Creating a Picture Perfect Day to Treasure

Meet Lorraine, a crafted veteran when it comes to wedding planning & decorating. For over 30 years, Lorraine Rodriguez and her staff have been creating endless memories for thousands of engaged couples in the Windsor area. In the past 22 months Lorraine has been able to help many couples maneuver their wedding planning through more challenging circumstances to ensure their wedding day is truly perfect.

Meet Lorraine, a skilled veteran in the wedding décor industry!

Anything and Everything has been described by many customers as the company who created a picture perfect wedding day and a planner who took care of all of their needs. Whether it be an inside quaint wedding of 25 or a larger outdoor wedding of 200 or more Lorraine and her staff work tirelessly to make your dream wedding come true.

Lorraine takes a look at some possible wedding scenarios for couples to consider when planning their wedding day.

The Split Wedding

Loraine suggests that a “split wedding” may be the perfect solution for many couples who want to have a larger number of guests at their wedding but not all at the same time. Consider scheduling a lunch reception and dinner reception. This will allow different guests to come at their slotted times and meet the new bride and groom. You may want to have guests who may be more cautious with dancing and mingling come to the earlier reception and your very close family and friends come to the later reception guaranteeing all your guests can see you on your special day in a way they feel comfortable with.

Creative design components make for picture perfect backdrops on your wedding day.

The Virtual Wedding Component

For a bride and groom who don’t want to leave anyone out of the ceremony or festivities there are options for you too! Anything and Everything has worked with a number of producers, and videographers that help couples host their wedding virtually for their out of town guests who many not be able to attend your wedding “in person”. With the help of experts in the cinematography field, the Bride and Groom can live stream their wedding and parts of their reception and also have a lasting videography memory of their day. Your out of town guests will be able to follow the day’s elegance from all over the world.

The Tent Wedding

There is no doubt that outdoor weddings have taken on a life of their own during Covid. This trend enable guests to enjoy a little bit of indoor and outdoor atmosphere. Pitching immaculate tents to hold ceremonies, receptions and other events is trend that will not end in the foreseeable future.

Anything & Everything is no stranger to this type of wedding, helping to elaborately decorate 50-100 feet tents in order to resent a picture perfect ceremony, and reception all in one place. Many considerations have to be taken when hosting an outdoor wedding and Lorraine’s experience helps couples walk through and avoid any possible pitfalls or unforeseen challenges that might occur. When hosting an outdoor wedding risk management is paramount and Lorraine’s experience is the key to stress free planning

If you are looking for a large selection, affordable prices, friendly staff, and fantastic service in the Windsor-Essex area, look no further than Anything and Everything! Lorraine and her staff make it their commitment to ensure you are happy and your wedding dreams come true.

Wedding day fresh florals are just part of the details Anything & Everything can take care of for you.

You can learn more about Anything and Everything on their website: Come meet Lorraine in person at the Wedding Extravaganza ’22 Show on March 4th & 5th at the Caboto Club of Windsor. For all show details and to purchase tickets online


Wedding Venue Tips with The Water’s Edge

The Water’s Edge Event Centre is a unique location on the beautiful Windsor waterfront . Owned by Dana, and Larry Horwitz, The Water’s Edge Event Centre is located at 2879 Riverside Dr E, and is an elegant venue with old world charm highlighted by modern touches. Dana, a native of New York City, married Larry and landed in Windsor where she has served many satisfied clients throughout her Windsor tenure. Dana has offered us some insightful tips for booking weddings and what to be mindful of during COVID times. Water’s Edge Event Centre stays up to date with changing restrictions and walks couples through restrictions so that there are no surprises.

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The Beauty of a Made to Measure Suit

Laz Dimitriou is the owner of The Suit Shop Co. Ltd. Laz, a native of Windsor, relocated back to his home down after working in Toronto at the Flagship of the Luxury Menswear Retailer Harry Rosen. With over 20 years of experience in fashion retail and operations, both nationally and on an International level with various fashion groups, Laz has incredible insight on why you should consider a custom suit for your wedding day and how this special purchase can last a lifetime.

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Flawless Airbrush Makeup by Polish Me Pretty

Polish Me Pretty offers the highest quality airbrush makeup, along with complete and competitive wedding beauty services.  Airbrush makeup is a niche artform requiring professional training and equipment. The Polish Me Pretty team offers expertise in this field and delivers flawless long-lasting makeup for your wedding day! They will be one of Wedding Shows Windsor exclusive vendors in the upcoming Wedding Extravaganza Show and will also be offering one of our Prize Stop giveaways valued at $500.00. A definite stop every bride coming to the show will want to make!

Polish Me Pretty offers the highest quality airbrush makeup along with a complete, competitive wedding beauty & hairstyling services. The team at Polish Me Pretty tackles every aspect of your wedding day beauty tasks, including brows, skincare, hairstyling and their unique airbrush makeup. With multiple price tiers and no travel expenses in Windsor, you can be assured you will find a price point that will fit your budget without having to worry about any surprise costs.

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All-Inclusive Weddings at Mastronardi Estate Winery

When planning a wedding, juggling countless suppliers is a pain staking task that many engaged couples do not enjoy or have the time for . Mastronardi Estate Winery aims to solve this issue by providing not only a gorgeous, unforgettable wedding venue but a full-service wedding experience catered to your taste with astute attention to every detail.

Voted as one of Ontario’s Top 10 Winery Wedding Venue, Mastronardi Estate Winery, nestled in the heart of Essex County is home to a 100-acre vineyard producing 13 varieties of Vinifera. The venue is ready to host up to 500 guests at their all-season event centre, Vino Vista, coming together to offer the largest indoor and outdoor wedding event space in Windsor/Essex County.

Their all-inclusive wedding packages also includes an onsite ceremony with a panoramic view of the vineyard, full onsite decorating services, onsite floral services, customizable menu selection complimented by a private pre-event tasting, full bar & wait staff service, pre-installed professional sound/lighting systems and thorough wedding day coordination.

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Outfitting your Groomsmen with Freeds

As wedding restrictions are clarified for Phase 3 in the very near future, last minute wedding planning is going to kick into full speed. If you are in need of getting the men in your wedding party outfitted quickly, Freeds of Windsor is a perfect choice. One of the many great services that Freeds provides is their “Suit Package” which which offers a tailored custom suit for you and your wedding party for as low as $199 each and fits perfectly into many couples wedding budget

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Relaxation Tips for Planning Your Wedding

Your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but that doesn’t mean it won’t come with some stress. Lets face it, just the wedding planning process along during the pandemic has been a journey it itself. Finding ways to relax with such an important life moment on the way can be difficult for anyone.

We talked to Lisa Best who gave us an ideal variety of helpful and healthful ideas to help you breathe through the process of planning your wedding day. There is no doubt that having a wedding booked in 2020 and most likely postponed has been a year that engaged couples have encountered more stress then they ever anticipated. Lisa Best is a premier wedding planner and owner of Beautiful Weddings by Me. Married 19 years herself and owning her wedding planning business for 20, she has seen it all and given us some great insight to pass along to you, in order to help ease your mind and ensure you include some self-care in your wedding planning journey.

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Wedding Menus & Dietary Restrictions Tips from St. Clair College Centre for the Arts

Whether your Wedding Guest’s request no shellfish, no nuts, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian food service at your wedding reception, expect to have to fulfill many special food dietary requests. Keeping up with your guests’ food allergies or dietary restrictions can be a struggle for any planner these days and organizing food service to meet all these needs can get overwhelming, very quickly.

With help from St. Clair College Centre for the Arts and their experience serving countless guests we have created a helpful guide to walk you through what to expect so that you are ready to handle any dietary roadblocks you may encounter. We tapped into St Clair College for the Arts, Manager of Catering, Sales and Business Development, Rosita Blackman-Smith who offered a wealth of information on this subject to help couples prepare for the special dietary needs of their guests.

St Clair College for the Arts, Manager of Catering, Sales and Business Development, Rosita Blackman-Smith
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New Year…New You with Revival Weight Loss

Looking your best on your wedding day does not have to be a stressful endeavor. Revival Weight Loss can help put you get on track to feeling the best version of “you” on your wedding day. I spoke with Kait owner of Revival Weight Loss on our topic of weight loss and the special services that her business provides.

Kait has been in the weight loss and wellness industry for over four years. She was inspired to get into this industry through her own love of playing sports when she was younger. Also having understood how difficult weight loss can be by witnessing the struggles of some of her family members, she felt a calling to work in fitness field. Over the last year Kait decided to invest in her own business and is now the owner of Revival Weight Loss and has some wonderful words of wisdom to share.

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Buying your Wedding Dress -New Challenges & New Solutions!

Sarah Taylor, the owner of It’s Your Day Bridal Boutique has had to pivot and pivot and pivot some more in 2020. The struggles that bride-to-be’s have been faced with, when looking to purchase their wedding gown has been challenging to say the least. Sarah provided us with some insight on the process of buying a wedding gown during closures and shopping restrictions. Soon to be engaged women are definitely in good hands!

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