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With over 35 years of history, Bridal Fantasy’s trade shows are the leading bridal shows in Western Canada. Brides are sure to find everything they need at the Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, shows, which feature a professionally choreographed fashion show and an eclectic mix of exhibitors. These events offer brides a multitude of choices in their wedding planning process including fashion, flowers, photography, favours, cake, catering, entertainment, reception sites and much, much more.
We always get the pleasure to be included in the sharing of other couples weddings and the lovely story and couple you'll read about today was sent to us by B Wedding Invitations. Reading the proposal brought literal tears to our eyes. All of the necessary credits are featured at the bottom of the article. The Details
How did you and your partner meet?
Through long term friends. Johnny’s friend and my girlfriend whom are married introduced us at a birthday night out. Johnny and I caught up after and hit it off.
How did he propose?
Our very first date he took me to Meat and Wine Co. in Southbank. Leading up to the night he proposed, every time we went out he'd complain about his meal and say next time we are going Meat and Wine Co. So, when he said we are going there I didn't put much thought into it. It was a Friday night and I met Johnny there, it had rained all day, I had my hair in pigtails as I got drenched and literally looked like a drowned rat. I had no idea, after we ate he asked if I wanted dessert, I said no and he said read the menu we'll share. So, I said okay, thinking he never shares! As I opened the menu he had written “Will you marry me?” on the inside! I went silent for a while in shock. I know it sounds silly but I'm never lost for words. Then on top off the surprise he flew us to Queensland for a long weekend very romantic! He had it all planned perfectly! I had no idea!
How did you choose your wedding gown?
I've known Elide from Bonita a life time and she always said when I get married she's making me my dress. I tried on her whole store and didn't feel right in anything. Then she picked the Valentina Gown and it was perfect!
I would have to say, Johnny organised our first dance, he didn't tell me what song he chose. He wanted the dry ice and fireworks to complete it. I hadn't cried the whole day and as we began dancing I realized the song "beautiful in my eyes by Joshua Kadison" I literally teared up. It was so beautiful. He nailed it!
Any DIY décor elements?
We are going for a rose gold romantic style to decorate tables, I purchased rose gold tea lights from Luxury Candle Supply. I also lined the bridal table with candles and tea lights. It was absolutely beautiful. Everyone complimented it. I had roses and greenery as the centerpieces with rose gold tea lights on black table clothes. It was just divine.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
Absolutely nothing. The day was perfect. The food was perfect. The DJ was the best! People have been calling me all week telling me how beautiful everything was.
Photographer: Icon Photography Melbourne https://iconphotos.com.au/
Wedding Invitations: B Wedding Invitations www.bweddinginvitations.com/
Dress: Bonita Couture www.bonitacouture.com/
Makeup: Hellena Make up and Lash and Beauti Co
Hair: Crew 33 Accessories: Wayne Cooper and Bonita Couture Bridesmaids
Dresses: Forever New
Grooms Suit: David Marcs - Moonee Ponds
Menu/ Place Cards: Adorn Invitations https://adorninvitations.co.ukCake: Eiffel Tower https://eiffeltower.com.au/
Flowers: Floral Event Ceremony
Venue: St Monica's Moonee Ponds
Reception Venue: The Sovereign http://sovereignreceptions.com.au/
DJ: Rinaldo Entertainment and Production. MC: Phillip Pantano
Bridal Fantasy has been in the wedding industry for over 35 years. The amount of rapport and success we have accumulated over the years has allowed us to be one of the best bridal shows in the world. Our magazine is an accomplishment beyond our wildest dreams and people all over the world are able to be a part of this by buying and reading this publication. [caption id="attachment_68024" align="alignnone" width="728"] Booth by Elegant Earth[/caption] Our website alone reaches over 10,000 impressions a week. We are able to give companies the opportunity to grow and be successful with us by putting their faith in our brand and being at our shows, and/or being in our magazine and wedding planner. [caption id="attachment_68025" align="alignnone" width="670"] Photo by Donna Lynn Photography[/caption] Bridal Fantasy’s Wedding Planner is quite literally, ‘The Ultimate Wedding Guide,’ that gives you a run through of everything you need to check off your list for that special day. We are organically at number one when you search Wedding Planner in Google for a reason. We put heart into all of our photo shoots, our fashion shows, our industry events, magazines, planners, etc. [caption id="attachment_68026" align="alignnone" width="282"] Wedding Planner 2016-2017[/caption] When you become a vendor with Bridal Fantasy you become a part of our family, and you help reach the ultimate goal. To make someone’s wedding day the best day of their life. We’ve worked with so many amazing companies and individuals over the years and continue to search for more opportunities to get to know the people and companies in the wedding industry. You want to work with us, and you want to be a part of the Bridal Fantasy team because we deliver nothing but the best for our exhibitors, sponsers, and advertisers. So what are you waiting for? Email email@example.com today and become a part of the team!
Along with the enthusiasm to plan your wedding comes planning the honeymoon! This is your first big adventure of your married life with your spouse, so you want it to be special and memorable. Even for the most spontaneous couple, a little planning can go a long way toward preventing a honeymoon disaster! The honeymoon should be planned right alongside the wedding. This can help with both booking reservations and with budgeting for the trip. Many couples make the mistake of not preparing for these things, and then find themselves in a second rate hotel or strapped for cash at a pivotal moment. Making sure there is ample time to prepare and ample money in reserve can make or break a honeymoon. Budgeting doesn’t mean throwing money away, however. Couples can use perks like frequent flyer miles to buffer their honeymoon spending. Tech savvy couples have made funding pages for family and friends to donate to as a wedding gift, especially if the gift registry is small. Hotels and other attractions will often give discounts to newlywed couples, so make sure you mention often that this is a honeymoon trip. Another thing may couples forget about when planning the honeymoon is the time of year. This can affect a lot of things - the weather, the availability of hotels and other reservations, and the cost. Traveling off-season can help reduce the cost, but should be balanced with tolerance for heat or cold. However, peak season can ensure everything is booked, so if you really have your heart set on a specific destination at a popular tourist location, be ready to book your reservation well in advance. So whether you plan a detailed itinerary or just book your hotels and use them as a base to explore on the fly, planning ahead is always a good idea. Planning for the wedding is stressful, and the event itself is a whirlwind of emotions and celebration. The honeymoon is time out for you and your spouse to enjoy each other and celebrate your wedding intimately before going out into the world as a married team. The following infographic has some really great tips that can help your honeymoon be the best it can be! Author: Shannon Lochwood