A Winter Wonderland

With winter here to stay, we’re getting ready for all of the snowy weddings here at Delica Bridal. Fur stoles, rich succulent florals and rustic venues, our brides are doing winter weddings right! We’ve picked out some of our favourite looks from this season.

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Photographer: Justine Milton

Dress: Truvelle Klara (available at Delica Bridal)

Floral: Fabloomosity

Dress: Alvina Valenta 9551 (available at Delica Bridal)

Photographer: Jill Coursen

Hayley Paige “Elysia” (available at Delica Bridal)

Davie & Chiyo Norfolk faux fur shawl (available at Delica Bridal)

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Delica Styled Shoot

We don’t know how we have waited this long to share a styled shoot we did this spring! We all had such a great time bringing these different styles to life. We figured now may very well be the perfect time to share these photos for all the 2017 brides looking for inspiration! It features a few of our favorite bridal gowns and one amazing bridesmaids dress, all exclusive to Delica. We kept it all very minimal and clean with a standout bouquet you’ll have to scroll to see. Let us know your fave look below!

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Gown: Hayley Paige “Cali”

This gown is such a fresh take on a traditional lace dress. We still can’t get enough of it.

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We couldn’t resist posting this photo again, it seems like all the vendors have Instagrammed this at some point. We spent all day obsessing over the flower crown!

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Hayley Paige “Elysia” ballgown

There really is nothing better than twirling in a Hayley Paige ballgown. This photo is proof.

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This bouquet was such a big part of the vision for this shoot. The incorporation of fruit spices up the average floral bouquet. Fabloomosity went above and beyond what we expected!

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Jenny Yoo “Jules” dress

Yes, this dress is all rose gold sequins! Jenny Yoo does bridesmaids dresses right.

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A big thanks again to all the vendors involved! It would not have come together so well without everyone.

Gowns from Delica Bridal

Styles: Hayley Paige “Cali”, Hayley Paige “Elysia”, Jenny Yoo “Jules”, and Alvina Valenta 9612

Jewelry: Elsa Corsi from Delica Bridal

Photography: Justine Milton Photography

Hair and Make Up: Kat and Heather from Blush Artistry

Florals: Fabloomosity

Model: Karin Pederson

Introducing Daughters of Simone!

The arrival of our new wedding dress designer, Daughters of Simone, is highly anticipated so we thought we’d give you a sneak peek at what to expect when pieces from their line come this fall!

As a quick intro, this vintage inspired label captures the essence of our carefree brides who want something that’s unique and modern, but still incorporates a classic, romantic feel. The vintage lace is such a soft look, and the slim, draping silhouettes are so feminine. We can’t wait for our Delica brides to try these beauties on!

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We’re in love with the low back on this dress! This slim silhouette features ivory eyelash lace and a higher neckline at the front of the gown.

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The mix of chiffon and crochet lace on this off the shoulder dress is such a stunning look! It drapes so beautifully, and the train is to die for.

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This is the two piece set we cannot get over! The fitted top with cap sleeves paired with the high waist skirt highlights the waist in such a flattering way. This gown features a cotton crochet lace.

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The unique side cutouts on this gown wrap around to create an amazing open back. This fitted dress has beautiful and delicate details, like two types of crochet lace!

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Lola is everything you want in a long sleeve gown. It’s made of a soft crochet lace and features a plunging back. The perfect mix of modern and vintage. Also, how pretty does it look with a long veil!

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This is the other off the shoulder gown we will be receiving and is perfect for our brides who love an all lace gown! We adore the way this dress is fitted in the bodice and waist, and flows out at the bottom.

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Dylan features a fitted bodice and modern racer back. The addition of this cotton, vintage inspired lace makes for a great mix of old and new!

Now that you’ve seen which DOS gowns we will be carrying, which are your favourites? Let us know! We can’t wait to hear what our Delica brides think of our new designer.

Bridal Gown Appointment Tips

We often hear from brides-to-be that the first time trying on dresses is nerve-wracking! So if you’re feeling that way, you’re not alone. With that being said, the first appointment should be exciting more than anything. It’s your first time trying on wedding dresses and it’s a very no-pressure environment, so have fun with it! Your consultant is there to help ease the anxiety and keep you from getting overwhelmed. They’ll be able to guide you through the appointment so you can worry less and enjoy more!

We thought we’d offer a few pointers for those of you shopping for your wedding dress. These are just our suggestions but our number one tip is to relax and not worry too much!

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Tip 1: Keep an open mind for your first appointment.

We always recommend trying on different silhouettes during your first appointment. Many brides-to-be end up loving a fit they did not expect to – you never know!

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Tip 2: Don’t rule a gown out by the way it looks on the hanger.

This tip goes hand in hand with the first. A dress can look completely different on, so don’t judge it based on how it looks on the hanger! It really comes to life once you put it on. Let your consultant know what you had in mind as they’ll be able to suggest dresses you might have missed.

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Tip 3: Plan ahead!

This is a VERY important tip. Dresses take some time to come in, so planning ahead will make the experience less stressful. Each designer is different, so ask your consultant how long it will take for your favourite dresses to come in. We recommend giving yourself around 9 months to shop for your dress!

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Tip 4: Take photos!

At Delica we encourage you to get a friend or family member to take photos of you in your favourite dresses. Brides find this really helpful when they’re deciding between gowns. Also, dolling up your favourites can help too! If you envision a veil, hair wreath, or any jewelry, let your consultant know. Are you thinking hair up or down? This can be the final touch to feeling like a real bride.

We hope these four quick tips helped and made you look forward to trying on dresses! Have fun shopping!

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses have been popping up everywhere and we cannot get enough of it! There are so many ways to go about it, and we thought we’d share a few of our favorite ways to pull this trend off. It can add such a unique spin on your wedding without looking out of place.  We also love that this gives bridesmaids more options to find what style works for them!

We’re going to show you some inspiration of the ways we think you can do the mismatched trend the right way!

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Jenny Yoo Aidan Dress

Photography Credit: Eric Kelley

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Credit: Jenny Yoo

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Jenny Yoo makes it so simple to pull off the mismatch trend. We love how one dress can be tied so many different ways! And on top of that it comes in different lengths, fabrics and a range of colours – you’re bound to find something you love.

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We love the mix of blush tones and metallics- you can’t go wrong.

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If you’re thinking of choosing a few different colours for your bridesmaids, try sticking to analogous colours. The more similar, the easier it will be on the eyes and the more cohesive it will look! We love how these dresses still work together and don’t compete!

You may also want to try to keep the lengths of the dresses the same so there isn’t too much going on.

Good luck mixing and matching!!

Spotlight on Delica Brides – Paige and Troy!

The time has come to share Paige’s wedding – yay! We couldn’t be happier for this couple who had their wedding in Fort Edmonton Park this past June. Paige was the sweetest to work with from the bridal gown to bridesmaids dresses. There’s no question these two are in love, from the way Paige writes about it, to the photos that say it all. Besides the pictures, Paige even shared two videos (the highlights of the day are so sweet)! Get ready to swoon over this wedding!

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Names of Bride and Groom: Paige and Troy Bontus

Wedding Date: June 27, 2015

Venue: Fort Edmonton Park- Blatchford Hangar

Florist: Tickled Floral

Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige Keaton from Delica Bridal

Veil: Sara Gabriel “Jessica” veil from Delica Bridal

Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo Wren in spearmint from Delica Bridal

Grooms Attire: Suits by Curtis Elliot

Groomsmen Attire: Suits by Curtis Elliot

Photographer: Nicole Ashley

Videography: Jaymarie Studios

DJ: DJ Kwake- Urban Metropolis Entertainment

Cake & Dessert Table: Art of Cakes & Chocolicious

Wedding Planner: Bride and mother of the bride

Invitations: Pink Polka

Stationary: Pink Polka and Kelty Germain

Head Craniac: Joyce Tobo

Chairs: Special Event Rentals

Make-up: Amber Prepchuk

Hair: Myrna Hood

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How they met

Our first encounter was in the PE office at SACHS. A casual “hello” and “nice to meet you.” Paige had just begun teaching at SACHS and coaching Sr. Girls basketball. Troy was coaching Jr. Girls volleyball and finishing an ED degree at the U of A. They continued to get to know each other because of coaching, the teacher floor hockey team, and talking about Biology 20. Troy then did his practicum at SACHS. During this time Paige and Troy got to know each other better and even co-taught a science 10 class together. Shortly after Troy’s practicum finished he was offered a job at Bellerose and SACHS… he chose to stay at SACHS and the rest is history. We presently teach at the same school.

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The Proposal

One evening Paige was getting ready to go out with Troy and she found a photobook laying on the foot of her bed entitled, “Our Journey.” As she began to look at the book she got emotional because of the thoughtfulness of Troy’s surprise. She sat down on the ground and Troy came to sit with her so they could go through the book together. After sharing some amazing photo memories and quotes, Paige flipped to the back cover that said “Just say yes?” Paige immediately started to cry and responded with “really?” Troy then popped up on one knee and pulled the beautifully personally designed ring out of his pocket. The answer was YES!

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A bit about the wedding…

The couple chose Fort Edmonton as their wedding and reception site as it was perfect for the casual, but elegant feel they were looking to create. Their theme centered on the Japanese tradition of folding cranes which were incorporated into the couple’s colours of mint and navy. Over 2000 cranes were folded by family and friends, which were then offered to the couple as a wedding present for a long and happy life together. The cranes were a feature focal point for the wedding arbor, the dining area, place cards and dessert and popcorn table decorations.

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Instead of a traditional guestbook, guests were asked to sign a Beaners game made by the groom at the entrance of the building. And rather than the tradition of tinkling glasses for the newlyweds to kiss, guests were invited to lip sync and perform to their favorite songs. The finale was a hilarious music video created by the wedding party on the story of how the couple met.

Guests sampled signature drinks to keep partying late into the night and could either hit the dance floor, or move outside to play the couple’s favorite game, “Beaners,” Bolla, or giant Jenga.

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What was your favourite part of the day?

There are so many favorite parts! It is very humbling and overwhelming to have all your favorite people in one room. It was very special to be able to look out among the family and friends and see all the love and support they have for you.

PaigeWed6First, Paige got her bridesmaids matching Nike’s as a gift – such a cute idea! And second, we love how each bridesmaid tied their Jenny Yoo Wren dress differently to make it unique!

Another was our first look and not in like the cheesy first look kind of way. Like most people say, it was the moment my husband got to see me in my dress on my wedding day. Troy and I are silly and that’s what I love about us. The first thing he says to me when he sees me “well that’s a fancy dress, what’s the occasion?” To which I respond: “you got different bow ties?” The bow ties he had originally picked out, I did not really like so he surprised me and got different ones without me knowing. He then says “well let’s go get married.” And I say “I have bugs in my dress.” It was really funny to watch back because the whole thing was recorded.

A couple more: My brother was also my man of honor and carried a bouquet down the aisle and then stood by my side. Seeing my dad for the first time. My parents walking me down the aisle.

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What advice would you give to newly engaged brides when they begin the planning process?

Planning a wedding can be very stressful so try not to take it too seriously. Make lists and surround yourselves with people you trust and want to help you through the process… or just elope. Just kidding, it was all worth it in the end.

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Every wedding NEEDS a videographer and a killer photographer. The whole day goes by so fast and it is so nice to be able to go back and experience the special moments from the day over again. Justine and Nicole were the absolute best and we couldn’t have picked better ladies to tell our story.

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Delica Experience

I can’t thank Ashley and her team enough, they were the absolute best! Their shop has by far the most beautiful and unique dresses. They helped me pick out the perfect wedding dress and dresses for my bridesmaids. I never worried during the process because I knew Ashley would make sure everything was just right and it was 🙂

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Spotlight on Delica Brides – Julia and Aaron!

We have been anxiously waiting to share this wedding with you, and let me tell you it was not easy choosing which pictures to share because there were so many great ones!

Julia and Aaron said I do on a beautiful summer day in August at a picturesque acreage in Sherwood Park. We cannot wait for you to scroll through the photos and fall in love with the candid shots that capture the smiles from ear to ear these two had throughout their whole day! Julia looked amazing in her Hayley Paige Londyn gown – the way she styled the gown was gorgeous! Before you enjoy all the photos, we wanted to say thank you to Julia for letting us share in your special day, you made such a beautiful Delica bride!

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Names of Bride and Groom: Julia Juneau and Aaron Deschamps

Wedding Date: August 1, 2015

Venue: Ceremony: A good friend was kind enough to allow us to have our wedding at their acreage in Sherwood Park. Reception: Southwood Community League

Florist: Coral’s Design

Bridal Gown: Londyn Gown by Hayley Paige purchased at Delica Bridal

Bridesmaids Attire: Found online at www.lulus.com

Grooms Attire: Simons

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Photographer: Cory Johnn Photography (a good friend of ours which made it even more special!)

Bakery: Over the Top Cakes in St. Albert

Wedding Planner: Myself 🙂 And some very dedicated family and friends!

Invitations: Etsy

Décor: Special Event Rentals, Michaels and some DIY projects

Make-up: Blush Artistry, Artist: Erin

Hair: Kendra Huculak from Little Strands Salon

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Tell us the story of how you and your fiancé met!  When, where and how!

Well! That’s a funny story…..we met one night at a dive bar on Whyte Ave where he tried to play cool and offered to “maybe buy me a beer later or something”. We ended up ditching the friends we came with and went dancing all night together! We spent the rest of that summer biking around, having picnics, and pretty much doing anything we could to be together. It was so much fun! Five years later on our anniversary he took me to the spot where we had our first picnic together and proposed!

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Tell us a bit about your wedding!  Theme, colours, any special traditions etc.

I wanted the day to be romantic and rustic so I turned to Pinterest for all my inspiration. I went with off whites, dusty rose, pink, some metallic pieces, and wooden accents. It was really fun to put together! We are very casual and easy-going people so we wanted our wedding to have the same feel. It was just a really great summer day filled with our friends and family, great food and lots of dancing!

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What was your favourite part of the day?

Hard to pick just one! Walking down the aisle with my Dad and seeing my soon-to-be husband waiting for me was one of my favourite moments.

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What advice would you give to newly engaged brides when they begin the planning process?

My advice would be to lock down things like the date, location and caterers right away and then relax and try to enjoy the rest of it! Those vendors tend to be the first to go and book up years in advance. Also, try on as many styles of dresses as you can, try to be open minded! You won’t know which dress is ” the one” until you put it on. Most importantly, I would say to have fun with your wedding, don’t let the planning of the happiest day of your life stress you out! It will all happen exactly as it’s supposed to 🙂

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What to Wear to your Bridal Shower

Stumped on what to wear to your bridal shower or in need of some inspiration? Well I’ve gone ahead and done that for you! You probably already have a little black dress in your closet, but what about a little white dress? I’ve found some that will be perfect for your bridal shower. Seeing as white is reserved for the bride, take advantage of this! This is great for photos too, as you’ll stand out! Of course, I didn’t just limit the selection to only white dresses and chose some other light coloured options.

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I couldn’t help but to start off with Jenny Yoo’s separates as the perfect option for your bridal shower! I cannot get over this simple way to individualize your outfit, as they have beautiful pieces that are easily mix and matched. From their cardigan style tops like the Paisley, to their delicate detailed tanks like the Ellie top, you are sure to fall in love with something.

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My personal favorite is the Lucy skirt, the tea length and cut are so flattering on every body shape. And the best part? It comes in a few bridal colour options (alpine, cashmere, cream, cameo pink… and even more)! If you don’t want to go with a solid, choose one of their light, playful floral prints we are obsessing over!

ArabellaSkirtThis Arabella skirt comes in a range of colours too, from blushes to creams!

Below are some more options I found online! A lot of these chosen will look great on a lot of different women and have unique details.

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This dress is so feminine and classic. We love the pretty silhouette and crisp ivory colour. You cannot go wrong with this option! Besides having a great selection, Lulu’s is also pretty affordable too.

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This dress is perfect if you’re having your bridal shower during the winter, as you still get to wear white without looking too summery (or freezing for that matter)! Also, ASOS is a great site to check out, as they have a lot of options for petite, tall, or plus size women! You’re sure to find a great fit.

Hope this gave you some ideas of what to wear to your bridal shower! Let us know your favorite below or what you wore to your bridal shower!

Will you be my bridesmaid?

This has to be one of the most exciting wedding questions, so why not add a unique twist? We’ve found some cute, personalized ideas of ways to pop this question to your bridesmaids!

1. DIY Bridesmaid Boxes

These DIY boxes are so well done, allowing you to add personalized touches inside! Some additions we love are wine accessories, nail polish, a ring pop (or any candy/ chocolate for that matter – the more the merrier, right?), paint swatches of your colour scheme, jewelry, a candle, a mini picture frame, cake pops, lip balm or makeup, and don’t forget a cute card (some ideas below).

All of these ideas allow you to tie in your wedding theme or colour scheme. Also consider filling it with coordinating tissue paper, tulle, ribbons, confetti – the options are endless!

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Also, you have to check out Inklings Paperie’s Etsy shop! The beautiful printable collection allows you to label a range of popular box products. It’s an instant download, so no need to wait for the labels to ship!

While you’re there, don’t forget to check out all their scratch-off cards! They are such a simple and cute touch to add to the box, or just on their own.

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2. Personalized Muslin Bags

We love this idea, especially for a rustic themed wedding! These handmade muslin bags are such a delicate way to pop the question to your maid of honor and bridesmaids. It allows you to add in whatever little items you like! We love the idea of adding in a nail polish that matches the colours of your wedding. This is a quick and easy way to personalize a small gift!

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3. POP the Question

This idea is pretty quick and simple to put together, but still allows you to spice up asking your bridesmaids to be in your bridal party! Purchase mini champagne bottles, ribbon and straws that coordinate with your wedding colours or theme. Use the ribbon to tie the straw onto the bottle, and you can also attach a small card onto the bottle. The perfect way to POP the question!

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4. Custom Designed Gifts

Zazzle is an excellent site that allows you to personalize anything! From a range of paper products to coffee mugs, you can choose what design you want and on what item for a relatively inexpensive price. This makes it so easy to create matching sets that coordinate with your wedding. Also, you can always catch them having a sale!

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Hope this helped you get some inspiration as to how to ask your bridesmaids! All the ideas can be mixed together or are great on their own, have fun with it!

Spotlight on Delica Brides – Carrie and Tristan!

We love everything about today’s wedding!  From the stunning location in Kelowna, BC to the gorgeous ballgown our bride Carrie selected and the amazing bridesmaids dresses which weren’t actually dresses at all, we can’t get enough of this romantic wedding!

Carrie was a fantastic bride to work with, very cheerful and sweet when she came in the shop and best of all she was extremely excited to be marrying her fiance.  Which I think you will see very evidently in her photos!  And on that note, I will stop babbling and let you see what I know you’re all dying to see…the photos!  And of course some words from our bride herself.

Enjoy!

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Names of Bride and Groom: Carrie Silvester and Tristan Silvester

Wedding Date: July 18, 2015

Venue: Cedar Creek Winery and Harvest Golf Club

Florist: Edgy Petals

Bridal Gown: Delica Bridal; Blush by Hayley Paige “Fiona”

Bridesmaids Attire: Tulle Skirts from Lulu’s and top from Aritzia

Grooms Attire: Indochino

Groomsmen Attire: Indochino

Photographer: Lindsay Gee

Bakery: Cupcakes – Sugar Sweet Cake Co.

Macroons – Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate

The BEST Wedding Planner: Laura Lebbon – English Rose Weddings

Décor: Vintage Origami

Make-up: Jenny McKinney

Hair: Sabrina Nunes

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Tell us the story of how you and your fiancé met!  When, where and how!

I went travelling to Thailand in University and met a lifelong friend there.  Tristan was and still is, best friends with her now husband.  I met him several times at gatherings with friends, and after a couple years of persistence on his end, I finally said yes to go on a date. And the rest is history since the first date.

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Tell us a bit about your wedding!  Theme, colours, any special traditions etc.

Our wedding didn’t have a specific theme but we wanted the mood and setting to be romantic.  We used pastel colors, mostly peach, blush and white.  Cedar Creek Winery is a stunning venue with spectacular views of the Okanagan Valley. We had a wine and cheese tasting directly after the ceremony for guests to relax and mingle.  Our goal was to make the speeches short and sweet so everyone had plenty of time to enjoy the photo booth, the desserts, the dancing and the drinks. As my dad is from Scotland, he surprised us with a traditional Scottish poem, which my mom then interpreted line by line.

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What was your favourite part of the day?

Each and every moment that day was perfect and we wish we could do it all over again!  However, if I had to pick it would be the first look before the ceremony.  At first, the traditionalist in me wasn’t too sure about the idea but it was the best decision we made that day.  It allowed Tristan and I to have a private, intimate moment just the two of us.  It was important to take time for us during the day and to stop, embrace each other and the love and passion we share for each other.

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What advice would you give to newly engaged brides when they begin the planning process?

The first piece of advice will completely depend on the bride however it made our wedding day and planning process completely stress-free and that is to get a wedding planner.  The best decision I made was to hire our wedding planner.  Laura was truly amazing, everything from venue choices, recommendations for vendors, décor decisions, day of timing, budget, I could go on forever.

The second piece of advice is even if you don’t do the first look before the ceremony is to make sure to take time for you and your husband.  The day will be busy and it’s easy to get caught up everything that’s going on around you.  Make time to breath and take in the moment, just the two of you!

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Thank you so much Carrie and Tristan for sharing your day with us!  We’re wishing you years of happiness and joy!