Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WIN - Wedding Industry Night

Many times after a wedding show, after chatting with all my friends in the industry, I would think 'It would be so fun to get together with everyone - plan some sort of a party, and really get to know each other better'.  From that thought came the idea for a wedding industry night.  I had planned one in Edmonton when I lived there for a small stint - and when I moved back home to Manitoba, knew I HAD to plan one here in Winnipeg.  So along with my fabulous florist friend Peggy from Little Flower Shop, and fellow amazing planner Andrea from Soiree, we planned the very successful, first annual, Winnipeg Wedding Industry Night.

Events like this are important for everyone to build relationships in the industry - in the end, it results in better weddings for YOU, the bride and groom.  When you build your team of vendors that will work on your wedding, wouldn't you rather hire people that KNOW each other.  That already have that chemistry that is needed to pull off a really amazing event.

I am so very thankful to all of our amazing sponsors.  I was completely overwhelmed by all of their generosity and help in pulling off such a great event. 

- The Gates on Roblin
- Moore Photography
- A Moving Picture Studios
- Platinum Productions
- aYoko Design
- Danny Kramer Event Band
- High Tea Bakery
- Chocolate Zen Bakery
- Krystal Dreams Ice Sculptures
- Chris Funk Magic
- Weddings in Winnipeg
- Planned Perfectly Linens
- Bel Ayre Rentals
- Siku Glacier Ice Vodka
- Design Manitoba
- 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup
- Edward Carriere Salon
- Wonderful Wedding Show
- Weddingbells magazine
- Blackout Photography
- Villa Flora Florist
- DeLuca Fine Wines

It was a great event, and we are already working on ideas for WIN 2011 - can't wait!

Our sponsoring photographer was Curtis from Moore Photography  who not only took amazing images of the event, but also set-up the oh so popular Rockbooth! 

Ray, Leasa, and all the staff at The Gates on Roblin were amazing!  And the die for!

All the lighting was provided by Platinum Productions - great company and super awesome people I might add!

Danny Kramer Event Band - I really can't say enough about these guys...they ROCK!

The most amazing dessert buffet I have ever seen or tasted!  Thank-you Chocolate Zen Bakery.  And thank-you to High Tea Bakery for providing their very popular imperial cookies as take home favours!
The theme for the night was Break The Ice - Krystal Dreams provided the ice bar and ice pillars, and
Siku Glacier Ice Vodka kept everyone in good spirits with their signature martinis!

Design Manitoba provided the lounge furniture!

And of course, what would a party be without all the pretty stuff - thanks to Planned Perfectly for providing all the linens and backdropping, and Little Flower Shop for providing the amazing rentals and arranging all the flowers! 

Here are some of my favourite shots from the oh so fun Rockbooth!

Chris Funk topped off the entertainment by wowing the guests with his amazing magic tricks.

Sean from A Moving Picture Studios was the sponsor videographer and put together an amazing video montage of the event - Enjoy!

Wedding Industry Night - Winnipeg from A Moving Picture Studios on Vimeo.

What a night - it was so great to see some old friends, and make a few more new ones!  The best of luck this coming wedding season, and we will see you all very soon!

1 comment:

  1. You did such a great job with everything that night, Tammy! Way to WOW the industry!