We kicked off this year right! Starting with our first wedding of 2019 in Mexico, making so many new solid friends in the industry and expanding our team with a few more amazingly sweet and talented stylists!
We are absolutely gushing over the photos from our most recent shoot at Dundurn Castle in downtown Hamilton! Big thanks to the lovely Ariana Del Mundo Photography for reaching out and including us in this amazing collaboration with these very talented lady bosses!
Ariana was such a blast to work with and she had our beautiful couple laughing and enjoying every moment of this shoot. She is fantastic at capturing those super sweet candid moments and has such an eye for detail. And we really loved how Meghan wanted to showcase her natural beauty with soft and light colours for her makeup with effortless waves with a romantic messy braids for her hair.
We were also incredibly happy to work alongside all the other totally talented and unique vendors on this shoot. Jessica of @jheventartistry showcased her expertise in event design and florals, Ashley of @tayneandashley created the beautiful calligraphy and design details and Laura of @gofluffyourselfdesigns introduced us to her super cute pillows! Together we turned downtown Hamilton’s Dundurn Castle into a parisian style fairy tale for our lovely couple Meghan and Nathan! Such a fun day with these absolute gems.
Big shout out to our incredible hair guru Robyn for blowing us away again with her talent, check her out @hairbyrobynrees! We are so happy to have her a part of the Save The Date Beauty Hamilton team!
Written by Kristalyn of Save The Date Beauty Hamilton
Returning to Mexico and Playa del Carmen this year, we knew we wanted to pull together a few creative styled shoots. We started with wardrobe here in Vancouver because we wanted to ‘travel with’ a few of our home based gems. We got in touch with our new friends, the wonderfully brilliant Fern and Moon to lend us a few pieces. These exceptionally driven best friends are the masterminds behind this super versatile and supremely designed line of bridal separates. Their modern pieces offer any bride the perfect combination for her figure and style with soo many options from crop tops to bodysuits (with every desired sleeve or no sleeve option) to full skirts to the most impeccably fit pair of suit pants. AND on top of all that, they travel outrageously well! We also asked the amazingly talented Kady, the woman behind the so so stylish Jane Rhyan the Collection for a few of her stunning veils. She let us take all our top faves with a perfect mix of 60’s mod, timeless simplicity and just fun! One of her veils was so feisty that it kept taking air during one of the shoots… hopefully there will be a photo to prove it…
Once we had wardrobe and our Vancouver representation sorted, we set out to connect with a few inspiring local Playa del Carmen/Cancun/Tulum wedding talents and of course, ‘brides’ or our models!
The incredible thing about social media is the social factor and the ability to connect directly with anyone anywhere in the world. We searched hashtags for the areas we were in and scoured other accounts we already followed in these cities and surrounding towns. We were super lucky to discover the extraordinary Moni & Adri Photography and her super cool new video project Sail the Veil and their awesome team. And we reached back to last years connections, friends and photographers we had met, like the totally talented Hideki of Button Up Photography who introduced us to his new endeavour the WLKRS with his lovely and also talented friend Andre Gouin Photography. We also connected with some wildly gorgeous models Tonje, Aleksandra and Luna. It is seriously awe-inspiring how it all comes together. Having an idea, sharing the idea, connecting, chatting, brainstorming, troubleshooting and really making new friendships and connections based on wanting to create beauty together. Everyone we connected with during our creative shoots showed up this way, open, friendly, present and excited to be there and create something special. We even had gorgeous and glam venues like Andaz Mayakoba and El Pueblito Mayakoba open their doors to host us because we reached out with a determination and a plan/dream.
We can’t wait to show you what we have been up to (even more) during our travels in the Mayan Riviera, to show you more of our love of creating and collaborating with other inspired people!!!
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This summer has been incredible so far! Lots of super sweet brides, love, adventures, ocean swims and lakes, bicycle rides and runs in the woods. We love summer in Vancouver but spending half of our time on the special Sunshine Coast really lets us soak in the warm dreamy days and all the amazing adventures of fun at our door. This is really a post of about being thankful for the beyond beautiful land we call home and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the exquisite tranquility of nature by just taking a 40 minute ferry ride away from the city. Every time we drive off the ferry there is an instant calm and a huge breath of fresh air and the feeling of freedom. We love you Sunshine Coast BC.
Photos by the wonderful Jennifer Picard Photography
“Unveiled… a richly-styled collaborative that indulges our senses and adds a sprinkle of whimsy and nostalgia to the rituals a bride might go through as she prepares for her wedding day” – So Dearly Beloved
We shared a few of these photos on the blog a little while back, but we are SO excited to have them featured on the gorgeous and stylish wedding blog, So Dearly Beloved. We had such an incredible team for this beautiful shoot:
PHOTO & CREATIVE DIRECTION: maru photography GOWN & ACCESSORIES: kathryn bass bridal FLORALS: deborah lee designs MODEL: motogpri HAIR & MAKEUP: save the date beauty VENUE: terminal city club RING: whisper jewels CALLIGRAPHY: quill and co SET ASSISTANT: vaela weddings
CHECK OUT the incredible behind the scenes video by Ashley of Vaela Weddings HERE !!!
Since our recent expansion to Hamilton Ontario, we have fallen completely in love with some of the stunning local venues! With such a variety, you are guaranteed to find a space that exceeds your wedding dreams. Check out our Instagram HERE!!!
The first wedding venue that took our breath away was Lakeview by Carmen’s Group. Located in the heart of Confederation Park, this Hamilton landmark is the perfect waterfront wedding location. With beach front and indoor ceremony options, you will have no problem planning your perfect wedding day. Lakeview has a gorgeous sandy beachfront and 60-foot lighthouse style viewing tower looking out onto the picturesque Toronto Skyline. Inside you will find an intimate cocktail lounge with an outdoor patio on the first floor, a beautiful second floor ballroom with a private balcony overlooking Lake Ontario. The grand bay windows provide wonderful natural light, and as the sun goes down you can dance the night away under the glistening lights hung from the vaulted ceilings. We loved the exposed beams, French doors and soft colour scheme that created the perfect back drop. We just can’t get enough for this dreamy wedding venue.
The next wedding venue we’ve fallen in love with is Liuna Gardens, located on the Lake Ontario Waterfront. With 12 acres of perfectly manicured gardens, this venue has lots of picturesque spots to choose from for your perfect wedding ceremony. Lakefront ceremonies are a very popular choice at Liuna gardens. You can walk down the isle bordered with overflowing flowers looking out onto the fantastic waterfront backdrop. If you are looking for indoor wedding options, choose from one the extravagant ballrooms this venue has to offer. The elegant Grand ballroom took our breathe away with its stone carved fire place, Italian marble flooring and spectacular crystal chandeliers. The private patios provide stunning lakefront views framed by gorgeous fountains and gardens. This venue has so much to offer, with all these options you are guaranteed to find an amazing spot for your wedding day.
Last but certainly not least is the incredible Old Ancaster Mill. This historic venue features a stunning waterfall surrounded by stone and beautiful gardens. The building is the centre of over 200 years of local history, and has been beautifully restored with seven unique rooms to choose from for your wedding day. The stone fire places, exposed wood beams and lots of natural light are accompanied by the perfect decor, creating a warm, romantic atmosphere in every room. There are so many picturesque spots on the grounds to chose from, your photographer is guaranteed to capture stunning shots of your wedding day. The Old Ancaster Mill is in high demand for weddings all year round, and the perfect choice for an intimate wedding venue.
These are just a few of the many amazing venues in the Hamilton area, and we are just so excited to have our newest location in the centre of it all!
Photo by Kate Murphy Photography
We are SO excited to announce we are now accepting bookings for destination weddings in Mexico, January, February & March 2018.
We can’t wait to meet all our beautiful destination brides! Whether you are getting married at one of the grand resorts in Cancun, the Mayan Riviera, on the tropical beaches of Tulum and Playa del Carmen, in the friendly city of Puerto Vallarta or one of the quaint and colourful surrounding towns of Sayulita or Punta Mita, we want to meet you there!
Booking destination hair and makeup can be a daunting experience, with so many considerations like heat and humidity or cultural styling differences, we will be there to give you a stress free, gorgeous and long lasting look that is completely true to you!
Before we even arrive on your wedding day, we always set up a complementary consultation via Skype, Facetime, by phone or if possible in person, to meet and make sure we are the perfect fit! We love to take time with our brides, asking lots of questions as we go step by step through your look to ensure we are on the same page the entire time. Even without the heat and humidity, it is super important that all our products are waterproof and long lasting, but in the Mexican climate its even more important that we have the best lines to keep your look in place all day long. Airbrushing is one of our favourite services we offer to give that flawless look without tons of makeup and make you feel totally glamourous. We use lines like Makeup Forever, their amazing Aqua Line is so waterproof you could even swim in it (check out the US Olympic synchronized swim team for proof.) We also love Ben Nye “final seal” setting spray and the Tattoo Liner by Kat Von D. For hair, we love Kevin Murphy and Davines to keep those beachy waves looking fresh all night! The best part of what we do is making you and all your ladies look and feel amazing and completely at ease. We are there to blend in with your party, just like another best friend. We never leave a wedding without a round of hugs.
Meet us in Mexico in January, February & March 2018 for our awesome 30%OFF PROMO Bridal Hair & Makeup Package, including lashes, on location styling and the best part, we will stay for post ceremony touch ups!
|NO extra travel or flight charges will apply|
We are also offering SPECIAL PROMO rates for larger parties.
Get in touch for more details!
Can’t wait to meet you in MEXICO!
Photos by Jennifer Picard Photography
What could be more exciting than planning a destination wedding in a tropical paradise like Mexico? From the brightly coloured little beach side towns to the lush green jungles to the amazing 5 star resorts along clear blue oceans edge, Mexico offers endless possibilities for the dreamiest destination wedding you can imagine. After tons of beautiful BC destinations over the past few years, we are excited to see what destination weddings in Mexico are all about. Here what we have learned so far:
Fresa Weddings is an amazing option for anyone looking for a one stop, unique and completely personable wedding planner. Kristee and her team will literally take care of every detail for you, offering everything from decor to photography to make your experience as luxurious as dream!
Cuixmala might just be the most breathtaking place we have ever seen, with amazing ocean views from the immaculate and airy white rooms, steps away to the soft white sand beaches. Located in Jalisco, Mexico, Cuixmala is a 25,000-acre nature preserve just two hours from Puerto Vallarta. The entire estate can be rented to host events. The onsite staff will take care of every detail to help you create a seamless and stress-free Mexico destination (dream) wedding.
To capture all the amazing moments, here are a couple wildly talented Mexico based photographers. We have been following Fer Juaristi for a while now. His incredible eye for colour and creating a cinematic feel makes him a definite stand out as a talented wedding photographer. We also totally fell in love with the majestically modern style of Los Ebano, a sweet couple who is passionate about love and story telling.
Adriana Madrid is the coolest Mexican wedding dress designer we came across. Designed with the free spirit bride in mind, Adrianas gowns are modern, timeless and perfect for any destination bride looking to support local designers.
There are tons of incredible places to host your destination in Mexico, but here are a few of the most popular: Cabo San Lucas, located at the tip of Baja California Sur, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Todos Santos, a small town just an hour North of Cabo. Cancun, in the Yucatan Peninsula, just north of the Caribbean coast resort region known as the Riviera Maya. Isla Mujeres is a tiny, 5-mile long island located in the Caribbean sea, just northeast of Cancun. Puerto Vallarta is located on the western coast of Mexico against the Pacific Ocean.
Want to have Save the Date Beauty be a part of your destination wedding? Get in touch!
Photo by Jennifer Picard
This Parisian inspired shoot was set in the perfect room at the classic Terminal City Club. The muted colours of the space and the amazingly gigantic flowers by Deborah Lee Designs perfectly encapsulate the ease and lightness of the Parisian Bride. Beautiful Pri wears a timeless but show stopping gown by Kathryn Bass Bridal and impeccably eccentric hand made jewels by Whisper Jewels. Her big, loose braid and ever stylish ’60s cat eye liner and flawless natural skin by Save the Date Beauty perfectly complete the look. The marvellously talented Maru Photography brought the whole vision to life with her artistic direction and photography, supported by the wonderful Vaela Weddings. Calligraphy by Quill & Co.