2013 was the year of all things bling. Gold was a huge hit and continues to rage on for events in 2014. My personal take away is that all things blinged | shiny | gliterrati is not going away. As customary, I love education. As a seasoned pro I seek out more and more education to stay on top of trends, set trends and to also educate others. This year started off with a bang in Nashville, Tennessee (they call it NashVegas and now I know why!) The Special Event attracts hundreds of event professionals from around the country and world. One of my favorite finds was the vendor Bedazzle My Bon Bons. These are not only gorgeous they are delicious. Delicious I tell you. And for those of you who know me personally, you know I know my chocolate. I bought two sample boxes and it took all my will to bring them home for others to sample.
Add some flash to you events with the gorgeous and delicious treats. Step outside your candy table box and add color and shine. You can order in bulk – best price. My advice is to order in bulk and work on packaging yourself. Bulk orders come in a foil cup, or without or on a stick. If you need them to handle packaging be sure to give them plenty of lead time. Below are the current colors. Many flavors to choose from. As a chocolate aficionado, I will stick with milk chocolate.
So the holidays are barely over and you are staring at your lovely engagement ring. This won’t be that post about what to do first. There are so many planners out there blogging about first steps to take. Not me! I can wait for your business 30 days from now when it all starts to pile on and you went to that HUMONGOUS bridal show. I want you to go get a fresh manicure and then set up regular appointments for the next 3 months. Once you get engaged it is day after day of showing off your beautiful new ring. I want to see it every time I meet a newly engaged bride. I literally want to see it so if you instagram, tag me so I can ooh and ahh over it. (@regalaffair)
Enjoy these first weeks and all the attention your ring will get but goodness make sure your nails are done. For local San Antonio area brides my new favorite nail person is Priscilla of The Vanity Room. Her Instagram is full of pretty images AND she is also recently engaged planning her wedding. I love chatting with her about wedding stuff so I know new brides will feel a connection and she will appreciate your excitement and anxiety as these weddings are quite the task to pull off. The pictures below are just my nails.
Inside JC Salons
11703 Huebner Road, Ste 201
San Antonio, Texas 78230
By Appointment only
This is HOT. When I say hot, I mean smokin’. Engage is a fusion of high quality video and photography. I’ve been hearing about it for a couple of weeks now and my friend and colleague, Carlos Baez of Miami shared this link and the following video.
For all our international brides, we must consider this fusion team.
And this was all shot with the Canon 5D Mark II!
These photos are from my sister’s wedding, Christie in October of 2005. I am posting these pictures because I wanted to show you shouldn’t be afraid of mixing your colors and I wanted to show off the ottomans. This was a classic Mexican wedding, with our favorite Tex-Mex food provided by Anne Marie’s Catering. The favors were a book of Mexican wives tale. Everything was very bright. Yours truly was responsible for the entire design concept. The florals were provided by Melissa White of Botanika. These photos were taken by Donna Seelig for Anne Marie’s catering. Marcus Revilla Photography took the photographs for the wedding. Some day soon, I will post some of those pictures. Their work is amazing! The cake was by Cathy Young – who else!?
Now for the real reason I am posting these pictures: I am showcasing the lounge furniture, because we now have 6 (qty) 4 ft. x 4 ft. ottomans to rent for your own event. Currently, the colors we have in stock are mango, raspberry, chocolate and apple green. Give us a call if you are interested. We can match your event colors.