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Candice Chan(left) and Alison Slight of Candice & Alison Events Group
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CANDICE & ALISON EVENTS GROUP 30 Duncan, suite 608, 416-840-7240, candiceandalison.com
It turns out fairy-tale weddings do exist outside of Pinterest and Disney movies, and they're designed by local power duo Candice Chan and Alison Slight of Candice & Alison Events Group.
Young and ambitious, with a sharp eye for design, Chan and Slight plan some of the hottest parties in town (when you get an invite from them, you clear your calendar), and some of the most whimsical weddings. The entrepreneurs celebrate their business's fifth anniversary this month.
On the corporate side, they work with the likes of Cadillac, Dior and the Toronto Fashion Incubator. When it comes to weddings, they cater to those who have money to play with (their minimum wedding budget is $60,000 before taxes) and big dreams.
Chan and Slight specialize in making venues spectacularly pretty, but more than that, they're businesswomen who make sure every detail is in place, every box is ticked and everything runs seamlessly from start to finish.
Even the most ferocious bridezilla would be impressed.
C&A picks "Sweets have become ‘edible art,' reaching a new level in terms of their design," says the duo. They favour Toronto bakery White Cakery Co. for sugary confections that please both the palette and eyes.
When it comes to inspiring invites that stand out from the crowd, Chan and Slight turn to Deborah Lau-Yu from Paleterra Custom Correspondences, their favourite stationary designer.
Look for The flowers. You can always tell you're at a Candice & Alison event from a glance at the floral arrangements, which will be bountiful, perfectly colour-coordinated and arranged for maximum effect. They often work with Liberty Village florist Jackie O on these stunning displays.
Hours Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm, by appointment only.