Wedding Event Design 3.0 - Designing a Beautiful Ceremony Space

Over this last year, my favourite thing to design has definitely become a gorgeous ceremony space, and I've found this to be a really major part of the event design process. 

Sometimes, despite the intimate words that are spoken during the ceremony, I find that the setting still feels impersonal. Chances are pretty good that the place where you're saying your vows wasn't built just for the two of you -- most likely, countless other couples have gotten married there, too. There's no problem with that at all, but it does mean that we have to work a little harder to make the space feel personalized to the two of you.

So, I aim to design a space for the two of you - maybe it's defined by an installation hanging above the two of you, or I create something to mark around the space where you'll say your vows. Maybe I can incorporate plenty of foliage and flowers to create a piece that appears that it's been growing there for years, enveloping you in it's secret garden-esque feel. I love getting my hands dirty here, working with more than just flowers and foliage! I'm not afraid to get out the power tools and build something, either!

Crafting a space that allows the couple to feel grounded and connected, a place that allows them to cherish each other and remind themselves of the focus of the day, is such a special opportunity and one that I love to have.

Video made by Prairie Film Co.

Below are some examples of different ceremony spaces that I've designed, all in the beautiful chapel at Cielo's Garden, but each feels different. I want my couples to know that I'm going to get creative and inventive for them, designing something different for them than they've seen before or different from what their friends have had. I'm working on some incredible designs for the same space next year, and can't wait for them to become real!

Photo by  Pantel Photography  / Designing this piece was one of the happiest projects of my wedding season this year!

Photo by Pantel Photography / Designing this piece was one of the happiest projects of my wedding season this year!

Photo by  Simply Rosie Photography  / Loved bringing a garden feel indoors here.

Photo by Simply Rosie Photography / Loved bringing a garden feel indoors here.

Photo by  Rachwal Photography  / I was so happy when the bride told me butterflies were attracted to the flowers throughout the ceremony!

Photo by Rachwal Photography / I was so happy when the bride told me butterflies were attracted to the flowers throughout the ceremony!

Photo by  Victoria Anne Photography  / Setting designed by bride with Stone House flowers 

Photo by Victoria Anne Photography / Setting designed by bride with Stone House flowers 

Photo by  Mackenzie Jean Photography  / I collected the branches to build this piece for months! 

Photo by Mackenzie Jean Photography / I collected the branches to build this piece for months! 

If you'd like me to create a beautiful ceremony space for you, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

What is Event Design, and What Does it Have to Do With Weddings?

What is event design? Good question - it's one that a lot of brides ask me as the whole category of "wedding event design" isn't something that's really moved north of the border yet!

Think of me as an interior designer for your wedding: I don't build the house, but I make it look and feel good. Reeeeallly good. As an architect has to figure out which walls are supporting and where to put the plumbing, so a wedding planner deals with logistics (budgets, guest counts, timelines, etc). So, as an interior designer helps a house become a home, so an event designer helps a couple to create a vision for their wedding that is unique, considerately planned, and thoughtfully styled and executed in a personal way. Through the event design process, I deal with the way your wedding looks and feels. 

I love taking all of the bits and pieces that a couple has imagined and lend my experienced eye to bring it together into a cohesive, well-designed event. Developing your style, figuring out what it is that will make your day special, unique and personal, and then pulling together all of the vendors who will be a part of that - linens and decor rentals, lighting, stationery, cake design - is all part of the process.

I very firmly believe that a unique design does not come from already produced work. Rather than spend hours scrolling through Pinterest to see what every other bride has already done, I'm going to walk with your through your venue, pointing out the best parts of it and the areas that we want to minimize. We're going to talk about the best floor plan options, and determine how we can use lighting strategically to enhance the atmosphere. I'm going to take your favourite colours and expand them into a cohesive palette that evokes a specific mood. I'm going to help you communicate this vision to your wedding vendor team: linens, stationery, decor rentals, lighting, and so on - anything that's visual plays a big part! And yes, I'll help you find those perfect vendors, too :) I'll be there on the day of your wedding to oversee your set up, ensuring that everything is going according to our visual plan.

Even better, as a floral designer, I'm the perfect person to trust your event design to. Flowers are a huge part of overall wedding event design - even if you want minimal florals - and I love the way that these two aspects of wedding planning come together and merge to help you create an amazing celebration.

If this resonates with you, then I'd love to connect with you. If you're already one of my floral brides, it's not too late to add event design on. I can work with what you've already got planned, or we can scrap it all if you want to. Or, if you're just starting out in the planning process, then this is the perfect time to bring me on board. 

PS I loved working with Prairie Film Co on this video. If you're looking for an amazing videographer for your wedding, then check them out ASAP. 

Meaningful Wedding Stationery Ideas

I hope you've seen our recent features on Vale & Vine! For this shoot, we wanted to focus on the ceremony and the beautiful, meaningful moments that should be celebrated. I loved the stationery pieces that Robin Egg Blue designed, and think they should get their own spotlight. This is the perfect example why you should hire wedding pros that you love, and then let them do their thing. Robin's vow booklets were just so perfect!

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P.S. This gorgeous botanical design is available in  Robin Egg Blue's "Off the Shelf" collection !

P.S. This gorgeous botanical design is available in Robin Egg Blue's "Off the Shelf" collection!

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