Friday, April 30, 2010

Crafting Tip

While crafting for one of my clients, I was feverishly trying to get the sales tag off of some glass vases that I had purchased, when my husband looked at me confused and told me, "Why, don't you just use a hair dryer...?" "A hair dryer!", I said. My husband then explained to me that the heat from the hair dryer warms up the adhesive for an easy removal of the sales tag. Genius, I thought, so I'm passing along this tip for all of those that are not already hip to this little known trick.

So, next time you are removing sales tags let you hair dryer heat up the adhesive for about 45 seconds and voila the sales tag will easily peel off.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fabulous Local Store Find: Pier 1 Imports

Check-out this great frame with wire and clothes pins that I found at Pier 1 Imports in Birkdale Village. It is so cute and can be used to hold your escort cards, favors, etc., at your wedding or next event. The frame was about $28.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Wedding Invitations


Getting started on your wedding stationery suite (i.e. save the date, invitation, escort cards, etc.) can be somewhat overwhelming. There are so many ideas, styles, price points, rules and traditions.

That being said, before you start on your save the date or invitation make sure you have already finalized your wedding style, formality and guest count.

Also, have a realistic budget in mind. According to the Bridal Association of America the average couple spends $659 on invitations and reply cards. This total does not include the cost for postage, calligraphy or other additions to your wedding stationery suite.

Here are a few factors that will attribute to the cost of your wedding invitations:
- Quantity (don't forget to order extra invites and envelopes)
- Custom Design
- Type of printing (digital, thermography, letterpress, engraving)
- Size and weight of invitation (a square design will require more postage)
- Pocket or boxed invitations (they are very pretty, but you will definitely spend more than the average couple)
- Number of enclosures (reply card, information card, reception card)
- Embellishments (ribbon, brooches, etc.)
- Inner and Outer envelopes
- Number of ink colors (this comes into play when you are not printing your invites digitally)

If you have questions on how to get started on your invitations or if you want to know if DIY invites are right for you, give us a call at 704-975-9941.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hobby Lobby

Thank you so much to all of the crafters that visited my table at the Hobby Lobby Craft Day on Saturday. I had a great time! Here are a few pictures.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hobby Lobby Craft Day

Hobby Lobby in Charlotte is having a craft day TODAY! Stop by our table from 1pm-3pm and learn how to make fun and fabulous brooches for your reception chairs.

Hobby Lobby
8101 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28213-8154
(704) 509-6182

Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 23, 2010

E.G. Couture Opening Event

Photo credit: Cunningham Photo Artists

On Thursday night E.G. Couture held an amazing opening reception for event professionals at their boutique located in Matthews.

E.G. Couture
131 Matthews Station St. Ste. 1C
Matthews, NC 28105

E.G. Couture is a boutique specializing in unique and customizable items for the entire wedding party. They also carry stunning designer gowns for brides at a fraction of the price through their consignment program, so you can snag a beautiful gently worn gown or a brand new one.

Check-out the behind the scenes coverage of the event by Fashion Stylist, Melissa Lamkin at Charlotte Wedding Magazine online.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wedding Season

Wedding season has kicked-off and this weekend my husband and I are so excited to be in Miami to celebrate the marriage of one of my sorority sister's, LaTanya!

Congrats to LaTanya and Alex!


Congrats to the first 2010 Style Perfect Events couple Angela and Jack who were married on April 1st at Holden Beach and had their tropical reception on April 2nd in Gastonia at the Courtyard Marriott. I had blast working with you all.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DIY Project: Vintage Cake Stand via Intimate Weddings

Check-out this great DIY project for a vintage cake stand via Intimate Weddings. It's so amazing and has sparked about a thousand other ideas for DIY projects in my head that would call for the use of epoxy glue.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Charlotte Today Wedding Segment

Check out tomorrow's wedding segment of Charlotte Today on news channel 36 at 11am. Style Perfect Weddings and Events will be proving advice to brides!

Friday, April 2, 2010

World Autism Awareness Day: Shine A Light on Autism

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. 1 in 110 children are diagnosed with autism. Despite this prevalence, research shows that many parents of young children are generally unaware of autism.

Before I moved to Charlotte, I lived and worked in New York City and had the esteemed pleasure of working on the public service advertising campaign for Autism Speaks for three years. Autism Speaks is an amazing non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness, support and cure for autism. In the five years the organization has been running they have made great strides in shedding light on this epidemic.

Please learn more about autism!

Since there is currently no cure for this developmental disorder and no effective means to prevent it, early detection is the crucial first step in helping children with autism.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Part 2: Girls Night Out in Charlotte

Planning a girls night in Charlotte, here are a few cool spots to check-out.

Good Eats and Drinks
Soul Gastro Lounge
1500 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205

Butter Charlotte
950 Seaboard Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

Enso Asian Bistro
210 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fun and Fashion
Kazba Charlotte
210 E. Trade Street
Charlotte NC, 28202

The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now
The Mint Museum of Art
Exhibit running through May 31, 2011
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

What are your favorite places in Charlotte to hang out with your girls? Check-out Part 1 of the post here.