Aug. 16, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Decor: Garden Party Wedding Theme

TAGS: WEDDING DECOR, WEDDING THEME, GARDEN PARTY WEDDING, SUMMER WEDDING

On Friday, July 30, 2010 we had the privilege of sharing some budget friendly ideas on décor and accessories on CH Morning Live. If you prefer the freshness of a garden wedding, read on for our take on how to make this theme come alive for a fraction of the cost!


SmartBride Boutique on CH Morning Live


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Aug. 9, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Dresses for a Black & White Wedding Theme

TAGS: BLACK AND WHITE WEDDING, WEDDING DECOR, WEDDING THEME, VINTAGE WEDDING

On Friday, July 30, 2010 we had the privilege of sharing some budget friendly ideas on décor and accessories on CH Morning Live. If you've always thought a vintage black and white wedding was the way to go, read on for our take on how to make this theme come alive for a fraction of the cost!


SmartBride Boutique on CH Morning Live
Flowers from Sticks and Stems Florist


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Jan. 24, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Tip: 2012 Wedding Trends: Cocktail Wedding Receptions

TAGS: EXPERT TIPS, WEDDING TRENDS 2012, WEDDING DECOR, EVENT RENTALS, PEDERSENS


Unique, modern and budget friendly…..Wedding Reception Trends for 2012


Always dreamed of an exquisite wedding reception, full of glamour and extravagance, but realize your budget can’t quite handle it? You’re in luck! One of the big trends when it comes to wedding receptions in 2012 is a cocktail reception instead of a sit down dinner.


Cocktail Reception
Photo from Christina Gapic Photography


A cocktail reception can be just as extravagant as a dinner, but doesn’t have the price tag to match! By focusing on gorgeous linens, elegant glassware and dishware, and serving hors d’oeuvres instead of a plated meal, you can create an exquisite reception at an affordable price.


Here are 4 tips to create your own unique cocktail reception without breaking the bank:

Oct. 25, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Recreate Kim Kardashians Black and White Wedding without the 10 Million Dollar Price Tag

TAGS: KIM KARDASHIAN, BLACK, WHITE, WEDDING DECOR, CHANDELIERS, CENTERPIECES, FAVOURS, CARD BOX, BLACK AND WHITE AISLE RUNNER



Kim Kardashian and her celebrity wedding planner, Sharon Sacks, pulled together an elegant affair almost entirely decorated with black and white. From her bridesmaids and guests to the cake, ceremony and reception decor, there was a noticeable lack of colour.


Although they may seem simple, black and white themes are not as easy to pull off as one might think. Careful planning goes into achieving a delicate balance so neither black or white takes control. Subtle additions of colour can enhance, or totally derail your theme if you're not careful, so use them sparingly. Kim integrated pops of greenery on her reception tables and moody lighting later in the night for an extra pop.


Kim Kardashian Black and White Wedding Decor


Here are three tips to recreating Kim Kardashian's lavish black and white wedding without breaking the bank. Also read how to replicate Kim Kardashian's makeup and get Kim Kardashian's ceremony dress for less!