it’s true love!

Nicolet, by Truvelle

We’re typically pretty decisive, but when it comes to picking our favourite dress from Truvelle‘s 2015 collection we’re at an absolute standstill. There’s just too much pretty. Founded in Vancouver, BC by designer Gaby Bayona, Truvelle is about as local as it gets. Each wedding dress is made from scratch in their Gastown studio using handcrafted patterns and carefully selected hand-cut fabrics. Our words can’t do the new designs justice, so we’ll let these photos do the talking.

Berkeley Dress by Truvelle

Klara Dress by Truvelle

Natalie Dress by Truvelle

Nicolet Dress by Truvelle

Taylor Dress by Truvelle

Sierra Dress by Truvelle

Oh, did we mention those of you walking down the isle next year can meet Gaby and her dresses this weekend (October 25/26) at Victoria owned and operated bridal boutique The White Peony? Colour us with envy!  Write to or call 250.590.8044 to book an appointment.

pretty in paper

We’re lovers of beautiful things, and we especially love beautiful things that come in paper form – books, handwritten letters, postcards. It’s really no surprise that we’re fans of Tuktu Paper Co., a Victoria-based stationary designer that specializes in wedding invitations, holiday & birthday cards, personalized stationary, artwork & prints.  While their gallery of custom paper products are enough to make a girl swoon, we’ve fallen for their selection of pre-designed wedding invitations – perfect for the busy bride.  Our favourite?  The Fairfield!

Madison  Lexington

Fairfield by Tuktu Paper Co.  Chevron by Tuktu Paper Co.

See the whole selection and much, much more at

here comes the bride

You’ve RSVP’d to this season’s showers and weddings and now it’s time to get gifting.  Unless the couple has asked for cold, hard cash (hallelujah!) finding the perfect wedding gift can be pretty stressful – or at least it was before Emporia Boutique opened its doors.  Here are just a few of our favourite Emporia finds!


1. Described as an “indispensable reference for modern couples looking to spend quality time together in the kitchen”  The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland is an ideal gift for the foodies on your list.  Pair with a bottle of their favourite wine for a personal touch.  2.We first met mr. & mrs. muse on a pair of porcelain mugs and have loved them ever since.  Also available in mr. & mr. and mrs. & mrs. couplings, the Jonathan Adler creations are a quirky addition to any newlywed kitchen.  3.The Fluoro Heart Print is a fun statement piece for the bride & groom’s love nest.  Pop into Emporia Boutique to see their selection of Banquet Atelier & Workshop prints.  4. The perfect gift must be covered in the perfect wrapping and accompanied by the perfect card, so it’s only natural that Emporia Boutique carries all things paper from two of our most adored stationary designers, Rifle Paper Co. and Sugar Paper.

Now that wasn’t so hard, was it?

Find Emporia Boutique at 1223 Government St., Victoria BC.