The White House

Thursday, April 23, 2009 4 comments

I was recently asked to participate in an industry wide networking event, held by L'Nique. I was grouped with a florist, cake baker and caterer to create and design a room. Guests who attended the event enjoyed 4 different rooms, all with other teams made up of an event planner, cake baker, florist and caterer. It was an amazing event and all of the rooms looked beautiful! I was able to meet many other vendors and get inspired by creative ideas!

Here are some pictures of our room. I named it "The White House" because it was decorated all in white, cream and crystals! I thought it looked absolutely amazing and we received a ton of compliments. Of course I'm sure you'll recognize the Kirkbrides menus, placecards, table names and easels. I was paired up with Arne Klein of Blooms by Plantscaping, Marianne and Lauren from The White Flower Cake Shoppe and Bob Sferra Catering. Enjoy the pictures!

A Cuban Themed Affair

Thursday, April 2, 2009 No comments

I first received a call from a very polite groom named Brian in March of 2008. He actually read about Kirkbrides in the Shore magazine. If you remember, this was a special article written about the wedding planning services I offer that came out in January 2008. When I met with him and his fiance, Becca, they told me they wanted a barn for their September 2008 wedding.

To make a long story short, they ended up changing their minds a bit and we ended up at the Hyatt at the Arcade on March 28, 2009 instead! Once we got that finalized, the planning was a breeze. They both love Cuban food, music and culture, so they knew right away they wanted to incorporate those details into their wedding.

I have to say that this wedding was just picture perfect. Special thanks to Easywind Studio for taking the gorgeous pictures! The bride was just stunning and the ceremony was beautiful in every way. It was the first time my clients used the DJ for their ceremony music and I was very pleasantly surprised. The people watching over the railing from high above added to the festivities! Also take note of the fun globe lighting the florists strung across the reception area!
I created all of the menus detailing our delicious cuban themed dinner and named them "Menu de la Cena", and we named each table after cigars, with the corresponding cigar boxes prominently displayed on each table. The wedding cupcakes were designed with tropical flowers and the outside "Becca and Brian" sticker from their wedding invitations! The blue glasses really added a tropical feel, as well as the pomegranate mojitos specialty drinks.

Another interesting aspect of this wedding is that Becca's dad owned a shop here in the 80's, so she and Brian ordered tons of the chocolates he used to sell and had those available for guests at a chocolate station for dessert.

The bride's mom told us that she wanted to get married again just so Kirkbrides can do her wedding!

Congratulations Brian and Becca! It was so awesome to work with you and I will miss talking to you as often as we have been for the past year! Thanks for being some of the most easygoing and enjoyable clients to work with. I hope that you get to take that trip to Cuba someday!

Wedding Posted on Style me Pretty!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 No comments

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably remember Tracy and Jeff and their beautiful, bright colored fate and destiny themed wedding last August.

Their wedding has just been published on the Style me Pretty blog. The pictures from Genevieve Nisly are just gorgeous. I love this wedding! Take a look by clicking here!