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10th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase: 130 Days Left



The official "CountDown" to the 10th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase is ticking, and we only have 130 days left! Proudly sponsored by De Beers Jewellery and hosted at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, we can't wait to reveal the surprises we have in store.

If you don't follow us on social, now is the time in order to keep up with all of the exciting announcements as they happen! Get engaged with the official hashtag: #Crème2014

Do you have your tickets? Buy them, here.

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Summer Soirée: Edible Blooms



Edible flowers are ideal for enhancing the visual appeal of a beverage without compromising the integrity of the flavor. In other words, edible flowers are a pretty way to punch up your guests experience. Delighting with one-of-a-kind details is what we're famous for, and one of our current favourite ways to enhance an experience is with bright blooms frozen into ice. Combining the blooms with a coloured glass is very on trend, fresh for summer and really enhances a tablescape, lending to the decor of your event.

Thinking about incorporating this bright blooms into a summer gathering? Here's how:

To achieve clearer cubes, start with distilled water. Bring water to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes, then allow water to cool completely before freezing to prevent imperfections. Find the edible flowers in your grocery store's produce section and add them into a silicon ice tray, pouring the water over top, and freeze - we prefer large cubes as they melt more slowly, retaining the look for longer, while the silicon tray avoids breaking your works of art.

Try out this fun and fresh décor trend for your next summer soirée!

Images by Jamie Lauren Photography.

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Summer Wedding Inspiration



Things are busy, busy around the CountDown offices! Wedding season is approaching and we're reminiscing about a past summer favourite wedding we produced. Let's get in the mood for warmer weather, al fresco evenings, and of course, our favourite, romantic weddings.

Lanterns draped along a tent created a whimsical atmosphere for our CountDown couple, and the bouquet toss was captured right down to the catch. We can't wait to share the weddings we're working on this summer, so keep an eye here to see what we're working on!

Image by Jana Vackova.

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Behind the scenes! Set up for the summer wedding.

Image by Jana Vackova.

Image by Jana Vackova.

The bouquet toss, captured oh so perfectly. Image by Jana Vackova.

CountDown Events on Glitter Guide



We're so thrilled to share our feature on Glitter Guide! As part of their wedding week (are you following along with the #GGgetsHitched hashtag?), we worked at creating a styled shoot focusing on designing a tablescape for a wedding (one of our CountDown brides getting married this year is a beauty editor at the well-known lifestyle website!), and we gave some creative tips about designing your very own for a wedding, or a summer celebration.

The inspirational styled shoot included beautiful blooms, and details to delight, like edible flowers frozen into ice for champagne coupes, flashes of gold, bright greens and glowing white. The chairs and eclectic mix of blooms created a rustic yet luxe feel for a tablescape design, and how amazing is that stationery?

Stop by Glitter Guide to see the full feature, and we'll be sharing more unpublished shots from the styled shoot on social media and right here on our blog!

Styling and Creative Direction: CountDown Events Planning & Design
Photography: Jamie Lauren Hodge
Décor: The Cross Decor and Design
Flowers: Celsia Floral
Macarons: Soirette
Cake: Ganache Patisserie
Stationery: Laura Lavender

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Real Weddings Magazine Feature Part 2



We're still seriously swooning over this this Real Weddings Magazine featured wedding! We shared the first part of these unpublished images, here. Can't you just feel the love in these images? We feel so lucky to be in the business of love.

Make sure to pick up a copy of Real Weddings Magazine, on stands now, to see the feature and list of wonderful vendors we worked with this on this truly inspiring wedding.

Don't forget to pin these as inspiration!

Images: Leanne Pedersen Photography

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