Wednesday, 5 March 2014

WPIC "Fearless in 2014" Kick Off Event

Last week I had the opportunity to join with 100 other WPIC Certified Wedding Professionals and enjoy a lovely Vintage Circus Themed evening.  The evening was planned by the wonderful WPIC regional reps who did a marvelous job of creating the theme for the evening.

 The event was held at the Eaton Chelsea in Downtown Toronto.  As soon as I walked into the cocktail hour in the Courtyard, I was surrounded by Circus!  There were snow cones… pretzels… games… a tarot card reader… a slow motion photo booth and a Ring master!  The first thing I did was grab a delicious snow cone from Sweet Ice Snow Cones (  I went for a Lemon Lavendar snow cone and it was delicious!  After this I tried some fresh chips from Spudniks (  I tried their Buffalo BBQ flavour and they were soooooo yummy!  I then made my way over to the Tarot Card reader and grabbed myself a second snow cone before heading into the reception hall (strawberry flavoured this time).

We had 2 guest speakers for the evening.  The first was Michael Coombs who spoke about ”Pride, Perseverance and Fear”.  He discussed his life as a DJ, first in Clubs and then on Radio and then eventually into the Wedding Industry.  He talked about his ups and downs along the path that lead him to his dream job as a Wedding DJ.

The second speaker of the evening was Jennifer Maxwell who spoke about ”Standing in the Face of Fear”.  We are all faced with fears throughout our careers and our lives.  Jennifer spoke about how to Identify your fears and maneuver through them.

The food during our Marché styled dinner was circus themed and very yummy.  Especially the pulled pork sliders and the pickles on a stick!  During dinner we had two circus performances by A2D2 (  After dinner and all of the speakers, there were a few prizes given out.  I actually was lucky enough to win one!  I won a handmade headband by With Abandon (  After the music started, in walked a woman wearing a very delicious looking wedding dress with our late night snacks by Cakes Cove (  At the end of the evening we were given a swag bag full of Wedding Magazines and other wonderful goodies.
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