Jul
26

5 Backyard BBQ Essentials for the August Long Weekend

It’s almost the August Long Weekend! The (un)Official Weekend for Backyard BBQ’s and Bocce, which is code for impromptu gatherings of great friends. So maybe it’s just dawning on you that you invite a bunch of your besties over this weekend and your backyard isn’t quite Pinterest worthy.

Not. To. Worry.

Sprucing up your little foothills heaven is as easy as a quick pop in the shop! Here are our 5 Backyard BBQ Essentials for the August Long Weekend.

1. Wicker Drink Caddy. Obvious. A drink caddy makes serving your guests easy and spill proof. Meaning as the night goes on, there’s less chance of the drinks ending up on your deck. This wicker version is durable, outdoorsy and good looking. Limes not included.

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2. Pop Up Pint Glass If your party spills out into your yard for rounds of horseshoes and rope golf, the Pop Up Pint Glass is your new best friend. Instead of trying to carry in half a dozen full sizes glasses at the end of the night, these babies collapse and become perfectly portable.

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3. Boat Beer Bucket We’re on a boat! Well not really. Add a little whimsy to your party. Fill with ice and keep those BYOB’s cool and handy all night long. All you need now is a sailor’s hat.

The Social Page Drink Bucket Boat

4. Patio Set If seating and space are an issue in your yard, then this pretty little patio set might be the perfect solution! Enough room on the table for a lantern and a few drinks, the chairs are portable and are easy to move around throughout the night.

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5. Bird Houses Let Mother Nature in! Just because you aren’t camping doesn’t mean you can’t fully enjoy the great outdoors. Song birds are the original rustic touch to any affair, and these eclectic birdhouses add a whimsy to every yard.

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Jul
21

Vintage Love

Vintage weddings have evolved since making their mark on the wedding scene five years ago. While they used to be all about old suitcases and typewriters, the style has evolved to incorporate industrial chic elements, as well as urban and bohemian elements as well. Vintage has also expanded from a predominantly 1930’s + 1940’s vibe to include the art deco movements and art nouveau movements of the 50’s and 60’s. And of course, who can resist a little Gatsby flair with details from the 1920’s. Here’s a little Vintage Love inspiration board we put together featuring our Floral Invitation set as well as other elements available from our online shop! Enjoy! Vintage Love
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Jul
17

The Social Page in… Old World Charm Meets Modernity

We had the pleasure of working with an amazing group of Calgary wedding professionals to put together this beautiful shoot for Blush Magazine!

A huge thank you to Reflections Weddings and Events and Red Bloom Photography for making this beautiful shoot come to life – meet all the vendors at the bottom of the post!

 

 

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See the rest of the fabulous photos from this shoot right here! 

 

Designers – Orysia Andryo & Teal Minisofer of Reflections Weddings and Events 

Photographer – Monica of Red Bloom Photography

Cake – Crave Cupcakes

Jewellery – EV Stenroos by Ellinor Stenroos

Shoes – Christian Louboutin

Bridal Fashion – Cameo and Cufflinks, dress by Hayley Paige

Hair – Justin Rizzuto of Angles Strathcona 

Makeup – Makeup by Erin Kilburn 

Floral Design - Reflections Weddings and Events 

Vintage Rentals – Cellar Door Vintage Rentals

Venue – The British House at Spruce Meadows 

Model: Holly Ewart

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Jul
16

The Social Page in the 2015 Calgary Bridal Guide

 

Earlier this week, The Social Page team had the pleasure of celebrating the launch of the 2015 Calgary Bridal Guide at the Carriage House Inn. The 20th Anniversary edition of Southern Alberta’s premier planning tool, the Calgary Bridal Guide was originally produced and published by our very own Kathie James!

We loved seeing our stationery featured in it’s pages – here’s a sneak peek at some of our work!

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Jul
15

Late Summer Vegetables

Stampede is over – does that mean summer’s over? Not quite – but it does suddenly feel like the lazy days of the season are finally here! So if you’re looking at your yard and feeling bummed because you haven’t planted your vegetable garden, don’t be! There’s still plenty of time to get a fresh crop of vegetables and herbs to spice up your garden and your cooking.

First things first – our Alberta weather brings afternoon rain showers almost daily in July. A good pair of rubber boots is a gardener’s best friend, especially if you’re getting your hands (and feet) dirty planting seeds. This sunny yellow pair of boots is available in the shop in sizes 6 – 10 for $59.98.

The Social Page calgary gardening bootsYou’re going to want to pick vegetables who have a quick maturity, who will grow to maturity in as little as 30 days. Things like beets, cabbage (which are actually quite lovely when planted in flower beds as well!), kale, radishes and spinach are all excellent Fall harvest plants.

 

If it’s a herb garden you’re hoping to cultivate in the latter months of summer, then you’re in luck! Herbs have a fast rate of maturity and give your garden a beautiful, abundant smell! Basil, dill, chives, oregano and parsley are all delightful for a Fall harvest!

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Encourage birds away from your vegetable garden by putting up some birdhouses and bird feeders on the other side of your yard! We love this little blue and red number available in the shop.

 

 

 

 

 

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