I was thrilled and honoured to EMCEE (or MC) [whichever way you spell it :/] the first annual Umber Winter Gala. The event was held at the beautiful, new OAG(Ottawa Art Gallery), on the third floor. The views from the location are spectacular and the venue itself is sooooooo incredible.
I had only ever MCed one other event before (and it was my cousin’s wedding) so I think it was safe to say I was BEYOND nervous. I had a number of jokes in the speech that I was obviously hoping went over well, but I determined it was more important to direct my prayers at NOT stumbling or screwing-up while speaking. To my surprise I got BOTH. The audience LOLed at every single one of my jokes, and even a lot harder than I could’ve expected… maybe I have a new career choice???? Hahaha no just kidding (I think).
Now for the FOOD. The food was catered by e18hteen and was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. The charcuterie boards were the highlight and there were also baby cupcakes made by Thimblecakes alongside a delicious vanilla fondant poundcake!
All in all a perfect night – thanks Umber for believing (and trusting) in me!