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2018 INTERNSHIP

Toast Events Ottawa Montreal Wedding Planner

JOIN OUR TEAM

We've heard you loud and clear! In answer to an overwhelming request in internships placements with Toast and a waiting list 25 deep for our 2018/2019 season, we're thrilled to finally announce that we will now commence interviews. To apply please send your resume to info at toast events dot ca. Please include your IG handle and a picture of you living your best life! We like to keep the working atmosphere fun and light :)

So! You think you might want to be a wedding planner, huh?! Well let me tell you- you're in for a ride! This industry isn't for the faint-of-heart and sitting in a classroom learning the basics on paper will never prepare you for what it's really like in real time. 

Chances are you’re more than a little wary of launching a new career in an industry where the most experience you’ve likely had is helping your cousin Sarah hang seven hundred fairy lights for her wedding. Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

Our internship is aimed at those who are seriously considering working in the industry, but don’t quite know where or how to start. This opportunity gives participants an intense, exclusive behind the scenes experience of what you can expect your new career to look like, without the stress and uncertainty of having to quit your day job first.

You’ll have the opportunity to pick their brains, observe and participate on the front lines of luxury weddings; all with a safety net knowing you’re working under the guidance and coaching of highly skilled professionals.

 

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

Commitment and drive. A highly motivated individual who learns quickly and can keep up with the pace with a positive attitude. This candidate must understand that function days often lead to longer work days which are primarily on weekends. Individual must be prepared to sign a commitment contract for the full 2018 season. 

  • Marketing & Advertising, Photography background is a huge asset
  • Experience in the industry is not necessary. 

 

INTERN DUTIES

  • Attend ceremony rehearsal and client prep meetings are required
  • Present on all function days 
  • Assist Lead Planner with all event tasks
  • Instagram take over on event days to showcase the behind the scenes as the day unfolds 
  • Attend company strategy sessions

If this sounds like your calling, interviews begin first week of May, so don't delay. Send your resume to info@toastevents.ca .

That could be you in the picture above ;) 

xo

Elise

 

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Sorry but your kids aren't invited.....

In 2016 I started seeing a shift in couples requesting kidless weddings. Now in 2018, it seems like it's not even a question anymore. Quite simply- they should stay home. I know it sounds harsh. But that seems to be the way. In 2018 I'm seeing "black tie only"....

So obviously I get this question a lot. "How do I tell my guests their kids aren't invited to the wedding?".

 

STEP ONE: SETTING THE STAGE

And I feel like I've kinda mastered this one in a two step process. It all starts with the method of your message. The first way I suggest, is to subconsciously hint in the RSVP by adding a line that says " We have __#__ seats reserved for you".

If you don't think your guests will get the hint- add "adult only reception" in small letters at the bottom of your main reception invitation.

 

STEP TWO: THE BOLD

Likely after you've used the first two initiatives- there will be no need for any additional conversation. HOWEVER! If the "bold" decide to +1 their kid on your rsvp, you have but no choice to address the issue. 

If this guest is close to you, a personal call is in order. Explain that by having an adult only reception, what your really saying is that you want everyone to have a great evening laughing and dancing while having a few extra drinks without having to leave early because of their kids. What you want to communicate is that your wedding is the perfect excuse to take the night off and truly enjoy it. It's really not about you- it's about them. See how I did that ;) ;) 

If the guest isn't close to you, likely it's an invite by your parents- hence they should be the ones to call on your behalf and preach your message. 

CONCLUSION

I've never had any issues with the two-pronged attack ;) 

I would say that most guests no longer expect to bring their kids for the whole or even part of the wedding. So Don't be shy- what used to be a faux-pas is now the norm. 

x Elise 

 

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Minimalist National Art Gallery Wedding

Toast Events National Art Gallery Wedding

I'm going to hold this one dear to my heart for a very long time.

Even as I sit here in front of my computer, months later writing this, I still get a little teary eyed. It was so sooooo beautiful. It was such an honour working with Melanie & Charlie as we planned their Ukrainian wedding.

Weddings rich with culture and tradition always leave me with so many more meaningful memories. I'll never forget it when the priest, unscripted, sang grace.....with a choir. The building echoed. It was overwhelmingly magical. 

But instead of writing about this wonderful day, let me show you.

Photography by Joel & Justyna Bedford

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DON'T FORGET THESE THINGS ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

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There are so many things you need to remember on your wedding day. And even though you might have a planner taking care of things on the flip side- there is still a whole host of things you still need to remember for yourself. 

 

EAT

Don't chuckle at this comment, because I have fed more than my fair share of brides granola bars. I totally get it though, I'm not a big eater either, but on your wedding day eating is the number one thing you need to do since you won't have an appetite. It's not that you'll be nervous all day and not want to eat, instead it's like your adrenaline kicks in for 24hrs and you "feel" like - "Nahhhh I'm good, i'll eat later." WRONG! If you're my client you will be getting that 10 am call asking if you've eaten. 

 

DETAILS

Don't forget to grab the sweet little things you'd like photographed on your wedding day. Your invitation suite, jewelry,veil, shoes etc. Now you might think- who cares what shoes I'm wearing..". But fast-forward 30 years when you're flipping through those photos- .... you'll want to be able to remember those details. I personally wish my parents took more then just portraits on their wedding day...I would have loved to see what her style was like back then.

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SUNSET PHOTOS

Have your wedding planner time your golden hour- 30 mins before the sun officially sets. It's the perfect opportunity to take advantage of that warm light, sneak away from dinner and take a few moments to yourselves for some impromptu portraits. With the butterflies gone from the ceremony and the reception kicked-off without a hitch, the golden hour is where I see some of the most relaxed and beautiful photos. 

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Toast Events - Le Belvedere

 

PAUSE 

During the busy day- consciously take a moment here and there to really soak it all in. It goes so fast, so if you can slow down and really appreciate a few moments throughout the day- do it. 

 

And there you have it. The most important things you should remember on your wedding day. The rest as we wedding planners- is history!

xoxo

Elise

REAL TOAST BRIDE Christine:                PHOTO CRED: Joel & Justyna Photography

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5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A WEDDING PLANNER

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Time is the new definition of luxury
— Elise
 

Choosing your wedding planner will be your most important decision. An investment that can pay of two-fold in saving time, keeping it stress free, and convenience- industry short-cuts. But disclaimer- only if you research and choose the right planner for you. 

So where do you begin? Well the fact that you know you need a planner means your a million miles ahead the rest. You're already saving yourself hours of research and anxiety. What I can tell you is that the basic questionnaires provided online to interview a planner are, well- garbage. A good planner will most likely have an FAQ page that answers all those questions. But what's most important can't be obtained through blasé questions. So here are 5 things you need to consider.

VIBE 

Does she get you? I always love it when a client does their research about my company prior to contacting to obtain our services. By doing this, it's already been established that they already have a good feeling for who the planner is and what their company stands for. So ask yourself- are you looking for a planner who is more design oriented or one who focuses only on planning and organizational and administrational details? Or do you require a planner that specializes in Day Of Coordination only?

Discovering what type of partnership your looking for first and foremost important. This will help you narrow down your choices. Ultimately you want your planner to vibe on your level. When speaking to them you should automatically feel a genuine connection and be able to establish a good level of trust. 

REFLECTION

Does this planner mirror the style of wedding that your looking to create? Does she inspire you? And most importantly is their marketing and advertising genuine. Are they showcasing they're own clients or just inspirational images that aren't they're actual work? With social media these days, it's sometimes hard to tell. What I can say is "buyer beware". Some companies talk the talk but when push comes to shove- the experience is less than enthusiastic. I'll be writing about this exact subject in the coming weeks so be sure to check back! 

EXPERIENCE

It's not enough to only gauge a planner on how many weddings she's planned or how many years she's been in business or if she's "certified". If you really want to know her standing, ask whom her recommended vendors are, whom she's affiliated with, if she's on any preferred vendors lists, if she's been published and where, lastly, how many employees does she employ. This can provide you huge insight into how she operats her business and the success it's provided her. 

CERTIFICATION

I cringe at this all the time. Some of us dinosaurs have been around before wedding planning was considered a profession. So to now spend money to take a weekend course just to have an acronym behind their name - doesn't make sense. What they teach you in class is a quick crash course and theory. It doesn't prepare you for real-life situations, teach you how to make on the spot decisions etc etc. Because all of that is learn't on the job. The amount of experiences I've accumulated over the years can't be taught in a class, it's impossible. And to answer your question, I do have a degree in Event Management as well as Hotel & Restaurant Management. BUT I am not WPIC certified, and never will be. I personally refuse to take the course for said reasons above. HOWEVER! If you are looking for a wedding planner that's new in the game with less experience then she should at least have a course or two under her belt. Because if not- know that she's learning as she goes ;)

CLIENT ROSTER 

This is a big one for me. How many clients do they take on per year. If your looking for a more attentive planner, their client roster will most likely not exceed 10-16 weddings per year. If their boasting 20+ clients, you can count on delayed emails, details missed and a tinge of stress. If your a chill bride- then perfect. 

All the insight provided in this post is purely so that you're "in the know". A bit of insider insight so that you can make an informed decision. And if I can give you any advice- don't rush, if your going to do any research at all, make sure it's on your potential planner. Because with a good planner the rest should be history! Literally.

xoxo

Till next time lovelies! 

 

 

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MONTREAL WEDDING THEATRE ST.JAMES

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How do you design for a client that requests an androgynous no colour wedding? It's a tricky question to say the least and it made me rethink my usual creative approach. Because our planning style is very concept driven, our first step with clients is a request to provide 25 inspirational images of how they envision their wedding day. This gives us a glimpse of what they naturally gravitate towards and provides a jumping off point for our design work to begin. Essentially we take these design details and build upon them taking it to the next level in ways they may have not considered before. 

So here is a snap shot of our brides images.

HER DESIGN SPECIFICS

Here's what I see at first impression.

  1. Bold metallics
  2. Absence of colour
  3. Stripes
  4. Tight-knit flowers
  5. No greenery in florals
  6. Dark linens
  7. Traditional design aesthetic
  8. Layered elements
  9. Geometry & symetry
  10. All around visually heavy design
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A challenge right!? How do we take this inspiration and transform it into a more luxurious and effortless look? It's actually an easy answer. Get to know your client. During our conversations together it was apparent that decor was obviously very important to the her. 

Everything needs to be over the top. Just a little extra you know?
— bride
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Theatre St James photo via website

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Number one on my list- we had to add colour and loosen up those tight-knit florals while keeping everything androgynous. So I thought to myself, what colour does she gravitate towards in her wardrobe subconsciously? Nude. Next hurtle, how do we move away from black? Answer- Midnight Aubergine. 

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And so her perfect pallet emerged. Now- the challenge of making this unique palette pop with something of editorial quality.

I take great care in designing all our weddings in a style and form which could be publishable. This requires adding elements which aren't normally seen everyday. Needless to say, I try to set the bar high. For this wedding- gold dipped greenery and metallic misted ferns throughout her florals was that added element. 

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Montreal Wedding Theatre St. James , Toast Events

To keep this wedding luxurious, we decided to put our whole floral budget into a floral canopy which will host not only the nuptials but then transforming to frame the head table during the reception. And here's the kicker- I look at it this way. What do the photographers photograph the most during the wedding? The bride & groom. And where will the b&g be for %80 of the time? - under this insanely gorgeous canopy. So in the end all their images will look ultra luxurious full of gorgeous blooms, candlelight and crystal. I know what your thinking? But what about everyone else. Well, they get nothing- jusssssstttt joking! Long estate tables with different heights of candelabras and hundreds of candles. Not one single bloom. And it's perfect. 

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I think its needless to say that we'll be doing a before and after blog post on how we transformed the space with tons of detail pictures. So stay tuned ;) August is right around the corner!

        xox

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D.I.Y FRESH FLORAL HOLDAY TREE ORNAMENTS

 

Being German means Christmas is almost sacred. It’s a rule that no work is to be done until the tree comes down in January and if we could be in Europe this time every year - we would. The markets, food, and atmosphere are like nothing you’ve ever likely experienced. So to compensate, our Euro-Canadian festivities are almost ritualistic, right down to the tree only being decorated the week before Christmas Eve. In fact, when we were kids the tree was only decorated on the eve, with real lit candles. There’s a very specific way I like to decorate the tree. First, I like to hog the experience all to myself. No co-decorating allowed. But this year when my sister asked me to guest blog for the holidays, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to share a D.I.Y of the cute fresh floral ornaments I make for my tree. And because I love my sister :)

FRESH FLORAL TREE ORNAMENTS

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Materials:

12 Water Picks

1 Box of Dark Green Reindeer Moss

Green Craft Wire 

12 Roses (any colour) 

1 Bunch of Seeded Eucalyptus

Pruners

Glue Gun

 

Before you begin the project it’s always important that you re-cut and hydrate your roses in warm water, removing any bruised petals. I find Eucalyptus also dries out fast so be sure to make sure they're also in a nice vase of water.

 

 

Step 1:

Fill your water picks with water. Make sure their dried off and the cap is nice and snug so you don't have any leakage 

 

Step 2: 

With your glue gun, use bits of Mood Moss and adhere it to the water pick. Essentially this will help camouflage the water pick when you add your blooms to the tree. Feel free to use a bit of wire to secure the moss further

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Step 3:

Take your rose bloom and re-cut the stem. Make sure you keep the stems long. I do this for a few reasons. It distributes the weight of the bloom over a larger area so that your branches don’t bend with weight. It also allows the water pick to be further inside the tree so that you don’t see it. 

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Step 4:

Cut a few sprigs of Eucalyptus and wire it together with the rose bloom. 

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Step 5:

Insert the tip of the Rose stem into the water pick making sure the tip goes right down to the base of the capsule. 

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Step 6:

Once your tree is fully decorated, insert the bloom into the tree with the water pick closest to the main stem of the tree. And voila! You’re done! 

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Once the Rose is finished blooming you can pop a new one in. Just make sure you add more water to the capsule ;) Flowers normally last about 3 days

It’s the perfect D.I.Y to wow your guests making your tree just a tad extra!

xoxox 

Elise & Hugo

 

PROPS

Galvanized tree collar, Canadian Tire $39.99

White Herrnhuter Sterne Stars, Artistic Landscape Designs Boutique $134.95 (they're currently on sale!) 

Wicker Basket, Home Sense $34.95

Fur Stockings, Home Sense $12.95

Fur Throw Pillow, Home Sense $26.95

Moroccan Pillow, Artistic Landscape Designs $165.95

Hugo, Chocolate Lab $ priceless

All ornaments are either form Germany or Artistic Landscape Designs Boutique

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GBD HOLIDAY GUEST BLOG - ADVENTURE COCKTAILS

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GBD HOLIDAY GUEST BLOG - ADVENTURE COCKTAILS

Engelina Schmitz Gardening by Design Guest Blog Post

I love having guest bloggers, especially when it's my sister because she has such great taste and her posts are super cute! She's a landscape designer with a super cool Scandinavian design style (runs in the family) that's all about bringing the indoors, outdoors. Essentially the concept of extending your living space outside.

In the new year you'll be seeing a bit more of her, me, my other sister, lot's of Hugo etc as I ramp up my blogging to include a bit more of a lifestyle component. 

Enjoy! 


GBD'S HOLIDAY COCKTAIL MIX


As we all gear towards the holidays and are hosting parties for family and friends, it’s always nice to stumble upon a unique cocktail recipe. Going hand in hand with our belief in encouraging people to get out and enjoy the outdoors, we wanted to create a fun and dual-purpose holiday punch that could play a part. 
  
Start your night with your guests indoors, with a chilled, boozy punch. Later in the night when it’s time for a change of scenery, turn your chilled punch into a hot beverage to take outside! Start a campfire, take a quick jaunt around the neighborhood, or if it’s February in Ottawa –go for a night skate on the Rideau Canal! Which ever you choose, grab a thermos and take your GBD Holiday Adventure Punch with you.

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INGREDIENTS:
2  (200 ml) Ginger Beer
2  (200 ml) Ginger ale
2 1/2  (1L) Perrier Original
1  mickey Jameson Whiskey
4  tbsp. Grenadine
2  lemons
2  oranges
2  cups frozen cranberries
1  bag Ice
6  Cinnamon sticks
Rosemary Sprigs, for garnish
2  cups apple cider 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

CHILLED PUNCH

 

1.    Turn on the song ‘Mele Kalikimaka’ from the Christmas Vacation soundtrack and put on repeat…. It just feels right for some reason 

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2.    Pour all liquids into punch bowl except for Grenadine & Apple cider and stir.

3.    Squeeze 1 full Lemon and 1 full Orange into punch bowl. Slice up remaining Lemon and Orange and add to top of bowl along with frozen cranberries.
4.    Pour in Grenadine and stir

5.    Add ice

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6.    Ladle into ice filled punch glasses and garnish with Rosemary sprig
 
 

 


HOT PUNCH

1.    Pour contents of punch bowl into pot and place on stove top on medium heat
2.    Add cinnamon sticks and Apple Cider and let simmer for 5-6 mins. 

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Engelina Schmitz Gardening by Design Guest Blog Post


3.    When punch is heated to your liking, pour into mugs or thermoses and head outside!
  
Enjoy!

-The GBD Team


 

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PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN

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PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN

 
Toast Blog
 

Are you an aspiring photographer? Or maybe you're a seasoned vet looking to diversify your portfolio and build your tribe through creative collaboration....

Which probably means you love photography, styling, pinning, social media and DIY's. Does the thought of capturing mini styled shoots and vloging along the way feed your creative soul? Us too! 

If we've checked off some of those boxes- being our resident 2018 photog intern might just be the opportunity you've been looking for:) 

So what does this "said" intern do?

 

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INTERN TASKS

  • Attend, photograph & edit life-style shoots and fashion sessions featuring Eliza & her team intended for their social media campaign, blog and Youtube.
  • Capture & edit video highlights for IG trailers.
  • Attend select weddings to capture the before and after of the art in how we transform spaces.
  • Social media content creation which will be used for our social media

 

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be part of our team

  • 1 - 2 shoots days per month
  • 20 edited images + a 15sec vid clip per shoot
  • Internship commitment for one year begining Jan 1st 2018
  • Highlighted on our website as our resident photography intern w/ bio

 

 

Send us an email telling us why you want to be our next intern!

Include 10 images of your best work or a link to your portfolio

Be sure to include a link to your Instagram, website and Facebook Page

Serious inquiries only

info@toastevents.ca

 

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OBORN AT THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY WEDDING

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OBORN AT THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY WEDDING

Toast Event Ottawa, Montreal Wedding National Art Centre

I'm a lover of clean lines, cool tones and crisp aesthetics with just the right amount of minimalist details. Our weddings are planned concept first. This means the discussions about priorities, budget and vision come first. Only then  can we begin to create a dream team of vendors to perfectly execute your desired look. 

Our new Toast bride Sarah, booked her wedding in the newly minted OBorn room at the National Art Centre. Envision 30ft ceilings & windows, 180 degrees view of the Chateau Laurier, Canal, Old Train Station and Parliament.  Now add a creamy pallet of hardwood-mimic tile, marbled tables and beige linen seating in your cocktail area. I could live in that space. So naturally a designers dream.

While working with Sarah's great taste and special requests of no blooms - we unveiled the following design profile, giving her the bigger picture of what her wedding could potentially look like.

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  WHY A WEDDING PLANNER, HIRED A PLANNER FOR HER OWN WEDDING

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WHY A WEDDING PLANNER, HIRED A PLANNER FOR HER OWN WEDDING

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Confessions of a wedding planner: Why I hired a wedding planner for my own wedding day. 

Because look at this photo...... a fraction of the team you'll have behind the scenes on your wedding day. Now ask yourself... do you really want to be the go-to person for the day?

I've been in the game for quite some time, and even though I am more than capable of planning my own wedding, I knew on the day-of I needed a team of professionals to see my vision through.  I'm a firm believer that people are best at what they do for a reason. I can humbly digress and say that even as a planner, I can't and won't work on my wedding day. And here's why. 

 

I FORGOT MY CELL

 

You think I've mastered everything when it comes to wedding planning, but on the day of, I forgot my cellphone and even my overnight bag. Let's be honest- i lost my brain on the wedding day too. #toolegit

 

TIME WARP

 

For that day I literally lived in another dimension. A time warp that didn't care about the numbers on the clock. And to be honest, I never even checked the time to make sure I, master planner- was on schedule.

 

RECEIVING LINE

 

I always thought receiving lines were old fashioned. But there I found myself loving every second of The unscheduled and impromptu hugs and kisses as each guest left the church and wished me well. 

 

HOUDINI AKA THE HUSBAND

 

My groom disappeared and thought cocktails were more important that our bridal pictures. Hah! If it wasn't for my trusted planners I might not have reunited with my newly minted husband on the Chateau Laurier locks for some of the best pictures I hold dear to my heart today. 

 

MIC DROP

 

At the end of the night, I simply left and forgot to check in with my planners to make sure everything was taken care of at the end of the night. Yeah, I totally did that.

 

And to finish everything off, my planner actually took off her shoe and said. "Look at the hole in my shoe! I literally ran around like a maniac all night, and this is the result.

So what am I saying? Don't be the bride that works her wedding day and has a hole in the bottom of her shoe instead of her planner. 

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10 MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WEDDING PLANNERS

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10 MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WEDDING PLANNERS

Myths and misconceptions- they're real. In an industry that fuels unattainable ideas and designs while saturating the market with unfounded wedding advice and information which can be misleading- it's hard to make the distinction in what's actually reality. So here are 5 things we want to shed some light on when it comes to the urban legends surrounding Wedding Planners. 

 

rban legend #1, You'll get all her discounts

Have you heard the saying "If you think hiring a Wedding Planner is expensive, you have no idea how much an incompetent one can". That's a stone cold fact my friends. So how do we begin to address the notion that hiring a Wedding Planner gets you massive discounts, than if you were to go out on your own. Let me debunk this tall tale- because it drives me crazy. A good planner will help you spend you hard earned moulah wisely, making sure you wont fall into the classic money pit-holes of over-paying for sub-par products and services. This includes DIY's that cost you more then if you were to pay for them, as spending money where your guests wont notice, frivolous delivery charges etc etc. A good Wedding Planner takes the guessing work out of the equation, providing you short cuts- saving you in the long run. So even though you don't see a discount on your invoice, rest assured that your money has been spent with intention and fore-thought. 

 

She's there to do all your running around

Negative. We're here to design and organize your wedding. There is literally no time for picking up your wedding dress, cake or stationary last minute. Your planner should be organizing the drop off of these items so these tasks don't fall on you.

 

She's your mediator

A much as we love to calm the waters and make things right, we're not trained to be inter-family crisis mediators. A planner must keep professional boundaries at all times and provide unbiased solutions in assistance.

 

She's a magician

There is only so much we can humanly do to address the issue at hand. Don't expect miracles to happen when in reality, it isn't feasible. Yes, we do have some tricks up our sleeves that will save you in a pinch but that doesn't mean things happen at the click of your fingers just because you hired a planner. 

 

She knows everything

Lets be real. No one knows everything. But this statement does depends on how many dedicated years your planner has put in and how many weddings she has under her belt. Event planning is a long process of learning as you go. No wedding planning course can prepare you for real-time issues, how to build vendor relationships, make on the spot decisions during a crisis or even how to think strategically. 

 

So there you have it. 5 expectations you need to check before you hire a planner. 

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DO YOU WANT TO WORK ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?

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DO YOU WANT TO WORK ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?

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Do you want to work on your wedding day? Or would you rather feel like a guest at your own wedding?

That's the only question you need to ask yourself when considering a planner. I bet I know the answer, and you do too. Don't become the stereotypical bride which after the fact, wishes she had had a planner. And I have to be honest. I cringe every-time I hear those words.

 

BUT MY GIRLFRIEND JUST GOT MARRIED AND SHE'S GOING TO HELP ME

 

You aren't your girlfriend. Her wedding also shouldn't be anything like yours. You have different priorities, likes and dislikes. Although your girlfriend is doing you a huge favour, she isn't working for YOU and her advice will only scratch the surface of what a planner really does behind the scenes.

 

MY MOM SAYS I DONT NEED ONE

 

Mama knows best right? But she won't be hanging up your decorations, checking to make sure your table linens aren't upside-down with the seams showing or making sure your rental company didn't short you on chairs. And if she says she'll step up, I'll tell you right now, everyone had good intentions and thinks they have more time then they actually do. As all the small tasks and oups's add up the week of your wedding, your mother, groom and bridal party may not be taking the added stress with grace. 

 

MY FIANCE THINKS WEDDING PLANNERS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE

 

A huge benefit in having a wedding planner is peace of mind so you're not constantly thinking- did I forget something? Which has it's trickle down effects to the people around you. Especially those who you naturally go to for support. Cue fiance. Yup, it's normally his job to calm the waters, reassure you everything is going to be okay when it's not. But what happens when he's sick of hearing about your wedding planning? Or has a small tinge of- we should have just eloped, type of vibe. It taints the whole process, and darn it! - wedding planning is supposed to be fun! And with a planner, it's our strict mandate that you ONLY get to do the fun stuff. Our team is here to support you, send you 3d mock ups of your floor plan because your mother in law just can't understand your vision or take that late-night call when you've had a mini bridal party meltdown. 

 

THE RECIPE 

 

Stress of that nagging to-do list + the feeling that your always forgetting something + last minute errands to run on time you don't have + family asking you too many wedding questions... NOW throw in a few sleepless nights and a bad dream and voila!

You now wish your wedding day would just be over, before it's even begun.

So I ask you..

 

DO YOU WANT TO ORCHESTRATE THIS, ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?

 

Watch the video. You're welcome. And girl, just pick up the phone and call me ;) 

 

 

 

 

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MOMENTS WITH JOEL & JUSTYNA PHOTOGRAPHY

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MOMENTS WITH JOEL & JUSTYNA PHOTOGRAPHY

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I've had the pleasure of working with Joel & Justyna for over 5 years on some of my most intricate weddings. Their work stands out above the rest with ultra moody and romantic undertones, capturing those small intimate gestures between couples, we, on the daily never really notice. 

 

LIKE IT'S 1950 VOGUE 

 

I'll never forget reading an article which referenced their work as- being shot as if their images would grace the pages of a 1950's Vogue magazine. And for me, this rings true. 

So I've decided, this time next year I'll be knocking at Joel & Justyna's door for our now annual wedding anniversary shoot. 

Thank you Justyna & Joel for capturing these special moments. 

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Photographer: Joel & Justyna Bedford
Hair: Kylie Cheshire
Makeup: Faces By Noah
Dress: Norde Bridal
Mens Apparell: Hugo Boss

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BRITTANY + ZACH URBAN ROOFTOP ENGAGEMENT

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BRITTANY + ZACH URBAN ROOFTOP ENGAGEMENT

We were there when she said yes, and we'll be there for her on the biggest day of her life. 

You don't need to go far with Laura Kelly Photography for stunning photos. I'm totally coveting this love-nest engagement shoot as an alternative to the mainstream. And might I say it would make a cute 1st wedding anniversary shoot as well. 

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Toast Events Urban Wedding Engagement

Photographer: Laura Kelly Photography
Hair Stylist & Colorist: Top Knot
Makeup Artist: Klava Zykova Makeup

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TORI + TRISTAN ZIBI INDUSTRIAL WEDDING

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TORI + TRISTAN ZIBI INDUSTRIAL WEDDING

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I first met Tori 2 year ago in a quaint little coffee shop off Wellington. Blonde, bubbly and bright-eyed she chatted away about her wedding vision in an industrial wedding space we all know as Zibi. She said:

 

"I want to turn Zibi into a Berlin night club...

know what I mean?!"

 

Excuse me while I die and go to designers heaven. This past weekend we transformed this chic industrial space into just that. Here are few sneak peaks of Tori + Tristan's wedding right here in Ottawa from Ali & Batoul Photography

 

Full gallery and Before & After transformation blog post to follow ;) 

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Planning & Design: Toast Events
Decor & Florals: Wedecor
Photography: Ali & Batoul Photography
Makeup: Natalie Peachy
Hair: Showpony
Catering: Tulips & Maple
DJ: Oxygen Entertainment
Limousine: East Coast Limousines
Tent: Rebel Tents
Venu: Zibi

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5 BEAUTY ESSENTIALS YOU NEED FOR YOUR WEDDING

I'm a professed skin care junkie, and a skeptical one at that. I loathe false advertising and gimmick-style products, which why I am SUPER excited to share my top 5 beauty essentials you absolutely NEED to include in your monthly skin care routine leading up to your wedding day.

Having healthy skin is so important before your wedding day and can enhance your makeup two fold! That means a nicer foundation glow, a more natural strobing or contouring effect and it goes right down to the way your skin absorbs makeup. With healthy and properly moisturized skin, your makeup won't look like it's "sitting" on top of your face. - You know what I mean! Cakey foundation, wrinkles you've never seen before in full display etc etc

For the last two years, I've been investing in my skin care. I've also made myself a promise- to only purchase highest quality creams, oils, serums, tonners and sheet masks. And I'm not shy to admit having had $400 IPL laser facials to repair and soothe my super sensitive skin in the hopes to wear barely-there makeup. #liveyourbestlife am I right!??!

So before I go into detail on my facial routine and why I love the following products, here are a few of my personal skin facts... because not every product I use will work the same for you... which obviously your results may vary.

                  

     

     

   

 

 

MY SKIN TYPE

FAIR / SCANDINAVIAN SKIN TYPE
HIGHLY SENSITIVE
DOES NOT ABSORB SKIN CARE PRODUCTS WELL
SLIGHT ROSACIA ON CHEEKS
MINIMAL SUN SPOTS & SIGNS OF AGING
DRY TO COMBINATION 

Truth be told, my skins in pretty good condition...

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH KOREAN OBSESSED #SOKOGLAM

So how did this journey start?!

To be honest it was a random trip to Nordstroms when my girlfriend- scolded me for purchasing a "mildly" expensive jacket. 

 
You should be investing that much into your skin care girl!!!!”
— Klava Zykova
 

And she's right. How can I justify that purchase and then cheap out on self-care. And to make a long story short, she introduced me to the wonderful world of South Korean skin care products and that little thing called THE 10 STEP KOREAN SKIN CARE ROUTINE......

 

SHEET MASK ADDICT! 

After doing some mega research, to kick off the whole skin care makeover experience I decided to do the 7-day Sheet Mask Challenge. I knew my skin was in bad shape, so this seemed like the perfect way into prepping my face for the 10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine I so desperately wanted to master. But I also wasn't going to put just any old sheet mask on my face... you know the basic of basic Shoppers Drug Mart brands you used to purchase every time you had a sleep over with your girlfriends in high-school. Number one- they never worked and number two.... I just didn't see the benefit suffocating under a slimy ill fitted piece of cloth... I needed to re-educate myself on the whole concept before committing.

So I turned to SOKO GLAM. and their blog called The Klog - now my newest addiction. After reading a few articles I settled on the Green Tea Pre Care + Moisturizing sheet mask which was recommended and developed by SOKO's editor. I really loved the fact that it was a gelly mask. So instead of being a creepy mummy, it felt like I had a velvety layer of Jello on my face....I know it sounds weird - but I loved it. And even better, my skin LOVED it. 

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The results were astounding. After just 3 days my face was looking super hydrated, plump with a  serious J-LO glow. Charlotte Cho the editor of SOKO GLAM collaborated to create this latest innovative sheet mask. The hydrogel mask is infused with whole green tea leaves to ensure that your skin is getting high-quality ingredients straight from the source. Green tea is a natural antioxidant that cools, de-puffs and soothes acne-prone skin. I did learn one valuable lesson when looking for the perfect sheet mask.... careful choosing any Korean products that include the term "lightning". It's a subtle word for "whitening" aka bleaching the skin. No bueno if you're trying to keep a tan or have super sensitive skin... the whitening can be intense. 

 

My 5 Step Korean Skin Care Routine

Once I gave my skin that boost I jumped right into using these 5 products + 1 extra lil something you deffinitely need in your like - like yesterday! 

 Seve de Bamboo Eye Matte $34

Seve de Bamboo Eye Matte $34

This eye cream  helps to visibly reduce the signs of fatigue such as fine lines, dark under-eye circles and dehydrated skin. This moisture-rich gel-like moisturizer contains Bamboo Sap, which helps to intensely hydrate the sensitive eye area for a healthy glowing look as well as Bamboo Fiber, which helps to lock in the moisture, diminishing the look of fine lines. AM & PM ladies! Although it didn't get rid of my inherited dark circle - thanks mom, It did improve the plumpness around my upper cheek bones.  

 PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream $25

PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream $25

I'm new to acids and normally have very sensitive skin. BHAs or AHAs can leave your skin red and irritated. That’s when you need PHAs (polyhydroxy acids), a gentler acid that's also effective in eliminating dead skin cells and smoothing skin texture. This cream is formulated with 3% PHA to give your skin the exfoliation it needs while hydrating your skin with 50% coconut fruit extract and 2% niacinamide, If your dry or dehydrated, this cream is amazing for intense moisture your skin needs. The first morning I woke up after using this moisturizer--- I looked like I had slept for a year. My skin tone was incredibly even with my inherent dark circles actually minimized.  

 Eye Envy $65

Eye Envy $65

So I like breaking the rules...and Eye Envy isn't SK or what you could consider part of the traditional 10 steps- but I like to mix things up and this miracle serum is a daily must. I first saw its results on my sister. She came over for dinner and I thought she had a new fresh set of mink lash extensions. NOPE! She had just finished 1 month of the Eye Envy. And so I had to try it. 1 month exactly and I had doll lashes. I highly recommend. 

 Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing stick  $24

Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing stick  $24

The Neogen Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick is a travel-friendly cleanser created by Charlotte Cho that offers a 3-in-1, travel-friendly experience. Formulated with 13 natural oils to breakdown makeup, natural green tea leaves to exfoliate and a low pH to gently cleanse your skin. This cleanser will lead the way to bright, clean skin. Perfect product to take on your honeymoon ;)

 Benton Snail Bee High Content Pack $20

Benton Snail Bee High Content Pack $20

This sheet mask is made of pure cotton and is soaked in snail mucin to deeply nourish and hydrate irritated skin. Bee venom extract helps improves skin tone and texture. I know what you're thinking- and with sensitive skin I was leery about the Bee venom. But fear not my lovelies! No stinging at all. Now one of these sheet masks actually gave me the same results that I got after a full 7 days of sheet masking. I personally believe that everyone skin absorbs things differently and mine just so happens to love...snails ;)

 
 Hanacure Set $110 

Hanacure Set $110 

The only product that I though was too good to be true- but bought it anyway. I blame Drew Barrymore - queen of all facial junkies, who posted it to her IG and endorsed it. Since this kit is always sold out, I ended up waiting 3 months for it. And every minute spent waiting was worth it. The technology behind it is intense and granted the older your skin is- the more results you'll see. So what did it do to my face?! One things for sure, it increased the circulation in my skin two-fold. The mask naturally tightens on your face as it dries while pulling out impurities. From the first mask to the third you could see a huge difference in the color of the product after it dried. After one treatment I literally couldn't believe that it had erased some little pesky sun spots on my forehead. I did all four treatments, once a week for a month. Now I'll be scaling down a bit and doing 1 a month as maintenance. FYI if you order there'll be about $20 worth of duties...

 

Adding 5 More Steps

I'm building up to the 10 step method and will share along the way right here on my blog! So stay tuned and follow along on our IG @toast.events

 

Ottawa Wedding Planner Elise Schmits
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 STEPS TO PLANNING YOUR TENT WEDDING

 
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The first thing you need to know is that tent weddings are never inexpensive. And if it is, it's because you're doing ALL the work right up to the very last-minute. 

Planning your tent wedding can and will be stressful if you don't have a planner.  Your hopes and dreams for DIY wedding seem attainable, especially if you start planning and making things a year in advance. Wrong. Time will escape you, because planning a wedding can easily become a second job on top of your everyday life. Before you know it priorities kick in and what was important on your wedding to do list is pushed back. 

I know this all sounds so pessimistic, but it's the reality. Even my most organized brides whom we've planned with for their tent weddings - end up feeling that DIY crunch and often email us unattainable to-do-list at 1:45 am just hours before the wedding day. Which is also why we always have 4 Toast staff onsite on the wedding day. 

So here are 10 steps on how to plan your tent wedding- because I know you're brave! 

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HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE

Go to Chapters and buy yourself a cute agenda JUST for wedding planning. Live by it. When you add a due date for a DIY- stick to it. Don't ever delay or postpone. You owe it to yourself to me timely. If you want to sew 150 napkins, schedule it so you sew 20 every Wednesday....so you're breaking up the work and don't become overworked and discouraged. You should also have a binder that has every contract and invoice. Even if an invoice has been altered 4 - 5 times, have that copy infile to make sure there are no miscommunications in the days leading up to your big day.

 

TIMELINE BUILD

It's important that your vendors have a good grasp of the timeline of your day so that they can judge what is feasible within your itinerary. 

 

HAVE A RAIN PLAN

Now that you have a timeline you'll need to think of a rain plan. What happens if your ceremony is outside? What do you want to do if your cocktails are outside? Where will you take your pictures if it's raining? How will you address lightning and thunderstorms? What provisions will be made for catering?

 

BOOK THE BEST OF THE BEST

You're building your venue from scratch. Think about that for a minute. Just let that thought really resonate. You're  temporarily transforming a space where there once was zippo. The smartest thing you can do is hire an extremely reputable tent company and the best caterer in your area. You'll regret any penny-pinching. It means you'll be paying minimum 7k for your tent and around 28k for your catering for 140ppl. If you just did some major eye rolling thinking that "this girl doesn't know what she's talking about". Let me tell you that your 2k tent quote doesn't include a liner, any lighting, flooring, tables, chairs, bug screens, catering tents, added fees incase you need a water truck to fill up your tent weights, drilling if they'res rock bed underneath your grass etc etc. 

 

MINIMIZE YOUR VENDOR LIST

If you don't  have a planner to coordinate all your vendors and provide you with floor plans, timelines etc in the months leading up to your wedding, have all your decor and florals come from one company. Make sure they have a standing relationship with your caterer and tent company. It's important because they most likely have the logistics of set-up down to a science. If they work well together - they can communicate amongst themselves for set-up with you having to provide them a 7-page timeline on logistics. That saves you the hassle of min 50 emails, 1 panic attack and 2 sleepless nights.

 

HIRE A LANDSCAPER

Take the pressure of your parents and hire a lanscaper to grade the area you'll be having the tent at least a year prior to your wedding date. This gives the lawn time to set and seed well in advance. Unless of course, you're paying for a leveled floor. Don't assume, getting flooring means it'll be leveled. Some are just plywood they lay down and paint on the spot or come as lego pieces. There is a big difference between a 2k floor and 6k floor. Take a look at the video series bellow as I chat about the effects of flooring and table sizes from a wedding we just did.

 

PAY THE EXTRA

Pay the extra fee to have your tent installed a few days in advance. And I'll tell you why it's soooooo important. Because that hand-drawn floor plan isn't actually to scale. So you actually have less room than you anticipated, and woups!, the tent that was installed is actually smaller than you expected... So you're going to have to play around with all the tables. Then move them again because you realized that tables are one thing, but when you place chairs around them.... the tables had to be moved because they were close together too tight. Remeber that cute Chapters daytimer you were supposed to get. Markdown an afternoon to tackle this task ;) 

 

CONSULT A PLANNER

Schedule an appointment to consult with a planner once you have all your RSVP's and final estimates. Paying $200 - $300 for a few hours of her time to look over all your details will save you three times as much in mistakes you might have made. She'll let you know if there are any red flags or things you might have altogether forgotten. And bring her EVERYTHING! even your floor plans. I'de even go as far in having her check your inventory lists

 

COUNT EVERYTHING

When all you rentals arrive to make sure you count and cross-reference your invoices. You only have a limited time to report missing items that can be charged to you as lost or stolen when they come to pick up again. 

 

HIRE A DAY OF COORDINATOR

Treat yourself. Like I always tell my clients, you deserve to feel like a guest at your own wedding. The time passes so quickly it's sometimes hard to live in the moment. Just remember wherever you are - be all there ;)

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So there you have it. The best shortcut advise I can give you to help you on your way. We're always here for you - if you need us ;)

xox

Eliza 

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H+S WEDDING AT HORTICULTURE BUILDING W/ KYMBERLIE DOZOIS

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What a dream client to work with. Holly's cool and chill vibe lasted from planning right through to her wedding day. Unlike any other venue in Ottawa, The Horticulture Buildings' unique industrial look and feel is always an opportunity to design something out-of-the-box that truly reflected Holly and Shawn on their wedding day. Simple, unfussy details with just the right amount of intrigue. There was an understated elegance about the day that Kymberlie Dozois captured so beautifully.

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BEFORE & AFTER INDUSTRIAL WEDDING AT THE HORTICULTURE BUILDING

In popular demand, the Horticulture Building has been one of the toughest venues to reserve. Other than Zibbi, the Hort is the only other trending warehouse venue to accommodate a 200+ guest list.

This space leaves a lot to the imagination and with little to no help from the booking department at the City of Ottawa- a planner is almost essential in navigating permits, rentals, catering, space access and liaison to city staff and security on your wedding day. 

We're no stranger to Landsdowne, as we've planned their largest wedding to date in the Aberdeen Pavillion as well as several other weddings in the Horticulture Building.

So here's the space you have.  And it comes with some tables and chairs and no garbage bins-note to catering ;)

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A gorgeous blank slate where you can hold your ceremony and reception with cocktails on the patio. Separate catering entrance and work stations located at the back of the space. All patio doors open.

 

HOLLY & SHAWNS TRANSFORMATION

We started planning H+S's wedding back in late 2015. The perfect example of a client who stated their vision then said -- run wild! Now I wouldn't say we went crazy by any means, but we kept the decor chic and minimalistic.

 

INITIAL VISION

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LAYOUT

We included a ceremony in the front half of the space which had never been attempted before which left city staff skeptical. The ceremony turned out perfectly and were able to re-purpose the ceremony floral arch behind the head table.

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Kymberly Dozois

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