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How To Be a Bridesmaid in a Wedding Party: The General Expectations of a Key Member of the Bridal Party

How To Be a Bridesmaid in a Wedding Party

As a bridesmaid, you’re part of a long history of wedding traditions. Here’s what’s expected of you and how to make the bridal party successful and fun.

Wedding traditions have long dictated the roles of bridesmaids and maids of honour, changing from bride to bride. Here are the general expectations of the bridal party.

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The bridesmaid may help the bride shop for her wedding dress, accessories, shoes, and flowers. She may even attend cake tasting and facility renting excursions and help the bride research wedding traditions. In addition, the bridesmaid and the maid of honour may work together to help stuff wedding invitations into their envelopes, create wedding favours, and provide emotional support to the bride.

Great bridesmaids gently offer creative input and support the decisions of the bride and groom. Bridesmaids are also available for last-minute rescues, such as finding lost rings or mending torn veils. Members of the bridal party are there to support the bride and groom in any way they can.

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10 Major Wedding Planning Myths: Debunked

10 Major Wedding Planning Myths

Weddings are a joyous occasion, but sometimes the stress of planning a wedding combined with added pressure to conform to tradition or custom can put a damper on this exciting and memorable day. Though back in the 1800s weddings might have included or required certain customs, there is no need to force yourself to shoulder that burden today!


The best way to plan a wedding is the way you want to live it. Making a wedding a memorable occasion for you is all about throwing away the opinions and preconceptions of everyone else and doing what is right for you and your other half. Here we are going to break down and debunk 10 of the most commonly believed wedding planning myths so that you can skip the traditional hassle and get down to planning your perfect day. Here we go!

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5 Things You Definitely Don’t Want To Overlook On Your Wedding Day

5 Things You Don’t Want To Overlook On Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day is one of the most exciting and special days of your life, and it’s important to really soak up every moment. Of course, it can be a very stressful time as well because you have invested a great deal of time, energy, and money, and you want everything to go according to plan. As a seasoned wedding officiant, I have noticed a few common things over the years that couples overlook when it comes to getting the most out of their wedding day experience. So with the benefit of hindsight, here are 5 things you can do to avoid making some of the most common mistakes:

Remember You’re Happy

I know this sounds weird, but you have to realize that no matter how you feel on your wedding day, you’re happy! Allow me to explain further. . .

During the months leading up to your wedding, it’s perfectly normal to feel a mix of emotions. Any time you face a major life-changing event, you unconsciously mourn the loss of the person you used to be. You do this even if you know your life is changing for the better because change is difficult regardless of whether it’s good or bad. When you go through the process of getting married, you actually mourn the loss of your old identity as a single person. 

Think about other life-changing events you have had, maybe when you went off to college or left home for the first time, or when you started a new job or career. It was both exciting and scary, but you eventually settled into your new self; you worked through the fear, and you grew and matured as a result. Marriage is no different, it takes a little time to completely settle in, so on your wedding day, it is perfectly normal to feel some stress and anxiety. Plus, you have the added pressure of making sure this big event goes smoothly, and you may have a little stage fright to boot. 

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Four Steps to Writing the Perfect Wedding Speech and Amaze Your Audience [Step-By-Step Guide]

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Voicing a speech isn’t easy. Even if it’s the wedding of your BFF, be sure to experience moments of total stress. But worry not; even the most experienced speechwriters can’t entirely suppress the feeling of stress and anxiety. Public speaking is pure art, especially when it comes to a wedding

You might know to whom you address the speech, on the one hand. Perhaps, you are as thick as thieves and share the most cringy and simultaneously the best moments of your lives.

On the other hand, though, you are not going to deliver a speech to the couple only but to a banquet hall filled with distant relatives, guests, and other family friends. And suffice it to say that some moments can’t be revealed. So what can you tell, and overall, how can you come up with a top-notch speech? Professionals from the writing service point out a step-by-step guide to help you deliver the most outstanding and moving wedding speech of all time.

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In-Depth Look at Bridal Shoes: 12 Best Ideas in Choosing and Decorating Wedding Footwear

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The wedding is considered one of the most important events in life. That day everything has to be calculated to the smallest detail: the future husband has to dress in an elegant suit, the wife in a white dress, and on her feet, they have to wear bridal shoes of the same color. 

Grooms and brides always manage to put a personal touch on their wedding dresses and suits: a little color in the bridal bouquet, fun patterns in the accessories, and flowers in the wedding hairstyle. Do not leave out the shoes, they are the perfect canvas for the most creative customization, they are full of surprises! Together with Shoppok, we discover how to style the soles of your wedding shoes to the maximum with these ideas.

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Put a classic stamp on your footwear by engraving your wedding date on the soles: it is not a flashy embellishment, but it is very romantic. Add your initials or full names, and coordinate the typography with that of the wedding invitation texts. They can even create a tradition of gifting themselves new engraved shoes on each anniversary or having the same pair repaired to last forever.

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The Ultimate Guide You Need To A Wedding on a Yacht: Everything You Need To Know

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Since you began exchanging thoughts of love with the intention of sharing a life, you will have already imagined the possible celebrations that can be held when the time comes. It is not unreasonable that among these ideas appears the scene of a wedding on a boat with a nice simple wedding dress or a fresh suit. There are several couples who choose to marry like this, some with a more intimate party than others, but all with the sea as a witness. If you have this concern, do not stop reading this article to clear up your doubts and decide at once if the wedding cake is requested in your city or to be taken on board. These are some of the things to consider if you want to get married on a boat.

The budget, the style of the wedding, and the number of guests determine the type of boat they require to get married. Each one has different characteristics, so this guide can help you decide. If you have no idea how to find a boat for your party, go to Zeboats. 

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Everything You Need To Know About a 6-Month Bridal Skincare Checklist for Glowing Wedding Day Skin

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You’ll want to look your very best on your wedding day, and your skin will play a big role in that. However, do you really need to start thinking about wedding day skin a whole six months before your big day?

Ideally, yes, because deep changes in the skin, meaning the changes that are capable of giving you the skin of your dreams versus a temporary fix, don’t happen overnight. That said, if you only have a few weeks, or even days, before your wedding, this checklist can still help you. However, for everyone else, giving your skin six months of extra attention will bring you that ravishing bridal glow that you see on all of your favourite Pinterest boards.

6 Months Before the Big Day

It may seem like you still have plenty of time before your wedding, but, trust us, the next six months will fly by. Now is the perfect time to take control of your skin and make a start on dealing with any major skin concerns.

Identify Your Main Skin Concerns

Close your eyes and imagine your ideal wedding day. What does your skin look like?

Now, make a list of everything that’s standing in your way of achieving that skin. Is it acne? Dark spots? Wrinkles? All of that and more? Don’t worry if your list looks ominous – once you have identified each individual issue, you’ll be able to make a plan to deal with them.

There are many treatment options out there, some of which we’ll be talking you through. However, if any of your skin concerns are severe, now is the time to take that list you’ve made to a reputable dermatologist.

Consider a Chemical Peel

Don’t let the name put you off – chemical peels are basically a form of exfoliation. The difference is that their effects are more intense. This makes them capable of treating everything from breakouts and dark spots to dryness and wrinkles.

Peels are available in three strengths; superficial, medium, and deep. The strength that you choose will dictate how much downtime your skin needs after your peel.

Peels work best when used as a series of treatments, but you obviously don’t want to be dealing with the above-mentioned downtime on your wedding day. So, book yourself in for monthly peels for the next five months, with your last peel two weeks before your wedding day.

Look Into a Course of Laser Treatments to Clear Acne and Unwanted Hairs

Regular peels are great for beating breakouts, but if you really want to banish your acne, a course of laser treatments will work wonders. While you’ll notice some results after your first treatment, two or three sessions are needed for maximum benefits. Start now and you’ll have a beautifully clear complexion just in time for your wedding.

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10 Insanely Inspirational Vintage Wedding Ideas That You May Not Know About

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There is something so special and classy about vintage-inspired weddings. Even though they unfolded in the modern era, they give the bride and groom a day of elegance, timelessness, and a one-of-a-kind feel.

As for what defines a wedding with a vintage aesthetic, it is all in the details. For example, consider the Hollywood glamour of the ‘50s. Back in the day, solitaire with a vintage feel was the grandeur of the most trendsetting weddings.

Regardless of the historical moment, there are so many ways to breathe life into a vintage wedding. You can give a vintage touch to your big day with a gown or hairstyle from the desired era.

If you can’t find or decide on the best inspiration, here are ten inspirational vintage wedding ideas to inspire you for your wedding.

Go for Gold

When it came to weddings, gold was the color of choice of the vintage era. Besides, it is a versatile metal and adds a touch of glamour to your wedding. In addition, it works perfectly well with deeper tones and shades.

For starters, begin with gold-themed wedding invitations. Then carry through your day with gold, everything from signage to seating plans. Don’t forget to add glitter and beautiful calligraphy to hint at a vintage affair.

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Turning Your Inquiries into Inspiration: 7 Unique Wedding Theme Ideas that Never Get Out of Style

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Are you and your partner planning the wedding of your dreams? Then you need THE perfect theme

Picking a theme is a great opportunity to show off your unique personalities and styles as individuals and as a couple. It’s the ideal way of putting your own stamp on your big day.

Your theme will guide your choices regarding your venue, décor, menu options, and even your music playlist. It’s one of the most important considerations of the whole planning process, and we’re here to help!

The classic white-dress wedding will naturally always be a firm favorite among couples. But there are plenty of other themes available to choose from too. 

Opting for a unique and unexpected theme will make your wedding even more memorable for you and for your guests—and could even provide inspiration for other couples in the future! 

These seven unique wedding theme ideas are sophisticated, timeless, and will never go out of style. Give them your own creative spin, and you’re sure to have the matrimonial ceremony of your dreams!

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Intrepid Travellers

If you and your partner traveled the world before saying your vows—or you still plan to travel extensively after you’re married—a travel-themed wedding may be perfect for you. Travel has always been a timeless theme for matrimonial ceremonies. 

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7 Insanely Unique Wedding Trends I’m Predicting For 2022

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So the fallout from 2020’s pandemic scare has changed the economy of 2021, and the intrigues of 2021 are definitely going to reverberate throughout 2022. How you travel, where you spend your honeymoon, what venues will allow what sort of wedding parties, which provinces and countries are more or less free—all these things are going to carry over into 2022.

Marriage is pretty important, and it’s kind of a backbone for society. There’s an argument to be made that marriage actually outranks political issues. Without the nuclear family, it’s pretty hard for a society to develop in a way which is ultimately productive.

Marriage is the core nexus point of that reality. All that to say this: your wedding is more important than many realize. Don’t stress it too much, but don’t be intimidated into having some cloistered back-room affair—unless, of course, that’s what you were going for. Then, by all means, have it in the basement.

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The complete month-by-month wedding planning timeline

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Only a handful of brides have the unbelievable ability for successful short-term wedding planning. However, if you are like most women, you may take a year or more to sort out all aspects of wedding planning.

So, there is no exact timeline to plan a perfect wedding.

Nonetheless, you need a plan! Even if you are an easy-going bride who somehow gets things done in the nick of time.

If you have already planned a wedding, you will need some direction and guidance on what needs to be done.

Don’t you agree?

So, here is a practical wedding planning timeline and month-by-month checklist of all the different tasks that it involves. Use it as such or as a reference to create your own personalized wedding plan and you simply cannot go wrong.

Note: This wedding planning timeline is created for the “average” engagement period, which is a whole year. However, you can adjust it to divide and conquer all the relevant, tasks even if your engagement is longer or shorter.

When you have 12 months left

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Freshly engaged and still reeling from the thrill of the beautiful proposal? Indulge yourself in the ecstasy of this milestone chapter in your life, for it happens just once.

Have a party, take a holiday; all you need to celebrate! Then, get down to business!

Start your wedding planning process with the following tasks.

Prepare the Wedding Budget

Weddings are expensive affairs, and this is the right time to discuss finances with your fiancé.

Calculate the maximum amount you can afford to spend. Then, divide the funds into different expenses. Some of the important factors to consider at this point are:

  • Who pays for the wedding? Are your families/other generous relatives contributing? If so, how much will they be paying?
  • What are your priorities—venue, décor, entertainment, food, honeymoon?
  • What tools will you use to jot down and track expenses? Do you prefer the pen and paper route, spreadsheets or a budget planning app?

This useful budget planning tool will help you create an estimate and break it down into different aspects.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Body Types And How it Relates to Wedding Dress Selection

 

Why is it Important to Identify Your Body Type Before You Shop For Your Wedding Dress?

Does the very thought of wedding dress shopping make your nervous?

As exciting as bridal dress shopping is, many brides dread the idea of choosing the wrong dress for their special day. This can be an expensive and often, irreversible mistake.

Now, here’s the good news! You can avoid such a mistake.

Wedding dress shopping isn’t complicated if you understand certain basic concepts about dress selection. And this is what we will explore in detail.

I’ll first describe the exact step-by-step procedure to identify your body type, since this factor has great significance in your wedding dress selection.

Thereafter, I’ll help you identify the best wedding dress choices based on your findings. Keep reading to find out more.

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Demystifying wedding dress silhouettes—All you wanted to know about different wedding dress styles

If we say that finding the perfect wedding dress is as challenging as finding the perfect groom, will you agree?

The wedding fashion scene presents an overwhelming variety of options in wedding dress. This, of course adds to the excitement of dress shopping; however, wait till you set foot in a bridal shop, and all this variety will only add to your confusion.

Nevertheless, you must find a way out and reach your goal—a “dream wedding dress” perfect for the most special day in your life! And for this you must know what your options are and direct your attention to choices most suitable for you.

Clever brides know that the wedding dress search begins with choosing the right wedding dress silhouette.

So, join us as we explore this first step in detail. In the coming sections, we will look at different wedding dress silhouettes and identify which of these is best for you based on your body shape.

Let us begin!

Chapter 1: Wedding dress silhouettes—how are they different from regular clothing? 

Wedding dresses are very different from regular clothes in the following ways

  • They are complex garments that have internal boning and other special elements like corsets and heavily layered fabric. These features hold the gown up by creating its structure and shape and allow it to drape perfectly. You will rarely see these features in regular clothes.
  • Most wedding dress silhouettes involve intricate and elaborate details like embroidery and lace appliques. This type of fine work is often hand-embroidered.
  • The fabric used in designer wedding dresses is of high-quality, expensive and made of the finest fabrics.
  • Look closely at any designer wedding dress. You can see the impressive quality of work at each level. Everything from how the seams are made to the definition of details will be impeccable.

This video will help you better understand the extent of work that goes into the construction of a wedding gown.

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The definitive guide to bridesmaid dress shopping

 

Bridesmaid dress shopping is an indispensable and important aspect of your wedding planning.

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Choosing the right dresses for your wedding party members involves unique challenges such as finding dresses that your bridesmaids approve, that also work with the wedding theme.

So, bridesmaid dress shopping may even end up being more demanding than wedding dress shopping itself! However, with proper preparation and planning, you can tackle bridesmaid dress shopping efficiently.

This comprehensive guide to bridesmaid dress shopping will discuss all that you need for stress-free bridesmaid dress shopping.

So, let’s get started!

Preparation for Bridesmaid dress shopping: Decisions to make

Did you know that the actual shopping process begins much before your bridesmaids set foot in a shop?

Ideally, you should start planning bridesmaid dress shopping at least six months before the wedding.

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Best Wedding Hairstylists in Toronto and GTA 2022

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Bridal Hair is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding hair stylist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding hair stylists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Hair Stylists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Hair Stylists at the bottom of the post.

Antonella Cumbo

I have been practicing my craft for 14+ years, I strive to give each individual a unique personalized experience. And always keeping up to date on trends and fashion. 

I started my career as a co-op student right out of high school. At the time I didn’t know I wanted to do hair for a living, until one day I sat in on an “updo” class and absolutely fell in love with the art of styling. It was then when I realized that I wanted to make woman feel and look beautiful. Over the years of hairstyling, woman have been afraid to get updos for the fear of not liking it, or ending up with the dreaded “prom hair”. I made it my mission to make sure I offer a unique style of consultation that includes vision crafting, and face shape analysis to determine the best look for their face and body type. This always works. And most often they end up wearing it for a few days!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antonellacumbo/

Alexis Ibero

5 years of experience in the world of hair has launched me into a romance with styling, educating, & expressing myself through the art of what I love most.

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Best Wedding Makeup Artists in Toronto and GTA 2022

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Bridal Makeup is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding makeup artist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding makeup artists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Makeup Artists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Makeup Artists at the bottom of the post.

Amber Malik Makeup

Bringing a bride’s vision of how she wants to be seen on her most special day, to life.

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With over 20 years of experience in Bridal Makeup Artistry, I have had the opportunity to work with various brides, from different cultures, all with their own unique vision of how they want to look for their big day. This job has taken me to different countries, and allowed me to become such a crucial part of someone’s special day. I work together with my brides to come up with the perfect vision of their Makeup look based on their features, outfits, jewelry, and if they have a theme for their wedding. I specialize in South Asian Bridal Makeup, so we get to create different looks for all the events that take place, which is always so amazing. I have the opportunity to create flawless looks that are both traditional and timeless for a ceremony, to trendy and bold for a reception – giving my brides the best of both worlds. I am obsessed with my brides not only looking amazing, but feeling amazing when they see themselves in the mirror for the first time as a bride. Because of this, I ensure I’m available to them until they are ready to leave for their ceremony. When a bride books her Bridal Makeup with me, they have the comfort in knowing I will be there, by their side the entire time.

Aside from Bridal Makeup, I enjoy creating bold makeup looks on myself to share on my social media. This helps me to not only practice different techniques, but it allows me to keep up-to-date on the latest makeup trends. Makeup has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember, and creating various looks on myself has really helped showcase my talents, continue to learn, and step out of my comfort zone. Combined with my experience and passion, my makeup brushes welcome every bride to come sit in my chair. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ambermak_makeup/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ambermalikmakeup/

AnnimationsMkUp

My name is Annika,  and I founded AnnimationsMkUp 6 years ago to change the face of Bridal Beauty, literally!

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We live to provide professional, friendly service with outstanding results. No more awkward, silent wedding mornings with a stranger who does what they want to do instead of what makes you feel like you! 
I began my career right here in the GTA in 2010, serving much of Southern Ontario, from Belleville to London and beyond. Over the years I have built my team with artists and stylists who exhibit excellent skill, professionalism, and positive energy, which is a major key to our Brand Difference. We have our teams based and focused in the GTA, as well a few sets of artists out west in Alberta who serve all of that province and eastern British Columbia. 
Brides have described us as talented, having contagious positivity, putting them at ease, and a joy to work with. It is their unforgettable, happy experience with us making that first positive impact on such an important day that drives us to serve with excellence.  
We now are proud to have a 5 Star Rating on WeddingWire and several publications in bridal magazines, continually striving to develop our skills and exceed our Brides’ expectations with each wedding we are so fortunate to be a part of. 

Website: http://www.annimationsmkup.com
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Best Wedding Planners in Toronto and GTA 2022

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Having a talented and dedicated wedding planner is crucial for your special day. The pressure of planning your own wedding is insane and it is always helpful to have someone help you implement your ideas and create new ones to make your wedding day perfect. From venues to florists and themes, every decision you make has to be meticulous and thoroughly thought of. We compiled a list in alphabetical order of the Top Wedding Planners in Toronto and GTA to help you find an event planner that will bring your dream wedding to life! We have also created a 12 Month Wedding Planning Checklist you can find at the bottom!

Amavi Event Planning + Design

Amavi Event Planning + Design: proficient planning for busy brides and grooms!

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Amavi is a boutique wedding and event planning company specializing in creating bespoke, romantic, and unforgettable experiences for couples in Hamilton, the GTA, Niagara, and beyond.  With a collaborative planning style, heartfelt passion for little details, and devotion to going above and beyond for each and every couple, your special day will be nothing short of a perfect reflection of you.

With a focus on full-service planning for busy brides and grooms, Amavi takes on a limited number of clients per year, offering an exclusive experience for our clients.  Come and be swept away in dreaming about every detail of your perfect wedding day with us – we want to know what makes your heart soar!  Allow us to assist you in creating an event that makes you weak in the knees and evokes every wonderful emotion to create a memorable experience for you as well as your guests.

Life is made of moments worth celebrating – don’t get caught up in the stress of planning.  With Amavi, you’ll enjoy every moment leading up to your special day, while we take care of the details! 

Website: http://www.amavievents.ca
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/amaviplanning
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Beth Jacobs Weddings & Events

Beth Jacobs Weddings & Events  is a boutique event planning and design firm that specializes in all things weddings, social and corporate events. We strive to advocate for our client’s needs with the utmost amount of empathy, treating each event as if it’s our very own. 

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From getting to know our clients, we find what their passions are, what drives them in business, their relationships, or the particular celebration under the microscope. From there we use our expertise to really drill into how we can make each event exude their essence in a way that creates all the happy tears to cherish for a lifetime. I, Beth Olatunji, the owner and creative director, started this business as a way to regain myself through my passions. With a lot of hard work, buckets of sweat, and a few tears too, we can all proudly stand behind our mission and our purpose within this industry. 

We have been fortunate to have been published in multiple bridal editorial magazines such as Today’s Bride, Lavish Dulhan, Elegant Wedding Magazine, The Bridal Affair Canada, The Bridal Guide Canada, and more. We are also proud members of the WedLuxe Glitterati which stands to be the global authority in luxury weddings worldwide.We could not have gotten this far without our dedication and perseverance through each challenge and obstacle that has come our way. As we continue to push forward in uncertain times, we remain faithful that we will continue to rise above each hurdle and press onward to continued success.

Website: www.bethjacobsevents.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bethjacobsevents
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Best Wedding Photographers in Toronto and GTA 2022

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Wedding photography is a beautiful art, and everyone has their own unique style and preference. We are here to help you find talented and qualified best wedding photographers in Toronto and GTA. Since each of these photographers has its style and niche, we decided to order them alphabetically. These are the Top Wedding Photographers in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. So enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art!

Aimee Rae Photography

Aimee Seguin is a lifestyle photographer with over 5 years of wedding, family, newborn and branding experience. 

In January of 2020, Aimee leaped and started her own business, Aimee Rae Photography. Over the years, she has learned from many different photographers. Aimee Rae Photography is considered to be a little bit moodier and on the romantic side. Capturing the little moments is always the number one goal. Unplanned smiles, kisses, tears and reactions are what Aimee lives for. Clients always comment on her professionalism as well as how relaxed, enjoyable and entertaining the photography sessions are.   

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Best Wedding Videographers in Toronto and GTA 2022

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Wedding Videography is a challenging and powerful way to capture the emotional moment of your wedding day. Every bride-to-be wants to relive the amazing moments of their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding videographer for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding videographer in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Videographers in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Videographers at the bottom of the post.

Aperture Lane

Aperture Lane is a witty and warm-hearted wedding brand based in North York best know for its meaningful and cinematic wedding films.

You won’t find the music video style or montage style wedding videos with Aperture Lane. Instead, Ryan and his team work with fun, authentic and classy couples to turn the footage from their weddings into meaningful, artistic videos. The team believes that taking the time to tell an intentional story around the wedding day will allow their Aperture Lane couples to appreciate their keepsakes for many years to come. In establishing the brand, Aperture Lane’s diverse clientele is proof that their storytelling method is not for a particular bunch, but rather a universally appreciated style. Their online platforms showcase faces and celebrations from various cultures ranging from Western style, South Asian, Jewish, West-African and many more. This embodies Aperture Lane’s slogan: Stories bring us all together.

Team Aperture Lane works meticulously to strike a balance between getting the best quality of footage and providing the best experience for their couples and the guests. Couples often forget Ryan and his team are present because of their non-obtrusive workflow where they try their hardest to capture those precious moments with minimal impact on the attendees. They quietly document during the formal portions and enthusiastically direct and encourage their couples during the photo sessions in order to get organic reactions to enhance their films later on. Aside from creating thoughtful narratives with his couples, Ryan, the head of Aperture Lane, is committed to educating brides along their journey to marriage. In addition to intentional social media posts, Ryan has a weekly segment called Wednesday Wisdom by Aperture Lane, where he provides tips to help brides improve their experience with planning their videography, photography and schedule for their wedding day.

At some point in your interaction with Aperture Lane, you’ll very likely find yourself getting emotional during a film, getting inspired by tips or just shaking your head at the shameless dad jokes and humour that pop up frequently there.

Website: https://www.aperturelane.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aperturelane/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aperturelane

Dreamfilms Wedding Videography

My name is Rapheal and I am the owner of Dreamfilms Wedding Videography, based in Brampton Ontario.

 I believe what sets me apart from most wedding videographers are these three things:

  • I don’t capture love stories – this is a positive thing, hear me out: I think it’s disrespectful to limit a love story to a couple of hours or days. A wedding is just one elaborate chapter in a much bigger ‘love story’. What I capture is the detail, emotion and the essence of how that chapter will be remembered.
  • No awkward poses: I don’t give my clients commands like “move your hand behind you head” or “tilt your head up but keep your eyes down” etc. I know these people aren’t hollywood actors and actresses. I simply film things as they happen, and I love the natural reactions I see. Think about it. The last time you were asked to do something in a specific way while being filmed probably felt awkward, right? My clients never have to worry about this feeling with me
  • Amazing audio: they say half of what makes a great video, is having great audio. That is true in every way. I absolutely pride myself on audio production in my films. When I show up on a wedding day, capturing enough audio to create a story in my films is my number one priority. Everyone will pull out their phones during the wedding ceremony and reception, but it takes a true professional to capture vows at the altar or the speech a father will make to his daughter.

Website: www.dreamfilms.ca
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreamfilms.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamfilms.ca

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Complete Guide to Boho wedding ideas – decorations & accessories

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Planning a wedding can be a nerve-racking and genuinely elated experience. Every bride needs to have everything sorted out and that means literally everything. From the meticulous dress, beautiful hairstyle, extravagant and unique decorations, and immaculate accessories. If you have the desire to implement bohemian flair into your special day, then you are really in for numerous gorgeous options.

Starting from the late 1960s, Boho chic style has most certainly evolved into an even more faddish and extravagant look that every bride can incorporate into her wedding day. Whether you are mixing the various bohemian and hippie influences into your look and decorations, the main focus is to incorporate genuine rustic and vintage items with earthy and natural tones. Woven décor elements, an abundance of light linen drapery, lavishing floral and earthy details is what allures every bride to this style. 
It takes patience and careful planning, but every single bride can have her dream wedding with little effort of incorporating these boho wedding ideas. So, without further ado, here is a thorough guide that will get you covered on how to organize a Bohemian wedding.

It takes patience and careful planning, but every single bride can have her dream wedding with little effort of incorporating these boho wedding ideas. So, without further ado, here is a thorough guide that will get you covered on how to organize a Bohemian wedding.

Embrace the natural ambient

Boho weddings are all about blending with the natural surrounding and inviting Mother Nature into your wedding. Having your alter placed in the evergreen wood or simply by decorating the altar with natural green leaves or lush succulents will immediately symbol the greatness of your special day. Seize any natural ambient that you have around the reception, rather than holding the official ceremony indoors.

Lavish yourself with Boho-inspired jewelry

As a bride, you need to look and feel your best. Wearing some specially designated and unique jewelry similar to which you can find at Moon Magic will undoubtedly make you feel ravishing. By wearing some elegant and stylish bohemian jewelry you will be able to express your unique character and make an impact on your big day. Accessories play a vital role in the bride’s complete appearance, so wear the gemstones and materials that suit your personality and which match your Boho wedding dress.

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The definitive step-by-step guide to preparing for your wedding dress shopping

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Wedding dress shopping is one of the most exciting wedding planning tasks for a bride. We like to think of it as a wonderful and unique journey where brides explore diverse options and finally find a magical dress that transforms them into the beautiful brides they always wanted to be.

However, the path to finding this one and the only perfect wedding dress is not simple. It is fraught with challenges and the options are endless. So, it is essential to plan for the task and avoid drowning in the endless variety of dresses presented to you.

This is where we will help you!

This step-by-step guide will prepare you for your impending wedding dress shopping and the task will not overwhelm you.

Over the next chapters, we will tell you what to expect at each stage leading to wedding dress shopping. We will also tell you how to navigate potential issues so you can enjoy the shopping experience, just like you deserve to.

Let us begin!

Step 1: Factors to consider when shopping for your wedding dress

Are you unsure of how to begin planning for wedding dress shopping?

Don’t worry, for we know exactly what will help you set your shopping criteria. These are practical factors or constraints, that directly affect your dress decision. Start by considering these factors and you will be able to narrow down your search. So, here they are!

Venue and theme 

Have you decided on a wedding theme yet? Your chosen theme will determine your venue choice and directly impact your wedding dress selection. We’ll tell you how.

Imagine you have your heart set on a beach wedding in summer. Would it be practical to wear a heavy satin gown with an elaborate train to this venue?

No!

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