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My First Bridal Shower
Planning Experience

September 19th, 2012 by Jeannine

My First Bridal Shower Planning Experience

A few months ago I had the privilege to co-plan a very dear friend’s bridal shower and I’d like to share my experience with you! Location The first thing we needed to figure out was location. We decided to have it at the maid of honour’s house in Richmond, for convenience because it was easy … Continue Reading…

10 Things Your Photographer
Needs To Know

August 29th, 2012 by Jeannine

10 Things Your Photographer Needs To Know

Knowledge is power and that’s definitely the case when it comes to your wedding vendors. Today I take a look at what your photographer needs to know before the big day. Ceremony details – tell the photographer how long the ceremony is, what’s involved (like religious practices), and what is or isn’t allowed in the … Continue Reading…

Marriage Commissioner vs. Celebrant

August 22nd, 2012 by Jeannine

Marriage Commissioner vs. Celebrant

Simply put, if you don’t have an officiant, you have no wedding, which makes them an integral part of your special day. Assuming you aren’t getting married at a place of worship, I’ve decided to delve into the difference between BC marriage commissioners and professional celebrants in order to help you make a decision on … Continue Reading…

Ask The Pros: The B List

August 20th, 2012 by Jeannine

Ask the Pros: The B List

Ever heard of a B List? It is a secondary list that contains guests whom you want to invite to your wedding, space permitting. It can consist of co-workers, distant relatives, or friends who are not close enough to make it to the mandatory list but you still want them to be a part in … Continue Reading…

Makeup Recommendations from
Ai Nagasawa

August 8th, 2012 by Jeannine

Makeup Recommendations from Ai Nagasawa

If you’ve decided to do your own makeup for your bridal shower, stagette, or even your wedding, you’re probably wondering which products to use that last long and are wallet-friendly. I’ve decided to ask Vancouver hair and makeup artist Ai Nagasawa for her thoughts. Ai has been on my blog before, both as a bride … Continue Reading…

Affordable Menu Options

August 1st, 2012 by Jeannine

Affordable Menu Options

Today I’d like to talk about how to lower your cost of food without sacrificing quality. I met up with Catering Manager Heather Wright of Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering to discuss all the aspects of what drives up the cost of meat, poultry, fish, and produce. Heather is no stranger to the blog… … Continue Reading…

So You Want to Bake Your Own Wedding Cake…

July 30th, 2012 by Jeannine

So You Want to Bake Your Own Wedding Cake...

It sounds crazy but it happens… brides (or friends/relatives of brides) who are avid bakers attempt to bake their own cake. It would definitely be a neat thing to do, but truth be told, it can be quite a challenge. My friend & colleague did it for her wedding. Her name is Heather Beckley, she … Continue Reading…

What You Need For DIY Invites

July 11th, 2012 by Jeannine

What You Need for DIY Invites!

So you want to make your own invitations… First of all, kudos for taking on this massive task! Although it is quite an undertaking, don’t be overwhelmed, after all, it will be worth the trouble in the end. Homemade invitations are a great way to personalize your wedding. Guests will surely appreciate all the effort … Continue Reading…

The Hilton Vancouver Airport for the Budget Bride

June 20th, 2012 by Jeannine

The Hilton Vancouver Airport for the Budget Bride

For this month’s venue feature, I headed out to my old stomping grounds to visit a familiar place. Who would’ve thought that my next venue feature was so close to home… The Hilton Vancouver Airport on Minoru Boulevard accepts reception bookings in their sole ballroom, the Ellington, which can accommodate large groups, up to 230 … Continue Reading…

Wine Recommendations for the Budget Bride

June 13th, 2012 by Jeannine

Wine Recommendations for the Budget Bride

A wedding celebration calls for a fine wine but which will be best for your budget? I know firsthand how intimidating it is to stroll through aisles upon aisles of bottles at a liquor store, scanning through all the varieties of red and white wine, pondering which vintage you should choose or country of origin… … Continue Reading…