have yourself a vineyard wedding…

6th April, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

A picturesque wedding that we adore is a rustic vineyard wedding. A vineyard is such an elegant yet natural setting for a wedding. There is so much that can be done when planning a wedding at a Vineyard, depending on your budget, resources and creative. Allow me to help you with the latter with some creative ideas for a fabulous vineyard wedding.

Menu: You’re at a vineyard, why not take advantage of those resources? Meet with your caterer to design a menu centered around the elegance and grape of the vineyard. Incorporate wine into your menu from the salad dressing, to the marinate on your roasted vegetables, or on your meat of choice. Wine brings such a unique and rich flavor to everything– you’re at a vineyard, what a fabulous way to tie your location into your menu!

Decor: Work with what you are given. Use the vines and green landscape to play into whatever you desire. Choose a flower(s) that coincides with the area of where you’re getting married. Roses? Peonies? Lilies? Make sure that the floral and greenery mesh well together. Consider using rustic lanterns, vintage pomades, put LED lights into wine bottles, or utilize all of those corks!

Favors: If you are not able to afford tinier bottles of wine for each guest (which is a fantastic idea if it’s in your budget), consider cork handled cheese knives, chocolate truffles, or a cheese & wine or cheese & cracker favor to send guests on their way. All are enjoyed with a great glass of wine so it will be a practical favor and also remind them of the time they spent at the vineyard celebrating your wedding day.

The Dress: Lace or tulle are the top choices here at a vineyard wedding. It’s elegant, yet simple. Both incorporate a whimsical and vintage theme to your style, which pairs perfectly with your wedding location. Check out designs by Alfred Angel and Sottero & Madgley.



Images sourced at stylemepretty.com.



just dance!

17th September, 2010 - Posted by Lia - No Comments


When planning your wedding, one of the most pivotal things to plan is after your guests wine and dine and the dancing starts. Dancing at your wedding not only adds to the character, charisma and celebration of your wedding but it is a great way to have guests interact with one another. Enjoy this special time, make those memories  and pick the right tunes!

Now, there is no right or wrong to pick your song list, but we have some suggestions that have been major hits throughout 2010, as well as various songlist for different wedding themes…enjoy!

Top 40

Processional Song: “ I Got a Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas

Recessional Song: “ Hey Soul Sister”- Train

First Dance: “  When I Look at You” – Miley Cyrus/The Last Song Soundrack Themesong

Mother/Son Dance: “Halo” – Beyonce

Father/Daughter Dance: “Never Going to be Alone” – Nickelback

Closing Song: “ Poker Face” – Lady GaGa or “Commander” Kelly Rowland ft David Guetta

Oldies & Motown

Processional Song: “Going to the Chapel” – The Crystals

Recessional Song:  “ I’ll Be There” – Jackson 5

First Dance: “Back at One” –Brian McKnight

Mother/Son Dance: “ Song for Momma” Boys II Men

Father/Daughter Dance: “ My Girl” The Temptations’

Closing Song:“ Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green

Indie/Beach Theme:

Processional Song: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamkawiwo’ole

Recessional Song: “ Hey Soul Sister”- Train

First Dance:  “ The Way I Am” – Ingrid Michaelson

Mother/Son Dance: “ The Luckiest”  Ben Folds

Father/Daughter Dance: “ Better Together” Jack Johnson

Closing Song: “ Her Eyes” Pat Monahan

Country Theme:

Processional Song: “ Bless the Broken Road”- Rascal Flatts

Recessional Song:  “ Something Like That” – Tim Mcgraw

First Dance:  “ Making Memories of Us” – Keith Urban

Mother/Son Dance: “ You’re Going to Miss This” – Trace Adkins

Father/Daughter Dance: “ Little Moments” – Brad Paisely

Closing Song: “Love Somebody” – Keith Urban

Rockin’ Wedding:

Processional Song: “ She Loves You ” – The Beatles

Recessional Song:   “Livin On a Prayer”- Bon Jovi

First Dance: “ All you Need is Love” The Beatles

Mother/Son Dance: “ Your Momma Don’t Dance” Poison

Father/Daughter Dance:  “ Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” Aerosmith

Closing Song: “ Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey



have a bollywood inspired wedding….

27th August, 2010 - Posted by Lia - 4 Comments


Over the past couple of years, Bollywood has taken society by storm. There is a Bollywood craze in North America and in countries across the world. It hit North america when the  2008 film, “ Slumdog Millionaire”  hit theatres and ever since then, it has  sparked an interest in this age-old culture. Bollywood is making its appearance everywhere in many different ways.  Fitness clubs are offering Bollywood dance classes, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine restaurants are gaining quick popularity, and the films, dance, and fashion of Bollywood is making it all over the world. 

Whimsical Bollywood Style Wedding Cake

Bollywood is noticed and cherished through many factors, one of which being the bright colors and intricate patterns on the clothing and fabrics. If you are looking to add an original twist to your wedding, or perhaps getting in touch with part of you and your family’s culture, consider going Bollywood for your wedding theme.  There are Bollywood stores and online vendors that offer you the best costumes and accessories for your wedding day.

The colors are what makes Bollywood style so fantastic. The bright and vivid colors are what defines and  creates the elaborate costumes and culture of Bollywood. Incorporating this into your wedding add originality to your special day.

A Bollywood theme can be used in every aspect of the wedding. Creating or having a brightly colored sash to put around your wedding gown, or across your shoulder will add some flair. Decorate the ceremony and reception Bollywood style by hanging tapestries or rent a tent and decorate the ceiling with the fabrics, colors, and intricate interior design of Bollywood culture.

If you are interested in incorporating the Bollywood entertainment to your wedding, look no further. Bollywood is becoming so popular there are most likely plenty of bands that play Bollywood music,  and dance companies that will come and teach your guests the dance steps. If you are looking to save money on on DJ and entertainment, make a playlist of Bollywood favorites on your iPod or CD player.

Regardless of how you incorporate the traditions and beauty of Bollywood, it is sure to be a hit.  Your wedding will leave a lasting impression as your wedding will shine, while it is celebrated in Bollwood color and flare.

If you’re in Calgary, Canada & would like a Bollywood theme to your wedding visit: Fusion Bollywood Inc

For bridal henna in the Toronto, Canada area contact the Henna Sooq: Henna Sooq