On Thursday, February 25, I had the opportunity to accompany Hevin Anne Mueller, the owner of Story Weddings & Events, to the first ever Edmonton Event Awards! The night was an opportunity to network, socialize, and recognize the wonderful event professionals. At the event, we enjoyed food prepared by NAIT culinary students and admired the acrobatic talents of Firefly Theatre and Circus. What great talent we have in Edmonton!
Exposure to Edmonton talent continued well into the awards night, with performances by UpTown Entertainment, a multiple-service entertainment company, and Rapid Fire Theater, an improvised comedy group. Both performances were fantastic! I especially enjoyed the comedy performance by Rapid Fire Theatre. They engaged the audience and kept the entire crowd laughing!
Awards were presented to event professionals in four different categories: Best Supplier, Best Event, Best Innovative Idea, and Best Industry Professional.
Below is a list of the winners for each category and sub-category.
Event Décor: I-D Bohemia
Floral Design: Heather de Kok Floral Design
Event Entertainer: Firefly Theatre and Circus
Event Photographer: TLT Photography
Audio Visual: Production World
Caterer / Event Food supplier: Stir Catering
Function venue: Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm
Hotel: Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel
Trade show or Exhibition: Farmfair International by Northlands Agriculture
Conference: 55 North by Incite Marketing
Fundraiser: Harvest Celebration by Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
Best Wedding: Story Weddings & Events (planning my Madison Bashaw and coordination by SW&E)
Special Event: All is Bright by Tycoon Event Planning & Promotions
Outstanding creativity: Steven’s Epic Bar Mitzvah Party by SK Events
Best Innovative Idea:
Shaping of a Culinary Frontier by Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm in collaboration with RGE RD Restaurant
Best Industry Professional:
Independent / 3rd party planner – Wedding Professional: Hevin Anne Mueller – Story Weddings & Events
Independent / 3rd party planner – Event Professional: Kate Gallagher – KMG Events
Thank you Edmonton Event Awards for hosting a wonderful evening. Thank you to the sponsors, judges, our supportive event companions, and all of our amazing couples. We couldn’t have done it without you!
By Abby Lovsin and the SW&E team
Photography by SEP Digital Photography