ÀPropos of nothing and Love, Handmade.
My gratitude overfloweth
On the heels of ÀPropos Productions’ 1st anniversary, I had the good fortune of being tasked to provide logistics support to the wonderful Meaghan Brunetti, powerhouse and owner of The Handmade Bride, for her annual wedding show Love, Handmade. Ottawa’s Alternative Wedding Show.
Where do I begin saying thank you? Oh, I know:
To Story and Rose, for the lovely, soft and yet charismatic floral arrangements for my space. I love your work and creative whimsy!
To Efhamar & Sienna, for these balloons, which allowed me to literally spell out what I do. Your online store is elegant and sweet.
Can one be grateful to Pinterest? Well, I am. Because it helped me see that my childhood obsession with doodling geometric shapes can actually be made stylish. Who knew?!
Thank you to each and every single person who visited the show, who waited patiently for the doors to open, and who shared their stories of wedding planning with us. It was really, genuinely nice to meet everyone and to witness so much love and complicity,
I’m grateful to my lovely friends, family, colleagues and clients who came to visit the show. Amidst a crowd of 300, it’s nice to see a familiar face or two. I was also genuinely moved by the wave of support coming from you all when I put it out there that my first-time booth experience was slightly terrifying. You gave me so much great energy that I couldn’t wait to tackle the day!
Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who participated in the show. You were a pleasure to work with and I’m humbled to be counted among you. I wish you all a fantastic season.
Check out the vendors here.
I’d also like to send special kudos to Artopix, who flew to the rescue when my printer died with 48 hours left before doors opened. They put in extra hours to make sure that I had what I needed to run the show and exhibit properly. Un gros merci!
What would I have done without the valiant, talented, unstoppable team of volunteers who helped to set up the show, make sure it goes well and take it down afterwards? I would still be there now, that’s what! I never cease to be amazed at how generous people are with their time and talent. A big, heart-swelling THANK YOU to (in alphabetical order):
Carla Colonna, who I met when working the Orleans Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala, and whose hard work and steadfastness are going to take her very, very far.
Lacey Dowdall of Lacey Dowdall Weddings & Events, who was back again to help this year, and who ran with absolutely anything that was thrown at her. “Can’t” is not in this woman’s vocabulary.
Alicia Partner, of Partner Weddings & Events, whose alertness and sense of calm left me knowing that our vendors were in good hands. Every time I clapped eyes on her, I felt reassured. What a priceless gift.
Tania Pilon, who is preparing a very special and exciting project. She was also part of last year’s team and knocked it out of the park again by never hesitating to do what needs to be done without needing to be asked. Totally unstoppable!
Apart from setting up the show and helping it run smoothly, these women helped to turn this...
...in less than 1 hour and fifteen minutes. Your talent, hard work and dedication to getting it done not only helped to ensure that the months of preparation for the show were met with flawless execution, but will also serve to continue your increasing success. It’s an honour to be growing in this industry with you.
To Meaghan and The Handmade Bride team: I adore helping you with your projects. Thank you so much for including me on board again this year and for allowing me to lend my nerdy logistics to your gorgeous style.
That was fun. When can we go again?!