Wedding Wednesday | Choosing My Bridesmaids & Their Jewels From ALEX and ANI

Wedding Wednesday | Choosing My Bridesmaids & Their Jewels From ALEX and ANI |

Hey Beauties! 

As one of those girls who has dreamt of her wedding day for most of her life, I was pretty prepared when the time came to start making decisions. I had a clear vision in my head of the venue, the dress, the flowers and the ladies standing by my side. So I didn’t want to waste any time in asking those ladies to be with me on the big day. 

The people that you choose to stand beside you on your wedding day are some of the most important people in your life. They will be the people who hold your hand, help you get ready, calm your anxiety and solve any problems so they need to know you better than anyone else. 

I chose to have four of my best friends in the entire world who have been through years of ups, downs, adventures and changes without ever letting me down. These ladies have shown me what true friendship really is and have been the most incredible blessings that I will cherish for the rest of our lives. 

These are the ladies who I love more than anything in this world. 

Charlotte has been such a strong force in my life from day one. She and I met when we became neighbours and we originally bonded over our obsessive love for cats. Then later discovered that we grew up in the same small town, going to the same schools, shopping in the same stores and hanging out with the same people but we had no memory of each other. We have found a kindred spirit in each other that requires no work or effort, our friendship is just meant to be and is so true to who we are. I can’t wait to be an auntie one day soon. 

Heather is my oldest friend. We met almost 10 years ago in the midst of the toughest times in our lives. We managed to find peace and happiness in each other when so much was going wrong in our individual lives. We have been through absolutely every up and down possible and no matter what we have always come out the other side stronger and more appreciative of each other. She is my anchor, my bee and the one who gets all of my weird quirks and obsessions. 

Monique is my sister at heart. We met on our first day of college orientation and fell in love over sushi. We were both so nervous and the instant friendship that formed over lunch got us through every unknown and new situation during the most crazy time of our lives. We spent every single day together for two years and then when we lost touch, we never forgot how much the other meant. The second we met again, it was like no time had passed at all and we fell right back into rhythm. Now, even distance has no effect on our friendship, our love and appreciation for each other is so vast that it always feels like we are together in spirit. 

Jordanna is an absolute blessing in my life and the greatest gift I could ever imagine. She and I seemed to dance around each other in the same circles for the longest time before finally connecting over what else – makeup. We found an instant connection not only over our passions for beauty and business but our love for God. She has been my guiding light in finding my way back to my faith and she has introduced me to a beautiful life under his watch. She is my true sister and I could never imagine my life without her. 


Since these ladies are such important figures in my life and I couldn’t picture my day without them, I knew I wanted to ask them to join me in a special way. I wanted to give them a little something to express my love and appreciation for their support, something that they could keep with them for a long time and wear on the actual day. So I headed straight to one of my favourite little shops – ALEX AND ANI

ALEX AND ANI makes meaningful, eco-conscious jewellery and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity. Their pieces are designed and handcrafted with love in America to help with local and national economies, environmental concerns and sustainability. 

To top it off, each piece they make is infused with “positive energy” otherwise known as “chi”. It is an energy that supports wellbeing and life and it is infused into the jewellery via the artisan, the design and the symbols on them. Each A&A piece features not only jewels and beads but also symbols that carry protection, power or intention. 

Wedding Wednesday | Choosing My Bridesmaids & Their Jewels From ALEX and ANI |

I love the meaning and the positivity behind ALEX AND ANI so I thought their jewellery would be the perfect gift for my girls. I stopped by their boutique at Square One in Mississauga and picked out 4 of their Rafaelian Silver and Rose Quartz Beaded Bangles. Rose Quartz is the stone of the heart, promoting love, self-acceptance, clarity in emotions and harmony so it is the perfect energy to be giving to my girls. 

I could not love these bangles any more than I do and my girls were thrilled when they opened them up. I think they were the perfect way to celebrate our friendship and my wedding. 



  1. Meagan Donovan
    June 22, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Those ALEX AND ANI bracelets are such cute staple items! I loved reading about these girls, congrats!-Meagan |

  2. Elise
    June 22, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Such cute bracelets! love this post. 🙂

  3. Renee LeBlanc
    June 22, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    These are so pretty! Love their shop!

  4. Ayesha Heart
    June 22, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    Oh, I remember my best friends' wedding. Happy memories! That bracelet is super cute and so girly. Love the color <3

  5. Kait
    June 22, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    I love Alex and Ani!

  6. Chelsea Olivia
    June 22, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Of course you picked the most gorgeous bracelets ever! xoxo

  7. Kristen Osborne
    June 22, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    This is so sweet. I can't wait to start planning our wedding. (I guess you have to be engaged first or something 🙂 I know its coming though) Great post!

  8. Michaela Quigley
    June 22, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Those bracelets are adorable. Such a sweet post. Congrats on choosing the women who will help guide you through this exciting time in your life.

  9. Anna Hubbard
    June 22, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Ooh, so exciting that you chose your bridesmaids! I hope that the rest of your wedding planning process goes well too!-Anna |

  10. Candace Kage
    June 22, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Very special you have four friends who have always enjoyed been there and will share your special day.

  11. Cori Large
    June 22, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Very nice! My two got married before me and were still setting up house by the time we got to my wedding. I knitted them kitchen sets to match their kitchen decor. They loved them!

  12. Emma Palmer
    June 22, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    I love those bracelets! I'm asking my girls to be bridesmaids soon for our wedding!

  13. Emily
    June 22, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Aw this is so sweet! I was just a bridesmaid for the first time and it was such an honor… and so much fun!!! 🙂 Congrats girl!

  14. Tuyet
    June 22, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Those bracelets are adorable. I did earrings for my wedding. Such a fun time!

  15. Amanda @ A Good Hue
    June 22, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    Alex and Ani has t he cutest pieces- I think it's a fantastic gift idea, especially for bridesmaids. Great post!Amanda

  16. mypixieblog
    June 23, 2016 / 12:46 am

    This is such an incredibly sweet post and I love those bracelets!! Wanna hear something weird? My first and middle name are Charlotte and Heather 🙂 There is nothing like having great friends in life–wonderful that you have some special girls to serve as bridesmaids on your big day <3

  17. Sophia Reed
    June 23, 2016 / 1:15 am

    That is great that you are using jewelry which such a positive meaning behind it.

  18. Allison
    June 23, 2016 / 1:42 am

    Love the bracelets, such a cute keepsake!

  19. leelee
    June 23, 2016 / 2:05 am

    This is such a great idea for asking your bridesmaids.

  20. All The Things I Do
    June 23, 2016 / 2:39 am

    This is sooo sweet!I love the idea of doing a post like this when I get engaged. Such great gift!

  21. Anna Baun
    June 23, 2016 / 2:49 am

    Alex and Ani is such a great gift to give them! I love this idea! I think personalized gifts are so much more special and meaningful! XOAnna || A Lily Love Affair

  22. Breakfast at Lillys
    June 23, 2016 / 3:02 am

    Love this! Such a sweet idea 🙂

  23. adriana nudo
    June 23, 2016 / 3:24 am

    What a beautiful story, beautiful bracelet and fun post! I love Alex and Ani too!

  24. Raya
    June 23, 2016 / 5:06 am

    Aww that is just lovely! 🙂 Plus the bracelets are beyond gorgeous!!

  25. Caro @ The Caro Diaries
    June 23, 2016 / 5:28 am

    This is SUCH a cute way to ask the special ladies in your life to join you on the biggest day of your life!! My sister recently got married and she made a little care package of things they'll need for the big day as a way of asking! Good luck with wedding planning love!

  26. Michelle Mink
    June 23, 2016 / 6:50 am

    strong friendships are the best! i have been a bridesmaid four times and love and cherish those girls

  27. Bree Hogan
    June 23, 2016 / 10:38 am

    What a beautiful, thoughtful gift each of your bridesmaids is receiving. They will cherish those bracelets for the rest of their lives because of the meaning and attachment behind them. Not to mention the fact that they are gorgeous!

  28. Liz Mays
    June 23, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Your words about your friends are so touching! I think these bridesmaid gifts are the perfect thing to give them.

  29. Courtney Drew
    June 23, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Cute Idea! Its so important to have girls like these be part of your special day! I look forward to seeing more of the planning process! Good luck! xo

  30. Greta Hollar
    June 23, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Such an exciting time! It seems like you have some great people standing up with you on your big day. Greta |

  31. Kayleigh Adam
    June 23, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Such a great update! Love the Alex and Ani bangle!

  32. Adaleta
    June 23, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    I've heard so much about Alex & Ani but I still don't have any pieces from them. Love this post, and your photos are lovely as always! xx Adaleta Avdic

  33. Charlene G
    June 23, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    What a beautiful post on why you chose your bridesmaids!! Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

  34. Roxy C
    June 23, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    This is such a sweet post. You're lucky and blessed to have such great women in your life. Alex and Ani was an excellent choice for their gifts!

  35. Yvonne Sowell
    June 23, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    So sweet. Wish I could redo ours to include a bunch of these!

  36. Ana Ojha
    June 23, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    ALEX AND ANI bracelets are so cute. I need to checkout their other collections too!

  37. Jasmine Watts
    June 24, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Love this post!! I love Alex, Ani and those bracelets are adorable!

  38. Seersucker Sass
    June 24, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    I LOVED learning more about the ladies that you chose to be your bridesmaids 🙂 What a sweet gift!XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  39. kenzie negron
    June 24, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    that alex and ani is gorgeous! it must be so exciting to go through the whole wedding process! x, kenz

  40. Kristin Thompson
    June 28, 2016 / 12:47 am

    I loved reading about each of your bridesmaids! The bracelets you picked are gorgeous!KristinThe Blush Blonde

  41. Sandy Mangis
    June 28, 2016 / 4:02 am

    What beautiful friends that you will love and remember forever

  42. Tiffany Khyla
    June 29, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    This is so sweet!! I don't know when I'm going to get married, but I'm already looking forward to finding creative ways to show love to the ladies that will be standing beside me.

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