Getting Your Photos in a Snap!

How many weddings have you been to where you see this horribleness (is that a word??) on the table?

I’m sure you’ve been the culprit of taking or being in unnecessary, crotch shots, shoe shots, up the nose shots, blurry, mis-angled, and undeletable (that for sure is not a word!) shots!

Depending on your guest count, purchasing these cameras, plus the processing fee can run you about $300.  Half of the pictures aren’t worth being used and you end up wasting a piece of your budget on horrible photos.

What if you could have guests upload photos automatically through their iPhones or Android phones while still at your wedding?

There’s an APP for that!

The company is called Wedding Snap, based out of the USA of course, but servicing Canada and many other countries as well.

Packages start at $99(USD) which includes a one year online, unlimited storage photo album, unlimited photo uploads during and after your reception.  Additional packages supply you with additional albums to add to your account for your Bachelorette, Jack and Jill, Wedding Shower etc.  You can also get 250 customized information cards for your couples to pass out at their reception with the instructions on how to download the app from the app store (free to your guests) and a username/password to upload the photos to your private album.

Guests who have a Blackberry (I know, I know, I’m switching soon!) or would like to upload photos from their digital cameras after the reception can do so online. The process is similar to uploading photos to Facebook!

Afterwards, with the click of a button, you can download all the photos to your computer to print, upload photos to Facebook to share or send prints to your online printing store to print!

So what does it look like?  To view a sample album, go here and enter the password: ashley45

Sample information card for guests

All information and photos from: Wedding Snap

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Blinged out Bouquets

If you want something different and so special that your guests will be in awe over on your wedding day, we’ve found the perfect thing for you!

Bridal bouquets, while beautiful and deep in tradition, are often a big expense for something that lasts only a few days – if you even keep it!

Customized Brooch Bouquet

The Bouquet House – a luxury bouquet boutique located just outside Toronto – creates unique bouquets for your wedding day.  Bouquets made out of vintage brooches, buttons or faux flowers are handcrafted to create a custom piece for your big day and a keepsake for years to come.

A Button Bouquet made to coordinate with the wedding colours

Family heirlooms such as brooches, crystals and other keepsakes can be added into bouquets to make it unique to each bride.

Customized Seashell Bouquet created for a destination wedding

Brooch Bouquets start at $350CAD, button bouquets start at $125CAD.  Both are designed and created to match the personalty, style or theme of the event.  Shipping for anywhere in Canada is a flat rate of $10CAD.  Other items that can be used to make a bouquet are: feathers, lace and wire, or just about anything else!

Pins and picture frame attachments are also available to dress up your bouquet.

The Groom’s Boutonniere is included in the cost of the bridal bouquet and can be created to compliment the bride’s design or be completely different.

In support of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, The Bouquet House donates 10% of the sale price of any PINK brooch bouquet purchased.

A gorgeous PINK inspired bouquet in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

One more thing that I totally love is the corsages.  Whether these are used for a wedding for the mother of the bride or groom or just to dress up an everyday outfit, I totally love them!  Imagine it on your blazer???

So, if you’re looking for something different, something unique and something to keep for a lifetime, give my girl Tara at The Bouquet House a call or email!  info@thebouquethouse.com

New Years Eve Weddings

Think of the glamour, the glitter and the sparkle!  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have or attend a New Years Eve Wedding?   Would your friends and family love that you gave them something interesting and fun to do on New Years?  Or would they be resent you for “choosing” for them?  

Morganley Weddings & Events, think that a New Years Eve Wedding would be a perfect way to start your new life together, after all, it’s a New Year! 

So where to start….

First, we suggest that you send out Save The Date cards at least 6 months before December 31.  This will give people enough time to mark it on their calendars and plan for your wedding!  This is also the first impression you will make of your wedding, make it match the entire theme of your New Years Eve Wedding.  Your invitations will match this and so will everything at your wedding.   For the sake of this blog, we’ve sourced black, gold and pops of silver to be the theme colours.

I LOVE this invite!  The font is my favourite, but it’s fun, personal and you can tell from this Save The Date how much fun the couple is and gives you a feel of how fun their wedding might be.

The actual invitation would be sent out 2 months before the wedding and have the same feeling, colours and font. 

As for the decor at the venue, why not have it dripping in sequins, crystals and gold?  Centerpieces could be old clocks, with lots of bling and candles to give it a romantic feel.   Gold chiavaris and gold charger plates would also help to create this look.

As the bride, you could get married in a traditional white wedding gown, but then change into a stunning, sparkly party dress, like this one from BCBGMAXAZRIA.

Guests could be welcomed to the reception with a guest book time capsule.  Have guests write on 3×4 inch paper that will be placed into an apothecary jar for reading on the couples’ one year anniversary.    New Years Eve favours such as hats, gold beads, tiaras and noise makers can be passed around just before midnight.   Of course, champagne will also be served at this time. 

Fireworks or mini sparklers would be a perfect ending to this night.  Sparklers can be handed out to guests as they head outside for the Newlywed’s Departure!

What about displaying this at your wedding? 

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

– Morganley Weddings & Events

 

Leave Us Some Love – Unique Wedding Guestbooks

Sure the standard guestbook you can purchase at a variety of wedding stores are pretty, match your theme and colours and do the job, but what exactly are you to do with it after?

Does it sit on your coffee table for people to look at when they come over?
Does it hang on your wall for you to view every day?
Can it sit on your mantle as part of your home decor?

Probably not…  Chances are, you purchase it for your wedding, guests sign it on the day of giving their well wishes, and it’s stored in a box for “later viewing” by the bride and groom.  Some couples might not even open the guestbook once to read it!

This blog will give you some creative, unique and decorative ideas for wedding guestbooks that you can later display in your home as part of your decor! 

These are some of my favourite:

River Rocks are a great idea for guests to sign. 

Collect rocks from your favourite beach or river near your home or they can be purchased from craft stores.   Guests can write on them with permanent markers.  Buy a pretty and unique shaped vase for them to go into and showcase them on your fireplace, in your backyard or somewhere in your house.  These well wishes from your guests will warm your home and also add to your decor!

Blank Puzzle Pieces

Blank puzzle pieces can be purchased from a craft store near you.  Spread them out on the receiving line tables for your guests to sign with permanent markers.   Use black markers or 1 colour that matches your wedding for a consistant look.  Or else use a few colours that compliment each other for a fun look! 

Block Letters

Giant letters in either your shared last initial or both of your first initials can also be puchased from a craft store or a home design store.   Have your guests sign these with markers, hang them in the entrance of your home for everyone to see when they come to visit!
If you, or someone in your family is crafty enough, have them make a quilt out of either new fabric or old pieces of fabric from your childhood (old clothes, blankets etc).  Have the guests sign this on the wedding.    If you will be using this as a blanket, make sure you have proper markers that won’t wash out.  If it will hang on a wall as a decorative piece, permanent marker will do just fine!
 
Maybe the bride and groom-to-be are avid Tweeter’s and love technology, this is a cute way to showcase your guestbook.  Have tags made or puchased with corresponding ribbon that match the wedding.   Tweet the Newlyweds!
If you are having a winter or Christmas themed wedding – why not have guests sign ceramic Christmas ornaments you can later hang on your tree?  Use gold or silver markers!
I love this idea!   
 
I hope you take some of these ideas and use them for your own weddings!   Make your wedding as creative as possible!
Thanks for reading!  
 
*please note, none of these photos belong to me.  They were found on pinterest.com and are from various blogs.