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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
Hi, I'm Kirsty...Welcome to my blog! After years in the wedding and event rentals business I now have my own company offering specialty linen rentals, decorating services and decorations. Here I will be sharing my ideas, tips, weddings and events, things that inspire me, and things I love with you. For more information on our services please visit the website www.classicweddingsandevents.com

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Christmas Colour Inspiration - Rustic Browns and Green

Don't like to use a lot of bright colours at Christmas? Then going the rustic route may be right up your alley!
Neutral earth tones create this look perfectly, accented with seasonal foliage which, lets face it, is available everywhere at this time of year! Use lots of candles for lighting and you're set. Burlap is a great texture to use for runners or to add accents to your centrepieces.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Christmas Colour Inspiration - Traditional Red & Gold

Red and Gold is traditional and warm, the perfect colour choice for your Christmas dinner table setting. Keep it simple with just a few pops of the colours, or go bold and luxurious with lots of deep red and gold accents.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Christmas Colour Inspiration - Hot Pink, Turquoise, Purple and Green

Today's Christmas colour inspiration is a more modern one, with a mix of hot pink, turquoise, purple and green. Used together they make for a bright and fun holiday!

Visit www.classicweddingsandevents.com for all your coloured linen rentals for the holiday season!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Christmas Colour Inspiration - Classic Green

Green may be a classic choice of colour scheme for the holiday season, but you can't go wrong with it! There are many shades to choose from to suit your tastes. Personally I love paring it with white to create a clean and fresh look.
Check out the website www.classicweddingsandevents.com for linen rentals for your event needs!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Colour Inspiration - Turquoise & Silver

Get frosty elegance with this colour combination! Stay tuned for more inspiration over the coming days! Get your rental items booked soon, items are booking up fast!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Halloween Party

Here is a Halloween Buffet Table I put together for a party with a sunken pirate ship theme. The party was in a basement and we used themed items purchased on the Internet to decorate it to look like a pirate ship, with a net, weathered flag, port holes printed and then cut out of brown card and a water effect light rented from Pat's Party Rentals in Burlington. The kids loved the light effect!
The table I used a black pin tuck overlay with silver candelabras (also rented from Pat's) with black candles. The glow set a great atmosphere!
Pirate themed cupcakes made a great feature on the table too, along with a spread of food that had a Halloween twist!

Friday, 26 October 2012

New Look for Classic Weddings and Events

What do you think of my new colours and look? I am loving it! Please check out the website, it has been re-vamped too! www.classicweddingsandevents.com
Looking forward to getting my new business cards and stationary....here's a sneak peak!
Hope you are all getting ready for Halloween week...parties, trick or treating, dressing up...what could be more fun??!! Stay tuned for more ideas and inspiration!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Christmas Rentals

Only 10 weeks until Christmas!!!
Get your orders in soon to avoid disappointment. Runners, Overlays, Chair Sashes and Coloured Napkins available in a large choice of styles and colours to match any theme you want to create this Christmas. Advanced booking is required for these items.
Visit the website www.classicweddingsandevents.com today to place your order!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Halloween Dinner Table Ideas

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays! I love to throw a dinner for close friends and family, and also a party! Halloween dinners can be a lot of fun, and there are so many options from a classy vampire feast, to a ghostly gathering. You can cater to a young, or an older crowd depending on your situation, bringing in more fun items for kids (honestly the grosser the better!) or a more sophisticated look for an adult crowd. Murder mystery dinners are also a great idea for Halloween.
Orange, Purple and Black are obvious colour choices for the season, but you can also change it up by mixing greens or reds in there. Get creative and have a fun Halloween!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Back Yard Tent Party

Well my family has been over for the last 2 weeks visit from the UK, so I have been a bit slow on my blogging, sorry. There has been lots going on to share with you, the first being the back yard tent party I threw for about 30 people. I am fortunate to have a large back yard and to be situated very close to the Peach Festival in Winona, which has now become a tradition for everyone to gather at our house to camp and enjoy the festivities. This year was a blast and I have to thanks Pat's Party Rentals for the tent and rentals.
I did all the decor, choosing to go with bright red and turquoise colours, and adding accents in these colours all over the garden with lamps and candles. It was a huge success and much fun was had by all!
I look forward to next years party!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Shannon and Aarons Orange Wedding at Hernder Estates Winery

This weekend I had the pleasure of working at Hernder Estates Winery in St. Catharines Ontario. What a beautiful location, and the staff there are just the best!
I was setting up the head table and decor for Shannon and Aaron's wedding. Their colour was a bright orange, which they didn't over do, but added touches of it with butterflies, chair sashes, napkins, Gerber daisies and orange glass in the centrepieces.
It came together beautifully and they were both over the moon with the look, and the day as a whole.
I also was honoured to be a part of the wedding as a guest and thoroughly enjoyed a truly magical day, the sun shone, the wine flowed and a great day was had by all. What a fun wedding!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Diner En Blanc Toronto 2012

Last night I had a fun job of setting up in the rain! Unfortunately the weather did not fully cooperate with Toronto's first official "Diner En Blanc"!
With thousands of people all dressed in white turning up with tables, chairs and a full picnic meal to a secret location in down town Toronto, I was expecting it to be a shambles in the rain, but most people looked at the fun side of it and got in to the spirit!
I was there to help one group of 16 with all their rentals and to get them set up. It was a little challenging logistically but we got it done and they all had a great time. I was happy to be a part of this unique and interesting event!
Here's to next year, thanks City Space!
(All rentals provided by Pat's Party Rentals Burlington)

Friday, 3 August 2012

Lemon and Lime Table Ideas

What is more summery and refreshing than lemons and limes? These fruits are a great inspiration for both weddings and parties, and gives you the perfect excuse to serve up some home made old fashioned lemonade!
They look great used in centrepieces and have great vibrant colour that you can use in your linen and decor.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Black and White with Turquoise

I switched up the Black and White Damask display table at Pat's Party Rentals a little bit this week by adding a Turquoise Satin overlay. It really brings out the dramatic damask pattern by adding the big pop of colour!
These Satin Overlays are available in a variety of colours and at $12 each to rent are the perfect accent for any table. You can also get runners, chair sashes and napkins to match.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Colourful Hot Pink Damask Overlay

New this week and on display in the Pat's Party Showroom is the stunning hot pink damask taffeta overlay. It's delux feel with velvet damask pattern makes the perfect topper for any table. Here we have paired it with gold in the napkins and plates and center piece, with matching hot pink organza chair sashes and brown chivari chairs.
Rent this overlay (60" x 60") for $15 each!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Indian Wedding Ideas

Indian weddings are a bright and colourful events, full of family and tradition. They can last a few days and generally are large affairs with 100's of people attending.
I love the fact they celebrate colour and use it as part of their ceremonies, with reds and golds being the most common colours. Flowers are also a part of the ceremonies and bright hues are used in long garlands to decorate the bride and groom.  These colours are carried over in to their decor, on tables and in the centrepieces.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Cocktail Table with Silver Pin Tuck Overlay

Why not rent cocktail tables for your next party? They are great if you don't have room for big tables, but would still like a place for people to put down their drinks. Add bar stools to create small sitting areas. They are a great idea for both back yards and basements, and you can jazz them up to match your theme. Here we have on display a black linen with silver pin tuck overlay, a perfect look for a bachelor party!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Busy week!! Big Tent Wedding Planning

Wow, it has been a crazy week at Pat's Party Rentals, so many bookings and I have been working on putting together a huge tent wedding for 275 people on the beach in Fort Erie next month. They are going with a white and gold theme, and using gold pin tuck chair sashes, table runners and napkins from Classic Weddings and Events to tie together their look. They also are doing something a little different by putting 2 8' tables together to create a big family style feel to each guest table. Using the runner to cover up the join works perfectly and looks great!
Here is the layout we have been working on with a dance floor, bar and cigar rolling area! I can create to scale drawings for any space so you can see in advance how your floor plan will work and look!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Purple and White Table

This week I created a Purple and White themed table using basic white linen and Purple Swirl Organza Table Runner with matching Chair Sashes. I love this swirl organza, it really gives an elegant look while still adding great colour, a change from the normal solid runner!
I only put a chair sash on every other chair, so if you are on a budget but still love the look of the chair sash, then consider alternating them, it cuts the cost in half!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

New Satin Chair Sash Colours For Rent!

I now have new Satin Chair Sash colours for rent! These hot new colours are something a little different from your standard colours and rent for just $1.25 each!
Don't have time to tie 100 bows for your wedding or event, then email today to book for set up at $1.50 per sash! Each bow can take up to minute to tie, especially if you are not the best at making the perfect bow, it can be a tedious and frustrating task! I have tied hundreds of bows and love doing it, I make sure each one is evenly and prettily tied, leaving you the time to relax and enjoy preparing for your event.
Please make a resevation at least 2 weeks in advnce to insure availability, for set up dates are first come first serve so email me today info@classicweddingsandevents.com

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Canada Day Display Table

Yetserday I created a red and white Canada Day inspired banquet table in the Pat's Party Rentals showroom in Burlington. Using just a standard 8' table with white linen and white padded folding chairs, I added pops of red with satin chair sashes, red ribbon and a red charger plate centerpiece. I then scattered red maple leaf bijoux over the table to give it a Canadian finish!
Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy your Canada Day celebrations! Every holiday is a great excuse to let your creative juices flow and to throw a party that will wow your friends.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Red and White Canada Day Wedding Ideas

We are a few days away from the Canada Day long weekend, is anyone out there getting married or throwing a party? Well here is some red and white inspiration for you!
Food looks great in red and white, so why not serve items on that theme? Tomato and Mozzarella, Cherries, Red Peppers, Smoked Salmon with Creme Fresh. Or why not give your guests a red and white dessert table or candy buffet?
What ever you decide to do, have a Happy Canada day and enjoy your long weekend! (Don't forget your sunscreen and hat if you are outside, the last thing you want is to be the red and white centrepiece!!)

Friday, 22 June 2012

Turquoise and Red Wedding Ideas

This colour combination has become one of my new favourites! I just love how bold and bright it is, it makes me happy. I was researching it as I was thinking of using these colours for a party I am throwing later in the summer, and after putting this together, I am sold on using these 2 colours!
Whether it's just a backyard birthday party or for your wedding, this look is a new and modern, fun and flirty combo! What do you think?

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Country and Western Wedding Ideas

Who doesn't love a cowboy? Are you one, or marrying one? Or do you just love the idea of a country and western theme for your wedding or event? If you love rustic, natural and barnyard settings then this is the theme for you!
I love the romantic feel of the candle lit barn, with earth tones for linens and horseshoes for decor accents. Really you could pick any colour to go with, but I think staying in the browns works best, you can always add pops of colour with your flowers and centrepieces.
Get your boots on girls and boys and have a hoedown of a party!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Dinner Place Settings Guide

I found this somewhere recently and thought it was a very handy thing to keep on file. If you will be setting up your own tables for your wedding or party, you may find this handy too! Don't forget to add a pop of colour with your napkin, tie it in to your room or colour scheme to give it that finished look. And why not rent all your dinnerware, cutlery and glasses, even for a small dinner party? It saves you the washing up!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Vinifera Inn Wedding Venue Niagara

Today I had the pleasure of visiting with a lovely lady named Barb who owns and runs Vinifera Inn in Grimsby Ontario. What a treasure this place is! Take a step back in time to a beautifully preserved and decorated house built in the 1800's! With only 4 individual, characteristic, and stunningly furnished rooms (with all the mod cons i might add) this place is an intimate and unique setting for a wedding.
It has beautiful grounds, with a pool and surrounded by trees and beautifully hand planted flowers. With room for a wedding of up to 60 people, you would find this the perfect place if you love antiquity and stunning back drops. There are so many perfect picture points!
Visit their website for more information. http://www.viniferainn.ca/index.htm

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Sunflower Wedding Ideas

Sunflowers are such a happy flower, big and bold and beautiful. There are a few varieties, but the common theme is yellow! I am growing my own in my back yard right now, they are about a foot tall so far, no flowers yet, but don't think it will be long, they are growing so fast!
They are a great choice for a wedding theme, and there are lots of accessories out there with sunflowers on them. These little cupcakes are so cute, and I love pairing them with a rustic brown look.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Back yard dinner with friends

Yesterday I threw a small dinner party for friends. My Peonies had bloomed and so I cut some to use on the table. They looked so pretty they inspired my to dress up my patio table!
Why save your charger plates for Thanks Giving and Christmas? They looked great against the wood of the table, with fuchsia satin napkins. I also used fuchsia organza chair ties to give my different patio chairs a finished look.
I added a few tea light and votive holders so that we would have candlelight as the evening went on.
Everyone loved the table (and the dinner!), it felt fun and special, so don't wait for an excuse to treat your friends to something special. It doesn't have to cost a lot, but it feels great to make the effort!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Tent Weddings

Tents are a great space for your wedding, basically being a blank slate that you can add as much or as little to as you like! Whether it's a back yard event, or at your venue, there are lots of options to dress up your tent, from full ceiling swags, to chandeliers, draping, flooring and staging.
I just love the black ceiling with LED lights for that starry night look. It is expensive, but if you have the budget imagine how impressed your guests would be!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Funky Brights with White Tent Set Up

The new bright and white display tent at the Pat's Party Rentals Showroom. New to Pat's this year is a huge selections of coloured accessories for your wedding or event. From chair sashes to napkins, table runners and overlays, we can offer you the perfect colour to match your theme. Orders do required 2 weeks advanced booking so come in today to see our samples and make your order!
They also have all the best accessories for your tent set up, full customer ceiling decor, chandeliers and custom carpeting. They offer free site inspections and to scale drawings for your tent rentals, so you can see how everything will fit, they work with you to create the perfect event!!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Black and White Damask Chair Sashes and Table Runners

New this week is the gorgeous black and white damask line! I just love this bold and dramatic look! It is also available in other colours, red, navy, royal blue, purple, eggplant, pink and brown.
Get the look by using any of the following, chair sashes, napkins, runners or overlays! Come and view it on display in the Pat's Party Rentals showroom, or place an order today by emailing me at info@classicweddingsandevents.com

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Breast Cancer Home Charity Fundraiser Event

Friday night I volunteered my services to help set up a home fund raising event, for Breast cancer in Oakville. The dinner for 9o people was on the following day, and while that family were busy prepping all the food for the occasion, I dressed their tables.
With 4 large 60" rounds in the main half of the house, and 2 extra smaller ones the other side, it was a tight squeeze but it looked amazing once it was finished.
We used basic chairs and tablecloths to keep costs down, and Pat's Party Rentals were generous to offer a discount on their rentals, but we did spruce up the look with Fushcia Organza Chair Sashes and Fushcia Satin Napkins!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

White Organza Chair Sashes

My White Organza Chair Sashes used at a $60,000 back yard tent wedding this weekend in Burlington. Tent and rentals provided by Pat's Party Rentals. Looked amazing!
Want to get this look for your wedding? Email me today at info@classicweddingsandevents.com

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Light Blue Weding Ideas

A subtle choice of colour this light powdery blue is an elegant choice for a celebration. I love these cake pops! They are everywhere now and a great idea for a one bite piece of cake, plus they look amazing in displays.
Soft blue accent linens like chair sashes and table runners are an easy and cost effective way to add the colour to your event. Visit http://www.classicweddingsandevents.com/ for more information.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Butterfly Wedding & Party Ideas

Butterflies are a popular theme for both weddings and parties, and so they should be! They are so beautiful and a great inspiration for a colour palate. The options out there for using butterflies in your decor are endless, and can be found in a whole range of colours. I absolutely love these white place cards that perch on a wine glass available from Wedding Star.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Royal Blue Wedding Ideas

Something old, something new, something borrowed, some thing Blue! Such a great colour that is a popular favourite colour, and while some people may think of it being associated with "the blues" it can be a bright and bold colour choice for your wedding palate, that will leave you and your guests anything but blue!
I personally love these damask runners and chair sashes, giving a royal and classy feel.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Woodland Display Table

The new Woodland display table at Pat's Party Rentals in Burlington!
To create this table I used Ivory and Brown Linen Tablecloths, Willow Organza Chair Sashes, Willow Satin Napkins and a Champagne Satin table runner to pool around the bottom of the centre piece vase.
In the vase I used bleached driftwood branches that I found on my local beach on lake Ontario, can't get better than FREE! Then I used these hanging decorations I got around Christmas, along with matching decorative balls. Gold band plates tied in with the table nicely. All available to rent for your "outdoors" inspired event!
Email me today info@classicweddingsandevents.com for more information or to book your event decor!

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Forest / Outdoors Wedding Ideas

Today I will be creating a new display at Pat's Party Rentals in Burlington in an outdoors / forest theme, so I thought I would share some of my inspiration with you.
I will be using a pallet of dark greens, browns, ivory and soft golds, adding accents with grass effects, wood and candles.
Forest and outdoor weddings can be so romantic, but you do have to have trust in mother nature that she will be kind to you with the weather! Make sure that you always have a back up plan just in case!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Organza Swirl Chair Sashes and Table Runners Burlington


How pretty are these organza swirl chair sashes and table runners?! Now available to rent from either Classic Weddings and Events or Pat's Party Rentals in Burlington

Monday, 7 May 2012

Damask Chair Sashes and Table Runners

New Damask Chair Sashes and Table Runners available!
Email me at kirsty@patspartyrentals.net today to reserve yours!
More new wedding decor items coming this week!

Monday, 30 April 2012

Hanging Flower Balls / Kissing Balls

New this week, available to rent, hanging flower balls (also know as kissing balls) in 9 different colours and 4 different sizes!
5"  $7.50
7"  $12.00
9"  $20.00
17" $40.00

(Ivory, Orange and Pink do not come in all sizes, please inquire or check the website for more information)
Hang them from your chairs or on garden hooks down your aisle. Advanced booking required, please email me info@classicweddingsandevents.com to make your reservation.