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Wilson Vineyards was the beautiful setting for Chris and Rhea’s August 27th Western Chic Wedding.  It was the perfect venue for their theme.  Chris and Rhea love western design and they also love to hunt.  Hence those two “loves” were incorporated into the decor.  Right now, I just have my less than great pictures from my point and shoot camera.  However, hopefully soon I will have some really great pictures from Andrea Price of Andrea’s Images.  I can’t wait to see those.  For now, here’s a preview of the day including a few from some fun bridesmaids/groomsmen who were hamming it up for the camera :).

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On Friday evening, I was extremely honored to coordinate Lisa and Andrew’s wedding at Bistro 33.  Approximately 90 family and friends were in attendance to witness the table-side ceremony.  Lisa chose a palate of black and red.  With Christmas only a week away, she had the florist decorate the ceremony arch with a wonderfully fragrant pine garland.  The florist nestled some red flowers in amongst the garland for a perfect touch.

Andrew is currently serving our country in the Marines as is his brother, and best man, Rob.  In honor of this service, Rob along with Andrew’s Marine friends did the ceremonial arch of swords.  I was amazed and in awe, as were the guests in attendance, at the precision the Marine’s had with this.  As Lisa and Andrew reached each group of swords, the swords were lowered and they were told that the cost of passage was a kiss.  As you can see in the photo below, Lisa and Andrew “paid” the price :).  I was fortunate to be able to speak with each of these fine gentlemen over the course of the evening and what a humble, polite, and wonderful group.  Thanks guys for serving our country!  Your sacrifice is very much appreciated by this wedding coordinator.

After the ceremony, a sweetheart table was positioned under the arch and I added an adorable sign that Lisa had made.  The guests then dined on a delicious buffet dinner prepared by the chefs at Bistro 33.  The mother of the groom, Jo, showed a very touching slideshow she had prepared special for Andrew and Lisa.  Then Lisa, Andrew and their guests danced the night away to the sounds of JukeBox Music (thank you Cedric and April).

The history of military service runs deep in both Lisa and Andrew’s families.  To honor this, Lisa and Andrew cut their delicious 2-layer cake with a Marine officer’s sword which had belonged to Lisa’s beloved deceased grandfather.

Lisa and Andrew, congratulations!  I wish you nothing but many blessings and the best in your marriage!

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Recently, I was inspired by this picture on the Paper Divas blog

I simply LOVE this color palette of bubble gum pink and lime green.  It’s so fresh and alive…..full of color and personality!  It says let’s have fun and celebrate!  Of course, it sent me searching for more…..

I then found this really funky and adorable flower girl dress from Bluebonnets and Bows.  It’s so different from the “usual” white dress with coordinating color ribbon that has become popular lately.  How cute would your flower girl look wearing this!

And of course, a color palette this fun and funky simply screams CANDY STATION!!  Bubble gum pink is in the name so you need to have some sweets :).  Bright pink gum balls, green apple sours, Jelly Bellies in coordinating colors….the ideas are endless.

I hope you were as inspired as me.  Until next time, Happy Planning!!

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In this week’s edition of Favorite Things Friday, I was inspired by my latest issue of Brides Magazine and all the pictures of bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses.  This week I will focus on the bridesmaids.  This first picture is of two very beautiful plum colored taffeta dresses by Impression Bridal.  I love the style of these two dresses because I think it can flattering on a variety of different body types, which is often a problem when trying to outfit an entire bridal party.  This plum color would be so pretty for a fall, winery wedding.  It is also available in a large selection of colors.

This next dress is from Eden Bridals.  This garnet, V-neck satin cocktail dress, for once, might actually be something your maids will wear again.  I think it’s very sheik and sophisticated.  This dress is available in colors other than garnet as well.

This final photo was taken at my client’s wedding at the world famous Hotel Del Coronado last September.  The bridesmaids are all wearing gowns, in the same clover color, from Davids Bridal, but the bride let each of them choose their own style.  I just LOVE this trend for wedding parties.  Every body type is different and it’s so difficult to find a dress style that will flatter every lady in your bridal party.  By giving guidelines on things like color, length, and, of course, designer, your maids will appreciated you so much better when they have the freedom to choose a style that flatters their individual figures.  On wedding day, all of your bridesmaids look perfect which helps to make you look FABULOUS :).

Until next time, happy planning!

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I just love when a couple has gone the extra mile to add personal touches to their wedding decor.  No this does not mean simply adding your name and monogram to all napkins, menu cards, etc., though those simple touches can really dress up a room.  Adding special, personal family photos and items to your decor can make your wedding much more meaningful and unique, and help you to honor those special family members in your life.

What if you made a collage of photos from when you and your fiance were young…..photos from your childhood or photos from your “dating” years.  Imagine the fun (and most likely a few laughs) your guests would have during the cocktail hour viewing the photos and remembering your past.  Along the same line,  consider placing wedding photos from various family members (parents/grandparents) in frames and placing those on the guestbook table.  That is a wonderful way to honor those special family members whose marriages have perhaps been an inspiration to you.

Other ways to personalize your wedding is think “something borrowed”.  Perhaps it’s using your parents’ cake knife that they used on their wedding day or placing your grandparents’ antique cake topper on your cake.  Maybe it’s your aunt’s beautiful antique lace tablecloth that adds that perfect touch to your guestbook or cake tables.  The ideas are endless!  For bridal showers, bridesmaid luncheon,  and even small/intimate weddings, consider using your mother or grandmother’s fine china that has graced many a holiday table.  For me, it simply doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving or Christmas without the “special dishes” as my siblings and I referred to them when we were children, and I’m sure those feelings apply to many of you too.  Wearing a piece of heirloom jewelry (like grandma’s diamond necklace or your mother’s pearl earings) is something else you can do.

There are so many ways to make your wedding day feel personalized and special.  If you think of any, please feel free to share.  I would love to hear them!

Happy Planning!

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Have you been to our website lately?  My web designer, Julie of TillSey Web Design, and I have been working hard to give the website a fresh and updated look.  Tons of new pictures from last year’s events have been added to the photo gallery.  The “service packages” page explains our services in great detail and some wonderful, heartfelt testimonials from previous clients have been added (thank you to all of my wonderful clients for those very sweet words).  Also, an “about” page has been added so you can see just how An Impressive Event came to be.

So check it out and let me know what you think!

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Just as soon as I posted my “less than professional” pictures, Jackie Willard (Jacqueline Photography) posted a preview up on her blog.  They look FABULOUS and truely capture the fun and happy mood of the day.  Great Job Jackie!  I can’t wait to see all of them when they are ready. 

Take a peak at them for yourself right here.  Thanks Jackie for sharing!

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