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Haute Couture Bridal Inspiration

Here is our round-up of all the things that we are inspired by, obsessing over, adding to our wish lists, and just plain loving this month! If you have spent anytime browsing bridal runways online, we can guarantee that you have most likely stumbled across the gorgeous and ethereal creations by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa...

The spring 2016 Haute Couture season just recently wrapped up in Paris and the high fashion runways were just brimming with breathtaking gowns fit for a walk down the aisle! We have scoured this season’s haute couture collections and have put together some of our favourite and most wedding-worthy looks to help inspire you on your search for the perfect gown to wear to say “I do!”


How to Make Your Guests Say - “That was the Best Wedding Ever!” - Part Two


Would You Strip Down and Go Naked?

We had so many great ideas to share with you when coming up with last week's blog; we had to split our post into two! As promised, here is the second installment with the rest of our top tips for how you can make sure that your guests say "that was the best wedding that I have EVER been to!"

For your wedding cake that is! Over the past few years, we have been seeing wedding cake bakers holding back on the icing and the fondant to expose all of the beautiful golden layers found underneath. This stripped-down version of the classic wedding cake, otherwise known as a “naked cake,” has been increasing in popularity with couples looking for a more modern alternative. This style of cake is far from unfinished – the naked cake can look as elevated and refined as its more traditional cake counterparts and it can truly be customized to fit any theme...


How to Make Your Guests Say - “That was the Best Wedding Ever!” - Part One

When you are playing host to the biggest party that you will probably ever throw, it is not only vital that you and your partner have the time of your lives on your wedding day, but it is also important that your guests enjoy themselves too! Sure, when it comes down to it, your wedding day is ultimately about honouring the love between you and your life partner, but it is also an opportunity to celebrate that love with your closest family and friends (read: have one epic party!). With your guests' experience in mind, we have put together some tips on how to leave them saying "that was the best wedding EVER!"


3 Resolutions New Brides Should Keep This Year

The New Year is all about new beginnings and a fresh start. It often gives us the inspiration we need to create change in our lives for the better. If you are newly engaged, this is doubly true for you as you are planning for the day that will kick off the next big chapter in your life! Regardless of whether you are getting married or not, New Year's resolutions are always harder to keep than they are to make. No matter how hard we try, time and time again we often find ourselves falling into the same trap...


How to Incorporate Pantone's 2016 Colours of the Year Into Your Wedding

If you haven't heard already, for the first time ever Pantone has released not one, but two colours of the year for 2016 – "rose quartz," a soft blush pink, and "serenity," a light dusty blue. Separately, these colours have been popular choices for brides in recent years, with pastel tones being favoured for bridal bouquets, bridesmaid attire, table décor, and even wedding dresses. Together however, they may seem like a much less natural pairing for a wedding colour palette...


The Design Co. – Best of 2015




When you work with the best of the best – the best team, the best venues, the best vendors, and the best couples – narrowing all of our fabulous weddings down to create our "Best of 2015" list was likely one of the hardest tasks we have had all year! As Marry Me Productions and Full Bloom Floral Design, we have loved every single one of the 2015 weddings that we have been lucky enough to be a part of. Now, officially together as The Design Co., we cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store for us!



What Made My Wedding Day the Best Day Ever!




Aside from the blaringly obvious reason why my wedding day was the best day of my life so far (I got to marry the love of my life and best friend – duh!), looking back on my wedding day now, there were (believe it or not) some other very important pieces that went into making that day truly the best ever for me.



Joining Forces Was the Natural Next Step...




After working together for the past 5 years on some of Ottawa’s hottest weddings, collaborating on an official level just makes sense. Being engaged is one of the most exciting times of a couple’s lives and having everything you need all in one place turns the daunting task of wedding planning into an enjoyable experience. Celebrated wedding planning company Marry Me Productions (that’s me!) and floral powerhouse Full Bloom (that’s Erin!) decided to combine our existing businesses to elevate the process of wedding planning to the highest level in Ottawa, Montreal and beyond.