Elsa Corsi's Steal Worthy Party Must-Haves!

I'd like to think I've learned a thing or two since this birthday party picture was taken. One being, that even if you loose at hot potato don't cry until you are let back in the game! True StoryAnd also, there is no better way to spend your special day than surrounded by a bunch of your besties! 

This year was a milestone year, and I've rounded up 7 Steal Worthy Party Must-Haves that made my day extra special!

VENUE, LA PENTOLA

VENUE, LA PENTOLA

FLOWERS, FLOWERZ

FLOWERS, FLOWERZ

BALLOONS

BALLOONS

1. Choose an already beautiful venue for dinner and then add your own special touches. These flowers from FLOWERZ (thanks Chella and Katie!) and a bevy of balloons brought in by Countdown Events truly set the stage for a festive evening at La Pentola located in the Opus Hotel.

SELFIE FRAME, FLOWER FACTORY

SELFIE FRAME, FLOWER FACTORY

2. Add a festive prop, like one of Flower Factory's Signature Selfie Frames for your guests to have little fun with during picture time.

CAKE, LE GATEAU BAKESHOP

CAKE, LE GATEAU BAKESHOP

3. Big Birthdays NEED a Big Cake! I always get mine from Le Gateau Bakeshop. This one with layers of rich chocolate cake filled with fresh raspberries and mascarpone cream, was truly EPIC!

4. A cheeky cake topper! I got two from Shop Tineke since I wasn't sure about including it in the photos since it would thwart my it's time to start lying about my age plans, but in the end I decided age ain't nothing but a number! 

CAKE TOPPER, SHOP TINEKE

CAKE TOPPER, SHOP TINEKE

CAKE TOPPER, SHOP TINEKE

CAKE TOPPER, SHOP TINEKE

5. Such a bonus that La Pentola also had this amazing feature wall that we could take pictures in front of! It's Love Baby! Created by local graphic design artist Oliver Fletcher, the typography is the same style as the restaurants new branding, which celebrates a casual, cheeky and playful side of the restaurant. Art installations will be updated seasonally, showcasing Vancouver artists and giving guests a thought-provoking piece to enjoy.

IT'S LOVE BABY! DRESS, MASKA MODE

IT'S LOVE BABY! DRESS, MASKA MODE

6. Every Birthday Girl Needs a #GlamSquad! Mine was Jasmine Hoffman (makeup) and Courtney Brands (hairstyling). And since it was my birthday, we added some Veronica Gomes hair extensions. 

GLAM SQUAD GOALS, JASMINE HOFFMAN AND COURTNEY BRANDS

GLAM SQUAD GOALS, JASMINE HOFFMAN AND COURTNEY BRANDS

7. Friends who take the lead! Every year I plan an amazing party...in my own mind! This year these gorgeous ladies made it happen in real life! Thank you Chella Levesque and Katie Schaeffers!

CHELLA LEVESQUE AND KATIE SCHAEFFERS

CHELLA LEVESQUE AND KATIE SCHAEFFERS

7. A professional photographer! Please, spare your friends the bad angles and bad lighting! Having a professional capture the moments and your friends looking amazing is one of the best investments you can make for your party. I was so happy to have Samineh from Belluxe Photography attend for the early portion of the evening for photos!

SAMINEH FROM BELLUXE PHOTOGRAPHY

SAMINEH FROM BELLUXE PHOTOGRAPHY

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate!

And to the Hornby Street Crew- Vivian from W Lash, Kam from Vancouver MediSpa, Denise from Salon Origins and Maryam Collahi were Girl Bossing but came after photos just in time for the shenanigans! Be sure to click through everyones links and check out some of the city's finest female entrepreneurs!

I think it's safe to say a good a time was had by all and I can't wait to celebrate more milestones with this group of lovelies!

SOHA LAVIN, COUNTOWN EVENTS

SOHA LAVIN, COUNTOWN EVENTS

HILARY CHAN-KENT, INF INFLUENCER AGENCY

HILARY CHAN-KENT, INF INFLUENCER AGENCY

HANNAH AND MIRTHA FROM LITTLE PINK DRESS DESIGN

HANNAH AND MIRTHA FROM LITTLE PINK DRESS DESIGN

JENNY DE JONG, SHOP TINEKE AND COUNTDOWN EVENTS

JENNY DE JONG, SHOP TINEKE AND COUNTDOWN EVENTS

Real Wedding | All The Pretty Details

Styling lace wedding gowns is one of our favorites! There is just something so classic and so creamy about this fine fabric that makes it perfect for a wedding day and a natural compliment to our pearl and signature marquise designed jewelry. 

We love that Chrissy chose our Petite Elsa Button Earring and Petite Jasmine Necklace to compliment her beautiful gown from Isabelle's Bridal. The Petite Jasmine features three beautiful strands of freshwater pearls that we knot individually using silk and then flanked on either side with two brooch-like designs. The smaller piece in this particular set was designed to go with the earrings perfectly!

Pearl and Crystal Bridal Jewelry by Elsa Corsi http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog/pearl-and-lace-wedding
Pearl and Crystal Bridal Jewelry by Elsa Corsi http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog/pearl-and-lace-wedding
Pearl and Crystal Bridal Jewelry by Elsa Corsi http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog/pearl-and-lace-wedding

Your can shop both pieces from Chrissy's look, in our Online Shop HERE

Swarovski Crystal Wedding Wedding Earrings Custom Made by Elsa Corsi http://www.elsacorsi.com/shoponline/petite-jasmine-necklace
Pearl Wedding Necklace by Elsa Corsi http://www.elsacorsi.com/shoponline/petite-jasmine-necklace

 

Photography Brandie Coe Photography | Dress- Isabelle’s Bridal | Earrings- Elsa Corsi from Jeweliette Jewellery | Hair by- Nicole Dragon from Revive Salon | Makeup by- Brianna Scott | Stationary- paper poet

 

Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage

First comes love, 

Edmonton Calgary Vancouver Toronto  Wedding Jewelry by Elsa Corsi, www.elsacorsi.com/blog/love-marriage-baby-carriage

Then comes marriage, 

Wedding Bracelet, Pink Jewelry, Edmonton Calgary Vancouver Toronto  Wedding Jewelry by Elsa Corsi, www.elsacorsi.com/blog/love-marriage-baby-carriage

...then comes baby in a baby carriage!

Wedding Bracelet, Pink Jewelry, Edmonton Calgary Vancouver Toronto  Wedding Jewelry by Elsa Corsi, www.elsacorsi.com/blog/love-marriage-baby-carriage
I can’t tell you enough how excited and how much I was looking forward to being able to wear my favourite jewels again to document another special time in our lives ❤️ thank you so much for creating the perfect pieces for me!
— Erin Laybolt
Wedding Bracelet, Pink Jewelry, Edmonton Calgary Vancouver Toronto  Wedding Jewelry by Elsa Corsi, www.elsacorsi.com/blog/love-marriage-baby-carriage

Nothing makes us happier than seeing our jewels make another appearance in the love story of our couples. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary or special milestone we know you will love pulling out your Elsa Corsi wedding jewels for many occasions to come!

Bridal Gown: Delica Bridal | Wedding Photos: elsphotography | Maternity Photo: Katch Studios | Hair and Makeup (Maternity): Sen Studios

Beach Glam Wedding

Sometimes on our Instagram page we post a little sneak peek of some of the custom designs we work on. It is our way of showing you the different modifications we can make to our designs that are not always available to view in shop or online. You might remember this gorgeous set we posted in May that featured a suite of White Opal Swarovski Crystals for our Calgary retail partner Kara of The Bridal Boutique and her bridesmaids....

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We loved seeing all of Kara's bridal style details come together this week on Style Me Pretty, where the bridal mecca of inspriration featured the wedding!

Kara definitely brought the glam to the beach starting with this Galia Lahav gown. Being a bridal store owner, it could not have been easy choosing The One with all the options available at their Calgary and Edmonton Wedding Boutiques!

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In addition to gifting her girls with Plum Pretty Sugar robes, Kara wanted to create an earring "that would go with hers that they could wear to the wedding"...her wish was our command and we designed a statement stud in the same White Opal Swarovski Crystals that we featured in her earrings. The gift of jewellery they can wear on the day of as well as years to come is a great way to say Thank You to your bridesmaids for being there with you every step of the way!

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Congratulations to the happy couple! Their fairy tale wedding is off to the sparkliest of starts!

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See the full feature on Style Me Pretty, here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2016/08/24/white-color-palette-jamaica-destination-wedding/

Photography: Ether & Smith | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Stationery: Pinkpolka Wedding Design | Shoes: Louboutin | Jewelry: Elsa Corsi | Bridesmaids' Dresses: The Bridal Boutique | Calligraphy: Justine Ma: Design + Hand Lettering | Tuxedo: suits by curtis eliot | Planning/Styling: Bride | Resort: Sandals Royal Bahamian | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

Diner En Blanc and Sparkle

We are still basking in our Diner En Blanc hangover! It is definitely  one of the most visually stunning events of the year-the rules are simple...en blanc everything! One of the funnest things about it is getting to play dress up with your best friends! And when your Bestie Squad is also your Glam Squad, this aspect of the night is a piece of cake!

One of the perks of having a fashion designer as your date, is getting a new white dress every year! Hannah Tikkanen of Little Pink Dress Design knocked it out of the park with this little silk and lace off the shoulder number! 

Diner en Blanc Vancouver, Elsa Corsi, Custom Dress from Little Pink Dress Design, more on the blog: http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog//diner-en-blanc-and-sparkle

Obviously, no special occasion look is complete with having the full Glam Squad Experience, including makeup by Jasmine Hoffman , Hair Styling by Courtney Brands and Veronica Gomes hair extensions.

Diner En Blanc Vancouver 2016 with Elsa Corsi and Courtney Brands  more on the blog: http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog//diner-en-blanc-and-sparkle
Diner En Blanc Vancouver with Elsa Corsi and jasmine Hoffman,  more on the blog: http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog//diner-en-blanc-and-sparkle

Also, at our table was Nadia Albano, who is my regular stylist and snapped this pic from behind of my Vine Comb (available in our Online Shop).  She took some amazing pictures of our table and will be blogging about it soon, be sure to give her an Instagram follow so see more of these when she posts them.

Wedding Hair Accessories by Elsa Corsi,  more on the blog: http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog//diner-en-blanc-and-sparkle

Here are Jasmine and Nomo striking a pose in front of our table. Which was amazingly over the top and decorated by The Flower Factory, Debut Event Design and A & B Partytime Rentals. One of the things about Diner En Blanc is that you have to bring absolutely everything with you and set it up a la minute, so to have the creative forces of some of the best talents in the wedding industry on our side truly made it one of the most memorable Diner En Blancs ever!

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver, Jasmine Hoffman and Nomo Akiwawa,  more on the blog: http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog//diner-en-blanc-and-sparkle

Three cheers and a napkin twirl for our table leader, Lele Chan of Lele Chan Designs.

PHOTO CREDIT: NADIA ALBANO

PHOTO CREDIT: NADIA ALBANO

photo credit: dianne chow (www.fabulouslyfrugalinvancouver.com)

photo credit: dianne chow (www.fabulouslyfrugalinvancouver.com)

PHOTO CREDIT: DIANNE CHOW (WWW.FABULOUSLYFRUGALINVANCOUVER.COM)

PHOTO CREDIT: DIANNE CHOW (WWW.FABULOUSLYFRUGALINVANCOUVER.COM)

Diner En Blanc, Custom Wedding Gowns by Little Pink Dress and Vancouver Makeup by Jasmine Hoffman |  more on the blog: http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog//diner-en-blanc-and-sparkle
Sparkler Moment, Diner En Blanc |  more on the blog: http://www.elsacorsi.com/blog//diner-en-blanc-and-sparkle

All and all, it can be alot of work but it is worth every moment! If you are thinking of going next year, sign up early online at Diner En Blanc Vancouver to register for your invite! First timers, can also take a peek at my interview with the Vancouver Courier for 5 Tips For Diner En Blanc that I have learned over the last few years of attending!

A Black and Gold Color Palette

Styled shoots are one  of our favorite things to collaborate on. Not only do they  give us a chance to stretch our creative mojo but we also get to work with a collective group of professionals that are just as passionate about weddings we are! For this shoot, Planner and producer Pamela Nahal from Maude Weddings contacted us with her vision of a multi stacked statement ring. We loved making this piece and honing our filigree bending skills! Truly a one-of-a kind piece, it now resides in Pamela's personal collection! 

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Today we are sharing some of our favorite out takes from this Black and Gold Shoot that originally appear online at RealWeddings.ca

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Ines Di Santo Gown with Wedding Jewelry by Elsa Corsi. More at www.elsacorsi.com

We love how Beauty by Azadeh creatively used our Tiffany Bracelet in the hair for extra adornment. This bracelet is available in a variety of colors and custom sizes for a perfect fit. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing this style for your wedding day!

The Jayna Earrings featured here are currently available in our Online Shop.

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Ines Di Santo Gown with Wedding Jewelry by Elsa Corsi. More at www.elsacorsi.com

Link to the Real Weddings Feature: http://www.realweddings.ca/inspiration/elegant-black-gold-wedding-inspiration

Photographer: Simply Sweet Photography | Planning & Coordination: Maude Affair Event Coordinators | Florals: Flowerz | Stationery: Maurelle Calligraphy and Design | Décor: Koncept Event Design | Jewellery: Elsa Corsi | Makeup & Hair: Beauty by Azadeh | Gowns: Ines Di Santo & Galia Lahav (sleeveless), available at Bisou Bridal | Cake: When Pigs Fly Pastries | Dance Floor & Gold Cutlery: A&B Party Time | Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Lilac Love

Brides, you are going to want to get pinning once you see these soft, feminine details from our latest Style Shoot inspired by lilacs recently featured in Rocky Mountain Bride. Our new Kara Earring with a Vintage Rose Swarovski Crystal center was a perfect match paired with a blush Lazaro gown from Bisou Bridal.

Lilac Wedding Inspiration, Photos by Nomo Akisawa, jewelry by Elsa Corsi www.elsacorsi.com
We shot the photos in the middle of a field at Maple Ridge during sunset, which resulted in a soft and warm glow.
— Nomo Akisawa, Photographer

Although the shoot was originally planned to take place in a Buttercup Field, the yellow and purple combination worked out perfectly! Not only are they opposite but complimentary colors on the color wheel, this paring will also satisfy your inner Laker fan! To add this to your collection, visit our Sample Sale page to purchase this item.

Sunset, Bridal Lilac Wedding Inspiration, Photos by Nomo Akisawa, jewelry by Elsa Corsi www.elsacorsi.com

Chair: The Cross Decor & Design // Dress Shop: Bisou Bridal // Film Development: The FIND Lab // Florals: Unique Boutique Florals // Jewels: Jeweliette Jewellery // Hair: Cara Christensen // Lashes: Slmissglam Beauty // Makeup and Styling: Jasmine Hoffman // Photography: Simply Sweet Photography by Nomo Akisawa // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Stationery: Maurelle Calligraphy // Whitening Boutique: Pearl Dental Hygiene & Whitening Boutique

 

To see the full feature on Rocky Mountain Bride, visit: http://rockymountainbride.com/2016/07/15/bright-lilac-inspiration-british-columbia/

Deco Glam In Wedluxe

One of our favorite times of the year is when the newest issue of Wedluxe Magazine comes out! It's like Christmas in July for us wedding industry folks! And turning each page to feast our eyes on beautiful wedding inspirations is just as much fun as unwrapping presents!

First up...  A Deco Glam Style File produced by Aly Armstrong Events and photographed by Blush Wedding Photography! Honestly, it was so hard to choose our favorite photos from this shoot because they were all just so good! 

For this shoot our jewels were paired with a gorgeous Berta Bridal gown. Berta is one of our favorite designers and our jewels go perfectly with their style! Nothing says 'Art Deco' better than pearls, jeweled tassels and beautiful earrings. We hope you enjoy scrolling through this as much as we did!

Wedluxe Magazine, Deco Glam Wedding Jewelry by Elsa Corsi www.elsacorsi.com
STATIONERY DESIGN • Lovely Little Design Co.

STATIONERY DESIGN • Lovely Little Design Co.

FLORAL DESIGN • The Flower Factory, SILHOUETTE CHAIRS • Salmon's Rentals

FLORAL DESIGN • The Flower FactorySILHOUETTE CHAIRS • Salmon's Rentals

SHOES • Manolo Blahnik

SHOES • Manolo Blahnik

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 HAIR STYLIST • Veronica Gomes Hair, MAKEUP • Jasmine Hoffman

 HAIR STYLIST • Veronica Gomes Hair, MAKEUP • Jasmine Hoffman

   

If you can't grab a a print copy be sure check out the full feature online at: http://wedluxe.com/deco-glam-style-file/

PHOTOGRAPHY • Blush Wedding Photography, PRODUCTION AND DESIGN • Aly Armstrong Event Planning & Design, FLORAL DESIGN • The Flower Factory, STATIONERY DESIGN • Lovely Little Design Co., CAKE DESIGN • A. Elizabeth Cakes, GOWN •Berta Bridalfrom Blush Bridal, SHOES •Manolo Blahnik from Nordstrom Vancouver, JEWELLERY •Elsa Corsi from Jeweliette, HAIR STYLIST • Veronica Gomes Hair, MAKEUP • Jasmine Hoffman, CUSTOM BACKDROP DESIGN AND PRODUCTION •Karina Puente for Aly Armstrong Event Planning & Design, TABLE • Koncept Event Design, SILHOUETTE CHAIRS •Salmon's Rentals, CRYSTAL CANDLESTICKS •Upright Decor, CUSTOM LASER CUT PLACE CARDS AND STIR STICKS •Jenn and Jules Designs, DECOR RENTALS • The Cross Decor & Design, VENUE •Vancouver Art Gallery

Take Us To Sweden!

Our jewels are certainly living the glamorous life these days! First Paris, then Hawaii and now Sweden! This styled shoot was shot on location by Denise Lin Photography in Gotland, Sweden's largest and most charming island affectionately nicknamed the "Pearl of the Baltic". An island with a jewelry comparison? Obviously, we love it!

Gotland Sweden Wedding Photo, Full Credits at www.elsacorsi.com/blog/take-us-to-sweden

A custom backless gown from Little Pink Dress styled with a relaxed beauty look captures a medieval meets modern bridal style that feels right at home against a background of architectural delights. Turrets, castles and cobble stone streets alongside the natural beauty of a sandy shoreline give this destination an olde world charm that storybooks are made of. 

Gotland Sweden Wedding Photo, Full Credits at www.elsacorsi.com/blog/take-us-to-sweden
Gotland Sweden Wedding Photo, Full Credits at www.elsacorsi.com/blog/take-us-to-sweden
Gotland Sweden Wedding Photo, Full Credits at www.elsacorsi.com/blog/take-us-to-sweden

And, of course, our jewels from Jeweliette Jewellery were there for just the right about of sparkle! Shown on the right, is a one-of-a-kind couture earring we designed featuring a rare color of Swarovski Crystal called "Stormy Crystal" paired with Cyclamen Opal and on the left our small version of The Vine Comb.

Gotland Sweden Wedding Photo, Full Credits at www.elsacorsi.com/blog/take-us-to-sweden
Gotland Sweden Wedding Photo, Full Credits at www.elsacorsi.com/blog/take-us-to-sweden

A larger version of this comb is available to view and shop in our online store, here: http://www.elsacorsi.com/shoponline/vinecomb

 

To see more photos from this featured that was published on Fly Away Bride, visit: http://flyawaybride.com/gotland-bridal-inspiration-sweden/

Photography: Denise Lin Photography | Bridal Gown: Little Pink Dress | Accessories: Jeweliette Jewellery