"Planning Perfection One Event at a Time"

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Specialty Lighting

Specialty lighting can be done in any color and design you want and really adds to the ambiance of the room. I recommend adding specialty lighting to any evening event and color coordinate the colors with your theme. A GOBO, aka, monogram or any customized image, is a great way to personalize or brand the event. Here are a few photos from a Real Winter Wedding planned by Events by JC. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bridal Shower Games

Are you hosting a bridal shower anytime soon? There are so many shower games to choose from! You can go the traditional or nontraditional route. A fun, traditional game is the "clothespins game," where guests try not to say "bride" or "wedding." Pins are taken from guests who say those words, collect as many pins as you can & win a prize! Nontraditional games can be anything you want, such as yard games. The game shown below, "He Said, She Said," is a DIY project and entertaining for showers.  For more bridal shower ideas, check out our Pinterest Page - Bridal Showers

He Said, She Said? 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nia Bella Cakes

Who's looking for a cake baker? We met Nia Bella Cakes today and wanted to share them with you! Nia Bella Cakes bakes cakes for all occasions and has a variety of traditional and custom flavors.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dessert Tables

Who loves dessert? We do! If you are not a big cake person, then opt for a dessert table that has a variety of desserts, not just cake. If you like cake and other desserts, then you can have both! Simply display your cake in the center of the table with all the other small desserts surrounding the cake. For more dessert table ideas, check out our Pinterest- Dessert Tables

Photo by Sweet Lydia's of San Diego

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sweetheart Table

Getting married soon? Thinking about how the tables should be set up? You can set up a "head table" for the bridal party or designate a table for just the bride and groom. Here is a sweetheart table from a real wedding. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Upcoming Open House - August 3

Mark your calendar! If you are planning a wedding or event, you don't want to miss this Open House Event. It's a great time to meet and interview vendors for your event. Events by JC will be present to answer any planning questions you may have. We hope to see you there! 
Open House 
 Sunday, August 3, 2014 
Hosted by: Emporium by Yarlen ... click HERE for directions

Emporium by Yarlen

Monday, July 21, 2014


It seems like we are using more and more vintage antiques in events, which i LOVE! Vintage items give a unique character to anything, whether it be in your home or event. You have the option to go all out and do everything in a vintage style or mix and match modern items with vintage flares. If you are searching to rent vintage items, check out this terrific vintage supplier, CRU Vintage Rentals. Check CRU out if you are searching for vintage furniture, glassware, china, linens and accessories in the San Antonio, TX area. 

CRU Vintage Rentals - Furniture 

Guest Favors

Thank you coming! Whether your event is a small or large gathering, it's nice to give a token of appreciation to your guests for attending. There are many outlets to find favors. If you are looking for something handmade and unique, try Etsy. If you are looking for something simple and budget-friendly, try Oriental Trading. For more ideas on favors, check out our Pinterest page - FAVORS

The Favor Box Shop - Etsy

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Oh How I Love...Lanterns

Want to add a extra touch to your decor? Lanterns are the answer! Lanterns vary from whimsical, rustic or elegant. They can be used in your home or yard for added decor. Lanterns are popular for weddings as centerpieces or in the ceremony area along the aisle. For more lantern ideas, check out my Pinterest Page

Photo Credit: weddingchicks.com

Program Fans

Let's face it, it's hot! In these summer months, outdoor weddings and events are warm to say the least. Don't let the heat stand in your way of a great event! Provide fans for your guests to ensure that everyone is happy. The fans can double as your program so that guests can take it home as a keepsake. Check out these handmade program fans on Etsy at FancyThatLoved Shop.

Rustic Flower Girl Basket

Rustic weddings are trending now more than ever! Check out this adorable rustic flower girl basket..love it! Can be found on Etsy at BraggingBags Shop.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Polaroid Guest Book

Instead of using traditional guest books, such as photo books, check out this fun and interactive way for your guests to "sign in." How it works: when guests arrive, they will make their way to a Polaroid Guest Book station. There, an assigned volunteer will be monitoring and taking photos of guests & pinning it to a board or however you decide to display the photos. You can add props to the display in order to make it more fun and entertaining. 
Photo Display Board 

Prop Table 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cards & Monetary Gifts

Ever wonder what to do with monetary gifts? We often see card boxes at weddings and events for monetary gifts. If you are having a classic, traditional event, card boxes are great. However, if you are having a unique, trendy event, think outside the box! My past client, Jessica, used a vintage suitcase & bird cage to hold monetary gifts for her spring wedding. So cute and unique! 
Photo by Winfield Little

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Have you ever found yourself needing signs for guest sign in area, gift tables, specialty drink at the bar? Chalkboards are the way to go! They are a cute trend and easy to change when needed. Chalkboards can be found in various sizes and are great at showers, birthdays and weddings. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DIY Photo Station

Who loves photo booths at weddings and events? I do, for sure! They are fun and entertaining for guests and also double as a favor. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the rental of going through photo booth companies. Luckily, we live in time where we can do it ourselves (DIY)! Here is a before & after shot of a DIY Photo Station for guests. There was a saddle for guests to sit & pose on along with other entertaining props. The area was decorated with various chandeliers.
How it works: guests stand in the dedicated photo area and someone takes their picture. This can as formal or informal as you want it to be. 


Monday, July 14, 2014

Custom Bridal Jewelry

Don't know what to jewelry to wear or can't find exactly what you're searching for? Check out these ladies who custom create hand made jewelry for weddings or ANY occasion! www.mysticangelcreations.com

How To Deal With Children At Your Wedding

What is the proper way to deal with children at your wedding? Remember not to hurt anyone's feelings, but do what you feel is best. There are many ways to go about it. First, you can eliminate the issue completely and request no children. Second, you can hire a babysitter and have a "children room" set aside from the celebration. If you want to incorporate children, it's great to have a table dedicated for kids with coloring books and fun activities.
Photo by Raul's Photography

Photo by Skeem Photography

Vintage Paper Plates

Check out these super cute *vintage paper plates* I am in LOVE with these! Last weekend, my bride displayed these at the cake table. Adorable! Can be found & purchased on Etsy.