Step 1 – Strike a Pose
Step 2 – Attach Photo to Guestbook
Step 3 – Sign your photo and leave Jennifer and Dave a message.
Three steps is all we asked guests to do when they entered Jennifer and Dave’s wedding reception. Three steps that left them with a fun filled memory book of all their friends and family that celebrated their wedding day!
Jennifer and Dave were married in September at the fabulous Bonterra restaurant. We had so much fun with these two planning their cocktail reception. The food stations that Bonterra set up for us were delectable and guests treated to the chef’s creations all evening long.
We set up a guestbook station at the main entrance and captured each guest as they arrived for the wedding reception. Guests then wrote messages to Jennifer and Dave in a scrapbook. Now the couple has a great memory of all their guests at the wedding along with some great messages. We used a Polaroid camera with mini photos and guests loved them. We made sure to get a few extras so that if guests wanted to take a photo home they could. The couple also assigned the groom’s daughter to take photos during the night with it and we placed those in the back of the album.
Just a small added touch that guests loved and talked about – make your guestbook interactive and involve your guests!
We’re back to talk about C+C’s reception centrepieces. We were fortunate to work with Rebecca from Rebecca Dawn Designs. Early in the planning process I introduced Rebecca to the bride who had seen some of Rebecca’s work at a work function and had commented on how amazing her work was. So it was an easy match when these two met up! Rebecca quickly harnessed the vision we had for the room and went to work on creating gorgeous centrepieces for the table. One requirement we had was that they be easy for guests to take with them without taking the rented glass.
We ended up with three different centrepieces on each table – each being tied with ivory ribbon so they could easily be grabbed on the way out. We went with roses, mini roses and hydrangeas. They looked stunning against the ivory pallet we went with on the tables.
We love how they turned out!
Yesterday we showed your our inspiration for C+C’s Out-of-town gift boxes and what they ended up looking like. Today we’re going to share the inspiration we found for their cake and cupcakes and what they ended up looking like.
We decided early on during a floral consult we would be using roses quite a bit for the wedding, so we wanted that to transfer over to a few details, especially the cake. So we asked Crave to decorate the cutting cake with rosettes and bring that into the mini cupcakes as well. We think it turned out lovely! We then added a bed of hydrangas to the bottom of the stand to hide the legs of the stand. And yes, they were as delicious as they look! Hmm… time for a cupcake run?
A few weeks ago we shared some ideas on what to put into your out-of-town gift boxes for your guests. Today we’re going to let you in on what we included in C+C’s guest boxes this past weekend for all their guests staying in the fabulous town of Banff!
First we found some great ideas on Pintrest, and paired it with the one thing you can’t go to Banff and not buy – FUDGE!
We started by purchasing mugs and had the amazing Kristine at Spoonful of Sugar design the graphic to go on the mugs. Next we purchased mason jars and filled them half with hot chocolate mix and half with mini marshmallows. We then tied mini bottles of Baily’s to them. YUM! Hot Chocolate and Baily’s? Yes please!!
Next we found some delicious fudge and threw it in along with a card thanking guests for traveling to the wedding. We used an amazing image of the couple taken by the very talented Paul from PMG Images during their engagement session. Then we put it all in a box and had them delivered to each guest’s room at all the hotels they were at. They were a hit with the guests!
Looking to mix things up a bit for your wedding meal? Why not host a wedding brunch instead of the traditional reception dinner? There are so many fun idea and you’ll save on the need for a full bar and a DJ or Band.
Here are some of our favorite ideas:
The mimosa bar – Offer your guests different fruit juices with their champagne. They’ll have a blast trying some new flavors
Pancake/ Waffle Bar - Let your guests go wild and top their pancakes with a wide variety of toppings and syrup
Or take your pancakes or french toast and put them on sticks!
Or how about a cereal bar?
And of course don’t forget the wedding “cake” – a tower full of yummy donuts!
These ideas would also be great for the next day brunch as well!
Happy Wedding Planning!!