Everyone loves surprises, but did you know that only one in three marriage proposals are a surprise (source: https://www.theknot.com/content/the-knot-2017-jewelry-and-engagement-study)? You’ve imagined your dream ring since you were a little girl, but how do you ensure he picks up the perfect ring? Are there norms and standards about ring shopping? First things first – before you decide to think of a ring, it is key to make sure you both have communicated your hopes for marriage and the future.

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In Springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. – Emma Racine Defleur

With the melting snow, longer days and warmer temperatures we can officially say spring is here! It’s a magical time of year when bulbs come alive and rise from the ground bringing wonderful bright blooms. Daffodils, crocus and of course, one of our favourite spring bulbs – tulips!

In honour of Spring,

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If you have ever met us, you know that we love a fabulous pair of heels! But, we also love keeping our feet comfy with a pair of fabulous flats. We did a little browsing and found these fabulous flats that are perfect for any bride or bridesmaid after hours in heals on the big day.

These lace & beaded flats are so gorgeous. And the satin roses…so sweet.

These ballet flats are so adorable with the pearl detail on the bows. 

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Edited. Originally posted August 5, 2016

To wear a veil, or not wear a veil – that is the question!

At one time you wouldn’t catch a bride walking down the aisle without a veil, but these days there are so many wonderful options that many brides are sometimes opting for a lovely headpiece instead. This is true for almost all of our Calgary pop-up brides (we said almost :)).

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Edited. Originally posted July 2016

Cakes are probably the third best thing about weddings, next to watching your grandma bust a move to “It’s Tricky”, and officially calling that totally awesome partner of yours hubby and/or wifey for lifey.

From quirky and unconventional to classic and vintage, here is a smattering of tasty small cakes that will leave a lasting impression on your big day (and your taste buds).

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