Rustic barn weddings

Planning a country styled wedding? Over the past couple years barn weddings have been growing and growing in popularity.

Barn weddings offer a rustic and country feeling to your wedding and sets the mood for romance. Having your wedding in a barn allows you to add such rustic details within your decor and really create a romantic atmosphere.

Lights, candles and floral arrangements play a huge role in setting the mood for a barn wedding and create beautiful details!

Depending on the barn you choose for your special day there are so many unique details you can add to make your day special and memorable.

Nothing says country romance like having a beautiful barn wedding with rustic details!

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Rustic barn weddings

Planning a country styled wedding? Over the past couple years barn weddings have been growing and growing in popularity.

Barn weddings offer a rustic and country feeling to your wedding and sets the mood for romance. Having your wedding in a barn allows you to add such rustic details within your decor and really create a romantic atmosphere.

Lights, candles and floral arrangements play a huge role in setting the mood for a barn wedding and create beautiful details!

Depending on the barn you choose for your special day there are so many unique details you can add to make your day special and memorable.

Nothing says country romance like having a beautiful barn wedding with rustic details!

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Floral backdrops

2017 is the year of floral backdrops and what better way to make a statement then with a large and full floral wall.

Floral arrangements can be used to to write a message, a name or initials, or why not go full out with a full floral wall backdrop.

Floral walls are a beautiful way to set a romantic tone, and of course, create stunning photography!

Floral decor does not have to stop on your wedding day! Pieces can be created to custom fit any event you want your guests to turn heads.

Get creative with mixing flowers and enjoy a stunning background sure to make a statement at any event!

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Wedding planning timeline

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Congratulations!! He finally popped the big question!

You are probably filled with excitement but maybe don't know what to do next and how to begin planning.

Here is a rough timeline of how to prioritize your time and what needs to be done when:

12+ months:

-choose a wedding date -establish a budget -choose wedding theme or style -pick your wedding party -schedule engagement photos -have an engagement party -start compiling a guest list -research potential venues -research wedding dress styles and begin shopping

10-12 months:

-mail save the dates -research florists -book ceremony and reception venues -book officiant -book desires vendors -purchase wedding dress

8-10 months:

-research hotels near venue for yourself and guests to stay at after wedding -finalize guest list -choose bridesmaids dresses -resisted for gifts -book florist

6-8 months:

-decide on wedding cake style and flavor -research wedding favors -research hair and makeup and book stylist -meet with officiant and plan ceremony -start planning honeymoon -chose grooms and grooms men's attires -book transpiration to and from venue -purchase wedding bands -book rehearsal venue/dinner -research wedding invitation styles

4-6 months:

-order wedding invitations -order wedding cake -book accommodations for wedding night -book honeymoon -decide on floral arrangements with florist -schedule dress fittings and alterations -decide on DJ playlist -order favors

3 months:

-finalize ceremony timeline -purchase wedding decor add ons -order bridal party gifts -finalize reception menu -order menu cards

2 months:

-mail invitations -organize RSVP's -write wedding vows -review ceremony details with officiant -apply for marriage license -finalize seating arrangements -create wedding day schedule for everyone to have

1 month:

-final dress fitting -pick up wedding rings -confirm honeymoon reservations -confirm details with vendors -pick up marriage license

1-2 weeks:

-follow up with any guests who haven't rsvp'd

  • give final head count to caterer -get final haircut and color -final payments to vendors -provide any readers with their scripts -deliver "must have" image list to photographer

The day before:

-make sure everything is laid out and packed for tomorrow (essentials like wedding dress, rings, accessories, speeches, and marriage license) -get manicure and pedicure -attend wedding rehearsal -get your beauty sleep and don't stay up too late!

THE BIG DAY:

-eat a big healthy breakfast -give the best man wedding rings

Take a big breath and relax. It's time to enjoy your big day and all your months of planning!

Keep in mind that times may vary depending on how long your engagement is. Stay organized and don't forget to try and not stress out and have fun!

Happy planning!

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Brides Maid Gift

I know a couple of facts about my clients. One, they are all very unique, in their character, their wedding designs, what they hope for their wedding to look like and the people that they get to celebrate their special day with (aka: bridal party aka: your girls).  Two, they LOVEEEEEE BEAUTIFUL LUXURIOUS FLOWERS!!!! So what do you get such special ladies in your life on the day of your wedding, to let them know and show them that they are one of a kind?

I think a floral French inspired Hat Box is the way to go. Could this be any sexier? fancier? more luxurious and absolutely divine?  The fragrance is a complete heaven (make sure you put it on the night dresser in your bedroom!!) and the visual is utterly gorgeous (any lady with taste will appreciate it, hands down!)

These gorgeous ROSABOX floral arrangements make it to my top floral gifts for any bridal occasion!!!

To see more selection go to WWW.ROSABOX.CA

XO Margo

Toasting the newly wed's!

When writing a speech or a toast for a special someone on their wedding day there is 2 approaches you can go with: humorous and light or something deep and emotional.

If your going with the humour route, a toast is your chance to share a funny, embarrassing or special memory of the couple with your friends and family. Jokes during toasts are always a fun way to keep the mood light and make your guests belt out a good laugh.

Having an emotional and heart touching speech is also a beautiful thing to hear at a wedding. Show your love for your family by sharing some of your sweetest and inner thoughts of appreciation.

No matter your approach to writing this toast, have fun and speak from your heart, your loved ones will appreciate you taking the time so share your thoughts and emotions with them and your guests will absolutely love it too!

 

Grand entrances for your wedding day

Why have an ordinary entrance to your wedding when you can have an extraordinary one. Over the top wedding entrances have been growing in popularity, and we don't expect that to slow down in 2017

It's your big day to shine so why not!

There are many ways to make your guests drop your jaws during your entrance, here are some popular trends for ways to make a grand entrance on your wedding day:

1. Organize a flash mob

Have some friends and family help out to surprise the rest of your guests with a choreographed flash mob! Its a fun and unique way to get your guests excited and out of their chairs!

2. Balloon drop

Depending on your venue you can arrange for balloons to drop as you enter the room. This is a fun unique way to get the attention of your guests without breaking the bank

3. Choreographed wedding party dance

Have your bridal party choreograph a fun dance for you and your groom. Let them go crazy, the funnier the better! Your guests will be sure to get a good laugh

4. Play with lighting

Lighting is a great and easy way to put the spot light on you... Literally. Ask your venue to put on a light show for your entrance.

5. Sparklers

Sparklers are a fun touch to get your guests involved in your grand entrance, plus they make for some beautiful photography!

Have fun with your grand entrance and get creative with ways to tie in unique entrances with your wedding day theme!

WHEN WHITE IS THE ONLY COLOUR FOR YOU

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Collaboration are truly magical, imagine 4, 5, 6 creative minds coming together, with all of their of crazy thoughts and amazing ideas, their visual aesthetics and tendencies. Their individual tastes and likes and even dislikes, THAT my friends is what brings us together.

The concept was honed and tweaked by myself and the creative team behind @Aspyn and June Wedding Collective

You can see that the simplicity of White, Greens and hints of Gold ( I believe)  will never go out of style. The only thing we added (or eliminated rather) was "Stuff" and a more modern look came about, a more fresh and youthful outlook on the traditional wedding visual.

Setting the tone of our fresh and modern look started with a Toronto Based Bridal Gown Designer and her beautiful gown -  @KaitlynMaeBridal,  the slender silhouette of the dressmixed with a soft romantic curls and make up was breath taking. White florals, candle light and gold accents, dripping white roses and a modern art of a white parrot added a touch of something whimsical and a certain cool edge, dont you think?

The natural light, the twinkling of the candles, the gold rustic branches which are all gold now darlings, and of course white white walls all make these images fresh, bright and airy.

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did,

ps: no trees were damaged in the making of my gold branches, these are actual tree roots which I keep inmy studio and cherish as my always to go to props!

pps: Can't live with out the gold branches ya'll !!!

 

xoxox Margarita Oudalova