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After the first meeting with our Designer, we asked the Bride to write about how the meeting went: We went and met with Chris Baker today from Event Rental for the first time. I had a relative idea of the feel that I wanted at both the ceremony and reception but I was super excited Continue Reading...
This was a tough one. In trying to decide on a winner, we sat in a room and discussed all of the finalists. We talked about the ones that sounded like they would be the most fun to work with. Then the ones we thought had the most exciting theme. Then the ones we thought Continue Reading...
Over 5000 votes were cast on the 185 entries in our Dream Event Giveaway, and when voting closed, these five couples landed on top (presented in random order). We followed up with each of these finalists to get a little more information about their event and will announce a winner soon. Until then, here’s a Continue Reading...
Many events start off with a concept. This is usually in the form of magazine cutouts, Internet info, or just verbal descriptions. Recently in Lafayette, La. we had an organization that wanted to do a burlesque themed gala. Because of a sponsor conflict with that theme, we had to modify it and decided to make Continue Reading...
Whenever I am putting together new ads or designs, I scan our photo hard drive for pics from events we have recently staged. Unfortunately, with standard digital cameras almost totally replaced by smartphones, a majority of event photos I see these days are from someone’s iPhone or Android. There are a few gems, but many Continue Reading...
Europe is always great, especially when you are with fun co-workers and friends (that think they are talking you into this trip). This was my second time in Holland with Chris so I kind of knew the area. However, Jeanne has not so we really needed to show her around a bit. After that it Continue Reading...
We hopped an overnight train to Prague tickled by the novelty of sleeping in bunk beds that somehow fit inside a phone-booth-sized cabin. The fun of waking up every few hours to see people walking inches from the outside of the windows (read: our feet) and the skyline of each new city we passed through Continue Reading...
With our Event Designers and Richard constantly paying for new inventory with cards that accumulate flyer miles, we managed to get all of our flights covered. Meticulous planning put JeanneCS and I on flights that departed five hours apart on different airlines through different cities, but we were scheduled to land in Amsterdam at the Continue Reading...
Back in 2010, almost as a joke, I asked Richard if he would send Megan and I to Amsterdam for a trade show to look at cool new décor. I pleaded the case that we had been working like crazy and were ramping up to head into a hectic April wedding season. Much to our Continue Reading...
One of the things you don’t realize going into your wedding is that as the lucky couple, you are going to miss a lot of things that happen around you. All eyes are on you two during the ceremony. That’s your time to shine, hopefully remember to say all the right things, and not trip Continue Reading...