The nominees are in: FOS up for 4 CSE Star Awards

Last year the FOS team executed some of our most incredible events to date, and the design feats did not go unnoticed. For the fifth year in a row FOS has been nominated for several prestigious Canadian Special Events (CSE) Star Awards. We’re proud to say we’ve been nominated in the following categories for the 2013 event year:

  • Best Event Decor $25K-$75K (2 nominations)
  • Best Wedding Creative
  • Most Outstanding Event Under $100K

Here’s a look at two of the nominated events. A third event, “Nature’s Secret Garden”, was nominated for two awards, and we expect that event to be featured in national publications later this year.

Best Event Decor $25K – $75K – “Moroccan Cirque”

For more details on this event click here.

roccan Oasis

Moroccan Oasis

Moroccan Oasis

Most Outstanding Event Under $100K – “I’m in Miami!”

I'm in Miami

I'm in Miami

I'm in Miami

The winners will be announced on March 27 at the Star Gala that concludes CSE Expo 14, an annual special events conference in Toronto. FOS Decor Center will also be sponsoring the Gala by providing furniture, linens, decor and design services for the event.

In addition to our Star Award nominations and decor sponsorship, FOS VP of Sales & Design Raviv will serve on the distinguished CSE Star Awards judging committee for non-competitive award categories, and has been selected to present two of the awards. On behalf of the entire FOS team, we’d like to congratulate Raviv on this exciting opportunity.

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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

FOS shoots for the Star Awards

For the fourth year in a row hard work and creativity has earned FOS multiple nominations at the annual Canadian Special Events (CSE) Star Awards. This year FOS is nominated for 2 awards: “Most Outstanding Event Under $100K”, and “Best Theme Decor $25,000-$40,000”. The winners will be announced later this week at a special awards gala that concludes CSE Expo 13, an annual special events conference in Toronto.

Most Outstanding Event Under $100K

FOS’ nomination in this category was for our incredible 2012 Euphoria Open House event. The annual FOS Open House is a massive fully-catered, open-bar party for our industry partners, friends, and clients. Last year’s Open House, titled “Just shy of a black tie”, eclipsed the dark sophistication of Mad Men with the glitz of a Las Vegas hotel. These two themes were divided into separate spaces connected by a tunnel of sheer white fabric and violet uplighting.

In the “Crystal Room” custom white vinyl flooring, a custom crystal ceiling and contemporary furniture set the scene for a posh cosmopolitan party, which was enhanced by white draping and illuminated by a custom lighting production team. For entertainment, guests enjoyed a live 15-piece band, Rockstar photobooths, ballet dancers, a 6-piece drum performance, mime dancers, and a live DJ hung 15ft in the air. In the dark “Oyster Room” we shucked and served fresh oysters with shots of premium Grey Goose vodka.

Our 2012 Euphoria Open House was nominated for "Most Outstanding Event under $100K" Star Award
Our 2012 Euphoria Open House was nominated for the "Most Outstanding Event under $100K" Star Award
'Just Shy of a Black Tie' was inspired by Mad Men and Las Vegas glitz.
'Just Shy of a Black Tie' was inspired by Mad Men and Las Vegas glitz.

Best Theme Decor $25,000-$40,000

Natalie and Dave’s wedding was one of the year’s most fulfilling projects. Designed by Raviv, our VP of Sales and Design, this event was not only the “elegant, warm with a touch of funk” design the bride wanted, but also required our team to execute 2 different designs (ceremony and reception) in one room, with only 40 minutes to ‘flip’ the space. Both rooms were fully draped with custom white vinyl flooring, and used our Kartell Louis Ghost Chairs for guest seating.

For the ceremony space, key design features included a custom canopy with hanging candles and large two-tier floral arrangements with staggered hanging tea lights stationed every 10 feet along the aisle.

For the reception we used both round and rectangle tables. Each round table was covered in our Candle Light Glow linen and a custom designed Italian lace overlay, and topped with a funky custom acrylic column centerpiece decorated with green Dutch hydrangeas at the base and a large arrangement of roses, hydrangeas and orchids at the top. To mix it up, we used Evening Mauve linens on the rectangle tables and crystal candelabras as the centerpieces. The bride and groom sat on crystal-studded thrones behind a 24 ft floral centerpiece that stretched across the head table and cascaded down on both ends. Our design even showcased the wedding cake with a custom cake table dressed in the round table linens and covered with hydrangeas and orchids.

Natalie and Dave's ceremony design.
Natalie and Dave's warm, elegant ceremony design.
The reception decor coupled funky centerpieces with elegant decor elements.
The reception decor coupled funky centerpieces with elegant linens, draping and table settings.

The Star Award winners will be announced on March 22, 2013 at the annual CSE Star Awards Gala. The entire FOS team will be there to celebrate the awesome work of the Canadian special events industry in 2012.