"green" menu cards

I've got some inspiration for you...menu cards with a "green" twist.

ohh this was so good!

This past weekend I de-stressed and baked a cake. I'm not sure what I was thinking on this one...A Chocolate Mouse Cake. It had 4 layers of deliciousness. It was the most difficult cake I've ever made but oh was it the best cake. As you can see I saved you a piece but its going fast.

Happy Weekend

Tea is my favorite part of the day. I have a cup in the morning and cup in the late afternoon. This inspiration board just made me smile and oh so ready for the weekend...to enjoy the spring flowers, a cup of tea, and spending time with my family. Inspiration taken from Elizabeth Anne Designs. Happy Weekend my friends.

Strawberry Fields Forever...

A recap from the NACE Uncorked! Unplugged event on March 15, 2010. We designed all the details for this table design which won The Best Overall Tabletop Award. We designed the LP menu cards, favor boxes, matching favor tags and the paper strawberries for the centerpiece.

The table was designed by Bradshaw Styling and Chef's Expressions. The other event professionals sponsoring this table besides carla david design, Elements by Chef's Expressions, Gala Cloths, Fleur de Lis Florist, Haute Cocoa, Inc., Party Rentals, Ltd., Perkins Productions.

Images courtesy of Kakki Morrison, Mike Buscher Photographey and Photography by Alexander.

I'm speechless...this is amazing!

I found this here. But look how amazing the little cutouts are....

Event details: Aisle Style Bridal Show recap

A couple weeks ago we showcased our designs at the Baltimore Magazine Aisle Style Bridal Show. It was great to meet so many excited brides and chat about the details on this tablescape. The finished creation all started with an inspiration board. We designed the favor boxes with pink rosettes on the top, menu tags that were tied around the napkins, a circular table number, a bride and groom chair sign and a matching invitation suite.

I love pulling together inspiration from our clients (in this case from the table designer Bradshaw Styling) that capture the feel of their event. How are you capturing the look and feel of your next event?

Which head shot should I choose?

I'm so excited to share with you pictures from my mini session with Meaghan from Meaghan Elliott Photography. Of course, I had to get pampered that day and get my hair and makeup done by Amie with Amie Decker Makeup and Hair. Both are fabulous vendors and I highly recommend them for your next event or portrait session. So now I have to choose which one to use. Which one is your favorite?

I'm feeling spring....inspiration

I found this great spring inspired chair....and with this lovely weather lately...I'm headed to look for my flip flops to enjoy this nice weather. Happy weekend!

NACE uncorked, unplugged part 2

There were so many lovely tables this year at The Nace uncorked, unplugged event but two were among our favorites because we sponsored them with our lovely paper designs.

The first table by Bradshaw Styling and Chef's Expressions was "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles. We designed the lovely LP standing menu cards, favor boxes and tags, strawberry napkin tags, and the table vendor signs.

The Second table by Amy from Crimson and Clover Floral and Linnyette from Premiere Event Management. The theme for this table: "Paint it Black" by Rolling Stones. I love the door hung from this bed of moss and upside down roses. Paint cans filled with red lush roses in the middle of the table. We designed the record belly bands and the paint can labels.

More pictures coming soon!

Its not just the outside that counts

Now this is what your guests will be talking about after the party. I just love how simple the outside is and then when you slice the cake, bam, you've got this explosion of color. I just love it. Here's to a day filled with many colors of inspiration.

NACE uncorked, unplugged

Last night was the annual tabletop competition for NACE Baltimore. Here's a sneak peak... and congratulations to all the winners.

Spring into the weekend

Spring is in the air! I can just feel it. So grab your flip flops and head out doors. But before you do. Don't forget to read our March Newsletter for things happening this month.

5 Branding Tips

We covered this in our March newsletter but I thought is was worth mentioning again.

5 Tips for Branding your events, weddings and parties. 
(These tips can be applied to your business too.)

Building a strong brand is not just for large corporations or small businesses. An effective brand can create the mood and atmosphere of your celebration. Below are 5 ways you can brand your next event. For more solutions give us a call!

1. Color
Color stimulates various emotions and carries with it subconscious associations to various elements and characteristics of an event.

2. Design element or event logo
A simple monogram, motif or graphic pattern can be used on all the details and elements for your event. The design can be lightly introduced in the save the dates and through to the menu cards, programs, seating charts, embroidered designs, gobos and favors just to mention a few.

3. Emotion
Events are more than just creating an event from an inspiration board. Celebrations are about the emotions and feeling you want your guests to experience. Creating and carrying the atmosphere in your venue, food, stationery, flowers, and attire is key to creating that mood for your guests.

4. Consistency
To build a successful brand you need to make it memorable. How do you make people remember things? You repeat them. Using some of the elements above to create consistency is key to branding your event. Having a designer create the details of your event brings us to the next tip.

5. Uniqueness
Using all of the above elements to brand your celebration will only get you so far because there is another important fact to consider, uniqueness. The celebration is held to celebrate a person, couple or special moment. Creating a celebration that truly reflects the events core reason for celebrating is truly branding an event.

For more tips and inspirational ideas on how to brand your next celebration stay tuned we have more ideas coming down the pike. Don't forget to take advantage of our 10% discount this month.

10% off, don't wait!

We're offering a special for the month of March. We're offering 10% off on all custom order of 100 invitations or a discount on our branding packages for your next event, wedding or party. We even design identity services for companies. Inquire today!

Mother's Day Special

 Mother's day is just around the corner and this is the perfect gift to let her know just how much you care. We have collaborated with Meant for a Moment Designs to offer you a wonderful package for only $195. You get a 10"x10" framed illustration and 25 note cards. If you order by March 31st, you get 10% off.

Events this weekend

If you're looking for some inspiration and great vendors for your wedidng or event, head on over to the Aisle Style this Sunday.

Baltimore Magazine
Aisle Style

MAR 7 • 1-4pm
Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
more info

 Also put on your calendar....

Baltimore NACE UNCORKED! 2010
MAR 15 • 6pm
more info

Chef's Expression Wine Dinner
MAR 25 • 6pm
more info

Have a great weekend and remember to life is worth celebrating!

Inspiration: citrus

Today my inspiration is coming from the vivid colors of citrus.
What are you inspired by today?

In the next couple of weeks I'll be digging into some issues about branding. Whether its your wedding, event, party or company. Stay tuned!

inspiration: purple and chartreuse

Happy Wednesday...a little inspiration for your next event.

delicate white and gold menu cards

This past weekend we showcased our designs at the Evergreen Carriage House in Baltimore. Here's a peek at one of the tablescapes and the menu cards designed for this event. Enjoy!

photos: artfulweddings.com

Ask me a question!

...any question about anything and everything...so if you have a question for me ask here. A girl's got to keep some information secretive, but my goal is to be a resource for those around me. I plan to answer these questions in spurts as they roll in.