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Niagara Spring Wedding Presents “Behind The Wedding Day” with Kettle Creek Weddings

18 Jan

With the 16th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Cathy Davis from Kettle Creek Weddings. Visit their website at http://www.kettlecreekweddings.com

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In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?
I believe that vintage will be popular with a throw back to glamour and elegance

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014?
Keep it simple, be true to yourself and realize that if everything doesn’t go perfectly according to plan, it won’t be the end of the world!

Why is it important for brides and grooms-to-be to shop locally for the wedding products / services?
It not only helps the local economy but will alleviate stress as every thing and everyone are close at hand

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or tv/reality show of all time?
The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey

What would you say has been your proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?
It is an honour and privilege to officiate every single wedding and to make every one unique and special at the same time building wonderful relationships

What will you be showcasing at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show?
Wedding Officient


Be sure to visit Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Hotel & Conference Centre in booth H at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show 2013

Also be sure to check out to view the entire Wedding Show Exhibitor List!

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16th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show
January 19 & 20, 2013
The Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre
325 Ontario Street, St. Catharines
Show Times: 12pm-5pm Daily
Fashion Show Times: 1:30pm & 3:30pm Daily
http://www.TopWeddingShows.com

Niagara Spring Wedding Presents “Behind The Wedding Day” with Blue Knight Travel

17 Jan

With the 16th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Micheline from Blue Knight Travel. Visit their website at http://www.blueknighttravel.com

We begin foreverIn your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?
Photo booths, Candy Bars, Adult only Honeymoons

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014?
Don’t be a # on-line. Why? You get professional advice, hands on experience from a Travel Agent Specialist at no extra cost. Personal attention to your travel, why leave travel details to unknown, you don’t for your Special Day.

Why is it important for brides and grooms-to-be to shop locally for the wedding products / services?
Face to face professional advice

What is your favorite wedding themed movie or TV / reality show of all time?
Father of the Bride and My Best Friend’s Wedding

What would you say has to be your proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?
When honeymooners come back raving that the advice I gave them made their honeymoon a “Magical Memory” they’ll never forget!

What will you be showcasing at the Niagara Wedding Spring Show?
Travel & Destination Weddings & Honeymoons


Be sure to visit Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Hotel & Conference Centre in booth #20 at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show 2013

Also be sure to check out to view the entire Wedding Show Exhibitor List!

16th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show
January 19 & 20, 2013
The Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre
325 Ontario Street, St. Catharines
Show Times: 12pm-5pm Daily
Fashion Show Times: 1:30pm & 3:30pm Daily
http://www.TopWeddingShows.com

Niagara Spring Wedding Presents “Behind The Wedding Day” with Andrea’s Impressions Photography

17 Jan

With the 16th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show fast approaching, TopWeddingShows.com has set out to give you a closer look into the local wedding world, with behind the scenes access to the talented industry leaders who turn your dreams into wedding reality. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Andrea from Andrea’s Impression Photography. Visit their website at http://www.andreasimpressions.com

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In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?
Soft, romantic and playful photography

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014?
Take time selecting venues that best suit you as a couple

Why is it important for brides and grooms-to-be to shop locally for the wedding products / services?

Local venues are more familiar with the region

What would you say has been your proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?
Being featured in the St. Catherines Standard

What is your favorite wedding themed movie or TV / reality show of all time?
4 Weddings and a funeral

What will you be showcasing at Niagara Spring Wedding Show?
Stunning wedding photography

Be sure to visit Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Hotel & Conference Centre in booth #81 at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show 2013

Also be sure to check out to view the entire Wedding Show Exhibitor List!

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16th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show
January 19 & 20, 2013
The Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre
325 Ontario Street, St. Catharines
Show Times: 12pm-5pm Daily
Fashion Show Times: 1:30pm & 3:30pm Daily
www.TopWeddingShows.com

Involved Grooms and the Brides who Appreciate Them.

14 Dec

 

It’s beginning to look like brides have another resource available to them while amidst the hectic process of planning their wedding day. Grooms-to-be are now, more than ever, taking on an active role in wedding day preparation. Traditionally, men have had a hands off approach when it comes to things like picking out table linens, flowers and the like. It was as if their job ended once they popped the question and brushed off their knee. But it seems those days are coming to an end as engaged couples are now taking on the challenge as a team.

If you’re a guy looking to lend a hand, or a bride wondering how best to involve your man, here are some great Grooms-To-Do ideas:

Go with your strong points:

Decide which part of the wedding interests you most, what you’re good at and if you have an opinion on certain decisions. That way you’ll be able to contribute effectively and still enjoy it. If you’re a numbers kind of guy then why not take charge of the RSVP list and keep a running total of who’s coming and who’s not. Maybe you’ve always loved cars and planning the wedding day transportation is more your style? Research local limousine or classic car companies and find an option that fits your style and budget. Music is also a great area to lend a hand. Look up, contact and meet area DJs to make sure your party rocks.

Get your guys in line:

Make sure your groomsmen know and are capable of their wedding day responsibilities. Send out detailed emails about their attire, when and where they will need to go to get fitted, costs expected in renting (or buying) and dates and times that they need to be available for the rehearsal and day of. It’s probably best to choose your most reliable buddies as your groomsmen and then you won’t have to worry about them leaving you hanging.

Be her buffer:

It’s inevitable that there are going to be moments when she wants to pull her hair out. Whether it’s her overbearing mother, an MIA bridesmaid or a last-minute change to the seating chart, the time is going to come when she’s reached her limit. That’s your opportunity to step in and be her calm. Maybe take a break from everything and spend a night in with take out and a movie, make her favorite meal or just be a listening ear. In the long run, it’ll make the whole experience better and bring the two of you even closer.

Delegate and find help:

If it’s all getting to be too much to handle, then maybe enlist the help of close friends and family to care for some of the minor details or hire a wedding planner to help tackle your things to do list. Either way, you’ll both feel better and be able to avoid the small mundane tasks that seem to pile up.

Don’t forget:

Things like getting the marriage license, writing your speech, picking out groomsmen gifts and arranging accommodations for any out-of-town members of your family are important details for your to care for and they are fairly painless ways to arrange major parts of the wedding experience and avoid putting all the pressure on your fiancée.

 

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but by both a bride and groom sharing the responsibilities and joys that accompany the process, it can be what helps to start your life together on the right foot.

 

Cheers,

 

Jennifer

www.topweddingshows.com

42nd Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

January 8 & 9, Hamilton Convention Centre

14th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show

January 15 & 16, Quality Parkway Convention Centre

The Hamilton Halton Fall Wedding Show is moving to The Careport Centre

17 Jun

Lots of exciting developments are taking place as we gear up for the 13th Annual Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show! The foremost of which is… We’re moving! That’s right, we’re getting set to host the biggest and best wedding related event of the season at The Careport Centre, located on 270 Longwood Road, South in Hamilton.

What does this move mean for our brides?

FREE PARKING! No more searching for a spot or paying extra to park, The Careport Centre boasts over 650 free parking spot in the building’s adjoining lot!

EASY ACCESSIBILITY! If you are driving in to our show from the greater Hamilton area (Burlington, Dundas, Ancaster, Brantford etc.), we are now right off the highway… just take the Aberdeen exit and you’ll see us!

LARGER SHOW! With less limits on space, we can now accommodate our dream floorplan with a more unique set up for brides to visit and talk with each exciting vendor. As well, we can now (finally) offer more seating surrounding the fashion show! Just sit back, relax and watch this season’s biggest bridal fashion trends strut the runway!

We look forward to welcoming you, your friends and entire wedding pose at this year’s Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show, now at The Careport Centre!!

Brides for Banks….Food Banks that is

22 Dec


Top Reasons Why Brides-to-be should donate to their local Food Drives

  • You are busy planning your wedding…but you are also planning the rest of your life.  Many times you have already decided which city you are going to start your lives as a married couple.  Whether that city is just a temporary resting place or it is the place you plan to build your future; why not make it a little bit happier, healthier and more prosperous while you are there?  In Hamilton, there are currently 19,500 people accessing food banks every month, 8,300 being children.  Donating a few canned goods goes a long way in making sure that Hamilton is a wonderful city to live, work and raise a child for all residents.  For those that think Hamilton is a temporary residence, who knows!  You may help build a city that you never want to leave!
  • Most couples get engaged over Christmas and New Years.  Why not start off the New Year and your new journey with your husband-to-be by donating canned goods to your local Food Drive?  Not only is it a good deed you could do together as a couple, right after the holidays is a time in which the food drives are in most need of donations.  Often times there is a substantial amount of donations flowing in right before Christmas (More is always welcome!), however those donations drop off drastically after the season of giving ends.  Help make someone’s year not just their holiday by donating a selection of canned goods after the Christmas season
  • Learn how to shop with your husband-to-be! For newlywed couples, the weekly task of grocery shopping is often one that is accompanied with a serious difference of opinion, bickering,  a few dented canned goods but also comprises and lots of laughs.  Challenge your husband- to-be to a “Shop Off” for Hamilton Food Share.  Grab the list of Hamilton Food Share’s Most Needed Items to make you own shopping list (which items and how much of each item you are going to get) and head to your local grocer.  Either work together to complete the list or each of you grab a cart and compete to see who can complete the list and make it to the check out first! Once Food is purchased you can drop it off at Hamilton Food Share or at one of their drive sites
  • Just do it already!  I promise, it’ll feel good! I encourage you and your hubby-to-be to round up your bridesmaids, groomsmen, moms, dads, friends, neighbours and challenge each other to contribute 10 canned goods each (ranges in price from $5-$10 per person) to your own Bride’s for Banks Food Drive. It’s a way to de-stress and focus on something other than the wedding for one moment, while still do something constructive with your loved ones.  Bottom line: whether you are getting married, in the wedding party, attending a wedding, heck even if you aren’t getting married at all, donate a couple of canned goods to your local Food Bank.  It will make you feel warm and fuzzy, but more importantly it is a simple way to brighten someone else’s day

Drop off your canned goods at the 41st Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2010 January 9 & 10, 2010, Hamilton Convention Centre 11am-5pm both days.  All food donations are donated to Hamilton Food Share.  We hope to raise 6,000 canned goods for Hamilton Food Share! Even if you can’t attend the show, we still welcome donations!

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