“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” I have always heard this poem but for some reason I never absorbed the last line, a silver sixpence in her shoe. Where did this lil’ poem come from and what does it mean? I was recently watching one of my fav TV shows, Revenge, and Jack gave “Amanda” his bride to be a gift that encompassed all these items all in one beautiful necklas. Somthing old; sea glass, something new; the hand made necklas, somthing borrowed; the sea glass borrowed from the sea, somthing blue; of course the seaglass was blue. I loved it…the scene and the necklas, the scene because it was so romantic and I am such a sucker for romance. I have never know if I would want to honor that tradtion for my wedding, it never ment anything to me, it was somthing that I always observed on TV and never in real life. Why would I want to carry on a tradition I never knew anything about and ment nothing to me. This is why it is important to think about what traditions are important to you, your fiance and your family. It’s never to late to start a new tradition. That’s why I tell all my couples to incorporate your style into the wedding, part of you, the parts of you that make your relationship unique.
Roses, tulip, lily, carnation, daisy are among the most well know and common flowers in our climate region. When decided on flowers to use for your wedding it is important to think about what style and feel you are going for. Before going to any florist and flipping through catalogues there are a few key things to have in place before you get there. Book your venue & ceremony location. This is important for your florist to know for designing purposes. There is no point design large scale elaborate arrangements only to find out that your space isn’t big enough. Or designing very retro floral arrangements for a modern space. This is also important because you need to know if the date if available before you waist your time and theirs.
When meeting with your florist, you will decide on the package that is right for you. You will discuss colour theme, seasonal available flowers, style, and vases. All these things are important part of your journey as a couple to find the right flowers for your wedding. My favorite is always the bouquet, it is the part that completes the look of your dress & usually in the most photos.
“What if the flower I want isn’t in season?” This usually isn’t a problem because somebody somewhere is growing it right now. Flowers that are not in season can be shipped from around the world from China, India, USA and other countries.
“Can I include flowers from my own garden?” Yes actually, I recently did a wedding that incorporated flowers that were grown in the back yards of many family members. I really liked this because they were planted early in the season and they got to watch them grow throug out the summer.Filed under Wedding Planner Kelowna, Wedding Planner Burnaby, Wedding Planner, Weddings Vancouver, Wedding Planner BC, Wedding Planner Vancouver, Wedding Planner Whistler, Blogroll | Comment (0)
There are all types of budgets when it comes to planning a wedding, as a wedding planner I plan the budget based on what each individual bride and groom have told me. There is no wedding too big or too small; we can find the perfect wedding for you. First thing when planning is to make a priority list. A wedding can easily get overwhelming, frustrating and out of control if you don’t have a plan. My suggestion is to make a list of what is most important for your wedding and then it is easier to maximize your budget. It’s different for everyone so I can’t make the list for you, but as long as you remember what is important to you as a couple. Areas you can save money are minimizing the unnecessary extras. The wedding cake, I know this may sound like it is most important. Most catering companies and wedding venues will provide a dessert with dinner. Cake is sometimes an over kill, questions come up like how do you serve it with the other dessert. Perhaps put the cake and the dessert on the same plate. This will work however often time the cake is left uneaten. An alternative would be to have a fake cake. Bakers will make these in any shape and size you would like. The only difference is that it is made out of foam molds. You can get them with a small bit of cake stuffed into the back where you can do the official ceremonial cake cutting for the photo opp. Having a fake cake is a great way to save money. If you really want to have caked served, I suggest serving it on a platter for a self-service table. This way any of your guests that would like to have cake will be able to serve themselves, you won’t have to order as much and you will be able to take home the uneaten portions.
Regardless of what you choose to do, make sure that you are happy with your choice. And remember happy tasting.Filed under Wedding Planner Kelowna, Wedding Planner Burnaby, Wedding Planner, Weddings Vancouver, Wedding Planner BC, Wedding Planner Vancouver, Wedding Planner Whistler, Blogroll | Comments (3)
Vintage Chic has become the most popular wedding decor design of 2012/2013. There is so much versatility that make designing with this theme so fun. Anything goes, who knew that your grandmother’s chipped tea cups would be highly sought after wedding decor. Trove Vintage is the first vintage rental company to supply vintage decor and furniture rentals to the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area of British Columbia. Jessica, Owner of Trove Vintage excitedly announces the opening of their new store Spruce Collective in Abbotsford BC. Complete with working workshop where clients can book a complimentary session to view the endless possibliltes for their wedding. From tea cups, to bottles to vintage furnature they have it. (www.TroveVintage.com, 2622 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford BC)
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Eva Konyari has over 13 years of experience in hospitality, from serving to head hostess, maitre d’ and management, Eva is finally leaning towards her true passion, wedding planning. Her most recent experience has been planning weddings both big and small as the Assistant Sales Manager at Hart House in Burnaby BC on the picturesque Deer Lake. Eva has a drive to “plan the party”, so to speak. Being raised in a European family environment where food, wine and the entertaining were part of every day life. It was very important to her mother to ensure that all of their guests had perfectly cooked food in front of them and a full glass of wine in hand. The event planning went on for days, Mother in charge of the extensive menu and father in charge of the music and vibrant atmosphere for the evening. He would always add the friends that played the accordion and fiddle on the guest list. Eva enjoyed this part of her childhood, and now it’ has become a part of her life that she strives to create for others.Filed under Wedding Planner Kelowna, Wedding Planner Burnaby, Wedding Planner, Weddings Vancouver, Wedding Planner BC, Wedding Planner Vancouver, Wedding Planner Whistler, Uncategorized | Comments (3)
Thank you Angela for all of your hard-work, great advice and for always being one step ahead of everything. I am now a firm believer of hiring a wedding planner and preach this to future brides. Thank-you for making me keep the chairs - you know me very well ;o) My wedding was perfect thanks to you and your team ~ Worth Every Penny
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It seems to me the days of spending excessive amounts of money on a wedding are coming to an end? The focus seems to be back on love, and family and togetherness and you know what…that is “A” OK with me! Now don’t get me wrong, lush extravagant weddings are amazing…but not everyone wants to splurge on such things or can afford to for that matter!
DIY weddings are becoming so popular the trend is sweeping the nation, hand making items puts the focus back on what matters, and increases quality time with family and friends over a nice glass of wine, living, loving and laughing…together! Check out this site I found (and just LOVE) with all kinds of idea’s, free down-loadable templates, and a ton of resources…enjoy! www.diywedding.org
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All signs point to Softness and Romance! The runway saw a tone of blush and pink shades, illusion necklines, horse hair trim hem lines, two tiered skirts and lace sleeves!
Horse Hair Trim (used to make crisp hemlines):
Blush Pink Shades:
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So who doesn’t love Etsy…we thought we’d share some amazing wedding finds …fun unique and creative, hand made, one of a kind awesomeness… we hope these things could set your day apart from the rest…check them out!
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