Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Not just your average Monday night

The team at Marry Me Productions wants to thank Brian and Scott from Quality Entertainment for hosting a fantastic boat cruise on Monday night. Every year, QE hosts an event to thank their preferred vendors for all their support.
We're looking forward to whatever QE will be organizing next year !

Jamie (from Groovy Linen), Stacey, Chriss and Karen before boarding the boat. Our other team member Tiziana was the photographer.

The Marry Me team: Karen, Stacey, Tiziana and Chriss posing with the falls.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Aysha's & Mark's Country Charm Wedding

There's something wonderfully charming about a wedding in the country. Perfect for a charming couple like Aysha and Mark. They were such a pleasure to work with and their kindness won't soon be forgotten.

This ceremony/reception was actually their second, as they had already celebrated the Mehndi ceremony earlier.

They were married at Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm on July 31. The farm is a beautiful and serene place to have a wedding ceremony/reception. Ceremonies are usually held on the stone steps under the tall trees and receptions are held in the tent a little further ahead. The tent is very bare so a creative bride (or a bride with her wedding planner) can achieve great things as it's pretty much a blank canvas.

When getting married at a farm, it's all about adding in those relaxed & quaint country details. We accomplished just that with Aysha and Mark through their simple floral centrepieces, green linens which represented the lush green fields surrounding the farm and each guest's place card was tied with a sprig of rosemary. The details were not overlooked for the ceremony either; guests were happy to find fans on their seats to cool them down from the heat outside. The fans also included ceremony information printed directly on them. There was also a table set up with OFF bug spray and OFF wipes encouraging the guests to use them if "something is bugging them". Thoughtful and unique at the same time.

When planning a farm wedding, it's all about incorporating natural & casual elements into your big day. For example, fill large metal cans of used fruits or vegetables with flower arrangements.

Put tealights into mason jars and place them on tables or hang them from trees outside the venue for an evening glow.

Have an old sign made that looks like an arrow that says "Ceremony" and another arrow that says "Reception" and have them pointed in the appropriate direction of both. Not only is that a cute country detail, it can actually be helpful to your guests since things tend to be pretty spread out on farms.

Have fresh lemonade available to your guests post ceremony.

Pin place cards into apples at each place setting.

String rows of lights bulbs from one end of the farmhouse/tent to the other. It looks more rustic than Chinese lanterns or Up lighting.

Hand out homemade jam as favours to your guests, or yummy cookies baked at a local bakery wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine.

A good photographer is also important to have (as always). They can ensure the shots they get will convey the understated elegance of your country wedding instead of just making it look cheesy.

As always Andrew Geddes, never ceases to amaze us and he was able to capture all the elegance associated with Aysha's and Mark's special day.

Congratulations to Aysha and Mark !!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sneak Peek at Hilary Duff's Wedding Photos

Remember how we said we hoped Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie will release official pictures of their wedding day? Well we got our hands on some of the photos that will be in OK magazine released on August 30th, yup, we're that goooooood.

We love everything about this wedding. Hilary and Mike had Mindy Weiss as their wedding planner which was a good thing because Hilary said she had only been to one other wedding before in her entire life so she really had no idea what she wanted. But let's be serious, the girl is very stylish and has grown up designing her own fashion line so we knew her wedding would not fall short of spectacularly stylish. Sunset ceremony, lush fabrics, huge blooms, sparkling jewels and soft candle light.... Love love love !

The dresses were breathtaking and echoed the soft, elegant feel of the evening. Vera Wang designed both the bride's dress and the bridesmaids dresses.

Hilary said she wanted a "deconstructed look" as opposed to prim and proper and perfect so Vera designed her an uber romantic yet stylish mermaid-type dress of blush silk tulle and organza. Vera coined it perfectly when she described it as "sexy garden party". Fun fact, Hilary decided at the last minute to wear a Vera Wang veil with her ensemble. Great choice !

Enjoy some of the photos now, but don't forget to pick up your issue of OK Magazine on August 30th to enjoy some more photos of this ridiculously stunning affair.

Room Rates for Something White

The wonderful people at Chateau Laurier have just made it easier for you to attend Something White for Something Right

They have once again, reduced their room rates for guests of Something White on Saturday November 6th. $179 will get you one night at the historic hotel where rooms usually run upwards of $250/night.
So call now and book your room and you and your hubby can enjoy a night away from the kiddies. Or if you're heading to Something White with your girls instead, turn the girl's night into a real 'girl's night' with a sleepover ;)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Summer of Vera !

This has definitely been the summer of Vera Wang. Another one of her dreamy designs was seen on Hillary Duff this past weekend as she wed Canadian hockey player (and former Ottawa Senator) Mike Comrie. The two got married by candlelight in an outdoor evening ceremony in Santa Barbara. How romantic !

A witness was quoted as saying “It was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen. Absolutely stunning. They thought of every last detail and it was an incredible sight”. We wedding planners love the details- it’s what your guests really pick up on that sets your wedding apart from others.

The pictures that have been leaked are grainy so we’re hoping the couple releases some officially so we can see Hillary’s gorgeous gown and all the elegant wedding day details.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hair Idea

Sometimes, we have nothing more to say than to post a pretty pic for you guys...

We came across this pic of Eva Mendes at a movie premiere this week. We love her hairstyle! She makes the ponytail sexy again by adding big bouncy curls at the bottom and some bling on top.

We can totally see this on a bride-to-be. Perhaps not on your wedding day if you are wearing a veil or headpiece but maybe if you're a destination bride getting married somewhere hot or even just wearing this style to your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner with a girly summer sun dress.

Monday, August 2, 2010

And the Brides Wore...Vera !

Vera Wang had quite the weekend. Two celebrity brides wore her gowns to their weddings-two very different weddings, two very different brides, naturally; two very different dresses.

Chelsea Clinton got married on Saturday in front of 400 guests in Rhinebeck NY wearing two Vera Wang dresses. The dress she wore to the ceremony was
a gorgeous strapless silk organza gown with a draped tulle bodice and an embellished belt. After the ceremony, Chelsea changed into a tulle Grecian-inspired gown with a black ribbon belt and a criss-cross back for the reception.

Speaking of Grecian-inspired gowns, Grammy award winning songstress Alicia Keys married her music-producer boyfriend Swiss Beatz, in a super-private ceremony in the Mediterranean. Alicia glided down the aisle in a breathtaking ivory silk, Grecian-inspired gown designed by Wang just for her. Beautiful jewel detailing on the back of her dress was complimented by crystal-encrusted flat sandals and a gorgeous headband finishing off the 'Goddess' look.

The two dresses suited each bride, at each wedding perfectly. Wang to most is an artist, to those in the fashion industry; an inspiration, but to brides lucky enough to wear her creations, she is simply known as their 'fairy Godmother'.

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