Friday, April 30, 2010

Inspiration Board: Fabulous Wedding Shoes

It's that time of year for pedicures and pretty feet! Check out these fabulous shoe statements from various weddings...

Fabulous Wedding Shoes
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Here's a photo from one of our weddings last year. This bride's shoes were so pretty! This photo was actually taken by the photographer in the bathroom of the Embassy Suites!

{Photo by Expressions Studio}

Shoes are a great way to reflect your personality and make a unique statement on your wedding day.  Don't forget to break in your wedding shoes prior to the wedding to avoid sore feet!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Party Time: The Ice Ball

We are so lucky that we have creative clients who want to throw awesome parties! Our private client came up with the concept of "The Ice Ball" in 2008 - a pro-Buffalo bash for mainly young professionals on New Year's Eve. We worked with him to create a winter-themed event incorporating ice sculptures, winter decor, interactive entertainment, music, drinks, and lots of fun! This past year's event was the second annual, and it was held at the now closed Statler Towers. In fact, The Ice Ball was the last public party held at the venue. Guests enjoyed an optional dinner preceding the party in the Rendezvous Room, and then moved into the Golden Ballroom for a party with close to 600 people. Distinctive Occasions LLC managed and decorated the entire event. Here are some photos from the evening by Terry Vine Photography:

By far, the coolest thing we have ever had the opportunity to do at an event took place at Midnight. We placed 6 giant confetti cannons around the room prior to the party. In fact, we hid them under high tables that guests used during the night. At Midnight, our staff wheeled them out and shot over 80 pounds of white confetti with sliver snowflakes into the air.

Here is a video showing the fabulous confetti white-out effect...

We had never attempted a special effect like this before, but it went off without a hitch and was the hit of the night. Special thanks to our staff members who had to spend the first few minutes of 2010 under the table operating the air tanks!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lovely Umbrellas for your wedding day

No bride wants it to rain on her wedding day, but it is always best to be prepared in advance just in case Mother Nature doesn't want to cooperate. And when you can be prepared and carry vintage style umbrellas as gorgeous as these, you may just want to bring them along in nice weather as well to make a fabulous fashion statement! Bella Umbrella is based in Seattle, and they rent and sell parasols and umbrellas at very reasonable rates. They ship their products nationwide. Whatever your style, I would bet they have one to suit you! Check out these photos....

{Photo by Trendy Bride}

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So many lovely designs, I don't know how you could choose just one!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Confetti: Win $1,000 in wedding invitations and stationery

Jean M is a great company that offers invitations, stationery, favors, accessories and more for your wedding. Their style is clean and contemporary, and they also offer stationery for the DIY bride. I am a big fan of their circular menu cards! They announced a sweepstakes today where one lucky couple can win $1000 in wedding invitations, stationery and a free consultation. To enter click here.