With school just around the corner don’t waste your long weekend by lounging around your house, host a back to school carnival bash! Transform your backyard into a fun carnival with games, yummy midway goodies and perhaps even a photo booth full of props, which is always a huge hit! Decorate your trees with mini lights and lanterns to provide lighting when the sun sets.
From tents, carnival games and concession food Special Event Rentals has everything you will need to create an unforgettable back to school carnival bash!
Men’s wedding bands have come a long way since the days of the classic gold band. It’s important when deciding upon a ring that you do some research to insure that you are choosing the best ring for your lifestyle and one that you will be sure to love for all the years to come
Platinum wedding bands come in a variety of different styles and are the most suitable ring material for a stone setting. This style of ring is best suited for the man who is looking for a timeless and classic wedding band appearance.
Stainless steel wedding bands, containing nickel, are both durable and hypoallergenic. Add engravings and/or gemstones to your stainless steel band to create a unique and meaningful wedding band.
On a budget and looking for a durable wedding band? If so then a titanium wedding band might just be what you are looking for. Titanium rings do not rust or corrode over time; however, they will show scratches from daily wear but a jeweler can generally polish them out. A titanium ring is 45% stronger than a stainless steel ring of the same weight. It is a lightweight ring that is also hypoallergenic.
Cobalt chrome is another hypoallergenic wedding band that is light in colour like the platinum rings. This material is medical grade and used for hip and knee replacements. You will not have to worry about this ring tarnishing and they have a high scratch resistance.
Tungsten is 10 times stronger than gold and 4 times stronger than titanium making this wedding band resistant to scratches. This type of ring comes in a variety of colours such as gunmetal grey, light silver, dark silver, black plated and gold plated. To make this ring more personal and suited to your style you can choose from a variety of finishes such as soft satin, brushed, and polished.
Credits: Birks, Larson Jewelers, The Wedding Ring Blog, Mens Wedding Rings & Tungsten Affinity
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Continuing with our little ones trend this week we have put together a list of fun and thoughtful gifts for the little ones in your bridal party.
Flower girls like most ladies love anything glitzy and girly which makes coordinating her gift with your bridesmaids easy. If you are planning on getting your bridesmaids jewelry or personalized bags as their gift you can make your flower girl feel just as special by giving her a miniature version of either of those items. If your flower girl loves books surprise her with a book about the responsibility and fun she will have as flower girl. Alternative gift ideas are; a cute personalized mug or create her a dazzling flower girl shirt with iron on jewels for her to wear before she puts on her adorable dress.
Present your little ring bearer with a personalized miniature mug or a fun watch that will be sure to keep him on time for his ring bearing duty. If you happen to have a book loving ring bearer the perfect gift for him would be a book on the duties and fun activities he will be doing during your wedding. Make him feel extra special on the big day by giving him a personalized t-shirt with his title ironed on so that everyone will know his role at the wedding.
We would love to hear what you are planning on gifting the little ones in your bridal party. Let us know by leaving a comment.
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Tagged Book, Edmonton Wedding & Party Centre, Flower Girl, Gift Ideas, Gifts, Little Ones, Ring Bearer, Special Event Rental Edmonton, Special Event Rentals, Special Event Rentals blog, wedding, Wedding Party
Create a custom ring pillow for your little ring bearer, which coordinates with your wedding style and theme.
You will need the following items:
- Your choice of linen fabric, satin or cotton
- A Lace doily or pattern
- Ribbon in two sizes – 1” wide and 1/32” wide
- Sewing machine
- Sewing needle
- Dress pins
- Pearl Beads
Step 1: Cut out two 9”x9” fabric pieces, cut your 1” ribbon into one strand that is 9” long and your 1/32” ribbon into one strand that is 18” long.
Step 2: Pin and sew the 1” ribbon ends to the edge of one of your square fabrics. You will want to place it so that it’s centered on the fabric, as this will become the handle for the ring bearer.
Step 3: Place your lace pattern in the centre of the second piece of linen fabric and start to sew the pearl beads onto various spots on the lace. Make sure to fasten it to the pillow fabric to insure the lace is fastened down. Continue placing pearl beads onto the lace until you are happy with the results.
Step 4: Lay the two fabric pieces back to back so that the ribbon and lace decoration are touching each other. Use dress pins to pin the two pieces together.
Step 5: Using your sewing machine sew three complete sides. On your forth side you will want to leave a small section open.
Step 6: Turn your fabric inside and begin stuffing your pillow
Step 7: Sew the small opening closed
Step 8: Take your needle and thread it with the smaller thread. Sew the ribbon through the lace pattern and through the pillow to the other side and then back up again to create a “u” which will allow you to have two ends on one side to tie your rings.
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Tagged DIY, Do-It-Yourself, fashion, lace doily, Pillow, Ring Bearer, Special Event Rental Edmonton, Special Event Rentals, Special Event Rentals blog, style
The ring bearers have a special and important job to carry out during the wedding, getting the wedding rings safely to the bride and groom. With such a big responsibility your ring bearer will be sure to have all eyes upon him as he makes his way down the aisle so you will want to be sure that he looks his best and coordinates with your wedding theme.
Have the perfect little gentleman as your ring bearer? Showcase your little man by placing him in a dark blazer, khaki pants and a crisp white shirt. Your guest will be sure to swoon over how adorable he looks on the big day.
If you are planning on having a vintage themed wedding; dress your ring bearer in an old fashion chapeau, suspenders and of course a great bow tie.
Let your little cowboy show and shine by letting him walk down the aisle in a cowboy hat and jeans. However, if you want him to look a little more polished have him wear a blue collared or denim button up shirt with dress pants.
Skip the usual ring bearer attire and have your little fellow dress up like a security agent! Instead of using a ring pillow use either a safe box or a brief case.
Credits: Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Joe Elario Photography, Elizabeth Anne Designs & Rustic Wedding Chic
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Tagged Bow Tie, clothing, fashion, Ring Bearer, ring bearer attire, Special Event Rental Edmonton, Special Event Rentals, Special Event Rentals blog, style, wedding, Wedding Trends
Whether your wedding theme is country, bohemian, glamorous or whimsical there is a style of dress for your appointed flower girl.
Most little girls dream of being a ballerina so why not make their dreams come true by dressing your flower girl in a fun ballerina inspired tutu dress. Pair their adorable tutu with a fun ballet flat that will have her fluttering down the aisle on your wedding day.
If you’re having a whimsical themed wedding, place your flower girl in an adorable ruffled dress. Provide a ribbon wand for the little one to wave around while she walks down the aisle.
Add a little country charm to your flower girl by putting her tiny feet in boots that were made for walking! Cowboy boots are the perfect footwear for a country themed wedding and will allow you to pick almost any style of dress for your flower girl.
A flowing dress and a flower crown adorning your flower girl or just a flower delicately placed in her hair will fit in beautifully if you are having a bohemian themed wedding.
What style will your flower girl be wearing on your wedding day?
Credits: Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes & Kate Hopewell Smith
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Tagged clothing, cowboy boots, fashion, Flower Crown, Flower Girl, flower wreath, Special Event Rental Edmonton, Special Event Rentals blog, style, wedding, Wedding Shoes
This upcoming Saturday, August 25th at Northlands Park the largest thoroughbred race in Western Canada, the Canadian Derby, will take place. The derby starts at 12pm but before the races begin take part in the Annual Derby Breakfast at the Rock’s located on the second floor of the Northlands Park between 9am – 10:30am. You will be able to fill up on scrambled eggs, sausage links, hash browns and pancakes for $5 per person.
Derby spectators are known for their lavish hats and the spectators at the Canadian Derby are no exception. Sport your most extravagant hat at the derby and enter the Annual Canadian Derby Hat Parade for your chance to win in one of the following categories; best overall hat, best fascinator, most unique design, best ensemble, best child’s hat and best men’s hat. To enter visit the Paddock Theatre between 11:30am – 2:30pm where a photo of you and your hat will be taken and posted on their Fashion Wall to be judged by local celebrities. The winners of the contest will be announced after the 9th race. If you would like to participate but don’t have a hat to wear you can visit the Canadian Derby Marketplace between 11am – 6pm to find the perfect hat.
When the races are over join in on the fun at the Paddock Theatre for the Mardi Gras themed after party. Come between 7pm – 8:30pm for a Cajun buffet for $8 a person, a live band and a chance to win a trip for two to Harrah’s in New Orleans.
Ticket packages are still available for the Canadian Derby. Visit Northlands Park’s website for more information on their different ticket packages. http://www.northlandspark.ca/
Below are photos from last year’s Canadian Derby.
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Take part in the Edmonton Latin Festival on Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 19th from 12pm until 11pm, in Sir Winston Churchill Square, admission to the Latin Festival is free. Experience different aspects of Latin heritage such as the food, dances, live bands and DJ’s. Don’t leave the kids at home, bring them down to enjoy in a variety of actives such as canvas magnets, tie-dye, face painting and much more in the kids corner.
This year the Edmonton Latin Festival will host Guinness World Records on Saturday August 18th as they hold what is to be the largest zumba fitness class! Take part in this world record by registering for the noon record-breaking zumba class by clicking here.
For more information visit their website. http://www.edmontonlatinfestival.com/
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Tagged Dance, Edmonton community events, edmonton event, Edmonton Festival, entertainment, food, Guinness World Record, Latin Festival, Latin Heritage, outdoors, sir winston churchill, winston churchill square, Zumba, zumba fitness