Find Wedding Inspirations from Over-the-Top Party
Looking for wedding inspirations? A recent party to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Toronto event planners, Candice & Alison Events Group, was so over-the-top we had to feature it. From the stunning decor to the spectacular floral arrangements, this party had wedding inspiration dripping all over it. We loved the floral arrangements so much that we had to find out who was responsible. We found Todd Kjargaard of Jackie O was the man behind the floral design. We asked him some questions.
What was the inspiration for the event?
The inspiration was the two personalities; Candice and Alison. White fresh and ethereal versus dark, sleek and chic. Not that they are opposites but as a 5 year anniversary theme, it was perfect.
What’s involved in doing the floral design for an event like this?
We started the planning in April and basically had carte blanche. We had the chandeliers laser cut out of steel inside and the ‘tree’ was also metal with laser cut leaves topped with black manzanita branches. When we met Connie, from White Cakery Co., we agreed with her that the tree needed jewel incrusted fruit. The designer apples were the perfect accent.
What was the morning of the event like?
Malaparte has a very challenging and size restrictive load-in area so we moved in the night before to avoid any issues. Well, the issues arrived in the form of a lost key so the scissor life was not usable, pushing hanging the chandeliers and installing the tree until the following morning. It was a challenge with the time frame, as the photographers needed a few hours to shoot the rooms. Rush rush. The crazy thing that made it hard was I got called to do a VERY last minute install for Taste of Toronto.
What was your favorite piece at the event and why?
The tree was my favorite element as it was so different from the normal. It took peoples breath away and that made it perfect for me.
What’s the next big trend in flowers and arrangements?
I will be using a great deal of foliage and palms in my work this year as I find the scale appropriate for a lot of the larger venues. I have also been using sculptural and stylish vessels to work with the flowers so the vessels have more of a role in the design.
Vendor List: Venue: Malaparte / Catering: Oliver & Bonacini / Events Audio Visual: Westbury National / Florals: Jackie O / Branding & Stationary: PALETTERA Custom Correspondences / Furnishings: Luxe Rentals / Desserts: The White Cakery Company / Draping & Rentals: Event Rental Group / Carpet: Reznick Carpets / Print & Signage: Shinzo Media
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