Forward Events + Design is a full service special event planning and design company based in Hamilton offering exclusive and creative event solutions for the unique and creative! 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 host a monthly event series called Fuckup Nights Hamilton where we take the stigma out of professional failure (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 over 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 as "The Young Professional of the Day" 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.
social media + PR
i'm here for a good time!
Growing up in an Italian household, I learned the importance of setting the table for any type of gathering. Of course, events go deeper than just a tablescape, but it's the care that goes into planning and executing a design that holds the same significance as what I learned growing up. In such a fast paced industry, I'm happy to play a role that keeps up with all the action. With a background in public relations, I have always been drawn to social media and creating a visual journal that captures the layers of details and creativity that goes into any project, event, or photo shoot. I'm here for a good time, with my phone or camera in hand!
lead designer + Owner Sweet Villa Creations
creativity fills my heart!
Creativity has always been a huge part of me! There is something very special about creating, designing and decorating new products and spaces...It just simply fills my heart! I was always the first one to volunteer for any event decor for family and friends, my brain would instantly start putting ideas and details together; and it still does! I just wanted everything to be beautiful and extra meaningful to those celebrating their special day. Today, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be working towards that passion being the owner of Sweet Villa Creations and the Lead Designer for the FED Team.
Together we will combine forces and strive for an unforgettable experience; so let’s get creative and make your event as special and unique as you!
jr event planner
bringing friends and family together is the core of any good party!
I have always had a love for parties and truly enjoy making a celebration out of every occasion. Whether it's for a small achievement or something grand, bringing friends and family together is the core of any good party. I first got bitten by the event planning bug in university when I volunteered to help plan events for groups of hundreds of students; and since then, I've wanted to make every occasion into an extravaganza. Whether you're celebrating love, work, a birthday, a holiday, or just because it's another day, let's party!