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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, 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!