After the Vows: Keeping the Honeymoon Alive

It’s no secret that by the time you’ve gotten married, you’ve already been through the ‘honeymoon phase’ of dating. It’s different for every relationship – maybe it’s they way he cracks his knuckles or her never-ending pile of clothes on the floor – but at some point, things may stop feeling like a fairytale. And guess what? That’s okay.

If you make it down the aisle after the stress and chaos of planning a wedding, you deserve to run away together and hide for a few weeks and enjoy what it’s like to be a married couple, and you may find yourself slipping back into that lovey-dovey-why-do-we-ever-fight mentality. Unfortunately, to many people’s dismay, reality is just as strange when you come back as when you left it. Here are some tricks for internalizing the glow of your honeymoon, and letting it carry on into your newly-wed life.

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Things Will Change, Accept it

One of the most common issues couples have when they settle into a routine is one or both partners getting nostalgic of the way the relationship began. As Shelly Bullard beautifully states “relationships are dynamic – they’re alive! They breath, transform, dance.” There will be times when you may feel like you’re right back on that beach in Cabo, and times when you may want to put their head into a shredder. The important thing is to remember that your relationship will change. Some days you will fight, and the important thing is to learn how to do so without letting it ruin your entire day. Denying the reality of your relationship and reminiscing on what used to be will only stall the maturity of your changing relationship.

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Go On Adventures

Easier said than done, I know. Where do you want to travel next? What do you need to do to make it happen? Couples that work together to manifest a shared dream keep their perspective focused optimism, and have something to look forward to. If travelling isn’t in your plans now, then it can be something as small as going for a hike in a new place or trying out a foreign movie theatre. Try things you don’t normally do, and try them together!

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Keep Dating…

…each other, I mean. Now I can get wrapped up in my onesie with a pizza as much as any other girl, but every once and a while it’s important to dress up a little for each other. Jealousy can form in relationships if it seems like one partner doesn’t care how they look around the other, but does in other situations. Put on a sexy dress, a few wisps of mascara, suggest a place to eat dinner and go on a date. A real date. That means put your phone in your purse, look each other in the eyes and have a conversation. These little treat-nights are the best thing to come back to if your relationship is feeling a little distant. If going out isn’t your thing then set-up a picnic that ends with a romantic massage and your partner’s favourite movie. There’s nothing quite like a little wine and a back-rub to stay close.

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Accept Your Independence, And Enjoy it

Co-dependency is a way to ensure you end up in a seriously unhealthy relationship. Even though your honeymoon may seem further away all the time, remember that it’s never fully left. When you go through periods where you are your spouse are both busy in your own zones, do little things to connect, but don’t feel bad if it’s not easy all the time. Use more distant periods to do the things you love to do alone and remember to prioritize your marriage, even though you have the rest of your life to do so.

Spring Wedding Trends We Love

My favourite time of the year has arrived – wedding season. Looking up 2016’s spring wedding trends fills me with bubbly excitement, and lucky for you, I’ve put together a few of my favorites to give you the best wedding inspiration possible.

Rose-Gold & Dusted Pink Accents

How can you not fall in love with rose-gold at a wedding…or anywhere else for that matter? Though metallics should always be used with caution (or else risk over-whelming your guests eyes with shine), rose-gold has a subtle warmth that tones down the lustre. Dusted pink shades are making waves on wedding cakes and even bridal gowns as planners find ways to keep subtle elegant colour an important part of their concepts. Both of these gorgeous tones are versatile enough to find place in plenty of themes, especially those that work towards lace, cream and muted shades.

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Freshly Plucked Flowers

There are only so many ways you can put the same flower combinations together, so many couples that are going for a more natural, rustic ambience are opting for floral arrangements that look as if they’ve been thrown together (though they’re often meticulously created). These bouquets use a mix of in-season plants (vines, succulents) as well as classic florals to create a intricate free-spirited look. This often leaves the arrangements and bouquets with a more lush feel, and leaves room for some DIY florals to be a part of the wedding.

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Colorful Boho-Chic

We did a recent shoot with Elegant Wedding that showed how simplicity with pops of color works well this spring season.  The bohemian look is relatively timeless, as it comes and goes consistently as a spring wedding trend. As people lean towards sustainability, comfortability and intimacy at their wedding choices more brides are opting for a care-free look. Loose waves, flowing gowns and flower crowns are the tell-tale signs of a boho-chic wedding, and many couples find ways to look fashionable while still feeling natural.

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Stay connected to La V image for updated spring wedding trends and inspiration!

Tania & Charles’ Whimsical Wedding

Some weddings stick in your memory for their charm and beauty, and Tania and Charles’ whimsical wedding was one of them. Take a closer look at this gorgeous couples’ fantastic day – full of amazing floral arrangements, a fantastic reception and a couple we’ll never forget.

Dressed In the Best

Tania wore a gorgeous fitted lace dress by Galeria della Sposa. The thin straps were intricate and gave her entire look a classic feel, and her hairpiece added an undeniable touch of elegance. Of course, there’s so much more to bride’s beauty than what she’s wearing; Tania had a glow of excitement that was infectious to say the least, and the pink roses in her bouquet made look even more elegant. Her Charles opted for a timeless suit and bowtie by Battaglia&Aly, and the pair made an absolutely stunning couple.

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A Beautiful Ceremony

Tania looked radiant walking down the aisle at St. Viateur d’Outrement Church. I absolutely adore when couples seem to be completely themselves despite standing in front of a group of people (even if they’re all loved ones). The couple was gleaming with excitement as Tania’s father gracefully handed her off.

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A Dazzling Reception at Le Mont Blanc

Receptions tend to be hit-or-miss, but one choice that’s never a mistake is having your reception at Le Mont Blanc reception hall. The decor was phenomenal – an ivory table with antique inspired designs sat in front of the couple’s table. Their floral arrangements were gorgeous with blush and chartreuse flowers perfectly balanced the ambiance. A truly whimsical wedding needs a beautiful first dance, and we felt so lucky to be there as the couple took the stage and shared their moment with friends and family.

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