Wedding Dresses: New Age vs. Classic

Over the decades we watch Bride by Bride stun their guests on their big days, all in unique gowns that they have been dreaming about since they were a little girl. As with anything, there are hundreds of choices to make when selecting your dream gown, it’s so eventful that we have shows centered around the topic. Watching women try on dress after dress, having the closest people in their lives to chime in. But how do you know which dress is for you? Maybe you want something sexy and fitted but your family wants something conservative.

How do you find your dream dress while pleasing everyone else?

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The answer may not be clear as glass but, find the gown that makes you feel like a Princess or Queen. Whether its an old school ball gown or sheer, glammed out mermaid cut, stay true to you!

We’ve handpicked 5 styles of dresses that take a look at both classic and new age takes on some of the most popular wedding dress styles!

 

Ball Gown

The ball gown is another classic dress that our princess brides all over the world dream about. The ball gown is an amazing choice because it truly fits any size of woman and hugs you where you want to be hugged.

The first dress is another new age, sexy and blinged out take on the classic ball gown that is shown on the right. Whether you go sheer and long sleeved or strapless, both styles cater to sweetheart necklines that are set to make you feel like a princess however the new age design is blinged out where the one on the left is simple, classic and sleek.

Tea Length Classic

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Photo Credit: https://www.theknot.com/fashion/tea-length-wedding-dresses

Tea length wedding dresses have always had a high degree of class and sophistication to them. Both conservative and trendy, this style has stayed true to its unique image throughout the years of brides. Whether you are looking for a sweetheart, v-neck, halter or off-the-shoulder line, this dress will forever be noted as a classic.

Conservative and Modest 

Conservative and Modest dresses will never go out of style simply for the two words used to describe them. Traditions are that for a reason and sometimes the most stunning look is clean cut, modest and simple. But just because a style is conservative does not by any means make this look dull or boring. With a variety of necklines and shapes, these types of dresses are stunning in their own way and can be worn in truly any wedding setting.

Stay tuned for our next post that showcases the top 2018 wedding dress trends that are sexy, glammed out and not for the faint of heart!

Have a conservative or new age style that we didn’t mention and think should be posted in our next spotlight? Connect with us on our about us page or comment below!

XO

Katarina

 

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Venue Spotlight: The Thompson Toronto

With the open house at the Thompson Toronto last week it’s only fitting that we share this beautiful top-rated venue. Toronto has many sites to offer all bride-to-be’s on your dream day, however this view is one that is surely set to stun.

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Credit: WedLuxe Magazine, Kari Lywood Events, Dave Abreu Photography and Jen Envoy Makeup Studio

The Thompson Toronto has so much to offer you on your big day, starting with a stunning, one of a kind, rooftop view of the city. This incredible hotel is centered in the heart of Downtown Toronto, central King West and is close to the financial and fashion district. The Thompson screams Luxury and Chic while offering over 30,000sq ft of event space, hotel, dining and rooftop pool views.

The Thompson holds some of Toronto’s top socialite events and it’s no question as to why. The hotel is fit with stunning interior, beautiful rooms, bars, panoramic rooftop views and indoor ballroom. The city skyline is a one in a million view and is sure to set your dream day apart for you and your guests!

5 Valentines Date Spots That Don’t Require A Reservation, Toronto Edition

Are you a last minute planner? Was the restaurant of V-Day Dreams fully booked up? Well, not to worry because we’ve got your back! Keeping with the Valentines Day theme of the week, we have put together 5 unique Valentines Day date spots that are sure to make your dates heart skip a beat! and the best part?…None of the below require a reservation, you can thank us later 🙂

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The Winter Lights Festival at Ontario Place

If you haven’t already been to the Light Festival at Ontario Place…where have you been? The place that serves as a fun-filled childhood memory now puts on one of the most beautiful light shows and parks in the city. From ice skating, to bonfires on the waterfront, Ontario Place is a sure bet to get you extra brownie points from your love. A night time walk around the park with unique art installations, abandoned rides and fairy lights and lit up trees is sure to make a top #valentinesdayselfie! And the best part, aside from not needing a reservation, its free!

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Ice Skating in Fort York at The Bentway

Toronto’s newest and most unique ice rink is sure to be the perfect date night for you and your boo. The Bentway is Fort York’s newest treasure and lets you skate beside the historical Fort. Set with a cafe, bar and food trucks, not to mention a beautiful view of the city, this new hot-spot will have you skating into each other’s arms. If that wasn’t enough, The Bentway has a beautiful rooftop viewing area of city place and the rink!

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Distillery District Light Fest

Go for a stroll in the one of a kind Distillery District and enjoy the cobblestone walkways with hundreds of stunning lights and food trucks to enjoy. Take in all of the energy, positivity and charm that Distillery has to offer, and get your photos taken in front of the notorious Love locks. Bring a lock for you and your boo to sign and lock away forever while sipping on some delicious beverages in the light and heart of Toronto.

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Tobogganing at Trinity Bellwoods

Grab your babe, suit up in your all canadian snow gear and head to the cities most infamous park, Trinity Bellwoods. Hike your way to the top of the hill and be sure to stop for some instagram worthy photo ops. Kiss your bae before sliding down the hill and take in the beauty of this most popular park! The best part? Tobogganing doesn’t cost a dime and there are plenty of cute shops down the street for you to grab a bevy.

 

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What better to blow your Valentine Bae away than the Northern Lights

Jump in your car and head up to Torrance Barrens to experience the Dark Sky Preserve and Northern Lights. Just 2 hours outside of Toronto makes this breathtaking spot a perfect Valentine’s day road trip for you and bae to belt out some of your favorite tracks together and see the worlds most natural, stunning beauties. The dark-sky island that is Torrance Barrens is the only place to properly see other galaxies within close distance to the city.

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Well love birds, there you have it! The top 5 Valentine’s Day dates that require no reservation and are sure to wow your partner! Remember, it’s not about the gifts or fancy dinners, but about the moments you spend together,loving one another that truly makes you and your babe in love and inseparable.

Happy Valentines Day from the KL girls! 

xoxo

5 Biggest Wedding Mistakes

As we are moving through the motions of the most exciting time of our lives, it may be difficult to stay on track with your dream wedding goals and plans. The excitement kicks in, you’ve said “YES!” to the love of your life and now the planning begins. This post is to save you beauty bride-to-be’s from the most commonly made mistakes

Making Plans Before You Set a Budget

It is very easy to write list after list and idea after idea about your dream day. From the number of guests, to the table top accessories and even picking out your dream dress and venue. But, before you start the brainstorming, be sure to set your budget. We can not stress the importance of this enough. There is nothing worse than picking out your DREAM venue and dress and realizing that it simply is not within your budget.

How to avoid this: Make a rough draft budget of three areas, your bare minimum, your middle ground and your max. Doing this will paint a rough draft of your top dreams as well as what your savings effective minimum approach could get you. Focus on the order for your dream day planning; budget, guest list, and venue. Tackling each item in this order will lessen the stress in planning your big day. And, you may even be shocked at what you can find listed for the lower end of your budget. Happy Researching Queens!

Put Your Everyone Else’s Ideas Before Yours

We see this time and time again, whether its on “Say Yes To The Dress” or in your daily wedding planning. Brides are constantly being conflicted with taking everyones ideas or thoughts on every aspect of the process. But remember, this is your day! You are in charge, this is your moment to make your wildest and loving dreams come to life. Spending your time worrying about what everyone else will think, what they will like or not like, is going to take the joys out of planning your wedding day.

How to avoid this: You have a few options to be honest, you can put your foot down and plan the wedding yourself, or allow those dearest to your heart to join in on the planning on certain aspects like the bachelorette, the accessories or decorations. But remember bride-to-be, this is your day ♥

Not Completing Beauty Trials

Ladies, we cannot stress this enough. Trial sessions are essential for your hair and makeup on your big day. This includes facials, spray tans, eyebrows, lip injections and lash extensions. Do your research before you are completing a trial and do a trial before you book! The last thing you want to do is show up with orange skin, misplaced lashes and cakey makeup.

How to avoid this: Instagram and Pinterest is a GREAT way to source beauty trials and esthetician’s. Make sure you book a consultation and remember, you get what you pay for. Your choice of makeup should highlight your natural beauty 🙂 You may have a friend who is great at doing her own makeup and hair, but remember, professionals are best at what they do.

Not Hiring a Videographer 

Wedding Photographers are never missed out on, to be honest, it is one of the first things that are booked, why? Because having photographs of your big day to look back on are a top priority. But, why not have a video to look back on all of those moments in between? Videographers are becoming a top demand in the wedding industry and for many reasons. Videos let you hear the music, your partners voice as you say your vows, they let you watch you and your bridal party rip up the dance floor and captures all of those special moments you may have missed. Be sure to research Videographers before crossing them off the list, the right one will make your dream day last forever.

Hiring a Friend instead of a Pro

This goes back to the hair and makeup and includes the full cycle of your wedding planning. Of course you want your Maid Of Honor and even your family and best friends to be apart of the planning process, but remember that there are a lot of finer details that go into planning your big day. Planners assist you with your budgeting, any legal contracts, vendor selection and follow up, day of coordination, and not to mention, they help you keep your vision in line and make it become a reality. Hiring a wedding planner will help you make your full wedding planning a little, or a lot, less stressful. They become your go-to person for every detail and hey, that’s why they are the pro!

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There you have it ladies! Your top 5 mistakes to avoid when planning your dream day! Have a tip or real life experience you’d like to share? Get in touch with us!

Happy planning! 

XO

Katarina