Monday, December 5, 2011

Hot Pink for a Hot Momma!

Life's blessings are so rewarding, and no one can deny that a baby blessing is one of the most miraculous blessings of all. Sandra & Mo are such incredible parents already, and they wanted nothing more this year than to get pregnant and add to their, already amazing, little family. Baby Olivia is on her way and we couldn't be more excited for them.

I began planning for this event a few months back. I wanted to incorporate a modern twist to a traditional shower setting. So the planning began, and a hot pink and lime green concept was the core of all the details. We designed and produced the custom invitations with matching brunch menus, which were placed at each seat. We offered Galaxy Raspberry premium table linen with apple green satin napkins. The napkins along with a red velvet cake pop from The Sweet Pop Shoppe were tucked inside of a pacifier at each place setting. So cute. Our green vases couldn't have been more perfect, along with fresh hot pink hydrangeas and a simple butterfly/peacock feather to add a little detail.

Our friends over at Shulas 347 hooked it up with an AMAZING brunch menu selection. From chicken and salmon to pancakes and french toast, there was a little bit of everything to choose from. Simply delicious!

Enjoy some of the pictures taken by Alejandro Castro Photography. They pretty much capture all the details.

Sandra & Mo: I am blessed to have friends like you! Thank you for trusting in me with all of your events and allowing me to be a part of all your special moments in life. Can't wait to see the little bun in the oven... I love you! XOXO

Monday, November 14, 2011

Simple Centerpieces

Hi Friends! Today I wanted to share some helpful tips on saving yourself some money on your big day. So many of my clients are consumed by the pictures they find online and in magazines and in search of the "ah-ha" details. When they finally realize that these details are out of their budget, they quickly turn to me for advise. My first response is to remember that "less is more!" Many times the simplest centerpieces are the most creative and memorable. Below are some ideas that will help keep your costs down.

First- remember that candles look amazing and add ambiance to the room. Therefore I always say to add candles to ANY centerpiece. (at least 4 per table) Some people use votive candles, floating candles, taper candles and some even hang tea lights from the centerpiece. Either way, they all look great.  This helps add elegance and isn't expensive.

Second- single flowers being submerged in a cylinder vase are always pretty. Sometimes I add a floating candle to add a little touch. Adding rocks to the bottom of the vase also adds a little detail, while keeping costs low.

Third- Are you one of those people that dislike greenery in your centerpiece? Looking for flower fillers and not green leaves all over the place? Well my solution is to always use hydrangeas. They are an inexpensive flower and their blooms are perfect to use to fill empty space in your arrangement. These flowers are also able to be spray painted in any color. They are perfect for the economical bride.

Until next time... Happy Planning!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

50 Years Later! Happy Anniversary Daysi & Elio!

Daysi & Elio Gonzalez
Early in life we always wonder if we will find our  perfect soul mate. Sometimes we do and sometimes we struggle in our quest. For Daysi & Elio, struggle was never a factor. This happy couple has recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. It was a magical night where we celebrated their happiness and their journey. With over 120 guests, we had a packed house, literally.

Michelle, their daughter and my previous employer, called me to take care of the details. I immediately said YES, without hesitation. And so the details and planning began. What better way to celebrate their roots by having a Cuban themed event? It was perfect. We had bright colors all over the place. We had dancers dressed up and welcoming the guests, while offering them a mojito! Guests were asked to take a picture of themselves behind a rumba dancer character cut-out. Hilarious! That picture was given to the guests as they left the party. We had the couple renew their vows immediately after they watched a slideshow created by us, capturing their amazing journey. Ceremony was conducted by Frank Nunez.

The presentation was amazing, if I may say so myself. Everything was glowing, the presents barely fit on the table, the guests were laughing and dancing, and I was so touched to have been in charge of this magical night.

I took a moment in the night and pinched myself because for a minute there, I was able to smile and say... I did it! Enjoy!

Daysi & Elio: Thank you for the touching message you left me. I still have it saved. I am so happy you were as happy as I was. Thank you for letting me be a part of such a special moment in your lives.

Presentation by Mia Bella Events & Design

Martini Portions of Arroz con Pollo and Pan Con Lechon Sandwiches
Custom Flags created by Mia Bella Events & Design

Plantain Bar with mixed sauces by Mia Bella Events & Design