Blush Events Paints Our Blank Canvas
We caught up with Blush Events Toronto to talk wedding planning and client relationships in these unprecedented times.
Blush Events Toronto is a full service wedding and events planning company led by Gia Savoia and Ashley Rodrigues. The duo started it as a way to share their passion for creating memorable events that make people smile. They assist clients with all of their wedding and event planning needs as well as design, styling and coordination services. These ladies strive to make wedding and event dreams come to life while ensuring a stress-free experience for their clients. When they're not busy putting together incredible events, you can catch these two styling unique shoots that inspire people to think outside the box when it comes to parties.
Recently, they visited W Event Boutique to showcase a Bohemian glamorous wedding look, never before seen. "The inspiration behind this shoot was based on the fact that bohemian style is unique, easygoing and relaxed, much like our personalities. The neutral tones and whimsical nature of the boho vibe really speaks to us," Ashley explained. "We also wanted to show that we can be versatile when it comes to style, step out of our comfort zone and add our own flair to it," Gia agreed. It's easy to see how well Ashley and Gia work together. Even when they are having a conversation, their symbiosis is undeniable.
When asked why they chose W Event Boutique to showcase their work, Ashley replied,
"We adore using W Event Boutique for styled shoots and events. It’s the perfect place for intimate weddings and events due to the simplicity of the space." Gia chimed in,
"With high ceilings, white walls and a minimalism feel, it is easy to design your dream wedding or event at W Event Boutique. The versatility of the space is endless. It is a blank canvas waiting to be painted, and we love that."
Just by going through the Blush Events Toronto portfolio, it's obvious these two have an eye for detail. Their events are always planned impeccably. We had to ask what their secret is. "The key to planning a perfect event is to have the mentality that there are no problems, only solutions. It is our sole purpose to make sure that day is perfect for our clients. We always remember to stay calm, have patience, always be ready for the unexpected, and most importantly, smile and be kind." Gia said. "We pride ourselves on our ability to be able to tackle any problem with a creative solution all while maintaining our composure in every interaction we are involved in," Ashley concurred. They continued to explain that they genuinely enjoy getting to know their clients. From the client's likes and dislikes, all the way to their comfort level. They stress that one of the most important aspects of being an event planner is to really know clients and be able to read how they’re feeling. This allows you to create not only an important bond, but also gain a high level of trust.
Speaking of stress, brides and grooms all over the world are facing an unimaginable obstacle this year with the COVID-19 outbreak. We asked Blush Events Toronto how couples can cope with this unforeseen circumstance. "Our advice to any couples out there would be to take a deep breath and remember, everything will be okay. No matter what is going on right now, the most important thing is that you found the love of your life, and get to spend forever with them," Ashley responded. For a lot of people, one of the lessons that has come out of COVID-19 is how important it is to have the people you love safe and close by, so Ashley's advice couldn't be more accurate. Gia made a good point too, "If you’re really feeling overwhelmed, it’s always best to call on the advice of a wedding professional," she said, "Planners can mitigate the stress resulting from our current situation. They can assist in finding alternate dates, liaising with vendors and to relive some of the stress on you which is really important right now."
According to Gia and Ashley, an open mind and positive attitude are very important during these times. Be open to the reality of having to postpone and really try to work with your vendors instead of against them. These are unprecedented times and we’re all learning as we go along, so it’s important to always keep that in mind. If you can show that you are willing to work together, your experience will be far less stressful both for you and your vendors.