Tuesday
Oct262010

Roll out the Red Carpet for this Glamorous Wedding....

in Lipstick shades from Deep Crimson to Bright Cherry Red. There are so many elements that we loooved in creating the florals for this Luxe Vintage Hollywood Glam style wedding along with the fabulous Wedding Stylist and Planner Cynthia Martyn, from the Rich Red Hydrangea, Dahlias, Orchids and Roses to the antiqued Silver Mercury Vessels to the Black Feathers and Vintage Style Broach on the brides bouquet. The venue, The Great Banking Hall at 1 King West was equally magnificent and set the stage for the Drama factor, necessary for such an exquisite theme and genre. Our old stomping grounds it seems since we did the first wedding and event together at 1 King West upon its grand opening in 2006!

Our photo credits go to ultra talented Cynthia Martyn, thank goodness otherwise we wouldn't have a single shot this year....taken during set up, can't wait to see the professional perspective!

 

 

 

One of my favourite King style Head Tables this year, so Lush, Romantic and Intricate in Design. Love the contrast of the deep reds with silver, not to mention the simply adorable orchid pomanders!

 

 

We altered the centerpieces from high to low, the space simply demands high for presence, drama and grandeur (the ceilings are both ornate and super high) and the low offered lush texture and romance.

 

 

 

 

and no event would be complete (it seems) without our Signature, Embellished,Manzanita Trees! This one in Silver and just dripping of Glamour, with Crystals and Mokara Orchids on the branches and Red Hydrangea, Dahlias and Roses in the silver base.

 

The brides bouquet, in Luscious Lipstick shades, composed of Roses, Dahlias, Orchids and Berries and lest we forget the stunning accessories.....the stems are wrapped and finished with Mokuba Red Ribbon, an Antique style Crystal Broach and wisps of Black Ostrich Feathers!

Friday
Sep032010

At long last we have a 2010 wedding to post....and a Beautiful one at that!

Romantic,  Ethereal, Rich and fun, are words that I would use to describe this stunning wedding, styled by the fabulous, the one and only....Cynthia Martyn of Cynthia Martyn Events with flowers by Fuscia Designs. We were beyond excited about the concept of Sarah and Justins wedding from its inception, we have done sooo many colourful and vibrant weddings (which we totally love...hence FUSCIA designs), it was just sooo refreshing to design such a clean all white wedding with super stylish accents, vessels and macaroons.  Yes, Macaroons! the exquisite and whimsical macaroon towers shared the centerpiece portion of the decor by Lemontree Patisserie. The colour palette, a fabulous combination of muted teal blues, soft golds and ivory, which complimented The Four Seasons Grand Ballroom beautifully, darn your good Cynthia! I have fought with that room!....and sometimes you just have to work with it! The images were captured by the ever stylish Five15Photo company , thank you for capturing the details sooo beautifully! The cake, sooo pretty ....from I Do Cakes

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

How much fun are these shots!

 

and as always....a happy ending!

Tuesday
Jul062010

Strike a Pose...they had style, they had grace

....on the cover of a magazine....Vogue, Vogue, Vog....ok, so we aren't only getting carried away but selectively destroying the sequence of Madonnas lyrics! Apologies to the Diva herself!

What a fabulous experience...we had the opportunity to "get our vogue on" in a photo shoot captured by our good friend (fellow rockstar), colleague and respected professional in the industry, Joee Wong of JW Photography. We had such a blast "working it"on Bloor Street, with Joee. He comes with a wealth of experience, expertise (a model himself ), high energy and spirit.Through all the laughter, animation and posing...We aren't at all surprised that he managed to get some really fabulous image results out of it.... all of which to go with our new look, coming soon! here is a sample/teaser....for now

Before the shoot I had the honour and pleasure of having the one and only Jackie Gideon do my makeup, hence the flawless complexion, wider eyes and younger brows! Jackies work has graced many magazine covers, magazine spreads and top designers seasonal collections, to mention a few....A big thank you and shout out to jackie for making me not only look but feel beautiful! Jackie also does wedding make up, whatever your look and style she will transform or enhance your beauty so that you will feel beyond glamorous!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Infamous JW Photography Group Shot with the artist himself, Joee!

Sunday
Apr252010

Oceana Ball 2010 

Fuscia Designs involvement with Oceana Ball 2010

The Scoop....the moment we recieved the call to partner with good friends and colleagues, Cindy Johnson (Principal Wedding and Event Stylist of Platinum Events Group)and Jackie Gideon  (Canada's leading bridal and makeup editorial artist, Creative producer and Oceana Ball Committee Decor Chair) , with the design and decor for Oceana Ball 2010, we were honoured and elated for the opportunity to participate, without hesitation said count us in! We knew that this would be huge for Fuscia Designs on so many levels, not only to be involved with Torontos most fashionable event of 2010 but such a fabulous cause, The Herbie Fund for Sick Childrens Hospital.This also touched our hearts, as we have a dear friend who has experienced the magic of Sick Kids Hospital for her son, not even a year ago!

Once aboard, we met with Jackie, Cindy and the Oceana Ball Committee chair, Brittney Kuczynski , an amazing young woman having started the inaugral Oceana Ball in 2009 primarily on her own... beyond impressive! The unsurmountable passion, creative energy and dedication, is in a word contagious and collectively a tour de force!

We look forward to updating you as plans progress and we get closer to, however the best and only way to experience Oceana Ball 2010 is to purchase tickets, attend and donate!

 

 

 

 

Saturday
Apr242010

Oceana Ball 2010 ...Save the date!

 

What: The Hautest and Most Fashionable Event of 2010 to be, yet the most fundamental in raising funds for The Herbie Fund at Sick Kids Hospital. Where Couture and Cause go hand in hand.

The Oceana Ball is a volunteer based group of talented and passionate individuals of all ages, who share the same ambition for the success of The Herbie Fund. For 2010 this eclectic committee is bringing together the country's most influential corporate movers and shakers with Canada's most innovative and iconic names in the fashion industry to create a completely unique and sensory experience for one spectacular evening in August.

Where:The Liberty Grand, Toronto's most Prestigious Entertainment Complex

A Treat for all the Senses....

This lavish evening includes the opening of an exhibition of images created by Canada's top fashion designers, photographers, models and artists. There will be an an opportunity for exclusive souveniers, with all proceeds raised for The Herbie Fund. An extraordinary culinary experience with special guests, followed by live entertainment (the celebrity linenup is sure to entice....coming soon!) and dancing into the evening. Not to mention the decor and eye candy will be over the top stunning, that I personally assure you ;)

When: Friday August 27th, 2010

Why, this the most Essential of all of the above, a bit about....

The Herbie Fund provides financial support so that children from around the world can recieve surgical treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children. Paul and Gina Godfery established the Herbie Fund in response to the needs of Herbie and children like him around the world. They feel strongly that every child should have access to medical care, regardless of financial position or geographical location.Their vision in creating the Herbie Fund was to disregard race, religion and finiancial status, simply outreaching to children in need.

The journey began in 1979, "The International Year of the Child", with Herbie Quinones, then a 7 month old baby from Brooklyn New York, who was born with a rare birth defect  that made it difficult to breathe while eating. The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto had developed an innovative procedure that could heal him, yet Herbie's family couldn't afford the flight or the surgery. The story was picked up by The Toronto Star and soon became a high profile news item, with Paul and Gina Godfrey's early involvement and leadership, The Herbie Fund was born. An outpouring of generous contributions from Torontonians and Canadians alike saved Herbies life by covering the transporation and hospital costs. Herbie now leads a happy and healthy life in Brooklyn , as a result.

To date, over 600 children from 88 countries have received specialized medical and surgical assistance that would not otherwise be available to them. Right now the Herbie Fund can only help about 30 children every year. The number of children depend entirely on the amount of money donated, your support is needed to increase this number and help children in need.