Friday, February 25, 2011

Hayden Olivia Bridal


            Parker                                 Ginger                               Roxanne

I got this information passed along to me this morning from Melissa Lamkin and thought that I would share it with you! The highly anticipated Modern Trousseau spring trunk show at Hayden Olivia Bridal is this weekend.  Designer Callie Tein will be available to work with brides Friday and Saturday, Feb 25th and 26th.  Friday night, Feb 25th, Hayden Olivia is hosting a "Meet the Designer" event from 6-8.  Brides and industry professionals will enjoy spray tan services, bakery treats and other desserts, makeup consultations, SWAG bags and more! This sounds like an awesome event so be sure to check it out!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SCM Design

Last night I was able to attend a wonderful open house for SCM Designs. Stephanie and Brad have recently set up a beautiful office in their home that really reflects the style of their business. I was able to look at their wonderful invitations that they offer as well as the storybook albums that Stephanie puts together. Be sure to check them out, thier stuff is amazing!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Valentine's Day Dinner Party!

I went to college at Elon University, and was so blessed to make the most AMAZING friends. I was also fortunate to move to Charlotte with 10 of them after school! Some have moved, but the majority of us are still here and it has been an absolute blast! As we all get busy in our lives, it is soooo important to reflect on the most important people in your lives; friends, family, significant others, whoever it may be. So a couple of years back I started the annual Valentine's Day Dinner Party to bring us all together for a dinner party full of good food, fun, and laughter! I wanted to share some of the pics from this years dinner party...Enjoy!
Place cards
                                Menu cards from Nuage Mulberry

The table
                                    Linens from Connie Duglin                              
Cookies in a jar favors- Recipe from Bakerella

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Welcome to I Do Details...

Sara and Ryan met in high school through her sister awhile back. Ryan took Sara out to dinner to celebrate being together for 8 years. They were waiting on their reservations, so they went over to Freedom Park where he popped the question! She was so excited that she said 'okay' instead of yes! They are looking forward to continuing to share life's little moments, and traveling and taking on the world together as best friends!
I Do Details is so excited to be a part of their big day in October at Byron's South End!
Cheers and let the planning begin!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mary Jo's Fabric Store

My mom came to Charlotte this past weekend for a visit and was dying to go check out this fabric store! So off we went to Mary Jo's in Gastonia not knowing at all what to expect. When we pulled up, it was packed and as we walked through the doors, we could see why. There was tons and tons of fabric and I mean TONS of fabric. Ranging from fleece to more modern threads to designer fabric. Of course as we are looking through all of the rows of fabric, so many ideas are running through my head! There are so many ways to incorporate fabric into your event, whether it be by making custom linens, pillows, draping, fabric boards whatever your little heart desires! Be sure to check it out and let us know what you are doing with the fabric that you find!
I was so excited to stumble across this awesome fabric that we will be using for Lindsay and Brandon's escort card board and it ties perfectly into their white and tan wedding.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dress Rush

What a great way to start a Monday, with some exciting news! Now you have the opportunity to purchase that couture wedding gown that you have always wanted at a fraction of the price! Check out Dress Rush. Dress Rush is an exclusive, members only, online auction where you can find couture wedding gowns at a fraction of their retail cost. Dress Rush features the most sought after designers in the bridal fashion industry and guarantees the authenticity of all of their products.
Dress Rush is part of the Weddzilla network and was created by a team of wedding industry veterans, whose past and current successes will be leveraged to expand the awareness of Dress Rush. Dress Rush is defying traditional expectations associated with shopping for a couture wedding gown by giving the fashion faithful a contemporary platform to access rarely discounted luxury brands. In addition, Dress Rush members can purchase veils and headpieces, shoes, and accessories, in their limited engagement, pay-to-bid auctions, all starting at $0.
Dress Rush hasn't officially gone live, so now is the time to register. Like them on Facebook so that you can be in the know about all of the awesome things that are coming your way!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Spectacular Packaging!

                          Grey and White Striped Paper Straw (8 inches)   
                                    Love these straws for a signature drink!      
Clear Acetate Box with Tuck Top (4X4X4)   Ripple Cup (4oz)
          Cupcakes, popcorn, mini sliders?                        How much fun for an ice cream bar?
 Throw a monogrammed sticker on there and
                   you are good to go!
When searching for a clients packaging for her favors, I came across this fun and fantastic website called Garnish. Garnish offers pieces that are perfect for packaging and making your event spectacular! How about using their straws for your signature cocktail? or Using the clear boxes for your yummy favors? They also offer ideas for various themes using their products which look like tons of fun, soup swap anyone? The opportunities are endless and let your creative minds roll as you shop Garnish!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011



Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Yesterday I had an awesome meeting with Stephanie from Extravaganza. Extravaganza has two warehouses and it is one of the largest prop shops in the Southeast. 90% of their warehouse is themed props, however a good 75% or more of their business is weddings! They can be as hands on or off as you would like them to be for your event. While they have a warehouse they also have an event depot that can be rented out for your event! I went there to chat about draping for a client's wedding, and Stephanie had great advice and ideas and they really know their venue's! Make sure to check out Extravaganza and I can't wait to work with them!