Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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A team of ridiculously talented women, all artists, have established a company called HOURGLASS footwear in Seattle WA. This is great news for all you women out their wanting to express your unique style and personality through original hand-painted footwear.
Buy their high quality shoes in whatever style you prefer (platform, stiletto, mid heel, flats or comfort shoes) and choose from one of their fabulous Designer patterns, or send them your own shoes and ideas and they can customize a pattern to suit your style and needs.
So for you ladies who are Getting Married and are in need of the perfect pair of shoes, let Hourglass Footwear literally walk you down the aisle in their stunning, original, hand-painted heels.
Check out all their lovelies at Hourglass Footwear
Coordinator/Wedding Planner, A Stylish Affair
Specializing in Okanagan Destination Weddings
Friday, March 8, 2013
6:38 PM | Edit Post
This area can host up to 150 of your closest friends and family and will definitely be a grand start to the wedding they will always remember. Available for a light cocktail reception after the ceremony, but dependent upon weather as you can imagine this can at times, be a windy location. Cost is $1500- for the Roof Top venue rental. Although somewhat costly there is no other comparable venue lakeside in this area which makes it unique and memorable.
Another option, also for ceremonies at the Eldorado Hotel. The Lakeside Boardwalk can also seat up to 120 guests, and an elevated green space for post ceremony celebratory "Bubbles".
Of course moving within the hotel to another location for the Reception provides continuity and comfort for your guests, with having the ceremony and reception at one location. The modern "Great Room & Lakeview Terrace Bar" up on the 2nd floor was newly opened as a banquet space in 2011, or select the "Lakeside Sunroom & Terrace" with it's classic heritage styling, overlooking Lake Okanagan.
Remember book early, as these venues are already booking one to two years in advance. Don't miss out.
Certified Wedding Planner and Event Coordinator, specializing in Okanagan Destination weddings
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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The latest and newest Bridal show to pop up in the Okanagan, previewed this past weekend. "Enamoured" was hosted by Milestone Events and sponsored by several Okanagan vendors marketing their services and rentals. From cake bakers, photographers, florists and event designers the show provided local brides an array of vendors to aid in their wedding planning.
The most obvious decor statement was that VINTAGE is still an ongoing trend for 2013. Whether Rustic Vintage or Chic Vintage, old is new again. The color purple dominated the event.
Stage Right etc. has launched their new RENTAL PROGRAM
with beautiful tablescapes to select from (below)
Kakes by Kathie booth (below)
"Broach and Bow", for vintage styled bouquets accessorized
with broaches, rhinestones and pearls (below)
Show Host, "Milestone Events" the newest Vancouver based event company to find a niche in the Okanagan wedding planning and Design business (below)
New linens highlighted from "All Occasions Event Rental" (below)
Vintage Chic tablescape from "Stage Right Rentals"
And so the Vintage style holds strong in the Okanagan, as a formidable lasting trend for weddings in 2013. I myself have several this year, with the Vintage theme. Brides can't seem to get enough of it. Perhaps it's the hint of romance and the reminder of a softer by gone era that stays true in every bride's heart.
A Stylish Affair,
Wedding Planner and Event Coordinator, Specializing in Okanagan Destination Weddings.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
5:47 PM | Edit Post
MOB (Mother of the Bride) approached me a year in advance to assist with the planning for her daughter Elizabeth's + Jason's wedding. Since the couple lived on the East coast of Canada, the wedding was across the country at the Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon and she was in Calgary - she required some help. Donna worked tirelessly to develop the most beautiful wedding day anyone could imagine. All the details, from the processional to "Pachabel Cannon in D", to the Hand Ceremony, solo guest guitarist who played and sang "I Will" by the Beatles, to the Latin Guitarist during the cocktail hour, the day was perfect in every way - from music thru the decor, beautiful florals, the guests and charming couple, their family and friends. A jaw dropping spectacular but refined event that will stay with me for a long time.
Elizabeth + Jason were the most charmed couple. Elizabeth a petite, refined young woman, previously a principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and every bit the ballerina princess. Jason was her prince charming, in every sense possible. Absolutely adorable, as was their charmed wedding day celebrations. I had the pleasure of meeting with them only once prior to the meeting on a brief visit they made to the Okanagan.
Here are some photos from fabulous photographer Darren Hull Studios, who captured the grace of this couple and the clean, minimalist styling of the wedding.
Above: Their "FIRST LOOK" photos before the ceremony
BELOW: Photos I myself took of the styling, decor and elements of the day........
Above: 2 Head Tables, front and centre of the room
Thank you Elizabeth and Jason, Donna and Wayne. You made me feel like family and I wish you many happy years of wedded bliss.
Venue - Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon, B.C.
Wedding Planner - A Stylish Affair
Photographer - Darren Hull Studio
Music/DJ - Rodrigo Rosales & Airwaves
Flowers - Debra Olstad
Transportation shuttles - V.I.P. Charters, Vernon
Marriage Commissioner - Bonnie Schneider
Linen Rentals - TTM Events
Guest Accommodations - Predator Ridge Golf Course
Hair - Kur Spa, Sparkling Hill Resort
Makeup - Melanie Feeny, Shimmer and Gloss
With thanks to all of the Dream Team....
Wedding Planner and Event Coordinator
Specializing in Okanagan Destination Weddings
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