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Guest Blog: DIY Beauty Treatments for Brides

February 16th, 2015 by Jeannine

Guest Blog: DIY Beauty Treatments for Brides

Weddings are an expensive affair. And because weddings are important to many people, almost no one likes to cut back on expenses. But what if you’re on a budget and need to save as much as you can? If you’re a woman looking for ways to stay within the budget for your wedding, a good … Continue Reading…

Fashion Files: Gold, Silver & a Pop of Turquoise

February 13th, 2015 by Jeannine

3 Fashion Looks with Lover.ly

Lover.ly has asked me to collaborate with them and create some bridal beauty looks for you! They’ve asked me to select my favourite wedding dresses from their collection and accessorize them to my heart’s content. I happily obliged. Here’s what I came up with. Click on the collages to find out what items they are … Continue Reading…

Guest Blog: Budget Friendly Benefit of Custom Bridesmaids Dresses

January 21st, 2015 by Jeannine

Guest Blog: Budget Friendly Benefit of Custom Bridesmaids Dresses

Would you ever consider custom making bridesmaid dresses? Here’s an interesting insight to an option not many may think of. Here’s a guest blog by Francesca Castor of Pastel Dress Party, an Toronto-based custom dress company that does just this… their dresses start at $135 and go up to $215. More often than not, bridesmaid … Continue Reading…

Promos: $500 Off Audra’s Photography / Free SHD Locket

January 16th, 2015 by Jeannine

Promos: $500 Off Audra's Photography / Free South Hill Designs Locket

Vancity Vendor Audra’s Photography has a special promo for all my engaged readers… check it out! Audra’s packages start at a very affordable $1,300 for 4 hours of coverage. You can find out more about Audra on the feature I wrote about her business. (Please note that her pricing has changed since her feature came … Continue Reading…

The Pop Up Wedding Shoppe: January 15 – February 28, 2015

January 14th, 2015 by Jeannine

The Pop Up Wedding Shoppe: January 15 - February 28, 2015

Pop-up shops are all the rage in Vancouver and now there’s one for all you lucky couples too! Introducing the Pop Up Wedding Shoppe… Creator, Patty Nayel of Pure Magnolia (Vancity Vendor) wanted to create a one stop shop for all things bridal and help turn what can be a stressful situation into a fun … Continue Reading…

Promo: Donate and Save at Isabelle’s Bridal

December 5th, 2014 by Jeannine

Promo: Donate and Save at Isabelle's Bridal

Vancity Vendor Isabelle’s Bridal has a great new promo right now for brides who also want to give back to the community. It’s really great, all you have to do is… Bring 20 cans of food and save 20% on your wedding dress order! You’re saving more than just the tax, plus all the donated … Continue Reading…

Pure Magnolia’s 2015 Collection

December 3rd, 2014 by Jeannine

Sneak Peek at Vancity Vendor Pure Magnolia's 2015 Collection

Vancity Vendor Pure Magnolia has released their latest collection for 2015 and I’ve got a preview for you. Designer Patty Nayel’s latest creations are all on trend, focusing on slim silhouettes. Not to worry, to embrace brides of all sizes, those silhouettes are matched with different necklines that will look best on the client. Their … Continue Reading…

Vancity Vendor: Truvelle Bridal

November 28th, 2014 by Jeannine

Vancity Vendor: Truvelle Bridal

Like mother, like daughter… Gaby Bayona, the designer behind Truvelle Bridal, has been around a sewing machine for as long as she can remember. Her mother owns a custom wedding dress shop in New Westminster, which was where she spent a lot of her free time at after high school. The gowns she designed there … Continue Reading…

Etsy Finds: Something Blue

November 5th, 2014 by Jeannine

Etsy Finds: Something Blue

You’ve got your something old, new, borrowed… and blue? According to English folklore, if a bride wears something old, new, borrowed, and blue the bride will have good luck. I’ve shopped ahead for you on Etsy for my favourite Something Blue items. Check it out! Bouquet Charm from Your Charmed Wedding - $12.62 CDN   Lace clutch by Davie … Continue Reading…

What Would I Do Differently: Wedding Dress Shopping

October 8th, 2014 by Jeannine


It’s time for another edition of WWIDD and I want to talk about wedding dress shopping. I bought my wedding dress (a strapless ivory satin A-Line Ella Rosa gown) at Bryan’s Bride (now Brentwood Bridal). I kid you not, it was the first dress I tried on and the 5 or 6 dresses I tried … Continue Reading…