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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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
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Shoes, oh glorious shoes…
Jimmy Choo
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Christian Louboutin
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How to Tie a Bow Tie

By: Tracey Manailescu of Tracey M Events

How to Tie a Bow Tie

How to Tie a Bow Tie

Not just for black tie events…It seems the bow tie is making a comeback.
I did a wedding styleshoot last weekend and guess what? The model, our dashing wanna-be groom, was sporting a bow tie. Not your average bow tie, though, but a turquoise crocheted one! I can’t wait to share the photos with you soon.

Now I have never been good at tying a tie, much less a bow tie, so I was ever so grateful to find a ton of useful articles on the subject.
Sure, you can always buy or rent the ones that are velcroved on and button together, but wouldn’t you feel much more dapper and distinquished by having the pleasure of know-how?

Thanks to Spendid Northwest for letting us share this step-by-step guide with you:

How to Tie a Bow Tie

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