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The Best Way To Brush Up On Wedding Trends!
June 27th, 2017
Thanks to an amazing team of Showcase Sponsors, our June event was the perfect way for busy wedding vendors to brush up on wedding trends. Educating our members is one of our key mandates here at WoW, and we love events with a key educational focus - so important for hustling entrepreneurs like us!
The first key to a great event is a great venue, and this June our Showcase Sponsors The Gardens at HCP definitely fit the bill. The Gardens at HCP is such a unique venue, and we always love our time here. A teaching garden located just twelve kilometers north of Downtown Victoria, The Gardens are beautiful all year round. Inspirational, educational, and engaging, it's the perfect venue for groups like ours. And their modern Couvelier Pavilion includes audio-visual equipment, tables, tablecloths, chairs and more – all set in an inviting post and beam building with views into the Gardens. It's perfect for the weddings they offer.
We started our morning with a fun scavenger hunt that let us explore The Gardens even more. It was a great team building activity that let members work one on one, helping to foster even better connections and relationships ... and we'll always take an extra opportunity to tour this beloved Victoria institution!
Of course networking on empty stomachs just wouldn't do - so we also have to thank Truffles Catering for partnering with the Gardens to keep our tummies full and happy. Truffles Catering has been serving and delighting guests for over 22 years, and we were thrilled to have this WoW Member once again add their special touch to our event.
The second key to a great event is a world-class speaker to lead our creative workshops, and once again, our Showcase Sponsors stepped up to the plate. Thanks to Party Mood's Anne Pollock, we were treated to a super-illuminating presentation about current wedding trends. Anne is Certified International Wedding and Event Planner and Accredited Event Designer, and she regularly travels to national and international conferences to keep her skills and know-how continually up-to-date.
Anne used her fresh insight, gleaned from networking with the top wedding professionals in both Canada and the US, as well as her own multifaceted experience, to provide an information-packed seminar that's going to keep our members on trend and impressing clients all season long. We always love Anne's enthusiasm and passion for weddings, which was clearly on display not just in the decor for the event, but in her stunning presentation visuals as well. To learn a bit more about current wedding trends, don't miss Party Mood's 2017 Wedding Trend Forecast.
Anne and her team also provided all the stunning decor, working with popular WoW Member Browns the Florist as well. With 4 locations to serve happy customers on Vancouver Island, Brown's the Florist is an award-winning company that puts an extraordinary amount of both talent and hard work into their arrangements - as you can see.
And of course we also have to thank Showcase Sponsor Spark & Whimsy Photography for these lovely photos. Juliana Wigmore captured our morning so beautifully, like she always does. Juliana is passionate about her work, and an expert at making her subjects feel relaxed - and it shows in her gorgeous work. Remember that along with weddings, she also shoots pregnancy, moms and babies - and trust us, her portraits are always gorgeous.
We rounded out our morning by giving all our guests a chance to take the floor and speak about their businesses, and like always we had some fun giveaways. We all went home with two free passes to The Gardens at HCP, and lucky Raj of Ra Photography won membership to the gardens for a year. Overall, it was great event, and a great respite from the busy summer wedding season. And we're expecting our next event, coming up July 11, to be equally fun and illuminating. We'll be exploring destination weddings, and even providing first-class transportation to and from the event courtesy of L.A. Limousines & Transportation Services. It's another great opportunity for wedding vendors in Victoria to network and grow their businesses - learn more here and join us!