March 22nd, 2013
So there’s a sparkly ring on our finger. Now what?
We skipped the massive wedding shows knowing that something better was coming our way. Good news: It’ll be here on Sunday.
Bridal Boudoir Affair, the intimate, boutique-y wedding show, is back for its third season – and with a trendy The Great Gatsby theme to boot.
With a fashion show, guest speaker (Alison McGill, EIC of Weddingbells) and a slew of the city’s top vendors (hand-picked by planner extraordinaire Madeleine Kojakian, a.k.a. Maddy K.), it’s the perfect place to kick start the planning… and the smart bride’s secret to walking down the aisle in style. —Christine Laroche
March 24 at the Hyatt Regency, 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, http://bridalboudoiraffair.com
February 27th, 2013
Say “oui je le veux” in chic Montreal style.
put a(nother) ring on it
Inspired by Birks’ storied history, the 1879 collection is the epitome of vintage glamour and elegance – but it’s not all engagement rings! The 1879 Diamond Wedding Band ($2,800) is perfect pick for understated (yet incredibly sparkly!) elegance. 1240 Square Phillips, Montreal, 514-397-2511, www.birks.com
When it comes to adding a personal touch to a look, sashes and belts are a bride’s best bet. For something a little different than the ubiquitous jeweled belt, check out Charlotte Hosten’s (from $279) one of a kind creations. 122 Bernard St. W., Montreal, 514-274-8511, www.charlottehosten.com
Already said yes to the dress? Don’t dismiss a visit to White Montreal: The new shop is stocked with a dizzying array of sparkly accessories and shoes from bridal heavy-hitters like Jennifer Behr and Oscar de la Renta (shown, $795). 105 St-Paul St. W, 2nd floor, Montreal, 514-507-4296.
If your Pinterest wedding board is packed with rustic-chic inspiration but you’d prefer to get the look sans barnyard animals, l’Auberge St-Gabriel will prove the perfect venue. 426 Saint-Gabriel St., Montreal, 514-878-3561, www.lesaint-gabriel.com
They’ve been there through thick and thin – don’t they deseve an updated friendship bracelet? Say merci to your ‘maids with Agatha beauties ($TK), which were definitely not knotted around a campfire. 1054 Laurier W., Montreal, 514-272-9313.
(Photo: Amypunky Photography, Auberge St-Gabriel)
January 8th, 2013
Received some left hand bling over the holidays? Congratulations – your man has impeccable timing.
It’s the most popular time of the year to get engaged but more importantly, a plush bridal boutique has just opened in Old Montreal. Translation? Save your Porter Points: Montreal has its very own White Toronto outpost.
White Montreal is stocked with swoon-worthy styles by Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and more, edited by superstar stylist Andrea Anastasiou.
We predict many a White wedding in the years to come. – Christine Laroche
105 St-Paul St. W., 2nd floor, Montreal, 514-507-4296, www.whitemontreal.com
Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Packham
February 22nd, 2012
Our top five resources to check out before walking down the aisle.
Click through the portfolio of Montreal-based wedding photographers (and real-life couple) Davina Palik and Daniel Kudish to be whisked away to some of the most breathtaking weddings ever. (And we dare you not to book them after taking a peek at their work!).
Forget clunky scrapbooks and folders: Keep all your wedding inspirations visuals organized on Pinterest. Consider us obsessed.
Maddy K isn’t just one of Montreal’s top wedding planners—she’s also the force behind All that Glitters, a must-bookmark blog and Bridal Boudoir Affair, the city’s chicest bridal event.
All bridal, all the time
The newly opened Galerie du Mariage takes all the best things about bridal expos—access to vendors, fashion shows and more— and makes them available to brides year-round at their downtown loft-y space.
Have your cake
For a sweet treat that’s as gorgeous as it is yummy, we’re beelining to Dliche. Whether you crave cute cupcakes, a classic tiered number or both (hey, it’s your day!), they’ve got us covered. —Christine Laroche