In the Media
Throughout the years, we have received a few wedding press coverages in different newspapers, magazines as well as online features!
Top 3 wedding planner in Montreal 2019!
We are so thrilled for being handpicked to be one of the Top 3 Best Rated Wedding Planner in Montreal! We took on the challenge and went through a 50-point inspection! Thank you to all past and present clients who’ve brought us far and to more unimaginable places and recognitions! Cheers to 2019!
Named Top 30 Event Planners in Canada 2019!
“In this post you'll find the best Canadian Party Planners we know today.
Now, if you've ever planned any kind of party you know this to be true: Party Planners Are Underrated
… That's why we decided to give a shout out to the best Party Planners we know and to help you with your next event.
What kind of parties?
Weddings - Wedding ceremonies, wedding buffets, engagement parties, bridal showers
Private parties - Birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, themed holiday parties
Corporate parties - team building events, retreats, holiday parties, conferences”
Check out the other top event planners in Canada you need to follow in 2019!
NATURE-INSPIRED BOHO WEDDING
Frenie & Romain - August 31, 2017
“Bayard Gâteaux‘s very own Frenie wanted a chic, boho wedding surrounded by nature and that’s exactly what she got. Held at Montreal’s La Toundra, guests read their names off plexiglas seating charts, picked doughnuts of a wooden easel and gulped down drinks from an adorable mobile trailer. Alongside these delectable sweets and hors d’oeuvres, the avid foodie and established baker ensured guests got a taste of her Haitian heritage…”
Planning: Empire Events | Photography: La Chérie Photographie | Decor, Props & Styling: La Mariée Bohème | Flowers: Les Services Rose Bonbon | Draping: Baccino Events | Rentals: La Nouvelle Tablée, A Timeless Celebration | Stationery & Favours: Mademoiselle D | Calligraphy: Sam & Bee Event Design | Cakes: Bayard Gâteaux | Sweets: Petits Plaisirs Chocolata Treats | Dress: Vala Bella | Hair: Station Beauté(Bride) and Vee Coiffure (Bridesmaids) | Makeup: WoodlyElan Makeup (Bride) and Clarystouch(Bridesmaid) | Suit: Moores | Catering: Traiteur Brera | Band: Danny Dwayne | Videography: Vivid Medias | Venue: La Toundra
The Stars Aligned
Bridget & Behrouz - April 15, 2017
We are so honoured to have been published in the Elegant Wedding Magazine! More of an honour to have created the bridal party bouquets & centerpieces for Bridget & Behrouz’s Old Montreal wedding at the Nelligan Hotel. All the beautiful photos were captured by the talented Lana Nimmons Photography!
A Woodsy Summer Wedding In Montreal
Jessica and Brad - July 1, 2017
For Jessica and Brad, an outdoor wedding with a lakeside ceremony was something they always wanted. When they discovered the L’Oasis De L’ile, the couple knew they had found their prefect wedding location.
Photography courtesy of Lightbox Studio Montreal | Ceremony and reception venue: L’Oasis De L’ile | Bridal gown: Mikaella Bridal | Bridesmaid dresses: Dessy | Groom’s tux: RW & Co. | Flowers: A Timeless Celebration | Stationery: Vistaprint | Cake: Pâtisserie de L’Île-Bizard | Hair: Roger Medina | Makeup: Vanessa Cabral | Music: DJ Wesley Perez
Always the bridesmaid…
Rules and etiquette of being a bridesmaid
Bride & Groom Canada Magazine Interview, 2015
It’s an honour to be asked to be a bridesmaid, but what does being a bridesmaid really mean? To be at the bride’s beck and call is only part of the bridesmaid’s prenuptial protocol. Most brides also have certain expectations when it comes to how their bridesmaids will look, including their dress, shoes, hair, makeup, and even accessories. There’s the matter of throwing the bride her customary pre-wedding celebrations, like a bridal shower and stagette, as well as the monetary obligations that come with these events.
A Delightful Romp Around Rome, Italy
Stylized Destination Wedding Shoot, 2013
It’s a stylized wedding shoot featuring a gorgeous couple running and being cuddly all over picturesque Rome, Italy so I hope it proves inspiring to those among you planning an intimate destination wedding in the beautiful city. Tracey Manailescu of Tracey M Events has the details…
Photographer: Anna Nersesyan of Cinderella Images / Facebook | Planner 1: The Wedding Planners | Planner 2: Tracey M Events | Model: Claudio Roberti | Model: Georgia Viero | Cafe: Gran Caffe Antonini | Stationery: A Timeless Celebration
WEST END TIMES NEWSPAPER MENTION
August 17, 2013
Weddings can be overwhelming. So much to do, so many details to take care of, and so many choices. It is very easy to end up making choices that seem like a good idea in the moment, but that end up being your worst wedding regrets. I asked some wedding professionals to share some of the biggest regrets their clients experienced to help give you all some cues…
Featured WPIC Alumni of the Month
Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, May 2, 2011
Caryn Lim studied fine arts in college and then went into Education at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Upon graduation she started her wedding business immediately. In 2003, she was approached by three different couples for help with their wedding. She says, “They saw something in me that I didn’t know I had and to this day, I’m forever grateful to them for helping me discover the talents in me!” She had never done a wedding before, but decided to take them on. Read on to see where those three weddings have taken her to this day!
DIY INVITATIONS FEATURED ON BRIDE.CA: EDITOR’S PICK!
Editor’s Pick: Do-It-Yourself Invitations, November 2009
We review and experience hundreds of wedding services every week; very few have ever impressed us so thoroughly and so immediately, as Montréal-based DIY Wedding Invitations by Envelopments. Quality & value, style, presentation & attention to detail, enthusiasm, professionalism & great customer service... our kudos to them!
Aisle Runners 101: Options, Ideas, & Suppliers in Canada
Personalized Aisle Runner Featured on Bride.ca, 2009
Many find that having their initials embroidered on their runner will add personality to the event, whereas others add their personal style through embroidered embellishments or through colour. Although white or ivory are traditionally used, more and more couples are choosing to have aisle runners in a colour of their choice. For example, couples of Chinese descent often use red.
The Write Stuff
Weddingbells Magazine Ottawa/Montreal/Atlantic Canada Spring/Summer Edition, P.415
For intricate handmade invitations, Caryn Lim at A Timeless Celebration, atimelesscelebration.com, is your girl. Lim discovered her passion for weddings while helping friends plan their nuptials. Fast forward several years and she has created a successful business.
Interviewed on www.weddingbells.ca
The five Ds of printing the schedule for your big day. By Lydia Parafianowicz
While ceremony programs might not be necessary for a small beach wedding or quick ceremony at City Hall, it’s nice to keep guests in-the-know and provide them with a glimpse into the day’s events. When creating your program, remember the five Ds to ensure perfection!
From scrolls to panels to single sheets, there are many options available for program designs. “I’ve been getting a lot of orders for program fans with a small ribbon on them,” says Caryn Lim, owner of Montreal-based CLP Invitations (clpinvitations.cceasy.com). Whichever you choose, opt for acid-free paper because it won’t deteriorate in a scrapbook over time.
When it comes to information, not every detail of your big day will be of interest to guests. Sasha Brijmohan of Woodbridge, Ontario’s Pretty Paper recommends printing the names of speakers or someone saying a verse, the parents’ names, or details about parts of the ceremony. Include names of the bride, groom and wedding party, date, place, time, the order of the ceremony (including songs and musical performers) and most importantly, a thank-you to guests and family who have made the day special.
“Keep it nice and short—people don’t need a whole novel. Then they can concentrate on the ceremony,” Lim advises. Novels of information are unnecessary for your program, although don’t let this stop you from preparing an organized schedule of the day’s events.
4. Devise a Plan
Don’t leave printing your programs until the week before the big day. Most companies request your template one or two months in advance, leaving time for any mishaps or complications. Be sure to proofread!
Don’t be afraid to get creative and wow your guests with a cute and clever program. “Some couples have a timeline of the whole wedding day, not just the ceremony. Others have the day in history for fun. And some include short poems, Bible verses, love verses—things to personalize your wedding and make it unique,” Lim explains. As a rule, remember that simple is best (keep embellishments and fancy fonts to a minimum) when creating a memorable keepsake for guests.