Wedding Wednesday: What to do with your dress after the wedding...

Every bride knows that their wedding dress is a big decision that affects many other decisions along the journey of planning your wedding day, but have you decided what to do with the dress when your day is over?  

These days there are a few different options

  1. Let it hang in the closet
  2. Get it cleaned and packed up to preserve it
  3. Donate it to charity
  4. Sell it
  5. Or display it in a loving way like this bride did

 

I love the way this bride preserved her dress. It was an important part of her day, her memories, and her style so she had her gown custom framed and lit in her walk in closet.

Why don't we do this more? Why wouldn't we want to remember the happiest day of our lives? If it were me, I would love this - Everyday I'd walk into my closet to get dressed and that dress would give me a boost thinking about how amazing the day was, how beautiful I felt, how beautiful I was...That's the mind frame I want to be in (happy and confident) when I'm getting dressed at the beginning of my day.

 

Would you do this with your dress? Tell me about what you did (or plan to do) with your dress after the big day and why!

 

 

 

 

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.

Style Me Monday: Holiday Colours

The holidays are almost upon us and the store windows are coming up Christmas. This year, don't get caught in that reindeer sweater straight out of Bridget Jones Diary, instead do holiday colours in amazing dresses that can be used all year round.
Whether you prefer poinsetta red, mistletoe green, or snow white...there are so many fabulous options available!

What's your favourite dress for the holiday season? Leave a comment below telling me all about your outfit and the occasion.
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.

Style Me Monday: One Little Black Dress - Two Outfits

Last week I had a tough new challenge...finding something to wear for my appearance on Daytime London. I started out by hitting the mall...I found tons of great items but many of them would be one use items.
Then I stepped into Jacob and quickly had a full room of dresses, tops, and skirts to try on. When I got to this black sheath dress I just loved it. It fits beautifully, is classic and appropriate. In short, I loved it!
Before I decided on anything, I needed to plan it out - what would be the most practical? If I bought this dress what options would I have for upcoming events like the Gallery Opening? Here are two of my favourite options...
I'm notoriously bad for pairing black with black, black, and more black so when I started to play I looked at options that were calm classics (but not black) and something that added a punch of colour while coming off polished and professional but still young and fun.
How do you accessorize a great little black dress? Leave your comments below!
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.

Wrapping it Up at the Nth Lounge & Emporium

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the first annual holiday event for the Nth Lounge & Emporium at the beautiful Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. It was a fantastic day out with great food, wine, and vendors set at a beautiful and unique venue.

 

Having never been to the Gladstone Hotel before I had no idea what to expect. Once inside I just loved it! Unique artistic touches intermingle with historic elements in a beautiful way that compliments, not competes, with each other. I admit, walking up the stairs I was completely fascinated with the old elevator (oldest still operating in Toronto - over 100 years old) but when I reached the second floor for the Nth Lounge & Emporium I was ready for some fun. Immediately upon entering my eyes fell upon the table for Colaneri Winery and the gorgeous mini cupcakes from Trina's Cakes.

 

 

I loved the signs giving the perfect wine pairings for each of the cupcakes. Such little details (and scrumptious cupcakes) were the order of the day.

The day was full of amazing vendors with some of my personal favourites including

- Giddy YoYo - Amazing Chocolate...I need to find somewhere to get this locally. Even their extra dark has a beautiful smooth flavor.

- B.A.G.S. (Beautiful Accessories Great Style) - I was totally eyeing this beautiful blue number while we were there

 

- Eliza Perry Purveyor of Fine Handmade Accessories - I fell in love with one necklace in particular. It's just my style!

- Eves Leaves - I loved the look and feel of the fabric, and the versatility of these items was just astounding - Also love tat for people like me there is a youtube video of how to dress yourself :D

- Karoo - Beautiful clothes - I fell in love with a great tunic but sadly my wool allergy kept me from it :(

- Olivia Rose - Beautiful tutus and petti-skirts for little ones

- 2nd Shot - Creating amazing things from old skateboards

- Totem - Truly One of a Kind Upcycled Bags - I loved all the colours!

 

Also happening on site....Mini Manicures, On Site Mobile Spa Services, Live Painting by artist Mark Grice, and much more!

Definitely an event worth attending! Keep up on everything happening for the Nth Lounge & Emporium's next event by visiting the website at www.NthLounge.com, like them on facebook Nth Lounge & Emporium, and follow them on Twitter @NthLoungeEmpori

 

Want to see more photos? Check out the full album on the Rebecca Nash Photography Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

**This post was sponsored by the Nth Lounge & Emporium. I received financial compensation from them to facilitate this posting. All opinions, writing, and editing are my own. Please contact me at rebecca@rebeccanashphotography.com with any questions or concerns.

 

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: Black vs. White Wedding

Alright, most people picture the big white wedding when we start talking about wedding day details. Three of the most common areas we see white on the wedding day are in the Bridal gown, the bouquet, and the wedding cake.
Today I've tackled these three items with option to add some rock and roll with a white versus black option for each.
First up, the bridal gown!

Would you include black in your wedding day? How would you do it?
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.