Put some WOW into your wedding!

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Kicking off Spring twenty years ago at the premiere of “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” Elizabeth Hurley may have explored with a consultant about what she would wear to the movie premiere. One action or decision can change the perfect event into something unexpected.

According to news.com.au, Hurley suggests her career may have taken a more serious turn had she not worn the famous Versace safety-pin dress that captured the world’s attention. Hurley became an overnight sensation when she appeared alongside her then boyfriend Hugh Grant wearing the infamous black evening gown for the premiere. The plunging Versace dress was held together by oversized gold safety pins, leaving little to the imagination. “THAT dress,” as it was forever then called, launched her career, but quite possibly the one she desired.

Spring refers to love, hope, youth and growth. Rebirth and renewal are the real purpose of Spring. Yes, the cake, gown and centerpieces are all important, but what about the one detail that takes it over the top? We want to bring new trends and services to make your special event not just beautiful but thought-provoking and modern. There are many details that go into creating a special event, but a final touch is when you incorporate a WOW moment with something new and different.

For the ceremony, a giant chuppah can take your guests breath away. {Pictured: the groom handmade the chuppah for his wife-to-be.} Walking down the aisle, is also a magical moment, and could be show stopping with a fireworks display or a special performance as you walk down the aisle.

Take a few dance lessons before your wedding, but instead of the standard waltz, choose a sultry tango or a high-energy swing routine, and then surprise everyone during your first dance. For an unexpected surprise, get your dad or even your grandpa in on the act. {Pictured: this new bride choreographed a funky dance for the Father-Daughter Dance.}

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Just when everyone thinks the fun is winding down, liven up the party with late-night nibbles that will leave everyone ready for an after-party. Think about it: crinkle French fries, fresh chocolate chip cookies and milk shooters, a fully loaded taco bar, or even a chicken and waffle truck!

Chicken and Waffles    John's 70 Disco Party Logo

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An event should be these: innovative and original. Whether it’s a wedding or a corporate fete.

Milk and Cookies    Single Ring Bearer Sparkler Send off

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Holiday Party Theme Ideas

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Are you planning a Holiday Party this year? Over the years, we’ve helped numerous clients plan holiday parties to say thank you to their clients, employees and/or  just share some merry times with good friends and family. Here are some past theme ideas that we have done. If you’re looking for a creative theme for a memorable party {that you can actually enjoy}…we are ready to help!

Holiday Sparkle


 

Add some excitement to your holiday party with some sparkle. This event was full of red, black and shinning silver details with ornaments and sparkle galour. The theme was incorporated throughout the event, even in the desert with delicious glittery cake pops.  This theme is perfect for a sophisticated corporate event and also an exciting party for you and your friends.

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Vintage Winter Wonderland:


 

This Vintage Winter Wonderland themed party was an intimate gathering with delicious food and elegant decor. Elegant vintage touches were incorporated into the classic theme with the vintage inspired table cloth, chavari chairs, napkins and name cards.  The white chocolate covered cake pops, sugared white marshmallows and white chocolate covered pretzels paired were a huge hit!

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Gold Winter:


 

This high class party at the Signature Room on the 92nd floor of the John Hancock building incorporated details of Chicago and the city lights by incorporating gold satin lines, centerpieces with gold ornaments and sparkly gems. People love photo booths! They can easily be created to reflect the theme with a unique backdrop and some props.

 

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Mountain Lodge:


 

The Mountain Lodge Theme is perfect for a cozy holiday party.Plaid fabrics are a great way to give that Ski Lodge feel. Lodge’s are rustic, so go ahead use the resources you have. If you have pinecones in your backyard, pick the best ones and bring them to the party. They can be used for everything from centerpieces, to garland and place card holders. Don’t be afraid to get creative.

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Ready to start planning your Holiday Party? Give us a “jingle” today at 858.225.8515 or  hello@eventsplusstyle.com.

Trend: The Latest Colors and “Cool” Ideas for your Wedding or Event!

1. Colors ~ The Perfect Palettes for the Perfect Pair

Pink + Gray
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Mint + Gold

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Coral + Yellow

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2. Mismatching ~ China to Chairs

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3. “Cool” Treats

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Looking for unique ideas to personalize your wedding or event? We’d love to help. Call 858.225.8515 or email hello@eventsplusstyle.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

 

 

Top Emerging 2014 Wedding & Event Trends

Lately, we’ve been seeing some amazing event trends that will have your guests talking about your wedding or event for years to come! Here’s what’s new:

1. Modern Opulence

ImageWe would’t say the the DIY rustic vintage trend is going bye bye, but we are seeing a slight shift from rustic to more modern, sophisticated themes with classic and dynamic details. From modern lounge furniture and vintage touches throughout the cocktail hour with lavish linens and an over the top elegant reception ~to~ complete monochrome reception decor with an old world glamour twist and haute couture inspired gowns ~to~ basic colors and modern lounge settings with pops of glam, sparkle, glitter and “talk of the town” entertainment.

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Getting away from the seated 5-course meal, we are seeing a lot more creative food and beverage displays that encourage guest interaction. From small tasting plates paired with wine, beer or even whiskey samplings at the cocktail hour ~to~ live chef action stations and cooking lessons ~to~ dinners progressing from room to room ranging from tapas style plates, family style dinner service, make-your-own-bars, and late night surprises. And just in case you’re getting bored…the most exciting entertainment has included live bands with costume changes and multiple acts, glow in the dark props, stilt men and aerial cirque style performers.

3. Large “WOW Factor” Focal Points

Who doesn’t want their guests to say, “WOW, look at that…I’ve never seen that before!” Besides the unique interactive dining and entertainment options, some of the decor details that we have been incorporating include oversized opulent chandeliers, marquee signs with colored lights, ice sculptures; including luges and bars, fabric draped grand entrances with uplighting, bold statement floral arrangements and custom designed dance floors with company logo or couple’s monogram. Incorporating a logo or monogram throughout all the decor elements is a great way to brand a corporate event or add a personal touch with a couple’s monogram to a wedding. These are the little details the guests will remember, along with their over the top experience!

Now, who’s ready to party?

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 Need help planning your Wedding, Corporate or Social Event? We’d love to help.

 

Trend: Chalkboards!

{Trend} Chalkboards!

Chalkboards are everywhere! They are a fun, cute, and easy way to personalize every day events and special occasions. They are an effective way to provide information and can easily be reused for something else. Some of our favoite uses include; entertaining with big chalkboard menus and little food signs, wedding welcome signage that directs your guests to the ceremony site, cute signature bride and groom drink signs by the bar, daily inspirational decor, festive holiday decor, and maternity photo shoots. And the list goes on… We also love all the fun fonts!

Break Out of the Hotel Ballroom and Into a Downtown Venue

Break Out of the Hotel Ballroom and Into a Downtown Venue!

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Photo Credit: Luce Loft Downtown (Top), Side Bar (Bottom Left), The LoungeSD (Bottom Right)

Thinking of hosting a unique corporate event? Pull out of the conventional hotel ballroom and consider an intimate venue in downtown San Diego. Venues such as the LoungeSD, Side Bar, and Luce Loft are ideal spaces to consider for your next corporate event, for they provide a comfortable modern vibe while remaining professional.

Venues such as these also require little decorating, saving you time and money. Likewise, adding music to one’s event is as easy as connecting an iPod to a dock! These venues provide the perfect amount of space that encourages guests to interact with one another – guests will not be subjected to an assigned seat for the entire night.

Interested in hosting an event at one of these locations? Events + Style can help! Contact us today to coordinate your event: hello@eventsplusstyle.com 858.225.8515.

Author: Alexandra Bolhack

Have Fun with Wedding Photos!

Don’t be scared to add a little fun to your wedding photos!

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Photo Credit: Amanda Rockafellow

Dare to be creative by adding fun products, such as sunglasses and bubbles, to your bridal shoot. These products not only add a youthful flare to one’s photos, but also create special memories between the bridesmaid and/or grooms involved.

Affording these items can be easy, for they are inexpensive to buy and can be easily purchased at the local dollar store, leaving one’s wallet dent-free!  Surprisingly, adding these items will not put a dent in your wallet.

Playful items give the bride and groom a chance to incorporate previous memories, such as inside jokes, into their wedding as well. Other products to consider can range from lollipops, frames, even feather boas! Be conscious to only utilize harmless, clean products that will not harm or damage make-up, hair, or the dresses! (Avoid products, such as balloons and dyed bubbles, that could potentially damage one’s make-up, hair, or even worse, the dresses!

The sky is the limit, so do not be scared to be creative! Visit your local dollar store today!

Author: Alexandra Bolhack