Themed events: an FOS revival

As FOS makes its way through the corporate season we’re seeing an increasingly strong focus on themed events. One of the reasons we’re seeing an agenda full of themes is because FOS Decor is a full-service event decor and production firm that has become known for kicking up the traditional theme decor approach.

To elevate the theme event decor that was largely based on props 10 years ago, FOS incorporates furniture, lighting, and custom decor such as draping and backdrops to create more rounded, authentic atmospheres. By creatively using our rental collection and production capabilities, FOS designers have become masters of immersion. Here’s a look at some of our theme work in 2013.

MIAMI BEACH:

To capture the essence of a Miami vacation hotspot we built a custom faux fence in the style used down south to define an outdoor space reminiscent of a Florida boardwalk patio. To complete the beach-side indulgence are accents of fresh palm plants and cool white Plexiglas bars and tables.

Drinks on a Miami boardwalk.
Drinks on a Miami boardwalk.

Inside, palm fronds with yellow and white flowers were layered in glass vases atop Tiffany blue satins and our new Wilhelmina overlay for a paradise table setting. To emphasize a cool Miami environment we draped the room in crisp white, set up a beach-scene backdrop, and used clear plexi Chiavari chairs with silver cushions for seating with a light, refreshing look.

From the tropics to the table using fresh palm centrepieces and cool decor.
From the tropics to the table using fresh palm centrepieces and cool decor.

MOROCCO:

When we think Morocco we think of rich, exotic indulgence, which is just what we created for this event. Without using props FOS built a Moroccan-inspired lounge using two-tone draping, dark red mood lighting and plush gold couches that sat low to the ground. A variety of cushions matching the red and gold colour scheme added dimension to the scene and made it irresistibly inviting.

Rich Moroccan style and comfort.
Rich Moroccan style and comfort.

JAPAN:

For this design FOS wanted to give guests a glimpse of life in Japan with an elegant sake lounge using authentic Japanese rakuten dining tables, raw bamboo carpets and plush cushions. For table decor we stayed true to the culture and remained simple, using just a few cherry blossom branches to tie everything together.

Our Japanese sake bar with an authentic twist.
Our Japanese sake bar with an authentic twist.

ART DECO 1920s:

If you attended our Open House back in April you’ll remember the incredible 1920s party scene created by our use of furniture, props, lighting and special effects. Of particular note was the fog screen that separated a white-draped hallway from the main dance hall, onto which we projected silent films of the era for a smoky and thematic transition between spaces. In the main room we strung Charlie Chaplin-style umbrellas from the ceiling, draped it in candle light glow fabric and used different coloured spot-lights to create shadows and enhance the “let loose” vibes of our rockin’ live band and open bar.

A custom fog screen with thematic film projections created a unique passageway.
A custom fog screen with thematic film projections created a unique passageway.
Dramatic lighting, props, furniture and draping create a happenin' 1920s celebration.
Dramatic lighting, props, furniture and draping create a happening' 1920s celebration.

The way an event looks is always important in event design, but the most important goal for us at FOS is to give guests a fantastic, memorable experience. If you’re considering throwing a themed event we invite you to come in and talk to one of our designers about how you can make it a truly special evening for you and your guests.

Congratulations to our $5,000 Dream Decor Wedding Package winner!

Thank you to all who stopped by our booth at the Fall 2013 National Bridal Show over the weekend and entered our draw for a $5,000 Dream Decor Wedding Package! The lucky winner of this exclusive show draw will receive $5,000 worth of FOS design services and decor rentals usable towards their wedding.

And the winner is….

Monika Forte

Congratulations to ­­­­Monika and her fiancé. We look forward to being a part of your big day!

FOS at the Fall 2013 National Bridal Show
FOS at the Fall 2013 National Bridal Show

Win a $5000 Dream Decor Wedding Package

FOS is giving away $5000 worth of stunning wedding decor and design services to one lucky winner at the fall National Bridal Show in September.

The National Bridal Show is an annual showcase of the hottest trends and biggest names in the GTA’s wedding industry, as well as a chance for brides and grooms to find inspiration and advice on all aspects of their big day. This year wedding expert Jane Dayus-Hinch, host of Wedding SOS on SLICE Network, will be at the show to answer questions and offer advice for the upcoming wedding season.

FOS is partnering with the National Bridal Show as one of the largest sponsors and biggest featured giveaways. Visit our team at booth #413 to enter our draw for a chance to win a $5,000 Dream Decor Wedding Package, which includes premium decor rentals and design consultations with one of our award-winning designers.

The National Bridal Show will take place at the International Centre in Mississauga from September 6 – 8, 2013.Click here to learn more about the Show.

National Bridal Show
National Bridal Show