Friday, October 12, 2012

On a beautiful day in late September, Rob and Lara said "I Do" in front of their closest friends and family. This artistic duo chose to use their favourite authors as the theme to their wedding. Type A Events worked closely with them to bring this theme to life. From the author-dedicated tables, to the fun "Polaroid" station-this brunch wedding was filled with warm and lovely moments. The relaxed atmosphere, and the love between the bride and groom helped make this one of the most memorable weddings of the year!

The "Salinger Table" named after one of the couple's favourite authors.
Each table had a favourite book by the chosen author that was given away
as a gift during the games portion.

The beautiful couple after their ceremony.

Wild flowers, the bride's favourite, were used everywhere.
Dancing the Hora, followed by dancing a traditional Armenian folk dance.

The kids sat at the "Dr. Seuss table"--Green Eggs and Ham were not served at this brunch.

Long tables added to the warmth of this event.

Petals lining the aisle.

The bridal party getting the party started!

The Polaroid station was a big hit with all.

Each table also had scrabble tiles which spelled out "Love" in a variety of languages to
display the couple's love of travel.
When one cake just isn't enough...

Special guests that just happened to be in the neighbourhood!

More photos can be found on the Type A Events Facebook page.

Lara's High Tea Themed Bridal Shower

There's nothing like a good cup of tea and delicate scone heaped with devonshire cream to put you in a celebratory mood. Lara's close friends and family gathered to celebrate her upcoming wedding with a English garden themed high-tea. And yes, hats were required!

Each guest was given a unique tea cup to use for the day.

Each table was named after a different type of tea that the bride-to-be loves.

Not surprisingly, "Lara's Candy Shoppe" was a popular stop.

Lena, from Type A Events, flanked by two guests. Hats mandatory!

"Poppies in the field" Red Velvet Cupcakes

Dessert station with truffles, cupcakes. The four bushes were used later for the Shower game.

The Bride-to-be in her beautiful yellow dress.

Guest give aways were personalized flower pots with hand-sewn bags of tea.

More photos available on the Type A Events Facebook page.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Congratulations Mara and Jeff!

On a beautiful, sunny August day Mara and Jeff said "I Do" underneath the Chuppah. With their family beside them, and their friends in attendance, it truly was a special day.
Under the Chuppah wearing the Tallit or Prayer Shawl
Under the Chuppah 
Signing the Ketubah
Dancing the Hora!
Delicious Desserts!
Cutting the Cake

Friday, May 25, 2012

MaRS Business of Aging Summit 2012

The Business of Aging: Wellness in the Workplace A very important topic for our age (pardon the pun). Type A Events was thrilled to once again work with the insightful folks at MaRS Discovery District on their recent Business of Aging Summit 2012. Held in the main MaRS Auditorium, this packed agenda included two keynotes, an Innovation Showcase, 2 panels, 5 Innovation Vignettes, a case study, and an innovation implementation facilitation session. Did I mention this was a 1-day Summit? Our 2 keynotes Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Director, MIT AgeLab and Geoff Mulgan, CEO, NESTA (UK) book-ended this incredible day. Thanks to Dr. Alain Sotto, Chief Physician-Wellness Division at the OPG and Occupational Medical Consultant at the TTC for his thought-provoking case study; and to all our Innovators who are leading the charge in the new understanding of aging in the workplace.

The Summit's packed Agenda!
Innovation Showcase participant INTERxVENT

Keynote Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Director, MIT AgeLab holds his audience captive.
Ready for Lunch! Bento Boxes for all!
Keynote Dr. Joseph Coughlin, Director,MIT AgeLab
 "Thanks so much for your help, good cheer and effectiveness at the event. It was great to work with you and hope to have the chance again sometime soon. All the best, Joe"

For more photos visit the Type A Events Facebook page and the MaRS Discovery District blog on the event.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Type A Events was honoured to be once again coordinate the Ontario Working Group for Early Psychosis Intervention Conference (OWGEPI 2012). With 300 delegates from across Ontario; speakers from Ontario, Quebec and the United States it was an incredible, collaborative event. Take a look at the photos from the evening event and samples of the graphic illustration. More photos can be found on our Facebook page. Contact us for your next event!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Endometriosis Symposium 2012

Symposium Planning Committee

Type A Events was honoured to be part of the planning team for the FIRST EVER Endometriosis Symposium in Canada. The sold out event brought experts from Canada and the United States together with diagnosed women and their families. Put on by the Endometriosis Network and the Endo Sisterhood the event was a landmark day for Endometriosis education and awareness. A truly special day! Visit for more information on this incredible organization.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

DIY Florals

Hi Type A Events Blog Readers!

I get asked a lot about the floral arrangements that I make for smaller events. I've decided to post a step by step guide to the floral arrangement that I made for an event last week. They are a beautiful, easy and cost effective way to spruce up your next event.

1. Buy 2 bunches-1 bunch each of your favourite complimentary florals.
2. Buy a bag of floral sticks. These can be found at almost all floral and craft stores.
3. Buy a jar of floral rocks. Again these can be found in almost all floral and craft stores.

3. Select square or rectangular vase in colour of your choosing. Clear vases are always an option but why not try a black, navy, or purple vase?
4. Fill the vase about half-way with floral rocks. Pour water on top of rocks to about 3/4 full.
5. Measure the height of your vase, add 2-3 inches and cut your floral stems accordingly. You may need to trim the leaves.
6. Place the florals--larger variety first, followed by the smaller buds. Alternate colours and don't be afraid to experiment with placement--things don't need to be symmetrical. The rocks should act as secure anchors for the stems.
7. Take your bag of floral sticks. Cut them to approximately twice the height of your arrangement-again you can play with size here.
Throw out a few candles and you're done!

Don't forget to visit our new Facebook page for more tips!