Although we sell a lot of wedding and special event products, we don't usually have anything to do with wedding planning or special events planning here at National Event Supply. That doesn't mean that it isn't interesting to see what gifted planners can cook up. We also had an interesting article about a small batch distiller show up in our twitter feed that begged to be shared. Finally, from small batch booze to clean water, learn about the great work that charity: water is doing.
Hooray for Bollywood!
Photography courtesy of Rosetta Li Weddings
Bright colours! Gorgeous settings! Bollywood Theme! Elephants made of Flowers? This wedding featured on the weddingbells.ca website has it all. From bridesmaids dressed in bold coloured saris to a venue decorated with fabrics in the brightest of colours, this wedding was a multi-hued wonderland. Who says bridesmaids need to be dressed in pastels, or that table cloths need to be white? And elephants? They're always cool.
Vineyards, Craft Beer, and Small Batch Booze
The Niagara Peninsula is known for its great Canadian wines. There are also several incredible craft brewers in the area. Now I find out from BlogTO that they also have a small batch distiller that's putting together world class spirits. Dillon's Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville, ON have been producing Gin, White Rye, and Vodka since December of 2012 with a focus on utilizing the local bounty. If you're interested in learning more about the distillery, why not check out "Dillon's making world class booze just beyond the GTA" at BlogTO.
I recently had the opportunity to hear the head of charity: water speak, and I was blown away. They're gearing up for their big September Campaign, and this year they're hoping to raise $2 Million dollars to bring clean drinking water to 100 Villages in Orissa, India. Scott showed how bringing clean water and sanitation can help break the cycle of poverty and promote social equality. A previous campaign purchased a deep well drill which is currently drilling and tweeting its way across Ethiopia. To learn more about the great work that they're doing, check out the charity: water website!
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. We use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need.
Right now, 800 million people on the planet don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water. That’s one in nine of us.
Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
Just $20 can give one person access to clean water