"Garden Party" DONovan Dream Designs Mini Blog April 2017

Love is Proud Wedding Show 2017

Just 2 weeks after the Tie-The-Knot Wedding Show I set up shop at ITM Events “Love Is Proud” Wedding Show. With one Wedding Show in the books I was so excited and a little more relaxed going into my second show. The booth theme I went for was a Garden Party. I figured with Spring just around the corner (even though Winter Weather didn't finally go away until the beginning of this month) it would be a fun colourful theme.

I created a design with lots of grass and greenery. I then added pops of color with a custom pom pom backdrop made by my good friend Jan of CKKitchen Designs, a sparkly champagne linen from Groovy Linen and beautiful floral arrangements from Pavel and his amazing team at Ottawa Flowers. The team at Ottawa Flowers is so amazing to work with. Especially as an event planner, I love being able to send a photo of the colours in my design and know that what they create is going to be absolutely stunning and exactly what I want. I topped everything off with a little candle light which is always a nice calming touch. I was extremely happy with how the design turned out. My friends at E&M Photography also captured some beautiful shots you’ll see in this post and throughout my site.

Love is Proud Wedding Show 2017 | Photos taken by E&M Photography

As I’m always thinking ahead, my “Garden Party” theme will be a tradition at this Wedding Show and I will continue to add in new and exciting trends and elements. Stay tuned for Garden Party 2.0 in 2018.

The show was run by Angela of ITM Events and she did a fantastic job at hosting and taking time to visit with the vendors and guests. I’m so glad I finally got to meet her face to face as before we would just exchange emails for months before the event. Thanks again Angela & ITM Events for a fun, well produced event.

With the show in its second year, it was held at the Centurion Conference and Events Centre. The ballroom was beautifully lit and decorated. All the vendor booths were well designed and had beautiful, fun decor elements. Even though a smaller show, it was very intimate and personal. I enjoyed being able to have more conversations with potential clients, being able watch the entertainment on the main stage, and of course socialize with the amazing vendors in attendance at the event.

This show is one-of-a-kind in Ottawa and I was so glad the LGBTQ community has something this special to attend in the area. It was lovely chatting with all the couples about their upcoming nuptials and I'm proud to have taken part in this event.

Again, please feel free to reach out at Michael@DonovanDreamDesigns.ca and just say "Hello!" I love meeting new friends, co-workers in the industry, and making connections. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for my second April blog post on my final show this first half of the year at Ottawa Parent Child Expo. Get excited because You’re Invited to my Emoji Party!

Happy Dreaming,

Michael "D"

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