Tag: Bouquet

Your own kind of beautiful

“I didn’t ever dream of my wedding.” ” I don’t want to ‘feel like a princess for a day’.”  “I don’t have a theme for my wedding day.  I didn’t know weddings had themes. Do we need a theme?”

These are all such common things I hear during a consultation.  And all of which are totally okay.

I dreamt of being a wedding planner, but I never dreamt of my own wedding.  I dreamt of the guy I’d meet and what my life would look like but never the gown I’d wear.  While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with dreaming of your wedding day your entire life, not everyone feels that way. Some people might not have ever even imagined getting married.  And then love happened.

Lately I’ve noticed so many couples feeling apprehensive about their wedding.  “We don’t have a whole lot to spend.” “Our engagement story isn’t anything special.” “We don’t really want a glamorous wedding.”  I wish that every couple realized that love is beautiful and perfect in every form.  When it’s true to who you are as a couple, no other stereotype matters.

You don’t have to wear a ball gown on your wedding day to feel beautiful.  You don’t have to pick a “theme” to have decor.  You don’t have had dreamt of your wedding your entire life for it to be special.

It’s time to stop following everyone else’s rules and let your wedding be your own kind of beautiful.

xonicole

 

 

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Nautical Romance- Kelowna Styled Shoot

Now this shoot was a huge challenge for me.  I really have this obsession with working with pastels and soft tones to fit my rustic, Southern style so working with reds and navys really through me off.  Thankfully, I had such talented vendors to work with and it all came together to fulfill our nautical and romantic vision.

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Photography: Royce Sihlis Photography

Hair & Make-Up: Melissa Craven 

Flowers: Classic Creations Floral Design

Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet On You Designer Cups & Cakes

Custom Cookies: Sarah’s Sweets

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Origami

Stationary: Dandelion Willows

Venue: Lindon House

Wedding Dresses: Ashbury Bridal

Event Styling: Created Lovely Events

 

 

 

Love is Sweet- Kelowna Styled Shoot

A couples months ago, I decided it was about time to do a styled shoot with some of my absolute favourite wedding vendors in Kelowna.  I was inspired by my own wedding colour palette of blush, mint, and gold.  I had sent some photos to each vendor to put us all on the same page of one vision but really didn’t want to hinder anyone’s creativity.  And wow, am I ever glad for that because this is how everyone else contributed to make the vision come to life!  Thank-you SO much to all of you that were a part of this shoot.

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Photography: Royce Sihlis Photography

Hair & Make-Up: Melissa Craven 

Flowers: Classic Creations Floral Design

Cake & Cupcakes: Sweet On You Designer Cups & Cakes

Custom Cookies: Sarah’s Sweets

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Origami

Stationary: Dandelion Willows

Venue: Lindon House

Wedding Dresses: Ashbury Bridal

Event Styling: Created Lovely Events