The “Shabby Chic” Wedding

June 1, 2015 / no comments

This year, more than ever, weddings have been following a new style known as “Shabby Chic”. The fun theme incorporates a distressed décor while still keeping the glamour of a fairytale wedding. The “Shabby” part of the wedding often includes aged items, such as old glasses and dish wear, wore out furniture and miss matched items. However, in order to tie in the “Chic,” feminine and romantic pieces such as flowers and crystals are then added to complete this trendy look.

How did it start?

Many brides may think their wedding is following a new generational trend; however, this popular décor style got its name back in the 1980’s in Great Britain when it was mentioned for the first time in “The World of Interiors” magazine.

It is said that this style of décor was born in Britain, as they are known for their love for historical pieces. In light of this, many of the old homes in Britain were owned by the upper class and were furnished with vintage furniture. It was for this reason, distressed furniture received the image of being stylish and started the trend all together. Now, we see it everywhere from home interiors, to restaurants to now weddings! People are even purposely buying new pieces and making them look old, in order to achieve the trendy “shabby chic” look.



Here is some “Shabby Chic” inspiration for your wedding…










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Rustic & Vintage Wedding Ideas

February 7, 2014 / no comments


The great thing about a vintage wedding is that, it never dates! The look and feel of a rustic / vintage weddings screams romantic. Our lovely brides are loving this theme. If you are going with this look, we suggest picking an era (1920s is the best) and once this is done, they are countless possibilities for decorating or playing the part. With Pinterest at your hands,  you simply can not go wrong. Here a few beautiful photos we found to get you inspired.

Rustic wedding Ottawa

I do ring box

Vintage table numbers

Table numbers

Mismatched bridesmaids dresses

Mismatched Bridesmaids dresses

Wedding card box

Wedding card box

Ottawa Wedding cake

Wedding cake

Rustic Ceremony Idea

Ceremony Site

All photos sourced from Pinterest– Use as inspiration. Want to plan a rustic wedding or event? Contact us soon.

Happy Planning! Contact us for more details.

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Alternative to a Wedding Bouquet