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oops i didnt put jill's website: real image photography

 

http://www.realimagephotos.net

 

Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann View Post

I brought Jill whilem with me to jamaica. she is from Windsor ON and did an amazing job!!!! check out my review as i added a lot of pics from her: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/79515/krysta-lee-anns-happily-ever-after-planning-thread

 

she has amazing prices and is sooooooooo worth it! i promise you will be amazed by her!

 

it all depends on the individual photog. i just paid mine cash and they booked their travel but a lot wanted both!! which is redid

 

 

check out the store called Stars 

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I wanted to share some vendor contacts and they didn't really seem to fit in the vendor forums here. They are both fantastic but work in and service Toronto area brides so they'd just get lost in the vendor rankings here on BDW.

 

If you are looking for a seamstress who can work magic, I have just the person for you: Elizabeth Oliveira @ Labl (http://labl.ca/studio-meet.html). My dress came from a sample sale and was too small and wripped. I'm one fitting away from being finished and the dress is even more stunning than the original. She has essentially reconstructed it to fit my vision and my body perfectly. To call her a seamstress is an understatement actually, she is a designer and having her expertise to tackle various alteration challenges along the way was a godsend. (Did I mention it was a couple of sizes too small?) She is also very cost-conscious if you need her to be (which I did). There is no WAY I would've gotten this level of service at a big bridal salon. One important note - she is having a baby in less than two months so at this time she is not taking on any new bridal clients but as of the new year, she (should be) good to go!

 

The second person I'd like to recommend makes bridal accessories - mainly veils, sashes, headbands, etc. I wanted a crystal sash for my dress and after looking all over Toronto and not finding anything under $300, stumbled across Samantha @ Sparkle and Pomp (http://sparkleandpomp.com/). She makes beautiful pieces at a fraction of the cost of what you will find in stores. Belts/sashes are really hard to find in Toronto (if you've looked, you KNOW what I'm talking about). Samantha has tons of embellishments and unlike ANY store, will loan the sample pieces out. Since my dress has been worked on since the summer (yes, really, 5 alterations so far) I couldn't take it around with me when shopping for a sash to know how a sash would look, if the colour was right, etc. Samantha too was a godsend, and so friendly and flexible to work with. I've just ordered my embellishment, which she will sew right on to my dress in mid-November.

 

I haven't posted any dress photos yet as I'm waiting to unveil (hehe) the transformation once it's complete, but I will be sure and post photos, this time where I'm supposed to post dress pics on BDW. ;)

 

Good luck to you all - and if this post helps even one bride, I will be so thrilled!

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Originally Posted by Sjay View Post

 

My FI is looking for an off-white dress shirt to wear for our wedding and he's having trouble finding one. (He can't wear white as my dress is light ivory in colour and he in white would make my dress look yellow.)

 

He's checked Moore's (they had the colour but the shirts were HUGE, like a tent), Tip Top Tailors, Pinstripe, The Bay, Harry Rosen, GAP, H&M, Zara... can't remember where else. Still need to check Sears.

 

I can't be the only bride wearing diamond wihte/light ivory - where did your FI an off-white dress shirt? Oh, and we're in Toronto, so preferably something in the GTA.

 

Thanks!

 

Just a quick update... we've checked Just White Shirts, Sears, Hugo Boss, French Connection. No dice. I looked into Express but it's nowhere near us, and their site didn't show any off-white or ivory shades.

 

I stopped into Tip Top Tailors at Yorkdale (a bigger store than in our local mall) and they actually had one off-white shirt in his size.. almost. It fits well in the body but the sleeves are massive. It'll be his back-up in case he can't find anything else. We're planning a trip to Vaughn Mills in the very near future so fingers crossed...

Thanks for all your help so far ladies!

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Just a quick update... we've checked Just White Shirts, Sears, Hugo Boss, French Connection. No dice. I looked into Express but it's nowhere near us, and their site didn't show any off-white or ivory shades. I stopped into Tip Top Tailors at Yorkdale (a bigger store than in our local mall) and they actually had one off-white shirt in his size.. almost. It fits well in the body but the sleeves are massive. It'll be his back-up in case he can't find anything else. We're planning a trip to Vaughn Mills in the very near future so fingers crossed... Thanks for all your help so far ladies!
I would try Tommy Bahamas, Mexx or possibly Brooks Brothers as well... Maybe even Le Chateau?

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Originally Posted by Jodez View Post

 

 

I would try Tommy Bahamas, Mexx or possibly Brooks Brothers as well...

Maybe even Le Chateau?

Gosh, he/we have checked so many places we can't even keep track anymore...checked Mexx and Le Chateau, nothing off-white. 

Good idea about Tommy Bahamas and Brooks Brothers - thanks!

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Originally Posted by Sjay View Post

 

Gosh, he/we have checked so many places we can't even keep track anymore...checked Mexx and Le Chateau, nothing off-white. 

Good idea about Tommy Bahamas and Brooks Brothers - thanks!

Hey, have you checked Harry Rosen? I noticed alot of "biege" and off white shirts there last we were in! Hope that helps? :)

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Hello ladies!!! I need you HELP once again :) I am looking to order those sunglasses that look like raybans but in 3 different colours (red, blue and yellow). Reason being this is the way to distinguish people's menu options at the reception table but also acts as their wedding favour. I also would like to get them personalized with our names and wedding date on one side. I will probably need about 40-50 of them for the wedding since that's about how many guests I expect to have coming. Here is a picture of what I am looking for just in case: black_frame_colourful_arms_mix1_tpg.jpg Does anyone know where in Ontario or Canada in general I can make an order like this? Please let me know if you can help out! Thanks.
I saw glasses like these at Ardene, obviously you can't get them personalized but they were pretty cheap. Maybe you can just write on them with a Sharpie or use stickers to personalize them.

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This is such a good idea! I have spent days searching for items in Canada so this thread would help me out immensely!  I am getting married next July at the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica.

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Gosh, he/we have checked so many places we can't even keep track anymore...checked Mexx and Le Chateau, nothing off-white.  Good idea about Tommy Bahamas and Brooks Brothers - thanks!
Question about the off white shirt topic... This was something I never thought of and go figure, my dress is ivory and the guys shirts are stark white. Has anyone considered dyeing the shirts? I am thinking that may be the way to go since they already bought their shirts and it was hard to please them to begin with... Thoughts?

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