Monday, September 27, 2010

~Winter Wonderland~

I am partial to winter weddings myself, since I was married in Decemeber almost five years ago now. I think they are whimsical and romantic, especially when it snows. (We had an ice storm, but everyone came that RSVP'd and we had a great time!) They are also much easier to decorate for, as most everything is already donning "winter wear". For instance: ground is covered in snow, churches hang their wreaths/garland, reception sites hang their lights, candles are in the windows, and Christmas trees are dotted around town. All of this making your job significantly easier and cheaper for decoration. Another benefit to winter weddings is the cost. Less decorating costs, but also prices for all things wedding aren't jacked up like they are in spring/summer! Usually vendors and location costs are much more affordable in the winter months, because fewer brides are tying the knot then. Just stay clear of holidays, because costs go back up then (Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day). To help you finish out those last minute details and ideas here are some pictures of some gorgeous winter wonderland affairs!

Table Number that doubles as a take-home ornament favor!

Notice the sparklers in the top right corner, great for a winter send-off!

If you are looking for a color option other than the traditional red and green, ice blue and silver go very well together!

Snow can make for great photo opportunities! (Although, that last one could give you a chill!)

I love those mittens for the "something blue!"

Cakes have a creative edge for the winter months.

Love when weddings add lit up trees or other foliage for decoration. Easy and cheaper decorating idea!

Silver is very popular for these upcoming months!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Special for Previous Bride's of Allen Event Designs

Special announcement!

If you had your wedding coordinated by Allen Event Designs, than you can take advantage of our new referral program. If you refer any bride-to-be (or groom-to-be) to Allen Event Designs and they end up booking, you will be sent a check for 5% of their entire package price at the conclusion of their wedding. That means you can earn anywhere from $30 to $115 just for recommending a friend use this service. If you have questions about this, email me at

Start taking advantage of this program now, so you can have cash in hand in the near future!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Color Trends for 2010!

For those at the beginning stages of their planning process, the first few steps you take are always:

~ Determine the Budget

~ Pick a Date

~ Number of Guests


~ Color Coordination

What are this years colors trends?

We are looking at bright colors popping all over the place:

~Fuchsia / Hot Pink

**Mango paired with a turquoise
and other bright color pairings below

All purple hues are in right now:

~Bright Purple

**Varying shades of purple paired with a splash of silver

Add Image Some colors that are making a comeback after a brief (or not so brief) hiatus:

~Light Yellow / Warm Buttercream
~Soft Blue

**Here is a classic navy paired with a more modern trend of pink (Below this you can see mauve isn't just for your grandmother's blush anymore!)

Add Image
Good pairing colors for this year:

~Gray shades

**For instance pale yellow with gray and black

As always, happy wedding planning, and if you need anything I am here to help! Don't forget to check the website out too...updates are always being made! Visit it here: