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Wedding Date: January 2012
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Diva Boutique

Decor – Putting all the ideas from my blog together!

Posted on March 31, 2012 by  Miss Ontario Bride   //   1 Comment

I thought it would be a fun idea to show you how we put all the decor ideas I blogged about for the last year into action on our wedding day.

Here is how the candlelight ceremony turned out. We bought the glass candle holders from IKEA.


Here is the ring pillow we ordered from West Egg Studio on Etsy. It was a bit funny because Brody (who was my ring bearer and is my nephew and godson) carried the pillow so you couldn’t see the writing on it at all. Still, the pillows will still be a nice keep sake, we have the grey one on the bed in our guest room and let Brody keep the green one.


Here is the family portrait we had made and framed to use as our alternative to the traditional Guest Book. The portrait was created by the same artist who does the avatar’s for It’s A Bride’s Life. Of course, my cartoon avatar is wearing a Mon Cheri Social Occasions dress (style # 111814). I actually bought that dress and wore it for my engagement photos and at my wedding rehearsal.


We did have a traditional guest book as well. We bought this one from Bow Ring to match our toasting flutes which we forgot to get engraved before the wedding. Oh well, I guess we can always still engrave them when we have time. It’s one of those little details that can be overlooked.


Here are the Ribbon Wands we ordered from Outside The Box Desserts‘ Etsy shop. We put a ribbon wand on each chair before the guests arrived along with my DIY programs.


We had organza green chair sashes tied on each chair. We bought these from for less than we would have been able to rent them for! 


We also used green organza table overlays also from to add a little pop of color to the tables since everything else on the table (the table cloths, the napkins and the dishes) was plain white. We definitely saved money buying them instead of renting them but keep in mind it’s quite a bit more since you’ll have to iron or steam all of the linens yourself (thanks Mom and Crystal).


Table centerpieces were made by Flowers Just Because. And, of course, you can see my DIY table numbers I made as well.

Speaking of which, here are a few more shots of DIY table numbers. We made using the glass lanterns from IKEA and they worked out perfectly. They gave us the same look and feel as a luminary but without danger of having an open flame right next to paper.

Our “sweetheart table”. Aaron and I sat here and we just had our wedding party sit at regular tables along with their guests. This eliminated the need for the guests or “plus one’s” of our bridal party to have to sit with people they didn’t really know.

Our DIY guest favors – they were a huge hit. As a reminder, they were mojito glasses which we hand-etched with our crane logo and wrapped up with a muddler and instructions for making our signature drink “the winter mojito”.


Here are the custom matches we had made for the cigar roller table, we bought them from Lil Missi‘s shop on Etsy.

The center picture is a close up of one of our guest’s tables at the wedding reception. You can see the signature drink (“the winter mojito”), our hand-made DIY menu, and our DIY music request cards in action.

And of course, we can’t forget about the cake and cake topper. Here is the cake – it was lactose and nut free and each layer was a different flavor (chocolate raspberry, lemon, apple cinnamon, and french vanilla).

The cake was made by Irresistible Cakes.

And our awesome cake topper (we got so many positive comments about our cake topper from our wedding guests). Thanks again to Keren Mudhai for her great work. Check out her shop on Etsy called Mud Cards.

The lighting was obviously a huge factor in the look and feel of the wedding ceremony and reception. The lighting was done by 5th Element Events who is the exclusive supplier for The Distillery District’s Fermenting Cellar venue.

Reception from above…

Bar Area…

And the lounge area…


All rentals were provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals.

I think that’s everything decor related that wasn’t covered in the post about the origami cranes or at least I hope so!

What do you think? Was this what you were expecting based on all my blog posts?

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Wedding Date: January 2012
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Diva Boutique

The Cigar Roller from Correnti Cigars was a Huge Hit!

Posted on March 15, 2012 by  Miss Ontario Bride   //   Comment

We had a cigar roller at the wedding and it was great. We hired Frank Correnti Cigars Ltd. who is a local manufacturer of Cuban hand-made cigars and they did an amazing job.

We got a lot of really great feedback from our wedding guest about the cigars and cigar roller.

Here’s a close up of the matches we had made by Lil Missi’s Etsy Shop.

A couple of the wedding guests watching the cigar roller at work.

Here are some pictures of our guests outside enjoying their freshly rolled, hand-made cigars.


Even the ladies got in on the action – I love this picture!


I don’t personally smoke cigars but Aaron enjoyed them for us both! Our photographers StreeterStevenS got some amazing pictures of Aaron and some of the groomsmen smoking their cigars outside.

The cigar roller was a great addition to the wedding and definitely well worth the money we spent on it.

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Wedding Date: November 2011
Wedding Dress: The James Clifford Collection
Courtesy of: Uptown Bridal

a perfect MATCH

Posted on June 13, 2011 by  Miss Souzouteki Bride   //   Comment

At our friends’ wedding in March, we loved their personalized matches.  Todd and I think matches will go along very nicely with the favors we are giving out, so we decided to order some for our wedding.

There are plenty of vendors that have personalized matches available.  I made sure to read all the comments on each product, paying close attention to any con comments.  From what I gathered, a majority of the con comments had to do with colors not matching the napkins or other accessories that were also ordered by the same customer.

Since Todd and I decided to order black matchbooks, and did not order any coordinating products from the website, we are hoping there won’t be any cons for us.  I really like that a cherry blossom clip art was available from the vendor.

We decided to just have our last name on the matches, rather than our first names. To us, this symbolizes the importance of family, rather than the two of us an individuals.

Matches: the knot wedding store

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