2016 was an incredible year for AVPEvents in many ways! Here, we celebrate even the smallest of successes. Here are some of 2016’s highlights for us
Black Diamond Shoot
Getting to organize and direct our very first stylized shoot this past summer was one of the most rewarding and mind blowing experiences. I had an incredible team from all over the GTA and Ottawa Ontario and there is no way I could have done it without them. Conceptualizing this shoot was so easy because I knew I wanted it to be intense. Personally, I find the wedding industry could use more multi-cultural models in their shoots so that played a monumental role in the models I chose. Carmela Sagula did a lovely job photographing our set up. Event Rental Group provided our table linens, stemware, utensils and charger plates. 4 Men United provided the suiting for the groom, Ferre Sposa Bridal provided the bridal gowns we used for the bride. Look at the Moon jewelry and Luvy-T Shop provided jewelry, Edible Sins did the gorgeous cakes and cookies and came all the way from Ottawa, Ontario. Mariposa cruises were incredible and offered the Northern Spirit I as our venue and Velvet Rope Floral did a magnificent job on the monochromatic floral arrangements. Keisha Williams was the GTA artist behind the beautiful hair-styling for both the bride and groom. Lastly, Miss Thani who came all the way from Ottawa as well with her Orchid Cosmetics line was the makeup artist who knew exactly what look I was going for and made it come to life. Everyone’s talent and dedication enabled this shoot to make the 2016 Fall/Winter issue of The Wedding Planner Magazine. Thank you and much love to you all!
Wahoo! This one took awhile but it was so overdue! We finally put together our new www.avpblog.com and changed the look of the entire thing. It was important to me that it connected with our audience and had more emphasis on imagery. Social media has changed everything and millennials want maximum information in one “go too” spot.
Beneath The Veil
We stopped in to chat with some colleagues and good friends which was so nice. I always find, life can get so crazy hectic that you forget to take a moment and really catch up. Fruitilicious Cakes cakes creator Sandra and I got to spend a few minutes together and booked my July 2017 wedding- which we are stoked for! Also got to reconnect with Frances from Mona Lisa Bridal Gallery- I still have yet to zip over to the gallery but it’s going to happen Frances!
Fashion Show Gala by Sharleez Concept
We were invited to attend the launch of the 2017 Sharleez Concept line sponsored by Elegant Wedding Magazine on October 14 2016 at Fountain Blu. The runway was lined with some extremely talented designers including one of my new favorites, Macedonian born Canadian designer Lidija from House of Lidija. All I can say is wow! Men’s suiting company D’Royce Customs located here in Yorkville rocked the runway as well. Canadian bridal designer Sharleez Thanga created some stunning gowns for her 2017 collection and we are looking forward to seeing more!
Overall 2016 had a lot of bumps in the road on a personal level but had many sweet moments. We are really looking forward to 2017 and the weddings we have coming up in Toronto all the way to Belleville! Be sure to stay tuned to our blog in the New year for all you newly engaged couples, keep in mind that AVPEvents is offering 10% off our Partial Planning and Day of coordination if you book anytime between now and Feb 28 2017!
Last highlight of the year before we dive right into 2017…I’ll be planning my own wedding this year 😉