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:  
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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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Elite Lighting

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Photo credit: Jerry Vergel Photography

After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Manitoba, Sohan Jammu combined his interests for event lighting with his entrepreneurship drive and established Elite Lighting. Since 2010, Elite Lighting has provided unique and innovative lighting options for their clients, while also looking after various a/v components such as projectors, screens, sound setups and live video feeds. During 2013 Elite Lighting provided lighting for 120 weddings, corporate events and non-profit events.

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Photo by: Joel Ross Photography

Every year Elite Lighting is seeing a growth in clients and the types of events they do, and just recently expanded their services to Calgary, AB. “Calgary is a larger city, and we felt that lighting has not yet taken off in the wedding industry, shares Jammu.“We thought this would be a perfect time to enter the industry and showcase what lighting had to offer.”

Despite all the corporate conferences and non-profit fundraisers Elite Lighting partners with, Jammu shares his favourite event will always be weddings. “There is more of a creative and artistic element that goes into the planning and design of each wedding. This in turn lets us come up with creative ways of transforming ordinary venues into something spectacular,” Jammu says.

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Photo credit: Jeremy Hiebert Photography

WHY IS LIGHTING IMPORTANT?
Regardless of the size of your budget, lighting should be one of the most important décor investments you make during the planning process. Strategic LED up-lightingand spotlights can single-handedly change the atmosphere for your guests, and will also enhance your event stage and centrepieces. For example, spotlighting can create focal points for a wedding’s head table, cake table and dance floor. In addition LED up-lighting is a great opportunity to incorporate your event’s colours, tying everything in with your décor theme and template. Throw in your customized monograms and textured lighting and you’ll transform your room, and create a lasting ‘wow’ factor.

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Photo by: William Au Photography

If you want to learn more about Elite Lighting, email sohan@elitelighting.ca or visit elitelighting.ca

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

Photos by Robert Lowdon Photography:

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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.

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Delta Winnipeg

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The Delta Hotel Winnipeg welcomed 2014 with a contemporary and exciting face-lift, introducing their guests to a more fresh and modern Delta.  The downtown hotel, best known for their exceptional customer service, connects to both the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and MTS Centre through glass sky-walks, allowing for a friendly commute for both business and leisure guests.

During renovations, all of their guestrooms underwent massive re-modelling, allowing for an even better experience for their over-night guests. Their new and improved lobby and guest services is now opened up, thanks to the addition of the new atrium featuring a stunning staircase. For guests looking at hosting weddings, conferences or galas, the Delta Winnipeg can now offer their newly renovated second floor event centre which features both intimate and larger conference rooms. The highlight of their event centre, their beautiful 25 ft. high Grand Ballroom, was renovated with a crisp and contemporary look in mind, allowing for a modern and flexible design space for their guests.

The Delta Hotel franchise, which proudly names their employees as their greatest assets, is celebrating 14 consecutive years ranked as one of the Best Employers in Canada (2014).

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Children’s Wish Shiver Ball (2014) taken in the Delta Winnipeg Grand Ballroom on Friday, February 28. Decor and Rentals by Events by Emma, Linens by Planned Perfectly and Lighting by Elite Lighting.

Next time you’re in downtown Winnipeg, be sure to visit the Delta Winnipeg and take advantage of their many secret gems, such as their outdoor and indoor pools, their club floor lounge, and their on-site restaurants: Elephant & Castle and Blaze Bistro & Lounge.

For more information about your next event or stay at the Delta Winnipeg, visit www.deltahotels.com.

Our Favourite Event Trends for 2014

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Photo Credit: Joel Ross Photography

Believe it or not: wedding season is near. And our brides are pouring in and out of our office, as we start to finalize their wedding details.

This year, weddings will aim to please. Guests will be treated to a unique and memorable event, as more focus will be made to enhancing the experience for all. Bigger and more extravagant décor, interactive and exclusive entertainment, and personal touches from the bride and groom, are just a FEW things to watch out for.

So brides, take note! Here are our favourite wedding trends for 2014:

1. Luxurious Bride
This year we’ll see a shift from the vintage/DIY bride to the more luxurious and glamorous bride. The luxurious trend originated from Kate Middleton’s royal wedding back in 2011, and will introduce lace sleeves, pearl accessories, detailed beading and even higher necklines.

2. Taller and Longer Centre Pieces
Rectangular reception tables were introduced a few years back as a more modern and space-efficient alternative to the traditional round tables of 10. This year the new trends for tablescapes are again favoured for rectangular tables, creating taller and elongated centrepieces. The alternating use of tall extravagant vases or candelabras with a cluster of smaller vases and candles throughout the same table can help create a full and lavish look.

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3. Slow-Motion Video Booth
One of our favourite new wedding trends for 2014 is the slow-motion video booth, which is a fun and unique twist to the traditional photo booth.  Silly string, bubbles, confetti and hilarious hats and props can easily be purchased to dress up your booth’s appeal. The booth will leave your guests entertained all night, and when the video goes through final edits you’ll have a unique keepsake to remind you of your day. Check out Jhamily and Monis’ slow-motion video done by Paperback Films.

4. Metallic Accents
When it comes to wedding decor, metallic accents are key to achieve the luxurious look. Find ways to incorporate the metallic in stationary, table decor, or by creating a photo wall with beautiful metallic frames. A new and upcoming trend is the ‘metallic cake,’ which is the perfect addition to an elegant and glamorous affair.

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5. Personalized Theme
It’s your big day, why not make it your own? Personalized themes, colour palettes, stationary and even decaled dance floors with your monogram will help create a unique event tailored to you and your groom. Your wedding should represent the two of you as a couple, and the love you both share. Customized photo walls, guest books and even a signature drink can all be incorporated to tell your love story.

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Photo Credit: Joel Ross Photography

To find out more about 2014 wedding trends, or to discuss an upcoming event you are planning, connect with Events by Emma at eventsbyemma.com, or call 204-779-8812.

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LOVE COLOUR – Day 4: Celosia Orange

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We’re almost half way through our LOVE COLOUR series, in honour of Valentine’s Day, and Day 4 highlights “Celosia Orange.”

Three Ways to Add Colour to Your Event:
1. Candles
Don’t ever feel restricted to the typical white or ivory votive and pillar candle. Feel free to do something others often don’t do, and play around with the colour (and quite possibly – scents!) of your candles.

2. Vases
In our table design, we pulled the table colour and design together with a tall clear vase of you guessed it — oranges! You can establish the same easy lush look by filling your vases with any fillers that use your colours.. be creative!

3. Linen Accent
If you’re afraid of a dominant and bright solid coloured linen, you can always substitute it for a linen with a soft (or dramatic) pattern that pulls accents of your colours.

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Thank you to our wonderful vendors who contributed to this table design:
Planning & Table Design: Events by Emma
Linens & Draping – Planned Perfectly
Florals, Draping & Rentals – Floral Elements
Decor Rentals & Chivari Chairs – Events by Emma
Custom Stationary – Terlie
Cake – Chocolate Zen Bakery
Lighting – Elite Lighting
Custom Signs – Urbanink and Sign Source
Venue – Winnipeg Convention Centre

Table was originally designed for the 2012 Wonderful Wedding Show – Wedding Inspiration Gallery.
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LOVE COLOUR – Day 3: Dazzling Blue

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Our Day 3 – Love Colour table design was inspired by Asian heritage, and highlighted this year’s colour trend Dazzling Blue. Enjoy!

Three Ways to Add Colour to Your Event:
1. Decorative Pillows
Try mixing up your seating arrangement with unique accent chairs, such as love seats accented with a beautiful decorative pillow.

2. Wine Glasses
Bringing out your colours with customized wine glasses is a great opportunity to add the extra “wow” factor to your table settings.

3. Dessert
Everything placed on our EBE tables is strategic and meant to emphasize the beauty of our tables… and yes, that means even the desserts! Work with your venue’s chef to ensure his masterpieces accent yours.

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Thank you to our wonderful vendors who contributed to this table design:
Planning & Table Design: Events by Emma
Linens & Draping – Planned Perfectly
Florals, Draping & Rentals – Floral Elements
Decor Rentals & Chivari Chairs – Events by Emma
Custom Stationary – Terlie
Cake – Chocolate Zen Bakery
Lighting – Elite Lighting
Custom Signs – Urbanink and Sign Source
Venue – Winnipeg Convention Centre

Table was originally designed for the 2012 Wonderful Wedding Show – Wedding Inspiration Gallery.
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Wonderful Wedding Show 2014

At Events by Emma, our goal is to turn YOUR event concept into reality. No matter how complex or unique your vision is, we make it happen.

But if you think these beautiful and extravagant events happen overnight, think again. Our event process takes time and attention, but without it, we couldn’t do what we do.

Take this year’s Wonderful Wedding Show booth for example. We started planning the design of our booth with just some simple brainstorming. Finding ideas and inspirations in photos, stationary, and linens that got us excited, and that reflected our brand.

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Once we determined the look and feel of our booth, we had one of our designers sketch a final floor plan, paying attention to the little details we wanted to emphasize.

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Days leading to the event… this is when all the magic happens. Our senior staff and event crew works together with our wonderful vendors to transform the concept into reality. With a truck full of decor and furniture, and a staff that is known for their keen attention to detail… we get it done! And the end result is definitely worth it!

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Thank you to our 2014 Wonderful Wedding Show booth vendors and partners:
Planning & Design: Events by Emma
Decor and Furniture Rentals: Events by Emma
Florals: Fache Floral Designs
Cake: Cake Studio
Linens & Draping: Around the Table & Planned Perfectly
Lighting: Elite Lighting
Signage: Urbanink, Balance Ink & Sign Source

HUGE thank you to blfStudios for these great photos. We couldn’t be happier with all the amazing detail shots of our booth.

Also, thank you to everyone who visited us that weekend, and voted for us as “Best Double Booth.” This beautiful gem is now on display in our office, for everyone to admire.

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EBE IS NOW HIRING!

EBE-Hiring Events by Emma is happy to announce that we are now hiring for some new and exciting employment opportunities/positions within our growing company for 2014!

The Events by Emma Corporation is a dynamic and thriving family-run Event Management business in Winnipeg, looking to add creative and energetic people to our growing organization and amazing team!

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: 
Please submit cover letter with resume and references via email.

DEADLINE EXTENTION: Friday January 31, 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!

EBE

12 Days of Inspiration: Day 8 – Vintage Farmhouse

Day 8 of our 12 Days of Inspiration is the sweet and romantic “Vintage Farmhouse” and inspired by the Mennonite culture. Only a few days to go before Saturday!

Enjoy!

Day 8 - Vintage Farmhouse

Planning & Design: Events by Emma
Dinnerware, Glassware, Flatware: The Bay Downtown
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Floral Design: Fache Forward Designs
Exclusive Decor Rentals: Events by Emma
Lighing & AV Technology: Elite Lighting

Venue & Catering: Winnipeg Convention Centre
Cinematography: A Moving Picture Studios
Photography: Jeremy Hiebert Photography
Pastries & Cake: Chocolate Zen Bakery
Printing & Design: Urbanink
Custom Signs: Displays on Main

Check back tomorrow for Day 10 of the 12 Days of Inspiration!

Also, be sure to visit us at The Wonderful Wedding Show (Booths 805 and 904).

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