Thursday, January 31, 2013

Real Couple: Krista and Gordon

I am starting a new blog idea and I am really excited about it! I have created a little bit of a questionnaire for the couples I am working with so that I can get to know them better and so that you can too!

Meet Krista and Gordon! They are getting hitched on August 10th of 2013. 

Krista and Gordon are both from Rogersville, Missouri where she works as a Gift Shop Assistant and he works as a Quality Manager. 

How did you meet?
We met through mutual friends after Gordon had gotten out of the Marine Corps. We played pool together and hit it off instantaneously! 

How long have you been together?
We've been together a little over 2 years.

What is the main thing that each of you are in charge of for the wedding, planning wise?
Gordon is in charge of all the groomsmen, groom, and gifts for the wedding party. Krista is in charge of the crafts and decorating ideas of the wedding planning. Everything else is done together.

If you had a “couple nickname” what would it be?
If we had a nickname, I guess it would be "The Magnets". We're always close to each other, and we're so connected we have a tendency to finish each others' sentences.

What are your wedding colors?
Light pink and navy blue

Are there any fun details about your wedding that you would like to share?
we're doing a soda shop theme, so everything is very 1950's inspired. The bridal party will be wearing a lot of pearls, and all the drinks will be served in vintage soda bottles!

Groom, what are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?
I'm looking forward to walking down the aisle with my love as her husband and seeing all of our families and friends.

Bride, what are you most looking forward to on your wedding day?
You mean other than getting married? Truthfully, seeing the whole thing come together. I'm doing a lot of the wedding stuff alone or with Gordon, so to have it all as a finished product will be fantastic!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Etiquette: Guest Dress Code

When attending an event or wedding there is always the question of... "WHY!... WHAT ON EARTH MIGHT I WEAR!?"

Okay, maybe it is a little less dramatic.

The truth is, the attire you choose says a lot about how you view the event you are attending. No one wants a guest to come to their fancy party wearing jeans. For goodness sakes, this took some time and effort to plan! So next time you step out, think about what your wardrobe is saying to your host. The only thing better than a humble hostess, is a gracious guest. 

We have put together some fashionable favorites that you are sure to love and that are sure to not only say, "Thank you ever so much for the invitation dahhhling" but, "I know... I look FAB!" 

Black Tie Affair:
Above: This STUNNING belted, floral silk number is a jaw dropper. 
Below: Horizontal stripes at the waist bring in the midsection creating a beautiful shape. This dress could be worn by anyone at any age! 
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This flowing beaded gown is formal yet fun. Thin straps attach to a blouson bodice and a nude color scheme sets a very modern tone. Make it spunky with a bold shoe, or classic with swept back up-do. 

Evening Wedding:
Above: This coral color is taking the world by storm. Wearing this "poppy" version is sure to turn some heads and make a few bridesmaids jealous :) 
Below: This hot little Kate Spade number is ADORABLE and totally okay in white considering it has such a bold black print. We love it paired with a hot pink pump or a big sparkly earring. 

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These jewel toned lace and sheer cocktail dresses are perfect for an evening wedding. They are elegant and appropriate, while not being boring. 
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This neon high-low dress is so modern and minimalist right now. You can glam it up with accessories to make even more of a statement. 

Morning or Early Afternoon Wedding:
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The sweet mint color of this pleated dress makes it great for a daytime wedding or event. Very classy, but very on trend. 

A soft flowing jersey gives this dress a more casual feel. Cobalt blue keeps it in the running for "best dressed guest" and the comfort factor is out of this world. 

A flirty frock with lace trim. Perfect for sipping mimosas with the best man :) 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Event Planning Showcase!!

This week has been a whirlwind and a blast (minus a few hot glue gun burns and late night linen dyeing mishaps). The showcase was so much fun and came together really nicely. Thanks to everyone that stopped by, and for those that couldn't make it - enjoy a few photos I snapped at the beginning of the night! 

 Sample binders included in our full planning package or organizational planning package. They are so helpful and I love designing every one to each bride's style and wedding theme. 

 All items and props seen on any tablescape are included for renting in the full planning package or the wedding design package!

 This tablescape features: custom black and ivory table runner accents, silver serving dishes, framed monogram, custom made moss topiaries in whitewashed pots.

 This modern little tablescape features: custom grey printed linen, large glass beverage urns.

 This tablescape features: custom pale pink, floral print linen, vintage handkerchiefs and doilies, glass tier dessert stand, vintage teacups, lace and tulle backdrop. 

 This tablescape features: custom made sea blue printed linen, striped navy linen overlay, variety of glass vases, large glass jar, driftwood wrapped vase, lots of sea shells! 

 This tablescape features: custom made ombre linen, glitzy gilver garlands, colored glass bottles, glittered glass bottles.

 This tablescape features: burlap initial pennants, large wire basket tier, white porcelain drink tub, mason jars in various sizes, vintage quilt linen. 

I had so much fun meeting each of you that came and am so excited for 2013 and all of its future weddings and events! 

XOXO, Abby 

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