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  • Pink Lady Photo Shoot Featured in Wedding Chics

  • Pink Apple Inspired Wedding

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    This shoot was all about capturing the essence of fall. Since crisp apples and apple picking are a lovely perk of the fall season Alicia Thurston designed the shoot with the Pink Lady Apple in mind.

    The color scheme was pulled from the apple with soft reds, pinks, and peaches while the food was cocktail style comfort food. The backdrop was warm, welcoming, and picturesque. Enjoy all of the delights from this pink apple inspired wedding shoot in the full gallery here, captured by Alicia Thurston.

    This shoot was all about capturing the essence of fall. Since crisp apples and apple picking are a lovely perk of the fall season Alicia Thurston designed the shoot with the Pink Lady Apple in mind.

    The color scheme was pulled from the apple with soft reds, pinks, and peaches while the food was cocktail style comfort food. The backdrop was warm, welcoming, and picturesque. Enjoy all of the delights from this pink apple inspired wedding shoot in the full gallery here, captured by Alicia Thurston.

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    menu ideas from kiss the cook catering

    · Applewood smoked candy bacon
    · Maple baked bean skillet with Bourbon BBQ glazed pork tenderloin, caramelized apples and homemade corn bread
    · Mini steak frites
    · Truffle mac n’ cheese
    · Mini beef meatballs with stout barbeque sauce
    · Japanese squid ink pasta salad with shrimp
    · Chilled espresso and mini doughnuts

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    Giant balloon tassel diy

    We are head over heels in love with the gorgeous lace and ribbon balloon tassel above. If you want to recreate the look you’ll need:

    30″ balloon (this one was from Shop Sweet Lulu)
    balloon string
    ample strips of ribbon & lace at varying lengths (ranging from 12 to 24 inches long)

    *Light weight lace and ribbon is recommended, because it may weigh down the balloon and keep it from floating.

    1. Leave 6-8 inches at the top of the balloon string to tie it onto the balloon.
    2. With you string laying down, lay one strip of ribbon or lace perpendicularly over the top of the string and tie string around lace strip.
    3. Work your way down the string tying lace and ribbon strips close to each other.
    4. Once you get to your desired length, tie the final strip of ribbon or late and cut string.
    5. Hold upright by grabbing the top of the string and let ribbon and lace naturally fall.

    Enjoy! See DIY instructions for a crepe paper balloon tassle here!

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    Photography & Event Designer: Alicia Thurston
    Flowers: Coquette Studios

    Stationery: Ferris Wheel Press
    Cake: Iris Tang Cake
    Caterer: Kiss The Cook Catering
    Makeup: Aglow By Joan
    Dress Designer: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal
    Prop/Furniture Rentals: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals
    Jewelry: Made You Look Jewellry
    Furniture Designer: Son of a Woodcutter
    Bunting: By Invitation Only Designs
    Model: Icon Model Management – Natalee Galati
    Favors: Bruce Country Nut And Fudge CO.

    Party Supplies (Balloons Etc.): Shop Sweet Lulu

    http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/12/01/pink-apple-inspired-wedding/

    Thank you, Wedding Chics, or the feature!  What an honour!

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  • LOVE HAS BLOSSOMED

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    Sharing a recent feature from Praise Wedding Magazine from our LOVE HAS BLOSSOMED style shoot.
    Clink below!

     

    Love Has Blossomed Bridal Shoot Feature

     

    Many brides want their wedding to have a vintage feel with a creative twist by pulling elements from an era that compliment their style. Today’s bridal styled shoot exemplifies this romantic and timeless style. Set in the breathtaking Niagara Region in Ontario with real vintage materials paired with modern trends, this styled shoot captured by Simply Lace Photography is both classic and magical. Talented vendors poured their heart and soul into this project, and you will be amazed by their effort and creativity found in all the gorgeous details below.

     

     

    http://www.praisewedding.com/archives/4080

     

     

     

     

  • Rustic Canadian Caesar Bar Beverage Station

  • Our bride gets a post wedding day “do-over”!!

    Our long-time client, Brooke Sampson Hodgins, had thought long and hard for a unique touch to add to her July wedding. She came up the fun and unique idea of a’ CAESAR BAR’ at cocktail hour. Yummy, colourful, original and OH, SO, CANADIAN.

    She enlisted our help at Southern Charm Vintage Rentals to style up the perfect rustic presentation for her feature attraction.

    We carefully pre-planned rustic décor to fit her venue at the amazing, historical Newcastle Town Hall. We selected jumbo vintage mason jars with the tomato/clam juice to be iced in a small galvanized tub, a trio of vintage pitchers to hold the garnish of spicy green beans, pepperoni sticks and of course…celery. Mini galvanized pails for lemons and limes sat on larger crates while a tarnished champagne bucket displayed the vodka. A wonderfualy tarnished rustic baker’s stand would display fun and colorful hot sauce bottles with sassy labels and sets of country-themed salt & pepper shakers adorned the top tier for added whimsy. (chickens, wagon wheels, and mini mason jar shakers ). A detailed pattern glass Victorian pedestal bowl worked beautifully as an upscale glass “rimmer” filled with celery salt. And a purple hankie and striped straws would bring in the wedding colours of purple and grey.

     

    The tablescape was perfect and DIY ready for her big day.

    Perfect, except for one thing….come wedding day, it never got set up!!!! A Pinterst failure of gigantic proportions. Brooke didn’t know why, but the entire tablescape lay in wait, never to see the light of day. We were both so disappointed as she dropped off her untouched rentals.

    We had both been so looking forward to seeing this fun station all decked out. We were crushed!  Then, a few hours after she left from dropping off the rentals, I had an idea.

     

    Let’s have a “DO –OVER”!!! I enlisted the help of local photographer David Guest (www.davidguestphotography.com) to help with a mini styled shoot. It wouldn’t be exactly the same as if it were wedding day, but at least we’d see the vision come to life and Brooke could have a few photos for her memory book.
    For a surprise touch, Doris Wai of Love Lettering (www.lovelettering.ca) graciously jumped on board to create a fun Caesar Bar logo for our barnwood chalkboard. (I surprised Brooke with this at the shoot).

    We chose an abandoned 1800s home as an industrial-rustic back drop and Brooke finally got to see her Caesar Bar come to life….just a couple of weeks late. I loved it and wanted to share the inspiration. And I especially love the smile that this put back on Brooke’s face as she sipped her own Caesar in style.

    Sometimes in life…and weddings…we can have a “do over”!

    Many thanks to Brooke for this fun and unique idea!

     

    CREDITS:

    Vintage Rentals and Styling:  Southern Charm Vintage Rentals www.southerncharmvintagerentals.com

    Photography: David Guest Photography   www.davidguestphotography.com

    Chalkboard Art: Doris Wai www.lovelettering.ca

     

    Brett and Brooke married July 12, 2014.

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  • Chelsey and Greg – “Fresh Vintage” Wedding

  • July 19, 2014   

    Bloom Field Gardens, Newcastle, ON

    So Vintage…So Fresh!  Chelsey and Greg held a beautiful garden wedding and reception at Bloom Field Gardens in Newcastle, ON. One of our favourite venues!

     

    Chelsey had carefully chosen each piece of vintage decor over several visits to our shop.  The results of her efforts were priceless as you will see in these photos.  Vintage decor nested in a clean and fresh white back drop, created the magic we call…FRESH VINTAGE.   It all made for stunning results.  Here are some details from their day, showing our rentals in action….Chelsey style!

     

    Our whimsical white chalkboard welcomed guest to the Bloom Field’s lush green garden.  The rain held off just long enough for her dream of an outdoor wedding to come true, then inside for a delightful white tent reception.

     

    Guests were greeted by a light, white decor with small touches of blush and pink in linens and swags.  The head table backdrop was a pair of our 100 year-old antique, chippy-white French doors.  Chelsey added a touch of blush with a whispy ribbon bunting swaged across the top.  (Bunting by By Invitation Only.) Such a beautiful mix of modern and vintage!

     

    A bird cage for cards matched up with a bird themed chalkboard saying…”You be my glass of wine; I’ll be your shot of whisky”.  Lots of our unique, vintage chalkboard added character throughout the venue, from the garden to the menu to whimsy touches reflecting the couple’s personality.

     

    Our antique crates were perfect for mini masons of jam favours with the couple’s engagement photo as lid toppers.  I love rustic and glam side by side…and that’s what Chelsey chose by adding fancy French chalkboards next to the rustic crates…a winning contrast every time!  The matching large French mirror displayed table seating assignments in an elegant style.

     

    But the real SWOON moment came at the cake cutting table — a featured attraction with our  grandest vintage, ruffle, pedestal glass cake stand atop a vintage mirror tray.  So romantic as it paired perfectly with a stunning ruffle cake by The Cocoa Cakery.

     

    Chelsey and Greg looked so relaxed and happy, and the rain didn’t dampen their spirits a bit.  As a matter of fact, it made for the perfect romantic setting as the couple stole a few moments to catch the drops in this amazing late night photo.

     

    Our thanks to Chelsey and Greg for choosing Southern Charm Vintage Rentals for your vintage decor.  This is DIY done to perfection.

     

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    CREDITS:

    DECOR RENTALS:  Southern Charm Vintage Rentals.

    PHOTOGRAPHER:  Oink and Coo

    CAKE:  The Cocoa Cakery

    BUNTING:  By Invitation Only

    VENUE:  Bloom Field Gardens, Newcastle, ON