I came up with the idea for Bespoke: The Wedding Event six months ago and it’s hard to believe we are now only one week away! I am so incredibly excited to see it all come together. I have never before had the freedom to craft an event completely from scratch and let me tell you it’s exhilarating and daunting at the same time. I have enlisted 60 very talented wedding professionals to assist with creating each of the six room themes that we are showcasing in the Halifax Club on Sunday, May 3rd. If you think about a typical wedding, there are usually only about a dozen or so vendors to coordinate. This is on a much, much larger scale, and we can’t wait to show it to you!
Bespoke: The Wedding Event is unique. It is not a trade show concept at all. You will not see vendors at tables or in booths. You will see them doing what they do best: transforming rooms with their decorating vision, creating gorgeous tablescapes, playing music, coordinating stationery to décor, beautifying and accessorizing models, making stunning cakes with intricate details, enhancing ambiance with lighting, and truly giving you a sense of stepping into a different wedding each time you step into a new room. They will all be there to talk to and answer questions, so feel free to pick their brains about your wedding ideas.
As a guest, you will be greeted with a glass of wine, beer or lemonade to enjoy as you make your way through the building. Each room will also have some hors d’oeuvres to nibble on, created by the Halifax Club’s chef. You will also get a swag bag with surprises from our amazing supporters Big Bang Promotional Products, Lawen Dentistry, Durty Nelly’s, Tan on the Run Halifax, and Blaycation.
In addition to the teams working on the rooms, we also have talented artists such as Najma Sharif from Live Art by Najma, Melissa Townsend and Eva Romita showcasing their work. Najma and Melissa will be painting live at the event and Eva’s work is being featured in one of the rooms. Then we have Jamie Klarke who is an artist of a different sort. He is a landscape architect and is creating something spectacular for the exterior of the club.
On the top floor, you will also find the Bespoke Beauty Booth. The incredibly talented Sue Siri will be taking pictures of any guest who wants one. Vicky Mina and Naphtali Carleton will be doing quick makeup touch ups and guests will have a selection of headpieces from Oh Dina! and jewelry from My Something Borrowed to try on. How fun is that? Photos will be available as a free download after the event.
Another special element we have is a silent auction for a wedding dress that was custom-made for our model Laura. You will find her in the Almon Room and if you are a size 2, feel free to bid on the dress. The starting bid is $400. The winning bidder will certainly be allowed to try on the dress before committing to purchasing it. Hopefully someone will walk away with this one-of-a-kind creation!
There are so many people to thank that are helping me create this event that I cannot possibly thank them all in this blog post, but two in particular I have to single out because they have helped so much leading up to this day. Andrea MacDonald of Lupin Wedding Design created the beautiful Bespoke logo, website and all matching ads that you have been seeing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She has also designed the brochure that will be handed out to each guest at the event. Her talent is truly exceptional and she has really helped bring my vision to light. She has also created stationery for two of the rooms.
I also must thank my assistant Kayla Smith who has been my right hand and my social media queen, posting 95% of the content on all our social media platforms. I simply could not have gotten to this point without these two women. Thank you ladies!
So now that you know the singular experience that awaits you, I look forward to seeing you next Sunday as you discover what the last six months of planning has culminated in – a wedding event like no other!
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