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Ilana and Jason's wedding embodied a casual, yet upscale feel, which paid tribute to the beauty of the scenic Muskoka cottage that served as the site for the wedding. The chuppah inspired by the natural landscape, designed by Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Designs, was comprised of four custom trees, foliage, and lush flowers (including peonies, garden roses, dahlias, and orchids) for a botanical and romantic design bursting with colour. The undisputed showstopper was the magnificent 12-ft suspended floral arrangement accented with wooden-beaded chandeliers that hung above the dance floor. We're blown away by this feature and can't imagine a more extraordinary setting for guests to dance the night away and celebrate the happy couple's nuptials. You can read more about this couple's day in the current issue of WedLuxe Magazine (Toronto & Eastern Canada edition) on stands now.

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Photography • 5ive15ifteen Photo Company, Partial Planning • Laura & Co. Events, Floral and Event Design • Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, Draping • Eventure Designs Inc., Stationery; Custom Dance Floor; Custom Favor Boxes • Palettera Custom Correspondences, Venue • Bride's Family Cottage, Lake Joseph (Muskoka), Gown • Elizabeth Fillmore from Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Veil • Elizabeth Fillmore from Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay, Ceremony Shoes • Jimmy Choo, Reception Shoes • Sergio Rossi, Rings and Jewellery • Maison Birks, Bridesmaids Dresses • twobirds Bridesmaid, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist • Bene Pham Beauty, Formal Wear • Made-to-Measure from Harry Rosen, Custom Linens and Napkins • Susan Murray International, Lounge Area Furniture • Contemporary Furniture Rentals Inc., Seafood Station • Rodney's Oyster House, Catering • Cravings Fine Food Market & Catering, Cake; Sweet Table Design; French Macaron Favors • Fine Cakes by Zehra, Entertainment • HIFI Showband, Ceremony Artist • Sapna Chhitta, Boathouse Prep • Muskoka Landscapers, Outdoor Reception Tent • Regal Tent Productions, Harvest Table (Sweet Table) • Detailz Couture Event Rentals, Pastry Carts • Forget Me Not Flowers of Oakville, Espresso Bars • Detailz Couture Event Rentals, Dance Floor Production • Event Graffiti, Electrical, Lighting, AV • FireDog Creative, Fireworks • PyroWorld, Transportation • Hammond Transportation Ltd., Video and Cinematography Company • DMS Video Productions Ltd.

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The new collection from Ashi Studio was shown at Paris Couture Week towards the end of last month. Architecturally constructed and beautifully draped, the stunning collection brings voluminous dressing to a new level, and is the ultimate inspiration for brides looking for something truly statement-making.

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California-based YourBASH! is a full service event production company known for producing mega-watt large scale events, from blockbuster movie premieres to award show after parties. Co-owner Brian Worley spoke exclusively with the WedLuxe Trend Report about how he got his start in the industry, what inspires him on a daily basis, and reveals the strangest request they have ever received.

How did you get started in the event design industry?

It was a total fluke actually. I had no idea that this career even existed. I moved to LA from Texas and was working all sorts of PA jobs and thought I may want to be an actor, before finally deciding that I needed to get a steadier job. I got a job at Banana Republic where I met a guy that did events, I started working with him and learned about the industry. We started a company together and the rest is history.

YourBash! is known for creating some of the most extraordinary large scale events in the USA, from award shows and tv finale bashes to parties and galas for some of the most recognizable brand names in Hollywood. Can you tell us about one or two of the big projects you worked on in 2015?

2015 was a big year for YourBASH!, as we had the opportunity to help FOX design the red carpet and the media tent for the Emmys. For the seventh year we helped produce the American Idol finalist party and the finale party as well as the VIP tent and red carpet for the Teen Choice Awards and helped Days of Our Lives celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

You’ve developed a reputation for working with the best - what is your secret to success?

Honestly, we are only as good as the team we have assembled to help us be great. All of the companies that we work with are incredible and if we were not working with the best, we could not be the best! We rely on the rental company, the light team, the florist, etc. to help us make magic. Also, I never expect anyone that works for me to do anything that I would not do. I think that is important.

What has been the biggest request your company has ever received?

This may not be the biggest, but definitely the strangest was when we had to secure an ostrich to be on the red carpet for the premiere of Arrested Development. It is not everyday that you have to locate an ostrich for a press event.

If you were a colour palette made up of at least two colours, what would they be?

My two favorite colors are blue and green, which is very evident if you were to look in my closet. I don’t know what that says about my personality or if green means I am a jealous person and blue means I am tranquil, but I do love both. If I had to choose a third, it would be yellow, because it is bright and makes me happy!

What is inspiring you this month?

I get inspired by things that I see all around me when I am driving, from billboards, to things people wear, and store display windows, so at this time of year as everything is decorated for the holidays, I am constantly taking mental pictures. I still love gold/brass as an accent color for events. I used to avoid gold, but this year I have really been inspired by gold, especially antique gold.

What is coming next in the world of YourBash?

We recently launched YourWeddings as a sister company under the YourBASH umbrella. We have found that YB is a solid company with a reputation for creating extraordinary experiences, but we needed to branch out and show our softer side in the wedding realm. We are excited to have someone working to make this division just as exceptional as YB.

What object could you never part with?

Sadly, these days I would have to say my cell phone. I remember the days when we had to have rolls of quarters on an event site so that anytime a call from a payphone had to be made, we could make that happen quickly. I rely on my cell phone for emails and texting mostly, and weirdly these days, very few actual calls. 

Tell us about trends in your line of work. What trends have been big this year? What do you see coming in the future?

Trends are such a hard thing to predict because we try so hard as designers to sway from trends and do our own thing, but we are also confined to designing an event or wedding using the things that are available to us. As I mentioned, I used gold for a lot of events last year. I also enjoy using interesting stones and earthly objects as the foundation for parties that I design.

I think that everything is going to become much more of an interactive experience for the guests. That includes the menu, the bar, the activities and even the décor. Guests constantly want to be entertained and their attention spans are shortening, so we are creating environments for all events (including weddings), where once you walk in, you are immersed into the party.

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