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Jenny and Christian were married at Malaparte in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 20. “Malaparte had everything we were looking for, but the venue’s location was key!” Jenny said. “It is located just two blocks from where we live, so we walked to our wedding.” The bride walked down the aisle wearing a sweetheart ball gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash, while the groom stood waiting, wearing a black suit, accessorized with a gray tie. Jenny’s favorite moment? “Standing at the altar and holding Christian’s hands, with everything else a blur but knowing that that moment was the beginning of our lives together,” she said. The reception followed inside the the 6th story of the TIFF Bell Lightbox with floor-to-ceiling cityscape views. Did you notice their ceremony was outside in an amphitheatre? Tables were decorated with tall floral centerpieces featuring yellow flowers, floating candles, and chewy lime sugar cookies at each place setting, which served as favors. “It was really important to us to highlight customs from my Chinese background,” Jenny said. “We had a tea ceremony, lion dance, and table-to-table toasting during dinner.” The cake was also a hit! It had two different flavors: passion fruit with fresh berries and salted caramel chocolate. Yum!

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Photography: Avenue Photo | Videography: Oi Studio | Venue: Malaparte | Event Coordinator: Double Happiness Events | Floral Designer: Cool, Green & Shady | Dress Designer: Enzoani | Dress Store: Becker’s Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Phoebe’s Collection | Hair and Makeup Artist: Staine Studio | Officiant: Gordon Kushner | Invitations: Empress Paper Crafts | Cake: Dessert Trends | Caterer: Oliver & Bonacini | DJ: Skip-A-Beat

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Briana and Paul were married at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 24. The bride walked down the candlelit aisle wearing a sweetheart ruffled mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with drop pearl earrings, a cathedral veil, and gold glitter peep-toe pumps, while the groom stood patiently waiting wearing a black tuxedo, accessorized with white cufflinks. We love her peony bouquet! Programs included a pink chevron pattern, which was used throughout stationery, including the invitations and table numbers. Following the intimate ceremony, 75 guests enjoyed sipping on “cosmo-‘paul’-itans” and “‘bri’-linis” — the newlywed’s signature drinks! Reception tables were decorated with ivory linens and rose and hydrangea centerpieces, and the cake featured two little birds on top. Who was the first person to cut-lose on the dance floor? Grandma!

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Vendors:

Photography: Bernadette Pollard Photography | Second Shooter: Kimberly Niedenfuer | Venue: Calhoun Beach Club | Event Coordinator: MiMi Design | Floral Designer: MiMi Design | Stationery: Delphine and MiMi Design | Caterer and Cake: D’Amico Catering | Hair and Makeup Artist: Emily J. Hair and Makeup | Dress Designer: Martina Liana from Mariee | Shoes: Kate Spade | Groom’s Attire: Versace from Nordstrom | Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co. | Musicians: Birchwood String Quartet | DJ: Instant Request | Officiant: Jim Albani of Minnesota Officiants | Equipment Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rentals | Transportation: Star Limousine

Fall 2014 Trend Alert! Modern Bridal Pant Suits

Posted by Kim on Oct 18, 2013

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The most important criteria for choosing your wedding-day ensemble is that you feel comfortable in whatever look you choose, and that it suits your style. If a traditional wedding gown just isn’t for you, we love the new white bridal pant suits and outfits that several designers showcased this season – they still feel totally “bridal,” but it’s definitely a unique look. They’re tailored, flattering, and, yup, pretty darn sexy. They also make great “going away” outfits, or would look so chic at a city rehearsal dinner or engagement party. Check out our favorite bridal pant suits here, and be sure to check out our New York Bridal Market page for the newest wedding dresses, and trend reports. And let us know in the comments: Would you wear a bridal pant suit?

Christopher & Andrew

June 15

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Q & A with the Couple:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The natural setting. The park sits on the other side of the Oak Leaf bike trail. To get into the park, you have to walk through a tunnel—it’s like to shed the city and step into a wonderful natural setting. Also, the ceremony space sits right on the bank of the Milwaukee River with woods on the other side. It was just the perfect setting that we wanted.

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. The “make your own s’mores” bar—this was put together by our caterer, Potawatomi Bingo Casino. It was a HUGE hit with our guests.
  2. Our wedding party transportation, Cream City Rickshaw. Such an awesome way to tour the city of Milwaukee! The drivers were very nice and friendly, so was the owner in planning the route and payments! The wedding party loved it because they were carted around and got a lot of compliments from passers-by when we were  riding through the Third Ward. For Andrew and I, we loved the time to be able to spend together and just talk about what had happened, what was about to happen and how happy we were.
  3. Our DJ. A friend of ours was our DJ, and we told him “no traditional wedding music.” We wanted to have a nightclub feel with the music to keep the party going until the very end. Needless to say, the dance floor was packed the entire night, and the reception venue turned on the lights at the end of the night and said, “that’s it! You guys need to leave.”

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Dancing down the center aisle to “Chasing the Sun” by The Wanted, holding hands, smiling ear to ear and knowing that we had just pledged ourselves to each other for the rest of our life. (And we are so thrilled that Brittany captured that moment in the photo!).

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Jane & Dean

February 25

Phoenix, Arizona

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We love the Duce, we would go there for weekend brunch often and our photographers suggested we look into it for our wedding. Since several of our guests would be traveling to our wedding we liked that we could share one of our little downtown Phoenix jewels! It was so us and my husband-to-be was so incredibly excited, I loved that he was invested in the decision. The appeal of it being different than your standard hotel ballroom was a big part of it too.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My dress that my talented friend, Tara Ballantyne, Interior and Food Stylist out of Toronto, Ontario created rosettes out of my great grandmother’s hairpin lace that was over 100 years old, it added such a personal touch to my new dress, and was such an heirloom, my mother had also used the lace at her wedding.

The spin we took on the Duce’s bus Old School with the wedding party after the ceremony and before the reception, it was so fun riding around downtown, just relaxing, and celebrating any stress just melted away! Studio Moirae go amazing location shots with the sun going down!

The ceremony decorations, we didn’t need much since the Duce is amazing all by itself, but my mom and maid of honor dried and arranged hydrangeas from my mom’s garden in Minnesota where I grew up, they looked amazing and it was a little bit of Minnesota in my Arizona wedding, also the flags added so much, they were favors, a send off, table numbers and several of my friends still have them.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Take the time to make it you! it doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, if you love it everyone will. Let your wedding be a reflection of your life and love with your future husband/ wife and share that with your friends and family!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

When we came around the corner after the ceremony to be announced as husband and wife, to see all of our family and friends waving the flags I had made and realizing it had turned out just as I had hoped and how incredibly perfect the day was…and the party hadn’t even started yet!

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