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

Cotton Candy Bar

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

Smores Bar

 

 

The importance of the…TIMELINE!

A key element of a successful wedding or event that is sometimes overlooked is simply the timing. Creating a timeline and having someone manage it will result in your guests enjoying every second of the event, leaving saying “Wow, that was a really great time”. When there is not a well-managed timeline, your guests will be left waiting and looking at their watches. If a ceremony starts 30 minutes late, guests will be looking around wondering what is going on. If your photographer takes you to a far away location for photos after the ceremony with no timeline management, it could result in a longer than one-hour cocktail hour. This can lead to guests having a few too many drinks and if no one has updated the catering staff, the expensive meal you have planned could be served cold due to the delay. {Sorry photog friends, just being real here!} We love to manage a timeline to keep things flowing from start to finish, checking in with all vendors to ensure a smooth flow. An “event peave” of mine is when the guests enter the reception room and their is no music on. It’s awkward! Music sets the tone and can create a relaxing ambiance for dinner and more upbeat energized environment to get people on the dance floor. Here’s a snap shot one of our wedding timelines. We kind of love em. ❤Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 8.00.00 AM

Trend: Food & Dessert Bars

What’s your favorite type of Bar? We’re not talking Dive or Wine Bar here. Check out these cool ideas for different food and dessert bars. It’s been a recent trend that we are loving. It’s not only  a great way to have guests help themselves to what they may like, but also a way to add a little creativity and uniqueness to your event.

Pie Bar

Pie is the new cake!…we love these minis.

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

Spud Bar

Yep…all the potatoes you could ever dream of on one table.

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess

Brushetta & Cheese Bar

Let’s just say “Crowd Pleaser”.

Photo Credit: Eat Drink Pretty

Cookie Bar 

Homemade family recipes…cute and classic.

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

Old Fashioned Candy Bar 

An old twist on your traditional Candy Bar.

Photo Credit: Amy Atlas Events

Trail Mix Bar 

Eco and Healthy! We love doing these for Corporate Meetings.

Photo Credit: Socially Circled

Popcorn Bar 

Spices to make your own popcorn flavor, oh my!

Photo Credit: Hostess with the Mostess

Cereal Bar

Fun for Morning Showers & Post Wedding Day Breakfast!

Photo Credit: Celebrations at Home

Insfused Water Bar

Yes, plain old water…made fun!

Any other ideas for bars you would like to see? We have so many great ideas!

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