The Story of a Little Floating Tent

Once upon a time, we had a client with very steep property in cottage country… when the tent guys went to measure, they pointed to the water and joked, “we should just put the tent out there.” The client, being something of a man of vision, jumped at the idea. And thus begun our odyssey to figure out how to […]


2012: A Year in Review

Phew. What a year. We helped plan and throw some pretty incredible parties, even by our own critical standards. We built tents in highly unusual places, continually surprised & delighted clients and guests alike, all while pushing our own boundaries to create celebrations that were true to our company tag line: events without equal. And this year, thanks to some […]


Before…

I always think it’s fun to show how our events come to life — and this was a biggie, perched high up on a very steep hillside above beautiful Lake Muskoka. The amazing Dennis Large and his crew from Advanced Tent built a level floor that was flush on one end and over 8-feet off the ground on the other… […]


and… After

And here are some of the professional “After” shots in the tent…  No signs of the effort from the previous post that went into making our vision come to life! You can make out the white vinyl underneath the sofas at the front of the tent; it ran along the entire lake side —  the lounge and bar were on […]


Row, Row, Row Your Boat

We did a blowout wedding last summer in cottage country at a beautiful, lakefront property. Our bride and groom got married on the boathouse deck and as the ceremony was drawing to a close, the massive Wenonah II pulled up at the dock below to whisk all the guests off for a 2-hour cocktail cruise around the lake. We brainstormed […]


99 Bottles of Veuve on the Dock

At our wedding this past weekend in Muskoka, 170 guests consumed 126 bottles of Veuve Clicquot… that has to be some kind of record, doesn’t it? Fantastique!


Dog Days of Summer, Part Deux

This post is for any would-be event planners who think our world is only about glamour and fabulous parties: Cut to the day after the wedding described in the post below. I am sitting (after 2 hours of sleep) in the tent, on a case of beer. For the people who know me, that is probably a pretty funny image […]


Dog Days of Summer, Part One

Nothing says ‘summer in Ontario’ like a wedding in Muskoka. And nothing says ‘logistical challenge’ like a wedding on a private island in Muskoka… Behind the beautiful photos are months of preparation: tents, flooring, lighting, power, flowers, florists, tables, chairs, ovens, plates, glassware, chefs, catering staff, DJs and their equipment, alcohol (lots and lots of alcohol), musicians, officiants… all these […]