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Congratulations, Ashley!

Ashley Raposo is the winner of our giveaway draw from the Kingston Wedding Show this past Sunday. Congratulations, Ashley!

And congratulations to everyone getting married! We met brides and grooms-to-be from Kingston West to Belleville to Carlton Place, with wedding dates this year, next year, and even in 2015.
The wedding show was a great day out at at fun, classy event- think cocktail bar and live music on the top floor of the Holiday Inn waterfront.
I got to meet some great wedding folks from the area, including Nancy from Forget me Not Wedding Flowers and Michelle from Chartreuse Flower Works- I’d been stalking their gorgeous work online for a while, it was so cool to meet them in person. Best of all, the whole event raised funds for the Kidney Foundation, so all those sample cupcakes and cake pops and hors d’oeuvres I devoured were for a great cause.
It’s thank you time: thanks to Danielle Kesco at kingstonweddingshow.com for organising the whole shebang, and thanks to all the staff at the Holiday Inn. They were calm, cool, friendly and so helpful; if you’re looking for a hotel wedding venue on the waterfront, they would be worth checking out.
wedding show booth

I usually work solo, but it’s best to have at least two people on deck for these kinds of events. I couldn’t have pulled the day off without my mom, Christine. You need someone to get up ridiculously early on a Sunday and pack your car full of lanterns and flowers and then stand until 4pm? You need a few spare roses just before go-time? You need someone to remind you that a handful of Riesens is not breakfast, and then whip a bagel and coffee out of her ginormous purse? This woman, I tell ya. She did deliveries for me on Mother’s Day. Yep. Thanks, Momsy!


Well my magical weekend came to an abrupt end with fillings at the dentist and a dead car battery on Monday, so I guess it’s time to get back to real life. Still, when real life has moments like this…

it’s kind of hard to complain.
Happy Wednesday, all!

PS. Ashley, I’ve sent you an email. Shoot me a message or give me a call!


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A nice day to start again

It’s a nice day for a….
white wedding!
bridal party

…Or white, blue and purple.
Got some Big Fat Fake Wedding photos from photographer and all-around good guy David L Slack.
backyard wedding delphinium

miss emily 2

Just in time for the Kingston Wedding Show!

It’s at the Kingston Waterfront Holiday Inn 12noon to 4:00 pm this Sunday Aug. 18.

Proceeds go to the Kidney Foundation. I love pairing a good wedding-bonanza with a good charitable casue.
Get more info and $2 off your admission by booking online:

wedding show screen cap

Come say hello at lucky booth #7!

I’m doing a giveaway bouquet draw, and there are a lot of awesome door prizes and VIP bags on the roster.
(quite a few cake and cupcake exhibitors, keep your fingers crossed for free samples.)


Want to hear my wedding show joke?
Get your bride-to-be-hind down here!

When I’m not being the queen of comedy, I like to:

1.Collect fabrics and props for my ‘Backyard to Ballroom’ exhibit booth

2.Lose my mind over these Creme de la Creme roses, especially as they open up. (Will they displace Vendela as my go-to non-bruising ivory rose? I’m getting both varieties in for the weekend. Battle royale time. Stay tuned.)

3. Reminisce about July 19 in sunny England. I keep forgetting to ask the important players if they mind sharing their photos/faces, so I will leave you with the Bentley:
the bentley

Happy Thursday!
And thank you to my wonderful backyard wedding models: Nikki, Rachel and flower girl Emily. I really appreciate your time and gorgeous smiles- even in the rain!


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