Sunday, April 3, 2011

That's Amore!

I wrote an article for this month's issue of Weddings in Winnipeg magazine about designing your signature wedding.  It was so much fun working on the photo shoot for the article.  With a That's Amore theme - I went with Italian inspiration, as well as a romantic colour palette and fun little details to add some personality. 

HUGE thanks and hugs to my friends who helped with the photo shoot.  Little Flower Shop for all the flowers, centerpieces, rentals, and chiavari chairs.  Jeremy Dueck for taking such amazing images.  Deanna and her team at Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South.  Lizette from In So Many Words for the stunning stationery.  And of course Lauren and her team at Weddings in Winnipeg for all of their help.

Here are some images from the shoot, courtesy of Jeremy Dueck Photography.

A romantic colour palette of champagne, blue, cream and brown, and an added touch of black lace.  Maybe you have an aunt that sews?  Ask her to make you some lace table runners, and look through your grandmother's antiques to add something special to your tables.  Here we used antique candelabras filled with hydrangea.
Add some bling to the centerpieces and some candle light for a posh ambiance.  Grouping centerpieces fills the table nicely and creates a custom centerpiece.
Take a look at your cultural backgrounds and incorporate them into your wedding.  Here we went with an Italian menu, and tied in the words That's Amore into the stylish stationery.

The Italian theme was carried over into the late night snack table.  A gourmet pizza bar made super posh by putting the pizzas on glass cake stands, and by placing mirrors over the entire top of the table.

Have a favourite treat that you and your groom just love?  Incorporate that into your late night snack table.  Here we went with milk and cookies with a twist - milk in shooter glasses and a chewy chocolate chip cookie on top.  Super easy and fun for your guests.

So enjoy planning your signature wedding - and make sure you read the article to get some great ideas and tips to make the process fun and enjoyable!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great milk and cookies idea Tammy! I am totally going to use that idea at my wedding.