5 Gift Ideas For Your Bridal Party

Of course, your wedding day is all about you and your significant other… but maybe you want to treat your special girls or guys to a little something something for being there with you?  Well take a look down below to discover the best gifts to give…

 

#1- Knot Earrings

How cute are these knot earrings?  They are perfect for your girls on your wedding day and to wear on any occasion.


#2- Custom Makeup Bags

What could be more practical and cute?  Get your girls a personalized makeup bag with their name on the inside and the date of your wedding.

 

 

 

#3- Bridesmaid Bracelet

Just as special as the knot earrings, a personalized bracelet is a great gift to give to your gals on your wedding day as a little thanks for being a part of it.

 

#4- Personalized Glassware

Do your girls love wine?  How about making a personalized wine glass just for them!

#5- Flasks for the Groomsmen

Oops… almost forgot about the groomsmen!  Here is a great idea, a personalized flask for all the guys who are there for your man.

 

Thanks for reading!  Hopefully this gives you some nice ideas to treat your bridal party on your big day. 🙂

 

Photo Sources: Pinterest & Etsy

Erin & Keith’s Wedding – September 16th, 2017

I’m excited to share these gorgeous photos from Angela of Blush Photography of Erin & Keith’s wedding this past September.
I met Erin in 2016 at our Glass Slipper Wedding Show. She had such a fun and bubbly personality. Over the course of the planning process, Erin was very hands on and put a lot of effort into all the wedding day details. I remember her telling me she was so happy that I was as “Type A” as her. The day before the wedding, she left me the cutest hand written notes with detailed instructions for finishing touches for the wedding day. (LOVED IT!)
I loved the colour scheme Erin chose! I love all the little red touches she incorporated including her gorgeous red hair.
We loved Erin’s hair & make up by Jamie Marie & Kelsey Dickson! And her dress with the detail on the back…wow! The She looked A-Mazing!
Her ceremony took place at the groom’s family’s property out in Abbotsford. The open field made for such a picture perfect back drop. I loved the vintage doors at the entrance to the ceremony and that her dad drove her drove in this bright red hot rod.
Erin & Keith incorporated the Scottish tradition of handfasting into their ceremony. It was a beautiful touch and of course, included pops of red.
The property was so spacious with lots of great areas for taking photos so the bridal party stayed on-site for photos while guests headed over to the reception.
The reception was just a five minute down the street from the ceremony at Jubilee Hall. Catering was done by our friends at Ritz Catering. After dinner, Erin & Keith were able to sneak out with Angela the photographer to grab a few more photos in the sunlight.  It’s hard to pick a favourite from these beautiful shots with the valley in the background! Wow!
When the newlyweds returned from photos, they cut the cake and hit the dance floor and the dance floor was busy all night including some special performances by these two cuties.
It was such a beautiful day to be a part of and I’m so happy we were able to make Erin’s vision come to life. The biggest compliment a planner can receive is knowing the bride who is just as Type A as her, is completely stress-free and enjoy the wedding day!
Congratulations again Erin & Keith! Wishing you both all the best!
Vendors:
Day of Coordination: Glass Slipper Event Planning
Photographer: Blush Photography
Catering: Ritz Catering
Décor: Bride DIY & Chair Covers from Elegantly Covered Events
Hair: Jamie Marie

6 Wedding Trends to Obsess Over in 2018

2018 looks to be an aesthetically pleasing year for wedding décor.  These 6 trends will have you drooling over copper tones, geometric shapes, blue hues, marble, oversized floral arrangements and rose gold.

 

Trend #1- Copper

If you are as into Moscow mules as I am, then I know how much you love the look of the copper mug.  I think this classic cocktail has inspired many to incorporate copper into their wedding this season.  Just look at how gorgeous it is next to these luxurious greens.  Very elegant and earthy.

 


Trend #2- Geometric Shapes

Intricate shapes and unique designs are all the rage for a modernized wedding this 2018 season.  From cake toppers, to centre pieces to sculptures, there are so many ways to add a little edge to your décor.  Take a look…

Trend #3- Blue Hues

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!  Add a subtle hint of blue to your décor on your wedding day.  It looks so beautiful with lush greens, and earthy tones.  Get some inspiration down below.

Photo by: Sara Rogers Photography

Trend #4- Marble

Ahhh yes.  Marble.  It is so pleasing to the eye and such a staple look.  If you want to add some modern elegance to your designs, then go with this trending metamorphic rock.  Marble brings such a minimalistic, clean, yet edgy look with its grey and white tones, soft sheen and irresistible style.  It started with marble wedding cakes and soon, we will see this trend blow up in the coming year.

Trend #5- Oversized Floral Arrangements

I feel as if floral bouquets used to be neat, tidy and all bunched up…  well that is a thing of the past!  Now, bouquets are becoming a little extra, and we do not mind.  In 2018, we will be seeing more and more gorgeous, oversized bouquets with not only beauty, but a big POP of style.

Trend #6- Rose Gold

Finally, our last trend we think you will go crazy for.  Rose gold.  It is surely a classic and we have seen it before in the past, but this trend isn’t going anywhere in 2018.  Take a look below for some rose gold inpso…

 

 

Wow… these trends make for some stunning wedding décor.  You can go with the marble and copper or even marble and rose gold together.  The geometric shapes can be used no matter what your colour scheme.  Get creative and think about your vision and what best suits you.

 

Photo Source: Pinterest

5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away… and love is in the air as they say.  So, what will you and your significant other plan for this romantic day?  Well, don’t fret, here are 5 of the best date ideas we’ve come up with for you!

 

#1. Cook for your loved one…

Is your significant other a total foodie?  Well then what could be more special than to prepare a dinner just for them!  You could make their favourite meal, or something both of you like.  To add a nice romantic touch, end the dinner with a little dessert… maybe strawberries and chocolate or a little taste of you… 😉

#2. Go out and have some good old-fashioned fun…

These days, it can be hard to just relax and indulge in the simple things.  This Valentine’s Day channel your inner kid and go play!  If you’re a thrill seeking, fun-loving couple, hit the arcade, try out go karting, or for some adult only fun, try out a local shooting range.  You can never go wrong with a little ski-ball and air hockey.

#3. Romantic movie marathon…

If you and your honey are a couple of homebodies, then spending the night in cuddling on the couch with some yummy snacks would be so much fun!  Gather all the best blankets and junk food you can find and watch a romantic, or any genre, movie marathon!  Pick your guys’ fav movies and spend all night cuddled up.

#4. Try out a new restaurant…

If you two are the adventurous type, do a little research on some funky restaurants.  Get out there and try somewhere you both have never been!  It can be so fun and exciting.  Even if you hate it, it’ll become a great memory to look back on and share.

#5. Breakfast in bed…

Life can be busy.  If you and your loved one can’t quite get your schedules to line up for the night of V-Day, try doing a little breakfast in bed.  Nothing beats morning snuggles, coffee and some waffles with whipped cream.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone on the Glass Slipper Team.

xoxo 

 

Lindsay & Claudio’s Wedding- Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Squamish BC

When we first met with Lindsay, Claudio and Lindsay’s mom Jackie, they mentioned one of the areas they really wanted help with was styling and decor.  This was something we were so excited to collaborate on with them!  Some of the words they used to describe their wedding vision were, natural, wood, and earthy.  The venue had beautiful long, wooden harvest tables that they accented with greenery, brass candle sticks and these powder blue napkins.

Lindsay and Claudio met on a surfing trip in Mexico.  Both of their families are actually from South Africa.  They love living on the west coast and everything it has to offer.  So a venue like the Sea-to-Sky Gondola was a no brainer for them.  It was the best way to showcase their love for the west coast to their guests from out of town.

Lindsay and Claudio had their first look at the top of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.  They opted to do their bridal party and family photos in advance to the ceremony to ensure they could spend lots of time with their guests who travelled far to be with them on their day.

For the ceremony, they loved the look of the carpet, with minimal decor such as the lanterns and crates and greenery down the aisle.  We curated the decor pieces to fit their vision.  Some of the pieces were from our inventory and others were collected from BeSpoke Decor and Pedersen’s Rentals.

Following the ceremony, the bride and groom greeted guests for a champagne toast.  Dinner was served family-style in platters along the tables and there were many great desserts.

Following their first dance, Lindsay and Claudio were able to sneak away with Sara the photographer.  The photos are breathtaking, see for yourself. 

 

It was a pleasure to work with some of our favourite Sea-to-Sky corridor vendors such as, Tracy Kerr, Billies Flower House, Pemberton DJ, and lastly, Kerry Waring.

And thank-you to Sara Rogers Photography for sharing these beautiful shots.  It was amazing to work with her.

Vendors:

Planning & Styling- Glass Slipper Event Planning

Photographer- Sara Rogers Photography

DJ- Pemberton DJ- Pete

Officiant- Tracy Kerr

Florist- Billies Flower House

Cake- Soirette

Hair & Makeup- Kerry Waring

Venue- Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Squamish, BC

 

 

12 Wedding Expenses You Might Forget

So you have started the planning process, and things are going great.  You might even be using Glass Slipper’s Wedding Planning Checklist… but here are some common exspense we find couples often overlook.

 

#1. Postage for not only invitations, but for your reply cards so guests can RSVP.

#2. Outfits for pre-wedding events.

 

#3. Undergarments for the wedding day… strapless bra, garter, and spanks lol!

#4. Beauty treatments for wedding day and pre-wedding celebrations.

 

#5. Hair & makeup trials- many hair and makeup artists now charge for trials for clients who haven’t yet booked with them… something to look into and consider.

#6. Wedding stationary, menu cards, place cards, seating charts, favours…(not just invites).

 

#7. Alterations for wedding gown and potentially the bridal party.

#8. Feeding your vendors- as a vendor, we do find this area gets overlooked and some couples may forget vendors are there from all hours of the day and night working hard to make their special day the best it can be.

 

#9. Tips, gratuity, and service charges- view our helpful cheat sheet here.

#10. Marriage certificate- click here for more information from the BC Government Site.

 

#11. Hotel room for the night before and wedding night.

#12. Gifts for parents and the bridal party.