Forward Events + Design is a full service special event planning and design company based in Hamilton offering exclusive and creative event solutions for the bold and unique! We specialize in event planning services that range from weddings and custom proposals to extraordinary corporate and personal experiences. We also do some fun stuff on the side like host really cool workshops and sip n' see art exhibitions (Sign up for our emails we'll let you know when they are!). Our in-house event team will conceptualize, create and execute each client's event to suit their needs and budget, ensuring every event experience is seamless and as one-of-a-kind as the client who host them. We take care of as much or as little as needed while saving our clients time and money but never sacrificing on the quality of the experience. Let's get together and chat, we love meeting new people and talking all things events and design (Consultations are free!).

Anna Di Carlo
Owner + Creative Director

The process should be as fun as the party!

I genuinely believe the planning behind any event should be creative, easy, and enjoyable. Always up for a party, I began my career in event planning and design almost ten years ago working as the Director of Events for a boutique Toronto based event venue. I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best clients in the world including celebrities, Fortune 500 companies and Toronto's elite. Since then I have been nominated for Venue Manager of the Year by BizBash magazine and was featured on YP Daily by Notable Life (formerly Notable TV). It is amazing to watch an event grow from inception to execution knowing guests are feeling well taken care of while they enjoy themselves and each other. A newcomer to Hamilton, I was instantly drawn to the city's love for the arts and knew I wanted to be a part of its independent and diverse spirit. I think of Hamilton as a place where I can merge my creativity and event expertise to create experiences that entertain, inspire and engage. 

Keeley Davy
Creative Partner + Lead Designer

I love any excuse to throw a Party!

I fell in love with all things event related at a very young age and that love has blossomed into an amazing career. What can I say? I love any excuse to throw a party! Whether I'm planning a beautiful wedding for a lovely couple or designing a themed tablescape for a corporate dinner, I rely on my extensive background in event planning to bring it all to life! I've been fortunate enough to have planned and executed events all over North America, using my skills and expertise to pull it off seamlessly every time. When I'm not planning events I love to travel and am always down to try something new (food, activities, adventures, places, you name it!).