Monday, November 23, 2009

Unique Idea for Receptions: Hot Air Balloon Rides for Guests

I suggested tethered hot air balloon rides for our client's wedding reception to be held on June 26, 2010.  It will be an outdoor tented event for 400-500 guests, and they wanted their entertainment to be unique.  They are also securing a photo booth from ShutterBooth and possibly a craps and black jack table.  More information to follow.


Friday, October 30, 2009

All white wedding and bridesmaids dresses?

Back in the times of Ancient Rome, the Bridesmaids' dresses were the same color as the Bride's dress. They believed it would confuse evil spirits that would try to harm the Bride. Now all white gowns - Bride and Bridesmaids - is an upscale style that looks incredibly elegant in the pictures.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Why a DJ cannot replace a Wedding Planner

A DJ company will tell you, "We will plan your day and make sure everything runs smoothly." Yes, a DJ can plan out your reception timeline to help get the announcements, first dance and cake cutting ceremony accomplished. However, your DJ will not know who to call if the centerpieces are the wrong style or if the wedding party is running late. He/she won't be able to contact a couture wedding gown alterations professional if a bridesmaid's zipper is broken and ripped from the dress. Your DJ will not know the details of the dinner that is served and whether the timing is correct or the cake is to be served as dessert or sent home in cake boxes. Only a Professional Wedding Coordinator will know about every aspect of your Reception. After working with you for one year or several months before the wedding day, your Wedding Planner knows the names of every family member and the wedding party, who will be where and at what time, and will have every nuance of your event recorded with information on each and every vendor involved in your Reception on the spot. Hiring a wedding planner is an essential element of a well-planned event.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Couture Wedding Gown Disaster saved by Katerina Bocci

Dream Wedding and Event Planners was hired to plan and coordinate a large outdoor tented wedding on July 25, 2009. The Bride and Groom live in New York, had their New York wedding and reception earlier, then flew to Michigan for their Michigan Reception. The day before their event, they took her couture bridal gown to a cleaners for a light cleaning. When they picked it up, they learned the cleaners has completely ruined her gown. It looked like it had been thrown in a washing machine, ironed by hand with a flat iron and scorched. The bride and her sister called me in a panic at 4:30 p.m. on Friday with the Reception occurring the next day. I sent them to Katerina Bocci, a couture bridal gown designer located in Shelby Township, Michigan. She immediately canceled all of her appointments that evening, called in her two designers, and completely remade the exact gown by 2:00 a.m. with some differences because of designer patents. When the bride came to her shop the next morning, Katerina had soft music, a glass of wine and a masseuse there to relax her before the pre-reception pictures were to begin at 3:00 p.m. Katerina Bocci goes above and beyond excellence for her brides. Katerina told me, "I simply cannot have a bride in tears."

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lounge Seating at your Reception

Popular, nostalgic themes with the latest technology are some of the latest trends in the Wedding Industry. Paparazzi for the guests along with big band or techno music that originated in the city are some of the cutting-edge details that will make a lasting impression. Bright colors, sparkle and more unique, exotic flowers are in demand more than ever. Tented weddings with powder rooms, functional fireplaces and sunken dancefloors make it feel as though you are in an upscale ballroom. Dream Wedding and Event Planners will provide you the creativity, vision and expertise necessary to put together a wedding that will be remembered for years to come.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Jelly Balls... What???

What are Jelly Balls, you ask? They are a brand new decor item: polymer pearls that expand by simply adding water. These water absorbent pearls expand into perfect miniature spheres. They are non-toxic, biodegradable, and can be reused up to six times. You can use them to add color to your centerpiece vases, floating candles or decorating scheme. They come in eight different colors, and when you are done with them, put them in your potting soil to help your plantings retain more moisture. What a great idea!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Latest Trend: Lampshade Centerpieces

I am planning a wedding at the Sheraton Novi Michigan in August, and we will be utilizing one of the latest trends in the wedding business. One third of the guest table centerpieces will be tall cylinder vases with a floating candle inside, topped off with a lampshade! You can incorporate any color, shape or size to fit your wedding decor.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Creme de la Creme

I attended the Creme de la Creme fashion event on May 22, 2009 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Alexis Williamson, owner and founder of LeSalon Bridal Salon in Royal Oak, premiered the "Carrie Gown" by Vivienne Westwood as seen in the "Sex and the City" movie. The Fashion Show designs by Katerina Bocci, Cynthia La Maide and Kate Bennett graced the runway. Jon Jordan, local Channel Four Fashion Editor, was the MC for the evening. Le Salon will sponsor a yearly event featuring her couture wedding gowns and other fashion attire.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Top Notch DJ Recommends Dream Wedding and Event Planners

From: Dan Nichols, Boogie Brothers, located in Royal Oak MI

Date: January 27, 2009

"She's on top of her game... Kathy is without a doubt a consummate professional. I've worked with her at many events and admired her ability to get what she wants without taking from others. She knows how to keep the pros at events working in tandem for the benefit of everyone involved. I always know if it's a referral from Kathy that it will be a nice event to be a part of. She's thorough and wants nothing but the best for her clients and the professional vendors she works with."

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Frugal can be Fabulous!

Saving money and reducing costs is where it’s at in today’s economy. With our experience and know-how, you will maximize your budget while still achieving an extraordinary event worth raving about. Only an educated, experienced Wedding and Event Planner knows the “tricks of the trade” to make your event look more costly than it really is. Dream Wedding and Event Planners will make recommendations and direct you to outstanding, reputable venues and vendors to help you stay within your budget without sacrificing quality and elegance. Complimentary consultations are available day or evening, weekday or weekends at 734-582-0200.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Emergency Bridesmaid Gown Fix

Approximately 1-1/2 hours before the Ceremony was to begin at St. John's Orthodox Church in Southfield, I was called into the Bridal Dressing Room. The Junior Bridesmaid (pictured here) had attempted to put her own dress on. She not only broke the long brown zipper down the back of the dress, but she ripped the material next to the zipper. I immediately called a couture wedding gown alterations professional to ask if she had a replacement zipper. When I learned that she did, I asked my Associate to drive the gown to her for repair. My Associate returned with the dress within 1/2 hour of the wedding with a brand new zipper. Everyone walked down the aisle as though nothing had happened!

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Fox Hills Reception Baby Rescue

Jason and Patreece's Wedding

Jason and Patreece hired us to plan and coordinate their Wedding and Reception at Fox Hills Country Club. They had two small children that participated in the Ceremony and attended the Reception. Since there was no one there to watch the children, they were crawling all over them during the formal dinner service. I could see they were not enjoying themselves, so I drove home to retrieve a porta-crib, blanket, stuffed animal and bottle. We set up the porta-crib, gave the baby a bottle, and covered him up. My Associate kept an eye on the crib while she entertained the older child. I was so glad that Jason and Patreece had a wonderful time for the rest of the evening.