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Candle Lake Golf Resort

is currently taking reservations for weddings in 2018.

❧ Our venue is a premier destination, offering breath-taking views in well-appointed surroundings. ❧ Weddings and receptions receive a personal touch and attention-to-detail that’s sure to leave a truly memorable impression. From concept, to planning, to execution, our expertly-trained staff is ready to offer a unique experience to you and your guests. ❧ Our clubhouse acts as your HQ for the day’s activities. Plus, our professional staff will orchestrate every detail to perfection! We host functions of 250+ guests for dinner and dancing.

Our event package includes: Large private room with a panoramic view of marina and lake Seating for all sizes of groups Audiovisual equipment available for rent Our catering office will help plan your menu Personal wedding coordinator or assistant on-site throughout your event Building wide WiFi

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WEddINGS DELUXE BRIDAL PACKAGES

CONTENTS

DELTA BESSBOROUGH 1 NIGHT STAY IN VICE REGAL SUITE INCLUDES ACCESS TO LOUNGE COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST AND

Bridal Spectacular always lives up to its name ........................... 4

EVENING - $1,000 VALUE

Fabulous fare: it’s all about the food ............ 6

BOOK A WEDDING FOR 2017-18 &

HOR D’OEUVRES IN THE

TCU PLACE RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY ROOM

Couples are searching for unique wedding destinations ....................... 8

RENTAL, INCLUDES A LIGHTING DECOR PKG - UP TO $750 VALUE

CARPE DIEM LIMOUSINE SERVICE

A beachfront wedding is closer than you think ............................................. 10

5HR WEDDING PKG - $750 VALUE (NO CASH VALUE)

STAHLI & JOEJIO PHOTOGRAPHY

The royal touch ........................................... 12

$600 DISCOUNT ON ANY WEDDING PKG

Embrace ethnic wedding traditions ............ 14

$500 TOWARDS PURCHASE OF A

BRIDES N BELLES WEDDING GOWN (NO CASH VALUE)

Wedding website do’s and don’ts .............................................. 15

EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY $500 DISCOUNT ON ANY WEDDING PKG

HANDY SPECIAL EVENTS $500 DECOR PKG

SUPREME DJS $250 GIFT CERTIFICATE

EDITOR

BODACIOUS BUSTLINES

JEANNIE ARMSTRONG

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AURA ORGANIC AIRBRUSH TAN

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Bridal Spectacular

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always lives up to its name!

BY JEANNIE ARMSTRONG

With its 55th show approaching, Bridal Spectacular is Saskatoon’s longest-running and most popular wedding showcase. The semi-annual event, organized by She Modelling, returns to TCU Place, Sunday, September 17 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. She Modelling owner Mary Obrodovich is devoted to ensuring the Bridal Spectacular show lives up to its name. She is always on the hunt to bring the “latest and greatest” wedding products and services to Saskatchewan brides and grooms. Bridal Spectacular is an ideal opportunity for wedding couples to connect with some of the city’s most established wedding vendors. “Many of these companies have been in every Bridal Spectacular show from day one. These companies offer wedding couples proven, trustworthy service, based on years of dependable experience,” says Obrodovich. “By attending Bridal Spectacular, you can get to meet and talk with these wedding experts in person. You can see and touch their products in person, which you can’t do if you’re only shopping online.” Obrodovich contends that brides who restrict their wedding planning to surfing online are really cheating themselves out of some of the joy of being a bride-to-be. “A big part of the excitement of being a bride should be the fun of getting together

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Saskatoon’s premier bridal show, Bridal Spectacular, returns to tCU place on Sunday, September 17. It’s an opportunity for brides to connect with the city’s most trustworthy and established wedding retailers, as well as discover exciting new products and services. Getty Images

with your bridesmaids, going into the stores, trying on different gowns and checking out the latest accessories and décor items. It’s too big a day in your life to risk with online shopping. You’ll also benefit from the expertise and guidance of these long-time Saskatoon wedding retailers.” Bridal Spectacular will showcase the latest trends in wedding finery, with displays by Brides-n-Belles, Exquisite Fashions & Bridal, W Bridals Curvy Couture, Bodacious Bustlines and Tux & Tails.

The highlight of the afternoon is the thrilling runway fashion show, featuring professional models from She Modelling wearing breathtaking gowns from Brides-n-Belles and formalwear from Tux & Tails. New exhibitors to this year’s show include R3 Sugar Spa, a Saskatoon salon that is elevating the art of body sugaring ‒ an eco-friendly, all-natural and gentle option for removing unwanted body hair. Machobox Saskatoon will be there, showcasing their monthly subscription deliveries of


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luxury grooming products for men. Brides and grooms looking to shape up luxury grooming products for men. for their wedding day can check out the disBrides and grooms looking to shape up play from new fitness centre, Orange Theory for their wedding day can check out the disFitness. play from new fitness centre, Orange Theory Stahli & Joejio Photography will be Fitness. among the numerous professional photoStahli & Joejio Photography will be graphers exhibiting their services at Bridal among the numerous professional photoSpectacular. A peek at their portfolio reveals graphers exhibiting their services at Bridal the photographers’ unique international fashSpectacular. A peek at their portfolio reveals ion perspective. the photographers’ unique international fashOlea Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room, based ion perspective. in Swift Current, will offer a tasting tour of Olea Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room, based their ultra-premium gourmet oils and vinin Swift Current, will offer a tasting tour of egars. their ultra-premium gourmet oils and vinEach exhibitor at Bridal Spectacular will egars. offer valuable door prizes, so take time to Each exhibitor at Bridal Spectacular will enter at every display. offer valuable door prizes, so take time to All brides who attend the show will be enter at every display. entered to win a deluxe bridal package from All brides who attend the show will be Bridal Spectacular, valued at thousands of entered to win a deluxe bridal package from dollars. The prize package includes a oneBridal Spectacular, valued at thousands of dollars. The prize package includes a one-

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night’s stay in the Delta Bessborough’s Vice Regal Suite; a complimentary room rental night’s stay in the Delta Bessborough’s Vice at TCU Place; gift certificate from Stahli Regal Suite; a complimentary room rental & Joejio Photography; a limousine package at TCU Place; gift certificate from Stahli from Carpe Diem Limousine Service; a $500 & Joejio Photography; a limousine package certificate towards a wedding gown from from Carpe Diem Limousine Service; a $500 Brides-n-Belles; a $500 certificate for a wedcertificate towards a wedding gown from ding package from Exposure Photography; Brides-n-Belles; a $500 certificate for a weda $500 décor package from Handy Special ding package from Exposure Photography; Events; a $250 gift certificate from Supreme a $500 décor package from Handy Special DJs; a $250 gift certificate from Bodacious Events; a $250 gift certificate from Supreme Bustlines; a gift certificate from Aura Organic DJs; a $250 gift certificate from Bodacious Airbrush Tan; and a beauty gift basket from Bustlines; a gift certificate from Aura Organic Watkins. Airbrush Tan; and a beauty gift basket from Bridal Spectacular takes place Sunday, Watkins. September 17 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at TCU Bridal Spectacular takes place Sunday, Place. September 17 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at TCU Admission is just $15 per person; tickets Place. are available at the door. Admission is just $15 per person; tickets For more information, visit www. are available at the door. bridalspectacular.ca, check out their Facebook For more information, visit www. page or call (306) 652-7484. bridalspectacular.ca, check out their Facebook page or call (306) 652-7484.

What do Saskatoon brides about What dosay Saskatoon Bridal bridesSpectacular? say about * * “ThBridal is bridal show was by far my favourite Spectacular?

out of all the other ones I had gone to “Th is Ibridal show wasmy bywedding.” far my favourite when was planning out of all the other ones I had gone to - MEAGAN when planning wedding.” “WentI was today and hadmy a really great time. - MEAGAN Was happy I could take my daughter for “Went today and had a really great time. mommy and daughter time. Awesome Was happy I could take my daughter for event.” mommy and daughter time. Awesome - tABItHA event.” “Bridal Spectacular is in my opinion the tABItHA best bridal show out there. It is-very classy “Bridal is in my opinionI the with lotsSpectacular of knowledgeable vendors. best bridal show out there.it.” It is very classy would highly recommend with lots of knowledgeable vendors. I – JENNIFER would highly recommend it.” “The Bridal Spectacular is always the best – JENNIFER in Sask, so professional and a real class “Th e Bridal Spectacular is always best act!! Truly the best place to help youthe plan in Sask, so professional and a real class your own amazing wedding.” act!! Truly the best place to help you plan – KAtHLEEN *Comments to Bridal Spectacular’s Facebook page. your ownposted amazing wedding.” – KAtHLEEN *Comments posted to Bridal Spectacular’s Facebook page.

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Fabulous

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Memorable weddings? It’s all about the food!

BY HILARY KLASSEN PHOTOS COURTESY OF D’REENS CATERING

For many of us, our fondest memories revolve around food – a certain fabulous restaurant we discovered while on an exotic vacation and the unforgettable time we had there. Increasingly, brides and grooms are looking to make their weddings memorable through food. While standard fare is still a good option, what about all the other options? D’reen from D’reen’s Catering and Kitchen Socials says more couples are getting creative with their weddings and choosing food that reflects who they are. “These days it’s less about the big piece of meat on the plate, although there’s nothing wrong with that,” says D’reen. “Today, many couples want something different for their wedding menu, and they want it to be very, very memorable.” D’reen says people remember three things from a wedding: how beautiful the bride was, whether the food was any good and if the music sucked. Good food is her specialty. After 28 years of catering experience, D’reen gets a lot of calls from couples

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“The new wave of people getting married are a little bit older, in their mid to later 20s. They’ve probably traveled and they know what they want. They want something memorable when it comes to food.” - d’reen

looking for something a little bit different. That quest includes the venue, which in turn influences the menu. She’s seeing a move away from the traditional hotel or hall as a venue. “People are looking for a different ambience. I’ve done weddings at the Roxy Theatre, Village Guitar & Amp, the stage of the Persephone Theatre, the Farmer’s Mar-

ket, the Forestry Farm, even Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, after the show wraps up.” D’reen has catered weddings with diverse themes like a carnival, an English picnic, food trucks and ethnic themes. Recently, she enjoyed preparing a completely vegetarian menu featuring a falafel bar, poutine, a veggie dipping station and more. Poutine is incredibly popular, not only as part of the main fare but also for the midnight lunch. “People are going away from the cold-cuts and buns and going for a much more interesting midnight lunch with things like sliders, poutine, veggie trays, fruit trays and cheese trays, and staying away from the ‘mystery meats’.” A wedding earlier this year called for pub food. “This couple met in a bar so they wanted everything straight out of the bar – pub food like wings, ribs and poutine.” Also exciting was a food truck-style reception D’reen did. “We had different


stations set up like food trucks, with blackboards and food truck menus. People were stations set up like food trucks, with blackreally excited. It was almost like a game.” boards and food truck menus. People were It moves people away from the traditional really excited. It was almost like a game.” sit-down dinner and participating in their It moves people away from the traditional own way. sit-down dinner and participating in their D’reen’s has done a lot of ethnic-themed own way. weddings. One was a Russian theme with a D’reen’s has done a lot of ethnic-themed caviar station, bajjis and pakoras. She does weddings. One was a Russian theme with a research and consults with the couple to caviar station, bajjis and pakoras. She does create their version of fabulous. research and consults with the couple to “There’s lots of appetizer weddings. They create their version of fabulous. like the small bites,” says D’reen. “We’ve “There’s lots of appetizer weddings. They done the martini glass weddings where it’s like the small bites,” says D’reen. “We’ve the potatoes and then toppings on the mardone the martini glass weddings where it’s tini glasses. Every course is a stand-up course the potatoes and then toppings on the marso it’s sort of a more formal style wedding tini glasses. Every course is a stand-up course feel.” One couple that is tying the knot next so it’s sort of a more formal style wedding year wants to eat everything off skewers. feel.” One couple that is tying the knot next Having starters before the wedding dinyear wants to eat everything off skewers. ner is a more recent option, to bridge the gap Having starters before the wedding dinbetween the ceremony and the reception. ner is a more recent option, to bridge the gap Some of these changes arise from greater between the ceremony and the reception. Some of these changes arise from greater

information about weddings in other countries through TV and other sources, and information about weddings in other counthrough greater exposure to different tastes tries through TV and other sources, and and cultures. D’reen says everything is a little through greater exposure to different tastes more rustic looking, and flavour and taste and cultures. D’reen says everything is a little are very important. more rustic looking, and flavour and taste Food itself presents new dilemmas these are very important. days. Consideration is given for allergens, Food itself presents new dilemmas these gluten-free, vegetarian, ethnic and halal days. Consideration is given for allergens, needs. Even so, D’reen encourages couples to gluten-free, vegetarian, ethnic and halal indulge their own tastes. The new attitude is needs. Even so, D’reen encourages couples to less concerned with keeping food generic so indulge their own tastes. The new attitude is less concerned with keeping food generic so

it will work for a diverse range of wedding guests. it will work for a diverse range of wedding “Thinking out of the box is the best guests. way to go. Do something you are going to “Thinking out of the box is the best remember forever. If you met each other at way to go. Do something you are going to a slider bar, then have them. If you like canremember forever. If you met each other at dies, have a candy bar.” a slider bar, then have them. If you like canD’reen’s Catering also does Kitchen dies, have a candy bar.” Socials for stagette parties. The group gathD’reen’s Catering also does Kitchen ers in D’reens kitchen in Cathedral Bluffs Socials for stagette parties. The group gathand cooks food on a theme under D’reen’s ers in D’reens kitchen in Cathedral Bluffs instruction. Moms, grandmas and minors and cooks food on a theme under D’reen’s can attend these socials versus going to a bar. instruction. Moms, grandmas and minors “I become sort of a Rachel Ray or Gordon can attend these socials versus going to a bar. Ramsey style personality,” D’reen says. “They “I become sort of a Rachel Ray or Gordon make eight or nine different dishes and then Ramsey style personality,” D’reen says. “They they sit down and dine together as a group. make eight or nine different dishes and then They really enjoy themselves!” they sit down and dine together as a group. D’reen loves seeing people’s faces when They really enjoy themselves!” they eat her food. “Everything is possible. D’reen loves seeing people’s faces when I’m not restricted to any style. I love the they eat her food. “Everything is possible. challenge and making people happy.” Visit I’m not restricted to any style. I love the dreens.com for more information. challenge and making people happy.” Visit dreens.com for more information.

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From tropical sand castles to centuries-old castles in Ireland…

Couples are searching for

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wedding destinations BY WENDY LIVINGSTONE

Destination weddings: for many couples, they offer the best of all worlds. By saying their vows at a beautiful vacation site, a bride and groom can combine their wedding and honeymoon, thus allowing more time and money in the budget for both experiences. Couples can “elope” and leave behind the pressure of family and friends that want to have input in planning the wedding, while still permitting close family and friends to go along and celebrate the occasion. And, by collaborating with a consultant at the destination, much of the preparation work can be eliminated. “It’s the best way to enjoy your wedding,” says Czarina Sastaunik, Saskatoon Uniglobe’s leisure travel manager. Sastaunik, who chose to celebrate her marriage in the Mayan Riviera six years ago, says that, when using the services of a wedding planner at the destination, it is a very carefree, uncomplicated experience. “It’s honestly the easiest way to get away with your friends and family, have a great time at a wonderful resort, and it’s not a complicated thing whatsoever.” It is not just tropical resorts, however, that

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are tempting today’s couples to leave their home towns to tie the knot. “A lot of people are thinking outside the box,” says Sastaunik. “They are looking for different venues, different backdrops for a wedding.” While many are venturing to European destinations, such as castles in Ireland or beaches on the Italian Riviera to say, “I do,” others are choosing to stay a little closer to home. U.S. locales, such as Las Vegas and New York, are also becoming popular. And although the value of the Canadian dollar has recently increased, some couples are choosing romantic Canadian spots, such as Victoria, Banff, Niagara Falls, Quebec City and Halifax to protect themselves from currency fluctuations. Wherever the wedding takes place, there are certain steps that newlyweds-to-be should take to ensure that the event goes off without complications. First, the couple should determine their budget. “Figure out how much you are willing to spend and how much you are willing to ask your family and friends to spend,” says Sastaunik. “And be prepared that not everyone is going come. If it’s imperative

Jeff rey Mazurak and Genelle Giblett-Mazurak said their wedding vows in december 2016 in Mexico’s beautiful Mayan Riviera. tropical weddings are still preferred by some Saskatchewan brides and grooms, but destinations such as Ireland and Italy are also gaining popularity. Photo: Uniglobe Travel

that you have, say, your grandparents at your wedding, remember that [having to travel] might cause them not to come.” She recommends that couples begin the process by visiting their travel agent at least a year before the big date. “The sooner the better,” she says. “It gives them more time to plan and gives friends and family time to save for the trip. And, by coming in earlier, they can secure better prices.” She adds that payment plans can be set up at that time for the wedding couple and their guests. Factors that may influence the decision on where to have the wedding include the time of year (and the possible weather implications of such), the cost, local food choices and, most importantly, where the bride and groom have envisioned their dream wedding. Some countries have strict laws regarding


Once home to the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is one of many historic Irish properties that are popular for destination weddings. Getty Images

legal weddings and may require the couple to be present up to 72 hours before the ceremony. Medical exams may also be required. “Some countries have issues with those who have been divorced and are looking for a legal ceremony. They will need proof of divorce, and sometimes may need documents transcribed into the official language,” says Sastaunik. To prevent these difficulties, she recommends that couples do as she did, and have a symbolic ceremony at the destination and a legal ceremony at home. “We visited the Justice of the Peace (JP) after our actual wedding at the destination and brought along friends and family who couldn’t come, making it a little more special for them.” Once the destination has been determined, the couple begins planning (via email or telephone) with a consultant at the site. “We put them in touch almost immediately, securing the wedding date, the venue, the type of ceremony and making sure there is a priest or JP available for that day,” says Sastaunik. She gives one last important piece of advice: “They need to be able to go with the flow – although it’s a very easy process to, say, book a week in Mexico, there still can be changes with flight schedules. Perhaps the venue is changed at the last minute; and rain, of course, is an issue. But, above all else, don’t let minor snags, like last-minute menu changes, ruin your big day. Instead, adopt a laid-back island mentality and enjoy your wedding to the fullest extent possible.” She added, “What’s undeniable is that they are going to have a unique experience whether it’s a beach wedding, or a Las Vegas wedding, because this is going to be outside of the box.”

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Couples are finding the secret to an Instagram-worthy, beachfront wedding right here in humble Saskatchewan. Dreams of a stunning destination wedding come true at the gorgeous four-season Candle Lake Golf Resort, all without that international flight. Led by Linda Rumberger, Candle Lake Golf Resort’s wedding planning team has an eye on every detail – from the initial ideas phase right through to the morning-after brunch. Over the years, Rumberger has helped many a couple navigate the jungle of decisions involved in planning the big day. With so many wedding planners, wedding getaways and full-service packages on the market, it can be tough to narrow down the choices. So, what makes the Candle Lake Golf Resort stand out from the competition?

tHERE IS NO SUCH tHING AS A “StANdARd” WEddING Don’t expect a set wedding parcel. From entertainment options to locations to menus and more, at Candle Lake Golf Resort the special couple is in charge of crafting their perfect day. From a small, intimate ceremony to a blow-out 300-guest party, Candle Lake Golf Resort can make it happen. Some couples choose from Rumberger’s list of vetted wedding professionals who know the resort and the high standards expected. Others may have a cousin who’s a really great DJ, a photographer friend or an aunt who bakes a mean triple-tiered cake; whatever the preference, the wedding staff is there to make those wishes happen.

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MONEY IS AN OBJECt Most couples today are footing the bill for their own wedding, so money is a consideration. That’s why the tailor-made wedding packages at Candle Lake Golf Resort are so popular. The happy couple gets to pick and choose their perfect event while keeping an eye on the cheque book… er, banking app. WEddING pLANNING IS AN ARt Along with the support of Rumberger and her team, there is a downloadable wedding planner guide which is seriously the mother of all checklists. From boutonnières to budget tracking, seating arrangements to schedules, this is a great tool. Of course, it’s not just about brides and grooms following a check list; the wedding staff are there to do the behind the scenes work to make the event happen. QUEUE Up tHAt INStAGRAM FEEd From the picturesque gazebo on the shores

of one of Canada’s best inland beaches to the awe-inspiring clubhouse, this resort is oh so pretty! Get those phones out and start snapping; the panoramic views from the clubhouse, the beautiful championship golf course and the elegant banquet rooms are begging to be photographed. FOOd, GLORIOUS FOOd The centrepiece of any big gathering is the sharing of a meal. Guests of the Candle Lake Golf Resort rave about the delicious dining; and happy couples will feel great about treating their loved ones to a superb meal. tHE FUN NEVER StOpS Gathering for a weekend wedding offers the luxury of time. The happy couple can lengthen that quick receiving line hello to a weekend-long visit with friends and family. That is assuming they can track anyone down; the Candle Lake Golf Resort has a pretty action-packed list of pastimes. The championship


You don’t have to leave the province to enjoy a destination wedding. The four-season Candle Lake Golf Resort offers a gorgeous location, professional wedding planning services, onsite catering and five-star accommodations for guests. Supplied photos

FOR HEALTHY SKIN Dr. C. Demkiw-Bartel CCFP, MD, BSP, BA, RT MEDICAL GRADE SKINCARE PRODUCTS & TREATMENTS RESEARCH SINCE 1990

ROAd tRIp? HARdLY! The Candle Lake Golf Resort is just minutes from Candle Lake Provincial Park, 90km from Prince Albert, 230km from Saskatoon and 450km from Regina. Candle Lake Golf Resort allows brides and grooms to enjoy all the pros of a destination wedding; the gorgeous location, leisure time with guests, worry-free planning and an extra-memorable event. They get all the fun without the need for Google translate or taking a crash course in international marriage law! A trip to the shores of Saskatchewan’s stunning Candle Lake means the spouses-to-be can have their wedding cake and eat it too.

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18-hole golf course is carved into the forest and offers a challenge for both casual and experienced golfers. This is a winding parkland golf course with three tee lengths. It’s easy to hit the water with the marina’s boat launch and rentals. Guests can try the famous jalepeno poppers and a pint in the lounge, stroll the grounds or ask about hot tub rentals.

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Hillberg & Berk’s Natalie necklace is a dazzling combination of Swarovski pearls and crystals, with two signature Sparkle Balls™. White Sparkle Ball earrings and layered matching bracelets complete this bride’s glamourous look.

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touch BY HILARY KLASSEN PHOTOS COURTESY OF HILLBERG & BERK

Naturally, every bride dazzles. It’s what they do best! But brides gain extra sparkle by choosing beautifully suited jewellery to set off their dream wedding gown. Many brides look to Hillberg & Berk for inspiration. The Saskatchewan-based jewellery company recently gained national attention for their winning bid to design a second brooch for the Queen. Their truly Canadian Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch was presented to Her Majesty on July 19 by governor general, David Johnston, at a Canada 150 bash in London. Rachel Mielke, owner of Hillberg & Berk, says the Government of Canada invited them,

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along with a number of other jewellery companies across Canada, to submit proposals for the piece. The incredible brooch features 48 Canadian sapphires and more than 400 diamonds, set in Canadian white gold. A team of five people at the company designed it over eight months. “It was very exciting for us!” Mielke said the first time the government commissioned them to create a brooch for the Queen felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity. “The fact that it happened again was truly incredible and we’re just so thrilled and humbled.” The brooch was selected through a blind judging process based

solely on design. Hillberg & Berk’s elegant bridal line could easily make any bride feel like royalty. “The cool thing about your wedding day is it really reflects your individual style, so within our bridal selection we’ve created a really wide range,” she says. Crystallized statement necklaces will appeal to glam or classic brides while the simplicity of bohemian pieces are attractive to others. “Our simple pearl necklaces and simple pearl bracelets are very, very understated delicate pieces that might be more for a country chic or a bohemian bride. “Every single bride has her own vision for her wedding, so we wanted to have a variety of pieces that would suit a number of different tastes and wedding dresses and wedding styles.” Mielke says brides are looking for interesting earrings, like a newly released design in silver, rose gold and gold that has that ‘chandelier feeling’. The front to back design allows the earrings to be worn in different ways - as a simple crystal stud, or with the backing added to create a more elaborate chandelier look for the wedding day. A lot of brides opt for chandelier earrings and stacked bracelets, but some really want to have an amazing necklace they can wear. Another trend they’re seeing is that brides want to ‘play with’ their jewelry. Some brides change their jewellery from the ceremony to the reception. A back necklace, for example, can be worn three different ways – long or shortened to two other lengths. Another piece might be worn as a necklace for part of the wedding and as a bracelet later. “Brides want the ability to customize things so we’ve created pieces that you can specifically wear different ways and style different ways, depending on what your dress looks like.” Brides also want stunning jewellery on their wedding that they can wear after as well. Hillberg & Berk has built that versatility into their bridal line. A fantastic new design recently launched is Esme earrings, with a Swarovski crystal centre and a bloom of crystals all the way around the centre. “You can wear these earrings on your wedding day or you could put your sparkle ball in and wear them with your sparkle ball. It’s a great design that’s beautiful and sparkly for your wedding day, but it’s also


Hillberg Hillberg & & Berk Berk created created this this incredible incredible brooch for Queen Elizabeth brooch for Queen Elizabeth II, II, in in celebration celebration of of her her Sapphire Sapphire Jubilee Jubilee and and Canada’s Canada’s 150th 150th anniversary anniversary of of confederation. confederation. The The Jubilee Jubilee Brooch Brooch features features 48 48 beluga beluga sapphires sapphires from from Baffin Baffin Island Island and hundreds of and hundreds of northern northern Canadian Canadian diamonds diamonds set set in in 18K 18K Canadian Canadian white white gold. gold. The The brooch brooch was was presented presented to to the the Queen Queen during during her her recent recent visit visit to to Canada. Canada.

something something you you could could wear wear every every single single day.” day.” Many brides choose the sparkle Many brides choose the sparkle earrings earrings for for themselves themselves and and for for their their bridesmaids. bridesmaids. Brides Brides who who go go to to aa Hillberg Hillberg & & Berk Berk store store can can get get inindividually packaged gifts for their bridesmaids dividually packaged gifts for their bridesmaids that that have have little little customized customized tags tags specifically specifically for for their bridesmaids. their bridesmaids. Hillberg Hillberg & & Berk Berk moved moved into into their their new new head office in Regina in May. About head office in Regina in May. About 100 100 people people work work in in the the 31,000-square 31,000-square foot foot space, space, which which accommodates accommodates design design and and production, production, quality control, and the distribution quality control, and the distribution centre. centre. “We “We completely completely renovated renovated our our new new space space in in the the warehouse warehouse district district and and built built it it out out to to our our

specifications specifications as as aa company,” says company,” says Mielke. Mielke. “It’s “It’s open concept and really open concept and really beautiful beautiful and and bright bright and and reflective reflective of of who who we we are are as as aa brand.” brand.” The The company company currently currently has has two two retail retail loclocations in Regina, two in Edmonton and ations in Regina, two in Edmonton and one one in in Saskatoon. Saskatoon. This This fall fall they they will will be be adding adding aa couple couple more more -- aa second second location location in in Saskatoon Saskatoon and a first location in Calgary. and a first location in Calgary. “We’ll “We’ll have have seven locations by Christmas, plus our online seven locations by Christmas, plus our online store. store. We’ve We’ve really really had had aa tremendous tremendous amount amount of of growth in the last couple of years, so growth in the last couple of years, so its its pretty pretty exciting exciting times.” times.” Mielke Mielke has has long long been been passionate passionate about about crecreating things with her hands. In high ating things with her hands. In high school, school,

This This bride bride wears wears Hillberg Hillberg & & Berk’s Berk’s Scarlett Scarlett necklace, featuring a four-layer necklace, featuring a four-layer monochromatic monochromatic mix mix of of milky milky agate, agate, quartz quartz and and Swarovski Swarovski pearls pearls assembled in a twisted design. Stunning assembled in a twisted design. Stunning in in their their simplicity, simplicity, H&B’s H&B’s Martina Martina drop drop earrings earrings feature bezel pear Swarovski crystals. feature bezel pear Swarovski crystals.

she she taught taught herself herself to to sew sew and and started started making making jewellery. In university, that hobby jewellery. In university, that hobby evolved evolved into into aa way way to to make make extra extra cash. cash. She She started started her her first first company, “Urban Pearl Accessories” in 2005. company, “Urban Pearl Accessories” in 2005. “I “I very very quickly quickly realized realized not not only only did did II love love makmaking jewelry but it was an industry that ing jewelry but it was an industry that allowed allowed me me to to travel travel and and II really really enjoyed enjoyed it. it. So, So, II just just dove into it with both feet and a decade later dove into it with both feet and a decade later we’re we’re one one of of Canada’s Canada’s fastest fastest growing growing jewelry jewelry companies!” companies!”

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Mehendi, or henna design, can be a component of Indian weddings. Mehendi is loved for its beauty and is believed to bring fortune. Photo: Getty Images

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Couples are more culturally diverse than ever before. Engaged couples are embracing that diversity by incorporating elements of their heritage into their ceremonies. Global-infused details are a growing trend in ceremonies and receptions. Multicultural touches can help make weddings unique. tRAdItIONAL dRESS With many countries embracing the tradition of wearing “wedding white,” couples are once again tapping into ethnic dress to add that wow factor to their weddings. Fashion can impart elements that borrow from ancestral homelands and tried-andtrue wedding tradition. Distinct attire, such as sarees, kimonos, khmers, and kilts, may be center stage at ceremonies and receptions. Some couples opt to have a change of clothes so they can wear traditional dress for the ceremony and wedding gowns and tuxedos for the reception.

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EtHNIC ENtERtAINMENt In addition to a band or DJ, couples may want to incorporate some sort of ethnic entertainment into the festivities. Caribbean couples may want a steel drum band. Japanese weddings may be enhanced with the addition of a Taiko group that showcases the art of ensemble drumming. Although bagpipes are often associated with Irish or Scottish heritage, they’re included in folk music from different regions of Europe, Africa and the Persian Gulf as well. MULtICULtURAL dANCE Some of the most entertaining parts of a wedding involve dancing. With the right music and a few cocktails, guests’ inhibitions may relax. Couples can even increase the fun factor by incorporating ethnic dance customs and music into their playlists. If budget allows, hire a dance troupe to guide guests on the proper steps. Otherwise,

ask the band or DJ to play the music that inspires the tarantella, salsa or Bollywood moves and learn as you go. EtHNIC CUISINE According to New Jersey Bride magazine, today’s millennials have long been exposed to multicultural cuisine and have exotic palates. Food can reflect the couple’s culture or simply harken to cuisine they enjoy the most. The New York Times predicted that food inspired by Africa and the Philippines is hot for 2017, so couples may want to opt for flavours from these areas of the world. When exotic offerings are presented, it can be a good idea to also have some traditional wedding foods so less adventurous guests have options. Couples planning to incorporate multicultural elements into their weddings will need to find a ceremony and reception site that can accommodate those needs. (MNS)

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Technology continues to infiltrate all areas of life. So it should come as no surprise that apps and digital organization play a prominent role in many couples’ weddings. Couples may now feel it is necessary to design a wedding website to keep their guests up-to-date. Though they’re useful when planning a wedding, websites are not a must-have, according to bridal etiquette experts. However, those who choose to delve into the world of wedding websites can keep these pointers in mind when navigating. dO use the wedding website as a central hub for putting pertinent information about the wedding that may not be covered on invitations or savethe-date cards. dON’t ignore the potential for identity theft and privacy. Wedding websites can put quite a deal of personal information out for public consumption. Not only will the website advertise when the wedding takes place (when your home and the homes of all your guests will be empty), but also it could include birthdays, maiden names, and

technology continues to infi ltrate all areas of life. So it should come as no surprise that apps and digital organization play a prominent role in many couples’ weddings. Couples may now feel it is necessary to design a wedding website to keep their guests upto-date. Photo: MNS

other information that would normally be more difficult to track down. dO use a wedding website provider that gives you the option to password protect your website. Urge guests not to share this protected information with others. dON’t caption engagement photos, bachelorette party photos and more with dates and names on the wedding website and on other social media. dO skip the wedding website if you are strongly opposed to it. When properly composed, a wedding invitation will convey all the pertinent details. A group email or phone calls can alert guests to any changes after the fact. dON’t forget to link to gift registries. dO use the wedding website to collect responses and then make a table seating arrangement online. This will help you stay more organized and streamlined. Wedding websites are yet another tool couples can use to stay organized as they plan their weddings.(MNS)

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