One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 | trends, weddings | 1 Comment

One of Kim’s clients REALLY wanted fish in their centerpieces…I think this was the first time we’ve done this in over a decade. The wee fish kept startling the staff as they were putting out the place settings…you don’t really expect things to move while you’re putting out flatware! (You’ll be happy to hear she convinced the bride not to flush them at the end of the night…poor lil’ fishies!!).


 Their lovely outdoor ceremony just managed to squeak in before the torrential down pour began…nothing like a well executed timeline…Kim apparently has an “in” with Mother Nature!


The custom seating chart – as well as the rest of the wedding day printing (menus, table numbers, place cards) – was beautifully designed by MyStylishWedding.Com – SO PRETTY! It all beautifully tied in their invitations, and their colour palette of purple, black & oyster.


The cake – artfully produced by one of our favorite new pastry chefs – looked just SCRUMPTIOUS – and was accessorized with an elegant monogram cake topper (also from which matched the font on the invitations and aisle runner. I was sad I wasn’t going to be around long enough to get to try it…SUCH a great job they did…wow!


 Kim did an amazing job of making the ballroom warm & inviting, simple & elegant…lots of bang for their buck on the client’s relatively small budget…well done Kim!


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Say Cheese

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 | trends, weddings | 1 Comment

ises-xmas-party-091One of our brides emailed me yesterday to inquire about having a photobooth at her wedding…we LOVE photobooths…Your guests have a great time (especially after a few cocktails!) and both you & they get a wonderful momento that will be fun to have for years to come. They can be customized with your monogram, to match your colour palette and have your names & wedding date and any message you want for your guests…so fun…Say Cheeeeeese!

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Sexy & Snowy Winter Wedding

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 | trends, weddings | No Comments

j-h-3This was an intimate weekend-long wedding in the mountains. The very stylish couple wanted sleek and unique but still low key. Their paramount priority was making sure that all their guests felt comfortable and that they’d have a good opportunity to visit with everyone.
j-h-1 j-h-2 The ceremony was decked out in white flowers, white fabric and crystals with accents of black (including the fabulous wedding gown)…and a gorgeous view of the mountains.
j-h-5 Cocktails were in an intimate setting flooded with candlelight and all of their guests were greeted with a Mojito.
j-h-6 Great lighting created a cool ambience. The linens were simple black on black and each table had groupings of monochromatic red or white flowers…so pretty…and the food was superb!

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Irish & Italian Intoxicating Fun!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 | trends, Uncategorized, weddings | No Comments

To say working with Natalie & Joe was fun in an understatement!  We had just under three months to plan a wedding that would reflect their enthusiasm and sunny personalities.  We kept the decor simple for the ceremony as we wanted the reception to have more WOW!


And did it ever WOW!  Classic chocolate brown was brought to a whole new level with punches of orange and tiffany blue.  Everything about this wedding was big bold, and fun.  From the 20 person head table, to the martini luge, to the candy buffet unlike any of us had ever seen before!




We kept the overall feeling classy by having simple and elegant centerpieces, monogram and cake design. 



After the honeymoon Natalie & Joe stopped by to tell me what a wonderful time they had!  I can honestly say that we had the best time too!

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Black & White Damask accented with Deep Red & Hot Pink

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 | trends, weddings | No Comments

This was a lovely intimate wedding – it was elegant & fashion forward – but still timeless. Sonya & Travis both have a passion for James Bond (note his VERY stylish, VERY 007, Armani tuxedo) sep09-3-sized and wanted touches of glamour, touches of fashion…but I wanted to make sure it wouldn’t be design that would look totally dated 10 years from now.
Sonya REALLY wanted a croquembouche…it was ridiculously difficult to convince anyone to make one (who actually had the skill to make one). After many months of tenacious pestering I got a great bakery to create one for their wedding day. About half way through dinner it got bumped and a couple cream puffs came out at the bottom. Kim & I kept looking at it nervously…when I decided we should take the “croquembouche plucking”/cake cutting photos even though they were in the middle of their entrees…just as I leaned over to tell the bride we need to do a photo right away…you guessed it…it collapsed. It was promptly whisked into the kitchen and with many toothpicks, plastic containers and various other sundry it was repaired. The bride & groom decided it will be one of their favourite wedding anecdotes. sep09-2-sized
Let them eat cream puffs!

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gondola, shmondola

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 | testimonials, weddings | No Comments

We just received another lovely thank you note from a client that got married this summer. Their wedding almost got cancelled due to high winds threatening to halt gondola service upto the ceremony & reception site:

Dear Lisa,
Thank you so much for all of your efforts putting our wedding together. It could not have been better in any way. The best part is that we didn’t even hear about the gondola drama until the next day.
Our wedding was absolutely perfect!
Thank you.
Melissa and Frank

I worked with Frank & Melissa for about 18 months planning their wedding…such a fun couple. I’ve heard all sorts of things in wedding vows – but this was the first time a bride referred to making out during the theme song to “House”…so great…best wishes you guys!

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Perfection in the Park

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 | testimonials, trends, weddings | No Comments

This is the scrumptious wedding that Kim executed a couple of weeks ago.schultz-tisdale-014






 From the standing ceremony in the park to the elegant damask paired with yummy reds & oranges and black candelabras it was exactly what the bride & groom had dreamed of (with Kim’s expert design input, of course!). 












This was the email waiting for Kim a couple of days after the wedding:








Hello Kim,
We can’t thank-you enough for how amazing everything turned out, I’m still in awe mode from all of it. Every couple I know that gets married will be referred to you because I want them to experience a wedding day like ours :)
Thanks again
Sincerely, Nicole
The bride screamed & jumped up & down for so long when she got her sneak peak of the ballroom the photographer felt compelled to come in & document it…we can’t wait to see the photos!

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Purple & Orange…the San Francisco Treat!

Monday, August 31st, 2009 | trends, weddings | No Comments

This couple met in San Francisco and later got engaged in San Francisco so they wanted to find a way to incorporate that into their reception. I spent months collecting vintage images of San Francisco landmarks in both colour & B&W which were used for the ceremony programs, menus (4 different images), table numbers (18 different images) and seating chart.
It was a riot of colour…rich shades of purple and oranges…it really made the space come alive.aug-09-1042
I also loved that they received custom bobble heads as a gift and used them as the cake topper. So cute – and was a perfect touch for their character. aug-09-1033The bride called this morning to tell me what an AMAZING time they had…they were the life of the party and assured me this wedding was one for the record books.
Best wishes you guys!

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Luscious Lighting, Linens & Lenny Kravitz

Monday, August 24th, 2009 | trends, weddings | No Comments

I worked with this couple since the fall of 2007 – and they were so fun…and crazy…and sweet. They wanted colourful & quirky & unique and their wedding certainly was all of those things.
The groom & groomsmen were all decked out in pale grey 3 pc suits with groovy white shoes and the bridesmaids looked great in their purple bubble dresses with hot orange shoes. I don’t usually comment on a couple’s processional but this was so different I have to mention it…the bridal party went down the aisle to music from Edward Scissorhands..and then the radiant bride made her entrance to Lady by Lenny Kravitz…it was perfect! You gotta love a bride who can pull off a formal gown & Lenny…


Their reception was a riot of colour…rich jewel tones…fuchsias, deep purples & rich teals…

The bride sent me this email a couple of days later:



You guys rock too!!! :)

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Captivating Candy Confection in Kananaskis

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 | trends, weddings | No Comments

We absolutely LOVED how this ballroom turned out…it was truly scrumptious. The tables were colour blocked – soft pinks, soft lavenders and soft greens…everything was very soft & ethereal and the overal effect was a gorgeous garden fete brought indoors.
During the ceremony several dear congregated right behind the couple…it was so sweet…and seems like a very good omen!aug-09-501
The cake was yummy inside & out…it was so pretty and really epitmozed the overall feel of the space. mmMMmmm…

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