Alternative to wearing the traditional wedding dress

Not every bride dreams of wearing a white dress on her wedding day. Here are some brides who dressed for the occasion in wedding jumpsuits. Whether you wish to wear a pant suit or a colourful dress at the end of the day the most important thing is that you are comfortable and happy at your wedding so do what you want! ;) Photo by Evangeline Lane Jumpsuit by: Alexis   Photo by: Juan Moley Jumpsuit by: Carmel & Co   Photo by: Charlotte Carey Photography Jumpsuit by: Emilio Pucci Photo by: Makai Creative Jumpsuit by: Joelle Perry   Photo by: L & L Style Photography  Jumpsuit by: BHLDN   Photo by: Miss Gen Photography Jump Suit by:...

Dracula Inspired Wedding

Happy Halloween everyone! One of my favourite days of the year is finally here. Candy? Check. Chocolate? Check. Costumes? Check! Today's post is in honour of this spooky day, although "All Hallow's Eve" may be a more suitable inspiration as it's a little more romantic and moody than your typical Halloween wedding. Like talk about taking "Till Death Us Part" to the next level. Bride and groom Frank and Marie wanted an entertaining wedding that exuded drama and elegance. Inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula, the wedding pulled on Victorian and Gothic romanticism the wedding was dripping in roses (over 6000 to be...

Bride’s Dog Passes Days After Walking Down the Aisle

Alright lovely readers. Get your tissues ready. We have quite the tearjerker for you today. Yes, I know. Why on earth am I sharing a sad sapper story on an uplifting wedding blog? Well, a) it's about a dog, b) it's about a wedding and c) it's about a dog :) So, you have been forewarned! Bride Kelly O'Connell met her pup Charlie Bear when he was just 12 weeks old. Kelly was working at an animal shelter while studying to be a veterinarian. Charlie Bear was found in a grocery store parking lot and the moment he came in to...

#ForeverDuncan – Groom Surprises Bride with Wedding Six Hours After Proposing

Well, it's official. 2016 is far from over and we have our Groom of the Year award. Alfred Duncan, who is a Grammy nominated R&B singer, had the surprise of a lifetime planned for his beautiful bride to be Sherrel, a personal trainer. A mere six hours after sweeping her off her feet with a romantic proposal, Duncan took social media by storm with a surprise wedding. Yes, you read that right. Six hours later, as in the same day, as in yesterday. Lucky for us internet folk, the whole thing was captured on social media and was trending within hours....

Wedding Wednesday – Kate & Scott

What better way to usher in the beginning of Fall tomorrow than to share one of our favourite Autumn weddings we've ever shot. When you close your eyes and picture Fall, you imagine burnt orange and red leaves, crisp autumn air and cozy blankets. Well, this wedding has all of the above on the most picturesque wedding properties in Ontario, Belcroft Estates. If you're into rustic barn weddings, you will fall in love with this venue. Halfway between Toronto and Muskoka, Belcroft Estates is a dream setting. Like come on, how romantic is that tree-covered driveway? Kate and Scott were married...

Labour Day Love – To Do or Not To Do A Long Weekend Wedding

Holy Guacamole readers! It's already Labour Day weekend. It's like I blinked and summer was over. Well, it's not officially over yet but we all know Summer ends and Fall begins the Tuesday after Labour day, AKA when Pumpkin Spice Everything starts popping up everywhere. So on the topic of long weekends, we've been asked by quite a few people recently whether or not it's taboo to get married over a long weekend. So many people are on the fence about it while others think it's super rude and some think why not? We're going to break down the the why's and...

Wedding Wednesday – Michelle & Ross’ Engagement Video

We know it's Wedding Wednesday but we're going to change it up a bit. Instead of sharing one of our couples' wedding day videos, we are going to share one of their engagement videos. What is an engagement video you ask? It's a 3-5 minute video that highlights you as a couple, your quirks, your hopes and your personalities. It showcases your story, how you met, how you got engaged, what you love about eachother and what you hope for the future. Most couples get engagement photos done so we thought, why not an engagement video? What a great memento...

The Real Cost of Your Favourite Movie Weddings

I love a good movie wedding. In fact, when I was a kid, I fell in love with weddings and discovered that you could actually make a career out of wedding planning after watching Father of the Bride (this love was further solidified after watching the ultimate classic, The Wedding Planner). Fast forward quite a few years and I was falling in love all over again with Carrie and Big's NYC wedding at the New York Public Library, Bella and Edward's wedding in the Cullen's backyard, and too busy laughing in stitches to notice the wedding details in The Hangover or...

How to Keep your Guests Cool During a Summer Wedding

As of yesterday, summer has officially started! Woohoo! Not like it hasn't felt like it for the past month with this heat wave! Don't get us wrong, we are surely not complaining. Summer trumps winter any day. However, when you're hustling and bustling (see what I did there?) in a wedding gown on a hot summer's eve, you may be reminiscing about cooler days. All is not lost! Those is the wedding industry know all the tricks of the trade on how to stay cool during a summer wedding, even under all those layers and sheer and tule (baby powder,...

Involving Dad in Your Wedding

Furthering our Mother's Day post from last month on ways to involve Mom in your wedding, Brightside Films is showcasing Dad in honour of Father's Day this weekend. Dear old dad often gets overlooked in the chaos leading up to and on your wedding day seeing as it's usually Mom who gets involved. So to help you out, we're highlighting some of our favourite ways to involve and give thanks to the OG man in your life on your big day. Before we start though, we have a true story from one of our Brightside Films' team members. Her father is what...