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Final door backdropPhoto by Olive Photography I love exposed brick. So when I snagged the Gladstone Hotel as my wedding venue I was thrilled. Exposed brick galore! As an event planner, people’s expectations are rather high when you tell them you are planning your own wedding. I wanted to come up with the perfect backdrop for our ceremony and sweetheart table. I wanted to work with the rustic feel of the venue, but also have something that pops off the brick. I decided to make a vintage door backdrop. It turned out exactly how I had hoped - simple, elegant and in keeping with our rustic theme. I am going to share with you how I turned two boring doors into this backdrop that you could use for your own ceremony, a photo booth or a trade show backdrop. 

Canada Day inspiration board Canada's birthday is upon us and you may have heard that this year is a biggie! Canada Day just screams an opportunity to host a party and with the warm weather upon us I think a BBQ fits the bill perfectly. Decking out your backyard in red and white is great, but sometimes we want to go for a more subtle look. I put together this inspiration board, still using some red and white, but incorporating other elements that are distinctively Canadian. In this post we talk food, decor and activities when planning your very own rustic Canada Day party.