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Paul-Moore Wedding

I would love to introduce you to Mr. & Mrs. Moore.  Brooke & Brian were married on June 1st 2013! We were honored when Brooke asked us to be a part of her wedding day.  Brooke and I met back in high school when we danced on the high school dance team together.  She is such a beautiful and sweet person and her new hubby is no different.  They truly are a perfect couple and Emilia Jane Photography completely captured the love between these two beautifully.  These photos are breathtaking, we hope you will enjoy!

. From the custom designed Save-the-Date magnet down to the invitation incorporating Kraft paper, lace, and subtle rose accents, the stationary is understated and elegant. It was an honor to design these pieces for such a lovely couple.

These dresses are breathtaking!

Sharon did a beautiful job of bringing Brooke’s vision to reality! These flowers are stunning!

I seriously LOVE this photo!

Brooke has grown up boating so it seems only appropriate that they do a day after photo shoot on their family boat! So beautiful!

 It was an honor to be a part of your day, we wish you many years of wedding bliss!

Stationary We've Been Working On

I love that our clients trust us to bring their visions to life.  I take great pride in the diversity of each of our designs.  Each has that ELITE quality but the overall design is truly representative of our clients.

Here are a few photos of some of the fun items we have been working on!

This fun, multi-layered, sailboat Save-the-Date was designed to be preppy, classy, and  excite guests for a destination wedding on Put In Bay! It incorporates the nautical-chic theme of the Bride and Groom’s wedding at Put In Bay. The graphical pattern on the backside of the Save-the-Date was designed to replicate the linens that will be used at the reception.

Emilie and Zak’s Save-the-Date was very unique. It is a cork coaster! This wine cork inspired Save-the-Date ties perfectly with their vineyard wedding.  It was such a pleasure working with a different medium.

Chris and Sarah wanted a photo magnet for their Save-the-Date. Their wedding is going to be feminine yet modern, and we think this ties perfectly with their vision. Photos by Mary Wyar Photography.

This Bride and Groom wanted their Save-the-Date to be “modern, super fun, and unexpected”. The Bride and Groom designed the overall look of the Save-the-Date, and we assisted with production. We think this is a great example of their quirky side!

Classy, elegant, garden like, and simple best describes this wedding. The Save-the-Dates included the Bride and Groom’s wedding colors of yellow and grey.  We incorporate a modern floral design to tie in with the color scheme and garden feel the couple was envisioning.

This couple wanted a Romantic and Traditional style of wedding with fun colors of plum, bright purple, and a hint of watermelon. We included elements that were fun, yet traditional into their wedding stationary , and created a design that was gender neutral yet fun while incorporating the fun colors of their event.

A significant departure from the stationary above this couple envisioned a simple, elegant and romantic feel for their wedding stationary. From the custom designed Save-the-Date magnet down to the invitation incorporating Kraft paper, lace, and subtle rose accents, the stationary is understated and elegant.


What's Hot and What's Not: Weddings 2013

Elite Event’s 2013 Weddings What’s Hot & Whats Not!

OUT: Photobooths with Cheesy Props

IN: High Tech Smart Phone Apps

Every event big or small seems to have a photo booth fully equipped with mustache’s, Hot  lips and chalkboard props. Save money and take advantage of Apps like the locally designed “photo twine” which allows your guests to become the paparazzi.

You can even give your guests a must take picture list to
keep the creative juices flowing! Feel free to check out what a morning with us is like behind the scenes at WNWO! ON phototwine event name Elite Events WNWO Event Code: UCPWUK (see details below)

OUT:Traditional Meals & Buffets

IN: Grazing Stations or Seated Trio’s

Buffets take forever to get through and typically do not offer much for originality. Since so many guests have particular diets stay away from the one menu fits all approach opt for grazing stations which keep guest mingling and enjoying several different food experiences throughout the evening Or if you want to have a formal seating experience offer a Trio so that all guests have choices and you do not have to track their food preferences.

OUT: Large Bridal Parties Dressed in Traditional Bridesmaids dresses

IN: Intimate Groups Coordinated to Express Who They Are

We have seen the horrors of a bridesmaid on an ego trip one too many times before. The more members in your bridal party, the more opinions and people you are expected to please. Your wedding shouldn’t be about your entourage but those who truly know, love and are willing to support you. Helpful hint: Let them select a dress or an outfit that coordinates with your event but reflects who they are as a person. We are in love with this new look.

Out: The“Isle Moment”

In: The 1st Look

Instead of seeing each other for the first time at the altar, have a big reveal before hand with just you two and your photographer. A few of the leading photographers in the area will not even shoot your wedding if you are not having a first look. We love it because it gives the couple all the time they need to say what they want privately and not feel rushed trying to squeeze photos into a small time slot after the wedding.

Photos by: Considering Lilies Photography

OUT: Standard Ceremony Set Up with Ushers and Program Attendants

 IN: Circular ceremony seats with pathways

Recite your vows literally surrounded by your friends and
family using a circular floor plan. Instead of spending time and money on
programs save some trees! As your guests arrive make them laugh cry and learn
about your special ceremony through signage on a path that leads them to the
ceremony. The last sign can say “As two families become one, choose a seat not
a side”

OUT: Themes or Colors

IN: A Coordinated Experience

No more Tropical themed weddings or All Pink & Black decorations. Instead choose a color palate that compliments your surroundings and you. Your guests shouldn’t have to choke down your favorite colors which clash with the building or look at every little detail you have in a zebra theme, instead Have custom baked goods in black and white and accent a zebra pattern on a few Or if you have to use hot pink don’t force your attendants to wear it and your guests to eat off of it. Decorate with Neutrals then accent your color with up lighting to make a classy but BIG statement everyone will love.

OUT: Typical Wedding DJ and Music

IN: Club Dj or Cover Bands

Of course you want all of your guests to feel comfortable on the dance floor, but I am sure everyone is tired of dancing to Sweet Caroline, Shout and The way you look tonight. Have a Dj that can spin and add remixes to the same old same old. When its time to take it up a notch the DJ will kick it up into a club setting which makes everyone feel comfortable
and want to break it down.

If your not a fan of Dj’s hire a cover band that will keep things lively and fun! Make sure you are picky on the band and have heard them play a few times, you want them to look like a part of your event and play what your comfortable with.