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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

You’re Engaged Now What?

Photo Credit: Melissa Rae Photography

Most brides take the first opportunity to go to the dress store and forget the basics. When planning such an important event there are a few things you need to look at before ever stepping in a dress store.

First think of the kind of wedding the two of you want. Is it local, destination, large, small etc. (you don’t need to determine colors or theme but a general idea of your wedding).

Second set your priorities for the wedding – is it the budget, venue, dress, photos, food, number of guests? If you have your heart set on a certain venue, and their capacity is only 150 or their minimum is $18,000 you may need to reconsider a few items.

The third thing you need to sit down and look at before hiring anyone or even looking at those dresses, is BUDGET. The first two steps coincide with the budget. Unfortunately you cannot have a princess wedding, with 300 guests on a $10,000 budget. You also need to discuss upfront with the parents or anyone else involved if they will be contributing.

Once the budget, priorities, and vision have been discussed you can go dress, venue, photographer, etc. shopping. If you don’t do these steps first you will only cause yourself frustration, and possibly hurt your budget.

Happy Planning!

 

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

Favourite Wedding Apps

I love technology and I have a love for making my life easier not harder. Thus I had to share three of my favourite wedding apps with you, so here they are.

 

Appy Couple, Free
In place of the wedding website, it’s an app with information and photos you would have included on a website. Your story, events, key people, news, and registry are just a few items on this app for your guests to go through. It makes connecting with your guests even easier.

 

 

 

 

The Seating Planner, $0.99
An essential for any wedding. It allows you to put all your guest names in, and move your guests from table to table, selecting your table sizes etc. You can also enter meals and any other details required. It will make your seat planning much easier.

 

 

 

Instagram, Free
It’s free and most people already have it. Lots of brides want to see photos form their guests’ point of view and there’s no easier way than to have everyone post them to instagram with your own hashtag.

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

September 8: Lydia + Justin

As you may have seen, Lydia + Justin’s fun wedding was featured on Wedding Obsession.

Lydia and Justin wanted a less conventional wedding with little florals as, well, that’s “too boring”. Lydia is a big DIY bride (as you will see) and super crafty.The flowers, were handcrafted out of crepe paper by Lydia and for the ceremony backdrop we had crepe paper alternating in shades of green and yellow, and the aisle runner was custom in yellow fabric! The centerpieces were comprised of three vases with rolled flowers, leaves, and rocks and objects that reflected Lydia and Justin. But to make it more cohesive each object was spray painted the same color. A few of the objects were he-man, coffee cup, Ninja Turtles, game controller, viewmaster, movie real, camera, and slinky – there were so many more it’s hard to list them all! For escort cards Lydia made cookies. As Lydia did not want traditional, we opted for a cookie bar for the guests – which was quickly consumed.

Wedding Coordination: A Modern Proposal Event Planning
Photography: Jeff Kwok
Ceremony + Tea Ceremony + Reception: Matrix Hotel
Cake: Crave Cupcakes

 

 

 

 

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

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