Wedding Cakes Timmins

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If you are looking for a wedding cake in Timmins, Ontario you will want to look at our listing of talented cake makers in Timmins Ontario on our website here: http://www.weddingtimmins.com/category/wedding-cake

You may also be interested in checking out upcoming trends for wedding cakes in 2012. Here is a great prediction I found on the Wedsavvy website here: http://wedsavvy.com/weddingcakes-2012

I am always excited to get (and share) the scoop on future wedding trends.

Isabelle of Toronto based J’Adore Cakes predicts that in 2012, “Cakes will become blank canvases where cake artists, paintbrush in hand, will let their imaginations take over…”

Future cakes will feature an abundance of hand painted accents and details, which Isabelle calls a “minimalistic” approach.

The image shows how some fine pastry chefs have already dabbled into the cake as canvas concept:

Hand Painted Cake Credits:

Superfine Bakery Cake from Hill City Bride
Real Wedding Cake from The Knot
Chinoiserie Cake by Nicky Grant
Succulent cake from cakeoccasions.com.au
Maggie Austin Cake via Southern Living
Cake by The Cakegirls via Cake Central
Tartlets award winning cake via bride.ca
Real Wedding Cake from the Knot
Photo by Darker Shades of Brown on Wedding Chicks via Tahoe Unveiled

I’m hoping this deliciously artistic movement transpires into the launching of cake museums….

Walking Down The Aisle Tunes

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from: http://gonnagetwed.com/blog/2011/10/06/processional-music-ideas-wedding-trends/

It’s no secret that Canon in D is probably one of the most popular songs a bride uses for her processional music.

It’s a great song if you want to stick to a more traditional wedding, but don’t think you have to use this song or any other traditional song for that matter!

Here are some tips and ideas to think about when choosing the music for your ceremony and what song is best for you when walking down the aisle.

You and Your Husband’s Song:
This is a very romantic and personal way to walk down the aisle to your husband. This moment will surely bring tears to both his and your eyes. Even if the song isn’t a popular song or maybe isn’t even something people would associate with a wedding, it is a very special song for you and your husband and that’s all that matters.

An Acoustic Version of a Song:
There’s something about acoustic songs that make them very soft and elegant. Try finding one of your favorite love songs in an acoustic version and seeing how it sounds. You might be surprised by how pretty and soothing it seems with just the basic instruments and the singer’s voice.

A Light Hearted Song:
Maybe you are not an emotional person and want to have your wedding without all the tears and heavy emotions. A light hearted silly song might be more for you when walking down the aisle. A good example is the song “Going to the chapel” this song is sure to make your guests chuckle versus tear up.

Another recent trend that goes along with this is the bridal party and bride can dance up the aisle. Who can forget that Minnesota couple’s “Wedding Entrance Dance” video that became an Internet sensation. You can make this as creative as you’d like!

Keep in mind this isn’t for everyone but it can provide some extra fun for you and your guests. When it comes to your wedding processional music you and your husband just need to decided what’s best for you as a couple.

Just remember there is no rule stating you have to use a traditional song, it’s okay to make your wedding a little unique and unexpected!

Looking for a local vocalist for your wedding, go to Specialty Music on www.GonnaGetWed.com

Wedding Jewelry Trends For 2012

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from: http://m.retail-jeweller.com/5030027.article

Bridal trends are taking inspiration from celebrities and royalty alike and jewellery choices are adapting to match. Kate Donovan finds out what pieces will be on wedding wish lists The true romantics among us have probably always had ideas of what they want their wedding day to be. Church setting -tick; big white dress – tick; Whitney Houston warbling her way through the first dance – tick. Crystabelle has fabulous lace options for brides While some elements remain timeless, other decisions are made based on what works in the here and now, and the finer details, such as jewellery choices, will no doubt reflect current trends. The fairy tale wedding continues to be a good news story for jewellers, with the finishing touches playing an increasingly important role in making a bride’s wedding day special. “A bride meticulously plans every last detail of her outfit and this includes the necklace, earrings, hair decoration and bracelet,” says Demelza Rayner, editor of Attire Bridal magazine. “Individuality is key, so we are finding that jewellery has become increasingly flexible in its use. A brooch, for example, can be worn however the bride chooses – whether clipped to a shoe, worn as a waist sash, pinned to the bodice of a gown or even as an accent to a shoulder strap.” And with many brides slow to shy away from wedding extravagance, the opportunities for bridal jewellery sales are growing. “Some brides are even choosing two wedding dresses – one gown for the ceremony and one for the reception,” adds Rayner. “This allows them to be much bolder in their choice of colour, shape and style of jewellery for the evening.”

Wedding Trends For 2012

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Wondering what kind of unique touch to add to your wedding and what will be in style? I found this inspiring article on the Bridal District website by Katherine here:
http://www.thebridaldistrict.com/2011/10/top-5-wedding-trends-for-2012.html?m=1

With wedding trends constantly changing, it’s important to keep up to date as you plan your big day. Luckily, we are here to help.

Here are the top 5 wedding trends you need to know for 2012.

1. Bow ties are back – nothing says class & elegance like a black bow tie. We are already starting to see this trend start to grow with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Hilary Duff, and Ivanka Trump. A black bow tie is something that will look good years after your wedding and it never goes out of style.

2. White pallets are in – this trend started at the royal wedding when Pippa Middelton wore a white bridesmaid dress. It shocked viewers around the world because for years, wearing white to a wedding was a huge faux pas. Well, say hello to white because not only are white bridesmaids dresses the new trend, but white flowers & decor are as well. Its clean, its elegant, its here!

3. Formality can still have personality – There are no rules that say you can’t have your own unique touches at your wedding just because it’s a formal event. Add personality in unexpected places to show off your style while still staying traditional. Wearing different colored shoes with your wedding gown is a great way to stay traditional but still add an unexpected twist to your wedding style.

4. The night doesn’t end with the reception – A wedding is the biggest party of your life, so why end it at the reception? Hosting an “after party” is gaining more and more popularity amongst couples who want their wedding festivities to last longer. This can be as simple as inviting your bridal party to your favorite bar/lounge after the reception, to inviting all your wedding guests to brunch the day after the wedding.

5. Surprises are a must – Nothing gets guests more excited at a wedding than a surprise! Whether the surprise is fireworks, a food truck, or even the couple performing a secret dance, it will catch guests off guard & set the tone for an amazing, fun wedding.

To see beautiful pictures of these ideas, go here: http://www.thebridaldistrict.com/2011/10/top-5-wedding-trends-for-2012.html?m=1

The Ultimate Wedding Planner

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NEW YORK, Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — XO Group Inc. XOXO +0.36% , formerly The Knot Inc., a global media and technology leader with the #1 wedding website, TheKnot.com, today announced the launch of its first all-inclusive wedding planning application for the iPhone and iPad, The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner, now available in the Apple App Store.

Couples can now create and update their wedding to-do list, track wedding budget expenses, browse thousands of wedding dresses and bookmark inspirational photos of cakes, wedding decor and more — all while on the go.

This first-of-its-kind wedding app is complimentary through February 29, 2012, due to a launch partnership with The Registry at Bloomingdale’s.

“Today’s engaged couple is busier than ever,” said Carley Roney, editor in chief of The Knot and cofounder of XO Group Inc. “We’re thrilled to offer couples the flexibility and ease of wedding planning tools that are available, and fully synched, on the web or on mobile devices.”

Features of The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner App for the iPhone and iPad include:
— Ultimate Wedding Checklist. Not sure when to book the photographer or order the cake? Keep organized with a checklist that tells you exactly when to complete each wedding task.

— Wedding Budgeting Tool. Get an estimated budget and keep track of payments for everything from the reception hall to the band.

— Photo “Scrapbooks” Out with your girlfriends? Quickly reference photos of your dress, hairstyle and accessories, or get their opinions on several bridesmaid dress choices. Meeting with your florist? Show them your “inspiration board” of the bouquet and centerpiece images you’ve saved.

— Top Registry Picks. Browse the registry gallery for the top featured picks at Bloomingdale’s and all your registry must-haves.

— Thousands of Wedding Dresses. Shop on the go. Looking for an A-line dress under $2,000? Search, select and save your favorite wedding and bridesmaid dresses from thousands of images that can be filtered based on designer, price and style.

— 5,000+ Inspiring Wedding Ideas. Browse ideas for cakes, decor, hairstyles, bouquets and more from our comprehensive slideshows of wedding inspiration. When you see something you love, share it with your friends and save it to your scrapbook, where you can organize all your favorite wedding details for easy access.

Features that are coming soon include a Guest List Manager, Vendor Manager and Mobile Wedding Message Boards, all popular features on TheKnot.com. The app is available on a complimentary basis until February 29, 2012, when it will then be available for purchase for $4.99.

Bridesmaids In Skirts

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Found this original idea and thought i would share… The article is written by Jen on http://www.greenweddingshoes.com

Why not have your lovely bridesmaids wear pretty skirts + tops?

Lots more ideas if you like the mix + match style – and still super stylish! I’ve collected some stylish bridal parties that will hopefully help inspire you and then we’ve also put together a few fun looks to get you started!

Anyone planning on having their ladies wearing skirts instead of dresses?

You could even mix skirts with dresses like these bridesmaids above did! 🙂 photo credits: Amelia Lyon, Oh Darling Photography, Lang Photographers via Ruffled, Kate Miller Photography, Easy Dreamer Photography, Weddings By Two via Martha Stewart, Rebekah Westover, Vintage inspired skirt by KT Jean, Christian Oth And we’ve also put together some outfit ideas to help get your started…

look #1: floral skirt from Anthropologie and silk top from Madewell look#2: flutterfall skirt from Madewell and blouse from Ruche look #3: pink bow skirt from J Crew and vintage top from Mod Cloth Look #4: ruffled polka-dot skirt from Ruche and top from J Crew

For the full story and more pics, go to the original post here: http://greenweddingshoes.com/wedding-trends-bridesmaids-in-skirts/#

Wedding Stats 2011

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Here Are All of The Average Wedding Expenses In The United States Based Upon Registered Weddings In 2011.

You Just May Be Surprised How Much Money Is Being Spent On The Average Wedding These Days…

Consider These Numbers Before Planning Your Wedding and Be Sure To Budget For Your Wedding According To These Latest Costs.

Cost per wedding dress: $1,099 Percentage of Destination Weddings: 24% Bride’s Age: 29 Groom’s Age: 31 Number of Guests: 141 Average cost per guest at a wedding: $194 Number of Bridesmaids: 4 Number of Groomsmen: 4 Length of Engagement: 14 months Most Popular Engagement Month: December (16%)

The Wedding Dress

by Amanda Panero

any bride-to-be what the most important detail of her wedding day is, and although some may not verbally admit it, internally we are all thinking the same thing: the dress.

For many, a wedding dress has been a mental artistic sketch for years in the making, but how does that fantasy garment translate into reality? First things first, do your homework.

In order to find the dress of your dreams it is of the utmost important to know your options. Current issues of bridal magazines will show you all the latest trends, at all the most costly prices. My recommendation is to actually visit the bridal shops nearest to you.

Hingham’s Country Weddings in Hingham Square offers brides a simple élégance style that is “all about the fit, the line and the fabric,” according to Owner Debbie Dulka. Their selection carries show sizes between 8 and 12, but they do work with all size brides. For brides with a smaller frame, the gowns can be clipped in the back for the purpose of try-ons. Customers looking for a larger size are often able to model dresses with a fuller skirt or A-line while leaving the back open. In my experience, the limited capability with smaller boutiques is that they may only be able to offer show room sizes. If you are a bride looking for the option of trying dresses that will be nearly exact to your fit, I would recommend a larger bridal retailer, such as David’s Bridal. When devising a course of action for sifting through gowns, one factor that may facilitate the process is knowing what it is that you do not what. While it is extremely difficult to pinpoint exact fabric and shape for a gown, it is more realistic to identify components that are not appealing to you. For instance, when skimming magazines you will see hundreds of various dresses all with different beading, some with feathers, some with belts, and colors, and so on and so on. “Sometimes girls come in with a picture of a dress they like and they end up with something totally different,” said Dulka. “But sometimes it’s the dress they buy!” Although it is important that you are looking at dresses to fit your personal wedding gown image, it may also be helpful to try on one or two dresses that conflict with your mold. For example, if you have your heart set on a strapless wedding gown, you may try on a dress that is a halter top style. While it may not be the one you love, it can at least put your mind at ease knowing for sure what you do enjoy. Another suggestion I can give from personal experience: try the dress on more than once. When I found my dream wedding gown, I tried it on with my maid of honor, then again with another bridesmaid, and then with both of my parents as well. Though my need for assuredness may be a bit excessive, in my opinion, it is important to love the dress over a period of time, and not just on any given day. After all, this is The Dress. While I could go on for days about wedding gowns, this will be the end of my weekly wedding column. I appreciate your following through this month and for the future let me say, Happy Wedding Day!

Fall Wedding Trends

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Love Karina from Blogger Bride’s in dept analysis of the current trends for wedding decor. Here are her findings… For the original article go here: http://www.getmarried.com/wedding-blog/2011/09/26/10-fall-wedding-trends/

1. Color:
I’m digging cedar green (a mossy military shade that’s currently on my nails) and honeysuckle pink (a soft watermelon)—both Pantone picks! We took the honeysuckle color and challenged five invitation designers to create a design exclusively for Get Married brides—we love them all, so we’re leaving the voting up to you at www.getmarried.com/voteinvite.

2. Themes:
Heard of steampunk? It’s a blend of Victoriana and sci-fi that’s totally fun and glam for an alternative bride. Think Victorian booties, ornate jewelry, an industrial-looking venue and mixing metals like bronze and silver. For something a little less, um, out there, get inspired by nature – wood, specifically! – beautiful textures pair well with earthy tones like creams, mochas, lattes…maybe we should have called this trend ‘Starbucks’

3. Gown:
Classic brides are following in Duchess Kate’s footsteps with long sleeves and lace combos (designers from Oscar de la Renta to Monique Lhuillier are showing these pretty princess gowns), while vintage darlings will love the cap sleeves and sexy illusion necklines that croon Old Hollywood glam (at bridal houses like Alfred Angelo, Liz Fields and Allure Bridals). My favorite edgy look this season is the micro mini (the LWD’s have gone thigh-high!)—look for it in flapper-like layers and retro with long sleeves (Modern Trousseau).

4. Bridesmaids:
Keep all ladies in waiting happy by coordinating one color in different styles and adding accessories to suit each individual. One of this season’s hottest maids’ hues is cobalt blue (find it at Lazaro, Enzoani, Alfred Angelo and Watters). Pair them with metallic accessories.

5. Hair:
From the runway to celebs’ red carpet styles (J-Lo, Jessica, Kim, Hilary, the list goes on!), ballerina buns are hot to trot! Perfect for your big day ‘do, you can go loose and beachy or sleek and sophisticated with it, there are tons of options. (We’ve got DIY tips from celeb stylist Ken Paves in the Fall issue—love him!)

6. Dessert:
Let them eat cake…on a stick! My favorite dessert trend for a shower, reception or rehearsal dinner is still cake pops. Need a visual of these lovely little ones? Watch this how-to video with tips from Only a Bite (delish!): http://video.getmarried.com/player.php?v=l17w1kf7&catid=28299.

7. Goodies:
The ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ trend may seem a little cheesy to some, but brides are going crazy for it—when you’re in love, who cares, right? (Their blissed-out men are just going with it.) Pillowcases, luggage tags, travel bags, slippers and even coozies—you name it, we’ve got it on shop.getmarried.com.

8. Registry:
So many thingamajigs to choose from, so little space! Retailers are catching on with new, totally functional registry must-haves that do double duty. For example, Portmeirion’s Sophie Conran Tangine ($71.50) goes from oven cooker to table server. So clever—I want one, too!

9. Rings:
Rose gold is becoming more and more popular as an alternative to platinum and gold. I love Gemvara’s Vahagan Ring for its super-cool style and also its price tag—ah-mazing!

10. Travel:
We’re calling the new destination-wedding trend ‘faux elopements’—it’s farther away from home (think South Africa) and more intimate than your typical destination wedding, with just your nearest and dearest friends and family along for the ride. Subscribe to Get Married magazine’s print or digital editions at www.getmarried.com/magazine.

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Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Jaci’s Lodges, Fernando Colon, NARS, Alfred Angelo, PR Photos, Gemvara, Allure Bridals, Jennifer Borgh Events, BHLDN, Modern Trousseau, Kate’s Paperie, Two Black Flats, shop.getmarried.com, Portmeirion

Fall Wedding Invitations: What’s Popular?

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Now that we’ve started pulling our boots and tights out of our storage units, we’re all about fall. So we asked Heidi Kallett of the Dandelion Patch, a stationery store with locations in Vienna, Leesburg, Reston, and Georgetown (you might remember her from our Vendor Q&A last week) to share the latest trends in fall wedding invitations.

“For fall, we’re seeing lots of nature-themed invitations, using images of trees, leaves, mountains—and lots of peacocks,” says Kallett. “We’re also seeing couples mix and match patterns like stripes, florals, and checks, all in the same design.”

She also listed monochromatic styles (think two tones of purple), heavyweight paper with hand-painted edging, diecut envelopes and invitations, and personalized envelope liners as other big trends. The hot stationery colors this fall? “Copper, deep purple, and jewel tones,” says Kallett.

Some of her favorite fall invitations are shown above.
1. Vintage Bookplate invitation suite by Grapevine 2. Middleton invitation suite by the Lettered Olive 3. Invitation suite by Spark For more information on these and many other invitation designs, visit the Dandelion Patch’s Web site. http://www.thedandelionpatch.com/index.asp