Saturday, June 4, 2011

Our Blog Has MOVED

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bride's Choice Awards 2011 - Thank You!

We are happy to announce that So Chic Events was selected to win the Bride's Choice Award for 2011 from WeddingWire! This means that we are among the top 5% of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence in the wedding industry. Thank you to all of my amazing clients who make doing what I love so easy! You're the best!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Our 5th Annual Bridal Expo - March 6th!

It's that time of year again! Our annual bridal expo is just around the corner with only a month to go! I've got a lot of returning vendors and some great new vendors as well. There will of course be a fashion show presented by Bridals by Rochelle and once again we'll have a dance demonstration, this time from Dance & Beyond. As always there will be gorgeous, mouthwatering cakes from Specialty Wedding Cakes and our caterer's are sure to have some amazing delicacies to sample!

New this year, I have a photo booth vendor which I'm really excited about, Images Event Studios has come on board! Brides will have a chance to try it out, see how much fun it can be to have one at their reception and they'll leave with some free photos. I plan on trying it out as well at the end of the day. By that time I'll be ready to just let go and be silly, we all need that from time to time, I can't wait!

In the past I've done spotlight posts on the participating vendors, this year I'll do it a bit differently. In the next few days I'll do a single post providing links to those past vendor spotlights so you can read about them and visit their websites. In the coming weeks, I'll do a spotlight post featuring the vendors that are new this year with links to their websites as well.

Click here for more details about our upcoming expo!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What's New at So Chic?!

What's new...hmmm that's a loaded question. It's probably easier to tell you what's NOT new! When I first logged onto my blog this morning I realized I needed to do a little housekeeping, it was a bit dusty! I have been doing a LOT of brainstorming over the last 5 months about my business, where I'd like it to go, where my true passion lies...the list could go on. I LOVE being creative, absolutely love it in all it's forms. If you were to come over and see my studio you'd see what I mean. Over the last 5 months I have dusted off (apparently doing a lot of that!) my sewing machine and my embroidery machine. I have more cardstock, stamp sets, embossing powder, embellishments, ribbon and fabric than a lot of people. I've also discovered the fun of applique (after a few tries) and I'm working on a certificate in graphic design which I'm hoping to have complete by the end of this year. There isn't just one creative outlet that I enjoy, I enjoy many, I feel like I'm a power strip I have so many outlets!

Ok, so where am I going with this? Since I started this business I've always offered some custom designs, although I've discovered a lot of people that didn't know this, but I've decided to expand on those designs quite a bit. For awhile now I've wanted to get more products in my etsy store and it's finally happening. Last night I listed several ring pillows and bridal bags and I'll be adding other items in the coming weeks. Many of the items I posted (the red prints and the cream/black damask) were created with fabric that I purchased from Venezie Fabrics. I'm a visual person, I like to see things in person and now that Karen opened up a storefront close by I stop in often to check out what fabrics she has (which is a lot by the way!). And since I'm sewing quite a bit my new super cute pear shaped pin cushion is quite handy!

I have a lot of ideas and projects in the works and my ultimate goal is to create a variety of items for all types of events. Here are a few things on that list (some of which I've always offered): Banners & signs, labels & tags for favors, chair backs, candy buffets etc, monograms & logos, invitations & other stationery items, runners, ring pillows & bridal bags. All of the craft supplies I mentioned above? Those will all be put to good use!

If you have something you'd like for your next event, give me a shout! I'd love to create something just for you. So stay tuned, there's lots of good things coming to So Chic!

Here are pictures of a few of the pillows I listed on etsy last night, visit my store to see all of them.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Birthday Party - Red Sox Style

My youngest son is one of my biggest allies when it comes to planning a party.  He definitely indulges me and always gives me a great theme to work with.  This year I thought I had him sold on a cowboy theme but he decided that just wasn't it.  Instead he decided he wanted a Red Sox party.  Now he is a huge Red Sox fan and honestly I think that's an understatement.  He loves baseball and knows more about each team than I can even comprehend.  As I started to play with ideas in my head I realized I could really have fun with this! 

Among his requests were that everyone played a whiffle ball game - kids versus adults and Red Sox attire was pretty much mandatory.  Well the whiffle ball game ultimately made me decide that I really needed to incorporate some key elements of Fenway Park into this party. I was determined to turn my parents back yard into a mini Fenway Park! 

Guests received ticket style invitations featuring David Ortiz and they came out awesome!  I found those on eBay from Magic Design Invitations, they were perfect.  They definitely set the tone and everyone got the hint to wear their Red Sox gear.   Food included peanuts, popcorn, hot dogs and my personal favorite - italian sausages with peppers & onions, which in my book is a must when I visit Fenway. 
Below are some images from the party.  You can visit our Facebook page for more images.

The life size wall graphics were a hit with kids and adults alike! 
David Ortiz & Kevin Youkilis were on the other wall.  These were so realistic that I got mad at myself for making one dirty and then realized it was part of the graphic. 

Cookies in the shape of jerseys, baseballs and a square featuring the "B" logo were delicious!  Cookie Creatives by Jennifer impressed once again!

The metal bucket kept all the favors together

Favor bags included Cracker Jacks and Red Sox themed silly bandz,
 tattoos, pez and m & m's

Mini batting helmets were perfect for the "Make your own sundae"
bar and went well with the cake featuring the Red Sox logo.

Green Monster scoreboard - handpainted by me.  It was huge and my back hated me for it, but everyone loved it, even the surprise guest! 

Wally was the surprise guest!  Thankfully I kept his appearance a secret since a week before the party my lil guy ended up in a cast (which was red for the Red Sox) and couldn't swim or play ball.  Wally saved the day and he also signed his cast!

The birthday boy's reaction upon seeing Wally.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Summer Wedding Celebration

When I was first contacted by Bethany for her August wedding I was happy for many reasons.  For one we went to school together as kids and it had been years since I'd seen her and another, I knew I'd have the opportunity to work with the J & L Catering team once again.  The little details that Bethany & Andy incorporated into their wedding were wonderful, they truly captured what a wedding should be about - the bride & groom and their life together.  That's exactly what their day was about. 

They were surrounded by friends and loved ones not only from Massachusetts but also from England and Africa (where they met).  I could've sat and talked to the ring bearer all day long as I loved listening to his accent, it was truly awesome.  One of my favorite elements of this wedding were the favors for the guests.  The favors were photos that Bethany had taken on her travels around the world, placed in simple glass frames.  On the back of each one she wrote the location and date as well as the name of the person receiving it.  Not only were they beautiful but I don't think you can really get more personal than that.

Here are some photos from their wedding day, courtesy of Ericson Photography.

The bride enjoys a moment with her mother & sister

The ring bearer pillow was made with a blanket from Africa

The beautiful cocktail tables -
I loved how the red & yellow popped against the black & white damask!

The happy couple

African themed animals were used instead of traditional numbers. 
This was my favorite.

I was honored to be a part of such an amazing day. Best wishes to Bethany & Andy for a beautiful life together!  Special thanks to Candi & Steve of Ericson Photography for the gorgeous images!  It was great working with you!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Graduation Party Success!

My niece Meredith graduated from high school a couple weeks ago and I had a blast planning her graduation party. Plotting it all out, going through tons of pictures and pulling it all together I felt many emotions, shed some tears and laughed so hard it hurt. Mere was born on my 14th birthday and she's always been very special to me. She's brilliant, beautiful and so very funny. As I watched her walk across the stage to get her diploma I was so very proud of her.

I really wanted this party to be special for her. The school colors, gerbera daisies (one of her favorites) and photos were weaved throughout the party. Everyone had a fabulous time dancing and singing karaoke. Here are some pictures from the party, if you'd like to see the rest you can see them on our Facebook Page.

Card box from For the Modern Bride

Graduation cap created by So Chic Events

This sign created by So Chic Events, helped guide the guests to the path that led to the party.

 Closeup picture of the "Congratulations Meredith" banner created by So Chic

The tent looked so pretty lit up at night.