Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peach Halves......DIY Favours......

Earlier this week we picked Peaches fresh out of the back yard, and it dawned on us...We should jar peach halves to have over the winter. They are such a delicious treat over vanilla ice cream. 
And they are a FANTASTIC idea for DIY Wedding Favours. 
It's simple! 
The recipe is as follows

Ratio: 3-4 Peaches. 1 Cup Water. 1/2 Cup of Sugar = 1 pint jar
  1. Peal & half 12-18 peaches
  2. In a large saucepan combine water and sugar. Gently boil until sugar is melted.
  3. Add peaches and cook gently until peaches look clear. 
  4. In sterilized jars, pour in peaches, top with juice to overflowing, seal tightly with hot lids and rings.
  5. Store in a cool place

Bon Appetite!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

La Punta Norte Bed & Breakfast
While driving to Penticton this weekend we noticed, La Punta Norte and pulled in. A southwest inspired B&B situated on beautiful Okanagan Lake. They offer a gourmet breakfast, seasonal swimming pool, guest BBQ and grill area, catered dinners for up to 6, a home theatre and much more. Not only is La Punta Norte a B&B it can be used as a meeting facility or a social event venue - Weddings, Family Reunions and more. La Punta Norte also has a sister location, Casa Del Sol La Punta in Manzanillo, Mexico. You can get married in the Okanagan and Honeymoon in Mexico. Or vice versa. 
Check out their websites!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

In The Garden.......

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Dinner Inspiration Anyone?
Garden Party?
Favour Ideas?
Count Us In!
Contact For More Details......

Friday, August 26, 2011

I is for Invitation Etiquette

Traditonal? Modern? Popular? 
What type of invitation best suits your event? 
  • Traditional Invite Sample 
Mr & Mrs Michael Smith 
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Lauren Anne 
Mr. Geoffrey Adams
Saturday, the seventeenth day of May
Two thousand and twelve
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Kelowna Baptist Church
Kelowna, British Columbia
Reception to Follow

  • Modern Invitation Sample 
The hounour of your presence is requested
at the marriage and celebration of 
Lauren Anne Smith 
Mr. Geoffrey Adams

Saturday, the seventeenth day of May
Two thousand and twelve
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Kelowna Baptist Church
Kelowna, British Columbia
Dinner & Dancing to follow

  • Popular Invitation Sample 
Together with their families
Lauren Anne Smith
Mr. Geoffrey Adams 
request the pleasure of your company
at their wedding and celebration

Saturday, the seventeenth day of May
Two thousand and twelve
at one o'clock in the afternoon
Kelowna Baptist Church
Kelowna, British Columbia

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wine Anyone????

Whether you are on Vacation or enjoying a Staycation in the Okanagan Valley the mountains and vineyards are full of endless beauty....... and tastings! We recently we went out on a day trip with a local wine tasting tour company- driver included - it was AMAZING! 
We sipped away the day with Okanagan Wine Country Tours. 
Days Trips, Overnight Tours, Intimate Weddings and more
 Okanagan Wine Country Tours cover more than 300 kilometres of meticulously tended vineyards year round. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

The Silk Road Spice Merchant's vision is that spices should be treated with the same attention and respect as gourmet coffee and wines.
Spices are often forgotten in the back of dark cupboards, let The Silk Road Spice Merchant reintroduce you to the world of spices. 
(We've ordered several spice sets, and let us say, mmmmmm).
From Spice Sets, to Grinder, Graters & Mortars. To Jars & Tins.  
The Silk Road Spice Merchant is a Canadian Company that is 
definitely worth checking out. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Local Trend Setting Find.........

Planning a Wedding, Corporate Party or Event, Private Functions, Fundraisers and more. Photo Booth Rentals are the talk of the town. They are incredibly portable and fun for all ages! The packages include: unlimited photos for 2 or 4 hours with an ON SITE qualified photo technician. 3 Colour settings. Props. Customized Graphics. 
And More......

Friday, August 19, 2011

G is for Groomsmen

The PERFECT Groomsmen Essentials.
Shoes, French Cuffed Shirts, RayBans & Suspenders!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In The Jungle.......

Recently we had the honour of both planning and hosting a baby shower for a certain 
Little Monkey named Cohen. 
Here is a taste......

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

Bridal Party Must Have!
Create-Your-Own Vintage Bouquet 
Check Out More Vintage Pieces:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sweet and Saucy!

 Get all the glassware you need to create the perfect dessert table. Whether it be modern, vintage, country, whimsical or anything
and everything in between.
Check Them Out At......

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Retro Toys!

Fisher Price is bringing the oldies but the goodies back. 
Can anyone say Retro Themed Baby Shower???

Let Us Make Your Vision A Reality Today! 
Contact Us Today For A Complimentary Consultation!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Decisions, Decisions.......

Food, flowers, photography, music, invitations - it can all quickly become overwhelming. We thought we would give you a starter list that will allow you to wrap your head around things and begin to branch out in different directions.

  • Choose a venue for your ceremony and reception
  • Interview & choose a wedding planner
  • Select music for all aspects of your event
  • Interview & hire a photographer
  • Choose & design wedding stationary - Save-the-Date Cards, Invitations, Programs, Menus etc...
  • Creating the environment - Flowers, Lights and other decor
  • Cake, Wine & Food
  • Accommodations & Transportation
  • Managing budgets & final payments
  • Favours
Happy Planning!
*Contact Us Today For All Your Planning Needs

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

Felt & Wire is a curated marketplace of designer paper goods. Created by printers, designers, artists and bookbinders. From elegant note cards and invitations to engraved social stationary to thank you cards or a unique gift -Felt & Wire Shop is a great place to start!