Medical Mission

Giving back to the community Last year my husband and I met a very interesting doctor by the name of Stephen Miller on one of our flights in South America.

New Year’s Eve Wedding

Greenery, Candle and Love Sometime in late August, I met with Laura, Tyler and Laura's mother, Wendy, to discuss their plans for a New Year's Eve wedding at the Calgary Golf and Country Club.

Boutiq Weddings & Events’ Wedding Planner

Hi, My name is Alexandra and I am the owner and head planner of Boutiq Weddings & Events, a studio wedding and event planning business in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Saskatoon Farm Wedding

Country Chic Wedding I met Kate at a Starbucks early May; she was looking for a planner to coordinate her and Charlie's wedding at

Wedding Dessert trends for 2019

Wedding Cakes and Dessert Tables For many years wedding cakes were all the rage and today some couples still like the tradition of a wedding cake but others like to be creative and have dessert tables.

Wedding Trends for 2019

What's new with weddings in 2019 Now that 2018 wedding season is slowly coming to an end, we can now look forward to what will be in style in 2019.

Wedding Masters of Ceremony

Duties of a wedding Masters of Ceremony   Most events, whether they are corporate events, social events or weddings, usually require someone to run the show.

Mountain Wedding

Beautiful Silvertip Wedding Karlina and Brendan got married surrounded by the beautiful Rocky mountains  at Silvertip Golf Course on August 5th, 2018.

The Wedding Planner

Why should you hire a wedding planner? Congratulations on your engagement! Now comes the exciting and stressful time to plan your wedding.

Kananaskis Wedding

Wedding in the mountains One of my favorite venues in Alberta is the

Wedding Flowers

How to save money on wedding flowers One of the most important vendors to hire for a wedding is the florist, if you really want to add some color, texture and style to your wedding.

Wedding dress blues

What to do with your wedding dress after the wedding Congratulations! Your big day passed by so quickly and was a great success.

How to hire a wedding vendor

Dos and don'ts of choosing wedding vendorsCongratulations on your engagement!!! Now comes the planning.

Best Man and Maid of Honor

The roles of the Maid of Honor and the Best ManSo you have been honored with the roles of Maid of Honor or Best Man for your best friend's wedding and now you are not quite sure what it entails.

The Groom’s Wedding Day

Grooms responsibilities on his wedding day So, you are getting married today! Well, here are some tips to help the beginning of your wedding day run smoothly.

Wedding Day Emergency Kit

  What you need on your wedding day Your wedding day is fast approaching and you are probably starting to feel a little anxious.

Your wedding dress

How to choose your wedding dress How wonderful, you are engaged! Now the search for the perfect wedding dress begins.

Your engagement

So, what do you do now? Congratulations on your engagement and all the best on this wonderful new journey you have begun.

Ideas for wedding perks

Adding luxury treats to your wedding So, you are doing pretty well with your wedding planning and you have a little extra cash bouncing around that can add  some niceties to your wedding.

Christmas tables

How to decorate your Christmas table With Christmas fast approaching many minds are thinking about how to make their Christmas table different from last year's.

Weddings on a smaller budget

Cost saving measures for wedding budgets, part 2  As promised, this is the second part of my blog on cost saving measures for wedding budgets.

Weddings on a smaller budget

Cost saving measures for weddings, part 1 As life gets more and more expensive each day, I found that more and more couples are trying to be as frugal as possible when it comes to spending on their wedding day.

What to expect from your wedding planner

What do wedding planners do? A couple of years ago I helped plan and execute a reception for a couple who had a private ceremony at an ashram in California and then decided to have their reception for friends and family here in Calgary.

Beautiful Ladies’ Wedding in Chestemere

Les Girls This year I had the pleasure of planning and organizin Carolyn and Ashley's wedding.

Reasons to hire an experienced wedding planner

Why hire an experienced wedding planner?     I have talked to many young couples planning their wedding saying that they don't need a wedding planner because they can plan everything themselves and they will have a friend or a relative coordinate on the wedding day.

Wedding Trends for 2018

What is in for weddings in 2018 As 2017 wedding season is coming to an end, we are now looking forward to the new trends of 2018.

Wedding Coordination

Month of Coordination vs Day of Coordination The couples and their families who hire planners to coordinate their wedding day say it is the smartest thing they could have done.

Acreage Wedding

Janelle and Scott I met Janelle and Scott at Janelle's parents acreage in Bearspaw; a lovely community on the outskirts of Calgary.

Wedding Traditions

The History of Weddings Have you ever wondered why we do what we do at every wedding and where is all started? Well, here is a little information to explain some of our wedding traditions: Why do most brides wear white? For centuries brides wore different colored dresses; black was a very popular color in Scandinavia.

Senior’s farewell party

A couple of years ago, a wedding planning colleague, recommended me to an elderly couple who wanted to get married; Ron was 92 and Diane was 86.

Why hire a wedding planner?

Five good reasons to hire a professional wedding planner Planning a wedding can be lots of fun for some couples and can be a real drudgery for others.

Color for 2017-Greenery

How to incorporate the color of the year into your wedding Pantone states that the color for 2017 is greenery.

Wedding color trends for 2017

                                                                                       Color trends for 2017 As 2016 wedding season has come to a close we are now looking at the wedding color trends for 2017.

Wedding Ceremony Etiquette

Wedding Ceremony Decorum As a planner I get many questions from my couples wondering what is acceptable or not acceptable at a wedding ceremony.

Wedding at the Carmoney Golf Course

Amy and Dan's Wedding Amy and Dan had a beautiful wedding at the 

Wedding Etiquette

Dos and don'ts of wedding planning Planning a wedding can overwhelming when you don't know the dos and don'ts of good etiquette.

Rustic Chic Wedding

Tamara and Greg's Rustic Calgary Wedding Tamara and Greg were married on a rainy day in July.

Canada Day Wedding

Wedding in DeWinton Alberta  Heather and Barry were married on Friday July 1st 2016.

Bridal Expo 2016

Bridal Expo Booth As in the last 2 years, Boutiq Weddings & Events will be participating in the Bridal Expo at the BMO Center on Sunday, September 18th from 10 am to 5 pm.

Month of Coordination

What are you paying for Most wedding and event planning businesses offer Day of Coordination, Month of Coordination or other such "event coordination" packages.

How to hire a wedding vendor

    Good Morning, Congratulations to all of you who have gotten engaged in the last couple of months.

Bow Valley Ranche wedding

Jazmin & Ryan On September 5th, 2015, Jazmin and Ryan tied the knot at the beautiful Bow Valley Ranche in Fish Creek Park.

City, mountain & ocean wedding

Betty & Micheal's Wedding journey Betty and Michael were married on July 31st in a friend's stunning back yard in the city of Calgary.

The best for your wedding dress

Preserving your wedding dress So what do you do with your wedding dress after all has been said and done and the photos have turned out beautifully? Well, there are a few options, one of which, is clean and preserve your dress.

Frozen Garden

Inspirational stylized photo shoot  Earlier this year, Luxe by Calgary Bride asked a few of their vendors to do a stylized photo shoot that they would feature in their 2016 magazine.

The Woodlands Wedding

Redwood Meadows Community Centre On August 22nd, 2015 Boutiq Weddings & Events helped create a beautiful reception for Tessa and Greg.

Wedding dress trends for 2016

Next year's wedding dress styles We are approaching the time of year when many couples get engaged and the first thing the future bride thinks about is her wedding dress.

Budget Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding on a small budget  As we seem to entering a recession, many engaged couples are now cutting back on some of the luxuries they dreamed of on their wedding day and are taking a more frugal approach to wedding planning.

How to hire a wedding photographer

Tips on hiring a wedding photographerSo you have found your perfect venue for your wedding and reception and now you have to find someone to photograph your special day.

Why hire a wedding planner?

10 Reasons to hire a wedding planner All the best to those of you who have just started down the wonderful road of wedding preparation and sharing a new life together.

Bridal Expo 2015

Exclusive invitation to Boutiq Weddings & Events Booth Boutiq Weddings & Events will be participating in this year's Bridal Expo at the BMO Center at the Stampede grounds on September 13th from 10 am to 5 pm.

How long will you go?

    Length Matters! It’s time to buy your wedding dress! How excited are you? Before you start your search, you need to decide the type of wedding you are having.

Wedding day timeline

  How to be organized on your wedding day   Many couples these days hire wedding planners to help them plan their wedding and keep them organized on their wedding day.

Icing 101

Wedding cake icing   Cake! We get so excited just hearing the word.

Bride’s wedding day check list

What every bride should remember on her wedding day The day of your wedding is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable as you get your hair and makeup done, you enjoy the company of your bridesmaids and you are treated like a princess.

The Humble Napkin

The art of napkin folding   Okay we admit it.

Five tips to rock your wedding speeches

  Wedding speeches There is an excited feeling in the air as your wedding day approaches and a whole new phase of your life begins.

Let it go!

Your wedding day should be the happiest day of the year.

Month of Coordination

First comes love, then comes your wedding planner Good morning, So it seems that most of your wedding planning is done and you are pretty happy with all your wedding designs, so now the question is, who will put it all together and run your wedding day? Well, this is where a wedding planner comes in and makes your vision a reality.

Elegant wedding dining

  Table etiquette while dining at a wedding Good morning, It often surprises me how many of us do not know how to set a table, whether it be formal or informal and what table etiquette entails.

Nigerian Wedding in Calgary

Good morning, I first met Dami, her sister and her mother last April and I was thrilled to be hired to coordinate my first Nigerian wedding.

Wedding Nails

Good morning, Julie Lay, the founder and owner of The Finished Edge Studio, has been doing nails for over 15 years.

Country Chic Stylized Wedding: Part 2

Good morning, Last week I shared indoor photos of our stylized wedding at RiverCross Ranch and today I will continue on with our story of our fabulous shoot.

Country Chic Stylized Wedding: Part 1

Last June, I had the pleasure of creating a country chic stylized wedding photo shoot with some of Alberta's finest vendors!

Calgary wedding trends for 2015

Good morning and Happy New Year, So now that we are in a new year, I would like to tell you about some of the predicted new wedding trends for 2015 as seen through the eyes of a Calgary wedding planner.

Wedding planner’s Christmas wish

Good morning, Well another year has gone by and I have a few more weddings under my belt.

Midway Bride and Groom

Good morning, One of my first couples that booked with me last year for 2014 were Sandy and Hollis.

Rustic Chic wedding

Good morning, Last year at this time, I had the pleasure of meeting Julie, Scott and Julie's mother, Barb when they hired me to help them plan their wedding.