Four Weddings Canada: Recreate The Winning Wedding - Episode 7
Lisa Marie was in it to win it, and her "Game Day Glamour" knocked it out of the park. Take a knee, and read on for some wedding day coaching from this MVB (most valuable bride)!
Lisa Marie’s venue was all about big windows, high ceilings, and the occasional fireplace; but what really had this tall order in winning order was her strategic colour scheme. Also, bonus points went to Lisa Marie for decorating the often forgotten church. You can always move the decorations over to the reception after your grand, bubble filled exit.
Splurge: Get the great room with big features like windows and high ceilings, and incorporate your colour scheme everywhere with class! Let it add sparkle to your flowers with coloured gems or colour the flowers themselves. Use it for the wrapping on your favours, and dramatize your head table backdrop and guest tables with fabrics and linens in your signature colour.
Steal: If you can’t swing customizing everything to feature your colour, pick one element in the colour and get as much of it as you can. Whether it’s finding an affordable flower in the appropriate colour and featuring it throughout your venue, or doing the same with candles, lights, bling or centrepiece stones. Buying one item in bulk will allow you to negotiate a discount, and still spread the love of colour!
Blue martinis mixed a-la-ice sculpture was a sinfully delicious way to keep the colour scheme going for both eyes and taste buds, and though Lisa Marie’s dinner may have been relatively simple, she packed a punch in the extras! The judges thought the cake cutting before dinner was a nice touch – a tradition that is often missed by many a guest too busy on the dance floor. It also meant the cake could be brought back to the kitchen and served up as the moist and delicious red-velvet dessert. Finally a midnight buffet of poutine and smoked-meat sandwiches was a tasty shout-out to the French Canadians, and the fist pump finale to this bride’s festivities.
Splurge: Interactive stations are the key – colour schemed drinks mixed up with ice sculptures or dry ice, and a midnight table with a cultural flair or one of your very favourite snacks done gourmet are a guaranteed home run.
Steal: Pick your favourite, simple go-to snack and see if your venue will let you bring it in on your own – whether DIY or delivery style. You may be able to save set-up and inflated prep costs.
While the sweetheart neck suits the trend, Lisa Marie’s trumpet style gown was truly unique, lavish with pick-ups and a couture blend of fabrics.
Splurge: Opt for a true trumpet style gown that blends complimentary layered fabrics from the bust to bodice, with a full trumpet train with plump pick-ups.
Steal: A solid fabric dress will save you costs but keep the shape, then you can play with chiffon, organza or tulle to emphasize just the base or train of the skirt.
To keep this party hopping, a live band really kept the energy up, and had the guests twisting to party perfection.
Splurge: Go live band all night long… well feel free to give them a little break once in a while.
Steal: Feature a friend’s band for a set, or have a musician play a few tunes before really opening up the dance floor.
Written by Four Weddings Canada
VIDEO: Watch the full episode from Episode 6 of Four Weddings Canada here!