Happily Engaged!

images1GG5GJF6Getting engaged is one of the most beautiful and momentous  times of your life! You are feeling on top of the world and your love for one another is at a peak that you could never even imagine. How sweet it is!!!

Soon you will  come to  realize there is lots of planning ahead of you.  Well, no worries, with Matilyn|Life Customized you are on your way to making your special day the most memorable day you can imagine.

At Matilyn, they simply LOVE WEDDINGS!!! The couple behind the business has a fairy tale story of their own and their goal is  to make your wedding day a fairy tale and dream come true.

Check out the Matilyn|Life Customized  for unique and creative ideas for your special day!  Send your wedding related questions to Ask The Mrs. Matilyn’s newly published advice blog. Check out http://matilyn.com/ for all the info.

Love  is Grand!♥  

With  Thanksgiving around the corner just wanted to send a special shout out to the my fiancé; the love of my life, my soul mate, and  best friend….Image result for my heart is perfect because you are inside

Take love, multiply it by infnity and take it to the depths of forever….And you still have only a glimpse of how I feel for you 

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ceremony-cat-imgIf you haven’t heard about “Matilyn | Life Customized”, you are in for a treat! They are all about romance, fantasy, elegance and creating lasting memories. Helping to make your wedding day the most special day of your life is their goal. Inspired by their own love fairy tale, and an unforgettable wedding day, a passion was ignited to help other couples experience the same- a truly ‘one of a kind’ wedding experience!
How Matilyn| Life Customized Works
The Matilyn team of designers start off with creating a unique crest for the bride and groom, based on the couple’s personality, individuality and their wishes for their special day. Once complete, the crest becomes a symbol that can be used on all types of applications from email invites, to invitations/ stationary, to table runners and even a custom family website. The possibilities here are endless!

matilyn_wedding_ringholders_cm01_rgb_72dpi-crop-u1524Matilyn | Life Customized provides and creates custom, beautifully designed handmade pieces that can be incorporated in ways as far as your imagination can take you. These added touches, create an almost Regal/ Royal ambiance and are sure to be remembered and talked about  for years to come. ∼

For more info about Matilyn, check out our Q & A  interview with Catherine and Matthew, the couple behind the business. Just click on ‘continue reading’ below! 

E x C L U S I V E   O F F E R !



when you book your package with Matilyn|Life Customized before December 31,2015 

Newly engaged?  Have a question about decorating ideas, style and fashion, etiquette or wedding budget?   Send your questions to  Matilyn’s newly published ADVICE BLOG, all at Matilyn.com!


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The swan is often seen as a symbol that is associated with many beautiful things such as loyalty, unity, and love.  When two swans come together and form the shape of a heart, we often get a feeling  of romance and love. It is a lovely sight to see!  It is no wonder though, since when swans do ‘pair up’, it tends to be for a lifetime!

Here is a little twist on the symbolism, if you are looking to make a statement that is a little more out there and fun! It was posted on Canada AM, CTV this morning….http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=684497

Perhaps the perfect idea for the adventurous  Bride and  Groom who want to make a ‘unique’ entrance,  all while displaying the love symbolism of the beautiful swan?

Your wedding party would never forget this!

*The creator of the TURBO SWAN is Clark Waite,  from Kensington, PEI.


Advice & tips for brides-to-be!

jdsakdsToday Chi Tran, Floral Designer from Raindrops on Roses shares some helpful advice and tips for our brides to be…

Work With A Floral Designer Who Has A Passion For What They Do.

As a child, I love watching my parents take care of their flowers and edible garden. Raindrops on Roses Floral Design came into being when I decided to combine work and my passion for flowers. I’m having so much fun and have never looked back!

Q:  What can a bride expect from a consultation with you for her wedding?

A: Weddings are exciting, emotional, and sometimes overwhelming. A wedding floral consultation will allow the bride-to-be to get to know me, and vice versa. Any questions she may have are answered. Based on what we discuss, I can suggest flowers that are suitable for the Bride’s theme, style and budget.  A lot of ideas, and especially pictures (and sometimes fabrics) are exchanged. Afterwards, a proposal is created and includes flower photos, arrangement sample photos; as well as full price breakdown.

Q: How do you help the bride figure out a budget or stick to her budget?

A: A budget discussion is a must-have during the consultation. I help the Bride choose the right flowers to fit within her budget or provide practical ideas on how she can achieve her vision.  If the Bride wishes for certain flowers, then I can suggest how to best use those flowers effectively to maximize its value.  A lot of times, flowers for ceremony (including bouquets) can be reused during reception.

Q: Where does a bride start when it comes to figuring out the bouquet?

A: I would advise them to choose their favourite bouquet pictures found online and then show them to me. While most flowers are available year round, flowers in season are usually bigger, better, more beautiful, as well as more affordable.

All floral arrangements are custom when it comes to wedding. Every bouquet is unique because each flower is unique.  With all kinds of flowers available now, any look can be achieved any time of the year!

Raindrops on Roses

Connect with Chi Tran at www.RORFLowers.ca




Are you looking for a unique gift idea for a Bride, your bride’s maids or maybe a wedding shower? Here are some suggestions we recommend for that special event or “just because” kind of gift.

Jacky’s Collection Canada– Stylish Bra cases

These are sure to catch your eye! They sure caught ours! You may at first even ask is it a purse? Not exactly! We are a fan of these bra cases, a pretty and stylish beauty accessory to store your fine delicate bras and keep them in perfect shape. For the women on the go who travels, it is the ideal travel accessory too. With many fabulous designs, you are sure to find a style and design that suits every personality! Functional and fun, and at an affordable price, see the full collection at Jacky’ Collection Canada www.jackyscollection.ca

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Arbonne Skin Care and Cosmetics

Make-up, body scrubs, fragrance, skin care and even baby products; these are just a small sample of what Arbonne offers. Their products are botanically based, hypoallergenic and never tested on animals. They are formulated without dyes or chemical fragrances and are paraben free. Whether you are looking to give a small token of appreciation or a gift basket of goodies, Arbonne offers products to pamper every body and is the perfect gift idea for any special occasion. If you haven’t tried their products yet, do!

Contact Roma, Independent Sales Consultant Roma at dzero@sympatico.ca , http://www.arbonne.ca

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Personal Fitness – The Gift of Health

Looking for the gift that keeps on giving? How about a boot camp package or perhaps a one on one personal training session with a certified trainer? Increase strength and confidence, lose weight, tone muscles, and reduce stress.

We all want to look good and feel good!

Visit http://www.trivitality.ca

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Being a bride-to-be/groom-to-be could easily be one of the most magical moments in ones life, but naturally it could also be one of the craziest! (In a good way, of course.)

Once you have decided to have a wedding, planning it is no walk-in-the-park. You’re constantly searching up the top wedding blogs, creating several “inspiration boards” on Pinterest, intensely studying the wedding dos and don’ts and looking up vendor guides has practically become your second job.

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Fortunately our friends & the lovely founders of ReBash, Joelle Segal and Jessica Gedge, want to ease your worries and give you all the beautiful inspiration you look for when planning your magical day!

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ReBash is a Different Kind of Wedding Show taking place on Saturday April 18, 2015 at 918 Bathurst. Brides/grooms-to-be and party planners can shop locally handcrafted, vintage or gently used wedding and party decor, supplies, and accessories while enjoying live music, a Gourmet Sweet Table, vintage Lovely Lemonade stand and creative and inspiring decor.

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Who wouldn’t want to attend this one-of-a-kind event!?

And we’re super excited to be a part of it, alongside 30 other amazing vendors! So make sure you buy your ticket today, it’ll be an event you surely don’t want to miss.

OH and we’re also one of their raffle sponsors! Check it out & see you there!


Yours truly,


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Wedding Dress Style Guide 101



A-Line This dress shape has a tailored bodice, which gradually flares from the waist and provides a flattering look for a variety of body types.

Ball Gown This dress type has a fitted bodice with a very filled skirt that is typically floor length.

Empire This style of dress has a high waistline located right under the bust. Typically recommended for petite brides simply because it offers the illusion of a lengthened body.

Trumpet This dress is narrow shaped and shows off every curve flaring put right before the knee highlighting a woman’s hips!

Sheath A lot like the Trumpet style, this dress is also a narrow shaped fit that hugs the curves well suited for the well-proportioned bride with a feminine, sleek figurThe Neckline

The Neckline

Portrait A wide and soft style, which wraps from one tip of the shoulder to the other. This neckline cut showcases specifically the collarbone and can also extend off the shoulders for dramatic flair.

Bateau Also known as “boat”, this style runs straight across, right below your collarbone to the tips of your shoulders.

Dipped This neckline is slightly curved above each breast, but is not as dramatic as the Sweetheart style neckline.


Halter The bodice ends in straps that wrap around the back of your neck, very ideal for taller brides with broad shoulders.

Sweetheart This neckline is shaped like the top of a heart, with a curve over each breast dipping to a V in the middle. Very well suited for heavy-chested brides and has the affect of making the neck elongated.

Cowl Neck This neckline has fabric drapes loosely around the neck, creating a romantic, gathered look at the bust.

Plunging Known as the dramatic neckline that drops to the middle of the chest or lower.

Scoop A Classic neckline that takes shape of a U, which can be either modest or dramatic.

The Train

Chapel Slightly shorter than Cathedral extending about three feet behind you.

Cathedral A dramatic, lengthy style that extends up to six feet behind you. Often comes with a detachable option.


Brush The shortest train attached to your waist just barely touching the floor.

Court Slightly shorten than the Chapel, this train begins at the waist and descends just to the floor or one foot behind you.

The Fabric

Chiffon Light and sheer, often layered with other fabrics

Satin Smooth, heavy and shiny

Taffeta Crisp and smooth fabric

Tulle Adds volume and pouf