January 12, 2019

Once your wedding day is said and done, It is your pictures that will tell the story for years to come, so not just any photographer will do.  You have to choose one that best suits your personality and style.  Today I am excited to share with you an interview I did with Toronto wedding photographer Raph Nogal Photography. I had the pleasure of working with him on numerous weddings and I find his images to be creative, unique and emotional. Pair that with Raph's outgoing and friendly personality and you get images that are truly beautiful. 

Read below to enjoy a sampli...

November 5, 2018

The bridal gown will be the most important thing you ever wear in your life and many brides dream of the day they try on that perfect white dress.  This will set the tone for the wedding as well as show off their personality and style. When shopping for your wedding dress start early and set a budget. Start by limiting your options to choose the best dress for your body type.  Finding a silhouette that highlights your best assets and conceals your less favorable traits is the way to go.

There are 5 most common female body shapes which are triangle, rectangular, inverted tri...

February 20, 2018

Choosing your wedding theme will involve considering your personal style , taste and the mood you want to set for your special day.  Check out what we have to say below on how you can hone in on your wedding theme that reflects you and your partner's  unique individualized personalities.

Work with what you have

Your theme will have to suit and work with your venue aesthetic.   If you are having a destination wedding on the beach than you may want your theme to suit the beach vibe such as blues or pastel colours with white as your base colour.  Perhaps your getting married at...

December 6, 2017

The most important aspect when planning your wedding will be choosing your wedding venue.  This will be your canvas where all the other wedding elements will stem from.  Almost everything will revolve around the venue as in the proximity in distance from your ceremony location and photo location to the venue and so on. If you are doing your ceremony, photos and reception in the same venue you will spend you entire day there! So make sure it is everything checked off your checklist.  How do you create a checklist you ask? We have simplified it for you with these simple tips....

December 6, 2017

When you think of Christmas dinner party table settings you think of silver, golds and other metallic colours.  But why not go the rustic route.  We are so in love with this look.  Its elegant yet casual.  Instead of the usual gold or silver matte charger plates opt for these wooden ones which add such a woodsy rustic feel. Fresh pine branches that are super inexpensive and at any florist shop near you during the Christmas season.  The best part if that most of the items are from our local Urban barn.  To add a special touch to the place setting we added a fresh sprig of rosema...

December 6, 2017

The Christmas party season has begun in full swing. We love this time of year.  We wanted to inspire you with this black and gold dinner table setting.  The best part about this is that 90 percent of all items shown were from our local Home Sense which makes it such a great option for you party throwers who are not necessarily an event planner. Its simple but make the ultimate glam statement.   To create this look opt for a neutral colored linen in this case black which makes everything else on the table stand out.  Have a focal point in the centerpiece such as this gold deer e...

December 4, 2017

As a little girl you dream of the most amazing day of your life.  You envision yourself wearing the white dress, you can see the decor and even smell the flowers as you walk down the aisle. It like a movie playing in your mind of how everything will flow that day... but stop the tape... who will pay for what? Below we explain the age old traditions of who pays for what when it comes to the wedding as well as a modern approach to give you a brief guideline of the options you have when it comes to this touchy subject.

The question as to who pays for the wedding will vary from cult...

November 6, 2017

Hosting a wedding will be the most expensive party you will have to plan.  A recent survey by Wedding Bells Magazine stated that the average cost of a wedding in Canada is $31,685.  This number however, is based on a guest count of less than 150, small bridal party and nothing extravagant in terms of decor or flowers.  It is simply a ball park number to give you a rough idea of total cost however, many weddings will fall above this number. There are many ways to stay within budget  (check out previous post on 10 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding), but...

November 4, 2017

Now that you are on your way to planning your big day you may be surprised to see how everything is just adding up and the budget is going out the window.  That does not have to be the case, with these cost saving tips you can save a couple bucks and splurge on what really matters to you.

1. Instead of having an 18 person bridal party and a large guest count opt for cutting down the numbers.  This will save cost on food, invitations, favors, and centerpieces.

2. Have your wedding in the off season.  Some venues will offer lower costs in late fall and winter months.  It may be col...

November 4, 2017

You said yes! Now what? Planning your own wedding can be a time  consuming and stressful en devour.  If you have already selected the date the next step would be to search for the perfect venue that suits your vision and budget.  This is when a whole lot of questions will start popping up.  Such as; does the venue have preferred vendors or can I choose my own? Does the fee include tables, chairs, linens etc or do I need to outsource everything? Are there any other weddings taking place same day my wedding? As you can see the list starts piling up.  This is where someone with my...

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