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Contest Time: Stylized Shoot Giveway


Photo Session Giveaway!

Provided by A Modern Proposal & ENV Photography

To Enter:
1. Like both ENV Photography Weddings & A Modern Proposal – Edmonton Wedding Planner pages
2. Share this photo (Facebook link)
3. Comment with your future wedding date (on Facebook link)

Contest Closes April 30, 2013; contest open to engaged couples
Stylized shoot must be selected from one of five different themes (Nautical, Lovebirds, Picnic, Camping, Carnival)
Location to be decided by photographer (within Edmonton and area)
Two hour stylized shoot
Hi-res Digital files (minimum 50)
One 20×30 Metal Print

What is a stylized shoot?
Well, it’s kind of like a themed engagement session. Depending on the theme chosen by the lucky winner, various props and displays will be set up and used with the photos.

Amber + Ryan: October 6

Amber + Ryan were married on October 6th at the Edmonton Delta South, in the Crystal Gallery, and their reception was held at the Top of the Inn. They had a beaufitufl wedding filled with a beautiful deep shade of aubergine, silver, and lots of bling!

Wedding Coordinator: A Modern Proposal Event Planning
Photographer: Picture That Photography
Venue: Delta South Edmonton
Rentals: Special Event Rentals
Event Lighting: Revolution Entertainment
Cupcakes: Whimsical Cupcakes
Stationery: PinkPolka Design
Flowers: Akiko Floral Artistry



Amber + Ryan had a jenga guestbook, where guests offered their advice and well wishes written on jenga pieces.


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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