Though my dinner parties are often of the impromptu nature (read: often take-out thai is involved), as I grow older, the incredible dinner parties we’ve featured over the course of the last few years are inspiring me to step it up a notch. But this particular beauty, what with it’s subtle blush and blue hues, is totally doing me in. With design, styling and photography by Mango Studios, there’s more right here.


The wedding industry is constantly busy, always changing and requires quite the team effort to pull off all the fabulous events you see in blogs and publications. So, this past month we wanted to honour these kings and queens of the wedding industry and put together the first in a series of exclusive dinner parties. The night was buzzing, and we enjoyed spirited conversation about topics like the impact of Pinterest and social media on our industry with influencers like Melissa Haggerty of Spectacular Spectacular, Veronica and Ines Di Santo, Allyson and Sarah of Bobbette & Belle, and Fiona Liston of Stemz. It was also a great time to connect with many of the top venue heads, and we had representation from some of the most amazing event spaces in Toronto, including The Four Seasons, Shangri-La, Royal Ontario Museum, Ritz Carlton, and Oliver & Bonacini. In fact, we’re thrilled to have Samira from the Ritz Carlton as one of our very own brides this year! We’re already starting to plan our next event, and can’t wait to collaborate with other inspiring, innovative, and world-class industry pros.

The execution of the dinner party was just as seamless as you would find on any given wedding weekend. All the beautiful decor and floral arrangements came courtesy of Stemz – and boy did it look good! They surprised us all with the rarest bunch of peonies, lining the table from the fairest pink to the richest of reds. Stemz’ floral arrangements are just works of art – simple, elegant, and beautiful. We wanted the decor to reflect the new summer season, and we had our in-house design team (yes, we do much more than just photography!) create all the custom stationary and work with Fiona to streamline the decor for the evening. Here at Mango, we’re widely known for our photography work, but that’s just one piece of the pie. We also have teams dedicated to video, design, and printing! The Food Dudes were the culinary champions of the night, and our palettes were doing jumping jacks with the summer feast they prepared.

Photography: Mango Studios | Floral Design: Stemz | Catering: Food Dudes | Furniture: Contemporary Furniture Rentals | Linens: Around The Table | Music: St. Royals | Rentals: Chairman Mills | Staff: Leave It To Us | Video: North Cinematic

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