Jenny Packham 2012 Fall - Vintage Chic

NOV 04

One more view of a collection before I share my annual trends post on Monday. Another designer on my to-check list? Jenny Packham. Out of all the wedding gown designers, Jenny stands out in my mind as the only designer who has a signature style. Remember Kate Middleton’s pink/gold skimming dress that she wore to […]read more

Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Collection

OCT 28

Carolina Herrera‘s fall collection has to be one of my favorite collections thus far at the 2012 NYC Bridal Market. The gowns are overall elegant and refined with just the right mix of vintage and modern. My favorite is the top tow. I absolutely adore the texture and subtle pattern of the gown on the […]read more

Marchesa Fall 2012 Bridal Collection

OCT 25

Another designer that I’m always anticipating when it comes to bridal collections is Marchesa. The Fall 2012 collection was filled with lots of sheath gowns, lace detailing and tulle. Always ornate and always filled with hand-sewn details that would make any girl feel like a million bucks. My favorite is the 1st gown. I just […]read more

Vera Wang 2012 Fall - Black + Gothic

OCT 24

Good morning everyone and happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. I can’t contain myself, so I’m going to add a quick personal update - the house is so close to completion and I should beread more

Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

OCT 03

It’s no secret that most brides’ favourite wedding-related topic is the dress! However, shopping for the perfect dress can be extremely overwhelming, and I know from experience. I believe I visited about 6 bridal shops in Edmonton & Toronto before finding the one in Calgary. The ladies at are sharing one bride-to-be’s tips when […]read more

Weekly Wrap Up

SEP 30

TGIF! Wow, it’s been an extremely long week. Tomorrow I’ll be attending the Preston Bailey Gala at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton. I can’t wait! I hope to share some details from it for you next week. Before I jump into your weekly wrap-up of posts this past week, I wanted to share a […]read more

Emmy 2011 Awards: Wedding Gown Inspiration

SEP 19

Good morning and happy Monday :) Anyone watch the Emmys last night? Well if you didn’t or missed the red carpet, I thought I’d share some of my favorite fashion, hair and makeup from the night. When you’re planning what your “look” for your wedding day, it’s always fun to check out award shows because […]read more

How to Sell Your Wedding Dress

How to Sell Your Wedding Dress

AUG 30

Looking to recoup some money from your recent wedding? Consider selling your wedding dress online! Not only will you recoup about 50% of what you paid, you’ll get bonus karma points because you’ll help another bride save on her wedding budget. Not sure how to get started? The ladies over at are sharing their […]read more

Leanne Marshall - Project Runway

AUG 19

One of my favorite designers ever on Project Runway is Leanne Marshall. Anyone who is a fan of the show remembers her aqua wave designs and her ability to create clothing that is feminine, yet contemporary. I’ve been following her career for a while now and I wanted to share that she does custom wedding […]read more

Styled Bridal Shoot at Brix (Vancouver)

AUG 18

I love when brides push the envelope when it comes to style. One word: accessories. Today, I’m sharing a styled bridal shoot by some fabulous Vancouver vendors. A purple blusher/veil? Love! Be sure to check out the vendors list at the end of this post to learn how you can get these looks. Photography by […]read more

Blue Green Wedding in BC by Ashley Martens Photography

AUG 12

Happy Friday! Before the week ends, I have one more real wedding up my sleeve to share with you. Trina & Jeff are high school sweethearts. After dating 9 years, they finally tied the knot in a beautiful green & blue themed wedding in Chilliwack, BC. Photography is is by the ever sweet Ashley of […]read more

Featured Designer: Lea-Ann Belter

AUG 03

I am so excited to introduce to you all a top Canadian bridal designer, Lea-Ann Belter. I guess you could say I’ve been a fan of Lea-Ann’s designs since I started this wedding blog because I opened my first magazine after coming across one of her gowns and thought, “now that’s my kind of designer”. […]read more

Lace Love from Elizabeth Filmore

JUL 26

I am absolutely in LOVE with some of Elizabeth Filmore’s latest designs from her fall 2011 collection. The lace detailing is just gorgeous and adds a bit of tradition to an otherwise modern design. {images: NYmag}read more

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before you Have Your Dress Cleaned

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before you Have Your Dress Cleaned

JUL 26

Is your dress still hanging on the back of your closet door? If it is, stop what you’re doing right now and get it to the cleaners! Whether you’re going to sell it or preserve it for years to come, the quicker you clean it, the less stains will have set in. If you are […]read more

Bridal Shoot from Tara Welch Photography

JUL 18

Happy Monday ladies + gents. I can’t believe how quickly the weekend rolled by..and yes I have to say that each and every start of the week. Once in a while I like to share bridal shoots because well, it’s nice to change things up. Not only that, but it gives you some ideas on […]read more

J Crew Fall Weddings Preview - Our favourite picks!

J Crew Fall Weddings Preview - Our favourite picks!

JUL 15

J Crew recently launched a preview of their Fall wedding & party dresses and again they don’t disappoint. Honestly, J Crew is doing just about everything right when it comes to designing gowns for the modern bride & bridesmaid in an assortment of colours. While I’m only sharing a few from the bridesmaids collection, my […]read more

Vera Wang Bridesmaids for Davids Bridal

Vera Wang Bridesmaids for Davids Bridal

JUL 07

I’m so excited and have been waiting to share this with you! As you know, Vera Wang has teamed up with David’s Bridal to create a new line called “White”. And while you’ve already seen the bridal gowns, here’s a look at the new bridesmaid dresses.  Again, Vera doesn’t disappoint. The dresses are classy and […]read more

New Gown Looks from J. Crew

New Gown Looks from J. Crew

JUN 08

I am totally loving the latest wedding gown designs over at J. Crew. They’re simple, understated and SO perfect for a modern bride. Not interested in ordering dresses online or going down to the States to search for a dress? Consider “alternative” collections such as Nicole Miller & Jenny Yoo and always consider bridesmaids dresses […]read more

Vegas Destination Wedding, Part II

JUN 02

Gown: Martina Liana from Pure Bridal Groom’s Tux: Calvin Klein from Moore’s Shoes: Aldoread more

Hi / Low - Glam Bride!

Hi / Low - Glam Bride!

MAY 30

Happy Monday :) When I read magazines, I absolutely love the high/low options. It really goes to show that you can have the same look for a lot less. Let’s face it, we aren’t all made of money! Shopping List: Shoes - Jimmy Choo : $1000 Silver Clutch - Jimmy Choo : +$1150 Gown - […]read more

Black Swan Inspired Wedding Photoshoot

Black Swan Inspired Wedding Photoshoot

MAY 03

Whether you saw the amazing movie Black Swan or not, you’ll absolutely love this next photoshoot. The genius behind these gorgeous images is the talented Julin Athalia Lee of Vancouver-based Athalia’s Photography. She created this entire DIY affair with the help of some fabulous vendors to create a look that has a sophisticated flair with […]read more

Kate Middleton’s 2nd Wedding Gown

APR 29

Ok…it might get a little busy with the royal wedding posts, but I just HAD to share this. Could this have been Kate’s wedding gown had the other dress design been leaked? She wore this stunning gown with a jeweled belt to the tonight’s wedding reception events. Love the soft shrug! Now, which dress do […]read more

Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton's Dress

Royal Wedding: Kate Middleton’s Dress

APR 29

The day has finally come! The most anticipated and best-kept secret of all was finally revealed this morning and I can’t begin to tell you how ga-ga-gorrrgeous Kate Middleton looked. The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw her was “Grace Kelly” (see Grace’s iconic dress here), but with a modern twist. […]read more

Spring 2012 Gown Trends

APR 19

Every year, I peruse pictures from the runways of New York for Bridal Fashion Week to pull out some of the trends that you can be inspired by. And I’ll have to admit that the spring 2012 collections definitely did not disappoint. And while there were some designers that created gowns that weren’t my taste […]read more

Vera Wang Spring 2012

APR 14

The exciting time of the year for wedding blogging is here! Bridal Fashion Week in New York is the time when designers show their newest collections. And while I don’t have the time to showcase each and every designer, I always try my best every year to create a “top trends” post after all the […]read more

1920's Vintage Inspired Bride

1920′s Vintage Inspired Bride

MAR 30

Based on the results of my last survey, there’s still a lot of you that are looking for some vintage wedding inspiration, so today is your day! Samantha Clarke Photography, a photographer based out of Toronto, sent over this FABULOUS 20′s inspired photoshoot that makes you oooh and ahh over the glamour. It’s like watching […]read more

Burberry Styled Winter Photoshoot

Burberry Styled Winter Photoshoot

MAR 28

Happy Monday! Brides you’re going to love this next shoot, especially those of you who have an adoration of all things Burberry. This winter Burberry inspired style shoot was done in Orangeville, Ontario involving Purple Martini Wedding & Event Photography, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding, Event & Seasonal Design, Paper Damsels and Noah Brown Bridal. Winter […]read more

ROOY Couture Summer 2011

MAR 16

Happy humpday! I thought it would be a nice change from the latest real weddings to share some work from my favorite Canadian bridal gown designer, Lani van Rooyen of ROOY Couture (based out of Alberta). I had the pleasure of attending her Summer 2011 fashion show a couple months ago with my friend Ashley […]read more

Matthew Williamson Bridal

MAR 11

How absolutely gorgeous are these gowns from Matthew Williamson’s bridal collection? I would like the short fluffy one please. Come back in a little bit for your weekly wrap-up and a look at a beeeeautiful more

Glam Bridal Shoot

MAR 09

What do you get when you put two talented Winnipeg photographers together, along with a recently married couple in a van and off to the sand dunes? You get images like this. Shot by Kelly of Kelly Bik Photography and Michelle of Michelle Zerr Photography, this bridal glam shoot hopefully inspires you put on that […]read more

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