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February 25, 2013

Pure Magnolia Couture :: Cabaret Vintage trunk show, Toronto

{ Pure Magnolia Couture }

Written by Courtney, Social Media Stylist @ WG


We were recently introduced to the lovely ladies over at Pure Magnolia Couture and we’re so excited to be featuring their stylish designs on the WG site!

If you’re an eco-bride, or lover of all things vintage, then this event is definitely for you!

Pure Magnolia Trunk Show Toronto Cabaret Vintage Poster

All the way from Vancouver, British Columbia, Pure Magnolia will be bringing their entire collection (as well as some one-of-a-kind surprises!) to Cabaret Vintage  in Toronto! This fabulous event that you do not want to miss is taking place March 5th & 6th – so mark your calendars!

Pure Magnolia has everything from beautiful ball gowns to simple frocks and all of their dresses are made from sustainable fabrics that are both beautiful and kind to the planet. They’ll be bringing along their designer to help you find the perfect fit for your style and shape will be on site to answer your questions about eco-fashion. They can even custom-design your dream dress on the spot!

French Lace Mermaid Brendon PurdyPC

Sea Shell Ball Gown Fresh PhotographyPC

Winterlace Dress Vanessa Voth Photography PC

Cabaret Vintage, Toronto specializes in vintage dresses & accessories and carries their own vintage-inspired cocktail collection. If you are looking for a short wedding dress you will be sure to find it here!

So if you’re a bride-to-be with a flare for fashion and a concern for the environment you do not want to miss this incredible showcase.

We hope to see you there!


{ Blog Love – Photog Credit }

In order of appearance:

Vixxi Pix Photography

Brendon Purdy Photography

FRESH Photography

Vanessa Voth Photography

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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.






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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February 11, 2013

Blair Nadeau Millinery | 2013 Style

{ look book }

The insanely stylish and super-talented Blair Nadeau isn’t new to our WG site. We featured her gorgeous 2012 collection last year and are so excited to welcome her fresh 2013 looks to our  blog.

All photography credit love is going over to the talented folks over at JnK Imagery :: beautiful designs deserve the most beautiful pictures!

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 1

Lady Athena Floral Headpiece

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 2

Whimsical Crystal Lace Fascinator

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 3

Whimsical Crystal Lace Fascinator

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 4

Grecian Jewel Leaf Fascinator

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 5

Lady Athena Floral Headpiece

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 6

Grecian Jewel Leaf Fascinator

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 7

Picasso Crystal Veil

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 8

Lady Aurora Lace Cap

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 9

Manet Pillbox French Veil

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 10

Woodland Nymph Floral Crown

Blair Nadeau 2013 Grecian Romance 11

Gilted Sprite Braided Crown

Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding gold crown

Aphrodite Gold Crystal Crown


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding hair style 1

Lady Atheia Peau de Soie Floral Fascinator


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding hair style 2

Monet Double Layer Silk Tulle Veil


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding hair style 3

Aegean Lace Leaf Fascinator


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding hair style 4

Matisse Double Layer Silk Tulle/French Veil


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding hair style 5

Lady Aurora Lace Cap


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding hair style 6

Renoir Crystal Russian Veil


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding hair style 7

Picasso Crystal Silk Veil


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding hair style 8

Helene Silk Crystal Headsash


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding lace headsash

Sarra Crystal Lace Headsash


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding leaf crown

Corinthian Leaf Crown


Blair Nadeau 2013 wedding silver crown

Olympia Silver Crystal Circlet


Not only is Blair incredibly talented, she’s one of the sweetest wedding vendors we’ve ever had the distinct pleasure of working with. This past summer, Blair styled a number of different looks for one of our WG brides to wear with both her daytime and evening couture looks.

Toronto Urban Bride Blair Nadeau Design - Jessie


Thinking of having a custom-designed veil or fascinator for your wedding day? Get in touch with Blair ASAP (and make sure to send us photos afterwards!)

Happy Styling!

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January 5, 2013

Sottero & Midgely :: Adorae :: for sale


{ Previously-Loved Wedding Dress for sale }

We don’t believe in any kind of wedding dress superstitions. When a dress is this gorgeous, it SHOULD be worn more than once!

A recent newlywed wants another bride to feel as beautiful on her wedding day as she did. She got in touch with us to share the details of her stunning wedding dress.

Ivory Sottero Midgely Adorae Dress For Sale Toronto

{ the Details }

JSM1307 Used Sottero Midgely Adorae Toronto

JSM1307 Used Sottero Midgely Adorae Toronto Back

Designer: Sottero & Midgely

Style: Adorae, JSM1307

Season: Spring, 2013

Size: 6

{{ Bride’s measurements are: Bust 34, Waist 27, Hips 38, Height 5’6″. The bust currently has cups stitched in that could be removed to accomodate a bigger bust. The corset back will also allow it to accomodate a slightly bigger/smaller waist. The bubble hem style allows for a simple length adjustment. }}

Colour: Ivory

Condition: Immaculate (and dry-cleaned!)

Design: Simply elegant. Designed with rich Soft Shimmer Satin in a relaxed mermaid silhouette. Features a ruched bodice with a sweetheart neckline, bubble hem, and Swarovski crystal motifs. Finished with a zipper over inner corset closure with bow and crystal button details. Accented with a stunning crystal “belt” and side gather with a built-in bustle.

Price: Asking $800.

Ivory Sottero Midgely Adorae Dress For Sale Toronto 2

Sottero Midgely Adorae Dress For Sale Toronto

For more details, additional information, or to contact the seller, give us a shout!

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August 23, 2012

When Desiree met Darren ….. | Sudbury Steelworker’s Hall Wedding

{ Love }

1. An expression of one’s affection

2. A gentle feeling of fondness

3. When Desiree met Darren….

Our little wedding-loving hearts can’t help but pitter-patter when we look at photos of this stunningly classic and vintage-gorgeous Happily Ever After. One of the sweetest brides we’ve ever met married the love of her life surrounded by all-things-beautiful;  from her army of  bridesmaid angels in flowing ivory gowns, to the teeny-tiny flower girls dressed in teeny-tiny tutus complete with teeny-tiny little pink ballet slippers. Could it get any more picture-perfect than this?


{ Credit Love }

Wedding Gown ~ Allure Couture, C189

Photography ~ Dan Lalande

Venue ~ United Steelworker’s Hall, Sudbury

Centrepieces ~ DIY | Shops @ WG

Decor ~ Unforgettable Weddings

DJ + Lighting ~ Entertainment Solutions

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August 3, 2012

Previously-Loved :: Wedding Dress for sale

{ previously loved }

Newlywed Christine is selling a gorgeous ivory 3-in-1 custom wedding dress complete with bolero and removable off-the-shoulder strap (can be worn strapless as well).

An elegant sweetheart neckline coupled with romantic lace is accentuated with extra crystal beading for added sparkle.

Approximate size: 2 – altered from an A-line silhouette to a romantic trumpet style (the bride is 5’4 in height, size 0-2 – dress word with 2″ heels). Dry cleaned and in perfect condition.

Veil and tiara also available. Please get in touch for pricing and additional details!

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May 25, 2012

@Aveda416 – #BornToStyle – Scholarship Contest Gala

Every bride needs a gorgeous coiffure and back at the beginning of the year, we blogged to all our fabulous hair-do’ers out there about the Aveda Toronto Born-To-Style Scholarship contest. The post was a call to untrained stylists across Canada to put their skills and passion to the test and go head-to-head (pun intended!) in hopes of winning a full $10,000 scholarship for a year-long, 2,000-hour practicum in five Aveda hairstyling schools: Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and Toronto.

Last week, the top 5 finalists gathered on posh King St. East – at the Aveda Institute, Toronto and we were invited to witness the show-down! Ofcourse, we had to bring mINK Creative to capture the details. So Mary and Jenn put on a couple of little black dresses, completed the look with some fabulous stilettos, and hit the town.

Greeted by some friendly Aveda faces and food + drinks at the door, we knew we were in for a great night!

Contestants, models, and the media frenzy gathered upstairs and eagerly awaited the show to begin. Without formal hairstyling training, finalists were judged on artistic vision – creativity in style, overall concept, and clothing as showcased by their models.

As cited by Living Columnist, Leanne Delap over at the Toronto Star, the 150 guest attendee list was hand-selected to represent family and hair folk, as well as the city’s top fashion and beauty bloggers. (How lucky were we to be invited to attend?!)


The stars of the night, though, were the two top-prize winners – Meladee Gammelsetter and Jessie Lacina – who took home a full tuition scholarship that will change their professional career for the rest of their lives! All runner-up finalists were awarded bursaries toward their AVEDA education as well.

Here are some of our Behind-The-Scenes shots of the evening!

A special Thanks goes out to Social Relevance Engineer, Rob Campbell – we love working with this guy! (clearly) — and to Jennifer at mINK Creative for being there to capture it all.


To check out all our photos from the Born To Style event, head over to the WeddingGirl Dot Ca profile on Facebook!

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May 4, 2012

{Previously Loved} – brand new wedding dress for sale!

{ superstitious }

One bride’s superstition could be another bride’s lucky find!

Superstitious bride + groom accidentally seeing the dress = couture find for a budget bride!

{ Badgley Mischka – Ginger – for sale }

This gorgeous, designer Badgley Mischka dress (Ginger) has never been worn down the aisle.
Retailing for $6200, this dress was purchased from White in Toronto and is being sold for $1000 OBO.

{ its Story }

This high-end couture silk blend wedding gown is a sample dress from the White bridal boutique. A minor repair to the front bust needs to be done, and extra fabric directly from Badgley Mischka is being provided. A couture seamstress has confirmed that the fix is quick and easy. All beading and embroidery on the side of the dress is in immaculate condition and stunning!

The dress offers a beautiful fit and flare shape – size 10 – ivory.

It has lived in a cloth dust bag in a smoke-free home.

If you have any additional questions, please get in touch!

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March 21, 2012

Millinery love with Blair Nadeau <3

{ the Definition }

millinery [ˈmɪlɪnərɪ -ɪnrɪ]


1. (Clothing & Fashion) hats, trimmings, etc., sold by a milliner


From the moment we laid eyes on it, we couldn’t help but fall in love with Blair Nadeau’s gorgeous work.  No doubt you will too!

Milliner Blair Nadeau releases her

2012 Bridal Millinery Collection


S/S12 Fascinator Collection

{ Photography Credit goes to the fabulously talented Tara West. }


{ the Details }

Blair Nadeau Millinery is handmade in a beautiful, bright, loft in Toronto Ontario.  The designer handcrafts beautiful bridal and fashion millinery for the both the bold and the classic, utilizing traditional millinery techniques set with a modern edge.  Classically trained in Fashion Design, she incorporates trends the latest runways, colours, fabrics and motifs to set her designs apart.  Blair has designed for 5 day old new borns to 78 year old fashionistas and everyone in between all the while creating a loving following ranging from bridesmaids, to the audacious Red Hat Ladies.

Released on Feb 19 2012, Blair Nadeau’s new 2012 Collections embody all things whimsical and wonderful for both the audacious bride, the classic bride, the whimsical wedding guest and the Fashionista.  Each bridal piece and fascinator is lovingly hand created by the designer herself, crafting every design out of luxurious silks, jacquards, organzas, voiles and shantungs.  The fascinators are accented with geniune swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, hand-picked feathers, whimsical buds and twigs in the most creative and playful of ways.

“Inspired first and foremost, by my Grandmother and of the carefree summer days of yester-year, our 2012 Bridal Millinery Collection and S/S12 Fascinator Collection blossomed and bloomed into a beautiful tangle of Twigs, Ribbons, Flowers and Butterflies.”

 The Collections are created with beautiful muted palettes of Golden Ochre, Sage Green, Moss, Twig Brown, Rustic Orange, Country Blue, Creamy Ivory and Dusty Champagnes. Victorian Vintage is a soft and whimsical tale fashioned by those easy innocent late summer days strolling through the meadow, in the late 1800s.


{ the 2012 look book }









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March 6, 2012

Casting Call! — looking for your perfect wedding dress?

Filed under: Bridal Blog,Fashion — Tags: , — WeddingGirl @ 8:49 am

{ Casting Call }

This just in!

Keasha Rigsby (formally known from Kleinfelds) is coming to Canada and opening her own Bridal Salon! She is looking for unique and heartwarming wedding stories.

Are you a bride getting married this year in search of your perfect wedding dress but don’t have the first clue how to find it?

Are you stressing because your family is taking over your wedding?

Are you having a themed wedding and need a very specific wedding dress look?

Do you have a special circumstance or family tradition that is affecting what you will choose to wear on your wedding day?

Or does the thought of sifting through hundreds of gowns searching for “the one” make you dizzy with worry?

Keasha has dressed thousands of brides and prides herself on her time-tested methods of matching the girl to her dream dress.

If you want Keasha to help you find the perfect wedding dress contact Heidi at heidiallen@rogers.com.

Please email your name, wedding date, dream dress budget and wedding dress style and Heidi will contact you shortly.

Good luck, and Happy Dress-ing!

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