Big News! : : Rebrand

Hey hey hey!

I hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start! I know I may sound like a HUGE liar when I say I really want to blog more but these days I have been swamped and overwhelmed with a TON of projects.

However, I want to take the time to spread some fantastic news. We are in the middle of a huge REBRAND! I . MEAN . HUGE! I don’t want to go into too many details as I want to keep something things a surprise but I am just filled with so much excitement. I can’t wait to launch and share all the fantastic details with you.

In the meantime we are working on so many fun projects including being a part of my town of residence’s 100 year celebration which will take place from spring 2014 to fall 2014. We will be participating on a show called La Petite Séduction for which I will be one of the 3 main organizers! OH MY WORD this is about as out of my comfort zone as it gets but I’m really up for the challenge.

I’m also planning on working with Ella Photography on another creative shoot much like the one we did for the Mariage Chic 2014 issue.

And so much more that I will continue to share as we move over to the launch of the New Brand!

So don’t give up on us just yet… I will continue to post until the big reveal and in the meantime here is another little teaser from our creative!

View More: http://ellaphotography.pass.us/shine

Photography: Ella Photography // Creative Directors : Reserve the Date Events – Wedding and Event Planning & Ella Photography // Makeup: Janet Persaud MUA // Hair and Accessories: Malina HairStylist // Dress : Galleria della sposa // Model: Marissa Matzen // Location: Vignoble Chapelle Ste Agnès Vineyard 

M xoxo

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Photo shoot : : Winter fun by Jessica Goodsell Photography

Hello lovelies,

I’ve been a tad bit M.IA the last couple of weeks. I’ve been (once again) concentrating on marketing and such. You may have noticed that Aïcha has been off from the blogging world as well. And well, she should be since she’s getting married this weekend! Congrats to her!!!

Today I will make up for lost time sharing on the blog. Back in January I shared a sneak peek at Amy and Sathy’s photo shoot with the very talented Jessica Goodsell. As it’s a winter wonderland today in Montreal, I figured this was a pretty perfect time to share the session with you. They had such a great time that day and it was totally portrayed through these wonderful shots.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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This definitely has to be one of my favourite shots! I mean come on, check out the wink!

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Happy winter Wednesday! xoxo

Calling all 2013 Brides : : get your wedding planner

2013 Brides : : get your wedding planner

You’re engaged! Congratulations are in order! Now you sit and wonder where to begin.

This is where Reserve the Date Events comes into play in all this. Let us take care of all tidiest tasks that come with planning your wedding.

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Here is what Reserve the Date Events can do for you:

We offer various packages for brides and grooms to suit your big day needs. From day-of coordination to full planning and designing, Reserve the Date has what it takes to make your day memorable.

Partial Planning Services
For the future bride and groom who are already well advanced in the preparation of their wedding planning process; Reserve the Date Events offers partial planning services to ensure that everything goes as planned and smoothly; such as:

· Securing last minute vendors

· Marrying together your creative ideas into a perfect final product

· Serving as your middle point of contact for all involved parties

Full Planning and Design Services
Reserve the Date Events’ Full Planning and Design Services is an extensive service that is a truly unparalleled experience. As your event planner and stylist, I:

· Serve as your middle point for all vendor communications from start to finish

· Research resources and vendors

· Elaborate your decor that makes your wedding incredibly unique

Here is what this means for you:

Peace of mind and a stress free experience. We will ensure that your big day remains nothing but short of your greatest desires. Reserve the Date Events’ quality of work will bring your dreams to life.

Moreover, we want you to sit back, relax and enjoy your special day.

Call Reserve the Date Events to book your wedding planner today!

Hello 2013 Brides! : : book your wedding planner

So you’re engaged? Congrats! Now what?!?!

Exactly, now what! You call Reserve the Date Events and book your wedding planner today!

We are still taking on new brides-to-be for the 2013 season. Make sure to book your consultation now by calling us at 514-978-7871, emailing us at info@reservethedate.ca or by filling out our online form here or here.

Please note, we take on a limited number of weddings every year due to our weddings being hand-crafted and dates are booking up fast!

Wedding Planner : : i love my job

Hello again!

I know… I know… I’ve been M.I.A for a while. As you can see by my countdown calendar on your right, my main squeeze and I were away on a wonderful trip to Spain (more to come on that). It may seem as though I’ve been slacking off but in all honesty I’ve been swamped playing catchup! I’ve been battling the beast (my inbox), meeting and contacting vendors and meeting clients (whether new or existing). I’m busy, busy, busy. However, ask me if I would trade what I do. The answer to that is without a doubt: NO! I meet some pretty awesome people throughout this journey. Regardless if they are vendors, potential clients, people wanting to join the team or the person behind the counter at the coffee shop, it’s always a pleasure. It’s dealing with people that are wanting to express and share their love for one another with their family and friends. How can that be crappy?!?!

I didn’t sit as a little girl and dream about my perfect day or wanting to be a wedding planner like Jennifer Lopez’s role in the Wedding Planner. But after helping my best friend plan and design her wedding and watching the stress level go down when I was around because she could just trust that things would get done, that was the moment. That was the moment I thought “this is what I want to do. I want people to sit back a year, 5 year, 20 years later and say “that was the most incredible day of our lives. Thank goodness that Maxine was there to take care of it all.”

That being said… I spent my Sunday driving 2 hours to the Eastern Townships… Hanging out on a farm in the pouring rain…

The absolute gratification I feel when I see the look on the bride to be’s face when she walks into the perfect venue… PRICELESS!


Happy weekend!