Event In Review: Starfleet Launch for Telus Spark!

Event In Review: Starfleet Launch for Telus Spark!

To decline the opportunity to produce an one-night Trek celebration of galactic proportions with Telus Spark! would be…well… illogical. On February 3, 2017, Telus Spark! welcomed over 700 Trekkies into the building to launch the Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Experience exhibit (February 4 – June 4, 2017). Boom was honoured to affix our communicators to our lapels and produce this event; here is why: we live for ‘experience’ – dreaming it, creating it, living it. No one understands experience like Telus Spark! and no one appreciates experience more than true fans. We met some truly incredible fans this weekend, and had a blast with Telus Spark! on this project. Get ready to geek out… Our goal for this event was to provide a one-night-only, memorable experience for the fans. That started with inviting some stars of the Trek universe to be our special guests: Jonathan Frakes, Levar Burton, and Garrett Wang beamed in to regale attendees with stories from the set and insight into the remarkable cultural legacy Star Trek has had. These very special guests got to start their night by touring the exhibit for the first time and talk to local media and camera crews about their first impressions – let’s just say they were impressed. Check out this Global Calgary article to see the gents in fine form… Our guests @jonathansfrakes @levarburton @GarrettRWang are taking a look at Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience! #StarfleetYYC pic.twitter.com/PMcW4whfcP — TELUS Spark (@TELUS_Spark) February 4, 2017 Who will enter from the bridge?! Shooting tonight at @TELUS_Spark. #LLAP #startrekacademy 🖖#yyc pic.twitter.com/uxvsFtnOJO — FullSwingProductions (@FullSwingProd) February 4, 2017 Both VIP’s and general attendees...
#EventInReview: The Rannelli & Dumenko Wedding

#EventInReview: The Rannelli & Dumenko Wedding

If there was one word to describe what Alison Dumenko (formerly Alison Rannelli) wanted her wedding to look like, it was “Sparkle”. This bride is a long time-Boom friend (and an event-industry native) and so her affection for all things bling was well-known to us. Her then-fiance, Mike Dumenko, preferred earthy colours and woodsy textures (though most of all, he seemed to prefer a happy Alison). Our goal became the seamless merge of these two themes, so as to honour both sides of this couples’ vision: sparkle meets cedar, bling meets backwoods. Our inspiration was the couple themselves- if they could bring these two worlds together with such harmony, we reasoned, so could we.   *All photos by Alan Maudie Photography   The wedding venue clearly met the groom’s wishes- Silvertip Resort is a gorgeous, spacious retreat, nestled in the Rockies, overlooking Canmore. With its soaring wood ceilings, stone fireplace, and warm, comforting colour scheme, we had the perfect backdrop to create an upscale, naturally inspired wedding. To bring in Alison’s vision, Designing on the Edge created a mesmerizing decor plan. Wood textured centrepieces dripped with crystals, set on rose and silver hued tables; metallic lanterns glowed warmly along runners; and clean, white florals stood elegantly against heavily textured, sparkling linens. To keep guests warm and dry in case of inclement weather, we decided to host the ceremony and reception inside, in the Pavillion Room. This meant a space-flip part way through the day, which would take place while guests enjoyed cocktails and breath-taking vistas of the resort. Through a flurry of hard work and creativity, the transformation of the...
#EventInReview: The Wyne & Godfrey Wedding

#EventInReview: The Wyne & Godfrey Wedding

When Jillian Wyne came into the Boom office to talk about her ideas for her August wedding, we knew immediately that planning her wedding day would be almost as much fun for us as we planned to make it for her. Upon meeting her then-fiance, Sean Godfrey, our suspicions were confirmed; this couple embodies everything we love about wedding planning: humour, heart, and a deep commitment to keeping one another at the centre of their lives, and their big day.     Moody skies played backdrop throughout the day, making the ceremony’s soft greens, creams, and mixed wood accents feel warm, comforting, and cozy- just what you want on a rainy day. Family and friends were greeted by a neat line of valets, all equipped with umbrellas, quickly guiding them from their vehicles into Uniquities, the enchanting antique and salvage shop within the larger Foundry building that would play host to the ceremony. As the couple said their “I do’s” under the soaring warehouse ceilings, guests were flanked by antique English putti planters, 19th century French bronze statues, and dozens of Italian pots and vases, all adding to the unique charm of the space.     To bring up the energy for the reception, our design partners, One West Events and Designing on the Edge transformed the wedding from the ceremony’s soft and vaguely Grecian feel to a bespoke jazz aesthetic. Thick, velvet red drape encapsulated the bar lounge, blue and purple lighting washed the grey brick walls, and a dozen glittering chandeliers lit the dancers below. For those who wanted a bit of a quiet reprieve, there was even...
Event In Review: LOOK2016 for Contemporary Calgary

Event In Review: LOOK2016 for Contemporary Calgary

On October 22, 2016 the doors to the Centennial Planetarium were once again opened to Canada’s cultural revolutionaries for LOOK2016, in support of Contemporary Calgary. Boom Goes the Drum was honoured to once again produce the event in collaboration with Contemporary Calgary and it’s extraordinary LOOK2016 Event Committee. LOOK2016’s official after party, The Factory Party, was curated and presented by the genius tastemakers at The Modern Leisure. Marketing & PR was lead by Alex Kingcott, Shareworthy Content Lab. VIP+Dinner ticket holders were treated to an artistically inspired pop-up restaurant experience provided by LOOK2016 Executive Chef Brett McDermott of Our Daily Brett. Special shout outs to our supporting partners Rockethouse Productions, FMAV, and Hotel Arts. It takes a village to pull off this kind of transformation and sell out a fundraiser – thank you to everyone for extraordinary work. Enjoy these photos from the event. Photo credit Phil Crozier, PHOTOPHILCRO and courtesy of Contemporary Calgary – we were so lucky to have his talented eye on site to capture the evening. Thank you Phil! Full album is HERE. Photo Credit for all of these beautiful photos belongs Phil Crozier, PHILCROPHOTO. Photos courtesy of Contemporary Calgary.   Thanks to everyone supported LOOK2016 and The Factory Party and to Contemporary Calgary for letting us contribute to your vision. It was a massive night, and we’re energized for the year to...
#LOOK2016 on social media

#LOOK2016 on social media

According to our partners at Shareworthy Content Lab who lead marketing, pr and social for LOOK2016, the influence of LOOK2016 for Contemporary Calgary didn’t stop at the doors of the Centennial Planetarium; in just one night, #LOOK2016 achieved over 1.5 million impressions on Twitter alone. Add to that over 500 Tweets mentioning @C_Calgary and #TheFactoryParty, nearly a full day on the trending list, two snapchat filters courtesy of The Modern Leisure, and hundreds of instagrams including posts from major influencers like Lainey Lui herself… and you’ve got yourself a bonafide social media storm! Thanks to everyone who engaged with us on social media throughout night. Keep sharing your event photos and memories using #LOOK2016. We love seeing the event through your eyes. Here are a few of our favourite moments captured on social media from the big night.   Welcome to the stage entertainment legend Steve Martin and our true friend and champion Adam Gopnik (The New Yorker)! #look2016 A photo posted by Contemporary Calgary (@contemporarycalgary) on Oct 22, 2016 at 8:02pm PDT   Steve Martin helps with the first live auction at #look2016. pic.twitter.com/KVnG662gEv — Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) October 23, 2016   FanGirling Adam Gopnik and Steve Martin backstage at #look2016 for @contemporarycalgary. A photo posted by Elaine Lui (@laineygossip) on Oct 22, 2016 at 7:29pm PDT   If you ever ask me who helped me turn my blog into a business, I’ll always say @LaineyGossip. Love seeing her at #look2016 pic.twitter.com/N5DSt6Ocmu — Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) October 23, 2016   How many disco balls went into the making of my hair? #look2016 @contemporarycalgary A photo posted by Elaine Lui (@laineygossip)...
#EventInReview: Beakerhead and Trico Present “The World of Social Entrepreneurship”

#EventInReview: Beakerhead and Trico Present “The World of Social Entrepreneurship”

The crisp fall air mixed with the smell of smoke fills your nose as you walk past two 10 foot metal lilies, fire spewing from their steely petals. Passing the Blazing Lilies, you make your way along a field of softly glowing white balloons, dancing and pulsing in synchronization while hundreds of people crowd around, pointing, smiling, lifting little ones over shoulders for a better view. You come to a large crowd and survey the diverse group; laughing grandparents with bulky cameras around their necks; glow-painted teenagers huddled in small, chattering groups; tiny children excitedly clutching family members hands, craning their necks to see past the throng. You wonder what could have brought such a range of Calgarian’s out on a warm, September Saturday, when suddenly an eight foot tall robot lunges onto the stage. The crowd stares up exepctantly as lights wash over their faces. The robot turns to face the group, lifts his arms, and “WOOSH”, the crowd gasps with collective delight as they’re blasted with cool mist rushing out of the robot’s mechanical arms. The rest of the evening is a rush of fire, smoke, mechanical wonder, and engineering dreams. As you begin making your way home a few hours later, ears and eyes still filled with the visual smorgasbord you just witnessed, you wonder what on earth immersive, futuristic world you just left. This world, dear explorer, is Beakerhead.       The fourth annual Beakerhead took over Calgary this past September, with works of science, art, and engineering exploding all over the city via public pop ups and specialty events. The Boom team was thrilled to once...