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Wedding Belle: Pretty in Pink

Fashion & Beauty

Bride: Linda Luu
Wedding Date: August 15, 2009
Wedding Location:
Ottawa, Ontario
Wedding Style:
Looking every bit like a fairytale princess, Linda wore an extraordinary a-line strapless white gown that ruffled out at her waist, cascading down into a long, and stunning train. With her lovely locks done up in a casual updo, a single bright pink daisy was tucked behind her ear. Decorating her neck was a lovely double-stranded necklace, and pearl earrings dangled from her ears. Holding on to a pretty bouquet of pink orchids, the glowing bride kept her wedding day make up feminine and soft.
The Look:
Bridal gown: Custom-made from Saigon ( Bridesmaids dresses: Anne Nininger. Ceremony: Helipad, Museum of Civilization ( Hair: BossArts ( Jewellery: Virginia Geiger Jewels (

All photography courtesy Kella MacPhee (

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Wedding Belle: Sweet & Stunning

Fashion & Beauty

Bride: Sarah Crawford
Wedding Date:
August 8, 2009
Wedding Location:
Milton, Ontario
Wedding Style:
Stepping out in a stunning white a-line sleeveless gown with a lovely v-neck, Sarah was positively glowing on her big day. Her brown hair was tied loosely behind her ear in an elegant chignon, with two beautiful blue flowers perched to the side. Keeping her makeup natural and simple, pretty pear earrings dangled upon her ear. On her feet rested a pair of pale yellow shoes, one of the brides’ favourite wedding details. To match, Sarah carried a darling bouquet of yellow and white roses, and dressed her best girls in a sunny shade to match. To top it all off, the grooms best men donned yellow ties, and the man of the hour himself proudly wore a boutonniere of a single yellow rose.
The Look:
Bridal gown: Pearl Bridal House ( Flowers: Rebecca Callfas Designs ( Hair and makeup: The Cutting Edge ( Ceremony: Crawford’s Country Gardens ( Tux: Moores (

All photography courtesy Barebone Photo (

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Nicole Richie’s Wedding Dress

Fashion & Beauty » Wedding Dresses

She wore not one, not two, but three different dresses on her big day!

Having always wanted a gorgeous show-stopping dress reminiscent of Grace Kelly’s on her wedding day, Nicole Richie made her dreams come true. As we blogged about Monday, Nicole married Good Charlotte front man Joel Madden at her dad Lionel Richie’s home.

Nicole surely wowed them with three different gowns from Marchesa. One of them was a perfect mix of vintage and glam – just the like the bride herself – with a long sleeved lace top, spilling out into a ball-gown skirt made from more than 100 yards of hand-draped tulle petals and silk organza.

And as for the elephant – it was simply a childhood fantasy come true, as she always wanted one at her wedding, representing luck.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Engagement Pictures


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They’re here! Last week it was confirmed that Kate and her prince posed for a lovely engagement portrait session with celebrated fashion photographer Mario Testino, and over the weekend the beautiful portraits were officially released to the public.

Showing both their relaxed and glamourous sides, the royal couple released two different photos. The formal photo was shot at the historic Council Chamber, which is linked to Clarence House, Prince Charles’ official residence, while the casual portrait was captured in the Cornwall Room of St. James’s Palace.

Kate, a royal style icon in the making did her own makeup for the photos, with Testino’s makeup artist on hand for touchups. The bride-to-be wore a white Reiss dress and Links earrings for the formal shot and opted for a cream-coloured Whistles blouse for the dressed-down portrait. Read the rest of this entry »

Wedding Belle: Delicate & Dramatic

Fashion & Beauty

Bride: Liliya Kozachenko
Wedding Date:
June 5, 2009
Wedding Location:
Toronto, Ontario.
Wedding Style:
Looking every bit the fashion-forward bride, Liliya donned a gorgeous white, quarter-sleeved gown with a beautiful ruffled collar and a similar ruffled train that began just above her knee, cascading like waves of the ocean behind her. Her veil was short, with delicate beaded netting held together by a white-feathered flower. On her feet, a pair of lovely white pointed sling backs, with a decorated buckle at the front. Simple eyeliner, luscious lashes, and rosy pink lips completed her bridal day look, and simple pearl studs rested on her ears. The finishing touch was Liliya’s soft, simple and utterly modern bouquet of yellow and white calla lies.
The Look:
Bridal gown: San Patrick at Mona Richie Boutique ( Ceremony: Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church ( Hair and makeup: Plutino Group ( Tux: Andrew’s Formal Rentals (

All photography courtesy Kat Torgashev Photography (

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Kate and William Have Engagement Portraits!


Prince Harry, Charles and William shot by Mario Testino

It was over a decade ago in 1997 that famed fashion photographer Mario Testino took some of the most memorable candid pictures of Princess Diana for Vanity Fair. Now, in the wake of Kate and William’s royal engagement, Miss Middleton has already sat for her first official photo shoot!

It was confirmed to People magazine that Testino has taken “some engagement photographs” of the happy couple, which is quite fitting considering the photographer has shot many celebrities and royals as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Wedding Belle: Simply Classic

Fashion & Beauty

Bride: Krista MacDonald
Wedding Date:
July 17, 2010
Wedding Location:
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Wedding Style:
With gorgeous red shoes on her feet and a bright smile on her face, Krista MacDonald looked stunning in a strapless gown that sparkled with beaded embroidery and delicate lace lining. The bride kept her makeup sweet and pretty, and from her ears dangled gorgeous chandelier earrings that glittered like her bright baby blues. Krista held a beautiful rose bouquet, with red nails to match. Right down to the personalized hanger with Krista’s name on it, everything about the bride was classically elegant.
The Look:

Bridal gown: Pronovias ( Ceremony: Delta Prince Edward ( Makeup: Amanda May Makeup ( Flowers: Soirees and Shindigs ( Tux: Ralph Lauren at Moores (

Photography courtesy Rachel Peters (

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Michael Buble Announces Wedding Date

Planning » Real Weddings

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Earlier this year, B.C. native Michael Buble announced his engagement to Argentine actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre. Buble told the Today show, he and his future bride, are set to wed April 6th. “I was going to do it on [April] 29th, but figured I wouldn’t get any press,” joked Buble. Read the rest of this entry »

Wedding Belle: A Lovely Lady

Fashion & Beauty

Bride: Tara Wilson
Wedding Date:
May 8, 2010
Wedding Location:
Toronto, Ontario
Wedding Style:
Donning a beautiful a-line gown with delicate lace-capped sleeves, Tara was grinning from ear to ear. Her strawberry-blonde hair was curled and gathered into an intricate ponytail, as her bangs were swept to the side, tenderly framing her face. Keeping her makeup soft, simple and natural, Tara’s pink lips gave way to her beautiful pearly whites. From her ears, dangled pretty pearl drop earrings. Her bouquet was a stunning array of pink calla lilies and pale pink-purple roses, and her best girls carried white roses while wearing strapless, dark purple dresses. As for the bride’s shoes, they were a gorgeous blue, with a single bow at the front.
The Look: Bridal gown: Alita Graham for Klienfeld Bridal ( Reception: The Old Mill ( Hair and Makeup: Makeup In The City ( Tux: Copley for Harry Rosen (

All photography courtesy Eyecontact Photography (

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Who’s On The Guest List?


President Obama and First Lady Michelle with the Queen.

If there’s one thing you can bet on right now, it would be that the week of April 29th 2011, England will be filled with more glitz and glam than the Oscars. Since declaring the wedding date of William as Kate as a national holiday, you can be sure that anyone lucky enough to get an invite to the big day will be sure to attend. So who exactly will receive an invite?

Earlier this week when deciding on an official date, it was reported that the couple had ‘relevant parties’ to consider in making their final decision. Immediate family, policing and the government aside, there are a number of notable guests set to attend.

Since receiving the all clear to invite heads of state to the ceremony, Barack and Michelle Obama along with Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni may secure an invite.

Since the wedding is not a formal state occasion, William and Kate have flexibility in inviting close friends from their school days at St. Andrew’s University. Members of the Royal crowd, even Richard Branson’s daughter Holly — who helped Kate during the brief break-up with William in 2007 — are most likely to get an invite. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Catherine, Not Kate

Planning » Reception Ideas

Well it seems as if her last name isn’t the only namesake of Miss Middleton’s that’ll be changing. Now that she is on her way to becoming a princess, and potentially even Queen (a poll conducted by YouGov in the Sunday Times granted Prince William the favourable vote), Kate Middleton is reportedly considering that she now be called by her birth name, Catherine.

The likely reason behind Kate’s change of address is due to the royal duties that will soon be on her plate. Ever since the engagement was officially announced, Kate has been referred to by the palace as ‘Catherine.’

“This was not a request by any officials or the Palace. It’s a concerted effort from Kate to be taken more seriously,” US Magazines royal expert Katie Nicholls says.

Royal Wedding in April?


It’s been less than a week since Prince William and Kate Middleton officially announced their engagement, and like any other wedding, things are moving along very quickly!

While there was no official date set at the time of the announcement, only that the royal wedding would take place sometime in the spring or summer of 2011, it now appears as if a date in late April 2011 could mark the big day.

The dates just after Easter — around April 28 — are the current frontrunners, as the couple is in the process of working out details with “relevant parties” such as the police and the government, a palace official tells Also, William and Kate wish to make sure that the main guests can attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Wedding Belle: Beachside Beauty

Fashion & Beauty

Bride: Victoria Scotton
Wedding Date:
September 25, 2009
Wedding Location:
Zurich, Ontariro
Wedding Style:
Wearing a stunning strapless dress with cascading ruffles from her waist down accompanied with a wrapped long beige ribbon, Victoria looked beautiful on her beachside big day. With her beautiful brown hair in a soft curly updo, a single white flower was tucked in behind her ear. Victoria kept her makeup elegant and simple, and completed her bridal look with timeless studs and a glittering necklace with a heart pendant. Making the most of a gorgeous day by the beach, Victoria’s white bouquet had hints of light blue flowers that beautifully complimented her best girls’ dresses. The breezy beach atmosphere was even brought indoors with a single starfish resting on the electric-blue coloured napkins at every table.
The Look:

Bridal gown: Helen’s Bridala & Evening Wear ( Bridal Party: Light in the Box ( Reception: Hessenland Country Inn ( Flowers: Village Vines Florists (

All photography courtesy of Sandra Regier (

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Wedding at Westminster?


{Westminster Abbey. Photography courtesy Frank Slack.}

Ever since the official announcement on Tuesday November 16 came out, telling the world that Kate Middleton and Prince William are engaged, the world has been going into an absolute tizzy about every little detail. From which dress she’ll be wearing to where they royal couple will be saying their ‘I Do’s.’ Luckily for royal watchers, the speculation to the location of the big day may have just been answered!

Miss Middleton was spotted stepping out of Westminster Abbey early Wednesday evening, increasing speculations that Kate and her prince may have chosen their wedding venue. Read the rest of this entry »