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Essence of Events, LLC



Essence of Events, LLC

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Theme Thursday - Quirky Wedding and Party Themes

Posted on 1 August, 2013 at 11:25 Comments comments (1)

It seems that every type of decor, styles and themes under the sun have been done. So what do you do when you want something different. If cookie cutter weddings and parties are not your style and you want something unique, out of the box and maybe even a little quirky, Essence of Events has great ideas for you on todays blog. 

For all of those who have a little hero in you, you may want to consider going with a superhero theme.

You can even tie in the cake and decor if you wanted.

For those of you who want to score a touchdown with your family and friends, we recommend a football theme.

This seating chart featuring different teams and locations is a great idea.

Your guests will be sure to cheer you on after tackling your football themed wedding

Art Deco and hollywood glamour  inspired weddings are hitting the scene


Featured film invitations will get you two thumbs up

Staying with the playful themes you could always get under the big tent with your guests for a circus themed wedding

Last but certainly not least is for those who love the outdoors and want their wedding to reflect that love.

Don't be afraid to bring your love of the outdoors into your reception. We love this table setting and menu cards.

Of course eco friendly favors for your guests

Just remember that if you want something different for your wedding or party, you're going to want to take some risks. Be sure to hire a local wedding or event planner if you need some help coming up with different ideas and inspirations for your wedding or event that fit who you are.

Contact Essence of Events, LLC for more ideas like these on themes, decor and planning.

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Favorite Table Settings and Tablescapes - Sunday: Snapshots/Photography

Posted on 28 July, 2013 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)

When it comes to designing the look of your wedding, somehow it always seems like it falls to the tablescape to pull together your concepts. Gathered on one table it holds the flowers, colors, food, and décor items that you want all in one space, so it seems fitting that just this one element can be almost the most important design part to your wedding. No pressure!


Essence of Events has pulled together a few of our favorite tabletops to help you gather a few ideas of the possibilities that are out there for your upcoming day. From classic to modern, bold to chic; we have all of your style bases covered.



We love the fact that this table setting is kept very simple, but notice the amount of candle votives, both hanging from the branches of the centerpieces, and around their bases. When the light fades the room will change entirely.



This arrangement is beautiful and classic; from the flower choice to the vase, chairs, and linens but unexpected twists were added with the hanging candles, mirrored chargers, and fun napkin fold.



The sprigs of spring blooms add a great texture to this arrangement fixed onto a gilded platform for a striking edge.



The way the flowers twist around the stem of this chandelier arrangement make an unexpected statement.



Fresh blooms at each place setting, like these peonies, brighten up a table and can sometimes replace a centerpiece.



A bright table like this will bring a modern flare to your event.



Consider using bold goblets and textured linens to bring your color scheme to life and to add new elements to your table.



Low centerpieces of various shades and florals are hugely popular right now. Try using an ombre theme with your flowers too for added drama.



A simple and chic table using neutrals proves that sometimes basic is better.



Use a mirrored runner and crystals to bring a new dimension to your table with this popular trend.



This is one of the most extravagant and flamboyant tablescapes we have seen, and we just had to share it with you!



Beautiful floral arches and centerpieces with hanging candles add a romantic feeling to this wedding.



Simple white is always a great option, but add personality to your table with not so simple chargers.



The Chinese vases and fresh take on spring buds in bloom displayed are a wonderful addition to an otherwise plain table.



Consider having your floral arrangement be multi-tiered for a modern and fresh take on your centerpiece.


Such a beautiful, gold-dusted wedding.


For help designing your dream tablescape, wedding, or event, and for professional vendor recommendations who can help you create your perfect table and provide you with all of your rentals for your day contact Essence of Events.


For more information, and to schedule your free, initial consultation, call 253.292.1482 or email us at [email protected]



Written by Samantha Macrae



Thank You Cards - Saturday: Stationary/Favors/Gifts

Posted on 27 July, 2013 at 4:30 Comments comments (0)

When it comes to selecting wedding stationary, often one of the most important elements is overlooked, and that is your thank you cards. That is because these notes are sent after your wedding so brides and grooms often forget to order them entirely and it is not until after they return from their honeymoon that they forget to send thoughtful “thank you’s” for all of the gifts that they receive, and for the guests that traveled far and wide to attend their special day.


Don’t be the couple sending belated notes of appreciation! Essence of Events has a few of our favorite styles of thank you notes already picked out for your perusal (because they are our favorite kind of stationary not only to give, but to receive as well!).


Take a look at these styles, from the bold and contemporary, to the classic and chic. There is bound to be something here you love and something that’s going to make you not forget to send this important piece of stationary!



Try a statement photograph like this. Write on a favorite book, mirror, piece of art, or something else you can hold together.




Use a signature image from your wedding and have your photographer add wording over the top.



Banners are a popular and trendy option right now.



Surprise your guests and let them know how much you appreciate them being at your wedding by leaving them a note at their place settings.



Involve your wedding party in the fun!



Parasols are a great way of snapping a photo with a big “thank you” but try an umbrella if it is a rainy wedding to poke fun at the day.



Different camera affects are perfect for capturing the meaning of the photo (bunny ears aren’t a priority though!)


For more ideas on how to capture the perfect “Thank You” and recommendations on photographers and stationers who can help you create your wedding look, contact Essence of Events today.


For more information, and to schedule your free, initial consultation call 253.292.1482 or email [email protected]


Written by Samantha Macrae



Cake Toppers - Friday: Food/Beverages/Cakes/Desserts

Posted on 26 July, 2013 at 4:15 Comments comments (0)

Back in the day, cake toppers consisted of a bride and groom atop a cake, looking stagnant with she in her standard white gown, and he in the classic black suit. For a little while there, the decoration all but disappeared, but now this garnish has made a wonderfully artistic and delightful comeback.


Gone are the days are standard one-size-fits-all toppers, these additions to your cakes will add flare and panache to your confection. Quirky, unique, and often custom to you as a couple; Essence of Events absolutely as a few of our favorites. Take a peek at what we’re oodle-ing at today and see what inspires you and what could add to your already delectable cake!


A take on the classic banner; why not try a candy necklace for a DIY and fun approach?



These cute birds are a fun way to add humor to your cake.



Keep these critters long after you slice the cake as a keepsake. Have your cake designer make the toppers in your favorite animals and try “his and hers” favorites for an even more personal touch.



Though not technically a topper, an oversized flower adorning your cake adds fun to an otherwise plain cake.



Sayings, quotes, and idioms topping your layers are great DIY projects too if you just want to cut out card, dip in glitter, and attach to poles.



Try adding your initials to your cake.



Banners are wonderful and on-trend right now.



This topper made from twigs has a rustic-chic vibe.



Hand-stitched hearts add a quirky element to a cake.



Bent metal is popular for toppers, as well as in other areas of wedding décor too.



Though not a cake, the topper is adorable, with bespoke characters, including the couple’s dog.


For recommendations of vendors who can help you create the perfect cake and topper, as well as complete wedding and event planning, advice, and help, be sure to contact Essence of Events today.


To set up your free, initial consultation call 253.292.1482 or email us at [email protected]



Written by Samantha Macrae