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!

Winner of our $1000 Giveaway

Thank you for checking out our booth at WedLuxe last month! When you met our Event Designers at the show you also entered into a draw to win $1000 worth of wedding decor rentals from FOS. The winner of this draw has been selected and is announced below.

For more information about our products and services please visit our website.

And the winner is…..

Vanessa Chiaravalloti

Congratulations, Vanessa! We’ll be in contact with you directly to let you know the details.

We look forward to working with you to create a fantastic event!

 

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Winter decor is Coming

Brace yourselves: Snowflakes and hot chocolate are here!

Canada doesn’t stop having fun just because it’s a little icy outside. Events still go strong right through winter. In fact, the spirit of the season is celebrated and embraced by planners, decorators and clients alike. Think Santa Claus parade, Cavalcade of Lights, the Royal Winter Fair, the Toronto Christmas Market, Ice Fest, etc. Magical events that make us smile even in the coldest of blizzards.

Weddings and corporate events at this time of the year embrace a good Canadian Winter. For an incredible winter event, our designers concentrate on one of two main directions you can go:

1) Cool and Sleek

Sleek furniture like our Manhattan collection is perfect for a minimalist winter aesthetic. Whether accented with chrome or gold frames (we carry both), the furniture creates a clean white base on which we can build the layers of winter decor.

To this base you can add floating candles in glass vases, white or gold sequin linens and decor accents like birch branches, glass charger plates, Manzanita trees with hanging crystals or simple tea lights. Keeping it simple is key.

You can build further on this by adding pops of colour, and incorporating different textural elements to create intrigue, such as hanging crystals that look like ice, or white flowers with metallic accents.

2) Warm and Cozy

In contrast to the crisp, white-based approach, a rustic look is just as stunning, and reminds people of being home for the holidays. We like to use our Distillery Collection furniture paired with dark contrasting colours to make the space vibrant.

To add warmth and charm, clever accents like bold charger plates, textured linens and epic centerpieces help bring the space to life. You can also incorporate choice props to define a scene or add a great photo opportunity to a design.

For true warmth, the perfect lighting is key to creating the cozy winter aesthetic. Depending on your design, sophisticated lighting treatments or good old-fashioned candles will help set the mood, and tie everything together.

FOS has lots going on during the winter months – from corporate holiday parties to deep winter weddings to high-end trade shows. The designs may look different, but the motive is the same: to bring people together in celebration.

We hope that these thoughts and ideas have inspired you to embrace the magic of the season. As always if you have any questions or would like to discuss a possible event, drop us a line at info@fosdecor.com

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Warm and Cozy Festivity

Using warm fall colours, wood grain “Distillery” furniture, and creative lighting techniques, our team decorated the ultimate mountaintop retreat for a very special corporate client at the stunning Blue Mountain Resort. We fully embraced the spirit of the season for this event, incorporating subtle hints of fall in the decor to create an intimate and inviting space for over 300 guests.

Here’s a look at what we did:

After taking a scenic drive up the mountain and walking past an enchanted lawn of glowing LED lights, guests entered the massive tent where their evening would take place.

Our team treated the tent out from top to bottom, building on a rich base layer of sophisticated lighting executed by our expert technicians, which included crystal chandeliers, wash lighting and accent uplights.

To make the space warm and inviting, we alternated the use of round tables with forest green sequined linens and gold ghost chairs with distillery communal tables and stools.

The fresh multi-tone centerpieces incorporated orange, red, and purple, and were accented with gold pumpkins and dancing green tea lights in mirror votives. Outside we also set up oak wine barrels spilling over with even more rustic, vibrant florals to carry the theme throughout the space.

FOS recently introduced the new custom-created Distillery furniture line that made this event so unique and exceptional. They pair beautifully with any florals, and in the right designer’s hands are flexible enough to capture the essence of any season.

If you would like to see more images from this event we encourage you to check out our online gallery of images. We’ve also got pictures of our full Distillery collection as well as lots of new decor rentals in our collection pages.

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FOS Sponsors Incentiveworks 2016

For the third year in a row FOS was a Gold Sponsor for Incentiveworks, Canada’s largest 2-day event for the corporate meetings, incentive travel and special events industry. This year, we kicked it up a notch; FOS sponsored the Connection Lounge, Wellness Lounge and Education Rooms, provided a beautiful tablescape for the Discovery District, and executed our own stunning booth!

For an impressive 25 years Incentiveworks has been Canada’s largest and longest-running trade show for the meetings/incentive travel/special events industry. Industry professionals use the show to network and learn about how to bring out their best and make an impression in the corporate landscape.

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The FOS Booth: This year our team went for a white lounge and dining space with bright, vibrant pink florals and purple lighting. We enjoyed the chance to host attendees in luxury, and invited them to enter our draw for a $500 decor gift certificate.

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The Wellness Lounge: FOS went above and beyond previous years’ sponsorship by taking on the Wellness Lounge: a beautiful, calm, nature-inspired space for quiet meditation, with free hand massages provided by Banff Lake Louise.

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Education Rooms: Our goal was to make functional yet comfortable rooms where attendees could learn about the latest tricks of the trade from industry leaders. We used simple table settings and cruiser seating in the back to accommodate attendees in all of these dedicated spaces.

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The Connection Lounge: FOS sponsored the seating and decor for the Connection Lounge – a massive space where attendees networked and relaxed in a trendy black-and-gold corporate space.

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Discovery District: Our team was thrilled to be able to create a stunning wood-finish harvest table design with vibrant fall florals for the Discovery District – a space dedicated to emerging trends.

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We’d like to congratulate Incentiveworks on 25 amazing years! Celebrating our own 20th year, FOS knows just how much time, work and effort goes into such a long-running endeavor! Our partnership with Incentiveworks is always a fulfilling experience for the entire FOS team, who work hard to ensure each and every attendee is impressed! If you managed to make the show we hope you had just as great a time as we did.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have for the designs and products we provided for the show.

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