Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I found myself in Bath and Body Works yesterday when the song "Marry You" by Bruno Mars came on.  I found myself fighting the urge to start dancing in the store.  So catchy and of course I love all things "wedding" related.  Glee performed this song last season for a wedding on the show, as you can see here:


I think when you listen to it, you might find yourself fighting the urge to dance as well.  And what a cute idea for a wedding party to do for the entrance!  Although, I will say I think this episode (as well as The Office with Jim and Pam's wedding) stole their idea from this couple's wedding:


They made it cool to do an entrance that is slightly more memorable!  With 72 million hits, I'd say those shows were wise to steal the idea!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Vendor Update

Earlier this month I posted two vendors to take a closer look at: j. hamil photography and Life: by the Frenchs.  Right now both are running a special.  If you mention that you saw this ad, j. hamil photography will take 5% off any package you would like, and Life: by the Frenchs is running a contest to win a free mini photo shoot!  Both are excellent deals, that you can't afford to miss out on!  Make sure you check them out!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Great Websites!

I love finding new ideas and inspirations for weddings (or events involving the wedding).  Here are some recent great finds:

For the Maid of Honor (planning ideas):

Sometimes inspiration about what to do for the bachelorette party can fall flat.  These ideas listed here are awesome and creative!  Like this mug shot idea:

Photo credit: LB Photography
It documents the night with the "Maid of Dishonor" and the bridesmaids, as well.  Makes for a nice memory, even if you don't share it with anyone else! ; )

I also love the custom button-down shirts here:

Photo credit: Katie Day Photography
It could be a DIY project at the bridal shower, and then you have a shirt to get ready in on the day-of!  Plus, as a tip it's a great idea to wear a button-down shirt while getting ready, so you don't mess your hair up while trying to shimmy out of a non-button-down shirt!

Real Wedding Inspirations:

I love looking at other people's weddings to get ideas, and to just see what different personalities would pick for different themes.  

Like big city weddings, I just love!

Photo credit: Kristen Taylor Photography
Or a more Southwestern flair...love the blue door!

Photo credit: Jennifer McMenamin Photography

The Dress:

Of course the dress!  Usually one of the first things a bride decides on, and helps set the tone of the event.  If you select a princess gown you are probably having a more upscale affair!  Like the mermaid chiffon gown?  Maybe planning a beach wedding?  

On this site you can check out the Fall 2012 trends.  This one is a particular favorite of mine!


The small detailing at the waist, the stiffness of the fabric, and the silhouette are favs of mine! 

However if I was doing a vow renewal, I might choose something a bit more classic, like this, except in a lighter fabric for beach wear:


These are just a couple of sites that I like to browse over.  If you have some favorites that you would love to share, please leave me a comment!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Don't Forget...

...if you book my services THIS MONTH for your wedding sometime in this year and mention this post, I will give you a discounted rate of 12% off the package you order. That could equal a savings of up to $276 if you book the complete wedding coordinator package! For more information of packages and pricing, visit my website at: http://alleneventdesigns.weebly.com.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wedding Vendors Spotlight

   If you are a bride, one of the primary things on your mind (at any given time) is wedding vendors.  Who is the best?  Who should I avoid?  How much will this cost me?  Will I be happy with the end result?  It can be overwhelming, and at times you wish someone would just swoop in and tell you who to hire, who to avoid, and sign the contracts for you. 

   To make your job slightly easier, for 2012 I will be highlighting certain wedding vedors each month that I give my stamp of approval on, and suggest you consider them when hiring.  These vendors run the gamut from photographers, videographers, and hair stylists to event spaces, caterers, and bakers.  Of course if you are looking for a wedding planner to do the work for you, I can always offer my services (wink, wink), but here are some other vendors I think you should take a look at!

This month I am highlighting two creative photographers~  j. hamil photography and Life: by the Frenchs Photography.

j. hamil photography

Contact information: Get In Touch
Website: http://jhamilphotography.weebly.com/
Current Special: Mention that you saw this ad and get 5% off any package!
Style: Modern, Journalistic

Sample Work:

Life: by the Frenchs Photography

This husband and wife team provide creative, dynamic photography to capture life's most beautiful moments.  They cover everything from blossoming engagements and weddings to the blooms of children and families.  Chris and Allison's photography captures the candid joy, contagious laughter, and overall color of life's essence. 

Contact information: allisoncorrin@gmail.com
Website: http://www.lifebythefrenchs.com
Style: Photojournalistic

Sample Work:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hope all of you 2012 brides have a wonderful new year!  If you are looking for any help planning your event, just contact me at alleneventdesigns@gmail.com.  I would be more than happy to help you create your ideal wedding, give you ideas, and make sure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day. 

As a 2012 special running this month, if you book your wedding for sometime in this year and mention this post, I will give you a discounted rate of 12% off the package you order.  That could equal a savings of up to $276 if you book the complete wedding coordinator package! For more information of packages and pricing, visit my website at: http://alleneventdesigns.weebly.com

Happy New Year!