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Real Wedding : classic and glam with sparkles and feathers

Earlier today I featured an e-session from JG Photography and I'm happy to now share with you the wedding of Miren and Geoff that Justin photographed in Saskatoon, Canada. Miren wrote that she loves big bold prints and this is reflected in the bridesmaids dresses and the paper that was placed under the centerpieces. The color palette for Miren and Geoff's wedding was black and white prints with splashes of red.

Miren's wedding dress was the "Brooklyn" Blue by Enzoani, a beautiful silky taffeta modified a-line skirt with a slight sweetheart neckline and a natural waist. It also had beaded lace appliqués and a cathedral train.

I love how Justin asks his brides about their favorite 3 or 4 details from their wedding, here's Miren's:
1. The feather decorations that were everywhere {you can even see them in her bouquet}
2. Her shoes
3. The handmade touches that were made my her mom and mother in law. Her mom made the chocolates on the tables and her mother in law made all the boutonnières and bouquets.

Since Miren wanted flowers everywhere, in particular, red roses - she purchased 28 dozen roses from Costco and Geoff's mom made the bouquets and boutonnières while Miren and her bridesmaids made the centerpieces and other floral arrangements.

Geoff wanted to buy a new suit rather than rent a tuxedo, so he chose a stylish Kenneth Cole back suit with a discreet pinstripe. Geoff’s groomsmen wore black suits and purchased the same white dress shirt and black silk tie that Geoff had purchased.

For the bridesmaids dresses, Miren told her girls that she liked black and white but wanted them to pick out their dress. But, all 3 girls picked out the full length strapless Dessy dress in the black and white Melrose print. To finish off their look, Miren made them crystal Swarovski jewelry to match their dresses and shoes.

The wedding cake was a chocolate and vanilla square three tier with raspberry butter cream filling. Miren's mom handmade chocolates for the wedding favors. She made two types of chocolates: solid milk chocolates in the shape of hearts and chocolate with a truffle filling in a generic cherry type mould. Each table had 16 chocolates placed on two plates.

Thank you so much Justin for sharing the engagement sessione earlier and now this spectacular wedding with my readers today. To see more from Justin, please visit his web site and blog.

Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony venue: Wedding Garden at the Forestry Farm, Saskatoon, SK
Reception venue: Hilton Garden Inn, Saskatoon, SK
Wedding Photographer: Justin Gryba, JG Photography
Flowers: Bouquets and boutonnières made by Judy, mother of the groom.
Centerpieces made by Miren and bridesmaids Andrea and Jenn
Cake: Kristine’s Cakes

Dress: Something Blue

Bridesmaid dresses: Brides and Bells
Tuxes/Formal Wear: Geoff purchased his suit from Caswell's Co Ltd
Linens: supplied by The Hilton Garden Inn
Invitations: Miren used the BRIDES Black Damask Invitation kit available at Michaels
Shoes: Martinez Valero Women's 'Brit' Sandals ordered from
Wedding bands: Hers: Heinrichs Jewellery, His: GMG Jewellers  (both stores located in Saskatoon, SK)
Jewellery: All the jewellery worn by the bride and bridesmaids was handmade by Miren and is made out of Swarovski Crystal, fresh water pearls and sterling silver. Miren has been making high quality fashion jewellery for 4 ½ years
Make-up: Ethos Salon Spa – Crystal Wildeman
Hair: Ethos Salon Spa – Tammy
Veil/Headpiece: Something Blue
Musicians: Celebrated Sound
Videographer: Ken, friend of the groom’s family

Black & White Wedding Theme : sophisticated elegance

sponsored post from Daisy Days

Black and white are two wedding colors that never go out of style. These two sharply contrasting colors provide a simple touch of elegance and sophistication to your event. Black and white wedding colors are perfect for formal or evening affairs. For a modern or contemporary feel, consider adding a third vibrant accent color such as fuchsia, turquoise, emerald green or bright red. Just a subtle touch of an accent color can make all the decorations and accents at your wedding really stand out. At Daisy Days, you will find a great selection of black and white themed wedding invitations, decorations, accessories and favors to pull your theme together.

Add a Splash of Color to Let Your Wedding Dazzle

sponsored post from The Wedding Outlet

While you look stunning in white, let your wedding dazzle with color. Incorporating color into your wedding allows you to express your individual taste. From elegant Black & White weddings to modern Chocolate & Strawberry, you’re sure to find something at The Wedding Outlet that compliments you and your soon to be's style! {the end of today's post has a special discount offer for you}

Black & White have always been a popular choice for wedding colors. This traditional look is stylish and timeless. Many brides have incorporated an elegant, black, damask-style pattern within their wedding which has become a big wedding trend these past few years.

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Elizabeth Ring Pillow, Bride & Groom Decorated Toasting Glasses

Ah something blue, seems you can’t have a wedding without it. Whether it's a blue bridal garter under your dress or the choice of color for your wedding, incorporating something blue is a must. And, you know that turquoise is rumored to be the new "it" color for 2010.

Turquoise Lasting Radiance Basket, Darling Duo - Navy & Silver Pillow,
Navy Blue Scroll Guest Book and Pen, Blue Crush Garter & Tossing Garter

There is no color more girly and princess like then pink, no matter what the shade. So if you’re a lady looking to feel like a princess for the day then surround yourself with pink on your wedding. This color is perfect for all seasons too! Whether it's the warmth and sweetness of a pastel pink or the energy and boldness of a hot pink, this color is sure to fit your wedding season too.

Pink Sequin Guest Book with Pen, Customized with Color Flower Basket,
Chocolate and Strawberry Cream Garter Set, Pink Heart-Shaped Window Favor Boxes

Red is fantastic for a Christmas or Valentines Day themed wedding. Matter of fact using red as your wedding color is simply perfect. If any color were to symbolize love it would have to be red. The color just oozes romance, passion and everlasting love.

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If you still haven't decided on what colors work for you, let The Wedding Outlet inspire you with some of their favorite color inspiration boards or start browsing though you favorite colored wedding accessories today.

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