Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fabulous Local Store Find: Retro Handset

One of the best and most unique gifts that I received this year for Christmas, besides my Babycakes, was a retro red receiver for my cell phone. How fun! I love the kitchy humor it brings and how practical it is. Have you seen this product before? Love it!

Source: COCO Retro Phone

Friday, December 23, 2011

Bridal Events this Holiday Season!

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Cheers to the holiday and engagement season! Our Intern Keneya, a senior at Davidson College, has researched some great bridal sales and events for Charlotte brides.

Mecklenburg Bridal Company has been serving the Charlotte area since 1981. They offer all styles of dresses including bridal and bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, shoes, and wedding accessories. The best part? During the entire month of December you will be able to receive all of these items for 30%-60% off! They’re changing locations and they want to reward you in their moving sale. Time’s running out and you don’t want to miss this deal! Click here for more details.

…and we haven’t forget about your bridesmaids! They need dresses too! is offering a sale for all bridesmaids’ dresses from December 17th-30th. Buy as a group and receive 40% when you purchase 3-4 dresses, and 45% when you purchase 5 or more. Hurry before miss your chance at this deal!

Not sure what dresses you want, what’s in style, or even where to start? Don’t worry. I have a solution to help you. On January 8, 2012, Charlotte is hosting their annual Bridal Show! Over a hundred bridal professionals from all over the country will be at the Charlotte Convention Center to show you the latest styles in bridal fashion! Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. If you’re interested in attending, click here for more details!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

In the Press: Savannah Weddings

I'm VERY excited to have one of our April couples wedding featured in the current issue of Savannah Weddings!

I absolutely LOVED Kristen and Mario's wedding! Beautiful location, wonderful couple, fabulous details and great weather. Please read the article about their big day in Savannah Weddings, pages 50-55 or check-it out online here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Give the Gift of Flowers

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Saturday was my last event of the year. It was a corporate holiday party at Founders Hall and my colleague Barbara of From This Day Forward Special Events provided beautiful holiday arrangements for the guest tables. After the event, I just couldn't imagine these flowers going to the trash, which many times they do when a happy home has not been identified for them after the wedding or event.

I do know of one hospital in uptown that happily accepts flowers for their patients who've been moved into hospice, but being located in Huntersville, I also wanted to find a local nursing home.

I scoured Google and my phone in search of a nursing home that would benefit from beautiful flowers. After a 10 minute search, I found Carolina Medical Center Huntersville Oaks. The staff was so friendly and I was actually able to go around the nursing home and gift some of the residents with the beautiful floral arrangements. :-)

After your event, please donate your flowers and extend the joy.

Here are two locations that accept flowers:

Huntersville Oaks
12019 Verhoeff Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078

Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Party Time!

The holidays are officially here and the party season is in full swing. I love this time of the year because I love to get dressed up. Every year I get a new dress for New Years Eve! Here are some fun dresses I found online for the holiday season.



Store: Arden B

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Corporate Events by Style Perfect Events

Style Perfect Events foundation is in party planning, non-profits and fundraising, so we love every opportunity that we get to through a fabulous baby shower or birthday party or map out the finite details of an awards gala or fundraising event.

This year we've had the pleasure of planning events for the following organizations:
Greater Charlotte Chapter of the International Special Events Society
Davidson College
Vanity 7 Studio
Santander Consumer USA, Inc.

Here is a snapshot of some of our corporate work. You can view more on our Facebook Fan Page.

Photo: Robert Christopher Photography and Catchlight Studio

Photo: Robert Christopher Photography and Catchlight Studio

Photo: Robert Christopher Photography and Catchlight Studio

Photo: The Beautiful Mess Photography

Photo: The Beautiful Mess Photography

Photo: The Beautiful Mess Photography

Photo: LunahZon Photography

Photo: LunahZon Photography

Photo: LunahZon Photography

Call Style Perfect Events for your next corporate of non-profit event in Charlotte, 704-975-9941.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fabulous Local Store Find: Bridesmaids Shoes

When designing your wedding day, make sure that you also select attire for your wedding party that will complement your wedding style and make them feel fabulous and comfortable.

While shopping last week, I found these super cute formal heels at Off Broadway Shoes. Your bridesmaids will sing your praises with these sassy and affordable heels.

Happy Planning!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In the Press: Style Perfect Weddings and Events

How exciting! Style Perfect Weddings and Events is quoted in the The Herald Weekly discussing the Democratic National Convention coming to Charlotte in 2012 and the wedding we planned for Jennifer + Daniel last September is featured in the Charlotte Premier Bride Magazine.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Emily Post - Wedding Party Responsibilities

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Many couples ask me what are the typical roles and responsibilities for their wedding attendants. Emily Post has put together a great list. Please see below.

Wedding Attendant Roles
• Pay for their wedding attire and accessories (excluding flowers).
• Arrange and pay for their own transportation. (Wedding hosts should provide the accommodations.)
• Be timely and communicative regarding travel arrangements and acquiring attire.
• Understand the specific duties involved (see below).
• Arrive at specified times for all wedding-related events.
• Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner; attend other pre-wedding events when feasible.
• Give an individual wedding gift to the couple, or contribute to a group gift from all the attendants.
• Assist the bride and groom whenever possible.
• Be attentive to other guests at the wedding and reception.
Source: Emily Post

To view more specific duties, click here for the article.

Happy Planning!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Image: Babycakes

While chatting with one of my colleagues this week, she told me about this fun product Babycakes that she saw at Kohl's! Babycakes is the creator of the mini-cupcake machine and many more: pie pops, cake pops, mini-doughnuts, whoopie pies, etc. How exciting! This product is definitely going on my Christmas list and...I think I want each product they sale. This product is great for DIY favors and party treats! Check-out the website, Babycakes.

Happy Planning!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bridal Event This Weekend in Charlotte

Brides-to-be check-out the Wedding Affair Showcase this Sunday, October 30th!

The Wedding Affair Showcase
Sunday, October 30th
Hampton Inn and Suites in Phillips Place
6700 Phillips Place Court
Charlotte, NC 28210
Ticket Price: $5.00

Click here for more details.

Happy Planning!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Charlotte Wedding: Theckla + Beale 6.25.11

I love my job and feel truly blessed to work with such wonderful couples. My past bride, Theckla and I share a similar background. In my former life, I was an advertising account manager on Madison Avenue and Theckla also worked in New York in advertising, so in our first design meeting I was giddy with excitement when she pulled out an array of vibrant and bold pantone color chips for her wedding color palette. I knew this wedding was going to be fabulous!

Theckla and Beale were married on June 25th at St. Peter's Episcopal Church and the reception was held at the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte. Theckla and Beale are an amazing couple. Their wedding was full of joy, laughter and good times!

Here are a few pictures from their wedding day. Photography by Cunningham Photo Artists.

Thank you so much to the incredible vendors that worked on Theckla and Beale's wedding!
Photographer: Cunningham Photo Artists
Ceremony: St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Reception: Mint Museum Uptown
Caterer: Carpe Diem
Rentals: Party Reflections
Lighting: Eye Dialogue
Linens: Cloth Connection
Flowers: In Bloom Ltd.
Band: Heather Hayes Experience

Monday, October 24, 2011

Live Music!

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This past Saturday was the last wedding of the year for Style Perfect Weddings and Events and it was incredible. Lovely couple, wonderful weather, beautiful beach, fabulous decor, great music and breathtaking views of the sunset off of Lake Norman. I can't wait to share the pictures with you!

The entertainment for this weekend's wedding was Kevin Brawley! Kevin was such a pleasure to work with and did a great job with both the ceremony and reception music. Please check him out if you're looking for an acoustic guitar player for your wedding or event.

Music is VERY IMPORTANT to the success of a wedding, whether you're hiring a DJ or booking a live band. Over the year I've had the opportunity to work with many different musicians and live bands. Here are a few of my favorites from this year's wedding season:

Heather Hayes Experience - Incredible live energy band! I was never a huge fan of wedding bands, until I heard them play.

Mo Money - Fun and funky! Great to work with. Very easy going and keeps the crowd on the dance floor.
Mo Money Band

Kevin Brawley - Awesome for small weddings looking for great live music.

Who is your favorite wedding band in Charlotte?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wedding Day Details - Charlotte Marriott Center City

It's all about the details! I love working with my clients to design a fun and fabulous wedding day. This past weekend, Style Perfect Events married off Jule + Ryan at the beautiful St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Queens Road and the reception was held at the Marriott Center City in uptown.

Red K Photography graciously offered to take a few wedding day details of the reception before the festivities got underway.

Here are a few of the wedding day details captured by Red K Photography.

Stay tuned for additional images of this beautiful day, captured by the wonderful wedding day photographer, Kelli Brinkley Photography, which we will post on Facebook. The venodrs from the event will also be posted on our Facebook Page.

Make sure to check-our Facebook Page!