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An Elegant Wedding in Fredericton

Real Weddings

Meagan Henheffer and Michael Henheffer, October 8, 2011, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Photography courtesy of Julie A. Whitlock Photography, (

Ceremony location: Holy Family Church
Reception location: Wu Centre at the University of New Brunswick
Dress: Alfred Sung from Lockhart’s Bridal Salon
Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein
Bridal party attire: Butterick pattern
Avalon Salon Spa
Makeup: Made You Blush
Music: Marc Pepin DJ Services
Cake: Amanda McKenna from Pure Indulgence
Caterer: Wu Centre at the University of New Brunswick
DIY gift bags with M&Ms
Fredericton Co-Op
Stationery: You’re Invited

An Elegant Wedding in Markham, Ontario

Real Weddings

Michelle Jacobson and Dean Rabie, February 20, 2011, Markham, Ontario.

Photography courtesy Pear Studios, (

Ceremony and reception location: The Venetian Banquet Hall
Dress: Outlet bridal store on Orfus Road in Toronto
Hair and makeup: Ronen Abergel
Groom’s tux: Vintage Gucci velvet tux
Bridal party attire: Any black dress of their choosing
Cake: Erin Rabie, Sweet Cheeks Bakery (416-902-1841)
Flowers: Derrick Foss at Just Me Floral and Design
Music: Joe Star Band
Favours: Donation to the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit at Women’s College Hospital
Stationery: DIY by the bride and groom

Check out the groom’s rendition of Disney’s “Be Our Guest,” a surprise performance for his bride.


A Stunning Destination Wedding in Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Real Weddings

Agnes Gryc and Richard Barnes, August 4, 2011, Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

Photography courtesy Manuel F. Sousa, (

Ceremony and reception location: Nissi Beach Resort, Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Dress: Paloma Blanca from Chantal’s Bridal
Hair and makeup: Nissi Beach Resort
Groom’s tux: Benny’s Custom Tailors (204-586-3947)
Bridal party attire: J. Crew
Cake: Nissi Beach Resort
Favours: Made by the bride
Music: Nissi Beach Resort
Stationery: Labelle’s Wedding Centre
Flowers: Nissi Beach Resort
Travel agent: Anna Gebczyk of Euro Travel (

15 Ways To Incorporate Fruit Into Your Sweet Table

Planning » Planning » Reception Ideas

Planning a summer wedding? Why not consider incorporating some of the season’s harvest into your sweet table? You can serve fun childhood treats like candy apples, healthy sweets like fruit smoothies, or traditional pastries like fruit cake. Choose a fruit that matches your theme or colour scheme and consider implementing that fruit into other aspects of your wedding like floral arrangements, favours, and decor elements.

Our Favourite DIY Real Weddings


Looking to incorporate some hand-made elements into your wedding? Check out these DIY real weddings for inspiration. These couples tackled everything from escort and place cards to favours, and bouquets.

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A Canadian Star’s Stunning Spring Wedding In Fredericton, New Brunswick

Real Weddings

Anna Silk and Seth Cooperman, April 10, 2010, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Photography courtesy Yorke Photography, (

Ceremony location: Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Reception location: Delta Fredericton Hotel
Wedding planner: C Jayne Events
Bridal gown: Heavenly Gowns
Hair: Norma Hanna from Klub Soda (506-454-76-32)
Makeup: Robert Dugas (506-206-2901)
Groom’s tux: John Varvatos
Bridal party’s attire: J.Crew
Ceremony music: Steven Peacock and Sally Wright (
Reception music: Pretty in Pink (
Cake: Bob and Mary’s Gluten Free Baking
Cupcakes: Alicia Tracy (
Favours: Maple Syrup from Boyce Farmer’s Market (
Flowers: Weddings and Events Designed by Sylvain
Stationery: E-vites from

20 Unforgettable Real Wedding Cakes

Planning » Planning » Wedding Cakes

If you love traditional aspects of weddings you’re probably looking for a show-stopping wedding cake to serve as the centrepiece of your sweet table. Gather inspiration from these real wedding cakes. From whimsical to elegant, these tiered confections are all about personalizing tradition to fit your style.

20 Unique Ways To Package Your Favours

Planning » Planning » Reception Ideas

Thank your guests for celebrating with you by giving them favours that reflect your wedding theme. Guests love sweet treats and practical takeaways, so you can offer anything from your favourite candy and pastries to kitchenware and picture frames. If you’re unsure how to package your favours we have rounded up 20 inventive ways to wrap them. From unique organza bags to small take-home boxes, these favour packages are sure to wow your guests.

Nautical Wedding Ideas For Your Seaside Celebration

Fashion & Beauty

Are you having your wedding aboard a boat or by the water? Gather inspiration from chic nautical styles and implement them into your wedding theme. Draw colour scheme ideas from deep navy blues and sunshine yellows and consider dressing your bridesmaids in matching striped sailor-inspired dresses. Show guests to their seats with boat-shaped escort cards and serve a meal inspired by your nautical setting.

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Dress, image courtesy New Dresses.

Stationery, image courtesy Venue Safari.

Cakepops, image courtesy Rachel Peters Photography. Seen in this slideshow.

Flowers, image courtesy BZ Events.

Cake, photography courtesy Rachel Peters Photography. Seen in this slideshow.

Venue, image courtesy Rowan Jane Photography. Seen in this slideshow.

A Classic Urban Wedding in Vancouver, British Columbia

Real Weddings

Stephanie Hospedales and Tyler Davenport, October 30, 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy Lyndsay London Photography, (

Ceremony and reception location: Brix Restaurant
Dress: David’s Bridal
Hair and makeup: Azar from Absolute Spa (604-687-2772)
Groom’s tux: Tip Top Tailors
Bridal party attire: David’s Bridal
Cake: Annie Petrusa (778-996-8841)
Flowers: My Florist
Music: Bride’s brother
Stationery: Made by the bride with supplies from Michaels

An Elegant Vancouver Wedding Inspired By Fantasy Novels

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Erin Carlson and Maclean Carlson, May 21, 2011, North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy Jamie Delaine, (

Ceremony location: Highlands United Church
Reception location: Grouse Mountain
Dress: Rivini
Makeup: Karen Millidrag
Hair: Joy Mitchell
Groom’s tux: Mexx
Favours: Custom M&Ms assembled by the bride and groom
Flowers: Wedding Design Studios
Music: Adam Stewart and the Macleans (Mac’s Band)
Stationery: Melynn Krause

A Glamorous Wedding Overlooking The Okanagan Valley

Real Weddings

Sarah Newell and Jamie Wingrowich, July 23, 2011, Vernon, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy Kevin Trowbridge Photography, (

Ceremony and reception location: Sparkling Hill Resort
Dress: Lazaro
Hair: Natalie Munt
Ice Sculpture: Ice Décor
Groom’s tux: Custom Italian-made suit from Supreme Menswear
Bridal party attire: Watters
Cake: Cake Diva
Planners: Rendezvous Event Planners
Flowers: Artistic Designs by Colleen
Music: Airwaves

18 Unique Ways To Work Balloons Into Your Wedding

Planning » Planning » Reception Ideas » Planning » Wedding Decor

If you’re looking to add an element of whimsy to your wedding forgo traditional floral arrangements and centrepieces and opt for balloon bouquets in your wedding colours. Use coloured balloons in place of bridal party bouquets and adorn each table with a unique bunch of balloons for a budget-friendly floral alternative. For playful photo-ops, include balloons in your engagement and post-ceremony photo shoots or have guests release balloons as you come out of your ceremony venue. If your reception venue lacks ceiling decor, let elegant balloons float up and have the strings hang down for a light and airy environment.

Trendy Ombre Ideas For Your Wedding

Fashion & Beauty

Ombre colour palettes are one of the biggest wedding trends for 2012 and will certainly give you the wow-factor you’ve been looking for. We first saw the trend surface in the beauty world with Hollywood celebs like Drew Barrymore and Ashlee Simpson opting for ombre locks. Now these sets of varied hues have worked their way into everything from food to flowers. For your wedding day choose one colour and dress your bridesmaids in various shades of that colour. Match your floral arrangements and decor items to the hues you have chosen. Have fun with the style and implement it into your desserts and guest favours as well. You can even incorporate an ombre manicure into your wedding day look!

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Hair, image courtesy Jordan Strauss/WireImage.

Bridesmaids, image courtesy A Simple Photograph. Seen in this slideshow.

Cupcakes, image courtesy Carlo Mendoza. Cupcakes courtesy Sullivan & Bleeker. Seen in this slideshow.

Nails, image courtesy Mika Does Makeup.

Flowers, photography courtesy Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Cake, image courtesy Raspberri Cupcakes. Seen in this slideshow.