would you ever do anything like it? You have to admit, it looks like a ton of fun.

Have a spooky and super fun evening!

Inspiration For A Halloween Wedding

{deck out your husband-to-be in these cufflinks, don this gown, cut this Maggie Austin cake, send guests home with bloody caramel apples, decorate with these white pumpkin vases, and pour this wine}

Lovely Links For September 20th

Photo by Sarah Rhoads

Today is the last official day of summer. Tomorrow we can get away with staying in to sip pumpkin spice lattes, donning a sweater, and curling up with a good book, even if the weather’s sunny and warm. Although most people don’t gravitate toward fall weddings, we think they can be some of the very prettiest. After all, time it right and your photographs get the most colorful backdrop just from nature’s yellows, oranges and reds. So we’re excited to see—and show—some great autumn weddings and wedding inspiration in the coming months. That is, when we can pull ourselves away from cooler evenings spent by the fire.

Here are this week’s lovely links:

+ This eclectic wedding will linger with us for a long time

+ Not only is this the coolest bow tie we’ve seen, it’s on sale!

+ Pretty e-card wedding invitations (some of them free)

+ This.is.beautiful

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Button Up

We’re always scratching our heads about wedding favours, and we think many couples are too since they’re becoming increasingly less common at weddings. Most of the time it’s not a big loss, missing out on a shot glass or some nicely packaged beach sand, but we’re still in favour of favours…at least the really good ones.

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