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Niagara Spring Wedding Show Presents “Behind the Wedding Day” with Charmed Occasions

18 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 Amalia Saunders from Charmed Occasions. Visit their website at www.charmedoccasions.ca

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

A: I’m seeing more and more couples leaning towards bold colours and more elegant, modern styles but still keeping a bit of tradition in the mix.

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

A: Have fun with the planning of your special day and don’t stress over the little things. At the end of it all, the only thing that matters is the love you have for each other.

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

A: It certainly saves time and makes planning easier. Local vendors get to know each other’s style from working together and that helps everything come together seamlessly.

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

A: The joy and some times tears of happiness when a bride sees her invitations for the first time.

What will you be showcasing at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show 2013?

A: I have had so many new designs so far this year and I am sure to have lots more by the time the show arrives. They will all be there for everyone to see!

Be sure to visit Amalia from Charmed Occasions in booth 37 at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show 2013

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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
www.TopWeddingShows.com

Behind “The Big Day” Series: Niagara Weddings By Judy and Sheldon

2 Aug

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 Sheldon Kufsky of Niagara Weddings by Judy and Sheldon. Visit their website at www.weddingceremonies.org

In your opinion, what are the biggest trends for the upcoming wedding season?
There are more and more theme weddings, using movies, or TV

What is the number one piece of advice you would give to couples planning a wedding in 2012 / 2013? Relax and hire the right people to do the job

Why is it important for brides to shop locally for their wedding products / services?
We have everything available locally and people work well with people they know

What is your favourite wedding themed movie or tv / reality show of all time?
Sleepless in Seattle

What would you say has been your proudest moment as a business owner in the wedding industry?
Every time I say “I now pronounce you husband and wife”!!!

What will you be showcasing at the Niagara Spring Wedding Show?
Ourselves and our passion for weddings, the commitment we put into making each couple’s wedding special

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Be sure to visit Niagara Weddings by Judy and Sheldon at the 16th Annual Niagara Spring Wedding Show taking place January 19th and 20th at the Holiday Inn Parkway Hotel and Convention Centre in St. Catharines. Visit www.topweddingshows.com for more information.

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.

A Bridesmaid’s Guide

14 Sep

Being asked to stand at a friend’s side as they get married is a real honor. However, as recent hollywood movies portray, in all it’s hilarity, being a bridesmaid can also be a stressful, busy, assignment. Traditionally, a bridesmaid is a close friend or relative of the couple getting married. As such, there is much opportunity to offer assistance.

Here’s a list of responsibilities that are usually expected of a bridesmaid;

  • Help the bride with the planning of the wedding, offering opinions, ideas and suggestions
  • Be available for dress shopping, fittings, shoe shopping, make up and hair trials for both you and the bride
  • Assembling of wedding favors, DIY wedding crafts, centre pieces and addressing invitations
  • Assist in organizing, or host the bridal shower and bachelorette night
  • Cover the cost of own wedding attire, accessories, make-up and hair
  • Attend bridal related events, including engagement parties, ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Be at the bride’s side to help throughout the wedding day, posing for pictures, sitting at the head table
  • Prepare and give a wedding toast
  • Help with any clean-up at the end of the night, if necessary
  • Being ever ready and emotionally available to offer support, a listening ear and a place to vent

In order to be the best kind of friend during the days leading up to the wedding, a bridesmaid can arm herself with some preparation that will come in handy during those high stress moments. Be in the know when it comes to the bride’s wishes. Keep a list of wedding day events and do your best to keep her on schedule. Remember any last-minute practical products or supplies that may have slipped the brides mind and have them with you should the need arise. Be the bride’s advocate. When things are getting chaotic, try to step in where appropriate, answer what you can, field phone calls, and direct vendors. The end goal is help your bride enjoy her day. Being available, ready and able to do that, will help you to live up to the title of bridesmaid and friend.

Don’t miss the The 14th Annual Hamilton Halton Fall Wedding Show
Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th, 2011
The Careport Centre, 270 Longwood Road South, Hamilton

Cheers!

Jennifer
http://www.topweddingshows.com


Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue….

2 Sep

Ever wonder where that tradition comes from? While there are many ceremonial practices related to the wedding day, this one in particular never really made sense to me.  Despite the age of this tradition, women today still abide by it’s instructions to ensure they incorporate each required item in their wedding day apparel.  Apparently this rhyming phrase stemmed from superstitious lore which lists a number of English customs dating back to the Victorian age. It was believed that, when worn in combination, these items would bring a bride good luck as she embarked on her new life as a married woman.

Looking at each phrase in detail reveals it’s purpose. Basically it was meant to garner as much good luck as possible for the bride both on her wedding day and in the years to come. The “Something Old” was meant to represent where the bride came from, her past, her family, her heritage. The “Something New” visualizes her now altered and revised role as a member of her husband’s family. For the “Something Borrowed” item, it was to come from a family member or close friend who had already achieved marital success, in order to pass along the same favorable outcome. And the “Something Blue” stood for all things good such as loyalty, innocence and devotion…  A lesser known fact is that there is another lyric to this poem, it actually ends with  “A Sixpense in your Shoe” which of course symbolized financial prosperity for the bride and groom.

As odd as this short poem may seem on the surface, when understood and applied to what the wedding day and the getting married process stands for, it’s actually quite relevant and apropos. And whether you follow it’s guidelines or not, it still helps to reinforce and remind us all of the joy and happiness wished for every bride down through the ages.

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