"Planning Perfection One Event at a Time"

Monday, August 25, 2014

Featured * Real Wedding Shower * Brittney & Shane

Are you getting married soon and want a nontraditional wedding shower? If so, these ideas are perfect for you! Sometimes bridal showers can be awkward and boring, but this shower was the complete opposite! The bride wanted fun, interactive games and for guests to feel "at home." The theme was Rustic Picnic, with trendy touches. 
The event was planned by Events by JC and took place at the couple's home. 
Food was catered by Signature Catering, which was a big hit! 
Linens were provided by DPC Event Services

Mason Jar Drinking Glass & Favor
Guests Address Envelopes to Make it Easier for Bride

Gift Table
Mini Cheese Burgers
Date Jar Guest Book
Mr. & Mrs. Cups
Mini BLT's 
Bride & Groom
Decorative Antler Arrangement
Three Legged Race
Potato Sack Race

Friday, August 22, 2014

Featured * Real Wedding * Holly & Dave

Flashback Friday to Real Wedding of Holly & Dave! This was a bride after my own heart...lots of PINK and SPARKLE! The wedding took place in Carrizo Springs, TX at the Pan American Event Center. Catering was done by McBee's BBQ, which was delicious. The music and entertainment was done by Chris Saucedo Band, which was so much fun! The photography was done by Deux Boheme. You can also follow Deux Boheme on Facebook *** The following photos were all taken by Deux Boheme Photography

Cake Topper

Cake Table

Cake Napkins

Vintage Paper Plates

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cocktail Hour

Are you wondering how long cocktail hour should be? Cocktail hour is the time after the ceremony and before the formal reception. We recommend that cocktail hour take place with enough time for guests to mingle, but not too much time to where guests are waiting for you to enter or for dinner to begin. 30-45 minutes is the recommended amount of time for the cocktail hour. This gives the bridal party time to take photos while allowing guests to visit amongst each other. We recommend hiring some type of entertainment to go on during this time (string quartet, band, DJ, mariachis). 

Cocktail Hour at Real Wedding *Jessica & Josh*

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vendor we L0VE .. Evember Floral & Event Design

Are you searching for a florist? Look no further! Evember Floral & Event Design is fantastic! Owner & designer, Angie Mayse does a fabulous job capturing the client's vision and creating beautiful arrangements. Evember does weddings and all types of celebrations. Below is a bouquet from a Real Wedding, made by Evember. For more on Evember, check out their website

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mason Jar Favors

Are you having a rustic wedding or event? If so, adding mason jars are a great way to tie the look together. Display the mason jars as favors for the guests. Set the mason jars on a table at the entrance of the reception. This way, guests can pick a glass up on the way into the party. We recommend creating a sign that lets guests know to keep the glass as a favor. 

For more favor ideas, check out our Pinterest - Favors Board

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Custom Card Boxes

Are you looking for something personalized and unique for guests to put cards into? Check out these custom cards boxes! For Such A Tyme As This takes your vision and creates a custom card box to go with the overall theme of your event. Take a look at their website for more pictures and information! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Coupon for you!

If you still need to order save the dates, invites or buy wedding accessories, here is a coupon for you! TLC Invitations is having a seasonal special right now...check it out! Visit their website for more information. 

Vendor We L0VE ... Jennifer Lee Photography

Are you searching for a photographer? Whether it's a wedding, small celebration or portrait session, we highly recommend Jennifer Lee Photography! Jennifer is based out of San Antonio, TX, but will travel to the surrounding areas.  She took head shots for me this week and love the way they turned out! Check out her website for more information!

Photo by Jennifer Lee Photography

Thursday, August 14, 2014

How To: Create Wine Bottle Centerpieces

Don't you love wine bottle centerpieces?! Here's how to make them yourself! 

Step 1: Remove the label: you can either soak the bottles in hot, soapy water OR put the bottles in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and the labels should peel right off.

Step 2: Clean the bottle: to be sure all the sticky stuff aka "goo" is removed the bottle, simply rub a rag with Goo Gone over the surface to clean it up. 

Step 3: Finishing Touch: Add your flower of choice to the bottle. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mistique Makeup

Vendor we love...Mistique Makeup & Airbrush Tanning! Owner, Suzie Bassett, does an amazing job! Whether you like the "natural" look or want to be "glammed-up", she does it right! Mistique Makeup is located on 5800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX.  Suzie will also travel to you for special events. If you are searching for a makeup artist, call her today because she books up fast. I can give my personal testament...Suzie did my tan and makeup for my wedding (and on a regular basis) and did an amazing job! I recommend her to anyone looking for a makeup artist or airbrush tan. 

Photo by Skeem Photography

Monday, August 11, 2014

Grand Entrance

Trying to decide on whether or not to introduce your entire bridal party or just bride & groom for the grand entrance? Generally the grand entrance is done after the ceremony & cocktail hour, marking the beginning of the reception and celebration. The MC announces the bride and groom, along with the bridal party if you choose to do so. Grand entrances can be elegant or fun. In a past Real Wedding, the bride wanted to do something entertaining and fun. As the DJ/MC announced the bridal party, they came dancing in and passed out beaded necklaces to all the guests. This marked the tone for the rest of the celebration, truly a sight to see! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

DIY Centerpieces

Are you on a tight budget for floral and decor? Many people are and that's okay! With Pinterest and other sites, there are many ideas floating around to help with DIY Projects. Here is a DIY centerpiece from a Real Summer Wedding. The bride and her grandmother made all of the centerpieces out of silk floral and foam balls. 

DIY Centerpieces
1st Step: find silk floral that you love and matches your theme/colors
2nd Step: get foam balls and a bases for the centerpieces
3rd Step: trim stems & stick floral buds into the foam ball
Final Step: set finished floral ball onto base 

Photo by Moments & Milestones Photography

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Masquerade Event

We recently planned and coordinated a Masquerade Quinceanera Event last weekend. The event took place at Sunset Station in San Antonio, TX. The quinceanera theme was Masquerade with shades of red, black, silver and gold. Masks laid at each place setting for the guests. As guests entered, they were treated like royalty getting photos taken on the red carpet. The red carpet pictures went on during cocktail hour as well and were taken by Christopher Hartman. The RK Group handled all rentals (tables, chairs, linens, red carpet items) and catering; their staff and services are incredible! The cake was created by Cake Art and was delicious. The music production was done by DJ 98 and guests danced all night. Throughout the event, photography was done by Raul's Photography

Monday, August 4, 2014

Emporium by Yarlen Banquet & Event Center

Whether you are planning a quinceanera, sweet 16 or wedding, Emporium by Yarlen Event Center is a beautiful venue to hold your event. One of the great things about Emporium by Yarlen is that you can rent their decor items such as centerpieces, linens, etc. We stopped by yesterday for their Open House Event and met lots of great people that we hope to work with on their events! 

Photo by Raul's Photography 

Decor by Yarlen

Decor by Yarlen