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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:

White by Vera Wang

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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

Boudoir Marathon in Calgary


Looking for a special gift for your fiancee for your wedding? How about Valentine’s Day? 

Head Vixen Alix at Miss Behave is having a Boudoir Marathon in Calgary on January 15 & 16, 2011. 

The “Love Day” Marathon session is $200, plus hair and make up styling for an additional $150. ( A $50 savings on our regular marathon sessions) 

Session includes:
45 minute photo shoot
2 Outfit Changes with 2 different backgrounds
Light hair and make up styling
2 – retouched 5 x 7″ prints and a Wallet Size Photo that he can look at all day long! 

Email Alix or call the studio 403.452.4515 to secure your marathon session . Perfect gift for that special person in your life. 

Miss Behave Boudoir Photography

Why have a Destination wedding in Jamaica?

Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica

With destination weddings being so popular these days, allot of couples are choosing places that can accommodate it all. Whether you are having a wedding for 2 or 200, there is something for everyone in Jamaica.

1.) Gorgeous backdrop for your ceremony. Whether barefoot on the beach or in one of the beautiful gazebos. At sun set or sun down. So many beautiful options for your wedding in the tropics.

2.) One of the easiest places for Canadians to get married. You only need to be in Jamaica for 48 hours prior to your nuptials.

 3.) It’s affordable for everyone. Whether looking for an all inclusive resort or private estate for your nuptials, options in every price point for you and your guests.

4.) With the winter flying schedules being out,we have more frequent flights to Jamaica. It’s also a direct flight from Calgary and Edmonton with some airlines.

5.) The people are so friendly and will provide you all the insider tips of things to do and see. Worth while excursions are Dunns River Falls, A Zipline Adventure and even Jeep safari tours. Jamaica also has some great places to indulge in the local cuisine.

Contact us to help plan your destination wedding in Jamaica 

Blue Fields Villas in Jamaica

Jamaica Beachside couple

Wow your guests with a Signature cocktail




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 or why not create your own unique cocktail that reflects you both?


10 Tips for attending Calgary wedding shows

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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:


Amira Harris | Wedding Planner & Designer

Light on your feet? Shoes for every bridal budget

I LOVE shoes. I was a 3 shoe gal myself and if I could I would have bought 10 pairs for my big day.After all, you can never have too many shoes. I have seen many different kinds of bridal shoes and I love when brides do something unique and different. For example: 3 red shoesCheck out the red sequin shoes the whole bridal party wore for this wedding? Very fun. The bride loves red and wanted to wear red shoes and incorporate her favourite color.Also great for formal pictures and a nice unique touch.Also a good idea for “something blue” if you can’t figure out how to have that “something blue” item and you want to stick to tradition, Why not try some dazzling blue numbers on your feet?

Enclosed are some beautiful shoes for all budgets. Not everyone can afford the Manolos however with so many companies making bridal shoes, you can easily find one or 5 pairs that fits your budget. After all, it’s so hard to pick just one.

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HIGH: Super-girly, with a healthy dose of sex appeal, these silver satin and rhinestone sandals by Martinez Valero ($203) will set your mister’s heart aflutter!

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LOW: Fun, flirty and affordable, these silver satin peep-toe pumps by Gossip ($60) are topped with the perfect finishing touch—a rhinestone bow.


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HIGH: Splurge on a pair of designer shoes, like these elegant nude satin, crystal-embellished pumps by Christian Louboutin ($668) for the big day. The iconic vibrant red soles will make your stroll down the aisle extra-special.

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LOW: If a pointy-toe pump is your style of choice, opt for these glamorous yet budget-conscious beauties by Town Shoes ($125). In pearly leather with rhinestone trim, these d’Orsay pumps will add just the right amount of pizzazz to your bridal ensemble.

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HIGH: Show off your pedicure in these gorgeous silver leather peep-toe sandals by Brian Atwood ($695). This perfect pair is finished with refined pleats and a sparkly crystal brooch.

shoe 6

LOW: These stylish open-toe pumps by Spring ($50) embody high-fashion style on a low budget! At this price, why not treat all your bridesmaids to a great pair of shoes for the big day?

shoe 7

HIGH: Prada ivory leather 'Flair' ballet flats ($250). Perfect for dancing the night away.

shoe 8

HIGH: Smooth Silk satin Sandal by Jimmy Choo ($550) to show off that pedicure. The bottoms of the shoe have an anti slip grip so perfect for keeping your balance and not slipping on your couture dress.

shoe 9

LOW: Affordable vintage inspired shoes.Embellished silver slingback sandal by Nina ($100).

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The last is one of the 3 pairs I wore on my wedding day. They tied up with satin straps and had a pretty bow in the back while the ankle part had Swarovski crystals and were only an inch and a half high.Perfect for dancing. My feet thanked me for not going way too high. Comfort is the key.
Happy  Shopping

Unique Aisle runners for the discriminating couple

I love unique and detailed touches at weddings. It just shows a lot of thought went into it and honestly guests LOVE details. I recently saw something and thought “Wow is that ever fantastic, I can’t wait to tell my brides ” – I LOVE IT”

Aisles with Style does custom made aisle runners, that don’t slip and have a non slip backing. So go ahead and wear those Manolo’s on your big day. Yippee! The best part is you can get you aisle runner customized. Not only do you get to pick the length and color you also get the option to put your name and or wedding date on it. What a great idea and so many options for the couple that wants something customized. Now you are wondering what am I going to do with it after the wedding? There is so many things you can do. Either, cut the portion with your name and use it as a mat in your home. What a great idea to welcome guests. You can frame it, which is the way I recently saw it displayed or you can just keep it. Maybe for your home on the deck or even in you foyer? I am sure there is many more things you can do with it and if you are creative, I am sure you can come up with lots of ways to reuse this item?

I recommend you check out the website since they have so many samples on what you can do to customize these runners. You can also get it in your wedding colors, your wedding date or even a monogram.  So many options.

aisle runner

This is such a great product. Many happy clients who we have ordered these for the “big day”. All Posh Productions Event Planning and Design clients will receive 10% discount on all Aisle runners, even if they are on sale.

So if you are interested do contact us directly and we can order one for you that will ship right to your door. Gotta love that?   It’s your big day after all and every couple wants their wedding to be the talk of the town. Why not start your walk down the aisle with a stylish runner?

* To see some samples of  great aisle runners, do visit the website.
* Photo’s courtesy of Posh Productions Event Planning and Design Calgary

What’s a cake without a few tiers?

I am a HUGE fan of dessert. This is no secret. When a couple asks me my thoughts on cake, I ask them to take me to the cake tasting. After all it’s my job as a wedding planner. Not only is taste and flavour important, the look of your wedding cake is at the top of the list. Many couples will have a cake that reflects their wedding theme. Whether it be your wedding colors,a pattern or even a shared interest you two may have. The possibilities are endless. Here is some great looking cakes to get your inspired and probably even a little hungry.

Flower cake

Black circles cake

brown and blue square cake

Chanel purse cake

Pink flower cake

blue swirl cake

My FAV is the Chanel purse cake. How much fun would that be for a shower?


*Photo’s courtesy of Project Wedding & Posh Productions Event Planning and Design Calgary