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Chelsey + Lukasz | Charbar Wedding

 Photography by: Heart & Sparrow

Photography by: Heart & Sparrow

We were so glad we could be a part of Chelsey + Lukasz' wedding day! It was everything we always want weddings to be - fun, beautiful, full of love, full of flowers....and with the largest raw fish we've ever seen (more on that below!).

The Vibe
C+L wanted an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family. Not only did they want to make sure the wedding was beautiful and elegant, but also full of love, personal elements and family traditions. 

The Design
We love when couples that get married in industrial venue spaces are able to make it look romantic. C had a wonderful floral vision for the wedding (and we were lucky enough that she let us suggest a few additional elements as well!). The overall design focused on enhancing the space with florals (oh, hey Flowers by Janie!) and beautiful hand-lettered elements.

One of our biggest suggestions for couples is to utilize elements already in the venue. For C+L we focused on using Charbar's ceviche carts (our faves!) for styled moments, as well as using their wooden backboard (which usually sports community events and announcements) as a gallery wall for their entrance table.

The Planning
The planning focused on making the wedding venue as beautiful (and functional) as possible! Floral elements were placed strategically for big moments (first dance, speeches, etc.) and one long table was able to be created for the dinner. 

The 'We'll-Remember-This-Always' Moments
As a nod to C's East Coast roots, her friends and family hosted a screech-in ceremony for L - and no, he wasn't saved by the bell (get it?!)! L was an amazing sport, dawned that rain slicker like a champ, and easily obtained honourary Newfoundlander status.

PS it was our first time ever being part of a screech-in and it was such a fun time! East Coast couples - let's make this a staple!

The Wrap Up
We were so lucky to get to celebrate C+L's wedding day with them. It was a beautiful as it as fun, as are they!

x L+S

 Photography by: Heart & Sparrow

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 / Videographer: Castano MediaCeremony Venue: Polish Catholic Church / Reception Venue: Charbar / Coordination + Styling: Paper Doll Events / DJ:  Local DJ / Florals: Flowers by Janie / Photography: Heart & Sparrow / Rentals: Modern Luxe Rentals / Stationary: Art & Alexander / Videographer: Castano Media

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Robyn + Tim I Alforno Wedding

 Photography by: Katelyn Anne

Photography by: Katelyn Anne

What can we say about R+T? They are beyond kind (check!), beyond in love (double check) and beyond, beyond fun (triple check!) and are just the kind of couple we wanted to wrap our 2017 season with!

The Vibe
The modern day Kelly Kapowski + Zach Morris (or Sandy Olsson + Danny Zuko.....or Summer Roberts + Seth Cohen... we could do this all day!), R+T met in high school and kept the love alive.  They wanted to plan a spirited, casual and epic night to remember. 

The Design
R led the design charge letting the venue act as her inspiration! Florals + candles played a major part (as did some epic signage!). 

The Planning
Not being based in YYC, R+T planned from afar and with a shorter-then-normal time frame. They wanted a less traditional bash and found a perfect venue fit in Alforno (we can't say enough how much we love it when couples think outside the box for venues). The planning focused on maximizing the space in the bakery to allow for a ceremony that transitioned easily (and quickly!) to a cocktail style reception, complete with food stations, informal speeches + space for a huge dance party.

The 'We'll-Remember-This-Always' Moments
The dance party that R+T had lasted late into the night (even past last call!). Once the DJ shut down, the couple's friends broke out their guitars and the remaining group danced and sang along. One of our favorite end of nights to date!

The Wrap Up
We couldn't have asked for a better way to end our 2017 season! R+T were the most laid back, fun couple that we could have asked for and had one heck of a party. If you think you can handle how great these two look together... peep below :)

x L+S

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Alforno / Cookies: Pretty Sweet / Coordination: Paper Doll Events / DJ: Good Vibes DJ Co. / Florals: Foxglove Studio / Officiant: Tamara Jones / Photobooth: Local Booth / Photography: Katelyn Anne Photography

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The Bash / Our Favorite Moments*

 Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Signage by: Emma Allen Design

Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Signage by: Emma Allen Design

We don't think it's a secret that our favorite YYC based wedding show is The Bash (when you put cocktails, good music + ice cream in the same place - we will always support!). Which is why we were so excited when The Bash approached us to do some design work for the show.  Not only are the ladies at The Bash absolutely lovely, but they let us run with some ideas we've been thinking about for a while, and we were so excited to bring them to life!

Check out our version of SportsCenter's Top 10 below (only with absolutely no sports, and only design…. and also not with 10 moments… so this might have been a poor comparison).
 

B A L L O O N S
We've been wanting to incorporate balloons in a design for a while now and we finally got our chance with a statement balloon wall. We worked with Calgary Party 50 to create a 20 ft wide by 13 ft high balloon wall that allowed us to bring in a huge, playful element, while keeping it aligned and in the color palette.
How this could work for you: Are there any walls in your venue you don't love? Or are looking for a fun way to spice up your photobooth? A balloon addition might be your answer!


S T A T E M E N T   S I G N S
We love a statement sign (and love a non-traditional material!). For The Bash, we worked with designers + handletterers (hey Art + Alexander and Emma Allen!) to create large statement signs that worked for both design + logistical purposes!
How this could work for you: Logistics are the number one thing to consider when planning - so we always recommend including signage (directional, explanatory, cheeky - you name it - we like it all), but there is no reason it can't also act as a design piece! It's also a great way to cover elements that aren't necessarily on vibe for your event/wedding (these guys are covering large Mountie art pieces!).


R E G I S T R A T I O N
We are big believers in setting the tone for an event as soon as guests arrive, which is why we loved the registration area for The Bash. We had a large wall done up, brought in an amazing white registration desk and kept it simple by only adding florals and a statement neon sign.
How this could work for you: Who doesn't want to make a good first impression! As soon as guests enter set the tone for the wedding/event with a statement (it doesn't have to be a large pink wall with a neon sign...but… who are we kidding… if you've got the room, go for a neon sign!).


D E T A I L S
We say a lot that it's all in the details…. And here are a few that we loved from The Bash:


Acrylic Tables
We loved these acrylic side tables that we brought in from The Wise Co (they are based in Victoria). It added a fun modern element to a necessary logistical piece.
How this could work for you: Forgo the classic high top tables for cocktail hour and instead go with an ultra modern approach with acrylic. Bonus: you can add arrangements on top of, or inside the acrylic!

Bars
We brought in a statement bar from Modern Luxe Rentals (a great addition to the rental scene here in Calgary) for the welcome foyer for the Bash.  
How this could work for you: If your venue has space/doesn't have a built in bar - there are some great options to bring in a bar that plays to your wedding vibe. It can take something that can easily blend into the background and make it a statement piece. 

We had the BEST time at The Bash and we hope you did too! We hope to see you there next year...

x - L+S

*In no particular order because we kept changing the order and eventually had to stop or this blog post would never go live

 Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Flowers by: Flowers by Janie / Signage by: Art + Alexander

Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Flowers by: Flowers by Janie / Signage by: Art + Alexander

 Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Desk Florals by: Always Sunny Design / Window Florals by: Fleurish / Table by: Modern Luxe Rentals / Signage by: Art + Alexander / Venue: The Hudson

Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Desk Florals by: Always Sunny Design / Window Florals by: Fleurish / Table by: Modern Luxe Rentals / Signage by: Art + Alexander / Venue: The Hudson

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 Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Signage by: Emma Allen Design

Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Signage by: Emma Allen Design

 Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Balloon Wall by: Calgary Party 50 / Rentals by: Wise & Co. / Cocktail Table Arrangement by: Flower Artistry

Photography by: Sarah Vaughan / Balloon Wall by: Calgary Party 50 / Rentals by: Wise & Co. / Cocktail Table Arrangement by: Flower Artistry

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Sarah + Jesse | Alberta Tent Wedding

 Photography by: Kristyn Harder

Photography by: Kristyn Harder

 

We've been lucky enough to know Sarah for a while now. Not only is she a friend, but she's an amazing photographer in YYC + YQL and we've gotten to work together a few times - so, we were so excited when we got the call to come work with her on her own wedding! We have to say, our excitement was justified, this one was really fun to plan! Peep below for more details + photos!
 

The Vibe
Sarah + Jesse grew up in a small town and were high school sweethearts (doesn't this sound like the beginning of a great country music song?). They wanted to have an outdoor wedding, that was fun, laid back, beautiful + full of friends, family and love (doesn't this sound like the end of a great country music song?).
 

The Design
Having worked with Sarah in the past, we knew that we had a similar aesthetic and were so excited to create a design for her big day. Inspired by outdoor weddings in the south and by the property itself, we focused on adding elements that enhanced the outdoor space. We brought in natural pieces (florals, wood, etc.) to create an organic experience for guests. A few of our favorite design moments included cloth signage, charcuterie centerpieces and a hanging floral piece above the head table.
 

The Planning
Sarah + Jesse wanted to get married on a friend of the families private estate, so we focused on transitioning a beautiful piece of land (complete with an orchard that was so stunning it had us questioning if we were in Alberta or Tuscany) into an event space. We brought in a beautiful tent, large harvest tables and benches for the ceremony space. As the space isn't full service and not meant for weddings, we also spent time focusing  on logistical elements like cooking, electrical, access to water, bathrooms, etc. 
 

The We'll-Remember-This-Always Moment
S + J's first dance was one of our favorites. We set up a dance floor on the grass outside of the tent and they danced the night away under the stars.

The Bonus We'll-Remember-This-Always-Moment (because we couldn't just pick one!)
Come 10:00 PM, Sarah + Jesse's favorite Vietnamese food truck pulled into the property to provide guests with some late night eats. Not only was it amazing food (and one of our favorite midnight snacks to date), but the food truck transformed their menu screen into a slide show of the couple to complete the evening.
 

The Wrap Up
We were so happy to be involved in this one! Not only did we get to work with some amazing vendors (see below!), but we got to watch a lovely friend get married.

x - L+S

 

A PS from S+J

"Lindsay and Steph are hands down the best! In all honesty, Jesse and I wouldn't have had a wedding day without them. Their attention to detail and innate sense of style turned all of my crazy ideas into a well thought out and cohesive wedding day. They kept everything so well organised, and stress-free that I was able to truly cherish the wedding planning process despite being in the busiest-ever season of my own business! 

Both Lindsay and Steph made the planning process so much fun, and their uplifting personalities made the whole experience feel like a coffee date with friends. I cannot recommend Paper Doll Events enough!"

Cake + Dessert: Pretty Sweet / Catering: Plum Restaurant / Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private Residence / Dress: Custom Limor Rosen via Chantilly Bride / Groom's Attire: Gentleman Three Menswear / HMUA: Chelsey Auer Bridal Beauty / Planning, Design + Styling: Paper Doll Events / Florals: Fern & Frond / Photography: Kristyn Harder / Rentals: Orange Trunk and Special Event Rentals / Stationary: Flax + Wool Designs 

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Urban Botanics | Featured in Rocky Mountain Bride

  URBAN BOTANICS / FEATURED IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDE V3 / WINTER 2018   Cake:  Pretty Sweet  / Design + Styling: Paper Doll Events + Dress:  Made with Love  Sasha Gown via   P  earl & Dot  + Florals:  Flowers by Janie  + Grooms Attire:  JCew  + Hair and Makeup:  SimplyME  + Photography:  Genevieve Renee  + Stationary:  Plume Calligraphy  + Venue:  Charbar  + Video:  Castano Media

URBAN BOTANICS / FEATURED IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDE V3 / WINTER 2018

Cake: Pretty Sweet / Design + Styling: Paper Doll Events + Dress: Made with Love Sasha Gown via  Pearl & Dot + Florals: Flowers by Janie + Grooms Attire: JCew + Hair and Makeup: SimplyME + Photography: Genevieve Renee + Stationary: Plume Calligraphy + Venue: Charbar + Video: Castano Media

Y'all - we are so excited to get to share a bit of this shoot with you! Last summer we were lucky enough to spend a morning (correction: a really early morning) with an incredible group of vendors and the RMB team at Charbar. Together, we were able to create this urban floral inspired shoot.

For the shoot, we focused on mixing the urban vibes of Charbar with the feminine + romantic vibes of florals + greenery. Along with a living greenery installation for the ceremony, the shoot included our favorite bar yet - a mix of cocktail and florals (Roses + Rosé anyone!?).  Inside, we focused on adding a pop of color to the table (something we think is going to be big for 2018!).

Take a peak at some of the photos below and then head over to Rocky Mountain Bride (or pick up a copy of their latest regional AB issue!) for more!

x L+S

 

 Photography by: Genevieve Renee

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Join us behind the scenes of this shoot! Video by: Castano Media

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Brooklyn + Devon I Canmore Opera House + Triwood Community Center Wedding

 Photography by: Katelyn Anne

Photography by: Katelyn Anne

We think (but we aren't sure) that Transformation Tuesday is a thing on Instagram. If we're right, than we're jumping on the #tt bandwagon, because  we are so excited to share the transformation of this space with y'all. 

The Vibe
We met B+D wayyyy back in 2016 and over an iced coffee they told us their wedding plans: a short + sweet ceremony in Canmore at the Opera House and then on to a lounge style dance party at the Triwood Community Center, complete with food trucks and live music. Based on this info alone, we were jazzed. But then they shared their vision for the reception space - and we were so excited to get to be a part of it.  

The Design
The plan was to transform the large venue into a cozy, chic and comfortable space with couches, armchairs, rugs + plants galore.  Operation Turn-Triwood-Into-a-Boho-Lounge-That-You-Wish-Your-Living-Room-Looked-Like-With-the-Addition-of-an-Epic-Dance-Floor took a full year. We focused on designing a space that was comfortable (ie. lounge) but that combined functional elements (ie. tables). B+D opted to forgo rentals and instead mastered Kijiji and found amazing eclectic pieces, combining them with custom made benches, tables + a wooden bar.  A variety of potted plants, tropical leaves and greenery rounded out the space.

The Planning
B+D knew that they wanted a fun, causal party vibe and planned it perfectly. There were food trucks (what wedding guest wouldn't be thankful for mac + cheese?), a live band and a DJ, and the most beautiful bride + groom. They rounded their night out with a serious dance party + we rounded ours out with a quick nap on those couches (as comfy as they were pretty!).

The We'll-Remember-This-Always Moments
After B+D's intimate ceremony, guests were to head to the back of the Opera House for a champagne toast with the couple. We had (in an effort to be overly prepared) set up the champagne station prior to the ceremony and when we came out to put on the final touches... we found the sprinklers on and that our champagne station had turned into a (very) wet bar. A few phone calls, rags + a new tablecloth later, we were back in business prior to the ceremony ending, with only our soaking wet dresses as evidence :)

The Wrap Up
Well we were only involved design wise on this one, we loved every second of it. B's vision was second to none and we were so excited we could be involved! A beyond beautiful B, a dapper D and a whole lot of boho lounge inspo below.

x - L+S


A PS From B+D

"We just love Lindsay and Stephanie. They were so fun to work with and had fantastic ideas. They truly helped turn our dreams into reality and supported our vision the whole way through. It was an incredible experience to work with Paper Doll and we are so grateful. Such a beautiful, talented and giving duo!!"

See more of this wedding in Dote Magazine Weddings Volume 2!

Calligraphy: Emma Allen / Ceremony Venue: Canmore Opera House / Design + Styling: Paper Doll Events / Dress: Hayley Paige / Florals: Chickweed Cottage Floral / Officiant: Jeremy Duncan / Photographer: Katelyn Anne / Reception Venue: Triwood Community Centre

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Deane House | Style Me Pretty Shoot

 Photography by: Justine Milton

Photography by: Justine Milton

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Photography by: Justine Milton

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Photography by: Justine Milton

You guys! We are SO excited. We've been waiting to share this summer styled shoot at the Deane House with you and it's finally time! Pop over to Style Me Pretty Canada to see the full post or:

Click through the image above for the full gallery!

Venue: The Deane House / Design + Styling: Paper Doll Events / Dress: Tatyana Merenyuk via Pearl & Dot / Florals: Fern & Frond / Hair + Make-Up: SimplyME Canmore / Photography: Justine Milton / Stationary: Art & Alexander

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Katie + Brett I The Lake House Wedding

 Photography by: Heidrich Photography

Photography by: Heidrich Photography

Guys.... where. do. we. even. start!! We have a special place in our hearts for these two and are so excited to get to share this wedding with y'all! 

The Vibe
Katie + Brett are legit model clients. Not only do they look like models (you'll see more below!), but they are kind, funny and even made a full on wedding 'model' for the big day (complete with pie chart!). The wedding vibe was classic, beautiful, timeless and elegant.

The Design
When we started the design process with K+B we were inspired by the natural elements of the venue. We focused on bringing in organic greenery to compliment the stone and wood in the Lake House. We incorporated olive branches into the design (who  doesn't want the symbol for peace in their wedding!) and brought in a large greenery installation for the mantel, garlands for the tables and greenery for signage.  We topped it off with a wooden signage suite complete with hand lettering and a custom monogram. 

The Planning
As the venue transitioned from the ceremony to the reception in a short time frame, the planning focused on creating elements and timelines that allowed for a seamless transition of the space. We planned for a beautiful cocktail hour, a fantastic dinner (complete with stationary additions from one of Katie's talented bridesmaids) and a raging dance party.

The We'll-Remember-This-Always Moment
 We'll give it up - K+B had some of our favorite vows. Honest, sentimental and with a side of humour (if you're looking for a vow writing coach, they might be good to contact!).

The Wrap Up
We were almost sad to see their wedding day come because it meant our emails + meetings were going to come to an end. We're so glad we were included in this one. Keep scrolling to see all of the beauty below!

x - L+S

A PS From K+B
"During our first meeting with Paper Doll Events, Lindsay and Steph asked what my (now) husband and I wanted from our Wedding. Our answer- was to be stress-free, to enjoy ourselves and to create a space where everyone felt the love.  We owe the success of our wedding to the Paper Doll Girls. Every detail was carefully thought out, planned, and executed to perfection!  Dealing with Paper Doll throughout the course of our engagement was a joy. Steph and Lindsay were responsive, had incredible insight into the Calgary Wedding scene, including recommendations on local and not-so-local Vendors, and what options were best available to fulfill our wants for the Big Day. Post Wedding, my husband and I agreed, that the best decision we made for our Wedding (apart from the whole “I choose you for the rest of my life” thing) was hiring Paper Doll.  I wish we could get married every year so that we could work with them again.  Steph and Lindsay- thank you for making September 9th 2017 the best day of our lives."

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Lake House / Coordination, Design + Styling: Paper Doll Events / DJ: Pez Productions / Florals: Flowers by Janie / Guitarist: Jason Delaney / Officiant: Bruce Halliday / Photography: Heidrich Photography / Stationary: Emma Allen / Videographer: The Toths

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Shhh... A Sneak Peak

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Photo via Hack With Design

We thought we would take a moment to share something we aren't BASHful about. In fact, we are quite unaBASHedly excited about it. One would even say that we were BASHing our laptop keys as we wrote this because we were so excited..... Get where we're going with this? 

That's right - you guessed it - we're talking about The Bash! 

We assume that most of you know about The Bash (and that you probably already have tickets) but for those that don't - The Bash is a curated wedding event with some all star vendors that showcase the newest + most innovative trends for your upcoming weddings.

Last year we were lucky enough to be a vendor in The Bash (along some of our favorite YYC peeps) and this year, we are back, but instead of having a booth, we're helping design the show. As design + styling is one of our favorite things to do (and as The Bash has an epic, fun and modern brand) we. couldn't. be. more. excited!

So, we thought we'd take a minute (to sit right here and tell you)...... a little bit about the the design of The Bash! This year, you'll be able to expect pops of color, a number of installations, a bunch of amazing vendors + a TON of fun.    

We’ll be working with the vendors to create some amazing photo backdrops, a few lounge areas to hang out in (because did you hear there will be ice cream and a bar?! The perfect combination) and a few statement pieces so you’ll know you’re at the right place :) 

Keep scrolling below for some of the inspo images we based the design on! And if you haven't gotten tickets yet, grab them here (and then make sure you say hi when you come by - we'll be the ones at the reg desk!).

x - L+S

 

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Kirsten + Jeff I Bow Valley Ranche Wedding

 Photography by: The Toths Photo & Film

Photography by: The Toths Photo & Film

A stunning bride, a handsome groom and a beautiful indoor + outdoor setting? How did we get so lucky this one!  

The Vibe:
We met Kirsten + Jeff for coffee early on in the planning process and knew immediately that they were going to have a beautiful wedding. They cared about the details (a couple after our own hearts!) and knew they wanted to have an intimate celebration with their nearest and dearest. 

The Design:
The design for K+J focused on adding classic yet modern pieces to enhance the space. As the venue features a  lot of wooden elements, we focused on bringing in greenery and contrasting signage to brighten the reception space. The design included a monogram that was featured throughout signage and favors, greenery garlands as centerpieces and tented place cards added a formal element to the tablescape.  For the ceremony, K+J kept it simple, throwing out the 'x' and instead having a floral arch mark the spot.

The Planning
K was one of our most organized brides to date and all her work definitely paid off. The planning included a beautiful outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, that was followed by an indoor seated dinner, complete with live music for the dinner hour and dance. 

The We'll Remember This Always Moments
We have to say that K+J's ceremony will go down as one of our faves.  It was filled with love, excitement and was completed with a full on  happy dance + squeal from K when she got to the altar- without question one of our cutest aisle walks to date! 

(Second runner up moment - the back of K's dress. Keep scrolling and you'll see what we mean!)

The Final Thoughts
We were so glad that we could be part of K+J's day. Along with being excited about the celebration, they were genuinely so excited to get married - and that is our favorite combo. Photos, vendors + a peak at how great the day was below.

A PS From K+J
"Lindsay & Steph, thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding the best day ever! Your kindness, patience, attention to detail and advice were so appreciated! We are so glad you were there with us every step of the way!"

xo - L+S

 

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Ceremony + Reception Venue: Bow Valley Ranche / Coordination, Design + Styling: Paper Doll Events / Ceremony, Reception + Dance Live Music: Barry Shaw Entertainment and Egor Ukoloff / Dress: The Bridal Boutique / Favors:  Blue Door with custom labels by Emma Allen / Florals: Flowers by Janie / Grooms Attire: O'Connors / Hair: Top Knot Brides / Make-Up: Jenna Nicole / Officiant: Wilma Dodge / Photography + Film: The Toths / Rentals: Rus Vintage + Bella Linens / Stationary: Champagne Press + Chalkboards and Co. 

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Currently Pinning...

The Pinterest rabbit hole is real. One second you're minding your business, thinking, 'I'll just look up one cocktail recipe' and the next thing you know, it's five hours later and somehow you're looking at area rug and botanical combos.

We know there is a lot to look at (like, a lot, a lot) so, we decided to start a 'currently pinning' thread, where we'll post a few of our favourite inspo photos and current trends!  

Check it below (and our Pinterest for more!)

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Earthy Neutrals

We aren't huge fans of a 'colour palette' (we believe that you should focus on a mood or vibe for the wedding and use colors that compliment), but we can get on board with this inspo! Still very much a neutral palette, it uses variations of color to help pull texture and depth! 
 

 


Texture

You can't go wrong with a traditional dress, but playing with texture (and even pattern) can help create a statement dress! We love the subtle variation of colour, the texture and the weight of the fabric on this Barcelona inspired Immaclé collection dress.

 

 

 

 



Letterpress

Place cards, invitations, seating charts, menus, signage (have we missed anything?). If it's done on paper, we can't get enough of the letterpress trend. The texture (it's turning out that's our word of the day!) plays with elegant and organic elements and blends them perfectly. Plus - we'll never say no to a cotton paper.

 


Be Baller

If a denim (or leather!) jacket is your signature - rock it! If you can't imagine your day without your (other) BFF, bring the pup along. If you're all about country music, play it.  Basically, be you and you're day will be the bomb. 

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Cass + Scott I Calgary The Lake House Wedding

 Photography by: Shannon Yau

Photography by: Shannon Yau

If rain on your wedding day is good luck (and not at all ironic despite what Alanis has to say about it), Cass + Scott are going to be basking in the golden light of some well deserved good karma for decades to come. 

On what was easily the rainiest wedding day we've ever seen (seriously, every time that we thought it couldn't rain harder, it did) C+S tied the knot in front of their friends, family + a lot of umbrellas.

C+S are from Red Deer and we were so excited when they reached out to work with us on design, styling + coordination for their big day here in Calgary! We bonded over a love of florals + bad reality tv, and we knew that despite the weather, these two were going to make the most of their day. 

They got married in front of a beautiful mantel piece (so many blooms!), shared the most beautiful, heartfelt vows with each other and somehow, despite the rain, C's hair + makeup stayed completely on point. A lot of laughter and love was shared over a mix of greenery, gossamer table runners (be still our little hearts!), bud vases and the most beautiful water colour stationary. 

Peep the abundance of blooms, aforementioned table runners and one of the sweetest couples below.

XO - L+S

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A Note from C+S:

"Lindsay and Steph were, without a doubt, the best investment we could have made when it came to our wedding. We had ideas of what our wedding would look like and how it would turn out, but Lindsay and Steph took those ideas and amped them up to the nth degree. We were truly blown away. Not only do they have great taste, but they really focused on what was most important to us and kept that in mind in every decision made. Since organization is not our strong suit, we also appreciated how detail-oriented and organized these ladies were throughout wedding planning. When a family emergency came up just a couple of months before the wedding, Lindsay and Steph were so accommodating. Not only did they support us with wedding-related matters, but they supported us as friends and that is something we will remember for years to come. We couldn’t have asked for better people to lean on in our time of need and our wedding was absolutely stunning thanks to these two beautiful ladies!"


Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Lake House / Coordination, Design + Styling: Paper Doll Events / DJ: Local DJ / Florals: Flowers by Janie / Officiant: Tamara Jones / Photography: Shannon Yau / Stationary: Emma Allen

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To Sit or Stand.... Cocktail Style Receptions vs. Sit Down Dinners

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2017 has been good to us. Uber eats finally came to Calgary, Mindy Kaling is pregnant (please, please let the father be BJ Novak), and Native Tongues got a take out window (those donuts!). But most importantly, we've seen a huge pick up in cocktail/lounge style wedding receptions.  

We love when non-traditional elements are incorporated into weddings, and we're big fans of making your wedding feel like 'you.' Therefore, if you're looking for a way to make your wedding feel a little more casual - a non-sit down party might be your answer!

As cocktail style is on the rise, we've gotten a lot of questions regarding lounge receptions vs. sit down receptions  - so we thought we'd blog and do a bit of a throw down between the two popular styles.

FREQUENTLY (AND FANTASTICALLY AND FABULOUSLY) ASKED QUESTIONS

Will a cocktail style reception feel more informal than a sit down dinner?
Short Answer: Yes!
Long Answer: Cocktail style receptions inherently feel less formal. You mingle, you aren't assigned a seat and there is no prescribed timelines. You can still have speeches + introduce your bridal party, but we'd suggest keeping them short + sweet!

Do I need to adjust timelines if I have a cocktail style reception instead of a sit down dinner?
Short Answer: Slightly
Long Answer: We would suggest holding cocktail style receptions slightly after the dinner hour. That way your guests will be able to sneak dinner in before they come to the reception!

Is a cocktail style reception my budget's best friend?
Short Answer: It's more like Paris Hilton + Nicole Richie, they can be besties, or they can be major frenemies.
Long Answer: If you are cool with limiting passed appies and making it clear to your guests that it's a canapes + cocktails type event, then yes, a cocktail style wedding is your budget's BFF. Having said that, if you're wanting to provide lots of food (and host your wedding over the dinner hour) - cocktail style budgets can definitely creep up and become a similar cost to a sit down dinner.

Do you think one is better than the other?
Short Answer: No!
Long Answer: Each couple and wedding is different. If you think cocktail style is your jam - it's probably the right way to go. If you've imagined your wedding and already pinned a bunch of flatware choices - a sit down dinner is where you should be. Either way, you'll be surrounded by friends + fam on a beautiful day.

XO - L+S

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Nia + Gregg | Calgary The Nash Wedding

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We've said it once (OK, we've said it more than once), but we'll say it again - we have the best clients around - and Nia + Gregg are no exception.   After meeting them we had no doubt that this wedding was exactly how we wanted to kick off our 2017 season.... and then we learned that they were getting married at the Nash and we were even more excited, as it was the perfect cover for us to eat as many cinnamon buns as possible under the rouse of holding 'onsite meetings' there (is anyone else as obsessed with the daily cinnamon bun as we are?!). 

Along with N+G being genuine and lovely people we've worked with, N+G are both artistic and up for any DIY challenge, which made styling + designing their wedding really fun. They also shared our philosophy of incorporating as much of 'them' as possible into the day, which meant personalized thank you notes, a stamp made from one of their favorite engagement photos + Nia's favorite childhood candy brought in as favours (tickleberries anyone!?). 

They had their table numbers hand lettered on their engagement photos, a Polaroid photo guest book (on one of our favorite hand made frames to date!) and their get away car was G's 1983 BMW (decked out in garland). The wedding also featured an original song for the couple by N's dad and fun.... it featured lots and lots of fun :) 

Nia's unreal dress, Gregg's unreal hair + a lot of fun below :)

XO - L+S    

 

A Note from N+G:

"Hiring Paper Doll was quite honestly the most valuable investment we committed to on our entire wedding. Lindsay and Steph were fantastic from the first day we met them. They took the time to sit with us, get to know us and learn about not only what we wanted on our wedding day, but also about our personalities and our style as a couple. The concepts they came up with were current, creative, elegant and quirky all at the same time, which is exactly what we were after, and they helped us to create a cohesive feel through all the different design elements we included. As a bride-to-be, when you're fresh into the wedding planning process, you're absolutely bombarded with different inspiration and ideas, and Paper Doll made it easy to curate and select only the elements which were most vital to us and our design theme.

Coming from an event planning background myself, I am acutely aware of how much work goes into not only the preparation leading up to the day, but also the organizing of final details. Having Paper Doll coordinate with our vendors as of a month out allowed me to focus on the planning pieces that I personally had on my plate. They were more than willing to take time to meet for status updates and were so diligent about addressing any questions or concerns I had immediately. Not having to think about anything the week before my wedding - and most especially the day of - was worth its weight in gold. Lindsay & Steph coordinated schedules and vendors superbly and the day-of went off without a hitch. I had so many of my guests come up to me that day to tell me how elegant, yet comfortable and perfectly "us" the whole day was - which was exactly what we wanted from the beginning. Many of them said they'd never seen a more beautiful wedding, that felt so suited to the couple. We couldn't have done this without Paper Doll! Thanks, ladies!"

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Cake: Pretty Sweet / Calligraphy: Art + Alexander / Ceremony + Reception Venue: Grace Presbyterian ChurchThe Nash / Coordination + Design: Paper Doll Events / Dress: Pearl & Dot / DJ: Local DJ / Florals: Blue Hydrangea / Hair: Butter Beauty Parlour / Make-Up: Trena Laine / Photography: Diane + Mike

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Golden Grams (disclaimer - not the cereal)

Is Instagram considered a hobby yet? Should we be embarrassed to ask this? On the daily (ok - half daily? Hourly? Minutely?) we peruse Instagram and let's admit it - everyone's done a deep dive of their favorite Insta accounts (right? <-- we say hopefully). Today, we thought we'd share some of our favorites (just in case you had a few hours to spare) :) 

L I N D S A Y ' S    T O P    F I V E

Local Milk @local_milk
Beth Kirby is the stylist and photographer behind local milk and if you love well styled, beautiful, organic photos (along with some Insta stories of one of the cutest babies we've ever seen), give her a follow! Plus, she has great styling tips and inspiration for those looking!

 

Oh Happy Day @ohhappyday
The award for 'pop of color in my Instagram feed' hands down goes to Oh Happy Day. Adorable party supplies combined with our kind of motivational balloon sayings (pizza, anyone?), plus some fun accessory options for any fun parties you think of throwing!

 

Jillian Harris @jillian.harris
Although we're sure there is is no introduction needed, Jillian is a former bachelorette turned design guru. Adorable baby snaps, good outfits and amazing design tips, combined with a cute puppy (hey, @nachocilantro) and fun Insta-stories - we're sure you already follow her, but she couldn't not be mentioned :) 

 

Drake on Cake @drakeoncake
Literally Drake quotes on cake. This account has led one of us to also get Drake quotes on pillows, phone cases and totes. Follow at your own obsessive risk. This also has nothing to do with events, styling or design - but it couldn't not be mentioned. 

 

Floret Flowers @floretflower
A florist, a farmer and tons and tons of fields of flowers. You'll automatically wish that you also lived in Mount Vernon and had a green thumb. 

 

S T E P H A N I E ' S    T O P    F I V E
 

Kristin Ess @kristen_ess
One of the girls behind @thebeautydept, hair stylist to @laurenconrad (among many others) and founder of Kristen Ess Hair - her posts will make you want to spend those extra 20 minutes with a curling wand.

 

Estee Lalonde @esteelalonde
A YouTuber and author, she's got cool style, fun Insta-stories and an amazing dog (lookin' at you @reggielalonde). Follow along for her tips on makeup finds, relationships, books, workouts and life in general. 

 

Chrissy Teigen @chrissyteigen
Total crush alert. She makes good food, she has a cute baby, her husband serenades her and she's hilarious. PS - her Twitter might be even be better than her Insta.
 

 

A Fabulous Fete @afabulousfete
One of the OG's of hand lettering and styling, A Fabulous Fete lives up to her name and provides hand lettered pieces that make everything look like it belongs on Insta...and will make you think you should buy ink and nibs. 

 

Once Wed @oncewed
Once Wed has some of our favorite inspiration for weddings - pulled from a variety of creatives, styled shoots and real weddings, they focus on unique concepts and beautifully taken photos (along with provide some epic webinars for those wanting to learn more!). 
 

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ALLIE + JOHN | Sirocco Golf Club Wedding

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Allie + John | Calgary Sirocco Wedding

Confession: We both love the drive out to Sirocco - and with both of us giving up our PGA dreams at an early age, weddings out there are really our only time to shine. Steph loves the drive because it takes her closer to her old stomping grounds of Auburn Bay and, being in the SE, she can confidently give directions and locate coffee shops.  Lindsay loves it because the road past Spruce Meadows reminds her of her hometown and she usually gets to control the music on the drive. Major win.

So, when Allie +John contacted us to assist with their Sirocco wedding - we were jazzed  - and we were right to be. Any bride and groom that use their celebrity name as their wedding hashtag and can shotgun a beer while somehow still looking incredibly beautiful, dapper and poised are our kind of B+G.

A+J got married at Saint Mary's parish and then made their way out to Sirocco for their reception. Cocktails were held outside (gotta take advantage of that great view!) and included a live band before they  moved inside for dinner and dancing. They had beautiful florals, homemade jam for their guests and signature wood signage. We transitioned their ceremony greenery to the headtable for the reception (we love when we can re-purpose ceremony elements!) and they added a few photos (and pops of gold!) for a personal touch. 

Photos, vendor details and close ups of Allie's beautiful dress below!

XO - L+S

 

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A note from A+J:

"Lindsay and Stephanie were amazing and so crucial to how stress-free and perfect our day was. When planning our wedding, we always heard “prepare for at least one thing to go wrong” but with L+S nothing went wrong! Everything was perfectly set, timed and organized. They were so helpful and knowledgable during the planning process and they exceeded our expectations for how smooth, seamless and stress-free a wedding can be! We couldn’t recommend them more!" 

- John and Allison Fisher 

Ceremony + Reception Venue: St. Mary's Cathedral + Sirocco Golf Club / Styling: Paper Doll Events / Hair: SimplyME / Make-Up: Katie Kerr / Florals: Blue Hydrangea / Photography: David Guenther (primary) + Heidrich Photography (second shooter)

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Quiz: Which Venue are You!

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Remember those old school quizzes in Seventeen and TeenVogue that told you which Backstreet Boy you were (and remember how if you got Howie you'd retake it to try to get Nick?). Well, this is kinda like that, but with wedding venues!

One of the questions we get asked most is about the difference between full service and non-full service venues. 

In short, a full service venue (think of a restaurant) offers you the majority of things you need to host your wedding. It provides catering, staffing, tables, seating, glass and tableware, etc. Essentially, your core needs will be met by the venue and you're just bringing in the extra things that you love (flowers, cake, decor, etc.). On the flip slide, a non-full service venue (think community hall) typically offers you one thing - the venue itself. Most of the time, you will be responsible for sourcing vendors and bringing in everything your wedding needs, such as a caterers, waitstaff, alcohol, bartenders, tables, chairs, dinnerware, linens, decor, flowers, etc.   

Once we explain the difference - the next question is always 'which is better and is a non-full service venue less expensive?!' The budget question is easy - non-full service venues aren't necessarily less expensive - often, you are just distributing your money differently. For example, in non-full service venues, you can often bring in your own alcohol (which is a major win for your budget), but don't forget that you'll be paying a rental fee (something most restaurants don't have) and bringing in tables and chairs (something full service venues offer). That is less of a major win for your buget and often these costs even each other out.

However, the 'which is better' question - well, that's harder for us to answer. We personally love both full service and non-full service venues and both come with come with their own sets of major pluses and minor minuses. But which is right for you? Well, that depends on the couple and the wedding they've dreamed of. Hence... 

L+S's Super Fun Which Venue are You Quiz!

1. What was the name of the street you grew up on and what was your first pet?
(Kidding! But all good quizzes start with that right?!)

OK, for real this time:

1. Are you a planner at heart? Do you love spreadsheets and timelines? Do you sort your emails and have multiple folders dedicated to different wedding items? 

YES                                NO

2. When you walk in a room, can you automatically visualize it's potential? Can you easily see the various floorplans that could work for the room and understand the elements that you would require for those floorplans?

YES                                NO

3. Do you have very specific ideas regarding your food, beverage, tables, chairs, decor, etc. that would require different vendors? IE - would your day not be complete without those foodtruck burgers at the end of the night?  

YES                                NO

4. Are you willing to spend time coordinating with multiple different vendors? Do you enjoy logistical elements of the day or at least not hate the logistics elements of the day (or be willing to hire a planner - we know a couple of good ones ;) )

YES                                NO

If you answered more Y's than N's: Non-Full Service Venue Guru
We might as well call you Martha because you love planning and everything that goes with it! Schedules are your JAM and communicating with different vendors on a weekly basis is a piece of cake - so determining drop-offs, pick-ups and set ups are no problem for you! You also love a good design challenge and don't mind dropping some time and money to make your wedding vision come to life. You could rock either venue type, but you seem up to the non-full service challenge!

If you tied your Ns + Ys: Alert - Potential Catfish Situation
You are forever an optimist and although the non-full service venue sure looks pretty online, you might not love it in person. While you don't mind the planning process and you love the idea of a blank canvas, you aren't necessarily ready to dive in head first and might want to take some time to carefully evaluate before choosing your non-full service venue.

If you answered more N's than Y's: Team #FullService
You are a full-service candidate! Not only are you #withher (her being the full-service venue), but you've always known that this is more your speed. That way, you can relax, focus on the details you care about and plan your day away, knowing that your basics are in place. You might have 99 problems, but a venue ain't one.*

*We're sure you don't have 99 problems. We're sure they aren't wedding related. We're hopeful you love JayZ

 

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Laura + Randy | Halifax Lot Six Wedding

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Lions + Flowers + Handlettering (Oh My!)

DISCLAIMER:* We rewrote this first paragraph more times than we can count. Why? I mean, partially because we were really distracted by a new Netflix series (is anyone else watching Riverdale? Turns out Archie + crew are a lot less innocent than we used to think). But mostly because there was so much to say, where do we even start? Do we start with the fact that it seemed like every blush bloom east of Winnipeg was brought to Halifax for the wedding? Or a comment on how two seals pulled an Owen Wilson + Vince Vaughn and crashed the outdoor ceremony? Perhaps a nod to how the bride spent a year vintage shopping for all of the wedding decor and shipped eight extra large bins of handpicked candelabras, vases, and champagne coups across the country (shout out to her Hali bestie for doing the same in Halifax and letting her/us raid his stock too!) . Or, maybe, just maybe, we start with a note about how we vehemently recommend getting a spray tan after getting an eyebrow wax (not the other way around. Definitely not the other way around.).

See how we had a hard time choosing?

L+R met in London and got married in Halifax, but our love affair with them began here in YYC.  L was a girl after our own hearts (the glitter portion of Lindsay's and the perfectionist portion of Steph's - and a whole other portion dedicated to puns + alliterations). We've said it once and we'll say it again, our favourite thing is when our couples incorporate themselves into the wedding - and L+R put themselves into every detail. 

They held the ceremony on the rooftop of the Seaport Farmers Market in Halifax and topped it off it with a popcorn and champagne bar complete with a nod to Bey + Jay with drunk in love monogrammed cups. The reception played host to gold flatware (be still our hearts), guilded animal place card holders, hand lettered escort cards and menus, and gorgeous farm tables. But it didn't stop there - there were flower crowns, signature cocktails (a Randizzler, anyone?) and personalized thank you notes written by the bride + groom which were placed in cloches at each place setting.

ALL of the pretty things (and a bit of our heart + soul) below!

XO - L+S

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A Note From L+R:

"Before unabashedly gushing about their abilities as event planners and wedding stylists, we want to start by saying that L + S are two of the loveliest people you could ever have the pleasure of sharing time with. Their positivity and passion for what they do is infectious and will immediately put you at ease. There is an infinitely long list of all the ways L + S took the stress and worry out of wedding-planning for us, so in the interest of time and space, we’ve chosen just a few points to highlight how much they helped us. Despite both fancying ourselves as type-A, organized, detail focused people, Randy and I quickly realized we were out of our element trying to coordinate a long-distance wedding. Even for a small wedding like ours there were so many moving parts, vendors, and questions we did not have the expertise to answer. The prospect of trying to tackle wedding planning with full-time careers was daunting to say the least.  L + S swooped in and instantly became our fairy wedding godmothers. The peace of mind they gave us was invaluable. They thought of everything we wouldn’t have. They had answers, suggestions and solutions for every scenario we could dream up. The wedding day flies by in an instant. It’s over before you know it.  Having L + S there in the lead up and on the wedding day allowed Randy and I to focus our energy elsewhere and to take in all of the special moments with each other, our family, and friends. I also need to add that in addition to being the queens of organization and coordination, they have an impeccable eye for style and design. Our wedding aesthetic was incredibly important to me. L + S somehow took all of my disjointed Pinterest pages, rambling emails, screen captures, eclectic DIY projects and extra-large containers of décor, and created a magazine-worthy wedding more beautiful than I ever imagined was possible. We couldn’t imagine our wedding without L + S (and we wouldn’t want to - they are seriously the BEST!)"

Ceremony Venue: Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market / Custom Dress: Laura George / Custom Jewellery: CoutuKitsch / Florals: The Flower Shop / Hair: Zipora Hunter Hair / Makeup: Alicia Melanson / Photography: This is Photography / Planning + Styling: Paper Doll Events / Reception Venue: Lot Six / Rentals: Make Merry Events, Halifax Harvest Tables, Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals / Stationary: Art + Alexander

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Keri + Justin | Calgary River Cafe Wedding

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Baby, You're a Firework

This past summer we got to have a bit of a Katy Perry moment. No, we didn't diss Taylor Swift or date John Mayer (although one of us wishes) or bring in two shark costumes (but if we did, Steph would totally be the one on the left). Instead, we got to light up the sky at one of our weddings with some fireworks! 

K+J got married at The River Cafe this past August and it was stunning (if we do say so ourselves!). They had an outdoor ceremony, an intimate cocktail hour (complete with live music) and a beautiful indoor reception. The evening also included not one, but two surprises - a serenade from the groom to the bride and a fireworks show that rivaled that of Stampede (but clearly with less horses and denim). 

They married under one of our favourite wedding arches to date, used the River Cafe's signature canoes as place card holders and were our first wedding ever to have an end of the night houka party on the patio (if we could make this a trend, we'd like to!).  

Details + some of our fav photos below.

XO - L+S

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A note from K+J:

"Paper Doll planned and executed the most beautiful wedding for us. My husband and I were both very busy leading up to our wedding day and they took care of absolutely everything. From helping us identify the key dates and deliverables, to connecting us with the best vendors in the city - Lindsay and Stephanie did it all. I would say the best part about working with these talented women, was that they truly took the time to understand what we wanted and they did such a good job of steering us in the right direction. To be totally honest, the day was so much better than I had ever imagined because they thought of every detail, which I certainly did not have the capacity to do. If you are planning a wedding, reach out to them. They are extremely talented and are a lot of fun to work with!"
 

Ceremony + Reception Venue: River Cafe / DJ: Local DJ / Florals: Flowers by Janie / Hair + Make-Up: SimplyME / Planning + Styling: Paper Doll Events / Photography: Geoff Wilkings Photography / Stationary: Modern Pulp Design Studio

 

 

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Leigh + Jer | Calgary Rodney's Oyster House Wedding

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Oh, Shucks....

There are a lot of reasons why we love Rodney's Oyster House as a wedding location:

  •      White walls + lots of light? Check.
  •      Large enough space for a good party? Check.
  •      Wedding speeches given from on top of the bar? Check.
  •      The amount of puns that come along with the location? Double Check.  

Needless to say, when Leigh + Jer decided to seas the day and officially book Rodney's for their November wedding (our last of 2016!), we were hooked.  We've known Leigh + Jer for a while now and along with being completely delightful, they shore do love each other (OK, we're stopping). 

We are big fans of when a couple makes a point to incorporate themselves into their wedding and L+J did just that.  Their wedding invites (as well as wedding balloons!) showcased custom caricatures they had made, the groomsmen were gifted with engraved hatchets (when you see Jer, it will all make sense) and there was even talk of a sea shantie being incorporated into the invite to honor the venue (don't worry - less themed heads prevailed and invites were shantie free).

The food was great. The bride was radiant. The groom was handsome. The party was epic. And a few guests may have even gotten tanked.

Photos, vendors and our favorite speech location below.

XO - L+S

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