Need some wedding planning tips? You’re in luck because today I will be sharing some insight on how to plan a perfectly unified wedding using Priscilla and George’s wedding at The Burroughes as inspiration. She is one of the most outwardly happy brides I have ever worked with and he is such a genuinely nice guy. George proposed to Priscilla while celebrating her birthday in Quebec City. He popped the question as he stood on one knee in the beautiful wine cellar of the quaint city restaurant. Her birthday was the next day. Sounds like a movie, right?
First, I fell in love with Priscilla’s contagious smile and her gorgeous Vera Wang dress. Then, I realized how darn beautiful the whole day was going to be when I saw their reception venue filled with beautiful details. I love it when my couples choose a theme for their weddings, and I think it’s important to consider having one on your special day.
So, Tip 1: Choosing a Theme
Most likely, your theme will be influenced by your wedding venue. Priscilla and George opted for an early 20th century loft that has its unique downtown chic and character. Given the setting, a Tea Party themed affair could seriously cramp our loft’s charm and give the venue a touch of romance. Some options were automatically sprang due to this.
Tip 2: Choosing Your Colours
If you have already settled on a theme, you will find that certain themes lend themselves to certain colors. Priscilla and George decided on a pastel palette which goes perfectly together with the Tea Party affair! Blushed pink and pastel floral magic by Sweet Woodruff turned their reception venue into an exquisite setting this wedding deserves, not to mention their awesome pastel cake crafted by Bobette & Belle.
Tip 3: Don’t Skip Even the Smallest Details
Details are so important. They will not only tie your whole day together, but will also make up for killer images in your wedding album! Fill the theme with elements and décor that will compliment your story like the glimmering gold key-tied place cards I saw at this wedding. Perfectly mismatched china meticulously hand picked by Melissa Andre added vintage charm to complement the Burroughes’ urban chic.
Yet, the finest feature of any wedding is bride and groom’s happy smiles. Both, Priscilla and George are so full of life and love. I felt as part of their family and loved sharing an occasional laugh with their guests. Below are some of my favourite photographs from the wedding. Priscilla and George, I wish you both nothing but the best. It was such a blast meeting you and your whole family!
A word from Melissa Andre Planner extraordinaire: “… A perfect combination of downtown city chic and touches of vintage charm, this wedding was the perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday in June. Tables were set with nostalgic pieces of mismatched china and glimmering gold details. Contrasting shiny white finishes, an oversized 36 foot custom bar, glossy kartel chairs, and the rooftop cocktail party gave the event a really young and fresh feel. Guests dined on crispy crunch fish tacos, spanish inspired dishes, and traditional perogies. The menu was capped off with a delicately styled sweet table complete with mini cheesecakes, lavender scented cookies, and vanilla rose french macaron. The couple danced the night away with all of their friends and family to both live music and an amazing DJ.