Category Archives: Fall Wedding Decorations

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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Your Fabulous Small Budget Wedding

 Your Fabulous Small Budget Wedding

Thinking of a fairy tale wedding automatically makes people imagine thousands of dollars slipping out of their bank accounts. For most, a small budget wedding means nothing close to a lavish affair. But, if you have a limited budget and still want the most special day of your life to be filled with sumptuousness, then a little planning is all you need to make your D-day memorable.

1.     Stick to your budget – One mantra is to set a budget and stick to it at any cost.

2.     Involve friends and family – Friends and family members always feel special when they are assigned tasks for a special day. So, why not rope them for various tasks! Ask someone to click pictures, while a few others can help with decorations/food preparations. Make small teams to make sure that everything comes out as planned.

3.     Consider an off season wedding – An off season wedding will automatically cut down your wedding costs. This is the time when most of things are offered at a discounted rate. If you wish to cut costs further, then a wedding scheduled before lunch will be a perfect idea.

4.     Prepare wedding invitations and favors at home – Why not get creative and make wedding invitations and wedding favors at home rather than spending a huge amount on them? There are endless ideas available on the internet, which will help you come up with a customized invitation and eye-appealing favors.

5.     Invite limited people – A long list of guests means a heavy budget. Come up with a list and send invitations to only close friends and family members.

6.      Cut down on that designer wedding gown – Buying a designer wedding dress can be any bride’s dream, but is definitely an unnecessary wedding cost. Instead of designer houses, exploit sources like eBay where you can find hundreds of stylish yet cheaper options. Renting a wedding dress is another option, which won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

7.     Cut out on alcohol – Serve sparkling wine or non-alcoholic drinks, instead of expensive liquor or wine.

A small budget wedding can be equally special, mesmerizing and impressive. After all, money is not the only thing that can buy happiness!

 

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Classic Country Theme – Kismet Magazine

Classic Country 

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.

For more Pics check – Kismet Magazine (The Luxe Issue)

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After The Party Is THE AFTER PARTY

After The Party Is THE AFTER PARTY

The concept of an After Party is gaining more and more popularity in Canada this year. It actually has become a great way to thank all your guests and involve them into a complete fun and crazy party. People have started considering that most weddings go incomplete without an After Party. If your guests had ample of fun on your wedding reception wouldn’t they love the After Party more?

You would always find a group of friends and family, who would want to stay a little longer, enjoy the throbbing music and dance until they drop. After party is meant for such group of people for who fun never ends. A reception after party with such group of fun loving people can add more excitement to your wedding. You can extend your wedding celebration a little longer and impress your guests with special arrangements to remember your wedding for their life.

An after party must be planned parallel to your wedding plans. If you are calling your guests to a bar or to a restaurant rooftop you must make booking at least a couple of weeks ahead. Make sure you have the lists of guests attending beforehand. This would help you choose the venue to comfortably accommodate every guest. It is better to reserve the place for a private party and make arrangements for champagne and other drinks, appetizers and food. If you are planning to call large number of guests to the after party then it’s better to book the entire bar. Although this could turn out to be a little expensive yet it would take the hassle of organizing the party at your wedding reception venue from your shoulder.

If you have a tight budget, you can always consider organizing the After Party at your reception site with the help of your wedding planner. This would not only minimize the cost but would also give you a lot of freedom to decorate the venue according to your taste and style, play music that your guests would enjoy and serve drinks and food according to your choice.

You would not want to call each and every guest who attended your wedding to the after party. An after party is usually celebrated with the close ones. But it’s better to call everyone who attended your wedding and make some extra arrangements. To save extra cost on invitation cards, you can mention about the wedding party on the wedding cards itself.

The after party should ideally be held either at your reception site or at a private place close by. Since the after party is celebrated right after the wedding reception, it would be easier for the guests to join if the venue is same or at an adjacent place. An after party is the best option for you to thank all your guests and shower them with surprises. You can start with a different decoration, menu, lights, and drinks. The theme for your after party could be completely different from your wedding.

Break Your Own Rules


Break Your Own Rules

As a wedding decorator the most important thing to do is keeping the customer happy. This can be done through several ways, such as coming up with unique and creative ideas, offering a low cost plan, and building an excellent relationship with the customers. Every customer will be different. They will have different demand and choices when it comes to their wedding. As a wedding decorator one has to constantly upgrade himself/herself to know about the latest trends of the market and come up with very creative ideas which the customers will love.

A wedding decorator must reveal through his/her work the true reflection and personality of the wedding couple. There are countless ideas, but the biggest challenge is to come up with something that will make every guest attending the wedding remember it for a long time. Don’t forget that you might get your potential prospects to do business with during a wedding reception. Often family and friends take a whole of interest in organizing a wedding. You have to be a part of them in order to understand their needs and choices. You have to act not just like a wedding decorator, but also like a designer, floral decorator, jockey, and chef.

Breaking your own rules for every wedding certainly would help the wedding decorator to make each celebration look different from each other in the most perfect and sophisticated way. Your customers are always looking for unique solutions in the most cost effective way. Even if you are working with a millionaire, your client would never want to spend extra cash for unnecessary reasons.

Moreover, coming up with newer ideas will allow you to go absolutely creative. It can be a big or small change. But any change will add a new element to the wedding venue. There is another very important reason to keep changing your past rules. Your customers will always be looking for something new, something which no one has experienced before in a wedding. So, you can give them an extra satisfaction and earn their trust on you.

By breaking your own rules you can also be a trend setter for other wedding decorators. Other players in the market will not only start following you but also may hire you as a consultant. In this constant changing market, people are always looking for newer things. When it comes to wedding your customers will want you to play with colors and decorative. They might want an old combination of pink and green theme for their wedding, but that certainly has to be used in complete different fashion to give a venue a standalone look. Likewise you might be using carnations, roses, tulips or gerberas for floral decoration. But adding a few laces or streamers to it or combining the fresh flowers with artificial ones may add a new element to the wedding.

The biggest appreciation for a wedding decorator is when people start stating at the venue with surprise and tell exciting stories of the wedding they attended. So, keep breaking your own rules.

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Wedding Decor Trends in 2012

Wedding Decor Trends in 2012

Wedding season is about to begin. Right after the chill from the air vanishes and mercury rises a bit to give make the climate more soothing, people are going to get ready to start with their wedding preparations. So, before the wedding season begins let us take a quick glance at the wedding decoration trends of 2012.

Wedding is fun! And one should not miss out the essential ingredients like colors, flowers, laces, and drapes to make it more gorgeous. The prettiness of a wedding venue lies in the hands of wedding decorators and planners. It is important to choose the right kind of person who can offer the right kind of decoration ideas to match your needs, taste and budget.

 

Hot Wedding Decor Trends of 2012

Colour Trends: The following colors are favourites for 2012 weddings: Turquoise, Coral, Black & White, Yellow, Fuchsia, Deep Red, Slate Grey, Purple and Latte.

Sequins: From small to large these shiny things can add glitz and glamour to your wedding venue. Although sequins have been out of fashion for long but they are back to create wonders in the wedding decoration in 2012. The best thing about sequins is it can create riots of colors for your wedding at very affordable prices.

Full-Scale Themes: Themes are making a huge comeback and why not? Almost everyone loves a wedding theme. It makes it easier to stay focused and organized when you are working towards a certain thematic goal. Everything from the venue to the colors, invitations, dessert tables and wedding fashions can be coordinated to a certain theme. Currently, the top wedding themes are beach, garden, winter wonderland, vintage, rustic, and Tiffany Blue. But creativity knows no bounds, so pick one that reflects you & show it in the details.

Rectangle & Square Tables – Round Tables are out and Mixed Table shapes (Round & Square) are been paired. These trends give the reception tables a more interesting look and a less “coordinated” feel. You can create much more original Wedding décor with this kind of tables, compared to just round tables.

Mixed Centrepieces: Brides are choosing centerpieces that are in the same color tones, but of different sizes. Brides are going for more visual interest and choosing to mix different styles, heights or colours of centerpieces, instead of the identical centerpiece on each table. The use of multiple arrangements, sometimes in varying heights, in combination with candles and accessories such as: pearls, antique books, frames, birdcages, lanterns, crystals, twigs, birds’ nests, terrariums, bark, feathers, fruit, seashells and photos.

 Unique Vase Fillers: Unique vase fillers include glass marbles, sea glass shells, acrylic ice, water absorbing crystals beads, and fresh fruits such as lemons and limes.

Hanging Wedding Décor: The ceiling of your wedding venue is like an open canvas. You can let your creative mind flow. This blank canvas can be decorated the way you visualize it. Hanging decors are a brilliant idea to make use of this space. There are large arrays of decorative pieces which are affordable and blushingly beautiful.  From floral elements to hanging candle stands these can add light and colors to your wedding venue.

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Choosing Perfect Color Theme for your Wedding

Selecting the right shades for your wedding; adding colors to life

Weddings are the most important day of your life. Thus to make it a memorable one, everyone prefers celebrating it in unique manner. Marriage is all about bright colors, decorations, flowers and food. You must select the theme wisely so as to make the total set up appear elegant and special. Thus the theme color you choose must offer a visual unity and make your set up look decent, unique and grand. While selecting the right color for the wedding you must discuss with your partner and family. Take suggestions and then implement as per your idea to decorate the set up.

You can choose your favorite flower shade as the theme color for the decoration. You must select one primary and two accents. Also before finalizing on the shade, just keep in mind, such as;

The season, if summer then select a fresh and warm shade, or a bright purple, burgundy or silver for winter month

Do check that the bridal dresses in tunes with the total theme color or else shades will not match

Do not use too much black. Black makes every decoration look sophisticated but too much of it can effect the balance and it is not good for pictures.

Use soothing colors to make the entire hall look bright and colorful

If you select too many shades. Then remember right balance of shades is very important, or else it will appear loud and un unified

Since the term wedding means unity of two minds it is best to use two shades in the decoration and maintain balance and harmony in the presentation

It is very important to select the right color for the wedding ceremony. The color of the set up plays a pivotal role in setting the mood of the occasion. But the task is not easy; hence you must go through the suggested color shades given below and select a combination from the list;

For Spring and Summer wedding, you may select;
Periwinkle Blue
Mint Green
Ice Blue
Lilac
Yellow and Gold

If you plan to enjoy a chilly winter wedding, you may pick from the following shades;

Navy Blue
Crepe Red
Deep Dark Red
Black
Tango Red
Deep Blue
Cinnamon
Hunter Green

One of the most essential issue needs to be remembered, is that when you mix color you want to make sure they coordinate just right. Some colors are better in the background while perhaps that tango red you have your eye on is apt to stand out for more than the accompanying yellow or gold. Initiate with a base color and follow that with lighter and darker shades in the same color family. Another example would be two or three colors that compliment one another easily. Take yellow, yellow and green and then have the additional green tones accent as well.

You may also do some research on internet, check out photographs of wedding decoration and select the shades. But whatever shade you select, do keep in mind that the theme color must make the special day of your life a memorable one.

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Winter Wedding Theme

Winter Wedding Theme

If you are planning your wedding, do not forget to consider winter as one of the best options. The basic themes of winter wedding are snow, ice, night, stars and the colour white. All these combined together can create a glamorous and magical wedding, which you might never have thought of.

The usage of colours like silver, white, icy blue or the warmer colours like dark red, deep blue, black or even forest green would help in making your wedding more intimate and cozy.

Wedding Themes:

Black and White – This is one of the most desired themes, especially during winter. This combination makes the wedding décor look more elegant and also bring in a creative touch. To keep up with the theme the dress code to the guests can also be fixed.

The combination of black and white can also contain a touch of silver. The silver colour prevents the decoration from looking too flat. The bridal bouquet can consists of white roses with a touch of silver in it. This would add to the elegance of your wedding.

White wedding theme – This is one the most elegant and easy to put up theme. The venue chosen by you should be correct it must have white walls and even other decors In white.

The complete white theme can also consist of silver touch. While decorating the table the placing of white, golden and silver candles will add glamour to your wedding theme.

Red, white and icy blue theme – This theme is a very modern and innovative theme, which would make your wedding look very different. The combination of red, white and ice blue is magical in itself, and when it is teamed with lighting and other decoration the elegance of it is heightened.

The usage of red ribbon sashes to the bridal gown and even on the white chair cover, would give a complete look to your wedding theme. You can even ask the caterers to use ice blue bowls, and serving plates to keep up with the décor.

Indoor-outdoor wedding – Another way of making your wedding very different is by arranging the wedding reception both indoors and outdoor. You can arrange the major part of the reception indoors, whereas the fireworks and bonfire can be arranged outdoors.

The beautiful fireworks often become the most beautiful memories that the guests remembers. While the outdoor party the serving of hot drinks is very essential, to make your guests feel warm. Being a winter marriage you can always hire a horse drawn sledge, for giving rides to your guests. This is extremely attractive and innovative, which would really please the guests.

While planning a winter wedding one should keep in mind certain cautions. The wedding venue you are arranging should have adequate facilities to avoid all kinds of danger, especially for elderly people.

The themes of winter wedding are wonderful, but the application of it should be done in a proper way, or else the theme might look very different when put up. Winter wedding can be the most attractive and elegant of all.

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Open Bars or Cash Bars in Wedding Reception.

Open Bars or Cash Bars in Wedding Reception

In most places all over the world, open bars or cash bars in wedding reception is a very common feature. We may find open bars being very popular in many wedding receptions but cash bars have also become quite popular.

In some weddings, people have both options. They keep a cash bar as well as an open bar. For the first half of the wedding, the open bar is made available to the people. During the latter half, the cash bar is made available. Sometimes, both options are available together. For example, during the wedding reception, there can be a cash bar serving beer and soda for free and then exclusively for the bridal party, their family and guests, the open bar is made available. Also, people don’t generally mind going to cash bars in wedding receptions. Though having an open bar or a cash bar in wedding receptions seems to be quite a debatable issue, but nowadays the problem no longer remains so because most families have started opting for both.

Open bars allow guests to drink freely without having to pay. The guests enjoy when they are given the opportunity to drink what they like and at the same time the hosts enjoy the convenience and like watching their guests enjoy. Also the guests can refill at their leisure. Your guests will consider you to be a very generous host if you have open bars.

Cash bars at wedding receptions help cut down costs and expenditure for the family organising the reception. Open bars sometimes become a bit too expensive. Also, some families don’t want guests to have free access to unlimited drinks and get drunk during the reception especially if it’s at night. This would call for quite a few safety issues since people generally tend to drive back home.

As far as guests are concerned, anybody would prefer an open bar at the wedding reception they are attending. Who doesn’t like drinks for free after all? Also, after giving an expensive gift to the bride or groom, people would not really want to spend on drinks. Sometimes, guests do not even carry cash to the weddings!

But sometimes we see that when there are open bars, the guests over indulge. Many guests are seen spending time near the bar mainly rather than the main event. It is just a convenience and not the main event. An open bar might cost much more than having limited beverage options. So for a family with limited budget, open bars might not be much of a suitable option.

Having an option for light drinks like wine, champagne, beer makes an open bar a feasible option. If hard alcohol is served, the host prefers having cash bar. This reduces the liability for the host if the guests come up and purchase their own drinks and then overindulge! So open bar or cash bar in wedding reception is something that most families need to ponder over.