vendor spotlight: Peachy Keen Studio

A few weeks ago, when I first met Courtney I was so excited to come across such a sweet vendor in the wedding industry. She showed up to our coffee date with a stylish look, an open mind and of course, a flawless face!

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With her experience in the industry, her unique approach to each bride and her super fun personality- I would highly recommend and trust her with any of my clients, friends or family!

The vendor spotlight series is all about answering the most commonly asked questions by brides. So girls, this is all about you!

1. How far in advance should I book my make up artist? Due to high demand, specifically for wedding dates set between May-Setember, brides should try to book at least 6 months in advance.

2. Do you travel to me or do I come to you? I am a fully mobile service on your wedding day! I am happy to travel to the location of your choice including salons, hotels or your home.

3.  Is there a trial involved? Yes! Trials are highly recommended and are a perfect way for you to receive a little bit of pampering during what can often be a hectic or stressful time during wedding planning. Trials are done out my home studio.

4. What is included in the most common package? Airbrushed foundation is quickly becoming the most popular service that I offer. It provides flawless coverage that feels light and airy without being cake-y or heavy. Airbrushing is fade proof, sweat proof and tear proof.. a must for brides!

5. What make up brand will you be using? My makeup kit s filled with brands including MAC, Urban Decay, Too Faced and Smashbox. I also have several professional brands that are made specifically for flash photography.. perfect for brides. During your trial we will discuss the look you would like and choose the best brad for your skin tone and type.

6. Will you be available for touch ups on my wedding day? Of course, I am happy to stay behind and provide any touch ups for pictures or throughout the evening.

7.  How many people can you accommodate in my wedding party? Is there a minimum/maximum? There is no minimum however maximums depend on the time frame of your day. Alone, I can accommodate up to 10 ladies providing it is a comfortable time frame. If you have a smaller window to get prepared, an assistant can accompany me for no extra charge to you- we want to ensure the morning runs smoothly for you.

8. What is your favourite part of being in the wedding industry? I would have to say that meeting brides for the first time is certainly my favourite. each bride is so unique. They all have a different love story and a different vision for their special day..Being able to meet them during such an exciting new chapter is such an honour for me. I also love seeing their completed look as they leave my studio and feel so happy and even more excited for their special day!

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For more information about Courtney, her talent and her services, check out her website here, and her Facebook page here.

Happy Planning!

a petal or two

It’s the month of love, and I am hoping many of you celebrated with chocolates, bubbly and florals over the weekend.

I mentioned in my welcome post that I would be featuring some amazing vendors and today I am so happy to share with you a petal or two, “a Guelph based floral and event design company with an innovative style that will bring floral flair to your function”.

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I have had a chance to work with Katherine & Sarah this year and it has been great. Not only are they extremely talented but they are also a pleasure to work with!

I asked these ladies a few questions in hopes of sharing some industry info with brides-to-be, inspiring potential clients and introducing vendors to this local company. Here’s what I found out!

1. How would you describe your style?

a petal or two style is simple yet stunning and always staying on the cutting edge of the floral design world. With a love for floral art we are always trying to create pieces that will wow our clients.

2. Where do you get your inspiration?/ What inspires you?

We get most of our inspiration from the outside elements, each client we meet with, floral magazines from Europe, floral blogs from around the world and just talking with other designers.  We find the more you talk out a design, research the idea and think about it the more excited you get and then the ideas just start to flow!

3. What are the top trends for wedding florals in 2014? Which are you most looking forward to?

Vintage is back again and gold is a very popular colour this year. Thanks to William and Kate the woodland theme is also big with floral trees as centerpieces with hints of crystals and jewels to jazz it up.

We are really looking forward to the woodland theme as we love the natural look with lots of greens and texture. Texture in floral arrangements give it so much more depth and make it that much more interesting and appealing to the eye.  The woodland theme will make for something a little different this year.

4. Flowers can get expensive quickly! What can I do to stay within my budget?

Stick with in season flowers.   For example in spring you can do a lot of beautiful arrangements with spring flowers they are  grown locally so it cuts down on costs.  For bouquets sticking to one flower type always makes it more cost efficient.  You don’t need a lot of different flowers in a bouquet to make it look beautiful. Also look at using greenery to create interest as greenery can help cut costs as well.

5. If a bride is not sure what she wants, or doesn’t know much about flowers, how can you help her create a vision?

We always sit down with our clients in a consultation and brainstorm the look they want for their wedding.  We start off by asking what they like and don’t like what flowers they prefer and what colours they want in their wedding which helps us. From there we can start building and creating a design, showing them pictures and start talking  them through design ideas.  Not everything we say  to our clients they like, but then from there we work on something else.  We  like to start from the beginning and work our way through our list of questions and by the end we have a wedding design!

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How gorgeous are these florals??

Click HERE to learn more about a petal or two and scroll through their full gallery.