Marriage License vs. Marriage Certificate

First let’s clarify that a Marriage Certificate is different, and that comes AFTER you are married (more about that later). The License is what you need to apply for in advance, and give to your Officiant, and sign along with your Witnesses. You need the License in order to be legally wed, and it must be kept in good condition and cannot be folded.

Before You Apply for a Marriage License in Alberta

In Alberta, it is valid for 90 days so you need to obtain it and get married within that 3 month time frame. There is no waiting period, once issued you will leave with your Marriage License. If you are over the age of 18, you sign it yourself. If you are under the age of 18, your legal guardian will need to sign.

Where to Apply for a Marriage License

It must be issued within the Province you are getting married in. You can apply at your local Registry Office, click here to find a one near you.

Destination couples – Our couples travel to Alberta to marry in Banff and Canmore from all over. Since one is required to be married in Alberta, even destination couples need to get one. Though an appointment isn’t typically required, we often make our clients an appointment to ensure valuable vacation time isn’t wasted in a busy Registry Office.

What Do You Need to Get a Marriage Licence in Alberta

  • Both you and your partner need to be physically present and cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol to apply
  • Bring two forms of Government issued ID (Passport, DL, Birth Certificate, Citizenship or Immigration documents, etc.)
  • If applicable bring proof of Divorce/ Annulment
  • Application fee (typically around $80, but you can call around for the best deal as long as it is in the Province you are getting married in)

What Will They Ask?

The questions are mostly fairly standard, but one that trips couples up the most is the birthplace of each of your parents. Many couples have told me they’re glad I mention this, since they would have guessed their parent’s hometown yet surprisingly mom was born in a city where the bigger hospital was for example.

After the Ceremony

Your Officiant will give your Marriage License to your Wedding Planner before they leave. Your Wedding Planner will have discussed with you where they will put it for safe keeping. (Don’t have a Wedding Planner? That’s ok, just have a designated person and introduce them to your Officiant at the Rehearsal). Since your card box will already be guarded, locked up and taken to a safe location, this would be a good place to store it. Just make sure the card box will be big enough to fit it.

After 6-8 weeks your marriage will have been registered, and you can now order a copy of your Marriage Certificate. There are different sizes available, it’s up to you. If you’re planning to get a big copy and frame it you should know that it’s very official looking. Another option that our clients sometimes choose is to order the small one as well as to order a pretty one created (by a local Calligrapher or Graphic Designer or on Etsy) to actually hang on the wall.

Still have questions about your particular situation? Here are some resources to help you. and

Changing Your Name? Check out our post about what you need to know about that process too.

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Your guests will LOVE these place card ideas! Not to be confused with Escort Cards (see our explanation of the difference) place cards are displayed at each guest’s assigned seat. These beauties are not only useful, but also serve as a finishing touch on the tablescape design. We love to get creative and showcase our client’s personalities with unique place card ideas like these.

Calligraphy and Wax Seals

Timeless elegance is always in style. The use of wax seals on place cards may be modern, but this detail has a storied history and is oh so classic! Here we took it one step farther with velum over raw edge paper with a wax seal and raw silk ribbon. The north star is a reference to the compass since this tablescape was designed for adventurous outdoorsie types. Place cards by Debbie Wong Design, Photo by Juan + Angie Photography.

Cookie Place Cards

A cookie place card doubles as a custom favor. Like we always say; edible favors are the most popular with guests! The overhead shot {left} is just my behind the scenes cell phone snap, the lovely photo {right} by Chic & Grace Photography.

Place Card Scrolls

Elegant and romantic, scrolls can be hung delicately from the rim of champagne flutes, or even wrap around the stem. They are a fabulous upgrade to the simple flat card. Photography by Chic & Grace Photography, Place cards by Debbie Wong Design.

Laser Cut Names

These have been a big hit, especially when we have offered to add fishing wire as guests are leaving so they can be used as Christmas tree ornaments. Left: JM Photography. Right: Custom Laser Works, JB Photography.


Calligraphy on clear acrylic is quickly gaining popularity in signage, but we prefer it for place cards! Here is one that I made myself in a Calligraphy lesson at an Orange Trunk Workshop. One of my goals is to start #betteringmylettering but for my dinner parties I continue to hire professional Calligraphers! It’s a small cost with a big impact, the reaction from my guests is always worth it! Photos by Chic & Grace Photography.

Luggage Tag Place Card

Luggage Tag

This clear luggage tag was the perfect detail for one Birch & Bunny couple who’s wedding was themed around their mutual love of travel and adventure. Now you may or may not be wanderlusting or bitten by the travel bug, but maybe this will inspire you to think outside the box.

Agate Slices

In designing this tablescape, I wanted it to feel organic and nontraditional, yet still elegant. To accomplish this I approached one of the top Calligraphers in the area. Agate Slices come in any colour you can think of, and they are a really nice take home for guests. Photo by Chloe Buie Photography, Place cards by Debbie Wong Design.


One Birch & Bunny Bride incorporated rocks in an entirely different way. She had her place cards first done on a paper card with a one raw edge, with an uncut gem stone attached to each one. Photography by Loree Photography.

place card menu

Personalized Menus

Personalizing each guest’s menu by adding their name and meal selection is such a thoughtful surprise. It’s so well received. Especially by guests whose spouses filled out the RSVP for them, and by those who were so easy-going that they can’t recall which the chose! Just a behind the scenes cell phone snap, but we can’t wait to see the professional photos from The Toths Photo and Film!

Place Card Holders

Place card holders come in any shape or theme you can think of, so that’s one really easy way to add visual interest to your place settings. They make even a simple flat card more unique. For this particular tablescape though we did not go with simple. Here we’ve got the names in white layered on brushstrokes then mated with rose gold glitter cardstock. Graphic Design by Sarah Laree Design.

Coloured Paper

Take a simple flat card and zhuzh it up by play with contrasting ink and paper colours to make them really pop! Here you can see that for my Friends-giving dinner I chose black paper with white ink so that it would stand out from the white plates. Place cards by Debbie Wong Design.

Classic Tent Cards

Of course you can’t go wrong with classic tent cards. Your Calligrapher or Stationer (along with your Wedding Planner/ Designer) will have some ideas on how to coordinate ink colours and font with your overall event design. {Right} Photographs by Grace, Place Cards by Plush Invitations. {Left} Gillian Stevens Photography.

Place cards don’t have to be boring, work with your Planner and Stationer to create an interesting and beautiful plan. Leave us your own ideas, questions or comments below. Want to grab a coffee to brainstorm creative place card ideas for your own event or vendor recommendations? Hit us up!

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As the reality of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis sets in, couples and families are grappling with the uncertainty of the pandemic and its impact on their wedding plans.

With medical professionals and governing bodies recommending social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, couples set to marry over the coming weeks are left with the tough decision to postpone their weddings.  In an effort slow the spread, keep guests, especially the elderly, safe large gatherings are being discouraged or even banned.  Couples and Wedding Planners have been hard at work coming up with contingency plans tailored to their needs, venues and specific situations, hoping to keep their vendor teams in tact.

Feelings of Grief are OK

First let me begin by saying that I’m truly sorry this is happening to you.  It is ok to grieve the loss of your existing wedding plans.  It is heartbreaking.  You and your Planner and vendor team have excitedly worked hard on your wedding plans.  If your wedding date is approaching over the next few weeks during the ban on gatherings, you may be feeling uncertain, heartbroken, powerless even.  That’s ok, your feelings are real and they are valid.

Please know that although we don’t know when, this too shall pass, as they say.  These words of wisdom often been used by my mom, are a comfort to me, as she would share her own stories. Stories of times when she went through anything from rough patches to personal tragedy… and came out stronger.

When And How Should You Postpone Your Wedding?

For those whose wedding dates are not until summer or fall, there is still plenty of time.  This situation is still unfolding, and things can change a lot in the coming weeks.  Your patience and understanding for those who were set to marry this month is appreciated.

As you navigate the difficult decisions and the logistical impact of reconfiguring plans, your vendor team is here for you.  We will have to work together to get through this.

Spring Weddings

For couples with a wedding date over the next few weeks, Officials have asked that gatherings be postponed.  Keep guests updated via email/ phone and on your wedding website if you have one.  WHO, and Medical professionals will know more in a couple of weeks, which will allow you to make an informed decision.  Once you have secured your new date, you can mail new invitations out.  If the new date is not so far off, you can work with your Stationer to create a digital invitation to get the word out quickly.

Refer to your contracts, review them with your Lawyer, discuss them with your Wedding Planner.  If you have any payments due, but you’re feeling uncertain, contact your vendor right away.  Discuss with your venue and vendors whether or not they are able to move due dates or split your payments.  We are all in this together, and your vendor team will be as accommodating as they can be.

Our Advice

BREATH.  Spread kindness like confetti.  Lean on your support system and vendor team.  Be as optimistic and patient as you can be. Trust and believe that we WILL get through this trying time, we’re all in this together. Stronger than ever.

Please reach out if you need to. We are here to help. Even if you are not already a client, or were not already working with a Planner, we are available to help you navigate these times of uncertainty with either a video consultation or wedding management services.

The wedding industry and small businesses thank you for your flexibility in these rapidly changing, uncharted waters. As always but now more than ever, we are so grateful for your continued love and support of small businesses. Sending ALL of the positive vibes your way!

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Did you hear? Pantone has just announced the prediction for colour of the year for 2020 and it’s Classic Blue. A timeless hue that is… well, classic!

“Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director. “Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky. Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking, challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.” That sounds like a great choice for a wedding colour, doesn’t it?

Wedding Stationery

There are so many ways you could use Classic Blue, into your wedding colours. Let’s start with invitations; ink, paper or ribbon and wax seals are all easy ways to add a pop of blue.


One of the most common ways to feature a colour is to use it for attire. Imagine blue heels peaking out from under your dress as you walk down the aisle, or boogie on the dance floor! How about blue suits, or Bridesmaids/ Groomswomen’s dresses, Flower Girls’ dresses? We really loved this blue suit with blue floral patterned shirt.

Cake, Sweets

Talk to your baker about colourful French macarons, a blue painted cake and cookies (edible paint), or a blue icing drip.


If full on blue tablecloths is more dramatic than you’d like, try a more subtle approach with table runners and napkins. A contrasting menu or blue tinted glassware also have a big impact on your tablescape.


Coloured uplighting will instantly transform the room, with minimal effort and cost. Add small details such as a hint of blue in your signature drink, and throw pillows on some soft seating to carry the look throughout. It’s all about the details, as they say, my lovelies!

Wedding Flowers

While florals are usually an impactful place to add colour, with blue this is super tricky. It’s not a colour that occurs naturally in flowers very often. So, with very few blue flowers to start with, throw in limitations of seasonal blooming and it gets tricky.

We recommend using blooms in other colours from your palette, which just coordinate with the blue, or maybe add a blue ribbon on your bouquet. If you’re dead set on adding touches of blue to your bouquet though, ask your Florist about thistle, certain succulents or silver brunia have a slight blue tinge to them.

After a couple of really bold choices from Pantone over the past few years, we can understand why they might believe a colour like Classic Blue will gain popularity next. It’s certainly not as bold or bright as last year’s bold Living Coral, or the previous bright hue of Ultra Violet. (Not that a challenge ever stopped us!)

We want to know what your thoughts are. Do you love it or was this choice for colour of the year too safe? Will you be incorporating Classic Blue into your wedding colour palette? Let us know in the comments below.


Planner, Designer: Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
(others are listed by photo)
Laser Cut Invitation Suite: Create Love Design | Photographer: Kristi Sneddon Photography
Macarons: Ollia Tea and Macarons | Photographer: Guenard Photography
Navy Cake, Macarons and Cookies: Cake Bake Shoppe | Photographer: Chic and Grace Photography
Blue Suit with Patterned Shirt: Espy Experience | Photographer: Juan + Angie Photography
Blue Suit with Maroon Tie: Indochino | Photographer: Kristi Sneddon Photography
Blue Heels: Badgley Mischka | Photographer: Jackie Duncan Photography
Blue Dress Photographer: Mylyn Wood
Navy Napkins, Glassware: Great Events Rentals | Photographer: Chic and Grace Photography
Navy Glassware: Modern Luxe Rentals, Cake Topper Macarons: Pretty Sweet Bakeshop
Bouquet with Thistle: Willow Flower Co. | Photographer: Juan + Angie Photography

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You don’t need to care about horse racing to host an amazing Kentucky Derby party. Let me repeat that. You do NOT need to care about horse racing! Our annual Derby soiree is centered around a few key elements, but you’ll notice that the race itself comes in as 4th priority, and we still have a great time!

  1. Mint Juleps
  2. Fancy Duds
  3. Southern Dishes
  4. “The most exciting 2 minutes in sports”
  5. “Run for the Roses” themed decor

Mint Julep Recipe

For a proper mint julep, you’ll need only a few simple ingredients.


  • Fresh Mint (place 8-10 leaves in your palm and slap the mint to release it’s oils).
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • ¼ oz Simple Syrup (or to taste) then stir
  • Fill your Julep cup with crushed ice
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint, and ENJOY!


  1. Place 8-10 Fresh Mint leaves in your palm and slap the mint to release it’s oils.
  2. Add 2 oz Bourbon.
  3. Add ¼ oz Simple Syrup (or to taste) then stir.
  4. Fill your Julep cup with crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint, and ENJOY!

I realize that not everyone owns a set of silver/ pewter julep cups, but a collins glass or whatever you’ve got will work just fine. If you do have proper julep cups, the metal will frost up making this drink seem extra refreshing on a hot day.

Fancy Duds

This is your excuse to all dress up in big floppy hats, fascinators, sundresses, bow ties, colourful pants and ascots! Why not let guests cast their vote for Best Hat, Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gent? If your group is really into it, you could even have prizes for Silliest Hat or Best Bow Tie as well.

Just in case your friends are unable to buy/ make their own hat, you could set out a few extra fascinators and sun hats for them to borrow. This taupe hat was a spur of the moment DIY project for me, when my shipment of fascinator making supplies ordered off Etsy did not arrive in time. It’s not perfect, but it did the trick in a pinch!

Southern Dishes

We recommend making some Southern dishes, here are a few that were real crowd pleasers with our guests!
– Hot Brown Sammies
– Pulled Pork
– Benedictine Spread

Derby Pie

Traditionally this one is a standard size pie, but since my guests would be mingling I made a mini tart size version they could grab as they go. Better for holding a Julep in the other hand!


  • 24 Tart shells (or home-made pie crust if you’re a rockstar!)
  • 1 ½ Cups chopped pecans
  • 24 pecans, halved for topping tarts
  • 1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup dark corn syrup
  • ½ Cup granulated sugar
  • ½ Cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¼ Cup bourbon
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ Cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp cornmeal
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Place your tart shells on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil to catch any messy drips.
  2. Sprinkle pecans and chocolate into the bottom of each shell.
  3. In a large sauce pan, combine corn syrup, white sugar, brown sugar, and bourbon. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla, butter, cornmeal, and salt. Gradually add the corn syrup mixture, whisking constantly.
  5. Fill each tart shell a bit more than half full, then top with a pecan half.
  6. Bake at 325° for approximately 25 minutes watching for the filling to set and the crusts to become golden brown. Cool before serving.
  7. Tarts can be made in advance and frozen, then thawed in the fridge the morning of the party.
mini Derby Pie and Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookie

Salted “Derby Pie” Cookies

These elevated chocolate chip cookies made with bourbon were a delicious treat, so I’m sharing the recipe.


  • ¾ Cup cubed, unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ Cup packed, light brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 TBS good quality bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • ¾ Cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 Cup dark chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat just until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Whisk in the egg, bourbon, and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, powder, and salt. Then incorporate the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Fold in the pecans and chocolate chunks.
  4. Make dough balls about the size of 3 TBS worth and place them 2 inches apart on your baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Sprinkle with additional salt, and enjoy!

Red Rose Cupcakes

Dubbed the “Run for the Roses”, the garland is made up of over 450 red roses. As a nod to those, I went with Red Velvet but feel free to sub in your own fave cake flavor.

The Race (AKA “Run for the Roses”)

They don’t call it “The most exciting 2 minutes in sports” for nothing. If you’re not that interested in horse racing don’t worry, you can still host a super fun Kentucky Derby party. We’ve had guests who were having such a great time they missed the actual race, and that’s ok!

Rose themed Kentucky Derby Party Decor

Alright, now I’ve seen plenty of beautiful colour pallets used for Derby parties such as pastels, or blue and white, or green and yellow. These are all so unique and I do love them… but the colours of Derby for me will always be red, black, and white with metallic accents.

Here is a fun horse shoe shaped wreath that I hung on my door to welcome guests and set the party mood as they arrived.

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Today I’m really excited to share with you, my home office makeover.  Being able to work from home is a luxury that is not lost on me.  I feel quite lucky to avoid the commute and besides, “office hours” are tough to enforce when you’re a Wedding Planner, so it’s nice to have my files handy all the time.

When designing the space, I was going for a feminine and sophisticated vibe that would inspire productivity and creativity.  It needed to be a place where I can invite clients over too.  I’m beyond thrilled with how it has turned out, let’s take a look.

Certified Wedding Planner
Destination Wedding Planner

My certificate from Mount Royal University for Wedding and Event Planning displays my full name but I thought I’d share photos of these two at least.

I picked up this white shelving unit because it’s exactly what I was looking for. Binders for client files, processes and business docs are all at my finger tips, but I also need to be able to store ugly things like toner cartridges and office supplies out of sight.

The textured, fluffy dots on these curtains were calling my name, and I got them at Winners for a killer deal.

Pretty champagne gold day planners from previous years are nice to hold on to.   I’m pretty particular about the page format of my day planners, so that’s my priority.  If possible though, I try to find a champagne gold one to match my colour scheme.

Speaking of champagne gold, I’m saving a couple gold bottles of prosecco for a special occasion. For my bday recently, a good friend gave me that bottle of Gigglewater and “Let’s Get Fizzical”. It’s a prosecco cocktail recipe book I’m LIVING for these, obvi!… Oh, and a Wedding Planner’s bff; Emily Post.

This little guy is actually a piggy bank, but I don’t use him for that, he just made me smile.

Office Organization

I’ve got to have my dual monitors for all the floor plans and large spreadsheets that I work with. Yup, there’s my external hard-drive too. Planners are big on risk management- we always have a plan B, and a plan C.

For all the mood boards, floor plans and timelines that need printing, I’ve got to have a quality printer. This one’s got an app for easy wireless printing from my cell phone. If you’re interested, I reviewed it here.

Wedding planner's home office decor

… and lastly, here is where I keep my wedding day Emergency Kit, which I’ll let you have a peak inside of next time.

Well, that’s the grand tour.  I love how it turned out bright, cheery so I feel motivated and inspired in here.  I hope you’re as smitten with it as I am!  Maybe you’re ready to tackle your own home office makeover now?

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Deciding if changing your name is even the right option for you? We’ve got you covered for making the decision and everything you need to know to go about it.

Your name is part of your identity, so it can be tough to decide whether or not to change it. It’s a personal choice, but there are so many factors that come in to play such as cultural, practical, traditional, convenience, emotional factors. It can be confusing and daunting, so we’re here to break it down for you.

Keeping Your Maiden Name

Many Brides choose to keep their maiden name, a name after all is part of one’s identity.  This option is especially popular for women who have established their career already under that name.  For example, if a Scientist has published under her maiden name there are ways to be properly credited with her married name, but some find it is simpler to just not change their name at all.


I love this option personally but my name is already pretty long as it is. I have two middle names plus my Maiden Name wasn’t short and neither is my hubby’s last name. If this option seems right for you though, I think it’s the best of both worlds.

Changing Your Name

Some couples decide on this route to identify themselves to the world as one family unit. Some people are surprised to find out that taking on a Married Name is a different (and much easier) process than a regular name change. There are many factors, and as I said before it is a very personal decision that will differ for your own unique situation. If you have decided to take your spouse’s name, no matter the reason, here is a list to help make it easier.

Check List

Once you have your marriage certificate (not the same as your marriage license) you can use that to make the other changes.

Step 1

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Health Care Card
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • SIN

Step 2

  • Banking
  • Credit Cards
  • Student Loan
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Insurance
  • Passport
  • Your Employer
  • Will
  • Stocks

Step 3

  • Utility Companies
  • Phone, Cable, Internet Provider
  • Memberships
  • Social Media Profiles
  • New Email Account
  • Friends and family

Changing your name is not so overwhelming when you break it down, right?

Calgary Wedding Coordinator
Initial Meeting Coffee

What will we talk about?

Our initial meeting is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other. You will get a peak at my portfolio, learn what the process looks like as a client, and which services would be the best fit for you. I’ll learn what you envision for your wedding as far as style, feel, if you have any concerns about your day, what your needs are, what you will invest in your wedding and how we can make your wedding AMAZING!

Is there a fee for the Initial Meeting?

Nope, this is a complimentary, no obligation, informal meeting.

Where do we meet?

Usually our Initial Meeting will take place at a central location such as a
coffee shop or a fro-yo joint.  Since our clients come from all over and have
busy schedules, this can also be done via video call!

Who should attend?

I would love to meet with both of you, to give you both the chance to get to
know me and vise- versa.

Can I ask your advice on budget, venue and vendor recommendations in this Initial Meeting?

All of that is the fun stuff we get to do once you’re a signed member of the
Birch & Bunny Weddings family!  This meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know one another, for you to learn about my services, for me to learn about your wedding vision and for us to decide if we are a good fit for each other.  If you are interested in this advice BEFORE booking one of our packages though, please contact us for a consultation.

Will we be pressured into making a decision on the spot?

Absolutely not.  I encourage you to go home and sleep on it.  Afterwards, if you wish I will prepare a custom quote for you.  Your date will be temporarily held for 2 weeks following the meeting, we will follow up if we haven’t heard from you.  We would be honored to be a part of your wedding, but if you decide otherwise that’s okay too- we’d appreciate if you let us know so that we can release your wedding date for other couples.  We want to give you the opportunity to think about it, feel comfortable and be sure about your decision to move ahead!

Are you ready to meet?  Let’s chat and set up a time to grab coffee (or boba tea or fro-yo or cocktails if you prefer!)

Photo Credit: Monogram Coffee

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The colour trend guru’s at Pantone are predicting that the most popular colour of 2019 will be Living Coral.

Pantone Colour Trends

It’s said to have a playful energy, with warmth and it’s quite a mellow and cheerful hue.

“Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

Although this tablescape photo doesn’t really reflect how subtle the blue was, it’s still an interesting example so I’m sharing it. I used coral and shades of tangerine and peach with cookies for place cards. Those were a fun detail!

Pantone Colour Peach Wedding
Pantone Colour 2019

It’s certainly a departure from 2018’s regal Ultra Violet Pantone Colour.  Check out how much fun we had playing with that dramatic and vibrant colour!

What are your thoughts?  We want to hear!  How would you use this colour in your own wedding?


Planning and Design: Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Venue: Hyatt, Calgary, Alberta
Tablescape Rentals: Modern Luxe Rentals
Tablescape Menu: Brinley Wilder Design
Tablescape Cookie Place Cards: Cake Bake Shoppe
Floral Photo: JM Photography
Florist: Flowers by Janie
Colour Trends Forecasting: Pantone

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Looking for a fun activity for you and your crew to do together leading up to the big day?!  I’m checking out your options to help you choose.  It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.  😉

Girls’ Night of arranging beautiful blooms, while toasting bubbly and nibbling on pretty hand-painted cookies, and donuts?  You can’t go wrong!

bridal shower idea

Janie started by teaching us the names of all of the beautiful flowers we will be adding to our peony arrangements, and giving us some guidelines on how to create our beautiful arrangements, here we are listening intently. 
(Side Note: I just realized that my #OOTD was a floral top, PLUS my jacket with floral embroidery- I wonder what was on my mind that day…)
flower arranging workshop
Time to break for treats and toast some bubbles!  After all, what would a peonies and prosecco night be without it?
wedding cookies
pretty donuts

There we have it!  My lovely peony arrangement which really tszuj’d up my kitchen table.  (Yes, apparently that’s how you spell jeuge it up, who knew). 

Wedding Planner Headshot
fresh flowers

Peonies and Prosecco Event Credits

Florist and Host: Flowers by Janie
Treats: Pretty Sweet
Photographer: Tara Whittaker Photography
Venue: Pearl & Dot Bridal Boutique