Finding Your Wedding Style

Finding Your Wedding Style

This weekend I was invited by Ette to be part of the Inbal Dror Couture 2015 Brunch & Fashion Show. We were talking wedding style and I wanted to put pen to paper on how we at Boom Goes The Drum approach a couple’s wedding style and building it into the vision of what their special day will look and feel like. When I say ‘style’ I don’t mean your personal style, although it is an important influence.  The style that I am talking about is all of the decisions you make in your planning process and how they will translate into the more subtle aesthetics of your wedding.   Call it your aesthetic, your design, or vibe, however you describe it is, it is all the little details that create the memories of your wedding for you and your guests. The things that resonate long after your wedding. I am going to give you a snapshot of some of the steps we use in our creative process.  Our design team develops a quite a few documents and the reason is to get all of the information out of your head and into documents that then drive the process.  We compile a: • Design Brief • Story Board of the design • Mock ups and sketches and samples • Style guide (for your Bridal Party/Guests) • Floor plans, logistics docs, production schedule, etc The most important starting point is the Design Brief and it usually is only a sentence, maybe two, and it speaks directly to what we are trying to achieve from a design standpoint. It is basically a...
Stampede in Review: Virgin No More

Stampede in Review: Virgin No More

Well the dust has settled and the sun has gone down on yet another successful Calgary Stampede.  As I was packing away my vintage western shirts and appetite for fried food, I found myself reminiscing about what makes the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth so great. I was lucky this year to see it all anew from the perspective of someone who had no idea what the heck they were in for; my Stampede virgin, Michael. While I rest and recover for another 355 days I would like to present the 2014 installation of the soon-to-be-annual Stampede Photo Round Up.  It is a photo carousel of  friends, the Boom team,  event partners, stampede entertainers, and of course, Michael. So long Stampede, we will see you next year....
Form and Function: Teknion Studio

Form and Function: Teknion Studio

In my work I am fortunate to spend a lot of time thinking about the spaces that people occupy and the way that they are best used. A big part of an Event Producer’s job is to create navigable spaces from the ground up by taking into account elements like light, noise and privacy.  Crafting beautifully functional spaces is what I endeavor to do in all my work, so I recognize this same sensibility in other companies. One of the standouts in form and function is Teknion. Now, Teknion is not an event furnishings company but they are masters of balancing form and function in their design. One of their motto’s is “no detail is small”. This is a company that understands the details are a big deal, which speaks directly to my Event Producer heart. That is why I was intrigued when our friends at Teknion invited us in for an exclusive tour of their latest collaboration effort the Teknion Studio with B&B Italia. Associate, Rene Menendez, played host to our intrigue with a private tour of their beautiful retail space at 940 11th Ave S.W. in Calgary Rene described the collaboration as an concept born out of the same principles around design and business vision. “Both B&B Italia and Teknion are family owned and operated businesses with strong corporate cultures. They share similar core beliefs around life and work”, explained Menendez.   And it shows in the thoughtfulness of the elegant furnishings from some of the world’s most celebrated designers like Jeffrey Bernett and Antonio Citterio. What is clear in the designs is the work environment that...
BOOM: Our New Website!

BOOM: Our New Website!

We are thrilled to be unveiling our brand spanking new website!  This website gives us the opportunity to share our stories, projects, passions and stay connected with our clients, industry and the community.  We hope you will join us on this new adventure.  Stay connected with us on: Join our Mailing List Follow our Blog (Go the top right corner) Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram   A special thank you to Shawn at TWT Group for leading us through this process.      ...
5 Things to do with a Stampede Virgin

5 Things to do with a Stampede Virgin

Being born and raised in Alberta, I am a Calgary Stampede veteran. So I always get a little twinge of pride when someone new to the city asks the question “what is this Stampede thing all about?” This year I have the pleasure of playing Stampede guide to someone who has never experienced the World’s Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Meet Michael.   Michael comes to Cowtown all the way from London (England, not Ontario). And the whole concept of Honky Tonk and hay bales for 10 days straight is a little foreign to him to say the least. So I have committed to show him the best of what a traditional Stampede has to offer from the perspective of someone that has done it 30 some odd times, clichés and all. But before we can hit the town we had to make sure that we looked the part. So I took Michael out for a True Stampede right of passage, I took him to Lammles. Coming up with this Stampede itinerary for Michael and I got me thinking about the Stampede experience, and how to show someone a well rounded, untypical, enjoyable time while avoiding the boot blisters and port-a-potties (well, most of them). Here is my list of the top 5 for any first Stampede Experience: Start at the Beginning Starting your Stampede week by watching the parade is like bowing to your partner before you Dosey Doe. It is a wholesome way to take in all that Stampede is about to offer you over the next 10 days. You can take your new boots for a...