Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from EVENTistas!

EVENTistas would like to wish all of our clients, blog readers, fellow industry professionals, family and friends a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! In light of the Holidays, EVENTistas will be closed Thursday December 25 and Friday December 26, 2008. We will resume our regular business hours on Saturday December 27, 2008.

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Ladies at Southern Weddings Magazine have a great blog that every bride-to-be and event planner should check out! Their blog is an extension of their Southern Weddings Print Magazine that will be on newstands in January 2009. The blog has been an inspirational resource to brides and wedding industry professionals all across the country and and showcases some of the most gorgeous weddings in the South. The magazine also features brides and grooms from the South who have decided to have a destination wedding. Below are some FAB Real Weddings you can check out on the Southern Weddings Blog

Southern Weddings Blog features all things dainty and pretty about weddings. They have daily resources for brides and vendors, real weddings and even giveaways. Once a day, I make my way to their blog for my daily dish of wedding insipration and you should too!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Our Website Launch!!!!!!

The holidays are one of the greatest times of the year and with that being said, we are launching our official company website this week! The site has truly been a labour of love for me as I have been working on the site since August. I want to thank my FAB Photographers Carmen and Favio Perez of Studio by Carmen in Miami, Florida for the beautiful pictures that are featured on the site. Here is the link to our site and it is now LIVE: EVENTistas the SiteHere is a SNEAK PEEK of the site and I can't wait to hear what you guys think ;)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wedding Customs: The Garter Toss

The tradition of removing the garter dates back to the 14th Century in France. When the groom removed the garter he was, in essence demonstrating to everyone, that the bride was relinquishing her status as a virgin. Back then, it was also traditional for the male wedding guests to accompany the newlywed couple to their bed chamber, after the ceremony. Sources say in following this practice guests some guests attempted to disrobe the new bride or "take liberties" with her. In order to keep the other men at bay, the groom would toss the bride's garter as a means of distraction. In American culture the Garter Toss has become a fun harmless tradtion and serves as a post nuptuial ritual between the groom and his bride and the groom and his single friends.I had my garters for my wedding made by The Garter Maker and I love how they turned out! We did the Bouguet and the Garter Toss at my reception and below are some steps for tossing the garter:

Step 1: Set up a specific time in your order of events at the reception to toss the garterStep 2: Select a song to toss the garter toStep 3: Have the bride sit down in a chair and the groom will remove the garter from the bride's right legStep 4: Have the DJ gather all of the single men and choose another song for the actual tossStep 5: The winner of the garter toss then puts the garter on the leg of the woman who won the bouquet toss

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tis the Season to Holiday Party!

December is here, which means that invitations have been rolling in for holiday parties, dinners, lunches and gatherings. This time of year is always nice to gather with friends and family to reminisce and remember good times and to be with the people we most cherish. If you are planning on attempting your own soiree this holiday season here are a few ideas for you to make your event extra special!
If you celebrate Christmas:Turn the tables on the standard red and green color scheme and go all white! Using a momochromatic scheme will aloow you to give the feeling of frosty snowfall indoors without the temperature drop. Add hints and splashes reds, greens and silvers or if you want a little more fun add in pinks, yellows, golds and muted or bright blues. For added fun have your guests dress in all white as well and have a man-made snowfall for right after dessert and just before coffee!

If you celebrate Hanukkah:
Grab the potato pancakes and add some spice to them! Mix up up the latkes by using sweet potatoes, svaory veggies like zuchinni and squash to make these wonderful treats. Incorprate the number 8 into your party such as having 8 dishes or course if you want to go all out for the night. If you want to have more than a few spirits at your event vodka cocktails and hypnotic will stay with the traditional blue and white color pallate.

If you celebrate Kwanaza:
Kick of this holiday right with a countdwon from Christmas into Kwanzaa before the 7 day celebration begins. Another way to clebrate would be to invite family and friends over for a lavish dinner party and share stories, memories and maybe even a slide show or two of great times. If you want to change the mood have an array of candles set up to offer a warm inviting glow to the place. For a togetherness party such as this family style dishes are reccommended instead of individually plated fare.