Give me the beach, ice cream and a gorgeous couple and I'll give you a smile as wide as the sky. We wanted to leave you with this fun sandy engagement session from Randy Lange Photography during today's high summer tide. Make sure to keep scrolling for wedding inspiration and the elegant wedding dresses.
"Rachel and Spencer engagement east Toronto by "the Beaches"
So there are three main things about this couple.
They LOVE ...
Popcorn & Movies plus a good old fashioned coke
Relaxing Walks (Queen street E/The Beaches/The Danforth) with ovational Ice cream stop
As you will be able to tell photographer, Randy Lange, made use of their favorite things and embraced every moment. They are both very creative and aren't scared to try new things or simply have a good time. We asked the Bride-to-be to share her story with us.
Here is what she said: "How it all began...
It was early 2010, one week after I (Rachel) moved to Toronto, Spencer and I met at a mutual friend's get together. It was an instant connection when Spencer saw Rachel across the room and ventured over to spend the remainder of the evening in conversation. Sparks of a new friendship began; little did we know the road we were heading down. For the next two years we became best of friends. With mutual interests and shared passions for design, photography, music and art, an unknowingly strong & unique bond was growing...until the words I love you could not be denied. That friendship then took a turn for the next chapter in our lives."
"The night began when Spencer picked me up for a dinner date with a bouquet of calla lilies & baby's breath in hand. This wasn't out of the ordinary as he loves to surprise me on any occasion with these. We went to a nice and quaint Italian restaurant located in the Beaches east end. We spent the dinner speaking about how we can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together. (Still wasn't unusual for us) he then said how beautiful of a night it was and that he wanted to take a night shot of the Leuty Lifeguard station on the boardwalk in the moonlight. This was a spot that for four years we would meet in the summer for a day at the beach, or to set a perfect landscape for an afternoon of design. We trekked across the snow to the spot where he began taking pictures. He then brought me on the dock, wrapping his arms around me as we looked out onto the beautiful lake in the moonlight he told me how he had something very special for me. He pulled out a gold necklace which had belonged to his Nonna. Telling me how it would be such an honor if I would wear it. He began to put it on my neck. When I turned around to thank him he was down on one knee....Rachel will you marry me?!"
Photography: Randy Lange Photography
Today, we would like to share a few dresses from the new collection with you. In our collections, we always try to cover all different styles. But this year, we have more to offer than ever before. The collection has a variety of styles for every bride to find the dress of her dreams. So you may find yours today!
SABOYA // Rosa Clará 2015 collection
SAIGON // Rosa Clará 2015
SAMARA // Rosa Clará 2015
In the Rosa Clará Company, we like to share how we work behind closed doors so today we present to you the shooting of the new collection’s ‘making of’ with the gorgeous model, Victoria Lee. Watching the video, you will see how the catalog has been made. The catalog is now available on our website and will be in all our stores very soon. We hope you like it!
You can watch the video HERE.
Did you like the new 2015 collection?
You can check the whole Rosa Clará 2015 collection HERE.
Today we would like to share the culturally infused wedding of Alejandra and Anish. The Jewish bride and Indian groom threw a bollywood-princess inspired wedding that no one in their family will ever forget. The Floridian and Australian natives met during a Spanish Contili tour and made the decision to not live without one another one year later. The two wedded in a beautiful garden just outside of Melbourne, Australia.
How did you begin your wedding dress search? Is the dress you wore the style you dreamed of wearing?
I was then living in south Florida and had begun my search for my wedding dress. I started by going to the local bridal stores but nothing quite captured my eye. My mother’s friend told us about a store that had just opened and that we should take a look at it. I immediately booked an appointment and took my best friend Maria and my mother. The dress was the style that I always wanted which was old Hollywood--Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn inspired.
How did you know it was the dress?
When we came in for the appointment we were immediately greeted and asked if we wanted refreshments and chocolates. The store looked more like an art exhibit instead of a clothing store. I browsed through the dresses and each one was more beautiful then the next. I selected a handful of dresses to try on. We were then guided to the dressing room where my mother and best friend Maria were able to sit and watch as i tried on the different styled gowns behind a curtain. We were treated with such warmth and pampering. Before attending the appointment I had a budget in mind and I had to consider that I had two other dresses to buy for the wedding. After trying on the Jemal, I instantaneously felt beautiful. My mom and best friend both loved the dress. But I wanted to be sure of such an important decision. So decided to put it on hold and i would come back later that week. Instead after finishing the appointment we headed to the other bridal stores on Miracle Mile. I think we went to five different stores that evening and as we were walking to the sixth store I stopped my best friend and mom in the side walk and told them “I found the one! Lets go back to Rosa Clara!!”. By then we were all jumping up and down and screaming of joy in the side walk. We immediately turned around and went back into Rosa Clara. The same sales representative was there and we told her how THIS was the one. I also selected a gorgeous jeweled and stone hair piece that looked like it was made exactly for my dress.
The twosome gleamed in their matching Indian wedding attire. Alejandra in a purple embroidered choli and Anish in a purple accented sherwani. Which they both adorned with beautifully embroidered headdresses.
She also wore Indian inspired jewelry along with henna on her hands and feet.
What was the inspiration behind your wedding?
We wanted to combine both our cultures and traditions. We had a garden morning wedding ceremony and an evening reception at a hall by the Yarra river. During our ceremony we both had Indian wear but the ceremony consisted of both Hindu and Jewish wedding rituals. It was preformed by a Jewish celebrant and a Hindu priest. I wore my Rosa Clara gown for the western styled reception.
The bride donned her Jemal wedding dress with tear drop peral earrings, floral accented bracelet and of course her stunning weddign ring. Her hair and make up were old hollywood glamour inspired--soft romantic waves and a popping red lip.
Alejandra's bouquet was arranged by her wedding planners, Vogue Wedding and Events. She requested that there be flowers of different purple shades and a few light blue ones--and the result was absolutely beautiful.
Do you have any words of advice for brides planning their weddings?
Do not stress about minor things. It is your day and try and enjoy every minute of it because it goes by so fast.
Today we bring you the party dress of the month, the model 2C9 of the Two Fiesta by Rosa Clará 2014 collection, courtesy of our Spanish blog. It is made of Mikado silk and beading. It is an elegant dress perfect for young girls, because of its cut, even though we always try to design dresses for all ages.
This dress has a spectacular open back that ends in a bow, also made of silk Mikado. You can find it in a wide variety of colours: cobalt, smoke, mauve, black, orchid, red, pink, green, and sapphire. Remember that you must consult its availability in the nearest store.
The dress uses a smooth Mikado sash to divide the beaded top from the skirt, to better define the body shape. If you are planning to wear this type of dress and you don’t know what shoes to choose, don’t worry because the long skirt will hide them, so… Take advantage of it and wear comfortable shoes and dance the noght away!
If you struggle while choosing your hairstyle, this dress has a lot of possibilities. Since the dress has a spectacular open back, you can wear your hair up or down, both hairstyles will show off your back.
Do you like these types of backs?
You can see the whole Two by Rosa Clará collection here.