Fiesta on a Farm

The original inspirational concept for this style shoot came from the photographer’s heritage. She wanted to incorporate her love for her culture and her love for her career all in one shoot. Some pretty amazing vendors got together and created this Fiesta on the farm style shoot.





Suzzette Patten – Creative director/ Event Coordinator and Florist of Exquisite Occasions

Photographer: Roxana Silva  of Roxana Silva Photography

Make up and Hair: Sacha Rona  of Beauty by Sacha

Bridal Wear: Patricia Maureen Bridal  

Accessories: Ferene Navarra  

Cake and Sweets: Nicole from Cakeity Cakes   

Video: Nika Zbašnik

Venue: Rainbow Valley Wedding Barn 




Spring Wedding Bouquets

I’m not a winter woman at all so I am beyond excited for the first day of spring. With the weather co-operating it finally feels like it, so today is officially MY  first day of spring.

Before we celebrate the gorgeous weather lets take a moment to share in our mutual excitement that peonies and garden roses are officially in season.

Check out the gallery with our favorite 12 spring inspired wedding bouquets. It was a tough decision but we hope you agree with us. Be sure to leave a comment with your favorite springtime bouquet.


CREDITS -Photography Jessamy Harris -Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen Designs (above)


CREDITS- Photography: Erin Gilmore – Floral Design Wedding Design Studio (above)


CREDITS- Photographer:  Ashley Bartoletti Photography – Floral Design: Robertson’s FlowersElizabeth Anne Designs (above)


CREDITS- Photographer: Orange2 – Floral Design: Stems, inc. –  via Style Me Pretty (above)


CREDITS-Photographer: Riverland Studios – Floral Design: Violet Floral Design –via Mod Wedding  (above)


CREDITS- Peony and dusty miller bouquet by Petal Productions, photo by KT Merry via The Wedding Chicks; pink and white rose and peony bouquet by Claire Bean, photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography via Style Me Pretty  (above)


CREDITS- Photo: Jose Villa – Floral unknown (above)


CREDITS- Wedding Flowers: Blooms and Co., Branches Event Floral, Julie Prince Flowers, and Roots via (above)


CREDITS- Photographer: Katelyn James Photography, – floral design Janie Medley Flora Design via  (above)


CREDITS- Photo: L Hewitt Photography – Floral- unknown (above)


CREDITS- Flora: Jackie’s Flowers –Photo: Sweet Monday Photograph Via: Pink Wedding Bouquet Ideas  (above)


Flowers, Table decor and more Flowers

As a wedding planner you have to expect the unexpected, cause that’s a part of our job right? There are some things that can be fixed easily and somethings that take a little more time.

When the bride’s bouquet falls right before the ceremony; the groom’s boutonniere is crushed because he received so many hugs in the last 10 minutes or you have to add an additional table with swagging due to unexpected guests,  you as the wedding planner must come to the rescue.

So coordinating a Introduction to decor/floral class was a great idea for over 15 WPIC certified wedding planners.

Mandy of Khazana Creations taught us the basics


starting with teaching us how to create a beautiful rose bouquet


create a stunning hydrangea and rose centerpiece


craft the perfect boutonniere for the groom

and don’t forget that table swagging.

So now when you have that unexpected situation happen at the wedding you are prepared


List of 2016 Wedding shows


He popped the question… accepted… what?

Besides contacting a Certified Wedding planner.. WINK WINK- (Exquisite Occasions)

Why not bring your girls


or your guys


to check out one of the many wedding shows happening within the next couple of months.


Canada’s Bridal Show

Date: January 8, 9 & 10 2016

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front St. W Toronto, ON

Admission: $20.00


Wedluxe Wedding Show

Date: January 10, 2016

Location: The Carlu- 444 Yonge Street 7th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Admission: $75.00


Perfect Wedding Show

Date: January 17 2016

Location: The Mississauga Convention Centre 75 Derry Road

Admission: Sign up online for FREE tickets


Kismet Wedding Show

Date: January 17

Location: international centre, 6900 Airport, Road Mississauga Ontario

Admission: General admission $24.40, VIP admission $ 30.36


National Bridal show

Date: January 22, 23 & 24 2016

Location: Enercare Centre (formerly known as the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place)

Admission: $ 15.00 and brides-to-be can get in free


The Bridal Affair

Date: January 31

Location: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex 25 British Columbia Rd Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Admission: $ 36.83 early bird tickets; $47.18 all day regular prices


Suhaag Show

Date: Feb 7

Location: Toronto Congress Centre

Admission: $10.00


Bride to Be Wedding Show

Date: February 7

Location: Qssis Banquet Halls- 3474 Kingston Road |Scarborough, Ontario

Admission: FREE


The Middle Eastern Bridal Show

Date: February 20

Location: The International Centre in Mississauga

Admission: $15.00 at the door, $10.00 online


The Wedding Co. Market

Date: February 21

Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns

Admission: $30.00 at the door, $20.00 online


Toronto Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo 

Date: Feb 25

Location: 175 Derry Road East, Mississauga, Ont

Admission: Free- register on-line


The Ultimate Wedding Show

Date: April 2

Location: Living Arts Centre- 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga

Admission: Free, you need to register online


Toronto’s Bridal Show

Date: April 8, 9 & 10

Location: Enercare Centre (Formerly known as the direct energy centre, exhibition place Hall C)

Admission: At the door: $20 per person, per day



Date: May 15

Location: 99 Sudbury

Admission: Early bird tickets $12.00 online until Feb 29th; $14.00 online after March 1st


If I’ve missed any please let me know and I will add it to the list


Maybe I’ll see you at one of the shows 🙂



Wedding planners night out

As a regional rep for WPIC- Wedding planners’ institute of Canada ( Peel/Halton region, I am responsible for putting together professional development events/seminars for my fellow certified planners.



As we all know things are forever changing in cyber world; so on August 27th 2015 I planned a Social media seminar in which 34 Certified Wedding Planners from the GTA and surrounding areas got together with the lovely Cher Jones ( to learn about how Social Media plays a huge role in a Wedding planners life.




Cher talked to us about how we could start or continue to build our personal brands on Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.





While Cher was teaching us about Social Media;  The Mississauga Convention Centre ( was filling us up with delicious treats and beverages.

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BB Blanc ( provided the audio and visual for this amazing seminar.


Huge thanks to all those that attended 🙂 Looking forward to planning many more events!


14 MUST watch Valentines Day movies

What are you doing for Valentines day?

Why not catch up on some romantic movies?


14. Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

13. 50 First dates

50 first dates

12. This means War

this means war

11. Walk the Line

walk the line

10. Shrek


9. Love Actually

Love Actually

8. Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog millionaire

7. 500 Days of Summer

500 days of summer

6. Love and Basketball

Love and Basketball

5. Beauty & the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

4. Titanic


3. Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

2. The Note Book

the notebook

1. Casablanca





“A 5-year-old was billed for not showing up to his friend’s birthday party. Alex Nash was invited to a party being held at a ski and snowboarding facility just before Christmas. The invitation was accepted by his parents on behalf of the boy. On the day of the party, his parents realized that Alex had a previous commitment but couldn’t locate the contact details for the birthday boy which resulted in a no-show for Alex.

This would, no doubt, be upsetting for the birthday boy and utterly frustrating for his parents but would this warrant sending a 5-year-old an official “no-show fee” invoice?

Alex’s parents found the invoice in a brown envelope in his schoolbag last week. “It was a proper invoice with full official details and even her bank details on it ” said Mr. Nash. “I can understand that she’s upset about losing money. The money isn’t the issue, it’s the way she went about trying to get the money. She didn’t treat me like a human being.”

Mr. Nash has been told that this will be escalated to small claims court if he refuses to pay the invoice.

How do you feel about this situation? Do you think the birthday mom is justified in billing the child a no-show fee?”

* provided by Canadian Living*

I would love to hear your opinions…