Friday, April 13, 2012

Hot 97/ BET Caribana 2011 Party 2012

The Hot 97/ BET Caribana 2011 Party is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year last year had J Cole and DJ Drama. On Sunday August 5th, 2012, more than 20 of North America’s top Hip Hop, R & B, Soca, Calypso and Reggae DJs and artists are set to perform the hottest tracks in urban music today. This 2012 Caribana event is so popular, the entire Guvernment Nightclub complex is devoted to it. The Kool Haus (normally considered a separate venue), the Orange Room and of course the spacious rooftop lounge Sky Bar, will all be dedicated to the 2011 Hot 97 / BET incredible anniversary event. Year's past pairing of BET and Hot 97 was a huge success, attracting a full capacity crowd of over 5,000 people and featured guests such as Serani, Ron Brownz,Baby Cham,Fat Man Scoop,Shaquille Oneal, Lil X, Dru, Dj Enuff and Jazzy T. Dj's set to play this Sunday Caribana event include DJ Enuff, iLL Kidz, Spex, Fire Kid Steenie, DJ Clymaxxx, with Ron Brownz and Serani setThe rumour is that a couple of additional "big name" acts are set to sign up on to this one - so stay tuned! Hot Tip: With beautiful weather - and August always makes good on this promise - the Sky Bar (Guvernment's top level) is the place to be on this night. This open air lounge is one of Toronto's most intoxicating places to be. Imagine the city's sky line just behind the stage, beautiful people dancing & grinding, plenty of plushy couches to relax on and several bars serving your favourite drinks. Tickets NOW available

Monday, April 9, 2012

Bridal Bouquet Activities

When a bride orders her wedding bouquet, it might not seem that any "activities" will come from it other than as a thing for the bride to hold. But the bridal bouquet can be the source of many interesting activities and meaningful gestures.

During there ceremony there are all kinds of possibilities. Certainly you can go traditional and have a flower for both the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. The moms, in particular, love this activity and guests usually appreciate it as well. But what if you turned that traditional gesture on its head and supplied flowers for both the mothers and the fathers?

If the bride supplies flowers to both the men and women, there are a couple of ways to do this. What if dad's flower was enclosed in a verse that he will then get up and read at the ceremony? What if it was a flower to recognize the members of the family who have passed, and it gives dad an opportunity to recognize those family members?

If the bride chooses not to have a unity candle, but wants some gesture like it, she can have her bridal bouquet designed by having several small bouquets put together. At an appropriate time during the ceremony, the bridal bouquet is "broken up" and various people might receive a share, such as the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom.

Now, if the bride wants to hang onto her bridal bouquet during the wedding ceremony, but is willing to have some fun with it at the reception, there are a few options there as well. How about a dance involving the bridal bouquet? This is silly, but fun. The bridal bouquet is on display somewhere near the dance floor and guests must guess a flower that's in the bouquet before they can enter the dance floor. The first few guests might not have a problem as some flowers are obvious, like roses and tulips, but others might give people pause. Of course, this won't work if the bridal bouquet is all roses or some other single and obvious flower but for a traditional mixed bouquet, it can work well.

For a naughty touch, the bride can hide her garter in the bridal bouquet and actually put it on her leg before the groom takes it off. Or she can have a couple of breakaway bouquets that are wrapped in garter belts, so hers doesn't get thrown, but instead the tiny bouquets with garter belts attached are thrown.

When it comes time for the bride to throw her bouquet, there are several options. Some brides choose not to keep their bouquet and simply pluck one flower out of it before chucking the whole thing during the bridal bouquet toss. This is an alternative to having a special bouquet set aside for throwing, and there are others as well.

Are there are a lot of single women coming to the wedding? Maybe one thrown bouquet won't be enough. Many brides these days are opting for something a little more fun. There are a few options, really. One popular option is to have the florist create several small bouquets and then bundle them to look like one bouquet. They are tied lightly with a ribbon. When it comes time for the bouquet toss, the bride unties the ribbon, and throws the "bouquet" which is actually several little bouquets. Several women will catch the bouquet, rather than just one.

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