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How To Make Saying Goodbye to Your Twenties WAY Less Painful

Saying goodbye to a decade is never easy, but it IS a wonderful excuse to throw a celebration to kick off the next ten years ahead. That’s exactly what this mama-to-be and event planner Renata of RDT Events + Beauty did for her fab 30th shindig. From the glam bar to the blooming cake, every inch of pretty makes turing thirty something to look forward to! See more in The Vault from Mango Studios.

There is no need to cry over kissing your 20s goodbye… Hitting the big 3-0 isn’t all that bad, especially when you throw an amazing party with your closest family & friends! For expectant mom-to-be, and event planner, Renata De Thomasis Rollins, turning 30 was about celebrating how far she has come, and looking ahead to what is next!

When planning for her 30th fete, Renata knew she wanted nothing ordinary. George, known for its amazing cuisine, was a no-brainer when selecting the venue. The palette when designing the event was hues of purple and pink, to complement the rustic decor of the restaurant, with hints of black and gold for contrast. Guests entered the private dining space, greeted with a cocktail and choice of hors d’oeuvres: mini mushroom & leek quiche; mozzarella rice balls; avocado & cheddar on toast and chicken satays.

Guests were then invited to take their seats – which were easy to find with a customized menu and a selfie cookie of each guest as their place card! Dinner was served and guests enjoyed a delicious salad appetizer, and either beef tenderloin or salmon curry entree. The sweetest end to this celebration was a delicious, and stunning, lemon cake with poppy flower custard and fresh strawberries. It was definitely a milestone never to be forgotten!

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Photography: Mango Studios | Event Design: RDT Events + Beauty | Event planner: RDT Events + Beauty | Flowers: D&D Floral Designs | Cake: Nadia & Co. | Stationery: RDT Events + Beauty | Chairs, cutlery, glassware: Chairman Mills | Linens: Around The Table | Plates: Plate Occasions | Restaurant: George Restaurant | Selfie Cookie Favors: Bobbette and Belle

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A Rustic-Glam Wedding With Shades of Blush

There’s no denying that Dagmar and Dave’s wedding was a gorgeous celebration, but it’s the heart behind their day that speaks volumes. In the words of the bride, “wedding planning is for now, marriage is forever. After the big day, it’s not what you are left with but who you are left with that really counts…if you are as lucky as I am, it will be your best friend.” Each detail crafted by Ooh La La Designs echoed this sentiment and Karina Anne didn’t miss a beat behind the camera.

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From the Bride… Dave and I met at 14 and married at 28….Half of our lives have already been spent together. After 10 years of friendship, we finally realized that what we were looking for was right in front of us all along.

For our wedding, we really focused on soft pinks and peaches, with lots of natural greens and a subtle mixture of silver and golds. With the help of Kelly and Angelica, along with twinkling fairy lights, candles, moss, and greenery – we were able to achieve the whimsical, soft and romantic atmosphere that we had envisioned.

David and I have been fortunate enough to travel together and create some of our favorite memories all over the world. We really wanted to incorporate that into our theme – for example, our guests signed a globe rather than a book, and our favors were airplane bottle openers for the guys and compass coasters for the gals. Also, because we were engaged in Barcelona, we included a Paella dish into our dinner menu.

David and I are also blessed with incredible friends and family that have provided a beautiful example of love and marriage over the years. To honor this, and celebrate all the love present on our special day – we added the wedding photos of our family and friends at the end of each pew at the ceremony. Being able to see our guests recognize their own wedding photo at our ceremony was really special.

My gown was the perfect combination of romance and glam. The beadwork was so beautifully embellished and the silver-ivory color was perfectly unique. My flowers perfectly incorporated the soft details of my bridesmaid dresses, being champagne, soft peach and soft pink – the playful mints and leafy greens added the perfect romantic touch. I was also able to attach two tiny frames with pictures of my two grandfathers, who were able to walk me down the aisle in spirit. We did not have a traditional cake, but rather a cheese wheel cake decorated with figs. Anyone who knows my husband knows how much he loves cheese, so it was well suited!

My advice for other couples is that wedding planning is for now, marriage is forever. After the big day, it’s not what you are left with but who you are left with that really counts…if you are as lucky as I am, it will be your best friend.

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Photography: Karina Anne Photography | Floral Design: Ooh La La Designs {floral & style studio} | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Stationery: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Darling Makeup & Hair | Favors: Wedding Favours Canada | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Venue: Honsberger Estate | Kimonos: Cherry Qiu | Linen Rentals + Draping: Simply Beautiful Decor | Table Numbers + Cake Topper: Brawox | Veil: Vera Wang

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A Parisienne Inspired Brunch Wedding

If you were to get together and create a wedding based around all of my favorite things, this would be it. First off, it’s a brunch wedding (I mean, who doesn’t love that). Secondly, it’s Parisian themed and totally perfect. Complete with Silverplate Press stationery and some of the sweetest snapshots from Ashley Bosnick Photography, we’ve got every bit of this beauty waiting for you in The Vault!

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From the Bride…We’re so happy with how everything turned out! When you plan most of your wedding yourself, it’s difficult (and very stressful!) to visualize how everything will look on the big day. The design inspiration we went for came really naturally to us, as they were all elements that we already loved. We went with a very organic, Parisienne theme with a modern twist. Naturally, fresh flowers and greenery were must haves. The French blue and white color palette at Colette Grande Café made it the perfect venue to tie everything together. We chose the breathtaking Toronto cityscape view from the Rooftop Lounge at Thompson Hotel to give our atmosphere a modern touch. I love crafting so including some DIYs was a great way for me to contribute personally to the décor. We created DIY himmelis and succulent shot glasses for the tables to complement the modern theme. We also scattered geometric photo frames with important memories, such as our Malibu engagement and parents’ marriages from decades ago, throughout the venue. What made our day extra special was how much love we felt from everyone. Despite not having a bridal party, we received so much help and support from our family and friends, and that meant everything to us!

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Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Coordination: Bisous Events | Floral Design: BLUUM BLVD | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Stationery: Silverplate Press | Ceremony Venue: Thompson Hotel | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Hair + Makeup: Rhia Amio | Groom's Attire: Harry Rosen | Bride's Earrings: Christian Dior | Brunch Reception Venue: Colette Grand Cafe | Cake + Desserts: Sweet Philosophy | Jazz Band: Lady Be Good | Paper Floral Wall: Confetti and Bows | Signage + Calligraphy: Paula Lee Calligraphy | Sweet Table Design: August In Bloom | Tillandsias + Succulents: Grow Something | Veil: Pronovias

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