the sweetheart table

Good morning brides!

As you work on your floor plan and your seating chart, an important aspect to consider is what type of head table you would like. Who’s is going to be at the head table? What layout would you like? etc.etc.

There are so many options and we are now seeing a lot of this new one! The sweetheart table is trending again this year and we’re showing you what it’s all about.

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Some couples may want to sit with their wedding party or right in with their guests.

For those looking for an intimate setting, these gorgeous set-ups are amazing inspiration!

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The sweetheart table can be very simple or very elaborate- I love how it is another way to customize the reception.

What do you think? Would you consider the sweetheart table for your reception?

Happy Planning!

the kid-friendly wedding

Thinking of inviting the little ones to your wedding? Keeping them entertained is key to a successful evening for everybody.

Parents want to enjoy themselves and be attentive to the wedding happenings while the kids want something “fun” to do (they usually loose interest by the time the speeches start).

Here are a few tips for keeping those kids busy!

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Having a kids table is essential! They will be much happier sitting with others their age and will be excited about having activities available especially for them.

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I love the idea of having a welcome basket at each child’s place setting. Use simple items such as coloring books, crayons and snacks for an inexpensive personal touch. You can even theme the table!

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Thinking you might want some extra supervision? There are companies that do exactly that! There are certified teams  you can hire to supervise kids at your wedding- they can set up a craft area, cookie decorating table, magic trick hour, games etc.

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There may even be games the adults would like too.

Happy Planning!

all about the details

There’s something about the details that makes people feel special.

That extra thought or customization- it’s often what makes businesses successful. People work with people they like, with a service they trust. “the creative details” as a business name came from my love for the little things in life and my desire to make every client and every couple feel special.

I’ve always been excited over the small things, paid attention to the personalization of a gift or an event, and today’s post is inspired by that.

Here are some of my favourite ways to personalize your wedding day!

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An aisle runner with the couple’s vows.. so romantic!

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A thoughtful gesture for your guests, a mini hot chocolate to warm up.

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A personalized ring bearer’s box handmade by the groom’s brother.

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A note to the in-laws.

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Hand tied bouquet finished with grandma’ s brooche.

Enjoy the little things this weekend!

The Palms Miami Beach

A few years ago during a trip to Miami, Florida I made appointments with the on-site coordinators at some of the city’s most amazing wedding venues. I had such a great time touring the grounds and chatting with industry professionals in this gorgeous area.

A venue that really stood out to me was The Palms Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach; it’s beach-y yet modern and elegant.. just stunning! The staff was kind, attentive to details and their menu looks delicious.

With several indoor & outdoor ceremony, cocktail and reception spaces this beautiful site includes a gazebo, terrace, lawn area, pool side lounge and a private section on the beach.

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The Palms is a great choice for a sunny getaway you and your guests can enjoy without travelling internationally!

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 Looking for more information? Check out their website

www.thepalmshotel.com 

benefits to hiring an event planner

Happy Friday!

 Whether you are taking some time to yourself this weekend or out and about getting things done, enjoy it!

December is the most popular month for engagements- 60% of engagements happen over the holiday season (crazy right??). Valentine’s Day was a popular time as well.

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Being in the events industry, January & February are very busy months connecting with new clients and following up with those whose wedding dates are fast approaching. I love working smaller events; intimate weddings, baby showers, engagement parties, milestone birthdays, cocktail parties etc. I have a passion for working closely with every client to create a memorable celebration.

For those who are recently engaged or planning a special celebration, here are my top 5 reasons why you should hire an event planner:

1. We go through a step by step process to ensure your event is entertaining for you guests and all the details are taken care of.

2. We work for you to make sure things happen on time, on budget and within the theme. We are up to date on trends and we’re usually overflowing with ideas.

3. We keep you on track and organized. Planning can get overwhelming- it’s not for everyone so sometimes it’s best to leave it up to those in the industry. We have tips, tricks and connections to give you a different perspective on issues.

4. If and when a problem arises, an event planner can most often take care of it without the guests or host being aware.

5. Most of the time we already know the vendors. People are more likely to remember an event where things went wrong (ex: the dj didn’t show up, caterer was horrible) and that’s not the type of memories you want your guests to walk away with!

You want to enjoy this special time with friends and family and we make sure that happens : )

Looking for more information regarding wedding & event planning?

We’d love to hear from you! info@thecreativedetails.ca

no more winter blues

I think we are all just about ready for spring.

Although the snowflakes, hot chocolate and skating dates were fun in December, it’s easy to feel those winter blues by March.

Beach season will come sooner then you think though! So let’s climb out of the rut, get energized and say goodbye to those winter blues. Here are some of my tips:

1. Do something that’s been on your to-do list forever. Don’t you feel so much better after getting those things done? Give your home office a makeover, reorganize your closet and donate old clothes, print pictures, paint some frames.. Making the space around you prettier and more efficient will make you feel the same way!

2. Get outside. I know , it’s freezing. But even a few minutes of fresh air can made a big difference.

3. Treat yourself- you work hard and everyone deserves to be spoiled once in a while. Whether it’s a manicure, a weekend away, a new “something”- do something for you.

4. Exercise. That 30 minute pilates class, jog on the treadmill or walk with the pup can make a big impact on your mental and physical health. It also gives you time to disconnect which we all know can be a difficult task.

5. Find what makes you happy and do it. Whether it be a new business venture, a project, catching up with an old friend, setting aside more family time, whatever it may be,  make sure you find yourself smiling.

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the wedding room

Many would agree with me that the wedding industry isn’t as glamorous as it seems; there are some really long days and even longer nights, endless e-mails and multiple opportunities to capture, people to impress and places to be.. That being said, there are definitely days when life is filled with sparkles, sequinned dresses, incredible desserts and stunning stationary.

Sunday was one of those oh so glamorous days for me.

As a planner from the Kitchener-Waterloo area, driving to the city (Toronto) is always filled with excitement for me. I know when making the mini road trip that I am heading into an exciting meeting, a beautifully decorated room or chatting with wonderful people and couples with whom I share a passion or vision.

Thank you to the vendors who took the time to tell me about their businesses, hear about mine and share some of their amazing work.

As promised, here’s a tiny peek of all that was The Wedding Room Show at The Arcadian.

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How gorgeous are these dessert by Bobette & Belle. I just love them all!

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Even got to take home a macaron!

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So excited to have Kleinfeld opening in Toronto this spring!

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Sara Baig Designs- love love love her style.

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Regardless of the long days and even longer nights.. I feel so blessed to be doing what I love.

Stay tuned , later this week I am sharing some tips on beating the winter blues!

wishing you all a wonderful day

weekend happenings

 Happy Monday everybody!

Do you ever have those weekends that feel just a little longer then usual? The ones where you get to do so many fun things?

Last weekend was one of those for me. Busy? Yes. But awesome? Also yes.

Friday night I ran some errands, watched a movie with my love and prepared these cupcakes for a charity event today.

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Saturday morning was spent at Williams Coffee Shop working away and meeting with potential clients. I just love meeting new couples and hearing their stories.

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Next was a lunch date and some office supply shopping! More photos coming soon.

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Sunday was so much fun! A big breakfast and the gold metal game was the perfect way to start the day. I think all of Canada was unavailable between 7am-10am. Way to go boys!

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The weather was perfect for a mini road trip to Toronto. The Wedding Room show was happening at The Arcadian and everything was gorgeous! I was so excited to chat with some familiar faces and meet more of Toronto’s amazing vendors.

Stay tuned! More photos from the The Wedding Room show will be posted tomorrow!

my valentine’s day menu

Good morning everyone

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Already!

Whether you plan to go out, or stay in, dress up, or get cozy in your pajamas, it’s really just about making time for yourselves as a couple, as friends or as a family and enjoying each other’s company.

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 There are tons of restaurants with Valentine’s Day menus or you can create your own…

Here’s Mine :)

Cabbage Slaw with Goat Cheese

Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli

Mediterranean Pasta

For dessert? Super easy, super delicious Toffee Brownies

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photo courtesy of every last detail.

welcome!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the creative details blog!

I have been a lifestyle blogger for almost a year now and I have decided to make a few changes and incorporate blogging into the social aspect of the creative details.

The business focuses on planning personalized celebrations so it only makes sense to share ideas and connect with all of you here.

I plan to make this blog a one stop read for all things wedding planning, celebration inspiration and bridal lifestyle!

I want to feature amazing vendors, provide expert tips and inspire all of you to create, entertain, and enjoy this new chapter of your life!

Please please please feel free to send me questions or tell me what topics you would like featured!

info@thecreativedetails.ca

I’ll be starting this adventure with my 5 benefits to hiring a wedding planner, my Valentine’s date night menu and floral trends for 2014.. stay tuned!

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