"To be able to do this and make it more accessible to women is, for me, the hugest privilege and honour after nearly forty years in fashion"
- Vera Wang, backstage at The Oprah Winfrey Show

This Planner was super stoked to learn of Vera Wang's new collection of uniquely structured wedding gowns -- White by Vera Wang -- specifically designed for the bridal commodity. I've been a fan of Vera Wang for quite some time, especially her Spring 2010 collection (*swoon!*), but, in all honesty, not all of This Planner's clientele have been of the haute couture set. And so I've been waiting for the day that Vera Wang's exquisite designs became achievable for every Bride's pocketbook.

Well VW just made this gal one happy Planner!

Just in time for Spring 2011, White by Vera Wang has hit Canada's newest David's Bridal franchise in Scarborough, Ontario and Mississauga, Ontario.

The bold structures, creative draping and elegant whimsy created by yards upon yards of tulle and inventive pleating and materials are the result of inspiration taken from muses like painter Degas, Napoleon's Josephine and from designs originally created for Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump. The slightly nuanced necklines, hems and detailing combined with new concepts (such as the blending of lace with pleating) grace over 12 different designs from full ball gowns to sleek silhouettes.

Another great feature of the collection are the interchangeable sashes and accessories which allow for Brides to alter the designs -- adding a bit of edge to some, a dash of bling to others and a touch of personalization to all. And with a price range of $700 to $1700 CDN, those Brides who have long dreamed of donning a Vera Wang but couldn't absorb the price tag are about to receive the best wedding present they could have ever imagined.

"When you wear a ball gown or a wedding gown, it's not just a T-shirt. It takes great technical expertise, huge draping and the ability to alter and fit to a variety of Brides" -- Vera Wang



According to Danny Floh Back, Director of DJ Floh Back Productions, the key to creating a memorable and unique event is "respecting the "Personal Connection". In other words, incorporate the talents of your family and friends to create that personal and unique touch. Especially when it comes to a personal, family affair such as a wedding.

Truly, that "Personal Connection" can be subtle or prominent. Subtly integrating a dessert recipe passed through generations or a wedding veil embroidered by your great Aunt Edna will make your life celebration that more memorable to you. At the same time, DJ Floh Back encourages that incorporating the "Personal Connection" into your entertainment options makes your event unique and memorable not only to yourself but to your guests as well. If you have a family member who performs professionally, let them perform at some point in your event. If you have a friend who can sing, let them sing the Bride down the aisle or sing the song to your First Dance.

Photo courtesy of Definition Photography

DJ Floh Back has seen many weddings and events touched by the professional talents of friends and family.

"Some of the most memorable weddings" he says, "have included performances by Paul Rodgers from Bad Company, a silks dance dropping from the ceiling and the lead singer of James performing 'Laid'."

But DJ Floh Back counters that Non-Professionals "can rock it too" and he recalls a wedding at Archeo where "three Asian guys in black leotards burst into the room and did the 'Single Ladies' dance...and nailed it. I can never hear the song the same way again".

Photo courtesy of Definition Photography

On a more exclusive note, the "Personal Connection" was made at DJ Floh Back's own wedding last year when two of his friends surprised everyone by singing a hilarious song which they had written for the Bride and Groom.

"It was a priceless moment for us and our guests" he remembers.

Everywhere you turn, wedding and event professionals encourage personalization. And why shouldn't we? There's no better way to make your wedding or event unique than to add a personal touch.

No one can replicate you. And that includes your personal, non-duplicated relationship with each member of your friends and family. That said, why not harness that unique talent that's budding at the branches of your family tree and create an intimate "Personal Connection" at your wedding or event that will be remembered forever not just by you...

...but by those who were privileged enough to witness it.


DJ Floh Back Productions is a new type of professional DJ: one who takes the time to understand you and your visions; one who will assemble a customized play list; and one who will facilitate a steady flow of tunes for the event from beginning to end. With over 12 years of experience DJing corporate events, intimate weddings, night clubs and world-class fashion shows, DJ Floh Back impresses his clients with professionalism, his knowledge of music and his ability to create a dance floor wherever he goes. For more information and to check out a Demo visit



This Planner is uber-excited for the newest (and perhaps the most hilarious) nuptial flick to hit theatres this year. Directed by Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow of 'Knocked Up' and 'Freaks and Geeks' fame, BRIDESMAIDS saunters down the aisle May 13th, 2011.

Though her life is a mess (read single and broke), Annie (played by Kristen Wiig, former cast member of 'Saturday Night Live') puts on a brave smile as she accepts the role of Maid of Honor for her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph). With an unlikely grouping of Bridesmaids by her side (played by Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper), Annie desperately tries to be Lillian's right-hand gal on the wild ride to the aisle.

After checking out the hilarious trailer, you'll definitely Save the Date!