Weekly Wrap-Up

JUL 16

Happy Friday! It’s been a long week. Aren’t you excited for the weekend? Thanks to all that voted for the site over at Wedding Channel. Today is the last day to vote, so if you haven’t, visit here. We might be far behind but I appreciate all your support! Here’s a quick re-cap of the […]read more

Personal Update: Our Wedding Photos!

Personal Update: Our Wedding Photos!

JUN 29

Our fabulous photographer, Jessica Fern Facette, surprised Jason and I with a peek of our wedding day photos last week. We are soooo ecstatic with how they turned out and I’m so excited to share them with you. If you’re looking for a photographer, you most definitely have to give Jessica a call because she’s […]read more

Personal Update: Ceremony Prelude Tunes

JUN 22

Now that I’m back in the thick of things, I thought it was time to share some more details of my wedding for all those who care! If you’re at all interested in the songs I chose as the prelude music, read on. Prelude songs are those that you play while the guests are arriving […]read more

Saucy Pink & Black Damask Tablescape

JUN 16

Hellooooooo brides! This next tablescape is best described as chic and cosmopolitan. Maybe it’s just me, but when I look at this next tablescape, I think “Sex & the City”. This eye-catching tablescape and dessert table set is the last of a set of four inspiration shoots by Clockwork Wedding Productions shared here on Wedding […]read more

Hello from Madrid!

JUN 05

I´m in an internet cafe in Madrid and I know it´s sad, but even on my honeymoon, I felt like I had to check up on the site and give a quick update. My husband (feels weird to say it) was gracious enough to let me do that! Barcelona was amazing although we didn´t get […]read more


MAY 18

So I promised to give a post about the favors but it’s going to have to wait until tomorrow or the day after. A friend of mine, Case and my lovely fiance finished the packaging, in addition to the programs etc…and I don’t have the time to create the post. We’re pooped! Not to mention, […]read more

Personal Update: The Chocolates

Personal Update: The Chocolates

MAY 17

Jacqueline from Jacek Chocolate Couture just dropped by with the chocolates for my wedding favors. AH! I literally squealed when I saw them. Here’s a sneakpeek at what one half of the chocolates look like (sorry, the color might be a bit off due to the camera, but they’re a dark grey shimmer). I’m planning […]read more

Taxi Cab Programs

MAY 10

I’m currently working on my programs, so while perusing the internet for some inspiration, I came across these poster sized programs. New York taxi cab - LOVE LOVE LOVE! If only I could be this creative! {image by David Willems via createmyevent.com}read more

Personal Update: Banff & Hair & Makeup!

APR 26

I am soooo sorry for this late post. I rarely get away from a computer, but this weekend, I did just that. My AMAZING bridesmaid Ashley surprised me with a trip to banff filled with food, shopping and manicures. After posting the recent engagement session and weddings in banff, it was finally a thrill to […]read more

Personal Update: Crunch Time

APR 22

I have to apologize since it’s been a while since I’ve posted a personal update. This upcoming month will be a complete whirlwind with last minute details, fittings, appointments, confirmations - just about everything that every bride goes through when they’re almost to the finish line. So in advance, I have to let you know […]read more

Personal Update: The Ceremony

APR 13

Second Stop: Ceremony Location - Convocation Hall (University of Alberta) This historic music hall on campus, built in 1915, was the ultimate ceremony location for us, since Jason and I met while studying at the University of Alberta. I could only faintly remember the room when I was nine for a music concert, so it […]read more

Personal Update: Chocolates!

APR 12

This past weekend went by SO quickly and it was filled with none other than wedding related appointments. I really wonder what I’m going to do with myself once this wedding is over! Over the next week, I’ll be sharing with you a series of personal photos taken either by myself or Jason with a […]read more

Easter Weekend

APR 05

Hope you all had a nice weekend with family and friends. Today (Easter monday) is a recognized holiday in Canada, so I won’t be blogging for the day. But I thought I’d leave you with an interesting grey cake that’s oh-so-modern. It certainly has a lot more dimension than a simple all-white cake - love […]read more

Paper Circle

MAR 29

I’m excited to share with you a new sponsor to the site, Paper Circle, a newly launched Canadian online store specializing in modern and affordable DIY wedding invitation materials. As a DIY invitation bride myself, I wish I could have used this as a resource! We believe that paper can say it all – it […]read more

Yes..No...Maybe so? Advice please!

Yes..No…Maybe so? Advice please!

MAR 10

My name is Melissa and I am a wedding-oh-holic. You know you are obsessed with weddings when you literally visit home decor stores at least once every 2 weeks and when you’re out you can’t help but notice anything that’s part of your “color palette”. I swear, Jason is going to take my credit card […]read more

Sweet Nothings by Bakelab

Sweet Nothings by Bakelab

MAR 09

Came across these adorable mini mushrooms (likely made out of the same ingredients as macarons) over at Bakelab. I am a SUCKER for packaging so I love how they create & display food items in ways you wouldn’t normally see them. I know I can’t exactly head over there to try it out but it […]read more

Unique Artichoke GREENS

Unique Artichoke GREENS

MAR 02

Artichokes? When I think about them, I immediately think they probably taste horrible because they resemble brussel sprouts. But little did I know that these large green (and sometimes purple) colored vegetables could be used as a unique accent for a wedding? I’m always on the look-out for new and unique items to incorporate into […]read more

Save-the-Date Valentines

FEB 15

How was everyone’s Valentines Day? And Happy Chinese New Years to some of you as well! Anna sent over some images of her unique save-the-date valentines by Sincerely Yours Paper, which I knew I would absolutely have to share. I actually squealed when I saw them, so loud in fact that Jason wondered what the […]read more

Potpourri of an Invite

FEB 10

Who knew that mixing silhouettes, raspberries, corals and bulldogs would be put together in a wedding invitation? I try my best to check out Beast Pieces often because I can’t wait to see what they design next. They are SO innovative with their stationery designs, so much so that they literally ooze creativity. And it […]read more

Modern Florals from Studio Bloom

Modern Florals from Studio Bloom

FEB 04

Now this is my kind of wedding! Rosella from Studio Bloom stopped to share some of the florals that she created for Amanda & Kyle’s wedding in Calgary, Alberta. This particular wedding was featured in the July 2009 issue of Avenue Magazine and the images were captured by the very talented Photobolic, based in Calgary […]read more

Entertainment…while they wait.

FEB 03

We’ve all been to weddings where we have to wait…and wait until a ceremony starts. It’s usually filled with small chit-chat, but usually people are sitting there flipping through the program, waiting quietly (and sometimes impatiently) for the ceremony to start. Last summer, Jason and I attended a wedding that had a page on the […]read more

Tool: Floral Decision Helper

FEB 01

I know that when I was intially choosing my florals for the wedding, I felt lost among all the choices. What’s in season? What colors do I want? Small? Medium? Large blooms? Scented? With so many choices out there, it’s always nice to have some preliminary help. I just came across the “wedding flower finder” […]read more

Cake Talk with the Cake Boss

FEB 01

Before you buy your wedding cake, get all the advice you need from Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s hit reality show, Cake Boss. {image from TLC} Even with his busy schedule – master baker and cake decorator, Buddy, spoke with TheRingBearer.ca about what every bride and groom should ask before choosing a wedding cake designer. […]read more

Our Labour of Love - The Invites

JAN 28

FINALLY the time has come. I got off my butt and got those invites done, with the help of my mother (thanks mom!), crafty soon-to-be mother-in-law, and my MOH. They were definitely a labour of love because countless hours were put into designing them and our hands/brains were tired after putting about 80 together. There […]read more

Busy 3x over

JAN 25

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Lots happened on my end, which included meeting a florist, putting 84 invitations together, tasting yummy cupcakes and starting a registry. Phewf! So despite my lack of time, I’m trying to put together this quick note on the blog, leaving you with images of the outside of […]read more

The bridesmaids...

The bridesmaids…

JAN 10

Oh mondays. Dreaded mondays. If it weren’t for my full-time job, mondays would be fun just blogging, but that’s not entirely realistic! I’ve got lots of real weddings lined up for this week so stay tuned. In the meantime, for those interested in my wedding planning process, I just wanted to share with you the […]read more



JAN 07

I guess you could say xmas stayed a bit longer and two things made my day. I got this beautiful thank-you gift from Hello!Lucky in the mail today and I can’t say THANK YOU enough to the ladies over there for gifting me some awesome specialty cards which I will be using for a while! […]read more

Fabric LOVE

JAN 05

Who knew IKEA had a fabric section? I spotted these FABULOUS black & white striped pieces which literally screamed out my name. Not quite sure how I can use it but somehow I know I’ll find a way.read more



NOV 06

It’s been a BUSY week - the weekend is near! My personal wedding to-do list for the weekend: * crunch the numbers and choose a florist * pick up some more lovely succulents - my newest obsession * head to the gym for the first time in 4 years (I’m serious!!) Have a great weekend […]read more

Ten tips for the guys on how to be a dreamy groom

Ten tips for the guys on how to be a dreamy groom

NOV 01

Hope you all had a great weekend! Our regular guest blogger, The Ring Bearer, will continue to join us twice a month, but will be posting specifically for the men for the next 2 months. So men, take note, or ladies, make sure you show this to your soon-to-be husbands! Today they’ll be sharing ten […]read more

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