There aren’t many who can say their job allows them to explore their creative self: it’s one of the main reasons #ilovemyjob. At Weddingbells, our job is to inspire you with pretty ideas, details and dreams for the biggest party of your lifetime—and what fun we have doing it across the brand’s multi-platforms!
As you step into the world of wedding planning, I bet you, too, are deep diving into your creative self in ways you may have never done before. That’s what makes the experience so exhilarating ... and overwhelming. Getting married in 2018 you are positively spoiled for choice when it comes to all aspects of your wedding: fashion, food, decor, venues, destinations, sweets and treats. We’ve got some of the best trends right here in this issue to get your ideas percolating.
For the fashion features this issue we are profiling the best of Canadian bridal design in the shoot “Made in Canada”
(p. 131), which took us on location to the Fairmont Empress, one of Canada’s most iconic hotels. We’re also showcasing dresses (and one jumpsuit) that speak to brides of every fashion personality in “Express Yourself” (p. 142).
Other favourites this issue include the sweet, citrus-inspired cake shoot (“Tropical Punch,” p. 94), our roundup of all the best trends from New York Bridal Fashion Week (“All Dressed Up,” p. 52), and a fun and fabulous way to connect your fragrance with your wedding flowers (“Fresh Bouquets,” p. 76).
Real weddings are always a huge part of what brings us (and you) inspiration. This issue we have some stunning celebrations, including a very special one we planned with Toronto photographer Barb Simkova, who photographed the entire wedding using an iPhone 8 Plus. See how she beautifully captured Kristen and Robert’s day (“iDo,” p. 100). As technology evolves, more and more photographers are mixing up the tools they use to capture impactful imagery. We thought it would be fun to get creative with some of the photos this issue—our stunning cover image was also shot with an iPhone 8 Plus.
We always love hearing from you and how we helped you plan your dream day. Find us @weddingbellsmag!
Alison McGill, Editor-in-Chief, @alisonmcgill