A Drink with Paige


Kristin and Patrick!
February 25, 2009, 12:14 am
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So, it took me a while, but I’m finally posting the photos from my first wedding of 2009.  Kristin Hart married Patrick McComber on January 10, 2009.  I originally met this great couple while I was working on Patrick’s cousin’s wedding last year.  Needless to say, we all hit it off!

I had a great time working with them to capture that “Winter Wonderland” feel.  Of course, when you work with great families and great vendors-the best is bound to happen.

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Details are the best way to make your wedding unique and personal.  Sometimes it takes a little extra effort-but it’s usually worth it!  Check out the beautiful ring bearer pillows!  After the wedding,  use them as an accent pillow in your bedroom-it will be a perfect addition to your new home.

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The bride and groom went to Su Vino Winery in Grapevine and personally made each bottle of wine as a gift for their guests to take home and enjoy. Love it!

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The lighting makes a huge difference in your event space! Astounding Sounds took care of all the lighting and entertainment. (Check out the gobo that framed the sweetheart table!). Junior at The Garden Gate transformed Northwood Country Club into a perfect Winter Wonderland.

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Talk about awesome photography!  David and Luke Edmonson ROCKED this wedding.  The ceremony shots are endearing; the reception shots show how much fun everyone was having-they were a perfect match for this couple (Oh! Not to mention personal friends!)

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. McComber!

The Details: Ceremony Site: King of Glory Church,  Reception Site: Northwood Country Club, String Quartet: Aria Strings, Photographer: David and Luke Edmonson, Florist: The Garden Gate Floral Design, Entertainment and Lighting: Astounding Sounds.



E + E = P
February 19, 2009, 12:10 am
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Erin Pascuzzi (a PaigeChenault Events staffer!) married Eric Pastore on February 7, 2009.
Perhaps I’m biased because Erin works for PaigeChenault Events, but I would say this was one of the best weddings I’ve ever had the privilege of being a part of.  Talk about being in LOVE!  Erin and Eric are so fun, so happy, and so in love-and so are their families! Everyone joined in the celebration of this great Italian couple. We had an incredible team of vendors working on this wedding—and it showed during the day!  All the guests had a great time as they celebrated this couple.

Congratulations to Erin and Eric!

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The fun started early with the stationary in hues of navy, green, and ivory.  They carried this through each detail of the weekend. 

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 PicFlips entertained the guests during the reception–a great party favor!  But really, can I brag?! We had to keep the PicFlips station open AFTER the bride and groom left-it was so popular!

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Cymbidium transformed The Ritz ballroom into a romantic, contemporary backdrop for Erin and Eric’s guests. It was so comfortable and charming!

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The Details:  Ceremony: Perkins Chapel  Reception, Food, and Cake: Ritz-Carlton Dallas; Photography: David and Luke Edmonson; Videography: Soulbox Productions Stationary and Florals: Cymbidium; Grooms Cake: Sprinkles Cupcakes; Party Favors: PicFlips; Band: Signed, Sealed, Delivered



Going Green
February 10, 2009, 2:34 pm
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Since I touched on my first favorite color, orange, I thought it was time to give a little love to my next favorite: GREEN.  For the last couple of years, there’s been a huge push to “Go Green” in all our daily activities. I must say, my family is definitely into being GREEN. It’s amazing that little steps make a huge difference. Okay, okay. I’ve given my speech on being environmentally friendly-but what does this mean for the party circuit?

GREEN IDEAS for HOSTESS GIFTS and HOSPITALITY BAGS:

Some of my favorite ideas are simple and inexpensive:

– Give your hostess a basket of fruit from your local Farmer’s Market and include a note of your favorite vendors.

– Love to shop but hate the plastic?  Give the gift of ECOLOGIE.  These bags offer a variety of colors for the stylish woman, and are heavy duty enough to support all your groceries!    (Be sure to wrap them with your favorite colorful ribbon for presentation!)   

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– When your guests check into their hotel room for your event, leave them a welcome note in their room attached to a weekend water bottle!  They keep any refreshment cool while your guests site see in your city.  In fact, try personalizing them to fit with your weekend’s theme.   

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GOING GREEN FOR YOUR WEDDING:

Several of my couples have incorporated GREEN elements into their wedding that made for great conversation pieces. Check out the images below:

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This fun couple had a great idea!  They emailed out a video invitation to all their friends and family from their website, then collected all the RSVP’s online, too!  It was a great way to conserve resources (not to mention easy on the pocketbook). Check out photos from their fun fiesta (She even made a costume change!)! Instead of cutting flowers to make centerpieces, Joy enlisted the help of MM Special Events to create the Fiesta feel on each table with the use of pinatas, maracas, and more!

click here to view THE INVITATION

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They had a great celebration at Temple Emanu’El that included food from Blue Mesa, fantastic music by David Whiteman and the Love Chocolates, and photography by FairyTale Photography.

 

LEAH + MICHAEL

Talk about Going Green!  Leah and Michael had an amazingly beautiful wedding with the help of The Urban Blossom.  Their centerpieces consisted of potted marigolds in gold containers and a photo of all the places they’d visited as a couple.  Each bride carried herbs in her bouquet, leaving a fragrant trail.  As favors (and homage to the groom), the couple passed out personalized frisbees.  Let’s just say, this was one fun and creative couple! (More ideas to steal from this couple: They made up a routine for their first dance!  Sparklers were lit upon their exit!  The food was a mix of two cultures: Italian and Indian. Michael made paper cranes which hung all around Hickory Street Annex  and looked awesome in photos!)

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Details: Perez Photography, The Arboretum, Hickory Street Annex, Glory House Catering, The Urban Blossom, Infinity DJ Systems