I debated whether or not to write this for the longest time, but after a month of being quarantined, I figured that now is a good a time as any to reminisce about some of our favourite weddings in years past -- weddings that, up until now, haven't really seen the light of day yet. So I'm going to throw back to Amy and John's wedding, our first (and I'm sure not only) time we worked at the stunning, incomparable Art Gallery of Ontario. The AGO has many distinct features that o
Photography credit: Krista Fox Photography The year is quickly coming to a close. The wrapping paper is being put away, the treats are (slowly) being eaten through, I'm preparing turkey stock on the stove from the leftover birds, and we're already talking about how to make next year even better than this one. And every year, at years end, I write the annual reflection of how this year went. Truthfully, this one is hard. Not because it was particularly horrible - I mean, how h
Sometimes other milestones will remind us of great clients and their epic weddings, which prompts us to feature them on our blog. Joanne and Daniel just welcomed their first baby, a beautiful girl named Gabrielle Aria just this past month and we LOVED following their journey to another stage of their lives. But before this little princess decided to grace the world with her presence, J+D had a huge celebration of their own at a gorgeous mint and gold wedding held at the Venet
Look, we love a good love story. As everyone should. Theresa and JB had a great love story. We met them when were planning another one of their friends’ wedding, and we fell in love with them, their positivity and their inclusiveness. Theresa, a nurse, and JB, a Filipino martial artist (honestly, it just sounds cool saying it!), got married at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, which, in its mandate, openly affirms the LGBTQ+ community in the eyes of God, which we
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”– Marcel Proust This week’s blog features Joanna and Phil’s rustic and intimate wedding, where Envision had the opportunity to do the florals and décor at the beautiful Rectory Café Toronto Island. We were grateful and excited to be part of this wedding because our bride, Joanna and Kimberly go way back – to their high school days! Joanna, also, helped out at the E
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better,” Albert Einstein. Highlighting nature at weddings is one of the newest wedding trends of 2019. To be frank,
why wouldn’t it be trendy?! Incorporating nature into any space results in a certain level of
calmness and an overall promotion of well-being. Integrating nature into your wedding will do
just that, and then some—because it also looks beautiful too! During this blog post, I’ll highlight
Place cards are a beautiful and extremely helpful detail to any wedding. Not only does it help your guests find their seats but it can also mess up or tie a table together. This is a little detail that adds a bit more thought to your table. You have to decide whether to put grandma and Auntie Carol together or if your old coworkers will be okay sitting next to your crazy cousin James. If you do choose to go the extra mile it’s nice to have some beautiful ideas to complete you
This year we have had a few weddings at the beautiful Casa Loma in Toronto. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Casa Loma, is a beautiful gothic-style castle that was built in 1914. Today it is a famous historical landmark that attracts people from all over the world. It hosts a variety of events on a regular basis, including weddings! Pros Beautiful location with a great classic, romantic feel Plenty of amazing photograph opportunities both inside the castle, outside o
When Diana sat in my living room and spoke to me passionately about her upcoming wedding in August, I just knew that we were going to work really well together. Not only was she going to be married to her high school sweetheart, but they were going to have their wedding at the beautiful Liberty Grand grounds, on the opening weekend of the Ex and with multiple culturally significant traditions happening throughout the day. Despite a slight hiccup that we had with the church (i
When this fiery Sri-Lankan bride contacted me sometime last May and said, "Look, we have 2 months to plan our wedding and we need a venue!" I immediately didn't blink an eye and drummed up my long list of contacts of venues that would be able to execute at the last minute. Lo and behold, 48 hours later, they had secured a venue and our services for the wedding day. This wedding is more of a labour of love, not only because the bride and groom come from polar opposite cultures
One of the many perks of getting married is having your bridal party or friends plan your bridal shower. It is a day where the bride gets to relax, get pampered by friends, and have fun. But wait, we cannot leave out the guys. The groom and his friends can also join in on the fun with the girls. This event would then be called a couple’s shower. I have provided a few ideas and games that would work for both a bridal shower as well as a couple’s shower. So let’s start! 1.
Time flies! 2016 is already well underway with some fabulous weddings in the works. Decor, florals, dessert, reception spaces, and more are on the list for 2016 trends. Ultimately what we have noticed is that these trends are all working toward creating more personalized and unique weddings that we cannot wait to see! 1. Creative Seating Arrangements No longer will you see the large round tables when you walk into the reception, expect to see a variety of table shapes and lay
Everyone knows that throwing a party for 100+ of your closest family and friends can get very expensive very quickly. Incredible vendors with years of experience, tons of talent, and prices to match will do their best to make your Wedding Day the most special and beautiful that it could possibly be. If you budget doesn’t allow for that, there are some small projects that you and your trusty wedding party can take on to lower some costs and have some fun! Be careful not to tak
Choosing wedding colours seem quite simple when brides and grooms already know what colours they want. However, it can still be a little daunting, as these wedding colours will set the mood and stage for the entire look and feel. Not to mention, they will be forever documented in your wedding album, site and photos. No pressure! But here are a few tips and brainstorming ideas to help you push through those obstacles and to narrow down the colour or colours of your dream
Today I am going to take a different tone with my blog posts and talk about something that one may not think of when they think “wedding professional”. The difference between “hobby” and “business” in my industry. For me, my wedding business is more than just a hobby. It is a passion of course, and I love what I do. But most importantly, it’s my life’s work, I live off my earnings, and the success of my business directly correlates to my well being and my livelihood. I am a f
As a woman, our purse (or undersized luggage for some of us) contains the contents to our lives. It is our emergency kit. Our life line. Our can’t-live-without item.
During a recent event, we had a little purse mishap. Thankfully, everything proceeded without a hitch, but this incident really gave me something to think about. Whether you are a bride or a bridesmaid, the contents and whereabouts of your purse should be well thought out prior to the main event!
What to Bri
Being a former bride myself, it was all too real when the “now due” notifications come in, approximately 2 weeks to 1 month before the wedding. Suddenly, everything was a little bit more overwhelming, a little less magical, and somewhere in my head, a little voice said, “What are REALLY the reasons why I wanted this trapeze performer/6-piece swing band/life-size ice sculpture that costs X amount of dollars..?” Gone are the days of tradition when the bride’s family or the groo