Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Intimate Summer Love- Allison and Dave

I figured this stunning post would be perfect for today with the dark, wet day we've had.....
We had the pleasure of working with Allison and Dave in planning their wedding. They are a beautiful couple together- inside and out. Unlike most brides, Allison actually didn't want all the attention on her that warm September day. To her, it was more about the marriage than the wedding day itself. As a result, her decor was influenced by her attitude- understated, elegant and timelessly beautiful; up lighting, candles, white florals and grey linens.

The ceremony and reception was held in the same place- the outdoor tent at the Brookstreet Hotel. The same spider chairs from the ceremony were used for the reception- tables and more flowers were brought in. The room was 'flipped' during the cocktail hour- quite the team effort for myself and the Brookstreet team but the guests enjoyed seeing the same tent transformed not once but twice in one evening.

The most unique thing about their wedding was their guest book. Allison and Dave purchased various bottles of their favourite red wines. Each had a tag on the neck saying various years such as "First Year", "Fifth Year" "Seventh Year" "Tenth Year" etc.. Guests used metallic pens to write their well wishes to the couple directly on the bottles. That way, every wedding anniversary that Allison and Dave celebrate in the future, they will open the appropriate bottle of wine and share their guests' wedding day memories and words of wisdom all over again.

Thanks to our friend Derrick Rice from Union Eleven Inc. for capturing the simplistic beauty of the entire day.

Much love to Allison and Dave xo

Wine bottle guest book

Friday, November 18, 2011

Real Wedding - Tania & Claudio

The team at Marry Me was lucky enough to work with this next couple for almost 2 years and we can't say enough about them!  Tania wanted a calm and serene colour palette so we chose blush and ivory to soften the cement and glass presence in the National Gallery.  The results were simply breathtaking and our neighbours at Photolux captured the day perfectly...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Real Wedding - Katrina & David

We loved working with Katrina and David to help them achieve their Parisian inspired wedding at the Chateau Laurier, this past September.  
Vibrant purple was paired with black and ivory to achieve the specific vision Katrina had.
Everything from their antique inspired stationary and bouquet worked together beautifully.
 And we have MIV Photography to thank for the gorgeous detail shots!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Real Wedding - Featured on Style Me Pretty

If you love Style Me Pretty as much as we do, you will love the current home page featuring one of 
Marry Me's gorgeous couples, Lauren and Kyle!

Spoken by SMP:

This is one of those weddings that makes us drop everything else for an hour of undivided attention. Because this is so not a multi-tasking, catching up on emails, drinking coffee and watching Matt Lauer all while perusing the gallery kind of wedding. Nope, not in the least. It’s a knock-out crafted by Marry Me Productions where classically gorgeous meets modern museum complete with a bevy of really amazing signage

Before you head over to the link, here is a sneak peak of their special day:

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Let's Hear it for the Boys !

It's easy to forget about your groom's details during the wedding planning process. Other than his suit, one thing that your groom will be showcasing is his boutonniere. Over the years we have seen delicate boutonnieres wilt in the summer heat, larger boutonnieres weigh down suit lapels or dress shirts and normal-perfect-sized boutonnieres get destroyed as the groomsmen great guests with hugs and chest bumps or simply taking on and off their suit jackets and tossing them aside. It's not the guys' fault ladies- this is most likely the first time they have ever worn a flower on their suit jacket and as a result, they simply forget it's even there. Depending on what type of boutonniere you order and how many groomsmen you have in your wedding party (Father of the Groom, Father of the Bride, Ringer Bearers, Grandfathers all get one too), it can get expensive.
So, I have found some really unique and classy alternatives to floral boutonnieres if you would like to cut down on your floral costs, don't trust your groomsmen to take care of their boutonnieres all afternoon or simply want to add a bit of creativity to the guys in your wedding party. Why should the bridesmaids have all the fun ;)

This boutonniere was made with fabric shaped like leaves. The fabric can come from a beloved source: an old varsity hoodie or perhaps your grandfather's old suit jacket- a great way to include him if he has passed on.

Fabric boutonnieres
This seashell boutonniere has soft ivory fabric glued to the back. The fabric can be matched to the 'colours' of your wedding. This is a great alternative to a floral boutonniere for a beach wedding. This can easily be done yourself.

This boutonniere was made with spark plug and some greenery added in. The groom was a mechanic. What a great way to add some of the groom's character and personality into the boutonnieres.

This boutonniere is one of our favs! Found on Martha Stewart, it may not save you money but it will be an instant heirloom. Have a metal disc engraved for your groom with your initials and wedding date. Sew it to a ribbon and glue/sew the fabric to a flat-back safety pin (found at most craft stores). Something beautiful for him to pull out for Anniversaries or your (eventual) children's weddings.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The White Dress celebrates one year in business - Masquerade Style!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to join us in ringing in our one year anniversary! 
We had an absolute blast dancing the night away and toasting to our one year anniversary behind masquerade masks! We can only hope that the years to come will be as rewarding as our first! 
We have met so many stylish, gracious and fabulous clients this past year and have had an incredible support team around us every step of the way! 
Thank you to everyone who helped make the evening such a success! xx

Catering, Tulips & Maple, Photography: Photolux, Decor & Rentals: Partytime/Groovy Linen, DJ: Quality Entertainment, Florals: Full Bloom, Window Models in Monique Lhuillier Collection

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