CONTENTS VOL. 15, NO.1 SUMMER/FALL 2013 18 REAL-LIFE WEDDINGS Discover how these couples made their wedding celebrations unique 18 36 72 86 98 ANGELA & TREVOR A destination wedding story MELISSA & ADAM Cupid’s long-range arrow finds target SAPHIA & IVAN City celebrity shares wedding and life stories MELISSA & GENO Red-carpet celebrations LORENZA & SALVATORE A wine-country wedding A FREE GIFT FOR YOU WEDDING PLANNER FOR ONTARIO BRIDES The Bride’s Survival Guide is a 128-page planner/organizer created specifically for brides in South-Central Ontario. It gives you detailed information on every aspect of getting married — from how to word your invitations to how to pack for your honeymoon. To request your FREE copy (a $39.95 value), complete and mail the postcard opposite page 67. Or complete the request form at (Quantities are limited.) 22 56 78 14 42 35 50 FASHION PASSION Dreaming of your perfect wedding gown? Get inspiration from the choices of twelve beautiful Ontario brides wearing a gown of a lifetime EDIBLE ART Ponder these palate-pleasing and eye-satisfying possibilities for inspiration FLORAL FANTASY Beautiful blooms that delight at weddings MONDO WEDDINGS Fun, fantastic, fabulous news items from around the globe WEDDING DANCES What to consider when planning your wedding moves TRADITIONS Explore the history and fun facts behind today’s bridal traditions 35 94 SOMETHING BLUE THE BRIDAL VEIL SPA’ ME...THE DETAILS Spas are a bride’s BFF. For stress relief and relaxation during months of planning, bridal party escapes and gifts for the bride and groom or attendants, spas can be perfectly appropriate 6 Wedding Essentials 2013