We were royally honored to be a sponsor of the Palliser’s Royal Baby Shower on May 19th. The Palliser had previously hosted an afternoon tea to celebrate the marriage of Will and Kate, therefore it was fitting that they hosted a baby shower as well! Special thanks to the Decor sponsors in our design… GAPS Prop Shop, Great Events Group, and flowers by Cathy and Muriel MacRae of Creative Weddings.
Tara Whittaker Photography
The shower was a gorgeous high tea with an amazing spread of finger sandwiches, scones and pastries. A glass of Moet and Chandon greeted each guest as they entered and then they were treated to a performance by the Alberta Ballet and Sophie Serafino.
Tara Whittaker Photography
Additional event elements like the gift registry at the Bay for the Ronald McDonald House and the guest book that is being sent to the Royal couple allowed guests to give back to the community and feel more connected to the couple. The photobooth with cardboard cut outs of Will and Kate was a much talked about addition!
Tara Whittaker Photography
We were very excited to wake up to a feature spread in the Calgary Sun! Thank you to everyone that attended, donated gifts and of course to the Sun for this fabulous picture and story!
Just when you thought Friday’s in the Lynn Fletcher Wedding’s office couldn’t get any better – the coffee is flowing, we are all buzzing about spending the weekend in the beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for another fab wedding, and there is a major sense of satisfaction as we are all looking at our completed lengthy to do lists – Rachel Zoe (stylist to the stars and designer) brings out her daily Zoe Report featuring The Great Gatsby Bridal Trends! She shares some fun suggestions on incorporating the theme into all aspects of your wedding: from your accessories to stationary to florals and even make up!
If you are as obsessed with this Gatsby trend as we are, make sure to RSVP to the Moet and Chandon Gatsby party at the Fairmont Palliser and chat with Lynn over a glass of champagne about how to replicate this trend for your wedding day!
In Alberta we are welcoming Spring with prairie storm warnings, freezing rain and just generally overcast gloomy weather, but don’t worry about us, as we are staying warm inside drinking coffee and reading the new Special Events Magazine!
Special Events Magazine March/ April 2013
A publication that regularly gets passed around the office, we eagerly await the next issue to see what Lisa Hurley has thought up, and to catch up-to-date on the happenings in our industry. This issue is especially exciting as it features our very own Lynn Fletcher talking about “How Wedding Planners Charge what they’re Worth” (on page 25!). No matter if you are a new planner looking for pricing tips or a veteran in the industry looking to relive your time at the 2013 Special Event Conference in Chicago, this issue has something for everyone! Make sure to pick up a copy and make sure to let us know your thoughts on Lynn’s pricing tips.
There are few things in life more fabulous then the Outnet. For those that have never heard of this site, it is the younger sister to Net-a-Porter, an online directory and store for amazing fashion. The Outnet hosts the same designers but everything is at a discounted price. It is the online version of the Runway section at Winners – is your mind blown yet?
Alexander McQueen Lace Skirt
They categorize their merchandise based on events it could worn to, the latest of these sections being “Wedding Guest“. As we approach wedding season and your mail box fills up with invitations, this page of styling suggestions and item ideas will be a godsend. The looks are very on trend- our favorite pieces are this incredible Alexander McQueen lace skirt (for guests that want to wear white without breaking the rules), and this Stella McCartney sequin crepe jacket, which can be used to dress up dark jeans, or compliment a great dress when it gets chilly in the evening. Of course we are all lusting over the Valentino embellished satin clutch and glitter finished Mui Mui pumps! No matter where you are going for the wedding or the style or theme, there is something on this page that will help you be on trend, stylish, and comfortable. What more could you ask for?
As we approach yet another wedding season, the topic on everyone’s mind is: 2013 trends! Brides and planners alike are wondering which colors, fabrics, flowers, hair styles etc should they use on the big day. They want to know what’s HOT in the wedding world!
We are loving the CTV Morning Live “Wedding Week” segments! Each day a different leader- in- their- field is coming by the studio and talking about the wonderful world of weddings. It’s a great way to learn what is up and coming, and since it airs each day just after 8:00 am, you can watch it while you are eating breakfast, or take a page from the LFW book and all crowd around a computer during your coffee break!
Our very own Lynn Fletcher was in the studio bright and early on Monday morning discuss decor trends, Justin Catt from Spence Diamonds started the morning off on the right foot with engagement ring designs. CTV Morning Live has just announced that tomorrow they will have Wendy Belanger from Hair Influence Salon showing different hair styles and up-dos! We will be tuning in every day. Will you?