Last chance to register to win at the London Wedding Professionals Bridal Showcase

I have been counting down to this exciting new event. I won't lie, there have been a few bumps on the way to making this happen but working with team of talents and dedicated professionals I am excited to share with brides what we have created in this unique, intimate bridal showcase.

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Pre register before 8pm tonight to be entered to win...

 

Pre-register here

 

 

I can't wait to see you there!

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Patzee's Styled Shoots

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The summer is always an exciting time for weddings, for photography, and for collaboration with AMAZING local wedding vendors.

 

On a gorgeous Friday afternoon, together with an amazing team of London Wedding Professionals (listed below - check them out) we created our own bridal inspiration session with a taste of what an elegant but natural outdoor white and ivory wedding day could look like.

 

Creative Team:

Venue, Florals & Decor - Patzees Floral Scapes

Hair & Makeup - Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry

Bridal Gown and Accessories - Once Upon A Time Weddings

 

 

I absolutely love the way classic whites and ivories bring together a sense of something clean, fresh and elegant. The addition of silver, chandeliers, and candle light just take it to a new level of romance.

 

My favourite part was of course, our stunning model (visiting Canada from the Ukraine) with the beautiful lace overlay of the gown, the femininity of her beautiful updo with soft curls framing her face, and who could forget the classic elegance of her makeup!

 

These are the kind of days my dreams are filled with!

What is your favourite part of the photos below? Would you ever consider a white and ivory colour palette for your wedding day? Tell me about it in the comments below!

 

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Bridal Beauty at the Brookside Banquet Centre

It was a gorgeous Wednesday night, but outside is one place I wasn't found.  

Instead, I spent my evening with some of the most amazing women and talented wedding creatives doing a little styled shoot to try out something new.

 

Today I'm thrilled to share a sneak peek of just a few of the images we created.

Many Thanks to the amazing Creative Team:

Photography - Rebecca Nash Photography

Venue - Brookside Banquet Centre

Gown & Accessories - Once Upon A Time Wedding

Hair & Makeup - Selah Vie Hair & Makeup Artistry

Flowers - 2 Clvr Designs

Model - Kaitlin Toth

 

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Yours Enthusiastically,

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London Wedding Photographer - Rebecca Nash Photography

Rebecca Nash is the Creative Director & Photographic Artist behind London, Ontario's wedding photography company Rebecca Nash Photography. Her passion is helping London, Ontario couples create art that captures the little moments, the details, and the emotions of their own unique London wedding celebration in a way that allows them to relive those joyous moments everytime they look at them. London Wedding photographer Rebecca Nash Photography has a dedication to providing experience driven service to each and every couple she works with to enhance their London Wedding Photography.

Find out more about London Wedding Photographer Rebecca by visiting the about section!

Winter Woodland Bridal Shoot

With March Break upon us, and Wedding Season almost upon us I was eager to get out shooting. Enter the creative Bridal Portrait Session. First off, a huge thank you goes out to the amazing team of wedding pros I was working with here in London, Ontario.

Model - Tamara Pulinec of Quaint Paper Co Hair & Makeup - Hannah of Selah Vie Hair and Makeup Artistry

 

The Inspiration

When visiting a local park, I witnessed people feeding the chickadees right out of their hands! I knew I wanted to work on a few styled wedding inspiration shoots and bridal portrait sessions (plus I'm a fairytale fan) so, when I saw people feeding the birds a light bulb went off - I want to do a Snow White inspired bridal portrait session!

 

The Reality

I had a beautiful model, a flowing dress that fit her perfectly, a mini bridal cape, a talented HMUA, floral crowns, and a beautiful location. Now we were counting on the birds to do their part. And they did, at least for a few minutes.

 

The Artwork

I'm thrilled to share with you today a few of my favourite images from our session.

 

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It was an amazing morning working with two very dedicated women and I can't wait to do it again! Inspiration just keeps flowing, and you never know what kind of shoot is just around the corner.

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Rebecca Nash is the Creative Director & Photographic Artist behind London, Ontario's wedding photography company Rebecca Nash Photography. Her passion is helping London, Ontario couples create art that captures the little moments, the details, and the emotions of their own unique London wedding celebration in a way that allows them to relive those joyous moments everytime they look at them. London Wedding photographer Rebecca Nash Photography has a dedication to providing experience driven service to each and every couple she works with to enhance their London Wedding Photography.

Find out more about London Wedding Photographer Rebecca by visiting the about section!

London Wedding Pros - It's Erin from Once Upon A Time Weddings!

1937889_10154336299355029_1450412353_n I'm thrilled beyond imagination to be bringing you a few quick words today from my colleague and dear friend Erin Bouchard. Erin is the Owner of Once Upon A Time Weddings in Strathroy, Ontario and an all around wedding junkie (like someone else we know, hmm...I wonder who)

Over the last few years since I moved to London and dove head first into photographing weddings Erin has been a support, a resource, a brainstorming partner, and so much more! Without further ado, a few words from Erin!

 

Tell me about your business

 

A refreshing departure from big box bridal stores and over-priced boutiques, Once Upon A Time Weddings offers a new approach to bridal gown shopping. Go beyond the status quo and experience the only intimate bridal store in Strathroy.

Every Once Upon A Time Weddings bride receives the Peace of Mind that’s fostered from a relationship with an honest, caring, and experienced bridal consultant to help with your entire wedding planning process.

Once Upon A Time Weddings carries the largest selection of plus size wedding gowns in Southwestern Ontario. We stock gowns in sizes 4-26 so every bride, regardless of size, can find the perfect gown.

 

Your Bio

 

Owner Erin Bouchard has been working in the bridal industry for seven years. She is a graduate of Heritage College with a degree in Counseling. She is married and is in the final stages of finalizing her adoption of her two beautiful children, Ethan and Arianna.

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What inspired you to start your business?

 

After shopping several local stores for her own wedding & several friend’s weddings, owner Erin Bouchard found a need for a bridal boutique in the London & Sarnia area that was not cookie cutter. Shopping for her own gown was overwhelming as every store seemed to be the same. She encountered the same dresses, same designs, same lack luster customer service. It was then she knew that brides shopping experiences’ did not have to be this way. She envisioned a store that felt more like home. With gowns that weren’t on the cover of every bridal magazine. She dreamt of brides who became more like family and less like a number. She pictured gowns in all sizes so every bride felt beautiful and could try gowns on in a variety of sizes and silhouettes. And because of her fun nature, she pictured brides enjoying their bridal appointment and creating memories that would last long after the I Do’s. And thus, Once Upon A Time Weddings was born.

 

What do you do for couples?

 

I work with brides of every size and shape to find the perfect gown for the most important day of their lives. I bring in gowns that can't be found at any other bridal stores so brides have that unique gown that's all their own. I help brides feel beautiful and confident and at home while shopping.

 

Tell me about your favourite part of the job

 

That moment was a bride is picturing their wedding day. Envisioning walking down the aisle and having their fiancé see them for their first time. That moment was they realize, yes I'm really getting married. It's a defining moment for most brides and most of the time it's just a subtle acknowledgement that they really are going to be a MRS!

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In your clients words…

“Thank you so much for helping me find my dream dress and accessories. You went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect! I received so many compliments about how fabulous the dress was. Thanks again for helping to make my wedding perfect!” Stacey Wills (Glencoe)

 

Biggest piece of advice you give couples about their weddings:

Keep an open mind and be realistic. Realize that the gowns you've pinned on pinterest or found in magazines may not be the ONE when you try them on. Know it's okay to fall in love with something you weren't expecting. Educate yourself a little bit on what gowns cost for quality. Have the conversation about budget with the key people before you start shopping.

 

Where can people find you?

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2 Front St. W Strathroy, ON N7G 1X4 www.onceuponatimeweddings.ca @onceuponstrath (twitter & instagram & pinterest www.facebook.com/bridalstrathroy

 

Anything else you would like people to know?

We love our brides and they love working with us. It's about more than a sale with Once Upon A Time Weddings. It's about whose going to be there with you over the course of your engagement.

 

Wedding Wednesday: Keep the Love Alive

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Okay, I know technically I'm on vacation this week and not supposed to be writing but I just had to share this.
I found it on pinterest a few weeks ago and loved it! The idea is at you bridal/wedding shower, stag and doe, or even the wedding itself you set out a can or notebook and ask guests to put down some date ideas. It can be hard during the planning stages and in the year that follows the wedding to take the time to make dates with each other but this time together is oh so important to your relationship. This gives you a great resource of ideas big and small for whenever you can find a little time to spend together.
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Rebecca Nash is the London, Ontario based Creative Director & Photographic Artist behind Rebecca Nash Photography. She takes her emotional, elegant, artistic, and whimsical style and applies them to every portrait, wedding, or fine art experience.

"I believe every person’s story is different, every person is unique, and no two relationships are the same - this means no two photo shoots are the same. I thrive on the opportunity to create stunning images for amazing people all around me while giving them an experience they'll remember for a lifetime. Each client is trusting me with the opportunity to know their story, share their story, and help them in celebrating life and love in art." - Rebecca Nash

Wedding Wednesday with Guest Erin Bouchard of Once Upon a Time Weddings

  Today on the Blog I'm pleased to have my friend, colleague, and all around wedding expert Erin Bouchard, Owner of Once Upon A Time Weddings in Strathroy.  Without further ado I'm turning it over to Erin!

 

So we’ve survived the magical time of the year - for many women it’s made even more magical with a new shiny ring. If you’ve recently got engaged it can be an exciting time of your life. Embrace the happiness, joy and excitement! But you might have a few questions about what to do next or first and what to expect as you prepare for your big day. If this is you, then read on. If you hope that this will be you soon, then read on as well.

 

That’s where Once Upon A Time Weddings comes in. Once Upon A Time Weddings is a full service bridal boutique located in downtown Strathroy whose mission is to help educate and prepare brides for their big walk down the aisle.

 

When you first get engaged - you get bombarded with questions and inquiries about when the wedding will be and where it will be. There are some really big decisions to be made as the excitement wears down and the champagne is put away. So grab your fiance and prepare for fun, tears, showers, inappropriate gifts from Grandma and joy as you prepare to start your married life.

 

The first thing you need to start as a “soon to be Mrs.”, is to sit down with your fiance, your parents, and your fiance’s parents and determine your wedding budget. You can do this in a fun, informal way. It’s a great way for your parents to spend some time with your future in-laws as well. The goal of this get together is to figure out who is contributing what to the wedding and how much you have to spend. Then determine what you have to spend for each category of the wedding. It’s hard to start shopping and picking a venue until you know what you can spend. Then try your best to stick to your budget, but remember to allow for some over spending in some areas.

 

Once you have a budget set for the big day, you need to start venue shopping. Booking and determining a venue is the one way to solidify your date. Scope out many venues and schedule some meetings with banquet managers once you’ve determined a venue can meet your needs. Once you’ve got your venue booked, you will also have an idea of the formality of your wedding and can begin to think colors, number of guests, and booking other wedding services like photography, DJ, catering, officiant and so on. Start booking these services as soon as you can. It will feel good to get things checked off and the more you can do sooner than later, the more you will feel you’re accomplishing.

 

At this point, it’s also time to start my favourite part of the wedding planning (but, hey I might be a bit biased). The wedding gown shopping! Start to think about the styles that think you would like - but remember that gowns will look different on your body than they do on the model online. Allow yourself enough time to have lots of options for your big day. Wedding gowns can take up to 8 or 9 months to order in. Don’t take a lot of people with you to your appointment - your mom and one or two other friends is the best bet. You can always have your other bridesmaids come to a wedding gown reveal party after the decision has been made. You might feel like you should include everyone but remember the more people you bring, the more opinions you will have, so bring those whose opinions will actually influence your decision.

 

For more information about Once Upon A Time Weddings please visit www.onceuponatimeweddings.ca or call us at 519.245.7997. If you’re looking for more tips and tricks about planning your wedding visit our blog at www.onceuponatimeweddings.ca/blog or follow us on face book at www.facebook.com/BridalStrathroy.

Wedding Wednesday: Love is in the Air

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It's January and you know what that means....It's engagement season. Between Christmas, New Years, and Valentines day this is often a time of proposals and I want to share in them!
Did you get engaged over the holidays? Tell me all about it below...the good, the bad and the sparkly are all welcome here!
Who knows....a few lucky couples may end up with an engagement surprise!
Yours Enthusiastically Rebecca - Rebecca Nash Photography
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London's up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area. Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current "Windows on the War of 1812" two person gallery exhibition.

Wedding Wednesday: Hair Style of the Month

OMG I'm in love! I saw this hairstyle and just knew I needed to post it right away.
The hair is swept up off the face opening the face, showcasing any jewellery you may be wear, or details on the top of the wedding gown. The way the hair is swept up in multiple sections and pinned with some volume creates shape and texture and keeps the updo from looking to severe.
The curls are beautifully done, pinned in place tapering down to the long piece extending down your back (or in the case of the image over your shoulder).
Here I've paired the hair style with a hairband with a darker detail so it accents but doesn't distract from the beautiful style. Depending on your style, a small tiara, a jeweled headband, or some embellished hair pins would also be great additions.
I love the beauty, romance, and texture of this look. It can be paired with any style from a full ball gown to a slim fit and flare silhouette and still look amazing.
What would you use to accessorize this style?
London, Ontario photographer Rebecca Nash is your London wedding, portrait, and fine art Photographer serving London, Ontario and surrounding area through Rebecca Nash Photography. Rebecca Nash prides herself on being one of London's up and coming photography professionals gaining a following in London, Ontario and surrounding area. Rebecca has established herself as an artist through London area and Ontario Juried Art Shows, and her current "Windows on the War of 1812" two person gallery exhibition.

BlogHer12: Sponsor Love for Sweet Stellas

Alright, unless you're new to this blog, you definitely aren't new to my BlogHer12 Sponsor Shannon from Sweet Stellas (www.sweetstellas.blogspot.com). Shannon is a mom and Artist creating gorgeous paintings and sculpted wearable art accessories you and your home. Shannon began Sweet Stella's while coping with Postpartum after the birth of her (adorable) son. I admire her strength, her talent, and her creativity, but now I have the honour of being sponsored with this talent artist, entrepreneur and friend.

Just last week I had the pleasure of seeing her works and mine adorn the same walls at the Art Exchange Square Foot show where Shannon exhibited three Beautiful works...Sprout, Grow, & Bloom.

Shannon has a created 4 amazing pieces for me to show off at BlogHer12 in NYC this August. First, a beautiful sculpted floral clip for my hair. Second, a hand sculpted teal pansy statement ring. Third, a textured pin for my bag. And Finally, And hand painted journal with sculpted accessories!

I have a love of jewellery, accessories, and especially beautiful note books. I can't wait to show them off!

I'm also excited about the upcoming launch of Shannon's new line of bridal accessories...here's a sneak peak of a few items that have recently appeared on her Instagram account...I can't wait to see the rest of the line!