Monday, January 2, 2012

The Start Of Something New

Well tomorrow we reluctantly head back to work. Who knew that a week off work could go so fast?! At least the days were spent reading novels, having Harry Potter marathons and spending quality time with family. 

Christmas and New Years have come and gone, but we definitely have some great things to show for it. My most prized gift from 2011 is a vintage deer head given to me by a dear friend. He has the date 1912 engraved on the back of his plague. He is showing his age slightly, but I think he is in remarkable condition and is now hanging proudly in our living room.

We are so excited for the upcoming year! There are many new projects and adventures brewing. 

Below is a sneak peek of one of the above mentioned projects.

Handpainted Ombre Vase

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Time to Unwind

The holidays are definitely a time to unwind and relax to the fullest. The only set plans I have during my week off work are to relax by the fire, take long hot baths, drink lots of tea, cosy up with a novel and spend time with family and friends.

Wishing everyone a very relaxing Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Simon & Renee

A couple weeks ago Ami de Co{u}r Event Design had the privilege of being a part of a Simon & Renee's fabulous wedding ceremony and vintage themed cocktail party at the Eagles Hall in Abbotsford B.C. The family began the celebrations with a photoshoot at Ann Marie's Cafe, a little 50's diner in downtown Abbotsford, followed by a pre-ceremony dinner. I think this is a perfect way to shake out the jitters and spend some memorable quality time before becoming Mr & Mrs.

These two lovebirds had been courting from across the great pond (Simon is from Britain) for several months before deciding to have their first ceremony in Canada. Renee and her youngest son will be moving overseas in the new year and then the happy couple are set to have a second ceremony with Simon's side of the family in August. Two weddings and the second is scheduled to be in a castle! What more could a gal ask for?!

The Hall was decorated with Christmas ornaments in champagne tones mixed with vintage furniture from Trove Vintage to create a cozy vintage family room atmosphere. Several of Renee's personal items were used to add to the intimate family setting. My favorite touch was a framed photo of Renee's late father placed on the bookshelf at the alter. Renee walked down the aisle to Etta James' At Last sung by her dear friend Melanie and as the happy couple returned down the aisle they were given a champagne toast by their guests. The whole evening was filled with special moments and was truely amazing.

Amazing Collaborators:

Photography ~ Nicole & Anthony Ldg Photographic Arts
Dresses & Bouquets ~ Charlene Glamma Puss Designs
Make-up ~ Kayla Sullivan
Vintage Rentals ~ Trove Vintage Rentals