New Work: WedLuxe.com: Taking Flight

I did this bridal editorial a while ago and so happy to see that it finally got published on WedLuxe.com! The theme was inspired by the classic style of Jackie O. Check it out!

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To view the full story and for credits click here.

 

As Seen On: 100 Layer Cake

End your summer with some sweet inspiration from a bridal shoot I worked on in July. Thank you to 100 Layer Cake for featuring the Pink Lemonade shoot on your blog and to Sandy Tam for the beautiful photos, Berlyn Lai (BLoved Events) for styling the shoot, Lauren Ashley Williams for the gorgeous hair, Le Dolci for the delicious looking cake and desserts, Coquette Floral Studios for her fantastic florals, our stunning bride Sophia (Spot 6/Peggi Lepage), our handsome groom Drue (Spot 6) and all the rest of the crew that all helped make the shoot a success.

I haven’t done an outdoor shoot in years and I was thrilled I got to do this one (despite the mega huge ants crawling everywhere). The bright, fun decor and the open field will give you tonnes of inspiration for a sweet summer wedding.

To view it on 100 Layer Cake click here. To view the entire gallery visit Sandy Tam’s blog.

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New Work! As Seen On Ruffled Blog!

Thrilled to be featured on Ruffled and to have worked on this gorgeous shoot filled with sparkling, whimsical and pretty wedding ideas! You’ve probably seen a few Wizard of Oz wedding themes floating around, but this was our take on this classic tale. Organized and styled by the fantastic Berlyn of BLoved Events and shot by the talented Sandy Tam, this shoot will have you feeling nostalgic and in love. It was a great team and I’m so happy to have met some new “friendors”!

Here are some of the beautiful shots below and to view the full story visit Ruffled’s awesome blog!

 

Shoot Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Photographer: Sandy Tam / Event Planning, Styling, Invitations, and Paper Goods: Berlyn Lai of BLoved Events / Flowers: Flowers by Emillie (flowersbyemillie @ gmail.com) / Shoot Venue: Dessert Trends Bistro / Wedding Dress: Rivini via White Toronto / Bride’s Accessories: Stella & Dot / Hair: Emily Pike / Makeup: Joy of Makeup / Groom’s Suit: Gotstyle / Wedding Cake and Dessert Table: The Sweetere / Chair Rental: Detailz / Models: Beatrix and Travis via Peggi Lepage / Videographer: RC2 Films

Shoot Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Photographer: Sandy Tam / Event Planning, Styling, Invitations, and Paper Goods: Berlyn Lai of BLoved Events / Flowers: Flowers by Emillie (flowersbyemillie @ gmail.com) / Shoot Venue: Dessert Trends Bistro / Wedding Dress: Rivini via White Toronto / Bride’s Accessories: Stella & Dot / Hair: Emily Pike / Makeup: Joy of Makeup / Groom’s Suit: Gotstyle / Wedding Cake and Dessert Table: The Sweetere / Chair Rental: Detailz / Models: Beatrix and Travis via Peggi Lepage / Videographer: RC2 Films

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Wedding Series: Tips For The Budget-Friendly Bride With Berlyn Lai

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Most brides dream about their wedding their whole life so when it comes to planning, finding a balance between what you dream of and what you can afford can be difficult. What bride doesn’t want a 3 carat diamond, Dior wedding gown, and sparkly Loubies? For some (or most) of us, that just can’t be a reality but that doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of dollars to have the wedding of your dreams.

Wedding planner, Berlyn Lai from BLoved Events, knows better than anyone how to stick to a couple’s budget. She shares her tips on what to splurge and save on!

Put your actual budget together and prioritize what’s important to you. In addition to that, here are a few tips you could consider:

  • Be flexible about your wedding date. Saturdays are the popular and most common choice but consider a Friday or Sunday wedding to get better pricing on these less common days. Also consider getting married off-season (November-February) and you could save some money.
  • Save on items less important to you – perhaps it’s centerpieces and floral arrangements, consider doing something simpler with candles and tea lights that could really brighten up your venue but at a much lower cost.
  • Consider a brunch/lunch wedding instead, or perhaps a buffet meal.
  • DIY projects are a great idea and often provide those crafty brides a creative outlet and a way to save money. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends and family.

Ask yourself about a wedding you’ve attended, what did you remember most from it? Was it the food, DJ, centerpieces? How do you want people to remember your wedding? That’s how you prioritize and focus on what’s a reflection of you as a couple. Are you both foodies? Spend a bit more on a nicer menu and cut out that photo booth from your budget.

Don’t forget that you could also consult with a wedding planner if you can’t afford to hire them for full planning or day-of coordination. And if you do decide to hire a planner, sometimes there is no greater savings than the stress-relief and peace of mind a professional wedding planner offers.

About Berlyn Lai

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Berlyn Lai, is the owner and founder of BLoved Events. Berlyn has a fresh perspective on wedding design and collaborates with her couples to find out what they love and how they want to celebrate their story. She loves finding the perfect details, decor and personal touches to make their day unique by drawing out those elements indicative of them as a couple.

www.blovedevents.com

Wedding Series: Berlyn Lai Dishes On How To Deal With Wedding Stress

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Planning a wedding is a huge production from choosing a venue, flowers, invitations, and of course the wedding dress of your dreams. It would make any sane person go bat-crazy (which is why the hubby and I did City Hall). But when the special day comes, it’s beautiful and one of the most cherished memories a bride will ever have. Until that moment comes, wedding planner Berlyn Lai of BLoved Events, shares tips on how to stay stress-free and organized.

  • Prioritize what’s important to you – is it photography? the venue? the dress? those letterpress invitations? Work on your budget and stick to it. Don’t buy that Monique Lhuillier dress if it’s not within your budget, stay within your price range. Don’t forget that’s why working with a wedding planner will help you maintain your budget, as they would not make recommendations that fall outside of it.
  • Pace Yourself – take everything one step at a time and pace yourself. Trying to do every thing at once will no doubt create more stress for you. With the help of a wedding planner, have them do the research and make recommendations so all you have to do is make decisions on what you want for your wedding.
  • Remember your love – when things get stressful and the planning gets challenging, take a break and go on a date and remember why you’re embarking on this journey together.
  • Ask for help whether it’s from your other half, your bridal party, your family or from a professional. You’re one person, and you probably have a full time job so no one expects you to do it all by yourself.

About Berlyn Lai

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Berlyn Lai, is the owner and founder of BLoved Events. Berlyn has a fresh perspective on wedding design and collaborates with her couples to find out what they love and how they want to celebrate their story. She loves finding the perfect details, decor and personal touches to make their day unique by drawing out those elements indicative of them as a couple.

www.blovedevents.com