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I mentioned I did not have enough time to do all the shopping I wanted to but I was able to pick up a few delectable items – my most favourite treasure…a beautifully, hand-crafted headpiece by David Dunkley of KC’s Hats. I was first introduced to David’s incredible creations at The Wedding Show a couple of years ago – I have been craving a piece since and David so generously let me model a few pieces during The Spring Show. The one I decided on is absolutely stunning & part of his newest collection. I encourage all fashionistas, brides, ladies to make time for a visit with David – every girl deserves one of these creations!!

My obsession with paper continues – I picked up an Invitation Mock-Up Sampler kit from The Paper Place – Judith is so encouraging and I hope to make her proud with my creation (stay tuned for a post on putting together your own invite using this kit) and my little Letterpress Journal from Snap & Tumble.

Looking for Mother’s Day Gifts or reasonably-priced, locally made favours for your wedding – look no further than Liloo at home. The creative and lovely, Sapna Alim, has been busy creating a house-brand line of products. I spent some time at her booth – sniffing, smelling, touching – her products are outstanding. Here is a sampling of what I picked up – Loose Leaf Tea, Aromatic Bath Salts, Whipped Shea Body Butter and handmade, natural soap. I got a medley of flavours and aromas because I could not choose just one! Decadent!

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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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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 had the opportunity to share with The Wedding Co. a great story about how to incorporate your family, friends and favourite fruits into your wedding with DIY jam favours.

Prior to their wedding, Gilles and Michel spent a weekend in New Brunswick with Gilles’ mother to make jame from freshly-picked blueberries. The following weekend, they labeled, packaged and perfectly tied each delicious treat with Michel’s mom…

For the full story and DIY instructions, visit The Wedding Co.

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