Posts Written OnMarch 2016

Tsa-Kwa-Luten is a unique, oceanfront property located on Quadra Island. It is a spectacular location for a memorable wedding day, offering the romance of the ocean nearby and the coastal mountains in the background as perfect backdrops for wedding day photographs.   Indoor or outdoor, our staff is available to order chairs and set up for your ceremony. After the ceremony, your guests can socialize and enjoy the vistas from our large ocean front patio or stroll along the beachfront. You can arrange refreshments and snacks to tide your guests over until dinner and keep them occupied while you are…

The perfect dress is on the wish list of many a bride-to-be, but no bridal ensemble is truly complete until the bride chooses her veil. Veils have been worn by brides at their weddings for centuries. Veils can be traced back to the Middle East, where veils helped protect against the weather while also preserving the modesty of the bride. In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, veils were used as protection against evil spirits. Veils also symbolized trust in the groom and his love and companionship. Others think of the veil as another beautiful accompaniment to their bridal gown, without…

As guests’ eyes are trained on couples come their wedding days, it is no surprise that both the bride and groom want to look flawless on their big days. Men and women will spend thousands of dollars on clothing, hairstyling, makeup, teeth whitening, fitness classes, and more to ensure they look their best. While couples may be particularly concerned with their wedding day appearance, what they wear under their clothing can impact how clothes fit and look. Choosing the right supportive undergarments can play a crucial role in how a gown fits and whether or not brides achieve that picture-perfect…

Being asked to join a bridal party is both an honour and a responsibility. When asked to take on such significant and meaningful roles, men and women may recognize the honour but be unsure of what their responsibilities are as couples move forward with their wedding plans. Bridal party roles can vary depending on certain circumstances, but many couples still want their bridesmaids and groomsmen to perform many of the more traditional tasks associated with their roles. The following are some of the tasks bridesmaids and groomsmen can expect to perform in the months leading up to the wedding and…

Future brides and grooms don’t always realize just how much time they will have to devote to organizing their wedding. From the moment your engagement is announced, many hours will be spent making innumerable decisions and countless appointments. But don’t worry: you can save an amazing amount of time by dealing with local businesses. Why not combine practicality with pleasure by focusing locally when preparing your wedding. Everyone would agree that organizing a wedding isn’t an easy thing to do, and so it can be very reassuring to be able to count on people that you’ve known all of your…

We all know how much time, money and planning goes into the preparations of a wedding and if you are making your own Wedding Wines, then you’ve already taken the smartest step towards caring enough to find out more. Learn what wines work best for you and your guests and take advantage of the current legislation that allows the serving of U-Brew wines at your wedding or special occasion. Wine is a highlight of a wedding, so it’s a great idea to find out more about the extensive choices and styles available to you from local wine makers and U-Brews.…

May, June and July consistently rank among the most popular months to get married. These months typically provide pleasant weather, and if it does rain, it’s often in the form of a brief thunderstorm. But summer weather can be extremely hot, and while a sunny, warm day may be perfect beach days, such conditions are not always ideal for weddings, especially weddings that take place outdoors. If wedding-day weather threatens to be very hot, explore these methods to staying cool. Choose a later start time. A late-afternoon wedding may be the way to go in the summertime. The temperature usually…

Thousands of different styles and models of wedding gowns are available on the market, one more beautiful than the next. From white to cream, from long to short, and lace, pearls, and silks: there is certainly no lack of choice. But before you set out on a marathon tour of all the wedding dress boutiques, it is important to get to know your body type so that you can know what style of dress will best suit you. Do you have an hourglass shape (shoulders and hips of equal width, with smaller waist)? You could treat yourself to a “mermaid”…

You will be making many big decisions together, which may include going from a family home renting to owning your own home. Home ownership is a big lifestyle leap with many costs associated. There are many sites available to help you with your decision process. These sites are sponsored by the provincial and federal governments as well as banking institutions. Once you have decided to move forward, there are bonuses based on eligibility through the provincial and federal government. Here are a few points to see if you qualify: First Time Home Buyers’ Program The First Time Home Buyers’ Program…

A little patience can help a bride-to-be select bridesmaids gowns that are flattering to all the members of her bridal party. Size matters The body shapes and sizes of the women in your bridal party will be different, and this should be kept in mind when selecting a gown style and cut. There are certain dress shapes that are universally flattering, such as A-line. Try to avoid gowns that are extremely form-fitting, as only a few of the bridesmaids may be able to pull off this look successfully. The remainder could be left feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. Plus, form-fitting clothing…