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Hamilton Halton Wedding Show presents “Behind the Wedding Day” with Angie’s Bridal Boutique

9 Jan

 

Angie's Bridal is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Angie’s Bridal is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

With the 44th Annual Hamilton 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 the team from Angie’s Bridal Boutique. Visit their website: www.angiesbridal.ca

Angie's Bridal is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Angie’s Bridal is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

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

A: Start early, stay on budget and HAVE FUN!Why is it important for brides and grooms-to-be to shop locally for the wedding products/services?

A: Money spent at home creates jobs and value here. Money spent elsewhere does not.

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

A: Four Weddings and a Funeral  

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

A: Reader’s Choice winner for every year we are in business

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

A: New bridal gowns, Sorella Vita Bridesmaid

Be sure to visit the team from Angie’s Bridal Boutique in booth #17 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

Angie's Bridal is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Angie’s Bridal is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

 

Also be sure to check out to view the entire Wedding Show Exhibitor 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

Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show presents “Behind the Wedding Dress” with Michelle My Belle Bridal Boutique

8 Jan

 

Michelle My Belle Bridal Boutique is participating in  the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Michelle My Belle Bridal Boutique is participating in the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

With the 44th Annual Hamilton 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 Michelle from Michelle my Belle Bridal Boutique. Visit their website: www.michellemybellebridal.ca

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

A: Lace, straps, tulle, coloured dresses and coloured shoes

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

A: Honesty, Trust and communication

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

A: Service, convenience, loyalty to the community

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

A: Say YES to the Dress, Klienfelds

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

A: Our first sale on our first day opening up!

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

A: Wedding dresses, shoes and other wedding attire

Be sure to visit the team from Michelle My Belle Bridal Boutique  in booth #83 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

Also be sure to check out to view the entire Wedding Show Exhibitor 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

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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Tips for Brides: Staying Cool at Summer Weddings

6 Jul

Ah the summer months; the flowers are in full bloom, days are longer, the grass is that perfect shade of green and the sun is shining bright.  What a beautiful time to get married.  Oh, did I mention the staggeringly high temperatures, hair flattening or frizzing (whichever is your curse) humidity, and smog-clouded, thick air? May I repeat, what a BEA-U-TI-FUL time to get married;)

Let’s face it, every time of year has some sort of weather “threat” to your wedding day success, even the lovely and ever popular June-August summer months.  The obvious summer threat is the uncontrollable heat waves and hot sticky days. Here are a couple of tips for keeping cool, fresh and flawless on your big day!

The Dress: Avoid heavy fabrics such as taffeta, satin, silks or brocades and opt for a more breathable fabric such as cotton or even a synthetic fabric that does not have the same sticky affects of satin or silk.  Be sure your dress is comfy, not too heavy and that you have had the proper alternations to ensure your dress fits perfectly. Aim for short sleeves, thin straps (halter or spaghetti) or strapless to keep cool and avoid perspiration marks. Check out David’s Bridal for some fashionable and fresh ideas. Choosing the dress suitable for the summer heat is really important to your enjoyment on the big day because you are going to get a bit hot and sweaty with the heat, running around and lots of dancing and hugging, so at least start out being as comfy as possible!

H20! I know it is an obvious solution and everyone has been telling you all summer to stay hydrated when it is scorching outside, but with all the chaos and hectic nature of Your Big Day, drinking water is often pushed to the bottom of your wedding day “to do list”. Make drinking extra water a priority in order to keep your internal core temperature low to keep cool.  If you prefer your beverages with a little more taste, check out this link for a list of delicious and low cal flavoured waters. Just remember to take a pit stop at the bathroom before walking down the aisle!

If you are going to be outside for a significant amount of time, be sure to apply a body lotion and foundation that contains sunscreen so you are not a lobster in your photos and suffering from heat stroke by the time your reception rolls around.

Make up: Avoid oil based or pressed powered foundations as they tend to cake or create an uneven skin tone when you start to perspire. Stick with a water based foundation to start and pack some face blotters to get rid of any access oils or sweat so you stay looking fresh and put together all night long.  An over the counter choice I like is Pure Makeup by Mabelline New York or ask your makeup artists in advance for an oil free foundation and water proof mascara (its two-fold protection from sweat and tears!)

Hair: Keep hairstyles simple and elegant.  If your hair is too “big” or intricate, you run the risk of it falling before you even say “I Do”.  If you still desire the Wow factor when it comes to your wedding hair do, opt for a type of accessory instead of going too big.  Great summer accessories are fake flowers or gem and jeweled clips.  Even though they are pretty proceed with caution if you opt for a real flower, as they most surely will wilt in the heat.   Check out Allure Hair & Makeup for different summer wedding hair “Dos”

Keepin’ It Cool: Create a cool oasis for you and your guests! If your wedding is indoors, hopefully the reception area has AC (at the very least).  This is a very important question to ask while booking! If it is outdoors or in a place with no AC, there are several creative ways to find relief from the heat, such as keep big fans blowing in the tent area or main hall (many tents actually now come with portable A/C units). Or offer heat relief with food and serve ice cream sandwiches, freezies in your wedding colours, juices or punch with sparkling water to your guests as refreshing and fun appetizers. Through a garden wedding theme, encourage everyone to wear fancy hats to keep them out of the sun or if you are near a beach, offer time for a group swim later on in the evening!

Here are some other great tips for you and your guests at your own summer weather.

http://weddings.about.com/od/traditionscolorsthemes/a/summerweddings.htm

http://wedding.theknot.com/real-weddings/summer-weddings/articles/summer-wedding-dos-donts.aspx

Cheers,

Shannon

www.TopWeddingShows.com

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