Wedding Rehearsal Dresses We Love!

Choosing the right dress for your rehearsal dinner can be just as hard as choosing the dress for your wedding day!  First and foremost, choose a dress that matches the formality of the event.  Whether your dress is taking place at a five-star restaurant or a beach side restaurant, you don’t want to stand out and be too over dressed or not dressed enough.

Below are a few of our favourite dresses we’ve found online and available to you!

We love accessories SO much, so why not dress these up with a few chunky necklaces, rock it with some wicked pumps or bling it up with a sparkly cuff!    Don’t forget the nails – give them a fresh coat of paint for your rehearsal!

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BCBGMaxazria Dress – $268

This is a perfect dress for a girl with an edge – dress it up with some spiky accessories, sparkly shoes and an awesome clutch, like the one pictured here.

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BCBGMaxazria – $338

This dress is so elegant, and that’s why we love it!  Style it up with a simple white clutch and some gold or silver accessories.

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BCBGMaxazria -$368

How fun is this one?  We love the tiered ruffles.  Jazz this dress up with some funky jewels or some bright shoes!

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Kensie, $101.75 from Macy’s

This dress is a bit more casual but can totally be dressed up with some accessories to make it ready for the red carpet!

The best part about dressing up for the rehearsal is that if you have found more than 1 pair of shoes that you absolutely just had to have for the wedding day – you can wear them to the wedding rehearsal!

Who says that your wedding rehearsal dress has to be white?  If you find a coloured or sequined dress you absolutely love, rock it girl!!

 

Love On Fire – Ashley & Michael

Ashley and Michael have a very special wedding story.  They got married at Black Creek Pioneer Village on August 27, 2011.  A fire brought their reception to a halt, but didn’t stop their love for each other!

Watch the video, captured by Thomas K Weddings, on Sash & Satin’s Blog!
Full blog post, story and photos to follow on Sash and Satin!

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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 – Camille & Ryan

Camille and Ryan were married in September 2009.  I actually met Camille in a scrapbooking aisle at Walmart!   She was looking for a cardstock to match a ribbon, so that she could make her own invitations.   We got to talking and in a week or so, I met with her fiancé Ryan (who, by coincidence, I went to elementary and highschool with him and his brother). 

Camille & Ryan

Camille was a big DIY bride!  Everything needed to be and was perfect!  She made her on invitations, cardbox and designed her own wedding cake to be made by someone else.

They got married at a church in Ajax followed by a reception at Le Parc Conference and Banquet Center.  Their colours were pink, pink & more pink! 

Camille & Ryan before the ceremony

Camille and Ryan’s reception was DJ’ed by Ryan’s cousin DJ Navi – he had the entire dance floor packed the entire night! 

I’ll never forget when Camille danced with her dad to “My Girl” by the Temptations!  This is my favourite father/daughter dance song and everytime I hear this song, I still think of Camille dancing with her dad!  (It also reminds me of the classic movie, Father of the Bride, father/daughter scene!)

Credits:
Hall: Le Parc Conference and Banquet Center
Photographer: 7 Photo & Video
DJ: DJ Navi (Groom’s cousin)

Real Wedding Wednesday – Sandra & Nick

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday!

Today’s featured wedding is Sandra and Nick.   Sandra and Nick hired Morganley for Month of Management services.  I first met Sandra when she was a bridesmaid in Karena & Stan’s wedding. 

Sandra is probably the most organized bride I’ve ever had!  She knew everything she wanted and made it happen and as a result their wedding was gorgeous!

Upon signing with Morganley, Sandra and Nick were told that the week prior to their wedding, their coordinator would be away at a conference with limited phone and email communication.  They were strangely calm about this!  That’s how cool this couple is!  We made sure that all details were completed before the conference.  Doing so made sure that Sandra and Nick had the down time to relax and not think about anything wedding related the week before!

During the time that their coordinator was at the conference, during email communication Sandra had told the coordinator – stop emailing me, go enjoy the beach, everything’s fine!

Sandra and Nick were married at a Catholic Church in Scarborough, ON.  This couple was so thankful and relieved for Morganley to be apart of their day that:

  • the groom thanked me when I sent him down the aisle
  • the groomsmen thanked me when I sent them down the aisle
  • the bridesmaids thanked me when I sent them down the aisle
  • the bride and her parents thanked me, followed by a huge hug from the bride
  • the bride and groom thanked me while coming up the aisle after being married
  • the bride and groom & bridal party along with family members thanked me non-stop throughout the entire wedding day

THAT is what makes me so happy to be a part of someone’s wedding day!  To get something so simple as a thank you, makes you know as a wedding coordinator you’ve done an amazing job at making their day special!

After the ceremony, the bridal party and family were off to Scarborough Golf & Country Club for photos with the amazingly talented and one of my favourite photographers: Leon Chai.

Cocktails and Reception took place Riviera Parque Banquet Convention Centre.  The staff here was so helpful, accommodating and organized!  I even got to sit down with the banquet manager at the end of the night for a little chat.  (How often does a wedding coordinator & banquet manager have time to do that??)  The room was so beautifully and simply decorated by Luxel Decor.  The centerpieces were designed by the bride and groom and created by Morganley’s Wedding Coordinators that day.  The bride and groom were speechless when they walked into the hall for the reveal!  It really was stunning!

The dinner was delicious, the bridal party put together some amazing speeches and the party rocked on into the wee hours of the night by Prodigy Entertainment.

Thank you to Morganley’s assistants, Megan, Janis & Diane and all of the fabulous vendors Sandra and Nick put together to create this perfect day.

Thank you, Sandra and Nick!

Credits:
Banquet Hall: Riviera Parque Convention Centre
Photo Location: Scarborough Golf & Country Club
Photographer: Leon Chai Photography
DJ: Prodigy Entertainment
Decorator: Luxel Decor
Cake: Jane Thuy Tran

Morganley Weddings & Events @ Vaughan Welcome Wagon

On October 18, Morganley participated in Vaughan’s Welcome Wagon Bridal Showcase at Borgata Event Venue

This was Morganley’s very first bridal show, so I was very excited!   I designed my own table using linen I owned and rented from Chairman Mills, purple Christmas decor from last year and some new items I purchased!    Purple and bling were everywhere!

Lataysha (WPIC intern) was helping me for the night!  She was fantastic!

Although many couples who came to our table thought we were decorators (I guess we did a great job), we had a lot of interest in Wedding Planning/Coordination services.  We are starting to fill up for the 2012 season!

The table was adorned with a purple satin linen, with ice chivari chairs.  I had purchased silver/chrome charger plates and created round menu cards that would fit inside the charger.  There was purple vases and candle holders mixed with some bling!  Portfolios sat out on the table for couples to look at. 

Overall it was a great night.  We learned a lot, met some great people and can’t wait to do another show!

Thanks to Lataysha for all of her help!

website: Morganley Weddings & Events

Real Wedding Wednesday – Karena & Stan

Every Wednesday for the next month or so will be “Real Wedding Wednesday”.  Morganley Weddings & Events will be featuring a few real weddings we’ve coordinated or planned in the last 2 years.   

The first couple to be featured is Karena and Stan.  I have known Karena for about 12 years and was so pleased when they hired me for Month of Management!

Green Gecko Photography

Karena and Stan got married on May 30, 2009.

Their ceremony was held at Maximillian Kolbe Parish in Mississauga, ON.   The guests were greeted at the church by the groomsmen to be seated.  Since I had known Karena for so long (we used to work together), there were many people at this wedding that I knew!

After the ceremony the bridal party and families headed to gorgeous Adamson Estates for pictures!  Green Gecko Photography captured every moment of Karena & Stan’s wedding day and love for each other perfectly!

Green Gecko Photography

While they were getting their photos done, the Morganley team headed to Oasis Banquet Hall to set up for the reception.  Karena and Stan’s theme was beach, and everything matched!

The cardbox was created by the groom to look like an underwater treasure chest.  The escort cards were put into seashells – the slots were cut by the groom!   Their centrepieces were put together with the help of the bridal party, and were stunning!  The cake was adorned with seashells!  The room which was set for just under 300 people was gorgeous!

Green Gecko Photography

After the bridal party entrances Karena and Stan had their first dance followed by parent dances.  Karena and her dad danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw – this song still makes me tear up to this day! The guests danced the night away with a Polish band that learned how to sing “Corina, Corina” for the bride and a DJ that played everyone’s favourite songs!

Karena and Stan’s wedding day was a perfect day for a perfect day!

Here’s an action shot of my assistant Maureen at work with bridesmaid Sandra (see her wedding in a few weeks), bustling Karena’s dress on the photo shoot.

Green Gecko Photography

I enjoyed every minute of helping them coordinate and being there on the day of with them!Thanks so much guys for everything!!

Credits:
Photographer: Green Gecko Photography
Banquet Hall: Oasis Banquet Hall
Cake: Groom’s Mother & Sister