July 30, 2008


In all the browsing I've done in the past few months I've come across tons of beautiful wedding photography online. But I have to say I am completely blown away with the work of tim will fine art wedding & portrait photography. Its difficult to chose a couple of favourites from this site because they are all absolutely stunning. Even the website is wonderful. And to top it all off they produce gorgeous engagement photo books - what a fantastic idea!

July 28, 2008

pretty pretty patterns

These bridesmaid photos may just have me convinced on pattern over solid. I absolutely love these dresses, as seen over at the knot and snippet&ink.

The fabrics below are all wonderfully Finnish Marimekko cotton, which I think would be perfect for our hot July wedding. I love the big, bold, graphic patterns. They're all $42US/yard (unless I could convince my Dad to bring some back right from Finland, how cool would that be?!). My little bit of research indicates that a strapless dress like the above would need 2-3 yards per dress plus another fabric for lining since its cotton. However, I have no idea what kind of costs are involved to have a dress made... Is it possible to do for under $200 total??

July 25, 2008


I'm going to take my first crack at an inspiration board this weekend and was embracing my design geek yesterday and played with Pantone swatches to sort out colour for our wedding. The item below is pretty inspiration for what's in store. And boy, would I love to have this gorgeous bag! I doubt the light blue will find its way into the colour palette, as per B's request, but its pretty none the less.

July 23, 2008

bcbg love

While on the topic of BCBGMAXAZRIA (see dresses below) I thought I'd post my very first wedding dress love. Just inspiration at this point as I haven't been out to try on dresses and all that jazz. I adore this dress and think it is just right for our not-so-formal outdoor wedding. Gotta love the not-so-expensive price tag as well - under $400 at Macy's.

dresses at macy's

These cute bridesmaid dresses are from Macy's. I really dig them all but am totally swooning over the one that is of course the most expensive, the BCBGMAXAZRIA on the bottom right.

Top left: Maggie London Sleeveless Crinkled Chiffon Dress, $168. Top right: Tahari by ASL Silk Sleeveless Empire-Waist Shantung Dress, $168. Bottom left: Maggie London Chiffon Ruched-Waist Dress, $168. Bottom right: BCBGMAXAZRIA Stretch Satin Cross-Front Dress, $280.

July 21, 2008

stunning dresses

These dresses are gorgeous beyond words. What more can I say? Photos from the entire wedding can be seen here. I've been stalking the comments to see if a reply comes in as to where the dresses are from: oh here it is, they are by Alberto Makali.

July 17, 2008

more fun with dresses

I had some fun with polyvore and came up with an inspiration board for some bridesmaid styles. I love them all and totally dig the combo but with only 4 ladies the mix and match might not play out quite so well.

July 16, 2008

wicked photographer

Choosing a photographer was a pretty simple task for us because we happen to have some ultra talented photographer friends who are guaranteed not to take your standard/boring wedding posey shots. Very sadly, Melanie is moving to Toronto so she won't be able to shoot for us (but fingers crossed that she makes the trip back to be a guest). Thankfully over the past year Mel has introduced us to Shannon Lepere, her fantastic partner in photography crime. We're super pumped to have Shannon shooting for us so I thought I'd share some of her work featuring the lovely Miss Melanie as her model. Check out more of Shannon's work on her website: www.shannonlepere.com. All the best Mel, we'll miss you tremendously... now lets just hope Shannon doesn't get any ideas about skipping town!

July 13, 2008

even more bridesmaid dresses

I wish I could remember where I found this lovely simple dress (Jasmine B2 in style 1085, also comes in green). They're surely pretty easy to make, if we go that route, as was suggested to me by a couple of the ladies.

Cross-Continental/National/Provincial planning with my bridesmaids will be a little tricky but we'll work it out for sure! Feel free to post comments on here ladies, what you love/hate. So far the "perfect" green and white patterned dresses seem to be the fav, which I'm thrilled to hear!

flowers for the boys

flower perfection

This bouquet/boutineer combo is just wonderful. I love the freshness and I think my B would love the absence of frilly girliness pinned to his lapel.

hair style option 2

I really love the romantic twisty style of this pretty wedding 'do.

July 11, 2008

in one year...

summer-time flowers

I'm all about flowers today on this dreary winter-like day in july. I'm loving the colour of these gorgeous pics, though will probably go with whites/greens and maybe a hint of blue for wedding flowers. Chysanthemums, gladilus and dahlias are oh so pretty.

July 10, 2008

amazing views

If we were getting married in a church this would be the one:

And if we were getting married in a forest, it would most certainly look like this:

July 9, 2008

long hair required

I recently had a convo about hairstyles I'm diggin' for my wedding day, so here's my fav to date. I have another style in mind too but that pic is on my Mac at home. I've got one year to go, so hopefully 12" to add to my current shoulder length. Braydan will be a happy happy groom - until I cut it after the wedding!

Unrelated to my wedding: this pretty invite set is for my Piggy who as we all know totally digs "the cock" :)

more bridesmaid dresses

Its hard to top the beautiful green/white dresses from earlier in the week but it seems I'm a bit bridesmaid dress obsessed these days. I guess because the other big stuff is taken care of I have time to peruse sites for dresses for my gals. I'm undecided on the whole "all the same colour/sytle" or just "all the same colour/different styles" or maybe I'll even go for "all the same general colour with different styles". Probably depends what we find.

Here are some I found today and here's the kicker - they're mostly on the cheap, like under $150 or so. I think if I recall they're from Nordstrom. Now I'm sticking to my colour pallet so that's one step closer. Plus these dresses are fun either way, I'd easily buy any one of them for myself.

July 7, 2008

bridesmaid dresses

I came across these absolutely beautiful images on a photographer's website. I am in love! The bridesmaid dresses are just perfect. Totally the look I was dreaming about - pretty pattern, green and leafy but not overwhelmed with colour, and nice and summery for our july wedding. I adore these dresses. I wonder where they are from...

And check out the wedding cake from the same wedding... in love yet again. So glad someone already planned my dream wedding!

While on the bridesmaid dress topic, I also came across this image on the same photographer's blog. If pattern doesn't work out then simple navy blue dresses are a good possibility, much like these ones. Love the colourful shoes as well. Maybe lime green heels (or flats for my incredibly tall sis-in-law-to-be)... so pretty!

July 2, 2008

bridesmaid dresses

I haven't decided on a colour for bridesmaid dresses yet (it won't be pink!) but I do have a pretty good idea of a few things I'd like for my bridesmaid's dresses: casual, simple, stylish, and inexpensive.

I'm completely in love with the styles at JCrew and can't wait to see what new styles/colours come out in the fall. They have some beautiful dresses and it might be worth making a cross-border shopping trip to check them out.