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Fashion Inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana
| Food + Event Styling: Melissa Andre Events | Cake + Sweets: Caketress | Photography: Anthony Manieri |
|Photography: Ripe Resolution | Swimwear: Kate Spade |
When I was asked to plan Drake’s birthday, I had about 4 days to come up with something equal parts intimate, original, and memorable. The guest list was a mix of both family and friends, so I needed a design that would work for the right group. I chose one of Susur Lee’s restaurants and incorporated an Asian inspired menu. Next came my idea for custom Ovo bento boxes and the chopsticks we created especially to celebrate Drake. Guests enjoyed a mix of desserts – boxes of d-oVo- nuts, a tiered cake featuring his signature owl logo, and black Popsicles with gold “6” ‘s on them, representing “The6ix” – a nickname for Toronto popularized by Drake.
Every time we collaborate with Drake on an event, it’s such a pleasure to be able to take his brand and represent it within our work. There really is nothing as flattering as being hired by someone who has quite literally attended hundreds of parties. Happy birthday Drake!!
| Event Design: Melissa Andre Events | Venue: Bent | Photography: Mango Studios | Photography of Drake: Theo |
This bold yet classic black and white color palette manages to look timeless and modern at the same time. I wanted something high contrast that would pop against the grey/blue city skyline. We replaced the traditional floral wedding cakes you often see at weddings for sleek individual mini cakes so it continued to feel more like a black tie dinner party than a traditional wedding. We even served popsicles in candy flavours as an unexpected frozen alternative to some of the more traditional desserts you see at weddings. I hope you enjoy!
| Event Design + Florals: Melissa Andre Events | Venue: Malaparte | Photography: Mango Studios | Mini Cakes: Bobette & Belle | Popsicles: Sweet Jesus |
My team and I were invited to preview and experience the beautiful and luxurious resort of Banyan Tree Mayakoba! We arrived in the Riviera Maya in Mexico mid-afternoon, just in time for a late lunch and a walk through of the property. We will be spending the next few days touring the resort and it’s amenities for an upcoming event. Each guest, family or couple stays in their own private villa with a private pool. Ensuring the experience is luxurious from the second you walk into this dreamy property. Later tonight we will have a private dinner hosted by the resort. Can’t wait to share with you in my next few posts why Banyan Tree Mayakoba is the perfect property for a destination wedding, honeymoon, or romantic getaway!
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A combination of paper flowers, real flowers, a white marble tabletop, and clean square stacked plates were the essentials to my monochromatic all-white design. The overall look I put together, is clean with a few whimsical touches to add interest. I collaborated with Dîner en Blanc and Metro Ontario on a video to give you tips and tricks to creating your own all white tablescape at home. Here are a few behind the scenes photos! Stay tuned for the video!