Archive for Heather Kentner

Pulling off the Circus Theme at our Wedding


{Photography Kim Lovell.}

It’s been great fun blogging and I really appreciate everyone who has taken the time to read the blogs, post a comment or vote for me. In this final blog, I want to share the details that made our circus wedding come alive. I can definitely say that I’ve had my dream wedding in every way imaginable.

The Save the Dates–We gave a hint of what was to come by using a double trapeze shot of us on the “Save the Dates.”

The Invitations–The invitations were designed like a ticket, good for admission to our “Cirque D’Amour.”

{Photography Kim Lovell.}

The Venue–We booked the Centre of Gravity. A circus training space in Toronto where we met. One concern that I had about using the Centre of Gravity, is that the space wouldn’t transform into a suitable wedding venue. I was worried that it would look like we were eating dinner in a gym. We dressed up the room with Paper Lanterns, a vibrant colour theme and theatrical lighting. It turned out fabulous! Read the rest of this entry »

Chair Covers and a Wedding Gift for the Groom


Let’s talk about chair covers. They seem like a tiny little detail in the grand scheme of things, but they sure do dress things up. Our venue was providing the chairs and our caterer was arranging the chair covers. We assumed that the chair covers from the caterer’s preferred rental company would fit just fine. However, when we called, they suggested that we try one out on the chairs. We put it on the chair and… definitely not a fit! The cover didn’t even stretch to the bottom of the floor and it looked awful. Good thing we tested it out before the wedding. Read the rest of this entry »

My Top 10 Reflections


The wedding was fabulous and I loved every moment of it.  Here is my advice to you.

1. Don’t plan on leaving any tasks for the day before or the day of the wedding.

New last minute things that you don’t even think of will pop up and you might not have time to do everything.  We forgot to buy markers for our “guest book”!  We had these really cool pages for the guests to fill out, but only about ¼ of the guests filled them out.

2. It is totally worth it.

All the planning, hard work and money that goes into the wedding is truly worth it. In the final stressful weeks of planning, I was questioning whether we should have just planned a casual or destination wedding…  However, I had no idea how special and meaningful it would be. I’m so glad “we” put in all the work (and by “we” really I mainly mean my Mom, there’s no way the wedding would have happened without all of her hard work.) Read the rest of this entry »

The Search for the Dress!


Maggie Sottero's "Capri Marie"

I’m writing this blog two days before my wedding and by the time you are reading it, I will be married! So exciting! Anyways, now I can finally tell you about my dress.

I thought I knew exactly what I wanted… I spent months looking at online listings on craigslist and kijiji for a used wedding dress. I have no problems wearing a used dress and I thought it would be a great way to keep the cost down. When I saw this dress, it was exactly what I’d been looking for.

I called the lady who was selling the “Capri Marie” and made an appointment to come see the dress. I put on the dress, and… it looked okay, but not at all how I expected. Since I had convinced myself for months that this is the dress that I wanted, I bought it. It was only

I am too short for this dress and it does not flatter me at all! I'm sure it would look great on the right person though!

$350 and I figured since it was a Maggie Sottero it would be easy to sell it again if I changed my mind. On the ride home, I kept worrying about how it looked on me. When I got home, I got my sister to take some pictures of me in the dress and then cried when I saw the pictures. It just wasn’t flattering on me at all! It looked great in the pictures, but awful on me. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping Your Cool in the Two-Week Countdown!


By the time you are all reading this, there will be one day left before the wedding! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by. Before I get to my blog topic, I would just like to say, I have enjoyed being one of the Weddingbells bloggers so much. Getting feedback on the planning every week has been fantastic. Thanks to all the readers who have read my blogs and told me what they think. Reading all the other bloggers’ entries has been so much fun… and of course I’ve gotten some excellent ideas from them too.  Thank you everyone for all the advice and tips!  It has been so helpful! I’ll be sure to give you my post wedding feedback on what works and what does not! Read the rest of this entry »