Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Benny Awards: A Sneak Peek

A little inspiration for The Benny Awards...What do you think??

New Gallery on Website!

We have a new wedding gallery up on the website! Check out Kylie & Brett's gorgeous September wedding, photographed by Benfield Photography. Kylie has a great style, and her bright colors and fun prints were a perfect reflection of her spunky personality. Here's a sneak peek at the gallery:

Check our website throughout the day to see even more updates coming your way! Don't forget to leave cans for comments...we are closing in on wrapping it up! Let us know what you think of the new galleries & images and help out someone in need.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Groove Productions: New Site!

Some of the people who help me pull off seamless events are those behind the microphone, whether it be a DJ, the band leader, or a Master of Ceremonies. One of my favorite DJ teams in Northwest Arkansas is the Rudisill Brothers, aka Groove Productions! I just wanted everyone to check out their new site with info about how their process works when you hire them to DJ your wedding. One thing I know for sure...your friends & family will be talking about how much fun your DJ was when you hire these guys!

Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Benny Awards: Go Vote!

Two of my favorite friends, Dale & Meredith, who you might know better by the name Benfield Photography have given me the honor of planning a very fun, special night for them and all of their wedding clients! Together, we are creating the first ever Benny Awards. All of their wedding clients from 2008 and 2009 are nominated in different categories, such as best kiss and best getaway (to name a couple), for you to vote in.

For all of you brides-to-be out there, check out their photos for some great inspiration and ideas for your own wedding. Go to to see the photos and VOTE! You can vote once each day, so keep coming back!

So many of my clients are on there, and even one of my family members! Here is a video clip Dale & Meredith made for their clients to Save the Date...

And, don't forget to post your comment here for "Cans for Comments!" Keep 'em coming in!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Fun Weekend & Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. My hubby & I made a quick weekend trip to Dallas to visit some friends and get some Christmas shopping finished up. We had a great time, and I kept telling Mark that I wanted to check out some work-related things while we were there, as Dallas has a great event market, and he kept reminding me that this was our weekend away.

So, while I missed out doing some research, I did run into an event professional whose work I truly admire! We were shopping in one of the large department stores in the North Park Center when I saw one of the employees holding a book I recognized. We walked past her, and then I grabbed Mark and told him to wait a second, so I walked back to the nice lady and asked her if I could see her book. It was one I had really wanted to pick up, and I wanted to know if it was available in the store. Well, "yes" she replied and the author was just around the corner {in the shoe department...fave!} to sign the book. I was just tickled and so excited!

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman is an entertaining expert! So, I turned the corner and walked right up to introduce myself. Her book, Tablescapes, is a gorgeous compilation of ideas on decor, etiquette, and great tips on entertaining. Page after page you will find gorgeous events she has been a part of. While I turned through the book we had a chance to visit about the industry and the type of work that we do. What a treat in my day of thousands of people in a mall just out to get their Christmas presents and head home! Of course, I made Mark snap our picture and I had my fix of "work" for the weekend. (Sorry for the exhausted had already been hours of shopping!)

Here is the book, and the inside which she signed for me. It looks great in my cabinet here in the office!

Be sure to check out Kimberly's website and her book Tablescapes. She even has a book on Dog Parties! Maybe I will throw one for Jack...

Don't forget to leave your comments for cans! Maybe share a time you met someone fun or a great entertaining tip you have.

Kimberly, it was a treat to meet you and I hope we continue to stay in touch!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Funny Friday: This One's for the Guys


I know you are out there searching for the perfect gift for your new wife, fiancee, girlfriend, or wife of many years. Here's a helpful video on what to avoid...

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jamey and Mike are Married!

Hi friends! Yes, we are still here, and I apologize for the 2 week delay in blogging! It's been quite a hectic couple of weeks (when I expected things to be slowing down). Great news...Jamey and Mike are now Mr. and Mrs.! They were married on Saturday, November 22nd at the Blessings Golf Club in Johnson. It was a chilly day, but not too cold for this beautiful hillside outdoor wedding to take place. Thanks to all of the guests who braved the cold!

We had a fantastic group of vendors, including Flora for the flowers, Benfield Photography for the photos, Eventures for her chair rentals, Chuck's Cake Shoppe for the sweets, and the Chef at Blessings for the incredible food!

Enjoy these great pics by Dale & Meredith...