Archive for December, 2010 event design | Knot Best of Weddings 2011

December 27th, 2010

I got an early Christmas present this year when I opened my email to the best news ever!  Thanks to my clients, fantastic assistants, and everyone else that supports me through an insane schedule and some seriously gorgeous weddings in 2010, event design has been named one of the picks for The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” 2011.

To say I’m thrilled to be named a second year in a row is an understatement!  Thanks to everyone for setting the high bar that I continue to strive for and for also being supportive enough to take the time to write reviews.  It means more than you know!  Congratulations to all the other vendors that received the award as well!

We’ve got a lot of great things going on right now so check back for the anniversary specials, watch for updates on the magazine that is coming out with the winning vendors, and other exciting announcements about event design being featured!

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This is Me | December

December 13th, 2010

The next edition of getting to know me falls perfectly on the calendar with creating a Christmas list!  Let’s consider this the fancy-things-I-want-but-don’t-have-such-a-fancy-budget-to-actually-purchase list.  My real list includes things like gift cards or movies.  But here I can dream big, right?  I have a very eclectic palette when it comes to things I like to wear or carry – I go between Target fancy and wanting to deck out in all Burberry (so not in the budget).

Paris Map:  Paper Source | Necklace: Anthropologie |  Bag:  Burberry | iPad:  Apple

Feel free to bribe me with/buy me any of the items listed above! ;)  Or… be sure to donate to families in need this year.  There are MANY people that are in desperate financial need, and every little bit helps.  I hope you give to someone deserving this year!

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fab.weddings: Anne + Suren | Minneapolis, MN

December 3rd, 2010

Anne and Suren hired me to coordinate their May wedding at the Calhoun Beach Club.  I have quite a few clients that are planning from out of state, and Anne interviewed me over the phone as she lives in Chicago.  It’s always hard to plan a wedding from a long distance and I was so happy to be able to help them pull everything together.  Anne and Suren had a traditional full Catholic Mass for their ceremony and their reception at the Calhoun Beach Club incorporated some Hindu traditions including a lamp lighting ceremony.   Their guests couldn’t get enough pictures of Anne in her gorgeous Sari and Suren in his shirwani.   The party started off when Anne and her father started out their traditional father-daughter dance and it busted into some serious booty-shakin by Anne’s dad.  The whole crowd was in laughter and it set the tone for a fun night.    Thank you again, Anne and Suren!  It was an honor!

Enjoy the images of the day from Graddy Photography!

The Vendor List:
Ceremony: Immaculate Heart of Mary
Reception: Calhoun Beach Club
Photography: Graddy Photography
Videography:  Princess Bride
Coordination: event design
Hair + Makeup: Smart and Chic Bride
Flowers: Deven Nelson
Reception Music: Instant Request
Invitations:  UniqLove

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