Confessions of an Engaged Wedding Planner // Save the Date!

If you’re like me, small details, especially stationery, make your heart skip a beat. I LOVE getting mail, and I knew I wanted our stationery to reflect the tone we are designing for our big day.

Because I wanted the save-the-dates to complement the overall invitation and day-of stationery design, I needed to think about all of this early on. As we envisioned the flowers and tablescape, the stationery naturally came together. From there, we were able to combine our favourite elements to be reflected in the invitation suite.

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Confessions of an Engaged Wedding Planner // The Registry Experience

Ever since “27 Dresses” and the amazing registry scanner scene I’ve been looking forward to creating a registry pretty much solely because I wanted to walk around the store with that super fun scanner and BEEP BEEP add items to our list. More practically, Nick and I were not living together and while our house has been under renovation we have been slowly buying furniture and small things as we go, but there are a lot of things we do need. I also wanted to use this opportunity to test out various registries and see what some pros and cons are so I can confidently answer my clients’ questions when they come to me. Here’s what I found!

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Confessions of an Engaged Wedding Planner // Planners Get Overwhelmed Too!

We’re coming up to about a month of being engaged and although it’s super fun to be in the bridal position now, I’m here to tell you that yes, wedding planners, with all of our education, preparation and experience, still get overwhelmed with planning our own weddings just as you do!

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Our New Branding Photos Are Here!

I am in the middle of a brand building exercise and will share more on that later, but I really felt like I needed better photos of myself and visuals of my style and work to use as I work on the bigger aspects of messaging, design, marketing etc. Pastiche is all about being a unique and authentic combination of other artists’ work to give our clients the best possible event or wedding experience possible. I planned this shoot in the same way, hoping to showcase the style, personality, inspiration and approachability of the brand.

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Confessions of an Engaged Wedding Planner // 10 Things That Happen in the First Week of Being Engaged

It’s been one week since we got engaged and what a week it was!

As a wedding planner, the most common thing I always tell engaged couples is to take it slow and take it all in before jumping into planning as eager and excited as everyone can be. I thought it would be great to dive into some of the feelings, experiences and yes, planning that happened in this first week!

Here are 10 things that happened in our first week of being engaged!

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The Pastiche Journal

It has always been my goal to launch this journal section as a way to share, inspire and connect with all of you. The beauty of weddings and events is that no one event is the same, everyone’s tastes, styles, and general trends are always unique and ever changing. I’m very excited to finally launch this section and I hope to provide some useful content to help you with your own unique plans (wedding or others!).

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