Flower Power

Flowers are a work of art, they make any space stand out with rich colours and textures.  When selecting flowers for your wedding or event, make sure you research their availability during the season.  If you have your mind set on a particular flower that’s not in season, remember that you would probably pay more for it and it might be harder to obtain or maintain.  Below is a list of some of the popular choices and their seasons.

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i n s p i r a t i o n

I n s p i r e

(Marriam-Webster)

1 a : to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural inspiration

b : to exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence on <was particularly inspired by the Romanticists>

c : to spur on : impel, motivate

d : affect <seeing the old room again inspired him with nostalgia>

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Flower designs by Preston Bailey

As creative beings we are always inspired by things around us, sometimes on a daily basis and sometimes it’s once in a lifetime.  But when it touches us, we are moved forever.  Such things as  nature, books, places, and people.  We’ve chosen Celebrity wedding event designer Preston Bailey as our inspiration. His work and designs are breathtaking and engage the senses.

Preston Bailey's book launching party in NY...Wish I was there!

You can view more of his creations for  inspiration!

http://www.prestonbailey.com

http://prestonbailey.blogspot.com

Celebration, Preston Bailey's new book that was launched Jan. 2010!

Celebrity wedding event designer Preston Bailey

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Happy Valentines Day

Once again it’s that time of year, we wish you all a beautiful Valentines day!

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5   Santorini (Thera) Greece

With it’s combination of breathtaking beaches and warm culture, this Island is a must see!  There are plenty of things to do such as visiting the prehistoric museum of art and an excavation site at Akrotiri.  We’ll leave the rest is up to you!

4   Bora Bora, Tahiti

Pora Pora, meaning “First Born” is well know  for it’s scenic beauty, snorkeling, scuba diving and it’s extinct volcanoes.  Hotel Bora Bora was the first to build over-the-water bungalows, now they are a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts.  No disappointments here!

3      The Maldives Islands

Officially Republic of Maldives and it’s the smallest Asian country by size and population.  This island is formed by twenty-six atolls, with beautiful beaches and some of the best resorts in the world!

2     Galapogos Islands

Is a chain of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean. It’s very  notable for its wildlife and it’s also a  UNESCO World Heritage site!  There’s so much to do and see at these islands such as snorkeling, scuba diving with the iguanas and seals, hiking, bird watching, viewing ancient turtles, visiting various volcano sites…and the list goes on!

1    Zanzibar, Tanzania

This beautiful island is an African treasure indeed.  With so much history to  offer…going for walks down the streets and alleys will make you feel as if you’re in an old movie! Some parts of the city are also a world heritage site such as the ruins of the palaces and Stone Town.  Zanzibar has some of the worlds most beautiful beaches and resorts…A treasure that cannot be forgotten.

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Winter Trends 2009-2010

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Now that we’re emerging from a global financial   crisis we’ll be greeting the new year with the newest   of trends.  The colours for winter 2009/2010 consists of midnight blues, purples and violets, deep pinks, earth tones and charcoal greys.  Brown with tones of green create a stunning combination.  Scarlets and oranges with greys is another powerful combination this year.   Some of the trends for winter include: draping and layering, cloaks, print leggings, one shoulder tops and dresses, over the knee boots, animal prints, leather, military jackets and the big shoulders are back!  Black and white is always a safe bet and never out of style.

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An inspirational piece from Bella Pillar

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You’re Invited!

T he one thing that gets me going about weddings are invitations. 

They literally set the mood! If I receive a great invitation I absolutely know that what is to come is going to be fab!

 

Lately, it seems that brides are getting more creative with their weddings and why not start with the invitations. I have seen everything from cd teasers to hand delivered scrolls. It’s great to see that brides understand that the day is about that them and that there is no need to copy what they’ve seen in the past. I love it when they truly make their day “theirs”.

One of my favorite invitation designers is Lisa Hoffman of Ceci New York. Her invitations are truly a work of art!

Another great company I love to watch is Hello Lucky based out of the U.K they really do push the envelope and create lots of fun and whimsical designs.

Whatever your choice maybe be sure to go 100% original! When you look back you’ll be glad you did!

 

By: Lulu Amin

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Sassy By Nature!

pic1Sassy By Nature Gifts specializes in Custom Natural Spa Gift Sets for Bridesmaids (Bridal Party Gifts) and Welcome Out of Town Wedding Guest Gifts (for Hotel Rooms).  Other Wedding related Natural Gifts and or Delivered services include; Bridal shower/Stagette favors, Groomsmen gift boxes, Mother of Bride/Groom for Thank you Gifts, and our Reception Hall Essentials; natural table favors, emergency items kits in fancy boxes for washrooms at hall/reception, kids play baskets and our slipper or flip flop valet service!

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3Frequently asked questions from Brides- 

1. Can we add anything we like to the recommended Bridal Party gift designs?
Yes, often Brides and Grooms like to have us tailor the gifts with the addition of a special item to really help make it a personalized gift
 

2. Can you customize the Welcome Wedding guest gift bags and boxes for hotel rooms by price?  
Yes, we can customize all of our gifts by preferred price range, or by color, theme or tailored to the individual etc..

 3. How much notice do you require?  

Sassy recommends that you place orders well in advance (at least 4 weeks notice) to ensure we will have the welcome gifts and bridal party gift sets ready & for all the guests arriving from out of town for your special day!.   

 

 

 

 

 Contact Josee at Sassy By Nature Gifts for more information or visit   http://www.sassybynaturegifts.ca

 

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