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February 13, 2013

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day!

Filed under: Bridal Blog,Fab Finds & Giveaways — WeddingGirl @ 11:10 am

 

{ Sharing a bit of Valentine’s Love }

We recently launched the Flower Shop @ WG and are sharing some holiday love!

There’s a beautiful ‘shades-of-pink’ bouquet being delivered to one lucky Valentine in the Greater Toronto Area tomorrow.

Just LIKE us on Facebook and leave a post on our wall telling us who deserves this sweet little surprise.

Example: “My fiance, Melissa!” or “My best friend Carrie”.

We’ll be choosing one lucky winner and messaging you to find out where we can find them to deliver a little V-Day Surprise to let them know they’re on your mind ♥

shades of pink

 

Good luck!

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February 12, 2013

Random WG Love :: Custom Bridal Headpiece :: Blair Nadeau Millinery

{ #RandomWGLove }

Blair Nadeau Millinery Toronto

Last year we featured the beautiful Blair Nadeau on our blog and shared her 2012 collection with our readers. This year, not only were we excited to feature the Blair Nadeau 2013 style book on the WG blog, we have real-life experience working with the amazing Blair herself! A few months ago she outfitted one of our WG brides with two unique headpiece designs for her couture summer wedding.

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Not only is Blair insanely talented to work with, she’s also incredibly generous. To help introduce her 2013 Look Book to WeddingGirl.ca readers, Blair has offered one lucky bride a $75.00 credit toward a custom-designed bridal veil or fascinator. All you need to do to enter is follow us on Twitter and watch for the #RandomWGLove post that will go up in the next few days. We’ll be picking a winner on Friday morning!

Good luck!

 

{ Vendor Love }

Blair Nadeau’s photo courtesy of Tara West Photography

WG Bride photography courtesy of Fisher Fotographic 

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January 5, 2013

Wedding Decor For Sale :: Toronto :: New, Used + Previously Loved

{ New + Previously Loved }

With a fresh new year upon us and a roster of fabulous weddings ahead in 2013, it’s time for us to shed some winter decor weight and pass along these new and previously-loved decor items to their next wedding homes!

If you’d like to pick up anything you see here, just send us a note.

(And if you’re looking for a larger quantity than what we have listed, make sure to ask – we might be able to get our wedding planning paws on some extras)

Happy shopping!

 

Swirl Glass Votive Holders:

Wedding Decor Sale Vintage Swirl Votive Holder Toronto

 

These pretty little votive holders add a touch of vintage elegance to any wedding table (or can be strung with ribbon / wire and hung for added flare!) Their opening is 2.5″ wide and they stand 2.5″ tall.

Quantity:  116

Price: $1 each

 

Assorted Mercury Glass Bud Vases:

Wedding Decor Sale Mercury Glass Bud Vases Toronto

 

Romantic + vintage at it’s finest, these beautiful mercury glass bud vases are all-the-wedding-trend right now. Scatter them on a receiving table or across the edge of a head table, mix in some candlelight and you have an easy DIY touch of class. The range from 4.5″ to 7.5″ tall, with varied opening diameters.

Quantity: 8

Price: $3 each

 

Square Crystal Votive Holders:

Wedding Decor Sale Crystal Square Votive Holders

 

Add a bit of sparkle with these crystal candle holders. Large square holders are 6″ tall with a 4×4″ opening. Small square holders are 4″ tall with a 3×3″ opening.

Quantity: 2 large and 2 small

Price: Large, $10 each | Small, $5 each

 

Round Crystal Votive Holders:

Wedding Decor Sale Crystal Round Votive Holders

 

Large, round crystal candle holders are 6″ tall with a 4.5″ diameter. Small round crystal candle holders are 4″ tall with a 3″ diameter.

Quantity: 2 large and 2 small

Price: Large, $10 each | Small, $5 each

 

Round Crystal Votive Holders:

Wedding Decor Sale Round Crystal Pillar Candle Holders

 

These contemporary crystal candle holders stand 3.5″ tall and are 4″ in diameter. They’re perfect for wider candles or larger oil lamps to add a sparkling glow to any decor setup!

Quantity: 3

Price: $10 each

 

Flower Pot Votive Holders:

Wedding Decor Sale Flower Pot Votive Holders

 

Surround your centerpieces with romantic candlelight from within these sleek, rustic-inspired flower pot votive holders. Finish them with burlap, satin ribbon, or lace to accentuate your design! They’re 3″ tall and 2.5″ wide.

Quantity: 47

Price: $1 each

Inspiration:

 

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Crystal Vase Toppers:

Wedding Decor Sale Crystal Vase Toppers Toronto

Perfect for an vase with a 3″ opening, these crystal vase toppers take sparkle to new heights!

Quantity: 12

Price: $5 each

 Inspiration:
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Silver Sparkle Branches:

 

Quantity: 40

Price: $2 per branch

 

Cylinder Vases:

Toronto Wholesale Vases Wedding Decor

These classic cylinder vases are made of a thick, durable glass and stand 16″ tall with a 5″ diameter.

Quantity: 11

Price: $10 per vase

 

Reversible Trumpet Vases:

Toronto Wholesale Wedding Decor Glass Reversible Trumpet Vase

 

These contemporary reversible trumpet vases are 24″ tall and 6″ in diameter at their opening.

Quantity: 6

Price: $10 each

 

Ivory Pearls:

Used Wedding Decor Sale Toronto Vintage Ivory Pearls

 

Multi-sized pearls add the most gorgeous elegance to the base of floating candle holders and scattered in the bottom of tall vases – just take a peek at the inspiration below!

Quantity: Approximately 10 cups

Price: $30

Inspiration:

Used Toronto Wedding Decor Ivory Pearls

 

Silver Sparkle Branches:

Toronto wholesale wedding decor silver sparkle branches

These mitsumata branches are approximately 42″ tall and each branch has between two and three smaller branches at the top. They are covered in a coarse silver glitter for maximum centerpiece sparkle.

Quantity: 40 branches

Price: $50

 

Mini Square Vases:

Toronto Wholesale Wedding Decor Square Vases

These cute little vases are perfect for mini bloom arrangements or floating candles.

Quantity: 12

Price: $2 each

 

Assorted Cylinder Vases:

Over the past season we have collected a plethora of miscellaneous cylinder vases – all sizes and various quantities available. If you’re in need of some for a dynamic tablescape design, send us a list of what you’re looking for and we’ll check to see what we have!

Wholesale Toronto Wedding Vases

 

 

 

These items will be kept until mid-February. If you’d like to purchase any of these items and/or would like to inquire about the availability of larger quantities or various dimensions, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout!

If you’re a past WG-bride and recognize any of these items, please make arrangements for sale and/or pick-up as soon as possible. Otherwise, happy DIY’ing!

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February 13, 2012

$10,000 National Wedding Contest :: Episodes 4 + 5

{ Up 4 Grabs – episode 4 – The Anagram }

Jay and Adam decide to scope out Adrian’s house for clues.

 

{ Up 4 Grabs – episode 5 – Goin’ Vigilante }

After leaving Adrian’s house, Adam finds a clue under the wheel of Adrian’s car.

Captivate Bridal

www.captivatebridal.com

Wedding Girl

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Rick Denham

www.rickdenham.com

The Wedding Threesome $10,000 Photo + Cinema + Planning giveaway is happening again…. and all the details are coming at you tomorrow – February 14th – Valentine’s Day!

Bigger.Better.Bolder….. way more intense…….. and coming your way!

Come back tomorrow for details!

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February 11, 2012

$10,000 National Wedding Contest :: Episode 3

{ Up 4 Grabs – episode 3 – Tuesday }

Jay and Adam realize that the kidnapper means business and they only have until Tuesday to rescue their friends!

 

Captivate Bridal

www.captivatebridal.com

Wedding Girl

www.weddinggirl.ca

Rick Denham

www.rickdenham.com

The Wedding Threesome $10,000 Photo + Cinema + Planning giveaway is happening again! …. only this time, things are happening a bit differently.

Bigger.Better.Bolder….. way more intense…….. and coming your way!

Stay Tuned for details!

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February 9, 2012

$10, 000 National Wedding Contest :: Episode 1

It’s getting closer! If you’re starting to follow this year’s Wedding Threesome contest hype, here’s the first episode for you to sink your teeth into!

And if you know of someone who is recently engaged (or about to get engaged – make sure to tip them off as well – you could be giving them a $10,000 surprise!)

Enjoy…  (and scroll down to the bottom for some fabulous Behind-The-Scenes sneak peek photos into what’s to come!)

{ Up 4 Grabs :: Episode 1 }

{ and if you missed the Trailer…  }

 

Up For Grabs : Wedding Threesome MiniSeries Teaser from Captivate Bridal on Vimeo.

Teaser for the upcoming miniseries Up For Grabs from The Wedding Threesome.

Captivate Bridal

www.captivatebridal.com

Wedding Girl

www.weddinggirl.ca

Rick Denham

www.rickdenham.com

…. only this time, things are happening a bit different. Bigger.Better.Bolder….. way more intense…….. and coming your way!

Stay Tuned for details!

 

{ Behind – The – Scenes }

…. with Open Concept Films 

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February 6, 2012

Wedding Threesome v. 2.0 – National Wedding Contest

{ wedding Threesome – retro }

Remember the madness of the first annual Wedding Threesome contest last year? We do. Actually, we couldn’t forget it. Rick, Jay + Mary got together to give one lucky couple a Photo + Cinema + Planning experience valued at over $10,000…

… and rumour has it, they’re doing it again!

{ And so it begins…. W3 v. 2.0 }

 

Up For Grabs : Wedding Threesome MiniSeries Teaser from Captivate Bridal on Vimeo.

Teaser for the upcoming miniseries Up For Grabs from The Wedding Threesome.

Captivate Bridal

www.captivatebridal.com

Wedding Girl

www.weddinggirl.ca

Rick Denham

www.rickdenham.com

…. only this time, things are happening a bit different. Bigger.Better.Bolder….. way more intense…….. and coming your way!

Stay Tuned for details!

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November 11, 2011

we LOVE NattyMichelle and her hand painted wedding invitations + stationary + maps

{ spreading the joy of snail mail, one card at a time! }

The other day, while working on Bobbie + Dave’s Country-Rustic Wedding blog, I stumbled upon NattyMichelle…. and I’m officially in love love love with her work!!

Natalie makes fabulous, hand-painted maps of your wedding destination that can be framed, scrapbook-ed, or used to share information with guests… and I ADORE them!

| creative professional wedding photos |

| invitations |

Paula Issacs of San Jose, CA made these “Message in a Bottle” invitations for her daughter’s and future son-in-law’s wedding “Meet and Greet” using Natalie’s work!

| framed wedding keepsakes |

| Thank You notes |

All of NattyMichelle’s artwork is illustrated and watercolored by hand and all sketches are pre-approved before painting is completed – so all the details are completely customizable!

To see more of Natalie’s work, check out her Favourites on Facebook!  and be sure to check out her blog!

To order your own custom-designed map, you can find Natty on Etsy and say hello!

Happy Customizing!

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October 13, 2011

we’re looking for some Cupcake Love <3

Filed under: Bridal Blog,Cake,Fab Finds & Giveaways — Tags: — WeddingGirl @ 1:48 pm

Cupcakes are starting to take the wedding industry by storm! So many of the weddings we’ve planned in the past few years have showcased a beautiful array of lovely little cupcakes rather than traditional wedding cakes.

Kelly and Morgan’s eco-chic wedding had a beautiful cupcake display from Cake by Cheryl:

Jennifer and Sean’s gorgeous Country Rustic wedding boasted beautiful cupcakes made by a friend of the Bride, Alison:

.. and Jennifer and Will showcased lovely brown + blue cupcakes for their guests during their cocktail hour!

Cupcake cakes, cupcake charms… and everything-cupcake in between. Needless to say, we love cupcakes!

{ looking for some Cupcake Love }

WeddingGirl.ca will be celebrating her 3rd birthday in a few months and we’re planning a party! We’re looking for the cutest WG-inspired cupcakes to serve our brides and favourite vendors – past, present, and future.  Think you, or someone you know, has the recipe to create the perfect WG-cupcake? We want to see it!

{ calling all Cupcake Connoisseurs }

All Cupcake entries will be posted on the WeddingGirl.ca blog and the WeddingGirl Dot Ca profile and page on Facebook along with your business name and website contact for our friends to peek at!

The winning WG cupcake will be selected by all the amazing brides and friends who have followed us for the past three years – the more love your cupcake gets, the more we’ll love it too!

The creator of the winning WG Cupcake will not only be personally featured with their yummy treats at our WG Bash, they will also receive a year-long promotional feature spot on the WeddingGirl.ca Vendor Showcase (a $500 value).

Cupcake Connoisseurs – send us an email to info@weddinggirl.ca with the following:

1) Your name

2) Your business name + website

3) Your perfect WG cupcake description (not your recipe, just what our tastebuds can expect!)

4) A photo of your gorgeous little WG cupcake design

Contest Rules:

All Cupcake submissions must be created and received by 11:59 p.m., December 1, 2011. They will be simultaneously showcased on our Blog and on the WG Profile and Page on Facebook.

Our winning treat will be selected on December 15th, 2011 and announced right here on our Blog – just in time to ring in the Holiday Season with us and prepare for our Birthday festivities.

Happy Cupcake-ing!

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October 5, 2011

Welcome to the WG Garage Sale! | new + previously loved wedding decor

{ the WG Garage Sale }

I recently moved into my new place and realized how much random wedding decor I’ve accumulated in three years! Vases, candles, ribbons…. it’s time to sell it all!

Browse the WG Garage Sale and get in touch with any questions you have!

{ Vases }

If the number of vases being sold is too few for your wedding plans, make sure to ask us about whether any additional pieces are available from our wholesalers! You can easily complete your set and save!

- tall -

Note: All the vases listed here are over 20″ tall.

There are 11 of these sleek 32″ tower vases available. They have a 2.5″ opening and can be filled with coloured water, vase filler (i.e. pearls or iridescent strands) and topped off with branches, feathers, or a floral arrangement.

Tip from a wedding planner: If you’re topping your tall vase with a heavy arrangement, make sure to fill the bottom of the vase with something substantially heavy (i.e. sand or water) to prevent the vases from toppling over!

I also have a few traditional eiffel tower vases, tall cylinder vases, and tall rectangulars.

(they’re a little hard to see, but imagine wedding guests surrounding the cylinder vase aisle and it’s an instant splash of colour on an otherwise drab walkway!

- medium -

Medium vases are anything between 12″ and 20″ tall (at least in the WG world). If you’re looking to create mounding or rolling tablescape centerpieces, intersperse Medium with Low vases to add lots of dimensions on a budget.

I have so many previously-loved assorted cylinder vases that you can use to create some gorgeous, tiered centerpieces – like what WG Brides Megan and Emily did!

Tip from a wedding planner: When looking to fill your  centrepiece vases, use ribbon, petals, candles, vase fillers, and water (clear or coloured!) to save money on pricey floral arrangements!

- short -

Short vases are anything under 12″ that are perfect to create sleek, simple, elegant dimension on any wedding table! Use these in tablescapes or on their own to add candlelight or colour. You can get all kinds of  short cylinders and squares, but some of our favourite new short vases include coloured ceramics and mint julep designed pots! The great thing about silver vases is that they reflect whatever colour your table linen is, and they do a great job at bouncing votive candlelight around your table! Use these to create mini-bloom arrangements around your larger centerpiece, or as part of your rolling tablescape. You can also add height to your short centerpieces by saving money and using branches!

{ Candles }

No centerpiece should ever be complete with candles: pillar, votive, tapered – doesn’t matter! Candles add an incredible amount of romance, warmth, and dimension to your decor (not to mention a gorgeously ambient glow when the lights go down for dancing!)

Tip from a wedding planner: Looking to create candlelight on a budget? Use water and various sized vases to create a tiered candle effect – like what we did here for a New Years Eve wedding in Toronto’s Distillery District!

… or here for Megan and Chad’s venue decor!

{ Votive Holders }

Tip from a wedding planner: Most venues require a minimum of 1″ of glass surrounding any candle flame. Make sure to tuck your votives into votive holders that accentuate your wedding style!

{ .. ask + you shall receive! }

If there’s something specific you’re looking for, and you don’t see it here, be sure to ask us about it! It’s very likely we have it or can get it for you.

Also, if you, or someone you know, is a recent bride looking to sell her previously-loved wedding decor, please get in touch and we’d be happy to list it for you!

Happy Hunting!

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