Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chosing your Wedding Party

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This weekend my best friend Ashley came to visit and we had such a great time hanging out and catching-up. Our friendship means so much to me and I truly value her being in my life. I say this because when selecting your bridesmaids and groomsmen it can sometimes be difficult. Over the years, it is natural to acquire many friends that are dear to you and your fiance, but when selecting your wedding party you should be very selective when appointing those special people that will be helping you all along the wedding process.

As a member of the wedding party, you are responsible for (1) helping out in any way that you can leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day, (2) being respectful of schedules and deadlines, (3) planning pre-wedding events and (4) costs for attire, travel and accommodations.

That being said you want to select family and friends that you know whole heartily will be supportive and make this time enjoyable and fun!

For the other friends or family members that are close to you, but may possibly bring additional stress to the planning process appoint them an alternative role, so that they are still involved on the wedding day.

Such as:
Usher (escort guests to their seats for the ceremony)
Hostess (pass out the ceremony programs, greet guests at the reception site)
Special tasks (if a friend has great penmanship have them do the escort cards, etc.)
Ceremony Reading
Musical accompaniment

Check-out this great link that has printable responsibility cards for your wedding party:

Wedding Party Responsibility Cards

Friday, February 26, 2010

Style Me Pretty: The Ultimate Wedding Blog

Yesterday was a great day for Style Perfect Events! Our Garden Party concept shoot with the Beautiful Mess Photography was featured on one of the top wedding inspiration blogs, Style Me Pretty. Yay! Check-out the feature here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Inns in Charlotte

Yesterday I checked-out the Davidson Village Inn with one of my couples for their guest hotel. What a quaint little place! It was so charming and the staff is so sweet. If you are looking for a great little B&B for your guests, wedding party, or just a night away with your hunny here is a list of some great Inns in Charlotte.

Davidson Village Inn

117 Depot Street
Davidson, NC 28036

Duke Mansion
400 Hermitage Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Inn at Mt. Pleasant
682 North Main Street
Mt Pleasant, NC 28124

The Vanlandingham Estate
2010 The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28205

Victorian Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn
10925 Windy Grove Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bridal Event at Hobby Lobby in Charlotte

Newly engaged brides in Charlotte you are invited to join Style Perfect Weddings and Events for our "School of Charm" THIS SATURDAY at Hobby Lobby in Charlotte. We will be discussing stylish ideas to help you create a unique and personal wedding celebration. From fabric swatches to inspiration boards, we will guide you in color palette choices, style/theme selection, tablescapes and more.

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Hobby Lobby
8101 University City Blvd # C
Charlotte, NC 28213

Monday, February 15, 2010

February 2010 Bridal Shows in Charlotte

This month is big for bridal shows! Here is a list of the upcoming shows.

Saturday, February 20th

"Say I Do" by Armin's Catering
Beaver Dam Historic House
19600 Davidson Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28036
Time: 11am-5pm
(Wedding begins at 2:00pm)
Cost: $10

Sunday, February 21st

Statesville Bridal Show
Statesville Civic Center
300 North Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Time: 1pm-5pm
Cost: $5

Sunday, February 28th

Bridal Bliss the Bridal Show
The Concord Convention Center
5400 John Q Hammons Drive NW
Concord, NC 28027
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $5

Brides Against Breast Cancer
Marriott Charlotte Executive Park
5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: Free

Mid-Atlantic Marriott and Renaissance Hotels Bridal Showcase
Time: 11am-3pm
Cost: Free

Charlotte Marriott City Center
100 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
RSVP here

Charlotte Marriott South Park
2200 Rexford Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
RSVP here

Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel
5501 Carnegie Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28209
RSVP here

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Charlotte Hot Spots

People always ask me if I miss living in New York City...and one thing I do miss is the great places to eat, brunch and lounge. Although, I must say Charlotte does have a few really nice places for a date night, engagement party, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.

Where do you like to go in Charlotte for dinner or brunch?

Here is a list of me and my husband's favorite Charlotte spots:

131 Main
Zen Asian Fusion
T1 Tapas
Red Rocks Cafe

Toast at Davidson
Providence Cafe

Aloft at the Epicenter
The Dirty Martini in Lake Norman
Kiss Lounge
Crave Dessert Bar

Friday, February 12, 2010

XOXO - Lip Gloss

In honor of the upcoming Valentines Day holiday, I have decided to a write a personal post about one of my loves...lip gloss...and just not any lip gloss but C.O. Bigelow lip gloss from Bath and Body Works.

This lip gloss is really amazing and a must have for any bride that is preparing for the big day! Growing up in the Midwest and living in NY you need a good lip gloss for the harsh winters and hot summers, so I definitely have a drawer full of lip glosses that did not make the cut.

One of my BFF's, Allia, introduced me to C.O. Bigelow two years ago and my lips have felt great ever since.

My favorite C.O. Bigelow lip glosses are Shea Butter and Magenta Mint!

Have you tried C.O. Bigelow? Which one is your favorite?

Smooches! XOXO

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Duke Mansion

(photo courtesy of Tommy McCart)

It's official...the Duke Mansion can now say happily that they do wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The big announcement was kicked off with a grand faux wedding reception for Charlotte wedding and event professionals and Style Perfect Events was in attendance for this historic moment.

2011 brides you must check-out this space.

400 Hermitage Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 714-4400

The venue can hold up to 150 guests and has several amenities that come with their event rental packages...beautiful chiavari chairs and ivory damask linens. Score!

Here are some pictures from the event (courtesy of Tommy McCart Photography and the Charlotte Observer):