#ForeverDuncan – Groom Surprises Bride with Wedding Six Hours After Proposing

Well, it's official. 2016 is far from over and we have our Groom of the Year award. Alfred Duncan, who is a Grammy nominated R&B singer, had the surprise of a lifetime planned for his beautiful bride to be Sherrel, a personal trainer. A mere six hours after sweeping her off her feet with a romantic proposal, Duncan took social media by storm with a surprise wedding. Yes, you read that right. Six hours later, as in the same day, as in yesterday. Lucky for us internet folk, the whole thing was captured on social media and was trending within hours....

Labour Day Love – To Do or Not To Do A Long Weekend Wedding

Holy Guacamole readers! It's already Labour Day weekend. It's like I blinked and summer was over. Well, it's not officially over yet but we all know Summer ends and Fall begins the Tuesday after Labour day, AKA when Pumpkin Spice Everything starts popping up everywhere. So on the topic of long weekends, we've been asked by quite a few people recently whether or not it's taboo to get married over a long weekend. So many people are on the fence about it while others think it's super rude and some think why not? We're going to break down the the why's and...

Wedding Wednesday – Michelle & Ross’ Engagement Video

We know it's Wedding Wednesday but we're going to change it up a bit. Instead of sharing one of our couples' wedding day videos, we are going to share one of their engagement videos. What is an engagement video you ask? It's a 3-5 minute video that highlights you as a couple, your quirks, your hopes and your personalities. It showcases your story, how you met, how you got engaged, what you love about eachother and what you hope for the future. Most couples get engagement photos done so we thought, why not an engagement video? What a great memento...

The Real Cost of Your Favourite Movie Weddings

I love a good movie wedding. In fact, when I was a kid, I fell in love with weddings and discovered that you could actually make a career out of wedding planning after watching Father of the Bride (this love was further solidified after watching the ultimate classic, The Wedding Planner). Fast forward quite a few years and I was falling in love all over again with Carrie and Big's NYC wedding at the New York Public Library, Bella and Edward's wedding in the Cullen's backyard, and too busy laughing in stitches to notice the wedding details in The Hangover or...

How to Keep your Guests Cool During a Summer Wedding

As of yesterday, summer has officially started! Woohoo! Not like it hasn't felt like it for the past month with this heat wave! Don't get us wrong, we are surely not complaining. Summer trumps winter any day. However, when you're hustling and bustling (see what I did there?) in a wedding gown on a hot summer's eve, you may be reminiscing about cooler days. All is not lost! Those is the wedding industry know all the tricks of the trade on how to stay cool during a summer wedding, even under all those layers and sheer and tule (baby powder,...

Involving Dad in Your Wedding

Furthering our Mother's Day post from last month on ways to involve Mom in your wedding, Brightside Films is showcasing Dad in honour of Father's Day this weekend. Dear old dad often gets overlooked in the chaos leading up to and on your wedding day seeing as it's usually Mom who gets involved. So to help you out, we're highlighting some of our favourite ways to involve and give thanks to the OG man in your life on your big day. Before we start though, we have a true story from one of our Brightside Films' team members. Her father is what...

Pantone’s Opaque Couche – World’s Ugliest Colour

We all know how much the Brightside Films team loves Pantone. So much in fact that we're writing two Pantone posts within a few weeks of eachother! We regularly cover their Colour releases, seen here,  here, here and here. Today, Pantone has released a different kind of colour though, colour number 448 C, also known as Opaque Couche. Instead of searching the world for colour trends to release the official colour of the year or colours of the season, they have released the world's ugliest colour - the complete opposite of their normal task of researching hot, up and coming colours in...

Pantone Colour(s) of 2016 – Rose Quartz & Serenity

Well, this is a surprise. For the first time EVER, Pantone, the official colour trend forecasters, have announced not one but two official colours of the year. Well not exactly two separate colours, but more specifically the colour of 2016 is a blending of the two shades. The colour selections are decided well in advance of the season after careful trend mapping and tracking pop culture and major events. They seek out shades around the globe that will peek consumers interest, ultimately predicting consumer spending and in doing so, they pinpoint what colours will be the standouts in upcoming years. I am admittedly,...

Reasons to Have a Summer Camp Wedding

In Canada, May 2-4, aka the Victoria Day long weekend, is the start to the summer season. It's probably one of the most celebrated long weekends of the year (yes, even more so than Canada Day long weekend) because it signifies the end of gross weather and the start of a few months of warmth. Typically, May 2-4 weekend also means camping or cottaging. So with that said, we're going to share some wedding inspiration today, camping style. Why would you have a camping style wedding? Let us break down the reasons why you should. They're on Trend (100% all natural...

Wedding Wednesday – Ashley & Matt

You guys. I am legitimately obsessed with this wedding. When your career is essentially attending a wedding (sometimes 2 or 3) a week, everything starts to blend into one. But Ashley and Matt did such an incredible job with the small details, this wedding stands out. Now for starters, I may be a little biased because there is a special place in my heart for a) confetti and b) balloons and Ashley and Matt's wedding was filled to the brim with both. Firstly, have you seen that chain-link balloon wedding arch?! Like come on. That might be the coolest, more creative...