Tracey M Events Visits Trump Toronto

By: Tracey Manailescu of Tracey M Events

After what seems like eons, I finally got a chance to visit Trump Toronto.
I was doing a photoshoot on the weekend for Tracey M Events, and ordered some custom-made macarons from Stock Restaurant. (These macarons were incredible by the way! I ate way more than I should have after the styleshoot…) I can’t say enough about how quickly I was able to connect with the pastry chef and how accomodating they were.
So, after arranging a pick up date and time, I figured what better chance to see the wedding space, and made lunch reservations to complete the visit;)
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A beautiful hotel, and Stock Restuarant food and staff were fantastic, as I expected!

Wedding packages (2013):

*Food and beverage minimums will be determined beginning at $250 per guest depending on the day and season. (January to April at a cost of $195 per person.)
* Please note, all food and beverage with the exception of the wedding cake must be provided by the hotel

The following elements are included in the wedding packages:

*Honeymoon suite

*Luminous votive candles

*Preferred guest room rates

*World class culinary experience

*Silver framed table numbers

*Wedding menu tasting for the Bride & Groom

*Sparkling wine toast

*Black crystal chandeliers & wall scones

*Grand staircase for an ultimate entrance & photos

*Floor length designer white linens

*Personalized menu cards

*Couples amssage at Quartz Crystal spa

*Dedicated on-site Kosher kitchen for Kosher Events

*Custom oversized charger plates

*Luxurious cushioned flex back chairs

*Impeccable and attentive service
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Photos courtesy of: Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto

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Emergency Kits for the Bride

By: Tracey Manailescu of Tracey M Events

Bride’s Fashion Emergency Kit? These are so-o-o cute! A must have, for sure.
Professional wedding planners have our gigantic kits with everything you will ever need inside, but this is great for all you Brides, out there!
I found it at Shoppers Drug Mart.
www.traceymevents.ca

This is what Hollywood Fashion Secrets has to say:
“The peerless product developers at Hollywood Fashion Secrets have created a fabulous collection of 16 products to make up their Bride’s Fashion Emergency Kit to address every fashion issue known to wedding events!

Includes: 6 Hollywood Fashion Tape® Strips, sewing kit, blister pad, bobby pins, tissues, nail file, lint removing sheets, oil blotting tissues, hair band, stain removing wipe, static guard, drinking straw, deodorant wipe, wedding bands, white chalk, garter”

They have one for your bridesmaids, too!
Hollywood Bridemaids Kit

Go on, go get yours, and while you are there, get one for all of your girls!

Trends We Adore for 2013

By: Tracey Manailescu of Tracey M Events

What a great year for trying new patterns, prints, fabrics and colours. Old is new and new is old!

We are really excited to see some of these beautiful ideas come to light. We look forward to implementing some of them at Tracey M Events.
Which ones do you like best?

We love these patterned and pastel like coloured cotton ties from Tux & Tulle
Coloured & patterned neck ties

You might see brides and flower girls wearing floral crowns. Sigh, sweet romance is what comes to my mind…Thanks, Kate Moss! Photo credit: The amazing Mario Testino
Kate Moss flower girls

Art Deco Designs will be everywhere. These beautiful wedding invitations are from Ceci New York, of course!. (As if you had to ask.)
Ceci New York

The colour of the year according to Pantone is Emerald Green
We love this Pantone Inspiration board from Wedding Paper Divas
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Lounge furniture will be taken to a new level. Swing tables? Blinged out furniture? Textures in fabrics? We say, bring it!
Swing Table
blinged out furniture

Shoes, oh glorious shoes…
Jimmy Choo
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Christian Louboutin
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Wedding Toilet Talk

By: Tracey Manailescu of Tracey M Events

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Men toilet
Photos courtesy of: Room to Go

Birds do it, bees do it, we all do it…  Let’s make sure there are good ones available for your guests at your wedding.  Yup, I really am talking about toilets! LOL!

If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding, you need to ensure that there is adequete washroom facitlites to accomodate your guests.

*Did you know that there should be 1 toilet for every 25-30 guests for optimal comfort and ease of lines? (Some places will even tell you 1:50 or 1:70)
*The average person will take 3 bathroom trips during a wedding reception
*The average usage of a toilet at a reception doubles with alcohol consumption
*Toilet areas should be cleaned, checked for cleanliness and restocking of toilet paper and paper towels approximately every two hours
*You will need to have hot and cold water supply at sinks for food & safety reasons for guests, food handlers and catering staff (over 15 staff and you should be providing them with their own unit)

What they may have inside:
*Heating and air conditioning
*Hot and cold running water
*Marble interiror
*Guilded mirrors
*Granite countertops

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Photo courtesy of: Chantlers

Have I convinced you that you need to rent a proper sanitation company to supply your guests with?  Check out these companies available in the GTA for all of your sanitation needs.

http://www.roomtogo.ca
http://www.itsmypotty.com
http://www.naturescall.ca
http://www.chantlers.on.ca

When in Rome..Fun Things to Do on Your Honeymoon

Photo: Taken by me (Tracey Manailescu)

Rent a scooter:

For the brave at heart only!  Seriously…If you have previous experience driving through Italy then you know what I am talking about. Drivers will drive on the sidewalks, straight at pedestrians and other vehicles on the wrong side of the street, cut you off and flip you the finger if you get in their way or dare to defend yourself. You can drive a scooter up to 125cc with no motorcycle license required.  *Anything 150cc and up does  requires a valid motorcycle license.  To rent a scooter, you must be over eighteen and hold a valid driver’s license. All major credit cards are accepted as well as cash. Helmets, insurance and bike locks are usually included with your fee and GPS navigation devices can be rented at an additional cost. (Ask if you are unsure).  Take a scheduled tour from the rental company such as what they have at Bicibaci.com (They have over 10 amazing ones to choose from!)

*For the first time or those a bit timid, try renting a scooter on a Sunday when it is way less crowded.  You will see mostly tourists out and about, or in the evenings during the week.  We couldn’t believe the difference with the traffic and crowds on Sundays.

Sketch Artist (Have a Sketch Drawn of you and your Honey):

Caricature Artist near Fontana Trevi

Wedding Shoes That Dreams are Made of…

By: Tracey Manailescu

My name is Tracey Manailescu…and I have a shoe fetish.  Always have, and I probably always will!  Shoes make me happy!  Shoes make me giddy!  The shoes I am wearing, give me confidence when I am nervous.

What do you think of these beauties for your wedding day, engagement party , bridal shower or bachelorette party? (They can apply to any.)  Give your wedding day a boost by infusing YOU into your wardrobe from head to toe.  Bring out your wild side!  Come on, I dare you. Imagine any of these in your photos!

Warning:  Some of these babies will set you back a bit (understatement), but come on!  They are so worth it!

Ferragamo

Steve Madden

Jimmy Choo

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Jimmy Choo

Jessica Valentine

Valentino

Prisela

Diane von Furstenberg

Giuseppe Zanotti

Christian Louboutin

Figgie

Le Silla

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