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A Look Back
The Best of 2016
May 2, 2017 by Sarah

Introductions are in Order…


Hello All! My name is Sarah, I’m new to the Above and Beyond family but cannot wait for our 2017 season! Dawn has left me with some large shoes to fill, she will definitely be missed but I am very happy to have the chance to be the one sharing our experiences and stories with you all! To kick-off our eventful upcoming season we may as well take a moment to recognize some of our best work done in 2016! Hopefully these snippets of design have you just as excited as I was seeing them for the first time. Whether they will be in a well-known venue to us, an outdoorsy adventure in a tent, having the personal touch of hosting on their family property or a brand new venue to transform….we’re always up for a challenge!

Matt & Ashton


A wedding that we all loved was Ashton Kelly & Matt Staffen’s! If you’ve ever had an event at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club you would know this wonderful couple as Ashton being the Director of Special Events and Matt being the President and General Manager of this desirable venue! Something for our couples to look forward to that have booked this gorgeous space for 2017 or even 2018, would be working with these two makes planning a wedding much less stressful! Ashton and Matt’s wedding was in September of 2016, and the sheer elegance of the design, as you can see, is stunning. The swooshing ceiling backdrop just tied the entire room together as well as the additives of the waterfall greenery on the chandeliers brought to you by the other half of the decor dream team, Lyric Flowers!

The LOVE Marquee


This was a brilliant new addition to our inventory and I have to say it’s an amazing focal point in photos, whether it’s used during the ceremony as seen in the photo or placed in behind the bride and groom at the head table! Another element you can use to WOW your guests as they walk into the room! The amazing ambiance the Marquee adds to any room is truly breathtaking.

A Personal Favourite


As I was doing my own look back into the many stunning photos from last year, this one caught my eye right away! You can definitely say I am the number one fan of the swooshing ceiling backdrops! This one does the centre crossover behind the head table which frames the couple perfectly! Then you add in the ambiance of the luxurious crystal chandelier directly above them and you couldn’t ask for a better setting, or photo opportunity for the guests! Also, I am loving this trend of the fresh green garlands along the top edge of the head table, again brought to you by the fabulous Lyric Flowers, I know it will be a strong design element for the 2017/2018 season! Just beautiful!!!

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