NovAtel Case Study

It was November 2021. NovAtel wanted to thank its employees with a personal touch for yet another year of hard work in these difficult COVID-19 times. Challenge Get the gifts delivered to employees in time for Christmas. All other vendors offered long timelines which...

Make it a Destination Wedding in Calgary and Banff

The new Waterfront Park venue is a gorgeous location in Calgary, Alberta for a destination wedding with a honeymoon in Banff National Park to follow. With so many couples seeking an ideal destination wedding, more are looking for a domestic location that will save...

5 Questions with Christaan+Planck

All photo credits: Christann + Planck from their other projects. Related: How to book a perfect wedding venue (14 step guide) We sat down with Chris and Paul, two brothers who own Christaan+Planck, and who are specialists in the lighting world. Here are our 5...

How to Book a Wedding Venue in Calgary? A Definitive Guide.

You’re getting married and need to find the perfect wedding venue. You did a few Google searches for Calgary wedding venues and have some ideas, but you’re still confused about where to start and what to expect. If this sounds like you, then this guide is what...

Christmas Decorations Trends

Christmas is coming! Worry not…. After shaking the sand out of your flip-flops and bathing suit, it’s time to start planning for the next big thing. No, not Thanksgiving, Christmas! With less than four months to go planning your Christmas decorations and entertainment...

Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

By now, like everyone else, you’ve probably seen the film Crazy Rich Asians – if you haven’t…better go. The wedding scene is unbelievable! Spoiler alert – there’s a stream flowing through the church, which has been decorated to look like a rice paddy in the...

Cannabis and Parties: Will it Cause a Dilemma for Hosts?

You’re going to have an office or social party this fall and some guests are wondering whether they can smoke up or bring cannabis edibles. Hosts are starting to ask what are their responsibilities in this changing environment; and they should. Liability is not often...

Same-gender wedding planning

More than a decade ago, same-gender marriage was legalized in Canada. Since then, weddings for LGBTQ couples have become a part of the fabric of Canadian society. Same-gender weddings today are as unique as the individuals getting married. This is evidenced by the...

Graduation Event Planning

Probably one of the most significant events in anyone’s life is that of their high school graduation. The fashion, the friends, the food and the venue are all important to the graduate. It’s worth noting that more and more, people are holding year-end celebrations to...

Hike for Hospice in Calgary

Simply Elegant was proud to partner with Hospice Calgary for their annual Hike for Hospice. This was our 10th year! On May 7, 2017, some 700 people plus 50 or so volunteers met at Calgary’s Fish Creek park for the hike.  Simply Elegant was there to support in the walk...

Simply Elegant Supports the Arts

“I believe that the Arts allows us to explore our dreams and aspirations through sounds, touch and sight.” states Rob Vidra, CEO and founder of Simply Elegant, when explaining why he believes it is important for corporations and communities to support the Arts. Simply...

2017 – A Year for Great Celebrations!

What’s Red and White all over and topped with a big “Yahoo!”? Clearly it’s Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Calgary style. Simply Elegant is brimming with excitement about events that will take place in 2017. Combining the annual Calgary Stampede celebration with...

10 Party Planning Tips

Here are our Top 10 party planning tips to make your next party a big hit. Starting off with #10… 10. Take the time to coordinate the food, music and dress code for your party to come up with a theme that guests can talk about. Pick a couple of colors to use...

Collaborate with Your Event Planning Service Provider

In most areas of life, collaboration is a-must when it comes to carrying a project to a successful completion. It’s the same story when it comes to working with an event planning service provider. Read our latest blog post to learn what you need to consider when...

Private Party Planning Tips

Private parties can be scheduled for just about any reason that people would gather to celebrate.  The most common reasons to schedule a party include milestone birthday, such as Sweet Sixteen, lodge and organized group awards ceremonies, such a Girls Scouts or...

Event Management 101

A successful event starts with strategic planning and is dependent on the ability to anticipate obstacles. Because there are always obstacles. If you are going to work with an event planning company, you need to interview them first. You want to know they’re going to...