Pop-Up Weddings at FOS

We’ got a fully-decorated space, an Officiant, and lots of champagne. Let’s do this!

 

Not every couple dreams of a big, lavish wedding that takes months to plan. Maybe a simple, intimate ceremony that packs just as much punch (at less than half the cost) is more your thing? If so, we’ve got you covered.

 

FOS is offering a full-service pop-up wedding package with all the luxury of a traditional wedding for just a fraction of that cost. We’ve partnered with Officiant Paul Fletcher to offer beautiful, classy weddings to couples looking to say I Do with less stress but all the glam.

 

Our pop-up setup is perfect for low-key couples who want something beautifully intimate, or for couples looking to renew their vows in a stunning setting.

 

Simply slip into your dress and bring some guests! Our space can seat up to 70, and includes a lounge space and a beautiful backdrop for your photography.

 

The Pop-up Package is available immediately for any day of the week, and for those romantics wondering: Yes, we are available on Valentine’s Day! We recommend booking soon to avoid disappointment!

 

Pop-Up Package includes:

  • Full-decorated ceremony space with seating for up to 70
  • Legal officiant Paul Fletcher to perform the ceremony
  • Lounge and photography backdrop
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Groom’s Boutonniere
  • Celebratory champagne for you and your guests

 

Package Price = $3,999 plus HST.

 

If you like what you see, give us a call to book your spot: 416-667-0040 ext 226

 

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

Make your indoor wedding summery!

A warm, summery outdoor wedding is a dream come true, assuming all goes according to plan. However because plans often go awry when you’re counting on Mother Nature, most couples choose the security of an indoor wedding.

But just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t have summer in your wedding. Here are some suggestions to incorporate summer into your indoor wedding without spending a fortune.

1) Pick a summery theme and embrace it!

Whatever your summer thing is, you can use it as a fantastic base for a wedding!

Cottage goers? Think marshmallow roasting station and wood grain furniture.
Fan of music fests? Use lots of bold colours and wispy fabrics in your décor, and put bubble pots on each table.
Beach babe? Incorporate sand and shells into your centerpieces and use customized beach towels as your favours – they’re affordable and fun!

2) Choose bright colours against a white base.

Bright colours like yellow, green and orange are automatically associated with summer. The warmth carries over even more if you pair it with fresh greens that remind guests of being outdoors in nice weather. You don’t have to limit your colours to florals either – think about using bright, bold tumblers, table runners or candles!

Use a white base so the colours have ‘space’ to pop, and keep the rest of your decor minimal to maximize your budget while creating a truly summery aesthetic.

3) Incorporate an outdoor lounge

By setting up a lounge space outside, you allow guests to enjoy the summer air without risking the entire wedding. All you need is a covered space and some sleek white furniture where guests can retreat to. You can also put one of your bars out there to serve cool summer refreshments, like signature frozen mixed drinks or fresh mojitos to enhance your theme.

4) Achieve that garden look with clever florals

Instead of perfect, manicured floral balls, go for something more rustic with greens to make the arrangements look like they were fresh picked from a local garden (or like they’re still in that garden). You can also incorporate fresh citrus fruits or butterfly decorations as a trendy, inexpensive and powerful way to freshen up your decor and enhance the summer theme!

5) Opt for a tent.

If your budget allows, a fully covered tent will let you to roll up the windows and enjoy the summer breeze, or shut out the rain and mosquitoes as you see fit. Keep in mind there will be added costs to energizing a tent, but you can save in other ways, like having both your ceremony and reception in the same space and keeping your florals to a minimum.

If you’re a true summer spirit, we highly recommend you discuss these options with your Event Planner and Event Designer. They can help you come up with even more ideas that fit your style and your budget.

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Our Top 5 Wedding Apps Picks

In today’s super high-tech world, there’s no greater organizational tool than your phone! There’s an app out there for just about everything, including planning your wedding. Here’s a run-down of some of our personal favourite wedding apps that will help you get your big day on track.

1) WeddingHappy

Platforms: iOS

Cost: FREE

Wedding Happy is one of the best free apps for busy brides/grooms who want to make sure they stay on top of everything they need to do. With this app you can easily create your wedding plan by setting tasks and deadlines, tracking payments, adding vendors, and more! You can also see how far into the planning process you are. It’s easy, clear, and completely customizable.

If you’re willing to spend $9.99 you can also get a premium upgrade, allowing you to add a second planner to your account, export vendor and payments lists and more. They also guarantee a refund if you don’t like what you get, which is rare for a paid app!

1) Pinterest

Platforms: iOS and Android

Cost: FREE

Pinterest may not come with task/payment/progress features, but it’s the perfect place to collect inspiration! As wedding professionals, we know how valuable images can be at communicating your vision, which is why we encourage our clients to create a Pinterest wedding board and share it with us so we can get a feel for their style.

Pinterest allows you to create multiple boards – whether public or private – to cover each aspect of your wedding, such as flowers, food, decor, etc. You can even upload your own images from sample meetings, or your own sketches, which will be a big help when it comes down to making tough final decisions!

1) The Knot (Wedding Planner/GuestBook/LookBook)

Platforms: iOS & Android

Cost: FREE

The Knot has a few apps to take care of your wedding needs: The Knot Wedding Planner, The Knot GuestBook, and The Know LookBook. With The Wedding Planner you can set individual budgets for each expense, browse inspirational pictures, track your vendors as you narrow down “the ones”, and create a task completion list. The GuestBook is a simple website creator and guest list tracker for tracking guest invites and RSVPs. With the LookBook you can browse images sure to inspire your direction, find the stores that sell the products, share them with your wedding party, or save them just for you.

1) Appy Couple

Platforms: iOS & Android

Cost: $39 – $89 USD (includes website and additional features)

The Appy Couple App is an extension of a customized wedding page from www.AppyCouple.com! Appy Couple creates a modern wedding experience for both you and your guests. Choose from their configurable designs to get the app to look and feel like your wedding, include the story of how you and your better half met, post your engagement photos and song choices, and more! Then share the app with your guests and friends (free for them!) to get them psyched for the big day! You also get access to a bunch of useful planning tools and guides.

With the built-in group messaging and event planning features Appy Couple is a wonderful way to keep you and your wedding party and guests connected.

1) iWedding Deluxe

Platforms: iOS

Cost: $9.99

$10 will go far with this app. You can do all the expected things like track your budget automatically or manually, create custom to do lists, and upload photos. On top of that, you can also create a detailed guest list (including meal choices, and reception/ceremony attendance) and export it by email, create a seating plan for the big day and the rehearsal dinner, track your gifts, track your vendors, and be inspired by their Guide section.

The biggest draw is the clean, easy to use interface!

There are lots more nifty mobile tools for brides out there! Feel free to share your favourite wedding planning app in the comments to let us know what else we should check out!

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