have a classy bachelorette & bachelor party!

30th November, 2010 - Posted by Lia - 1 Comment

As a modern day bride, you may notice that so many things are untraditional and unconventional. Brides are having male maid of honors, couples don’t always change their last names, and then there’s the  wedding party danced down the aisle with 3 million YouTube hits. Times are changing, and brides and their significant others are doing some things differently.

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are one of the events in the pre-wedding events that are being altered and changed to make everyone feel comfortable. Perhaps you and your fiancée aren’t too comfortable with each of you getting wild and crazy like your early college days. Perhaps money is tight and your MOH and Best man would rather collaborate, or perhaps you and your groom have mutual friends who want to celebrate together. Or maybe the wild night out on the town isn’t your style? Regardless of the reason, couples are now more than ever enjoying bachelor and bachelorette party alternatives:

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Golf Outing.   The boys can enjoy a day out on the golf course rather than staying up all night drinking on the town. After spending a day out on the green, hitting up a sports bar or steakhouse will be the perfect end to this bachelor party. Spa Day.  Enjoy a day of pampering and relaxation at a spa day with your girls. Select a customized package, enjoy a refreshing lunch halfway through the day while being treated like a queen. 
Comedy Show.  The guys will enjoy a nice dinner, a couple beers, and a night full of laughs. Check out VIP options so the groom and his men will feel like celebrities! Concert.  Enjoy some rock stars for your own by taking you and your girls to a concert that you all love.  Listen to your favorite radio stations to try and score some front row seats and backstage passes!
Camping Trip. Let your man and his buddies get into primal mode, pack up the canoe and beef jerky while kicking back relaxing the rustic outdoor living for a weekend.  Shopping Trip.  Grab your girls and a bunch of spending money and hit the closest metropolitan city near you for a nice weekend of dining out and hitting some of your favorite stores. NYC, , Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, LA, Miami, Boston, find a big city and hit it up in big style!

rachel a. clingen- wedding & event design with flair

30th August, 2010 - Posted by Lia - 1 Comment


The team at Rachel A. Clingen have been leaders in the wedding and event industry for more than 18 years. David and Rachel the husband and wife duo, along with their experienced design crew have been transforming venues and wedding tents all over Canada. They are unique to the wedding industry as all their services are provided ‘in house’ for a less complicated design experience and to ease the stress of multiple vendors.

Rachel believes that wedding decorating and floral has become as important or as necessary to brides as her wedding gown itself! . The owner of the company explains, “Most brides will attend other weddings before their own and want to ensure that theirs is one of a kind.”  Rachel continues, “brides are realizing that making their day unique is more then just changing the colour of the flowers. We have certainly noticed a trend over the past number of years that brides are becoming very interested and serious about their weddings being ‘original’.”  

Rachel believes focusing on one element entirely such as flowers or even fabric work to create a theme or atmosphere is like trying to paint a picture with only one colour.  “We like to design utilizing different mediums. Certainly including flowers but also creating texture with props and fabric decor, such as backdrops or chair covers. This allows much more flexibility when trying to meet the unique needs of each client.”

Rachel A. Clingen offers two convenient ‘one stop shop’ locations, one in Caledon and one inThornhill where brides can choose their wedding flowers, backdrops, chair covers, linens and centrepieces from their comprehensive portfolio. 

As the bridal market and awareness continues to grow in Toronto,  wedding decorating by Rachel A. Clingen will insure customers have many options to choose from.

For more information visit: Rachel A. Clingen