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Urban Dinner Party

I love when we have clients that come to us for assistance with events other than weddings, especially small intimate get togethers.  Working with Sarah & Neil was a blast.  We brought in a custom table and chairs just to accommodate this fabulous multi course meal dinner party.  Sarah is one stellar chef!

Loved the antler centerpiece that Sharon our fabulous floral deisgner created!

 Hope you enjoy the Photos that the very lovely Kerri from Mary Wyar Photography captured! I spy chalkboard chanrgers and votives!

It begins with an invitation

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 – Radiant Orchid!

Radiant Orchid


Day 1 of the 2014 Designer Challenge came with strategic selections of images that we wanted to portray as a vintage radiant orchid wedding. We decided to choose the above images for the following reasons. The bouquet that was chosen shows the radiant orchid that we were striving for in many different tones and a variety of beautiful flowers. We admire the above table setting because the tall vase with flowers blooming over the top set off the look of the overall setting. The table also shows wine glasses with radiant orchid napkins that stand tall and bring the whole piece together. Above we displayed creative decoration tags that show inspirational quotes and a farewell from the bride and groom that guests can take with them. The wedding cake brings elegance and a vintage look that will make heads turn to admire its stature. The ladder is used to display various flowers and a mirror to show the dinner menu in a creative, vintage style. We decided to choose the wedding dress because it’s a classical white dress, but it spiced up with the radiant orchid crinoline. Finally, we chose this style of wedding invitation because it is unique with it’s wooden look, as well as, portraying the vintage theme in advance to the guests of the wedding.

2014 Designer Challenge

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!

Our New Place: AFTER

The Elite Events Design Studio & Party Planning Boutique is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

A huge thanks to Mary Wyar of Mary Wyar Photography who captured images of our studio space the day before our big reveal and  and Bethany Leisure from Wellspring Photography who was kind enough to capture images of our Ribbon cutting and our VIP Preview Party!

Our entrance :)

Many have asked, “What type of things will you be selling in your boutique?”

Party Planning Boutique

Tired of gifting ordinary flower arrangements or looking at the same collection of basic vases? In addition to our custom floral event design, we offer unique, creative & statement cash and carry arrangements that are a far cry from the standard’s at your ordinary mom & pop flower shop. We also offer group tutorial classes, seasonal home decorating and Pinterest project workshops. Check our Blog to sign up for the latest flower classes!

Sharon Johnson is Elite Events amazing floral designer. She has been working in floral for 27 years and is one of the best in the business. She made all the beautiful arrangements and wreaths that are in our boutique. How gorgeous are these succulent wreaths for sale!? We couldn’t be more ecstatic to have her as part of our design team!

Lavender, Succulents, and Zinnia’s are just some of the goodies you can find in our boutique available and ready for your yard!

The AMAZING birch window display Sharon and I dreamed up, is catching the eye of many Toledo-ins

This is my FAVORITE PHOTO, how amazing are the test tubes and large spheres floating above the table!

This birch arbor is available for rent for wedding ceremonies. It makes a beautiful backdrop and often we drape it with fabric.  For our store window display we wanted to do something a little more unexpected so Sharon came up with the idea of incorporating a box spring with wire coils into the table display.  I (Nikki) LOVED this idea.  I love the fact that to the eye it provides a bit of dimension and really has people thinking, ” is that a box spring?” Sure is! Another big thanks to Mary Wyar, who was the former owner of this beautiful box spring!

I had envisioned bright spring colors with a pop of glitz and sophistication, this table linen was the perfect pair! For some reason this winter just seemed really drag out, so bright colors were a must!

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At Elite Events we create truly custom events right down to the stationery.

We opted for a menu card that also served as the place card!

Thank you’s are becoming more and more popular, we opted to design a Thank you that would be displayed the the beautiful Chavarri Chairs (that we also rent). Sugar Shack Specialty Sweets in Swanton provided this gorgeous cake to match our unique stationery.

Need a bridal show gift? The Boutique sells bridal hangers! The words can be customized and can also make great bridesmaid gifts, baby shower gifts you name it!

All our events that have been featured in magazines hang on our wall!

One of my favorite views!

We love the view from our office

Need custom made banners? We sell them at our Boutique! The majority of our products are hand made by local artisans!

Our client meeting area :)  I have to say, I LOVE how the fireplace turned out, as well as the damask wallpaper!

Need glassware for a candy bar at your party? Elite Events has all different shapes and sizes that are available to rent to fit your party needs, complete with custom tags and signage.

Elite Events even has party supplies! We carry paper straws in a variety of colors and patterns that you can come in and pick up. We offer custom made banners, engraved silverware, twine, and more!

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The fun safari themed party area, to help clients visualize how all of those details come together and how fun any party can be! We love this one because of its fun colors, textures and gender natural theme!

The custom stationery ties in perfectly with the party table

Our over sized orange clothes pin works perfectly as a table number or in this case a way to display the the custom designed menu.  They are also great for holding napkins at an outdoor event, and photos for indoor events.

The stationery display!

The studio even has a “Kids Corner” that is stocked with the cutest headbands, bows, toe blooms, necklaces, and owl pillows made from local Toledo crafters like Oh Sew Betty!

We LOVE these custom made Bridal shoe clips and coordinating hair clips! looking for something unique? Let us know!

Custom wall art that would fit in perfectly for that new home of the newlyweds or in the nursery of that precious baby. Great gifts for showers! Also hand made by one of our Fabulous Elite Gals!

Stop in and see the jewelry we have in stock! We can even order them in other colors as well.  Great statement piece for bridesmaids or a night out on the town! Lots of Fun colors in for Summer! Oh Sew Betty made the amazing chevron bags, that would be great for just about anything!

How could we not celebrate this new venture without a PARTY! We decided to throw a VIP Preview Party inviting only an exclusive list of people to sneak a peek before we opened out doors to the public.  These people have been supportive of us through our 5 years of business and we truly wanted to thank them by showing them a great time and celebrating this new venture with them! THANK YOU to everyone who came out and shared in this day with us!

A great party starts with a GREAT invitation, and I have by dying to do acrylic invitations for FOREVER, so I decided why not showcase them for our big party!

 The Elite Events Preview Party had a tent provided by Meredith Party Rentals outside behind the building. The tent was draped in gorgeous linens and lights thanks to Chris Majors. Guests had a blast taking photo’s at the Photobooth provided by Considering Lillies and loved dancing to the music from Decorative Sound. The food catered by The Blarney was delicious-guests filled up on shrimp, veggies and hummus, chicken and grilled veggie kabobs, and caprises salad kabobs.

All the guests enjoyed the s’mores and popcorn bar. Premier Pour came and created the most delicious signature “E” drink in our Elite Events green!

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And last but not least my Family :)

I hope you all will have a chance to stop into our new boutique and think of us for all of your flower, and party needs!!

Aubrie's Winter ONEderland Party

Our intern Laurie threw a Sweet Winter ONEderland party for her little girl Aubrie Lin who turn ONE this last week! The colors were pink, grey, and white and snowflakes were everywhere!

The Birthday Girl Aubrie Lin was adorable in her pink tutu and pearls!

She did start to get tired and cranky after her photos :)

The tutu table skirt and the tulle pom garland backdrop was made by Laurie. It was such a cute addition to the party decor. She found pink marshmallows and dipped them in white chocolate and covered them in silver sprinkles. They were so easy to make and were a nice touch to her dessert table.

She incorporated  white branching with snowflakes hung to tie in the winter theme.

How cute is this banner she ordered off etsy?!

Even the pink drinks had snowflakes on them!

Sugar Shack Specialty Sweets made all of the strawberry snowflake cupcakes, pink sugar snow cookies, and the delicous pink macaroons!

Laurie’s friend Sue made the GORGEOUS ruffle cake! It was even a pink ombre layers inside!

The dessert table was filled with so many delicious sweets!

The goodie bags tied in the grey chevron table cloth and ribbons throughout the party.

We love all of the beautiful photos captured by Wellspring Photography!

We think the party was adorable and Aubrie enjoyed her Sweet Winter ONEderland party!

Happy Birthday Aubrie!