Miguel and I go back to high school so when he contacted me and asked me to help plan his wedding naturally I was over the moon happy! His fiancée Michelle was lovely and we got to meet at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay downtown Toronto as she tried on a slew of gorgeous gowns.
There were many obstacles these two had to overcome amid all the planning, their daughter Mia was under a year old and that took much time and attention. They had also bought a new house, were renovating and had several setbacks.
Everything came together at the Trent Port Marina, tucked away in a town in the southern part of Ontario on the Bay of Quinte. Very quiet, quaint town where everyone knows everyone (I grew up close to there so it was nice to be “home”). It was an intimate setting of close friends and family for the ceremony and dinner. Michelle and Miguel exchanged vows in the late afternoon and then the party started.
The one thing I won’t forget about this wedding is the way they both looked at each other the entire day. It was with such love and certainty, I was so honored to be a part of their happy day. See more on my website
Planner: Ashley Victoria Productions//Venue: Trent Port Marina//Catering: Tomassos//Linens, Napkins & Chair Covers: Chair Cover King//Photography: Images by Montserrat
With wedding season in full effect, families and bridal parties are buzzing with excitement! Lots of last minute loose ends to tie up, accessories to buy, payments to organize- it can be easy to overlook a few essential elements about Spring weddings. Here are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Unpredictable weather
If you are having an outdoor wedding, be weary of the weather and do a consistent check up the week of the wedding. Temperatures can drop, wind can get strong and we don’t want your guests to freeze. On the other hand, there is also the concern of rain so be sure to have an indoor backup plan in case mother nature gets cranky.
While food allergies are always something to keep in mind, outdoor weddings are a disaster for those who suffer from ragweed, grass and pollen allergies. If you know you have bad allergies and don’t want to blow up like a Macy’s balloon take precautions and pop those non-drowsy allergy meds or stash them in your clutch.
3.Check what time the sun sets
Especially if your wedding is outdoors since the days are getting longer. It’s a good idea to make sure the guests aren’t directly facing the sun during the ceremony being blinded by light rather than your love for one another! You also want to keep this in mind for taking pictures, you don’t want too much light but as the sun sets you start to lose time.
4. New blooms
Take advantage of the newly sprouting greenery. Fresh, pretty buds on the trees, gardens flourishing- these are all great for taking formal and informal pictures with friends and family. They will never look as lush and new as they do now so utilize them to the max!
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“I have a responsibility to the woman of today- to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful”– Carolina Herrera
Before taking a quick sneak peak at her newest collection fresh off the runway, here are some interesting life facts about the incredible designer, Carolina Herrera:
- She was born and raised Venezuela and traveled at a young age and was exposed to fashion very early.
- 1987 she launched first bridal collection and year later her first fragrance
- 1996 Carolina Herrera de Baez joins as creative director at Herrera’s House of Fragrances
- 1999 She opened her first flagship boutique in NY on Madison Ave and 75th
- 2004 she received the Council of Fashion Designers of America “Womenswear Designer of the year” and the Glamour “Woman of the Year award”
- 2008 The Council of Fashion Designers of America honors Carolina Herrera with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2010 receives the distinguished “Mercedes-Benz Presents” title for her Spring collection
- 2014 she received The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion
To see the rest of her 2018 Spring bridal collection go to http://www.carolinaherrera.com/
Photography: Courtesy of Carolina Herrera
As winter slowly (and in Canada I do mean slowly) dissolves into Spring, winter color palettes get shelved and the new pantone colors arrive.
And color is back!
The Knot, gives us details on the hottest new Spring pantone colors in a recent blog post that I just had to share with you!
Primrose yellow, Hazelnut, Flame, Pale Dogwood and Lapis Blue are the bright and beautiful colors that are making their way into the color schemes of upcoming spring weddings this year.
Pantone’s Hottest Color Trends for Spring 2017