All posts filed under: Wedding

A Budget Bride’s Dream Honeymoon

My husband and I opted for a budget honeymoon. We had looked at Mexico but we got married in June and didn’t want to wait until the fall or even the spring for our honeymoon. We looked at Europe too but we were getting close to a move across Canada and I didn’t have a job waiting for me in Kingston, Ontario so we needed to be careful with finances. Then I got an idea… what about a bed and breakfast somewhere along the coast? At first the options were limited because some of the resorts were crazy expensive and we were getting discouraged. Luckily, good ol’ TripAdvisor popped up and begged me to click a link offering “The Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in Sechelt, BC.” We had never been to Sechelt so it was immediately enticing. Once I clicked the link I was instantly excited because one bed and breakfast stood out. This place was beautiful and was run by a husband and wife duo (also originally from Edmonton!). This spot was instantly …

Vintage Wedding Finds

Today I was doing some vintage hunting and found a lot of amazing items but my absolute FAVOURITE is this Demetrios wedding gown! The embroidery on this dress is stunning. The colour combination of the vintage ivory fabric with the classic pastel embroidery is eye catching  but does not detract from the elegance of the gown. I LOVE this dress! What do you all think?? Love it or leave it? -Britney

Eco Friendly Wedding Vendors Wanted

Calling all Canadian Eco Friendly wedding vendors! As 2016 wraps up I am preparing for the New Year with plans on expanding Eco Bride Project and I am looking for some help from you wonderful Eco Friendly artisans out there! I’ve been in contact with many of you over the past few years offering item highlights to show my followers and now I’d like to take our relationship to the next step (lol)! If you are a vendor who makes/sells eco-friendly products online and you’re intrigued and want to get in touch please leave me your e-mail in the comments below or e-mail me at ecobrideproject@gmail.com and I will send my project proposal. If you’re on board, this is a business opportunity to help us both expand and reach more clientele. The eco-friendly community is wonderful but is still growing (especially in the wedding industry) and I’d live to use our business relationship to reach more people and spread the word. Looking forward to speaking with you all! As always, thank you for reading and …

Eco-Friendly Bridesmaid Gifts

  Having your friends stand beside you on your wedding day is truly an honour. These people have been a part of your life (maybe for a lifetime or a short time… doesn’t matter) but these are the people (or person) that you’ve asked to stand with you—so how do you say thank you? The “thank you” aspect of the wedding process is crucial. The “thank you” etiquette as stated by Emily Post’s 18th edition (highly recommend this book for anyone interested in etiquette) the “thank you” should be done in writing and done quickly (Post 630). For the bridal party gift giving timeframe there are typically two times that are traditional to give the gift. The first is on the morning of the wedding while you’re all getting ready together and the second is at the rehearsal dinner where you would give the gift after you toast each of your attendants. Now that you know the importance and the traditional etiquette of the “thank you” you might still be at a loss as to what to …

Behind the Veil: History of the Wedding Veil Tradition

A few weeks back I teased a blog about wedding veils and I only just got around to this post! Sorry for the delay, I pinched my sciatic nerve and so sitting, standing, walking, sleeping (and everything in between) has been excruciating. I am, however, finally starting to feel better and so you can expect more consistent posts and updates from me! I wore a veil on my wedding day and I didn’t really consider the significance or the reasoning behind the veil, to be honest. I think that veils are beautiful and it seemed like one of the few times that it would be socially acceptable for me to wear a veil in public without it being Halloween so I jumped on it. I understand that many brides see no point to the wedding veil while others see rich cultural and traditional significance to the piece and it got me questioning where this tradition originated. The wedding veil has changed forms, colours, and significance throughout the years and yet is still something we commonly …