wedding wednesday: cake toppers

Hi everyone!

Remember these traditional cake toppers?


These are long gone and couples are going for more creative ways to top their cakes.

Today is a Wedding Wednesday post and I am sharing with you a trend that I love right now.


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Although many couples are choosing cake alternatives such as pie bars, candy bars, cupcakes, macaroon towers etc. Cakes are still trending and these unique toppers are so much fun.

Whether it be theme related, monogrammed or florals, these modern, personal touches to the traditional dessert make them that much yummier!

thanks for stopping by, wishing you all a wonderful day!

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color trend: radiant orchid

Good morning everyone!

This weekend was filled with brides, sparkles and colors. My weekend inspired this post- Pantone’s color of the year (2014) is Radiant Orchid is slowly starting to show up and it’s exciting. I was kind of surprised by this color choice, but I like it. It’s bright, comes in many pretty shades and goes well with other colors and neutrals (which I love!).

2014 color

radiant orchid

To brighten up your Monday, here’s a little color inspiration!

In your home

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In your closet

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For events & weddings

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Pretty right?

Gourmet sandwiches and products I love: kitchen edition still coming up this week!

wishing you all a wonderful day

winter weddings

I’m sure most of you are dreaming of a destination wedding on this cold winter day but I have to say, one of the weddings I did last winter at a ski resort was one of my favourites!

HOCKLEY VALLEY RESORT - 'cabin' fever heats up at Hockley Valley



Winter weddings are great because they can be very glamorous or casual, cozy and filled with natural textures. Today’s post is all about winter wedding inspiration, enjoy!


vintage lace invitation

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wed bouquet winter flowers

winter bouquet

winter boutonniere


winter cake




The opportunity for gorgeous photos!

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Would you consider a winter wedding?

wishing you all a wonderful day!

5 reasons to hire an event planner

Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. Whether you are taking some time to yourself to relax or out and about getting things done, enjoy it!

December is the most popular month for engagements- 60% of engagements happen over the holiday season (crazy right??)

Being in the events industry, January is a very busy month connecting with new clients and following up with those who are already booked. I love working smaller events; intimate weddings, baby showers, engagement parties, milestone birthdays, cocktail parties etc. I have a passion for working closely with the client to create a memorable celebration.

For those who are recently engaged or planning a special celebration, here are my top 5 reasons why you should hire an event planner:

1. We go through a step by step process to ensure your event is entertaining and the details are taken care of.

2. We work for you to make sure things happen on time, on budget and within the theme. We are up to date on trends and we’re usually filled with ideas.

3. We keep you on track and organized. Planning can get overwhelming- it’s not for everyone so sometimes it’s best to leave it up to those in the industry. We often have tips, tricks and connections to give you a different perspective on issues.

4. If and when a problem arises, an event planner can most often take care of it without the guests or host being aware.

5. Most of the time we know the vendors. People are more likely to remember an event where things went wrong (ex: the dj didn’t show up, caterer was horrible) and that’s not the type of memories you want your guests to walk away with!

You want to enjoy this special time with friends and family and we make sure that happens 🙂

Looking for more information regarding event planning? We’d love to hear from you!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

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trends from 2013

Happy New Year’s Eve!

For the last day of the year I thought I would look back on my posts and highlight the trends of 2013.

This was a huge year for me in terms of business; I continue to learn so much about the industry, the community and how much I love to plan, cook, bake, decorate and entertain!

Here are my top party, wedding & event trends for 2013

DIY projects



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Kraft Paper

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Nautical Inspired Baby Showers

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Casual Food, Desserts, Stations & Bars

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 loot bags



2013 was great- what are you most looking forward to in 2014??


wishing you all a wonderful last day of 2013!

festive drinks

Hi everyone,

Today is Wedding Wednesday and it’s also day 6 of our 12 days of Christmas!

To bring the two together I’ve decided to share some festive drink recipes- perfect for holiday entertaining and inspiration for a winter wedding signature drink!


Velvet Champagne

Snickerdoodle Cocktail

Candy Cane Martini (plus a few more!)

Eggnog Cocktail

Winter Sea Breeze Holiday Cocktail (our vacation special!)

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happy entertaining! wishing you all a wonderful day


Good morning everyone

Today is a Wedding Wednesday post!

Cupcakes have been a popular alternative to wedding cakes for a little while now. I love the idea of using dessert variations instead of a traditional wedding cake. It’s a nice way to get creative and make your event unique.

For those of you who are interested in this trend or who just want a good recipe- here is some inspiration!

First, some pretty designs

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flower cupcakes

glittery cupcakeslace cupcake holders light blue and red navy cupcake white cupcake

And now, some special event worthy cupcake recipes!

Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Brown Sugar Frosting

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Moscato Cupcakes (YUM!)

Honey Cupcakes with Marscarpone Frosting

Double Almond Wedding Cupcakes

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

* I do not own any of the photos posted above. I have collected them from various sites.


Good Morning Everyone!

Welcome back to creative entertaining- today’s post is a Wedding Wednesday post!

I am featuring a trend in weddings which I love-sequins! They tend to be used in winter weddings but I think they could be done well for every season!

Here’s some inspiration

In your decor: 

sequin centrepiece   sequins

sequins   sequin charger sequin chevron

silver sequin blush sequin


In your bridal fashion:

dequin dress  sequin clutch  sequin hair

and with accessories:

dequin invitations  gold sequin invite  sequin cake sequin confetti toss  sequins

All these sparkles are making me happy- starting the day off right!

wishing you all a wonderful day!


Happy Friday!

I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend. Today’s post is all about feathers! This trend is so unique because it is modern yet soft and elegant. I did a January wedding last year which had feather accents and it was beautiful.

Here’s some inspiration

feather trend


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What a pretty way to start the day- an easy, yummy dinner menu coming tomorrow.

Just a few days left for our Staples gift card giveaway! Get organized this holiday season with the beautiful Martha Stewart Home Office line by AVery- Check out this post for details.

wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Happy Thursday Everyone!

As the weekend (and the holidays) approach it is time to start thinking about entertaining! I love the idea of having a variety of appetizers for my guests. It’s nice to try different things and mingle.

Gourmet hors d’oeuvres are also becoming popular in the weddings and events industry. These ones are easy enough to make at home and tasty enough to impress your guests!

 Killer Artichoke Bread

 Avocado Feta Dip

This dip is great with crackers, chips, pitas, veggies or anything else you have in your pantry!

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Delicious Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy Parmesan Knots

Displaying these snacks can be a lot of fun as well! Here’s a little inspiration

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wishing you all a wonderful day!