Orchidea: Weddings without the stress!

Orchidea: Weddings without the stress!

Do you fancy a wedding that’s elegant, beautiful and hilarious fun? If so, you’ve come to the right place! With Orchidea’s wedding services you can enjoy just that!

Orchidea plans executes, styles and decorates weddings and parties with personal style.

 

Source: Orchidea
Source: Orchidea

Orchidea is a wedding planning company based in Helsinki offering “an unforgettable day of celebration”. Whether you want a small and intimate affair or a large and traditional wedding, Orchidea can make that happen and transform your every wish. We love her attention to detail! With magical touches seeming to be her speciality, no item is unable to be transformed!

 

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But don’t worry, their skills aren’t limited to weddings! They also arrange other wonderful events such as parties, corporate events, baby showers and children’s birthday parties.

Source: Orchidea Kids
Source: Orchidea Kids

To find out more about the wonderful services offered, you can find the website and blog here!

Let’s make dreams come true!

Text by Jessica Harrington

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We Do! Weddings In Every Sense – a Wedding Fair in Porvoo

We Do! Weddings In Every Sense – a Wedding Fair in Porvoo

Photography by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz

Save the date in your calendar! We Do! Weddings In Every Sense – a wedding fair at Porvoo Campus – is on Thursday, 15 May, 2014. We are a group of HAAGA-HELIA students taking part in a course called “Wedding Planning and Management”, and our project this semester is to arrange a one-day wedding fair at our campus. Visit us, get inspired and complete your wedding vendor selections. Instead of having traditional fair with lots of stands, we will create an unforgettable experience for the visitors, appealing to all the five senses. Admire our visual feast of unique flower decorations, view the fashion show with our fabulous models presenting gorgeous dresses, which were designed by professionals just for our event, see an exquisite jewellery, taste the wedding cakes, listen to multinational talented artists including Veijo Vänttinen, Linh Duong & Vy Nguyen, Alejandro Diaz Ortis, and Anna Alferova, check out quick hairstyling sessions, find a honeymoon destinations, and take part in a lottery. If that’s not enough, there’s so much more; you will find at our fair anything from tutorial on how to make a wedding invitation to a free-style football show, and that’s not all; we are constantly coming up with fresh ideas and we are busy planning and arranging new attractions to make your visit even more enjoyable. There are no entrance fees, so you can enjoy all of that for free!

Photography taken by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography taken by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography taken by Maka Milczanowska
Photography taken by Maka Milczanowska

Would you like to be a part of this event as an exhibitioner or sponsor? It’s not too late to join! Just let us know. You can contact us via e-mail , Facebook or Twitter. Our planned theme is Spring Fairytale Wedding; our palette includes subtle pink, fresh green, pastel-hued yellow and lilac.
Our group already has contacts to the media and we are actively getting as much media attention as possible. We are publishing a press release which will reach hundreds of HAAGA-HELIAs partners in media. We also advertise now the event in social media, such as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and this blog. We will also live stream our event on Google+ to reach a wider audience. We are also negotiating Krista Siegfrieds’ performance.
The target group will be students and couples who are planning to get married. We are expecting over 500 visitors, so your company would have a wonderful opportunity to reach potential customers. We offer your company a unique experience, an eventful day with plenty of content, assistance on spot, beautiful venue on Porvoo Campus and professional photographer’s service. After the event you will get the photos which you are free to use for marketing purposes. Furthermore, if you are going to participate, we promise to write an article about your company here, at our blog. See you all at our fair!

Photography taken by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography taken by Alejandro Díaz Ortiz
Photography taken by Maka Milczanowska
Photography taken by Maka Milczanowska
Vintage wedding inspiration: Minna Hepburn

Vintage wedding inspiration: Minna Hepburn

Minna Hepburn is a Finnish fashion designer, who has been living in United Kingdom for over than ten years now. In King’s College London, Minna studied war sciences, but she decided to turn her passion and dear hobby of fashion into a blooming business:  Hepburn launched her ethical fashion line while living in Dorset, English countryside in 2008. Her beautiful, vintage inspired lace dresses were soon noticed by brides worldwide and the success in the wedding market was turned into Minna bridal collection in 2011.

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Beautiful Adele dress

All Minna dresses are made of organic fabrics and the label is referred as Eco Lux: eco-friendly clothing with great quality. The fabrics are locally produced and the left-over textiles are used for the children’s collection, to reduce the amount of waste fabrics into minimum. This passion for creating environmentally friendly fashion was highly noticed in 2011, when Minna won Elle Style Awards –reward in Finland for ethical work for fashion (Eettinen Muotiteko 2011).

Minna Bridal Collection does not only include wedding dresses, but wedding accessories as well: veils, hats & other headpieces, capes, jackets, collars and belts. To make your wedding day unique, Minna offers a possibility to create your own, custom made dress for the occasion. 10 per cent of the clients want to have a custom made dress and for many others, some smaller changes are made for the dresses chosen from the collection. In addition Minna has a beautiful range of bridesmaids’ dresses and from the children’s collection you will find the perfect costume for the little flower girls as well.


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Amazing Hattie hair piece

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Malika dress worn by Minna’s daughter Kristiina

I had the great privilege to work as an au pair for the Hepburn family during my cap year before university in 2010-2011. During my time in London, I got to see inside the fashion industry and how Minna dresses actually come together. The fabrics are beautiful, high-quality, organic laces and fabrics from local UK producers and they are also dyed with eco-friendly products. The dresses have unique, vintage vibe and it was great to see the developing process up and close. To get inspired, Minna bought and ordered a lot of vintage dresses for herself and from these pieces she got creative ideas to put into her own collections. Hepburn is a hardworking, down to earth business woman, who deserves all the phrases she has received during her career.

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Jemma headband & Trisha dress

For me, Minna bridal collection represents something new in the wedding business: even though the dresses are vintage inspired, they differ a lot from the usual fluffy wedding dresses in the market. Minna offers affordable collection for bohemian vintage-lovers around the world. The most blooming market is in Sweden, but you can find beautiful wedding pictures from Minna website’s blog from all around the world, for example Netherlands, Australia and Tanzania.

Text by: Anni Aro

The online boutique is the best to start to explore the world of Minna:  http://www.minna.co.uk/shop

Follow Minna in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Minna/261213207222139?fref=ts

Pictures from Minna website: http://www.minna.co.uk/