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! 

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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!


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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!

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Saying “I Do” in a Winter Wonderland!

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There is something incredibly magical about a winter wedding. The cold temperatures make for a more intimate, warm and cozy setting for inside. As a token of appreciation for your guests, {after all they endured the cold in their high heels, dresses and suits so they could spend your special day with you} why not create warm-hearted wedding favours: Hot chocolate filled mason jars!


What we absolutely love about this idea is that it’s a simple and lovely DIY {and very affordable, too!}

Here’s how: Fill a mason jar with powdered hot chocolate mix and be as creative as you’d like! Add white, dark or organic chocolate as well as a colourful ribbon attached around to add some beauty to your jar. Decorate the jar according to your theme but we suggest keeping it simple {we like the idea of being able to see the hot cocoa in the jar!}. You can also attach a tag with a short and sweet thank you message along with a small bag of marshmallows… the possibilities are endless!

Get crafting!

Windfall Brides

Question Of The Day – What’s Our Story?

Welcome to our first blog post, friends!


We are a social purpose enterprise boutique who offers valuable job training opportunities to men and women in need in the Greater Toronto Area. Brand NEW bridal, bridesmaids and cocktail dresses from retailers across Ontario are donated to us and sold to the public to raise money for Windfall’s anti-poverty programs. Pretty awesome right?

Some of our fabulous brands include Vera Wang, Ines Di Santo, Blumarine, Anne Barge, Madison Collection, Anjolique, Joli Bridal, Alfred Angelo, Impressions, Alfred Sung, Maggie Sottero and many more!

Interested to see a selection of designer dresses being sold at our boutique? Check us out on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (@windfallbrides) – we love connecting with new people!

Lots of love,

Windfall Brides