July 28, 2008

Fabulous Fashion Fridays #2

Posted in dresses tagged , , , , , , , at 6:14 pm by aboutabride

Okay, so I know it’s not Friday…but I’ve been thinking about this dress since last week!

From Anjolique Bridal, it’s a strapless mermaid style dress with a dropped waist – hugs the body nicely and makes you look tall! 🙂

Definitely for those weddings that ooze elegance and sophistication and maybe a touch of vintage…

July 18, 2008

Fabulous Fashion Fridays #1

Posted in dresses tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:09 am by aboutabride

The Two-Tone Appeal

Let’s start our Fabulous Fashion Fridays with a tribute to the two-tone bridal dress!

A gorgeous 100% silk shatung dress from Bellisima Couture. With a sweetheart neckline, mermaid silhoutte and stunning lace-up-the-back, this dress demands all eyes on you for your entrance and all through the night.

July 15, 2008

On Hydrangeas…

Posted in Flowers tagged , , , , at 9:08 pm by aboutabride

On Monday, July 14th, my husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and one of the ways to celebrate, we bought two blooming hydrangea plants to plant in our new house. These are the pink ones and absolutely gorgeous and so that got my wedding coordinating mind on a search for bouquets that showcase the hydrangea…and wow, was I pleased! 🙂 Aren’t these beautiful?

When coming back from our walk that morning, my husband pointed out that we had two new blooms on a up-to-that-point unidenitifed bush in our backyard. Well, it turns out that it’s a Rose of Sharon bush, blooming the delicate paper-like blue flowers. What’s so interesting is that of the whole huge bush, there are two that enthusiastically bloomed before any of the others did. Being a Christian couple, we know the Rose of Sharon is referenced in the Bible and signifies specialness, virtue, beauty, glory and fruitfulness. It’s fitting that it was on our anniversary and that there were 2 flowers! And that shade of blue is my favorite color! 🙂

Thanks to God for giving us that precious anniversary gift!

July 8, 2008

For the confident bride….

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 8:08 pm by aboutabride

As a wedding consultant, you hear very often brides stating they want to stand out, to have memorable weddings, to surprise their guests. I completely agree with them, of course…You want a beautiful wedding, to have the magnificent ideas in your head to come to life, to have something unexpectedly beautiful…

Well, here are some pics of some interesting wedding dresses. Dresses come in all sizes, colors and can be the start to a completely different theme. I thought this was a good way to start the week and get the creative juices flowing….

Enjoy…and tell me, which would YOU wear on your wedding day?

July 2, 2008

Ardizzone – Rosati Wedding: the sparkliest of all weddings

Posted in Rosati wedding tagged , , , , , , , , at 3:22 pm by aboutabride

the happy couple

What a fabulous couple.

I’ve never seen a couple look more in love with each other — she’d bat her eyes, he’d smile. This continued from the day I met them to their wedding day. From start to end, their wedding epitomizes WHY I love doing weddings. There’s such a beauty found in a couple’s story!

Even with the pending threat of rain and the potential of not being able to walk down the grand staircase (the Bride’s main wish), this couple continued to smile and relax in the knowledge that this was their wedding day and they were going to enjoy it. But the heavens smiled down on them and only a couple of hours before their arrival, did we get the “okay” to proceed forward with their outdoor princess wedding.

The reception rocked! Great music, terrific food and a bridal party that just danced the night away. We had sparklies everywhere — this was definitely a “light up the night” party. From the Guest Seating Chart that was bedazzled in rhinestones to the shining cupcake stand to the fantastic 10 carat sized wine stopper favors, this reception glowed! But nothing topped how beautiful Nancy looked — with an amazing tiara and a gorgeous tulle princess dress.

The most beautiful moments, from a wedding planner who has been to a number of weddings:

1. The speech made by the maid of honor, Val. What a beautiful testimony to their growing friendship!

2. Seeing Nancy and Pietro dance with Pietro’s son.

3. The thank you speech made from Sophia, the flower girl.

4. The long and strong hug between Bride and Mother of Bride.

5. Moments before Nancy’s entrance, the groom with his eyes closed, head raised to the warmth of the sun and just taking it in.

The top 5 funniest moments…

1. The night before, realizing the candles were too big for the candle holders and having to “shave” them down. Yes, shave. With a potato peeler. All 20 of them!

2. A week before, having the bride and myself covered in glitter, trying to sparkle the guest seating chart. And this was on top of having fingers stuck together by KrazyGlue and finding rhinestones in new places!

3. At the reception, the slideshow that didn’t want to show. But how wonderful was the staff at White Oaks to run “marathons” back and forth between the AV room and the reception to fix the problem.

4. Groom, “warming up” in prep to get the garter. Song of choice, Rocky theme, of course.

And the funniest moment, in my opinion, for I couldn’t have even *planned* this one….

5. Bride, during her speech: “I love my husband’s hairy body”.

Congratulations again to Pietro & Nancy Rosati. I wish you guys a fabulous marriage, embraced with many blessings!

…for more pics of this wedding, go to the Photo Gallery at Aboutabride.ca

Welcome to your wedding…

Posted in Intro tagged at 2:40 pm by aboutabride

Welcome to the blogsite for About a Bride!

Check here often as I will update frequently with:

  • spotlights on the couples I’ve been blessed to work with
  • photos and videos both behind the scenes and from the wedding
  • tips, resources and advice for planning a fabulous wedding
  • cool DYI projects that can save you tons of money
  • special features and deals

I look forward to working with you soon!