We wanted something the Groomsmen would probably use again. My bridesmaid Karla helped me track down Smith Bauhaus Sunglasses, which look good even in the rain.
I wanted something unique for each of my bridesmaids because they all represent different phases in my life and have been there to support me at every turn. I am very blessed to have such amazing friends and was really happy to have 9 of them standing beside me on my wedding day.
After almost a year of trying to figure out what to get my bridesmaids, I finally decided on 9 different silver necklaces, which I found at Blue Ruby made by local designers, 9 different books that I thought each may enjoy and 9 USB keys with a playlist of songs that reminded me of each of them saved on each drive. It wasn’t easy. It took time but in the end, I was happy with the gifts.
I am still not sure exactly how my hair will look the day of my wedding. I have had two trials and a nightmare or two but when I met Leah from Fix Hair Garage on Johnson Street in Victoria, BC – I knew I was in good hands. Leah is very fun and stylish, not to mention 7 months pregnant with the cutest baby bump I have ever seen, covered in tats and has beautiful dark hair.
While I was there for my hair trial with Leah, I spotted another stylist doing a bridal do and I almost said “two please…” It looked so good. Seeing this other brides hair and meeting Leah made me think they have quite a few capable and experienced stylists to choose from in the Garage. So, if you are getting married on VI, I would encourage you to book in early and check Fix out.
You can find Fix at 541 Johnson Street or call 250-386-6183
Etsy.com has a little bit of cool everything. From laptop bags and change purses to organic jewelry like this, I love this site. And the interactions I have had with the designers I have emailed in the past has been great. I may consider ordering some unique, made-to-order gifts for my wedding here. Oh, so many options…
My bridal party will be in classic black & white with the exception of the flower girls, who are insisting on wearing pale pink dresses similar to the ones shown here from the Jenny Yoo bridesmaid collection.
Bridesmaids get to choose any style dress in any fabric that suits them as long as it is black and knee to tea length. Since it is an outdoor wedding on the grass, I have a feeling wedge shoes may be the best option. I found lots of beautiful ideas at Shoewawa but I am sure you can find these designer styles for less.
I love white flowers and hydrangeas, which remind me of one my favorite places in New England – Nantucket (If we were still living on the East Coast, that is where I would have loved to have our island wedding). So, the bridesmaids will be carrying white hydrangeas and the flower girls will be carrying baskets of white petals. The groomsmen and ring bearer will be in black and white tuxedos with a stephanotis boutonniere.