Sunday, July 25, 2010
***DISCLAIMER*** Photos were taken by Marielle and Jennifer, who in no way claim to be a photographer of any kind :)
Here is a glimps of the wedding of Andrew and Heather Millard. It was a beautiful day for the beautiful couple!
Andrew and Heather had their wedding in a beautiful barn Waterloo area. They chose Pink Black and white as their wedding colours which made for a beautiful, clean and fun look. Because the reception took place in a barn we did have a few restrictions. We couldn't have any open flame, we couldn't touch the twinkle lights, and the antiques had to stay put. I think that we did a pretty good job at incorporating all those restrictions!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
I have been recently dreaming up new and creative 'bites' that we can begin to offer in our catering repertoire, and have gone on a hunt to get some inspiration. There are so many different little items you can make to get your guests taste buds dancing! Here are some of my favorite food items that I plan on testing out, and hopefully making part of our menu.
I hope you're hungry!
Photo from Yumsugar.com
A BBQ classic, but with a twist! Get your guests excited for the meal ahead with a small sampling from the grill! Slider patties are purchasable almost anywhere, including the small buns. All you need to do is top it off with your favorite garnishes and prepare for the compliments.
Photo from Eatwellonline
Photos from Martha Stewart
This is perhaps my favorite item yet. All you need is some pesto, a fresh tomatoe slice, topped with perfectly aged parmesan or mozzarella and some fresh basil. Talk about FRESH and delicious.
Photo from The Nibble.com
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Here are a few of my favourites!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Most brides think that once they have chosen their colours, booked the venue, signed the vendor contracts, and rented the largest and longest vehicle they could find, they have a wedding that is different from all others. But it takes so much more than that to create a unique and special wedding. Since there is no cookie cutter recipe on how a wedding should look, it is your opportunity to be creative. So have fun with it!!
1. MAKE IT PERSONAL
What represents the two of you? If you both have a love for music then make sure it is a key component in your ceremony and reception.
Perhaps you would like to feature your family in your special day. Why not frame pictures of their wedding day and display them proudly as elements in your wedding decor?
2. SURPRISE AND DELIGHT YOUR GUESTS
At my wedding, instead of handing out plain programs with boring details, I decided to make little booklets for each guest to enjoy while waiting for the ceremony to begin. The booklets contained information on our family members, our wedding party, those who were unable to be there (such as great-grandparents, out-of-country aunts and uncles etc.) and thank-you's. Our guests truly enjoyed reading these while waiting for the ceremony to begin...and many have told us what a special keep-sake this little booklet has become.
3. SWITCH IT UP!
There is no wedding rule stating that you must have 300 guests with a sit down dinner in a grand ball room. Check out these pictures of lovely picnic and outdoor weddings. They are definitely not your typical weddings but they are absolutely adorable and unique. I love it! Have fun with your wedding day and think outside the box. You and your guests will love you for it!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
To make your wedding seating chart uniquely personal, have a picture of yourself or your fiancee at the age of your table number! So for table 5, have a picture of you at 5 years old.
Have your seating charts resemble chairs!
Anchor your outdoor seating chart with beautiful sheer ribbon for an extra touch of colour.
Have personalized buttons made that your guests can take with them as a fun keepsake of the special event. Plus, it looks pretty neat!
Add a touch of elegance by mounting your seating chart in frames on a wall. Its beautiful to look at, and completely unique.
Flowers always add a beautiful touch. Place your seating cards on a bed of carnations like shown below, and your guests will be blown away.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Take a look at these adorable pictures and get inspired! Easter is around the corner and this just may be the treat to bring to your family dinner!
Friday, February 19, 2010
I know. This does kind of sound like an infomercial but it's not. Etsy has quickly become one of my favourite websites. Not only can you find beautiful handmade invitations but also a million other beautiful handmade products! I encourage you to find some spare time (and you need time) to look through this amazing website. You won't regret it!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
If you want your balloons to fly high, helium tanks can be rented or purchased, depending on the amount of balloons you want to blow up. Here is an easy breakdown to help you decide what you may need:
- For 45-50 medium sized balloons, you can purchase disposable helium tanks for around $40. These tanks are recyclable and come ready to be used
- For up to 100 large sized balloons, you can rent a small helium tank for around $65.
- For up to 200 large balloons, you should rent a medium tank for around $75. Keep in mind, you will most likely need to put down a deposit for rented tanks in case of damage, but you do get it back upon the tanks return. (Deposits are usually $100 - and fully refundable.
To inspire you, take a look at some creations people have done! You'll be amazed at what balloons can do to any event!
( Pictures from: Martha Stewart Weddings, Balloonacy, Jimmy Jay Entertainment, Adventures In Fun)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Here are a few steps to help you get rid of those annoying candle blobs.
1. Get a clean cloth and an iron.
2. Put the cloth over the wax and gently warm up the cloth with the iron.
3. The wax will eventually melt into the cloth and lift completely off the surface it was on!
You may need to apply the above process a couple of times but with a little care and patience the wax always comes straight off.
Its amazingly easy – so go ahead! Enjoy some special candle light!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Here are a few ways to spread the love...
1. MAKE VALENTINE CARDS!
When I was younger I always looked forward to receiving Valentine Cards. Every year my classmates and I would walk around and place a Valentine Card in each of our homemade "mailboxes." No matter who it was from, you still felt special for receiving it. I'm not quite sure when we stopped sending cards to each other but there is no better time than the present to start up again.
This Valentine's Day send your closest friends and loved ones a card sharing your love for them. It doesn't have to be big or fancy. They will feel special just knowing you care about them!
2. BAKE CUPCAKES!
Everybody loves a good cupcake! This is a great activity to do with someone special, a friend, or even with kids. Martha Stewart has some great Valentine cupcake designs. Here are a few from her must-have book (pictured below).
This has to be my favourite idea of all! I love planning and having parties and welcome any excuse to create a great event for the special people in my life. Here are 4 things to think about when planning your party.
Your invitation indicates to your guest what kind of party they will be attending. It's important that you pick something that will reflect what your party is all about. If you are planning on having a few friends over then choose something fun and nothing too serious. If you are having more of a romantic party then chose an invitation that is more on the flirty side.
Here are a few invitation ideas.
When I think of Valentine's Day I think red and pink. This is one of my most favourite colour combinations. Using a colour palette for decor is much easier then using a theme. Even though the theme is Valentine's Day, stay away from the cheap shiny paper hearts, etc. that you would find at the dollarstore. Instead look for items in reds, pinks and whites. Use feather boas, candles, and beautiful fresh flowers.
In order to decide what you would like to serve at your event, you first need to figure out what kind of party you are having. If you are planning on having a sit down meal, and preparing the food yourself, choose something that you feel comfortable with and can be done ahead of time. You don't want to miss out on your own party. If you still want to have large amounts of food but don't want a sit down meal, choose to do a buffet. This will allow your guest to mix and mingle while eating a full meal. For a lighter affair have a cocktail party. Pick food items that can be done the night before and easily displayed. Your stress levels will thank you for being so prepared! And for dessert, Chocolate Strawberries are ALWAYS a Valentine favourite!
Your selection of tunes can make or break your party's atmosphere. Be conscious of the volume - as the number of your guests increases and their conversations get louder, turn it up. If you're setting an intimate dinner party for a few friends, keep the music at a level that doesn't require you to shout across the table. Obviously, the style of music you select also has a bearing on your party's atmosphere. If all else fails, resort to jazz. You typically won't offend anyone, and you'll look cultured in the process! Still stuck for a good melody? Stick on the Buble. He's smooth, fun, young, and Canadian to boot. His latest album, Crazy Love, is ideal for the Valentine season.