Ice Cream, Cookies, Cakes and Shakes

There is no doubt that people love ice cream, cookies, cakes and old fashion milk shakes. These tasty treats can be nostalgic and delightful when offered to guests at your wedding reception. Don’t just settle on a Dessert Buffet Table create a theme using old fashion ideas. Serve mini or bite sized individuals including mini milk shakes, mini hostess cupcakes, mini ice cream sandwiches, and mini cotton candy for an added bonus hand out sparklers wrapped in custom printed paper with the names of the bride and groom. For an old fashion twist have pictures printed of ice cream parlors personalized, use them as cones for the cotton candy and stickers for party favor bags. Here’s an added bonus, wow your guest even more by hiring an old fashion Ice Cream Truck for a couple of hours. Be creative, but don’t try to do this yourself get a little help and hire a professional. Eventfully,...

Mr. and Mrs. Cocktails

Creating a Signature Cocktail for your wedding reception is a great way to make a splash and personalize your wedding. The Bar tab for your wedding could become quite costly, however choosing to create a signature drink along with serving champagne, beer and wine can cut down on your beverage budget tremendously. Here’s a few great ways to make the most out of your Signature Cocktail… Try to match your signature drink with your wedding theme. For a summer-themed wedding, for example, you may want to go with a mojito or a fruity drink like a mango martini. You can also match colors from your wedding to infuse your signature drink, like a blue martini for example. Experiment with different combinations of ingredients to come up with the right shade. Test Drive your cocktails, like your wedding cake make sure your signature drink is something you and your guest will enjoy. For a fun night invite a few friends over for an informal “Cocktail Party” and have your guest help you choose one drink by the end of the night. Once you have your drink picked out you can also create a unique name for your cocktail using a combination of your names or just a fun name that works with your theme. For the reception have printed signs in frames placed on the bar announcing your signature drink(s) so your guests are aware of what you created. Always have non-alcoholic versions of your alcoholic cocktails readily available for your guests.  It usually just entails eliminating the alcoholic portion of the drink, and adding in a bit more of...

Olive+French Blue

Choosing Fall hues with Olive and French Blue is a perfect way to add a sophisticated twist to the traditional Chocolate Brown and Blue. Although beautiful when combined, using alternative family colors are a way to think outside the box and add a custom touch to your color palette. With the color and the word olive you can add playful wedding favors like small bottles of personalized olive oil, jars of olives or serve both as a social hour appetizer. Continuing with the olive theme add a wine tasting table include a Sommelier who can educate guest on specialty wines from local or international vineyards, and pair them with different olive oils from across the country. A great way to make sure this idea makes an impact, asks your wedding consultant to assist you with choosing the right wine professionals/vendors for you. A good wedding consultant will have a list of local wineries in the area that can assist. By adding French Blue you add a pop of color without over powering, creating a chic and sophisticated atmosphere. These two colors together make for a unique and pleasing combination with endless wedding possibilities. Don’t be afraid to be creative, broaden your perspective and allow your wedding consultant to guide you in creating everlasting memories for years to come. Eventfully,...

That’s Entertainment

Today’s couples are taking their creativity to an all time high when it comes to their engagement pictures. I love this idea, Movie Inspired Engagement Pictures, imagine you’ve just become Noah and Allie from the famed Notebook movie and you now have the chance to express your undying love for each other played out in your engagement pictures, it’s more then romantic, and it’s breathtaking and absolutely entertaining. Gone are the days of wearing matching attire, sitting under a tree and cheesing directly into the camera. It’s dated and old fashion. Photographers are using this opportunity to create editorial stylized works of art to make your special day more then just “special”. Taking pictures stylized like your favorite characters in a movie, era or theme is a great way to make everlasting memories. It’s quite an investment but imagine a tabletop book that will be shared with guest for many years possibly passed down to a loved one that tells a romantic story. Below are a few ideas you can create for a movie inspired photo shoot. Gone With the Wind Casablanca Pretty Woman Grease Titanic Beauty and the Beast A Walk in the Clouds Romeo and Juliet Have Fun! Eventfully, LaDawn Williams Professional Bridal...

Flower Power

Flowers make a very powerful statement starting from the bridal bouquet, down the aisle and on to the centerpieces, they tell the story from beginning, middle and end of your wedding day. That’s why flowers can be a very big part of a wedding couple’s budget. Below is the average cost of wedding flowers. Most wedding coordinators and bridal planning guides suggest that couples set aside between eight and ten percent of their total wedding budget to cover floral expenses. Depending on a couple’s budget, this may mean wedding flowers cost between $400 to $5,000 and up, but the costs for specific types of flowers can vary widely based on several different factors. Costs for Specific Wedding Flowers General figures for wedding flower expenses, on average, include: Bride’s bouquet: $50-200 Bridesmaids’ bouquets (each): $20-50 Corsages and boutonnieres (each): $8-30 Head wreaths and floral hair pins (each): $15-40 Toss bouquet for the reception: $20-50 Church altar flowers (each arrangement): $50-75 or higher Pew flowers (each): $10-40 Reception centerpieces (each arrangement): $40-150 Flower girl bouquet or petals: $20-35 Floral cake topper: $30-100 (courtesy of lovetoknow.com) Here are a few tips on how to choose the perfect flower vendor and flowers for your big day. Word of mouth is always best and of course any recommendations from your wedding planner they usually work very close with premier florists Make sure they are willing to work with you and your budget Make sure they listen to your ideas and they don’t tell you no! They should be flexible and show you flower options that fit in your budget Ask how many weddings they do in a...