A Reflection of 2013

Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you all for such amazing year, without your support we would not have made it this far. We have gathered some images of some of the events we catered to in 2013 … Continue reading

Check out some of this years Wedding Trends

When we design events, especially weddings, we try to go out of our way to incorporate memorable details in every aspect. Personally, I think that adding a hint of memorabilia to your wedding will set your wedding apart from the other weddings your guests have attended. Here are some of the trends we’ve noticed in 2013 that are just small personalized touches which really go a long way ūüėČ

  • Vintage Frame Escort Cards – Using frames as escort cards holders and/or favors is nothing new, but taking time to select a special variety of small frames takes an old idea up several notches. Plus, this certainly makes for a beautiful display. Just keep in mind that this can get a little pricey so if it doubles up as a souvenir for your guests, it makes better financial sense.
  • Personalized Menu Cards – In my opinion, no wedding table is complete without menu cards – and these are such a unique way to showcase what each guest will be served. These can be dressed up or down depending on the style of your event as well.
  • Votive Candles – Adding Votive candle whether they are plain, monogrammed, or even engraved with a design, tends to add a romantic feel to the room
  • Monogrammed Cupcakes – This idea creates a wonderful opportunity to add excitement to your decor while also offering a sweet treat. It‚Äôs a great “Thank you” gift for your guests and would look awesome as part of an elegant dessert or candy bar that matches your wedding colors.
  • Be playful! – Weddings can be a little stuffy, so don’t be afraid to add a little twist by hiring a photo booth company to bring in a photo booth with some props. Your guests will walk away with memories of an awesome evening.
  • Signature Cocktails – Try to create your signature drink, give them special names like ‚ÄúYosi’s Pink Paradise‚ÄĚ or as a twist to your champagne toast, add cotton candy to it. You can pull your wedding colors into this idea as well. Your guests will love it and will get to try your favorite drinks.

Thank you for reading!

~Yosie~

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Will You Spend the Rest of your Life with Me?

One of the most important moments in a woman‚Äôs life is when her soul mate asks her to spend the rest of her life with him. Some gentlemen really take this moment seriously because they know how special and meaningful it is for the love of their life to have a memory of a lifetime (it’s all about having a great story to tell all her friends and family!). A lot of planning goes into a moment that will fly by in a blink of an eye, but that very moment will leave a lasting impression in their minds forever.

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If you are not already engaged or married, how do you want it to happen?

  • Do you want your family and friends there?
  • Do you want it to be captured on video or photos?
  • Would you want one of those flash mob types of proposals that the world will eventually see on YouTube or something quiet, simple, magical between just the two of you?
  • Do you want it to be in a different city or country? While on a special vacation?
  • On or near a day that is already special to both of you? Like a Holiday or a Birthday?
  • Do you want him to get down on one knee? Sit next to you? Stand in front of you?

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If you are already engaged or married, how did it happen?

  • How did your fianc√© or husband propose to you?
  • Did he ask your parents or a special person in your life if he could have your hand in marriage with their blessings?
  • Did you have a feeling he was going to do it when he did it?
  • Was he nervous?
  • Did you hint at the type of ring you wanted?
  • Did he talk a lot or did he get right to the point?
  • Did you cry? Hug? Kiss? And then say “Yes” or in reverse order?
  • Was there music playing?
  • Is it a distant memory?

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I was perusing the internet and came across some unique proposal ideas for the gentlemen out there‚ĶI got these from random websites. Sorry I didn’t cite my sources!!

  • Scavenger hunts are always an entertaining marriage proposal idea. Start off with a simple clue to someplace nearby, then get more complicated as the scavenger hunt progresses, and have the final location be a place where you can hide and then pop out and get down on one knee.
  • Most movie theaters have repeating advertising slides before the previews that can be purchased. Write her name up in lights, and be sure to get to the theater early enough.
  • If your intended flies often, get friends and family to join you at the airport, where they’ll each hold up signs spelling out “Will you marry me?” as your sweetheart disembarks from the plane. Make sure you’re the one holding the “Me” sign!
  • Buy fortune cookies and remove the fortunes from them with a pair of tweezers. Replace the fortunes with notes asking her to marry you. You can set it up with a Chinese restaurant to bring them to you after a nice romantic dinner or have them delivered with your take out.
  • Put an ad in the newspaper. This is incredibly easy to do and very inexpensive. You can place a classified ad, such as ‚ÄėSeeking single female named such-and-such to spend her life with me.‚Äô Or, you could up the ante and place a larger graphical ad with a picture of the two of you and your proposal. Oh and make sure she reads the newspaper!
  • Write ‚ÄėWill you marry me?‚Äô in luminaries on a hilly road that you can drive up and see.
  • Set a reminder to pop up in her Outlook and have it be a proposal (or a wedding date suggestion!). Make sure to have the reminder pop up while you‚Äôre around. If it‚Äôs at work, have the reminder come up around lunch and be there waiting to give the ring and celebrate with a romantic lunch.
  • http://www.since1910.com/engagement-ring-blog/top-100-proposal-ideas/
  • http://voices.yahoo.com/ten-unique-fun-marriage-proposal-ideas-2120718.html

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A note to the gentlemen out there….

At the end of the day, the special moment should have her in mind. What would she appreciate? Who would she like to be around when it happens? Would she want to be wined and dined or for it to happen on a walk in a park or at a baseball game? Or at home in your kitchen or living room? Keep in mind her wants, desires, any hints she may have given you along your dating journey and I am sure you will give her a memorable moment in time that she will tell everyone about with a glimmer in her eye.

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Stay tuned for an upcoming blog about the big rock!

~Yomaris~

@Yomi1221

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Check out some pretty interesting proposal stories, pictures and videos here…

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/heartmelting-marriage-proposals

http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/unique-wedding-proposals

http://howheasked.com/

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Candy Anyone?

Candy Anyone?

Let‚Äôs be honest, besides my beautiful grandmother and probably yours, not many people want to take home party favors after an event anymore. ¬†‚ÄúSo what should we give our guests as a ‘Thank You’?‚ÄĚ you may ask. ¬†Here’s a suggestion…How … Continue reading

Need help deciding on a Seating Arrangement?

What is usually one of the first things you see when you arrive at a large gathering or event such as a Wedding?  Usually, there is a Seating Arrangement at the entrance to provide direction and order to the large group of people that is expected.  There are so many options when creating your seating arrangement.  How does one decide how to display the guests names and table numbers?  You can use escort cards, seating charts or get really creative with letting your guests know where they will be seated. It is always a plus to create an eye-catching display for your guests, which will set the tone for the rest of the evening.  Below are some ideas from our previous events, but there are hundreds more you could could choose from for your next event (you can get some cool ideas from Pinterest):

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Above is a traditional way to display the place cards…in alphabetical order from Left to right. ¬†Little tented escort cards were used above. ¬†For more images of this wedding, click HERE.

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These were place cards for a Holiday themed Event.  We used Wedding Bells to hold up each place card.  For more images of this event, click HERE.

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The Bride & Groom for this NYC inspired Wedding both loved NYC as much as they loved Broadway Shows (their wedding was in a NYC theater!). ¬†They used Mini Cabs (that were designed and printed by the groom…great way to use his talents!!) to hold up their Placed Cards (which he designed to look like Broadway Tickets)!! ¬†So creative!

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Here is the seating arrangements for a Bridal Shower we decorated, where the bride-to-be wanted all the tables named after one of her favorite designers.  Super Chic!  For more images of this event, click HERE.

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Above you see name cards hanging from Manzanita Branches.  It was a fun way to have the guests look for their names and sign the guests book on the way into the reception hall.  For more images of this wedding, click HERE.

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One of our Brides had as Custom Designed Frame made to showcase the seating chart.  All the names are listed under each table number in alphabetical order.  For more images of this wedding, click HERE.

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Lastly, this is one of our favorites!!  If you want to use something that is near and dear to your heart, try incorporating it into the display.  Above, you see an Antique mirror and a few more props that belonged to the Bride & Groom.  They had a personalized Seating Chart created to fit perfectly on top of the mirror and instead of using table numbers, each table was named after one of their favorite Artists.  This was a vintage style for an outdoor, tented reception, which we absolutely LOVED!   For more images of this wedding, click HERE.

As you can see, there are several ways to display your seating arrangements (these are just some of the hundreds out there). Whether you are traditional or not, be sure to make it a design that fits your personality and event theme/concept.  Hope these ideas help!

~YM~