Blog

Welcome to the Ladybelle Bridal Blog.

Ladybelle Bridal Photograph

Lisa and Sean’s St. Ann’s Academy Wedding!!

Lisa looks absolutely STUNNING in her Essense of Australia ivory lace over pewter satin gown! This beautiful all-over Lace fit and flare wedding gown features sparkling diamante beading throughout and romantic cap sleeves that can be worn on or off the shoulder! Lisa completed her look with a blossom grosgrain ribbon sash and a delicately beaded waist length veil. We love Lisa's romantic winter theme combined with soft and feminine shades of blush and cream! The photo of Lisa and Sean and her 94 year old grandfather (from the photobooth) is so memorable and heartwarming!

The wedding took place at St Ann's Academy and the reception at the Parkside Hotel.

Lisa gave us some of her thoughts from this special day: 

"Here are some of the pictures from our wonderful day. I LOVED my Essense of Australia dress, it fit me perfectly and I felt super beautiful while wearing it. I wondered if I would be able to really embrace being a bride since I am older than the average woman who marries for the first time but, I felt like this dress was gorgeous and age appropriate. Some of my most favorite moments were walking down and the aisle and seeing my husband for the first time, he looked so happy and emotional. We were married at St. Ann's Academy in Victoria and they rang the bells for us after the ceremony was over, such a sweet touch. I also loved our grand entrance into the reception, we came in to "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder and the whole room erupted and I felt the happiness and love from all of our friends and family...

Ladybelle thank you for helping to start the wedding process. Once I found my dress, the rest of the details fell into place! "

Lisa - it was our absolute pleasure to help you find the perfect dress and we wish you both a lifetime of health, love and happiness!!

Photographer: http://www.mintlimephoto.com/

Wedding Venue: http://www.stannsacademy.com/weddings/

Reception: http://www.parksidevictoria.com/

Cake: http://www.ruthanddean.com/

Ladybelle Bridal Photograph

Pronovias Spring 2016 Bridal Trunk Show

Starts on Friday, November 20th, 2015

Ends on Saturday, November 28th, 2015

For two weekends only we will have select 2016 styles from this beautiful collection in store available for you to try on and order!!

You can see more of their current collection at: http://www.pronovias.com/ca/wedding-dresses/pronovias-2016

We suggest booking an appointment as space is limited so give us a call to reserve a fitting room at 250-933-4300.

We look forward to seeing you!

Ladybelle Bridal Photograph

Shannon and Nigel’s Beachside Wedding in Jamaica!!

Shannon looks absolutely stunning in her ivory Pronovias lace and tulle A-line gown! This gown has a sweetheart neckline and flowing tulle skirt with godets, that gives soft movement to the entire dress. Shannon accented her look with a grosgrain ribbon sash with crystal embellishments, her grandmother’s pearl necklace and  her mother’s pearl earrings. Nigel wore his late-father’s belt. We love how even the wedding was just the two of them, they wanted to wear a few pieces that kept their family with them.

Shannon was able to fill us in on the details behind this gorgeous wedding:

“Nigel, my husband, and I got married in Jamaica on February 3, 2015. We decided our dream wedding would consist of just the two of us, spending 11 amazing days at the Sandals Negril Resort in Negril, Jamaica. As Sandals refers to it, we celebrated our Weddingmoon with them. We had an afternoon wedding at 1pm, in the Ocean-view beachfront gazebo, with an evening private candlelight dinner for the two of us on the beach at sunset.

The morning of our wedding the weather was a bit over-cast. The rain began to fall while I was in the salon getting my hair and make-up down. But thankfully the rain had stopped by the time I was ready to walk out to the gazebo. Once our ceremony was over, we walked over to the Garden gazebo for our champagne and hors d'oeuvre reception. As soon as we got under the cover of the gazebo, the rain started to fall again. But with the excitement of eating our wedding cake and toasting to our wedding, we didn't even have time to notice. Miraculously, as soon as our reception was over, the rain stopped again enabling our photographer to take photos of us throughout the resort grounds. Our photographer was so friendly and fun that even my husband, who has never understood the need for photos, didn't complain once during the two hour photo session. In fact, I even think he enjoyed it lol! Once we were all photo'd out, we headed back to our hotel room to find our butler had completely done up our room. Our bed was covered with fresh flowers, there were chocolate covered fruits waiting for us, and a bubble bath with flowers floating in the water and a chilled bottle of champagne waiting. Around 6pm we made our way to our candlelight dinner on the beach. We had a menu designed just for us and our own server who ensured our meal and the whole experience was perfect, and just the way we had imagined it to be.

A highlight of the ceremony was when I walked into the wedding gazebo. As soon as I saw Nigel standing there I could not help, but to cry. He had the biggest smile on his face. He looked happier than I had ever seen him. Thankfully our wedding photographer was able to get a picture of that moment. Nigel and I also decided to write our own wedding vows. I had ordered personalized vow books for us to write them down in, as a keepsake. It felt so intimate just to have the two of us standing there pledging our love and devotion to each other.

There were a few particularly amusing moments that happened regarding our wedding. I had previously bought a beautiful veil, from Ladybelle, to match my wedding dress. During my final dress alteration a week before my wedding, I had wrapped my veil in tissue paper and placed it inside the box with my wedding shoes, knowing as long as I packed my wedding shoes I couldn't forget my veil. So much for the best laid plans lol! When I went to pack my shoes, I remember opening the box and wondering why I had so much tissue paper inside the box. Of course in that moment, I completely forgot about my veil, pulled out the extra tissue paper and threw it on my bed, where it remained until we returned from Jamaica. As my photographer said, the bright-side is I can save my veil for 'special' anniversary photos lol!

I was obviously not meant to where all the 'traditional' pieces on my wedding day. I had, had a white lace with blue ribbon garter belt made for me, but I'm guessing it was made just a smidgen too big. As I was walking to the gazebo for my wedding ceremony I could feel my garter moving slightly on my thigh. Obviously with the excitement of my wedding ceremony I didn't think about my garter again until our reception when I realized I was no longer wearing my garter. Somehow the garter belt had fallen completely down my leg, and I had obviously stepped out of it without even noticing. It made my husband and I laugh to know that somewhere on the resort grounds, someone found a stray garter belt waiting to be found.

We had our cake-topper made for us. It is actually one of our favourite things from our wedding. The British bulldog represents Nigel and the panda bear, myself. Each aspect of the topper was specifically designed by us to represent parts, or attributes of our relationship. It was actually a huge hit with the resort wedding team.

We loved every minute of our wedding day, and our entire Weddingmoon. We truly believe, and know, we were blessed to have had such an incredible experience. We have both agreed that there was not one single moment we would want changed or altered in anyway. It was exactly the perfect wedding day for the two of us!”

Shannon and Nigel we were honoured to play a part in your special day and we wish you both a lifetime of love, health and happiness!!

Ladybelle Bridal Photograph

Tiffany and Chad’s Beachside Elopement in Maui!

Tiffany looks absolutely breath-taking in her Essense of Australia ivory charmeuse sheath gown! This gown has a sweetheart neckline, soft dreamy pleats along the bodice and a dramatic 1920s-inspired side slit which drapes softly into a  pretty sweep train. Tiffany’s dear friend and witness for the elopement looks beautiful in her flowy Alfred Angelo coral chiffon bridesmaid gown. We love the café and ivory floral sash accenting Tiffany’s waist and the stunning flowers in her beautiful swept up hair!!

Tiffany was able to fill us in on the details behind this gorgeous wedding:

“We were married on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii on November 7, 2014.  Our wedding coordinator recommended a private beach called Makena Surf that was wrapped in black rock and soft sand.  We had a very romantic and unique dining experience at Capische Restaurant at the Hotel Wailea.  The dining experience was like 'tapas' with food delicacies and wine pairings, I highly recommend it if you ever visit Maui.

Our wedding was not your typical traditional wedding celebration.  My husband and I knew from the beginning that we wanted simplicity and romance on our wedding day so we decided to elope and invited two of our best friends to come and witness our union.  It was one of the toughest life decisions we have ever made thus far because we have so many amazing family and friends all around the world we wanted to share this joyous occasion with.  I wanted to be sure everyone was included somehow so I had to be creative with our planning.  In a nutshell, we decided to send out invitations one month before we departed to invite everyone we love to our wedding webcast, this way everyone could be witness to the happiest day of our life.  I surprised my parents, siblings and niece with corsages and boutonnieres when I heard they decided to host a 'webcast' party in our honour.  It was all the 'little' surprises from friends and family that comforted us in our decision - their support and understanding for our wedding wishes was a true gift.  

Eloping was the toughest but best decision for us - there were no distractions from each other.  It was the most flirtatious day we have ever had, the romance was contagious, there was no stress and I didn't know this was possible but we fell even more in love on our wedding day.

I have so many heart-warming memories etched in my mind I would need a book to share them all.  Our wedding was truly a dream come true, from the proposal in New York city, to finding my dream dress at Ladybelle Bridal, to saying 'I do' to the love of my life on one of the most beautiful beaches the world has to offer.  I am a very lucky 'Ladybelle'!

I have to give credit and thanks to:

Laurie Terry, our wedding planner from Makena Weddings. Without her experience and passion for event planning I wouldn't have met our photographer Justin and our videographer Todd. This was the dream team, so fun to work with and all companies worked so well together.

The team at Ladybelle Bridal - I had a vision of my wedding dress since I was a little girl and it was exactly what I was looking for right down to the sash.  The experience of trying on different dresses was so much fun and a memory I will remember forever.”

Tiffany from the bottom of our hearts – we wish you both a lifetime filled with love, health and happiness!!       

Wedding Planner: Laurie Terry Makena Weddings www.makenaweddings.com  

Photographer: Justin Orr www.justinorrphotography.com

Videographer: Todd Perkins Hawaii Video Memories, www.hawaiivideomemories.com

Reception: http://www.capische.com

Ladybelle Bridal Photograph

Alysha and Justin’s Neck Point Wedding!!

Alysha looks gorgeous in her Essense of Australia lace fit and flare gown! The sweetheart bodice features sparkly asymmetrical lace and crystal details with a dramatic low back complete with fabric buttons all the way to the end of the dramatic lace train. Alysha completed her look with a double banded dove grey valencia ribbon sash and a two toned vibrant pink rose bouquet! Alysha’s bridesmaids looked beautiful in their flowy strapless Sorella Vita gowns in a vibrant mint colour. We loved how they spent the day driving around in a fabulous vintage mustang!!

 

The wedding took place at Neck Point Park and the reception was held at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

Alysha was able to give us some of her favorite moments from this special day:

"Our Wedding day was so much fun! We are both fun people and wanted to have lots of laughs and smiles throughout the day.My most proud moment was when my dad saw me for the first time with my dream dress on. He was so happy and excited! I could see the honour in his eyes. My absolute favorite part of the ceremony was my sister and I surprising everyone (including my hubby) with her playing guitar and singing the bridal party down the aisle. She sang Jack Johnson's "Angel". On the way from the ceremony to the reception it was Justin, Myself and his Uncle in the Mustang. We stopped to take in all the amazing moments of that day and share a glass of champagne! Our first dance was to Avila "All Shook Up" and that was so nice… we were both nervous for the first dance but had a fun time and loosened up as the night went on. Our friends and family were so supportive and outgoing and really helped make the day as special as it was!"

Their photographer Sabrina wanted to add her thoughts on this special couple:

"Justin and Alysha are a real life love story. After continually being drawn together, these two are starting this new journey as husband + wife with the most solid foundation of love + friendship. Something pretty special. I could not have been more honored to have had a little share in their day. So much love surrounding such quality people…!!"

Alysha and Justin - we wish you a lifetime of health, love and happiness!!

Photographer: Sabrina Patrice www.sabrinapatrice.com

Ladybelle Bridal Photograph

Alyssia and Pat’s Fairytale Vancouver Wedding!

Alyssia looks STUNNING in her Disney Fairytale Wedding's ivory classic ballgown inspired by iconic Cinderella! The draped criss-cross bodice features a romantic sweetheart neckline accented with sparkling crystal beading and rhinestones. Delicate sparkles are scattered throughout the full tulle skirt and twinkle all the way down to the end of the sweeping cathedral train. Alyssia completed her look with a dramatic crystal tiara and a gorgeous live white orchid bouquet! We loved how how the couple went to a beautiful and private spot to share a first look before the ceremony and how they honoured Alyssia's heritage with a tea ceremony during the reception.

Alyssia  and Pat were married at the Riverway Clubhouse in Burnaby on August 24 2014.

Alyssia was able to give us some of her favorite moments from this special day:

" My favourite moment of our wedding day was when we saw each other for the first time in our "first look" photos. We wanted the "first look" to be intimate and a moment shared by just the two of us.  It was very exciting as we had stayed a part from each other the night before and all we wanted to do was see each other the next day.  When we saw each other - we were speechless!  We were lost for words on how we both looked and that we were getting married and I think our photos depict that perfectly.  After our first look photos we trekked around Queen Elizabeth Park taking beautiful photos in the gardens and views of the city. Julien Photography did such an amazing job.

Another highlight of our wedding day would be seeing all our family and friends.  It's not everyday that you get both families and friends in the same room together, especially when everyone lives all around the country.  It was so nice to see and share this day with people we truly care about and love.  It was magical!

Our reception was another highlight - we enjoyed amazing food, speeches from our siblings and best friends, shared our first dance together as a married couple and also enjoyed a dance with our mother and father.  A unique thing that we did do at our wedding was a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony.  I wanted to stick to my Chinese heritage and pay respects to my elders, while getting the well wishes for my marriage and future.  The day flew by way too fast - but we enjoyed every moment and can't wait to see where the future takes us.

I also want to thank Ladybelle Bridal for being such an important part of my wedding day.  My Alfred Angelo Cinderella Dress was amazing and made me look so beautiful.  My Alfred Angelo bridesmaid dress and mother of the bride dress were breathtaking as well.  I cannot thank you enough! "

Alyssia and Pat - we wish you a lifetime of love, health, happiness and joy!!

Photographer: Steve and Courtney Julien www.julienphotography.ca

Page 1 of 4 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›