Sunday, September 26, 2010

Despite Gusting Wind & Threat of Rain, the Wedding was Amazing!

Amy had her heart set on being married outside, overlooking the lake at Liuna Gardens in Stoney Creek. For a half hour just prior to ceremony, the debate was on... would the ceremony be outside or inside?!! The wind was whipping, tree branches falling down & chairs wouldn't stay set up. And just as the bride arrived, it began to spit rain. But her dream was firmly in place, and with the support & encouragement of a wonderful bridal party, her photographer, officiant and her soon-to-be-husband.... Amy decided to risk the weather to have the wedding of her dreams.

And it all worked out beautifully. Yes, the wind kept blowing. Yes, a few rain drops fell off & on.... but what was the most important was that Amy married the love of her life, Chris, in the outdoor ceremony of her dreams!

During the photos, a few more raindrops fell - but soon enough, the wind slowed down a bit and the sun even came out!

The reception was beautifully decorated in white & red and candle-light. Great speeches from fathers & friends, delicious food, wonderful service, awesome music... a great evening!
Especially touching was the the bride's dance with her father - where they were just in a world of their own, talking and sharing such special moments with laughter & tears together as "Butterfly Kisses" played in the background. (I mean really - how can you NOT shed a tear or two watching that?!!)

Congratulations Amy & Chris....
I'm so happy your day turned out to be exactly what you had wanted it to be!!

Venue: Liuna Gardens
Officiant: Reverend Deborah Coleman
Photographer: Alyssa Alkema
Videographer & DJ: AMV Pros
Cake: Lakeview Pastry
Florist & Decorator: Sue Gallo Designs
Limo Service: Celebrity Limousines
Hair & Makeup: Joseph's Coiffures
Invitations, Table Cards, Seating Chart: Inviting Elegance

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Great Day at Cambridge Bridal Show

This past Sunday was a great day for the Cambridge Fairy Tale Bridal Show. It was a sunny and refreshing fall day as brides, grooms & their "entourages" made their way to the Portuguese Club in Cambridge. Many vendors were set up inside - displaying their wares & services and some were offering delicious cake & cupcake samples! Then, outside the hall, under a huge tent, more of us vendors were set up.

The flow of guests was pretty steady throughout a good part of the day - and many brides stuck around to the end for the door prize draws and the draw for the grand prize of a free honeymoon to the Dominican Republic!

Just a reminder to all brides who attended the show....
if you'd like to book my services to be your personal wedding day coordinator, be sure to do so before October 31, 2010 in order to reserve your date at the 2010 prices!

And if you aren't sure you need a coordinator - I'd love the opportunity to meet with you over a cup of coffee - my treat & NO obligation - just to chat with you about your wedding plans & needs and to share with you the benefits of the services I can offer to you!

Hope to hear from you brides soon!

And have fun planning your special day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cambridge Bridal Show - Sept. 19, 2010

I am very excited to be participating for my first time at the upcoming, 3rd annual "Cambridge Fairy Tale Wedding Show", hosted by Event Emporium. It will be on Sunday September 19, 2010, from 1pm to 6pm at the Portuguese Club of Cambridge - Townline Road, Cambridge.

Vendors will be set up both inside the club and outside under a huge tent - that's where you'll find me!! There are MANY vendors planning to be on hand to give you more great ideas and discounts and deals than you can imagine!

Highlights will include:
* grand prize draw for a free honeymoon
* first 100 brides get a cloth bag full of vendor discounts
* great hot lunches catered by the Portuguese Club
* incredible shows
* dancing demonstrations
* bridal gown sale
PLUS all those great vendors!

All this & more for only $10pp at the door - or pre-register on line!!

One impressive "eco-friendly" aspect of this show is that they do NOT provide you with plastic bags. So you can bring your own bag - or purchase reusable, eco-chic bags at the door for only $6.00 plus HST! As vendors fill your hands with cards, goodies and more you will find that you NEED a bag - so come prepared!

Check out the website for more information...

And if you come - be sure to stop by my booth - "Leave the Details To Me"
I'd love to meet you, chat with you about your wedding - and of course, don't forget to fill out a ballot to win a beautiful Gift Basket from me!!