CAREER

Coordinator Confessions: Lauren Peterson of Ellanesque Weddings & Events

Coordinator Confessions: Lauren Peterson of Ellanesque Weddings & Events

  While working with a wedding planner to plan her own wedding back in 2008, Lauren Peterson of Ellanesque Weddings & Events, saw firsthand the benefits of hiring a wedding planner as well as the value that a good wedding planner brings.  This experience of planning her own wedding piqued her interest in a career […]

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Coordinator Confessions: Audrey Eichelberger of Timeless Beginnings

Coordinator Confessions: Audrey Eichelberger of Timeless Beginnings

  This is definitely my favorite feature on the blog – I always learn so much! I hope you do too – Audrey is awesome! She is the owner, wedding coordinator, bookkeeper, advertising exec, secretary, bathroom cleaner, coffee maker and pretty much all things Timeless Beginnings! Audrey started coordinating weddings professionally in San Antonio, Texas […]

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PARTY TIPS & TRICKS

A Complete Guide to the Best Bachelorette Party

A Complete Guide to the Best Bachelorette Party

  My cousin’s bachelorette party is coming up in the fall so I thought I’d share a complete guide to the best bachelorette party!     1. Guest List & Invitations Get with your bride and find out who she wants on her guest list, what theme, and where. Traditionally, just the bridesmaids were included […]

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Tents 101 – Pick the Perfect Tent for Your Event!

Tents 101 – Pick the Perfect Tent for Your Event!

  Tents allow for guests to enjoy the outdoor scenery of your venue and can make quite a statement but they can also make for quite a big decision regarding extra labor, coordination, and weather risks. There are different types of tents that come at different prices and require extra attention versus an indoor venue. […]

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PARTY INSPIRATION

Trend Alert: Top 4 Floral Trends for 2014

Trend Alert: Top 4 Floral Trends for 2014

  I love when the International Floral Distributors release their 2014 flower trends! Check out 2013′s floral trends here. This year is an interesting set of trends – I found the floral trends for 2014 to be unexpected and surprising! Do you agree?   1. Confetti Description: colorful, joyful, expressive, bright, bold, fun, playful Flowers: […]

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Welded Flower Art as Event Decor

Welded Flower Art as Event Decor

  I recently discovered C. Milton Neeley’s welded flower art. Using art as event decor can be make for a very unique and tasteful event. Neeley’s welded flower art is great for event decor and centerpieces because they are large, bright, and can light up at night. What do you think of these art pieces? […]

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TREND ALERTS

A Brief History of Photo Booths

A Brief History of Photo Booths

  Okay everyone loves a good event photo booth, right? I have definitely seen that they are becoming increasingly popular – almost expected at some celebrations. There have been several major advancements in event photo booths lately – some would even say event photo booths are on steroids now. Here’s a brief history of photo […]

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Trend Alert: Lucite Chairs

Trend Alert: Lucite Chairs

  Who’s noticed the lucite trend happening right now? I first noticed lucite in the fashion world with clear handbags and shoes, then I started recognizing lucite in the event planning world. I personally like the lucite chair (aka ghost chair) trend – not for everything but it’s a great option when you have multiple […]

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WEEKLY SERIES

Floral Design of the Week: Wedding Bouquets by Floral Events

Floral Design of the Week: Wedding Bouquets by Floral Events

  I love these bridal wedding bouquets by Floral Events this week. I love how full and lush each of the blooms are and the color scheme of whites, creams, and soft peaches are just gorgeous! The bouquets really pop against the bridesmaids’ chic black dresses. Are you in love with these wedding bouquets as […]

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Cake of the Week: Midnight Fantasy Cake by C. Marie Sweets

Cake of the Week: Midnight Fantasy Cake by C. Marie Sweets

  This week’s midnight fantasy cake is brought to us by the Colleyville-based C. Marie Sweets. The cake features fondant in charcoal gray with antique gold roping and baroque filagree borders as well as hand-made pastilage flowers in midnight fantasy colors. The cake was made of delicious vanilla butter cake with Italian meringue buttercream. When […]

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

Cake of the Week: White Wedding Cakes by Diane Michelle Cakes

Cake of the Week: White Wedding Cakes by Diane Michelle Cakes

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Okay, I couldn’t resist – instead of just one cake this week, here are three by the extremely talented Diane Fehder of Diane Michelle Cakes! The three wedding cakes were all covered in white fondant and decorated with sugar flowers. How beautiful are each of these?!     This lace cake was designed to […]

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Photography of the Week: Wedding Photos by Tracy Autem Photography

Photography of the Week: Wedding Photos by Tracy Autem Photography

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

  This week’s featured photography comes from the talented Tracy Autem. These photos are from Kelley & John’s summer Fort Worth Wedding at Robert Carr Chapel and Artspace 111. John’s reaction to seeing his bride is priceless! The moment was captured perfectly. I hope to get that reaction some day, don’t you? Every girl deserves […]

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Floral Design of the Week: Bridal Bouquets by Floral Events

Floral Design of the Week: Bridal Bouquets by Floral Events

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

  These beautiful bridal bouquets were created by the Houston-based company, Floral Events. The bride’s bouquet contains touches of soft yellow while the bridesmaid bouquets contain fresh pops of pinks and peach. Though this wedding occurred November 1, 2013 , I think that the color palette of these bouquets are perfect for spring! What palettes […]

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Cake of the Week: Pink Wedding Cake by Bake Rejoice

Cake of the Week: Pink Wedding Cake by Bake Rejoice

| February 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

  This week’s featured cake is an elegant butter cream cake by Bake Rejoice. The pink wedding cake has a fondant ruching effect on two tiers.  The fondant bow and sash on front are embellished with gumpaste flowers with silver and pearl centers. It almost looks too pretty to eat…almost!   About Joyce and Bake […]

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Floral Design of the Week: French Garden Blooms by Flora Fetish

Floral Design of the Week: French Garden Blooms by Flora Fetish

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

  This week’s floral design by Flora Fetish was for a gorgeous French Garden themed styled shoot. It is perfect for your upcoming spring event. Which speaking of, I am so happy that it’s starting to warm up in Texas – spring is my absolute favorite season. I love the palette for these flowers mixing pink, peach, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

      ~Thank you all for your love and support. I appreciate and love you dearly!~    

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Cake of the Week: Hand-Painted Cake by Creme de la Creme Catering

Cake of the Week: Hand-Painted Cake by Creme de la Creme Catering

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

  This cake by Creme de la Creme Catering shows the company’s very artistic side. It takes a lot of craftsmanship to be able to hand paint a cake. I like how this cake is on the smaller side – most cakes we see have some sort of shock value in height or size but […]

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Floral Design of the Week: Orchid Elegance by The Lily Pad Flower Shop

Floral Design of the Week: Orchid Elegance by The Lily Pad Flower Shop

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Orchids are my favorite flower, and this week The Lily Pad Flower Shop is showcasing some beautiful orchid elegance! There’s something so regal and delicate about orchids. Plus I love that they can live for weeks on a couple ice cubes every 7 days. Gotta love low maintenance flowers.   Bouquet bling!   I […]

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