Fete Chinoise

A few weekends ago, we attended the much anticipated Fete Chinoise event, which brought together some of the best of Toronto’s event artists to create an unforgettable showcase of the Chinese traditions passed on from one generation to the next and celebrated in life’s events and weddings within the Chinese culture.

All proceeds from the event were generously donated to Mon Sheong Foundation– dedicated to promoting the Chinese language, culture, heritage and philosophy.

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Our first stop was the “Penjing Porcelain Garden” at Shangri Las Outdoor Garden Terrace.

IMG_1051Liquor + Tea? Yes, please! A warm way to  start the chilly night… I might just serve something similar at a Christmas party this year 🙂

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Beautiful couture dresses adorn the lobby –Vera Wang.

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Room room inspiration – inspired by fashion and haute couture of Valentino. Produced by Cynthia Martyn and Fuscia Designs.

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Red room inspiration: the elegance and sophistication of Shanghai in the 1920’s (only my favourite era). Produced by Fabulous Occasions and D&D Floral.

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Bumping into old friends never go out of style. 🙂

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Entertainment that evening included a lion dance by Wushu Project as we nibble on appetizers and cocktails as well as the musical talents of Parliament Music where we enjoyed listening to some favourite tunes.

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A gorgeous cake display from Bobette & Belle.

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An evening isn’t quite the same without a fave wedding industry gal pal – fun times with Poonam of P.S. Eventful!

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Never had Hong Kong style milk tea poured through a stocking…. I was so excited. And it was oh-so-good.

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Gorgeous stationary from the Producer of the show, Palettera.

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Only our favourite room of the whole exhibition! Produced by Jackie O Florals & Events and Bliss Events.

IMG_1199Here’s a view from the other side. Long centrepieces are very popular right now, and for good reason. It’s gorgeous!

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We did not want to leave this breathtaking space… can you tell?

We had an amazing time at Fete Chinoise showcase! We hope that we’ve left you inspired with ideas for your wedding, your next social event or perhaps to consider how you can add a little sparkle in your everyday surroundings.

On a side note: we love writing and sharing all things weddings & events with you, so please come back for more updates as we work to bring you regular content that will leave you inspired, help you with your wedding planning and for those who are really curious to know what it’s like to be in a wedding planner’s world – I’ll fill you in too!

With love,
Cindy

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