Monday, March 29, 2010

Wedding Ceremony Tip

If you are getting married soon, you may want to keep this important piece of advice in mind. Your left hand should be free of your engagement ring during the wedding ceremony so that your wedding band can be placed on your left ring finger, closest to your heart. If you can't bear to part with your engagement ring, you can simply wear it on your right hand for the ceremony, then put it back where it belongs afterwards. Or, you can have a family member or close friend keep it safe for you. Just another one of the endless details to consider! :)

{Photo from The Knot}

Monday, March 8, 2010

Real Weddings: Zack & Abby's Engagement Photos

Our clients, Zack & Abby live in Los Angeles, and they are getting married in Abby's hometown of Buffalo in September. They are planning a beautiful wedding at the Twentieth Century Club with lots of personal touches. Here are some photos from their engagement photo session that were taken at El Matador State Beach in Malibu. The photos were taken by John B. Mueller. Could this location be any more perfect for an engagement shoot?

Thanks Zack and Abby for sharing these beautiful photos and for bringing a bit of LA warmth to Buffalo!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Party Time: Roaring Twenties Party - Part 3

Today I wanted to share the final set of details and photos from our client's roaring twenties themed birthday party that was designed and coordinated by our team at Distinctive Occasions.

In addition to the fabulous decor and thematic elements detailed in previous posts, we added some fun, interactive elements incorporating actors and dancers.

Upon arrival, guests were required to give a password that was included with their invitation to a costumed actor through an opening in a real speakeasy door that was built to look like it was part of the wall.

{Photo by Knight Studio}

Guests were then "interrogated" by an actress gathering "dirt" on the birthday girl. Their interviews were videotaped and played back live on the TV later in the evening.

During cocktail hour, a costumed cigarette girl floated among the guests passing out these red glitter chocolate bonbons and fake cigarette holders. These bonbons are so yummy and sparkly!

{Photo by Knight Studio}

During the party, there were two mini "shows", where professional dancers in flapper costumes danced the Charleston and a medley from the musical "Chicago". They also danced with the guests and taught them some dance moves from the period.

{Photos by Terry's Photo Studio}

And what Roaring Twenties theme party would be complete without a police raid? Towards the end of the party, we had costumed actors acting as policeman try to break up the party. We even rented a "bubble light" that flashed when they arrived.

It's always great when we have the opportunity to carry a theme through every aspect of the party. From the invitations to the decor, to the interactive elements, the music and the thematic elements, this party was infused with 1920's style. I think this is a party our special birthday girl will remember for a long time to come!