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27 Oct 2015

We always love hearing when brides have a memorable moment when finding their perfect Paloma Blanca gown, and Joanna's experience was just that! We caught up with her to hear more about why she chose Style 4450 for her day, and the unforgettable way her husband proposed.

How did Michael propose?
Michael and I have always wanted to plan a trip to Italy. We finally set a date to go in May 2013. We started off our trip in Venice, then visited Bologna, Siena, Florence and then Positano. Our second day in Positano we decided on go on a hike, up to a famous mountain known as Montepertuso. There’s a huge hole in the mountain (only 3 mountains in the world have these "holes" — one is in Positano and the other two are in India.) We started off our hike early in the morning, thinking it should take about 30 minutes. (According to Mike’s iphone.) Little did we know, 30 minutes became one hour and then two hours. But it was a beautiful sunny day, so I wasn’t complaining. Whenever we asked locals if we were walking in the right direction, they would smile and nod and point towards the sky, and tell us, we were almost there. Finally after three hours, we arrived to the top of the mountain. What a quaint spot… no one was there, just Michael and I. Michael ran right to the top of the mountain, where the hole was. He was so relieved to be at the top, because I don’t think he was planning on walking for 3 hours at all. And then right there, he got down on one knee, and proposed. We had the whole view of Positano, all to ourselves.  Unfortunately, as I’m sure most brides can relate to, I don’t remember much of the proposal itself; I was in such a state of shock. So Michael had to spend that evening repeating his proposal!

How did you know your dress was the one?
Prior to finding the Paloma Blanca dress, I must have gone to 12 different stores. I probably drove my mother and maid-of-honour crazy. I was determined to find a dress that had a unique colour to it; not just your typical ‘off-white’ or ‘white’ dress. Then, one day when I walked into the store, I noticed a dress from a far distance that had a ‘blush’ tone to it. I instantly feel in love, and told myself I had to try it on; and that was it! It was simple, classy and elegant. The moment I put it on, a feeling came over me and I just thought to myself, I don’t ever want to take this dress off! I had my mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and my maid-of-honour all there with me. We all became so emotional and happy instantly, that everyone knew it was the one, without having to say a word. It was such a memorable and fun moment!

Tell us about your theme, what inspired it?
I’ll be honest, I think Pinterest helped inspire me to determine what theme I really wanted for my wedding. I spent countless hours, just looking at various colours schemes and flower arrangements. Once I selected various pictures that I liked, I noticed a pattern and I really liked arrangements that were white and green. I also loved the green, black and grey berries to represent the fall season.  I’ve always loved the colour navy, and I thought ivory and navy make a perfect combo for a simple and elegant wedding.

Best advice for brides-to-be?
Don’t sweat the small stuff! You don’t realize how quickly the time goes when planning your wedding. Just stick to your gut, and pick things that you like- and don’t over think the decisions you’ve made. Also, as we all know, wedding planning is very time consuming and you invest a lot of money. So pick vendors that you are comfortable with and get along with. My florist and I spent hours together, talking about different flowers and arrangements. I had a blast! Such experiences allow you to enjoy every step of the process, and make friendships while you’re at it!

Credits // Photography: derAVian Creative Works / Floral: The Orchid Florist


23 Oct 2015

We couldn't resist sharing another one of our favourite (and tasty) fall wedding trends: Clever Food Displays. This trend is a fun and eye-catching way to display the food you serve at your wedding, from your hors d'oeuvres to your cake. We love the idea of incorporating elements of nature as a way to present your foods, like platters made of tree trunks, to tie in that rustic fall look.

How would you incorporate this trend into your wedding?

See more of our favourite fall trends on Pinterest.

Photos courtesy of Pinterest.


16 Oct 2015

We love when the seasons change because it means we get to start looking at the latest trends in the wedding world. We've got a few of our favourite trends to share with you over the next few weeks, and we're starting with a opulent one: Royal Colour Palettes.

This trend is the perfect opportunity to incorporate Pantone's Colour Of The Year, Marsala. Paired with gold, this combo exudes elegance with its rich tones and metallic accents.

How would you incorporate this trend into your wedding?

Fall Wedding Trends, Royal Colour Palettes

Fall Wedding Trends, Royal Colour Palettes

Fall Wedding Trends, Royal Colour Palettes

Fall Wedding Trends, Royal Colour Palettes

See more of our favourite fall trends on Pinterest.

Photos courtesy of Pinterest.


13 Oct 2015

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

We stumbled across Brittany and Jason's wedding while scrolling through our feed on Instagram. A stunning shot of a bride standing under a grand chandelier in Style 4510 caught our eye, and we knew we had to see more! Brittany graciously sent along some of her fun and beautiful Disney wedding and some lovely details about her special day:

How did you and Jason meet?
We first met in High School. Unfortunately first impressions were not the best. Jason sat in front of me in class and I only remember him being "rude" because he never turned around or said 'You're Welcome' when he handed back assignments. Jason does not recall me sitting behind him...maybe because he never turned around.  After high school graduation we became friends on Facebook. We realized that our birthdays were only a day apart and began to message each other every January to see what we would buy ourselves for our big day. After talking online for over a year, we finally had our first date at Dave & Busters on March 31, 2012. The rest is history, ladies and gentlemen.

How did he propose?
It was a beautiful Saturday; a perfect day for the Independence Day parade. We had a great turn out of family and friends to watch the parade and enjoyed PLENTY of patriotic snacks and mimosas. Right before Jason turned on the grill, he suggested that we take a family photo on the front lawn. Not suspecting a thing, I came outside with my huge patriotic glasses. Mrs. Lipsett said she thinks we want an adult photo first, so I put them aside, not thinking a thing. It took a few minutes to orchestrate the photo and I noticed that Louis didn't stop taking pictures. I thought to myself "we should have at least one good photo by now." Then I heard Jason say "How 'bout this photo." I looked over as he got down on one knee. The rest is a blur. All I remember is his smile, his Batman shirt and this beautiful ring glistening in the sun. I was so overwhelmed with happiness and shock that tears started streaming down my face. We are beyond excited to become a family and create our very own happily ever after.

What were your top three favourite wedding day moments?
1. Walking down the aisle and seeing Jason’s reaction when he saw me. He had the biggest smile I had ever seen.
2. Getting our photos taken in New Jersey and Disney. We didn’t want the typical “stand there and smile” photos. We are both a bit silly and wanted our photos to show our fun side.
3. Surprising Jason with a Batman cake! When I get really excited about a surprise, I am terrible at keeping it a secret. I kept this secret for eight months and had Jason believe that we were having cupcakes.

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Tie The Knot Tuesday, Brittany & Jason

Thank you, Brittany, for sharing your wedding day with us!

If you're a Paloma Blanca bride, we'd love to hear your story. You can also read more of our Real Bride stories in our Real Bride Gallery, like the one that Brittany sent us.

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Credits // Photography: Disney Fine Art Photography / Reception: Grand Floridian at Walt Disney World / Wedding Planner: Jamie Betz and Courtney Hogg, of Walt Disney World / Flowers: Disney Florists / Har: Megan Morgan of Christopher Moore Salon


07 Oct 2015

Since the debut of our bathroom tissue dress at last week's White Cashmere Collection runway show, we've had an overwhelming response of positive messages accompanying lots of beautiful pictures and fabulous articles written about our design. We've put together a recap of some of them for you to enjoy. You can also see more of our dress on ET Canada here, and below, on the official Cashmere channel.

Thank you to everyone who shared images on their social channels, websites, and blogs. We're still feeling the love!

As Featured, 2015 White Cashmere Collection
 

As Featured, 2015 White Cashmere Collection

Credits // Image Group 1: Fashion Savage / Image 2: Toronto Is Fashion / Image 3: Weddingbells / Image 4: myblockTO / Image 5: Elle Quebec / Image 6: MODAMAMA