Hot Tips To Beat The Heat

Summer weddings are undoubtedly magical, but they often come with scorching temperatures that can make your guests feel like they’re melting under the sun. As the hosts, it’s essential to ensure that your loved ones remain cool, comfortable, and happy throughout the event. So, buckle up and get ready for some “hot tips” to beat […]

Incorporate Your Flag Colours Into Your Wedding

Love is a universal language, and what better way to celebrate it than by incorporating the colours of your pride flag into your wedding? Pride Month is a time of joy, acceptance, and unity, and your wedding day provides the perfect opportunity to express your pride and honor the LGBTQ+ community. In this blog post, […]

Wedding Traditions, But Make It Genderless

Wedding traditions can be an important part of any wedding ceremony. However, most traditions are based on gender roles and can be exclusionary to gender non-conforming people or people in a same-sex relationship. If you’re looking to plan a wedding that breaks free from traditional gender norms and creates an inclusive and joyful atmosphere for […]

Say ‘I Do’ to Sustainability: Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips

A bride and groom kissing in the forest

First, a caveat – sustainability is super important, but all you *need* to do is the wedding you want to do and the wedding you can comfortably afford. To us, incorporating even just one or two eco-friendly aspects into your wedding vision is a win! If everyone did that, it would make a huge difference. […]

DIY spa day: How to reconnect and destress before your big day

Wedding planning can be super stressful! Coordinating vendors, creating the perfect playlist, putting together all the centerpieces and favors – it is A LOT. It can be easy to lose touch with each other, so before that happens, we recommend having an intimate date day to reconnect. A DIY spa experience can be a great […]

Looking and feeling your best: Self care and beauty vendors 101!

On your wedding day, you want to both look and feel your best, like Rita and Amir! (See above – and thanks to Michele Mateus Photography for capturing that joyful moment!). So this month, we sat down once again with Breanne Dodge, founder and lead coordinator of ThistleBEA, to help you make that happen by […]

Picking a wedding venue 101

A bride and groom embrace in front of Cecil Green

Wow – look at that amazing shot above, from Alexandra and Angus’s wedding at Cecil Green (big thanks to the uber-talented Kristian Holmes of Page & Holmes Photography for capturing this moment)! When picking a wedding venue, it’s super important that it has the right feel, vibe, and price. It can be overwhelming though, which […]

Wedding budget tips and tricks – part two

Welcome to part two of our guide to the best wedding budget tips and tricks! ThistleBEA founder and lead coordinator, Breanne Dodge, is sharing their top tips for how you can stick to your budget with most of your wedding vendors. Read on for details on where you can absolutely save some cash – and […]

5 Steps to be a Kick Ass Wedding Attendant

4 attendants for a groom posing in the forest in matching blue suits

While I may not have much experience as an attendant, I have worked with hundreds (literally!) of attendants and I’ve been able to see some gems! (As well as a few who maybe shouldn’t have accepted to the position.)