We Love The Use Of Mirrors…

 

 

We are not talking about  just on the tables either!  Mirrors are being used for signage, seating charts, menus, and even furniture. Mirrors can add instant shimmer and glamour to any event.

As Event Planners, we love to use mirrors to visually expand the surrounding space. Mirrors placed strategically around the venue can make the overall space appear larger. They can also increase the light in the room. Think about situating them in places where they will also visually multiply the number of floral arrangements. This trick will make everything appear more lush.

Instead of one mirror tile in the center of the table, try a runner of mirror tiles down the table. What a beautiful and simple way to add mirrors to your event!

Get creative and have fun, but make sure that the mirrors are secured at all times for safety.

 

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Not Your Ordinary Balloons!!

Balloons are associated with  happy, fun and whimsical events, so why isn’t it obvious that this classic decor item can easily be incorporated into your wedding day? Balloons provide a fun factor to your event while keeping it chic and classy. Balloons can be used in a variety of ways for your event. Before  you think balloons are a thing of the past, take a look at these….

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Welcome guests to what is sure to be an unforgettable reception with a beautiful modern arch! The modern arch today includes floral along with texture. So not the balloon arch of the 80’s and 90’s.

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Everybody loves a photo booth, and it’s now easier than ever to create your own. This beautiful  balloon wall provides the perfect backdrop! The backdrop can consist of many more things than just balloons! Look again for floral and texture being added.

 

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Beautiful colors of balloons can be used to accent various  areas of the event. Show off your wedding colors with coordinating and contrasting colored balloons for your bridal party to hold, or stick to one color for a sophisticated and trendy monochromatic look. There are so many colors,sizes and types to choose from.

 

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Far from cheesy, balloons will make for a memorable getaway or entrance  for the bride and groom. Whether you choose to stick to one color or a variety of colors and sizes for more vibrant photos, balloons will help to send the newlyweds off in a fun way to their next adventure.  Don’t  forget to use letter or number-shaped balloons to spell out special sentiments at your wedding or other events! Balloons will help to make your event a memorable one!

 

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Honey… Bee Mine

For a sweet event, a honey bee theme is perfect. Filled with bright colors of yellow and flavors of delectable honey, this is a unique way to celebrate and most certainly a memorable one.

 

There are so many plays on words you can incorporate into a honey bee themed occasion, such as “Meant to Bee” or “Bride to Bee”, so let your creativity fly

Obviously you’ll want to bring honey flavors into as much as your party food as you can, so opt for honey cocktails with actual honeycombs as garnishes, cakepops in the shape of honeycombs themselves, detailed sugar cookies in the shapes of honey bees and even honey flavored hard candies in containers that look like bee keeper boxes. The possibilities  are endless with this sweet theme!

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What to expect when you are not expecting….when the RSVP’s have failed you!

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First, don’t panic… While you should have a seasoned event professional on staff who would have foreseen this issue, you may not have had such a luxury.  So here’s the facts to any late arrivals and unplanned guests. People may or may not include their plus one on the card when they send it back, circumstances change and you always have friends and family who are habitually late. When planning for your big day you have to include these minor set backs and shrug it off as something that happens and you cannot control.  Make sure to never limit your space. The venue you choose should never be at max capacity to your guests. Cut them a break and leave some wiggle room. You should always have this discussion with your caterer when you are planning out your meal selection and they can guide you and let you know the appropriate amount of “extra” servings to allow for. If you are having seating cards and assigned tables, leave a few tables near the door marked as reserved, these can be used for late arrivals and unexpected guests. Though you didn’t know they were coming, you never want guests to feel that they are a burden and at the 11th hour you don’t want to scramble for seats. Always leave a few seating cards blank for these last minute write ins and have places set like you knew they’d show. If you don’t have an event planner, put SOMEONE ELSE in charge. This is your day and a friend or family member will willingly help out and escort unexpected guests to seats they can fill.

CREATIVE SIGNAGE FOR THE OCCASION….

Creative signage is a unique and colorful way to add originality and an artistic flare to any event such as: weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, retirement parties and more! There is no limit to the creative ways you can make words pop! Check out these creative signs:

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Interview with Amy Lewis and her fab company…Makeup by Amy Lewis

 

 

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is the owner of the Michigan based  company, Makeup by Amy Lewis, and seriously one of the sweetest and most talented women I know.  In this interview Amy and I discuss how her career started, what makes her unique, and top questions brides should ask their Makeup artists. Go grab yourself a cup of something good and enjoy!

 

 

Tell us something about yourself and your business.

I am a professional makeup artist/business owner of Makeup by Amy
Lewis. I live in Monroe, MI but I am able to travel to all parts of Southeast
Michigan and Northwest Ohio. In the past I have worked for MAC Cosmetics, and
now freelance for cosmetic company Benefit. I graduated from the
University of Toledo with my Bachelor’s degree, which has helped me greatly in
running a successful business.

I take pride in providing the greatest on-site beauty experience for the bride who wants
refreshingly modern, yet naturally classic bridal makeup styling. Working with
brides and the bridal party is such a lovely experience. Being part
of the excitement that morning is an extraordinary feeling and its so
satisfying for me to see a woman transformed into a confident, glowing bride. I
specialize in makeup for Weddings, Photography, & Special Events.

 

How did you decide to become a makeup artist? Who or what inspired you to become involved in
profession?

My fierce passion for makeup began at a young age. I distinctly recall discovering my mom’s makeup bag for
the first time. I began digging through it as if it were a treasure chest,
examining each item with great curiosity and wonder. That eventually led me to
the MAC counter where I would linger and watch the artists working on their
clients, taking note of their techniques and color choices. I made it my goal
to become a glamorous MAC Makeup Artist one day. I went on to make this goal
many years later, and realized my potential to share my talent with people
outside of the realm of retail. My favorite part of being a makeup artist is
not just the transformation, but showing my client the finished look. The look
of absolute amazement in her eyes and the smile on her face are things I will
never stop enjoying. I especially appreciate the honor of a bride including me
in her wedding day and trusting me to make her look incredibly stunning on her
wedding day. Every day I feel very lucky and privileged to have a job I simply
love doing!

 

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What makes you unique? What separates you from other makeup artists?

I think what makes me unique as a makeup artist is that I work with each of my brides one-on-one.
I enjoy getting to know my clients and their needs, that way we are both on the
same page and everyone is 100% happy. Having offered professional makeup
services for over five years, I’m able to interpret clients’
specifications and preferences to create gorgeous makeup styles.  My goal
is to give you elegant and polished makeup, putting your best face
forward, so you look and feel beautiful!

 

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I find inspiration in magazines, beauty blogs, social media, photography,
and the red carpet. It’s also fun to visit Sephora and other cosmetic counters
to explore new products/colors!

 

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What should brides ask when booking you as their makeup artist?

Many brides’ first question is usually “how much?” While it is important to stick to your
budget, your makeup/hair is absolutely crucial on your wedding day. The
difference between everyday makeup and bridal makeup is there are different
products/techniques involved to allow the makeup to withstand heat, sweat,
tears, and a very long day. Most brides invest quite a bit in their
photographer that all goes to waste if your makeup does not photograph well. I
cannot tell you how many people I’ve met that regret not hiring a professional
makeup artist for their wedding. I even hired a trusted professional for my own
wedding day!

 

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Some questions you should ask those you are considering to provide makeup for you on
the biggest day of your life:

 

1)    What products/brands are in your kit?
2)    Are you licensed/certified?
3)    Do you provide airbrush makeup or hand-applied makeup?
4)    Will you travel to me?
5)    How much experience do you have doing weddings? What style of
bridal makeup do you like best?

6)    If you have any skin concerns (oily, dry, rosacea, acne) you
should ask for their advice and what they recommend to decrease these issues.

7)    Are you able to accommodate large bridal parties?

 

How can future clients contact you?

I can be reached at 419-704-6981 Monday- Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. You can also email
me anytime at makeupbyamylewis@gmail.com.
If you’d like to read reviews and check out my most recent work, please visit
my page http:www.facebook.com/makeupbyamylewis. My online portfolio can be
viewed at www.promakeupbyamy.carbonmade.com

 

Thanks Amy!