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New Blog! May 21, 2009

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We’ve moved!  You can now find our blog over at

sensationalweddingvendors.ca/blog

As much as we loved this one, we decided to move quickly, before it got complicated!

Much love to our fabulous friend and awesome Graphic Designer, Chrissy! 

 

 

Let’s Rock That Dress – Giveaway! May 19, 2009

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After a very successful first month of blogging we are thrilled to announce a fantastic giveaway! In the spirit of all things weddings, we want you to inspire us in order to win this fantastic prize:

A ROCK THE DRESS SESSION!

2 HOUR PHOTO SESSION WITH PRO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

EVE TRAETTO AND JENNIFER LEWIS

A rock the dress session (or trash the dress) is a photo session where the bride and groom get back into their wedding gear, go to some different locations and have tons of fun posing for photographs. It’s your chance to get crazy and get those images you dreamed of that you see in magazines…. nothing is too crazy! These are the images you couldn’t take on your wedding day for lack of time and not wanting to get dirty. Well now here is your chance!

What we want you to do is send us your unique wedding stories of grand proposals, unusual themes, cute moments… anything that will inspire us and pull on our heartstrings. The winner’s story will get published on our blog as well as the Photo Session (which will also feature on our blog).

Send in your short stories to: sensationalweddings@gmail.com as well as an image of you and your other half on your wedding day.

Requirements: This is open to residents of the Central Ontario and Muskoka, residents outside these areas are allowed to enter but you must be willing to travel to our area for the photo session. We would prefer you to have been married within the last 4 years and still have and fit in your wedding dress for the photo session.

The giveaway will run for the next two weeks, ending on Tuesday June 2nd and a few days later a winner will be announced!

We are very much looking forward to hearing your stories!

Good luck everyone!

Much Love

Eve and Jennifer

xoxo

ROCK

 

Guest Etiquette for Weddings

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Etiquette.  Fancy word for common sense.  Or so you’d think … As wedding professionals, we see a lot of things.

Our friends at Always a Blogsmaid just posted a fabulous and insightful “What Not To Do At A Wedding” list to give guests a better idea of, well, what not to do.  Here’s an excerpt -

“Last week, I answered a reader question about what to do when people reply with a guest when they weren’t invited with one. Since then, I had the unusual experience of having guests invite friends to join them at a wedding….. I can’t begin to express how wrong this is. I was standing there with my clipboard when I saw people clearly not dressed for a wedding attempt to enter the reception. I went over to stop these wedding crashers when a guest came over to tell me that it was “OK” and that they were friends of hers that she invited to stop by since they were going to go out together later anyway. If I thought it was a problem, maybe she could ask the bride.

Sigh. When we started this business, I always vowed not to become the #itch with a clipboard…. no one likes that planner. But, there I was, horrified and holding a clipboard. I tried to not use the words “barn”, “home training”, or “common sense” and instead simply let her know that it wasn’t OK as nicely as possible. However, I realized that there seems to be a general lack of awareness these days about what is wedding guest etiquette. If you know better, you’ll do better. So, I thought I’d lay out some basic rules of thumb that any wedding guest can follow! (btw, these are all ACTUAL things that we’ve seen people do.)

#1. The Envelope with the invitation tells you who is invited. It also tells you who is NOT invited. If it has only your name, then only you are invited. If it says & guest, then you may bring a guest. If it doesn’t have & Family or your childrens names on it, then your children are NOT invited. Peggy Post frowns on writing adult reception on invites, but unfortunately, guests seem to not understand that if your children aren’t included on the inner or outer envelope, they aren’t invited.
#2. Do NOT Wear White. Yeah, it’s just not OK. You must own SOMETHING else. I know you like that dress. You feel pretty in it. White is your favorite color. You know who else looks good in white? THE BRIDE. And why do it to yourself? The bride is getting her hair and make up done AND she’s accessorizing it all with the glow of love. You will never look as nice as she does AND you’ll just be “can you believe that woman in the white dress??”
#3. Don’t Dance Before the First Dance. You can sway during the cocktail hour, but when you get into the reception room, TRY, please TRY and contain your magic moves until AFTER the couple has been announced and done their first dance. (Note to couples: No matter how untraditional your wedding might be, if you aren’t going to do a first dance, do SOMETHING to open up the dancefloor, since most people will be waiting for your cue.
#3a Don’t Dance During Parent Dances. Or any other “special dance” for that matter. I KNOW, I KNOW, you are an amazing dancer! But it’s awkward with you busting a move when the only other people on the dance floor are the bride and her dad.
#4. Don’t Skip the Ceremony. It’s just kind of rude. It makes it look like you just came for the free booze. It’s the most important part of the day.
#5. Don’t come late and Try and Come in During the Processional. You got an invitation. You know the start time. If for some reason you are late, don’t add insult to injury by cutting in front of the bridal party to try and squeeze in “unnoticed”. Hang back, wait for the bride to enter and THEN come inside. “

For the other 5 points on the list, check it out at AlwaysABlogsmaid.com

What type of guest do  you want to be?

Much love,

Jennifer & Eve

xoxoxo

 

Bridesmaids and Bellini’s….. That Sounds Like Fun! May 17, 2009

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Jennifer and myself are always trying to come up with new ways to connect vendors and brides, we have to say our new idea is a corker!

We would like to introduce our “Bridesmaids and Bellini” mini event.

Why is this event great?! : Well, brides… looking for that perfect treat for your best girlies? Or do you just fancy a night out? We know weddings are stressful and this is the perfect way to relax before the big day. We will have complimentary champagne and bellini’s , delish pastries as well as some of our favorite vendors showcasing their wonderful talents.

Stroll on in, grab a drink (or two!) and we will pamper you with make up, the bride will get her hair done, manicures all round as well as a few other mini spa treatments and beauty consultations, you will get to peruse through some beautiful hand crafted jewelery and at the end of the night Jennifer and myself with photograph you gorgeous gals!

Our first mini event will be held in North York Wednesday June 3rd from 6pm-11pm.

Spaces are limited so if you are interested book now to avoid disappointment!

Contact us at sensationalweddings@gmail.com for more information or to book today!

Much love

Eve and Jennifer

xoxo

bridesmaidsandbellinis

 

Inspiration: Jackie O May 14, 2009

Brides have so many places to find inspiration for their weddings – what better place to start than the inspired style icon herself, Jackie O?

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It is rumoured that Jackie didn’t like her dress – the Kennedy’s had given it to her the day of, and she felt it didn’t suit her style.  It may not have been her first choice, but that dress definitely goes down in history as a fabulous choice indeed!

Want to bring a little bit of Jackie’s style to your big day?  Here’s some ideas – starting with a fan-fricking-tabulous dress by Vera Wang!

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For those of us that can’t afford the Vera dream (insert pouty face here!), J Crew (yes, I said J Crew!) has some awesome alternatives!

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There’s also a great company, www.bluevelvetvintage.com, that makes some awe inspiring vintage-style wedding dresses!  Check out my favourite -

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Of course, you’ll definitely need shoes!  These styles, again from J Crew, have a vintage look with a side of Jackie O-feel.  Mmmmmm – perfect for either an entire vintage themed wedding, or as your favourite add on to whatever theme you’ve chosen for your big day!

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(Note to self – re learn to walk in heels so I can wear draw-dropping shoes at my wedding!)

Whose your style Icon?

Much love,

Jennifer & Eve

xoxoxo

 

Muskoka Show Offical E-flyer May 11, 2009

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Feel free to download this e-flyer and send to friends and family or even local vendors you think maybe interested in participating in our show!

Keep Checking back for information on our upcoming Brampton Show!

Much love

Eve and Jennifer

xoxo

Muskoka-eflyer

 

For The Quirky Couple May 9, 2009

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I saw this on an episode of Rich Bride Poor Bride and i thought it was a cute idea but the wedding planner and bride decided to overthrow the groom and ditch it. I think it’s really cute and not too expensive as a little add on. Plus you can save it as a keepsake or even display on your mantle! They are custom made by a Canadian company called iMoments. Basically, what you do is send them couple of pics of yourself and they create these little works of art that look just like you! Very cute and perfect as a cake topper or table display starting at $153 for 2 dolls.

 

 
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