1 Colour 3 Ways

Poppy is a favourite colour of many designers and its also a bright, cheerful, sunny tropical colour.  It can be paired in the following ways:

Poppy & Fuchsia


Poppy & French Blue


Poppy and Grass Green



How To Pack For Your Honeymoon

Pack light. Choose clothes that you can mix, match and layer, and remember to bring a bathing suit and one formal outfit. You may also want to plan on purchasing an outfit or two at your honeymoon location as a fun memento!

Be romantic. Don’t let packing light get in the way of passion and romance! Bring some sexy lingerie, massage oil and anything else that may enhance your honeymoon experience (like those pink fuzzy handcuffs you received for your bachelorette party!).

Rely on in room amenities. Find out what your hotel provides FREE with each room (shampoo, conditioner, a hair dryer and alarm clock are standard). Any item waiting there for you doesn’t need to be packed!

Check the weather report. You don’t want to be stuck in cooler weather with only itty bitty sundresses and sandals!

Capture memories. Pack your camera and/or camcorder along with memory sticks, film and tapes. Also, bring along plastic, re-sealable bags in a variety of sizes to store mementos such as sand and seashells. They can also prove handy for packing damp swimming suits or keeping your camera safe from water damage.

Don’t pack duplicate items. Pack your bag at the same time as your honey to avoid bringing duplicate items such as contact solution, toothpaste, nail clippers, aspirin and sunscreen.

Roll your clothes. Folded clothes can take up more room in your luggage, so try rolling clothes to take up less space!

Keep must-haves in your carry-on. Airline tickets, identification, travelers checks, credit cards, cash, prescription medications, contraceptives and important phone numbers should all be packed in one of your carry-on bags in case of lost luggage.

Remember to pack the extras. An extra pair of glasses or contacts, an asthma inhaler and other important extras can help make you more comfortable and your honeymoon run more smoothly!

Include a collapsible bag. You’ll want an extra bag for your trip home to fill with souvenirs or dirty laundry, and this bag will provide the additional space!

Be sure to jazz up your luggage with fun tags such as these white leatherette luggage! Black embroidery is used to identify the tags as “Mr.,” “Mrs.” and “More Mrs.” On the other side of each tag is a clear window with a card to be filled out with your name, address, phone number and email. A definite must-have for your first trip as a married couple!

Creative Boutonnieres

Forget traditional flowers! Whether you’re a DIY bride or just looking for a fresh take on the boutonniere, you’ll love these creative ideas!

Please some examples below:

Metal — This industrial boutonniere is perfect for a steampunk inspired wedding!

Fiddlehead — The fiddlehead fern is so stunning that it can stand on its own in a boutonniere.

Moss — Go green at your wedding with this all-natural lichen and moss boutonniere!

Rope — Knotted rope is the perfect boutonniere accent for your nautical nuptials!

Cool Colour Combo: Coral and Gray

An elegant and modern color palette, coral and gray add a bright pop against a neutral palette. See examples of the colour below:




Wedding Cupcakes Please

Is this making a comeback???  I think it is. This was so popular a few years ago and late this year I have had a number of brides requesting it.

Please note when selecting this style please still keep your designs in good taste. Remember its your wedding and not a kid’s birthday party. You have to live with the pics and the choices made years to come.

All that said enjoy!!!!!

Destination Weddings – Things We Love

For persons having a wedding in another country we love love when brides and grooms incorporate little elements from that country into their wedding. See below for some ideas:

1.  For welcome bags or wedding favours include little momento’s such as coffee, spices, spa items etc.  from the country you are having your wedding not only will your guests enjoy it but it helps support the local economy

2. Have your guests try some local cuisine. Try and include at least one item  on the menu from that country. Not only will it make interesting conversation but its something different for your guests to experience.

3. One of my all time faves. A few years ago I had a client who really wanted to incorporate Jamaica into her wedding and in Jamaica a fruit cake/rum cake/ black cake is a must at any wedding. So she ordered it for her wedding cake and they loved it. She came back for her anniversary a year later and I had to have some made and sent to her hotel. 

4.  We at Helen G Events love love brides and grooms that are charitable. Alot of times destination weddings are held in locations where the economy is not so great. So I love when clients take an hour out and give a small gift donation to a local school or children’s home. It’s always always appreciated.

5. Have your guest experience apart of the country they are visiting by arranging a tour of some sort. Instead of just staying at your hotel the entire time arrange a tour for your guests so that they can have some great experiences as for many of them this is their yearly vacation.