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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.
So you’re thinking about proposing over the holidays. December is the most popular month for engagements, and the holidays may be the big boost for the month’s proposal popularity. However, while you may be proposing during the most popular month, dropping down on one knee during the holidays comes with a few guidelines. Holiday proposals are an amazing gift…well, really, the engagement ring is the ultimate gift. There is a right way and a wrong way to propose during the holidays, though. And with family usually at the center of this month’s festivities, you also may need to make a few adjustments to your holiday schedule after proposing (and receiving a “yes!”). As the busy days of the holidays are less than two weeks away, here is your survival guide to the perfect holiday proposal…mistletoe NOT included!
A must attend event last week has us left feeling inspired for this winter's wedding season! The Bridal Boutique held their Grand Opening Soriee on Thursday December 7th, 2018 and it was a brides dream. Held at there new location in the heart of Downtown Edmonton (10935 120 St NW) we had the chance to get up close and personal with their new store! From the sweet treats, to the fashion show it was a very lovely event to attend. We've added a couple pictures we were able to snap in between sipping bubbly and snacking on yummy macaroons. If you're looking for a 5 star bridal shop experience please go and peak your nose into The Bridal Boutique or make an appointment! We can't wait until the next event. Vendors & Sponsors: HMUA: Blushed Beaute (Calvin Alexander, Rakhee Utarid, Stephanie Strazza, & Elizabeth Maria.) Catering: The Local Omnivore Sweet treats: The Art of Cake Chocolate Gems: Brianne Gabrielle Cakes Florals: Fabloomosity Prize Sponsors: Wabi Sabi Home and Design, Barre Body Studio Edmonton, Modern Gravity Float Studio, Time Escape Edmonton Models: Shea-Lynn Noyes, Mackenzie Simpson, Kendall Shea, Alyssah Paccoud, Mode Models International
Submitted to Bridal Fantasy by B Wedding Invitations
How did you and your partner meet?
Andrew and I met through mutual friends, while we were both on Christmas Holidays, on the beach in the Mornington Peninsula.
How did he propose?
During a weekend away at my parent’s holiday house at Lorne, and after a very long and beautiful day of site seeing down the Great Ocean Road, Andrew proposed at one of our favorites places in Lorne at Teddy’s lookout.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?
I have only been married for a short time now, but Andrew and I have been together for many years. I would say that the most important part of maintaining a strong relationship would be to never take yourself or your relationship too seriously and don’t forget to have fun.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it:
The most important thing to me when I chose my gown was how I connected with the designer. I had a vision in mind, but it was up to the designer to lead me on the journey. Leah was laid back in her approach and not OTT, and that was super important to me. My dress was different, I hadn’t seen anything like it and I was so happy with the outcome.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
I had always envisioned my wedding day to be a laid-back type of glamorous styled one. A winter style winery was perfect for this, and Stones of the Yarra Valley nailed that brief. Stones can be anything you want it to be. Our hanging chandelier of florals with tea light candles, along with drooping fairy lights, really set the mood. There was an open fire pit outside the back doors overlooking the vineyard, it was perfect.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
Fireworks, of course. I’m a sucker for those big, bright sparkles in the sky, and Andrew knows this. Part way through Andrew’s speech, he surprised me and our guests with a show of amazing fireworks over the vineyard. It was magical.
Any DIY décor elements?
All in all, the team at Stones are amazing event coordinators. They prompt you with things that you haven’t even thought about in terms of décor... but some things that we added were fairy lighting, outdoor fire pit, bird cage for “wishing well”.... etc.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
I can honestly say, I wouldn’t change anything. Nothing is perfect but to us, our wedding day was stunning and most importantly, it was a huge celebration with friends and family, filled with love, laughter and of course, great food and wine.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Be organized– there is no fun in last minute stress sessions. In the last 6 months, set your ‘to do’ list and order it in priority. The highest priority items, set to action 6 months prior, and work the list backwards so that you have certain things to action, every month. Plan to have a blank ‘to do’ list two weeks prior, because things will pop up.
Dress: Leah Da Gloria https://www.leahdagloria.com/
Makeup: Cassandra Lusi
Hair: Rokk Ebony
Accessories: Tiffany & Co
Personalised Wedding Gifts: Adorn Invitations https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/
Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Grooms Suit: MJ Bale
Photographer: Darin Collison http://darincollisonphotography.com.au/
Video –Life in Light Films
Menus & Place Cards: BWedding Invitations
Cake: Cakes by Raymond Tan (@rymondtn)
Food: Stones of the Yarra Valley
Flowers: Blooming Brides
Ceremony Venue: St Mary’s Star of the Sea, West Melbourne
Reception Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley
Styling: Adorn Invitations
Dresses: Raffaele Ciuca
Invitations: B Wedding Invitations
Headpiece and Jewelry
Flowers: Babylon Flowers
Food: Mary Eats Cake