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Bridal Gown Shopping Tips From The World’s Top Designers

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Zac Posen

Are you struggling to find the perfect dress for your big day? Longing to have that “this is the one” moment with your family and friends? Not to worry, Weddingbells has got your back. We talked to the best in the biz to get the inside scoop on some essential wedding dress shopping dos and don’ts. Zac Posen, Lazaro, Monique Lhuillier, Michelle Roth, Pnina Tornai and Mark Zunino spilled their professional tips on everything from who you should bring dress shopping with you to how many gowns you should try on during a trip to your favourite bridal boutique.

A Vintage Cuban Wedding Shoot In Toronto, Ontario

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Cuban Style Shoot

For this vibrant and romantic style shoot, Jan Ng of Willow Rose Events and Michelle Belsky of Magnolia Studios were inspired by the art on vintage cigar boxes. The duo wanted to express a romantic and old world elegance.

“Travel is a great source of inspiration for many people,” explains Michelle. “Having been to Cuba many times, the idea of bringing rich, vibrant and beautifully varied Cuban elements into a styled shoot seemed unique and absolutely beautiful. Havana is one of the most architecturally diverse cities in the world — a photographer’s paradise with a 50’s influence, exuberant colours, traditional Spanish buildings and a soulful culture.”

Jan and Michelle chose Graydon Hall Manor in Toronto as their venue. “Graydon Hall provided the perfect backdrop for us – with its wooden shutters and vintage checkered flooring,” explains Jan.

To achieve their vision, the pair focused on a bold colour palette of red, bright coral, yellow, orange and muted gold. Jan and Michelle then incorporated a hand-painted cake, hand-painted stationery, and a sweet table inspired by the flavours of Cuba – rum, dulce de leche, coconut and agave – to bring their exotic theme to life.

Photography courtesy of Magnolia Studios.

Ceremony location:
Graydon Hall Manor
Bridal gown:
Inbal Dror from White Toronto 
The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Wedding planner:
Willow Rose Events
Hair and makeup:
Alyssa Caron from Bridezilla Beauty
Headpiece: Posh Veils
Blush and Bloom
Jolie Papeterie Boutique
Anouk Jewelry
Furniture rental:
Happily Ever After Events Inc
Place cards and drink stirrers:
Company Forty Two
Sweet table: Sweet Table
Linens: Linen Closet
Cinematography: Naz Films

Graydon Hall, Toronto : : Style Shoot from NAZFILMS on Vimeo.

Wild Rose By & For Love 2015 Wedding Dresses

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Wild Rose By & For Love 2015 Wedding Dresses

For her latest & For Love collection, Angel Spendlove introduced a lineup of edgy and romantic gowns that highlighted the brand’s laidback glamorous aesthetic and fashion-forward silhouettes. Bold lace, delicate silks and luxe sequins dominate, while velvety cotton adds a softness to the rock-and-roll feel of this 2015 collection. Daring deep V-necklines, open backs and drop armholes are prominent throughout the collection, which includes boho-chic gowns, pantsuits and black bridal separates.