Monday, February 27, 2012

Just in case you missed it...

We love the new Brazos Valley Bride website and had such a fun time styling for their latest shoot!  Check out both articles, Will You Be My Valentine? and Not Just Puppy Love, to see the Valentine's Day proposal pictures.  Valentine's Day may have come and gone, but our love-inspired designs can be used for many occasions! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2012 Spring Bridal Show and Benefit!

The 2012 Spring Bridal Show and Benefit is THIS SUNDAY!!!

Come to the Brazos County Expo in Bryan between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm!  
Come see us:  
*The Event Company  at Booth 37
*The Photo Box at Booth 20
*The Paper Studio at Booth 36

Don't miss the  "Amazing Reception" in the Expo Ballroom (down the hall from the show)!  Stop by our booth for more details.  We will also be giving away a free iPod Touch, so make sure you're there!!!


Find out more details and ticket information here!

Monday, February 13, 2012

How to: Make a cute Valentine's Day centerpiece!

It's easy to get tired of the typical Valentine's Day decorations, so make them your own with unique details!  For a recent photo shoot, we made these cute V-Day themed plant decorations that can serve as centerpieces or even gifts.  Read below for directions on how to make your own! 

What you will need:
-glue gun
-scissors
-colored paper
-popsicle sticks
-ribbon or strips of burlap
-your choice of small plants

* When picking plants, succulents or any type of cacti usually hold up well and have a unique look.  (They also tend to go for under $5 each!)

1.  First, make your little paper valentines.  Cut out hearts and layer them, write/paint messages, or even add a photo on them as part of a gift.
2.  Glue your designs together, and then glue a popsicle stick to the base of each one.
3.  Next, cut ribbon or burlap down to size, wrap it around the little pots that your plant will come in, and glue edges to secure.
4.  Finally, stick each popsicle stick far enough into the plant for it to stand up straight.  Arrange the pots as you like, and that's it!!

This is a super fun and easy way to do some Valentine's Day decorating, regardless of your space or budget!  




Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Wedding More Personal!

Personal touches from start to finish make a wedding so much more special to both the couple and their guests.  Here are our top tips for customizing and adding details to your big day!

1.  Invite Creativity:  Personalized invitations will make guests feel welcome from the start.  Put a creative touch on the basic invite by adding free-hand drawing, painting, or pictures. Unsure of how to begin?  Enlist an artistic friend or relative for inspiration!

2.  Dine in Style:  Your reception should be fun and relaxing, so add details that make you and your guests feel at home.  Help friends and family find their seats by making cute table cards and hanging them up near the front of the room.  Table settings can be unique to each bride and groom.  Try details such as candles, flowers, antlers, antique bottles and jars, and even old family photos!  Wanting a change from the basic white tablecloth?  Layer colorful fabric over it, and add ruching so that the white cloth shows through, or even reverse it with the color underneath.  Personalize every place setting by writing each guest's name on cloth or paper doilies and placing them beneath clear or crystal plates.  This is a sweet detail that everyone is sure to remember!




3.  Delicious Details:  Create a dessert display that caters to different tastes.  Choosing a wedding cake that fits your style is much more important than trying to go over the top.  Little treats such as cupcakes are a great addition as well and are easy to pick up between trips to the dance floor! 


4.  A Fond Farewell:  Favors are a great way to acknowledge your guests.  Fill mini Mason jars with something special such as hot chocolate or baking mix, candies, dried flowers, or candles, and place them near your exit.  They will leave feeling very appreciated!


5.  Show Your Smile:  Many couples take a series of pictures during the time between the ceremony and making their entrance at the reception.  Communicate ideas to your photographer so that you can add details, props, backgrounds, and elements that are unique to you.  These are keepsake photos that should really represent your style and special bond.  A signature photo is also a wonderful addition to your thank-you notes.  You put so much time into creating a customized and special day, so capture it!



Event Styling & Design:  The Event Company http://www.theeventcompany.net/Photography: Feather & Twine Photography http://www.featherandtwinephotography.com/
Florist: Emily's Floral Design
Models:  Sophie Brame & Jordan Buys
Venue: 7F Lodge http://www.7flodge.com/


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DIY Valentine's Party Decor Ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and there is just so much party inspiration all over the internet.  I just have to share some of my favorites with you. What’s wonderful about these parties, is that it’s so affordable to recreate these parties yourself. Printing your own paper goods using the inexpensive downloadable files will add the personalized and professional sparkle to your Valentine’s party decor.  Enjoy! :)


Love these custom Valentine's stickers to personalized any color chocolate kisses.
Click here for a FREE printable! :)




Thursday, February 2, 2012

Don't Miss Out...We are Looking for Interns! :)

Are you interested in a career in event planning?  Do you like to get creative? 
 An internship at The Event Company might be just the thing for you!  
We are looking for part-time interns to help with day to day office operations, public relations, and social media.  They will also have the chance to get paid when working weekend events!  
Sound like something you would be interested in?  Apply and gain invaluable event planning experience!

Interviews are being held on February 8th, so make sure to apply soon!  Submit your resume and contact information to info@theeventcompany.net.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Event Company Internship!!!

Are you interested in a career in event planning?  Do you like to get creative? 
 An internship at The Event Company might be just the thing for you!  
We are looking for part-time interns to help with day to day office operations, public relations, and social media.  They will also have the chance to get paid when working weekend events!  
Sound like something you would be interested in?  Apply and gain invaluable event planning experience!

Interviews are being held on February 8th, so make sure to apply soon!  Submit your resume and contact information to info@theeventcompany.net.