Brides Against Breast Cancer – Anaheim

Brides Against Breast Cancer is back in Southern California and they are looking for all Brides, Vendors, and Volunteers interested in participating in their upcoming Charity Bridal Gown Sale.  This is such a wonderful organization and if you’re looking for an awesome gown and a wonderful price, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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Brides you will find some awesome deals on gowns by well-known designers and get to see some of amazing vendors. All of this to support a wonderful cause.   BABC is a non-profit organization is committed to raising over $2 million dollars to fund free support services to anyone impacted by cancer.   You can find more info at www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.

Erika’s Elegance Weddings and Events is also a sponsor of this wonderful event and will be hosting a booth.  We hope to see you there!

Take Care,

Erika

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day 2015I just want to take today to wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.  I know that Mother’s Day can be an exciting time for some and harder for others who may have loss their mother or their child.  Today is often hard for me because I loss my only son to leukemia so I stand with those mothers and often struggle with wondering if I still am a mom.  BUT today, I celebrate ALL mother’s!  Celebrating those who are here, honoring those who have gone ahead and encouraging those whose children are no longer here.  We are all mother’s!  You deserve to be celebrated.

I hope you enjoy your day!

Take Care,

Erika

 

Brides Against Breast Cancer – Whittier Event

Brides Against Breast Cancer is Coming to Whittier!!!

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Looking for all brides, come out and get an awesome bridal gown, see some amazing vendors, all while supporting an awesome cause.  BABC is a non-profit organization is committed to raising over $2 million dollars to fund free support services to anyone impacted by cancer.   You can find more info at www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.

Erika’s Elegance Weddings and Events is a sponsor of this wonderful event and will be hosting a booth.  We hope to see you there!

Take Care,

Erika

Happy Cinco De Mayo

I had a wonderful time working with wonderful event professionals for this Cinco de Mayo themed bridal shoot.  Great job to Niloufar Gibson of Perfectly Made Weddings, LLC for such a wonderful vision.  I had the pleasure of creating custom stationery for the shoot.

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What an amazing day!

Event Planner – Perfectly Made Weddings
Photos – Krista Mason Photography Florals – The Events Boutique
Stationery – Erika’s Elegance Weddings and Events
Tuxedos – Friar’s Tux
Venue Molaa Art Museum
Linens – Glow Concepts Fine Linens

Have a great day!

Take care,
Erika

Who’s Birthday is it Today?

Is your birthday today?  Well if so…

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Today is my birthday too and I want to celebrate with you!

I haven’t blogged in awhile and boy have I missed you guys.  There is like a longing that you have when you haven’t connected with the blogosphere and man did I feel it.  BUT there was good reason for me not blogging.  As you may have heard me say before, I’ve been busy as a bee….well I have truly been busy as a bee.  I have had events every Saturday and Sunday for the past few months and other stuff in between.  It has been great.  I truly enjoy living out my purpose, passion, and dreams as an event planner.

Well, I’m back and I hope you’re ready to put up with me :).  During my events, I had a chance to do a few milestone birthday parties which were super awesome.  I’ll share those with you, as well as, share a few ideas about throwing an awesome birthday party.

I hope you guys have a great weekend and if it is your birthday or you know someone born on May 1st, drop a line here and wish them a Happy Birthday so we can all share in their special day.

Take Care,

Erika

 

We’re Doing Some Early Spring Cleaning Over Here!

We have decided to do some early spring cleaning over here and wanted to show you our customized journals that we create.  I love all of our journals and each have a special meaning behind why they were created.  My ultimate goal in creating each journal was to be a source of inspiration and motivation when someone uses the journal.  The first that will be highlighted is our:

“I’m a Survivor Breast Cancer” Journal

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I created this journal to honor the women in my life, as well as, around the world who are in the fight, won the fight, or who bravely loss their fight.  This journal is dedicated to my Auntie who won her fight and my Aunt Betty who loss her battle.  Next is:

“My Bridal” Journal

IMG_5212This journal includes a look at all of your vendors numbers at a glance, along with, wedding timelines to help you stay on track.  A perfect wedding journal to fit in your purse and customized with your name.  The last journal highlighted today is the:

“Walking into my Destiny” Journal

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This is for the woman who loves shoes and who knows her purpose and is walking in it.

These could be a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift, Birthday Gift, or even Mother’s Day Gift.  You can check out these and more of our collection here.  We’ll be sharing more over the next few days.

Take Care,

Erika

 

 

 

Superbowl Party Fun

Depending on who you were rooting for, you are either basking in glory or scratching your head and asking what happened???  Well this year’s Superbowl hit an all time record with viewers an estimated 114 Million viewers.

Well I don’t know about you but I sure did have an awesome time decorating and getting things together for the big day. Below are pictures from the Superbowl celebration.

 

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I love crisp clean lines and love the look white picture frames add to any event.  I created this sign that was placed near the beginning of the food line.

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Created these signs in the team colors.  Which door would you choose?

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Had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Lesley of 5K Nutrition for this event.  Her and her team cutely wrapped the dinnerware for the guests.  These turned out so cute.

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Created these cute little signs for all of the food items.  I love how the yellow and green pair together.

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No party would be complete without dessert.  Served mini chocolate cupcakes on this created cupcake tier which is actually three individual cake stands.  And the focal point of the day was the snack table.  I so love how it turned out and everything was created with supplies from your local craft store.

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Overall I’d say that we made a touchdown with the day’s event.

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Well football season is officially over.  Here’s to next year’s party ideas.

Take Care and have a great day!

Erika

Are You Ready for Some Football???

Tomorrow the Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots in which some are predicting to be the “television event of the year.”  The International Business Times estimates “this game will draw higher ratings than any show this year and will have a good chance to exceed the number of viewers this year versus last.”  Per Nielsen there was an average of 111.5 million viewers.  Can you say WOW!!!

That’s a lot of people, a lot of parties, AND a lot of creative party ideas.  So what does one do to get ready for a Superbowl party?

I think there are four elements that are sure to make your party a hit; a comfortable and laid back atmosphere, great food, great drinks, and the game which is really the highlight of the party.

The Atmosphere…People want to enjoy the game and all the antics that go with it, like talking smack about your favorite team, enjoying the half-time show, and even looking at the replays.  As the host, you want your guests to be comfortable and relaxed.  I’ve been to parties where everyone just sat around and watch the game in silence.  So not fun.  The game is about energy after all it is not only the game that will announce the best team of the year, it is the last game of the season, no more football until the end of the year.  So you want your guest to feel this energy.

You can set the atmosphere with fun decor.  I love the idea of setting your food table up to look like a football field.  In fact this is one of the ideas I’m working on for my Superbowl decor.  We found this cute table from A Night Owl’s Blog.

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Great Food…you want to have great food that your guests can easily go back and forth to grab.  Why not create your menu on options that are often found at concession stands???  Some food suggestions are:

  • Chicken Wings
  • Popcorn (Why not provide different flavors for your guest to try)
  • Spinach Dipdrinks
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Chili Dogs or Corn Dogs for the kids
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Nachos and Cheese

Great Drinks…are a must.  You want to have a variety.  Try providing fruit infused water which is always refreshing, some fresh lemonade, and a variety of beers would be great.

The Game…well that should be a given right? :).  I am so excited about tomorrow’s game and I have been designing decor for tomorrow’s shindig.  I’m excited to see how everything will turn out.  I can’t wait to show you pictures next week.  So, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???  

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I’d love to hear your party ideas for tomorrow.  Please leave a comment so we can join in on your celebration.

Have a great weekend and go Seahawks………or Patriots :).

Take Care,

Erika