The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC) brings the fire every year for its annual kick off, and this year was no exception! Our own Alisha had the pleasure of attending, and blogging the event for EventSource! The theme for this year was #ClubWPIC, a classic speakeasy, and held at a gorgeous newer Toronto venue, The Forth! So many fantastic vendors contributed to this great event, including Brent Miller Live, G. Pinto, the Linen Closet, Paras Events and much more!
WPIC Kickoffs Rock!
Being WPIC certified means that we have access to a talented, experienced and helpful network of other event professionals, and their passion for this industry showed in all of the details. We loved the fun, relaxed vibe of this year’s fete. Most of the time, as planners, we’re behind the scenes ensuring everything is running smoothly, but we all look forward to this event because it’s our chance to celebrate the previous year and get inspired for the year to come. A huge thank you to the amazing team of planners who put this event together for us to enjoy! It felt great to be an attendee and enjoy the fruit of someone else’s labour!
Check out the fab pictures of the event, captured by the awesome folks at Take1 Photography!
What an amazing night! One of my very favourite parts was the keynote speech, by Arthur of Fusion Events. He did a talk on the importance of social media marketing for wedding and event pros, and simple ways for us all to up our game! I also really loved the gentlemen from Yuk Yuks who had me literally in stitches throughout both sets! Be sure to check out the generous vendors below!
WPIC Kick Off Vendor Love
Eventsource – http://www.eventsource.ca/
Venue and F&B
The Forth – http://theforth.ca/
Jeremy Robertson Wedding Films – http://jeremyrobertsonweddingfilms.com/
Take 1 Photography – http://take1-photography.com/
Linens and SWAG bags
Linen Closet – http://linencloset.ca/
DJ (Devon John) and MC (Wayde Salmon)
D&W Entertainment Group – http://www.dwentgroup.com/
Yuk Yuk’s Stand Up Comedy Clubs Toronto – https://www.yukyuks.com/
Arthur K of Fusion Events – http://www.fusion-events.ca/
Paper Decorum – http://www.paperdecorum.com/
Lipstick & Lash Bar and Regional Rep hair and makeup
Blush Pretty – http://blushpretty.com/
Snaptique Vintage Photo Booth – http://www.snaptique.ca/
Sweet Table and swag item
Staij & Co – https://www.facebook.com/staijandco/
Cremahh Artisan Gelato & Specialty Drinks – http://www.cremahh.com/
Wedding Planner Problems author and “Best Dressed” prize
Crystal Adair-Benning, Distinct Occasions – http://www.distinctoccasions.ca/
Black Jack Table, Dealer and swag item
Ultimate Party Services – http://www.ultimatepartyservices.ca/
MC Wayde’s and DJ Devon’s tuxedos
Andrew’s Formals – http://andrewsformals.com/
Regional Representative Manager – Janis Martinello, Brocade Events
Durham Region Representative – Amy Stevenson
Halton/Peel Region Representative – Suzzette Patten, Exquisite Occasions
Hamilton/Niagara Region Representative – Heather Declavasio, Wisdom Weddings
Edmonton Region Representative – Jenn Denis, Something Beautiful Weddings
Jamaica Region Representative – Denneisha Blair, Unique Bridal & Tux
Jamaica Region Representative – Andrea Wilson Green, With Ease Magazine