Monday morning: a gorgeous invitation was delivered to the office asking us to join Candice and Alison, the duo behind some of Toronto’s most elaborate events, to celebrate their 5 year anniversary. 3 seconds later: We RSVP’ed with an enthusiastic “yes!” After all, it’s not every day that we get to attend an event produced by a company named as one of North America’s most innovative event designers.

Candice and Alison chose one of Toronto’s most sought after event spaces, Malaparte – Oliver & Bonacini (at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) to showcase each partners unique creative talents. The event theme was Candice vs. Alison which allowed each designer creative freedom to bring to life a space inspired by their own imagination.  

Dressed up in our finest, we rode the elevator up to the event space.  As the elevator doors opened, we were welcomed by Candice and Alison and were then ushered into a breathtaking lush garden setting designed by Alison. Featuring luxurious white lounge furniture, a showstopping cake and a lush floral wall, we had to pinch ourselves to make sure we weren’t dreaming.  To cap it off, in the midst of this jaw dropping setting, we were greeted with champagne cocktails and invited to delight in the delicious food prepared by Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering.

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Taking in the spectacular view of the city indoors is nothing compared to the roof top terrace. This space is typically drenched in white but Candice turned that normal upside down and designed a dark romantic world for guests to enjoy. A black and purple tent anchored the space with stunning dark furniture and accessories transforming the steps. Decadent desserts were the food highlight in this space.

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We go to and see a lot of events so trust us when we say this was an event no one will ever forget.  Congratulations Candice and Alison! Cheers to many years of continued success!