Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yo MTL: Can't we all just be friends??

It's me again!

Ok so here's what's up this week.  A few weeks back, for reasons we will keep unsaid, I was feeling a little steam coming out of my ears and pretty sure,  my nose too! Sooo, since i was sitting on the couch at my good friend Elyna Kudish's loft, a sudden thought came to mind
Image: Google images

We decided to embark on a creative project together. Not for anything, but to prove that we can all just be friends after all. Competition is good until it is no longer healthy. Not every move is about how much money it will bring in or 'up- ing' your competition. Sometimes, we can do things, simply because they are fun!

Don't get me wrong. We're hardly sipping on mojitos over at Principal Planner and Unity Weddings ! (elyna's event planning company). Things are craaaaazy busy, BUT, we couldn't help ourselves.

Monday morning, we'll be shooting an amazing design. A design concept which is simply put, a coming together of two distinctively different signature styles. Two designers, lots of coffee, quite a bit of pasta, some markers, paper and hours later... what did we come up with?? oh... stay tuned.

ps: The freaking amazing and almost happily married Davina + Daniel will be shooting.
I can hardly contain myself!!

A xo

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Chance Encounter... Sabrina & Alex

Hello Thursday night,

Every year I meet so many awesome couples, families and even cherished pets. By the time wedding day comes around, I find myself feeling like I'm one of them! (Seriously, I'm a bit crazy like that)

Today's mini glimpse has a funny story behind it. Growing up in Beaconsfield, my mother called dibbs on her 'dream house' located right up the street from ours. She used to walk by it and every time, point out how much she loved it... Well, imagine my surprise and excitement when I found out THAT VERY HOUSE belongs to the seriously fun parents of one of my brides-to-be!!! I texted my mom immediately and let me tell you... we had a moment! That alone was freaking amazing, but what was even better was meeting one of the sweetest couples you could dream of and being a part of their big day.


A xoxo

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Baby It's Still Cold Outside...

Hi Hi,

I don't know where in the world you are right now, but here in freezing cold Montreal, winter seems to have made itself quite cozy with no plans to leave us alone! Sooo, I find it quite fitting to share a few pictures from a Holiday party we did this past Ho Ho Ho Season. We were thrilled to style an easy going, but stylish little shindig for the awesome people over at Parasuco. Here' s a little sneak peak of what we did at the beautiful Aziatik's restaurant. Owner Donovan is the man, so if you haven't been there yet, what the heck are you waiting for??? 

Hope you are somewhere keeping warm.

A xo

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What do you REALLY look like?

Dear midnight owls,

As you now know, I am in the midst of a website re-design. I'm going to be updating this blog as the site progresses with tons of random tidbits.

Tonight's Agenda: 
Mirror Mirror on the wall... what the heck do I look like?

You know what happens to me when I meet um... almost 90 percent of my clients for the first time? We didn't recognize you... You don't look anything like your picture. Two ways of taking this. 

1. You are much better looking in person
2. You are not so good looking in person

Either option seems like a FAIL. I was just interviewed by an Iranian Newspaper and when I sent over a picture of myself as they requested, I received this as a reply:

"can u send a photo that's cool, funky, youthful, more energetic... sheitoon tar!!" (sheitoon tar means- a little more playful) in other words: You don't look anything like your picture!!

If you have worked with me or know me on a personal level, you know that I'm a bit funny, a lot crazy and totally crushing on my job. Definitely loud, a rule breaker and the opposite of the picture perfect etiquette obsessed wedding planner you may have seen in the movies. 

As much as I'd like to think I roll out of bed looking manicured and runway ready, the reality is, 9 out of 10 times, I open my eyes, answer 100 emails, get in my car, get coffee, get to destination. get to next destination. arrive home after 9:00 PM. sit in front of desk. work. pass out. and repeat. There never seems to be time to look like that fairy-tale wedding planner. 

All this to get to my tidbit of the night. Tomorrow I am shooting a more... "me" photo. Hopefully the next time people see me, they say something like this:

"You look pretty much exactly like your pic. Do you have another outfit?" :p 

Have a goodnight people.
A xo