Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 In Review: April - June

A highlight of our April weddings was Kimberly's at the Harrison Opera House and our very first ice cream cake. It was from Coldstone Creamery and very yummy!

May was memorable because of Erin. She was sick (violently) through her whole wedding and had the best attitude ever. She changed into her cutoffs, but kept on her veil and made the best of it for her new husband.

June gave us some of our favorite wedding ice - there were 3 bars in all. Here's one of them:

Correction! Image: Echard Wheeler Photography
Ice Bar: Ice Art

Our events for the second half of 2008 can be found right here on Weddify! Thanks for reading and feel free to visit our archives.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 In Review: March

One of our biggest events of the year was Andrea's Under The Sea-themed Quinceanara! We provided floral and event design based on some artwork in the family home.




Images: Don Monteaux

Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 In Review: February

In February 2008:

Elizabeth Lane joined our team as an intern!


We provided floral design and event management for Emily's wedding.

Image: Brad Howe Photography

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Dresses Under $100!

Still looking for a dress for that New Year's Eve Party? Well, at least you have a party to go to!

Holiday dressing always poses the same dilemma for me - how to find something that stands out but is not too expensive because if you are like me you never end up wearing the dress again.

I found these knock-out frocks at New York Shopping:

From Forever 21



At Bloomingdales:

From Express:

From Darling:


Look fabulous, and be safe!

2008 In Review: January

In January of 2008 I attended The Special Event Conference and exhibit in Atlanta!

While there I met some of my peers such as Linnyette Richardson-Hall - Premiere Event Management, Lakendra Kennedy - Affairs With Elegance, Isis Petrie - Posh Events, and Amy Rubins - Fete Perfection, among others!

Mia Byrd joined our team!

Image: Eleise Theuer Photography

We designed Aaron's sports-themed Bar Mitzvah!



Friday, December 26, 2008

Pies!

What a perfect time for a post about pies. I have been busy baking lots of pies for family. Everyone always seems to have a preference. My favorite pie would have to be chocolate cream pie. Isha's favorite pie definitely is cherry.

We had a client over the past summer season serve pies in lieu of cake. It was a huge hit! There were many pies to choose from, so if you and your future hubby are not cake fans, why not consider pie. Consider the possibilities: apple, blueberry, chocolate, banana cream, pecan, etc... Think of how pretty it could be too! I found some great options of pie plates and stands.


This wrought iron tiered holder from Fine Home Displays is a great way to add height to your table.

Another option to add nice dimension would be with these beautiful clear glass pie stands by William Yeoward. These can be found at Bloomingdales.

I loved the classic look of this glass pie stand found at http://www.etsy.com/
Another classic look, this one reminds me of a pie stand my grandmother used when I was a child. I found this at Williams Sonoma.


Taking the idea of a pie just one more step forward, what about these individual pie dishes from Crate and Barrel.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dear Santa..

Just in case Santa has not finished, here is my Christmas list:

  • Any mp3 player!



  • French press like this one from Bodum



  • Patent, pointed-toe, wedge boot - like this Stuart Weitzman, but knee length (not sure, but I might be past thigh-high boots)



  • Cup holder organizer like this one from Net Malls


I don't need all these things, just whatever you see fit. Thank you Santa Baby!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thank you

We finished our last wedding of the season last night! Diana and Jay are a wonderful couple and I will share their wedding with you in the coming days. It was a fitting end to a great year.

As my family and I head out to Massachusetts for the holidays, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all that has happened this year. I am thankful for every client who entrusted me with their special occasion. You have enhanced my business and touched my life in such amazing ways.

I appreciate everyone who reads my musings on the blog.

And I am especially grateful for my awesome team - I have waited seven years for just this group!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Regifting Giveaway Winner!

... and the winner is carogonza! Please contact stephanie{at}ishafossevents{dot}com with your mailing address and we will get your prizes out to you!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rebecca & Greg

Rebecca & Greg were married at the Founders Inn & Spa in Virginia Beach! The ceremony was held in the garden and a reception followed in the ballroom.

We worked with this wonderful family before on sister Jessica's wedding and we were thrilled to see them again. Please enjoy the images from Keith Cephus Photography.




Rebecca and her maids carried bouquets of roses and feathers from Chabot Floral Buff. The bridesmaids' were attached to fans.


Blue Steel Pro Lighting hung the chandeliers and bathed the room in a warm glow.


Rebecca and her mother designed the tables.



Tania Peace was the Wedding Day Manager and we both wish this couple every happiness!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Traditional Holiday Party

The beautiful Founders Inn & Spa was the site of our client's holiday party! The inn and conference center is known for their humongous Christmas tree as well as themed trees throughout the property.

We provided floral and tabletop design for the cocktail hour space and party room!



Beaded edge runner, beaded table lamp, fresh green candle ring.


Merlot taffeta linen, arrangement of Siberian lilies, Black Baccara roses, Hypericum and holiday greens.

We were asked to design the tables around the burgundy and gold tree in the event ballroom. We chose a variation on the usual pintuck taffeta linen that incorparates a rich braid trim to achieve the pattern blocks. Linens and chair cushions carried the burgundy/merlot tone, while chiavari ballroom chairs, chargers, and stemmed votives provided the gold accent.


Low tabletop w/ custom menus, place cards, and table numbers.



Blue Steel Pro Lighting added the finishing touch by uplighting the perimiter, pin-spotting the arrangements, and disguising the airwall!



Happy Holidays!