Grooms & Greens – As Seen in The Refinery Magazine

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I recently put together a shoot for The Refinery Magazine, and have really enjoyed the hard work and time that I put in to creating this grooms lounge inspired shoot. One of my favourites was the “Grooms & Greens” section that can be found within the new pages at:¬†www.therefinerymag.com

Below are some photos from the Mag, and I hope you enjoy!

Vendor List:

Produced by Ainsley’s Affairs

Cupcakes by Pink Ribbon Bakery

Macarons by Macaron Chez Moi

Floral Styling and Design by DeLovely Creative

Photography by Magnolia Photographic

Shot on Location at Lofty Living, New West, B.C.

Menswear from H&M

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

#19 – Groom’s Lounge – 2013 Wedding Trends

It’s true!

The men in your life might be starting to take more of an interest in the wedding plans! (shocker, right!?) Have no fear, however, because that means less work for you, and more out of his pocket than yours, or whoever your financier is! (still probably you! hehe)

Things like a “grooms lounge”, “grooms cake”, your fianc√© taking a sudden picky interest in his ring, and elaborate gifts for your guy, are all part of the new trends we are seeing for next year. Even some wedding shows are featuring “special” areas just for your significant other! Anca’s Bridal (Langley, B.C.) even had a grooms lounge at their recent new show!

With all that being said, here are some trends for mens that we think are cute, and TOTALLY hot right now!

As you can see, things like scotch and cigar stations, barber shop straight razor shaves, couches and cow leather are all so totally great for your special guy! Wouldn’t you want your man to have something to do at the wedding that makes him super happy? Somewhere to go with his buddies and have a few on the rocks?

Stay tuned for tomorrows post with another new trend that is classic, yet can be done in SO many fresh new ways!

love you all! Ainsley xoxo