Friday, July 24, 2009

Do You Really Need Event Insurance???

In the back of your mind you picture the inevitable happening, but what happens when it really does? Should you carry insurance for your event?

You plan the perfect event, spend lots of money to ensure that everything is just right, and at the blink of an eye all that time and money can be down the drain. Sounds like something from a bad dream but horrible things really do happen even when you have it all together and YOU do everything right. Is there insurance that can protect you in these cases.
The answer is yes, thankfully there is lots of carriers out there that are willing to protect you and your recover your losses in the case of some dreadful unforseen disaster at your event. had some real life stories of things that do go wrong that they cover.

Ten inches of rain fell in Virginia, State Highway 10 was closed. Bridal party members and guests couldn't get to reception site. Band, food, cake, flowers, photos all had to be cancelled.Amount Reimbursed Event Cancellation coverage – Wedding Event Cancellation / Postponement Plus: $25,000

Customer received message from the photographer saying he was out of business, would not be attending the wedding and would not be refunding the deposit. Amount Reimbursed through Loss of Deposits coverage – Wedding Event Cancellation / Postponement Plus: $1,515

Bride and groom held responsible for damaged carpet at reception.Claim paid by Property Damage coverage – Wedding Liability Insurance: $5,523.81

Bad things really do happen to good people, be prepared! When you are investing alot of money in an event, or more money than you are prepared to put up again if something goes wrong if you have to cancel/reschedule or pay for damages you should invest in Event Insurance.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chandeliers, Cupcakes and Pink Oh My!

Chandeliers, Cupcakes and lots of pink are a few things to be expected at my latest project an engagement party fit for a princess, well maybe just a Doctor. My client Cicely has this event laid out from top to bottom, front to back with insight given to the most intricate of details.
Check out a few

Chandelier cupcake stand we're going to place on the candy buffet table.
Chandelier that we are going to spray paint gold to match the scheme and hang over the candy buffet.

The monogram motif custom designed by custom printables
Pillow with Chandelier that we are going to place on the lounge sofas.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Preferred Vendor!

Attention! Attention! Sugarland has come aboard! Welcome our latest preferred Vendor "Sugarland" of Chapel Hill. A force to be reckoned with when it comes to all your sweet tooth needs. Sugarland serves award-winning breakfast pastries, cakes, tarts as well as 24 flavors of authentic gelato and plated desserts AND a full bar!

I met with an outgoing Sugarland employee today that gave me the scoop on everything and 3 complimentary cupcakes which took the cake! One word DELECATABLE!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Celebration Photobooths

The new craze is the photobooth, everybody wants one! Most don't even consider having an event without some interactive fun and this is the perfect option. As many photobooth businesses are starting to pop out of thin air one of the first to arise on the scene was Celebration Photobooth which first starting about 2 1/2 years ago. You may say a photobooth is a photobooth so I'll just go with the most affordable, Wrong! Every photobooth business is unique in its own way from the booth design and dimensions to the quality of the pictures and services included with the booth rental. Today I met with Theresa Syros for coffee, she runs Celebration Photobooth along with her husband. A delightful upbeat lady ready to do what she can to ensure that your experience is enjoyable. She gets joy out hearing the laughter that penetrates the air from behind the booth curtain, and the smiles that even the stiffest of characters wears once exiting, she claims that is inevitable to not let loose once the curtain closes and just have a good time creating a memory that often doubles as a keepsake for the guest and a scrapbook memory for the celebrant. Be sure to check out or just see me for more details.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Checking out the JC Raulston Arboretum- I love this Place!

A sweltering day in June and I am busy sweating it out checking out a venue. I had been to the arboretum years ago on a date, but this time I am checking out the scene to see if it will be a match for a new client. The scene is just so surreal as if something from a magazine or a fairytale, the perfect place for an unforgettable wedding! Hidden paths and secret gardens around every corner you can't help but fall in love with this piece of nature. I took it all in with deep breaths I hope you enjoy the pictures!

RoofTop Terrace
View of Rooftop Terrace from different angle

View from terrace of garden below

 "A Diamond In the Rough!"

My Saturday morning find has me more estatic than you would ever want to imagine! I love paper! During my normal Saturday morning google hunting I came across a wonderful website: an excellent resource for Budget Brides and Do It Youselfers! I have been playing around on the site creating different color combinations and packets and so far the pricing has been very affordable. You won't be sacrificing any class with these invitations.

What would really set this idea off is to get your Stationary custom designed using a company I recently started working with and so far so good.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Upcoming Trade Show Booth

Yay! I am going to have a vendor booth at the "Southern Bridal Show and Expo" Sunday, August 16, 2009. I am so excited! This will be my first booth at a trade show and I am highly anticipating it. You can expect to be wowed! I am putting together the final details of my booth display, I am still a little indecisive on some design details mainly because I want this to accurately showcase my talent. Anyhow, I am halfway there and would love for you to stop by and check it out! I will post updates on my booth progress as I get there.

My Day on Elm Street

So a client of mine is having a swanky rooftop wedding and ceremony at Kress Terrace in Greensboro. She discovered this place on her own which left me having to do a little homework. In a way this will be my first destination wedding even if it's only 1.5hrs away. I had lots of fun checking out the local scene and venue. Ofcourse it wasn't all fun and games there was a reason to my madness checkout my pics and you will see! I located potential places for lodging, rehersal dinner, and a few places for the guests and wedding party to just have fun and relax.
First Stop: Kress Terrace

I took a short walk around the corner from the front entrance to the "Biltmore Hotel" that was situated directly across the street from the rear of the building. A breathtaking Historic 27 room hotel. All the rooms were different with a bit of that southern small town charm that I love. Rooms boasted hardwood floors with 4 post canopy beds. I entered to a quaint lobby, which felt rich in culture yet inviting and warm.

Next stop a breathtaking spa within a block away from Kress. A place for the Bride to relax the day before her big day! The feeling was luxurious, the place looked like priceless and I can't explain the peace the ambiance gave me after a minutes inside, I could have stayed all day. The staff was friendly and gave me a tour. There was waterfall spanding from the 2nd floor down that was just beautiful in the lobby, my pictures hardly did this just so I won't bother but heres a look at a part of the lobby/waiting area. The pictures are a little distorted coming off of my camera with this application but you can still see enough to get the idea.

Next UMM UMM Good!
Alex's Cheesecake. I had heard soo much about this raved Bakery before I even arrived and all the locals where telling me that before I left make sure I try the Cheesecake. This happened to be part of my plan anyhow since the Bride to Be is thinking of going non-traditional and opting for a dessert bar with a variety of nicely decorated cheesecakes to substitute the Wedding cake. The cheesecake was good and there was more flavors than I knew what to do with. I tried a slice of Strawberry Red Velvet Cake a local told me was her favorite and a slice of Creme Brulee Cheesecake, both were excellent.

223 Elm Street, the perfect place for a rehersal dinner which happened to be right across the street. I Visited lots of local spots that will allow me to create a great personal "What to Do" while in town memo in the welcome basket for guests.

If you are ever in Greensboro, NC check out Elm Street loaded with Southern Soul, cool night spots, eateries and entertainment from unique boutiques to comedy/jazz clubs. You can spend the whole day taking in the sights and then stay the night on the block in a comfy Hotel. A nice "Staycation" for all the Carolinians, or perhaps you would like your wedding to be here too!