Tie the Knot Tuesday: Not Your Typical Bridesmaid Dresses

December 4, 2017

One very important detail that is not to be overlooked in your wedding planning is what your bridesmaids will wear.  But if you are like me and aren’t exactly into the matchy-matchy, bridesmaid dresses can take a slight bit more coordination (especially if your bridesmaids are split up across the country).  I’ve combined a few tips I’ve learned along the way to putting together a not so typical bridesmaid dress look.

1. Coordinate Colour: Pick various tones of one colour and coordinate your dresses around that.  Just be sure the tones compliment each other.

2. Pick a Theme: Sometimes to coordinate, all it takes is a theme to pull it together.  For example, a bohemian vibe creates an overall feel to pull the combination of dresses together.

3. All the Same Length: Keeping hemlines the same creates a cohesive feel.

4. Choose the Same Designer: Often, designers create collections that already piece together nicely.  Choose a few dresses from one designer and most of the work is already done for you.

5. Communicate: This step is key! If you can’t get all your bridesmaids together as a group to pick their dresses, make sure you are in communication with them before any decisions are made.  Get your bridesmaids to send you photos of their dress options in natural light (that way it remains fairly realistic and consistent across all images). Put these photos into a grid as it allows you get an idea of what the dresses will look like put together.





All images via Pinterest.

Holiday Look x Face by Meagan

November 17, 2017

Amongst all of the holiday hustle and bustle there is not a lot of spare time for planning your holiday looks.  With a little makeup help from the lovely Meagan of Face by Meagan, I’ve put together a holiday look that is totally glam yet easily achievable.

For me, holiday looks are all about texture.  Velvet has always been a texture that reminded me of the holiday season.  Its richness is completely luxurious.  The heavier fabric is also nice for keeping you warm without a million layers.  I paired this navy velvet dress with a pop of faux fur and some glittery boots for added pizzaz (because you can never have too much of that around the holidays).  I chose dark, rich colours as the base of my outfit and a lighter coat for added contrast.

Meagan created this gorgeous makeup look which pairs perfectly with this outfit.  The soft eye completely compliments the bold red lip.  And what is more festive than a beautiful bold lip?

When it comes to creating a holiday look in a pinch, let rich colours and bold textures lead the way!


Tie the Knot Tuesday: Our Engagement Party

November 7, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Kyle and I were able to celebrate our engagement (only 10.5 months late).  The fact of the matter was Kyle and I got engaged in December, a month that was already so packed with birthday and holiday celebrations.  So we left the celebrating until later.  This crisp evening in October was the perfect time.  We gathered our closest friends and family in the Royal Suite at Hotel SK.  A suite that I had only dreamed of stepping foot in one day, I was able to celebrate in.  And of course, we and our guest dressed to the royal occasion.  But lets be honest, who doesn’t love dressing up?

Prior to the party, I had a blast decorating with my friends for the party–sparkly banners, balloons, pretty flowers and a polaroid station were all included.  It was so nice to personalize the space to our preferences.  Although, I must say, with a space so intricate and beautiful, it didn’t take much. The suite, which is probably double the size of my house, filled up quickly with our loved ones.  Later into the evening we had a signature cocktail brought in for our guests.  It was the perfect addition to the classy affair.

It was such a perfect evening and one step closer to our wedding.  It’s hard to believe how quickly time is flying by.  I can’t wait to marry the man of my dreams!