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Join me, the Edmonton Business Association, and Movember Canada at Central Social Hall on November 28th, from 5:00-9:00pm This is my co-planner, Shelley Roslund's 4th Movember Mixer in partnership with the Edmonton Business Association, after taking a 5-year hiatus. We decided to get back into it when we heard of Brian Ross’ passing in April. Brian was a huge supporter of our past events so this one is 100% for him. He left the entire city with heavy hearts, so we thought this was a good way of honoring him! For anyone who doesn’t know, Brian Ross worked for the Edmonton Oiler Association for over 30 years, as a video coach and practice goalie. We’ve teamed with Movember Canada, again, with 100% of the proceeds from our event going to supports research into Prostate Cancer, and Testicular Cancer, as well as Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. There will be Happy Hour Drink Specials, a live auction, 50/50 tickets, silent auction. Our event will be hosted by Sportsnet's Gene Principe. Globals finest,  Gord Steinke & John Sexsmith, will be guest bartending. Johnny Infamous will keep the party going! Get your tickets HERE! We couldn't have done this, without the support of some amazing companies!   Cancer Statistics: In Canada, Prostate cancer

Last month I finished my last wedding of 2018! Now this on its own is a huge, personal, accomplishment for me. I went from thinking I would do a few friends-of-friends weddings, to booking SEVEN weddings in FIVE months.

Kassie inquired over facebook and we did all of our communication via email. I didn’t actually meet her, or Oren, until the actual wedding day! I’m grateful that I was trusted to ensure they were well taken care of.

The highlight of my day was watching their ceremony; I’ve always watched the Bride (I typically am stationed on that side) but this time I got to watch the grooms’ expression. Kassie definitely found her soulmate; the way Oren looked at her, melted my heart, they are meant for each other. Kassie’s sister was the officiant which made the ceremony a bit more personal and special.

They had their ceremony and reception out of the Mirage Banquet Hall A. this was my first time at this venue and I was blown away with what it looked like inside. Absolutely gorgeous. The catering was delicious. The service staff was friendly. The bartenders were so full of personality.

My favorite touch of the reception; Kassie + Oren’s memorial table. Instead of having one off to the side, they requested an empty dinner table. Gold sequenced tablecloth, gold charger plates and photos on each of the settings, of those they wanted to remember. It was such a nice touch. I watched as family and friends walked around the table and honored those no longer with them.

Instead of a traditional cake, they opted for donuts. Firstly, my weakness just happens to be a delicious glazed donut. Secondly, they were from the Italian Bakery. My Italian roots were screaming with excitement.

They also nailed the candy bar. I’m not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or the adults. Sour candy, fortune cookies, mini chocolate bars, and candy caramels.

An interactive touch was instead of a tradition guestbook, they had guests write them a note and utilize the photobooth! It made it fun for the guests.

London is 6, which means we just had another birthday! This years theme was Unicorn [if you have any little girls in your life, I'm sure this is not suprising] We had a lot of fun planning and organizing this year. We invited her entire Grade One class (27 kids), as well as family and close friends; a guest list, totaling 65 people. Who has space for that many people? Magic Space did! We opted to bring in our own food; we chose Little Caesar's cheese pizza and Mcdonald's cheeseburgers, hamburgers, nuggets, and fries, along with some snacks Kids and adults seem to love a good candy bar, so Bulk Barn to the rescue on the candy selection. I'm a fan of cupcakes over cake; there's typically a lot less waste, plus saves the annoying walking around and asking who wants what. Instead of treat bags, I went with Cotton Candy Tubs with 5 flavors options; Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, Pink Marshmellow, Pink Bubble Gum & Grape. I also serve wine and beer at all my parties! For decor, I had a lot of help; I ordered a 4-foot balloon tower; My boyfriend helped me make a custom streamer banner and there were a few purchases from

I met Brittany & Richard through a good friend of mine, a few years ago. These two are honestly some of the most good-hearted, hilarious people I've ever met. They are [both] witty, sarcastic and loveable.

They chose a late afternoon ceremony, outdoors, with 175 of their friends and family. Luckily, the rain held off until the reception began. [Have you ever heard a thunderstorm under a party tent? because I hadn't until then]

They went very untraditional with dinner [which is my favorite] and had Nitiza's Pizza in Sherwood Park cater, it was delicious, and surprisingly hot when served. Nitiza's staff were friendly and very organized, which made my part in dinner, a lot easier.

Brittany + Richard chose their siblings to MC their wedding and it was a great choice! Richards sister definitely knew how to keep it light and funny.

This will go down as one of the best parties I've  I have never seen so many people on one dance floor, & NOBODY left! It was jammed packed the entire night. I'm not sure how they had that much energy!

Their rustic-chic theme was simple, gorgeous and elegant. Plus Brittany pretty much DIY'd the entire wedding! Look at this gorgeous arch (that's some serious talent)!

Oh. The best part of the wedding? 11:30 late lunch catered by McDonalds + cheeseburgers. Can you say amazing or what?

A Full-Service Wedding Planner is an experienced professional who will work with you from the very beginning; whether that is when you first get engaged, to you’ve already started brainstorming ideas and need help from there. A Full-Service Wedding Planner has the experience to help you with everything for your wedding, from seating charts to reviewing vendor contracts. A Full-Service Wedding Planner will be hands-on for every aspect of your wedding; assisting you to design your dream wedding, sitting in on all meetings and know exactly what your vision is and how to execute it perfectly.

First off, congratulations on your engagement! YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED! I am beyond excited for you! Planning is one of the best parts before getting married; this is where you can be creative, expressive and traditional. A lot of couples find this part to be the most time-consuming and even stressful part of getting married. They aren't wrong. Planning will take a lot of time, and won't always be on your schedule [inquiries aren't always answered imeditally] I HIGHLY recommend hiring a wedding planner, even if it’s JUST for the day-of stuff; the last thing you want to think about is remembering to give that final payment to the bartenders. Here are some tips & tricks on what to do next. * is what you can ask of your wedding planner! One Year Before →    Get inspired! Hello Pinterest. →     Decide on a “theme” →→ Were you thinking rustic, classic, or a destination wedding? →     Choose a color scheme →     Workout your budget →→ Remember to prioritize what is more important to you two on your wedding day →    Select your wedding party →     Pick your date →     Hire a planner →  Your planner can help with market research on the following: →     venue* →     photographers* →     bands/dj* →     florists* →     caterers* →