We were a little nervous about the weather and had to pick up the rental van earlier on Saturday just so we could get packed and ready for Sunday morning. Setup was to start at 7:30AM at the Cunard Centre. We arrived at 8:00AM after clearing the driveway enough to get out and driving very carefully on the way in. It really wasn’t quite as bad as I thought it would be though. I had a spacious corner booth where I featured White/Navy and Gold on my table. I was very pleased with the overall look…..it was very clean and classy. Lots of great comments….one person told me that they knew if they sat at this table for dinner, the food would be fabulous! They were appreciative of the ambience created by décor.
For my contest table, I featured cream brocade with a Shantung Satin table runner. A much simpler look that also appealed to many. The Westin Hotel displayed my linens in a “rustic” look using cream brocade, burlap, lace and my wooden slices. So I was able to display 3 totally different looks to potential clients. I am proud to say that I walked off with the “Table Design Winner 2016” from the show! My very first trophy…..I love it!!
The “Win A Wedding” was a lot of fun for the contestants and for the audience. Tara and Jarrott are the lucky couple and I am looking forward to working with them in the coming months. They will have the Wedding Planning, Décor, Venue, Meal, Cake, Wedding Dress, Tuxedo, Lights and DJ covered saving them thousands of dollars. They are extremely excited to say the least! Thanks to Kimberley Boucher, head organizer of Atlantic Bridal Showcase for inviting me to take part yesterday and to her for doing a wonderful job with the creation and organization of this showcase.
Sad to say there was one casualty of the Atlantic Bridal Showcase. My beloved “Alfred” who has faithfully held our assortment of chocolates for wedding shows over the last year, and has faithfully stood in a place of honour my home over the years, fell down and broke his crown last night. He fell out of the back of the truck when we were unloading. I am heartbroken as I have not met another butler that I loved as much as “Alfred”. He will be missed.