Richa & Joe Featured in the Fall/Winter Edition of Weddingbells Magazine

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Photos by Madix Photography

Exciting news to share! We learned today that one of of our fabulous wedding clients Richa & Joe are being featured in the upcoming Fall/Winter Edition of Weddingbells!

Richa & Joe had a beautiful wedding here in Winnipeg at the Fabulous Fairmont Winnipeg and we were so thrilled to work with them on creating the wedding of their dreams. Mixed with cultural tradition and modern elegance their wedding was stunning from start to finish.

Enjoy the full story at:   http://www.weddingbells.ca/real-weddings/a-traditional-hindu-wedding-in-winnipeg-manitoba/

Concordia Hospital Foundation Gala 2014

It’s not everyday we get to hang out with a Olympic Gold Medalist.

At the Concordia Foundation’s 31st Annual Gala Dinner “Celebrating Body, Mind & Soul,” we had the great pleasure to put together a beautiful and FUN event for Team Jennifer Jones, where Ms. Jones was honoured with the 2014 Martin Bergen Award.

To make sure the team felt at home, we installed a customized curling rink on the second floor of the Delta Winnipeg for guests to enjoy while snapping a photo with Team Jennifer Jones (you can see our photo with the Olympic Gold Medalists further down).

Another great gala during another great gala season. As always, we can’t wait until next year!

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HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful vendors:
Event Design & Decor: Events by Emma
Event Rentals: Events by Emma
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Florals: Academy Florists
Lighting & A/V: Max Pro Lighting

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Winnipeg’s 8th Annual All That Glitters Gala

When meeting with our clients, one of our favourite things to hear at the beginning of the planning process is: we want to do a theme!

We can go on and on about the benefits and appeal of themed events, and if you’re interested in learning more about them, we even covered Five Steps to Master Your Themed Event in May’s e-newsletter.

To give you an idea about how FUN and creative themed events can be, check out the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada Gala, where we threw a “Retro Rockin’ Party” this spring at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

A few of our favourite details from this event have to be the dozens of records we hanged over the dance floor, the customized pop labels and of course, the jukebox!

To add some fun, we also had the Winnipeg roller derby team SuckerPunch skating around during cocktail hour giving out pop bottles to guests, which created the nostalgic vintage diner experience!

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Thank you to all vendors and partners!
Event Planning & Design: Events by Emma
Venue & Catering: RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Decor Rentals: Events by Emma
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Lighting & A/V: Elite Lighting
Florals: Beyond Flowers
Entertainment: Folklorama Talent
Roller Derby: SuckerPunch
Auctioneer: Adesa
Photography: MediaCircusTV

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Video: Time Lapse: Scopus Awards 2014

Ever wondered what it takes to setup an extravagant event for 500+ guests from start to finish?

Well, today’s your lucky day… allow us to show you!

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This amazing and FUN time lapse video by Sambajoy Photo & Art takes you through our two-day setup for the Scopus Awards 2014 Honouring Moe Levy, hosted by the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University.

We were honoured to be given the opportunity to help put on one of the few events being held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights before its opening this September. The gala was also a great opportunity for the CMHR staff to work out event logistics at their new and stunning facility.

To learn more about the Scopus Awards and for more photos by blfStudios Photography, check out our blog post where we covered this event!

Huge THANK YOU to Madalena and Marcelo from Sambajoy for spending the two days with us shooting this lovely piece. You were able to capture EBE perfectly, and we cannot wait to work together on more projects!

About Sambajoy Fine Art Photography
This adorable, fun-loving and VERY talented husband and wife duo (Madalena and Marcelo) have been all around the world. Born and raised in Brazil, the couple moved to Winnipeg, along with their pug, Bacon, and established Sambajoy Fine Art Photography. With their impressive background in photography and technology, the power couple specializes in photo and video for a variety of occasions.

Be sure to check out more about them on their website sambajoy.com

As always, huge thank you to all of our vendors and partners:
Event Planning & Design: Events by Emma
Event Rentals & Furniture: Events by Emma
Venue: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Caterer: The Fairmont Winnipeg
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Florals: Academy Florists
Lighting: Elite Lighting
A/V: Canadian Event Production Services
Entertainment: Folklorama Talent
Photography: blfStudios fine art photography

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Vendor Spotlight: Planned Perfectly

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Photo by: Joel Ross Photography

While planning her own wedding, Kylee quickly picked up on the need of specialty linens in Winnipeg. With ambition and hard work, she took the entrepreneurial leap and established Planned Perfectly in 2006. From a humble beginning in her basement, Kylee has moved her company to a 6000 sq ft warehouse and has quickly grown into one of Winnipeg’s leading linen suppliers.

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Photo by: Joel Ross Photography

“We’ve worked side-by-side Kylee and her team on a weekly basis for years, from the early morning setups to all the late night takedowns,” says Emma Singh, Founder & CEO of Events by Emma. “They play an important and essential role in helping us bring our client’s visions to reality.”

In the past year, Planned Perfectly worked on over 200 events, including weddings, non-profit fundraisers, conferences and corporate affairs. Their vast selection of colours, styles and textured linens will appeal to any bride or event organizer. On top of specialty table linens, Planned Perfectly also offers their clients draping, napkins, chiavari chairs and charger rentals to help them with their event needs.

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We asked Staci from Planned Perfectly:
1. Why are linens and draping important to an event?
Linens and draping can change the entire vibe and look of a room and make it into an entirely different space.

2. What are your favourite types of events, and why?
We enjoy every event for different reasons, but we love weddings to see each couple’s ideas and colours transform their venue.

3. Any exciting linen trends this year we should watch out for?
This year is all about the sequins and gold touches. We have also had a huge success with our natural linen line opposed to the traditional satin and, in the more recent years, textured table clothes (e.g. our crinkle series).

4. What are you favourite things about working with Events by Emma?
We enjoy working with EBE because of because of their creativity and they always have such great energy!

To find out more about Planned Perfectly, visit their website at planned-perfectly.info.

WE’RE HIRING!

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Spring is always an exciting time of year here at EBE. We’re currently in the peak of gala season and just entering into our busy wedding season. For that reason, we’re on the search for passionate and energetic individuals to join our growing team.

The Events by Emma Corporation is a dynamic and thriving family-run Event Management business in Winnipeg. Named one of Canada’s Top 5 Planners, with over 20 years of experience our creative and dedicated team of planners are proven industry leaders that specialize in couture planning, production and design for every occasion.

We are now Accepting Applications for the following positions:

(Please CLICK on the link for the full job summary/description)

Please apply via-email to:  eventsbyemma@hotmail.com
Please submit cover letter with resume and references via email.

Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2014

Events by Emma appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted directly.

 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Good luck!

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Winnipeg Wine Festival Gala Dinner & Auction 2013

downloadWine, delicious food, beautiful decor and a great cause! What more can we ask for?

This year’s Winnipeg Wine Festival hosted by Manitoba Liquor Mart is one of the most respected wine festivals in the country, and is the largest single fundraiser for Special Olympics Manitoba.

It’s always our pleasure to work with the wonderful and hardworking team at Special Olympics Manitoba, and we can’t wait for this year’s Gala Dinner & Auction!

This year’s Festival runs from Sunday, April 27 to Sunday, May 3, 2014, and will be highlighting Austria as their wine theme country. For more information about the Festival or to purchase tickets, click here.

Enjoy some photos from last year’s Gala & Dinner at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

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Stepping Up Your Gala Game

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So your sponsors are rolling in and your seats are getting filled. Your decor, menu and venue are finalized and you’re working hard to get the little details in check. All that’s really left is the program and speaking notes, and your team is ready to rock n’ roll.

When putting together your gala program, it’s important to find ways to engage with your sponsors and guests to enhance their experience at your event. Your fundraiser is a golden opportunity to sell your non-profit organization and the importance of their support and your hard work. Your fundraiser is also a reflection of your organization and your cause, and if they have a valuable and positive experience at your event, the more likely they’ll associate valuable and positive thoughts to your non-profit.

Here are five ways to step up your gala game, and impress your sponsors and guests:

1. First Impression
With any event you should aim to impress your guests by surpassing their expectations right when they arrive. If your venue is in a hotel with several ballrooms, have a few of your volunteers in the lobby welcoming your guests and directing them to the correct ballroom. In addition, a cocktail hour is a great opportunity to set the vibe for your entire evening. Promote a signature drink and don’t forget to dress up your cocktail tables and bar. Go the extra mile and hire an hour of entertainment that goes hand-in-hand with your event theme.

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2. Use Social Media
Social media is a great tool to get people talking, not only about your event, but also about your cause. Be sure to preplan an event #hashtag on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and share it with your guests on the program. Have your Master of Ceremonies encourage your guests to take photos of the event and to share their photos and experience online. Not only will they be able to contribute to the conversation, but it will also have them spreading the word about your event and your cause to their family and friends!

3. Get your Sponsors Involved
Without your sponsors your fundraising gala wouldn’t be possible. When there’s an opportunity to get the crowd involved, take it! Go beyond the free seats, logo placement and verbal shout out during the program, and find a unique way to have them be a part of the event. Invite them on-stage and have them present an award or have them announce the auction winners. If you want to engage them further, have a representative from each sponsor table participate in a fun game during dinner, which will also double as program entertainment.

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Photo credit: Robert Lowdon Photography

4. Call for Action Auction
Not everyone in the crowd is a live auction or even silent auction person, but it doesn’t mean they’re not interested to give to your charity. Call for Action Auction is a fundraising technique you can use at your gala that will allow for your guests not interested in the live or silent auctions to make a donation they’re comfortable with. This can be done by exchanging a fixed donation (e.g. $25, $50 or $100) with a token of support. For example, our client, Special Olympics Manitoba, sold bronze, silver and gold medals to their gala guests for less than $100. All proceeds from the sales were considered donation to help support Special Olympics.

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5. Say Thank You
When your event is said and done, don’t forget to take the time and personally thank all of your sponsors, volunteers and guests. Ensuring all of your supporters feel valued and appreciated is important to maintaining and building those key relationships. When next year comes along, you’ll feel more equipped and confident when approaching them again.

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To find out more about how to impress your sponsors at your gala, or to discuss an upcoming event you are planning, connect with Events by Emma at eventsbyemma@hotmail.com, or call 204-779-8812.

Spirit Awards 2014

DSC_7978In Winnipeg, we are so fortunate to be among so many diverse and talented entrepreneurs that drive the success of our business industry. At Events by Emma through our event industry, we work with these entrepreneurs on a day-to-day basis, whether they’re one of our vendors or service providers, or if they’re one of our valued event clients.

As the decor sponsor of the annual Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Winnipeg Awards, we are able to witness the Winnipeg business community come together to celebrate Winnipeg businesses who have showed initiative and really pushed the envelope in their industry.

Congratulations on this year’s winners and finalists!
Start-Up Business – Advolve Media
Small Business – IMT (Infomagnetics Technologies Corporation)
Medium Business – Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods
Large Business – Shindico
Charity – Graffiti Art Programming Inc.
Not-for-Profit – The Manitoba Museum

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Thank you to all our amazing partners and vendors:
Design: Events by Emma
Decor Rentals: Events by Emma
Venue: The Fairmont Winnipeg
Lighting: Elite Lighting
Linens: Planned Perfectly
Aisle Runner: Original Aisle Runner
Napkins: WeddingStar Inc.

WEDDING WEDNESDAYS – Shannon & Christian

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Photo Credit: blfStudios

What would you do if you discovered your soon-to-be fiance’s intention to propose, before he had the opportunity to pop the big question?

Shannon, opened a wrapped gift under the Christmas tree from Christian, thinking he just forgot to gift it to her on Christmas Day. While flipping through the brand new journal her love gifted her, she saw his marriage proposal in ink.

Surprised, she quickly re-wrapped the present and later during a romantic New Years vacation, Christian pulled out the wrapped journal and asked her to open it. Shannon lovingly acted surprised and thrilled, but later confesses of what really happened.

Their genuine love and affection for one another was incredible, and we were so thrilled to gift the couple with their dream wedding!

We won the “Inspired Wedding” prize package at the Wonderful Wedding Show so we ended up winning Events by Emma as our wedding coordinator and they helped make our décor wishes come true! Emma and her team welcomed all our ideas and brought our vision to life with all the décor and details!
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For the full story and more photos of Shannon and Christian’s big day, visit It’s Love.

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