So you got engaged: Now what?

First of all, congrats on your engagement!  
Sometimes the thought of planning a wedding can be overwhelming.  Who are we going to invite, who are we not going to invite, who are we going to piss off…etc., you get the idea, and the number one concern: budget.  My younger sister recently got engaged which prompted a discussion about the wedding industry these days. I was married almost six years ago and it seems in that short time so many things have changed.  Don’t get me wrong, pinterest was still around but I guess now working more closely in the industry I see both sides more clearly.

For the next couple of weeks we are going to look at the process of planning a wedding.  I’m going to provide pros and cons for every decision you will make, and most importantly how they influence your budget.  Let’s be real, it’s so easy to get caught up in social media. Sometimes I think about my own wedding and wonder if I would have done things differently.  To be honest, things weren’t perfect…but neither am I. We should be celebrating our differences instead of comparing or competing with each other. So always remember to make the best decision for you and your partner.  So check back next week where we discuss “Your Wedding Date: Wedding weekend?”

As Em always says, it’s all about good juju.     
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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


We love working with our fellow industry vendors & friends!
This Styled Photoshoot was a collaborative effort;

Planning & Design
Weddings By Alexandra
www.weddingsbyalexandra.ca
@weddingsbyalexandra

Photography
Willow + Birch
www.willowbirchphoto.com
@willowbirchphoto

Cake Artist
Sweet & Shy Cakes
@sweetandshycakes

Makeup & Hair
Victoria Barrett Makeup & Hair
Victoria Barrett & Cristina Capilongo
@vb.makeuphair

Rentals
Chairman Mills Corp.
www.chairmanmills.com
@chairmanmills

Flowers
Burlap & Lace
www.burlapandlace.ca
@burlapandlaceflorals

Videography
135mm Photography + Studios
www.135mm.photography.com
@one35photography

Models
Brittany + Stephanie
beeraskob@gmail.com

Dress
Catherine Langlois Bridal
www.catherinelanglois.com
@Langloisbrides

Invitation + Graphic Design
The Polka Dot Paper Shop
www.thepolkadotpapershop.com
@polkadotpapershop

Wedding Trends: Minimalist

As with a major shift in interior design that focuses on mid century modern furniture, the minimalist look is a trend to watch out for in 2019.  Characteristics of this style include a limited colour palette as well as natural elements like wood and stone. We also see florals with unique shapes and structure taking center stage.  

A wood table runner sets the stage for apothecary bottles with true blue eucalyptus.  The elements and principles of design are highlighted with this trend including line, shape, symmetry and repetition.  We have also included another trend to watch: velvet!

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Spotlight: Ricarda’s Toronto - 134 Peter Street

This stunning venue was the perfect backdrop for a minimalist wedding.  Our apothecary bottles were once again filled with greens: sword and leather ferns.  Olive branches decorated the table. We worked with a limited colour palette including white roses with a wide variety of greenery.  Overall, the look is sleek and refined.

Looking to create a minimalist look in your home?
First step-clear the clutter! Pick one major focal point in each room and stick to colours and finishes that compliment each other.

Find some useful wedding planning tools here on Wedding Wire!

Photo Credit: kirstenhuculiak.com

Photo Credit: kirstenhuculiak.com

Photo Credit: kirstenhuculiak.com

Photo Credit: kirstenhuculiak.com

Photo Credit: kirstenhuculiak.com

Photo Credit: kirstenhuculiak.com