Wedding Colours

Wedding Invitations: What’s the word?

Writing a wedding invitation seems pretty straightforward.  But is it? Sometimes it can be easy to miss some of the pertinent information you need to provide for your guests.  So what does an invitation need to include?


Make sure you include the obvious details:

Who: (your names)

What: (it’s a wedding!)

Where: Ceremony and Venue location

When: Time (ceremony time and reception time) If you are having photos after your ceremony make sure you include the reception time.  Alternatively, “reception to follow”


Make sure you provide additional information to your guests including easy to follow directions to the venue, parking options and list accommodation that is close by.  If you have blocked off a section of rooms at a specific hotel, include your reservation information.


Are you having a backyard wedding?  Or is your venue a swanky downtown restaurant?  Give your guests and idea of the dress code. This can include wording like “smart casual, black tie, cocktail dress”.  Also indicate if specific footwear is required. I personally got married on a boat so our invite included “boat appropriate footwear is required”.  The last thing you want is a bunch of ladies showing up to a backyard garden wedding in stilettos.

Last but not least include your RSVP information.  It can be helpful to have various forms of communication…an RSVP card, email or phone number are all possible options.  Include an RSVP date.


Other than customizing some traditional and non-traditional elements you should be good to go!


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Moody weddings: Is that an oxymoron?

I think when a wedding is classified as moody we are thinking unpredictable…not sad or gloomy. Or maybe it’s unpredictable to use dark deep colours often associated with sadness to celebrate such a happy occasion. Either way, moody weddings are definitely not melancholic but quite the opposite!

The past few years we have seen a rise in blush wedding details including soft textures with metallic accents. More recently, brides are combining the soft blush palette with deep burgundy for a stunning combination. These jewel tones: think ruby, emerald, sapphire were once considered “fall colours” but are now taking center stage in weddings year round….and we couldn’t be happier! These deep moody colours add an air of mystery and warmth and can be incorporated in a number of different details: emerald velvet napkins, rich berry desserts, coloured candles and of course, flowers.

Do you love this style?
Take it to the next level with unusual colour combinations like burgundy and mustard. It is important when choosing a look or theme for your wedding that you pick something that suits your personality and style. Don’t just follow the current trends, but be inspired by them and make your wedding something unique that represents you and your partner. After all, it’s those details that your guests will remember the most.

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

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This Styled Photoshoot was a collaborative effort;

Planning & Design
Weddings By Alexandra

Willow + Birch

Cake Artist
Sweet & Shy Cakes

Makeup & Hair
Victoria Barrett Makeup & Hair
Victoria Barrett & Cristina Capilongo

Chairman Mills Corp.

Burlap & Lace

135mm Photography + Studios

Brittany + Stephanie

Catherine Langlois Bridal

Invitation + Graphic Design
The Polka Dot Paper Shop

Wedding Trends: Pantone Colour of the Year

If you haven’t already heard, Pantone’s 2019 colour of the year is “Living Coral”.  Every year, The Pantone Color Institute undergoes the tough selection process of selection a colour that best highlights upcoming trends across a number of different industries.  Entertainment, art, fashion, products, travel and lifestyle are all areas that influence and are influenced by the selection.

“Living Coral” is a bright, energetic colour that will definitely be featured in a number of floral trends for 2019….and we are thrilled!  There are so many amazing flower options available in the colour story, from coral charm peonies to proteas. Over the past year we have created a number of arrangements featuring this colour and hopefully they spark some inspiration!  I personally included this colour in my own wedding over five years ago with coral bridesmaid dresses! This saturated colour is definitely a showstopper…..

What do you think?
Will you feature this colour in your life this year?

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