Submitted by CountDown Events on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 21:16
The Month of May has arrived and this year Vancouver is not known for its sunny weather (yet)! Today we are working on a gorgeous colourful wedding that's just around the corner and so we thought it would be appropriate to share some of the goodness with all of our lovely fans and followers! Today's inspiration is the colour of sunshine ~YELLOW!
We can hardly wait for the sun to come out and play this year, and we are SO excited to share our upcoming weddings with you. So be sure to stay tuned with us for the next sneak peek of our inspirations and join us on Pinterest,
and our Facebook
page. Don’t forget to always check back with us on Twitter @CountDownEvents
to hear about our next exciting post.
Submitted by CountDown Events on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 21:29
We’re all about finding inspiration and increasing our creativity and we just love to share our inspirations with you on this blog, so naturally we’re really excited to be on Pinterest.
We’ll be pinning our obsessions, which are all things pretty and perfect. So if you are looking for your next inspiration or just want receive your daily fix of something beautiful, have a look at our boards and follow us at Pinterest/CountDownEvents.com
Submitted by CountDown Events on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 23:17
At CountDown Events
we are infamous for our detailed work. If you have seen one of our weddings then you know how much we LOVE details. You also know that we adore beautiful stationery and invitations. When we plan your wedding we start with the invites as your invitation will be setting the tone for your wedding. "It is truly the first introduction to your wedding and a statement of style by you as the couple to your guests." Soha Lavin our Principal Planner quoted in a recent publication. Before staring on the theme and the design you should have the correct guest count, we also recommend ordering a few extras just in case and as a keepsake. Also keep in mind that the design should be cohesive with the rest of your wedding stationery so if you still don't know for sure which way you are leaning with colors then leave color out and opt for a more simple design to allow for changes later on. If possible we prefer to order all of the stationery at the same time to ensure uniformity.
Here are a couple suggestions to help you pick the perfect invitation for your wedding:
• As stated above your invitation sets the mood for your wedding, it tells your guests how formal your wedding will be. The more proper the wording the more formal the wedding, your wording tells your guests who is inviting them. Calligraphy, creative typography, and cursive fonts are always nice additions to any formal wording.
• It is tradition to receive the invitations from the bride’s family, however it should be noted that this does not mean that the bride’s family is paying for the wedding.
• It is recommended to learn about some of the more formal and traditional wordings from your own culture and/or family history and then decide if you want to follow the tradition or create something new altogether, this decision is really up to you.
• Whether they are a calligrapher, a stationery professional, or a poet/writer, asking an expert
on what they think the local wedding trends are, is always a great idea. Especially if you are working in the dark on what kind of invitations or wording you should use.
Pictured invitation set of a recent wedding produced by CountDown Events Photography by Melissa Gidney
and stationery by Wintons Social Stationery.
We will be posting more information on this topic next week as we know it is that time of year to be ordering your invitations and we hope to assist you as you plan the day of your dreams. If you’d like to learn more about other wedding trends and other helpful hints check back again or follow us on Facebook
or Twitter @CountDownEvents.
We’d also love to hear from you, so if you have any questions you need help with regarding weddings, events, and designs please drop us a line at: CountDownEvents.com
Submitted by CountDown Events on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 23:06
Many couples planning their dream wedding are in search of a unique and picturesque location, enter the perfect choice, an English-style country house Hastings House
Hotel. With its sumptuous gardens, casually elegant accommodations, breath-taking water views, and nestled on 22 acres of land the Hastings House Country Hotel is one of the most idyllic wedding locations in British Columbia. Catering to the discerning bride that still desires a rustic and relaxed wedding.
Whether looking for a unique destination venue or just in need of a quiet romantic getaway, the Hastings House’s stunning views and charms will take your breath away. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner this will be the perfect excuse for you to take the trip to Salt Spring Island and see this picture-perfect hotel.
Valentine’s Day special includes: an afternoon tea and freshly baked snacks, snuggling up in their guest lounge “Snug” with a complimentary bottle of wine, a morning hamper outside your door with muffins and coffee, and a full breakfast in bed. Either by ferry or seaplane your breathtaking trip alone is worth the outing.
Submitted by CountDown Events on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 22:27
Early this year CountDown Events held a breath taking photoshoot in Maui. Looking back at this year, there has been so many wonderful events and projects that we have worked on but this one is a personal favourite. The saying “a labour of love” is exactly what this photoshoot was… a way to spread style, beauty and love.
We wanted to share this pretty photoshoot with you right away, but since these images were published in a U.S online magazine, we had to be patient. All good things come to those who wait!
The gorgeous team who helped create this CountDown Events vision in Maui was Bella Bloom Maui Florist , Haiku Mill & the amazing Tamiz Photography.
Thank you to everyone who was a part of this project – it was truly a sweet experience and we look forward to our next “labour of love”!