Giveaway / Share The Love: Lila Frances Custom Hanger

Giveaway / Share The Love: Lila Frances Custom Hanger

AUG 16

It’s that time again! You’ve probably all seen custom wedding hangers on Wedding Obsession and other blogs before. I’m happy to say, this month’s giveaway is from Lila Frances. Owner, Anna Hartshorn wasthe pioneer of the custom wedding hanger trend! She works incredibly hard to maintain quality and design and enjoys adding new styles and items […]read more

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Sweet Outdoor Love Session from Angela Cheung Photography

AUG 15

Today’s feature is a super sweet Calgary engagement with an absolutely adorable couple thanks to Angela Cheung Photography. How They Met (from Angela’s perspective): Danielle was meeting a fellow co-worker at a bar for an improptu date one evening. As she waited for him to arrive – she received a text saying that he had […]read more

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Charming DIY Wedding in Ottawa from Heart Visuals

AUG 14

Today’s wedding is a total DIY labour of love. With a limited budget,Katriina and Jonathan were helped by family and friends to carry out their dream wedding. Complete with bocce ball for guests, cute soda refreshments and pretty DIY details, this wedding will undoubtedly inspire you. It’s utterly charming. Captured by Teppo Haapoja of Heart […]read more

Share The Love Recap

Share The Love Recap

AUG 13

For months now I’ve enjoyed coordinating Share The Love features for you (and don’t worry, there’s lots more to come). I thought it was time for a recap, both to thank our awesome participants and share with you the items I received from them to use for our June 1 2013 wedding. February: Oh Dier William […]read more

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Glam Persian Wedding in Mexico from Chris+Lynn Photographers

AUG 10

We’re going to end this fantastic week with an ultra glam Persian wedding held in the beautiful Riviera Maya. I always appreciate weddings with traditional ethnic ceremonies, and the pink and sparkle in this one just makes it that much better. Sepideh and Pooyan met through mutual friends, immediately liking each other from the first […]read more

Eco-chic Air Plant Florals by Ooh la la Designs

Eco-chic Air Plant Florals by Ooh la la Designs

AUG 09

Remember one of my latest obsessions? I got a lot of feedback from you all, telling me you loved air plants too. So you’ll probably be thrilled to hear that today’s photoshoot involves air plants and all things pretty. The innovative floral designs are all thanks to Kelly, the creative behind Ooh la la Design, […]read more

Comments About Your Engagement Ring that Make You Say WTF?

Comments About Your Engagement Ring that Make You Say WTF?

AUG 06

What is the rudest comment you’ve gotten so far about your engagement ring? Here are some of the ones I’ve heard: “Oh good, it’s not that big!” Um, what? “Your sister’s is bigger, right?” Double-what?! These comments are from two different people. Why do women focus so much on the size, shape, and style of […]read more

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Beautiful Laser Cut Invites + Weekly Wrap-Up

AUG 03

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve got an entire month planned of fantastic inspiration so I hope you’re as excited as I am. Check out these lovely laser cut invitations sent over to me by Melbourne Laser Cutter. Although they’re based in Australia, Canadians are able to order custom stationery from them. I particularly love the doilies […]read more

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Weekly Wrap-Up + A Different Take on Cake with BHLDN

JUL 27

I’ve been toying with the idea of forgoing my weekly wrap-ups, but I’ve been thinking it might be good for those of you who don’t visit the site each and every day. If you do ever have suggestions for the site, always feel free to drop me a line (melissa@weddingobsession.com) or comment. So today, I’ll […]read more

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Photography Meets Art: Gold + Sparkle

JUL 26

I have this new found love for gold. It’s rich, easily paired with many colors and totally chic. Not to mention, it’s a lot of fun when paired with black and loads of sparkle…kind of like today’s love session photoshoot captured by the fabulous Melissa of Green Pomme Photography. It all started when Melissa came […]read more

Share The Love: Liddabits Design Shop

JUL 19

Yay! Time for the latest installment of Share The Love. If you’re new to Wedding Obsession, our (usually) monthly Share The Love features highlight an Etsy vendor that I’m purchasing items from for my own wedding. They’re graciously offering giveaways or discounts to our lovely WO readers. This time around, it’s Liddabits Design Shop. Read on […]read more

Purple Inspiration in Alberta from Sarah Mavro

Purple Inspiration in Alberta from Sarah Mavro

JUL 13

A pretty darn good week for wedding inspiration don’t you think? Let’s cap off the week with some deep purple inspiration from Edmonton photographer, Sarah Mavro. Jon and Carley’s wedding took place in Devon, Alberta this past June and I thought it might be nice for you aubergine/purple brides to inspired. The bouquet is a […]read more

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Spring Charm in Winnipeg

JUL 06

We started off the week on a fabulous note and we’re ending it just as well, with a beautiful spring photoshoot sent over by Academy Florist. It’s filled with pretty pink inspiration, gorgeous florals and vintage details. Collaborating with some fabulous Winnipeg vendors, this shoot captured by Moore Photography was created to suit the bride’s […]read more

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Colour Palette No. 15: Sage Green + Coral + Soft Pink

JUN 27

Yesterday’s photoshoot feature’s got me on a green + coral/orange frenzy, so when I came across this bouquet by JL Designs, I knew I had to pull out the colors and show you how a muted sage and blue/green of the succulents looks when paired with a coral/orange hued floral and pink blush accents. Fresh! […]read more

Planning woes: wedding traditions I had no idea existed!

JUN 25

White lanterns inside the Simon Fraser University Diamond Alumni Centre are bad luck in Chinese culture. People tell you interracial relationships are hard, but it’s even more difficult when you try to plan a wedding. Apparently, there were tons of rules I had never known existed before for Chinese parents planning a wedding. Sure, I […]read more

Love Me Some Balloons

Love Me Some Balloons

JUN 21

  Balloons are making a comeback. And I’m all over it! The mother of this bride, is not! Tisk, tisk. Please forgive Mummy for not being a balloon fan. She’s earned her Director Of Design title, working in special events and interior design for the last 30 years. When she first started in the decor […]read more

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Latest Obsession: Chalk Decor

JUN 14

Speaking of chalk backdrop, it’s made me realize I have yet to proclaim my love for chalk decor in weddings. Whether it be a backdrop, menu, guestbook or just somewhere to proclaim your union that day, chalk decor is definitely here to stay. I love how artistic the designs have become and it’s an inexpensive […]read more

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Chic Chalkboard Backdrop

JUN 14

Anytime I walk in a Starbucks or a restaurant that has chalk art for the menu, I can’t help but swoon over the designs. So I can’t help but love this chalkboard wedding backdrop which is oh-so artsy and just perfect for a wedding that’s totally full of personality. // image: via the blooming threadread more

Project 4: DIY Silhouette Chair Detail

Project 4: DIY Silhouette Chair Detail

MAY 31

The last project of our silhouette DIY series from Tara Whittaker includes a chair detail which we love! (see parts 1, 2 & 3 if you missed them) Silhouette chair markers for the bride and groom are an elegant way to personalize the head table. The groom’s silhouette was framed in an heirloom frame and […]read more

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Old, Borrowed & Blue

MAY 24

So lucky today to be joined by Calgary stylist Pink & Honey Event Styling who teamed up with Genevieve Renee Photographie to create an absolutely inspiring photoshoot filled with beautiful ceremony backdrops. You’re seeing this first here on Wedding Obsession. Enjoy. Handmade creations add the most special touch to a wedding day. So for our […]read more

The Dreaded B Word

MAY 21

What “B” word? Bridezilla. It’s coming up on one year until our wedding day. Holy cow! People are asking a lot how the planning is going. I tell them, “Not so bad, actually.” But it seems like there isn’t a whole lot to do lately. The big decisions are made. Who. Where. When. We should book […]read more

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Minted Art Prints + Weekly Wrap-Up

MAY 18

Seriously, the folks over at minted are geeeeeenius. Lately I’ve been obsessed with printed art work for the home and well, I can’t stop collecting. In fact, they’s numerous ones sitting on our spare bed just waiting to be framed. But those are just details right? Well, minted is now offering art prints and I […]read more

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Share The Love Winner

MAY 10

Congratuations to Florence, she won a custom invitation design suite. For those of you that didn’t win, don’t worry, you can try your luck at the rest of the Share The Love giveaways. There’s a new one each month. And if you love Jelli & Ink‘s designs, make sure you visit the shop. The custom-designed […]read more

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Latest Obsession: Air Plants

MAY 09

Move over succulents, there’s a new plant in town. I’ve been obsessed with these little creatures ever since I saw them in a greenhouse a while ago. The fact that they don’t need soil to live is absolutely fascinating to me and I love that they’ve got an almost desert feel to them. And can […]read more

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Whimsical Art Nouveau Wedding Inspiration

APR 27

Happy Friday readers! Putting together today’s photoshoot from Gideon Photography + Forevermore Events was so unbelievably inspiring for me. I know I consider myself a modern kind of girl, but there’s something so sweet about the details and the unconventional theme: art nouveau / deco. I tried to include lots of the details, but there […]read more

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Glam Pink Inspiration

APR 26

Today Rachel A. Clingen shares some shots from her inspiration shoot captured by Rowell Photography, images that currently grace the cover of her new website (which I love love love by the way). It’s total blush pink chic filled with loads of sparkly details. Spot any details you’d want to incorporate in your wedding?     […]read more

Get The Look: Kelly And Derek

APR 18

image by Vanessa Voth Photography Yesterday’s featured wedding had some pretty beachy and nautical details inspired by the yacht club venue. Here’s how to get the look from various Etsy vendors and artists: Starfish Beach Wedding Invit… Whimsicalprint… $2.50 Bridal Earrings Cubic Zircon… CrinaDesign73 $32.00 Starfish Cupcake Toppers for… KiwiTiniCreati… $6.50 Distressed Vintage PICTURE F… […]read more

Colour, Colour, And More Colour

APR 16

I used to be firmly set on a gray and yellow wedding. So much so that our friends would teasingly tell me those were their colours each time one of them got engaged before I did. Now it’s my turn and I’m finding it tough to keep my mind made up. I still absolutely love yellow and gray […]read more

Share The Love: Four Days Left

Share The Love: Four Days Left

APR 11

  Don’t forget, the coupon code for 15% off the entire ReadyGo shop is only active until April 15th. After that it expires and you’re out of luck! Hurry to the shop to purchase your cake topper, cupcake flags, photo props, signs and more. To hear more about ReadyGo, visit the original giveaway post, here. […]read more

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Colour Palette No. 11: Periwinkle + Mustard Yellow

APR 11

This colour palette initially caught my attention when a ball of yarn in a beautiful periwinkle was wrapped in a mustard yellow label. I absolutely adore the colour combination and wonder if periwinkle will one day make a comeback. Everything does come full circle, doesn’t it always? Images: Pinterest (one / two)read more


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