Chanel Inspired Bridal Shower

We were so excited when Priscilla Lopez called us to plan a bridal shower with her mom for her sister in law to be Priscila Cano in El Paso, Texas. Priscila, the bride, is such a classic beauty so we decided she needed something classic and chic but still hip. That is when we decided a Chanel Inspired Shower was all to perfect! Priscilla’s last name was Cano so we decided to create a logo that we would use to brand through the entire shower, one that resembled the logo of Chanel.

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At the entrance to their beautiful backyard was a gate that was embellished with a floral garland made up of hanging amaranths, antique hydrangeas, anemones, peonies and garden roses. Guest were given the option of a lovely rose name “Bubbly Lovely” or a Priscila Cano monogrammed water.

No detail was overlooked for this shower. Custom Macarons by Macaron’s by Patisse were made with the logo in different shades of pink that were placed in a bird cage at each place setting. The linens were by Elegant Beginnings . and the flowers were designed by Laura Carillo. We styled the wedding to show off the femininity of Chanel and Priscilla dainty darling personality.

Ardovino’s Dessert Crossing prepared a whimsical collection of seasonal food and herbs. Guest loved the quiche, spicy shrimp stuffed arancini’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, cucumber sandwiches, stuffed chicken and banana bread French toast.


Guest loved the drool-worthy mini cupcakes topped with Macaroons, Cake Pops and Couture Designed Cake by Manjar and perfume bottle cookie by Michael’s Cookie Jar.  Branded Cocktail Napkins, Stickers, Stirrers, and Water-bottles were designed by Katie & Co.

As every shower needs an ice breaker we decided on a perfume bar. Each box was custom made for each guest with their name on it and the date of the shower No. 12. Ladies were able to test their scents on samples and finish their custom scent in their very own bottle.

Cristina Navarro Photography

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An Elegant Garden Wedding

Ale and Jose wedding was nothing short of a dream. We were honored when the families asked for us to plan and design this beautiful wedding at the Grooms Family’s Private Residence in Houston. The only thing was that we had three months! The evening we met with both families we were immediately intrigued by their overwhelming hospitality and enthusiasm for a FUN wedding! Ale coming from a Chilean and Nicaraguan background and Jose from a Spanish and Mexican background we didn’t have to worry to much on making sure it was going to be fun just that is was going to be everything they wanted and more. We were fast to our feet and during the process got to know and love their families.

We quickly began planning this elegant outside affair. Ale’s personality and quick wit entertained both us and our vendors at meetings. Her vision and taste was impeccable her love for Venetian glass with mixed metals was carried though in our design as well as her attraction to linen and orchids. Jose was working in San Pao Brazil and would check in with us on Skype, he was a familiar soul. Both coming from large families they decided to only have sisters and brothers as party of their wedding party. Ale selected an emerald green for their beautiful custom dresses, while she wore a beautiful gown from Casa De Novia.

 

Guest were greeted by a doorway dripping in floral designed by the ever so great Scott Konitzer, with Blooming Gallery, as Mariachi’s sang the traditional Mexican Ballads. As guest entered through the residence they were greeted with candles, running fountains and the bride and grooms favorite appetizers and cocktails for Cordua Catering.  A beautiful cheese table was set up and paired with an jamon serrano, that was carved for the guest.

The tent was nothing short of intoxicating beauty set for 600 guest.

Jessie Lopez, Edible Designs, never ceases to impress us.  She is so incredibly talented and careful with her work that you can’t but help walk away in aw.

Guest Danced into the morning with latin rhythms from Grupo Kache and moderns rhythms from the DJ brought in from Mexico City.

“La Torna Boda” included bites from Tacos Julio and A Mexican Beer Bar with signs and napkins by Katie and Co.

Here is a sneak peak from behind the scenes:  Our setup began 10 days prior to the wedding. The tent by Aztec Tents and Events and white carpet was 16,000 square feet and encompassed over 26,000 feet of Silver Satin for the ceiling. Here are a few pictures of our setup.

Bohemian Hacienda Wedding

This was a bride and groom after our own heart. We planned the wedding with Elizabeth and her mother, Gail, who were equal parts fun, smart and beautiful. Being able to share our passion with people who are so genuine and full of life truly makes our job the best job in the world! Hopewell, their Hacienda, in Montgomery, Texas was the backdrop for this master crafted bohemian hacienda wedding that Pinky Promise Photography captured oh so well!

The bride and bridesmaids sipped on champagne and sweets while Elizabeth, owner of Elm Beauty and Makeup Artistry, got the entire bridal party ready. Elizabeth and her parents built each table and bar to represent a secret garden.

The ceremony dripped of fuschia bougainvillea. The couple performed a tree ceremony that would later be planted in front of their house.

 

The mossed and velvet paneled walls and paired with the chiffon draping and lighting by Blooming Gallery! Lori Holley from Special Arrangements put her special touch on the event and designed eclectic tablescapes that were filled with birdcages, birds, moss and swoon worthy floral centerpieces. The dancefloor was created with hanging smylak and adorned birdcages.

 

 

No detail was to small.  We thought of everything from the pashminas to the cigar wrappers.

The bride’s family from Barbados and grooms family from Texas made this an affair to remember. Cordua Catering provided a lavish seafood bar along with their famous Churrasco.  Her sister cooked up delectable desserts from scratch for the affair.

 

Lined luminarios walkways and Calypso tunes took guest into the wee hours of the morning. What’s a wedding without a little late night indulgence? We turned the cocktail area into their favorite food courts. Spicy Senora and Spicy Senor Cocktail Napkins along with Finger Licking Good Cocktail Napkins branding by Katie and Co. complimented the late night grub of Buffalo Wild Wings and Taco’s Julio.

 

Microsoft SpectacuLAR Party

Are you ready to cool down from this summer weather?  Well last night we were able to help Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Volume Licensing kick off their SpectacuLAR party at Artista.   As guest escaped the heat we treated them to a few “Cool Things” .  Marc … Continue reading

Occasio Turns 3!

Occasio turned three on May 5th, 2013.  I am a little late in writing this but wanted to share a few pictures of some of the great events we have been able to be a part of in the past three years.  We are so thankful to all of our vendors and clients who have made this journey so amazing.

Patriotic Send Off……

We were excited when asked if we could assist in the planning of Chase’s 8th Grade Graduation and send off to military boarding school!  We got the call from his mother Perry Ann Reed whom we had worked with during our time with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  She was the current  President Elect for the Junior League of Houston and was in charge of all the volunteers that participated in building a new home for the well-deserving Johnson Family.  She was an amazing connection and friend to Occasio.

We decided to go with the Patriotic theme since Chase was hailing to the military.  We paired his theme with nothing but his favorite treats!  Freebirds World Burrito came in and made awesome custom burritos for all the guest.  Hail to the Chief, Honest Abe and Star Spangled Lemonade were the beverages provided for Chase’s Guest that were served in Mason Jar’s and paired with striped and starred blue and red paper straws.  The Reed’s adult guest were served beverages in pails that read: Life, Liberty and Happiness or offered a fresh squeezed margarita or garden grown mojito that was topped with a watermelon star-spangled and blueberry skewer.

Lori Holley, with Special Arrangements, once again out did her self with the flower arrangements that dangled over striped custom runners by Occasio and white crisp linens for Elegant Beginnings.

Our favorite part of the entire of event was the white dance floor that was lit up with red, white, and blue LED lights  (provided by DJ Unlimited) and was covered with a custom logo we commissioned from Cat & Glasses.  Over the dance floor hung several patriotic lit paper lanterns. Take a look at our fun-filled evening.

Branding Events

Branding, branding, branding!  What better way to show off your “new look” as a married couple or business, then to brand your event with a custom designed logo and/or look and feel.  The ‘brand’ can come from a simple color palette or design that can be incorporated into the invite and can be carried throughout the elements of the event. We (Occasio) have had great success with branding our events; it makes the experience that more personal.  Here is a recent wedding at Hotel Zaza-Houston that we did for Katherine & Ryne Poncik.  As you will see, the couple’s logo was carried out in different parts of the wedding extravaganza from start to finish.

Photography taken by: J.Cogliandro