Posts Tagged: lotus events

the past 3 weeks

the_everyday_MayIt’s been a while. My 1 week break turned into 3 and although I’m not sure if I’m ready to take on a 5 day / week blogging schedule, I am happy to be back on here. To be honest, I was feeling a bit burnt out after Got Craft and earlier in April went through a small phase of self doubt and needed a change. One of the most important points that I took home from the blogshop Vancouver (more on that soon!) course is to step away from the computer and go experience life in order to create unique content. So what have we been up to? A little bit of everything! I’ll be sharing a few adventures and new finds on here soon. Right now, I need to work on the not so glamourous life of catching up on emails and list making.

Thanks for following along and stopping in!

Heirloom Magazine Winter / Spring 2013

Kyla+Anthony photo credit Shari and Mikephoto credit Shari and Mike2photo credit Shari and Mike1The Heirloom Magazine Winter / Spring 2013 issue launched last week and we are super excited to have one of our weddings featured! Our Coordinator’s Witty and Monica provided day-of coordination for Kyla and Anthony’s wedding last July at Hycroft Manor. You can see the full feature on page 69.

Congratulations to the Heirloom Magazine team for another fantastic issue! Click here to get your hands on a copy.

all images by Shari + Mike Photographers

indie i do :: lotus events booth

2013IndieIDoEVE_0018WEB2013IndieIDoEVE_0019WEB2013IndieIDoEVE_0020WEB2013IndieIDoEVE_0022WEB2013IndieIDoEVE_0023WEBIMG_3954IMG_3962IMG_3963IMG_3966For Wedding Wednesday, I decided to change it up today and show you our finished booth design from Indie I Do last weekend. My current crush is with the colour gold and with a can of gold spray paint and a bottle of gold glitter, I was pretty invincible!

Our booth was an eclectic mix of DIY and vintage items. What we didn’t already have around the house was crafted specifically for the show… gold spray painted zoo animals + pomegranates, glitter signage, and lots of neon confetti! Booth design is always a challenge and as a service based company, in this case, wedding planning, it is sometimes hard to portray what you do without coming across as a decorator. I’m super happy with how everything turned out and we didn’t have any confused brides wandering through our space, so that’s two thumbs up in my books!

->> Watch the blog for a DIY on our glitter sign and crepe paper background! <<-

first 5 images by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

DIY :: confetti business cards

DIY biz card1DIY biz card 4DIY biz card2DIY biz card3We commissioned the super talented the pauhaus to help us redesign our business cards last year. Aren’t they cute? They say ‘can’t wait to hear from you!’ on the back. I’m such a sucker for heart shapes and polka dots!

To get ready for Indie I Do this Saturday, I hole punched some neon card stock that I already had to make it look like the “confetti / polka dots” on our business cards. I then placed a handful of confetti and the card into a glassine envelope that I purchased on Etsy and sealed everything with a piece of washi tape. Find me at the show to pick one up!

wedding wednesday :: pretty backdrops

These original and stunning back drops would make any venue vow-worthy! Gone are the days of pipe and drape. Have a collection you want to show off? Handy with paper crafts? Have access to some pallets? The options are endless and they don’t have to be expensive. Make sure to plan ahead. Ask for a helping hand and start scouring thrift / charity shops for unique finds!

images found via A Beautiful Mess, Hostess, love and lavender, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake and Style Me Pretty

credits: (one) KaLice Events, (two) Amanda K Photography, (three) Chelsea Patricia Photography, (four) Focus Photography, (five) W.Scott Chester Photography, (six) Daneille Capito Photography, (seven) Focus Photography, (eight) Ever Whim Photographs, (nine) Arrow and Apple