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November 10, 2014

#WGxGentsExpo – Toronto Nov. 14 -16 2014

{ Be there }

The Gentlemen’s Expo is this weekend in Toronto – are you going?

Is your gentleman going?

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Contests, incredible guest speakers, and awesome vendors are a few reasons to check it out (Here are 10 more if anyone still needs convincing!).

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Get ready Toronto, this weekend all gentlemen {and gentlemen in training} will get to see, sample and peruse some of the best brands out there!!

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Team Weddinggirl is pumped to be checking out the event – with the ever-gallant AlphaGroom at our side! Stay tuned to the blog to hear all about the gentlemanly awesomeness we find.

Want to join us?

We have a pair to weekend passes to give away!

1. Connect with me (Linda) and AlphaGroom on the social media channel of your choice (Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram).

2. Post a picture of something “Gentlemanly” (bonus points for inventive/funny entries!) with the following tags: #WGxGentsExpo #AlphaGroom

3. Winner will be contacted Thursday morning!

And remember guys….

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Connect with The Gentlemen’s Expo Team over on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for all the updates!

Good luck!

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November 6, 2014

the Bridal Gown Marketplace @ WeddingGirl.ca

 { dresses, dresses, dresses … }

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Getting married?

We’re pretty sure this new thing we’re doing just made picking out your perfect wedding gown infinitely more awesome than it was before.

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Remember a few weeks ago when we introduced you to the entirely amazing Angela Kerry of Gown and Glory Bridal Consignment Boutique?

Not only are all of us at WeddingGirl SO very excited to have Angela on board for our WG Real-World Bridal LookBook photoshoots, we’re also beside ourselves with excitement to launch her entire bridal wear line on the WeddingGirl.ca website!

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Introducing…

{ the Bridal Gown Marketplace @ WG }

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In collaboration with the oh-so-fabulous Gown and Glory Boutique in Toronto, we’re bringing wedding gown shopping (on a budget) to the comfort of your home, office, smart device; pretty much anywhere you can peruse all of these gorgeous frocks online!

Over the next few days, we’ll be unveiling Gown And Glory’s entire bridal wear collection in our Previously Loved Shop.

There, you’ll find photos, descriptions, and the can’t-be-beat pricing that Angela is offering brides in the Toronto and Southern Ontario area. More importantly than ‘just buying a dress online’, you’re warmly welcomed to visit Angela at her beautiful boutique to try on the styles you love and get her professional, expert style consulting every step of the way.

So whether it’s satin, lace, tulle, or taffeta that you’re after…. and even if you have absolutely no idea what it is you want to wear down the aisle, we’ve found a way to bring wedding gown shopping to you!

Important Note:

We’ve categorized all of these fabulous frocks by how they fit, approximately, based on real-world street sizing. So many brides, when they start shopping for their perfect dress, don’t realize that wedding gown sizing is all over the map! Often, label sizes are 1-2 sizes larger than regular clothing. While you’re browsing, make sure to note the differences we’ve listed and look for your regular size.

More importantly, every dress fits every body type differently depending on fabric, cut, structure, and ultimately every unique bride’s body shape, type, and proportions. Some brides will find themselves fitting within two size categories, so make sure to try on what you love before making the final call! (don’t worry, Angela will be there to help – and we’re perfectly positive you’ll love her as much as we do).

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Visit Gown And Glory to visit your favourite wedding gown,

or to consign the one you already have.

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Happy Dress’ing!

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November 5, 2014

What to wear for your Engagement Session

How to put to together The Perfect Outfit

Authored by: Leah Sandhu

Engagement photography is a fairly new concept, but I’m so glad that someone decided to start marking this joyous occasion with a photo session!

E-sessions are a fun time for you to play around with your outfits, but hunting for that perfect outfit can be tricky, which is why I am here!

Makeup

First let’s start with makeup. You can choose to have professional makeup done, or keep it simple and just add a fresh lip colour with each look. The important thing is to look and feel like yourself.

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{Wedding Sparrow}

Be Yourself

Wear something that shows your personality and that you are comfortable in. Wearing something too tight, or too low, if you aren’t used it will make you look and feel uncomortable.

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{Wedding Chicks}

Wear solid colours

Solid colours photograph best, but don’t wear red close to your face. Take a cue from this stylish guy and wear red shoes & suspenders instead!

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{Magnolia Rouge}

Match without being matchy

Plan your outfits together so that the colours don’t clash, but don’t wear ‘matching’ outfits. Things should go, but not necessarily match.

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{A Paper Proposal}

Dress for the weather

If you are cold, it will show in your pictures! Bring an extra sweater or blanket to throw on if necessary, and have an umbrella handy in case the storm clouds roll in half way through your shoot.

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{Simple Registry}

{Style Me Pretty}

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Congratulations on your engagement, I hope these tips help you as you plan for your e-session!

For more tips and inspiration, follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. I’d love to connect with you!

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Leah Sandhu is a Fusion Wedding Expert and Bridal Lifestyle Blogger at WeddingGirl.ca.

To have Leah’s creative input and meticulous attention to detail for your celebration, make sure to Get In Touch!

Have a question? Email her: leah@weddinggirl.ca

 

 

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October 28, 2014

Gown and Glory | Toronto Bridal Consignment Boutique

{ bridal style on a budget }

We know better than most that magic happens when we dare to dream.

Angela Kerry, a wife, mother and fashion lover, is the creative mind behind Toronto’s leading consignment bridal fashion boutique, Gown and Glory.

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Angela’s story is passionate and colourful – dotted with trials, tribulations, dreams, aspirations.. inspiring us with her ‘never-give-up’ attitude!

Choosing to be a stay-at-home mom, Angela wants to play an integral role in the lives of her little ones. She also has a business baby to attend to. She balances a busy family alongside building a company that brides in the Greater Toronto Area need to know about.

“Focused on building the business for two years, my husband and I juggled and adapted. I don’t know if I’d call it fate, or simply just taking the leap and going for an opportunity that presented itself – one that seemed like it was meant to be.”

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Angela had never worked in the wedding industry before, but she strongly believed that if you have the core skills to provide absolutely exceptional customer service, you can learn the details of any industry.

“There was certainly a learning curve to understanding what women-in-love wish for: silhouettes, fabrics, bridal lingo…”

It didn’t take long for her to figure it out and feel completely confident in providing brides the expertise and devotion they look for in a wedding vendor.

Above all else, Angela continues to provide an unparalelled customer experience – Her intimate studio allow every bride that crosses the threshold to feel as if she’s the only one.

 

{ the Consignment Stigma }

The stigma around consignment wedding gowns is about as ‘cool’ these days as black and white damask.

Once upon a time, wearing a previously-worn wedding gown was scoffed at…. but then again, once upon a time, wearing white on your wedding day meant something entirely different too!

Wedding planning reality check:  times are changing.

Gone are the days of ‘bad luck’ in wearing a previously-loved gown.

There’s no magic hex on wedding dresses that have been loved, worn, dry-cleaned, and returned to their original state of immaculate gorgeousness.

Oh…. and did we mention that most of the gowns at Gown And Glory have never been worn at all? Brides are constantly changing their minds, and that translates to some serious savings for all you budget-conscious wives-in-training out there.

The way we see it? Every bride needs to know about this hidden gem: a unique shop that offers racks upon racks of alternatives for the budget-savvy, eco-conscious, educated and discerning bride anxious to make careful and meaningful choices when it comes to planning her big day.

“It’s an unconventional and intimate place to find your dream wedding gown at a price that you can really feel good about.”

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{ the Experience }

Angela says it best…

“Once a bride starts the dedicated process of searching for her gown, she’ll quickly learn that finding the perfect dress is not only about its style or price tag - it’s about the experience!”

Each bride at Gown And Glory is guaranteed to have an experience like no other boutique they’ve visited: completely private, un-intimidating, informative, and stress-free. Brides are invited to come on their own or with their favourite people – all of which are made to feel at home, at ease, and pampered in this unpretentious and inviting atmosphere.

All the celebrities these days are doing the private-shopping, luxe boutique thing — and brides can be doing it too!

The Gown and Glory Boutique closes its doors to any other bride for up to two hours of private shopping. The one-on-one personalized service is something larger bridal shops often struggle to deliver, and it’s something Angela knows is ineffective when making such a big decision.

“There is no pretension, no judgement and definitely no pressure to purchase or to conform.”

The gowns in Angela’s shop are curated from a broad range of designers, from up to three years of designer collections. Brides will have the opportunity to see and try on many dresses not available in stores and might even stumble upon the one they’ve been searching for for years!

A bridal treasure, indeed!

“We feature new and once-loved gowns from many well-known designers: Maggie Sottero, Pronovias, Melissa Sweet, Alfred Sung, Allure, Mori Lee, Paloma Blanca…. They’re all within three years of production, so brides can be assured that the styles are current.”

No puffy sleeves here, Ladies!

The boutique also carries a selection of jewellery, hair accessories and veils.

If this wasn’t enough of a bridal dream-come-true, Angela also offers style demonstrations as an independent stylist for Henkaa convertible bridesmaid dresses; one dress that can be worn in an endless array of ways; perfect for a diverse bridal party!

 

{ the Bride }

What we love most about Gown and Glory? The diverse spectrum of brides that benefit from this experience.

The Budget-Savvy Bride:

Brides looking for dresses under $1000. Those on a budget. Brides getting married later in life, living with their partner, buying a house, paying for their own wedding. These brides are more money-conscious than their splurging counterparts.

The Eco-Conscious Bride:

These brides want to make meaningful choices when it comes to planning their big day – decisions that positively impact society, decrease their wedding’s carbon footprint. The power of many single acts of green-love make a huge difference when multiplied by the exponent of one another!

The Second-Time Bride:

This bride did the elaborate storybook fairytale wedding the first time around and realizes that this time it’s a dress she’ll wear for one day – a day that goes by so fast – and she wants to be more sensible in how her money is spent.

The Last-Minute Bride:

Sometimes brides don’t have all the time in the world (or, 6-10 months!) to order a wedding gown. Buying off the rack is the more time-efficient option when planning a quaint cottage wedding, a destination elopement, or simply preferring a planning timeline that doesn’t prolong the wait for the big day. After all, when you meet the person who you want to spend forever with – you want forever to being as quickly as possible!

The Petite Bride:

Imagine how difficult it is for petite brides (i.e. size zero to four) to narrow down the style of many dresses because so many sample gowns these days come in sizes ten to twelve! It’s important to see, clearly, how a dress will actually fit – and the Gown And Glory Boutique carries every range of sizes available for trying on to your heart’s content!

The Larger Bride:

Just as super petite girls will struggle to find dresses to try on that fit their frame, those brides who need larger-than-sample sizes often feel discouraged and humiliated when dress shops carry limiting samples. Angela stocks dresses up to size 20.

The Sensible Bride:

A wedding gown is the single most elaborate, most expensive, piece of clothing most women will ever buy, ever wear (for only one day – even a few hours for some!). These brides want to make smart choices with how their budgets are spent – elaborate price tags don’t interest them.

The Consigning Bride:

And once “I Do” is all said and done…. Gown and Glory provides past-brides, or brides that have changed their mind, the opportunity to recover some of their costs – all while helping brides-to-be save upfront on theirs!

Gown and Glory is for smart women looking for ways to save the money they’ve worked hard to earn.

All of us at WG believe previously-loved, pre-owned, consigned are all practical and viable options that caters to sensible budgets without compromising fashion and style.

I mean, who doesn’t want to save up to 75% off retail pricing?? We know we do.

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Searching for your perfect dress?

Visit the Gown And Glory Boutique website and

get in touch to set up your personal shopping experience!

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Angela was featured in a WeddingGirl.ca “Meet This Girl” post.

Click here to read her story.

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October 27, 2014

#MeetThisGirl | Gown + Glory Consignment Boutique

{ this is Angela }

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She wished to be a dancer.

She’s a chocoholic.

She owns a banjo but doesn’t know how to play it.

She loves red wine and refuses to avoid it even though she’s allergic to it.

She’ll tell her life story to anyone who will listen, but one day she decided to set all of the world’s drama aside and just focus on creating the life that she loved… and that’s precisely what made us fall in love with her!

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Angela, the remarkable woman and visionary business-owner behind Gown & Glory Consignment Bridal Boutique knows brides.

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With her passion for fashion and an eye for style, Angela’s personal guidance and assistance – in helping a bride make what’s arguably the single-biggest wardrobe investment in life – is what makes all the difference.

“I love what I do. I want every bride that leaves my shop to know that how they looked truly mattered to me.”

Brides at Gown and Glory aren’t just faceless paper dolls in a long chain alongside hundreds of others.

“Every woman who comes into my shop, regardless of whether she’s shopping or consigning, is helping to build my business.”

Angela’s honesty and humour, kindness and compassion, made our visit to her boutique even lovelier than the elegant decor and the rows upon rows of gorgeous gowns. She’s just the lovely sprinkles atop an already-awesome cupcake.

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When putting together outfits comes naturally, and looking ‘put together’ comes from an exceptional ability to fuse the ordinary with the unexpected (and getting complimented on it!) – Angela’s love for fashion has always sat at the forefront of her zest for life.

“I don’t profess to be a style guru, and I’ve never shopped high-end… but I know what looks good and what doesn’t; regardless of brand, era, trend, or style.”

Runway styles don’t work for everyone. What looks good on a celebrity won’t always make a real-world woman feel gorgeous, and pricey fashion fads are sometimes far more cringeworthy than their thrift-shop timeless counterparts. We looove Angela’s luxe on a budget approach to fashion, and more importantly, her ability to style real brides on real budgets, in really gorgeous gowns!

Bargain.

Thrift.

Consignment.

Vintage.

Call it what you want….

“It’s the thrill of discovering that unique find, piecing together an idea that nobody else will have, or stumbling upon that incredible sale that you just can’t pass up. Even if it’s a piece found in all the mainstream shops, the magic happens in how you make it yours.”

- we couldn’t agree more.

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 So then came the big question….

How can I spend my days doing what I love, and get paid to do it?

Angela could have been a really great stylist or personal shopper. Dreaming super big, she could have rocked the fashion design world. For a period of time in her late 20′s she dabbled in fashion drawing. Entirely self-taught, this #GirlBoss even drew her wedding suit for the elaborate wedding she never had… nothing like what she actually wore.

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Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Angela grew up working in her family’s small business, and when she found herself outgrowing her small childhood town she decided to graduate from high school and spread her wings to fly as far away as they would take her.

Even with a university degree in Business, this fierce creative still wasn’t satisfied.

“It wasn’t until I graduated and traveled for six months to ‘find myself’ that I realized I could be a part of the fashion world.”

All she had to do was the age-old adage…. put  her mind to it.

Angela dreamed of being a personal shopper, so she gained fashion retail experience in a less-than-glamorous role – travelling with a retail store that made its rounds to seniors’ homes across Ontario. Glamorous? Not in the least. Effective? Most definitely. Before she knew it, this budding fashionista was interviewing for a Personal Shopper position at Holt Renfrew. Without a client list, an entirely commission-based position wasn’t ideal, so instead, Angela was offered a job assisting the head of the Personal Shopping department. She turned it down.

“My excitement was beyond… but… at the time, I guess I was scared.”

Angela opted to accept a less-risky and more comfortable role as an Account Manager at a brand design firm.

“Although still in a creative world, I wonder to this day where my life would have gone had I accepted that job at Holt.”

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 All of us at WG believe that everything that happens is the best possible thing.

Angela, too, believes in fate; and that the path you choose – whether by choice, necessity, or chance – will eventually lead you to something great.

“As cliché as it all sounds, it was truly love at first sight when I met my husband. (For me anyway!)”

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They met at an end-of-year party in their last year of university.

They dated long-distance for six months, followed by her departure for a previously-planned work-abroad trip to Australia with a friend.

“All odds seemed to be stacked against us.”

Their mutual passion was so undeniable, though, that Angela’s main squeeze took a leave of absence from his job and joined her in Australia.

“We traveled together for two months, then flew to New Zealand where we lived in a van for six weeks. Then it was Fiji for two weeks where we stayed on a remote island with no running water or electricity.”

Talk about a ‘make or break’ relationship!

“We learned a lot about one another, and experienced the times of our lives.”

…. most importantly, they did it together.

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It’s assumed that when you’re in the wedding industry, that you, yourself, will have an elaborate wedding, gown, set of plans.

“After living together for three years, my husband proposed to me unexpectedly.”

They were engaged for two years and prioritized buying their house over planning a wedding.

“We started to plan a traditional wedding, in my hometown, at the local Civitan Hall.” but it wasn’t what Angela had envisioned for her big day.

“I didn’t want anything glamorous, but I did have a vision.”

Her vision was a rustic barn wedding, dancing under the stars beneath string lights, outdoors. They found a venue which proved to be entirely out of their budget. Not wanting to settle for something that wasn’t her, and feeling overwhelmed by the logistics of making it happen, the wedding planning process was quickly become less and less enjoyable.

“That’s when we decided to go to Mexico.”

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With a handful of their nearest and dearest in tow, Angela said “I Do” on the beach.

“I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. It was perfect.”

And her dress was perfect for her and perfect for their setting – but it wasn’t easy to find!

“I had a vision, like most brides do… but sometimes our visions just don’t exist.”

She searched high, low, and then (ironically?) walked into Holt Renfrew as a last resort. Not a place she would normally shop due to her thrifty budget… but, there it was,

“Lit by the gods,”

… just put there on the floor.

“It was perfect.”

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These two lovebirds didn’t waste any time setting out to build a family.

Their first born, Cameron, came after a year of being married, and a year and a half later, their daughter, Morgan, was born.

“It wasn’t all wedded bliss. I experienced the most challenging year of my life, then spent a year on auto-polit, survival mode.”

It was when baby Morgan turned one that Angela decided she would stay at home with the kids instead of going back to work.

That was the year Angela’s third baby, Gown and Glory Bridal Boutique, was born – the perfect fusion of a passion for fashion, a bias for budgets, and a love-of-all-things-in-love.

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Focused exclusively on building her business for two years, Angela and her little family juggled, adapted, felt swamped. She struggling with an overwhelming feeling to have a third little one, and after almost seven years of marriage, came miss Isla.

The juggling continued.

With her two oldest in school, and an established business that needed to be maintained, Angela spent her time doing what any true-blue-entrepreneur will spend her days doing – figuring out a way.

Come back tomorrow when we excitedly, and with infinite amounts of pride, feature our first-ever official spotlight on Gown And Glory Consignment Boutique on the WG blog!

Stay Tuned!

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Be sure to visit our other #MeetThisGirl features:

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October 21, 2014

NY Bridal Fashion Week 2015 {Part deux}

 From the Runway: Monique Lhuillier

Authored by: Leah Sandhu

Have you seen Monique Lhuillier‘s latest bridal collection? I think I’m in love! She always comes up with the dreamiest designs, and I couldn’t help but share some of my favourites with you.

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All images via [Monique Lhuillier]

I seem to love anything with sleeves lately! What’s your favourite?

leah

Leah Sandhu is a Fusion Wedding Expert and Bridal Lifestyle Blogger at WeddingGirl.ca.

To have Leah’s creative input and meticulous attention to detail for your celebration, make sure to Get In Touch! Have a question? Email me leah@weddinggirl.ca

Find Leah on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest

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October 19, 2014

When Vintage+Rustic meets Hipster+Awesome…

 { presented by Lucas and Tay Photo + Cinema }

There’s just so many vendors in the wedding industry these days, all of which do so much beautiful work, that it’s nearly impossible for us to keep up with all of the gorgeous. But once in a while, someone sends us something for feature that we just fall madly in love with at once!

Meet Lucas And Tay.

They’re an amazing Toronto-based couple; he shoots still, she shoots cinema, and together – they’re pretty freaking awesome.

Check out this gorgeous creative that combines the best of vintage, rustic, urban, and hipster charm.

We particularly like the Sailor Jerry’s and bacon. Nice touch, guys!

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{{ Blog Love }}

Photography Credit: Lucas + Tay

Cinema: Lucas + Tay

Hair and Makeup: Arrowbow

Groom’s Attire: Gerhard Supply

Bridal Gown: Maureen Patricia Toronto

Floral Design: Cedar & Stone Floral Studio

Cake Design: Crumb & Berry

Vintage Furniture & Set Design: Vintage Rentals and Events

Stationary: Bueno Market

 

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October 15, 2014

New York Bridal Fashion Week 2015

From the Runway: J. Mendel Bridal Collection

Authored by: Leah Sandhu

Is anyone else excited to see what’s coming off of the Bridal Fashion runways?!  If you haven’t had a chance to catch up, here’s a selection of some of my favourite’s from the J. Mendel Collection. I’ve been working on our Bridal Look Book and have been dreaming about using some of these gorgeous gowns!

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Photo source {J. Mendel Collection}

Who is your favourite bridal wear designer?

What dress are you dying to wear on your wedding day?

Stay tuned for more of my favourites! You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest for more inspiration.

leah

Leah Sandhu is a Fusion Wedding Expert and Bridal Lifestyle Blogger at WeddingGirl.ca.

To have Leah’s creative input and meticulous attention to detail for your Fusion celebration, make sure to Get In Touch! leah@weddinggirl.ca

 

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October 9, 2014

On being a #GirlBoss

WeddingGirl #bookclub read: #GirlBoss

Authored by: Leah Sandhu

A few weeks ago, the WeddingGirl’s were each handed a sparkly package wrapped with a pretty bow. Our Girlboss (Mary), had bought us all a copy of #GirlBoss, written by Nasty Gal founder and CEO, Sophia Amoruso. She is inspiring in the most entertaining way, and a total badass.

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I want to encourage anyone who is thinking about starting their own business, or has an entrepreneurial mind, to read it! She is hilarious, and has this contagious spirit that makes you want to go out and be your own kickass #GirlBoss! That, and it makes you want to speak in #hashtags.

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#GirlBoss: Someone who’s in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. You take control and accept responsibility. You’re a fighter- you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. You value honesty over perfection. You ask questions. You take your life seriously. You’re going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You’re a badass. [excerpt from page 11]

There is so much I want to share with you, but I don’t want to spoil the book, so you’ll just have to go out and pick it up yourself. I’ll leave you with a quote that I found motivating;

When you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you too.

So, whether you are male or female, read this book, and become the most kickass entrepreneur. No matter your upbringing, life skills, or industry, you are the ultimate decider of your future. Believe in yourself and make sh*t happen, that’s the only way you will ever succeed.

 

 

leah

Leah Sandhu is a Fusion Wedding Expert and Bridal Lifestyle Blogger at WeddingGirl.ca.

To have Leah’s creative input and meticulous attention to detail for your Fusion celebration, make sure to Get In Touch!

Find Leah on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest |  leah@weddinggirl.ca

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September 17, 2014

Made you look…

{ coming soon … the WG real-world Look Book! }

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The gorgeous Grace Ormonde Wedding Style tells us that being in love never goes out of style.

While little girls dream of what their fairy tale will look like one day, girls-engaged find themselves pouring over pages and pages of bridal styles trying to find what speaks to them. But are we really the only ones intimidated by the bleak-faced, stick-thin models rocking the frocks we hope will look just as gorgeous on our real-world frames??

With the 2014 wedding season slowly coming to a close, all of us at WG Headquarters are eagerly anticipating the fresh new looks that will adorn the pages of our favourite magazines and wedding blogs in 2015, but the truth is, we’ve never really been good at sitting back and waiting for things to happen. Over here, we make things happen. And it’s with that mindset that the WeddingGirl team is excitedly launching a new blog project – the WG Look Book.

We think that it’s about time designing the look of your dream day became approachable, affordable, and inspiring.

Our Real-World Look Book project was dreamed up by a team of artistically fearless creative visionaries; girls who seriously love being in love. But we can’t do it without your help!

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{ real world models }

We need models.

And we don’t mean the Parisian runway kind…. we mean the real-world, real-life, naturally beautiful kind.

Not every bride-to-be is eager to sport white.

Not every bride-to-be is a Size OO with waist-length tresses.

Not every bride-to-be plans on posing for her couture wedding day shots with a questionable frown on her face.

Let’s face it…. those high-end bridal magazines aren’t exactly a realistic depiction of what Happily Ever After is supposed to be!

Whether you’re a bride-to-be eagerly counting down the days to her big day, a newlywed who sometimes secretly puts on her wedding gown to do the dishes, or a mother of three who can’t help but love all-things-in-love, we want to make everything around you beautiful.

Use your own wedding gown, or let us pick one for you.

Imagine being styled by a team of stylists for the day – hair, makeup, fancy frocks, serious shoes.

There’ll be flowers.

There’ll be details.

There’ll be a team dedicated to making you look and feel beautiful while you help us set the stage for upcoming trends we’re dying to see. You’ll even leave the shoot set with a bag of stellar swag and professional photos of all the gorgeous.

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Oh… and one more thing? You’ll have creative input in the style!

Whether you’re a gypsy-souled wanderer or a polished princess, whether you prefer diamonds on your neck or flowers in your hair, your story will inspire your style.

Have you always dreamed of being a character in an upside-down Alice In Wonderland world?

Do you secretly wish your wedding day had been in a barn instead of on a beach?

The team behind our new launch of WG Look Book has it taken care of.

You might end up in white. You might not.

You might be styled with a lavish floral bouquet. You might get a killer, sparkly clutch.

Either way, you’ll be making heads turn (and bridesmaids jealous!)

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Think you’re up for playing dress-up with us? We want to hear from you.

Send an email to info@WeddingGirl.ca with the subject line, WG Look Book.

Tell us about yourself.

Send us photos of yourself.

Gush about everything you love and all the things that make you you!

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We can’t wait to make you look.

 

 

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