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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Introducing the FOS Distillery Collection

This month our team unveiled a stunning new line of furniture rentals inspired by Toronto’s distillery district. These dark, grainy wood pieces capture the rustic charm of an old wine cellar or upscale cottage. Custom-created for FOS, this new collection is already receiving a lot of attention from brides and corporate event planners alike.

The Distillery collection features cruiser tables, coffee tables, end tables and communal tables, as well as the show-stopping Harvest tables, which create an elegant and elevated dining experience. We also offer bars and bar-backs, as well as rich chocolate brown metal chairs and stools for matching seating.

Bright, bold florals or heavy green succulents and mosses make for an incredible pairing with these chic pieces, as do glittery table runners and an abundance of candles. Because of the cottage-chic style, the Distillery collection works wonders for creating a warm, intimate space.

FOS is also unveiling dozens of other new products this month, including charger plates, vases and room decor rentals. We encourage you to see what’s new on our website Collection Gallery.

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Canadian Event Industry Award Nominations!

Our hard-working team is incredibly excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for a

Reader’s Choice Award for Best Event Supplier!

Thank you to everyone for your continued support!

You can vote every day until March 22.

We’ve also won 1 and been nominated for 3 Canadian Event Industry Awards! The winner will be announced at the 19th annual Gala on March 31 – wish us luck!

Lindt celebrates 20 years in Canada

Last week FOS had the sweet privilege of designing and decorating the 20th Canadian anniversary celebration for Lindt & Sprungli, the globally-recognized Swiss chocolate and confectionery company. This elegant gala at the Four Seasons hotel paid tribute to the company’s success as one of Canada’s most beloved brands of premium chocolate.

FOS created a magically colourful event space to match the significance of the occasion, using majestic hues of gold as the base.

Being the signature colour of Lindt, we loaded the guest tables with rich gold decor, including gold glitz linens, gold acrylic Victoria ghost chairs, and gold table numbers. For the centerpieces we used gold manzanita trees with white hydrangeas and gold leaves at the base, and hung hand-tied strands of Lindt’s signature Lindor truffles from the branches.

The two stages at the event were expertly draped with a custom vanilla and chocolate layered fabric backdrop, which created the perfect setting for Canadian icon Chantal Kreviazuk’s special performance.

Notwithstanding all of this decor decadence, the real show-stopping feature of the event was the incredible lighting orchestrated by the talented FOS team. A custom “Lindt” gobo logo was projected on the wall at the back of the room, while bare-branch gobo trees surrounded the room, making guests feel like they were in an enchanted Canadian forest.  To top it all off, our technicians infused energy and depth into the design by rotating vibrant colour-wash lighting, paying homage to the multi-coloured Lindt chocolate products that Canadians have been indulging in for 20 years.

20 years in Canada is an important milestone for Lindt, which has become one of the nation’s favourite brands of chocolate. FOS is proud to have been able to celebrate this momentous occasion with Lindt, and we look forward to the company’s delicious future endeavors!

Memories of Summer: A look back at some of summer’s stunning weddings

The summer wedding season is such an intense few months at FOS that we sometimes can’t truly appreciate what we’ve accomplished until the leaves start to turn. Every summer is a whirlwind of beautiful weddings, but this summer’s work was exceptionally outstanding. Here’s a look back at just a few of the dream weddings we created in the summer of 2015.

Distillery Romance

This beautiful, romantic wedding took place in the Boiler Loft in Toronto’s historic Distillery District. The venue featured stunning brick and notched wood walls, oak barrels, and a dark, intimate lighting only achieved in a small rustic space.

Our team brought out the magic of this romantic hideaway with tall antique silver pedestal centerpieces, silver Chiavari chairs, a floating cake table, and soft candlelight.

Pretty in Pink

The ultimate pink fairytale wedding subtly married Star Wars in this design. The majority of the decor was a feminine dream, featuring a draped canopy head table, white glitz sequin linens, mirror charger plates, pink wash lighting, custom monogram gobo projection, and cute centerpieces with pink and white roses accented with succulents. All of this was tied together with the groom’s Star Wars planet table names emblazoned on candle lightsabers.

White and Light

A sea of white with dramatic coloured lighting made this wedding of over 300 guests one of the summer’s most memorable. Tall white floral arrangements on glass vases with hanging crystals held center-stage, supported by white glitz sequin linens, crystal candle votives, and a white floral floating cake table. Around the room turquoise up-lighting brought in dramatic pops of colour, while a monogrammed purple light-up bar at one end of the room and a purple up-lit headtable at the other funneled the guest’s energy onto a custom vinyl dancefloor.

We’d like to say a big Thank You to all our summer brides for making the season so special for FOS! Congratulations to all of you – we’re so please to have been a part of your big day!