This was the ultimate DIY wedding! Not only were the bride and groom extremely creative and completely hands-on... but so was the ENTIRE family! Everything was created by Heather, Geoff and their families to ensure a very personal touch for their wedding. The custom (and painstaking) escort cards to the homemade breadbaskets and... oh... not to mention ALL of the incredible appetizers for the cocktail hour following the ceremony. You could feel the love from the flowers to the cake, this newly married extended family really has outdone themselves and taken DIY to a whole new level!
We had the pleasure of taking all of Heather & Geoff's hard work and showcasing it to their guests and helping create the warmth and beauty that they had been envisioning for months. Along side A Black Tie Affair, was John Brisbane of Bayshore Photography capturing every moment and Shaw's Catering out of Orillia... you guys were amazing!
The wedding was absolutely beautiful, but more so was the love beaming from both Heather & Geoff... not only to each other, but to each and every guest in that room. They truly were surrounded by the people that love them and we were very touched to have been a part of their day.
Congratulations Heather & Geoff!!!
The beautiful thing about technology is that for the most part, you can take it anywhere! You can basically pack up your computer, camera, stereo, television, telephone, scanner, fax machine... I'm sure I'm missing something... into one little rectangular, paper thin box that slides into your back pocket, and VOILA!
INSTANT OFFICE! And that's exactly what I did. There was no real need to be cooped up inside on such a gorgeous day so I packed up the world's cutest assistant (my one-year-old daughter), a beach bag and my cell phone and walked about 90 seconds to paradise.
When you live and work in Cottage Country, it's so easy to take for granted the scenery and beauty that for some of us is literally in our backyard. Typically for most year-round residents, we spend the better half of a year taking care of our out-of-town guests that sometimes we forget that it's us who needs some pampering from time to time.
I can honestly say by taking a little over an hour out of my day to relax and soak in the view helped me gain a little perspective. People travel from all over the world to visit the 30,000 Islands here on beautiful Georgian Bay. And from time to time some of these visitors leave the glitz and glam of Hollywood for some peace and tranquility... and they're EXCITED to be here!
I want to be just as excited if not more when out-of-town clients ask us for suggestions as to where to eat, play & sleep. Instead of a VA-cation or a STAY-cation this year, I'm going to take an EXPLOR-ation and enjoy all the hidden treasures my backyard has to offer!
Wedding days are one of the most important days of your life. To some people the planning and execution is exciting. To others it's daunting. Knowing your strengths for planning your own wedding is key. If you lack the discipline, know how or creativity needed to execute a wedding, a wedding planner is essential.
There are many different packages wedding planners and designers offer. You just have to pick what is right for you! With the help The Knot, I have come up with the most important reasons to invest in a wedding planner.
Your Wedding Should be Perfect
When it comes down to it, all of the planning and organization is for one day; your wedding. Hiring a wedding planner will help ensure this day goes off without a hitch. A wedding planner has organized many weddings, which means she knows the ins and outs of the business, from helping you choose a venue to knowing the best vendors to use. Because your wedding should be absolutely perfect, let the experience of planner help you make sure this is the case.
Planning a Wedding Should not a Stressful Experience
We all know the tale of Bridezilla, but none of us want to be her! For some couples it is inevitable to become overwhelmed and stressed to the max while planning a wedding. This should not be the case. The time before you wed should be a relaxing experience. With the help of a wedding planner, leave the planning and details to us and enjoy your engagement!
Sticking to a Budget
Staying on budget may be one of the most difficult aspects of planning a wedding yourself. With the assistance of a wedding planner, you will know where you should spend your money. A wedding planner can help you decide the best and most effective ways to use you money, ensuring you have the wedding of your dreams!
While these are just a few reasons to hire a wedding planner, to me they are some of the most important. Your wedding should be the greatest day, a true dream come true. Even if you are a bride or groom who would like to plan the wedding yourself, the advice and guidance of a professional wedding planner can be the difference between ordinary and extraordinary.
Oh yay! Something I've been looking forward to for so long has finally happened... a new website layout! And the funny thing is... or annoying (I'm still deciding) is that it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be!
There are still a few things that are a work in progress... what website isn't? But overall we're really happy with the fresh new look and we hope that you are too!
We have a lot of exciting new things happening this year and some big announcements to make as well! Is the suspense killing you yet?! LOL!
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