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The Great Gatsby – Wedding Decor Theme

The Great Gatsby – Wedding Decor Theme

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At GPS Decors we know that this doesn’t always happen. The best defense against the inevitable hiccup is being agile and staying focused on that big day by not letting it get lost in the details. Because this is so important, you need to keep your options open, and have help finding ways to replace one piece with another, seamlessly, so no one is the wiser. Except perhaps for you.

Wedding Decorations should be anything but cliché and never generic. Luckily this season’s trending weddings allow for a playful interchange so you can mix-and-match to suit your taste in a way that gives each detail a bit of it’s own spotlight, while leaving the overall feeling of the space and the event itself with a much needed continuity.

This week we’d like to show you how multiple trends can be used to support one another and increase the feeling of a singular and very special day.

The Great Gatsby-inspired wedding is a wonderful way to show your guests your love of all things vintage and the classic atmosphere that they give any space. As one of this years most popular wedding themes it ties-in nicely with two of the dominate trends this season:

Deco-Chic wedding decorations can be incorporated throughout the event, from attire to décor the old-school glamour of the 1920’s will lend itself readily to the the wedding or the reception. For the fashion-conscious bride there a myriad options and styles to borrow from and blend. From Coco Chanel’s daring emancipation of women’s fashion broadening the options for period dress, to the Roaring 20s hairstyles including the bob cut, the Eton and Marcel wave; moreover, unique hats, headbands and flapper dresses with sparkling fringes and risque lines can give a sense of relevant high-fashion while ultimately making everyone feel and look their most beautiful. Men’s fashions for this period are not only still en vogue but can be seen everyday from the office to the red-carpet. Single-breast two and three button jackets in solid or pin-stripes with double-breasted vests of varied colors and fabrics give the groom a chance to color-coordinate with his bride while remaining solidly formal and of course, not stealing the spotlight. Paired with a narrow, cuffed trouser, it gives slim tailored but masculine lines to any groomsmen and the option of satin accents down the leg to match satin lapels can make any simple color-scheme shine just that much more.

THE GREAT GATSBY

Vintage Furniture is not only lovely for guest photos and lounge areas but can be set up before the ceremony to give wedding-party a place to relax and then be re-appropriated for the reception area for everyone to enjoy. The inclusion of not only basic decoration but completely furnished spaces give guests a chance to congregate in a more natural setting where groups of twos and threes can sit close together during and after the festivities without the confines of the more traditional reception tables. This extra touch will show just how much thought and time you put into not only your own experience, but that of those you invite to the most important day of your life. The lighting can also add still more class to any reception or ceremony by adapting lamps with vintage shades, oil-burning glass bulbed or torchiere-type floor lamps with beautiful colored and frosted antique glass and ceramic shades, all which cast light that flows out warmly, giving light and shadow-play throughout the space.

In Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto, G.P.S. Decors is dedicated to creating and customizing the wedding decorations for you and yours that will make your vision leap into life and leave everyone calling your wedding , “The Wedding.”

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GPS Decors – The Formula to Plan your Perfect Wedding – Part V

GPS Decors – The Formula to Plan your Perfect Wedding – Part V

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The last two posts have been all about our surroundings and our intention when it comes to our family and friends who come to stand with us while we move onto another phase in life. But lets get back to what’s really important, you. Well, not you specifically, more your memories of you, that day, with those people and how you want to shape those things?

“What memories are most important to me?”

Of course your wedding day is a day for making memories, everyone knows that and the cliché has been around longer than you or I have so it must be true. But that doesn’t mean you have to stick to passe and bourgeois methods for capturing them.

There will be pictures! You are going to be on film. Your make-up team and hairdresser will take care of this. In the spirit of discretion and personal vanity, make sure you have a wedding hairstyle and a reception hairstyle backup should the locks not stay for the party. Don’t spend the whole night checking your looks either. The camera phones will go away after the ceremony and won’t come out until the speeches. Because having fun with a camera phone is more difficult and people are there to party. You can also request that people refrain from digital photos to prevent your nuptials from being plastered all over social media.

Get your pre-wedding photos taken with your maids and men and then get down and have a good time. If you obsess about how each photo is going to turn out you’ll miss a heck of a good time. Besides, you’ve hired someone to make those choices for you and your money should ensure their discretion at not developing those less flattering photographs which may or may not exist.

What else can we say about memories? They definitely change over the years. So maybe you could look into video-blogging the whole thing from multiple perspectives or your bridesmaids and family. That way your anniversary dinner will have the night’s entertainment built in and your partner will see exactly how much hell you went through to get to that special day.

More than anything else, memories live in our minds and hearts. So in that spirit, whatever your decisions on methodology for capturing memories is, you have to make some for there to be any worth capturing. Get all the quality time in with your guests that you can. Those candid and warm moments will come out naturally and you won’t ever have to manufacture fun or ease. The best pictures of our weddings are often the ones we don’t even know we’re in.

For Wedding Decorations in Toronto, Brampton or Mississauga, you need look no further than G.P.S. Decors. Our capable experienced team are ready to handle every eventuality so you can do what is most important. Make memories which will last far into the future. Make your wedding, The Wedding, instead of just a wedding.

Dazzling Succulents – Our New Editorial in Lavish Dulhan Magazine

DAZZLING SUCCULENTS – Our New Editorial in Lavish Dulhan Magazine

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Dazzling Succulents – Check out our Editorial in the Latest Edition of LAVISH DULHAN Magazine. For more  pictures & Full spread  – www.lavishdulhan.com

Photography – Elements Photography (www.elementsphotography.ca)

Cake – Fine Cakes By Zehra (www.finecakesbyzehra.com)

Stationery – With an Indian Touch (www.withanindiantouch.com)

Styling, Decor & Florals – G.P.S. decors (www.gpsdecors.com)

Concept & Planning – Isabelle Annalise Planning (www.ialuxury.ca)

Beauty – LeSonne Bridals (www.lesonne.com)

Fashion – Blue Peacock (www.bluepeacock.com)

Jewellery – Banglez (www.banglez.com)

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White,Pink & Purple Reception Setup…..

White,Pink & Purple Reception Setup…..

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Full Hall Drape, Perimeter Up-lighting – Purple & Lilac Decor

Full Hall Drape, Perimeter Up-lighting – Purple & Lilac Decor  

Venue – Embassy Grand Banquet Hall

Bride & Groom – Satinder & Rithcie

DJ- Empire Entertainment

Video – LPM Productions

Photo – Visual Dreams Photography

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Contemporary Reception decor at Paradise Banquet Hall

Contemporary Reception decor

Venue – Paradise Banquet Hall

Bride & Groom – Savera & Sunny

Photos by – Visual Dreams Photography

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Hot Wedding Trends of 2013

Hot Wedding Trends of 2013

 The wedding industry is driven by changing fashion and style. Every year newer trends are added to the list of wedding fashion to make your d-day the most special one. These trends will help you to do something different, which will make you the talk of the town.

The reception “lounge” – Towards the middle of 2012, a new trend started to rise in the wedding industry. People started to book reception “lounge” to organize their wedding. This will be favoured by more number of people in 2013. The most lured part of a lounge is that the venue offers a dining and drinking area away from the dance floor making it an absolutely relaxed setting for your guests. You can as well, customize the drinking and food tables based on your wedding theme. Want to place some table games or add a photo booth to your wedding? Well nothing could be better than the lounge for you.

Patterns will be hot – Patterns will be hot, very hot in 2013 wedding seasons. This year the most sought after patterns will be chevron and stripes. From bowties to table runners, everything will have a set pattern. You can set your creative cells free to even choose for various patterns like polka dots, gingham and paisley to be used on different areas of your wedding venue like the dining area, dancing area, drinking area and so on. Patterns will add a whole lot of fun with a touch of creativity to your wedding.

Virtual Guests – In today’s technologically enhanced world, technology will certainly play a vital role in the wedding industry. From booking and ordering to delivery and updates, everywhere the usage of technology will grow. Many couple have already started opting for the use of technology to share their special day at real-time with friends and family who stay far away. Live streaming tools will surely remain in great demand. For those who miss to attend the wedding will be able to be a part of it through live broadcast.

Extended Wedding Receptions – 2012 observed a sharp rise in “After Party”. These are parties organized after the reception and it came with new menu, music, decoration and sometimes even a new venue. 2013 will see a newer trend in After Parties. This year, more people will opt for an extended wedding reception in order to avoid the taxation of organizing a completely different second party. You can have fun unlimited with spending or taxing yourself more. Many couples have already started to divide their receptions in three sections: the cocktail hour, the dinner hour and the extended reception hour. The main traditions can be completed first two parties. The extended wedding reception can be ideal for the young ones to have an extra fun.

The Flower of the Year – Can you imagine a wedding without flowers? Flowers are the most vital ingredient of any wedding ceremony. As per reports, the flower most in demand for the past two years have been peony. I believe it is due to the soft and romantic feel that peonies offer that many people find it apt for a wedding. This year garden rose will be in high demand along with peony.

Eye-Popping Cakes – Like flowers, cakes too are must for wedding. The trend will change sharply in 2013 from 2012. Last year simple and modern looking cakes dominated the wedding ceremonies. This year it will be bright, colourful, lacy and absolutely eye-popping that reflect the old traditional look of cakes. Look for all over appliqués to add an extra glamour to your wedding.

Themed bars – In early days wedding was only a bride’s idea. These days, grooms are taking equal amount of interest in planning out the wedding day. This has given rise to more and more groom centric ideas. And when it’s a boy’s mind, how can they do without bars? Themed bars have evolved with creative looks in the past few months. Martini bars, Whisky bars, champagne bar, bloody mary bar, a fancypants beer bar and mojito making station will be in high demand in 2013. For the kids attending your wedding, you can place a hot chocolate or an ice cream bar for them.

Meaningful Menus – If the food is great your guests will remember your wedding for a long time. To add an extra character to the wedding day and to reflect the characteristics of the bride and groom, the chefs have taken a different stance. Most of the chefs are no more offering pdfs or simple menu charts for the bride and grooms to choose the menu from. They are offering menu to even match the theme of your wedding that adds an extra flavour to your special day.

Neutral palettes and texture – From riots of colors it’s neutral colors that would dominate wedding in 2013. The shades like soft taupe, pink and blue blush, champagne, greys and nude green will be the hot wedding colors of 2013. This will be the year of elegance and glamour. And what better can reflect your personality than colors? If you think neutral colors will made your wedding decor look dull, you can use a combination of metallic colors to add vibrancy to the venue. Textures will be in. Usage of fabrics such as denim or seduce, woollen and twine ties, embroidery hoops with lace frames and paisley table spreads will add an interesting look to your wedding.

Greens are in – Go green with a lot of emerald and leaf shades this wedding season. Pinks and oranges have dominated the weddings in the past two years. 2013 is your turn to make your wedding look a contrast of cool and bold. Winter weddings can also reflect shades of greys and blues.

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Fairy-Tale Theme for Wedding

How to plan a Fairy tale Themed Wedding ?

Every girl dreams of her wedding day, where she is marrying her prince charming and later elopes with him on a white horse. There is something very enchanting about fairy tales where everything ends with, ‘and they lived happily ever after.’ Such storybook romances have everyone smitten and many bring such fantasies to life by opting for a fairy tale themed wedding.

  • The most important thing you have to do is choose a theme for your fairytale wedding. It can be based on any of your favorite characters, like Cinderella, Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. All it will take is a little imagination and lots of creativity to make the wedding truly memorable.
  • How about an old castle as the venue of your wedding? Wow! But, in case, this sounds far-fetched, then drape the wedding hall you opt for in a way that does justice to the fairytale theme. It should spell gorgeousness and should be nothing less than awesome that leaves guests wheezing!
  • The decoration should make eyes do a cartwheel in wonderment. Make the space at hand look right out of a fairytale book by making Disney characters and fairies a part of the décor. The hall should be very dreamy and should trigger the effect of fantasy and enchantment. Let the wedding venue glitter like a star by purposely using a lot of glitter.
  • The food served at a fairytale themed wedding has to be splendid and scrumptious. It should overpower senses with an opulent feel. Make sure the waiters are dressed in an appropriate manner, while the cutlery glistens in the shades of silver and gold.

A fairytale themed wedding is bound to enchant guests and transport the couple into a world of romance, where the magic love potion will ignite the unending flame of love.

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Black & White – The Perfect Wedding Theme

Black & White –  The Perfect Wedding Theme

Are you planning a wedding, a birthday, or a corporate event? Perhaps you are throwing a surprise birthday party, an engagement party, or an anniversary party? Whatever the occasion, we’re here to help you with your entire event decorating needs. Having trouble coming up with a theme? Trying to come up with something stylish and sophisticated? Want to avoid trendy themes that are bound to go out of fashion? A black-and-white colour scheme is perfect for any event. It is classy, clean, crisp, and classic. Black-and-white themed events will always be in style; the colour combination is simply timeless. This versatile colour scheme will have the impact you’re looking for. It’s so dramatic! Plus, black-and-white décor will work with any budget!

You can kick everything off with elegant black-and-white invitations. Personalized invitations are a nice gesture, and remember, the invitation is the first thing each of your guests will see. You want to make a good first impression. These invites are meant to convince people to attend your event. They should be representative of the upcoming event. If you’re having trouble with invitations, there is no need to worry; we will be by your side throughout the entire process, starting with those invitations. Next, get creative with your décor. Decorating and planning doesn’t have to be a hassle and come with a headache, but if you’re just not up for it, or if you’re having trouble bringing your ideas to life, we will be there every step of the way to help you throw an absolutely stunning event. There is so much you can do with a black-and-white theme! Have fun with it! Linens, centerpieces, carpets, candles, flowers, balloons, statues, chandeliers, candelabras, curtains, signage, even the food could tie in with your theme. Imagine – a glamorous dessert table exhibiting exquisite black-and-white cakes, tarts, candies, and sweets. I can’t stress it enough – there is so much you can do with this versatile theme! Leave out a black-and-white guest book for all of your guests to sign. Create personalized, black-and-white name and place cards. If you’re planning a wedding, anniversary, engagement party, or birthday, leave out black-and-white photo albums filled with black-and-white photographs for guests to flip through during the event. Why stop there? If you want to go the extra mile, ask your guests to wear black and white to the event.

So when you’re planning your next event, whatever the occasion may be, think black-and-white. Give us a call. We’re here to help you with all of your decorating needs.

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Las Vegas Themed Wedding

 Las Vegas Themed Wedding

Who doesn’t like a lil’ gambling and some fun, especially when all this happens in the City of Sin aka Las Vegas? Las Vegas is envied by many and if a wedding is planned keeping the sinful spirit of the place alive then it’s obvious that fun will flow from all corners. Themed weddings have been soaring high on the popularity charts and Vegas wedding themes are something to drool over. No other theme will give you such an array of choices like a Las Vegas themed wedding will and for it you don’t have to be present in Vegas at all. Let your guests indulge in some shuffling of the cards, spin a roulette wheel and get intoxicated by the rolling of the dice, all while you exchange vows and get into a holy bond of matrimony.

INVITATION:

The invitations that you send should speak tons about the chosen wedding theme. Draw some inspiration from slot machines and casinos to come up with a unique invitation. How about a design that imitates a playing card or a dice?

DÉCOR & MUSIC:

Las Vegas is all about a lot of glamour. You wedding will be one great part and the décor should have a very carefree feel. The wedding venue can be made to look like a casino clubbed with great Elvis, Tom Jones and Celine Dion music that is bound to give guests hours of fun. It should have those traditional colors of Vegas (black, white and red). Table liners, centerpieces, napkins and all other accessories can be designed like playing cards, while the table can be made to look like a game table. You can also rent slot machines and game table, while handing out play money to guests to gamble with, giving everyone at the wedding a real experience.

FOOD:

Give your guests an opportunity to relish a true Vegan style dining experience, with a handful of options by narrowing down on a buffet. And, it goes without saying that cocktails are a must to keep up with the spirit of Vegas!

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Classic Country Theme – Kismet Magazine

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This Look Combines lemons and lace for a Charming country Wedding design. There’s no need to say “I-do” on a farm ,When you can bring the brightness and charm straight to the table with this look.

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The Top 10 Tips for Planning the Perfect Wedding

The Top 10 Tips for Planning the Perfect Wedding

Everyone can make mistakes when trying to plan the perfect wedding. Follow these foolproof tips to avoid unnecessary fumbles during the wedding planning process.

1. The first impression you make on your guests will set the tone for the entire wedding. That’s why it’s so important to perfect your wedding invitations! As quick and convenient email may be, do you really want to send your wedding invitations by email? Dedicate some time to creating beautiful wedding invitations to announce the magical day that awaits your guests. Plus, a lot of people save invitations as a reminder with all of the event details, and an email can easily get lost in an overflowing inbox by the time the big day arrives.

2. As you can imagine, no one wants to be rushing around during the last hour leading up to the wedding. The last thing you want to be doing when guests start to arrive is finishing up the wedding installation. Leave yourself extra time to ensure sufficient time to complete the installation. Some guests are bound to arrive early, and you wouldn’t want to be seen rushing and cleaning up as guests filter in.

3. The wedding ceremony should begin on time. What will your guests think when they have gone to the trouble of arriving on time, and the ceremony begins significantly later than the time you had listed on the invitation?

4. Of course wedding flowers are an important aspect of the wedding decor, but it is also important to keep in mind that they should be in full bloom on the day of the big event. This can easily be overlooked, so be sure to take the time and make the effort to ensure your flowers are nurtured properly and are ready to be in the spotlight.

5. It’s one thing if your flowers aren’t quite in full bloom yet, but it’s a completely different story if the flowers are already beginning to wilt or turn brown. Be prepared for the worst-case scenario and order some additional fresh flowers for back up. Remember, your guests will be sitting around the centerpiece at their table all night. What would you think if you were staring at a wilting, brown centerpiece? Don’t think of this tip as obsessive compulsive, but it wouldn’t hurt to check each centerpiece and arrangement for flowers that need to be replaced before the event gets started. Replace any sad looking flowers with the fresh back up flowers you remembered to order.

6. You want your guests to enjoy the food and catering at any event. You already know you’ll need to do your homework and serve the best food possible. However, another thing you should keep in mind is the actual serving of each dish. Never serve plated food before guests are seated. They’ll be wondering how long it’s been sitting out. You should always have food servced once guests are seated, and try to have everyone served in a timely manner so everyone can dig in sooner. If you’re going for the buffet approach, try to do what you can to prevent long lines.

7. You may have managed to get your favourite band/DJ to play at your event, but be sure to continue to manage the music during the event. If the music is too loud, your guests won’t be able to enjoy the music or hear eachother speak. Be concious of the volume, otherwise you may lose a few guests as the evening of unbearably loud music progresses.

8. Event lighting shouldn’t be too bright. It should be intimate and romantic. You don’t want to find out that a spotlight was blinding half of your guests the entire evening. On the other hand, some people opt to use candles instead of bright lights, but beware: the heat may become overwhelming.

9. Timing is everything. Every step of the wedding should be timed in order to maintain organization and an appropriate flow of events. Things may not always fall exactly into place, but having a realistic plan going in will make a big difference. If something changes last minute, don’t sweat it! You’ll need to stay calm and make sure things get back on schedule and go smoothly moving forward.

10. Be sure to check in with your clients throughout the evening. It is up to you to diffuse feelings of anxiety and nervousness and remind them to enjoy their party. If they’re too preoccupied with worry, they’ll forget to enjoy themselves.

Remember, there’s no such thing as perfection, but if you follow these 10 tips to ensure an optimal event experience for everyone involved, the rest will be a piece of cake!