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LETTER from the EDITOR

FRONT COVER Model: Tess Van Donkelaar Rebecca Siewert Photography

SPECIAL THANKS Rebecca Siewert, Kristen Wagner, Courtney Starheim, Sara Knol, Christie Campbell, Barnett Photography, Heatherly Photography, Kevin Trowbridge Photogrpahy, Hotel Eldorado, Bliss Bridal, Milestone Events, Jenny Mckinney Make Up, Inspirado Mobile Hair Design, Ginger Creative, Chelsea Beamish, Julie Ness, Tess Venn Donkelaar, Madison Hurdle, Ashley Adams, and Limelight Studio

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WELCOME TO THE WINTER ISSUE OF ADORE MAGAZINE. Things are now in full swing, I can’t believe that we are already in the third issue. We have an amazing stylized shoot with Bliss Bridal and Milestone Events that will definitely make you want to say your I do’s. As well there are tons of ideas and inspiration for the upcoming 2014 wedding season. We have new featured vendors, a great article on “Social Media Etiquette” and expert advise from Chelsey at Bliss Bridal on finding the right wedding dress. As we share our ideas with you we’d also love you to share yours with us. We are always looking for unique wedding concepts so submit your wedding creations with all the details! Look for us at the Sweet Love The Couture Bridal Event on February 9, 2014 where you can enter to won your chance to have your wedding featured in an upcoming issue of adore. As always, thank you for supporting us at adore and all the local vendors the Okanagan has to offer. live, love, adore.

Carrie Mayhew

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WEB Chris Leckie :: Leckie Media

GRAPHIC DESIGN Ginger Creative

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TABLE of CONTENTS THANK YOU to our amazing CONTRIBUTORS

REBECCA SIEWERT

KRISTEN WAGNER

Photographer

Writer

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COURTNEY STARHEIM

C Star Events

SARA KNOL

Top Knot Events

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Welcome to Winter 2013 2014 WEDDING TRENDS

Sara Knol :: Top Knot Events DRESS FINESSE

A Simplified Guide to Dress Shopping MAKE IT LAST

Amy & Mardy VENDORS WE ADORE

Limelight Studio :: Tim Feeny SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE

Courtney Starheim DIY

Paper Triangle Garland

INSPIRATION

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Bliss Bridal

STYLIZED SHOOT

Point茅 to Love HE SAID 路 SHE SAID

Luc & Ashley REAL ADORE WEDDING

Phil & Kate

HEATHER BURLY

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TRENDS we ADORE With each new wedding season comes a series of trends that make us want to tie the knot with our beaus all over again. Twenty-thirteen saw it’s fair share of awesomeness with ethereal floral crowns, blush-hued bridesmaids and s’more flavoured favours, but what does the New Year have in store? If we were betting women we’d say that Grecian gowns, opulent décor and woodland ferns will be making a BIG debut and joining their BY SARA KNOL :: TOP KNOT EVENTS vendor credits on page 3

fellow emerging trends for 2014:

Headpieces

Geometrics

Marquee Signs

Dainty Rings Succulents

Gold

Handmade favour

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A SIMPLIFIED GUIDE TO DRESS SHOPPING. By Kristen Wagner The perfect wedding dress is a fantasy that many women take with them through multiple life stages – from playtime as a little girl, to first love and first heartbreak, and eventually engagement. The dream of the perfect dress is closely tied to the dream of one day finding Mr. Right. But when the time comes to make the fantasy a reality, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed at the choices available. Surprisingly, “white” comes in a plethora of shades, and cuts and styles are as plentiful as toasters at a gift opening.

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Fortunately there are trained professionals

Ultimately, the shopping process can

like Chelsey Hebert to help brides-to-be

take as little or as much time as the

navigate the tulle and satin jungle. As

bride is willing to invest. “I’ve had brides

Bridal Consultant and Assistant Manager

buy their gown the very first time, a half

of Kelowna’s Bliss Bridal, Chelsey brings

hour in, and I’ve had brides come in for

years of experience in the wedding

five appointments,” says Chelsey. “I’ve

industry to the dressing room.

watched girls make themselves go a little

brand of beautiful she’s looking for. Have a

bit crazy, trying on too many dresses.”

general idea of how you want to look before

There are no iron-clad rules when it comes to buying your wedding dress, but Chelsey offers these five guidelines to help brides ensure their dress shopping goes as smoothly as a well-rehearsed ceremony.

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GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME. In the immortal words of Elvis Presley, “Wise men say only fools

rush in,” and it’s an adage that applies to dress shopping. Chelsey recommends that

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gorgeous on your wedding day,

and each bride should know what particular

few pictures of gowns you like. From classic ballgown to bohemian to plunging-neckline sexy, “There are so many different styles and looks when it comes to bridal,” Chelsey says.

“If you have a date selected and a venue

To get a sense of what you’re looking for,

it’s really helpful for your overall vision

leaf through bridal magazines or look

for your wedding,” says Chelsey. “Where

online before scheduling a consultation.

you’re getting married – from a ski hill to a

And of course, always keep your venue

beach to a church – changes what kind of

in mind.

gown you’ll be wearing.” Venue and season may be closely linked,

year before the wedding date, and order

so it’s important to have both figured

no later than eight months prior.

out before you buy your dress. “If you’re

to six months to arrive. On top of that,

There are many ways to look

coming in for a consultation, and bring a

HAVE YOUR LOGISTICS LAID OUT: KNOW YOUR DATE, YOUR VENUE AND YOUR BUDGET.

brides begin looking for a dress about a

Once the gown is ordered, it will take four

COME EQUIPPED WITH A FANTASY.

getting married at a beach you’re not going to want something heavy that you’ll

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DON’T GO IT ALONE. Bridesmaids were created for a very good reason: to help stressedout brides stay sane. So on

the day of your consultation, use your

be sweating in and dragging through the

bridesmaids as they were intended to be

sand – you want something light,” Chelsey

used, or bring along another source of

suggests. “If you’re having a winter

support and second opinions.

wedding you might want to do satin with

But keep it exclusive. Bliss’ biggest

lots of beading.”

bridal room has five seats, and Chelsey

guarantees the best fit and look, it is very

Knowing your date is also helpful to

recommends bringing along an entourage

time consuming. Fortunately, Bliss also

ensure you budget enough time for gown

of no more than three or four.

has a selection of floor model gowns

delivery and alterations. And speaking of

Regardless of how many people you bring,

available for brides who don’t have time

budgeting – make sure you have a firm

make sure they are people whose opinions

to order a gown.

grasp on that, too. There are few things

you trust, and who have your best interests

less romantic than discussions about

at heart. “I have seen some horrible

money, but it’s important to establish a

experiences where girls have had friends

price range before you start shopping—

or family members who have not been

especially if someone other than the bride

supportive of them,” says Chelsey. “I always

will be paying for the dress.

joke and say I’m also a family counselor,

you need to schedule about two months for alterations. “Gowns are cut to order and aren’t usually in stock,” says Chelsey. “When you choose a gown, they actually make it for you.” While this practice

Bliss books initial bridal consultations that are two hours long. This gives brides time to browse, as well as discuss what they want with the bridal consultant. Follow-up appointments are one hour long.

and sometimes a punching bag.”

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LISTEN TO YOUR CONSULTANT.

A big glass of wine isn’t the only tool that

If the racks of white gowns

of what you’re looking for combined with

are the jungle, then your bridal

an open mind and willingness to experiment

consultant is leading the safari. While it’s

will help reduce dress-induced stress— although it certainly does help. A good idea

will help ensure you go home happy.

important to have an idea of what you’re looking for, a consultant can help with

“I usually know when a bride finds her

ideas and point you in directions you may

dress before she does, by facial expressions

never have thought to go on your own.

and body language,” Chelsey says. “They can’t stop smiling; they mention they don’t

“It’s good to come in with an open mind,”

want to take it off, they mention they feel

Chelsey says. “I have so many brides come

really special, they feel really beautiful in it;

in who say they want a mermaid gown,

then of course, there’s the telltale crying.

or a ball gown, and they leave with the opposite.”

“I love being there for that special moment with the bride and her family. “

She recommends bringing in a few photos of gowns that appeal to you. Sometimes a similar dress is available in the store. Other times, the photos just help the consultant get an idea of the shape, style or fabric the bride is looking for. In short, if your consultant recommends trying a gown on, you should probably try it on. “We have so many gowns that don’t have hanger appeal but look beautiful on a body,” Chelsey says. “As consultants, we know the shapes of the gowns, how they fit, where they’re tight and where they’re loose.” Without the help of a consultant, you may pass right by your dream gown without looking twice. Consultants also help brides style their weddings—picking out colours and styles for bridesmaid dresses, headpieces, veils and jewelry. Before coming to Bliss, Chelsey spent several years as a wedding planner, and that experience helps her see how the bride’s look will fit in with the rest of her wedding.

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AMY & MARDY

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WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST WEDDING TREND WHEN YOU GOT MARRIED? AMY: Outdoor, natural and rustic OR very traditional and regal. Princess style dresses or minimal. There wasn’t as much selection as there is now. It was one or the other. It’s amazing seeing how much weddings have changed since then and its only been 10 years. I think weddings weren’t quite an industry then. We went with evening wedding…outdoor ,natural and beauty! Ceremony at 7pm and cocktail party following. Pictures were all done on site. We wanted to be present and remember everything! BEST MEMORY OF THE DAY? AMY: Getting married! Mardy’s face said it all! His expression was something I will never forget. An the party of course. Mardy’s twin brother had a hilarious speech that made the crowd roar! Its was so awesome having all of our nearest and dearest with us to celebrate our wedding day. It was a great great evening! MARDY: There were so many. Firstly seeing Amy looking at me, she was gorgeous! A close second, when they pronounced us husband and wife, I was so proud. “Mr and Mrs Matson”, third My brother Jeremy (best man) speech…something to never forget! WINTER 2013

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ONE THING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY? AMY: Not much actually. It was a beautiful Okanagan evening near the lake and everything went smoothly. For us it was about getting married to each other, not the perfect wedding. MARDY: Wouldn’t change a thing, other than I would have worn white because I was so hot in a black suit! WHAT ARE SOME TIPS TO A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE? AMY: Always be willing to compromise, laughter cures almost everything and don’t go to bed angry. Make fun plans…life can be so redundant in day to day tasks….need to spice it up. MARDY: Always listen to each other, openly and honestly with out judgement. Look at each other everyday and genuinely say I love you and always support one another. BIGGEST LESSON YOUR PARTNER HAS TAUGHT YOU? AMY: To show my love in different ways, not just say I love you and to not sweat the small stuff. MARDY: A happy wife is a happy life, to be less selfish and more giving. TRAVEL BACK IN TIME – WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR SELF ON YOUR WEDDING DAY? AMY: Marriage is full of challenges but nothing worthwhile comes without effort and work and this man loves you :) MARDY: Amy is an amazing mother and wife… and she still looks Good!! AMY: See what I have to put up with?

“When a newly married couple smiles, everyone knows why. When a ten -year married couple smiles, everyone wonders why” - Authour Unknown -

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LIMELIGHT STUDIO

BY CHRISTIE CAMPBELL As a kid, Tim Feeny was the Spielberg of his neighbourhood. He grew up hauling around the family video camera—the kind that weighed as much as a small dog and used videotapes that only recorded 90 minutes worth of adventures. Since then, video technology has become so popular and so accessible that even children and the technically challenged can easily share their thoughts on current events or off-key renditions of popular songs with the world through video. However, it wasn’t a Lady Gaga tune that inspired Tim to begin a career as a wedding videographer; it was love.

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t just 20 years old, Tim was planning his own wedding with his bride-tobe. As a fan of film, Tim knew he

wanted to preserve on film the moment when he married the love of his life. With a quick internet search, he discovered something incredible and inspiring: as technology advanced, wedding videos had changed completely. They were no longer shaky recordings by family members; they employ sophisticated editing and shooting techniques, and even plot. Gone were the days of blurry images, fuzzy sound, and choppy editing. Tim found that modern wedding videos told the story of a relationship rather than simply capturing an event. Tim was struck with the artistry of these personal films and sought a mentorship with the videographer who captured his wedding. He quickly learned the craft and created Limelight Studios, filming weddings professionally with his wife, Melanie. Together they have handcrafted over 150 wedding and corporate films and will be celebrating their studio’s tenth anniversary this January.

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EACH LIMELIGHT WEDDING VIDEO USES MUSIC AS A BACKDROP FOR THE COUPLE’S STORY. SHOTS FROM THROUGHOUT THE DAY—THE ANTICIPATION, THE STIRRING MOMENTS AND THE CELEBRATION—ARE WOVEN TOGETHER IN A WAY THAT PERFECTLY CAPTURES THE EXCITEMENT, THE JOY AND EVEN THE TREPIDATION THAT ARE A PART OF EVERY WEDDING DAY.


Photos have always been an important part

with loved ones without demanding they

of most wedding days, but now technology

pay a fortune for airfare. Many of Tim’s

allows us to easily create and share all

clients are couples planning destination

kinds of media with anyone, anywhere,

weddings who still want to include the

at any time. It has given us new ways to

many friends and relatives who won’t be

experience our memories and important

able to make the trip.

events. When Tim and Melanie first started Limelight competition was slim, but the rise of social media has helped boost wedding videos from a niche market to a souvenir with broad appeal.

Tim and Melanie often hear from wedding guests who wish they had a video of their own wedding. Many kids grow up looking at their parents’ wedding photo, marveling over the younger versions of the mom

With families spread out across the country

and dad they know so well, giggling at

and globe, a wedding video helps ensure

the out-of-date hairstyles and clothing.

that even far-flung friends and relatives

While a wedding video doesn’t guarantee

can experience the special day through

that your kids won’t one day laugh at your

the magic of digital video. Video is a better

overblown mustache or sky-blue tuxedo,

medium to capture the intangible elements

it’s still a wonderful way to preserve the

that really make the day special: the words

the person you were when you committed

of advice from your grandmother, the

your life to the one you love—and the

tearful—or hilarious—speeches, and the

moment your family began.

music that played during your first dance as a married couple. A wedding video means you don’t have to rely on your

Check out Limelight’s website: limelightstudios.ca

own patchy memory, clouded by the high

Find them on facebook:

emotions of the day.

Limelight Studios Modern Wedding Film.

And for those couples who opt for the

Twitter: twitter.com/timfeeny

beach rather than a church—a wedding video is a great way to share your day

Instagram: instagram.com/timfeeny

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POINTÈ OF LOVE

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CREDITS PHOTOGRAPHY Rebecca Siewert

LOCATION Hotel Eldorado

DRESSES Bliss Bridal

RENTALS & DECOR Milestone Events

MAKE UP

Jenny Mckinney

HAIR

Inspirado Mobile Hair Design

MODELS

Chelsea Beamish, Julie Ness, Tess Venn Donkelaar, Madison Hurdle, Ashley Adams

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PUT THE SOCIAL IN SOCIAL MEDIA BY COURTNEY STARHEIM Social media is embedded in our day-to-day life; in fact, for most of us, social media facilitates the majority of our daily interactions with others. We use social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay in touch, share updates, and celebrate milestones; it’s only natural that social media has found its way into wedding celebrations. That said, before uploading a photo of the happy couple saying “I Do,” it is important to remember your social media wedding etiquette. What, pray tell, is social media wediquette? Well that’s where it gets interesting: it varies from couple to couple.

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Here comes the Hashtag A particularly social couple may utilize social media to engage

WEDDING COUPLE TIP: If you would like your guests to share

and communicate with their guests from the first RSVP to the

photos with an app or website, make sure this information

last thank you card. While the majority of couples still choose

is communicated clearly and in advance either through your

to mail out paper invitations, many opt for electronic RSVP’s: a

wedding website or via signage at the reception. Otherwise, you

cheaper, more environmentally -friendly option. It’s also a more

may end up with several hashtags and countless irretrievable

efficient option for guests. Wedding websites and blogs are also

photos. Something as simple as “If you are sharing photos, make

commonly used to share updates and information about the

sure you use our hashtag: #NoahAndAllieTieTheKnot” will let

wedding day, the registry, and anything that wasn’t covered on

guests know how to upload photos with the group.

the invitations.

GUEST TIP: While it may be tempting to capture every moment

Social-savvy couples may also request and encourage their

through your device, remember to look up and experience the

guests upload photos taken at their wedding to a photo-sharing

wedding. You wouldn’t want to miss a big moment because

site such as WedPics or Wedding Party. Alternatively, a unique

you were applying the Valencia filter to your latest photo on

hashtag may be provided for guests to categorize photos

Instagram. After all, it was you and not your army of loyal

posted on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Digitally catalogued

followers who was invited to share in this special day. Your

photos enable the couple to revisit the special (and sometimes

followers can wait.

hilarious) moments the days after their wedding. Similarly, guests can swap stories and re-hash inside jokes long after the last dance-off.

Privacy, please While there are many arguments endorsing a web-based

WEDDING COUPLE TIP: If you would prefer photos and details

wedding infused with social media, a significant number of

from your wedding not end up on social media sites, politely

couples are choosing to forego hashtags and hypertext in

ask your guests to refrain from doing so. Just like the weddings

favour of paper and postage. Furthermore, it isn’t uncommon

involving social media, signage can be particularly effective in

for a couple go one step further and request their guests be

delivering this message. For example, “We ask that you visit

present and refrain from using smartphones and other electronic

with your friends here today. Do us a favour and please put your

devices. Before you gasp in horror, we could all learn something

phones away.”

from the un-plugged wedding.

GUEST TIP: Pay attention to the wedding correspondence you

If a couple has discouraged the use of smartphones, odds are

receive: has the couple specifically requested guests refrain from

they are more concerned with ensuring guests enjoy the evening

using their phones during the wedding and/or reception? If so,

than with ensuring guests have updated their social media.

be respectful: The couple has asked you to share in one of the

Simply put, the emphasis is placed on the guests experiencing

most important days of their life. Be a guest first, photographer/

the wedding through their eyes, not their phone.

blogger/ tweeter second.

While your wedding day is a special occasion “checking in,” tweeting, and photo sharing may be daily (if not hourly) routines for many of your guests.

When we think of wedding etiquette we may think of toasts, attire, glass clinking, and perhaps even dance moves. Today, we must also think of social media. Photos, videos, tweets, and check-ins are fluid in our society. While we can control what we share about ourselves, we can’t always control what others share about us. When planning your wedding it is important to determine how you feel about social media: what roll, if any, will it play? Regardless, we must all be reminded to be social first, media second. #Cheers!

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social media ETIQUETTE Of wedding guests reported being asked not to use a mobile or other electronic device

Have learned about a wedding they were not invited to through a social network.

during the ceremony.

4 in 10

5 of 10

7 in 10

Recent wedding guests say social media

Recent wedding guests say they

Twitter-using guests report tweeting

use was encouraged, and a specific

“checked in” to a wedding using

about a wedding while in attendance.

wedding hashtag was provided.

Facebook, Foursquare or other social channel to let others know they were there.

Sharing Photos of the Big Day 76%

54%

40%

Of guests posted wedding

Of guests use Instagram to

Of Twitter-using guests report

is the averange number of

pictures to Facebook, making

share photos at the wedding.

tweeting wedding photos

photos that guests post to

while in attendance.

social media sites while at

it the most popular place to share wedding photos.

22 a wedding.

Agree it’s important to ask the couple’s permission before

Believe it’s rude to post photos of a wedding to social networks

posting wedding photos online and the couple should be the

where those who were not invited could see them.

first to share photos.

*An online survey of 1,005 adults, age 18 to 54, who attended at least one wedding in the past 12 months was conducted April 3 to 6, 2013. Results have a margin of error of +/- 3 ppt. The survey was administered by Decipher, Inc. http://blog.weddingpaperdivas.com/infographic-digital-wedding-etiquette

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F IR ST ME E TI NG ASHLEY BOOKED AN APPOINTMENT WITH ME AT MY WORK. SHE DIDN’T NEED WHAT I WAS SELLING...BUT DEFINITELY MADE THE FIRST MOVE.

I saw Luc from across the credit union working. He was so handsome I immediately asked the teller who was helping me if he was single. Turns out he was... It also turns out I happened to need some financial advice thereafter... And only from the cute advisor of course!

FIR ST DATE I WAS LATE PICKING HER UP FOR DINNER...AND SHE STILL GAVE ME A SHOT. LUCKY FOR ME.

Coffee at a local shop. Luc was 20 minutes late and I stormed home, so certain I wouldn’t give him another shot. Until he sweet talked me into another coffee date that very same day. He is a sweet talker for sure.

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FI R ST KI SS I GENTLEMAN NEVER TELLS.

I think it was as he was dropping me off after dinner, but I can’t remember for sure. How awful is that!

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F IR ST I LOVE YOU IT MUST HAVE BEEN ME WHO SAID IT FIRST, BUT I KNEW IT FOR MONTHS PRIOR TO ADMITTING IT TO HER.

Well this is a funny one. Luc said I love you first, but I didn’t hear him because I had ear plugs in. (He used to snore a lot!) We sorted it all out the next day when I of course reciprocated that I loved him too!

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THE O NE THERE WAS A TIME WHEN WE WEREN’T TOGETHER. I SAW HER AT A CHRISTMAS PARTY AND MY HEART ACHED. I KNEW I WAS IN BIG TROUBLE AND NEEDED TO WORK HARD TO WIN HER BACK AND NOT LOSE HER AGAIN.

Probably the first date. I knew I wanted it to last forever.

TH E P ROP OSAL I COMMITTED TO DOING IT ONE SUNDAY, OUR ONLY FREE DAY TOGETHER. RUNNING ERRANDS, I FINALLY LOCKED US IN A FREIGHT ELEVATOR AND

Luc proposed to me in

GOT DOWN ON

an elevator stopped

ONE KNEE.

between floors. It was completely unexpected and I thought unique and romantic.

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PHIL & KATE KEVIN TROWBRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY

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To all the new brides. Weddings don’t have to be stressful. Pick a gorgeous location so little decorations need to be done which is also cost effective. Hire amazing photographers so that even if you did a horrible job setting up they’ll make it look amazing in the photos. Half of our budget went to getting the best photographer, you only do this once and the photos you’ll have forever. I used Vintage Origami for a few key pieces and decorated the room the night before. The morning of the wedding I was cutting flower stems and assembling the aisle runner decorations that were also used as part of the table decorations later on. I also made my own bouquet and my maid of honours bouquet and just tied a bit of lace around the stem. Make use of your family and friends to help. It is key to remember that not everything will be perfect. It is just not worth it to stress out over the little things. Also, the first glance photos are amazing because you get more time for the photos without keeping people waiting for ages between the ceremony and reception.

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VENUE | Sparkling Hill Resort PHOTOGRAPHER | Kevin Trowbridge Photography DRESS | Bliss Bridal GROOM’S ATTIRE | Moores clothing DÉCOR RENTALS | Vintage Origami CATERING | Sparkling Hill Resort FLOWERS | Urban Fare


LOOKING FOR A SUPER EASY AND AN AMAZING BACKDROP FOR YOU WEDDING? WELL HERE’S HOW TO MAKE GREAT TRIANGLE GARLAND FOR JUST $10!

THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

2. Using your paper cutter or Exacto knife cut out all the squares.

Supplies to make enough 11 meters of garland: • 8 sheets of 12” x 12” scrapbook paper, a variety of paper color • Ruler • Pen • Exacto knife or a paper cutter • Sewing machine • Coordinating thread

3. All the squares will need to be cut into triangles. Don’t worry they don’t have to be perfect! 4. Using a sewing machine sew each triangle together randomly mix the colors and patterns of triangles together. When sewing join the tip of the new triangle to base of previous triangle. 5. Create different lengths of garland depending on the height of your back drop.

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1. Use a ruler and measure out 2” x 2” squares on each

Ta-da now you have a super trendy and easy backdrop for

sheet. You should get about 36 squares per sheet.

your special day.

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