Kaylen’s 9th Birthday – “Wild Night”

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For my daughter’s birthday, she started planning months before turning 9. (the joys of having a mom as a party planner) She wanted to have her first slumber party with some of her closest friends. For decorating her bedroom, I went to the Thrift Shop and found pink sheets to use as drape, I found some really cute plush stars and hung up Christmas lights. We laid blankets and pillows under her loft-style bunk bed. And played Pandora’s Kids Bop playlist all night long.

We had a guest list of 9 girls, who ranged from 7-9 years old. Each guest was given a eye mask (for their beauty sleep) and glow sticks (to play with after ‘lights out’). IMG_3968For dinner we had pizza and afterwards had a cupcake race off! And for dessert, the girls had to eat their cupcakes with no hands. We started out the evening by allowing the girls to arrive and start decorating their cups.

After more guests arrived, we decorated pillowcases with fabric paint and markers. (Wished I had thought of setting up an area for them to dry…sigh) IMG_4022What slumber party doesn’t have dress up time?? So while at the Thrift Shop, I found some really cute prom/homecoming dresses for all of the guests to choose from (under $50). After mani’s and pedi’s were done, the girls did a fashion shoot and had a blast swapping out dresses to take more pictures. After dinner, we pulled out the karaoke machine and sang for hours. After breakfast, the girls went home with their personalized cups, pillowcases, cute socks and DVD full of the photos and videos from their party.

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Sierra & Isaac – “A Garden Wedding”

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We enjoy meeting new clients and helping them with their big day! So you know we are in love when it comes to helping out family. Sierra needed assistance with a location for her ceremony and once we gave her an idea, she rolled with it.

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Sierra & Isaac exchanged their vows in the Labyrinth Garden on a cool Sunday afternoon in November. (It was such a blessing to be able to hold a garden wedding in St. Louis in the month of November.) The couple had live music as the bridal party walked down the aisle. Isaac’s mother officiated their ceremony and added a special touch to their vows.Veal.Labrinyth Veal.Altar

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Jessica & Kevin – “DIY at its Finest”

We occasionally get the opportunity to work with the bride that does it all. We were so pleased to work with Jessica, who did EVERYTHING all the way in Texas for her St. Louis wedding. She bought centerpieces, she hired vendors, she made selections, she found WOODEN flowers, and she sewed the linen!!!

couplekiss…okay, I got carried away…she didn’t really sew the linen. But Jessica stayed busy to make her and Kevin’s special day.

Jessica called us to assist her with her Month of Coordination so that we can help pull all of her special details together for her vision. Kevin is a big Cardinals fan, so Jessica booked Busch Stadium for their wedding photos as a surprise almost a year before their wedding date. (……Jessica forgot how awesome the Cards) Jessica’s wedding day was on Game 4 of the World Series played at Busch Stadium. Needless to say the wedding still went on without a hitch…..(speaking of hitch… Jess drove one up filled with all of wedding goodies!)

Jess & Kevin’s big day started a little late…hair & makeup for 1 beautiful bride and 10 pretty bridesmaids, takes a lot of time. The couple’s photographers, Kelly & Lisa Photography, were able to capture every detail. When Jess arrived to the church, she was absolutely stunning. Jessica and Kevin had a traditional Catholic ceremony and it was so emotional. After the I Do’s, the Ferrell’s headed to Mahler Ballroom where Greg’s Creative Cuisine had an out of the park meal waiting on her 100 guests. The couples gorgeous wedding cake was baked and designed by McArthur’s Bakery. Guests were escorted to tables named after places Jess & Kevin have traveled.

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Jessica’s reception was filled with so many events and highlights, including: a special presentation by Kevin and the guys, a rap performance by the bridesmaids lead by the maids of honor, a Blue Brothers performance by Jessica’s uncle (who also DJ’d for the evening), late night snacks of St. Louis goodies, and to top it off, a photo booth to capture all the smiles!! We had such a great time assisting Jess & Kevin on their special day!

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Asia & Floyd – “An Asian Flair”

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Asia & Floyd took advantage of a beautiful day and exchanged their vows outside under a gazebo with all of their loved ones. Planning their wedding started a year in advance and no detail was left out. Asia had the support of her mom laying out details, contracts, and ideas. They were a great team together.

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We assisted the family with partial planning, setup and décor. These guys were a blast to work for. Each vendor was amazing to work with and pull off a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception.

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Tynisha & Timothy – “A Summer Love”

qkPMoctmm_dgyqI51TGOSqqETvWj27d7hCFOb5DtUqU     It’s always so fun to have a colleague as a client. Tynisha and I previously worked together, so she sent us an email as soon as wedding plans started to overwhelm her. Ty and Tim were ready to tie the knot and blend their families into one. Ty started off with the theme of 1970’s, with a classic, traditional feel. She pulled the theme off with sunshine yellow and grey as her wedding colors. Her hair was pinned in a gorgeous retro style and her dress was to die for!!

Tynisha & Tim held their ceremony and reception at German Cultural Society. The room was divided into two for her guest list of 100. (Our good friend, Marie at Ree-Dun Imagination provided the pipe and drape.) The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Jeff Lloyd, a coworker of Tynisha’s. The ceremony was sweet and full of laughs.

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Immediately after the ceremony, guests were escorted to the reception area where DJ Phil Good had background music waiting. Tim stayed on the dance floor for almost the entire reception. A sweet candy buffet was gifted to Ty & Tim by a coworker of Ty’s. Linen for the tables and chairs were provided by Beautiful Linenty.foodTynisha spiced up the lunch menu with Mexican dishes catered by Hacienda’s. We were really glad to be a part of their special day!

 

**Did I mention I was a little over week before my due date? I was actually having contractions during rehearsal and set up. :) Great times!!ty.us

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Shemika & Dan – “Spring Wedding”

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A day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin
Shemika & Dan live by this motto!! LOL! This couple was so much fun to work with from day one!! We had an awesome time helping these two! Shemika is a Pinterest Queen and knew many of the elements that she wanted to include for her big wedding day. And we enjoyed pulling all the details together for her.
PreShots76Dan & Shemika wanted to do something fun and sent out video invitations. Take a look! The wedding colors were Malibu Blue and Clover Green. With makeup done by Shades by Chaunteia and her hair done by her close friend, Shemika was a beautiful bride! Their flowers were arranged by KayDi’s Events.
Their wedding ceremony was held at Old Town Wedding Chapel performed by Dan’s

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After they exchanged vows, the party got started at Occasionally Yours, with a soul food buffet catered by their loved ones and cupcake towered by Knodel’sReception17Tables and chairs draped by Beautiful Memories in shades of Reception105white, blue and green. When asked what’s the main thing she wanted her guest to remember about her special day, she told us that she wanted them to remember how her and Dan looked and how happy they are. So we designed centerpieces with mirrored frames of the beautiful couple and manzanita branches with their pictures hanging from them all surrounded by candles. The night was filled with fun, laughs and pictures the entire time!
They even played the 'Shoe Game'!!

They even played the ‘Shoe Game’!!

Instead of a guest book, guests to signed wishing peebles.

Instead of a traditional guest book, guests signed wishing peebles.

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Kid’s Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

Our little munchkins make our world go round and on holidays we love going all out for them. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pour out special love and lots of fun to our kids! Here are some fun ideas to try this year. First decide if you want to host a party for the little ones in your family or only invite your kids’ classmates from school. Either way, your kids will love hosting a party on such a fun holiday!

Here’s a free downloadable Bingo Card!

*Play Valentine’s Bingo – Make your own bingo cards or find a printable download. Use Valentine Conversation Candy or Red Hot hearts as bingo chips and let the fun begin!

*Play “Cupid, The Match-Maker” – Here’s a great game to play with younger children!

*Everyone loves a good game of Pictionary!

*Decorate cupcakes!

Decorating cupcakes or cake pops are always fun!

 

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