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January 14, 2011

Take a chance … 2011 | WG teams up with Wendy Alana Photography

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{about Wendy}

As many of you might know, a past bride of mine, Wendy, and I became close friends after her wedding in January of last year. I not only had the privilege of being a part of Wendy and Michael’s Happily Ever After on January 30th 0f 2010, I’ve watched Wendy discover an unyielding passion for all things beautiful, launch a successful blog, and most recently uncover a hidden passion (and remarkable talent) behind the lens of a camera.

Photography Credit: Laura Brown | http://lauraslookinglass.blogspot.com/

{about Wendy Alana Photography}

Wendy was one of the amateur photographers at the Trash The Dress photo shoot I did and her raw talent emanates from the photos she takes. Here are a few examples:

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We are so excited to see the incredible work that comes out of Wendy’s camera on her first wedding day that one lucky 2010 bride will receive the following:

From Wendy: Engagement Photos, Full Day-Of Wedding Photography (with all images), Trash The Dress Photos (or a Boudoir Shoot if you’d prefer to leave your dress in tact!)

– for only $1000.00!

… and because Wendy and Mary make such a great team, and having a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator to help orchestrate the events of her first wedding will be fabulous for Wendy, the first 2011 bride to book Wendy Alana Photography will also receive the entire WeddingGirl.ca Day-Of Coordination Package (a $1500 value) for $500.00!

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Availability for this promotion is dependent upon a confirmed wedding date and wedding venue location. If you are interested in more details about Wendy Alana or the WG Coordination package, please contact us with your name, groom’s name, wedding date, and venue details!

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October 22, 2010

Sometimes people uncover hidden talents…. and suddenly find themselves soaring among the stars!

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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.

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