Hello everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week! I’m taking a deep breath as our wedding season winds down–we’ve had a great season and amazing clients I’m constantly grateful for. Today I’m so happy to share one of my favorite tables from this year. Our bride Dominique has to be one of the sweetest, laid back clients we’ve had, and I was sort of sad to see it all come to an end. Add my favorite teams to work with–MMD Events and Confetti Events, along with Limelight Photography and I was a happy girl.
One of the biggest things about this table was the backdrop. Oh boy. The backdrop. We love our backdrops and they are so essential to every table we do and this baby was no different. Steve, my right hand, my boss man, spent hours working on this backdrop, painted by hand (no stencils)–he is such a perfectionist when it comes to our backdrops and I secretly love it. So Steve–if you read this one–THANK YOU. I thought it came out fantastic, and played great against the drool-worthy linen.
And of course, big thanks to Limelight for always taking their time to capture so many details on our table. It takes a lot of time to make it come together and I love Rebecca and Michael for sharing so many images with me.
Enjoy everyone and have a lovely Memorial Day weekend!!!
PS-Two more weeks left! Am I the only mama dreading that school is almost over for the boys? Preschool graduation…cap and gown….tears everywhere!!!!
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: LIMELIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope everyone is having a great day! Happy to share the Mother’s Day segment that aired on Daytime. This is a link to our You Tube channel that also has all of our Daytime segments. I could critique myself to no end but then I stopped and saw Baby P look at the television and yell out “Mama!” “Mama!” Thank you, Baby P, for always reminding me to NEVER to take life too seriously!
Enjoy everyone and have a wonderful Happy Mother’s Day. And don’t forget to visit our previous post with a freebie printable!
Hello everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week!!! I’ve been a busy bee prepping away for a Mother’s Day Table for the Daytime show, which airs on NBC and is hosted by Cyndi Edawards and Jerry Penacoli. Cyndi has not only a big supporter of our work, but she’s someone I consider a very dear friend with one of the biggest hearts EVER. I reached out to her in the very early stages of Chic Sweets, and from the get-go she believed in me and always told me it was going to work out…crazy, right?
The segment will air on Monday and I’ll be sure to share a link to the video when I have available.
Also in honor of Mother’s Day and all the Daytime viewers out there, a little, tiny gift from me to you. Below is the link for the printables that were used for the segment which I hope you will be able to use for your own Mother’s Day table.
This is the first time I’ve shared the printables we create on our blog, so hopefully none of you have any trouble opening up the link. Any questions, just send us an email!
Thanks and be on the lookout for the segment…coming soon.
Happy Monday everyone! Hope all of you had a lovely weekend. Mondays are my day to hang with Baby P, but today he secretly told me that he was planning on taking a longer than usual nap so I could squeeze in a little blog post. Thanks Baby P, because today, more than ever, I wanted to share a few things that have been in my heart.
I’ve been thinking a lot about family. And I’m not quite sure why that is, but these past few weeks family has been on my mind (and heart) a lot. You see, I grew up in a very tight-knit family…for the majority of my teen and college years, I thought sometimes too tight. My parents always made sure to keep me and my brother close…dinner at the table every evening, big breakfasts and church on Sundays, frequent phone calls whenever we were apart. When I went away for college, I frequently thought it was a nuisance. I can close my eyes now and remember (with annoyance) having to pick up my cell phone on a Saturday morning when I could barely open my eyes from (cough, cough) a little too much studying the night before.
Do they have to call so early? UGH!!!
Maybe I’ll let it ring out….no…they’ll think I’m avoiding their call….
Okay, no, just get it over with…you can do it…
But I did it. I picked up the phone and called my mom and dad, and spoke, even if for a few minutes. And the same went for me and my brother. Even though we lived in separate cities, we still made it a point to speak once or twice a week, to catch up.
By the time I graduated from college, staying in touch with my family was second nature to us, and when I met my soon to be husband, he was fairly shocked at how frequently we met up for our “family dinners.”
Your brother got a new TV so we are having another family dinner?
We just saw them last weekend!
Flash forward to today, I have a house full of boys, my brother has two children of his own, it suddenly hit me a few weeks ago over a family dinner.
Messy kitchen, full wine glasses, endless amounts of food, family jokes, laughter, crazy kids running around….in that imperfect setting my Dad made eye contact with me from across the room.
You get it now, don’t you?
Family connection. Nothing else matters. Nothing. This is what it’s about. Us, right here, right now. Our family, together.
Right then and there, I finally got it. I understood why my parents had always fought so hard to keep us close, to keep us grounded. It suddenly made perfect sense. Through all of our emails, phone calls, and frequent family dinners, it isn’t only our love that grows, but our connections as well. We have become other’s best friends.
And please, don’t get me wrong, we are by no means perfect and I wholeheartedly believe that our fights are as big as our love, but we always come back to together, back to our family dinners, back to each other.
So Mom and Dad (as I know you sometimes check my blog), if you read this, thank you. Thank you for teaching me how important family is, for truly understanding it’s meaning, the love behind it. It overwhelms me to think I as a mom–how could I possibly come close to what both of you have done for me? How will I do it? But then I realize that you are both still here, my biggest cheerleaders, my favorite morning phone calls, guiding us, every step of the way.
Hello everyone! Wow! Am I the only one that ever sits back and wonder how quickly this year is slipping by?? I seriously still remember 2012 New Year’s! Okay, so today I decided to give a little glimpse into our world and then next week, I’d love to give everyone a longer update on my 2013 goal progress. Always inspired by the Making Things Happen movement and sharing a bit of where I am these days.
But for today, a look back at the tables we’ve done. I’ll be sure to share follow up details shots when I receive, but for now, I figured why not?
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
ANGRY BIRD BOYS BIRTHDAY PARTY: Event Planner (and mommy) Monica Varner, owner of Elan Events Studio
Bridal Show: Perfect Wedding Guide. Tampa. We do a handful of bridal shows a year, and these are by far one of our favorites!
Gender Reveal Cake Pops for my girl Zoe at Botanica. LOVE Zoe and her party was darling….
March Madness anyone??? 300 of these babies for Tech Data Corporation. Wow. Let’s just say I needed a break from seeing orange for a bit.
Happy Birthday Graham! A birthday table for one of my favorite people in the universe, Shay Cochrane (her husband’s 30th). LOVE Shay. Period.
And cannot wait to share an adorable baby shower for event planner, Julie Perez from Chic Designs and Fabulous Events. Photography by Mariana of Kismis Ink Photography. We received so many great images from this one which I LOVE. Thanks Mariana!
And finally, for no reason at all. Baby P.
I mean really, does there ever have to be a reason to see this boy in a boy tie, given by his Auntie Amanda. I think not!