LOVE COLOUR – Day 3: Dazzling Blue

FCR_SPR2014_Home_Banner_ImgAt Events by Emma, we’re so proud to specialize in cultural event design and production. Here in Winnipeg, we’re so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing and interesting cultures, each with their own unique values and traditions.

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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LOVE COLOUR – Day 2: Sand

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Our designers, and our clients, can attest that picking a colour scheme for an event takes time. It surely isn’t a quick 1 2 3 decision, but instead requires some thought and careful consideration of the “big idea” of the event.

Your colour choices can distinguish the overall mood and feel of the event, and in turn can affect the way your brand is perceived to your guests.

Are we going for a cheerful, happy and light look? If so try using a bright yellow shade, like our Day 1: Freesia table design for our LOVE COLOUR series.

Or are we trying to accomplish a daring, high-energy and edgy mood? If that’s the case, you would most likely go for shades of red.

For Day 2 of our LOVE COLOUR series, this new 2014 colour trend Sand creates a lovely sophisticated but luxurious look.

Three Ways to Add Colour to Your Event

1. CHAIR SWAG
Why not make a chiavari chair even MORE fabulous with decorative fabric embellishments? You can also use coloured fabric or satin blooms to dress them up and add that extra ‘WOW’ factor.

2. TABLE SETTING DECOR
A way to really bring out your colour theme is by incorporating small decorative accents on your table settings. They may seem subtle, but they can do a lot! We love adding a fresh bloom by our napkins or menus to tie our table design together.

3. TABLE NUMBERS
When your guests are walking into the room, the first thing they’re looking for is their table number — so, be sure to make them easy on the eyes! Simply designs and clear typography always does the trick.

lovecolour-sandPhoto Credit: Moore Photography

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.
EBE

LOVE COLOUR – Day 1: Freesia

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After finalizing the date of our client’s event, the next big decision is always COLOUR. Before moving forward with floral arrangements, table linens and event design, we have to decide on the event’s colour palette, which could consist of vibrant hues, subtle accents, and complimentary neutrals.

Pantone’s Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2014 has us SO excited about this year’s top colour trends, we just have to blog about it! This year’s colour trends are a mixture of soft pastels and vivid brights. According to Pantone, the colour equilibrium spring palette is inspired by blooming flowers and traveling abroad.

So, In honour of our favourite holiday here at EBE, Valentine’s Day, we’re counting down to February 14 with our new LOVE COLOUR series.

Each day we’ll be sharing with you a table design our EBE team put together highlighting one of the amazing colour trends from Pantone’s Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2014. Each day, we’ll share new ways you can incorporate pops of colour in your table designs.

Here’s Day 1: Freesia (Pantone 14-0852)!

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Photography: Moore Photography

Three Ways to Add Colour to your Event:

1. LINENS
Don’t be afraid to make a statement with a bright and colourful linen! Be sure to experiment with the different textures, as they too also make a world of a difference.

2. STATIONARY
One of our favourite ways to incorporate our colour palette is by using stationary to add pops of colour on our table design. Don’t go overboard, sometimes all you need is hints and accents of your main colour on the stationary designs.

3. FLORALS
Oh my, where do we even begin? Flowers is the perfect way to bring colour to life on your table designs. Depending on the season and time of year, you can have your pick with blooms that goes with your colour and your budget.

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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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!
– Shannon

For the full story and more photos of Shannon and Christian’s big day, visit It’s Love.

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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.

01261301From there, we partnered with some of our amazing vendors and shared with them our vision of our booth. With their help, we were able to pull what we needed to complete the look and feel of our booth.

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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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).

EBE

12 Days of Inspiration: Day 7 – Embroidery Intrigue

At Events by Emma, we definitely agree January is planning month for brides. With the wedding show and the influx of initial consultation requests, we understand January is an important month of decisions for brides and grooms.

Before making any major decisions, brides and grooms should do their research on their options. It’s Love Winnipeg’s January Planning Guide features great features from us on budgeting, finding the right planning service and highlights some of Winnipeg’s top wedding planners.

Be sure to find us in this month’s digital issue!

Today’s 12 Days of Inspiration is inspired by the Ukrainian culture. Enjoy Day 7’s cultural table design Embroidery Intrigue!

Day 7 - Embroidery Intrigue

Planning & Design: Events by Emma
Dinnerware, Glassware, Flatware: The Bay Downtown
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Floral Design: Floral Elements
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

12 Days of Inspiration: Day 6 – Colours of the Flag

At Events by Emma, we pride ourselves in our experience and knowledge of cultural weddings and traditions. Living in the diverse city of Winnipeg, we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of so many amazing ethnic ceremonies and receptions.

Take the Filipino culture for example, the cord and veil ceremony and the reception money dance is just a few of the unique and symbolic traditions known in their wonderful culture.

We want to know, do you plan on incorporating cultural customs and traditions in your big day?

Day 6 of our 12 Days of Inspiration is “Colours of the Flag” inspired by the Filipino culture.

Day 5 - Colours of the Flag

Planning & Design: Events by Emma
Dinnerware, Glassware, Flatware: The Bay Downtown
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Floral Design: Floral Elements
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

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12 Days of Inspiration: Day 4 & Day 5

WWS-ContestThe Wonderful Wedding Show is in exactly a week, and our Events by Emma team is SO excited to meet and chat with all of the 2014 brides and grooms. We can’t wait to hear about all of your goals and aspirations for your big day!

Attending your local wedding show is a great opportunity to learn more about your options, shop around for the best quotes and to pick up the top 2014 wedding trends. Most of all, the wedding show is BEST for entering all the amazing contests and give-away, such as our Dream Stage Give-Away we’re hosting exclusively for brides and grooms who visit us at our booth (No. 805 and 904).

Click here to learn more about our Dream Stage Give-Away contest

Until then, enjoy Day 4 and Day 5 of our 12 Days of Inspiration.

Day 4: Mediterranean Breeze is inspired by the Italian, Greek and Spanish cultures.

Day 4 - Mediterranean Breeze

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

Day 5: Exotic Elegance is inspired by the East-Indian culture.

Day 5 - Exotic Elegance

Planning & Design: Events by Emma
Dinnerware, Glassware, Flatware: The Bay Downtown
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Floral Design: Floral Elements
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

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12 Days of Inspiration: Day 3 – Chinoiserie Chic

Day 3 - TeaserDay 3 of our Events by Emma 12 Days of Inspiration is a whole lot of pretty!

Our Asian inspired table design, Chinoiserie Chic, is a perfect example of how cultural traditions and emblems can play a key role in dressing a themed table. Today’s table design features key Asian symbols, from the Buddha statues, the beautiful fine china and even the symbolic paper crane.

If you’re interested in incorporating your cultural ties into your wedding or event, don’t feel limited to just the design! You can include cultural traditions in your food menu, wedding performances or even in the simple favours you give away to your guests!

Your big day should be a reflection of who you both are, so don’t be afraid to do something out of the box!

Enjoy one of our favourites, Day 3: Chinoiserie Chic table design.

Day 3 - Chinoiserie Chic

Planning & Design: Events by Emma
Dinnerware, Glassware, Flatware: The Bay Downtown
Linens & Draping: Planned Perfectly
Floral Design: Floral Elements
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 4 of the 12 Days of Inspiration!

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

EBE