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Felici Events Table Design at the Luxe Linen Showcase

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Felici Events displayed our wedding and event design skills recently, at Sherwood Country Club. Luxe Linens invited us to produce a table-top design of our choice, to showcase the 2015 line of new linens and napkins. Here is a video clip showing you the finished product as well as the wonderful team who helped us fulfill a little creative magic!

https://youtu.be/4_mxxRxN1Rg

We were tickled pink to be invited, which carried into our theme of a pink table top inspired by the 2011 movie 

Marie Antoinette

 (directed by Sofia Coppola, a fellow Italian-ite and Felici-favorite).

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We chose to showcase our table of eight using Luxe Linens' Sherbert Vogue.

Once we decided on the linens, Felici Events called on the the talents of a newer vintage rental company Otis and Pearl, to supply the silverware, china and glassware.

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Nina of Coco Rose Designs and the Felici Events Team could have spent hours in her storage unit looking at all the fun table top pieces.  In face, we may have.  Low and behold, it was easy for us to fall in love with the pink glassware you see at each table. Perfectly fitting for such a girly table top setting.

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Next, we asked for help from our friend and fellow

ISES-VSB 

member, Joost Bongaerts, owner of Florabundance, if he would like to contribute, and graciously he supplied all the floral.

The final touches, envisioned by Nina of Coco Rose Designs included the sweet fresh berries and delectable

macarons

 embellishing the table top.

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Finally, we chose the

Florence dining chairs

(both with arms and without) to complete the look of the dining table.  They were definitely the talk of our table amongst attendees and fellow showcasing peers.

It was absolute perfection.  The location, setting, details, event and evening.  Thank you Luxe Linens for including us in this project!

Grazie Mille to our contributors:

DESIGNER and VISIONARY: Felici Events

FLORIST: Coco Rose Design 

VINTAGE RENTALS: Otis and Pearl

CHAIR RENTAL: Revelry Event Designers

FLORAL PURVEYOR: Florabundance

I saw the sign.....

Felici Events Tips for Wedding Planning and Event Production - Signage

Signage is not something that clients may think of doing, however, signage can be important for any event.  Being a wedding planner I ensure we take the event to the last detail, and signage can be one of the most important dotted i's and crossed t's.

It can direct vendors to their load-in / load-out and designated parking areas, or  keep out of town guests from getting lost.  The best part is that signage is not only informative, it can be fun, simple, and a cost effective way to pull your theme together.

Here are a few chalkboard signs Felici Events created for a recent Santa Barbara wedding.  The client had old windows they had found, and we chalked it up with chalk paint, and custom made signage for their wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

The center pane is a replica of the logo on their invitations and save the dates.  Branding a wedding is something Felici Events find to be important and creates a unique element.

This entry sign, welcomed guests and let them know they were at the right location.  Guests even used it as a photo op as they arrived at the site and got off the trolley.

entry sign on window chalk board by Felici Events
entry sign on window chalk board by Felici Events

This sign is the bar menu letting guests know the signature drinks, wines and beers offered at the we ding.  Notice their initials on the bottom right square, we copied this from their wedding invitations, save the dates, etc.

The sign below is near and dear to my heart, because the client is now using it as  a focal point at their home, and have placed it above their bar.  They loved it so much, it has become artwork……

bar menu on window chalk board Felici Events
bar menu on window chalk board Felici Events

This sign we made to let everyone know of the instagram handle for the wedding. (Felici advice: I do suggest checking a hashtag first to ensure it is what you want to appear for pictures guests tag……) #andernathy

instagram sign at escort card table by felici events
instagram sign at escort card table by felici events

This chalk board is the program for today's Felici Events wedding of #paigeandtedwed .  We used the same font as on the invitations and will have it as guests enter the ceremony.

wedding program on chalk board by felici events
wedding program on chalk board by felici events

If you are more of a clean line black and white person you can download images online!

Wedding Sign Clip Art

or personalize signs to your theme! Whether it is a specific branding or look you are envisioning from playful, rustic or classic, signs are the perfect way to express your personality!

Signage Bar
Signage Bar
Signage Mr and Mrs
Signage Mr and Mrs
Signage Classic
Signage Classic
Signage Beach
Signage Beach
Signage Elegant
Signage Elegant

Once in an event, signs help let guests know what is going on and where to find what they are looking for

Signage Bathrooms
Signage Bathrooms

or a way to share tidbits of trivia, making for personalization....

Whatever the case, have fun with it!

I do. It Differently.

Pouffed, wrapped, adorned, or tucked...veils don't always have to be what you'd expect!

There are so many different ways to wear your veil for your special day or to not wear one!

 Veils-Large and Elegant

Veils-Large and Elegant

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Veils-Short Elegant

You can wear a traditional white veil and pouf it out to make it large and elegant or you can wear a short white one instead You can always mess around with tule and make a simple bow

 Alternative Veil

Alternative Veil

 Veils-Orange Flower

Veils-Orange Flower

You can also opt for the traditional white color but wear it like a headpiece instead Adorn it by using lace or add color with some flowers

 Flower Crown Bright

Flower Crown Bright

 Flower Crown Organic

Flower Crown Organic

 Flower Crown

Flower Crown

 Flower Crown Simple

Flower Crown Simple

 Hair Flower Jewels

Hair Flower Jewels

Elle.com also offers an insight on veils by offering 9 Gorgeous Alternatives to the traditional veil including wearing a flower crown and scattered jewels

For more extravagant alternative bridal veils BeSpoke Brides has their top 13 list or you can check out Bridal Headpieces on Pinterest!

Felici Events Presents Three Holiday Parties

Holiday Party Ideas

As we quickly approach the holiday season, Felici Events brings you ideas for your private or corporate party!

Inspired by Biz Bash: The Holiday Issue we share three seasonal holiday themes sure to please your guests!

Classic Holiday

Christmas Table
Christmas Table

Take out your ornaments and red candles! Make your holiday parties with classic themes like the nutcracker or holiday movies and use traditional decorations to bring the joy of the season! Hang up lights, wreaths, and trees, feel free to add a pine cone or two in there. For food, you can make appetizers based off dinners such as a turkey cranberry crostini, chicken kebabs or pizza bites in traditional holiday shapes. Be sure to decorate your table with a classic gingerbread house!

Food Cutouts
Food Cutouts
Christmas Kebabs
Christmas Kebabs
Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is a modern theme that looks elegant and transforms your venue into an entirely different place! With Disney's "Frozen" and ice being all the rage, having a winter wonderland themed party can be the perfect theme for your holiday party! Decorate with snowflakes, crystals, blue lights, crystals and silver decor.  Be sure to have a hot cocoa bar to warm your guests up!

Hot Cocoa Bar
Hot Cocoa Bar
Winter Wonderland Center Piece
Winter Wonderland Center Piece
Winter Lights
Winter Lights

Try something innovative with live ice sculpting!

Live ice scultping
Live ice scultping

The Ice Beat Factory is an exciting performance ice show combining ice sculpting with live music.

Offbeat Bash

Many modern holiday parties are saying no to the traditional holiday themed parties and going for a more offbeat theme like a masquerade ball or as Biz Bash demonstrates, a circus theme.  Another theme idea could be a Brother's Grimm theme with Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and Disney's upcoming film, Into the Woods serving as inspiration. There's so many possibilities with this theme, guests can come dressed as their favorite fairy tale characters and the ideas for decorations are endless!

Fairy Tale Invitation
Fairy Tale Invitation
Fairy Tale Chandelier
Fairy Tale Chandelier

Get creative with invitations to inspire guests and decorate with grand chandeliers to create a more spectacular fantasy!

Fairy Tale Center Pieces
Fairy Tale Center Pieces
Flower Centerpiece
Flower Centerpiece

Take inspiration from Brother's Grimm fairy tales for centerpieces such as a single rose or a candelabra!

Feel free to use a specific fairy tale or just combine them all to make an enchanted venue! Have some caramelized apples or Alice in Wonderland cake for dessert! Be sure to checkout Cody's Cocktails inspired by fairy tale creatures that are sure to be remembered at your holiday party! This one below is called "Maleficent" and contains black vodka, grape schnapps, and apple pucker!

Poison Apples
Poison Apples
Maleficent cocktail
Maleficent cocktail

Whatever you decide for your theme, holiday parties should create a festive and joyous occasion!

Event Planner Coordinates Custom Invitations for 90th Birthday Party

Example inspiration board from Event Planner Zohe Felici.
Example inspiration board from Event Planner Zohe Felici.

Custom invitations can be designed for any upcoming wedding, anniversary, or birthday party. Unique invitations are a nice addition to photos and other special keepsakes. Our event planner can help you find the perfect solution for your specific invitation needs. In this article, a 90th birthday party is our example to help illustrate the process and to give suggestions for how you might choose to design your special invitations.

Time will never stand still, and those moments that bring us such joy become memories in an instant. To capture such a moment and record it forever is truly monumental. – Joshua Atticks, Wedding Photographer

 

Tips from an Event Planner on Custom Invitations

Collect example images of what you want. Pinterest is a great starting point. If you are not comfortable on the computer, you can simply pick up a few of your favorite magazines and cut out images that inspire you.

In our example, the designer suggested four different photos for the invitation, and the best one was chosen by the event planner, Zohe Felici.
In our example, the designer suggested four different photos for the invitation, and the best one was chosen by the event planner, Zohe Felici.

Once the tone and vision have been set, the next step is to work with the design itself. A designer will combine the information about the event with the graphics. Event invitations include basic information such as the event’s name, date, time, location, and RSVP. In our example, the designer suggested four different photos for the invitation, and the best one was chosen by the event planner, Zohe Felici.

The final step is to review and adjust until it’s perfect. This might include changing the font, removing or adding a few words, and playing with the color choices. It is not uncommon to go back and forth two or three times to get everything right.

When you are working with an event planner, it’s possible for them to coordinate your special invitations because they will cohesively brand a full theme for your event, including all of its important information, such as the venue and guest list.  If you have any questions, or are interested in having Felici Events design custom invitations for your upcoming celebration, please contact us.

Inspiration from Toys to Twinkle

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Tonight I was walking around Downtown Disney with some friends and found this Lego Statue enchanting. Perfect to incorporate into a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, kids party or corporate event theme. I loved Legos growing up, and this sculpture is true art and awes me.

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A a few doors down this sparkly store front magnetized me. I love things that glitter. This is perfect inspiration for a Bat Mitzvah, corporate event, wedding, fundraiser or product launch

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Transforming a Ranch into a Romantic Wedding Venue Location

Felici Events recently had the pleasure of designing a romantic ranch wedding at Hollister Ranch. Below are images that showcase the design of Felici Events, images of Willa Kveta Photography, and floral decor by Zoe Hitchner.

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Bride and Groom's First Dance inside clear Reception Tent with Dark Wood Dance Floor and Hanging Ranch like Chandelier

Wedding Entrance

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Rustic Wedding Cocktail Barn at Hollister Ranch with Purple accents and Rustic Ranch Decorations

Rentals The Tent Merchant

Lighting and Draping by LBPS Events

Drop Anchor & Tie The Knot

Under the sea.  Down where it's wetter... down where it's better... especially when we're talking about weddings!

Here at Felici Events we appreciate a creatively themed wedding.  A unique theme can really set your special day apart from the rest and truly make it a moment to remember.  And how cool you will look to your grandkids when you show them your old wedding albums taken under water!

Holy underwater weddings Batman!

It's not every day a turtle high-fives you for getting married.

If you want to be adventurous with your wedding, we highly support dropping anchor and tying the knot under water!  It'll give the term "swimming with the fishes" a whole new meaning.

Check out this clip of an actual underwater wedding in China!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdMn7zfbRqw

 

Fun and Festive Drinks for the 4th!

According to our weather report, Independence Day this year will be warm and sunny. Whether you choose alcoholic or non-alcoholic options, these drinks will be sure to quench your thirst while you celebrate the day! We stopped by Sur la Table and discovered they are having a 30% off sale on beverage jars, stands and signs just before the holiday! Perfect timing!

 

These 5 drink recipes include ingredients like watermelon, tequila, and strawberry schnapps.

 

When preparing this layered drink, make sure the liquid with the highest sugar content is on the bottom.

 

Check out this blog for this drink recipe!

 

 

Felici Events Spotlights Kids Fashion

Wondering how to dress your kid for an event? Here at Felici Events, we've been to a lot of events. And while most of our posts focus on the adult side of events, we thought we'd show the kids some love also! Ever wonder how you are going to make your little one be fashion forward at a memorable event? We found some great examples from past events we have done.  These cuties show that style can be simpler than you think!

Flowery hats are a simple and easy way to spruce up an outfit!

 

 

 

A Wedding Style Guide For Males

The focus may be on the bride at a wedding, but that doesn't mean the guys can't show off their dapper looks too! Let's face it: unlike brides most men do not like the idea of spending days, let alone hours, to find the perfect attire to wear at a wedding. This is a quick and simple guide that can help. One style for this winter season includes a classic combination of a black suit and tie. Others go for a more unconventional mismatched look with muted colors like greys, browns, and tans. Whether you attend a wedding or are one of the groomsmen, these looks are great style ideas for any male wedding guest to wear.  

Vests are great for when the weather turns chilly.

 

 

Toms are a popular and comfortable alternative shoe choice!

Trend Forecast for 2012: Lace is Everywhere

At Felici Events we make it a priority to follow the latest trends in event planning, and lace is quickly rising to the top of the list. Since her widely-publicized wedding to her sweetheart Prince William, Kate Middleton's long-sleeved lace dress has inspired many brides to incorporate lace into their weddings. Brides are now repeating the pattern from their dress in their invitations and even their desserts! Whether it is seen in the wedding decor or on the bride herself, lace is sure to be a lasting trend for weddings of 2012.  

DIY lace invitations from welovelaughkiss.wordpress.com

 

Cupcake decorations from cupcakesundercover.com

 

 

Your favorite piece of fabric can now be transformed into your wedding decor.

onefabday.com, Image credits: Michael & Anna Costa via My Sweet and Saucy | Artisan Cake Company viaFlickr |Jose Villa Photography  via Style Me Pretty| My Sweet and Saucy 

 

Star of David Inspiration for Bar Mitzvahs

Star of David Inspiration for Bar Mitzvahs

This recurring Star of David motif was a great way to tie in a 'light' theme of one of our recent bar mitzvahs. This modern take on the star was not only featured on the man of the hour's cake, but was repeated in the invitations, dinner menus and table numbers. A theme like this helps an event become more connected and adds fluidity. This subtle symbol is a great way to remind everyone at the gathering what a great time it is for this young man or woman; a time to celebrate the young adult's coming-of age and first of many steps into maturity. Cards and Star of David logo were created by Lazaro Press, who did an amazing job of bringing out the star shape amidst the existing circular pattern.

Christine Dahl of Christine Dahl Pastries paired the offset yellow Star of David with blue fondant on the outer layers of the cake. Between each layer of the three-tiered cake sat a transparent box filled with lights and shimmering sparkles.

Timeless Vintage Rentals

The new “In the Vineyard” furniture collection by Town and Country offers pieces that bring timeless beauty to any gathering. The furniture’s well-worn look adds comforting appeal to an outdoor space, perfect for a wedding, reception, or a ladies lunch.

Included in this collection is a wide assortment of pieces such as tables, chairs, benches, arches, lighting fixtures, linens and more. The collection’s antique chandeliers are eye catching and would bring a stylish sparkle to any outdoor event, and the arches offered in the collection are simple, yet enchanting, and would be a charming fit for a wedding.

 

Happy 4th!

Jeffrey Campbell gets patriotic  

When the original Declaration of Independence was written, women were rocking powdered wigs that towered over a crowd. With these platforms, you can take a twist on reaching those same heights! These high-powered heels may not be perfect for every occasion, but they are the perfect choice for this holiday's festive footwear. No need to worry about trying to see over the crowds during the fireworks show!

Goth Decor Wedding Inspiration

 Crystal Mirror Wedding Decor Inspiration

Crystal Mirror Wedding Decor Inspiration

Inspired by a mirror........

a gothic vision began.......

 Goth Wedding Inspiration

Goth Wedding Inspiration

 Goth Wedding Inspiration

Goth Wedding Inspiration

 Goth Wedding Inspiration

Goth Wedding Inspiration

and today we captured a stunning Gothic wedding with an amazing group of talented vendors who worked beautifully together to create a vision into a reality.

Attasalina PhotographyAcacia MansionAmber Hiatt Jana's Creative CakesLa Tavola LinenSarah JacksonShell's PetalsSugarcube Press

.....more to come......