The Millcroft Inn and Spa

Having a birthday in January is typically freezing! My love and I went to The Millcroft Inn and Spa in January for some much needed R n' R. It was absolutely beautiful! We had a incredible couples massage with the nicest massage therapists and then did the waters, sauna, pool and steam room. Let me tell you my skin was so soft after! So there are four pools, one in which is freezing (great for your circulation), my guy went in it four times. Haha he crazy! I went in to my waist and then got the EFF out of there. All in all it was fantastic and we plan to make in a yearly if not twice a year thing.💗

Do they do weddings there you may be asking? Uhm, HECK YES! Even my main squeeze thought it would be an amazing place for a wedding. There are several areas to have a private intimate ceremony, a gorgeous gazebo or right beside a waterfall (yes PLEASE!) It was absolutely beautiful! If you don’t know about this little gem go ahead and take a gander at some of our pictures from the day but also at their website. I promise you won’t be disappointed and it’s only about 40 minutes from Mississauga.

Enjoy some time with your man or your ladies! It’s totally worth it!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

www.amegdesigns.com

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Boho Wedding

Boho Wedding

Last spring I created a simply elegant bohemian wedding dress for a Spring Photoshoot with Michelle Liane Photography. My favourite thing about these collaboration shoots, is that I am given a rough idea and can run with it. Being creative is one of the best things life can offer, the joy I feel when it all comes together is just the greatest thing! Working with so many other amazing creatives is so worth while. You will see that the beauty that comes from each of us illuminates through the moments that were captured in the shoot.

This couple was real, completely and totally in love and it shows. Little do you know the sweet nothings being whispered were pretty silly jokes which made her laugh so incredibly true. I know that my guy would be the same way, silly and trying to make me laugh, so people aren’t super lovey dovey and that’s okay! I think even on a wedding day being silly is one of the reasons she has chosen to be with him or vise versa. These captures are stunning and I am so happy that even though I was 7 months pregnant at the time I could totally be apart of it. You wouldn’t know that there were a million mosquitos and it rained basically the whole time, HA!

 

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Wedding Accessories

A few years ago now, I had the amazing opportunity to work with such a wonderful bride. Her dress needed some alterations and she wanted to add some accessories that made her feel so incredible on her wedding day. She had been nervous and had some doubts about the dress before the alterations. When your body changes during and after pregnancy, it can be hard not to worry about how clothes look on you now compared to what that used to be. Let me tell you though, my biggest goal is to help you look and FEEL absolutely beautiful inside and out. After altering and adding a fabulous sash to her dress, as well as, making a hair piece to complete the ensemble. She was absolutely stunning!

There are times where I end up doing alterations for other members of the bridal party and for this one I altered the sister of the grooms dress who was also a Bridesmaid. I love so much when I can be apart of making more than just the Bride happy. When every women I provide my services for can dance the night away at the wedding too! Take a look at how wonderful and happy both Bride and Groom were on the special day. You can also peek at the Bridesmaid dresses they were really stunning as well. Ahh, don’t you love reminiscing about the things that just turn out so well!

Photos captured by Picture Pro Studios

You can see more stunning photos of this wedding and more in their Galleries :)

Looking to have your dress altered perfectly, I am here for you Contact me!

Want something custom, I’ve got your back for that too, let’s get started!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

www.amegdesigns.com

The Secret Garden - Rhododendron Garden in Port Credit

 

I love my collaboration shoots! It's great to be able to get a team of incredible creatives together and bring to life moments like these. THIS dress was so much fun to create. From finding this perfect lace, which challenged me because I had never worked with it before. It had quite a stretch to it and with the beautiful lines it has, patience and a good eye really needed to be used for this one. I wanted to do a 1970's piece because I think it is so wonderful to create from different eras, so be prepared to see some other staple pieces from specific times. The sleeves, neckline and hemline make this dress exactly what it is meant to be, timeless. Take a gander at what our amazing team did together and with only 15 minutes of light on the day of the shoot. 

The 1970's look for weddings is very on trend, from the dresses to the floral headpieces. It could be the simplistic look you've been searching for. There are several styles that would work for this look, the high neck and wide sleeves are just one of the many options. Mostly making one a kind and your very own, you could have an almost peasant style that is off shoulder and high lights your more playful side. Lace, lace and more lace, a long train of lace, with unlined lace sleeves, low v-back and high neckline would be on the more elegant side if that is the look you're going for.

 

Having a custom dress created from your vision and brought to reality can be the best possible decision you have ever made. The best part is it can be anything you want, from any era past or present and even a mixture to make it fun and modern.   

If you're considering having a custom dress and/or accessory for your special day, send an email my way. It would be my pleasure to make all your dress & accessory dreams come true!

Your Designer,

Amanda Garrett

 

Beautiful work by;

Photo Credit Brendan McFater 

Floral Design Raindrops on Roses 

Make & Hair Beauty by Sacha

Model Catherine Flanigan