Angela & Jordan's wedding was one of the most interesting weddings I've ever worked on!
To start, the couple decided to host their ceremony smack dab in the middle of the very bustling Sparks Street - they were the first to do so! It made for a really cool vibe.
The installation was hilarious; I've never had so many passers-by stop and ask what I was setting up for!! HAHA! And I can't even remember how many people stopped and asked to take photos with the client's floral wall once we'd set it up. After I said yes to one person a line began to form and I had to shut it down before our client's ceremony space turned into a tourist attraction.
After the ceremony, Angela & Jordan, along with their guests, enjoyed a beautiful evening of food, and drink, and dancing hosted in the stunning Riviera Restaurant.
Planning & Coordination: The Personal Bridesmaid
Photography: Union Eleven
Flowers, Rentals, Draping, & Decor: Sage Designs
I've never liked using balloons to decorate. In fact, as soon as a client mentioned the word "balloons" I immediately knew that this wasn't a Sage client. I always pictured tightly-bound balloon arches or clusters of helium balloons as a centrepiece... cute for a baby shower but not something I would ever do for a wedding.
Fast-forward a few years and the rise of modern balloon art has exploded. And I won't lie... I'm digging it. I learned the technique and starting playing around. I even got a few of our team members hooked! HaHa!
Here's a design we did for a 30th Birthday Party and we have more designs in the works for Proms and Baby Showers this year!!! I'm super stoked about it.
Would I do this for a wedding? You know what, in the right space, with the right palette, it could work!
How do you feel about the emerging balloon trend?
Photos by Jessi Lauren Photography
Desserts by Sweet Me Desserts
Balloons, Platters, and Decor by Sage Designs
In early 2017 we teamed up with Shannon Kennedy from Kennedy Event Planning to design a booth for Tie the Knot: the Urban Wedding Show. We wanted to do something a little over the top with tons of gorgeous details.
The conversation for what we wanted to accomplish went something like this:
"Let's do chandeliers."
:Ooooh... yes! And let's do tall centrepieces."
"Oh Oh!! And let's do short centrepieces."
"Uh huh.... and lots of candles...."
"Fire hazard amounts of candles."
"Yes! And let's do gold chargers".
"And glass chargers?"
"YES! AND GLASS CHARGERS... Should we also bring in our 12ft Cherry Blossom Tree?"
"Ummmm... is that actually a question?"
Haha! We wanted to do it all... and so we sort of did!
When we approached Krista at Wishtree to see if she wanted to add in some fun stationery she blew us away with her creative ideas... menus curved to look like a scroll and place cards attached to wine glasses!!!
We were super lucky that two amazing photographers took some time to shoot our booth (because our iPhone photos did not do the installation any justice, haha!!!). Thanks so much to Grey Loft Studio and Photography by Emma for these gorgeous images.
It's pretty cool to see how two photographers can shoot the same space with such unique styles!
Photography by Vincent Kember, Ottawa Wedding Photographer.
Alright... so I'm kind of cheating here a little bit since I'm supposed to be sharing all of our awesome events from 2018 and Cassandra & Jerome's wedding actually took place in June of 2017... but it's one of my favourites and it deserves it's own special spotlight today!
Cass reached out to me in early January of 2017 and after a quick phone call she sent me her Pinterest Board and I fell in love. Cass wanted to dress up the industrial space at Zibi's 3 Eddy St location with lots of greens and white blooms. We were starting completely from scratch and had to bring every piece into the space.
Cassandra's bouquet was one of my favourites to design. It was full of alstroemeria, tulips, ranunculus, lisianthus, and tons of greens. No roses.
Inside Zibi, the contrast of the crisp white linens filled with greenery and white blooms next to the rough interior of Zibi's event space was jaw-dropping.
One of the biggest challenges presented by this space is the fact that there is no lighting whatsoever. We brought in some Edison string lighting to hang from the ceiling and added uplighting to the walls.
We also wanted to soften the ceiling and highlight the long dramatic space - so naturally we hung long panels of white drape.
In addition to having impeccable taste, Cassandra and Jerome were one of the sweetest couples I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
I know it's been two years, you guys, but I'm still so glad you chose Sage to help you bring your wedding space to life! Wishing you many years of love and happiness.