Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

Nude and Neutral Nails proved to be the trend for Spring and transitioning into bold and beautiful solids for Summer. Check out Joe's new line of polishes. Their TIN, is similar to what's seen on Chanel models, Papaya is very Betsy Johnson, and their Marshmallow, nude colour, is very Marc Jacobs.

$4 each or 3 for $10

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vintage Origami

Vintage Origami is a vibrant new wedding & event prop rental vendor in Kelowna and the surrounding area. Meeting the customizable needs of brides, photographers and event planners. 
 Check out their website to learn more about their packages and inventory. 
We can't wait to work with them!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

They Are Paper?

Believe it or not, these gorgeous flowers are paper creations by 
The Crimson Poppy. Each flower, like in nature, ranges in size and complexity; 1 to 4 hours is spent creating every flower made. 

Check out their website 
and blog 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Best Man Wedding Toast Etiquette

Wedding tradition states that the only required toast at the wedding reception is that of the best man. Where to begin, what to say, how much to say.... the list of questions is endless. Here are a few simple tips for writing the dreaded best man toast.

  1. Remember a toast is not a speech! Keep it short and simple. 
  2. If you aren't funny now isn't the time to be try being jovial. The most important element of the toast is sincerity. Speak from the heart, those are the memories and moments that are appreciated by all.
  3. Keep things G rated. Now is not the time to reminisce about pasty glory days. 
  4. The best man toast is about the couple and their new endeavour as husband and wife, it's not just about your relationship to the groom.
  5. Remember to write and practice your toast. "Winging it" after a few glasses of Champagne never turns out the way you hear it in your head.

    Monday, May 23, 2011

    Monday's Marvellous Find

    Sur La Table logo
    Get ready for summer with their  great entertaining products and food shoppe.

    Saturday, May 21, 2011

    B is for Bridesmaid

    Bridesmaid style doesn't have to complicated. Keep it simple by choosing dresses and shoes that can be worn again. Or let each bridesmaid choose their own footwear. The dress and shoes we chose to showcase are both available at Le Chateau. 
    Simple & Chic!
    Stretch Satin One Shoulder Dress Leather Peep Toe Pump

    Friday, May 20, 2011

    5 Hot Trends For 2011 Weddings

    1. Inside or Outside - Indoor weddings are taking the season off hello the great outdoors! Rustic winter weddings are a must have, and once spring has sprung take the party outside for a more relaxing romantic event. 
    2. Let Them Eat Cake - The wedding cake table is a 2011 trend in itself it should be the focal point of the reception bold yet simple. That being said, take things back to basics when it comes to cake this season. Replace fondant with butter cream. Replace sugar flowers with real flowers. 
    3. DIY - The Do-It-Yourself concept is a trend that is here to stay and is one of the BIGGEST trends of the 2011 Wedding Season. Is there anything more heart warming at a reception than incorporating handmade elements from the bride and the groom?
    4. Simple is Best - Huge centrepiece should be replaced with small votives of wildflowers or candles. Mason jars and tea tins will add a simple rustic feel to your event. 
    5. Every Detail Counts - 2011 is all about details from large to small. From stationary to attire to flowers to place settings colour palettes and a simple chic are key. 
    Contact us Today for all your planning needs. Whether it's to plan your event in its entirety  or simply be your planning coach and point you in the right direction. Contact for more details.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    The Tea Length Dress

    Style No. 589
    The sweetly romantic strapless, tea-length gown with 
    sweetheart neckline.
    Available locally at BlissBridal Boutique, Kelowna.

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    Monday's Marvellous Find

    From High Tea to Baby Showers to Birthdays and more The Cupcake Wrapper Company is making cupcakes gorgeous one wrapper at a time. Did we mention that they are for decorative purposes only....which means they are reusable!
    Check out their website, follow their blog and shop for them on Etsy. 

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    Roasted Pineapple & Strawberry Salsa

    Roasted Pineapple with Strawberry Salsa


    • 1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
    • 2 peeled kiwis
    • 3 tbsp lime juice
    • 1 tsp lime zest
    • 1/4 cup roughly chopped mint leaves
    • 1/2 finely diced jalapeno pepper
    • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 1 pineapple
    • 2 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 3.4 cup of rum
    • 1/3 Cup Unsalted butter


    1. First make the strawberry salsa: Dice strawberries and kiwis into ½-in (1 cm) cubes and place in bowl. Add lime zest, juice, mint leaves, sugar and jalapeƱo pepper (if using). Stir to combine and refrigerated until needed.
    2. Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C). Trim pineapple and slice into 1-in (2.5 cm) rings. Cut out core of each with a small, round cookie cutter. In saucepan whisk together light brown sugar, rum and butter over medium-high heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture is simmering and caramelized. Pour caramel into 11-in x 15-in (28 cm x 40 cm) roasting pan and top with halved pineapple slices in a single layer. Roast pineapple in oven for 10 minutes. Turn pineapple pieces over and bake until sauce is bubbling and pineapple is golden tinged, approximately another 10 to 15 minutes. To serve, divide pineapple among plates, drizzle with caramel sauce and top with strawberry salsa.
    *serves 4
    Bon Appetit!

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    Sunday, May 8, 2011

    Champagne, Waffles, Tulips and More.......

    Mother's Day
    *Check out some of our great ENTERTAINING Posts for some
    Mother's Day Celebration Ideas. 

    Friday, May 6, 2011

    It's Mango Season

    Double Mango Pudding

    • 3/4 cup of boiling water
    • 15 oz of mango pulp
    • 1/2 cup of cold water
    • 1 cup diced, fresh mango
    • 1 cup whipping cream
    • 1 1/2 KNOX gelatin packages
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • Dissolve sugar in boiling water over medium to low heat
    • Dissolve the gelatin in cold water and add to the sugar water, mix thoroughly and remove from heat
    • Cool to room temperature then add the mango pull and whipping cream, mix thouroughly
    • Add the diced mango
    • Transfer to a serving dish or individual dishes and chill overnight 
    • Top with a dollop of whipped cream
    Bon Appetit!!!

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Wedding Songs

    A sampling of some of the most romantic wedding songs of all time......

    I Can't Help Falling In Love With you - Elvis Presley
    It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra
    At Last - Etta James
    Everything - Michael Buble
    In My Life - The Beatles
    Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
    You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
    It's Your Love - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
    Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
    You're Beautiful - James Blunt

    Monday, May 2, 2011

    Monday's Marvellous Find

    The Green Kangaroo
    From Couture Invitations to Personalized Stationary to Custom Save-the-Dates to DIY Wedding Stationary The Green Kangaroo has it all. With hundreds of styles to choose from, all of their designs are 
    100% original to The Green Kangaroo.