Marianna & Brian

Priscilla Falcon could not have captured Mariana and Brian’s day any better. Mariana and Brian met in class at NYU while completing their studies for their masters.  When we got the call to plan these two New Yorkers wedding we were … Continue reading

one phone call… 24 hours….. one fab event.

You never know what kind of request you are going to receive when you answer the phone.  NEST OIL’s, Houston OTC Party came together on a notepad I had in my kitchen in less than 24 hours.  At the time … Continue reading

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

“Return to Paradise”

We recently stopped by Mia Bridal Couture to check out wedding dress designer, Rita Vinieris, Return to Paradise Collection by Rivini. We have never before seen such a broad selection of styles in one season’s collections. Rita’s inspiration was “by a recent holiday to the Riviera Maya.”

MIA Bridal Couture today and tomorrow, June 28-29th, will be having a Rivini Trunk Show.

Take a look at the woven satin detail, intricate crystal detail and simple lines.  Here is a look Rivini Bridal SPRING 2014 Fashion Show.

Junior League Bridal Luncheon

When we began Katherine’s Wedding Weekend there was no thought where we were going to have her Bridal Luncheon- The Junior League of Houston.  Katherine had spent her last year as a provisional, volunteering countless hours, so this was an easy choice.  Take a look at the breath taking and lets just say OVER THE TOP flower arrangements that Bahara with Plants N’ Petals designed for the bridal affair.  Complete with matching menu cards and place cards from the ever so great Katie & Co.

Ladies were treated by Debbie Bartolo, mother of the bride, to a wonderful luncheon complete with the league’s famous orange rolls.

Photos Above Taken by J. Cogliandro Photography

Photos taken by: Plants n’ Petals

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.

A Hunters Reception

We got honored to assist in planning a rehearsal dinner for Frank and Brooke at Eddie V’s.  The Braly’s (parents of the groom) were wonderful parents of a  past groom Doctor Houston Braly who married the beautiful and brilliant Doctor Kristina Braly.  Kristina and Houston, were married at Rainbow Lodge last May.  Many of you may know Kristina through her awesome blog Pretty Shiny Sparkly.  Frank was a hunter since birth and Brooke is a talented Houston artist so we decided to bring the outdoors in and create a fun rustic outdoor tablescape.

Lori Holley with Special Arrangements did a fabulous job in recreating our vision.  Each arrangement was propped on top of a wooden plank.  B’s were burnt into the wood for the couples last name and our favorite Textured flowers were used. Star of Bethlehem, Kale, Artichoke, Craspedia, Scabiosa Pods, Hydrangea, Mondial Roses, Eschevaria (succulents), dried lotus pods and dried mushrooms finished off this Hunter’s Reception.  It paired perfectly with the cream swiss polk a dot linen and wooden chargers from Elegant Beginnings.  What more can we say except……. LOVE LOVE LOVE!  Holly Hoyt captured the perfect pictures of the evening.

Engagment Pictures 101- Michelle Able Photography

While working at an event sometime back, we were asked by the photographer if we wanted a photo taken of our team.  We of course obliged and were quickly running around to get in place. While we were all (females) figuring out our positions and battling for the side that made us all look oh so good, we were given instructions by the photographer to lean forward.  Lean forward??  I thought in my head, why would he ask us to do that?  Later, I learned that this was in fact a common tip that photographers use to make a person look leaner!  How great is that?  After hearing about this little tid bit, guess who has been leaning forward for every picture that I have taken since?  🙂

Since learning about that one piece of advice, I thought that it was important to educate myself on the other tips that great photographers have to offer.  Part of what we do in putting on events, is also, capturing the moment.  Knowing about these tips and being able to educate our clients on this is very important to us.  While speaking with Michelle Able from Michelle Able Photography, she was able to share with us some of her top 10 tips on how to have a successful engagement shoot. With her expert advice, we were quickly well informed and wanted to share with you all what she had to say.

Check out Michelle’s Top tips on How to Have a Successful Engagement Session-