That's a wrap! After 3+ months of planning, countless hours of organizing and many sleepless nights of anticipation - the Movember Mixer has come and gone! I am so proud of everyone who stepped up and donated their time, resources and money to this incredible cause. We had over 150 guests pop by to show their support and ended up raising $5,708! Here is a video of our event:
Today I was asked to be on Global Edmonton morning news and even though I was extremely nervous for my first, ever LIVE TV interview. I am so proud of myself and Movember Edmonton's Seth Glick. Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 5:00-9:00pm Central Social Hall Downtown Movember Mixer
This past long weekend, my boyfriend and I got to have a kid-less weekend away. Originally, my plan was to surprise him but I can’t keep secrets when I know how happy something will make someone. So I ended up telling him almost immediately. This was also my way of thanking him for all his help over the last 4 months with weddings. He was my unofficial assistant and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without his support. This is my 3rd time in Canmore, but I’ve never actually been to Canmore for longer than 12 hours. It’s always a stop on our way to BC in the summer. Canmore is a gorgeous little town, you have mountains on every side and it’s quiet. We arrived Saturday evening and met some friends for dinner at The Iron Goat; I got to finally meet my newest niece, Charlotte and get all the baby cuddles. Plus got a few hours of entertainment from my nephew, Luca. Sunday, I booked a brewery tour at The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company First, we had some lunch at TANK310; We were one of three tables, which surprising. considered it was a Sunday long weekend. We shared the pretzels
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