Tip #7: Be consistent.
It’s easy to get distracted by all the wedding ideas out there. Between bridal fairs, magazines and countless blogs it can certainly become overwhelming, but the key to a well designed event is consistency. Once you’ve taken the time to determine your wedding style, theme and atmosphere – don’t deviate! From the style of your dress to the centrepieces and the linens on the table, the visual components of your wedding should tie together nicely and reflect a similar look and feeling.
One of the easiest ways to ensure a cohesive event is through your wedding stationary. The wedding invitations speak volumes about what kind of event your guests can expect to attend, so it’s important to ensure this first impression truly reflects your wedding style. The level of formality will be communicated through the type of papers, fonts and wording that you use, as well as your venue selections. It’s wise to carry the design of your wedding invitations through to all other wedding stationary, such as ceremony programs, table numbers, menu cards, favour tags – even your guestbook.
Here’s an example of one of our couples’ weddings:
- Wedding Theme: “Urban Glamour”
- Wedding Style: Modern, edgy, Hollywood glitz + glamour
- Wedding Colours: Black, white and turquoise
- Details: White phalaenopsis orchids, damask linens, crystal and feather centrepieces
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Photo Credit: JDS Photography.
When I first started working with Tracy + Troy they weren’t exactly sure what they wanted for their wedding, but they knew it had to be very unique. As plans developed, we decided to break tradition and throw a chic cocktail party reception in Shaw Conference Centre’s gorgeous Riverview Room.
Following a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Devonian Botanic Gardens, Tracy + Troy’s guests were greeted at the reception with champagne, live music and delicious hors d’oeuvres. In lieu of standard wedding favours, guests were given portraits of themselves drawn live by two talented caricature artists – Gerry Rasmussen and Laurél Hawkswell. This was a big hit!
The stunning photos below were taken by Sam and Natasha of Sam Ng Photography – they are always so wonderful to work with! Enjoy this look at Tracy + Troy’s stylish day:
Tracy purchased her gorgeous gown from Novelle Bridal Shop.
I know…stunning shoes!
…but Troy would not be outdone!
Terry McDade played the harp beautifully at the ceremony.
All flowers – including these awesome pomander balls – were created by La Piazza Dasee.
As a tribute to her Scottish heritage, Tracy was piped down the aisle by a family friend and escorted by her father who wore a traditional kilt.
Tracy and her beautiful bridesmaids carried feather parasols that came in handy on this hot, sunny day.
Guests took their caricature drawings home in tubes that Tracy wrapped in black and white patterned paper.
Uber-modern lampshade centrepieces worked perfectly with the room and vibe of the party.
Tracy, Troy: it was an absolute pleasure working with you to design your urban chic wedding. All the very best to you both as you begin this new chapter in your lives!
Edmonton Wedding Planner
Photo Credit: Sam Ng Photography