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Thanks to my good friends, Wanda and Brian, over at Studio67, I had the opportunity to meet and work with an incredible Bride-To-Be, Wendy.
When Wendy and I first met, she was a few months shy of her Mexico destination wedding and at-home reception here in Ontario, and we set off to work together and make sense of all the ideas she had in her head, but couldn’t really create a wedding vision from. A big part of what I do as an event stylist is to learn who the bride is, what she likes, and how these personality characteristics can transition into a picture-perfect wedding day that is completely reflexive of who she is as a person. Within our first few meetings, I learned that Wendy and I had very similar styles… we liked all things girly, all things pretty, and I dubbed Wendy my Shabby-Chic, Vintage bride.
I learned that Wendy was classic, timeless, elegant, and based on these traits, we conceptualized her Champagne | Pearls | Lace themed wedding reception (primarily based on this photo!)
In January of 2010, Wendy, along with her groom-to-be Michael, friends, family, and the Studio67 production crew, flew to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico to celebrate Happily Ever After in the sand, among the palm trees. Here is what Studio67 created to capture the occasion:
Wendy + Michael | Mexico from Studio67 on Vimeo.
A few days after their return from the tropics, Wendy and Michael again celebrated their nuptials in classic style with a stunning at-home reception (despite being planned on a budget!) with DIY Centrepieces, fabulous DIY Table Numbers, and lots of creative personal touches!
Although, Wendy and Michael’s wedding(s) were not the end of our relationship. I’ve been lucky enough to call Wendy a friend now, and to see this once-blushing bride grow, learn, change, and develop, into an individual who has touched my life just as much as she claims I’ve touched hers!
I write this blog post to showcase someone of so many special talents. I sent Wendy a text message yesterday saying, “You make my soul happy”. Today, I’ve decided to share that happiness with all of you – because while you’re hustling and bustling to plan a wedding, it’s the little things that add a bit of sunshine to your day!
Wendy has recently become the author of an amazing blog, Life Wrapped In Lace - that has quickly become one of my favourite, and most-read websites! As Wendy calls it, LWIL truly is written For the eyes. For the heart. For the ears. For the feet. For the soul. and it is most definitely an escape from everyday, with all things beautiful.
While on her search for all things beautiful, Wendy recently stumbled upon a fancy new camera, and a whole new passion was ignited – photography! Inspired by numerous insanely talented visual artists, Wendy has taken to creating her own beauty rather than searching for it via others. Here are some of my most recent favourites…
It was this last photo that made me realize how Wendy’s stylistic talents and keen eye for details can become a tremendous benefit to all the WG brides who frequent this site for inspiration in designing their own events. Stay tuned for a formal introduction of Ms. Wendy Alana, Lifestyle Designer for WeddingGirl.ca!
In the meantime…. all I can do is watch in awe as this woman transforms the everyday into the extraordinary… one ruffle, pearl, and pink Scrabble word at a time.