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!

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

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Summer Special for 2015 & 2016 Weddings

Summer Special

Can you believe it’s summer already?

Whether your wedding is right around the corner or a year away, we are offering a Summer Special on our Day of & Month of Coordination packages.

Why do you need  a Day of or Month of Coordinator?
You’ve probably put a lot of time, energy and money into carefully planning the perfect wedding day, now it’s time to make sure you enjoy every second. A Day or Month of Coordinator will make sure you have covered all the little details, create an organized timeline, confirm details with your vendors, set up your ceremony & reception, manage the timeline and make sure you are happy and fully enjoying your wedding day. You’ve invested a lot, we make sure it is perfect.

Why hire us?
Events Plus Style is San Diego’s premier wedding and event planning concierge. Our stress-free wedding planning + coordination services allow you to enjoy your event as much as your guests do. Our Founder and Lead Coordinator, Sara Holley has 10 years experience in the wedding industry; previously working for a venue coordinating 60+ weddings a year .  She has a passion for weddings and genuinely wants to help her Brides & Grooms have their wedding be everything and much much more than they could have ever imagined.

Please visit our website and check out our yelp reviews. For more information on our Day of and Month of Coordination Packages, please contact us. This promotion ends July 31st, 2015.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

Featured Venue: Quail Haven Farm

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We just love weddings at Quail Haven Farm in Vista, California. The property is amazingly beautiful complete with a garden ceremony site, reception area with burlap draping, bridal suite, big red barn and fully functioning horse riding academy. The venue owner, Lindy is an absolute pleasure to work with. We coordinated an absolutely perfect day for Events Plus Style Groom, Chris and his beautiful Bride, Desirae. It was the perfect setting for their September wedding with a rustic theme and lots of DIY details. We love all the wooden signs, potting benches and photos of the beautiful Bride & Groom.

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How much is my dream wedding going to cost?

The big question every newly engaged couple wants to know!

Well…to be honest, it is different for everyone depending on your priorities and preferences. But, we can help! After we meet, talk, skype or facetime to learn more about your wedding details, we will put together a complimentary budget breakdown for your wedding or event. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation today!

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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.

 

You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can’t predict the weather!

Last weekend it was pouring rain and this past weekend was sunny skies. Even in beautiful San Diego, the weather can be an issue on the day of your wedding or big event. Here’s some tips on how you can prepare:

1. Always have a PLAN B!

If you are planning an event that will be outdoors at any part, you need to have a plan B. If you are hosting your wedding or event at an indoor venue, but the ceremony or cocktail hour are planned to be outdoors inquire with your venue about a ‘rain contingency plan’. They may have another room available or you could alter your set-up plan. If there are no options inside or your venue is completely outdoors, get a quote for a tent or a complete back-up venue. In most cases, you can make the final decision a couple days to a week prior. Better safe, then sorry!

2. Plan for the typical weather.

Getting married in Seattle? Or in Palm Dessert in the summer? Go ahead and start planning for the typical weather in the location during the time of year your date is set. The Weather Channel actually has a Wedding Planner that helps you research the weather over past years. http://www.weather.com/activities/events/weddings/.

Here are some cute ideas:

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{Umbrellas for your Bridal Party}

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{Umbrellas for the Guests}

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{ Fans for a Hot Summer Wedding }

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{ Refreshments on Arrival }

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{ Blankets for a Chilly Night }

3. Check the weather the week prior and make decisions.

Many of the items above can be purchased during the last week to help make your guests more comfortable if bad weather is forecasted. Of course, you may be out of time for personalization! Be sure to check the weather the week prior, so you are ready to make decisions for all back-up options and additional purchases.