Celebrating with Candice and Alison at Malaparte

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.

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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!

Open House: Ballet Event House

Ballet Event House is a unique, full service event space with a chic yet elegant ambiance.

Offering seasonally updated menu selections through their catering partner, Salt (although outside caterers are also welcome), Ballet Event House also offers exquisite wines, wonderful entertainment options including live jazz trios and burlesque, and complimentary audio visual equipment for your event.

From intimate meetings, social events, or large gatherings of up to 150 guests, this venue is a stunning spot on Toronto’s newest dining haven, the charming and eclectic Ossington strip.

We attended the recent industry open house, here’s a look at our night below!





The Original Toronto Wedding Soiree 2014

The Toronto Original Wedding Soiree (hosted in conjunction with Cocolily magazine) with showcases some of some of the city’s most creative wedding and event specialists. Not your average wedding show, the Soiree is a curated and themed wedding showcase featuring vignettes and installations aimed at inspiring every bride, guest and industry visionary!

We have personally attended this annual event for last couple of years and been blown away by the talent and creativity in our city and this year’s show was certainly no exception.  Set to the theme of Carnaval de Paris, we enjoyed live entertainment, ariel artists, gourmet food trucks, mini consultations, and live inspiration installations.  We hope you get to experience a little bit of Carnaval as your browse through the photos below!

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