Sep 28, 2009

Poll Results - Marrying Age

The votes are in for my first blog poll "What is the ideal age for a woman to get married at. The results are:

1. 18-21 (7%)
2. 22-24 (15%)
3. 25-30 (42%)
4. 30 and older (11%)
5. no perfect age (26%)

So the winner is 25-30, I better hurry up! :)

Thanks to all those who voted and who have been supporting my blog so far. :)

Sep 25, 2009

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Sep 23, 2009

Pamper Your Soul

In an effort to 'think outside the box', I was on the lookout for any local service or products that would be useful for a Bridal Shower or a bachelorette party, and what's more unique than bringing the spa to your home? Vancouver mobile spa provider, Pamper Your Soul, has a delightful array of spa services to cater to your needs.

Their packages seem to mostly come bundled, which are ideal for a party. There is even a service called "Something Old Something New" which is meant especially for a bride and her guests, and includes manicures, pedicures, spa facial and aromatherapy massage.

Another exciting thing I noticed about their packages is their "Stay In" package, which is meant for couples to enjoy spa treatments and massages together. What a wonderful way for a bride and groom to either prepare for their wedding, or relax together the day after. Pamper Your Soul is even offering a course for couples to learn how to give aromatherapy massages to each other.

The company website is located here: Pamper Your Soul. There is also an option to purchase gift certificates, and what an ideal wedding gift that would be!

A side note: Due to the nature of their service, Pamper Your Soul doesn't have any pictures of their services so the pictures used here were royalty-free images I found online. If any of the images belong to you and you do not wish for me to use them please let me know and I'll take them down. Thank you :)

Sep 19, 2009

Mmmm, chocolate fountain!

I have a confession to make: I am a hopeless and irreconcilable addict. My vice? CHOCOLATE! On an especially rainy and overcast Saturday, I am cozied up on my couch, and find myself craving something decadent, but I certainly don't feel like going out into the ugliness to get it... So, I decided to write about it instead. With serious chocolate cravings on my mind, I found myself at chocolaTas and, as you can see, that is not a typo.

Just a glance at their rich looking and beautifully crafted chocolate is enough to sell me on their product, but they go beyond just chocolate. I found several wonderful wedding ideas perusing their site. See, for example, this deluxe chocolate assortment laid out in a layered and swiveling picture box.

What a wonderful gesture it would be to obtain some of the bride and groom's most treasured photos and put them in the picture slots - causing them to conjure up blissful memories as they indulge together in the edible portion of their gift.

In my opinion, though, the real 'pride and glory' of chocolaTas' wedding items is their extravagant chocolate fountain. Of course, I saved the best for last.

Their large chocolate fountain comes with the chocolate needed to feed up to 300 guests, and is surprisingly affordable. This being especially true, considering they use only fine Belgium chocolate by Callebaut. They have a store on Granville Island, Vancouver, in the public market, and another in Abbotsford. Their website can be found here: chocolaTas.

Sep 18, 2009

InspirASIAN Creations

Without knowing exactly what I was looking for, I was browsing through various Vancouver wedding vendor and service provider websites, and I found this one particular item which really caught my attention. This cherry blossom themed disposable camera is so striking and unique, I can't help but get carried away by thoughts on how fun it would be at a wedding. The vendor suggests placing several cameras on each table and encouraging guests to snap shots throughout the event. This would add to your themed decor, create a fun activity for the guests, and would ensure that every memory was captured. The vendor who supplies this camera is Inspirasian Creations. They sell wedding favors exclusively, and their ingenuity does not stop at the camera.

When I first looked at this chrome letter opener, I anticipated the price would be at least $20. I was delighted to find that this item costs only $3.25, and even goes as low as $2.70 when larger quantities are purchased. While admiring the pretty gift, I started to ponder over how I would present it to my wedding guests. My suggestion: You could place the letter opener on an envelope for each guest, and inside their envelope would be a 'love letter' from you to them, telling them a few things that make them special to you.

I feel almost guilty mentioning this next item halfway through my post. It actually deserves its very own post but I can't wait, so here it is.

It's cleverly called the "Having the Upper Hand" cake topper, and what an appropriate name that is. I can just imagine how fun and easy-going the bride and groom are who would use this, and how much fun their wedding would be. I can also imagine that when the bride decides she wants this as her cake topper, there will be no argument. :)

Inspirasian Creations is mostly dedicated to Asian-inspired items, so they would be the perfect stop for someone working with that type of theme. However, they also have a large amount of other favors and items that would suit just about anyone. They are located in Vancouver, have a local phone number listed, and their website is: Inspirasian Creations.

Sep 14, 2009

Photobooth Vancouver

If you are looking for something unique, fresh, and fun for your wedding, do I ever have just the thing! When I stumbled upon Photobooth Vancouver, I was instantly blown away with such an inventive idea: having a photobooth at a wedding.

Who doesn't have fun memories of piling into one of those mall photobooths with their best friends/lover and scrambling to organize different poses before the flash comes - and then the anticipation of waiting for them to come out of that slot just minutes later?

Well, imagine if those shots came out as high-quality digital photos, each with your very own wedding logo on them. Not only does the booth serve as a huge source of fun at a wedding party, and a great keepsake for wedding guests and the couple to take home, but the pictures look great!

I think this would be a really great gift idea for a few of the bride and groom's closest friends to chip in on, and I will be bookmarking the site for when that opportunity comes my way. If you'd like to do the same, check them out here: Photobooth Vancouver. They also have a blog right here on blogspot!!! Link here: Photobooth Blogspot.

If you care to comment, let me know: would you want a photobooth at your wedding? Why or why not?

Sep 13, 2009

Yuki Lam - Makeup Artist

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post my next feature, but I'm so excited I have to do it now!

I decided that I would next like to include a local makeup artist and hair stylist, but perusing the Craigslist services and google searching, I have to say I found myself disappointed. Many of the artists' portfolios fall short of impressive. The makeup jobs often look like something I could do on the skytrain, but pricing reflects work you would expect to look like something out of a magazine. Well, enough negative ranting. There was a light at the end of my artist search tunnel: Yuki Lam.

The eyebrow taper in that shot is enough to win me over, but she really does an exquisite job on every aspect of her makeup application, and it shows.

If I were getting married, I would be hesitant about hiring a makeup artist because I am quite confident in my own makeup skills and would not want to pay to have someone do less or the same of what I would have done. However, Yuki's magazine cover-page quality bridal makeup restores my faith in the value of hiring an artist.

But it doesn't stop at the makeup. She also provides hair stylist services, and was I ever blown away by what I found in her gallery. Her work makes me want to get married for no other reason than to be in one of those beautiful pictures. Speaking of which, I saved the best picture for last... Perfection! (click on the picture for the larger version so you can see the detail)

Yuki is, of course, located in Vancouver, BC. If you are as enthralled with her work as I am (I can't imagine who wouldn't be), check out her website: There, you will find her portfolio with larger versions of the pics I've posted here and then some. Her contact email is:

Powder Blue Bijoux

I spent a considerable amount of time trying to decide who I would feature first in my new blog, and I think Powder Blue Bijoux was the right decision. She is a Vancouver based wedding jewelry and hair accessory designer, and her hair pieces especially caught my attention. With their classic white and ivory colour schemes, enriched with dainty embellishments, her hair clips, hair fascinators, and birdcage veils are breathtaking and surprisingly affordable.

My personal favourite is this decadent white fleather floral fascinator with rhinestones and faux pearls. I think this piece is a bride's dream come true!

Powder Blue Bijoux's unique and beautiful wedding accessories are available for purchase through her store: Powder Blue Bijoux. She does mention in her profile that she will also make custom changes at the customer's request.

What do you think of her accessories? Do you have a favourite? I'd love some comments and feedback! :)


The purpose of this blog will be to provide information, ideas, resources, and whatever else comes about relating to weddings! I live in Vancouver, BC, and I noticed there are NO wedding blogs in this area at all, so I'm filling that empty space right up! :) However, I would still like to do articles and features on wedding-related things from outside of the area. If you have something you'd like me to feature in my blog, please contact me. My contact info is in my profile, which you can find on the side bar.

Well, all seriousness aside, I thought it would be fun to start with a poll. If you look over to the right, you'll see it! Anyone can vote, and I hope some do. I am curious about what you think is the appropriate age for a woman to get married. Growing up, I always planned to get married at age 23. I'm not sure why I chose that age, but it just suited my fancy. Haha. Well, needless to say, my opinion has changed over time... What about yours? When the poll is complete, I will post the results here! Thank you for voting.

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