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We're Looking for Someone Special | Your Dream Job

That's right, we're looking for someone special to join our team! Do you think this could be you? Apply for your dream job - this position is a very rare opportunity for the right person.

We’re searching for someone really special to join the CountDown Events team. Someone exceptionally talented, passionate and driven - a person who will do anything to reach their goals and achieve success. A real go-getter. A person who can thrive in a dynamic creative environment. On top of excellent planning and organizational skills, someone who has impeccable style and taste. Someone who thinks outside of the square. A true style-maven meets event-guru!

An expert and authority on wedding trends and everything fashionable and stylish. Fashion and design are what this person thrives on. The perfect fit spends their spare time reading beautiful blogs and magazines for inspiration.

We are asking the world, we know, but we’re looking for someone pretty special – someone with experience in the event world who is passionate and hardworking. This person understands the opportunity of building relationships with the most sought after companies worldwide and values the reward for going above and beyond. This person has to be committed to growing with a flourishing business with long term career opportunities... does it sound like you?

*If so please send a 30 second video of yourself to along with your resume and we will be in touch! We can’t wait to meet you!

(Think someone you know could be a fit? Send them the image above via social media or email!)

xo Team CountDown

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Producing an Opulent Fashion Soirée | A Couture Runway

A few weeks ago, we were thrilled to plan and execute a fashion show for Cachè Couture Atelier, a boutique in Vancouver specializing in couture garments. The goal for our client was to showcase her divine and truly luxurious couture, handmade creations. Working closely with the client to bring her vision to life, we invited the VIP crowd, sourced divine elements like the lighting, personalized details, and of course, opulent blooms. Working with the models, each walked the runway in front of Vancouver's most notable media. The pre-fashion show crowd dined on nibbles, and sipped on bubbles enjoying the chic and sophisticated atmosphere, mingling to the sounds of a Cuban band, and ode to the owners heritage.

The fashion shows we work on are seamless since by producing all facets of the event, from event conceptualization to all aspects of production design including all technical media production, casting, styling and hair & makeup, décor, security, marketing and public relations, live event direction and show execution, each element comes together to take your guest on a journey of delight. Our fashion show services will ensure you stand out from the crowd!

Check out more lavish images from the soirée on Facebook!

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Image by Fierro Photography

Image by Fierro Photography

Image by Fierro Photography

Image by Fierro Photography

Image by Fierro Photography

Soha Lavin Featured on The Everygirl

We are so excited to be on The Everygirl today! As part of their annual 'Wedding Week', Soha Lavin, Founder + Principal Planner of CountDown Events and Design shared her 12-month timeline to planning your big day. While we wish we could have noted every single element we work on with our brides, one article or infographic couldn't cover it. Event planning is our dream job, and we relish in pulling together every special detail to bring a brides dreams to life.

Head over to The Everygirl to see the full post, and don't forget to PIN this handy infographic to your Pinterest boards!

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Planning an Outdoor Wedding | Tips for Your Perfect Day

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner… this is a favourite time of year for us; wedding season is here! Planning an outdoor wedding is a wonderful way to embrace warmer weather and celebrate your love, al fresco. Holding your ceremony, reception or both outdoors allowing the landscape to truly frame your big day can be a beautiful way to honour your love. Dealing with the details of your nuptials is where we shine, and these are our tips for getting hitched without a hitch!

Create an Experience

If your wedding is being held during a warmer month (July or August come to mind), ensuring your guests comfort is a priority. Making sure there is ample shade, refreshments, fans and even bug repellant (citronella candles) are smart moves that will keep them enjoying your special moment right up until your last dance.

Prep for Plan B

Ok, so we don’t want to be a ‘dark cloud’, but rain could be a possibility no matter the time of year. If your outdoor space doesn’t have an indoor alternative, consider a back up tent. Renting one just to be safe might be the ultimate saving grace to protect your wedding day.

Consider the Atmosphere

Lighting your surfaces and creating layering with your lighting creates such a beautiful atmosphere. Trees are an excellent opportunity to hang twinkle lights, chandeliers and lanterns to make a memorable, one of a kind décor statement. Just don’t forget to make sure you have power on-site!

Consider Local Bylaws

Depending on where you are holding your nuptials, consider certain bylaws and liquor laws. Do some research about what kind of rules and permits you’ll be subjected to before you plan anything. Saying “I Do” at the park near your childhood home may seem like the best idea ever, but there could be a few more kinks to iron out than you realize.

(Image above by Ellen Ho for CountDown Events)

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Image by Kimberly Dawn Christie for CountDown Events

Image by Melissa Gidney for CountDown Events

10th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase

The official "CountDown" to the 10th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase starts now! Proudly sponsored by De Beers Jewellery and hosted at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, we're 177 days away from the most opulent event of the year, and close to announcing this years theme.

If you don't follow us on social, now is the time in order to keep up with all of the exciting announcements as they happen! Get engaged with the official hashtag: #Crème2014

In the meantime, tickets are limited so get a jump on securing some for you and your girls. It may be the best decision you've made since saying yes to your fiancé!

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