Holiday Season is upon us


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It’s that time of the year again; the time when there is so much decorating, cooking, parties, glitter and celebrations with family and friends.  We spent this week decorating a venue to create their seasonal holiday look for all of the Christmas parties that are coming up over the next month or so.  We will update the blog shortly with some nice night shots with the lights on.

Every year we change the colors of all of the trees and add a little more then previous year.  We love to surprise all of the guests with different colors and looks from the previous years.

This year, with burlap being so popular as well as the country, rustic look; that is what we opted for the tree in the main lobby area, garland over the fireplace and numerous other the garlands and wreaths throughout.


Our second tree in the smaller hall we decided to keep simple and elegant doing the classic silver with a light mint green accent.  This color is so soft and makes you feel like you are looking at simple elegance.


Last but not least the main hall tree.  This tree was planned based on a large wedding that is taking place the week before Christmas.  A holiday bride, who in keeping with the season is doing a white, black and gold wedding.  This tree is non traditional but perfect to express a more modern look with that glitter that everyone loves.  I can’t wait to post photo’s of the December wedding and the tree to match.



Navy Hall, Niagara On The Lake


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Last weekend we had the pleasure of decorating the Navy Hall in Niagara On The Lake for the first time.  We have been in business for many many years and never had the opportunity to decorate the Navy Hall.

It is a historic site, quaint and cozy for a smaller wedding; so really does not require a lot of decor.

The bride and groom however did what chair covers; which always make a room feel like a wedding.  They opted for the DIY option and put the white satin pillowcase on themselves.

I provided a backdrop which was a big concern for them as the venue has a large historic photo on the back wall with 2 large flags.  They just wanted something a little more neutral to make them the focal point of the evening, as well as to create a nice backdrop for photo’s.  The backdrop that we felt suited the venue and the feel of their wedding best was the triangle style, we completed the look with glitter bands in the couples color, plum.

Also a little simple draping on the head table.

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It’s been a while – The GREAT BIG EUROPEAN TRIP

It’s been a very long time since a blog post but we were on a GREAT BIG EUROPEAN family vacation.

Never being to Europe I have to say this was an amazing experience.  Travelling from Venice, Italy to Wegen, Switzerland to Milan, Italy to Vasto, Italy to Meta, Italy and finally Rome, Italy.  Each place with it’s own unique foods, history and scenery.

How inspiring old rich history and scenery can be!  I have been back 3 weeks refreshed and ready for a very inspired 2016 season; full of new and exciting trends.

I wanted to share some of my most inspiring photo’s with all of my readers, customers and friends.

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Venice and one of it’s waterways.  It’s a little hard to get your bearings because there are so many water ways and bridges but this is a special place on our planet.

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Switzerland, the most scenic place on earth, taken from in Wegen looking into the Lauterbrunnen Valley.  It is hard which picture is my favorite as they are all equally amazing.

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Milan Duomo – this most beautiful detailed church/cathedral I have ever seen.  The second image is the door.  You could sit there for a month and still find a new detail every day.

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The coast along Casalbordino and Vasto.  There is very little tourism here and the beach is so quiet!

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Meta – the view from the harbour/beach facing the Almafi Coast.  Meta is a smaller town, very quaint for a tourist area.

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Rome, there is truly nothing like it.  This is Palatine Hill and The Roman Forum and the interior of the Colosseum.

Playful Wedding Glam in a Natural Setting


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Rustic, Bohemian, Glam and Retro; these are all the styles that we tastefully intertwined to form the basis of this unique wedding concept. We are very happy and are so excited to share this wedding from two weekends ago with everyone.

The wedding took place at the Kortright Conservation Centre in Woodbridge.  I only have rave reviews for the venue and was left extremely impressed with the staff.  They were, warm, professional, organized and extremely helpful!  The venue / setting could not have been any more gorgeous.

The ceremony took place in a beautiful wooded, shady area, which was a perfect setting for this couple to exchange their intimate vows.  We setup an open style backdrop to provide and airy and light focal point behind the bride and groom while allowing the guests a great view of the forest.  We added rushed white chair covers throughout the ceremony for an added touch of elegance.  There were over sized flower arrangements on stumps to complete the look and add a natural element.


The reception took place in the “Glass House” which is already such a striking venue on it’s own but we really wanted to elevate the space to something quite grand.  With a great deal of creative license from the bride, we had the amazing opportunity to showcase the best of our skills and offerings.  This wedding was truly custom and one of a kind, it has left a lasting impression, as we look towards the future of Set the Mood Decor.

To complete the look of the Glass House, our first goal was to add more lanterns to the existing white ones that the venue keeps up year round.  We added peach/coral, gold sparkle/shine and grey lanterns in various sizes to match the color scheme of the table decor, giving the whole room a more cohesive feeling.

With all of the natural dark wood we really wanted to not go to dark with the decor.  We decided that the one dark element would be the grey chair covers with ties attached.

To elevate the space further we were looking for a showstopper that created some glam, so we opted to cover all of the tables with our fancy ivory and gold sequin, lace overlays.  For our touch of retro, the bride presented the great idea of using records as her table numbers.  We loved it! And decided to play off the retro vibe and went for a pinwheel napkin fold with a peach napkin to keep the tabletops looking bright and funky.

The centerpieces truly helped tie everything together using every color in our scheme in a harmonious and elegant way.  Small pops of burgundy were added to ground the tables and tie into the neutrals of the chair covers and the venue itself. All of the flower work was provided by Ballamy Flowers in Brampton. The flowers were the finishing touch and were truly a labor of love.

To complete the head table area we added a small backdrop that featured icicle lights for a more intimate feel later in the evening.  We continued with the icicle lights under the head table, both were quite simply draped, adding extra emphasis to the head table, creating an intimate and exclusive space for the wedding party. .

It was quite a challenge to create these spaces while being outdoors on one of the hottest weekends of the summer but the rewards of seeing our vision come to fruition and the happiness of the Bride and Groom was well worth the effort.

Congrats to Hayley and Andrew and thank you for allowing us to create something so timeless and memorable for you both!

Royal Blue and a Dash of Yellow


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The brides favorite colors really brought this wedding to life!  A great setting John Michael’s Banquet Hall; was the venue for this amazing wedding.  We were happy to dress it up with a backdrop, head table and cake table draping with icicle lights and complete the look with brooches at the focal points and some fresh yellow rose petals.

Our crystal centerpieces with a white flower ball and tiny yellow accents were perfect to add a little height to this room.

What a wonderful couple, we wish them all the best in the future!


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A wedding with gold sparkle just like the bride!


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This weekends wedding was full of touches of gold sparkle, very much like the bride.  This weekend we featured our luxury Ivory and Gold Lace over top of  Blush Satin.  Ivory chair covers and blush satin sashes completed the overall look.  The grey napkins just toned down the blush a little for all of the men in the room, you never want to much pink, lol!  A few rustic touches were brought in by the bride as she also have a little country with all of that sparkle.

Congrats Manda and Chris on your special day.

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Completely Custom Wedding Decor


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We had the pleasure a few weeks ago doing a completely custom setup for a wonderful bride and groom.  Her vision started with, grey, silver, ivory and blush. She loved the grey sateen chair covers with ties attached – as they go nicely in the room and accent with the stone wall.  She also loved the blush satin table clothes so she opted to upgrade to these linens from what the venue offered.  After choosing those two decor pieces all the other elements just started to come together.

Her invitations had lace so it was important that we incorporate a little lace into the entire vision.  We did so with lace wraps around the skinny vases around the main centerpiece which glowed once the floating candles were lit.  This was also carried onto the larger cylinder vases in the pockets of the stone wall.

The pockets are a large focal point at this particular venue.  Instead of doing a full backdrop and covering the pockets, we decided to try a new draping style and instead create a backdrop around the wall pockets.  Anything that goes into the pockets needs to really be size appropriate, as they are very large.  We had a little riser covered with a blush satin table cloth, a candelabra and the two cylinder vases with lace to bring everything that was in the guest area to behind the head table.

The head table and backdrop were draped with our champagne voile, to give a little contrast, instead of your basic ivory.  Icicle lights are on the head table for that romantic lighting feel that is so popular this year.  The guest tables have a silver candelabra and smaller candles to accessorize the table and complete the table scape.

Congrats to the bride and groom and happy planning to the future brides and grooms!

Grey / Pink and a Wine Theme


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This past weekend it was our pleasure to decorate for some amazing brides.  The first one that we are going to feature had a clear vision and color palette.

This bride was doing a wine theme, but just with a few accessories like the cork letters that you see on the head table and the amazing cheese wheel cake.

We provided upgraded specialty grey table clothes for a little extra wow, white satin pillowcase style chair covers, grey organza sashes.  A fancy style backdrop, head table and cake table draped in white sheer voile with icicle lights and rhinestone brooches to complete the look.

Venue:  Stone Mill Ballroom

Centerpiece: Watering Can

Simple, Elegant and Romantic – Congrats to the Bride and Groom!

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Ivory, Teal and Orchid Wedding


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Last weekend was a busy one, but it was also so fabulous that we had to share a bunch of great photo’s.

It was our pleasure to be a part of this wedding at Club Italia in Niagara Falls.  We draped the head table, cake table and backdrop in our champagne sheer voile, that gives a great contrast when working with ivory.  Large swoops were created as this is one of the main things that the bride loved and we didn’t forget to adorn the focal points with some nice large rhinestone brooches.  Don’t forget the romantic feel that the icicle lights create.

The centerpieces were some of my favorite flowers, turquoise dendrobium orchids, which always impress!  Three stems in a flask vase on a mirror with a floating ivory candle and three ivory candle votives.  Romantic, simple but the perfect pop of color.  The finishing touches like the orchid blooms on the cake and across the front of the head table are the small stuff but always important to bring the whole look together and make the day special for each bride.

Congrats to this bride and groom, we wish them all the best in their future as husband and wife.

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Blush, Grey, Lace and Canopies – the ultimate mix!


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Over a year of planning this gorgeous wedding from this past weekend  at Legends Niagara and we were so happy to see it come together.  The bride wanted to do something different but with a very romantic feel, and why not a canopy for something different.

She wanted herself and her new husband to share this special time together and opted for a sweetheart table and a romantic, intimate canopy.  The canopy was draped in all sheer white material and had some fresh roses attached at the ties, bringing the look together.

The sweetheart table was adorned with our blush satin table clothes and white lace with silver sequin overlays, several brooches at the focal points and her lanterns down in the front; which was a large part of the theme.

She wanted her bridesmaids and groomsmen to sit with their significant others so that they could enjoy the evening together, and opted to put them at two rounds just beside the head table.  To make certain that these tables stood out there was a blush satin table clothes and white lace with silver sequin overlays and additional blush satin sashes on the chair covers.

Last but certainly not least we got to feature our sateen/poly grey chair covers with ties already attached.

Simple but elegant!  The centerpieces where wood slices, lanterns, fresh blush roses in small ornate glass containers, candles and rose petals.  Sophisticated, romantic and modern.  All of the details and little touches really brought everything together.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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