This is the PowerPoint presentation I used for the workshop I gave at the February 22, 2014 Tie-the-Knot wedding show at Ottawa’s Museum of Nature. It was a great show. If you missed my workshop, here are the key points to consider when choosing the best dress for you. It was a great show with many great vendors. Coffee With Friends served brides and grooms up yummy lattes, Edible Sins provided delicious goodies… Ashton Station
Today was the wonderful Ottawa Bridal Party Show. It was quite the event! Brides walked in and walked past the sweet-voiced singer/pianist performing in the entrance only to arrive at the bar where they could partake of a glass of wine. This, after being given a swag bag full of goodies. The show had a wonderful intimate atmosphere lacking from the big wedding shows I’ve participated in in the past. I had the opportunity to
 It’s a cool venue. Saw it yesterday when I dropped off my swag bag contribution. Hope brides come in droves. Should be a fabulous party!
After talking with fellow members of Ottawa’s wedding industry last night at Mill St Brewery, I finally realized exactly what I love so much about being involved in a couple’s big day. Back in 1997, when looking through the McGill course list, I read the words: ENGL 365 Costuming for the Theatre. I had always loved fashion and sewing so I thought it sounded like fun. I went for my admittance interview with the wonderful
Well, as with everything I do these days, I am exceedingly slow at kicking the new year of with a blog post! Ah, well. There has been lots of change in my life recently. Our move to a new city and province (Ottawa, Ontario) has basically taken over. It’s amazing how much there is to do when you move, particularly when you have school-age children. I think I’m nearing the end of the bureaucratic hoops
Alright, so I’m a big Halloween fan. You might have guessed this by the fact that my business includes the strange combination of wedding gowns and costumes. I love clothing in general, from every day clothes to fabulous wedding dresses, but there is just something about making a costume that is both exciting and freeing. You can do it however you like, with whatever materials you want. This year, I’m going to try to continue
Ahhhh… motherhood. The job that keeps on giving… and taking… all of my patience and strength. Here’s the plan for what’s left of this week: Finish recycling a client’s wedding gown and alter a bridesmaid’s dress. That’s the work schedule. Now, there’s the kid-related stuff: bring daughter to new kindergarten to pick up pre-ordered (thank goodness!) school supplies at school, pick up son’s rented birthday cake pan, bake cake plus cupcakes for family party, wrap

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