Yesterday marked the 1st Anniversary for William and Kate. I find it hard to believe that it’s been a full year since I woke up at 4:30am to watch the Royal Wedding with my Mom. We had homemade scones with jam and cream and created a memory that will last.
There was lots of talk surrounding the Royal Wedding and whether or not Kate would impact the industry and create trends. Personally, I don’t think she’s made a huge impact, but what I do know for sure is that she’s made sleeves on dresses cool again, has brought Lily of the Valley into the mix for requested flowers, and made lace more modern and less like Grandma.
As the 2012 Wedding season begins, I’ll be paying attention to see just how many Brides really did Copy Kate.
To see some of our suggestions on how to Copy Kate, check out these old posts.
One of our Friendors, Sarah of Hip Ink has recently launched an Etsy store. If you’re a Bride planning your wedding and you don’t know what Etsy is, I suggest you check it out. The website is like an online flea market and you can visit a bunch of different suppliers of almost any product! Many Brides and Planners turn to this site for favours, wedding party gifts, unique jewelery and stationery.
Sarah is known for her Couture line of custom invites. She designs each one with the clients requests in mind and creates unique one-of-a-kind invitations and stationery for their special day. Having a specially made invite can get expensive, so to accommodate and continue to share her love of design, Sarah launched the Etsy store.
There are a variety of pre-designed invitations available on her storefront that you can choose from and then edit to display all of your details. We especially like these two:
Your invitations are what sets the tone, mood and theme for your wedding, so be sure that they are personalized, unique and display your personalities.
Wedding Trend Alert!
I’ve seen it on blogs, I’ve heard about it from clients, and now I think it’s official to say that Trio Cakes are in for 2012.
Many Brides don’t want to forgo the traditional wedding cake for cupcakes, pies, cookies and other sweet treats, so instead, they’re reinventing the way a cake is displayed.
Rather than get a tiered cake, many Brides are ordering 3 individual cakes. This option can not only offer your guests more choice regarding flavours, but it can also be less expensive. Yes, three cakes are better than one.
If you choose to keep your design and decoration simple, and the size of your cake to 6″-10″ each without tiers, you can get 3 cakes for the same price, if not lower than a 3-tiered cake.
Displaying 3 cakes is more fun too! You can group them, separate them among the dessert table (or even the room) and you can place them on stands, plates or anything else that matches your theme & decor.
Check out some of these Trio Cakes…don’t they look fabulous?
We invite you to contact one of our favourite Friendors, Kristy from This Chick Makes Cakes for a meeting on how you can incorporate Trio Cakes into your special day!
*Images from Google
We’re so thrilled to be working alongside many wonderful couples this year, and assisting them with both Full Planning and Day of Coordination Services.
With permission from my clients, I’ll do my best to feature their special days on the blog to share with you.
I can’t wait to see all of their ideas come to life!
We kick off the season with Angie & Serge on May 26th, and continue through until September 29th with Brooke & Richard.
If you want to book with us, we’re offering $200 off remaining dates in May & June.