Next Up --- the Atlantic Wedding Showcase ......

It has been a busy week and weekend past!  I have been preparing for the upcoming Atlantic Bridal Showcase on Sunday January 17th at the Cunard Centre.  I’m part of the “Win A Wedding” grand prize being sponsored by Hot Country 103.5.  Hot Country has pulled together 6 partners to work this wedding including Atlantic Wedding Showcase; The Westin Nova Scotian; Advanced Systems; Vogue Formal Wear; Karma Bridal and Formal Wear; and Grand Central Events and Décor.  I will be providing both the Wedding Planning and Decor for the lucky couple.  This was my table in October, preparing for the holiday season in golds, reds, greens and silver.

I’m packing today for the Atlantic Bridal Showcase as I have a few things coming up this week and don’t want to be left scrambling.  I am a very organized person and when it gets busy, I don’t like feeling like I’m flying by the seat of my pants.  I am decorating a booth and a contest table at the event so it means I need 2 complete sets of dishes and cutlery, glassware, etc.  I also need centrepieces prepared for both tables and this entails buying flowers, processing and preparing and then assembling.  From what I have seen and read, (and perhaps a little intuition), I’m thinking that that copper will be a big colour this year and with that in mind, I am having a Shantung Back Satin table runner and 6 copper satin napkins made for my contest table.  The colour is rich and fabulous!  Earth tones are always pleasing to the eye. 

For my booth, I will be going with a proven classic --- Navy blue, Gold and White.  I have had several inquiries for this colour scheme for 2016.  This combination never goes out of style.  It is so crisp and clean and sleek.  I will also, of course, keep some of my “rustic” items on hand in the booth --- items like burlap table runners, cutlery bags and wooden slices as I’m sure it will also prove to be in demand again this year.  Last year was certainly a “rustic” year.

January is typically busy in the industry.  We get back at it, coming alive after the holiday season with great plans for the year.  We shake off the extra pounds and the lethargy and put our energy into the year to come.  I have the 2 bridal shows, Atlantic Bridal Showcase and BRIDES2016 and then 2 large corporate events, Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala and the Westin Nova Scotian Staff Holiday party before the end of the month.  I love it! 

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it.
— Mahatma Gandhi