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Currently Inspired by: Edition 08

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Currently Inspired by: Edition 08

Inspiration is in the air this month! One stunning wedding after another has us swimming in pretty, and we couldn't be happier about it. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the weddings we have designed over many months unfold in front of our eyes. Take a scroll to see a few trends we are absolutely loving this summer.

Colour (and LOTS of it!)
Colour has been making a comeback for awhile but neutral weddings with monochromatic themes are still all the rage, so nothing makes us happier than couples who want to go full blown colour. It's so much fun and a such a treat for the eyes.

Source: French Kiss Events

Source: French Kiss Events

Source: Inspiredbythis.com

Source: Inspiredbythis.com

Circle Installations
Who said backdrops have to be square?! We are obsessed with these decorative hoop installations that make any space pop.

Source: Brides.com

Source: Brides.com

Source: Mywedding.com

Source: Mywedding.com

Marble Decor
A few of our brides are using some marble accents in their decor this season, which we absolute love! It's such a subtle yet classy element to add another unique layer to your wedding design. 

Source: Modernwedding.com

Source: Modernwedding.com

Source: Magnoliarouge.com

Source: Magnoliarouge.com

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Our Guilty Pleasures: Edition 08

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Our Guilty Pleasures: Edition 08

Oh hey there July!! Aren't you looking fabulous so far?! One of our absolute favourite months because it means sun, shorts, and so many gorgeous summer weddings! We have already done some stunner weddings so far that we can't wait to share with you on the blog... In the meantime, here are some of our summer favourites!

Summer Staple

Must See Movie of the Month

Ice Cream Flavour of Choice

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Currently Inspired by: Edition 07

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Currently Inspired by: Edition 07

We could not be happier to be jumping full swing into the summer season! Which means strappy sandals, beachy dresses, and floppy hats! But it also means we are loving the al fresco dining vibes! Aka a wedding season full of outdoor dining, farm to table menus, and eclectic decor. All of which are reflected in our currently inspired by items below. Take a scroll to see what we are drawn to at the moment.

Aztec Patterns
We are absolutely loving this bold and playful look lately. Aztec patterns are a great way to play with shapes and pops of colours to make your table settings look anything but boring!

Source: Burnetts Boards / Photography: Tyler Rye Photography

Source: Burnetts Boards / Photography: Tyler Rye Photography

Source: Junebug Weddings / Photography:   Geoff Duncan Photography

Source: Junebug Weddings / Photography:  Geoff Duncan Photography

Playful Napkin Folds
We have been experimenting with our napkin folds at events lately, and have been adoring the results! You don't even need to "fold" napkins, try tying them in a knot or rolling them into a cylinder.

Source: Crate & Barrel Blog

Source: Crate & Barrel Blog

Source: Apartment34

Source: Apartment34

Abstract Cakes
Why not think about your wedding cake as a piece of art?! These totally unique and fun abstract style cakes are definitely catching our eye lately. A delicious masterpiece!

Cake by: Nevie-Pie Cakes / Photography: Ellie Gillard Photography

Cake by: Nevie-Pie Cakes / Photography: Ellie Gillard Photography

Cake by: Jessica Cooper Photography / Photography by:   Nutmeg Cake Design

Cake by: Jessica Cooper Photography / Photography by:  Nutmeg Cake Design

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Planning Tips: Perfect First Dances

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Planning Tips: Perfect First Dances

Music.  The soundtrack to your wedding.  It is one of our absolute favourite parts of a wedding, and has the power to instantly change the vibe of any space. There is always a lot of excitement around a couples First Dance song, and we love seeing what our couples come up with, hearing the story behind it, and knowing that it will forever be "their" song!  We decided to share some of our tips for picking out a first dance song, and some of our all-time favourite real FKE couple choices. 

First Dance tips & tricks:

  • Take one of your favourite songs and have it performed acoustically
  • Find a song that both you and your partner love! Think about songs that mean a lot to you both lyrically and melodically.
  • If you are nervous to be hitting the dance floor, make sure to pick a song that isn't too long! Find a song 3 minutes or less, or see if your DJ or band can cut it down for you.
  • Don't think your first dance song has to be slow and sappy. Upbeat songs are just as great!
  • Consider having your first dance before dinner, alongside your grand entrance to the reception. It's a great way to get a picture perfect moment and also get over any nerves.
  • Hire a dance instructor to show you how to properly dance to your tune. We're not talking a perfectly choreographed performance, but instead learning the basics of how to lead and follow (so you can be like Fred & Ginger on the dance floor!)
  • Practice with your wedding shoes on.
  • Make sure your wedding dress bustles so you aren't tripping over extra fabric.
  • Don't be afraid to try something fun and different.  Your guests will love it!

Over the past 6 years of weddings, we have had the privilege of witnessing countless beautiful first dances.  There are a few that stand out though, and still give us chills when we think back to them.  Below are some of our personal favourite first dances from past FKE weddings.  Give the songs a listen, close your eyes, and we promise you'll end up having a huge smile on your face! 

Catherine & Patricio: Sunday Kind of Love by Etta James

Taylor Roades Photography

Taylor Roades Photography


Brad & Nicole: Cheek to Cheek by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Jennifer Ballard Photography

Jennifer Ballard Photography


Lauren & David: A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Louis Armstrong

Jenna & Tristan Photography

Jenna & Tristan Photography


Mica & Nate: Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You by Lauryn Hill

The Nickersons Photography

The Nickersons Photography


Barb & Nick: You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne (Acoustic Cover)

Ameris Photography

Ameris Photography

And just for fun here is our prediction for the #1 first dance song of 2017...

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