Zahra & Don, Take Two

This is the story of a boy and girl who fell in love, got engaged, planned their wedding and then abruptly called it off, three weeks before the big day. Rather than their tale ending right there and then (as I believe, statistically, most do), I’m happy to report that they went away, worked on their relationship and made everything […]


Putting the Fun Back into FUNdraising

Back in November, we planned a cocktail reception for the Lung Cancer Canada annual gala at The Arcadian Loft. Our mandate was to design an evening that was as far-away-as-possible from the typical sit down dinner/rubber chicken affairs that too many gala-goers have to endure. We were also asked to come up with something novel to replace the omnipresent Silent […]


Erin & Robert in WedLuxe Magazine

The latest issue of WedLuxe Magazine has just hit the newsstands and we are so thrilled to finally be able to share this spectacular wedding with the world. Guests were treated to three individually-designed areas in the family’s backyard: the all-white ceremony space where we covered the pool in lucite, followed by the serene cocktail tent, all done in shades […]


A Winter’s Tale

Another oldie but goodie… this is the beautiful winter wedding we did in Lake Louise, Alberta, almost 2 years ago. I wrote about the skating party we threw on the frozen lake in a previous blog post, but realized I never posted photos of the actual dining room… The dinner reception was held in the storied Victoria Room at the […]


Arboriculture 101

Once Upon a Time, someone had the brilliant idea to incorporate the apple orchard we were putting a tent into, into the tent…  The trouble is, this build is so complicated (multiple, massive tents with different flooring elevations), that the tents started to go up 5 weeks before the actual event. So the family’s arborist swung by and offered up […]


Runway Bride

We had the best time planning this fashion-themed wedding shower for our ‘Runway Bride’ last year. The bride’s mother, sister and Lidia Tacconelli and I schemed, planned and executed the most decadent party — a fashion- themed brunch on a cold and grey Sunday last November at Malaparte. Given that our bride loves all-things-fashion, we divided the guests up into […]


Lindsay + Jamie: The Lovely Details

We always hope and wish for good weather for ALL our clients, but there are some weddings that just wouldn’t be the same if it rained — and this was one of them. The ceremony spot, quite literally, clings to the bluffs, hundreds of feet above Lake Ontario; there is no other venue quite like it in Toronto. The rain […]


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 […]


Miss Missoni

Talk about a timely party! When we came up with a “Missoni Theme” for a birthday luncheon my client was throwing, it was long before we heard that the famous Italian fashion house had teamed up with Target to do a line of housewares and fashion! But. We are nothing if not festive girls (client included) and five days before […]