Monthly Archives: May 2010

*away from the studio*

Be back to work next week.

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*papillon press*

For this week’s wedding Thursday I’d like to introduce you to Chantal Bennett and Joel Kimmel owners and designers of Papillon Press {illustrated letterpress invitations and stationary}.  I met this soon to be married couple at the Wed by Hand wedding show in February.  My husband and I had a table across from theirs and we couldn’t help but notice their custom woodworked sign hanging from their table.  When I had a moment to spare I went over to see what they actually did.  Man, their work was beautiful!  So authentic and crisp.  Joel told me that they will soon have some bamboo paper available, so I took one of their business cards.  I was in the need of updated business cards and I wanted to work with them.  Chantal and I came up with the idea of a business exchange, some of my jewellery for some custom business cards. As time was approaching an event that I needed some cards, I decided that maybe I should change the order to jewellery hang tags instead.  I located a company in Canada that makes seed paper that when planted grows wildflowers.  This was Papillon Press’s first time with seed paper and it’s now something that can be offered to clients as invitations, birth announcements etc.

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*organic cupcakes*

Saturday was the LFO Tarts & Crafts sale that chelsy anne jewellery successfully participated in.  There were many great vendors at the show.  My husband supported four of them{to be blogged about later}.  One vendor in particular left the scene a couple of hours early because they sold out of product. Three hundred cupcakes to be exact.  Three Cheers Cupcakes is who I am talking about.  My husband is so funny about this situation with these two girls Dee & Kristin…

Here’s what happened;  Shaun noticed that there were cupcakes a few tables down from our set up so he was hungry for chocolate.  This is the first time I have ever seen him buy a cupcake {he was hungry!}.  As he was walking back to me he was literally freaking out about how this was the best chocolate cupcake he has ever had, and how it had chili in it to spice it up.  He wouldn’t stop, so I asked him if they now had gluten-free because every time I saw these girls at a show they never did.  This time was a YES!  So I went down to get my chocolate gluten-free and organic cupcake.  Wow, mine too was one of the best cupcakes I’d ever eaten.  So I was curious if they did weddings so I could grab a couple of business cards from them to add to my collection of reputable  vendors I walked down to ask.  They told me that they used to do weddings, but they don’t anymore **in fact** they are way to busy that they are only doing two more shows and then closing their business.  {WHAT?}  They are too busy so they are closing?  They could cut down on their day jobs, or sell their recipes, or open up shop and hire people. or just hire people to assist.  When I told my husband what they had said he couldn’t believe it.  he had to go back and ask them for himself.  He told them this “Look, I am a guy, I don’t care about cupcakes, I would never talk about cupcakes… to anyone.  But this was seriously the best fricken cupcake I’ve ever had. My wife told me you are closing your doors?  I can’t believe it…”

Seriously these organic cupcakes are so good, it’s making my husband and I crazy to think that these girls are closing.

You can contact Three Cheers Cupcakes by writing to ThreeCheersCupcakes@gmail.com and you can follow them on facebook here.  Maybe something magical will happen.

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*first kiss films*

This past February I participated in Ottawa’s first indie wedding show Wed by Hand.   In my opinion there were a few vendors that really stuck out in creativity and professionalism.  Bridget Redmond of {First Kiss Films} is one of them.  Since my husband and I never had a cinema documentation of our special day, we plan on doing so when we renew our vows on our 10th anniversary {5 more to go}.  In the meantime I may just have to hire her for a small documentary of a jewellery photo shoot.  Bridget’s work is beautiful with a classy vintage feel.  In her own voice here is what to expect from {First kiss Films}.
Nothing compares to the richness of film – classic, gorgeous and decidedly flattering.  { First Kiss Films } are shot entirely on the beautiful and timeless medium of 8mm and 16mm film stock, in either colour and/or black and white, using traditional cinematic techniques. Your final 5 – 15 minute film will deliver an experience that transports you back to all the emotions you experienced providing an artful and nostalgic retelling of your wedding day. Set entirely to carefully selected music, your wedding film will be an heirloom that you and your family will cherish for generations to come.
Lead filmmaker Bridget Redmond explains the filmmaking journey: “To ensure your wedding film reflects your personality and tells your unique story, I prefer to meet with the bride and groom at least twice before your big day in order to get to know you, your tastes and expectations. During multiple meetings we discuss your film, plan locations, talk about your specific requests and any ‘must have’ shots you would like in the final edit. Each film is unique and the more I know about you, your family and all your wedding day details the better I can create a film that captures your unique story. Once the film is shot it is processed, digitally transferred and edited. When the edit is complete, you’ll receive two finished copies beautifully presented in a stylish DVD package.”
Bridget knows how excited newlyweds can be to see their wedding film so       {First Kiss Films} are available within 45 days of your event instead of the 90 day standard.

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*{ECO} contest to WIN 2 free tickets to Toronto’s Clothing Show May 14-16th 2010*

You can *WIN 2 free tickets* to attend the Toronto Clothing Show on May 14-16th by simply adding a comment on why you would wear {ECO} jewellery.  The winner will be chosen and posted next Tuesday.

This will be the first time for chelsy anne jewellery to participate at the Clothing Show.  Please stop by our stylish & modern booth #700 with your reclaimed silver chain(s) to receive $5 off any chelsy anne piece of jewellery at the show.

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