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Chalk it up!

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (5)

I'm loving the chalkboard decor options that have been at events lately.  I think they add such a personal and creative touch whether it's formal or casual regardless of budget.  You can turn almost anything into a chalkboard sign and you can even use chalk markers to ensure you get clean lines.  There's lots of tips and tricks on creating these chalkboard creations and there are also a lot of options to purchase the "chalkboard" like signs as well.

So how can you incorporate them into your next event?  Here are some ideas that we came across on Pinterest.

Birthday: food menu, personal stats for life event, and photobooth props, and activities for kids

Wedding: signs to direct guests, table assignments and table number signs, menu sign, and props for photos

Dinner Party: wine tasting boards for guests, personalized cups, and used as decor props

Check out the pins on our Pinterest page!


Hope this adds to your next event!

Cast of Characters

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)


I recently was introduced to the app Flipbook by a friend and started browsing through all the top articles about weddings...there is some great stuff out there if you haven't see this app.


I came across an article that was the "do's and don't's" of some of key members that will be attending your wedding.


This can be a very sensitive but also so important topic. It is really important for the bride and groom to stand their ground of how they want their event to go. This means even having some hard conversations about budget, responsibilities, concerns, etc.


In my experience, it is important to have these conversations as often as necessary in order to set the tone. If there are disagreements or misunderstandings, it needs to be handled immediately. Otherwise, it will build up and turn for the worst closer to the event or even on the event day. The last thing you need is the additional stress of a misunderstanding...


My suggestion if you are not a person who likes confrontation or even a hard conversation, have your wedding planner involved in the discussion. Often, they can be an "outsider" to the situation but also provide a different point of view that can help move the discussion forward. While the event planner may not have the actual conversation, they can be a great support person for not only the happy couple but the family and wedding party too.  At the end of the day, the people in your wedding party and/or immediately family should want what's best for the bride and groom on their day.


For more do's and don’ts for your wedding party, see the article below that inspired me to write this blog.


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Love all the seasons

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

With all this snow we've experienced recently, it got me thinking about different seasons for events. I've found that people around here love fall and winter just as much as spring and summer. There are plenty of different color schemes or decor themes that can represent any season for your event.

Here are my recommendations for each season:

Winter: think winter wonderland that could be full of deep berry and forest greens with accents of silver. You could incorporate the pinecones with a soft glow of candles and old lace. You could pick menu favorites that remind you of home such as mashed potatoes, pot roast and rustic vegetables. Spiced punch or a cranberry sangria can add warmth and also a complimentary nod to your color and theme.

Winter doesn't have to be boring and it doesn't have to go with the traditional colors the season can bring.

Spring: new blooms in the air remind me of soft blues and whimsical creams or whites. There is something so refreshing about country style lemonade or tea being paired with simple wildflower arrangements. A spring event needs a menu that is not to heavy but maybe something that can brought to a picnic- good cheese and fruit tray, an assortment of elegant deli style sandwiches.

Spring fever does not mean that your decorations or menus have to have complicated, simple embellishments can go a long way

Summer: long days and warm nights can lead to rich hues of oranges, corals or even reds. While the ombre color pallet might be over played; you can create that effect by picking the same color tones but mixing up the fabrics. Light canvas paired with sheer linens of all the same color can create the perfect summer event. Hot days will keep your guests thirsty so make sure you have the wine chilled and your signature spirit on deck. The menu can be full of a salad bar with different proteins to add in.

Summer events can be as formal or in formal as you want them to be from a formal wedding to a backyard cookout.

Fall: Gold tones can really compliment and bring out the crisp air and falling leaves to your event. Using the colors of fall can be intimating and beautiful all at the same time. But having a gold vase, gold candle holders, and gold fabrics can tie all the other colors together. The menu can consist of things that remind you of harvest but with a different: turkey loin with fried squash and sweet potatoes. Your guests can wash it all down with local seasonal beer and wine.

Fall is a beautiful time of the year so make sure your event can match it.


No matter the season, you can still have an embellished event.

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Why a planner?

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Why would someone want to hire a planner?

Many people do not think there is a need to hire a planner for their event.  There are so many tools and resources out there like Pinterest, Etsy, and other free websites to help you create your dream event.  With so many ideas out there, how can someone choose the right one?  How much will it cost to create an event like the image you found?  

That is where an event planner comes into play.  An event planner can help you harness your ideas to a budget that works for you.  An event planner will also ensure that everything you planned for the event actually happens.  An event planner can help reduce or erase the stress that can come with an event so you have the time to actually enjoy everything you planned!  

While this post may seem biased, I have never met anyone that did not appreciate an "extra hand" in making their event a success!  

Talk to me, I know there are misconceptions and questions you have about event planning!