busy bee

12th February 2013

Hey guys! Sorry for the silence on the blog front yesterday and today. I have been totally wiped! Last week I was actually in British Columbia spending some good quality girl-time. A handful of my most favourite women live out in the Vancouver area (mostly girlfriends from University), so I try to get out there from time to time to visit. I spent 10 days doing some serious girl-talk, going out to eat, walking and doing yoga, shopping, crafting, celebrating (birthdays, engagements, etc) and just enjoying the company. I love living in Ottawa, but I wish I could import all of these fabulous people out east. Thanks for such a sweet visit, ladies!!

DSC_0394

And then as soon as I came home, it was right back into the swing of things. Remember my new business I shared the deets on last week? Well, it was my official launch at Ottawa’s ‘Wed by Hand‘ trade show. Wed by Hand is such an amazing, indie wedding show meant for the crafty, eco, DIY bride. There were so many amazing vendors, seriously yummy food samples (I think I ate about 12 cupcakes?!), and helpful DIY workshops. If I were planning a wedding again, this would be the trade show for me (PS. can I plan a yearly wedding? I have so many fun new ideas! Ha).

Here is my little trade show table. Oh, and that’s me pretending to help out my pal Courtney – we’re hamming it up for the cam.

DSC_0397

It was so fun to pull out some of my favourite vintage finds and create a sweet little display table.

DSC_0406

I bought some simple white and pink flowers (carnations – so reasonably priced) to up the pretty factor.DSC_0404

Oh and I got some great new business cards made! I’ll post more deets (design and where I got ‘em) another day.

DSC_0407

DSC_0409

DSC_0411

I really just wanted to give folks an idea about how these cute pieces can add some sweetness and love to an event.

DSC_0412

DSC_0416

DSC_0419

There were SO many other fabulous vendors at the show. You can check out the whole list here. Seriously yummy treats from places like Mosel and Auntie Loo’s, beautiful flowers from Sparrow, stationary from Tartine, gorgeous jewellery from urbanite jewelry, and so many others. One of the best parts of the day was just browsing around all of the other booths and chatting with everyone. Such a fabulous crowd!
DSC_0401

7947696

(last photo from Ottawa Citizen)

So all in all, a great first event for my new business! I met some absolutely lovely people, and I am totally buzzing with ideas and energy.

What about you guys? Ever gone to a trade show that you loved? Planning a wedding or other event? Got any business tips? I’m all ears!

  • Alana

    CONGRATS on the launch of Pieces of Love – your table looked amazing!!! So proud of you :)
    The west coast misses you already, please come back soon XXOO

  • jackie jade

    looks like you had fun with your friends. that trade show looks great too – good luck with your business! i’m excited to hear more about it!
    — jackiejade.blogspot.com