ED­I­TOR’S CHOICE

Make your re­cep­tion stand out with these in­spir­ing ideas.

Wedding Bells (East) - - CON­TENTS -

BAKED GOODS

DIY brides look­ing to cre­ate their own sweet favours or even their own wed­ding cake should look no fur­ther than The Swee­t­apolita Bake book ($23, ama­zon.ca). Rosie Alyea, the bak­ing god­dess be­hind the Swee­t­apolita blog (swee­t­apolita.com), shows you how to cre­ate ev­ery­thing from fluffy cot­ton candy cook­ies to rus­tic chalk­board cakes.

SWEET WORDS

Match your wed­ding style to your treat us­ing the lat­est tech­nol­ogy from Nadège Patis­serie (price upon re­quest, nadegepatis­serie.com): cus­tom print­ing. Mono­grams, pat­terns and love phrases can all be per­son­al­ized and im­printed onto any of their tasty French mac­arons. Bon ap­pétit!

WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA?

Leave Ex­cel be­hind in favour of this play­ful or­ga­nizer from Ban.do’s ($20, shop­bando.com) lat­est col­lec­tion. It comes com­plete with stick­ers, colour­coded month tabs, quirky il­lus­tra­tions and in­spir­ing quotes– mak­ing wed­ding plan­ning ef­fec­tive yet still stylish!

THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS

A lit­tle thanks goes a long way when you gift your brides­maids with their own per­son­al­ized swag bag com­plete with a mono­grammed mug ($10 each, chap­ters.indigo.ca).

RAIS­ING THE BAR

Ex­pand your drinks menu to in­clude Veuve Clic­quot Rosé ($84 for 750 ml). With fruity notes of rasp­berry, strawberry and cherry, this bub­bly will leave guests want­ing more.

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