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About niko

Nicholas ("everyone calls me 'Niko'" ) Lourotos is an original founder and the managing partner of Bridal Network Inc. (2001) He launched the first online wedding directory in Canada in 1995 (remember? when we still used modems!) and has happily remained in this space ever since. These days, he prefers to be called the "Network Manager". A suitably vague job description which allows him to float a lot, talk to people a lot, go to lunch a lot, brainstorm a lot and blog a lot - and generally oversee the network and try to keep his finger on the pulse of the industry.

Email Scam : Lucas Jones & Carmalea Myers

The latest permutation of the classic “Nigerian” scam (you know, oops! my silly assistant overpaid you with my fake cheque, can you pay the travel agent on my behalf) is here. Just don’t even bother. You can report it to … Continue reading

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Are Weddings Getting Smaller? (infographic)

We hear this at least once a week, from decorators, planners and catering managers: weddings are getting smaller and smaller! Are they? We like data. The measurable kind. So what we did is compile the above chart from the information … Continue reading

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Engagement Photography Contest 2013 : Part I (Winter+Spring)

Is it this time of year already? Why, yes, it is! In fact, we are long overdue. But we decided to combine Winter with Spring this year, since Winter is only two months long (January+February). Either way, the first part of … Continue reading

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Kleinfeld Bridal opening in Toronto, at HBC

The plot thickens! More big news from the ever-changing fashion retail landscape this week. The Bay, in Toronto will be hosting a Kleinfeld’s boutique, as of this coming year. Wow! Here it is, on the official news release: Hudson’s Bay … Continue reading

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