Our Top 5 Oscar 2013 Best Dressed List

The Oscars is not only full of awards but it is also full of fashion. This year we picked our top 5 best dressed. Who do you think made the list?

Number 5…..

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One of our favorite actresses, Jennifer Aniston wore a stunning tomato red strapless dress by Valentino. Instead of her usual classy black dress, she opted for something that would allow her to stand out, and this Valentino dress sure did the trick. She accesorized it with a metallic box clutch and drop earrings. Simply beautiful.

 

Number Four……

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This mexican beauty Salma Hayek stood out from the crowd in her midnight blue velvet dress designed by Alexander McQueen. The dress also featured a stunning gold embellished collar, which Salma pulled off perfectly with her hair tied up in a sock bun. To accesorize the dress she used a skull gold box clutch also designed by Alexander McQueen. What a perfect dress for Salma.

 

Number Three….

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Best supporting actress winner Anne Hathaway wore a lovely coloumn-styled Prada dress in the lightest shade of pink. This dress was not only beautiful from the front it was also beautiful from the back, with criss-cross ribbon straps and a sash bow across the lower section, she truly looked like a princess. Anne accesorized the dress with dazzling jewels by Tiffany and Co.

 

Number Two….

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Best Actress Oscar Winner, Jennifer Lawrence looked like a princess in this strapless ivory gown by Dior Haute Couture, which she accessorized with a metallic clutch and jewels.

And finally, our top Oscar 2013 Best Dressed is………..

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Amy Adams. Not many people can pull off wearing a fairy tale gown to the Oscars, but Amy showed them how it is done. We are in love with this icy blue strapless styled dress with sparkly beading and frothy tulle ruffles by Oscar de la Renta. Amy kept her accessories simple, yet classy with drop earrings and a bracelet to top everything off. Amy looked unbelievable in this dress, and we think this style and colour will be popping up more with brides.

 

Do you agree with our Top 5 Oscar 2013 Best Dressed List? Do you think we are missing someone? Let us know, comment below.

 

 

 

 

Have You Thought About Everything For Your Wedding?

 When a wedding takes over 250+ hours to plan a lot of detail goes into planning and sometimes things tend to be forgotten in the planning process.   Don’t worry, we have conducted research and found that these top 10 items are the most common ones that bride’s tend to forget in planning their wedding and would love to share them with you, so you don’t forget them.

Print out these article and keep it handy so you can reference it from time to time, making sure that you are not one of the many bride’s that forgets these items.

 

10. Passports– Make sure you and your groom’s passports are not expired.  If they are expired please make sure to renew them as soon as possible. Sometimes they may take longer to get back then expected.

9. Day of Emergency Kit– Please remember to pack a day of emergency kit, this can help reduce stress off of any emergency that does occur on the day of your wedding. From ripped dresses to stomach aches, the items in this kit can solve any emergency. If you have hired a wedding planner (like Events by Natasha) they will provide you with a Day of Emergency Kit to use for the day of your wedding. A Day of Emergency Kit can include, but is not limited to:

  •   Clear nail Polish
  • Nail File
  • Nail polish (bridesmaids shade and bride’s shade)
  • Makeup
  • Stocking
  • Hairspray
  • Comb, brush, and teasing comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastics
  •  Tissues
  •  Lint brush
  • Backings to earrings
  •  Mini flat iron (for touch-ups)
  •  Baby Powers (Brides- sometimes you may spill something on your dress, baby powder will help get out the stains fast)
  •  Visine Eye drops for red dry eyes
  •  Contact lens solution and case
  • Tums, Midol, Advil, Tylenol
  •  Deodorant, Body Spray, Body lotion
  •  Tampons and pads
  •  Band-aids (for those unexpected blisters)
  •  Gum and Mints
  •  Extra garter belt
  •  Flats (for bride and bridesmaids)
  •  Cell phone Charger
  •  Makeup Wipes or Makeup Remover
  •  Extra Camera
  •  List of vendors phone numbers
  •  Extra copy of the maid of honour and best man speech
  •  Extra copy of Bride and Groom speech
  •  Sewing Kit, Safety Pins, Small Scissors
  •  Copy of invitation

 

8. Hair Accessories– It is surprising how many brides forget to pack their hair accessories (veils, pins, and tiaras) before leaving to the hair salon the day of their wedding. Make sure to pack these things away in a tote bag the night before and place it by the door so you will not forget it. The day of your wedding your mind will be all over the place going over every little detail so let your maid of honour know to remind you the morning before leaving to take these things with you, or delegate her to be in charge of bringing these items.

7. Undergarments– Bride’s get so caught up in making sure that everything looks perfect from their dress to their hair, but sometimes they forget one of the most important items to wear: Panties and a bra. Make sure you set aside the right panties and bra to wear with your dress months before the wedding, as you may have to go out and buy something new to accommodate the type of dress you will be wearing.

6. Vendor Contact List– Make sure to print out a copy of all your vendor’s names and telephone numbers so they can be easily contacted the day of your wedding. Make sure to print out a copy and not just have a copy on your cell phone, just incase your phone dies and you are not able to get to an outlet to charge it.

5. Photography List– Make sure to prepare a list of all the photographs that you will want to take with family and friends, your groom, bridal party, and all of the detailed shots (rings, programs, dress, decor..etc). This is one thing a lot of brides tend to forget and important photographs get missed the day of your wedding.

4. Music List– Don’t forget to send your DJ a list of your preferred songs and a DO NOT PLAY list for your reception. Also, provide him with a detailed time line of when speeches will be and dances. Don’t forget to add in the list for the entrance with the names of your bridal party and the lists of songs that they will walk in to. Last, but not least do not forget to provide them with a list of the songs you will use for your first dance, father daughter dance, and mother son dance. This is something that is easily forgotten.

3. Ceremony Details– Make sure you do not leave the personal items you want to include in your ceremony at home. These items can include: The ring bearer pillow, unity candles, a lighter, a copy of your vows (if they are custom written). Oh and please do not, do not forget the wedding bands.

2. Overnight bags– If you are leaving for your honeymoon right after the reception remember to pack an outfit to go to the airport in. If you are going to a hotel the night before remember to have someone check in for you that day and pack an overnight bag.

Finally, the most important item that a number of brides forget to do is:

1. Get Your Marriage Certificate– I have found that a number of brides always forget this important item on their list of things to do to prepare for their wedding day. Assign your maid of honour or a close family member to ensure that the marriage certificate is brought to the ceremony the day of your wedding.

 

Wedding Planners can help to ensure that all the small details are done and included in the planning for your wedding. It is their job to go over all of the fine details to ensure that your wedding is a successful one. For more information contact us at info@eventsbynatasha.ca or 416.402.1757 and visit our website at www.eventsbynatasha.ca

 

Until Next Time,

Natasha

 

 

Pop The Question with Events by Natasha by Your Side

You have finally found that special person you want to spend the rest of your life with so why not make your proposal as magical as your relationship is. Let Events by Natasha help you create a memory that they will never forget.

Each and every relationship is different so that is why each and every proposal should be too. We tailor the proposals to suit each client and their relationship based on information that is provided to us. Whether it is a candle light dinner or a themed proposal, No two proposals will ever be the same.

Each proposal package includes:

A digital frame with photographs from the event to cherish forever

A bottle of Champagne

A dozen red roses

A photographer or videographer to capture the footage to cherish forever

Contact us today info@eventsbynatasha.ca or 416.402.1757 to let us help you create a fairy tale proposal that will be remembered forever

Pre-Valentine’s Day Contest

We are currently holding a contest to win $500 off our full wedding planning package. This is something you do not want to miss. Our full wedding planning package is priced at 10% of your budget with a min. $1500 (plus taxes).

How to Enter:

E-mail us info@eventsbynatasha.ca your love story about you and your soul mate, how did you meet? When did you know he/she was the one for you?

Contest Starts: Feb. 13, 2013

Contest Closes: Feb 14, 2013 at midnight EST time.

Rules:

You must reside in the Ontario Region and must be engaged to get married. You can only enter once and the winner will be picked randomly. The winner’s story will be posted on our blog and social media pages.

 

Good Luck!!!

 

We can’t wait to read your stories

 

Wedding Planning Etiquette Class

 

We want to know what brides in Toronto would be interested in attending an hour to two hour long wedding planning etiquette class. There will be a number of classes over a two day period, each class will include two speakers from Events by Natasha that will provide you with tips and advice on planning your wedding. You will get first hand advice from wedding professionals. Drinks and snacks will be served and you will get a wedding planning book with checklists, time lines, and a preferred vendor list.

Entry fee will be $10.00

 

We want to know how many brides would be interested in attending, if we get a lot of positive feedback we will plan it asap.

Share this entry with your friends and family.

Happy Planning!

 

Every Bride’s Nightmare: Waking Up With A Pimple The Day Of Your Wedding

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Every bride’s nightmare is waking up the morning of her wedding with a pimple the size of Mount Fuji on her face that would dominate every photograph and be the talk amongst guests.  Pimples are one of those things that you can help to prevent, however, there is the chance that yes you may wake up with one the day of your wedding if your stress levels are high, but do not worry that is why Photoshop was created.  But, to help you prevent any breakouts before your wedding, follow these tips:

  1. Visit a Dermatologist- If you are acne prone you must visit your dermatologist right after you get engaged. Make sure to get your skin on a program to ensure that it will be clear on your wedding day. Acne prone products take months to work and sometimes you will find certain products are not for you, so you will need to go through a trial and error with them. That is why it is best to seek care from your dermatologist right away. Don’t forget to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist a day or two before your wedding, just in case you get an unexpected breakout due to stress so they can zap it away overnight.
  2. Skin Care Products- When it comes to skin care products and your skin sometimes it is a trial and error to find the one that works best for you. When you do find the one that works best for you (if you haven’t already) make sure to stick with it. Make sure you are cleansing as the product suggests, so you can ensure your skin is pimple free the day of your wedding.
  3. Make sure to make a few trips to the spa to get facials months leading up to your wedding. Make sure you start doing this as soon as possible so they can know what fits well with your skin. Also, if you are going to get a facial before your wedding, try not to get it a week before as sometimes after getting a facial your skin tends to break out. It breaks out because the facial is taking the bacteria and germs out from your skin, which can cause you to have pimples.
  4. As hard as it is to not stress out before your wedding, you have to try not to. Stress is a number one reason as to why people break out.  Find other ways where you can let your frustration out, and make sure they are remedies that allow you to relax and breathe.

If in the case you do wake up in the morning with a pimple (which I hope you do not), try to apply a spot treatment right when you wake up in the morning and re-apply it a few times during the morning. I prefer Tea Tree Oil from the Body Shop as it helps to dry out your pimple and gets rid of it fast. Please do not pop the pimple, it is harder to cover a freshly popped pimple with makeup then it is to cover one that is unpopped.

 

Remember, there is nothing you can really do to STOP getting a pimple on your wedding day but there are lots of things you can do to PREVENT getting one.  Number one thing is to relax.

 

Until Next Time!

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Natasha

http://www.eventsbynatasha.ca

Surviving a Snow Storm On Your Wedding Day

ImageThe one and only thing you cannot control on your wedding day is the weather, but you can take a number of precautions to ensure that your guests will not even remember the weather was a concern to you or them.

With the bad snowstorm that we are expected to have in Toronto this weekend, I have created survival  tips to ensure that your wedding will still go on and be a successful one.

  1. Bad weather always means bad traffic, so make sure you re-arrange your schedule for the day so you give yourself more time to arrive at your destinations. If you give yourself more time it will make your day less stressful because you won’t be rushed.
  2. Make sure you bring a pair of winter boots and a pair of socks so you can keep your feet warm while going from place to place. Don’t worry your dress will cover your boots so no one will notice them. If you choose to not wear boots your formal footwear might get ruined due to the snow and slush. Pack along mittens, scarves, and wraps to protect your neck, shoulders, and hands from getting cold and your hair from being ruined. You can also bring an umbrella to protect your hair and makeup from being ruined.
  3. Call a hotel nearby to your venue and negotiate rates with them for any of your out of town guests, so they don’t need to drive in the bad weather and stay overnight in the hotel. This will ensure that everyone is safe after your reception is over.
  4. Confirm with your limo company of what time they will be arriving at and ensure that they have suitable winter tires for this type of weather.
  5. Make sure you pack some snacks and drinks for everyone who is in the limousine, if there is bad traffic you may be in it for a while and you want to make sure everyone has something to snack on and drink.
  6. Make sure you relax and enjoy your day, there is no need to cry over spilt milk. The weather is something that is uncontrollable and should not be the reason to upset you. As long as you are fully prepared for the unexpected you will be fine. Forget about the weather and remember why you are celebrating this day, because you have found the one that you want to spend the rest of your life with.

I hope these tips help you in preparing for an unexpected winter storm.

 

Until Next Time.

Natasha

www.eventsbynatasha.ca