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March 1, 2015 · Tips for brides

♥ Facebook ♥
had a few people ask me about finding me on Facebook. I just signed up today so I can keep people up to date on blog posts and tips about making the most of your time in the mountains. You can search for Canoe Wedding to find my Facebook page or simply click here.

January 30, 2015 · Tips for brides

♥ Eyelash Extensions Canmore ♥
ordanna is a certified eyelash extensions technician based in Canmore. She is happy to travel to your hotel or will welcome you into her beautiful home to apply your eyelash extensions. Jordanna is also a mobile hair stylist specializing in weddings so you can book your eyelash extension appointment at the same time as your hair trial. She is a soft spoken lovely woman with a lot of love for her family and the mountains she feels lucky to call home. I was nervous when Jordanna told me the process would take 2 hours to complete as I'm not one who is comfortable sitting still for so long but I was pleasantly surprised when Jordanna announced we were just finishing the last lashes because the time flew by having a lovely chat.

I have been seeing some make-up artists applying what I call Snuffleupagus fake lashes on wedding days and not only do they look harsh they are terribly uncomfortable to wear. I have witnessed lashes popping off mid wedding day and the only option at that point is to remove them altogether. What I love in contrast to that experience is that Jordanna asks you what you want to accomplish with your lashes, length - thickness - or both? She selects lashes that are fitted specifically for your request and your existing lashes and they are tapered beautifully which makes them appear very natural and feel comfortable.

The other benefit about having eyelash extensions applied before your wedding day is that they last around 30 days for the average person, often longer which if you time it right means you can enjoy your lashes during your wedding week and on your honeymoon. Because you don't wear mascara with lash extensions (there is no need) you don't have to worry about crying during your wedding and looking like a racoon.

I tried the whole experience out for myself because my lashes are virtually non-existent and I'm someone who doesn't wear make-up and I have to say I was thrilled with the result. They look fantastic and feel really comfortable. They simply shed with the natural growth cycle of your own lashes and it's suggested that you book another appointment in about 2-4 weeks to fill them in again if you'd like to maintain them. The first time you have them applied it takes about 2 hours but then fills only take about 1 hour to complete.

For me as a wedding photographer I'm really excited about how natural they look, they look great in photographs.

I must say if you decide to get eyelash extensions by anyone make sure that come recommended by someone who has had a personal experience. It is a very exacting process and requires great skill to apply them well.

I think it would make for a fun day to bring your girls out and have an eyelash extension marathon. That way all your girls will feel fancy on your wedding day.

Below is my own personal before and after. Rather dramatic!
I am not wearing any mascara.
What do you think?

May 6, 2014 · Tips for brides

♥ Canoe Wedding - 5 reasons to do a bride reveal ♥
have had a lot of couples trying to decide whether a bride reveal or first look is right for them on their wedding day. I've shared some thoughts on that over on Canoe Wedding.

If you had a bride reveal on your wedding day I'd love to hear your perspective on your experience. Click here to share your story.

February 27, 2014 · Tips for brides

♥ Canoe Wedding just launched!!! ♥
y husband Kevin and I are thrilled to announce the launch of a new project we've been working on for months and dreaming about for years. We are immensely grateful that we get to live in the mountains and work with incredibly talented people who love the mountains and weddings.

We wanted to share our favourite things to do, places to eat, wedding venues and tips for getting the most out of your visit to the mountains.

For anyone you know getting married in the mountains or planning a visit here please share Canoe Wedding with them.

Visit us at Canoe Wedding and let us know what you think.

October 26, 2013 · Tips for brides

♥ Facebook ♥
started a Facebook Page today. You can find my Facebook Page by clicking here.

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