SMS Equipment Wine Auction 2012 in support of Big Brothers Bigs Sisters Wood Buffalo

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This smaller chalkboard flanking the entrance was a former crib headboard when we found it and repurposed it for the event.

This smaller chalkboard flanking the entrance was a former crib headboard when we found it and repurposed it for the event.

This stunning arrangement of green and white florals was designed and created by local Caribou Flowers in support of the event.

This stunning arrangement of green and white florals was designed and created by local Caribou Flowers in support of the event.

Cheeky signage demarcated different types of wine lots encouraging guests to bid on their favourites or try something new.  Categories included catchy titles including : We're Number 1, No Reds Allowed, Oh Canada, Down Under, Big Red and more...

Cheeky signage demarcated different types of wine lots encouraging guests to bid on their favourites or try something new. Categories included catchy titles including : We're Number No Reds Allowed, Oh Canada, Down Under, Big Red and more.

Custom signs tied into the theme of the event were a fun way to educate guests about the charity without compromising the event design.

Custom signs tied into the theme of the event were a fun way to educate guests about the charity without compromising the event design.

Mini wine boxes were created to display sponsors amongst the 150 wine lots for auction and were a big hit with sponsors and guests alike.

Mini wine boxes were created to display sponsors amongst the 150 wine lots for auction and were a big hit with sponsors and guests alike.

These stunning wood doors were handcrafted by a local carpenter to cover the unsightly arena doors and added the perfect touch in welcoming guests to the vintage inspired event.

These stunning wood doors were handcrafted by a local carpenter to cover the unsightly arena doors and added the perfect touch in welcoming guests to the vintage inspired event.

Twelve large wooden bars were built as a gift and then hand stained before forming one large bar in the middle of the venue accessible to guests on all sides.  Half barrels in front held water bottles in ice for those guests looking for a quick drink of water.

Twelve large wooden bars were built as a gift and then hand stained before forming one large bar in the middle of the venue accessible to guests on all sides. Half barrels in front held water bottles in ice for those guests looking for a quick drink of water.

Hand crafted wine barrel signs were given to the event's top sponsors as a unique memento of their support of the wine auction.

Hand crafted wine barrel signs were given to the event's top sponsors as a unique memento of their support of the wine auction.

Smaller arrangements of white orchids were placed in the lounge areas, this one atop a found crate that was cleaned and sanded before being used as a coffee table for guests.

Smaller arrangements of white orchids were placed in the lounge areas, this one atop a found crate that was cleaned and sanded before being used as a coffee table for guests.

Old world inspired greenery fresh from the garden mixed with all white florals that would take on the unique colour combination of the event were key to setting the mood.

Old world inspired greenery fresh from the garden mixed with all white florals that would take on the unique colour combination of the event were key to setting the mood.

Custom lot description signs with tasting notes for guests were done in a matte finish to further the vintage theme.

Custom lot description signs with tasting notes for guests were done in a matte finish to further the vintage theme.

The amber chandeliers were an incredible glow in an often overlooked warm tone for events and were highlighted with 18 ft faux windows created with sheer and pin tucked fabric and lighting.

The amber chandeliers were an incredible glow in an often overlooked warm tone for events and were highlighted with 18 ft faux windows created with sheer and pin tucked fabric and lighting.

Custom pillows in faux croc and vintage prints were sewn to tie all of the eclectic fabric choices made in the lounge areas together.

Custom pillows in faux croc and vintage prints were sewn to tie all of the eclectic fabric choices made in the lounge areas together.

This custom sign was designed to match the event logo on all of the pre-event marketing materials and then customized for the event with vinyl decals and stain.

This custom sign was designed to match the event logo on all of the pre-event marketing materials and then customized for the event with vinyl decals and stain.

Cobblestone gobos helped to disguise the gymnasium floor as guests entered.

Cobblestone gobos helped to disguise the gymnasium floor as guests entered.

Custom designed tufted blue velvet banquettes were a hit with guests.  Designed with extra deep seats these 12 ft lounge seats were a tactile delight!

Custom designed tufted blue velvet banquettes were a hit with guests. Designed with extra deep seats these 12 ft lounge seats were a tactile delight!

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