Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tying the Knot

Image: The Knot

When it comes to the wedding party, don't leave the guys out!

Many department stores are gearing up for their holiday and after the holiday sales, so it's a great time to score unique ties and bow-ties for the groom and his groomsmen.

Incorporating fun prints and color in to their attire is a great way to add a special touch to your day. Many tuxedo rental places don't carry the skinny tie or fun patterned bow-tie, so check-out your local department store and gift the groomsmen with a great tie or bow-tie for the wedding.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mmm...Sushi in Charlotte

I was never one for sushi although one of my favorite cuisines is Asian, especially Thai food, but one night in Dilworth my husband and I decided to be adventurous a tried the Firecracker Roll at Zen Asian Fusion. The Firecracker Roll was flash fried tuna, crab, and scallions with spicy sauce on the side, which was a tasty and non-raw fish way to ease ourselves into sushi. We LOVED it and have been some sushi eating folks ever since. We even took a sushi making class last weekend at Coral Sushi in Huntersville.

Here are some of our favorite spots for sushi in Charlotte! Where do you like to go for sushi?

Zen Asian Fusion
1716 Kenilworth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203

210 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Coral Sushi
9525 Birkdale Crossing Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078

Nikko Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
1300-F South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203

Me at sushi making class. Yum!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show this Sunday!

The Perfect Wedding Guide is hosting their annual summer bridal show this Sunday at the Hilton Charlotte University Place.

Style Perfect Events will have a booth at the show! Please stop by our table to say "Hi!" or to learn more about our wedding planning services.

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Sunday, June 27th
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Cost: $10

Click here to register.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Today my hubby and I attended a wedding at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. What a magical place! The possibilities are endless on how you can create a unique experience for your wedding day.

Here's a great photo by Jeremie Barlow Photography from the gardens!

Photo Credit: Jeremie Barlow

Happy Sunday!

Congrats to Kenneth and Nadira!

Happy Father's Day to my daddy and all of the awesome fathers out there! ;-)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

School of Charm at Hobby Lobby is Back!

Newly engaged brides, Style Perfect Events is back at Hobby Lobby next Saturday, June 26th to host our School of Charm Bridal Class titled "Be Inspired: Stylish Ideas to Create a Fabulous Wedding".

Don't know where to start with wedding colors, style or design. Join us and brides just like you for an afternoon of fun as we discuss stylish ideas to help you create a unique and personal wedding celebration. From fabric swatches to inspiration boards, we will help you with color palette choices and design ideas.


Saturday, June 26, 2010
Hobby Lobby
8101 University City Blvd # C
Charlotte, NC 28213

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wedding at the Peninsula Club in Cornelius

Last month Anna and Jim were married at the Peninsula Club in Cornelius. Here are a few pictures from their fabulous affair taken by Tara of Tara Mauldin Photography. You can check-out the style/inspiration behind the wedding here.

Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors that help put together this wedding!:
Venue: The Peninsula Club
Florist: Artistry Florals
Cake: Wow Factor Cakes
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: First Impressions Party Linens
Photography: Tara Mauldin Photography
Videography: Michael Catlow Group
DJ: Reggie from Michael Catlow Group
Bridal Gown and Bridesmaid Dresses: Anjolique Bridal in Huntersville
Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse
Make-up: Adrian from the Beauty Sophisticate
Invitations: CRC Printing and Style Perfect Events

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

International Special Events Society (ISES)

I am so excited to announce that I was nominated and accepted to the 2010-2011 board of the Greater Charlotte Chapter of ISES, as a board of director!

ISES is an international organization whose charge has always been to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals. The mission for ISES member is to:

- Uphold the integrity of the special events profession to the general public through our "Principles of Professional Conduct and Ethics"
- Acquire and disseminate useful business information
- Foster a spirit of cooperation among its members and other special events professionals
- Cultivate high standards of business practices

Looking forward to a great year ahead!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June Bridal Events in Charlotte

Image Credit: Butterflies Kiss

Wedding season is in full swing!

For all of the newly engaged brides, here are some great June bridal events in Charlotte to check-out!

June 25, 26, 27

Maggie Sottero and Jim Helm Trunk Show
New York Bride and Groom
2108 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
More Info

Saturday, June 26th

School of Charm at Hobby Lobby Charlotte
Be Inspired: Stylish Ideas to Create a Fabulous Wedding
Hobby Lobby
8101 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28213
More Info

Sunday, June 27th

Perfect Wedding Guide Summer Expo 2010 at the Hilton
Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Cost: $10
More Info
***Stop by our bridal show booth!***

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bridal Party Jewelry

One of my favorite things to do is to shop for fashion accessories. I LOVE how you can accessorize and change the look of an outfit with a chic pair of earrings or a stylish necklace. My favorite jewelry places to shop are Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. Check-them out if you are looking for fabulous and affordable jewelry for your bridal party! The have some cute finds!

Forever 21 - $7.80

Forever 21 - $6.80

Forever 21 - $19.80

Forever 21 - $9.80

Forever 21 - $15.80

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wedding Planning Resource

Another great wedding website for ideas is Intimate Weddings Blog! They have awesome real wedding features and great DIY projects. Check-out the website and blog.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Family and Friends

I just want to take some time out to say that family and friends are so important. They are the ones that keep you sane, smiling, laughing and encouraged. I feel so blessed to have 5 beautiful best friends that have been with me for 12+ years (Ashley and Allia for 23 years)!

Cherish your friends and family.

Our Seventh Annual Girls Trip this past Memorial Day Weekend!

Ashley, Allia, Julia, Me

Erica, Me, Leslie

Make sure to tell your family and friends you love them!