Contest Corner

Hi Lovelies!!

Contest Corner

Thank you for stopping by Make My Day Count Weddings and Events Planning!! We are so happy and thrilled that you have entered for your chance to win these amazing prices!!! In order to win this incredible package you have to leave a comment in our comment section of this blog post about why you deserve this prize!!! And the lucky winners will be announced on Instagram February 5th @10:00 am!!!!

The lucky winners will receive:

Passes for 2 for Scandanive Spa in Collingwood Blue Mountain to enjoy their luxurious baths and the jaw dropping scenery!

$150 worth of free Consultation for your upcoming wedding where we meet to celebrate and enjoy a glass of bubbly!! To set you up with the right vendors that will suit your Wedding style/theme and that’s also within your budget!! Mention that we sent you and you will receive a special price on any package you select!!

A chance to be apart of a Creative Styled shoot in Newmarket where you would enjoy a meal for two! The bride to be will receive a free bouquet at the end of our shoot and a pictures for your memories!!

(You have to dress to impress because this shoot will be submitted to a wedding blog)

We will let you know style and colour of outfits to be worn and the date of this shoot once winner is announced!! Remember luxury is what we are looking for!!!!!

Be sure to add in your comment #inittowinit and your Instagram name!!

Xoxo

Denise & Lana

Christmas -Winter Wedding Inspiration

Christmas Close up Close up Wreath Christmas Christmas Bouquet Christmas Draping Cake Table Back view Take a Bite Drink Setting Winter Cake Presents Bride & Sweets Table & Bride Christmas

Meet the Team:

PHOTOGRAPHY • Katie Nicolle Photography, CO- PRODUCER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AND CONCEPT DESIGN • Make My Day Count Weddings & Event Planning + Design, CO-PRODUCER, CO-SWEET TABLE STYLING, AND CAKE CONCEPT DESIGN • The Cocoa Cakery, FLORAL DESIGN• Ooh La La Designs, STATIONERY • The Polka Dot Paper Shop Boutique, CO-SWEET TABLE STYLING • August in Bloom, HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST • Bespoke Beauty, GOWN • Legends by Romona Keveza from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, SHOES • Aruna Seth (White Heels)Badgley Mischka (Blue Heels) from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, EARRINGS • Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay (Drop Earrings), RINGS AND STUDDED EARRING • Diamond Duchess, CANDLES • Helix Candles, TABLECLOTH AND NAPKIN • Linen Closet, ORNAMENT CALLIGRAPHY • Love Lettering, CHINA • William Ashley, PHOENIX CHAIRS • Majestic Chair Boutique, CHRISTMAS TREE STYLING • Make My Day Count Weddings & Events Planning + Design, GOLD PILLOWS • Susan Murray International, SILVER BALL GARLAND AND FUR PILLOWS • The Cocoa Cakery, BACKDROP • Event Graffiti, VENUE • DiNardo’s The Mansion, MODEL • Spot 6 Management

A Beacon of Light- Wedding Inspiration

Featured on Wedluxe Blog

Thinking of your upcoming nuptial, and you can’t decide if you would like to have a mixture of Luxe and rustic elements? We’ve styled the best of both world here for you, with an awesome team of vendors.

Necklace Stair Way Arch Model Ceremony Ice & Cake Rare Beauty Foodie Cakes Bride Ice Cream Berries creame Food Scape Setting Scented Clutch Shoes DrinksInvites Reception Setting Favors

PHOTOGRAPHY • Alicia Thurston Photography, PRODUCER, CONCEPT CREATOR, DESIGN STYLIST AND PLANNING • Make My Day Count, DECOR AND FLORAL DESIGN • Covers Couture Decor & Floral Design (Floral Design, Candle Holders, Napkins, Gold Rim Charger Plates and Candelabras), STATIONERY • Jolie Papeterie Boutique (Seating Chart, Menu, Thank You Tags, Invitation Set), LOCATION • The Hartman Gallery, ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS • Diamond Duchess Inc., HAIR AND MAKEUP • AGLOW by Joan, GOWNS • Vera Wang, ACCESSORIES • Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay (Pink Alan Anderson Necklace; Aruna Seth Shoes, Badgley Mischka Clutch), ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES • The Loved One (Headpieces, Earrings, Bracelet, and Necklace), FURNITURE RENTAL • Divine Furniture Rental (Clear Acrylic Round Back Chair and Natural Brown Tuscan Chairs), CUSTOM AISLE RUNNER • Dance Floor Décor, ADDITIONAL RENTALS • William Ashley (Dinnerware, Glassware and Flatware), CATERING • Treeline Catering, ICE CREAM SANDWICHES • Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co., SWEETS • The Cocoa Cakery (Cakes and Sweet Table Design)Make My Day Count (Creme Brûlée and Fresh Berries, Champagne Signature Drink), ICE SCULPTURE • Ice Boy Inc. (Packaged and Decorative Ice), FAVORS • ODWO Handcrafted (Wooden Bow Ties), Make My Day Count (Octagon Mirrors), MODELS • Spot 6 Management

Selecting Your Venue

Hello Friends,

On this blog we’re talking about selecting your Venue, very important info.

Ceremony:

There is a lot to consider when choosing your venue, be aware of location, location, location!!! Another important note, please read venue reviews. You won’t regret it!

Be considerate of your guests travel time.
Ask your venue, If they have free or paid parking( hotels especially).
For your ceremony rehearsal, ask if it would be the same On site manager on the night of rehearsal that would be there on the day of wedding. (Details and Needs sometimes gets lost in translation or just forgotten).
If you are using the same venue for ceremony find out about cost, Find out about sound system/projectors; and if it’s an additional cost!
This might sound crazy but ask if they have enough chairs to accommodate your guest for ceremony space (I have had this happen before, one of our brides hired us of month of coordination…we got there on rehearsal night and I asked the manager if that’s all the chairs they had for ceremony space, and they said no we have more! Day off it turns out they had only 140 chairs on the patio for 250 guest!
Inquire about Wheel chair accessibility, you may have a family member or guest who needs an elevator or ramp.

Reception:

Having great food is very important, it’s one aspect of your wedding your guests will remember. If you have a set budget, ask Which day works best to stay within it, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Never be afraid to ask about savings/discounts!! Also proof of insurance and liquor liscense.
Are Vendors and kids meal prices the same as my guest.
Find out if they can cater to your cultural needs! e.g (Kosher catering).
Would they have enough waitstaff per tables so your dinner would not be cold by the time it gets to the table.
If you bring in a traditional family dish would they charge extra for additional china use and service.
See if the venue only works with certain preferred vendors!
Ask caterer about your venue choice, Each venue is different in terms of extra fees for location and space for the caters use!
Some venues Also work with preferred D.J’s . If you have your own D.J, you might have to pay extra plug in fees. Uplighting might be only through their D.J’s also at an additional cost!
What time are vendors allowed to set up.

If due to Any acts of God or family emergency, would my fees be refunded or my date and would it be switched to whenever is convenient and works for venue and me.

Ask about other hidden fees such as, service fees, SOCAN fees, damage, per hour rate if your guest stays to party hard. lol, vendors who didn’t show up on time for tear down, Cake cutting fee, ask if open flame candles are allowed, if there’s another wedding or event on your day, would facilities be shared, and would it be maintained throughout the evening, taxes & gratuities, extra staff, heritage fees.

And most importantly ask if they understand your vision!

There so much more to look for on your contract! Do not hesitate to give us a call.

Tips for when choosing your Gown

Welcome,

We know the bridal experience can be overwhelming for some, but it can also be enjoyable! Taking a large entourage can lead to, too many confusing opinions, you know the saying “too many cooks can spoil the broth”! Take a few close friends or loved ones that will support you with whatever decision you might make. So you won’t be overwhelmed. This should be a happy experience!

Let your style consultant know what budget you are working with! Know your limit stay within it.. Do diligent research on your favourite designers and know their cost before going into the appointment an end up leaving disappointed. Also, Remember the dreaded taxes and alteration.

Know your wedding theme! Walk with pictures of the dresses you fell in love with while doing your research. I see a lot of brides make this mistake, having an barn wedding and selected a ball gown.

Be conscious of your body type, and know what flatters you! God knows what body contour he gave you, so find a dress that compliments your beauty.

Timeline for dress fitting and alterations! Walk with the proper under garments that you will wear on your wedding day. Over eating on the day of fitting can cause you, not to like the fit or you won’t like what you see in the mirror. Eat healthy!!! You don’t want to order a size 6 and then end up a size 10 or a 12 and be a 14!

Choose accessories that compliments your dress! You don’t want to over kill or under state your gown.

Walk with the shoes you know, you are going to wear down the isle! I see a lot of brides holding up their gowns trying not to trip over it, when her eyes should be on the groom.

Most importantly know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God!

Happy Shopping

Naked Cakes

Lately I have been indulging in some sweet treats from Christina, Owner of The Cocoa Cakery! And boy is it ever sinfully delicious!!! :) You just got to try them to believe. I couldn’t say this better than Oscar Wilde“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

We choose some of her naked cakes for today’s topic!!
Not looking for the traditional wedding cake? This cake trend has a natural and organic feel; the added elements of Butter cream, Fresh flowers, seasonal fruit and fresh herbs compliments these exposed lovelies and sets them apart. And to top it off it makes for georgeous eye candy.

There’s a list of flavours that this Amazing Cake Artist offers.
cake flavours…

Very Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon, Chocolate Mint
Buttery Pound Cake, Chocolate Raspberry
Aunt Harriet’s Carrot Cake,Chocolate Coffee
Strawberry Delight, Pumpkin Spice, Red Velvet, Almond Cherry Chip.

For pricing and much more, visit her at http://www.thecocoacakery.com

Photo Credit: The Cocoa Cakery

Boho Bouquets

I will start off by saying how much I LOVE fresh flowers… It just brightens my day! The colour, smell, shapes, textures just everything about them! I choose a few “Boho” Bouquets that I adore. The airy, free flowing, mismatch feel and simplicity of the bouquet captures the eye. The added touches of greenery, berries and mixture of different flowers brings the bouquet all together. These beautiful bouquets can be used at your rustic chic, boho chic, beach and backyard weddings.

Photo Credit: Green Wedding Shoes

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