9.29.2009

"Love is Sweet"

A Candy Buffet will leave your guests mesmerized by the sweet experience that will be enjoyed by all. They can add a finishing touch to any wedding or event! A Candy buffet at the reception can serve as a unique way to offer your guests a tasty favor and also incorporate your wedding colors.

Elite Events now rents full candy buffets! Contact us for more details!

9.23.2009

"Ceremony Wands"

Are rice and birdseed band for the big send off? Tired of bubbles and bells? Looking for something "different" for your big send off?


Ceremony Wands are a unique way to Congratulate the Bride & Groom at the end of any ceremony The wands can be personalized by allowing you to select the color of the ribbons used on the wands. You can even add your name to the ribbon if you so desire. They are a simple yet beautiful item that adds flair and fun to any wedding.

The wand is wrapped with 6 strands of ribbon that hang from it. There is also a rhinestone at the top of the wand where the ribbon strands are attached.

We recommend that you order one for every other guest attending. For example, if you have 200 guests attending you would order 100.



When placing the order for the wands you must choose 2 ribbon colors
Size - Wand stick 12", attached ribbons 24"

Contact Elite Events for more information regarding Pricing and availability!
customerservice@e-l-i-t-e-events.com

9.15.2009

"I do at the Zoo"

The "I Do" at the Zoo Bridal Show was a great success; perfect weather, over 100 vendors and 400 + brides-to-be. It was a pleasure to meet all the future brides and meet some new vendors that I look forward to partnering with in the future. Thanks to Kati and Stacy who assisted me at the show. Our display attracted lots of attention. What can I say we strive for perfection. This years schemes were fuchsia, black and white with Damask accents which are prominent in the table runner, custom designed menu, cake, invitations as well as wedding programs. We also designed the floral lamp centerpieces. Which in my opinion are so original and fresh. The other scheme was my take on a Caribbean Sunset . With bright oranges and pinks. We used a bright orange table linen paired with a breathtaking pink and gold organza overlay which sets the tone for a beautiful event. The woven bamboo charger and crisp white dinner plate work marvelously together. The centerpiece was composed of beautiful tropical flowers and was wrapped with a complementary bamboo wrap. Coordinating invitations and cake design bring this concept design to fruition, and managed to turn a lot of heads! We hope those who stopped by our booth enjoyed our display. We are looking forward to assisting you with your wedding planning needs for the 2010 wedding season! If you are interested in learning more about my wedding coordination services please email me at nikki@e-l-i-t-e-events.com. I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in making your next event an ~Elite Event~

Lisa and Brandon


Location: Hilton Garden Inn Perrysburg

www.hiltongardeninn.com

Guest List: 200

Vendors:

Photographer: Mattson Pictures

www.mattsonpictures.com

Florist: Beautiful Bloom by Jen

www.beautifulbloomsbyjen.com

Entertainment: Decorative Sound

www.decorativesound.com

Baker: Wixeys

Linens: Embellish

www.embellishoccasions.com

Event Designer and Wedding Coordinator: Elite Events

Colors: Black, White and Apple Green

This couple will always have a special place in my heart, as they were my first client booking from my first bridal show! They are such a lovely couple and I had the best time working with them. They both had such wonderful taste and Lisa is the DIY Queen she rocks! Their wedding was absolutely beautiful and one of my personal favorites. Probably because it was inspired by one of my ultimate fav schemes the black white and apple green with accents of Damask. That scheme was meant for Lisa and Brandon! We had a blast designing all of the little details, from the escort card display, the wish tree, centerpieces, the candy station etc. Hope you enjoy some of my fav detail pics!

their wedding ceremony took place right outside the Hilton Garden Inn in Levis Commons

It was beautiful!

Lisa had fabulous SHOES!

Thanks Brandon and Lisa for allowing me to be apart of your special day!

Ashley and Jason

Derk's Works Photography

Derk's Works Photography

Ashley and Jason are such a wonderful couple, I am so honored to be apart of their special day.

Their wedding day is going to be absolutely beautiful!

Not to mention a whole lot of fun! Being as though it is taking place on the 4th of July.

Their color scheme is very pleasing with rich shades of plum, lavender, ivory and greens.

It has been so much fun working with this couple.

Below you will see some of our initial design ideas

Inspiration Board

Inspiration Board

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florist-composition

The couple has chosen a wonderful array of blooms starting with

dark purple hydrangia, lisianthus, lavendar sweet peas, green hydrangia, cybidium orchids,

green hypericum berries, as well as white lisianthus for their big day!

This fascinating combination of flowers will be very elegant yet impactful, and when placed

against the exquisite linens we’ve selected and ivory pillow case chair covers, it is sure to be a show stopper.

Ashley has wonderful ideas and has been so much fun to work with.

Everything from the simplistic detailing of the invitations

Custom Invitations

Custom Invitations

down to the very unique detailing of the wedding cake (which you will have to wait to see),

these details will without a doubt have their guests talking about their event for days!

You will have to check back to see images from their Big day

because we have some fun surprises up our sleeves.

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Photos from wedding:

Shout to our vendors:

Derk's works photography

Bumble on Main

Nazareth Hall

Grand Avenue Band

Flashback Photobooths

Janes Cakes and Confections

what would be complete without a sparkler send off to the lovely Mr. and Mrs.

Congratulations Ashley and Jason!

Graphic Grace

Graphic grace black and white

As classic as a little black dress and pearls, a black-and-white palette gives even the simplest things an elegant appeal.

I love to color-coordinate things, and weddings are no exception! I’ve been known to see a bedroom set, even a pillow and say. “That would be great as a wedding!” Or how about a lamp? Yes even a lamp! I actually came across a absolutely beautiful pendant lamp, I got together with my cake designer and had her replicate the design with a wedding cake. Inspiration is Everywhere! Today, I share with you my favorite, Black-and-White with shades of Green. Not just any Black-and-White, but crisp and modern damask prints. Anyone who stopped by my booth at the Sounds of Music bridal show in January knows exactly what I am talking about! This scheme was a eye catcher!

blck Style Spotting

Who says that bridesmaids dresses have to be boring, select a dress with a pattern or something that your girls will more then likely wear again. Check out these black and white dresses, very classy yet not the traditional bridesmaid dress. Think outside the box!

Accessories

Give your girls something to feel good about! Check out these designs at http://www.evesaddiction.compicture-21

Favors…Who needs favors when you have a Candy Buffet!

…like everything else in weddings, candy buffets are getting more & more personalized

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A Candy buffet at the reception can serve as a unique way to offer your guests a tasty favor and also incorporate your wedding colors.

It is suggested that candy buffets work best when they are planned through the eye and not the numbers. Some articles suggest buying a certain number of ounces per guest, but the more successful candy buffets seem to be those that are planned by the size of the table and the containers that will be on the table. It is suggested to choose 5 to 10 types of candy that you want to display and purchase 15-20 pounds of each of these candies. This may seem like an over abundance of candy, but a large table overflowing with candy has a presence at your wedding and does not look like something you threw together at the last minute. “When it comes to candy, the more the merrier. If you have a large table overflowing with candy, you have presence. The biggest disappointment I hear is that the candy buffet didn’t look substantial.”

What kind of candy should you buy? Well it depends on the theme of your buffet. Do you want an all white buffet, or do you prefer that the candy buffet matches the color scheme of your wedding, or are you having a theme wedding? For example if you are having a beach theme wedding, you can serve candies from the boardwalk: saltwater taffy, caramel apples, fudge, peanut brittle. Another option is to have a retro candy buffet displaying such items as candy bracelets and necklaces on the elastic cords or the little waxed bottles filled by sugar water.

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After you’ve decided on the types of candy that you want to display you will need to decide how you are going to display the candy. Interesting containers will change your candy buffet from ordinary to extraordinary. Use containers in different shapes and different heights. Clear containers are the best to show off your candy displays. Also use containers that are wide enough for a candy scoop to fit inside. What’s the use of having cool containers if your guests can’t get to the candy? A suggestion to make the whole look pop is to use displays to raise some of the containers, giving your buffet height. An old catering trick is to take a catering rack or a milk crate and turn it upside down on the table, and cover with a cloth. A finishing touch would be some flowers or candles matching your theme on the table with your candy.
Lastly, you need to think about how your guests will take the candy away from the buffet. Some brides have suggested using small cellophane bags, or classic white bags, or even take out containers matching the color theme of the wedding. Whatever type of container you use, make it fun and personalize with small stickers.

Elite Events now offers Candy Buffet Rental and Set-up! Contact us today regarding pricing!

Check out some of these websites for great colorful candy!

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HAPPY PLANNING!