Current Crush: Velvet

Friends, I’m am totally geeking out over the this new velvet linen trend I am seeing pop up everywhere! Admittedly, I’ve never been a big fan of velvet when it comes to fashion - but I am LOVING the usage of velvet textures when it comes to weddings. It’s rich and elegant, warm and inviting. So in celebration of my new found crush, let’s explore some stunning inspiration and how to incorporate velvet into your wedding design!

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Toronto's Best Wedding Venues

I am so excited to share this blog post with you today! This has been 7 years in the making! Selecting a venue is by far one of the most important decisions in the wedding planning process. So much pivots on where you choose to host your wedding. With over 200 weddings under our belt, we’ve planned and worked at a ton of wedding venues in Toronto and the GTA. Over the years, some venues have stuck out in my mind as the best of the best the city has to offer.

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Putting My Health BEFORE My Business

I just celebrated my birthday yesterday (I’m an April fools baby!) - and it got me thinking a lot about this new stage in my life.

I’ve been writing this little blog for almost 7 years. I’ve written hundreds and hundreds of blogs. I’ve posted a LOT on wedding design and planning, along with what it’s like being an entrepreneur. As much as I love posting about pretty celebrations (and will continue to) I’ve been experiencing some pretty big life changes the past few months - and I’m excited to start incorporating some more personal/life posts onto my blog.

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Minimal and Modern Invite Ideas

Lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with modern and minimal invites. I am really digging invites with negative space, clean lines, modern typography and sweet simplicity. A lot of the modern invites I’ve been seeing are playing into earthy tones

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Stunning Wedding Place Setting Ideas

A thoughtful and beautifully styled place setting can make your tablescape come alive! A guest place setting is a great opportunity to get creative and play with textures, layering and materials. It doesn’t need to overly complicated, but considering the composition of your place setting is an important element to a stylish tabelscape. Here are some stunning ideas to get you started!

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Casey and Dave's Classic Cozy Wedding

I've been getting a ton of lovely photos into my inbox this week and Casey and Dave's put such a smile on my face. Casey is my hubby's cousin and I've known her for about 10 years. I was immediately drawn to Casey's positivity, kindness and talkative nature. I met Dave about a year and a half ago and immediately knew he was perfect for Casey.

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A Few Of My Favourite Things

I’m mixing it up today and sharing a few of my favourite (wedding related) things! After many years of wedding planning and designing, I’ve definitely honed in on my style and what I like. I love that all the weddings we have had the honour of planning are vastly unique and different, but have that special Blush + Bowties feel.

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Working with my spouse: What I’ve learned so far!

The last few months have marked some major milestones in my life. My husband (Adam) and I moved to our new house in Caledon and he left his office job to work for Blush & Bowties. This has been a long time goal of ours. Adam is amazingly skilled, organized, and great at managing finances but he never felt fulfilled at his past job. I always knew I wanted to grow the company to the point where it could support us both. I’ve needed help with managing the company’s finances for a while, and I knew Adam was the perfect person for this role. The time finally came in November 2018 for us to take the leap into a new chapter. It’s been a time of growth and adjustment, so here’s what I’ve learned so far!

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Dried Grass Wedding Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I am LOVING seeing dried grasses incorporated into wedding floral design. There are so many unique and interesting varieties of dried foliage and floral making an appearance at weddings. From pampas grass, silver dollar to dried palm leaves - these textured beauties are a modern and sculptural addition to any wedding celebration!

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5 Ways to Utilize Plants At Your Wedding

Incorporating a botanical vibe at your weddings is a great way to bring a natural, earthy feel to your celebration. As much as I adore blooms, I am also totally in to utilizing plants for wedding decor. Plants add a pop of texture and visual interest to a wedding design. Just like plants can jazz up your home decor, they can add the same effect to your wedding! Check out these ideas on how to utilize plants at your wedding!

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