Monday, November 29, 2010

McGill Rose Garden and Nectar!

Looking for a beautiful spot in Charlotte to have a quaint ceremony and reception, bridesmaid luncheon, or afternoon tea? Look no further! The McGill Rose Garden in Noda  is the perfect spot! It is a beautiful and an intimate setting for any event. Karisa is the owner of Nectar whose floral shop is on site at the McGill Rose Garden. Her shop is adorable and she is super talented when it comes to floral arrangements! Be sure to check them out or visit the garden when in bloom, it is beautiful!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Cookie Recipe!

Looking for a great cookie recipe for the holiday season, well look no further! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are always a crowd pleaser!
1 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
2 cups of flour
2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 t milk
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 t vanilla
Mix altogether and bake on 350 for 8-12 minutes. The cookies are kind of cake like, so be careful not to overcook!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Marriott Center City

On Thursday night I was able to go to the Marriott Center City for a fun evening of networking with some other planners in Charlotte. Laura and Kristin from the Marriott gave us a fabulous tour of their amazing hotel, where the space is awesome! They have a cigar bar as well as a restaurant called Savannah Red's, where we were able to enjoy the fabulous food! We were able to meet the chef, who creates a fresh menu and is always changing things around due to the fact that they get their vegetables from local farmers! Marriott Center City offers many unique and special elements for any event! It was such a fun night and I highly recommend checking it out!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wish Upon A Wedding~ The Carolinas Blissful Wishes Ball

On Friday night I was able to attend a wonderful event, The Carolinas Blissful Wishes Ball for a wonderful organization called Wish Upon a Wedding! It was held at The Ritz Carlton where we had a delicious meal and tons of fun! There were lots of wonderful people from the industry there and it was great to catch up with them as well as meet some new people. The president of Wish Upon a Wedding Sasha Souza flew in to speak at the event and the stories of wishes that have already been granted really touched the heart. Some of my favorite parts of the evening were the silent auction, the photo booth from Shutterbooth which was a blast, and dancing the night away with two great bands, The Fabulous Kays and The Right to Party Band! Many thanks to the Wish Upon a Wedding team and all of the fabulous vendors that made this night so special!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What a night!

Me, Erin, and Cecily!
Thursday night at Bella Bridesmaid was a blast! It was so much fun to see all of Erin's new pieces of jewelry, mingle with fabulous people, and browse the beautiful dresses that Bella Bridesmaid has to offer! Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by! Congrats to Brooke who won the two hour design session with I Do Details Events!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Erin McDermott and Bella Bridesmaid Event Tonight!

Come join Erin from Erin McDermott Jewelry and Cecily from Bella Bridesmaid as they showcase the latest trends while offering 15% of all purchases! Come enjoy apps and cocktails while shopping all of the wodnerful things that both of these vendors have to offer from 5-8 at Bella Bridesmaid. I Do Details Events is also giving away a two hour design session, so come check it out!
Hope to see you tonight!
Bella Bridesmaid, 2133 Southend Drive Suite 104, Charlotte, NC

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Inspiration Board

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Spending time with family, playing games, overeating, snuggling up on the couch and watching football, and reflecting on what you are thankful for. Some of my friends are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, and were asking for some table ideas. I thought that I would create an inspiration board to hopefully spark some creativity and ideas for the infamous Thanksgiving table!!! I am a big fan of the neutrals and especially the golds while tying in various natural colors and little details that help set your table apart from others! Click on the link to see my inspiration board on Style Me Pretty. I hope that you enjoy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Picture That House

My talented aunt Ann, creates these one of a kind house pictures which makes the perfect gift for any occasion! Whenever my friends and I have given this as a gift, the recepient is always so surprised and touched and always has the same reaction, "This is my house!"  All  you need to do is email Ann a picture of the house that you would like her to do, and she takes care of the rest...painting and framing! Please contact Ann for more information.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Meet Gean & Joe!

I first met Gean and Joe at the Charlotte Wedding Connection and just from a few short moments, you could tell how in love they were with one another! When I got the opportunity to meet with them, I realized just how in love they are and how excited they are to start this next step of their life together!
They were first introduced to one another through Gean's best friend, Deanna. They initially crossed paths four years ago, while walking down the street in front of RiRa's. Two years after their initial meeting they were brought back together for a "girls" dinner at Cantina. Her friends had planned a dinner/movie night and Deanna ended up inviting Joe. After that dinner, Joe pestered Deanna for several weeks for her contact information. Deanna gave into Joe's persistence and finally gave him her number. They talked and texted daily, and on March 25, 2008 they had their first date, and have been inseparable ever since.

On March 19, 2010, they were headed down to Atlanta for a quick weekend getaway. Joe recommended that they go out for a nice dinner at the Sun Dial Restaurant, a tri-level dining complex featuring a revolving restaurant, a rotating cocktail lounge and an observatory offering a 360-degree panorama of the Atlanta skyline. They enjoyed a great meal, and following dinner they took a stroll around the restaurant to check out the amazing view. As they were gazing out at the skyline, they began reminiscing about their relationship and how wonderful their time together has been. Joe then got down on one knee to propose, and out of excitement, she shouted, "I do!" 
They are so excited about their upcoming wedding and cannot wait to start their journey together, and I Do Details Events is excited to be a part of their big day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Perfect Clutch!

Ummmm...okay, I think that I could be in LOVE with these adorable clutches from Davie & Chiyo! They are super adorable and they have tons of styles to choose from for any occasion! Check out their website for the various designs that they have to offer, but these are a few of my favorites! Happy Shopping!

Perfect for a Bride!
Fun, Fun, Fun!
Love it!
Perfect for a bridesmaid or a night on the town!
It comes in all different colors!! Love it for a bride or bridesmaid!
Photo Credits: Davie & Chiyo

Monday, November 1, 2010

Got a door?

Photo Credit: Jeanne Winters
My aunt sends out weekly finds of some of her favorite blogs and I had to share one of her finds this week! It involves an old door and some cork...and easy as pie you have a spot for pictures, place cards, inspirations, notes, reminders...the opportunities are endless! Check out this do it yourself project from The Inspired Room!