Put some WOW into your wedding!


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




Proposal Idea: A Christmas Proposal

Are you thinking about popping the question?
What better time to propose than over the Christmas Holiday! With all the warmth and holiday cheer, it just couldn’t be more perfect. Check out this amazing Christmas Proposal.
Who could say No to MARRY ME in Chocolate?
Special Thanks to Contributing Vendors:
Event Design: Urban Style the wedding network
Photography: David Difuntorum
Desserts: Tailored Sweets
Flowers: Camellia Wedding Flowers
Venue: The Loft @ UCSD
Boxes: Paper Scissors Print
Hair: Hair by Andrea
MakeUp: Melissa Rae & Co

In honor of: Veterans Day

Thank you to all the men & woman who serve & have served. Here is a sweet treat to make for your veteran. It can be made as a bouquet or the individual cookies can be wrapped up and shipped out to your soldier.

Patriotic Cookie Bouquet Recipe
From: Taste of Home

  • Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • Glaze:
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water
  • Red and blue gel food coloring


  • Directions:
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, then gradually add to the creamed mixture. Beat in apple pie spice and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate dough for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Roll out dough to a 1/4-in. thickness. With star cookie cutters, cut out shapes. Place only five or six shapes on an ungreased baking sheet. Place a dowel piece on top of each shape so that at least 1-1/2 in. of dowel is on top of shape, leaving the rest of dowel extended for handle. Top each dough shape with a matching shape. Press edges gently to seal. Place remaining shapes on another baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks, propping up each dowel handle so it remains parallel to the rack.
  • In a bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, corn syrup and water until smooth. Place 1/3 cup of glaze in each of three bowls. Tint one portion red and one blue, leaving the remaining one white. Spread blue and red glaze over tops of some of the cookies. For a swirled design on remaining cookies, spread white glaze over the tops of cookies, immediately place three dots of each colored glaze on top of each cookie and swirl with a toothpick. Set cookies aside to dry.
  • Refer to the photo (above left) while assembling as directed in the instructions that follow. Using the serrated knife, cut the floral foam to fit snugly inside the container for bouquet base. Insert the floral foam in the container. Cover the top of the foam with paper shred.
  • Insert the dowel handle of each cookie and the stick of each flag into the foam. Serve remaining cookies separately. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.