This stunning wedding was held in Fair View! I wish I was able to get professional shots of this one cause my photos just do not do it justice! I love the combination of tall and short center pieces, when you step back and take in the whole room it's so visually pleasing. The bride wanted, romance, drama and simple elegance, the combination of roses, spot lights and satin fabrics delivered. For a wedding of just over 200 guests we were able to keep her vision affordable and attainable. It's all about knowing where to splurge and where to hold back to get the most bang for your buck. With all eyes on the head table we used our signature 'I Do' back drop with red lighting and soft organza draping to frame the newly weds, while chair covers would have added polished look to the room, we opted for a simple silver satin bow to cut costs down yet still have that special touch. Just by eliminating the chair covers we were able to save the bride extra cash to spend on adding in the tall rose ball and crystal center pieces to add depth to the room without hindering the guests views.
Whatever your vision is for your big day, we will do our very best to make it come to life without breaking your bank, a little can go a long way :)
Canada 150, What A Summer! I had the pleasure of working with Strathcona County on as the Canada 150 Events Lead. I had a number of projects to keep me busy throughout the summer. A few I would love to share!
The Heritage Garden Party was a beautiful afternoon spent at the gorgeous Smeltzer House, a historical site on the heritage mile in the heart of Sherwood Park. The afternoon was spent sipping tea, eating cake, listening to a beautiful trio play on the gazebo, watching painters create masterpieces and taking in the stunning gardens. It was the perfect opportunity for the community to come together, explore history and discover the amazing art programs that Smeltzer House has to offer! If your wanting to learn more about Smeltzer House check the link at the bottom!
Another project that I played a role in was the installation of a Community Piano, my tasks were planning the logistics, care of the piano which included having custom covers made and the unveiling party. The community came together on Canada Day to put their finger print on the piano creating a beautiful pointillism masterpiece. The unveiling party was a small public event where we unveiled the completed piano. We had some talented piano students come and play. The afternoon was spent enjoying beautiful music, snacks and mingling.
My biggest undertaking was Chautauqua 150, a 16 day collaborative arts festival that celebrated local artists, organizations and talents. Every morning, afternoon and evening programs different.
All daytime programing was family friendly and 100% free to the public. Evening entertainment featured amazing Canadian talent, one of the most memorable performance was the Canadian Fiddle project, Alberta’s top 5 fiddle players absolutely rocked the house to a sold out show, we had to take tent walls down to make room for everyone! Although the evening show weren’t free the highest ticket price was $20 most shows only $10. My main role in the Festival was planning the logistics of the day to day, moving artists in and out and keeping all the patrons happy! Other areas I assisted in were programming and promotion, even appearing on the Edmonton Global News Morning Show to promote the festival. Would I do a festival again the answer is HECK YES! It was an amazing experience and if given the opportunity would do again in a heartbeat! If your wanting to know what programs were offered shoot me an email!
Please feel free to scroll through the few photos that I was able to capture in this crazy summer. I am always open for questions, if you have a project similar that you’re looking for an outside opinion on shoot me an email I'd love to collaborate there’s no project to big or too small. I’m always up for a challenge!
This classy county wedding was an absolute pleasure to put together. From building the fresh floral pieces and finding authentic wine barrels (empty then but back to work creating more delicious wine) every detail was thought of. The lower level of the barn was open for dancing with a combination of tall cocktail tables for guest's to place their drinks while they bust a move, to lower tables with seating for others to enjoy beautiful moments shared. The upped level was set perfectly when dinner was served, with additional wine barrels for cupcakes and speeches. It was a beautiful night enjoyed by all.
This was a quick plan project that turned out beautifully, planning started at the beginning of September and we were ready for the bride and grooms big day only 3 months later in mid November. Even with the time crunch no details were missed! All of the dainty paper flowers were hand made with the help of the bridal party. This event was a welcomed challenge proving that we could get high quality work accomplished quickly and efficiently!
What a party!! This wedding was a rollercoaster of emotions, it was impossible not to cry when the groom saw his bride walking down the aisle and irresistible for guests not to smile and dance during the reception! This was a late night set up but we were up early and excited the following morning to complete the outdoor ceremony as the rain had stopped and the show must go on! Guests of all ages enjoyed the wide selection of candy at the candy bar!
p.s Coca-Cola bottle's are my personal favorite!
A beautiful small wedding out on the grooms family property. It rained on and off before it was time to start but mother nature smiled upon us and we were able to move the ceremony outside, guests with their bubble favours blew bubbles while the bride and groom said their vows adding that special touch to an intimate ceremony. After dinner and speeches a selection of tables were moved out side for guest to visit, the dance floor was open and the party began!
I so enjoyed designing and setting up this wedding, it was one of those events where everything just came together perfectly. The couple was such a pleasure to work with, the husband is a teacher and his beautiful wife is a pilot! Right away the idea were flowing on how to make this wedding unique to them. Our table numbers where little gold framed chalk boards that we made, we left a few pieces of chalk on the table so that people could write messages and the kids could draw pictures, this was our touch of teacher. Worked into the table design were gold paper airplanes, it was perfect and the bride and groom loved them!
I love crafting and creating personal touches for weddings. Your wedding should be a representation of your love and commitment to each other that what makes every couple unique and what should be celebrated!
Please enjoy the gallery from this wedding below and I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I do!
What a joy it was to design and set up this wedding! This venue has beautiful ceiling décor already installed and was easy to work with! The bride and her bridal party all made the centre pieces, from start to finish this wedding flowed beautifully!
This lucky couple won a free set up from us and it was a pleasure working for this sweet quiet county couple. Wine barrels, rustic old wheels and a beautiful door really added to the décor.
This wedding was one of our biggest challenges! The bride contacted us 1 month before her wedding in need of décor, the challenge was planning decorations for a venue site unseen as it was 1.5 hours from our home and time would not allow us a site visit. With careful communication and detailed emails we were able to show up and completely transform the room, cover the unsightly dart board and rather large pioneer mural. The guests and bride entered the hall in amazement and the party started!