Starry Starry Night – Photoshoot with Sarah England Photography

It is always a pleasure working with someone that shares a similar aesthetic and like to you. Sarah England has time and time again proven to be someone that I throuroughly enjoy working with, as well as someone who consistantly puts out unique artistic photography. When Sarah approached me to do some shoots together for the Khatsalano Music Festival, I knew instantly that there was going to be something fun about working together again.

We got together this past monday evening to produce a shoot in my new office on columbia street in new west, and this is what we came up with in just about two hours of prep time. We got together 4 models (one couple, and two seperate girls: thanks again Mel, Duncan, Julia and Julie!), hung about 500ft of white christmas lights, borrowed some gowns from upstairs (we share a creative space with Ellebay Bridal Boutique and Truvelle Bridal), and made some magic happen!

Hope you enjoy what we came up with!           – A. xoxo

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As seen on The Refinery Magazine’s Blog – Editors Picks – Peachy Keen!

florals // room // earrings // dress

In today’s editors picks, Ainsley was feeling peachy with this warm palette. Check out some of her favourite picks from Pinterest this week!

From Ainsley:
This week is going to be peachy keen! I am venue scouting for clients and for The Refinery Magazine, which is taking me outdoors and into the wild wild world of hotels, halls, parks and gardens. What better way to stand out in a sometimes cold late winter environment? Wear some warm peachy colours with accents of navy’s, blues or creams!

Nothing looks better at a wedding than soft neutrals, and peach is a warm colour that can be accented with a wide variety of colours: from Purples to Yellows, Turquoises to Black. Last but not least, who doesn’t love a sweet and peach filled tart for dessert? Would you care for some champagne with that?

Urban Valentines Love – Valentines Day 2013 – Ainsley’s Affairs & The Nickersons

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Planning & Design: Ainsley’s Affairs

Photography: The Nickersons

Florals: Sunflower Florist

Macaroons: Soirette

Doughnuts: Cartems Doughnuterie

Cupcakes: PS: heart blog

Balloons: Balloonatics

Decor: Ainsley’s Affairs

Skirt: PARTYSKIRTS

Daily Wedding Inspiration – #4 – Off to See the Wizard

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Not only is the colour of the year Emerald Green, according to Pantone, but it is also the year of the new Oz movie! I grew up loving all things green, especially since my hair is red and it is easy to pair red heads with the gorgeous greens. They just seem to pop once united!

I had to do a green inspiration as I love love LOVE the colour, and saw that other planners, like myself, were getting on the one stop express air balloon to the world of the green and the oh so mighty Oz!

Enjoy!

See you back here tomorrow friends! 🙂

Ainsley xoxo

Daily Inspiration Post – #3 – More Peonies Please!

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I logged in to pinterest this morning and I saw this huge beautiful bright pink peony, and I knew what I had to do for today’s inspiration post. MORE PEONIES PLEASE! I can never get enough of big beautiful peonies! They are gorgeous, and if i had the option to make beautiful big and gorgeous peonies an object of my every day life, there would be not one single complaint about it ever. Maybe if I become rich and famous I will request peonies be on my desk everyday. dream on girl, dream on!

Enjoy lovelies, enjoy!

Clockwise from Top left:

1. 100 Layer Cake 2.Bibbity Bobbity Boo 3. Rock and Roll Bride 4. Intimate Weddings 5.Intimate Weddings 6.Pinterest 7.Tumblr 8.Rock and Roll Bride

See you back here tomorrow!

xoox Ainsley

Introducing: The Refinery Magazine!

The Refinery For My Blog

 

After a long long time of anticipation, hard work, and blood, sweat and tears, we are finally just over a month away to our very first issue! This is an INCREDIBLY exciting time for myself and all the vendors involved with The Refinery Magazine!

I would like to thank the amazing vendors who contributed to this amazing new mag, and without your hard work this wouldn’t be a reality!

Thank you so so much!

Most importantly I would like to thank Madison Hope of Hope & Co for her countless hours of graphic design and making this magazine an actual reality!

Stay tuned for the first issue by liking out page:

www.facebook.com/therefinerymag

We hope you like our first issue, and can’t wait to see and hear your feedback!

Love Love Love,

Ainsley ( & Madison)

Co-Founders of The Refinery Magazine

Daily Inspiration Post – #2 – Creme de la Creme!

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There is always something dreamy about a white or cream wedding! It is always so beautiful and allows the people at the wedding become the centre focus with their own beauty. It is not busy, it is not overly dramatic… it is really just the most beautiful colour! You can really do anything with it!

 

Daily Inspiration Posts – #1 – Happy New Year

Blue & Gold Inspiration

 

Happy New Year everyone! I can already tell that it is going to be an amazing year and I have decided to challenge myself and keep my new years resolution of posting an inspiration image every day for the entire year. Now I know it is going to be difficult to keep this resolution, but I am going to do the very best that I can! I promise!

The very first inspiration of the year is this beautiful Blue and Gold wedding palette filled with sparkles, jewel tones and wonder! I hope you enjoy!

Clockwise from top left:

1.lushhush 2.Oh So Beautiful Paper 3.Ozzy Garcia 4.Note To Self 5.Elizabeth Anne Designs 6.hipstuff 7.RuffledBlog 8. Covet Living 9.Brides Cafe

 

See you back here tomorrow!

Ainsley xoxo

12 Days of Christmas – Ten Lords a Leaping – Christmas Countdown Wedding Inspiration

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There is not much that you can do with the Ten Lords a Leaping, but I drew some inspiration for myself from Lord & Taylors Wedding Style, which is usually always black tie. This turned out to be really fun, and I have officially fallen in love with the black and white simplicity and elegance that this inspiration became.

I love the fun textures but also the high class that can easily come together for a fun and youthful but still tasteful wedding. I hope that you love it as much as I do!

Clockwise from top left:

1. Frosted Petty Coat Blog  2. Elizabeth Anne Designs 3. The Perfect Palette 4. We Heart It 5. The Perfect Palette 6. Fab You Bliss Blog  7. Pinterest 8. My Baking Addiction 9. Brides Cafe 10. Style Me Pretty 11. Frosted Petty Coat Blog 12. Merriment Events 13.  Once Wed

Well, I must hit the hay now, and catch some shut eye, as it is 12:31 AM! Phew!

Happy Christmas!

Ainsley xoxo

p.s. don’t forget to pin the inspiration board, and also check out the sources that I drew the photos from!

12 Days of Christmas – Five Golden Rings! – Wedding Inspiration Christmas Countdown

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Gold and Green are two of the easiest pairings in history, especially at this time of year. Throw in a couple of gold rings and what do you get? A wedding! Today I focused on finding subtle greens and golds that work well together as a team and separately, but must work in a wedding environment. I love this rich green, which I believe will be big in 2013, as mint had it’s moment in 2012. An easy way to incorporate gold and green in to your every day life is to pick up a fresh wreath (or make one, which is even better!) and grab some gold glitter, and spray it to give it a christmas-y glow!

Clockwise from top left:

1. Bridal Musings 2. Style Me Pretty 3. WhimSea Designs on Etsy 4. Guest Book on Etsy 5. Style Me Pretty 6. Style Unveiled

 

I hope you enjoy this green and gold christmas-y dream!

See you tomorrow!

Ainsley xoxo