Gold Wedding Cake Inspiration

Adding gold detailing to your wedding cake adds a bit of glamour and elegance to it. Here are a few photos for inspiration. You can even use these ideas (but more subtly) in birthday cakes! (image source) (image source) (image source) (image source) (image source) We love the different ways these cakes were designed using gold as an accent colour. From flakes, to drips, to abstract designs, there are countless ways to design a wedding cake! Let us know which one is your favourite in our comment section or on our Facebook!

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5 Wedding Cocktail Ideas

So you’ve seen our blog posts featuring 5 wedding appetizer recipes and 5 wedding dessert recipes, here’s one for cocktails! If you plan on having a small wedding with close friends and family, it’s easy to make personalized drinks for them. Hiring a bartender can be pricey, so have your friends and/or family members help prep these in bulk! You can make these drinks in bulk by putting them in a big jug or punch bowl and having guests serve themselves. These can also be made into non-alcoholic drinks – perfect for the kids. Here are five simple cocktail recipes that we collected for you. Enjoy! Lemonade Sparkler Rosemary-Citrus Punch Watermelon Margarita Iced Coffee Frappe with Cotton Candy Strawberry Cachaca Cocktail

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5 Wedding Dessert Recipes

Did you enjoy our recent blog post with 5 wedding appetizer recipes? Well here’s an even sweeter one: wedding desserts! Again, these desserts aren’t limited to just weddings. Try them out at your next bridal shower or other party! They’re sure to be a hit. Here are five delicious dessert recipes we gathered for you. Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Chocolate Treasure Boxes Little Cherry Pies Chocolate Mousse Parfait Mango-Agave Sorbet We hope you enjoy these dessert recipes! Let us know if you try any of them out. We’d love to see your pics on Facebook or Twitter!

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How to Pick Your Wedding Playlist

One thing you should plan early on is your song playlist for your big day. Hiring a wedding DJ will help you immensely because s/he can offer you advice based on past experiences, especially if you have no idea what type of music to choose for each event of your day (ceremony, dinner, etc.). Start planning early. It can be really stressful if you leave your music to the last minute because you’ll probably have to cut out a lot to fit everything in. Start with what you know and narrow them down! You want a good balance of slow and fast songs that will set the mood for your guests. Let’s break it up: Pre-Ceremony As your guests enter and take their seats, you want to have a playlist that sets the tone of the evening. It’s best to include some mild music that will prepare your guest for […]

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5 Wedding Appetizer Recipes

If you’re looking to save money on hiring a chef or restaurant to serve your appetizers, you can definitely make them at home yourself! Get help from your family and friends and make it fun! We gathered five recipes for wedding appetizers for you to try out. Even if you’re not having a wedding, you consider these recipes for your next party! Saucy Asian Meatballs Purple Potatoes with Poached Quail Eggs Avocado Fries with Spicy Roast Garlic Dip Cucumber Cream Cheese Tomato Bites Grilled Eggplant with Feta Cheese, Pine Nuts, & Basil We hope you enjoy our five picks! Remember to share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter if you make these!

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Do’s & Don’ts of Wedding Invitations

We understand that the many rules associated with wedding invitations can become overwhelming. To help you eliminate a bit of stress, we’ve put together some guidelines to help you get started on those wedding invites. DO’S DO plan enough time to assemble, address, and mail your invitations. Don’t forget to gather all of the names and addresses of everyone on your guest list. DO use the third person when writing your wedding invitation. Never use “I” or “We”. Instead, try “Mr. Bob Smith and Miss Jane Brown…”. DO try to use the correct names and titles of all guests, if possible. It is more welcoming and guests will feel more welcomed to have a personalized invite and place card at their table. DO be specific when addressing recipients on your wedding invitations. Unless you really don’t care, avoid using “and guest” or “and family”. This will avoid confusion when your […]

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Sound Obsession at the Halton Relay for Life

Here at Sound Obsession, we love getting involved with our community. We recently volunteered at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Relay for Life is an inspirational 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings the community together to celebrate life and unite in the fight for life. Teams of 10-15 people raise money to help the Canadian Cancer Society save live sand to support those who are facing cancer. At Relay, the teams gather with cancer survivors at a track, stadium, or sports field and take turns walking laps for 12 hours, while all around them, the party is in full swing. Everyone can enjoy the music provided by a DJ, food, activities, and entertainment, as well as celebrate life. We’ve all been affected by cancer in some way, so helping out with this great cause is just our way of giving back to the community. Below are just a […]

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Hiring a Wedding DJ

A wedding DJ can make or break your special day, so be sure to hire a reputable and professional DJ to keep your guests entertained. Read review sites to make sure you have a highly recommended DJ who will make your wedding memorable. Visit the DJ’s website to learn about the packages they offer and find out how much experience they have. Sound Obsession has been servicing the Greater Toronto Area for over seven years! Meet up with your DJ to make sure you’re comfortable with the actual person. Address any concerns you may have and ask all of your questions. Get a quote and be sure to ask about any extra fees. (Overtime? Extra equipment?) Make sure you and your DJ have a written contract. If s/he won’t provide one, look elsewhere. Ask your DJ about his/her music collection. Is it updated? Create custom playlists with the DJ to […]

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2014 Wedding Trends

Summer is fast approaching, meaning there will be a lot more weddings to attend this year. There are so many great new wedding trends this year! If you’re in the final stages of wedding planning, this blog post is for you. We decided to narrow down our five favourite ones to share with you. (image source) 1. Tired of the traditional white dress? It’s okay to go with nude, blush, and peach shades now! These are soft and romantic colours that will carry the same effect as the wedding dress, maybe even better. 2. More and more couples are requesting specific music to fit their wedding themes (movie theme, French theme, etc.). Talk to your wedding DJ to plan out your playlist! (image source) 3. Photobooths are gaining popularity, especially now that social media is on the rise. Your guests will love posing with fun props and sharing their prints […]

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5 Tips for Planning Your Own Wedding

Planning your own wedding can be stressful, but compared to hiring a wedding planner, it can save you a lot of money. Below are five tips to help you and your partner get started. Set a budget – Before you even start looking around, you need to know how much you and your partner are willing to spend on the wedding. Having a clear budget will allow you to determine the type of food, venue, extras (and so on) you’re looking for. Make sure to set some money aside for any bumps you might encounter along the way. Create a guest list – By having your guest list earlier in your planning process, you’ll have a general idea of how to budget and how big you want your venue to be. If you don’t have enough in the budget, you’ll need to make some guest cuts. Cutting just 10 guests […]

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