August 2012

Boathouse Wedding {Tabitha + Steve}

Oh Tabitha and Steve, how we adore thee.

Tabitha and Steve wed at UBC Boathouse in Richmond, Canada.

We’re seriously fond of this wedding and how insanely bright everything looks. We especially love that the bride and her father made their way to the ceremony by canoe, which we think is perfectly fancy. If your wondering about the groom, well he arrived by boat, which isn’t too shabby either.

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The couple share a love for music, so Steve designed a ring for Tabitha that features mini music scrolls on each side of the stone.

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The couple chose a rugged and earthy colour scheme with coral and sea foam green.

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Tabitha wore a stunning wedding dress from Bello Wedding World.

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The bride and her family decorated the candy bar and a family friend made the super pretty cake pops.

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Melissa Montgomery Photography captured the day and commented, “bright day sun with no shade was my biggest challenge on this day, but I loved the fact that the bridesmaids had matching sea foam sunglasses that matched their shoes to bring out when their eyes got tired. The gents had some sunglasses too, which was great. I loved every detail of this wedding.”

Congratulations Tabitha and Steve. Also, thank you Melissa Montgomery for sharing these divine wedding photos with One Stylish Bride.

Tabitha + Steve’s Style Guide

Photographer: Melissa Montgomery Photography / Second Photographer: Sandra Hanson / Venue: UBC Boathouse / Bridal Party Attire: Wilfred, from Aritzia / Tux: Black & Lee / Flowers: Mayhew Sherwood Florist / Cake Pops: Christa Andersen / Rings: Jiliaev Jewellery / Bridal Shoes: Nine West / Make up: Ana Espinoza / Hair: Carla Potgieter / Caterer: Kergano’s Restaurant / Wedding Favors: Shakers & Rhythm Instruments from Boom Town Drums / Music: Live band / Minister: Ed Searcy / Rentals: One Stop Party Rentals

West Monitor Barn Wedding {Lauren + Jonny}

There’s seriously nothing better than a wedding full of happy smiley faces.

Cheery Lauren and Jonny wed at Ira Allen Chapel Burlington, followed by their reception at West Monitor Barn located in Richmond, Vermont, United States.

The couple chose to wed in Vermont because “we met in Vermont. For this reason, the state and its Queen city resonated with both of us as the starting point of our relationship. With rolling green hills and lush colours, Vermont possesses a natural beauty that few other states can claim. In addition, with plans to move out West, Lauren and I wanted to create one final memory in the Green Mountain State,” says Jonny.

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The couple chose to have a relaxed wedding with formal elements that were representative of their relationship. Jonny explains, “while Lauren and I were still dating, we attended and individually participated in numerous weddings. From black tie affairs in picturesque castles to relaxed settings requiring shorts and flip-flops, [we] were exposed to a gamut of wedding experiences. Each wedding we attended left a different impression on us and from these experiences we crafted our own wedding with signature cocktails, lawn games and a buffet. Lauren and I attempted to capture the ethos of our relationship while providing our guests a relaxed but nevertheless formal experience.”

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What’s your favourite moment?

“Collectively, our favourite memory was the ceremony at Ira Allen Chapel. The moment we walked down the aisle as husband and wife, all the stress and anxiety leading up to our day evaporated into overflowing joy and happiness.”

How did you plan your wedding?

“Once we decided that our wedding would be in Vermont, we went about the exciting but also nerve-racking process of selecting our location, vendors and vision for our wedding. Knowing that we wanted a non-denominational service, picking Ira Allen Chapel was a no brainer. As Lauren was a UVW graduate she was familiar with the Chapel and liked its architecture as well as location. Lauren’s mother was the one who located the West Monitor Barn and for our catering Spice of Life simply had the best food.

As our wedding was a ‘destination wedding’ it was important for us to provide adequate accommodations for our guests traveling from across the country and the globe. We blocked off hotel rooms, provided gift baskets for out of towners with product produced in Vermont (chips, salsa and locally made red and white wine) as well as provided a list of activities for those looking to explore the surrounding area of Burlington. By providing these favors for our guests, we enabled them to enjoy as much or as little of Vermont as they [desired]. It was our impression that almost everyone who attended truly enjoyed his or her experience in Vermont.”

What’s your advice?

“If you are planning a wedding in Vermont, shop local, buy local and be local.”

Congratulations to the immensely gorgeous couple and thank you for sharing your wedding pictures and story with One Stylish Bride.

Lauren + Jonny’s Style Guide

Photographer: Ellen Ross Photography / Ceremony: Ira Allen Chapel Burlington / Event Venue: West Monitor Barn / Caterer: Spice of Life / Floral Designer: Stray Cat Florist / Dress Store: J. Crew / Cake Designer: Mirabelles / DJ: Geoff Garrow / Equipment Rentals: Vermont Tent Company / Thanks: Two Bright Lights

Pre Owned Wedding Dresses

Are you in the market for a wedding dress, but don’t want to pay a hefty price tag?

Well let us introduce you to the idea of pre-loved and used wedding dresses and to a wonderful website called PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

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PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com is a wedding dress listing service that connects buyers and sellers of new, sample and used wedding dresses. The website currently has over 10,000 wedding dresses by more than 300 different designers listed for sale.

What’s more, you can find your perfect wedding dress through searching by designer, size, price, location, silhouette, and multiple criteria in the advanced search. Plus you can browse for wedding dress inspiration through their website pages dedicated to Dresses We Love, Most Viewed, Best Deals and New Listings of the Week.

But what really puts a spring in our step is that brides can make massive savings by purchasing their wedding dresses on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. For instance, we spotted a Vera Wang Diana wedding dress for sale at $3,500 USD, originally priced at $7,000 USD. That’s an amazing 50% discount.

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Here’s a few more of our favourite wedding dresses listed on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

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Ultimately, we love that it’s not just brides-to-be that can benefit from this website, but also ex-brides. If your an ex-bride looking to sell your wedding dress, we suggest listing your wedding dress on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com and passing on your most prized possession to a lucky bride-to-be, whilst also recouping some of your costs. After all, wedding dresses are far too pretty to sit in a closet collecting dust.

We highly recommend checking out the buyers guide and the sellers guide, as well as getting lost in the huge selection of wedding dresses on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”