Janine and Daniel’s Romantic Christmas Engagement Session

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Sweethearts Janine and Daniel may have met in an nontraditional way, but what bonded them together is classically Canadian. The two met on an online dating site, but really hit it off with each other on the night of an important hockey game — the Vancouver Canucks helped bring these two together with their shared favorite player and love of the sport. Janine and Daniel, who are getting married next June, decided on a Christmas engagement session set in the beautiful, snowy small town where they had gone on their second date. Shot by Brooklyn D Photography, this romantic engagement session is enough to make you want to grab your loved one and take a walk around your own twinkling town. So grab a cup of cocoa and dive in. (more…)

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Jetsetter (and Honeymoon!)

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‘Tis the season for giving but there’s no reason the gifts you give (or put on your own wish list!) can’t inspire you for your wedding. For our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Love Inc. editors have curated a series of gift ideas that can also serve purpose for the big day.

These five gifts are sure to delight that trendy globetrotter in your life. (And don’t forget to snag one for yourself for the honeymoon!).

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Cozy Cocktail Recipe: Honey Bourbon Apple Cider

honey-bourbon-apple-cider-cocktail-recipeApple cider is a staple in my household during the winter months and, without a doubt, the most popular signature cocktail for fall and winter weddings. Cold evenings and a cidery punch just seem to go hand-in-hand, don’t you think?

So when this doozy of a recipe was gifted to us in a swag bag, I simply had to share. The recipe comes courtesy of Clementine Studio (who did the beautiful hand-painted designs shown above) for the HATCH event, a rad meetup event that celebrates creative female entrepreneurs.

I’ve already tested it out and let me just say, it’s basically winter in libation form. Full recipe after the jump. Cheers! (more…)

Styling with Separates

As we count down the weeks to our next issue, I always enjoy looking back at the previous one. Our fashion spread celebrated separates, a trend that we’ve seen become even more prominent in the wedding fashion world since V2’s July launch. We had the opportunity to showcase designers who were some of the first in the industry to show this trend in their collections. And, while we ran into a bit of a hiccup with our venue location unexpectedly closing just days before, we were truly blessed to work with a team of top professionals who made this feature one of my absolute favorites to work on. And special thanks to Deity Events for coming to our location rescue!

What’s fun about separates is that they allow you to mix-and-match pieces to create a whole new look for the reception (another trend that’s on the rise!). And you know how people always say how they wish we could wear their wedding dress every day? With separates you can! Pair that sparkly bridal bodice with your skinny jeans for date night, or take the tulle layer off to reveal a sexy little satin dress. Our fashion editor, Krista Roser, did an amazing job creating two completely different outfits within each look, just with a simple switcheroo while the talented gals of Face the Day made models Karin Agstam and Piper Werle‘s beauty looks transition beautifully. Photographer Ryan Carville brought our twin-inspired vision to life thanks to some clever Photoshop and kickass photography skills.

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