g et back to your creative roots with homemade favors for your most beloved, because doing wedding-things yourself is (chicken-soup-kind-of-) good for the soul. For those who see every spreadsheet as potential paper-doll overalls, each memo a jet plane-in-waiting, AC forever an acronym for Arts & Crafts - this is your perfect fix. make them do-it-themselves
t he ultimate in classy understatements, the bodacious black accessory is borderline melodramatic but oh-so hot-to-trot for Spring/Fall 2010. Raven-esque accents against snowy palettes of traditional white dresses are cropping up here there and everywhere on both runways and wish-lists alike. Whether ashy and ruffled, or smoky and smooth, these wearable trend options take being grrrly
t here’s something extra-nice about doing your wedding day your way. There’s nothing wrong with putting others first, but now’s the time for just ‘his and hers.’ Don’t let traditional zealots shame you out of town. Waking up with heart palpitations in the middle of the night is reason enough to reconsider the fanfare of ceremonial hoopla. There are loads of super-rational motives for wanting to give elopement a whirl. You and your main squeeze may crave a true sense of intimacy that only few formalities can create. Or you may want to invest in a down payment for your love nest a
f eathers have been ruffling fashionistas for years but can be recently seen going from day to night, catwalk to club. Stirring up some serious flights of fancy, a seemingly innocent plume evokes a plethora of images - Swan Lake cygnets, 1920’s gamines, and Victoria Secret angels. The selling point of this quill? Feathers can be sp
r ecently, the kiddy confectionary and after school snack worked their way from guilty pleasure to hot menu item. It all began with the cupcake, lost its fad status with the candy bar, and now, homey roots be damned, cookies have gone couture. Fresh ingredients, attention to detail and pure passion justify the humble goody’s lofty suffix. L&V Sweets, ‘the sweet cookie boutique’ from Montreal, illustrates the merits of going upscale with such an unpretentious dessert.
s porting “Made In Italy” authenticity for over forty years, impeccably tailored Cotin Sposa shines thanks to gowns of guilded perfection and artisan precision. In a quest for cutting-edge fabrics and signature embroideries, Cotin Sposa brings a distinguished level of elegance and couture flourish to every treasured piece of one-of-a-kind bridal wear.
o n October 24th, The Clever Bride kicked off its debut bridal show, “La Vie En Pink,” at Montreal’s exquisite Plaza Volare. Thanks to the fantabulous efforts of featured trend-setting vendors and Clever Bride team, the event was a huge success - sights are already set on making “La Vie En Pink 2011,” bigger, better, and oh-so more pink! Now break out the bubbly and sample some of the positively tantalizing eye-candy, courtesy of Studio 55 Photography.
s t. Vincent and the Grenadines, historically scandalous and presently alluring, is exoticism at its most welcoming. With outstretched arms, this archipelago of Caribbean pedigree invites you to follow its cobblestone roads of hubbub and heatwaves down to whichever sanguine, unruffled island suits you comfy, cloistered needs. Long walks on a moonlit beach isn’t just the stuff of deliriously hope
t ablescaping is the art of turning real-life cake buffets into a Wayne Thiebaud painting. If you plan to whip one up solo, you are advised to learn the rules before you break ‘em. They mostly just ask that you adhere to the basic tenants of whimsy. top ten tablescapes
f or the more adventuresome bride, a destination wedding can seem like the perfect way to combine two breath-taking passions: travel and the lucky guy on her arm. Truth is, with an unlimited selection of destinations- everything from a Caribbean beach to an intimate restaurant in Paris, to a theme park in the States- it can be a perfect day. Moreover, the fact that it will so effortlessly transform into the perfect honeymoon is just the icing on the wedding cake. Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. Destination weddings do come with certain drawbacks to take into consideration (though the