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Essence of Events, LLC



Essence of Events, LLC

Wedding and Event Blog Full of Inspirations and Ideas

"Making the Essence of Your Dreams Come True!"

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2017 January Bridesclub Wedding Expo

Posted on 24 January, 2017 at 19:05 Comments comments (0)

Such an incredible time at the January 2017 Bridesclub Wedding Expo! 

From the moment you walk into the expo, you are bound to meet the industries local vendors, catch great deals and grab some yummy samples. Most first time Brides and their wedding parties and family scouring looking for the best of the best and hoping to mark off a few vendors off their list. It was so great to meet so many couples willing to take time to chat a bit about their wedding, their needs and themselves. Some of which stories were told of those battling with cancer, but still going on with planning their wedding. Those newly engaged and needing a little guidance and direction. Some couples traveling all the way from California to ensure family and friends can enjoy their special day here in Washington State.

Vendors also look forward to this occasion as an opportunity to talk one on one with potential clients, offer pricing and service information and also to network with other vendors. Showcasing their many talents and having the chance to make bookings with couples and make connections in the industry make for an exciting and memorable expo.

This time of year is filled with new beginnings and possibilities. Essence of Events, LLC looks forward to being as much a part of these whether you are a couple or vendor. Here's to making 2017 a very good year!

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Tacoma Wedding Expo September 2016

Posted on 12 September, 2016 at 0:30 Comments comments (0)
So excited to get the photos up from this weekends Tacoma Wedding Expo! To all those of you who took their photos at our booth, thank you for all the fun and laughs. Those of you who weren't able to make it into the booth yet, there's still time. We'll be here until 4pm at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Have fun viewing all the great photos we captured Here: #TacomaWeddingExpo #EssenceOfEvents #Weddings

Body Ready

Posted on 20 March, 2014 at 21:35 Comments comments (0)


For most people the idea of looking your best for summer or on your wedding day means hitting the gym, for others it means being yelled at by an exercise drill sergeant, but we believe that in order to look your absolute best you first have to feel your best. That means finding something you works for YOU. Looking your best doesn’t necessarily mean working out. There are many SMALL and EASY changes you can make to your daily routine to help you feel you’re very best.

If you are someone who craves to FEEL THE BURN, but doesn’t crave the price of a gym membership there are very simple home work outs that you can do. Most of which don’t require you use any equipment. Looking up yoga moves, or watching online tutorials can help you create a CUSTOM WORKOUT. For those of you who are really busy and don’t have a lot of free time try doing a short quick workout. Most take about 5-7 minutes and cover the basics like abs, legs, arms and a little cardio. Others can be more specific and help you with any trouble areas you might want to work on.


We like this quick morning workout


Exercising isn’t the only way you can make yourself feel your best. Just making simple changes to your everyday routine can boost your energy and help you stay healthier. Packing your lunch not only helps you save money but can also help you stay healthier and avoid eating fast food. Look for easy quick healthy recipes, like yogurt chips, or substitutions that can be made to your favorite baked goods. You can still even have a drink and be healthier! Try replacing dark alcohol for lighter, instead of drinking sugary soda try and drink sparkling water with fruit. Or ask if they have any fresh squeezed juice. Try greek yogurt as a substitution for sour cream, cream, and milk products for half the calories and twice the protein!

Don’t try and cut out all your bad habits, feel free to treat yourself every now and then and no that doesn’t mean a whole carton of BEN AND JERRIES. For your everyday cravings try to substute for a healtier alternative. Having a craving may also be a way for your body to tell you it is missing out on a very important element.

Some of your everyday household kitchen ingredients can turn into a homemade FACIAL. All natural and cheaper than going to a spa!

Just remember not every workout or recipe is meant for you. Do what works for you and stay consistent in your routine. Find what motivates you, whether it be doing them with your fiancé or a friend. Looking at a picture of your bikini or wedding gown you want to fit in, or posting motivational workout quotes to your Pinterest board. Have fun with it and stay strong. YOU GOT THIS!!

Get the Most Out of Wedding Shows

Posted on 13 January, 2014 at 15:10 Comments comments (0)

For some the idea of a going to a wedding expo is overwhelming. But if gone about in the right way a wedding expo can be a great opportunity to help you with your wedding planning process. Take your time, set aside a morning or afternoon and commit to looking at all the vendors, you never know who might surprise you or be tucked away at the end of an aisle. Most vendors are offering show prices or specials just for those who attend the show. What a great chance to save some money! Bring someone with you, whether it be your maid of honor, fiancé or mother, it’s always good to have a second pair of eyes and voice of reason. Most importantly, get to know your vendors; they are there to talk to you! They enjoy hearing about your wedding and what ideas you might have. I’m not saying stop and have a 20 minute conversation with every vendor, but those who you do choose to book or use, take the time to get to know why it is they do what they do. This can only further your trust with your vendors and help you feel at ease with your decision. Go to more than one show, very few brides feel content just going to one show, no two shows or vendors,at the shows,are the same. We hope that you will get a chance to check out some of the great shows this wedding season. We look forward to seeing you there!

With the excitement of being engaged you purchase your tickets, weeks later you walk through the doors of the convention center. Maid of honor on your right side and your mother on the left, notepad in hand. Before you, a sea of anticipation, floral arrangements, place settings and grooms who are there for the single most important thing of all….Food and CAKE!! Before you know it you’re swept away down the aisle, mom and MOH are playing tug-o-war with your arms, while your stomach is telling you to head straight for the caterers. Once you’ve managed to regain control of reality…and your arms, you set out on your first wedding expo adventure.

By this time MOH and mom are fading and fast, you still need to enter for a chance to win your dream honeymoon. So on your way to look for a wedding photographer you drop them off at the fashion show with samples of cake pops and a glass of champagne, best to divide and conquer anyway. After what seems like mere minutes but ends up being mere hours you find your mom and MOH dancing at the nearest DJ booth. They’ve really lost it now. With your phone nearing the end of its battery life and your fiancé wondering if you’re alive, you decided it’s time to say good bye. As you near the exit you turn back and think to yourself, “Parting is such sweet sorrow, but until the next show , I bid you goodbye.”

 Lantern available for rental through Essence of Events

From venues, to entertainment expos have it all! You can even find those lanterns for your centerpieces you’ve been obsessing about on Pinterest. You can book a tux fitting for the fiancé, set up appointments for cake tasting and even spot what could be thee dress. You may even realize something is missing. Or should I say someone. The person who can help bring it all together, someone who has professional vendor connections, discounts, master décorator and can help you stay within your already growing budget. Its at this moment that you can find yourself standing in front of Essence of Events LLC. Be sure to take your chance to talk with one of the lovely planners at their booth and even book your first free intitial consult with them!


                    Michelle and Nichole                                     Essence of Events at the 2014 Tacoma wedding Expo                       Michelle and Olivia

 Written by Nichole Martin