Well Sunday last was quite something. The Bridal Show was attended by close to a 1000 attendees, all looking for information to help them with their planning. A wonderful attraction for couples from Alberta or other, far off locations who are looking at the Okanagan for their Destination Wedding. Here they can research multiple suppliers at one stop, or find a wedding planner to assist them.
I was most fortunate to speak with almost 150 brides–to-be and even some of their fiancés, mothers and brides maids. It was great meeting you all and listening to some of your wedding plans and even stories of wedding jitters. I had bridal bouquets available so some of the girls could practice holding them, which helped them get in the Bridal mood.
There was such a hub of excitement from the visitors and gorgeous color and presentations from the floral, décor and cake exhibitors. Awesome wedding gowns and the three models sitting in mannequin poses were a fantastic addition to the show.
I am a Florist with 18 years experience and could have done the flowers for the booth, but instead I enlisted my long time colleague (Debra Olstad) to create some fabulous floral arrangements for me.
If anyone is still looking for a florist, I would truly recommend her services. You can contact me to organize your floral needs as well as any planning or Coordination for your Big Day!
Congratulations go to Jen Wilson, of West Kelowna who won my booth prize for a “Wedding Planner” binder. This book is a place she can keep all her wedding ideas, plans and arrangements in one convenient, fully transportable file.
So to all of you lovely ladies who will marry this bridal season, I wish you much joy and happiness in your celebrations and remember if you need my guidance, I’m only a phone call away. Do send me photos and comments – I’d love to share in your special day!
A Stylish Affair
If you’re still looking for your bridal gown, be sure to take in the two fashion shows featuring the latest styles in bridal gowns and attendant’s dresses.
Sunday, February 21st, 2010
noon till 6pm
Rotary Arts Centre
421 Cawston Ave.
I hope to see you there, and have the opportunity to meet with some of you and discuss your plans for your special day.
A Stylish Affair
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“It was such a pleasure working with Agatha to coordinate the decorative details for our outdoor wedding. Her calm, organized and extremely reliable approach was refreshing and much needed during the chaos leading up to the 'big day'. Agatha's remarkable listening skills, talent and unbelievable creativity helped us create the best day ever. I would highly recommend Agatha for coordinating any event!”
- Tori & Charles, Aug. 2009
At a Stylish Affair is to give you inspiration, expert advice and the best planning possible to
Without stress or worry.
Without the time spent on endless meetings, negotiations,
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They are saved for the wedding day.
You are relaxed, joyful and calm while
Focused on your groom and guests.
A wedding should be a distinctly personal celebration. We pride ourselves on the creation of events that celebrate your individuality. In our consultations we listen intently to discover the story behind your wedding. Therein lies the inspiration for the creative details that will set YOUR wedding apart.
We guarantee a high quality service and attention to detail with our individual service continuing throughout your engagement and up through the day of your wedding. Sharing the joy and romance of your special day is one of our greatest rewards.
Our goal is to meet and exceed all of your event design expectations, your requests and desires. You will have the assurance of a professionally designed event emphasizing the best value and services, no matter what your budget or style.
Every element, large or small, contributes to the success of your celebration. A Stylish Affair Wedding Planning, provides you with all the resources and knowledge to make your wedding truly memorable. We take pride in working with you to find your personalized style and taking your vision to new heights.
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A terrific option for busy professionals, destination weddings or anyone looking for exclusive, personalized service during this emotional and often overwhelming time. From our first meeting and on throughout the planning process you can relax and be at ease knowing that A Stylish Affair has taken care of every detail, working with the bride and groom from conception to completion with unlimited creative and logistical communication to ensure that your personal style, and your vision is brought to life, creating a most memorable event.
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Our packages can be as small or as large as the services you have a need of and are customized to suit your requirements.
Getting engaged can feel a bit like landing in a foreign country. It’s exciting, but intimidating too. No doubt, the great pleasure of planning a wedding is choosing the elements that together reflect your idea of how this special occasion should feel. But the happiest brides also realize that the spirit of the day comes unscripted.
So give yourself a Wedding GIFT, and hire A Stylish Affair to support your planning process and ensure that you are a GUEST at your own wedding, not a frazzled, stressed-out bride.
You’ve done it! You’ve said, “I do” and sealed it with a kiss. You’ve officially gone from about-to-be married to Mr. & Mrs. That walk back up the aisle as man and wife is one of life’s cherished moments, a short period so full of possibility, love and the hope that the memory will always be there. Your promise as a couple is rock-solid. The strength of a pair is more than that of just one person. Time may blur the particulars of your wedding day, so savor these beautiful moments – it definitely makes the beginnings of happiness.
Destination weddings are ideal for many couples. Flying to far away destinations is popular. However it doesn’t work for some. The idea of getting married so far from home usually means that only a few closest to the family will be in attendance, and many cannot be there to share in your special day. That’s where the Okanagan is a great new DESTINATION ALTERNATIVE.
You don’t have to travel the world when you have the Okanagan’s extraordinary natural beauty within easy reach for you’re wedding celebration and honeymoon retreat. The Okanagan is one of the hottest destinations in Canada and is referred to as the “Napa of the North”, a picture perfect, all season playground.
You and your Wedding Guests will enjoy the unique and varied options the Okanagan offers. There’s a little something there for everyone on your guest list. The recreational opportunities alone are vast; clean lakes, water sports, excellent golf courses, award winning wineries, casinos, fruit orchards and all that blissful sunshine.
Couples from all over North America are discovering the Okanagan to combine a unique wedding with a fun vacation for themselves and their guests.
Let our consultants design your dream day while you relax and enjoy the magical moments of your wedding in the Okanagan Valley.
Beachside “I Dos”
The closest thing to being in Tuscany is to have your ceremony in a vineyard with the lake as a backdrop. Photos amongst the vines and locally grown award winning sparkling wine, for your toast.
Exceptional outdoor locations with truly unique and beautiful settings for both your ceremony and reception. Choose from a gazebo overlooking the 9th hole or the view down a canyon.
Acres of stunningly magnificent gardens, outdoor chapels, pergolas and lush, fragrant flower beds as a backdrop for your wedding ceremony. It’s hard to choose between the Perennial gardens or Lavender fields for your photographic opportunities.
Imagine saying your vows on a mountain top with fresh mountain air and wildflower fields filled with butterflies. Two ski villages to choose from with reasonable rates.
Agatha Soros is the Owner and Wedding Planner and Coordinator for A Stylish Affair, specializing in Weddings and Event Planning. Located in Kelowna, B.C. and specializing in Okanagan Destination weddings. Agatha’s calm nature and even temperament provide confidence for her clients in her ability to fulfill their needs. She brings to each of her projects the training, personal creativity and industry experience of a seasoned professional.
With a background of 35 years of experience within Service Industries, covering Fine Dining Restaurant Management, Catering Management and Tourism, coupled with entrepreneurship in her own retail floral business. Her Event management skills were honed while organizing high-end corporate incentive event programs for groups from 500-1200, inbound to Vancouver. Agatha has even worked as Activities Coordinator for seniors. Today she has made a natural transition; building on life’s experiences, to provide joy and less stress to the planning process for couples with her coordination skills. She is a fully accredited International Event & Wedding Professional, with training from an internationally recognized college.
Agatha calls on her extraordinary attention to detail and creativity to make each wedding as unique as the couple. Organized, confident and calm, Agatha makes her clients her top priority and works tirelessly to create the wedding they have always envisioned. She prides herself on creating and designing weddings, and related events, that are elegant, sophisticated, tasteful, unforgettable, unique, and……
Agatha works with reputable suppliers, to create and coordinate weddings that are dreams come true for her clients. Feeling beautiful, confident and relaxed, Agatha’s clients are able to thoroughly enjoy the experience of a wedding that is even more than they imagined.
AGATHA SOROS, Kelowna, B.C.
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