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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

 
 

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

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.

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

 
 
 
 

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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.

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.

high heel shoe

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!

low show with bow

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

 

shoe 3

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.

shoe 4

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.

shoe 5

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).

shoe 10

 

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