Monday, August 30, 2010

It's our Anniversary!

"Today is a special day not just any's our anniversary." - Tony Toni Tone

Two years ago today my husband and I were married in North Miami. I remember waking up to an overcast sky thinking, well I guess it's going to rain on our plans for an outdoor wedding and it did, but we had a plan B and the day was just as beautiful! We were surrounded by family, friends, music and great food. The ceremony started with sweet sounds of a solo guitar player, followed by a steel drum band for cocktails, Haitian music for dinner and an awesome DJ for the reception. We definitely danced the entire night!

Our first dance was to Bob Marley, "Is this Love"!

What song did you chose for your first dance?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cupcakes in Charlotte

Image: Google Images via

Cupcakes continue to surge in popularity and Charlotte has no shortage of fabulous cupcake shops and boutiques. Here is a list of the best cupcake shops in Charlotte.

The Blushing Bakeshop
14825 Ballantyne Village Way
Charlotte, NC 28277

Delish Gourmet Cupcakes

Polka Dot Bakeshop
1730 East Woodlawn Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

SAS Cupcakes
9941 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC 28277

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just Because...

I love this getting ready shot by Jason E. Miczek!

In the photograph is one of Style Perfect Events' June brides, Julie. Julie and Ron were married at St. Albans Church in Davidson and the reception took place at the Point Lake House in Mooresville. It was such a pleasure to work with them as their month-of-coordinator!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Beaver Dam Historical Home and Grounds

Last week I toured the Beaver Dam Historical Home and Grounds in Davidson. What a magical place! It features a "federal style" home that was built in 1829, which has since then been refurbished, with minimal changes, as the integrity of the house has been kept and you can fill the richness of the history when you walk through. The venue also features expansive grounds for outdoor events and a rustic barn that is the perfect backdrop to a southern wedding.

The venue was recently featured on Weddings Unveiled.

Image via Weddings Unveiled and Photography by Lindsay Lee Photography

Please check-out this great space and let them know that Style Perfect Events sent you!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wedding Hair and Make-up

You've said "yes to the dress" what.


Yes, bridal's time to look for accessories, jewelry, hair styles and looks for make-up. Start with your hair and make-up, as this may dictate the type of jewelry or accessories you incorporate with your dress.

You can start by searching wedding magazines and blogs or by seeking out celebrity red carpet looks that you love and want to emulate on your wedding day.

My wedding styling was inspired by Ashanti. What look are you going for on your wedding day?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fabulous Local Store Find: Homegoods

If you've been reading my blog you should know that I'm a huge fan of Homegoods. They always have fun and unexpected items that can be incorporated into your decor for a birthday party, wedding, baby shower, dinner party, etc. Yesterday I found this awesome birdcage wall piece. It's so fun, different and affordable. It's only $19.99! What a steal!

Are you planning a whimsical bird themed wedding or party? What decor elements are you incorporating into your design?

Monday, August 9, 2010

DIY Project: Wedding Ceremony Programs

How cute and functional are these DIY wedding programs! LOVE them!

The project was posted on Intimate Weddings via Wedding Window. Click here for the directions.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Be Inspired - "Love is You"

I put my Chrisette Michele, I Am CD in the stereo for old times and stopped on "Love is You". I don't know if you remember this song, but it is truly beautiful and has struck a strong chord as I reflect on being a wife and wedding planner. I always say this, but inspiration for your wedding or event can come from anywhere and today I am truly inspired by Christette Michele's song "Love is You". I would love to plan a wedding around this song! So stay tuned. You may see a style board or concept shoot inspired by this song on the blog.

Have you been inspired by a certain song for your wedding design?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Giving Back in Charlotte

This week my husband and I had dinner at The King's Kitchen in uptown. This restaurant is very unique and special! They not only have great food, but they are also a non-profit whose mission is to "Feed the hungry and heal the brokenhearted".

The restaurant employs a segment of the Charlotte community "that is considered unemployable, from people who have come out of prison and rehab, to youths that are at high risk from dropping out of school". They then donate profits and/or food to centers that provide meals to individuals in need.

If you have not been to The King's Kitchen in Charlotte it's a must!

Here is a list of some the organizations that they partner with:
The Harvest Center
Hoskin's Park Ministries
The Branch Church
Freedom House Church
Jacob’s Ladder Job Center
Commando’s For Christ