Currently Inspired by: Edition 19

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Currently Inspired by: Edition 19

In the midst of wedding season, we are getting all the feels watching couples get married in front of their loved ones! This inspired us to share some of our favourite ways to maximize the emotions on your wedding day (that are also really good for photos!)

First Looks
We love it when our couples choose to do a first look! It gives them the opportunity to calm the nerves and spend a little more time with the person they are marrying on their wedding day. You are guaranteed an adorable reaction and the opportunity to catch a special moment on camera.

 Photography: Katrina Massey

Photography: Katrina Massey

 Photography: Erich McVey

Photography: Erich McVey

Dinner Seating
It's nice to see some of our couples opt out of a traditional head tables, and sit in the middle of their guests at the reception. This allows more of the guests to have a good view of the newlyweds and an easier way to interact with them!

 Photography: The Nickersons

Photography: The Nickersons

 Photography: Taylor Roades

Photography: Taylor Roades

First Dance
Having your guests gather around the dance floor for the first dance is always a romantic and emotion-filled moment to kick off the party. It's a a great candid photo opportunity that our couples cherish and their guests enjoy. Throw in some sparklers for fun!

 Photography: The Nickersons

Photography: The Nickersons

 Photography: The Nickersons

Photography: The Nickersons

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Real Wedding: Emilie & Greg

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Real Wedding: Emilie & Greg

To say that I loved working with this couple, would be the understatement of the year.  I first met Emilie at Kelsey & Colin's wedding, back in 2015, and was so flattered when she reached out to me about her own wedding the next year!  We hit it off right away, and thus began such a fun planning year!  And to add the cherry on top of an already great day, their wedding was recently featured on Rocky Mountain Bride

Taking place on Greg's parents property, their wedding was as true family celebration!  The couple, who split their time between Russia (where Greg plays professional hockey) and Canada, couldn’t wait to throw a celebration back home with all their closest friends and family, hailing from all around the world.  Food from around the globe was served up (thanks Toque!), a nod to the couples travels and eccentric palette. Think fish taco's, thai salads & tandori prawns...  We filled the rest of the day with all of their favourite things: ice cream, great music, indigo details and tropical plants.  The drinks flowed, the band rocked all night long, and the couple couldn’t stop grinning ear to ear. It was just the perfect day!

So, without further adieu, Emilie & Greg!

**Make sure to scroll to the bottom for the complete list of all the kick ass vendors that helped make this day so incredible!  All photos courtesy of Katrina Massey Photography.

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Planning/Design - French Kiss Events
Photography - Katrina Massey
Catering - Toque Catering
Florals - Cartref Gardens
Beauty - Heartwood & Co.
Band - The Broken Strings
Furniture - Bash Specialty

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Office Talk: Edition 18

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Office Talk: Edition 18

Oh hey there July! We've been a little MIA on the blog lately, but that is simply because members of the team have been travelling to various cities including Napa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Beaune, and Nice! Which I'm sure we will fill you in on in future blogs! Meanwhile, we are back in full swing preparing for so many GORGEOUS upcoming weddings, that we are beyond excited for. We truly think this will be our best season ever!

Check out some of our favourite things we are enjoying this summer while we hustle through wedding season!

Summer Song

Current TV Binge

Lazy Summer Day Plans

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Currently Inspired by: Edition 18

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Currently Inspired by: Edition 18

Colour, colour & more colour!  With the days getting warmer (amazing!!!!), and the summer wedding season basically upon us, we are loving all the colour that we are seeing pop up in our feeds.  And when we say colour, we don't mean bright or bold (although that can be really fun too).  Instead, we mean taking a palette, and "stretching" it a little.  So, whether it's infusing some pale peach and darker shades of pink into that blush/natural look, or playing with tone on tone in the greys, blues or purples, there are so many ways to give your palette just a bit more depth through colour.  So, without further adieu, here are some fun colour inspired design elements we are currently loving!

Coloured Napkins on Coloured Linens
No need to shy away from colour! Many people choose to keep either their linens or napkins a neutral, but we love using different tones of the same colour at our table settings these days.

 Source: Ruby & James

Source: Ruby & James

 Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Tassels & Pom Poms
There is nothing that says it's a party like tassels and pom poms! Using either of these as subtle accents is a quick and easy way to show that you really care about the little details.

 Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

 Source: theprettyblog.com

Source: theprettyblog.com

Mix & Match Stationary Colours
Try using different coloured paper from your colour palette to incorporate the wedding decor into your design right from the beginning!

 Source: Page Tuzee Design

Source: Page Tuzee Design

 Source: Good Heart Design

Source: Good Heart Design

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Office Talk: Edition 17

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Office Talk: Edition 17

May is a super exciting month for us here at the FKE office! The whole team is flying to wine country (a.k.a Napa Valley!) for a gorgeous destination wedding, and we can't help but discuss our excitement at every opportunity!! This trip has us chatting about our favourite travel essentials, podcasts to listen to on the plane, and of course all of the wine we are going to be drinking after the wedding to celebrate. Check out our Instagram @frenchkissevents for the behind the scenes of all the fun in Napa! 

Travel Essential

Current Wine of Choice

Favourite Podcast of Armchair Expert:

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