Get to know the Occasio Ladies…. This Week Myrla!

This Summer we wanted you to get to know the Occasio Ladies!  This week Myrla, our dancing queen, will be taking over our blog and Instagram and talking about her favorite things!

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We thought we would start with her favorite foods since who doesn’t enjoy a good meal!

Favorite Appetizer: David Cordua’s Tikki Masala Angel Wings from Cordua Catering

Favorite Entree: Osso Bucco from Ibiza

Favorite Snack: Braised Beef Cheeks from Backstreet Cafe

Favorite Dessert: Warm Double Chocolate Fondant from Masarrafs 

Favorite Cocktail: Mint Julep from Brennan’s of Houston

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PINK Quinceañera

 

A Quinceañera only happens once, so why not celebrate it in style? Myrla Vanegas along with Dulce Torres planned and designed a lavish Victoria’s Secret PINK inspired celebration on the Fourth of July. Leaving no detail out, this Quinceañera was definitely unforgettable. Blooming Gallery transformed the San Luis Hotel’s  front lawn into a stunning ceremony space. With the waves of the ocean and a slight breeze, DaKine Films and Michelle Able Photography captured the sacred moments while this religious ceremony took place.

After the ceremony, guests were invited to join the Torres family at the San Luis Convention Center for the celebration of a life time.

The guests were surprised by many customized items such as two ice bars with Dulce’s monogram by Ice Designs, a PINK inspired cake by Edible Designs by Jessie , custom candelabras and stunning décor by Blooming Gallery,   Chocolate Fountain’s legendary churros and of course their chocolate fountains.  Alongside all her surprises, Dulce wowed guests with a dress change, an unforgettable dance with her father and a traditional crowning from both her parents.

Guests joined the dancing with songs from two esteemed Tejano bands: Tropical Panama and La Leyenda, all while entertained by two aerialist and roller skaters.  After dinner, dancing, a popcorn bar and Victoria’s Secret shopping bag cookies, guest didn’t know what to think of when the City of Galveston provided a beautiful array of fireworks in celebration of the fourth of July…and of course Dulce Torres!

 

 

Mike’s 30th Birthday Party

For Memorial Day weekend, we traveled back in time to the 80s! We put together a 30th Birthday party with an 80s Neon-Party at El Big Bad in downtown Houston. Black lights from LG Entertainment were used throughout the space to help make the creativity come alive.

As guests walked into the space they were encouraged to “Glow with it” by decking themselves out with glow in the dark rings, necklaces, bracelets, headbands and more! Edible Designs by Jessie made amazing petit fours that were neon with different 80s icons on them! Guests could enjoy light up cotton candy, food from El Big Bad. Custom cocktails such as the Ferris Bueller Berry, the Charlie Sheen, and the PAC MAN  were crafted for the party. Tables were covered in neon splattered linens with cassette tape vases on top filled with tonic water, which glows in black lights- Who Knew!? A life sized PAC MAN game covered the dance floor with glow in the dark balloons and giant Rubik’s Cubes lined the room while an 80’s movies montage was played on tv monitors.  The DJ kept the 80s spirit alive playing our favorite music from the decade!

Caricature Inspired

We loved loved loved working on this art deco wedding with Sarah and Tyler at Hotel ZaZa Houston. The ballroom was designed perfectly and made a intimate space out of a huge ballroom. Every detail was very personalized between the custom dessert spoons all the way down to the stationary detail by Papellerie. Gorgeous wedding cake by Edibles by Jessie along with a fire truck groom’s cake. Everything is beautiful thanks to Joe Cogliandro Photography

Sarah and Tyler had caricatures being made at the wedding and cigars being rolled.  A STUNNING backdrop made out of paper from Paper Floral Artistry for the band to play in front of. To end the night the couple hopped on a vintage fire truck while confetti canons sent them off!

 

Beautiful floral arrangements for the  wedding were done by Blooming Gallery

 

 

Backstreet Photo Shoot

We recently fell in love with some French inspired china at the Houston Women’s Guild while looking for some vintage pieces for a wedding.  The blue and white Spode china was the perfect piece with the alfresco shoot that we were planning … Continue reading

Celebrating Mother Earth…Paperless!

In honor of Earth day, which was this past Monday, 4/22/13 we wanted to take this time to tell you all about a great site that we have been using for some of our events – Paperless Post.  This site/company truly coincides with the whole concept of taking care of Mother Earth.  Paperless Post is a great site in which you can modernize the tradition of correspondence and create an invite online that exudes everything about you or the type of event that you are hosting!  The options are endless.  You start by first choosing the the type of invite, the design, colors, patterns, envelopes, etc. You even have the option of customizing your own stamp.  It is just as fun and interactive as it would be if you were choosing an invitation at a stationary store.   Being a recipient of this type of invitation is equally impressive.  As you are instructed to open the invite online, you are given the ultimate 3D online experience of opening an invite.  We (Occasio) value and know the importance of an impressionable invite, as this is the “key”/first impression to your event.  You are going to have to see it for yourself!  Check out some of the Paperless Post pictures below and do your part in keeping the Earth clean!