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  • | Wedding Wednesday | Brides we want to inspire you

    Eventures Inc wedding photos

    Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life...

    ... BUT it can also be one of the most stressful!  

    We want you to enjoy this once in a lifetime experiences, so Eventures specializes in taking care of every single detail.  We encourage you to embrace every second of planning your wedding and let us do the worrying.  Our team of stylists and wedding experts will help you be inspired and create a style that is all your own.  

    Schedule your appointment today and start looking forward to your big day!

  • | Wedding Wednesday | Summer Wedding Ideas for 2017

    The heat is on its way and so is wedding season!  

    While there really isn't a true "wedding season" anymore, nothing is better than a beautiful summer wedding.  Are you planning your upcoming wedding or looking for some fresh and festive trends, then check out these summer wedding ideas for 2017 below!

    gelato summer wedding ideas for 2017Delicious gelato would make a sweet surprise.

    parasol umbrella wedding guestsA pretty parasol for guests that are sitting in the sun.

    bright vibrant summer bloomsBrides, consider carry a bright vibrant summer bouquet.

    snow cone stand for weddingThis mini snow cone stand will keep guests cool.

    croquet set for weddingCroquet games will keep your guests busy while waiting for the bride and groom to arrive.

    Which summer wedding ideas do you love?!

    (photos from Martha Stewart Weddings)

  • | #WeddingWednesday | Staying sane while planning your wedding

    tricks to stay sane when planning your wedding

    Planning your wedding can be the most stressful time of your life.  While "keep calm and carry on" is something people love to say, it's not always the easiest thing for a busy bride-to-be to do!  That's where the experts come in...

    Vogue asked some of the top wedding planners the key to keeping sane during this exciting time.  Below are their tips which we also agree will help you keep it together.  They'll also help you to enjoy this unforgettable time in your (AND YOUR SPOUSE'S) life. 

    Hire a planner.
    Regardless of how simple or elaborate you are envisioning your day, planning out the logistics of such a special event will take time. “My advice for a bride-to-be is to begin working with a planner as soon as you set the wedding date,” says Ron Wendt, CEO of Ron Wendt Design.

    “There is no worse feeling than that of being rushed—or told that you missed an opportunity because of time constraints. Planning your wedding should, and can be, such a fun process if you go about it properly with a professional. Start early and save yourself the unnecessary stress,” Wendt adds.

    “Especially during the month leading up to your wedding—you should be concentrating on friends, family, and pampering yourself,” says Sara Fried of Fête Nashville. “Not calling all your vendors, updating them on head-count changes, worrying about the weather, and finalizing the timeline and vendor load-in details!”

    Ask for help.
    “It always confuses me when brides tell me they don’t want their bridesmaids to have to do anything,” Fried says. “It’s an honor to be asked to be in a wedding, and your friends want to help make your wedding memorable, personal, and as stress-free as possible, just as you would do for them!”

    If you get overwhelmed with the task of stuffing envelopes, finding bridesmaids dresses, or choosing favors, ask your bridesmaids for help. “There’s nothing wrong with asking a friend to take on the task of setting up manicure appointments for everyone or ordering lunch and mimosas for your wedding day,” says Fried.

    Be flexible.
    What is urgent versus what is important? “It’s easy to get bogged down by the daily demands of planning a wedding. Write down the three things you value most in your life and keep them front and center,” Boardman suggests. Focusing on what matters ensures you won’t have a conniption over which table linens to choose.

    “I cannot stress the importance of flexibility enough,” says Binder-Brynes. “Many brides and grooms these days have precise visions of what they want their wedding to be. It is good to have some idea of what you desire, but remaining flexible is key to reducing stress and finding enjoyment in the planning. And choose your battles. Deal with the most salient and immediate problems first and leave the less pressing ones for a later time,” she says.

    Enjoy the journey.
    ‘Good stress’ is still stress. “Brides-to-be sometimes feel guilty that they are not enjoying every moment of what is supposed to be one of the most exciting times of their life,” Boardman says. Getting enough sleep, maintaining an exercise regimen, starting a meditation practice, and eating a healthy diet are ways you can fortify yourself and stay strong within the wedding vortex.

    It’s not all about you!
    Your fiancé is now your forever partner, so ask him for ideas and input. “The more decisions you make together, the closer you will become—and the more personal your wedding will be to the both of you. It’s a great experience to learn how to compromise and choose your battles,” Fried says.

    Boardman echoes that sentiment. “Remember who you are marrying. I can’t stress this enough—it takes two to get married, so there are two who have to be considered in the planning stages. Here is where flexibility comes in again; you are both important that day, and planning your wedding sets the tone and a precedent for many other ‘plannings’ to come in your future.”

    (Interview from Vogue.com)

  • | Wedding Wednesday | Adding greenery to your wedding

    We've already talked about the Pantone color of the year but let's look at the trend of adding greenery to your wedding...

    greenery for wedding design

    Greenery is the perfect color to build your event's color palette around.  Try using ivy to create an organic element for your design.  Bring in vines and boxwoods as a way to let in the outdoors, or embrace the environment of an al fresco venue by adding more greenery to go with the outdoor setting. 

    The texture can add interest to table settings, lighting, or bar set ups.  To get inspired, we love these ideas above from Style Me Pretty...

    pink_rose_petals_and_ivy_wedding_table

    Which reminds us of this beautiful garden inspired wedding we did several years ago!

    Brides, are you looking for more inspiration?  Check out our page over on Style Me Pretty's "The Vault!"

  • | #WeddingWednesday | Common Mistakes Not To Make

    wedding aisle with flower frame

    As a bride you might feel pressured to make your wedding day absolutely perfect.  There are a few steps you can make to take some of the weight off your shoulders.  First of all, let the professionals take over so you can focus on enjoying this special time!  But before we can help you, let's look at these common mistakes that we can all learn from.

    Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine recently asked some of the top wedding planners what some of the biggest wedding mistakes were.  Here are the ones we felt were most important but you can read them all here.

    MAKING PLANS BEFORE SETTING A BUDGET

    Picking a dress or wedding venue prior to establishing financial parameters is a lot like shopping without glancing at price tags and then strolling up to check out with your fingers crossed. You risk falling for a gown or location that breaks your heart when you realize that to afford it, you'd have to cut your guest list in half—or cancel the honeymoon. "The three initial hurdles are budget, guest list, and venue, and they should be tackled in that order," says planner Lynn Easton of Easton Events in South Carolina and Virginia. "Your budget defines your options and drives your decisions." While drawing one up, "include charges for overtime, gratuities, and car services from the start," advises New York City planner Marcy Blum. "By doing so, you avoid throwing money at things you weren’t prepared for."

    UNDERESTIMATING THE COST OF OUTDOOR AFFAIRS

    Just because the setting may be breezy doesn't mean the planning is going to be easy. "With alfresco affairs, people think we're just putting a tent in a field, and it’s going to be beautiful," says Hamilton. "They don't realize all the logistics necessary for a tented event to go off without a hitch." Bear in mind you'll need to rent bathrooms, kitchen facilities, lighting, fans or heaters, and generators.

    SKIPPING VIDEO

    Yes, the movie version of your big day will go months or even years between viewings, and videography is a tempting place to cut costs. However, "Nothing compares to being able to relive your wedding in real time; it goes by in a flash," says Easton. "Our clients always call us to gush over the details the next day, and it's hard to hear when their only regret is not having hired a videographer."

    TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE

    Of course you want your family and friends to have fun, but ultimately it's your wedding. Worrying too much about what other think of your decisions will take the joy out of the wedding-planning process and the focus away from what everyone is really celebrating, says Baab. As long as there's enough food, proper temperature control, and plenty of seats, you know your guests are well taken care of. Anything beyond that—colors, dresses, décor, venue—is all about you! 

    THINKING THAT AT LEAST 10 PERCENT OF GUESTS WILL RSVP "NO"

    It's a commonly shared stat that you can expect at least 10 percent of your guest list to RSVP "no." While that may be the rule-of-thumb, it's not an exact science. And this can mean big problems for your budget or space if you've booked a venue that holds 200 but invited 240 with the expectation that 40 people will skip the festivities. "No one can guarantee how many guests will RSVP and how many won't until invites go out," says Baab. "The only way to truly keep your guest count and budget manageable is to limit your number of invitees." 

    BEING BLINDED BY TRADITION

    It's great to stick to some wedding traditions if you like them, but don't feel obligated. If you just follow along and do what you think you're supposed to do, you'll end up with a wedding that says nothing about who you are. "What makes each wedding special is the bride and the groom that are being celebrated," says Cameron. "If tradition is important to you, infuse it with your personal style and attitude." With this simple tip in mind you'll create a wedding that shows off your family traditions while also reflecting your personality.