Went to a Garden Party | Peace, Love + Happiness 2015

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Events by Emma is excited to be partnering with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy to put together the Annual Garden Party. This year’s 60s inspired fundraising event will be held in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden on August 19.

All the proceeds from the event will help support the iconic new horticultural attraction, which will be replacing the existing Conservatory.

The night will even feature a special butterfly release that guests will have the opportunity to be a part of.

We can’t wait for you to see what we have planned for the evening!

For more information about the event and details on how you can support the event, visit the website!

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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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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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.

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!

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Jamie + Brian

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Be sure to grab your copy of the December 2013 Winter Issue of It’s Love!

For the past few weeks here at EBE, we’ve been plugging away on inspiration and ideas for our Wonderful Wedding Show booth and promotions.

With one week left before the holidays, it was such a lovely surprise to have copies of the It’s Love 2013 Winter Print Issue personally delivered to our office. We had so much fun flipping through this month’s issue to see some of our brides, and all of the amazing inspirations and work put together by all of our partners and friends here in Winnipeg.

While flipping through their “Best of 2013” Feature… we were thrilled to see one of our 2014 couples as one of the finalists for “Best of 2013 – Engagement Photos.”

Jamie and Brian are too adorable not to share.The gorgeous couple’s love story began in a Las Vegas elevator, and will start a new chapter when they say their vows next summer.

We’re looking forward to working with Jamie and Brian, and all of our 2014 couples, in the new year!

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Seven Ways to Spice up your Corporate Holiday Event

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Corporate Holiday Season is back! But it’s about more than fancy dinners and acknowledging the holiday season — corporate holiday parties are a great opportunity to boost employee morale, encourage stronger work relationships and to really show your employees they’re truly appreciated. After all, happy employees equates to happy customers, which can do nothing but good to your bottom line.

When planning your next corporate holiday party, keep in mind the event will be a reflection of your corporate brand and culture. So why not ‘WOW’ your employees and your closest partners by trying one or a few (or even all!) of these 2013 holiday event trends:

1. Custom Food Menus and Presentation
With the increase in reality TV shows like Master Chef and Chopped, viewers are more educated and exposed to fine-dining courses and presentation, which means it’s going to a take a lot more than a typical chicken and potato banquet main course to impress them. Buffet-style food stations with interactive elements such as a carving station, or a chef on-site working the stove are great options. Also, don’t be afraid to ask your vendor or caterer about a custom menu, you’ll be surprised!

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2. Lounges
We’re seeing a lot less formal round tables of eight at our corporate events, and more of the high-style lounges. The lounges encourages guests to mix and mingle, rather than be confined to their assigned table for the evening. Lounge furniture such as couches, accent tables and high-tops can help create a luxurious scene that invite your employees to socialize and have fun.

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3. Interactive Entertainment
Definite must-have for this holiday season? Live entertainment! Live bands performing covers of some classic hits is a perfect way to get your staff moving on the dance floor. However if dancing isn’t for everyone, try different interactive activities such as tarot card reader, casino tables, raffle prizes or a cookie-decorating station. One of our favourite trends for 2014 is slow motion video booths. Similar to the traditional photo booth, the video booths bring interactive to a new level and will definitely be a hit!

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Signature cocktails is an easy and inexpensive addition to any event and can really add that personalize touch. Play around with the name, different glassware and signage for your signature drinks to fit your event concept and theme. Instead of passing the signature drink around, why not try a drinking fountain? The drinking fountain adds another interactive element in addition to gorgeous decor. If you do decide signature drinks are for you, don’t forget to include at least one virgin option for your guests.

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5. Dessert-To-Go
Our favourite party favours are definitely the edible kind. After a successful night of socializing and dancing, a bite-size baked good during the ride home is always a sweet treat. For your next dessert station, you can simply include small white paper boxes or decorative goodie bags. This season, we’re seeing a lot of macaroons, pastries, shortbread cookies, and even ethnic desserts.

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6. Decor
When your guests walk into the room, the real ‘wow’ factor comes from the decor and scenery. Stunning centre pieces, textured linens,  and breath-taking floral arrangements are all key to tie event decor together. Lighting is also HUGE when creating scenery and enhancing the mood for guests. A few LED up lighting, wall washes and candles can go a long way.

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7. Philanthropic
Corporate social responsibility is a growing expectation not only from employees but from the community at large. A corporate holiday event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company’s dedication to local charities and causes. This initiative can be met by simply by hosting a collection drive at the door, for example each guests are asked to bring a new toy or a non-perishable food item. Other options are donating proceeds from the raffle prizes, poker tables or even the ticket sales.

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(Originally Published in the October/November 2013 The Indo-Canadian Telegram)

22nd annual Guardian Angel Benefit

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The 22nd annual Guardian Angel Benefit took place at the always wonderful RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

For a third year in a row, Events by Emma has had the great pleasure to partner with CancerCare Manitoba on their annual Guardian Angel Benefit for Women’s Cancer. This year marked their 22nd year and brought together approx. 1,500 guests to one of Winnipeg’s largest tea parties.

Guest of honour and key speaker was the beautiful and very funny Fran Drescher, best known for her leading role as Fran Fine in the sitcom The Nanny. As a cancer survivor, and founder of the Cancer Schmancer Foundation, Fran spoke about her experiences fighting the disease and about how others can deal, and better yet prevent cancer.

Leading up to the big day, the event committee held a tea cup drive to collect tea cups to serve the 1,500 guests (you can read more about the tea cup drive here). The turn out was SO great, we were able to use some of the teacups to dress the tables as centre pieces and even act as decor around the auction area. Each donated tea cup had a story and some of those stories were shared on the projectors during the event. At the end of the day, guests were welcomed to leave with their tea cup.

Aside from the adorable sandwiches, delicious dainties and endless supply of tea, the event also included a photo booth, live music, one of Winnipeg’s biggest rainbow auction and a very inspiring fashion show which incorporated cancer survivors as their beautiful models.

We can’t wait until next year!

guardian angelThank you Ian Mccausland for the great photos!

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