Wedding Colour Palette: Tradition and Superstition

Wedding Colour Palette: Tradition and Superstition

Traditional Wedding Colour Palettes Wedding colour choices may be influenced by cultural, family, or religious traditions and superstitions. Traditionally, white is a traditional wedding gown colour but in some cultures it is considered an unlucky colour for brides. In fact, before Queen Victoria broke with tradition and chose white for her wedding gown, royal brides often wore grey or silver! And how about these familiar adages: Married in blue, you’ll always be true Married in white, you have chosen all right Married in black, you’ll wish yourself back If honouring tradition, religion, or superstition is important to you–do so, and focus on the colours acceptable to your beliefs. Choosing fast-trending colours can pose certain here-today-gone-tomorrow risks. Despite their current popularity, some trendy colours may be unobtainable or totally outdated for your wedding a year from now. Some colour combinations also are considered bad luck–black and red, red and metallic, green and yellow, red and blue. This does not go to say that a wedding with these colour palette combinations will not be a gorgeous one. Inspiration is Everywhere Don’t stress if you feel colour-challenged. Bridal magazines and online resources (thank you, thank you Pinterest) are treasure troves of wedding pictures, ideas, trends, and colour theme information. Colour consultants, wedding planning resources, and your own wedding planner may also be excellent sources for colour guidance. Take advantage of bridal fairs in Victoria and Vancouver too. Inspiration can be found in simple objects like your great-great-grandmother’s glass beaded reticule. As a child, your fingers traced the pattern of the beads and your eyes absorbed the colours so carefully blended and stitched to...
Top 6 Jaw Dropping Wedding Performances

Top 6 Jaw Dropping Wedding Performances

We’ve rounded up some of the best wedding performances out there. Enjoy a few laughs or consider this a little inspiration…   6. A Maid of Honour Rap Singing is not for everyone, and as this Mais of Honour puts it: “I can’t sing, but I can wrap.” Watch her take the stage as she surprises the entire crowd and especially the Bride:   5. The Best Father Daughter Dance Mix, Ever A traditional moment – the father-daughter dance – gets a remix. Starting out with a traditional Father-Daughter song similar to the ones we rounded up, the crowd was not expecting this:   4. A Mother-Son Dance Mix Starting out as a sweet Mother-Son song and dance, this performance gets a well-deserved remix:   3. A Flash Mob No one was expecting this when the Bridesmaid said: “Grandma, I think I might need you to hold my microphone really quick.”   2. Surprise, (another) Flash Mob! “DJ, whenever you are ready.” Queue Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” (feat. a Bride who freaks out):   1. A Wedding Performance for Her Husband, by Melissa Molinaro If you only were to watch one wedding performance to not get stuck in the wedding-performance-YouTube-vortex, this is the one for you: Did you notice the one thing that these six jaw-dropping wedding performances have in common? Music of course! The DJ was able to unite guests, and well, create an extra magical moment for everyone. Have you considered adding a surprise musical performance or dance into your wedding? We’d love to hear in the comments...
Father-Daughter and Father-Son Wedding Songs

Father-Daughter and Father-Son Wedding Songs

Choose a sentimental song to thank Dad, or that special father-figure. Similar to traditional Mother-Son and Mother-Daughter dances, we’ve gathered songs to impress the Father of the Bride and the Father of the Groom. Go beyond the traditional Father-Daughter dance by incorporating a Father-Son dance,with the Groom, as well!  Father-Daughter Songs It’s a good idea and can be an easier choice to choose a song that is indicative of the relationship you have with your Father or Father-figure. To act as a starting point, we’ve gathered our Top 25 Father-Daughter Songs that are equally heart-warming and appropriate for a dance with Dad: Father-Son Songs Often not thought to be the first parent and Bride-or-Groom pairing, a Father-Son dance or song selection will easily create a special moment in the evening. The Father and Son do not have to dance together but can merely listen to the song, but hey–there’s no reason why the Groom cannot dance with the Man who raised him! Here are our Top 25 Father-Son Songs:   What song will you choose for a dance with your Dad? We’d love to...
Mother-Son and Mother-Daughter Wedding Songs

Mother-Son and Mother-Daughter Wedding Songs

Whether you are the Bride or the Groom, choose a sentimental song to thank Mom or your Mother-figure. Go beyond the traditional Mother-Son or Father-Daughter dance by incorporating a Mother-Daughter dance into your reception as well! After all, Fathers get to walk their daughters down the aisle, give toasts and a special dedicated dance, so here’s to Mom… Mother-Son Songs Alike to a Father-Daughter dance song, the Mother-Son song should be filled with love and joy. This is a moment, especially for a Mother, to celebrate that their Son now has another woman at his side. Here are our Top 25 Song picks for a Mother-Son Dance:   Mother-Daughter Songs As a Bride, what a better way to celebrate your Mother than with a Mother-Daughter Dance? We’ve selected the sweetest songs to celebrate the special bonds between Mothers and Daughters. Here are our Top 25 Song choices for a Mother-Daughter Dance:   There you have it, a special ‘thank you’ for Mom! Are you planning to incorporate both a Mother-Son dance and a Mother-Daughter dance at your wedding? Let us know in the comments...
Top 25 First Dance Songs (According to a DJ)

Top 25 First Dance Songs (According to a DJ)

You’ve found your partner for life and now it’s time to select that perfect first dance song! It’s common for Bride or Groom to-be’s to choose a love song that has described their relationship to date. For others, this isn’t the case and they’re looking for a special song to start their marriage off on the right foot. To start, you should look for a song from a genre you both like, a song with lyrics that describe your relationship and make sure you can both dance to the beat. We’ve used the expertise from our DJ’s and gathered the Top 25 First Dance Songs, so go ahead and get listenin’! Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontange Sea of Love – Langhone Slim Better Together – Jack Johnson Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton More Than Words – Extreme “Hold me close don’t ever let me go, More than words is all I ever needed you to show, Then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me, ‘Cause I’d already know“ Everything – Michael Buble A Thousand Years – Christina Perri Amazed – Lonestar The Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh At Last – Etta James  “You smiled, you smiled oh and then the spell was cast, And here we are in Heaven, For you are mine at last”  All of Me – John Legend I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz Make You Feel My Love – Adele Heaven – Bryan Adams All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams By Your...
4 Elements to Determine Your Colour Theme

4 Elements to Determine Your Colour Theme

Are you a bride-to-be who has envisioned the perfect image of your wedding since you were ten years old and are just waiting to bring it to life (or to tell your groom)? Or, maybe, you’re the bride-to-be who has little-to-no clue about what your wedding will look like, starting with the colour theme. It’s an overwhelming process and we’re here to help. Your big day is all about you, and this starts with the colours that will bring your wedding to life. The Perfect Colour Theme: 4 Elements Violet, peach and mint, or blush and navy blue? Decide on the following four elements to start developing your wedding’s colour theme… Location Will your wedding be indoors or outdoors? Victoria is full of charm and romance, and whatever venue you choose will influence your colour choices in a certain way. Make sure to evaluate your venue’s colours before you lock down your colour theme, as you want to create a visual harmony and a complementary backdrop between the two. Season What season will your wedding be lucky enough to accompany? Every season boasts a rich colour palette, from the delicate pastels of spring to the vibrant colours of summer and autumn, and the cool, silverness of winter. Consider all the fabrics, decorations, flowers, and accessories that will make up the theme of your wedding. That “Summer in December” theme may be challenging to pull off due to the limited availability or out-of-season merchandise. The Season of your wedding does not solidify your colours, but your colour theme should at least complement the season in Victoria. Time of Day When will your ceremony...