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 

Quotes courtesty of –https://www.facebook.com/everymomentisbeautifulCachedSimilar and  Meet Joe Black (1998) – Quotes – IMDb



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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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



Wedding Flowers

If you are planning a wedding one of the many things to think about will be flowers!

With so many choices, how do you decide on where to start? Check out our blog next week when we address some of the questions YOU may have. I will be chatting with Chi Tran, Floral Designer from Raindrops on Roses on what a bride can expect when approaching a floral designer. In the meantime we welcome questions from you, our readers, on anything flower related! Be sure to check out our blog next week on details how floral arrangements and working with your floral designer can make your wedding and ceremony so extra special!




Summer Glow!

tanning picWith summer just around the corner, perhaps the person on your gift list would like that extra summer glow without the sun. Many ladies try to avoid the sun’s rays but for that special occasion would love that little extra glow to their skin. Why not try professional tanning products; there is such a variety available all to make you look great without stepping a foot in the sun, if that is a concern for you. Perhaps a spray tan is the way to go!

Check out http://www.tanningisthelifestyle.com

Bring a Smile with a beautiful floral arrangement

A fresh floral bouquet will bring a smile to every face! From a floral arrangement or gift basket, a floral designer can create a customized arrangement that suits every style, budget and occasion.

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With so many beautiful flowers to choose from the possibilities are endless! Flowers for the bride, bride’s maids, or shower, a floral designer can help with it all!

Visit Raindrops on Roses Floral designs at www.rorflowers.ca  

A simple handwritten note

hand written note picNever underestimate the power of thoughtful words. One of the greatest gifts you can give to someone is to let them know how much they mean to you. How often do we ‘really’ let those special people around us know exactly how you feel about them and how much you treasure their friendship and support? It only takes a few minutes to create a lasting special memory that means so much! Speak from the heart and you can’t go wrong.

For an added sweet gesture, include your favourite photo with that special person, bake a cake or cookies for them, or take them out to a lunch.  Thoughtfulness is a gift that is always appreciated and doesn’t go out of style, ever!



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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A Bride’s Perspective:

If you are not yet familiar with Windfall Brides Bridal Boutique, a visit is an absolute MUST! The boutique offers beautiful high-end designer wedding gowns as well as cocktail dresses, mother-of-the-bride/groom and flower girl dresses; all at discount prices.

The dresses are brand NEW and the styles and colours are available in a wide selection. The sizes range from sizes 6-22 with dresses to fit all shapes and sizes, to make you feel the most beautiful on your special day.

Browsing through their wide selection of wedding gowns, I saw elegant, sultry, corset, feather & fringe, beaded, bohemian, white, off-white, rose, gold and champagne hews. The variety is amazing! Styles include princess, empire, mermaid, ball gown, and column. {Just to name a few!}

All types of necklines are available from sweetheart, strapless, v–neck, off the shoulder, scoop and square. They offer many top designers names with an absolute killer price range! {Which is wonderful considering how expensive weddings can be!}


The friendly and helpful staff will help guide you on your search for the perfect dress for your size, shape and budget. Whether you come on your own, with a friend or the entire family, you will have a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that is enjoyable, laid-back and fun!