Flowers are an extremely important part of every wedding, and we want to make sure you get it right! We’ve included some of our favourite bouquets from our Flower board on Pinterest. Feel free to follow us on Pinterest for more!!
Wedding arches are extremely beautiful and tie the ceremony together. The greenery and floral designs are breathtaking, and great for photos of the bride and groom! We’ve picked out 10 of our favourites to share with you!
If you like this blog post please follow our Backdrops & Arches board on Pinterest for more!!
It’s always tough choosing who to pick as your bridesmaids and maid of honour, so we’ve got some ideas to help you out!! Bridesmaid proposal ideas, gift ideas, and more! Let’s start off with some of those proposal ideas!!
This is such an adorable idea!! Write a note on a piece of paper or fabric, roll it up, and put it in a balloon! Then add some confetti, sprinkles, sequins, the possibilities are endless! Blow up the balloon and put it in a box and leave it on your friend’s doorstep! She’ll open the door to the cutest little surprise!!
This bridesmaid proposal idea is just as adorable as the previous one!! Invite your girlfriend over for a cup of coffee and a chat, and then SURPRISE!!! She’ll finish her coffee and probably start crying tears of joy! (and she’ll obviously say yes!)
You guys know that we LOVE donuts with a passion, so of course we had to add this donut proposal!!! Who wouldn’t love to get this!? Yumm!
Here are some jewelry ideas!
Giving jewelry to your bridesmaids is a great idea! These are all super cute and fashionable and it’s something they’ll actually use even after the wedding! You can also customize this idea and potentially pick earrings based on their favourite colours.
Next on the list are some super cute gift ideas for you to give to your bridesmaids!! Not necessarily as a bridesmaid proposal, just something cute to give them after the wedding! You can customize most of these ideas depending on your bridesmaids’ likes/dislikes.
Last, but not least, bridesmaid boxes! You can fill them with whatever you like! This proposal idea can be customized to fit the personality and likes of each bridesmaid!! It shows how much you care, and that you know them really well!
This week we’re keeping it local and writing about some of Calgary’s cutest bakeries and cake companies! Perfect for all the local brides looking for wedding cakes!!
Nicole specializes in custom cakes and sugar cookies. She uses the finest ingredients and strives to make products that taste amazing! All her creations are works of art since she has a keen eye for creativity and detail. Just look at these gorgeous cakes!!!
Sugar Stone specializes in wedding and celebration cakes and they use the highest quality ingredients! Each creation is made uniquely to meet the needs of each customer!! These cakes are so beautiful!!!
Black and White Bake Shop
Custom built cakes is what Pam does, you think it and she’ll create it! She also bakes eggless cakes, cookies, cake pops, tea cakes, and cupcakes to order. Her work will speak for itself!!
Cakes by Lai
These cakes are GORGEOUS and we are LOVING them!!!! Lai does fully customized cakes for different occasions and does beautiful sugar flowers! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order!!!
You can find all of Lai’s other wonderful creations of Instagram!
Sweet Relief believes in using the finest ingredients to make cakes and desserts that are not only gorgeous but also absolutely delicious!! These cakes are to die for!
When designing a wedding cake, their goal is to learn what is important to the customer. It is important for them to visualize a wedding day as the customer sees it to ensure the cake fits perfectly with the theme!
Pretty Sweet tries to celebrate desserts beyond the cupcake and bring forth an inspired product from beginning to end. They use a modern interpretation on old school recipes and the awesomest ingredients that can be found is what makes them pretty sweet!!
Fifteen fun wedding reception ideas! Everyone wants to make their wedding special and unique, so here are some fun ideas to inspire!! All ideas found on Pinterest.
1. Photo Table Cards
How adorable! Add a photo of the bride and groom at the age of the table number. Your guests can walk around to each table and see how the two of you have grown, they can take a walk down memory lane! Extremely sentimental for your family and relatives, especially mom and dad!
2. Splash Zone
Create some abstract art to hang on your wall by filling balloons with paint and attaching them to a big canvas. Leave out a couple darts (and maybe some plastic raincoats) for your guests to throw at the balloons and pop them; creating art!! You can use whatever colours of paint work best with the space you’re going to put it in. You can match the colours of the aesthetic of your room with the colours of paint you put in the balloons!
3. Guest Heart Shadow Box
Perfect for some wedding wall decor for you home! Leave a bunch of little wooden hearts in a bowl with a little sign reading something like “sign your name & put it in the shadow box!” or “write a message & drop it in the shadow box!” Great way to remember everyone at your wedding, and it looks super cute!
4. Polaroid Wall
This is a fun way to get photos of everyone to either hang in a frame, like the center photo, or collect for a wedding scrapbook!! Make sure you get everyone to sign their own photos or at least write their names! There are many ways you can make this idea your own! (Make sure you have more than one camera and plenty of film!!!)
5. Named Glasses
This cute idea prevents people from using 5 different glasses throughout the night cause they don’t know which one is theirs. It’s also a cute little gift every guest gets to take home with them! You can customize this idea any way you like; add tables seats, attach a message, or even add a task (take a photo with so and so).
6. I Spy
This is another great way to get lots of photos of your wedding! Have some sort of prize for everyone who completes the list. This is a great idea if you know lots of kids will be at your wedding, it gives them something to do so they don’t get bored!! Make sure you get film cameras so you can easily develop the images!
7. Message Bottles
Everyone loves drinking wine, so keep some bottles! Mix and match shapes and colours or collect one type of bottle; it’s completely up to you!! Put table numbers on the bottles (after you wash them) and then leave some paper for your guests to write little notes! Read them after the wedding, or on your 1 year anniversary, whenever you feel like reading cute notes from your friends and family.
Outdoor games and activities are always a fun way to entertain everyone!! The possibilities are endless! X’s & O’s, wheel of fortune, bean bag toss, giant Jenga, bocce, and bolaball are just a few options. You could also go all out and make you own outdoor dance floor!
9. Guest Wall
There are many different ways you could use this idea. You could frame a bunch of little canvases or maybe get everybody to sign one big canvas. You could get you and your partner’s letters or ever a giant wooden heart. As long as it’s a large enough surface for your guests to write little messages, the possibilities are endless!
10. Date Jar
Get all your guests to write down a date idea for you and your partner! Then whenever you felt like going somewhere different or doing something fun, take one out of the jar!! You can customize this idea to fit your wedding theme any way you like! You can use jars and large popsicle sticks, or a container and pieces of paper.
11. Bride & Groom Trivia
Usually, all the speeches at the ceremony are beautiful and moving (to tears even), but there’s always that one uncle that drags on and on about a story that’s already been told. Here is the perfect solution! They’re also great for table conversation!! Print out some interesting facts or stories about you and your partner, childhood stories and always the best!
12. Question Cards
This is actually really helpful if you need baby or pet name ideas! You can also add other questions and have little gifties for people who answer correctly! You could have questions like about wedding advice, cute date ideas, or the best memories with the bride and groom. Have a bunch of these at every table, help with conversations as well!!
13. Important Date Table Cards
What a sweet idea for table cards! Something a little different and more interesting than normal table cards. Here are some ideas for numbers: the day you met, your first date, both of your birthdays, how many years (or months) you’ve been together, number of months you’ve been engaged, the day you got engaged, number of wedding dresses you tried on before finding “the one”.
14. Wisdom Stones
Cute date idea: walk down by the river and collect some smooth stones that are somewhat flat. Then get all your guests to sign them and write cute messages or words of wisdom on them! Put them (carefully) in a glass vase which makes for a unique centerpiece for the dining room table!
15. Instagram Hashtag
And last, but not least: a tag for everyone to use on Instagram! This is a must for every wedding, it makes it easy to find photos of friends and family having fun!! Plus they’re all in one place! Create some sort of sign with the tag for everyone to use. Make sure it hasn’t been used before and that it’s unique to your wedding!!
One of the most FUN things about wedding planning is selecting the music.We have selected some of our favourites for you to take a listen to while you are getting ready with your girls in the morning!
We know that when it comes to wedding planning everyone gets excited about buying and putting together their wedding binder. Sometimes though you don’t want to be carrying a heavy binder around everywhere, that is why we have picked out some of our favourite wedding planning apps to share with you.
Available on Apple App Store and Android, Appy Couple is the ultimate wedding planning app. It allows couples to share wedding details with the guests. It also lets you manage the guest-list, share guest photos from the wedding day and message between guests.
Wedding Budget Calculator
Budgeting for your wedding is so important and it is something that people sometimes struggle with. The Wedding Budget Calculator app is available on the Apple Store for $2.99. This app will help you stay on top of your wedding budget, it comes with 50 of the most common wedding expenses to keep in mind.
WeddingHappy – Wedding Planner
This app will help you do your research when it comes to vendors and you can set up checklists. If you enter your wedding date, it will tell you when to start contacting vendors, how many tasks are completed and a pie graph of your information.
Who doesn’t love Pinterest? It is the online directory that has everything on it. It is perfect for the bride-to-be whether it comes to researching wedding colour palettes, cocktail ideas or wedding infographics. Make sure you follow us!
What are some of your favourite wedding planning apps?
Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and we can’t believe how fast it has come around! If you are racking your brain for date ideas then this is perfect for you. Here are some date ideas for you to try ASAP!
Who doesn’t love Brunch? You may think a “date” means it has to take place at night but a brunch date will always be a hit! With Valentine’s Day being on the weekend this year, it’s the perfect casual and laid-back date.
2. Drop In On A Class
Want to challenge each other? Why don’t you go to a fun drop-in class together! Barre Body Studio is doing a ‘Barre with Bae’ class this Saturday. You can work up an appetite for Sunday’s special meal.
3. Market Date
Make a day of it at the market! Whether it’s farmer’s or an Italian market you are sure to pick up some delicious ingredients for you to throw together at home. Cooking is bonding time!
4. Dessert Date
If you are feeling naughty, instead of going out for dinner, go out for dessert!
This is a classic date night but it is so competitive and fun!
6. Snow Date or Sun Date
If you live somewhere cold you can head out to the mountains or go ice-skating! Live in a warm climate? Head to the beach, relax and enjoy cocktails.
What are your Valentine’s Day plans?