In 2000, Gill Boyd had a dream of offering modern wedding decor for Calgary brides. Working long hours outside of her daytime job as an event planner for the Calgary Stampede, she began Spoilt Red Productions with her sister Lissa. Innovation, creativity, and style were hallmarks of a Spoilt Red Wedding; They were even the first company in Calgary to own their own chair covers.
Props meet girl and the love story begins
In 2006 Spoilt Red Weddings purchased Gaps the Prop Shop, a local firm which had a substantial stake in the corporate décor/ tv and movie set business. The opportunity to expand beyond weddings was irresistible and the sisters went from decorators to fabricators overnight. One year later, in a happy twist of fate, Gill met Bobby Vanonen, a local designer & art director when she engaged his services to build her a 16 foot -tall apple tree for an event- in 4 days! That tree may have been built for one event but was the seed for a blossoming love story and an incredible business.
On NYE 2011 they walked down the aisle and today Bobby and Gill, along with their talented team, run Red Events, which has become one of Alberta’s largest event design and fabrication/prop suppliers. Their shop rents and custom builds props and décor pieces for corporate projects, photographer sets, film, tv, theatre, parties, theme events, promotions or any special event you can imagine. If you can dream it, they can build it.
In addition to events and props for events, Bobby Vanonen is a highly respected and sought after Art Director in film, TV, and corporate video. He has combined his background in illustration and custom fabrication with his unique vision and eye for art direction to position Red Events as a “go to” for groundbreaking set design and film work.
When a Red Event is underway, there is magic in the air. The venue is brimming with amazing energy and guests are transported by the ambiance and celebration. The room is pieced together seamlessly and the original vision unfolds with orchestrated perfection. Underneath the immaculate setting is a tightly woven team of amazing creatives. Team Red is the love, sweat, and creative dedication behind your next event.
“Together with their team, they are fundamentally, designers and creators of magic in the form of décor. They self admittedly obsess over decor.”