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Pinterest: A Curse and a Blessing

 

I have a huge love for Pinterest, as I see more weddings, more tips and recipes than I would have otherwise. But that’s part of the problem with Pineterest, from the wedding side of things (I’ve also heard the same thing about the new perception of being a Super Mom)

Most brides to be have a general idea of what they would like to have for a wedding, but then Pinterest comes along and changes their minds. A few times. Okay, a hundred times.

You need to decide early on what you general theme is going to be, modern, vintage, elegant? What colours would you like to see? Why? Because everything you pick from your dress to your stationery should reflect this choice.

So while pinning you keep in mind:

1. Keep a consistent theme going, weed out the old pins that no longer reflect your vision
2. Use photos as Inspiration, don’t intend to copy.
3. Try a project out a LONG time before the wedding, otherwise you will forget about it, and trust me, last minute DIY does not work out.
4. Just because she had it doesn’t mean it’s available here. Yes, in Alberta we are limited. Especially when it comes to flowers.
5. Write in the pin why you liked it, i.e. I like the font in this invitation.

When I have clients with lots of pins, they become very overwhelmed and don’t know where they are going with all these pins. There are TONS of beautiful and unique wedding ideas out there, you don’t need them all to make your wedding perfect. Your wedding is about two people who fell in love and want to be married, and if that’s the only thing that happens that day then it was a success. Your guests are there to visit, and see you laugh, cry, and smile.

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

Tip: Holding Your Bouquet

Well, I’ll admit it, this is my biggest pet peeve and I sit watching wedding shows talking at the TV for someone to lower their bouquets. I end up telling to my husband over and over again how silly they look and they are going to regret covering their faces and dresses with their bouquets. As you can see in the photo below, you need to hold the bouquet lower; your thumbs should be at your belly button and your bouquet turned forward slightly – we don’t want to see the stems.

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

Salena Vince - April 5, 2013 - 4:43 am

i didnt know there a better way in holding a bouquet. thanks for this idea. great.

Stunning Orange + Navy Tablescape

We were asked to create another tablescape for photographers to learn how to take photos from the fantastic photographers Ryan + Beth, We came up with a Orange + Navy theme, which kind of feels tropical with the choice of flowers (orchids, pincushion protea, calla lilies).  Beautiful acrylic chairs from Special Event Rentals were used to create a light airy feel that doesn’t take away from the setting. I created some custom napkins out of some phenomenal navy and white fabric. Just love that pattern! Our model couple was one of past clients from 2012, Emily + Darryl. She looked absolutely stunning in a gown from Delica Bridal.

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

July 28: Kristie + Patrick

Kristie and Patrick had a lovely wedding ceremony and reception at the Delta South in Edmonton. It was filled with beautiful purple and bright green details. My personal favourite was the ceremony location. As most of the guests were form out of town it was important that the ceremony and reception be in the same location, the Crystal Gallery at the Delta South provided a lovely setting for the beautiful couple. They had some beautiful dendrobium orchids for centeprieces and a small cake with hand made cymbidium orchids with lots of cupcakes for the guests.

Wedding Coordination: A Modern Proposal Event Planning
Photography: Tricia + Amy
Flowers: Akiko Floral Artistry
Ceremony + Reception: Delta South
Cake: Bluebird Cakes

 

 

Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

Dixie Vanallen - February 27, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Wonderful! Truly a special occasion made perfect, to last for a life time!!

Bird Photoshoot

One of my favourites things in life are birds. I have two parrots and have always enjoyed watching birds, they are very smart little creatures. JFY Photography + Picture That Photography had approached me early this spring giving me a vague color pallet and an idea for a photoshoot and asked if I was interested. Naturally of course I was, I love birds and the color aqua. So here’s what came out of that shoot with PinkPolka Design,  Akiko Floral Artistry, and Bluebird Cakes.

For more photos check out this photoshoot featured on Wedding Obsession!

 


Cheers,
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
A Modern Proposal Event Planning
c: 780.901.5630

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