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Hello beautiful friends! This past August, Petals and Pearls was blessed to provide Decor, Floral and Day of Coordination for a dear friend Nazila and her handsome hubby Ali, at one of my favourite venues, The Liberty Grand in Toronto. Working with Nazila was easy, she has incredible taste and knew exactly what she wanted. We used a white and very soft light blush palette for her Decor and Floral. Her backdrop was inspired by the talented Rachel Clingen’s tufted panel and chandelier propped design coupled with a two tiered head table...

The Bridal Shower took place on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in June. Obsessed with Parisian culture, I have always been drawn to the elegance, romance, and sheer femininity that it exudes. I wanted to be sure to incorporate all the elements that I loved about the Parisian culture, rather than create the singular “Chanel” theme or gallery of pink and white Eiffel Towers.  My theme was “An Afternoon of Parisian Glam” using mint, purple and gold accents. As a passionate Laduree connoisseur, fashionista, and hopeless romantic, I was avid on...

Trending: Floral Crowns Everyone who knows me, knows how much I adore floral crowns! I love the many different looks you can achieve and in a world of “bling” and designer products, the idea of using raw, natural flowers to accessorize your bridal look feels so wholesome and right. I decided to do a very “bohemian chic” themed engagement shoot, and did a very sweet and effortless looking crown made of babys breath. There are so MANNYYYY variations of floral crowns out there, and with the comeback of babys breath, I felt...

Wedding Season is upon us, and surprisingly, the most common question I get asked is: “What do I wear to a bridal shower” If you too are wondering what is appropriate- you are not alone. The most important factor in dressing for a bridal shower is to be chic and wear something that makes you feel pretty without taking attention from the bride. After all, the bridal shower is all about the bride! Traditionally, the bride-to-be will wear white, so stay away from white and even other neutral tones like cream. It...

This is LONG overdue but I finally got around to spending sometime on my blog. I have been dying to share my experience doing my “Whimsical Wonderland” themed style shoot for the prestigious Canadian Magazine, Elegant Wedding. With less than a week to prepare, I managed to get everything together, found incredible vendors to collaborate and PRESTO! We had ourselves an amazing team to pull this off. My vision behind the shoot was my longtime obsession with white weddings. Something about white weddings (when done right) screams elegance, luxury and beauty. I...

Petals & Pearls Booth from the Toronto Bridal Show, April 2013 With Canada’s Bridal Show just around the corner (January 3rd, 4th, and 5th) 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and wedding season just around the corner, it’s only fitting that I post this now. From my experience before becoming a vendor in the wedding industry and what I learned as an exhibitor once I joined the industry, these were the points I found to be most useful for the bride-to-be and her entourage. go to http://www.canadasbridalshow.com/ for more info! 1. Create...

Before we post our experience working with the lovely Alina and Alon at the Angus Glen Golf Club, we’d like to share some amazing photographs by the extremely talented and friendly photographers- Paul and Sylvia! http://www.paulandsylvia.com/wedding-photos-at-angus-glen-golf-club/...

This week we are gushing over the beautiful designs by Veluz Reyes! For so long, myself and many brides to be, have been pinning the beautiful beaded hand work designs by Veluz Reyes. This Filipino designer really knows how to incorporate the trendy yet timeless element of netted beading with modern designs. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Looking forward to having her in Toronto for a trunk show, otherwise looks like we’re booking a ticket to the Philippines! Check it out, girls! [gallery columns="2" size="large" link="none" ids="4710,4711,4712,4713"]...

The featured designer this week is most definitely a star on the rise! After working under Ellie Saab in his creative department, he branched out on his own and has already created unique, unconventional and absolutely exquisite designs! It’s not for everyone, but surely you can appreciate the art. One of my new favourites, Krikor Jabotian. [gallery link="none" size="large" columns="2" ids="4706,4705,4704,4703"]  ...

There is no doubt wedding season is in FULL EFFECT and I blame that for my lack of posts for our favourite day of the week, White Dress Wednesdays! (So please, forgive me!) On this special day, we feature new and exciting wedding designs and of course, our favourite designers. This week, a man who needs no introduction, has done it again with his 2014 Bridal collection. My personal favourite and officially on the top of my list for my dream gown, is none other than Zuhair Murad’s “Diana” Take...