Join us at the First Look Wedding Show on November 12!

FOS is extremely excited to be a part Vineyard Bride Niagara’s Wedding Resource, and will be participating as a vendor in The First Look Wedding Show in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake in November,

Attendees will enjoy wine tastings and food samples paired with live music during this unique wedding show experience! 

We encourage you to stop by our booth  on Sunday November 12, 2017 between 12pm and 4pm. The event will take place at The Hare Wine Co. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance through The Vineyard Bride’s website

We hope to see you there!

 

Event Trends Summer 2017: Garden Chic Weddings

This season, brides are turning away from elegant perfectionism, and instead opting for a more organic aesthetic for their wedding decor. Specifically, they’re asking for a ‘Garden Chic’ theme that seems to be heavily influenced by Pantone’s colour of the year: Greenery [read more about this here].

 

The idea for this trend is to deconstruct the florals; to make it look like you just walked through an overgrown garden and hand-picked your fill. This means naked-stem bouquets and loose table arrangements bursting with greenery. For colour, rich floral accents such as merlot, red and fuchsia flowers are helping to enhance this Garden Chic theme.

 

Against all this green, brides are choosing muted linen tones to create a light base for the greenery to pop, such as blush, candlelight glow, and ivory satins. Our designers are then bringing in earthy silver, gold and rose gold accents to tie it all together with a touch of elegance.

 

It’s a little bit country, a little bit cottage, and a little bit glam!

 

Jungle Fever and Cool Miami Nights

As usual FOS is gearing up for a busy and eventful summer wedding season! While we’re extremely excited to make dreams come true for our blushing brides and grooms, we’re also still celebrating two incredible events for two incredible young clients.

 

Here’s a look at how FOS made Sierra’s Bat Mitzvah and Jonathan’s Bar Mitzvah into memorable life experiences for their friends and family.

 

Sierra’s Bat Mitzvah: Sierra Park

 

Feeling a little wild at heart, Sierra wanted a Jungle-inspired Bat Mitzvah, and our creative team was happy to oblige. We put together a stunning design using elegant table decor, props and florals that transformed the space into an overgrown world with surprising detail.

 

To create this incredible jungle we filled the room with lush, tropical silk foliage, palm trees, vinyled bars and fun animal props. Grounding the design were emerald sequin table linens, gold oyster charger plates, and vine-wrapped gold satin napkins. We also created custom moss-covered table numbers, used wood-cut trivets for the tables, and draped the room in green velour that worked with the lighting to create a dark jungle glow.

 

Jonathan’s Bar Mitzvah: JBar

Taking a cooler approach to his big day, Jonathan wanted his guests to enjoy VIP treatment at an exclusive upscale Miami nightclub he called JBar. Every lucky attendee (with a VIP access-pass invitation, of course) started their night by walking across a red carpet and through gold railings to the Miami event space.

 

The ‘club’ was cool and chic, using a mix of silver and black sequin linens, silver and black oyster charger plates, and clear ghost chairs. The simple but beautiful centerpieces used floating candles in glass vases with submerged orchids to bring in a subtle tropical influence while keeping the decor light and elegant. The occasional tall palm tree prop achieved the same!

 

Other unique aspects of this event were the black lounge space, custom JBar vinyling for the bars, towering green and white floral vignettes, and modern club lighting to keep the energy up

 

 

 

Our team had so much fun planning and executing these two events! They both required a lot of style and creativity to pull off, and our clients were thrilled with the results.

 

We’d like to congratulate to Sierra and Jonathan, and thank them for letting us be a part of this momentous occasion in their lives!

Event Trends: Spring 2017

Greenery

 

There are some very distinct trends making their presence known in event designs this season. The first and foremost is Pantone’s Colour of the Year: Greenery!

 

This particular yellow-green colour is being embraced by designers as a strong accent, and even as the primary colour for their designs. It’s a modern and non-traditional idea that will be seen in many events this season. Not only is the colour being embraced, but the concept of incorporating greenery is especially strong. Some of the ways we’re working Greenery into events includes silk floral arches, event grass carpeting and green centerpieces featuring leaves, vines and mosses.

 

 

Trees and Branches

 

Playing off Pantone’s colour of the year is a trend that’s been around for a while, but is really picking up steam this season. Using trees and tree props in event decor brings in the feeling of nature, and gives a charming twist to elegant decor.

 

We recently added to our Manzanita tree collection to expand the options available to clients who have increasingly been asking for these additions to their design. We now offer white, silver and natural manzanitas in various sizes to accommodate this beautiful trend, and these can also be painted to fit the style of any event. We also see a lot more branches being used to create a rustic aesthetic, and have requests for cherry blossom trees and wishing trees, all of which we offer.

If you want to explore these trendy decor ideas for your upcoming event give us a call or email us today to set up a free consultation with one of our Event Designers!

416-667-0040, info@fos.ca

Spring is here!

It’s been a busy winter here at FOS, and we look forward to an event busier spring! Now that the ice is beginning to thaw, here’s a bit of a recap of what our team has been up to over the last few months.

 

WedLuxe 2017

 

Our team put together a beautiful booth at the WedLuxe show back in January. If you were there, we hope you had a chance to stop by and say hi! If you weren’t you should consider putting the show on your radar for next year, because it’s a fantastic way to see what Toronto’s best wedding vendors are capable of, and to learn a bit more about the teams behind the companies.

 

For our booth we brought to life a ‘vintage Paris’ theme, incorporating a romantic floral arch with hanging crystals, a cascading floral table runner, white furniture, gold cutlery, a purple floral print vinyl floor and our carousel horse prop. We also gave away a $1000 wedding decor gift certificate, which was won by Vanessa Chiaravalloti.

 

Best Lighting Nomination

 

For the second year in a row, FOS is proud to announce that we’ve been nominated in the category of “Best Lighting Design for an Event” for the Canadian Special Event Industry Awards. We took the prize in the same category last year, adding it to our 5 other CSEIA wins for various categories over the past few years.

 

The event we were nominated for took place at Blue Mountain Resort, and incorporated a number of strong lighting techniques. To set the scene we laid LED lights in the lawn leading up to the tent, then colour-washed the event space to create a vibrant base, layered on colour-rotating uplights to provide contrast, and finished it all off with glowing crystal chandeliers.

Wish us luck on a second win a row!