unique weddings

3 Ways To Make Sure Your Wedding Is Unique.

1.     Start with an unique gown.

Choose a wedding gown that reflects you and your personality first and foremost.  Choose a gown that you haven’t seen walk down the aisle fifteen times already.  Don’t be afraid to try something on that might be outside of what you thought you would wear.  It’s true, that you just never know until you try gowns on.  The worst that can happen is that you don’t like it and you move on to the next gown!

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2.     Choose elements that reflect you & your fiancé

It’s your wedding day after all.  Think about things that reflect your personality.  Do you both love hockey?  Are you all about books? Travel? Cooking?  Whatever it is, find ways to incorporate touches of the two of you.  An ode to where you met, the timeline of your love story, there are so many ways to corporate small details into your wedding day.  Don’t feel like you have to do certain elements because it’s “tradition”.  There used to be a lot of rules when it came to wedding days, but now, there’s not as many.  Find what makes your heart get excited and follow that.

Skip the traditional.  Having a more laid-back affair? Skip the traditional wording.  Have a favourite song?  Incorporate the lyrics into your vows.  There are tons of ways to make sure that the wedding reflects you + fiancé.

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3.     Don’t let fear stop you.

Don’t be afraid to do something different.  It’s your day.  If you want to have food trucks, then do it! If you want to play lawn games and then have a bonfire, do it! The best weddings I have been to have been where the bride and groom truly enjoyed the day.  That joy will radiate in your pictures and you’ll look back on the day with fondness.  It’s okay to be the first of your friends to try something new!  

 

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How To Make Your Indoor Wedding Unique

One of the main things people are drawn to when it comes to outdoor weddings is all the room you have to be creative, whereas, an indoor wedding venue can look the same from weekend to weekend. So, how do you make your indoor wedding stand out from the wedding before yours? We've come up with some ideas to help you turn your indoor wedding venue into your own unique space.

1. Lighting. There are so many interesting ways that you can light up your reception or ceremony; from candles to Edison Bulb lights, to professional creative lighting. There are so many choices, this one has so many ways to make it your own!

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2. Your Centrepieces. This one may seem obvious, but it's also obviously easy to make different than the other bride and groom you know that got married at that venue. Be creative and be YOU here! 

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3. Seating Arrangements. Most venues include tables and chairs into your booking but that doesn't mean you have to opt for the traditional way that they set them up! Get your pen and pad out and get creative with how you can arrange the tables and even where you'll place your head table!

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4. Use The Ceiling. This is something you don't get to use outside so take advantage of it! From linens to florals there are lots of options here to make the venue fit your theme.

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5. Add a backdrop to your head table. You can do so much with this and it'll be the centre of a lot of your reception pictures, so make it count!

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However you decorate your wedding venue, remember to make it YOURS!

Have your venue picked out but looking for the perfect dress to fit it? Book your experience with us today! We can't wait to help you find your gown.

Vintage Themed Wedding

Vintage, antique, old-school, retro...all themes that take us back in time to an earlier era. This is one of those themes that has become exceptionally trendy. Thrift stores are no longer a thing of the past, it is actually cool to shop and wear clothing from decades ago. This is no different when we take it to wedding planning. From those antique suitcases, to the rustic window frames and doors that look like they need a new paint job, floral china sets, used wine barrels, and classic cars to ride off in; we are loving these up-cycled decorations!

Today we are planning a vintage themed wedding! The dress below is one we have here at Once Upon A Time Weddings that is inspiring this vintage theme.

This dress gives us all the Gatsby vintage feels!

This dress gives us all the Gatsby vintage feels!

We love this unique, up-do bling. We carry similar hair accessories here!

We love this unique, up-do bling. We carry similar hair accessories here!

We love how this bouquet really draws attention back to that head piece with the pearls.

We love how this bouquet really draws attention back to that head piece with the pearls.

Seeing lots of antique books as centre pieces and decor around the reception!

Seeing lots of antique books as centre pieces and decor around the reception!

It's so fun to see our brides on their wedding day! How great their dress fits their venue + decor, what colours they styled with their dress, to see her next to her groom, and how absolutely stunning she looks in it!

Carlene and Gord Ficht,  A Once Upon A Time Weddings bride with her groom, using an antique car as decor at their wedding.

Carlene and Gord Ficht, A Once Upon A Time Weddings bride with her groom, using an antique car as decor at their wedding.

Loving this Gatsby dress? Book your appointment with us to try it on!