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Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show presents “Behind the Wedding Planning” with KJ and Co.

7 Jan

With the 44th Annual Hamilton Halton 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 Krista from KJ & Co. Visit their website:  http://www.kjandco.ca

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?

A: alternative receptions: brunches, lunches, cocktail receptions

KJ and Co. is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

KJ and Co. is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014

A: Don’t wait too long, booking sooner rather than later means getting the first choice of vendors/venues

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

A: ILocal vendors are familiar with the area, popular venues and won’t charge hidden milage fees

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or TV/reality show of all time?

A: Say YES to the Dress

What would you say has been the proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?

A: Being featured in Style Me Pretty

What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013?

A: Vintage rentals, wedding styling & Planning services

KJ and Co. is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

KJ and Co. is a wedding vendor at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Be sure to visit the entire team from KJ & Co.  in booth #TT1 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

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

44th Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

January 12 & 13, 2013

The Hamilton Convention Centre

1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Show Times: 11am-5pm Daily

Fashion Show Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm Daily

www.TopWeddingShows.com

Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show presents “Behind the Wedding Planning” with Foxy Florals

7 Jan
Foxy Florals is a wedding professional at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Foxy Florals is a wedding professional at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

 

With the 44th Annual Hamilton Halton 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 Christine from Foxy Florals. Visit their website:  foxyflorals.blogspot.com

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?

A:Ombre colour effects, lots of soft yellows, peaches and golds

-I see classic with a modern appeal

Foxy Florals is a wedding professional at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Foxy Florals is a wedding professional at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014

A: Choose vendors you know will work for you/with you and you feel the most comfortable with! I always have such a great relationship during the planning and after

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or TV/reality show of all time?

A: I have a few! Probably the “Friends” episode for look and design for a wedding, Ryan and Krista’s reality wedding was Beautiful

What would you say has been the proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?

A: Seeing the final product and my clients reactions! It is what makes me know each time why I do what I do!

What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013?

A: Wedding florals and décor rentals

Be sure to visit Christine and the entire team from Foxy Florals  in booth #73 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

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

Foxy Florals is a wedding professional at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Foxy Florals is a wedding professional at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

44th Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

January 12 & 13, 2013

The Hamilton Convention Centre

1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Show Times: 11am-5pm Daily

Fashion Show Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm Daily

www.TopWeddingShows.com

Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show presents “Behind the Wedding Day” with Pocket of Posies Floral Design

2 Jan
Pocket of Posies Floral Design is exhibiting at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Pocket of Posies Floral Design is exhibiting at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

With the 44th Annual Hamilton Halton 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 Samantha  from Pocket of Posies Floral Design. Visit their website: www.pocketofposies.ca

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?

A: Deep Rich Colours

Pocket of Posies Floral Design is exhibiting at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Pocket of Posies Floral Design is exhibiting at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014

A: Start early and spread the budget out-less cost at the end!

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

A: You never know who someone knows! Buying local could end up being more of a “one stop shop” for you

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or TV/reality show of all time?

A: Four Weddings!

What would you say has been the proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?

A: Seeing the brides face when she gets her flowers  

What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013?

A: Floral Boutiques

Pocket of Posies Floral Design is exhibiting at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Pocket of Posies Floral Design is exhibiting at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show 2013

Be sure to visit Samantha  from Pocket of Posies   in booth #141 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

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

44th Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

January 12 & 13, 2013

The Hamilton Convention Centre

1 Summers Lane, Hamilton

Show Times: 11am-5pm Daily

Fashion Show Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm Daily

www.TopWeddingShows.com

Niagara Spring Wedding Show Presents “Behind the Wedding Day” with Urban Blossoms

21 Dec

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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 Sabrina Gaeta from Urban Blossoms. Visit their website at www.urbanblossoms.com

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?
A: Fun and vibrant colour theme weddings with classy elements
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What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014?
A: Give yourself lots of time to plan and to trust the vendors you work with.

Why is it important for brides and grooms-to-be to shop locally for the wedding products/services?
A: To support local business helps everyone achieve growth, as a community. 

What is your favorite wedding themed movie or TV / reality show of all time?
A: Say Yes to the Dress

What would you say has been your proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?
A: To see the smile on the brides face when she sees her bouquet for the first time.

What will you be showcasing at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show 2013?
A: Table displays of wedding flowers, rentals available and bridal bouquets.

548_rose12Be sure to visit Urban Blossoms in booth 92 at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show 2013

Also check out to view the entire Wedding Show Exhibitor List at the website below!
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

Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show presents “Behind the Wedding” with Mashed

4 Dec
Mashed will be at the Hamilton-Halton  Wedding Show

Mashed will be at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show

With the 44th Annual Hamilton Halton 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 Krista from Mashed. Visit their website: www.mashedevents.com

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?

A: Anything vintage or rustic-lots of lace and burlap.. Candy buffets and smores bars!  

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What is the #1 piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2013/2014

A: Don’t be afraid to mix and match your décor-go with YOU like and what you think looks nice. Be creative and have fun!  

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

A: It saves them time and money on shipping.driving etc. and also helps out the local businesses and services.

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or TV/reality show of all time?

A: My Best Friend’s Wedding

What would you say has been the proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?

A: Being able to provide everything that my customers want and to create the look of their dreams

What will you be showcasing at the Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show 2013?

Mashed will be at the Hamilton-Halton  Wedding Show

Mashed will be at the Hamilton-Halton Wedding Show

A: A wide variety of rustic and vintage décor including beautiful cakes and desserts on cake stands.  Trendy Pieces such as vintage suitcases, wishing trees, bird cages, antique windows, apothecary jars, a rustic mailbox and rustic and vintage frames

Be sure to visit Krista and the entire team from Mashed in booth #79 at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

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

44th Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show
January 12 & 13, 2013
The Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
Show Times: 11am-5pm Daily
Fashion Show Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm Daily
www.TopWeddingShows.com

Hiring a Decorator for Your Wedding

19 Nov
Taylor Made Memories Wedding Decor

Taylor Made Memories Wedding Decor

By Katherine Taylor, Owner and Designer of Taylor-Made Memories
905-545-8383 – toll free 1-888-249-4499
www.taylormadememories.ca
Katherine@taylormadememories.ca

A Bride’s Vision

I saw these awesome ideas on the net, and at my friend’s wedding, they had this ceiling draping with lights.  The head table and cake table were all lit up with beautiful floating fabric. Then they had added their signature colour it was like a grape purple to the décor and these gorgeous diamond brooches.  The Backdrop was all lit up and had coloured fabric and crystals to match, it was so pretty.  They had chair covers and the bows were the same colour as the napkins.  She had so many beautiful details that’s  what I want only in royal blue.

I love doing that sort of thing, it’s so much fun.  I am really crafty.  I’ll just buy all the things, (I know some great dollar stores) then, I’ll just get the wedding party, family and friends, go into the hall the day before and show them how I want it and let them go to it.  I’ll get the wedding party and our parents to take it all down after the wedding, they won’t mind.

A Bride’s Reality;

How come I can’t find the things I need?  Wow! I never thought it would cost this much.  I didn’t realize I needed so much material and things to do all this.  Oh! I have to remember to buy extension cords, I hope the wedding party understands the way I want it decorated! Some of them are not very creative.  I’m sure they can get the day off from work that Friday.  I wonder how I attached that ceiling thing? Maybe someone will go up the ladder, it’s pretty high.   I hope everyone is not too tired or drunk to take it all down after the wedding.  I wonder what I’ll do with all of it after the wedding?

WHAT!!!!!  We can’t get into the hall on Friday, they have another function  What am I going to do?  We will all be getting our hair done and the photographer is coming at 11:00 am – OMG – what did I get myself into – what was I thinking, this is too much stress!!!!!!!

Solution -= Hire a professional Designer/Decorator

A good decorator will respond to your call quickly and set up a meeting at their place of business or possibly your venue if the decorator has never worked there before.

The Decorator will consult with you to determine your vision for your perfect day.  She or he will offer options to customize your decorating to match your personal style and taste as well as helpful tips on getting the best bang for your bucks.

You should expect to see a portfolio of the decorating done for other clients and a list of references that you can contact.  A good designer will do a site inspection to determine what will work and not work and take necessary measurements.  Be sure to give the designer a contact name from your venue so they can obtain answers to questions such as time to decorate, tear down times, and review any other details, like safety restrictions such as open flame.

Be sure to get a proper contract itemizing each item and the price, outlining the payment schedule and cancellation policy.  Remember!!!! This contract protects YOU.

A great decorator returns phone calls and e-mails promptly during the planning process for your questions or concerns and is respectful  of your time, arrives on time prepared with all items, equipment, and experienced and friendly staff required for completing the set-up.  The decorator uses their time efficiently and if time restraints are a factor, will bring additional staff to assist the designer in completing your vision.  The designer should have your décor completed long before the guests arrive.  A thoughtful  decorator takes pictures of the décor before any guests arrive to share later with you.

No preparation, removal work should be seen by the Bride and Groom (unless they choose to) or their guests.  The decorator should provide their cell # just in case during set-up and wedding day times.

The only thing a Bride and Groom are responsible for is to walk into a beautifully dressed reception hall and gasp with delight when they see their vision become a reality.

Finally, when your beautiful celebration of love comes to an end, you, your groom, the wedding party, family  and guests can leave with just the memory of a wonderful day.  The decorating team will arrive to remove it all, along with the memory of being a part of your special day.

Be sure to visit Katherine Taylor and Taylor Made Memories in booth # 8 at the

Be sure to visit Katherine Taylor of Taylor Made Memories at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

Be sure to visit Katherine Taylor of Taylor Made Memories at the Hamilton Wedding Show 2013

44th Annual Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show,
taking place January 12 & 13, 2013
at The Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton
Show Times: 11am-5pm Daily
Fashion Show Times: 1:00pm & 3:30pm Daily
www.TopWeddingShows.com

Behind “The Big Day” Series: Leslie Nagler Decor

31 Jul

With the 9th Annual Niagara Autumn 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 Leslie Nagler of Leslie Nagler decor. 

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?
Vintage, rustic decor, lots of lace. Bold colours, crystals, lanterns, birch. 

What is the number one piece of advice you’d give to couples planning a wedding in 2012 / 2013?
Start your planning and bookings way in advance to avoid stress, guaranteeing you availability on the products and services you wish to have on your special day.

What is one of the strangest / oddest / funniest things you’ve experienced since working in the wedding industry? Once a bride asked if she could bring her children to the consultation. Little did I know she was referring to her fish. Long story short, she walks in and I ask where her children are and she shows me containers of betta fish. It was Winter, I guess she didn’t want them to freeze in the car!

What is your favorite wedding themed movie or TV / reality show of all time?
The Wedding Planner

What is your favorite part of the wedding process?
Meeting my brides and transforming their dreams into reality!

What will you be showcasing at the Niagara Autumn Wedding Show?
My wedding decor ie. table cloths, chair covers, floral arrangements, vases, along with innovative ideas and modern touches. 

 

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Be sure to visit Leslie Nagler Decor at the 9th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show taking place September 23rd at the Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre in St. Catharines.
Visit www.topweddingshows.com for more information.

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