Archive for August, 2007

Posted on Aug 30, 2007
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Coming Together to help Make a Safer Workd

We have been working diligently on this event. Three agencies are coming together for an one of a kind awards gala. Here are the evenings three honorees:

Spurs Sports & Entertainment – The Rape Crisis Center for Children and Adults, along with Spurs Sports & Entertainment (Silver Stars) launched the Choose Respect effort, a national campaign to help youth form healthy relationships and to prevent dating abuse before it starts. The initiative targets 11 to 14 year-olds and the caring adults in their lives with messages that dating abuse is not just unacceptable, but preventable by choosing respect.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott – Across our state, General Abbott has made capturing online sexual predators a top priority of his administration. In 2002, he launched the Cyber Crimes Unit, which targets those who solicit children online for sex, and the Fugitive Unit, which locates convicted child sex offenders who have violated the terms of their parole and could be stalking children. Attorney General Abbott’s initiative has resulted in more than 500 arrests of such offenders. His office also has obtained convictions against 57 people on child pornography charges as a result of the Cyber Crimes Unit’s activity.

McAfee,Inc., Industry-leader in consumer Internet security technology – The nation’s first secure online sexual assault hotline, launched by RAINN, and staffed by the local San Antonio Rape Crisis Center is an innovative tool offering live anonymous help to sexual assault survivors via instant messaging technology. To ensure the safety and security of sexual assault crisis intervention online, McAfee, Inc. provides secure server technology and infrastructure monitoring, and conducts regular reviews to further ensure the safety of the service. Anonymity and confidentiality were paramount concerns in the development of the online hotline, and the support of McAfee, Inc. ensures that users of the online hotline can be confident that their conversations are secure.

side note: Peter Holt is bringing the 4 championship trophies with him! Buy a ticket and get your picture taken with the trophies and the various Spurs who attend.

Posted on Aug 24, 2007
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Join Colin and Oprah on Friday, August 24th to once again see some of the most spectacular weddings he’s ever designed, showcased in Colin’s latest book, Extraordinary Weddings.

The second half of the show peeks inside Colin’s home to see what “living well” really means. It’s an insiders glimpse of his up-and-coming book, Colin Cowie Chic, scheduled for release this coming December.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007
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There is an opportunity for you to get your picture taken with the, count them all, 4 Spurs Championship trophy.

If you are interested, email us here. Details will be posted by Wednesday morning.

Word is there will be some players there as well, but I can’t yet confirm which….You don’t want to miss it.
Posted on Aug 20, 2007
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There is an opportunity for you to get your picture taken with the, count them all, 4 Spurs Championship trophy.

If you are interested, email us here. Details will be posted by Wednesday morning.

Word is there will be some players there as well, but I can’t yet confirm which….You don’t want to miss it.
Posted on Aug 19, 2007
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Last trip of the summer before school starts. We are blogging from Miami. At the last minute, I decided to attend Event Solution Magazine’s idea factory in the gorgeous city of Miami. Tiffany Rose, another event planner was talking about the conference so I decided to come too.

I am looking forward to many of the events, and all their great event ideas. One great idea that I am trying to bring to San Antonio is liquid lasers. I will post pictures upon my return.

Keep an eye out for updates on the Partners for Change Awards with special guest, Governor Rick Perry.

I’m off to drink mojitos, and enjoy South Beach………….

Posted on Aug 19, 2007
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Last trip of the summer before school starts. We are blogging from Miami. At the last minute, I decided to attend Event Solution Magazine’s idea factory in the gorgeous city of Miami. Tiffany Rose, another event planner was talking about the conference so I decided to come too.

I am looking forward to many of the events, and all their great event ideas. One great idea that I am trying to bring to San Antonio is liquid lasers. I will post pictures upon my return.

Keep an eye out for updates on the Partners for Change Awards with special guest, Governor Rick Perry.

I’m off to drink mojitos, and enjoy South Beach………….

Posted on Aug 10, 2007
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Found this great article on MSN. Click here. Some of these are hilarious, because we often give some lighthearted advice to the guys, like, please put your drink down for pictures, try keep your tux put together until the dancing starts, and for crying out loud, keep the toast CLEAN and short.

Giving
Don’t bring a gift to the reception unless it’s signed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Mail it before the event or up to a year afterward, says Carley Roney, co-founder of TheKnot.com, a wedding Web site. Wandering through Crate & Barrel will tempt you to rekindle your frat days. Resist. (Unless, of course, musk incense sticks and a kegarator are on the couple’s registry.) Instead, scour the registry for something you can attach personal meaning to, then explain in a simple card why you bought it. When in doubt, give cash.

Toasting
The ideal speech lasts 3 minutes or less. Segue from humorous, PG-rated stories into tender moments. “Now that’s what I call love,” or “And yet, she still said yes.” Remember, it’s not a roast or a bachelor party. Keep it clean. “Don’t say anything you wouldn’t be comfortable whispering into the bride’s mother’s ear,” says Roney.

Dressing
An ill-fitting rental tux will conjure up images of the junior prom. The classic choice is a single-breasted peak-lapel jacket paired with a French-cuff shirt, says Kevin Harter, vice president of men’s fashion at Bloomingdale’s. Your shirtsleeves should reach the base of your wristbone, with a quarter inch of cuff showing. More nuptials in the offing? Buy your own tux and have it tailored. Wear it five times and it pays for itself.

Singing
Don’t. This is the most important day of your friend’s life, it’s not karaoke night at Bennigan’s.DancingIt’s your best chance of wooing a bridesmaid, so ease on out there, Astaire. If your proficiency peaked in junior high, embrace slow songs or ones that revolve around jumping (“Shout”), simple hand movements (“YMCA”), headbanging (“You Shook Me All Night Long”), and hand grabbing (“We Are Family”), suggests Craig Michaels, author of Thirty to Wife: The Tell-All Groom’s Guide to Weddings. And know your own limitations. “Never slide across the dance floor like you’re stealing third,” he says.

Mingling
Weddings make women feel romantic, not slutty. “They’re looking for long-term potential, not just a quick score,” says Roney. Entice them by delivering a toast at the rehearsal dinner or reception. “If you’re gracious and funny, women will approach you after,” says Michaels. And remember: No woman can resist a man who’s willing to slow-dance to Sinatra.

Posing
Put down your drink for photographs or risk being immortalized as a lush, says Tom Haibeck, author of Wedding Toasts Made Easy.DrinkingNothing kills the amorous vibe quicker than belligerence, so pace yourself until the cake is cut. “At that point, the important pictures have been taken and the older folks are leaving,” says Roney.

Spending
If you’re a groomsman, your job is to grease the wheels of the wedding. That means tipping the valet, waiters, bartenders, and musicians. Bring at least $100 in small bills, advises Michaels.

Posted on Aug 10, 2007
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Found this great article on MSN. Click here. Some of these are hilarious, because we often give some lighthearted advice to the guys, like, please put your drink down for pictures, try keep your tux put together until the dancing starts, and for crying out loud, keep the toast CLEAN and short.

Giving
Don’t bring a gift to the reception unless it’s signed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Mail it before the event or up to a year afterward, says Carley Roney, co-founder of TheKnot.com, a wedding Web site. Wandering through Crate & Barrel will tempt you to rekindle your frat days. Resist. (Unless, of course, musk incense sticks and a kegarator are on the couple’s registry.) Instead, scour the registry for something you can attach personal meaning to, then explain in a simple card why you bought it. When in doubt, give cash.

Toasting
The ideal speech lasts 3 minutes or less. Segue from humorous, PG-rated stories into tender moments. “Now that’s what I call love,” or “And yet, she still said yes.” Remember, it’s not a roast or a bachelor party. Keep it clean. “Don’t say anything you wouldn’t be comfortable whispering into the bride’s mother’s ear,” says Roney.

Dressing
An ill-fitting rental tux will conjure up images of the junior prom. The classic choice is a single-breasted peak-lapel jacket paired with a French-cuff shirt, says Kevin Harter, vice president of men’s fashion at Bloomingdale’s. Your shirtsleeves should reach the base of your wristbone, with a quarter inch of cuff showing. More nuptials in the offing? Buy your own tux and have it tailored. Wear it five times and it pays for itself.

Singing
Don’t. This is the most important day of your friend’s life, it’s not karaoke night at Bennigan’s.DancingIt’s your best chance of wooing a bridesmaid, so ease on out there, Astaire. If your proficiency peaked in junior high, embrace slow songs or ones that revolve around jumping (“Shout”), simple hand movements (“YMCA”), headbanging (“You Shook Me All Night Long”), and hand grabbing (“We Are Family”), suggests Craig Michaels, author of Thirty to Wife: The Tell-All Groom’s Guide to Weddings. And know your own limitations. “Never slide across the dance floor like you’re stealing third,” he says.

Mingling
Weddings make women feel romantic, not slutty. “They’re looking for long-term potential, not just a quick score,” says Roney. Entice them by delivering a toast at the rehearsal dinner or reception. “If you’re gracious and funny, women will approach you after,” says Michaels. And remember: No woman can resist a man who’s willing to slow-dance to Sinatra.

Posing
Put down your drink for photographs or risk being immortalized as a lush, says Tom Haibeck, author of Wedding Toasts Made Easy.DrinkingNothing kills the amorous vibe quicker than belligerence, so pace yourself until the cake is cut. “At that point, the important pictures have been taken and the older folks are leaving,” says Roney.

Spending
If you’re a groomsman, your job is to grease the wheels of the wedding. That means tipping the valet, waiters, bartenders, and musicians. Bring at least $100 in small bills, advises Michaels.

Posted on Aug 08, 2007
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$800 special
Day of Wedding Coordination
September 1st – Jennifer & Dana
September 8th – Dana
September 22nd – Jennifer
September 29th – Dana
Our Price: $800
List Price: $1250-$1750
Through some strange coincidence, our calendars are light in the month of September. The dates are available for either Jennifer or Dana to provide Day of Wedding Coordination services. Please review our Day of Coordination package below:

Pre-Wedding:

Two one-hour meetings with the bridal couple for the purpose of:
Appointment 1 (at the signing of the contract)
Assessing the arrangements made and identifying deficiencies
Create task list with deadline dates
Receive copies of all contracts and vendor information
Provide further guidance in planning process
Outline ceremony
Provide etiquette suggestions
Appointment 2 (two weeks prior to wedding)
Finalize a wedding week and day schedule
Approval of confirmation letters to wedding vendors
Approval of confirmation letters to wedding party
Unlimited phone and email support
Create a customized wedding task list for remaining planning projects
Send itineraries and information/confirmation letters to wedding vendors
Send itineraries and information letters to wedding party
Follow up vendor meetings the week of the wedding
Attend and direct rehearsal

Wedding Day:
Execute all wedding plans and details with vendors, families and guests

Handle any emergency
Oversee setup of ceremony and reception
Attention to detail: table number, seating cards, favor, program…..
Distribute final payments and gratuities
Assist Bride, Groom, Wedding Party and family
Direct flow: grand entrance, speeches, cake cutting, walking down the aisle….
Posted on Aug 08, 2007
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$800 special
Day of Wedding Coordination
September 1st – Jennifer & Dana
September 8th – Dana
September 22nd – Jennifer
September 29th – Dana
Our Price: $800
List Price: $1250-$1750
Through some strange coincidence, our calendars are light in the month of September. The dates are available for either Jennifer or Dana to provide Day of Wedding Coordination services. Please review our Day of Coordination package below:

Pre-Wedding:

Two one-hour meetings with the bridal couple for the purpose of:
Appointment 1 (at the signing of the contract)
Assessing the arrangements made and identifying deficiencies
Create task list with deadline dates
Receive copies of all contracts and vendor information
Provide further guidance in planning process
Outline ceremony
Provide etiquette suggestions
Appointment 2 (two weeks prior to wedding)
Finalize a wedding week and day schedule
Approval of confirmation letters to wedding vendors
Approval of confirmation letters to wedding party
Unlimited phone and email support
Create a customized wedding task list for remaining planning projects
Send itineraries and information/confirmation letters to wedding vendors
Send itineraries and information letters to wedding party
Follow up vendor meetings the week of the wedding
Attend and direct rehearsal

Wedding Day:
Execute all wedding plans and details with vendors, families and guests

Handle any emergency
Oversee setup of ceremony and reception
Attention to detail: table number, seating cards, favor, program…..
Distribute final payments and gratuities
Assist Bride, Groom, Wedding Party and family
Direct flow: grand entrance, speeches, cake cutting, walking down the aisle….