Saturday, September 15, 2012

We are a little ~ or alot ~ behind on our blogging!  Sorry!  So here's a little peek at Rachel & Joseph's May 19th wedding.  The professional images taken by Craig Kohlruss are 100 times better, but you'll just have to wait a bit longer for them!!

See you soon!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

{Tip of The Day}

Salmon or Steak....
....Chicken or Scampi?

Are these really the foods you desire on your wedding day? Of course there are venues that have a select menu that you have to ‘abide’ by. What do you really want….

I had been in Monterey California for valentines one year. As we tried to get a reservation on the water, we realized every place was booked. Walking up to our last resort before McDonalds… it had a good menu, had good reviews… O, and an open table, sounded perfect. It was the best meal ever! Well, at least most memorable. Memorable enough for us to go back to that same place, just to have that same dish every year. I’m not talking about a steak, not talking about an overly sauced fish. It was a seafood fettuccini pesto -alfredo. I mean this stuff was good. I know what you’re thinking…. That doesn’t sound like a wedding dish. You know, you’re right, but it’s our favorite dish! Your wedding is 3 parts what you want, 1 part pleasing the guests. You can take a memorable dish, make it a side, and make it a main dish option. If it’s a buffet style, there you go. I’ve attended many weddings where it’s the standard chicken with rice and greens. I am not on a soap box here, but I honestly can make that at home in less than 30 min, and I don’t have to pay $20+ a plate for it. Take YOUR favorite food and make it a guest at your wedding. Even though it might turn into nosh, not entrĂ©e, your guests will be a part of a special memory…

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Funky Floral

The Velvet Society


Funky Floral
Roses are red, violets are blue, and sugar is sweet….
. . . .Can we have something new?!

Are you tired of seeing the same thing, over and over at weddings? Wonder what is beyond the rose peddles, and calla lilies? Well I am. I went on a mission to find open minded, not often, and original floral ideas. Perhaps you don’t have a wedding coming up, just want something beautiful to centerpiece your next corporate event or luncheon. Here are some amazingly unique ideas.
Let’s Talk about Food baby….

{edible arrangements}

 Idea #1: Edible centerpieces? Edible arrangements are a wonderful idea for a gift. But taking it to a new, artistic, level brings a wonderful, colorful, and fun feeling to your event. Taking strawberries, cherries, and/or raspberries… and making a monochromatic sphere is dramatic and eye catching. These could be hung from the ceiling, a tree or set upon a candelabrum or vase. By hanging these, it could create a focal point for guests to socialize and interact while they pluck the sweet treats off the floating orb. Add fig or grape leaves for a beautiful contrast. Most definitely nothing they have ever seen and making your event a lasting memory.

Idea #2
Welcoming guests to your wedding could be quite a conundrum while they find their names and tables. Instead of the printing out a wall of names and having everyone fight over it, like it’s the last cut for the high school softball team….. Take your favorite fruit and let it take charge. By placing your guests names on the top of _____ - we are using a pomegranate. Not only will this create an adorable home grown feel to your event; let them take the ruby red gifts home. Simple clean up as well!!
Idea #3
 Always think about the post-party. All the money you spend on these beautiful arrangements… where is it going to go at the end of the night… the garbage? Think about letting everyone have a ‘piece’ of the party! Have them clean it up by taking it with them!
Idea #4
filling tall cylindrical vases with water are beautiful! For a summer wedding, green is keen. You can get this beautiful look either with flowers in the vases or by putting in limes whole or cut., then placing the floating candle on top makes not only a custom piece, but is a simple way t o bring a spritz of color into a blank space. By adding the same fruit throughout the party will then create a cohesive feel to your fun. (See Theme-ing Your Wedding).

Artichokes: I ‘Heart’ Them:

Artidea: #1
If you love the opulent look and lines of the awe inspiring Artichoke…. This is an amazing alternative to the expensive chateau de elegance. Take a green Arti…. Primer the heck out of it (my choice white), purple is a wonderful choice as well… take a candelabra primer that as well. Dry. Second coat is a gloss finish to make it look like ceramic. Get the hot glue gun out. Warm that baby up and glue the Arti on the candelabra and whamo! Opulent Arti. Everyone’s going to be in awe at the detail. However, I wouldn’t take these keepsakes home and leave them on the mantel, they are still real artichokes. Please do not eat them either. For one night, and the morning after brunch…. To carry the theme of your day through…. They last.
Artidea #2
The Candle holder. Something you can make to have in your office, or at a swanky Gala! Take one Artichoke. Hollow the center out and cut off the stem. I would suggest spraying it with a heat repellent spray you can buy at your local craft store. However, since an artichoke can withstand high heat tolerance, and if you use a liner, you won’t have to worry. Put a tea size in them or a tall tapered candle in the center (add a drop of glue) and Voila! High ends look for a Podunk price.

{Cheers. . . Till . . . Next week}

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


We are so excited to welcome our newest team members ~ Lauren & Kelli!!!  Get ready for the ride ladies!!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award!!!

Wow!  We are so honored and EXCITED to have been given consideration for this AND to actually be awarded with it!  We strive to make every event fabulous and as perfect as can be.  We thank our clients for giving us the opportunity and trusting in us to create the most special day in their lives.  Again ~ WOW!!

So ~ just in case youre wondering ~ cause we sure were!!! ~ I copied this from the post that was sent to us. 
How are the winners determined?

The WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards ™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. Awards are determined by a combination of four factors: Overall rating (quality), total number of reviews (quantity), review performance from 2011 (recency), and consistency of reviews from year to year (consistency). This year's recipients represent the top 5% of WeddingWire's vendor community, across all service categories and all regions throughout the US and Canada.
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Thank you, Wedding Wire for the outlet that allow our clients to be open and honest about services!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Jennifer & Brad

Here are some amazing images from Jen & Brad's wedding this past year.  Thank you to DJ Ellis at La Bella Vita Photography for sharing his images with us.

Listed below are the many vendors who helped to make this event successful.  A huge and very special thanks goes to The Pantages Company and Media Solutions, Inc. for the multiple days and countless hours of intense labor.  You are so appreciated!!

Event Design & Coordination ~ The Velvet Society
Lighting & Construction ~ Media Solutions, Inc.
Production ~ The Pantages Company
Photography ~ La Bella Vita Photography
Videography ~ Cana VP
Floral ~ Stems
Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals
Catering ~ Slates
Print ~ RSVP, Please
Cake ~ Sweet Dreams Cakery
Entertainment ~ AMS Entertainment
Luxury Restrooms ~ OES
Transportation ~ Touch of Class