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We are excited our NEW blog will be launching in the fall of 2014. Stay tuned!

Real Weddings feature – Calgary Bride

Real Weddings {Jenn & Clay}
 
One of our gorgeous couples (Jenn & Clay) are featured in Calgary Bride magazine. See some of the photos by the very talented Alan Maudie on his website as well as the write up below about there big day at Valley Ridge Golf Course in Calgary, Alberta.
Real Weddings – Calgary Bride

Trade in your old bridesmaid dress?

Trade in your old bridesmaid dress for a new little black dress? Yes Please! NewlyMaid has a great promo on right now, where you can send your old dress in and they will even provide you a mailer at no cost.Great way to recycle that dress and get something new for yourself.

For details, check out the website:  http://www.newlymaid.com

White by Vera Wang

Vera Wang,wedding dresses

wedding dresses, vera wang

 
My two FAVOURITE things are Oprah and Etsy. It’s my guilty pleasure. I am sad that Oprah is over however thought I would still post some pictures from that episode.
 
 Just when you thought you couldn’t afford that Vera Wang wedding dress. Guess again. Great news for the couple who don’t have the deep pockets to splurge on a couture gown. 11 new affordably priced dresses called White by Vera Wang. Ranging from $600-$1500 US. So affordable, you may need two. David’s Bridal does carry the new modest priced collection. It hit their stores earlier this spring.  
 
Checkout the promotional video by Vera Wang and also see the sneak peek for Fall 2011 on the site. White by Vera Wang

Contest – The “Love You Back” Project

 

The sassy and talented ladies (Tara Whittaker & Anne Wright) who are two fantastic wedding photographers in Calgary have something great up their sleeve. They have teamed up on the “Love You Back project”, a chance for Alberta couples to win free wedding photography by Anne and Tara. To enter, couples must submit a video and tell  their story. Great opportunity for one lucky couple. Good Luck.

For more details, see the photographers blogs: Anne Wright and Tara Whittaker

 
 

Same sex weddings in Canada

Credit - Rowell Photography

Congratulations on your wedding.

People travel from all over the world to be married in Canada! Not only do we have some beautiful cities across Canada, we also have some breathtaking views for your nuptials. It is very easy to get married in Canada. Gay marriage is legal here. No waiting period, no blood tests, no medical tests, just a marriage license to obtain. It doesn’t get easier then that

Let us assist you with your big day. Whether you are looking to do a local wedding in Calgary or even in The Rocky Mountains. We have endless options for venues and vendors who would love to work with you.

Do checkout the following link to a beautiful same sex wedding, shot by one of our favourite vendors Rowell Photography.

Let’s start planning your wedding today.

Wow your guests with a Signature cocktail

 
 
 
 

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On the hunt for a signature cocktail for your wedding? The makers of Hpnotiq, a unique blend of vodka, fine cognac and tropical fruit juices, have designed two new tasty cocktails.
 
Signature cocktail: Blushing Bride: Ingredients:2 oz. Hpnotiq 2 oz. Champagne Instructions: Pour chilled Hpnotiq and Champagne into a Champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon twist or orange peel.
 
Signature cocktail: Nervous Groom: Ingredients:2 oz. Hpnotiq Splash of white rum and Lime wedges. Instructions: Muddle lime wedges in the bottom of a glass. Add Hpnotiq, splash of rum, crushed ice and stir.
 
For more tasty cocktails, go to www.hpnotiq.com or why not create your own unique cocktail that reflects you both?
 
 

 

10 Tips for attending Calgary wedding shows

 calgary bride

 

It’s about that time of year when wedding shows are in full effect.   Before you head to the next show, keep these tips in mind and you’ll be happy you went prepared.

10 Tips for attending wedding shows

 
 
1. Bring pre-printed self-adhesive address labels with your name, address and email on it. The labels will save you time when you’re filling out vendor mailing lists or entering draws and contests. Writing at each booth will give you hand craps so it’s best to be armed with your pre-made labels
 
2. Buy your tickets for the show in advance. You’ll save money and you won’t have to wait in line to purchase tickets at the door or worry about carrying cash.
 
3. Wear comfy shoes. You’ll be doing a lot of walking and the concrete floors at shows can really do a number on your feet. Leave the high heels at home.
 
4. Bring a friend/mom/sister/brother with you to share in the experience. A companion and someone to share in the fun, as well as keep you company is great. A wedding show is no place for kids and manuevouring a stroller is no easy task. So leave your little one at home if you are going to attend a show with a couple or if you have kids of your own.
 
 
5. Bring refreshments whether that is a canteen,bottled water or any non- alcoholic beverage so you are replenished while at the show. It’s also a great idea to bring a snack too.
 
6. Bring a bag with durable handles that can fit promotional material from vendors. Most shows give out bags to couples on entrance however they are not the best quality and usually plastic. So bring your favourite tote from home, it’s better for the environment anyway.
 
7. Bring a notepad and pen. Or if you are tech savvy person bring your blackberry,iphone or ipad to make some notes about potential vendors. The wedding shows can be overwhelming with vendors and you won’t remember every detail about each, so best to make notes on your electronic device or good old fashion paper.
 
8. Ask questions! Vendors are there to help you make your wedding planning easier and allot less stressful. Ask the vendor your questions and let the next bride/groom have their turn to do the same. Shows are busy and vendors try their best to accommodate everyone.
 
9. Visit the vendors you still need for your wedding - make this your priority. If you already have some vendors booked, great skip those booths and focus on what you still need for your big day.
 
10. Be prepared to spend money. You may want to book your services right there, especially if there’s a discount opportunity or a value add for booking on the spot. Most vendors after a show do get bombarded with inquiries, so it’s best to book at the show to avoid disappointment since after the show, your date may no longer be available. There is a reason why the early bird gets the worm.
 
 Most of all have fun and congratulations on your engagement.

Celebrate in Style : Honeymoon & Wedding Travel Worldwide

 Passport Destination wedding invitation

I’m excited to announce that Posh Productions has  partnered with Newwest Travel and will be directly managing honeymoon and wedding related travel (destination weddings and guest travel) for all of our couples.We added this service as a “value add” since allot of our couples  were always inquiring on where to go? Whether you are traveling or your guests are, get seamless full service management  from start to finish.

Contact us to arrange your honeymoon, destination wedding, personal travel or group travel by phone or by email at:  travel@poshproductions.ca

 

Amira Harris | Wedding Planner & Designer
403.863.4592

Must have Wedding Day Survival Kit

On wedding days I carry a LARGE emergency kit that has everything that I, the couple, bridal party or family may need. Everything from double sided tape to a portable steamer – no detail is missed. The Wedding Day Survival kit is the next best thing if you don’t have a wedding planner or day of coordinator who carries their own emergency kit on your big day.

This emergency kit will have you breathing a sigh of relief. Take on your wedding day in style and a whole host of potential emergencies with confidence. This chic, reusable train case contains 30 must-have items to keep your day running smoothly. You will be able to tackle any last minute fiasco- including wardrobe malfunctions- with this trusty case on hand. Topped with a white satin ribbon and a novelty diamond ring, this kit makes a perfect and thoughtful shower gift.

wedding survival kitOnly $49 and we here @ Posh Productions Event Planning and Design can order one for you. Something else we can take off of your “To Do” list. After all, you have enough to think about.