Thursday, July 22, 2021

Fall Weddings in Ontario

When asked what would be my favourite season to get married in Ontario, it has to be The Fall.  The images here show why!  

Monday, July 19, 2021

Canada to reopen border

Canada to reopen border.

Fully vaccinated international tourists permitted to enter as of Sept. 7th

This is the news we've been waiting for and we're so excited to be able to say 

"We're back in business"

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

35 years ago

Last Christmas Eve, it was my 35th wedding anniversary and this afternoon I went to take a look at my bouquet!

I've found a supplier of lovely paper flowers that we will be featuring in our revamped online shop. Looking at the images and reading how long the "flowers" will last, prompted me to have a look to see how my "flowers" were getting on. I had a posy of dried flowers, grasses and little extra interesting bits. There's a tiny basket, a little dove on its nest and a tiny posy replicating my larger one. Originally, the posy was a sage green and cream but it's "aged" to look quite pretty.

These are some of the paper flowers that I've been looking at today.

 and finally, a pretty flower crown.

Lots more new bits to come over the course of the next few weeks as we ready the website shop to launch - AND there's also a new brand, Maple Leaf Tablescapes, coming with ideas and products for wedding and home tables.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Come fly with us!

As we edge towards the end of restrictions here in the UK, we are excited to look forward to the time when we're on a plane crossing the Atlantic heading for Toronto.

We've been busy looking at new locations and venues for your ceremonies and receptions, ready for when the time comes.

However, there is one BIG announcement that we have to make - 
We are now partnered with Luxury Holidays and Honeymoons. Pennie has joined their group of travel agents and is ABTA and ATOL bonded.

What does this mean for you? It means that for the first time since we've been operating, we can book your entire trip. Flights, hotels, car hire, transfers - the whole shebang!!! We are certain that this means we can provide an even better level of service than you have been used to in the past when you've had to book the "holiday" part of your trip with a tour operator and the wedding elements with us. We know that many of you haven't been as happy with the holiday service as you have been with the wedding service. Now you will get the same level of help and attention you expect from us applied to the holiday as well.

It also means that Pennie can book a worldwide holiday or a honeymoon without the wedding element but have you thought about a vow renewal somewhere on your holiday bucket list - we can organise that for you too!

You'll find Pennie's Facebook page here pennieatluxuryholidaysandhoneymoons
the email is 
text/phone is 07779289422 or, of course the usual Maple Leaf Weddings email

We hope to hear from you soon ..... 
come fly with us!!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Inspired to share

It does seem hard these days to find a wedding dress that is different. In fact, the more I look at wedding dress sites, the more inclined I am to look at fashion sites to see what they are offering that would work as a wedding dress. Jumpsuits and trouser suits are appealing to me more and more as are dresses that can be worn again.  I found these today, from Reiss

and if you wanted a jacket in case of a chill in the air, this one would be great (even though it's shown here with jeans - if you dared!)

There was a dress .....

and finally, trousers, a top and a CARDIGAN! 
(If there are two things I love in a bridal wear, they're pockets and a cardigan - this has both!!!)

This dress would also be a useful honeymoon/holiday dress (saving on suitcase space for a destination wedding) and is also from Reiss  but not in their sale as all of the above outfits are.

Whatever your style, have a great day shopping!!!!!

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

New brochure

 We have a new brochure ready. Please message or email for your copy. Hope it gives you an idea of what we can do to make your wedding day the day you live your dream.

There are some great locations and venues which have captured our imagination as well as some new vendors to enhance your day. Decor designers, florists and photographers are all waiting to hear from us.

Currently, the border is closed for non-essential  travel but as soon as we have a date for it to open, we will let you know and be ready for the off!!!

Monday, April 27, 2020

New competition

Not a full wedding this time but a sparkling prize - a bottle of Ice CuvĂ©e for the winner. 

To enter, all you need to do is take a set of images (minimum of 4, maximum of 8) on what would have been your wedding day. You can be in your pj's, loungewear or all dressed up with nowhere to go! Make them as entertaining or beautiful as you like. Indoors or in your garden just remember your social distancing!!!!!

Post them on Facebook  -  Maple Leaf Weddings or Instgram - @MaplePennie. You will need to ensure that if you don't take the photos that the person who does is ok with them being posted as they will own the copyright. 

Competition closes when (unrestricted) weddings can takes place again.
Winner will be chosen by a photographer friend whose decision will be final.

Remember - Take Care and Stay Safe