Signature Drinks

Happy Monday everyone!

Christine here.

With wedding season well underway, we’ve gathered our top 10 signature drink ideas to inspire your bar menu. From classic mojitos to grown up popsicles, this Top 10 list is sure to impress (and refresh) your guests this season.

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Recipes and Inspiration: 1. His & Hers Cocktails 2. Mojito 3. Beverage Garden 4. Lemonade Refresher 5. Grown Up Popsicles 6. Summer Sangria 7. Bride’s Bellini 8. Citrus Moscow Mule 9. Spiked Punch 10. Classic Margarita

Happy Planning!

Summer 2016 Wedding Trends

Happy Monday everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend!

Christine has been hard at work compiling the top trends of the summer and we are so excited to share them with you! We’ve got tons of ideas on how these can be incorporated into celebrations and can’t wait to see how they come together in the next few months.

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For more inspiration, check us out here or here

Happy Planning!

Top 10: Emergency Kit Essentials

Hi everyone,

Christine here!

We’re starting a new blog feature, TCD’s Top 10. We’ll share our top 10 tips in different categories for all things wedding and event related to help you with all aspects of planning. First on the list, the top 10 items you should have in your wedding day emergency kit!

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If you’ve hired a planner, they will have this handy but if you haven’t, be sure to pack these items:

#1: First Aid Kit: Be ready for those mini emergencies!

#2: Snacks: Happy wife (or soon to be) = A happy life :)

#3: Phone charger: Save someone’s (battery) life!

#4: Stain remover pen: For those “Uh-oh” moments

#5: Advil/Tylenol: Get rid of those headaches quickly so you can enjoy the day!

#6: Double sided tape: For fashion and/or décor emergencies

#7: Sunscreen: No one likes a sun burn and it can happen so quickly on a warm summer day!

#8: Hand steamer: For those last minute crinkles!

#9: Pins (of all kinds and sizes): For last minute wardrobe and décor troubles!

#10:Scissors: From heavy duty to cosmetic.

*If you’ve incorporated a lot of DIY items – a glue gun is a great extra to have too!

 Happy Planning!


Energy Bites

Happy Monday everyone!

I try to keep this blog filled with as much pretty as possible but today I had to share a little something different.

Those who know me know how much I love to snack. Anytime I have a big day out or long drive I pack a ton of snacks to keep me going (and happy!). I would just rather eat a lot of small things in place of a large meal, especially early in the day.

I recently found a recipe for no bake energy bites online and simplified it a bit. These are so easy and so tasty!


For all you on-the-go vendors, couples and generally busy people, give these a try, let me know what you think!

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 and 1/2 cups shredded coconut  (I used unsweetened)
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup ground flaxseed
2/3 cup honey (can substitute with maple syrup)
2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and form bite size balls and place in tupperware. I kept mine refrigerated.

So easy right?

More pretty is coming later this week but for now, happy snacking!

Meet Christine

Happy Friday everyone!

The TCD team is growing and we are so excited to introduce our 2016 Summer Intern, Christine.


Christine comes with extensive event planning experience, a passion for travel and an appreciation for the idea that the simplest things are the prettiest. We really like her.

The summer intern position is a great way to get an introduction into the day to day of wedding planning. Christine will assist with administrative duties, social media and join the team on wedding days.

I sat down with Christine to ask her a few questions about life, the industry and her new role. Hope you all enjoy getting to know her as much as I did!

1. How did you find TCD and how did you get involved?

C: I was in search of an internship for the Summer of 2016. I came across a lot of companies from the Waterloo Region, but the Creative Details is the company that resonated with me best. I decided to reach out to TCD, and Catherine got back to me very quickly with open arms. We met for a coffee, got to know each other a bit, and now here I am…an intern with her company. I truly could not be more excited for this opportunity!

2. What is your favourite part about event/wedding planning?

C: My favourite part about event planning would definitely have to be seeing the reaction of the attendees and the client. It always feels so wonderful to know that all of the hard work and effort that you have put into creating the event is appreciated and recognized by those that attend it.

3. What inspires you?

C: Life is my inspiration. It probably sounds very broad, but it’s true. I can’t tell you how often I find myself walking down the street and catching some sort of inspiration from the things that around me. Whether it be nature, lighting, people…you name it, it’s all inspiring for me!

4. Favorite trend for 2016?

C: My favourite trend that I’ve been noticing recently is couples veering away from traditional round tables, and instead utilizing rectangular and square tables. Personally, I think that it adds that touch of intimacy and completely alters the mood of the event. I absolutely love it!

5. What should our readers know about you?

C: Considering this is a wedding planning blog, I should probably tell you all a little bit about the things that I love because well, that’s what weddings are all about: Love.

I love…

Coffee shops | Nature  | Corny jokes | Laughing | People | Travelling | Hiking | British Columbia | Accents

Looking forward to another great season!


2016 Spring Wedding Trends

Happy Thursday!

Although the cold has arrived and I am loving the cozy nights in, I am already so looking forward to the Spring!

The TCD team has some amazing couples to work with this season and we are truly excited as we work through their wedding details.

Are you planning for the upcoming wedding season? Get inspired with these trends:

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Food stations and cocktail style receptions are becoming more and more popular. Giving your guests an opportunity to try different foods, eat slowly and mingle is a great way to make your evening unique.

*It is important to consider the age group of your guest list and ensure there is some seating available for those who may need it.

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A metallic is always a nice accent to you color palette. We love the warmth that comes with bronze and copper details!

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For those who have read my previous posts, you know I love textures! Layering fabrics, glassware, florals and greenery can add so much dimension to your tablesscape. We love the way natural textures combined with chic fabrics and mix and match accents can come together so beautifully.

2016 colors

I am usually a total neutrals girls! I love the soft color palettes and romantic tones but I have to say Pantone’s top 10 colors for Spring 2016 have me inspired for some bright and fun projects!

Happy Planning!

*Please note we do not own the photos in this post. They are pulled from various sites for inspiration to our content.

Setting the table

When it comes to your reception, the floorplan and tables will make a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your wedding. Designing your tablescape can be a difficult task so we’ve come up with a few tips to make this process easier!


1. Ensure you follow the size guidelines; a crowded table with too many seats is never comfortable.

2. Don’t be afraid of textures. Using natural materials, various fabrics and layering dishes can do wonders for your table settings.

3. Consider heights. We love the use of high and low pieces however you want to consider the visual lines of your guests. Everyone at the table should be able to converse (without a centrepiece in the way).

4. Think about the little things. Will you have a full place settings on the day of your wedding? Use all the items on the mock up to ensure you have enough space for all the pieces you envision (in addition to the necessities – salt and pepper shakers!)

5. Personalize it! Are you a couple that loves to travel? Use the names of cities you have been to in place of table numbers. Are you marrying a soy bean farmer? Place soy beans in the bottom of the votives.

The thought that goes into the little details is what makes this day about you as a couple. Small adjustments to typical items can truly make your experience special.

Happy Planning!

Photography: Whitney Heard Photography

Florals: Living Fresh

Styling & Coordination: The Creative Details

Holiday Entertaining

Are you hosting this holiday season? The idea can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be!


Here are our tips for stress-free holiday entertaining:

1. Prepare as much as you can ahead of time. There are so many great recipes out there that can be prepped the night before and thrown in the oven (even crockpot) on the day of the event. This allows more time to enjoy and mingle with your guests.

Have the budget to splurge? Hire a local catering company to serve something different for your group! No dishes or cooking so you can truly relax and enjoy!

2. Consider an interactive menu. Whether it’s food stations,  a caesar bar, a meat and cheese fondue, a chilli station (with a ton of toppings!) or a create your own sushi;  your guests will love the unique experience. We call this the hands on dinner party!

3. Prefer a simple menu? Have fun with the decor. Get creative with DIY centrepieces or place cards. Your guests will feel extra special and your table will look great!

4. Prepare a game. There are so many fun ideas out there. Plan something for your guests to do after dinner to finish the night with a good laugh!

5. Be considerate of kids. Keep in mind children’s nap and bed times when planning the timing of your event. Setting up a kids area with activities is a great way to keep them busy and give their parents a chance to enjoy their company.

Happy Planning!

Season 2: TCD

Well hello there!

It has been so long and we are so sorry. The business is busier than even and although we are so grateful for that, we have been slacking on the blog! Goal for the fall: post more often and keep you updated with behind the scenes at TCD.

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As I sit in my sunny office looking back at photos from this season’s weddings I realize how much I have learned and grown. I thought this would be fun to share with all of you!

So here we go, the top 5 things I learned this season:

1. It is never too late for an emergency. I had a real emergency situation with one of my couples this summer and it really put into perspective how quickly things can happen and how important it is to stay calm and focus on the solution rather than freakout. *Not to worry – everything and everyone is ok :)

2. Backroads are the best. With all the backyard/barn/private property weddings we have done, I now know my way around towns without traffic! Comes in super handy not to rely on the GPS!

3. I am physically and mentally stronger than I thought. Those outdoor weddings require a lot of set up and we got quite the workout this summer. I didn’t realize how quickly I could move (a lot of) heavy items when the pressure is on to have a space ready for guests. I also didn’t realize how many hurtful/confusing things I could deal with in my business. I have learned to take a step back, address concerns of others and focus on being always positive and myself for the benefit of my clients and brand.

4. You can never confirm too many times. You know when you have that itch to reconfirm something you know you have sent or discussed? You should do it! That quick email is so worth it. A reminder never hurt anyone and it will put you at ease to know you have double checked the details.

5. I have defined my brand. When I started this business I knew I loved people and their stories. I wanted to celebrate moments with them and personalize details to make their guests feel special. What I learned this year was how my personality and style has been applied to each one of those events and assisted couples in making their visions come to life (often because we share a similar style and perspective). Someone walked into our home recently and said “It looks and feels like your website!”.  I realized then I had a personal brand and I am so excited to meet new couples who relate to it.

That’s all for now loves! Happy Friday!

Trending: unique dishware

With today’s endless supply of inspiration, it can be difficult to decide which trends you want to incorporate into your wedding day or special celebration. Patterns, colors and textures are making a big appearance and for those who prefer a simple, classic style it’s all about finding a balance.

We love the idea of unique rentals. Whether it’s cutlery, dishes or glasses, there are now so many options to make place settings pop while holding a classic look.

Here are some of our favourites to inspire:

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A textured or colored charger plate instantly creates elegance.

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Experiment with shapes. We love the fun feel of a square or scalloped plate.

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Colored plate adds so much fun to a table!

Looking for a smaller touch of color? Opt for gold silverware or a trimmed plate.

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Happy Planning!