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I take a regular dosage of Darcy’s Idea of The Day and in today’s inbox was “Choosing a Colour Palette“. I am having some major issues choosing our colours so I thought I would take the quiz…

My results…

You are undoubtedly Classic

Your style is timeless. You go for neutrals and classic colors, and your wedding will be no different. Choose from different shades of whites, pinks, and maybe throw in an accent color such as black. And because your choices are classic in style, you’ll be able to look back on your wedding photos years from now and fall in love with your wedding all over again.

The MS Weddings Quiz suggests the following perfect palettes based on the 10 questions I responded to:

Blue and White

White

Cameo and Black

I can’t say I am sold on any of these palettes but it is a good start based on some of our tastes. The romantic, elegant and bold elements are definitely appealing…

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Emily and Paul were married October 31st, 2009 at The Eglinton Grand surrounded by the abundant love of their family and friends. Emily and I went to the same high school and reconnected through The Crane Chandelier Project. Paul, a school teacher and master origami folder, was one of the only people to visit the Crane Booth at The Wedding Show and teach everyone around him how to fold a perfect peace crane. Emily and Paul folded 1,000 cranes for their wedding celebration and then donated them to The Wedding Co’s Crane Chandelier Project.

Emily’s mother, Trish, collected gourds and small pumpkins for the autumn theme. We drilled holes into white pumpkins which lined the aisle for Emily and Paul’s ceremony. All of the table centerpieces were created with love a couple of days before the wedding by a team led by Emily’s mother and they were beautiful! The bouquets and chuppa accents were created by Darrin at Terrain Flowers.

Emily was stunning in an elegant and classy gown from White Toronto. A string ensemble of students from Paul’s school serenaded the guests during the ceremony.

What a way to start the party! Emily and Paul were unveiled (literally, the curtains opened to unveil them on the dance floor) for their first dance together. Amazing!

One of my all-time favourite moments, Paul is a math/numbers whiz, was when Uncle Earl said he could complete a rubix cube on the spot – he did it in less than 5 minutes!!! It was incredible!!!

Hallowe’en could not be ignored so later on in the evening, guests had the opportunity to choose masks and fun accessories out of a tickle trunk – looks like someone made some creative face masks of the bride!

The entire experience with Emily and Paul was refreshing, fun and energetic. It was a true honour to be a part of their special day and this moment in their lives. Happy One Year Anniversary Emily & Paul!!!

Photos courtesy of Jen Arron Photography

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Looking for a cultural outing tonight…come and check out Tina Berning’s works at Alison Milne Gallery. I know I am looking forward to seeing this awesome collection.

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A couple of weeks ago, the CEIA, an award program that recognizes outstanding achievement in the Canadian events industry held a gala to announce and award the 2009 winners. A huge congratulations to the always inspiring ladies, Elvira & Cathy of DEVAN for their award in the Best Theme Decor $10,000-$30,000.

Devan is constantly pushing the boundaries of design and searching for innovative ways to bring their clients’ visions to life. They were awarded for their work on an Orient Express (click to see images) theme but here is some of their recent decor work that I had the opportunity to work with their team on. Elvira D’Avanzo, the creative spirit, never ceases to amaze me with her resourcefulness and creative inspirations. I am so impressed and amazed at how she executed this holiday event of mesmerizing fantasy and optical illusion art.

I LOVE this bar treatment!!

AGURI to Elvira and Cathy and the team at Devan for their award. You rock!!!

Photography by Joseph + Jaime

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One of my new favourite blogs to follow is Ruffled – they focus on modern vintage wedding inspirations and ideas. It is a beautiful blog with great photos and DIY projects. Here is one I just had to re-post about because I L-O-V-E photobooths and this DIY photobooth project is so sweet.

Here is the photo – click on RUFFLED for instructions and materials.

This project was also a great way for Laura, the bride, to get her fiance involved in a wedding project!

Photo courtesy of Ruffled.

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Green Wedding Shoes featured Kristin + Brandon’s Organic Green Wedding earlier this week. Their ceremony set up is so inspired by nature and simple. I LOVE this captured moment – the guests with their cameras out and then the elated bride and groom.

So sweet!

Photographs courtesy of: Jasmine Star

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The feather exhibit, an alternative to traditional floral centerpieces, created by To Suit Your Fancy was a show-stopper for brides this weekend at The Total Wedding Show.

Add a touch of whimsical magic and grace to your celebration by adding this exotic adornment to a bouquet, centerpiece or wedding attire. The feather-inspired Monique Lhuillier dress is elegant and simply beautiful.

Feather bouquet from Etsy; Photography by Simply Bloom Photography & Bruce Plotkin; Dress by Monique Lhuillier.

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Being budget-conscious about an event doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice luxury or style. At last week’s holiday event at The Fermenting Cellar in The Distillery District, I worked hard with lighting and some simple DIY paper decor items to create a tiffany blue, snowflake-filled, winter wonderland.

I received 4 boxes filled with these beautiful paper snowflakes that were created by a very talented employee from the hosting company. I recycled a chandelier used in a previous event and strung the paper pieces throughout the crystal structure to create this magical, revamped art piece for the entrance way.

To fill the east wall, Q Ideas provided me with snowflake gobo lighting to compliment our paper creations. I adorned the bar and reception table with more beautifully crafted snowflakes. The menu was created by Encore Food with Elegance and enjoyed be all who attended – especially the mushroom ravioli!

Guests danced the night away to the smooth, cool and funky sounds of the Graham Howes Band. It was a great party with wonderful guests. ‘Tis the season to celebrate and be thankful…happy holidays!

Decor & Furniture Rentals provided by:

Chair-Man Mills

Contemporary Furniture Rentals

To Suit Your Fancy

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I have been fortunate to work with so many great couples – it is a special relationship that you develop with a couple during their wedding planning. Katy and Charlie are two incredible souls. Katy is responsible for keeping order and everyone on schedule as office manager at To Suit Your Fancy. I was so pleased when she relinquished responsibility and called me to be their day-of coordinator. Charlie is a talented musician and expressed himself with one of his songs, “It’s A Beautiful Day” to his new bride in an impromptu musical interlude during the reception. With a passion for music, art, laughter and each other – it was so amazing to be part of this special moment in their lives. Here are a few teaser pictures from Cristina + Laszlo at Geminie Photography – I hope to post more on this beautiful wedding celebration.

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John Costa is a local treasure and the creative talent behind Pusateri’s Floral Design and Garden Centre. With a recent expansion into the wedding industry, John works with couples to create pieces that compliment their personalities and their vision. For Gilles & Michel’s wedding, he created an “air & structure” design that represented the grooms’ lifestyle for travel and architecture.

John needed to create two “man-bouquets” for the union celebration. The couple wanted something masculine that worked with their purple colour-scheme. John constructed a two-part piece that united the bouquets when joined together – symbolic and inspiring.

Always smiling. Positive attitude. Lovely to work with. Enthusiastic. Uniquely creative. Highly skilled. Exceptional.

Pusateri’s Floral Design
1537 Avenue Road | Toronto, ON
416.785.9100 ext. 444

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