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A Vintage Baseball Wedding in New Westminster

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City firefighters Erin and Jordan met through work but it was their mutual love for baseball that brought them together. “Baseball is my favourite sport and when I heard he had played college baseball I was quite interested in hearing more,” Erin laughs. Their connection was a home run—after a surprise birthday proposal Erin and Jordan knew they wanted to incorporate their favourite pastime into their wedding ceremony. “Baseball was the theme that brought us together and we wanted it to be the theme that united us forever,” says Erin of their outfield nuptials. While the couple’s plans were almost rained out, the skies cleared up just in time, allowing the two to wed on the mound at Queen’s Park Stadium in New Westminster. Their love of the game was also evident in the vintage-inspired details, with a baseball roster serving as a seating chart, and baseball gloves and pennants adding to the authentic feel.

 Erin Bruzzese and Jordan Holloway, October 19, 2012, New Westminster, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Kathryn Learie.

Ceremony location: Queen’s Park Stadium
Reception location: Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park
Bridal gown: Allure Bridals from Lisa’s Bridal Salon
Bridal party attire: The Dessy Group from Lisa’s Bridal Salon
Groom’s tux: Leading Man Tuxedos from Lisa’s Bridal Salon
Cake: Pink Ribbon Bakery
Caterer: Fiesta Creative Catering
Favours: Wedding Star
Wedding planner: Lissi Kjerside (604-764-2728)
Music: DJ Paolo of Audio Edge Entertainment
Hair: Cristine Shuen (604-725-8933)
Makeup: Nicole Wong (778-991-8294)
Flowers: Christina Hong (
Stationery: Michaels and Gartner Studios

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A Rustic Backyard Wedding In Cold Lake, Alberta

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Chloe and Jeremy have known each other all their lives—Chloe even listed Jeremy as one of her best friends in an old school book. Although they lost touch, they later reconnected when Chloe asked Jeremy to attend her high school graduation. The two have been inseparable since. For their wedding day, they chose to say “I do” in Chloe’s grandmother’s backyard (where Chloe’s parents were also married). The space was an ideal fit for their rustic theme and decorations. “Two days before the wedding everyone in town was helping out by chopping wood for the ceremony arch,” Chloe shares. Of all the DIY details, the couple loved their wish lantern ceremony most of all. “We lit lanterns and sent well wishes into the sky—it was a great way to end the night,” Chloe smiles.

Chloe McMillan and Jeremy Urlacher, July 28, 2012, Cold Lake, Alberta.

Photography courtesy of Infused Studios.

Ceremony location:
Chloe’s Grandmother’s backyard
Reception location: Kinosoo Ski Chalet
Bridal gown: Vera Wang from Blush Bridal
Bridal party attire: BCBG, Anthropologie, Novelle Bridal
Groom’s tux: Samuelsohn, Val Burgs
Cake: Wedding Cake Wonders by Louise
Caterer: Hamel’s Catering
Hair and makeup: Robyn McMillan (780-222-9970)
Flowers: Cold Lake Florist
Stationery: Lemon Tree Paper Co.
Desserts: Dutchess Bake Shop

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An Intimate Rustic Wedding in Fredericton, New Brunswick

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Even though Brittany and Terrance had discussed marriage – the couple even picked out Brittany’s bridal set together – the proposal still came as a surprise. One morning, Terrance woke Brittany up and told her he had something to show her. He turned on the television, which displayed a letter written to Brittany with their song playing in the background. “At the end of the letter, there was an arrow to click to the next page. As it opened, I read the words: ‘Brittany, will you marry me?’ I looked over at him and he was holding the open ring box. We kissed and grinned and after a few seconds he reminded me I hadn’t said anything yet — I said ‘Oh, of course, yes!’” laughs Brittany.

Brittany and Terrance loved the simplicity and intimacy of their small, family-oriented wedding. “Having my step-kids stand up with us during the ceremony, that meant the world to me,” says Brittany. The couple and their guests celebrated at their home, with family and friends providing delicious home-cooked food. Having the wedding on a gorgeous fall day added to the rustic feel of the day.

The couple chose “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?” by Thompson Square for their wedding song. “The song brings back memories for both of us. The first time we kissed, Terry started by saying ‘I think we should just kiss and get it over with.’ It was hilarious, awkward and cute, and I think of that moment every time I hear the song!” shares Brittany.

Brittany Coyle and Terrance Price, September 8, 2012, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Photography courtesy of  Kandise Brown.

Ceremony location:  Edwin Jacob Chapel at UNB Fredericton 
location: Private residence
Bridal gown: Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom
Bridal party attire: The Children’s Place
Groom’s suit:
Kenneth Cole and Steve Madden from Winners
Caterer: DIY by family
Hair and makeup: Sue Lawrence Hair Spa & Gallery
Flowers: Sylvain Pitre of W.E.D.S
Others: Violinist – Karen Nauffts (506-458-8651); Officiant – Bridget Beswick (

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A Sophisticated Pink Wedding in Thornhill, Ontario

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Pauline and Kevin’s sophisticated September wedding was full of elegant details – soft rose petals, gorgeous pink accents and a harpist playing romantic melodies.

Prior to celebrating their special day with family and friends, the couple took a private moment together on the balcony of the Hilton Suites for an intimate first look. Kevin surprised Pauline with earrings so beautiful that she immediately put them on, switching from her original studs!

Pauline and Kevin said their “I dos” in a breezy outdoor ceremony overlooking the gorgeous greens of the Bayview Golf and Country Club then celebrated at a reception filled with chic details like Chiavari chairs, crystal accents and stunning rose, gerbera daisy and hydrangea floral arrangements.

Pauline Cui & Kevin Dunn,  September 24, 2011, Thornhill, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Delmore Creative Photography.

Ceremony and reception venue: Bayview Golf and Country Club
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Le Chateau
Cake: Cake Royale
Hair: Victoria Fedosoff
Caterer: Bayview Golf and Country Club
Wedding Wows
Music: Emily’s Ensemble and TJ4 PRODUCTIONS
Stuart Watson

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Lela Rose Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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Lela Rose’s spring 2014 spring collection brings a fresh, modern take on classic wedding dress designs, including off-white shades, sultry off-the-shoulder necklines and the mix of sleek and textured fabrics. The dresses are distinctively designed with intricate, handmade details such as embroidery and bead work, which give the gowns a whimsical touch. Lela Rose’s use of unique fabrics makes these gowns perfect for the fashion-forward vintage bride.

Gemy Maalouf Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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Gemy Maalouf’s Spring 2014 bridal collection parts ways with traditional silhouettes, opting for a distinctive style that marries structural decadence and opulent touches. This lavish collection of Gemy Maalouf wedding dresses features fresh looks, including a sultry, sleek one-shouldered gown with a daring slit and intricate embellishments. Classic styles such as the ball gown are given a contemporary update with modern necklines. The collection invokes a classic, romantic flair while incorporating seductive details such as draping, slits and unique silhouettes.

Photography courtesy of Gemy Maalouf

A Classic Rustic Wedding in Toronto, Ontario

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Giorgio was the first person Amanda met when she walked off an elevator at a Halloween party and it was love at first sight – even in costume (she was dressed as zebra, and he, “the most interesting man in the world”)!

Knowing Amanda had a keen sense for guessing surprises, Giorgio planned a week chock-full of dates. “We visited art galleries, went to incredible restaurants and even revisited the first place we said ‘I love you.’ I started to think that just maybe he would ask,” explains Amanda. “Four days in, I was pretty sure, but night after night no big question.” On the Thursday night, Giorgio had booked a table at SPiN for a game of ping pong and reservations at a French restaurant. Giorgio was hoping to set up his proposal at SPiN, but with a rowdy office party at the table next to them, he decided to take Amanda outside. “Although it was raining, Giorgio got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! We excitedly headed to the restaurant, where a gorgeous bouquet of roses and orchids was on our table. The husband and wife owners of the restaurant asked if it was my birthday and when we told them we’d just got engaged they brought out champagne for all 25 patrons!” recalls Amanda.

The couple’s big day combined classic elegance and rustic details, making the Berkeley Field House a perfect location for their ceremony and reception. Amanda and Giorgio included woodsy elements, such as birch bark centrepieces and handmade pine cone place cards, which were made by Amanda’s mother.  The bride stunned in a striking Monique Lhuillier gown and the bridal party and groomsmen were outfitted in a gorgeous hue of deep purple.

As per Peruvian tradition, the reception included a “hora loca,” or “crazy hour,” where costume pieces are taken out to get the party started. For their hora loca, the couple enjoyed getting silly with their guests in pirate costumes.

Amanda Garbutt and Giorgio Riva, November 3, 2012, Toronto, Ontario. 

Photography courtesy of Olive Studio.

Ceremony  and reception location: Berkeley Field House
Bridal gown: Monique Lhuillier from White Toronto
Bridal party attire: J.Crew
Cake: Wedding Cake Shoppe
Caterer: Berkeley Field House
Chris Greene
Amanda Elysia
RED’s Entertainment (905-696-7898)
Sweetpea’s Blooms

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“Girls” Star Jemima Kirke Appears In A Same-Sex Wedding Shoot For Stone Fox Bride

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Stone Fox Bride is not your typical tulle-draped bridal store – it was voted the “Best Anti-Bridezilla Bridal Boutique” by Time Out New York and their mission statement is “Fuck Weddings.” To the delight of non-traditional brides everywhere, the store’s owner Molly Guy has just unveiled her own made-to-order collection of wedding dresses and recruited a few famous friends to help shoot her lookbook. In the lookbook Girls star Jemima Kirke appears as part of a same-sex couple locking lips with jewellery designer Pamela Love. There’s even a see-through lace gown in the collection named after the painter-turned-actress. Guy told The Daily Beast, her line is for women who “want to look like a bride and not feel like Vanna White,” or “a cupcake on steroids.” Gowns in the collection start at $2,500.

Check out the entire Stone Fox Bride collection featuring Jemima Kirke below.

 Images by Cass Bird for Stone Fox Bride

Anne Barge Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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For her new Spring 2014 collection, Anne Barge put a modern spin on vintage styles, including classic details such as intricate embellishments and blusher veils. Known for her distinct attention to detail, elaborate beading and embroidery were prominent in Barge’s Spring 2014 collection. The flowy nature of the gowns gave the line an air of effortless romance. For brides wanting to show off their curves, there were plenty of form-fitting trumpet style gowns, as well as a striking plunging neckline or two.

Photography courtesy of Fairchild Photo Service

Angel Sanchez Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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Angel Sanchez’s background in architecture is evident in the contemporary, structured designs of his spring 2014 collection. His modern take on bridal design goes beyond gowns – his model’s even donned geometric headpieces! The collection was heavy on drama, including gowns with stunning backs adorned with bold capes and cascading ruffles. Feminine touches of sheer lace and tulle accented the pieces, which varied immensely in necklines and silhouettes. Fashion-forward brides will appreciate the inclusion of peplum and structured necklines in this edgy collection.

Photography courtesy of Fairchild Photo Service

Ivy & Aster Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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Ivy & Aster’s Spring 2014 collection boasted beautiful gowns expressing the brand’s signature mix of simplicity and whimsy. The collection focused prominently on a palate of soft, creamy hues with delicate embroidered details. Ivy & Aster also added patterns to the mix, including a black and white embroidered gown with a tulle overlay and dainty cap sleeves. There were several adorable knee-length dresses perfect for a garden party fete, including a feathered-trimmed number topped by black sweetheart neckline as well as an embroidered lace cocktail frock. The entire collection was encapsulated by a subtle elegance and dream-like feel.

Pronovias Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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Dramatic veils, bold embellishments and fitted-silhouettes set the tone for an ultra glamorous Pronovias Spring 2014 collection. Gowns ranged from slinky, curve-hugging silhouettes to romantic, voluminous, tulle ballgowns. The Spanish brand also brought some spice to the runway showing a ruffled skirt topped with a bejewelled, sheer, corseted lace bodice. Embellished belts were also a predominant feature throughout the collection, adding definition and a tasteful touch of sparkle – perfect for the bride yearning for a classic romantic look.

Photography courtesy of Fairchild Photo Service

Kenneth Pool Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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Fans of Kenneth Pool’s signature glamour will not be disappointed by the romantic gowns brought to life by Amsale Aberra in the designer’s spring 2014 collection. The line’s ball gowns are a bridal fantasy brought to life, with dramatic silhouettes and elaborate detailing perfectly suited for a fairytale wedding. The collection also featured sleek designs, including silky satin trumpet designs. Intricate bead work was prominent on many of the dresses, adding to the opulent allure of the collection. Sexy and feminine, these gowns are a must for a bride who wants to feel like a modern-day princess.

Photography courtesy of Fairchild Photo Service

Theia Spring 2014 Wedding Dresses

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Designer Don O’Neill’s Theia collection is all about capturing the essence of a woman’s inner goddess. His sophisticated Spring 2014 bridal collection mixes bold, modern designs with delicate, feminine details. The collection offers a vast array of styles, from classic A-lines to contemporary blush-toned tulle ball gowns. For those dreaming of a short and sweet dress, there are several in the Theia Spring 2014 collection, including a sleek high-necked number reminiscent of Grace Kelly and a chic piece with a ruffled ombre hemline. For brides wanting to break tradition, a daring sweater-short pairing or bold embroidered cape are unique fashion-forward options. Looking for a sure showstopper? A mermaid-style gown with a billowing train of blush tulle is most definitely goddess-worthy.