Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Countdown to Sandra & Andrew's Wedding Celebration!

So the Countdown is on for Sandra and Andrew's Wedding Celebration Thanksgiving Weekend. We have been working with this couple for over 6 months and we are really excited about their upcoming BIG DAY! Here is a preview of the Specialty Drink Menu I designed for their Reception:

Stay Tuned for a RECAP, HIGHLIGHTS and PHOTOS of their Wedding Day...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kevion & Antoinette's Monograms

Here are a few monograms I designed for our clients Kevion and Antoinette's upcoming wedding ENJOY:

Angie & Okuwie's Inspiration Board

Our clients Angie and Okuwie are getting married in North Jersey in April 2010 and I recently create a pink and chocolate Inspiration Board for their upcoming wedding.

Stay tuned for more posts about this couple as we continue to plan their wedding...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Throwback Thursday: Mariska Hargitay & Peter Hermann

This week's Throwback Thursday features the wedding of one of my favorite actresses Mariska Hargitay. Her wedding was absolutely gorgeous and below are the details.

The Couple: "Law and Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay and actor Peter Hermann

Date: August 28, 2004

Location: The couple said "I do" at the Unitarian Historical Chapel in Santa Barbara, California.

The Ceremony: Former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay took his daughter by the arm for a walk down the aisle past two hundred invited guests, including Jodie Foster and then couple Chad Lowe and Hillary Swank and of course her SVU co-star Christopher Meloni. Beneath the glow of a round stained glass window, the couple exchanged platinum wedding bands in a ceremony which concluded with a choir singing the joyous Diana Ross and The Supremes hit, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

The Dress: Pink was the signature color of the bride's
mother, the late screen siren Jayne Mansfield, and on her wedding day the actress kept the memory of the 1950's blonde bombshell alive by donning a Carolina Herrera creation in a subtle shade of the hue. The strapless gown with a deep sweetheart neckline contained a wealth of sentimental secrets, including the groom's initials and the wedding date elaborately embroidered inside the lining, and a locket containing the smiling portraits of Mansfield and the bride's grandmother tucked into the folds of the dress, so the bride's family could be close to her in spirit.

Highlights: Children were chosen as bridesmaid's, and the angelic assemblage preceded the thespian into the chapel wearing headpieces composed of pink and white roses tied together with a ribbon, and sleeveless light pink dresses with bows on the back.

The Reception: The smooth sound of soul classics wafted in the air on the private estate, where attendees dined on Alaskan halibut with tomato-basil relish and slices of a six-tiered chocolate and vanilla wedding cake.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sandra & Andrew's Monograms

Here are some monograms I created for Sandra & Andrew's upcoming wedding:

Monogram 1

Monogram 2

Monogram 3

They decided to go with Monogram 3. Stay tuned for more details about their upcoming wedding.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tasty Tuesdays: The Popcorn Bar

Want a unique alternative for a fun and economic favor at your wedding? Why not try a Popcorn Bar. With a little imgaination you can create a great Popcorn Bar for your guests that comes in all different types of flavors. With so many people doing Candy Bars at their wedding receptions these days, this is a unique idea!

Of course Popcorn comes in so may different flaovrs from trasitional butter, to cheeses to the sweet taste of caramel. Here are some cool recipes from Recipe Tips to create some unique Popcorn flavors for your Popcorn Bar:

Chile Popcorn

16 cups popped corn
3 small dried red Chile peppers
7 tablespoon margarine
1/4 tablespoon garlic salt
Peanuts (optional)

If popcorn is cold, heat in oven. Over low heat, melt margarine. Add Chile peppers to margarine and cook for 5 minutes. Remove Chile's and pour butter over heated popcorn. Season with garlic salt, add peanuts if desired.

Game Day Popcorn

16 cups popped corn
2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)
¼ cup butter
3 teaspoons lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
3 teaspoons Chile powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
Peanuts (optional)
Granola (optional)

In a large bowl, combine popcorn, peanuts (optional), granola (optional), and shredded cheese. On medium heat, melt butter. Add spices to melted butter and stir well. Pour butter and spice mixture over popcorn mixture and toss.

Garlic-Cheese Popcorn

½ cup butter
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Cheddar cheese flavored salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
12 cups popped corn (hot)

Over low heat, melt butter. Add seasonings and pour over hot popped corn. Best when served warm.

Italian Style Corn

½ cup oil (preferably olive oil)
2-8 oz. packages of Italian dressing
2 tablespoons of lemon juice (optional)
16 cups of popped corn

Bring oil to a boil in small sauce pan. Add lemon juice and Italian dressing packets, stirring constantly. Pour over popcorn and toss. Best when served warm.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Kevion & Antoinette's Inspiration Board

Our clients Kevion & Antoinette are getting married in New York in March 2010. We are really exctied to be working with them and I created this inspiration board to help develop their color scheme of Chocolate and Latte. They want a very elegant and classy wedding and I am currently designing monograms for their big day.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sandra & Andrew's Wedding Invitations

When Sandra & Andrew approached me about desiging their wedding invitations, I was thrilled to take on the challenge. They wanted soemthing simple yet elegant to go with their wedding color scheme of gold, beige and cream. Here is what I came us with and once again my husband cut and printed the invitation ensemble:

As always we changed certain information to protect our client's privacy.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My One Year Wedding Anniversary!

Being an Event Planner, I love planning weddings and events and seeing the love my clients have for one another. Well my husband has been very supportive of EVENTistas and has helped me with tons of projects for my clients so this post is dedicated to him!

WOW how time flies! Today is our One Year Wedding Anniversary! We are going out to celebrate and I can't believe we have been together for 5 years! I thank God for allowing us to see our One Year Anniversary and pray that we celebrate many, many more! I truly love my DH more than words can express and I am so excited to be TTC a baby with him! Here are some pictures from our Destination Wedding and Honeymoon in Jamaica courtesy of Studio by Carmen Photography in Miami, Florida:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Throwback Thursday: Seneca Simmons and Elton Brand's "Rustic Elegance" Wedding

This Throwback Thursday features the wedding of Seneca and Elton. Elton is a player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers They are truly a beautiful couple and their wedding was simply breathtaking. The wedding took place at the Biltmore Estate located in North Carolina and naturally so, since they met at Duke University during their undergrad years. The beautiful and stunning Rustic Themed event was designed by Lisa Vorce of Oh, How Charming! The beautiful photography is courtesy of Elizabeth Messina.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tasty Tuesdays: Wedding Cheescakes

Want something different and unique as the sweet focal point at your Wedding Reception? Well then, try a Wedding Cheesecake. Wedding Cheescakes can made with whipped icing and custom designed to any shape, theme or idea you have in mind. Not only that, if you hav eever been to the Cheesecake Factory Restaurant you know that Cheescakes come in a huge variety of flavors and filling.

Wedding Cheesecake from Heavenly Cheescakes:

Singer Toni Braxton's infamous Tiffany Box Wedding Cheesecake:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Kecia & Greg Fall in Love!

I met Kecia through her bridesmaids over a year ago when they came to my booth at the Ebony Weddings Bridal Show in North Jersey. For the past year we worked with Kecia and Greg to bring alive their Fall in Love Wedding Theme. I would like to give a special thanks to my New Associate Onica who did a FAB job with me the Day of the Wedding. Professional Pictures COMING SOON....

Ceremony Venue: Faith Fellowship Ministries Sayreville, New Jersey

Reception Venue: The Bethwood Totowa, New Jersey

Date: Saturday September 19, 2009

The Theme: Fall in Love

The Color Scheme: Cranberry, Butterscotch & Orange

Photographer: Erik Guzowski

Design & Decor: EVENTistas

Cake: The Bethwood

Caterer: The Bethwood

DJ: DJ Vander

Transportation: Entertainment Express

Kecia Arriving at the Ceremony

The Ceremony Programs I Designed for Them and They Were Cut and Printed by my Husband

The Unity & Memorial Candles that I Designed for Them

The New Mr. & Mrs.

The Reception

The Wish Bowl we Created for the Reception

The Memorial Set-Up at the Reception

The Tablescapes we Designed

The Drink Menu I Designed for Them

The Lounge

The Newlyweds

The Fall Themed Candy Bar we Set Up

The Wedding Cake

Me & Kecia

A Job Well Done: Me & Onica