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

Ajax Spring Bridal Show 2012

On Sunday February 26, 2012 Morganley Weddings & Events participated as a vendor at the Ajax Spring Bridal Show 2012 at the Ajax Convention Centre.

We previously posted about fire wood and how we were going to use it at our booth!  We were visited by about 400 brides last Sunday!  We thank each and every one of you for coming to speak to us!

Our inspiration for our booth decor was from Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton’s Wedding.  The logs were found from various Christmas Tree farms and cut to hold candles or business cards.  Annie Lane helped to pull the vision together and supplied all of the rentals, the backdrop and most of the linen. Eva and Nancy are incredible to work with!Above is a buckle in our backdrop that Annie Lane provided for us.  When Morganley went to the showroom to discuss our booth decor, this immediately caught our eye and we knew we just had to have it!

We visited Christmas Tree Lots during Christmas time in order to get some stumps to cut into candles.  We even got a bit creative and crafted a business card holder!  Belt buckles that I’ve collected (and worn) over the years were tied and displayed on the back of a chiavari bar stool with a piece of burlap.  This was probably my favourite piece of the entire booth!

I’m so lucky to have had past clients come out and help at the booth as well as April. Thank you!!

We were accepting ballots for a Wedding Couple to win 1 Free Consulting Session*.  That couple will be chosen on Monday March 5, 2012 and contacted directly.

*terms and conditions apply.
All photos taken by: Morganley Weddings & Events
Rentals from: Annie Lane

Ladies, Will you propose on Leap Day?

February 29, 2012…ahh leap day!

For some, like any Friday the 13th, today is considered unlucky.

However, for some women wishing their guy would just propose already, it’s their lucky day!  In some cultures, it is considered acceptable and tradition for a woman to propose marriage to her guy on Leap Day February 29.

Unlucky for the guy, if he declines, then he is obligated to give the woman money or buy her a dress! In upper-class Europe, if the man refuses marriage, he then must purchase 12 pairs of gloves for the woman.  The gloves are to hide the woman’s embarrassment of not having an engagement ring.  In Ireland, the tradition is supposed to originate from a deal that Saint Bridget struck with Saint Patrick.

So ladies, will you pull an Amy Adams and propose to your guy on Leap Day?

Come Visit Us @ The Ajax/Pickering Wedding Show 2012!

I’m sure you’re wondering what just plain old fire wood has to do with this post and Morganley Weddings & Events

Come on out to the Ajax Pickering Wedding Show put on by the Ajax/Pickering News Advertiser next weekend to find out how we incorporate the firewood into our booth!

We’re so excited for our booth design!   Annie Lane Inc. has helped us for the past few months to come up with the design and execute the look!

Morganley Weddings & Events is proud and excited to be joining this show for the first time.

The show runs from 11am-5pm on Sunday February 26, 2012 at the Ajax Convention Centre at Hwy 401 and Salem Road.

Be sure to stop by, we’re booth #52, right near the fashion show stage!

See you there!

~Morganley Weddings & Events

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

 

Real Wedding Wednesday – Maureen & Davindra

Maureen and Davindra (Davy) got married on September 3 & 4, 2011.  Morganley Weddings & Events was hired for Month of Management for this special two day Hindu Ceremony & Christian Ceremony and Reception! 

The Hindu ceremony colours were a gorgeous red and gold!

Maureen and Davy put so much work into this wedding!  They designed the centerpieces for both days, the cake and even had a customized cake topper with their faces inside glass! 

All celebrations took place at Elite Banquet Hall in West Toronto.  The staff at this hall were incredible!  Nothing was overlooked and their cooperation was amazing!  Nino and his team did a great job!

Saturday September 3rd, 2011 was the Hindu Ceremony.  This was my first Hindu Ceremony and I was excited to see how it flowed.   Maureen looked absolutely stunning dressed head to toe in traditional attire and jewelry.  Davy was greeted outside by Maureen’s female family relatives and the Tassa Group!    The ceremony was underway while family and friends enjoyed refreshements and light hors d’oeurves. 

Maureen during the Hindu wedding ceremony! Isn’t she gorgeous??

The next day was the Christian ceremony.  The room had been completely transformed into a white ceremony room with blue accents!  Designs by Sherville created the stunning alter backdrop for the ceremony and later on, the reception backdrop. 

The Wedding Reception Decor

Maureen’s dress made her look like she was floating on a cloud!  She was so beautiful! 

Maureen waiting for the ceremony to begin, and Maureen and her parents walking down the aisle

After the ceremony, the bridal party went for photos and Elite Banquet Hall and Morganley Weddings & Events flipped the room to set it for the dinner and dance reception. 

The room sparkled with crystals!! 

The room was revealed to Maureen and Davy who absolutely loved it!  It was everything they imagined and planned for their wedding!  The newly married couple enjoyed their reception and danced the night away!

Congratulations Maureen & Davy and thanks for having Morganley be a part of your wedding weekend!

Decorator: Designs by Sherville
Transportation: Enchanted Limo
Tassa Group: Nagara Sangeet Tassa Group
Cake: La Creme Cakes
Flowers: Julie’s Floral
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Elite Banquet Hall
DJ & Entertainment: Music Unlimited DJ Service

 

 

 

 

 

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.