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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Best Day Ever Votes Are In

Just a quick update to everyone who has been following the Best Day Ever event that was recently held this past weekend. For those who havnt been following it was 2 mock weddings in one location with two teams showcasing some of the best talents and services the wedding industry has to offer. Two completely different styles of weddings were staged for The Best Day Ever as each team worked hard to gain your votes. The voting stage is over and was tallied up from the ballots of those who were in attendance as well as the use of hashtags on various social media platforms (#teamtoast #bestdayeverottawa in our case) and a winner was announced. We are thrilled to announce that our team was declared the winner of the Best Day Ever.


Best Day Ever Winning Team, TEAMTOAST

With that said, all the vendors who were on hand this day were all WINNERS, there truly was a lot of amazing , inspirational and fun talent on hand and either one of these staged weddings could have easily won. Just take a look at all the pictures from both teams on instagram, twitter or the various facebook pages. (use the hashtags #teamsparks and #teamtoast or #bestdayeverottawa)

Again congrats to everyone on TEAMTOAST, you all did an amazing job and it was an honour to work with you all. As well it was a great pleasure to meet everyone from TEAMSPARKS, and you all did your companies proud, amazing talent and services offered  by all.

TEAM TOAST
Planner - Events by Toast
Officiant- Alan Viau
Photographer ~ Barb Cameron ~ Barbara Ann Studios
Flowers - Flowers Talk Tivoli
Furniture- Party Time Rentals
DJ- Marco Ferri Entertainment
Photobooth- MDRN Photobooth Co.
Sweets - Petite Event Co.
Stationary- Paper Studio
Decor and Linen Rentals - Mastermind Event Rentals
Opera Singer- Ania Hejnar
Cakes- Catherine's Cakery
Hairstylist - TOPKNOT Bridal
Makeup- Natalie Peachy



Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions. As well some of our designs can be found online at our vinyl lettering and decor gallery. 
~Nicky and Mark

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Best Day Ever Ottawa

This past week has been a busy one for us here at sparklingexpressions as we prepared  for the Best Day Ever event held in Ottawa at the Museum of Nature. For those who have not been following, this was a wedding showcase and contest taking some of the best and most talented in the wedding industry with respect to their specialties and having 2 mock weddings to compete for votes. (team Toast and team Sparks).

sparklingexpressions was proud to be a member of team Toast and had the honour of making custom monograms of the bride and grooms initials and applying them to some very elegant ghost chairs as well as a dance floor decal for the dance room. We were also setup just outside the dinner lounge to meet and mingle with all the attendees at this years event and what an amazing time was had by all.

here are some pictures we managed to snap during the initial setup of the night.

#teamtoast dinner

custom monogram on ghost chair

#teamtoast dinner table lit up

Team Toast Reception Vendors

Team Toast

Team Toast Dance Hall Vendors

Applying the Dance Floor Vinyl Decal

Vinyl on a ghost chair

looking through the ghost chair




Team Toast


custom monogram by sparklingexpressions

Lighting up the dinner tables

Monogram with lighted table

Best Day Ever Floor Vinyl


If you wish to look for more images of this event or to learn about the different vendors that took part, please follow the above links or look up on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook the hashtags #teamtoast or #bestdayeverottawa. Thank you to everyone who came out to see what some of the regions best companies have to offer.

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions. As well some of our designs can be found online at our vinyl lettering and decor gallery. 
~Nicky and Mark

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Neighbourhood Toy Store Day

This year, sparklingexpressions had the amazing opportunity to take part in this years Neighbourhood Toy Store Day. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to be with everyone at what has to be one of the coolest, most fun toy stores in the area! That toy store being Tag Along Toys. (Kanata Ontario)



Anna and Elsa from Frozen were on hand as was Darth Vader, for all the children who came out to enjoy a fun filled Saturday afternoon exploring all the fun to be had at Tag Along Toys. sparklingexpressions was there with our Glitter Tattoos and we had an amazing time sharing our tattoos with all the smiling happy faces that took part in celebrating the annual neighbourhood toy store festivities.

For pictures of this event please head on over to Facebook and see the Tag Along Toys Facebook page.

Should you be looking for great gift ideas for the young ones, you can't go wrong visiting our friends at Tag Along Toys. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you Tag Along Toys for allowing us to enjoy the Neighbourhood Toy Store Day with you all, we had so much fun!

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions. As well some of our designs can be found online at our vinyl lettering and decor gallery. 
~Nicky and Mark

Monday, 29 September 2014

Journey 24K Gold Carpet Event

The second annual Journey 24K Gold Carpet Event was a big success and sparklingexpressions was thrilled to have taken part in such a meaningful, inspiring and amazing event. Did we mention it was fun? Just take a look at all the smiling faces on the Facebook page at Journey 24K.

This gala was held at the Sala San Marco Banquet Hall, on Friday September 26th. The Journey 24K Gala is an annual event, with an evening of inspiration, entertainment and fundraising to benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs and CHEO. Funds raised at the Journey 24K will fund the "Party Like a Rock Star" program, a celebration for children who reach the end of their cancer treatment.

The nights festivities started off with a Gold Carpet Experience that included many local area businesses who donated their time and product to help make the evening an event to remember. sparklingexpressions was thrilled to be a proud sponsor decorating the Gold Carpet Experience runway, as well as setting up on the Gold Carpet with our gold awareness ribbons made of glitter tattoo's. 

Angie Poirier and Michael O'Byrne were the Gala hosts and it did not take them long to get everyone up on the dance floor, popping champagne bottles and most importantly, opening their wallets to help raise even more money for such an amazing cause. 

This night could not have happened if it was not for all the other amazing sponsors and businesses who rallied to help make the night happen. 

The following are a few pictures that we snapped during setup while installing the various vinyl signage, decals and logo's donated by sparklingexpressions. We hope everyone had an amazing night out!


Gold Carpet Decals
Children's Names on the Gold Carpet

Gold Carpet Names

Gold Carpet Experience
Gold Carpet Decals




Glow Bar Vinyl Decal
Custom Vinyl Lettering by sparklingexpressions




Glitter Tattoo's Journey 24k
sparklingexpressions at Journey 24K

Journey 24K Gala
Journey 24K 




Saturday, 27 September 2014

Fundraiser for Lauren King

Many of our readers, fans, friends and customers are in the local Ottawa area, and some have been following the fundraiser event for Lauren King to help renovate her bathroom to meet her needs in a safe environment. It is with great pleasure to share the announcement on their Facebook page, announcing that their goal of raising $30,000 has been accomplished!

Over 200 likes have been made to the Fundraiser for Lauren King Facebook page since it was started in May of this year. And a great deal of local vendors, businesses and local media and personalities have taken part in the many events that took place throughout the spring and summer months. 

sparklingexpressions had the honor of attending the Fire Fighters Car Wash during July with our glitter tattoos, which was a great success, as were all the other events and raffles that have taken place. The previous link has a great many pictures of that days event which raised a total of $5324.07 towards her goal of $30,000.

Congratulations to everyone who helped make these fundraiser events a great success!

Dylan Black's Glitter Tattoo
Dylan Black of boom 99.7
Cooling Off 


Lauren King Trying Out The Firehose




Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to look about our blog. We can also be found on facebook at, sparklingexpressions. As well some of our designs can be found online at our vinyl lettering and decor gallery. 
~Nicky and Mark