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What type of Valentine are you?



The holiday of love is an exciting time of year… especially for lovebirds. Whether you’re single, newly wed, freshly engaged, or just dating, it’s such a sweet opportunity to get flirty and have a little bit of fun. So, what type of Valentine are you, and how will you be celebrating?

(Photo by: Rebecca Amber Photography)

The Classic: To you, Valentine’s Day epitomizes the idea of “romantic”. You still remember receiving your first valentine complete with a Hershey Kiss in middle school and ever since you’ve been hooked on the traditions of the holiday. You look forward to putting your whimsical side into full gear once a year and your day is usually planned out weeks ahead.

Best way to spend the day: Wear your favourite red lippy and write hand-made valentines to send to loved ones. Followed by a lovely dinner out and an evening cuddled around the fireplace with hot coco in hand watching classic love stories such as Casablanca and The Notebook.

(Photo by: Lori Miles)

The Modern: Valentine’s Day to you is a bit overdone and a holiday for Hallmark… yet you can’t deny your love for Keats poetry and your guilty pleasure of watching “The Bachelor” on Monday nights. You have a romantic side but prefer not to go overboard, so you celebrate the day of love in your own modern style.

Best way to spend the day: Focus on celebrating the sentiment of the holiday and recognize it as a day to appreciate to love in all forms; love for your family, friends and yourself. Show love to your family by calling up a relative you haven’t spoken to in a long time and telling them you love them! Love yourself by eating breakfast in bed, painting your nails a bold colour, buying fresh blooms and indulging in some quality chocolate from your favourite chocolatier.

(Photo by: Reine Mihtla)

The Crafty: Holidays are always your favourite time of year because it means getting a chance to showcase your creative talents. Whether you’re single or taken, you’ve got the spirit of the season covered with glue and a pair of scissors! You have a fabulous time materializing the enchanting details of the day and love to share your cute creations with others.

Best way to spend the day: Craft some homemade invites to delight lucky recipients, and host a few of your girlfriends for a crafty evening of red velvet cupcake baking. Of course, you can’t forget the cute toppings to really amp up the personalized and homemade flair!

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Provence Inspired Shoot by CountDown Events Ft. on Style Me Pretty



It's always humbling being featured... and today is no exception. Thank you to STYLE ME PRETTY for sharing with the world our vision of a timeless, Provencial bride! This editorial reflects "La Joie de Vie" perfectly in the playful flower arrangements by Celsia Floral as well as in the whimsical couture gown by Ines Di Santo. A combination of old world beauty & modern day sweetness. We hope you enjoy these images & maybe they will even make you blush...


These stunning images were captured by the lovely Melissa Gidney!

A CountDown Events production. Decor by Upright Decor & The Cross Design. Cake by Sweet Bake Shop & treats by Laduree. Jewels by Elsa Corsi. Gown from Blush Bridal. Calligraphy by Laura Lavender. Makeup by Nadia Albano. Video by Life Studio.

Click HERE to see the full Style Me Pretty feature. - xoxo CountDown Events

Congratulations to Justin Trudeau



CountDown Events would like to congratulate Justin Trudeau on winning the Liberal party leadership. We recently had the privilege of producing a private event in his honour. We truly feel he is Canada's prince and a bit of nationalistic treasure is wrapped up in his persona. Truly an honour!

Feautred on Style Republic



CountDown Events is thrilled to be featured on Style Republic magazine - Top Bloggers You Should Follow article. Truly an honour! Style Republic is one of the leading fashion blogs in North America and the editor Brittany Law has exquisite taste and an eye for style. We look forward to following our fellow bloggers to find out what's hot in the world of fashion, food and lifestyle! Thanks again to Style Republic.

La Dolce Vita – The Odlum Brown FWE Gala



We are thrilled to be a part of the FWE Gala once again this year! Themed: La Dolce Vita “The Sweet Life” we are sure to have a great time designing a beautiful setting for this inspirational event.

The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs is a place for women entrepreneurs to get tough questions answered. FWE is dedicated to providing visionary women with the knowledge, support, and connections they need to become wildly successful entrepreneurs. This year, the FWE welcomes Alexis Maybank who will be speaking in Canada for the first time! Alexis is the Co-Founder of the GILT Groupe – an ecommerce business that has grown to a five million member online shopping club worth over $1 billion, since 2007.

Alongside the Premier: Christy Clark, Monika Deol – a nationally known media personality & Jeff Schwarz – star on OLN’s The Liquidator, will all be present at this soiree.

It’s time to celebrate passion!


The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs Gala will be taking place on February 18, 2013 at the graceful Fairmont Waterfront.
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