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Hi! I'm Cathy, I love designing and creating, mom to 4 adorable kids, quite fortunate to have a hubby that enables me to thrive. I am passionate about all things wedding. With many-a- wedding spaces transformed over the past few years, I love to share my experiences along this exciting journey. I embrace the opportunity to relive past wedding designs, to 'connect', share insights on wedding inspirations, share my personal journey and this work I have come to love so dearly, helping couples' dreams come true on their special day!

Elegant Guild Hall Showcase! A Classy Collaborative Styled Shoot at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax

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This year I seem to be involved in a number of editorials. Maybe am enjoying seeing prettiness so much or my industry friends just love to have me on their project, but whatever it is I kept very busy during the winter months with these stylized shoots that the winter months speed by and now we are right at the start of the exciting wedding season! By the way, we have every week-end booked for wedding set up from now till November so no snoozing for this girl and her fabulous team! Hopefully I can sneak a vacation week in somewhere…hint, hint šŸ™‚

Trina is the lovely wedding coordinator for the Atlantica Hotel Halifax on Robie and it was so awesome to work with her, shes so easy and sweet!!!

And why won’t you enjoy stylized shoot when its burger week and the Atlantica Hotel provided us a complimentary meal with the delicious burger at their fine restaurant.

So fun to get to sit for a long leisurely lunch with vendor friends, some i just met …

A Grand Summer Wedding on the Citadel Hill

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When you are part of something as well coordinated and finely orchestrated as Allison and Charbel’s hilltop wedding, you will be over the moon! I felt super special to be the decorator for this grand celebration of love with their dear ones lovingly supporting them in their declaration of “together forever”.

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Oh, I still remember discussing with the couple about that oh! super duper grand tent, the most luxurious ceiling treatment installed by the provinces best and that custom flooring that spans the entire gigantic tent.

With the outside of the tent transformed overnight with fresh lush green sods, it was just so perrrfect!.

Master Chef Rob MacIsaac commanded an impressive food station that will rival any 5 star hotel offering in its selection, taste and presentation. An open bar stocked like none other I have seen stood proudly on one side of the enormous tent, with close to 400 guest pampered for the night, I know this is a big deal!

No detail was left untouched, my take-away was that this couple wanted their guest to …

Stunning collaborative stylized shoot at the Million $ View (The Armdale Yatch Club)

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Thanks to the awesome Rebecca Clarke of Rebecca Clarke Emotive Photographer, pictures they say is worth more than a thousand words.

It was such fun and that’s not a cliche when I said I truly enjoyed collaborating with these vendors listed below this blog post to shoot this stylized venue showcase of the million $ view Armdale Yatch Club.

This location is ideal for your nuptial, Chef Andy Thomson is the resident chef for the club, with his many years of experience in the food & beverage industry, I have had the pleasure of him been the caterer for weddings I have decorated in the past and the feedback from these clients has been just awesome!

Still on the “hunt” for a wedding venue? Give them a call and see if your date is still available! –AYC

Linen, decor and styling by Beautiful Linen Rentals & Design

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Collaborators

Beautiful Linen RentalsĀ – Linen & Decor
Make Merry EventsĀ -Gold Flatware
Horizons Catering by Chef Andy ThompsonĀ -Catering (Armdale Yatch Club)
DiM Designs Wedding StationaryĀ -Stationery…

A Snazzy Black and Gold Wedding at Pier 21-Nicole Lapierre Photography

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What an amazing time my crew and I had designing and styling this wedding at Pier 21, of course one of my fav venue!. Classic black and white stripped runners, black floorlenght linen and oh! all these gold accents we sooo love!
This couple added a lot of personalized details that made it distinctively theirs! I absolutely love among many others the gold maple leaf place cards, very creative.

Marly is truly a beautiful bride inside and out, the time spent working with her were all positive and a real pleasure! So glad I got to work with you both designing and executing your dreams and inspirations of your special day ambiance.

So romantic for the 2 lovebirds to be able to jet off to Vegas right after their special day to enjoy their honeymoon šŸ™‚ .

Wishing you both happily ever after!!

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Vendors

Venue: Pier 21
Photography: Nicole Lapierre Photography
Linen and Decor: Beautiful Linen Rentals
Design and Styling : Beautiful Linen Rentals
Cake: Cake Babes

 

 

 

 

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For the love of cake……a taste of heaven in every bite!

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When I set out to style a wedding reception, I am always excited to view the cake. Wedding cakes has evolved into such a work of art! I did a quick digging up of some of the wedding cakes that has graced a number of the venues we have decorated in recent past and I came up with some of these below!!

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(For the record)–Sometimes I do not get to take or receive pictures with cake showcased in them and I also want to keep this objective and not include images of couples cutting their cake that identifies the couples as such I do have a whole lot more beautiful cakes images I did not include.

I also did not include the cake vendors as a few of the cakes I do not quite remember who made them so easier to just keep to the cakes pictures alone. šŸ™‚ Even though I vividly remember every individual couple whose cake is included here as well as the venue these cakes graced!

A Stunning NYE wedding at the Ashburn Golf Club

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Samantha and Matt are one lucky couple who had these near and dear to them usher in the new year along with them on their special day ! With a Disney land proposal, Samantha had the wedding of her dreams!

A perfect day that went without a hiccup, thanks in large part to the amazing wedding planner Claudia Hynes of Details by Claudia that took great care of every little detail!

Our linen and decor got the opportunity to shine with Claudia styling this awesome wedding.

Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your special day Samantha and Matt!

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Vendors

Venue: Ashburn Golf Club
Photography:Ā Photography by Dana and Nicola Sweeney
Linen and Decor Rentals: Beautiful Linen Rentals
Wedding Planner: Details by Claudia Wedding Planner -Email: planner@detailsbyclaudia.ca

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A Truly Elegant Wedding at the Westin Nova Scotian

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Maryam and Remon’s wedding was one to remember! Been a guest at a wedding I decorate, I am always grateful to be able to sit back and enjoy the ambiance the couple and my team worked hard at creating, and I still get amazed at how these all pull together elegantly!

This couple went all out to treat all their over 200 guests to the best in food, drink, service, music and over all ambiance for their special day. A cake that looks too good to be cut was beautifully on display. You can’t improve on perfection, so I know the day could not have been more amazing than it was.

Maryam and Remon it was a pleasure to be your designer/decorator and decor suppliers, as well as a wedding guest with my hubby.

Now that this bride has moved to be with the love of her life in sunny California, I get to enjoy staying in touch and seeing how they are enjoying their life together via social media. With you both I added one more …

Big Fat Greek Wedding-St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church

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Where do I even begin? Shannon and Spiros, your special day weekend was the highlight of my wedding season this year. When you have a couple that are just unbelievably awesome to work with, giving me such latitude on many aspects of the design concept, Ā decor design and execution for close to 400 guests becomes a walk in the park-literally šŸ™‚

Good food, great company and awesome ambiance were my fond memoriesĀ of your special day, thanks for having me and trusting me with your special day decor. It could not have been any more perfect than it was!!

I had fun with my double duty as day of coordinator and as well as been a wedding guest, enjoying the awesome day with my dear hubby. You folks have added to my social capital in this beautiful city.

Wishing you both happily ever after.

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Vendors

Venue: Greek Orthodox Church, PurcellsĀ Cove
Design and Decoration: Beautiful Linen Rentals
Linen and Decor: Beautiful Linen Rentals
Photographer:Ā MNEODesigns.com
F
lorist: Oopsie Daisy Floral Design
C
ake: Cake Babes

An intimate wedding at the Prince George Hotel & Suites

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So refreshing to be able to showcase these beautiful images from an intimate wedding at the Prince George Hotel.

Wishing the love birds happily ever after!

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Vendors

Venue: Prince George Hotel & Suites

Photographer: Ash & Rich: Applehead Studio

Decor: Beautiful Linen Rentals

DJ: Evolution Sounds

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A Truly Elegant Wedding at the Olympic Hall Community Centre, Ash & Rich Photography, Applehead Studio

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Indeed we commenced this years’ wedding season’s full decorating on an elegant scale! The pictures speaks to that easily!

Nicole and Chad are an awesome couple to work with, very easy going duo.

It was so much fun to work on transforming the large square footage at the Olympic community hall to an intimate space with over 200 guest enjoying awesome ambiance, excellent food, great music and all around pleasant company.

We wish these two lovebirds a happily ever after…..

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Vendors

Reception Venue: Olympic Hall Community CentreĀ ā€ƒ

Photographer: Ash & Rich-Applehead Studio

Venue Design and Decoration: Beautiful Linen Rentals

Decor and Linen Rentals:Ā Beautiful Linen Rentals

Day of Coordination: Simply Weddings

Caterer: Certainly Cinnamon

Ā Florist: Carrie Burgess @ Eden FloralĀ Design
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