I always say colour is everything and when it comes to your wedding it’s important that your choices are done right. This year’s palette is really stunning giving the 2014 bride lots to choose from depending on her taste and vision. Weather you prefer more of a monocromatic colour palette, a two tone or three tone we can help point you in the right direction keeping your wedding colours tasteful and well suited with the style of your wedding. Below are beautiful examples that may inspire and help you finalize your very own wedding palette.
We’ve just added 5 new “off the rack” designs for the 2014 Bride. This collection has grown from 8 to now 30 designs providing lots of options for our pre-set designs. Each 4 piece set is $4 to $5. Our process has 5 easy steps… 1 choose a design online or in person, 2 choose one, two or three of your favourite colours from our pre-set colour palette, 3 choose from our top quality bright white or natural cream cardstock with matching envelopes, 4 send in your wording and we’ll take care of the rest, 5 pick up your invitations within 8-10 business days!
We also suggest customizing your “off the rack” invitations. Premium colour envelopes or custom liners can spruce up any of these designs. You can add wrap around belly bands, ribbons and custom seals. You might need map or accommodation cards, brunch or even a rehearsal dinner cards? You can also get matching return, reply and guest addresses printed onto your envelopes! Custom options are endless. You can turn any of the “off the rack” designs into your very own.
After 10 years of designing and producing wedding stationery, I have participated in many wedding shows. In fact these shows are what got me started and helped my business grow into what it is today. So I thought I’d would highlight the top shows for downtown Toronto.
The Wedluxe Wedding Show
If you’re looking for luxerious, orginial and savvy this is the show for you. Wedluxe is super chic and high end including some of the top vendors in Toronto. Amazing details and spectacular displays couresty of Wedluxe.
The Weddingco. Wedding Show
This show started at the ROM and then was hosted at the Carlu for years. Having been around for over 10 years you won’t be disappointed. Charming yet uber original details this team really brings a tasteful approach to the world of wedding shows.
The Civilized Bride Show
I would call this one more of a mini wedding show. I love this show cause its more quaint… it’s a party/wedding show for downtown brides. They serve hors d’oeuvres and drinks while you get aquinted with talented vendors from across the city.
Canada’s Bridal Show
If you’re looking for variety this show is for you. This is a massive show and covers absolutely everything you may need for your wedding day.
These vendors can assist with very unique wedding services. Personally I find weddings are often of a certain formula which become all very similar. Why not go for few new and unique finishing touches? These will make your big day stand out and bring more creative fun to your ceremony and or reception.
A candy bar is always a nice touch. You can match this fun table to the style and colours of your wedding reception. It makes a great display and super yummy late night treat.
Snapz Photo Booth
Snapz offers vintage photo booth rentals where you and your guests can capture super fun, pre or after dinner shots. Photo strips both you and your guests can keep as a great memory of your wedding day.
Little Party Goers
If your family and friends have lots of kids you might want to consider using “Little Party Goers” as a babysitting service on your big day. They are a mobile child care service located in Toronto. However they also service events throughout North America.
Barbara Kua Calligraphy
Calligraphy is always a great added touch when in comes to save the dates, invitations and even wedding day stationery. Barbara produces beautiful calligraphy… she can accommodate various styles and ink colours.
Timelines Research Co.
Probably something you’ve been meaning to do… get a family tree done or family history book as a couple. Something to offer your family as a thank you for all of their support during wedding planning and on your big day. A memory your whole family will cherish forever.
I recently came across this quote by Virginia Woolf ~ “one cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well”. That said… food is most important when it comes to your wedding. I’m listing some of the top catering companies located in Toronto. Each having a unique style and a huge passion for food… these chefs will keep your guests more then happy.
Passe Partout Catering
The Food Dudes
Daniel et Daniel
Jamie Kennedy Event Catering
Couture Cuisine and Event Artistry
When choosing your wedding decor for a Fall wedding don’t be afraid of mixing different elements together. This way your wedding won’t have such a fall theme overload. The Fall brings up richer colours… mixing a few fall colours with perhaps a few more non fall colours might make your colour palette a bit more interesting. The Fall is a beautiful time of year it represents warmth, harvest and brings a certain calming yet soothing feeling in the air. I found some rather inspiring images that I feel represent Fall weddings in very tasteful way.
I feel flowers are a must on your wedding day… whether its a whole bunch or just a hint they should look super! From full colour to simple and natural the combos are endless. Sometimes checking out a few shops is a good idea just to get a sense of each florist’s style and personality. I’m including some of my top choices when it comes to flowers in Toronto. I’ve worked with some of these florists and find they offer a unique “je ne sais quoi” to the world of flowers!
Mimosa Flowers Studio
I really can’t help posting these as I came across some of the best celebrity wedding dresses recently. These gals really knew how to do it up right. What I love about all of these is that they are all timeless, tasteful and elegant. The unique details really make each gown distinctive from all others showing off the personality of each bride. This is what I strive for when I design wedding invitations and stationery. I often get inspired and influenced by such beautiful creations. Take a look you might recognize a few of these gals.
I love fire flies…. I saw a bunch at my cottage recently. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could order 10,000 fire flies for your wedding night. Wouldn’t be so great for the fire files. My great alternative is simple… lanterns! These come in many shapes, sizes and forms. But most important they look absolutely stunning all lit up at once in the dark of night. Fabulous for outdoor weddings or an urban venue with an outdoor terrace. They can also add a great ambience indoors!
Feeding your guests is one thing on your big day or even your bridal shower. But you also need to wow them! I love to cook so viewing a beautiful food spread combined with well suited stationery is music to my eyes!!
Each spread has their own look and style. I’d like to point 5 elements that are key if you’re thinking of putting together your very own:
1- A theme has been established within each set up.
2- Colour coordination is consistent throughout.
3- Custom stationery is kept simple making food the focal point.
4- Well related props can also be used for more of a 3D or vintage effect.
5- Repetition and organization is key creating a polished look.