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Wedding Feature: A Modern East Meets West Wedding

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, we’re featuring a beautiful East Meets West Wedding. Here’s a quick walk through, with a timeless red and gold theme. This wedding is a great example of how to mix traditional elements with a modern flair for style.

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Adding candlelight accentuates a warm atmosphere for guests throughout the evening.

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Capturing city lights in the background brings a modern flair to a traditional colour scheme. The gold table cloth and the red highlights on both the cake and the backdrop tie the theme together. The contrast between the boldness of the red and the softness of the gold creates a balanced table. In the image below, the red table cloths create a rich visual, which is softened perfectly by the lighter colours of the chairs and tableware.

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Don’t forget about details in the décor. These beautiful red roses in gold are a stunning way to extend the theme of the wedding for guests to enjoy. The bridal bouquet is also a perfect opportunity to display the red and gold colours.

AM 4Picking a theme and colour scheme is an important part of the wedding planning process. The wedding details always help set the tone for a truly special evening, and it’s important to do your research so you know what will work best for your wedding.

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Pinterest is a great way to get started. Check out some of our boards here for more inspirations!

Click here to see our Pinterest boards.

 A special thanks to Ikonica for supply us with the photos above.

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Bridal shows and Venues open houses are an easy entry way into the world of bridal planning. Despite the excitement, they can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to mastering the Bridal Show experience:

Research the shows and open houses in your area.

Throughout the year, there will be several big shows to look out for. A little bit of research can go a long way and save you time and money in the long run. Do some research to find out what shows are coming up. It’s also a good idea to pre-register for the shows you are interested in, as it can save you both time and money on the day of the event.

You’ll also want to research the vendors beforehand. This way, you’ll have a better idea what vendors you want to check out, and you’ll be familiar with their work.

If you find it overwhelming meeting too many vendors all at once at a show, you can check out open houses hosted by the wedding venues. It is a good way to see how the venue is being setup for a wedding (which sometimes is difficult for a bride to visualize the space when doing a site visit) and also tasting the food created by the catering team at the venue. You can also meet a handful of selected vendors at the open house who have working relationships with the venue.

Prepare for the show before attending.

When you attend the show, you’ll want to have your contact information ready to give to vendors. Think about what email address and phone number you’ll want to use. Setting up an email address for the wedding is also a good idea, and it will definitely come in handy closer to the wedding.  

It’s also a good idea to eat a light meal before attending the show. You might find you will be spending more time than you intended, so it’s essential that you feel comfortable.

Take samples and portfolios.

You will come across many vendors throughout the event, so it’s always a good idea to take pictures or samples to remember specific vendors. Bring a bigger purse or bag with a pen and a notebook to take notes. Keep an open mind to some ideas and options.

Follow-up on your favourites.

After the show many vendors will likely contact you directly. Follow-up with the vendors you liked best. You can also keep notes of the vendors attached to the email by forwarding the message to yourself with your thoughts. This way, you’ll have their information and your opinions all in one place.

Remember to have fun!

The wedding planning experience is an exciting time in your life – take a moment to enjoy all of the different vendors and styles you’ll see.

Here are a couple of upcoming shows and open houses that are a good place to start your research:

Shows:

  • The Bridal Affair by Lavish Dulhan Sunday, January 31, 2016 at The Liberty Grand. 10am – 6pm
  • The Wedding Co Market – Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Wynchwood Barns. 10am – 5pm

Open Houses:

The Doctor’s house – Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:00pm- 9:30pm

Located in Kleinburg, the venue has a beautiful chapel on site and event spaces that can accommodate various sizes of events.

Niagara Parks Open house – Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:00pm – 3:00pm

If you are looking to host your wedding in Niagara Falls region, don’t miss out the opportunity to check out some of the non-winery venues.

Kortright Centre Open House – Saturday January 30, 2016 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Kortright Centre is the perfect venue for a romantic forest wedding in the city.

Kortright


Angus Glen Golf & Country Club
– Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:00-9:00pm

Located in Markham, host of Canada’s most prestigious golf events: Pan-Am 2015 and Canadian Open, it is a picturesque venue with outdoors and indoors options, that can accommodate up to 400 guests.

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AngusGlen

Pioneer Village Open House – Saturday February 6, 2016 1:00 – 4:00pm

The historic Black Creek Pioneer Village is another venue with lots of outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and photo opportunities for wedding couples.

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Eagles Nest Golf & Country Club – Sunday January 31, 2016 11:00am – 3:00pm

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One of the more upscale golf & country clubs in Vaughan. The main ballroom has a floor to ceiling windows facing the lake. Fireworks is also allowed on site if you like to WOW your guests to kick off the dance floor.

If you have any questions about shows, let us know!

Photo credit: Eventsource.ca

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We’re starting 2016 with a bang!

2015 was a great year for us;  as usual we have been so busy that sometimes we forget to update the blog. That’s our fault, totally! But to prove we have been working non-stop, we earned this year’s Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice awards yet again!

CCAThis marks the 4th consecutive year we have gotten the prestigious award, which recognizes wedding professionals around the world for their exemplary work throughout the year. In order to receive this award, Wedding Wire combs through thousands of wedding vendors looking for the ones with the best client reviews over five main categories:

  • Quality of Service
  • Responsiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Value
  • Flexibility

Over the years we have participated, we have received five stars every year in the wedding planning category. We are proud to receive this accolade, and it truly humbles us that our couples put so much confidence in our work. As a testament to what we do, here is an excerpt of the most recent entry:

“Carmen has been extremely thoughtful during the whole wedding planning process, she has made the tedious and scary process organised and easy.

First and foremost, Carmen is extremely passionate about what she does and bringing joy to her friends. Here I used ‘friends’ instead of ‘clients’ because my wife and I really felt being in great hands of a long time friend. Planning for a wedding, after first hand experience, is extremely difficult and nerve wrecking, and to us, the feeling of having an experienced friend looking out for us was paramount.

Secondly, organisation and experience. Our understanding of the wedding planning was this big unmanageable mess, but since Carmen was an such outstanding seasoned veteran, she offered detailed plan and timeline, and executed on point, so we never felt behind or rushed along the way. We always had plenty time at each step to review all details, which allowed us to make great decisions on every aspect of our wedding.

Third, representation and budgeting. Carmen accompanied us throughout the entire 6 months. She was not only there with us at every important meeting with vendors, wedding venue, etc, she represented our best interest. She was always the first to voice our concern on our behalf at any situation that arose. In addition, she always tried her best to negotiate the best deal for us for the most value returned, hence how we stayed within budget 😀

Last but not least, close connections to great vendors. Not only was Carmen a pleasure to work with, all vendors she introduced for DJ, music band, designer, decoration, were passionate groups of utter most professionalism. Every part of our wedding was surreal because we were in unbelievable hands. From photographer, to band, to DJ, to designing, we owe our hugely successful wedding to the lovely and extremely responsible vendors with whom Carmen had put us in contact with.

Huge thanks and nothing but love for Carmen, best wedding planner in T.dot!”

Thanks again for a awesome 2015. We promise to do even better this year!

Cheers everyone!

Carmen

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