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How To Do Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses The Right Way

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Choosing your bridesmaid dresses should be a fun pre-wedding activity that will help you bond with your besties. But we know it isn’t the easiest task. There are things to consider–will their dresses go with your colour and decor scheme? What kind of dresses will flatter each of your bridesmaids? And what kind of dress will your bridesmaids actually want to wear?

For these reasons, we love the idea of mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Your wedding decor is likely more than one colour, so why shouldn’t your bridesmaid dresses be more than one colour as well? Mismatched dresses give your bridesmaids the ability to choose a style and colour they like and allows their individual personalities to shine. It’s also a great option if you have bridesmaids who live abroad, as they’ll be able to try and buy dresses prior to travelling to your wedding.

We’ll walk you through some excellent examples from real Canadian weddings of mismatched bridesmaid dresses done right. Follow our tips and you’ll have one seriously awesome team of gorgeous gals.

An Ethereal Woodland Wedding In Toronto

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Mary and Blake met while both were both living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. “Since it is a fairly remote community, you end up meeting most of the people in a similar age range,” Mary explains. “We ended up playing on rival softball teams and after one of the tournaments Blake asked me out on our first date.”

The couple planned their entire Toronto wedding from 5,400 kilometres away in Whitehorse, Yukon. “The Yukon is amazing in its pure, undeveloped beauty,” Mary shares. “We wanted to bring some of that love for the outdoors to Toronto.” What resulted was the wedding’s ethereal woodland theme with a colour scheme of green, peach and burgundy. “The whole day was a little surreal since we had been planning for a year without seeing the venue or meeting any vendors.”

Mary’s pre-wedding adventures also took her to Vancouver, where she met her mom, sister and one of her bridesmaids to shop for her dress, an activity she loved. “We spent two days hunting for the one,” she explains. “I was so thrilled to find it!”

Mary dove into several DIY projects for her wedding, which included the invitations, all the paper goods and the guest map. She also enlisted the help of family to construct some of the decor. “My father is super handy so he made the arch under which we were married,” Mary elaborates. “He transported it from his house an hour away from the ceremony–that was such a special detail for me, as it was a labour of love for him.”

During the reception, the venue lost power for an hour and the couple had to do their entrance in candlelight without any music. “Our wedding was on the same day as the final performance of The Tragically Hip tour,” Mary recalls. “There was a live broadcast on giant screens near the reception and it blew a breaker. We rolled with it!”

Mary Devlin and Blake MacIsaac, August 20, 2016, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Nikki Mills.

Ceremony venue: Spadina Museum
Reception venue: Boiler House Loft
Bridal gown: Rosa Clará
Bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s tux: Indochino
Day-of coordinator: Poonam Saini of P.S. Eventful
Flowers: Tellie Hunt (Hunt & Gather) for Coriander Girl
Seating chart: Love Lettering
Cake: Tori’s Bake Shop
Hair and makeup: Jen Evoy Makeup Studio
Music: The Devil’s Drink

Here’s How Gigi Hadid’s Makeup Artist Would Do Her Wedding-Day Makeup

Fashion & Beauty » Skin Care & Makeup

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With the launch of the KISS New York Professional makeup in Canadian retail chains Rexall and London Drugs, we had the opportunity to chat with Patrick Ta, celebrity makeup artist extraordinaire who’s buffed and bronzed the skin of everyone from Victoria’s Secret models to the Kardashians and the Hadid sisters.

According to Ta, every bride should wear makeup that enhances her natural features. “A bride usually wants to look classic on her wedding day,” Ta says. “She should look like herself. No bride should look back at her wedding day and think: ‘Why was I wearing blue eyeliner?'”

The most important feature? Glowing skin. Ta’s signature glow is something he envisions for model Gigi Hadid’s wedding day. “I would make sure she looks glowy, define her eyes with a bit of shadow and liner and call it a day,” Ta shares. “She doesn’t need a lot of makeup.”

But there’s one celeb client Ta has in mind who would go for a more adventurous makeup look–Puerto Rican supermodel Joan Smalls. “I could see her going for a more bold look since she loves to experiment with her makeup,” Ta says.


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A Blush Vineyard Wedding In British Columbia

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When Stephanie and Craig were engaged, they took into consideration their different family traditions when deciding how to get married. “Craig and I have a strong bond with our families,” Stephanie explains. “We were first married in a Catholic church in Vancouver surrounded by our immediate family and close friends.” Not wanting their second celebration to go by as quickly, they chose a destination wedding in Kelowna to spend an extended long weekend together.

“Our ceremony site at Cedar Creek was a feast for the eyes,” Stephanie shares. “Surrounded by rose gardens, grapevines, mountains and the lake, it was the perfect venue to declare our love.” After Stephanie purchased her blush-coloured bridal gown, it was easy to choose a colour palette. “Our blush and gold colours were carried throughout the entire wedding,” Stephanie says. “From the personalized stationery to the blush sequined table linens, we wanted a romantic, natural feel.”

A favourite detail included the wine bottle seating display, which complemented the couple’s vineyard theme. “It was unique and I had never seen it done at another wedding before,” Stephanie says. “We placed the bottles in a row on a wooden plank on top of wine barrels, and the labels were personalized with our blush and gold colour theme.”

The couple shared their first dance to John Fogerty’s “Joy of My Life,” which held special meaning. “My mom always used to say to my sister and I that we were the ‘joy of her life.’ When Craig played that song and said it was his favourite, I felt it was a sign from my mom telling me that Craig was the man for me,” Stephanie shares. “We lost my mom five years ago, and she never met Craig, so I felt truly connected to this song that Craig introduced me to. It was an emotional dance for us both.”

Stephanie Valentinuzzi and Craig Peressini, July 24, 2016, Kelowna, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Adrian Photographers.

Ceremony venue: CedarCreek Estate Winery
Reception venue: Harvest Golf Club
Bridal gown: Tara Keely from Bisou Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: The Bridal Gallery
Groom’s tux: Harry Rosen
Groomsmen attire: Black & Lee
Wedding planner: English Rose Weddings
Flowers: Lavender & Lace
Wedding invitations: Violet & Grey Creative
Programs and wine labels: Pure Wedding Designs
Cake: Whisk Cakes
Hair and makeup: Nadia Albano Style Inc. 
Decor: River Road Rentals
Tent: All Occasions Rentals
Linens: Chair Flair
Music: Easy Fix
Videographer: Fill in the Blank Studios

The Best New Wedding Songs For Every Part Of Your Big Day

Planning » Reception Ideas

Best New Wedding Songs for Every Part of Your Wedding Day

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Okay, okay, we get it. You might be tired of hearing the same old, classic love songs at every wedding you attend. Although those songs are timeless for a reason, it doesn’t hurt to play a fresh, unexpected tune or two. Check out these popular new jams, which just happen to be perfectly wedding appropriate.

For Your Walk Down the Aisle:

“Sweet Creature” by Harry Styles

“We don’t know where we’re going but we know where we belong,” are words that Harry Styles sings early into the song. This song is guaranteed to have you feeling all the feels as you walk down the aisle toward the person of your dreams.

For When Your Enter Your Reception:

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

This recent upbeat, feel-good hit will have your guests on their feet cheering for you and your new spouse as you dance into your reception as husband and wife.

For Your First Dance:

“Best Part” by Daniel Cesar and H.E.R.

This sweet, R&B acoustic number by up-and-coming Toronto crooner by Daniel Cesar incorporates many analogies that will no doubt strike a cord with most couples. We especially love these lines: “Where you go I’ll follow/No matter how far/If life is a movie/You’re the best part.”

“Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

There’s no doubt you’ve heard “Thinking Out Loud” by the British singer at recent weddings since the song was released in 2014. Ed Sheeran not-so-subtly nudged couples into using the song after inspiring them with the music video, which features him dancing with his bride. If you wish to use a fresher Ed Sheeran tune with the same wedding feel, opt for “Perfect.” A spot-on song for childhood sweethearts and anyone who fell in love in their youth, this tune evokes of a mood of swaying underneath the stars with the lyrics, “Dancing in the dark/With you between my arms/Barefoot on the grass/Listening to our favourite song.”

To Get The Party Started:

“Mi Gente” by J Balvin and Willy William

Forget “Despacito”– this up-and-comer is the hottest new Latin tune on the charts. This upbeat, fun party-starter should be the first song you play to segue into a night full of dancing into the wee hours.

A Paper Crane-Themed Wedding In Vancouver

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Shirley and Arthur’s first encounter was at a small party hosted by Arthur’s brother. “Shirley was a close friend of my sister-in-law,” Arthur recalls. “It was a day I worked eight hours, plus had four hours of school, so I dragged my legs into the house and waved at the group of people without paying any attention.” It was only later that Arthur’s sister-in-law introduced the two. “I came back downstairs in my pyjamas to do my laundry, and that’s when my sister-in-law introduced us,” Arthur says with a laugh. “That was probably one of my most embarrassing moments, and I panicked, not knowing whether to shake her hand and instantly realized I was in my pyjamas and totally looked unimpressive. You probably can’t find a more non-romantic encounter!”

For the wedding, the pair chose to have a paper crane-themed ceremony. “Paper cranes symbolize good luck and long-lasting love, so we thought the theme was romantic and elegant,” Shirley shares. “With the cranes hanging from the beautiful tree arch, the venue felt like a lovely enchanted garden. Entering the ceremony by white horse carriage felt like a fairy-tale come true.” The theme was complemented by a coral colour scheme with shades of blush, gold and ivory. The main flower throughout the couple’s decor was the “free spirit” rose. “Its coral colour worked perfectly, and we thought it was a good representation of my personality,” Shirley says. “I really felt like a free-spirited bride wearing a beautiful dress while I was walking down the aisle toward my Mr. Right!”

The dessert table was one of Shirley’s favourite details and provided the perfect backdrop for photos.. “We loved the idea that guests could mingle and enjoy some sweets after the ceremony,” Shirley says. “Since the wedding was so intimate, this was important!”

After being together for six years, tying the knot was an incredibly precious moment for both Shirley and Arthur. “We talked all the time about promising our lives to each other,” Shirley says. “But actually looking into one another’s eyes and exchanging vows is a moment I’ll never forget.”

Shirley Wang and Arthur Chen, September 10, 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Denise Lin.

Ceremony venue: Stanley Park Rose Garden
Bridal gown: Ines Di Santo from Bisou Bridal
Groom’s tux: Moores
Wedding planner: Jessie Lo of WeDo Weddings Etc.
Flowers: Balconi Floral Design Studio
Stationery: Making Memories
Cake: Moo’s Art Studio
Horse-drawn carriage: Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tours

10 Wedding Seating Displays You Haven’t Seen Before

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When your guests trickle in from your ceremony or cocktails, the seating chart is often the first thing they’ll see upon entering your reception venue. This display will set the tone and theme for your party, and you’ll want to welcome your guests in a unique way that will get them excited for the night ahead.

Instead of a plain chart with names, why not make your seating display interactive? Some of the best wedding seating displays are multifunctional–often they serve double duty as an escort card and favour. And what guest doesn’t want a little gift to get the night started? Here are some of our current favourite ways to direct guests to their seats.

NARCES Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Dresses

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NARCES Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Dresses

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous wedding dress or a sexy, sophisticated evening gown, NARCES is the Toronto-based brand you need in your life. Weddingbells had the pleasure of watching the NARCES Spring/Summer 2018 show at Toronto Fashion Week, and we can say that there are some seriously stunning wedding-worthy pieces. From a shiny, diamond-bright number to a short and sweet blue striped dress perfect for a bridal shower, there are so many pretty options for any occasion leading up to your big day.

A Chic White And Grey Wedding In Montreal

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Michele and Colin wanted their wedding to be the perfect blend of classic and modern. “We chose a very simple colour scheme of white, grey and hints of gold,” Michele explains. “We appreciated the beauty of simple touches with minimal colours and let our venue speak for itself.”

Although the couple met in New York, they were married in Michele’s hometown of Montreal. The Windsor Station proved to be a magical reception venue, even though that wasn’t where they originally planned to hold their celebration. “Our original venue went on strike, so we had to scramble to find another venue,” Michele explains. “Windsor Station turned out to be even better than we could have ever hoped for.”

One of Michele’s favourite reception details was the mirrored seating chart. “We have to thank Liana, our planner, for the idea,” Michele says. “It was beautiful!”

An unforgettable moment came at the end of the night, when “Bonfire Hearts” by James Blunt played as the final song. “Only our nearest and dearest were left, and to have them singing around us was incredible,” Michele says.

Michele Tabet and Colin Wilhelmson, September 10, 2016, Montreal, Quebec. 

Photography courtesy of George Matvitzis.

Ceremony venue: Saint-Viateur of Outremont Church
Reception venue: The Windsor Station
Bridal gown: Pronovias
Bridesmaid dresses: Donna Morgan
Groom’s tux: Me4You
Wedding planner: Liana Casella of Événements Prime Events
Caterer: Olive Orange
Flowers: NDG Florist
Stationery: Papier Confit
Cake: Patisserie Tillemont
Hair and makeup: Caroline Theoret
Favours: Henry Hudson Baking Company
Music: The Montreal Jazz Band, Lynrick Rhymer
Videographer: Ioan Films
Mirror seating chart: Joe’s Prop House
Seating chart decal: The Detailed Diva

A Contemporary Vineyard Wedding In Niagara-On-The-Lake

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After Sophie and Payton became best friends in high school, it was clear that their friendship would blossom into something more. “Payton would wait for me at my locker every morning and often found ways to get me out of class for a quick stroll in the hallways,” Sophie recalls. “When Payton was drafted to the OHL and moved to Perry Sound when we were in Grade 10, I started making trips with Payton’s dad to go and watch his games. We’ve been together ever since!”

The couple’s love of the outdoors and wine inspired their Niagara region wedding. “Stratus Vineyards was absolutely stunning on its own so we didn’t want to take away from its natural beauty, and instead let it inspire us,” Sophie shares. “To add a bit of romance, we had white garden roses and hundreds of white votive candles and gold candelabras spread across the tables. The cellar barrels that surrounded us during the reception served as a final touch!”

The sweet table, which included over 100 glitter doughnuts and macarons with a gold “L” for Liske, was a favourite detail. “We had a lot of fun picking–and eating–our desserts!” Sophie says.

Despite having their wedding song picked out for a long time, the couple’s first dance wasn’t as planned. “We kept forgetting to actually practice the dance part!” Sophie says with a laugh. “We pretty much winged our first dance and decided to throw in some twirls on the spot. We were able to have it on the outside terrace with our family and friends waving sparklers around us. It was wicked!”

Sophie Langlois and Payton Liske, July 16, 2016, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Alex Jardine of Ikonica.

Ceremony and reception venue: Stratus Vineyards
Bridal gown: Catherine Langlois
Groom’s tux: The Dirty Inc.
Groomsmen attire: Blake’s Menswear
Caterer: Tiara Restaurant at Queen’s Landing
Flowers: Clippings
Stationery: Paperless Post
Cake: Sweet Celebrations
Hair and makeup: Salon 513, SugarBrig
Favours: Clippings
Music: DJ Marinko
Vintage red trolley: Vintage Hotels
Bride’s rings: Twain Designs

A Romantic Navy And Blush Wedding In Toronto

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Sarah and Michael were set up by a mutual friend from their church and immediately had a connection. “We realized that we had actually met a year before, and that we had a mutual group of good friends,” Sarah shares. “Our grandmothers had also been best friends from the childhood church we attended, and our families were actually old friends!”

It was during a wine-tasting trip at Chateau des Charmes in Niagara-on-the-Lake that Michael popped the question. “We were on a private wine tour, and Michael led us to a private picnic in a beautiful room of the estate,” Sarah explains. “He got down on one knee and proposed!”

The couple’s wedding followed Sarah’s longtime vision of having a navy and blush wedding. “The theme was just a collection of everything I liked, and it turns out that my wedding looked a lot like my very own floral studio in North York, Toronto,” Sarah says. Elements of gold and rose gold were incorporated in the details.

A favourite element of the celebration was the floral wall Sarah and Michael crafted with their family and the employees of Sarah’s floral design company, DeLight Floral + Design. “It’s definitely made with lots of love and care,” Sarah says. “Since it was a winter wedding, our photo backdrops were limited as we couldn’t bank on taking photos outside. I wanted a grand and beautiful backdrop that could function as our first look backdrop and a photo op area for our bridal party, family and all our guests.”

The floral wall made their first look all the more memorable. “It was so wonderful to finally see each other after months of planning,” Sarah says with a smile. “It truly hit us that we were finally getting married!” Sarah also crafted her own bouquet, composed of gorgeous silk peonies in peach, blushes, dusty greens with a pop of lavender. “I’ve been creating for so many brides in the past, I couldn’t believe it was finally my turn!” Sarah recalls. “Because there weren’t a lot of flowers in season, I had to work with what I had. I loved my own bouquet–it was a complete reflection of who I am and I couldn’t have been happier with it!”

Sarah Min and Michael Song, January 16, 2017, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Simply Lace Photography.

Ceremony and reception venue: York Mills Gallery
Bridal gown: Essense of Australia from Avenue 22 Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Monique Lhuillier and Jenny Yoo from Saks Off Fifth
Groom’s tux: Tuxedo Royale
Wedding planner: Jasmine Carriere of All That Jaz Weddings
Caterer: Cater-Trendz
Flowers: DeLight Floral + Design
Stationery and wine label design: Rudy Lee of Made by Ruri
Cake: Sweet Philosophy
Ceiling draping: Rose Petal Decor
Hair: Hannah Yoo
Makeup: Jennifer Oh of Hey Jolie Makeup
Favours: The Wine Palace
Music: DJ Bao
Videography: Salt + Sea Films
Wedding bands: Jiro Design Jewellery

A Rustic-Chic Waterfront Wedding In The Thousand Islands

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Luke and Caroline were engaged in Toronto during a birthday weekend for Caroline. “I met his sister for lunch and upon returning to the hotel we were greeted by her boyfriend, dressed as a giant rose,” Caroline recalls with a laugh. “He escorted us up to the room where Luke was waiting–the room was decorated with roses and candles. Luke asked if I wanted to hang out for the rest of our lives, and I said yes!”

The wedding venue of choice for the couple was Luke’s family-owned waterfront property in the Thousand Islands–the perfect location for an outdoor celebration with friends and family. “We feel so fortunate to have been married at such a unique and meaningful place we can return to for years to come,” Caroline shares. “Everyone worked tirelessly to prepare the property for our wedding day, especially with planting and maintaining the gardens–we are so grateful.”

The bride chose a sophisticated colour palette of grey, gold and blush for a timeless and organic feel.

Caroline says her favourite wedding detail was the wedding cake created by Thyme & Again catering. “We chose a lemon cake with buttercream and lemon mousseline, plated with local seasonal berries,” she explains. “We were very lucky to have a caterer with a fantastic in-house pastry chef–our cake was the first and only cake we tasted and it was delicious!”

A priority for Luke and Caroline was to have live music at their wedding. “We both come from musical families and truly appreciate how much live music brings to an event,” Caroline enthuses. “Sway Band was one of the first vendors we secured. The first time we heard them play was at our wedding and we were blown away by their talent, repertoire and ability to keep the dance floor going for hours! They truly were the life of our party!”

Caroline Fulop and Luke Witherspoon, August 6, 2016, Thousand Islands, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Anne-Marie Bouchard.

Ceremony and reception venue: Private property
Bridal gown: Enzoani from Janine Adamyk
Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale from With Love Bridal Boutique
Groom’s tux: Harry Rosen
Wedding planner: Lynn Lee Weddings
Caterer: Thyme & Again
Flowers: Coriander Girl
Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy
Cake: Thyme & Again
Hair: Showpony
Makeup: One Fine Beauty
Favours: Laura Langford
Music: Sway Band
Tent: Fiesta Tents
Late Night Snack: Pizza All’Antica
Rings: Emily Gill

How To Pull Off A Bold Beauty Look On Your Wedding Day

Fashion & Beauty » Skin Care & Makeup


Although many brides opt for a natural beauty look on their wedding day, we can’t help but feel there’s room to go beyond your comfort zone and wow your guests with bold wedding makeup that goes beyond your everyday go-to look.

Shoppers Drug Mart recently launched their annual “Be Bold With Beauty” campaign to inspire and empower women to take risks with their makeup. Customers are invited to have a consultation with Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Experts to create a new bold beauty look they can wear. Six makeup looks were developed by beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart spokesperson, Simone Otis, who’s also an on-set regular with Weddingbells.

“I love seeing people be so open to experiment with looks,” Otis tells us. Out of the looks she created, which one is her favourite? “It’s hard to choose!” she says. “I loved coming up with them all. So I’ll just say that for the moment I’m loving the metallic lip and the monochromatic look in cranberry red.”


To pull off a bold beauty look for your wedding day, Otis has a few key tips:

“Wedding day makeup is usually traditional and soft for a reason,” Otis shares. “You want your wedding-day look to be beautiful no matter what the trend is.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun and add drama or colour to your look, Otis adds. “If you want to look chic and sexy, a soft yet smouldering smoky eye look is perfect,” she explains. “If you want to add a bold colour try wearing a classic red or pink lip and keep the rest of your makeup soft and simple.”

Want to switch it up for your wedding but not sure where to start? Step out of your comfort zone by amping up your natural colours and features. “If you don’t normally wear lip colour, take your natural lip tone a bit deeper or brighter,” Otis suggests. Her favourite look for brides who don’t wear much makeup on a day-to-day basis? A thin line of eyeliner on the upper lash line, rose-gold eyeshadow on the eyelids, a couple of coats of black mascara and individual eyelashes. “The entire effect will look be natural yet amplified, and great for photos too,” she explains.

If you don’t want a full-on bold look, stick to going bold with just one or two of your features. “I would choose either a smoky eye or a red lip,” the makeup artist shares. “They are elegant looks that never go out of style.” Otis suggests adding some shimmer to a smoky eye to make it more romantic, and make sure you choose a red lip shade that complements the undertones of your skin.

A White And Glittering Gold Wedding In Calgary

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Even though Amanda and Josh had known each other since they were 10 years old, they didn’t become a couple until quite a bit later in life. “Our parents were friends, so they made plans for all the kids to play together,” Amanda recalls. “I remember my mom asking me if I thought Josh was cute, but of course I just said, ‘Ew, mom! No!'” It was in 2011, after years of emailing and chatting on MSN Messenger, that Josh asked Amanda to be his girlfriend.

Josh’s proposal came as a total surprise to Amanda. She had plans to get a pedicure with Josh’s sister when she heard a knock at the door. “When I opened it, my handsome boyfriend–who was supposed to be in California–was standing there with flowers a big smile on his face,” Amanda shares. “I was so surprised to see him, but I managed to pop out a ‘yes’ to his proposal!”

Amanda knew she wanted gold details for their wedding after selecting gold-sequined Sorella Vita dresses for her bridesmaids. “As soon as I saw them online, I knew they were what I wanted,” Amanda says. “My girls loved their dresses and I thought they looked stunning in them.” The gold theme evolved with the colour accenting their wedding stationery and their sweet table.

Walking down the aisle was a special moment for the pair. “Josh looked so handsome, I wanted to kiss him as soon as I got close enough,” Amanda says with a laugh. “It was such a special moment when we finally locked lips!”

Amanda Hoehne and Joshua Sedens, July 1, 2016, Calgary, Alberta.

Photography courtesy of Nicole Sarah.

Ceremony and reception venue: The Calgary Zoo
Bridal gown: Allure Bridals from Belezza Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Sorella Vita from The Bridal Boutique
Groom’s tux: Vera Wang from Moores
Flowers: Sparkling Dahlia
Cake: Whippt
Hair and makeup: The Pretty Haus
Music: Quattro String Quartet
Rings: Peoples