Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Join us at our new online home!

We're pleased to announce that we've moved to our new online home at .  Please join us there for updates and inspiration!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

One Month Old!

This little cutie was born a month ago today!  Thanks to Alvina for the beautiful photo shoot!  Alvina was super patient with little Lochley, who refused to go to sleep, but she managed to take some beautiful photos when he finally closed his eyes :).

Please check out her blog for the rest of the photos.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Meet Lochley!

I've been absent for a while now, but I'm excited to be back to work!  Hello!  I hope you are all well and wedding plans are coming along fabulously for you.

June 11th we were blessed with a baby boy.  My husband and I and our five-year-old are thrilled to have this wiggly little baby around.  I have a few posts about the baby lined up, including some fabulous photos, I hope that's ok!  Labour was induced and miserable and took us minutes away from a c-section as the baby's heart rate dropped and we had a few scary moments (the cord was wrapped around his neck twice!)...and then suddenly my body was ready and he was born!

We had amazing midwives and doctors and  nurses, and even though I really really did not want to go Health  Sciences (or any hospital), we were really impressed with all the people involved.

We wanted an uncommon but familiar sounding name, and leaned towards Scottish sounding names (I also like boys names that start with "L" for some reason).  We ended up with Lochley after learning that my Great-Grandparents were married in a town called Lochgelly, Scotland.  My Grandpa was alright with the shortened version, and so that's what we went with!  Do you know how hard it is to think of names for a tiny human that you've never met?  It's hard.  As I use his name more, and nicknames like "Loch" and "Lochie" I love it more and more all the time.

I hope you're having a wonderful Summer and I'll be blogging again about some of our gorgeous weddings soon!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Chai Banquet Winnipeg

My husband volunteers at a fantastic Winnipeg organization called Chai, and I've had the pleasure of decorating for a couple of their banquets over the years.

Chai is a program for new immigrants to attend that helps them to practise their English, connect with Canadians, and learn about what life is like in Canada.  Each week has a very practical presentation from a qualified person - for example a police officer talking about how to contact police and what they do (imagine coming from a country where the police force is corrupt to Canada, where they are here to help), someone who works in housing talking about home repair, rent, etc., and a career counselor talking about finding a job.  And the best part is that the volunteers don't just talk - they help by connecting with immigrants and looking for job postings, housing, and sometimes advocating for them or helping with meetings, paperwork. etc.

Please check out more on the Chai program by clicking here.

You may know that my family spent a year in Bolivia, and although we weren't completely starting a new life in a new country as many immigrants to Canada are, we really appreciated help from those who knew what market to shop at, emergency phone numbers, doctors, and lawyers to help with our visa process.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Focus Manitoba Interview!

We were thrilled to be interviewed by Focus Manitoba about one of our favourite stationery companies, Botanical Paperworks.

The segment aired last weekend, and you can see it by clicking here!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Bar Mitzvah Coordination!

Last weekend we had the pleasure of coordinating our very first Bar Mitzvah.  I really enjoyed working with this family as they celebrated their oldest of 3 boys.  The game show theme was a huge hit, and everyone enjoyed spinning the game wheel to win fabulous prizes, and the Gates on Roblin was the perfect venue!

Please check out more photos on Talia Potash's blog here, and if you are planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or other party, please contact us here!

The amazing vendor team included:
The Gates on Roblin
Retro Flipbooks
Bob's Photobooth
Talia Potash Photography
Superb Entertainment
Sweet C Bakery

Monday, April 29, 2013

Date for Eight Launch Party

Last week we had the pleasure of helping with a launch party for Date for Eight, a fabulous new dating service that eliminates the awkwardness of one-on-one dates by setting people up in groups of eight.

Date for Eight held its Winnipeg launch with a great party at Boa Lounge. Here's a few pictures of the event, all photography is by chronic creative: