A Vintage Wedding

April 17, 2015

Kristen and Michael met during their postgraduate studies and were friends for a year until a dodgeball tournament.  They were the last ones standing on opposing teams in the championship game of the tournament. Kristen threw the ball fiercely, directly at his groin, Michael caught it (falling to the ground in pain) and she lost the game. At that moment, she fell head over heels for him (and he fell head over heels for her, literally).

The Vintage Vegas theme was chosen because the first trip that Mike and Kristen went on together was to Vegas. Despite the lavish entertainment of Vegas show girls, a roulette table, a caricaturist and candy cigarette waiters, they were able to stay on budget through all of her fun DIY projects! One of the highlights of their night was the family unity drink  (in lieu of a father-daughter dance) to the tune of Sweet Child O Mine. Instead of a standard guest book, the couple had guests’ graffiti on a giant canvas. They had blankets as guest favours and ceremony ribbon wands instead of bubbles. They also had jeweled scrabble pieces as table names and mini candy-filled martini glasses instead of guest place cards.

Photography by: Crystal Hahn Photography | Wedding gown by: Farage, Paris | Groom’s suit: Empire Customs  | Make-up: Little Red Lipstick | Hair: Maison Fritz | Ceremony and Reception: Knollwood Golf and Country Club | Entertainment dj: As you like it dj | Showgirls: RS Divas Entertainment| Roulette table: The Main Event Fun | Caricaturist: The Main Event Fun | Florist: Fortinos | Centrepieces: The Ultimate Wedding project | Chandeliers: Figueira | Wedding Cake: Cupid’s Gourmet Cupcakes  | Invitations:/stationery: Polka Dot Paper Shop

Elope to Paris

April 14, 2015

This is the time to dream. Floral designers, caterers, cake-makers, and many more wedding professionals work together, to create an event of a lifetime: your wedding day. It is the time to discover new treats and let your imagination soar. Planning a wedding is a very creative and personal venture that requires a lot work and the coordination of many experts. Enter the wedding planner.

Concept decor and production by: Aleksandra & Co.  | Cake by: Patricia’s Cake Creations |  Photography by: Crystal Hahn Photography|www.CrystalHahn.com  | Linens by:  Have A Seat Inc. |  Suit & groom’s accessories: Got style  | Accessories (shoes) by: Badgley mischka |Hair and makeup by Irene : colourations  | Location : Windsor Arms Hotel | Florist : Flowers Time  | Invitations/stationery : The ferris wheel press | Jewelery : The Loved One (earrings); alexis gallery (engagement ring) Headpieces:  Blair Nadeau Millinery  | Appetizers: Windsor Arms Hotel  | male model: Jonathan Bluks | Female model: Veronika Lipatova

An Incredible Beginning

April 8, 2015

ERIN AND MATT | 07.12.2014

Erin is originally from London and Matt is from Mississauga Ontario. Thanks to Erin’s cousin they met for the first time in Kitchener where Matt was playing hockey.  As an NHL player Matt’s career takes the couple across the United States and Canada, giving them new friends and memories to share for a lifetime together as husband and wife. Although London will always be home, the upcoming hockey season brings the newly married couple to Winnipeg.

The magic of a fairytale reception orchestrated by Rachel A. Clingen followed, bringing Erin’s and Matt’s dreams to life. Immediately announced as Mr. & Mrs. Matt Halischuk, the newly married couple began their first dance to the romantic tunes of “My First, My Last, My Everything” by Joshua Radin, gliding across a beautiful, white, monogrammed dance floor. Guests were led by Erin and Matt into an adjoining room for a seated, plated dinner, reflective speeches from the bridal party, and a brief slideshow commemorating the couple’s journey to this moment in time. The couple danced the night away with love in their hearts and stars in their eyes. Rachel and her team from Rachel A. Clingen magically transformed Erin and Matt’s vision of a fairytale wedding into a reality for them. A feeling of chic romance permeated the air throughout the night amidst a backdrop of elegant reception décor, gorgeous table presentations, and beautifully designed hydrangea-and-orchid centrepieces.

Flowers and decor by:  Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design  | Photography & video by:  Lee Mann Productions  | Wedding gown by: Maggie Sottero | Groom’s suit: Bud Gowan Formal | Makeup:  Ktie foster – taz hair co. | Hair: salon entrenous | Venue: London Hunt & Country Club | entertainment: impact dj’s | Wedding cake: Nicole – Petit Paris | Invitations/stationery: Paper Impressions