Monday, March 7, 2011

Christine & Mel: The Colour of Love

"In our life there is a single colour, as on an artist's palette, which
provides the meaning of life and art. It is the colour of love."

~Marc Chagall

I was SO EXCITED to check my inbox today and find photos from the fabulous Jackie MacRae at Behold Photographics; and I had to post them right away!! (THANK YOU, JACKIE!!)

These beautiful ladies were married last July but it still feels like yesterday. They were such a blast to work with from start to finish and even since! Cindy and I totally fell in love with them and their wedding vision.

Christine and Mel chose black and rainbow accents as their wedding theme and colours. Rainbow roses were used throughout the decor and we even created a rainbow aisle with coloured rose petals. Each of the bridesmaids wore a black dress with a different colour sash around their waist and carried a simple arrangement made up of berries and a single rainbow rose.

Everything came together beautifully and it was an honour for both Cindy and I to have been a part of it all.

Here are a few of Jackie's wonderful shots from the day!

Enjoy :)


Friday, February 25, 2011

Wedding Invitations For Under $10? Yes You Can!!!

Hi Everyone,

I haven't written in a very long time... I've been busy with projects galore! Some of these include weddings (of course), my new decorating business Sage Designs as well as a few other things that aren't in the "reveal" stages just yet.

One of the weddings I'm working on is my sister, Natalie's, wedding. This wedding is a special project for me for one because it's my sister's big day but also because it's an experiment in SUPER FRUGAL wedding planning. I'll share some things that we're doing as time goes on but today I wanted to share Nat's very cool (and inexpensive) invitations with you.

<<>> For anyone who may be receiving one of these you may want to wait for the surprise of receiving them in the mail... but it's up to you ;)

I made these samples up today just to get a sense of how much paper I'll need and so on. After finishing the first invite I can tell you that it's going to cost less than $10 to create 20 of these beauties! And we could probably get 30 out of the materials we've got... but we only need 20.

The biggest "investment" on this project was the card stock my mother bought at Dollarama for $2.00 for 50 sheets in 5 different colours. We bought 3 packs for $6.00. The rest of the materials (ink from the printer and labels) cost under $4.00.

The only other thing I needed for these was a free graphic which I found online... and ta da!!! I think the only change we're going to make to the sample below is that we're going to use brown ribbon instead of pink.

Enjoy :)

Monday, August 23, 2010


Did you know you could make money with your wedding? Well some people are... what do you think?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sarah & Chris: Putting the "Yellow" in Yellowknife

Okay, so the title's lame but this wedding was anything but! (Okay, that was lame too... moving along...)

Sarah and Chris are a wonderfully kind and warm couple who currently live in Yellowknife and who, with several trips between Yellowknife and Ottawa (thank goodness Chris is a pilot!) managed to flawlessly plan this beautiful day. Sarah, throughout the entire process, had every detail under control and never once seemed even a tiny bit tense. (I was super impressed to say the least). This, of course, made my job a breeze and I had a blast working with these guys.

It didn't hurt either that the wedding was held at Brookstreet Hotel which is by far one of my favourite venues in Ottawa! The staff are phenomenal!

The images below are just a little sneak peak (snatched from the blog of the FABULOUS Annemarie Gruden... you'll want to check out her blog for more great photos from the day).


Congrats Sarah & Chris!!!!



Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Hey Everybody,

I'm just kinda overflowing with positivity today and thought I would share the love.

Happy Wednesday!!!



Tuesday, July 27, 2010


During our interview, Julie Butler shares tips on choosing the right photographer for your wedding day.

Thanks again, Julie! You're FAB-U-LOUS!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010


Happy Monday everyone!

I thought I'd kick off the week with a fun little peak at the photo shoot Cindy and I did with Julie Butler this past Friday. Tomorrow we'll be putting up Part Two of the shoot where Julie answers some questions about hiring a photographer for your wedding. Be sure to tune in!