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Monday, January 31, 2011

In Love with Valentino...

“What do women want?” – Female reporter
“I know what women want, they want to be beautiful” – Mr. Valentino

One of my fav designers is Valentino... I recently watched the film "Valentino, The Last Emperor".  This movie really made appreciate what goes in to Haute Couture especially with the "White Ruffle Dress"... Simply Stunning! When I look at this dress... it reminds me of everything beautiful... Many people do not realize how stressful the creative process is... even though this Movie was about dress couture, there were a lot of similitarties to decor design... we put so much passion into everything we do... it consumes us.  

For everyone who loves Fashion, you should check this movie out...



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baby's Breath... Not Just a Filler

We are definitely on the edge when it comes to this perennial herb.  We wouldn't dare use it as part of a bouquet, corsage or boutonniere but we are all about a full bouquet or centerpiece!   
Even though some women may cringe at the sight of this “filler flower,” a large bouquet of baby’s breath can be a simple, low-cost alternative to an orchid or rose stuffed bouquet. If you choose this unique style, you can be sure to turn heads with this new and trendy idea. The understated beauty of a baby’s breath bouquet is decidedly girly while remaining unpretentious.
This is also a fantastic idea for if you are having a dinner party and need an easy centerpiece. Enjoy!

- C

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Warm and Fuzzy

Here in New is getting cold. So cold, that my eyelashes froze on my five minute walk to Starbucks for my beloved tall skinny caramal machiato!  So in light of everyone who is freezing, here is how to stay stylish and warm this cold season.

1.  Invest in a warm coat that can do double duty.  Your jacket should be versatile and long so you can wear it over a dress, dress clothes, or dressed down with jeans and a warm sweater.  Go for a higher end coat so it can last you several seasons.

2. You don't want to ruin your fabulous new pumps, so get yourself a stylish pair of boots that will get you around while you treck through the snow.  Pick a boot with a wedge heel (2 inch is ideal) so you can get height, but you still have a solid base to walk on ice.

3. Keep your head warm and cozy with a cute knit hat.  No need to break the bank when buying your hat.  Look for a great deal, and you can get more than one and change up your look.

4. No snood about it... ditch the scarf, and welcome to the world of the snood.  Just throw it on, wrap it around your neck a few times, and voila...stylish!

5.  Complete your winter look with a pair of coloured leather gloves.  Look for a pair that have fun embellishments.  This is another easy way to add style and flare to your winter blues, and turn them into winter fun!


- T

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bouquet Decisions

There are tons of options when it comes to choosing your dress style, but the question is what kind of bouquet will look best with your dress.  Here are some guidelines when choosing your bouquet style.

Princess Dress: round bouquets, oval bouquets, pomanders and bag bouquets

Sheath Dress (Slim):  round bouquets, oval bouquets, cascade bouquets and arm bouquets

A-Line Dress:  round bouquets, oval bouquets, clutch bouquets, pomanders and bag bouquets

Mermaid Dress: round bouquets, oval bouquets, cascade bouquets, and arm bouquets

Empire Dress:  round bouquets, oval bouquets, cascade bouquets, clutch bouquets, and arm bouquets

Round Bouquet
Oval Bouquet
Cascade Bouquet
Pomander Bouquet
Clutch Bouquet
Arm Bouquet


- C

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pretty Purples

Best part of the wedding and event industry is that we are always putting up new displays in the studio.  Our newest display is full of beautiful purples and glass, and it would be any modern diva brides dream.  Inspired, I created a mood bored to reflect it! (Pictures of the display will soon be up on facebook....) Enjoy!


***If you like this storyboard, stop by the studio...everything is available!
3225 rue Principale Ouest, Dieppe NB   E1A 0X7

Monday, January 17, 2011

I Do-it Myself centerpiece

Looking for an easy DIY centerpiece that will look amazing?  Look no further than your kitchen cupboards.  Get various size glasses (think martini, or wine, or any unique design would work), flip it upside down with a flower underneath, and put colour coordinating candles on top, and voila! A unique and easy centerpiece.  This would be great for a garden wedding, or a last minute dinner party and need quick table decor.  You can add some string pearls to the table, or mini crystals to give your table dimension. Enjoy!

- T

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bringing Sexy Back

Hot new wedding trend... the back - necklace.  What a great way to show off a well toned back, while being unique.  Loves it!

- T

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Eco-Chic Magazine

For all the eco-brides who want eco-chic, I have found the bridal magazine for you.   I found this cute bridal magazine that can be read all online, and is filled with eco-friendly weddings! You can save the planet, one issue at a time. Follow the link, and Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Barbie Bride

As a child, I loved playing with Barbies.  Part of me still has a soft spot for the designer clothes and accesssories, so it was no surprise that I was beyond excited when I stumbled across Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier collector Barbies.  So fabulous that it just had to be shared. Enjoy!


Monique Lhuiller

Monday, January 10, 2011

Apple Pie & Love

It was a beautiful sunny day back in October when Nadia and Marc-Andre tied the knot.  Their wedding reflected both their personalities, and was so warm and inviting.  Instead of having a cake, they opted for apple pies; her bouquet was a mix of hydrangeas, berries, and wheat, and wrapped in garden twine and rafia; and their decor was classy, with rustic elements added. Everything tied together so perfectly and made for a stunning wedding day.

You can tell this fabulous couple is very much in Love


Photos: Aleksandr Onyshchenko (
Flowers: Designs Studio & Co. (
Decor: Designs Studio & Co./DIY

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Royal Wedding

I am positive everyone has heard by now that Prince William and Kate Middleton are officially engaged.  The wedding date is set to be Friday, April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abby and is the most anticipated wedding of 2011.  I am so excited to hear about the details of the wedding, and especially what dress will Kate be wearing.  I love weddings, so I will be sure to post any new and interesting news about the upcoming royal nuptials.  The wedding will predict the trends for weddings in 2012, so we will be sure to keep a close watch to what is up and coming.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wedd-iquette - Receiving Lines

Q. Should I have a receiving line at my wedding? If I don't, what will people think?

A.  First off, you do not HAVE to have a receiving line.  The importance of having a receiving line in the first place is for the bride and groom to greet every single one of their guests at some point, but it does not have to be in a formal receiving line.  The bride and groom can greet their guests at the reception during the meal.  Go around to each table and great your guests, and thank them all for coming.  Some couples will do this when they pass out wedding cake, but be wary if you have a large number of guests.  This can tend to take up more time and your guests will become impatient as they are waiting for the dance to begin.  It is best to do this during the meal and in between speeches so something is always going on.  This will help the flow of the event.

If you do decide to have a receiving line, the bride and groom, and their parents, should be apart of the line, and the Maid of Honour or Best Man is optional. This can be done immediately after the ceremony as the guests leave.  You can also have the receiving line at the reception prior to your guests entering the venue.  Be sure to have cocktails or hor's d'eouvres for any guest that are waiting in line.