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Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show Presents “Behind the Wedding Day” with Jeffery Bridal by Merike

7 Jan
Jeffery Bridal by Merike is a vendor in the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013
Jeffery Bridal by Merike is a vendor in the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

With the 44th AnnualHamilton Halton Spring Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Merike  from Jeffery Bridal by Merike. Visit their website:  http://www.jefferybridalbymerike.com

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?

A: Slim silhouettes, lots of lace and colour

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014

A: Take your time to do the planning

Why is it important for brides and grooms-to-be to shop locally for the wedding products/services?

A: It is more convenient to shop close to home and references are more likely truer since other community members have had shopped at that particular business before

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or TV/reality show of all time?

A: Father of the Bride

What would you say has been the proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?

A: To have been part of Hamilton’s Brides “Big Days” for 10 years

What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013?

A: Wedding dresses: mostly custom designed and a few leading designer brands

Jeffery Bridal by Merike is a vendor in the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Jeffery Bridal by Merike is a vendor in the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Be sure to visit the entire team from Jeffery Bridal by Merike  in booth #145 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

Also be sure to check out to view the entire Wedding ShowExhibitor List!

44th Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

January 12 & 13, 2013

The Hamilton Convention Centre

1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Show Times: 11am-5pm Daily

Fashion Show Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm Daily

www.TopWeddingShows.com

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Wedding Dress Tips and Trends

14 Dec

Every season, it seems there is a re-birth of fashion highlighted in the styles and trends of the iconic wedding dress. Though the event itself plays a major role in the styling of the day’s attire, no item of clothing has undergone the riggers and delights of the evolutionary process more than the wedding gown. 2013 is no different. This year we will see many less traditional styles, with brides opting for shorter, sassy cocktail style dresses. Bold colours will make their mark in accessories and trimmings. Also feather details, multi-layers and beautiful embellishments will help adorn dresses, setting each apart. Form fitting dress have been the style as of late, and again, there will be much opportunity for women to purvey their physique as they walk the aisle. With the plethora of options available to choose from, the task of selecting your dream dress can be daunting. Here are a few tips on how to choose “the one”…

  • Decide how much you want to spend. That way you’ll won’t loose your heart to a dress you can’t afford and the sales staff at your bridal shoppe can direct you to the dresses that fit within your budget.
  • Do your research. Look through magazines, visit wedding websites and plan a trip to your local wedding show to see what dresses, fabrics, silhouettes and styles appeal to you.
  • Keep in mind location. Getting married on the beach or under a gazebo doesn’t necessarily call for a cathedral style gown. So view the overall theme and feel of your wedding day as a good marker for the type of dress to look for and help narrow your search. Also the time of day and year will help you know what materials will best suit you.
  • Buy the dress you love. There are just some decisions you have to go with your heart. Everyone says “you know when it’s the dress for you” and that seems to be true for the majority. So if you haven’t found it, keep looking. Have confidence in your taste and what appeals to you.

Be sure to take advantage of the largest gathering of the region’s best and most reputable wedding exhibitors that can not only help you find the dress of your dreams, but also plan your entire wedding from start to finish!

The 44th Annual Hamilton Halton Spring Show
January 12th and 13th, 11 am – 5 pm daily
The Hamilton Convention Centre
and
The 16th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show
January 19th and 20th, 12 pm – 5 pm daily
Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre

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Behind “The Big Day” Series: Annette’s Bridal

25 Jul

With the 9th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Annette Kowalski from Annette’s Bridal. Visit their website at www.annettesbridalstore.com

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?
Natural waist, lace, Illusion knecklines, 2 looks in one and jewelled shoes

What is the number one piece of advice you’d give to couples planning a wedding in 2012 / 2013?
Decide what is of priority to you and budget accordingly. Then eliminate some of the other indulgences so you are able to focus on what is important to you. 

What is your favorite wedding themed movie or TV / reality show of all time?
Four Wedding and a Funeral – The flowers and settings were fab!

What is your favorite part of the wedding process?
Helping create unique looks with accessories and designs.

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Be sure to visit Annette’s Bridal at the 9th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show taking place September 23rd at the Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre in St. Catharines.
Visit www.topweddingshows.com for more information.

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Bridal Fashions at the Niagara Autumn Wedding Show

29 Sep
Some of Wedding Gowns to be showcased at the Niagara Autumn Wedding Show

Some of Wedding Gowns to be showcased at the Niagara Autumn Wedding Show

I got a sneak peek at some of the dresses that will be showcased during the Niagara Autumn Wedding Show, which is taking place this Sunday at the Quality Parkway Hotel & Convention Centre, St. Catharines.  I adore the versatility of styles and options that have appeared in the 2010-2011 wedding gown collections.  Its one of the first seasons in a long time that caters to all types of brides and body types. Not to mention that but many of the gowns are very affordable! Here are some of the gowns I had the privilege of see up close (and even got to try a couple on!)

Dress 1: Private Label Design

This gown is definitely for a bride who wants to add a little Hollywood glamour to her wedding day!What I love about this gown is the ruching that envelops the entire bodice and mid section of the gown , which is great if you have beautiful curves you want to accentuate or the ruching can also also create more curve to a slender frame.  The WOW factor not only comes from the slim fit, but also the black accents & jewelled accents that certainly draw the eye across all your fabulous curves! The best thing about this season’s hottest silhouette (the mermaid or the slender A line) is that is looks so hight fashion, but at the same time, these dresses are so sassy, fun & perfect fro dancing the night away! If you want even more room to dance, you can remove the bottom of the skirt for a built in cocktail dress for your reception!

Private Label Gown Mermaid Wedding Dress with Black Accents

Private Label Gown Mermaid Wedding Dress with Black Accents

Private Label Wedding Gown with removable skirt & train. Perfect for dancing the night away

Private Label Wedding Gown with removable skirt & train. Perfect for dancing the night away

Dress 2: Ella Rosa Design

This is the Ultimate Cinderella Dress with a modern twist of pink! Up close, this gown is GORGEOUS with layers upon layers of silk taffeta with an underlay of embroidered lace on English netting. The bodice is embellished with embroidery & beads which I think would be stunning for a more formal wedding ceremony.

If the pink colour is a little too risky for you, or it doesn’t match your colour scheme, you can also order the gown in white/white, ivory/ivory or white and silver (very festive for the winter season!) Even though this gown has a full cascading silk taffeta hem and full train; it is actually quite light weight and easy to move in.  The back of the Ella Rosa gown is a lace up and comes with a removable panel, which makes it easy and comfortable for brides of all sizes. To top it off…its only $1,000!

Ella Rosa Wedding Dress. "The Ultimate Cinderella Dress"

Ella Rosa Wedding Dress. "The Ultimate Cinderella Dress"

Dress 3: MoriLee Design

I was so excited that even I got to try on a gorgeous gown, which I might add, has two of the hottest trends of the season!  The first trend is an assymetrical neckline, which is great for a bride that wants to draw the eye up to show off a trim upper body, but can do so without having to show too much off (this also offers an alternative to the ever present strapless dress!) I really liked the three strand of jewels across the back of this gown because it added some visual interest to the back of the dress and a little unexpected glamour!

The Second trend is Pockets! Pockets in a bridal dress are huge this season and allows brides to be comfortable, hands free, but still have their lip gloss, tissues and of cell phone close by (you know, so brides and grooms can change their facebook status from “engaged” to “married” immediately;))

The beaded waist sash is also great from accenting a slim waist or creating an illusion of a waist if you are more of a rectangular body shape.

MoriLee Wedding Dress with pockets and an asymmetrical neckline

MoriLee Wedding Dress with pockets and an asymmetrical neckline

This is just a tease of the dozens of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and tuxes you will see at the 7th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show.  There will be two fashion shows: 1:30 & 3:30, so be sure to come early to get a great seat!

Hope to see you there,

Shannon

www.TopWeddingShows.com

7th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show

Sunday October 3rd, 2010

Quality Parkway Hotel & Convention Centre

325 Ontario St. St. Catharines

Show Times: 12noon-5pm

Fashion Shows: 1:30 & 3:30

All dresses pictures are from Rainbow Bridal www.Rainbowbridal.com

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