Good Friday: Exclusive Look at the Blue Color Story Lookbook

Yeah! It’s the long weekend and I have an exclusive peek into our newest Weddingstar Style Lookbook, The Blue Color Story. It’s coming out right away, and I’ll have an entire post to fill you with wedding inspiration galore. But, until then, here’s a quick look to whet your appetite!

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Amanda + Matt: In the Garden and Under the Sea

With most of us off work tomorrow for Good Friday and Easter almost here, I thought I would share a special little treat with all our readers – an extra real wedding! Introducing Amanda + Matt, who became man and wife on January 2nd, 2013 at fabulous Lake Las Vegas! With nods to both beach and garden themes to compliment their venue, they tied it all together with a stunning deep blue hue throughout creating a wedding design that was totally unique! I especially love Amanda’s dress with it’s gorgeous train and her messy yet sophisticated fishtail braid that makes her look like a modern mermaid. Congratulations you two!

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Inspiration: {Easter/Spring Wedding}

I love Easter time! Not only does it mean spring is here, with birds chirping again and bunnies running through the fields but it also brings a wonderfully fun color palette back into our lives. Pinks, purples, yellows and greens invade the stores as they also begin to pop back into nature. It’s a great time of year to have a wedding, and it’s even greater to play with all the colors and concepts that fit for an early spring or Easter wedding. Chic yet whimsical, here are my selections to fill you with springtime + Easter wedding inspiration. Enjoy!

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Lauren + Nick: A Modern Fairytale Off the Square

Lauren + Nick’s big day on October 6th, 2012 was awash with muted pink roses, creating the perfect modern fairytale. Featuring the the lush garden’s of  CJ’s Off the Square as a backdrop, their wedding was elegant, sophisticated and totally gorgeous!

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Hot Picks: Our Top 3 Florals for Spring and Summer

Spring is finally here (or it will be as soon as it stops snowing here in Alberta!). Never the less, Easter is almost upon us and that means that spring and summer wedding season is also arriving. With nature finally waking up from it’s winter slumber, our thoughts are once more turning to flowers, and more specifically to the 3 flower trends for S/S 2013 we can’t help but love: the Protea, succulents and Lamb’s Ear!

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Tips from the Pros: Bespoke Style with My Eden

Today I am pleased to present an interview from the creative genius behind My Eden: Bespoke Wedding Dresses, Catharina Eden. As a designer and manufacturer of custom wedding dresses, you won’t want to miss her tips on finding the right gown (and designer!) for you. Enjoy!

{ The Dreamer Dress }

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Bianca + Eduardo: A Marriage in Mexico

Bianca + Eduardo were married in a stunning traditional ceremony at the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman in Oaxaca, Mexico on April 14th, 2012. With a traditional Oaxacan calenda (parade) to lead their guests to the reception, Bianca + Eduardo’s Mexican destination wedding is simply amazing!

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Wedding Inspiration: {Emerald is the Royal Color of Oz}

With Pantone releasing emerald as the Color of the Year, and the newest addition to the Oz series in theaters, we thought it was the perfect time for some Oz/Emerald wedding inspiration. So, whether you want to have a wedding that puts you straight in the Emerald City with royal glitz and glamour or you want a more subtle homage to your favorite characters, Weddingstar has just the right products to help you pull it off! Get immersed, be inspired and above all remember,  ” There’s no place like home.”

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Tips from the Pros: Decoding Diamonds with Ritani

I had the pleasure of talking with Kevin Flaherty of Ritani, makers of fine diamond jewelry and engagement rings this week to get the scoop on decoding diamonds. In the following guest blog, Kevin shares his expertise on everything from Ritani’s ethical sourcing to trends for 2013 in the world of fine jewelry. Enjoy!

{ Masterwork Cushion Halo Triple Diamond Band Engagement Ring with Surprise Diamonds }

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Lyda + Chris: Simple and Elegant Summer Wedding

The story of this couples engagement plucked at my heartstrings! Blowing out the candles on his 25th birthday Chris was asked what he wished for, “I wish that Lyda would marry me” was his reply. Dropping to one knee, he took out the ring and Lyda happily accepted! Making their dreams come true, Lyda + Chris tied the knot on June 2nd, 2012 in a flirty floral theme with muted hues of purple. Divine!

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