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Valentines Day Baby Reveal

Cupid stopped by the Elite Events Studio for a Baby Reveal!

The happy soon to be parents are our very own Kati & Bryan McDougle! They celebrated their BIG news with friends and family by throwing a Cupids Arrow Valentines Day Reveal. Elite Events Floral and Design pulled this together with feathers and romantic candles. Sugar Shack Specialty Sweets made the Hearts & Arrow Modern Cake which was perfect for revealing the identity of their little one. Scroll through the photos taken by Mary Wyar Photography to find out if they are having a boy or girl!

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 It’s A Girl!!

Magnolia Grace McDougle will be joining the world and becoming a future Elite Events Bride this June! Baby Shower post’s coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Love and Marriage October 6th 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy & Natalie Macke gave us the
pleasure of helping them through every aspect of their wedding as Full Planning
Clients. When we first met Natalie and her mother Monica they wanted to go over
the details of our contract very carefully, which was a good sign for us. We
knew right away that this was going to be a client who would
communicate to us exactly what they want and with that, we would be able to
guide them to the wedding of their dreams. Natalie is honest, humble and
beautiful inside and out, which made working for her and Jeremy not only
pleasurable but an honor. Since Faith is the cornerstone of their lives, we
wanted to make sure that guests felt that presence throughout the wedding. When looking through the photos below notice that Natalie and Jeremy are not just posing they are praying. You will see details such as crosses, bibles and tables named after bible verses. Our classic conservative couple used a color palate blending neutral champagnes with hues of greys then added an elegant touch of purples which we felt paired beautifully with the Toledo Country Clubs interior. From concept to completion you can see how we captured Natalie’s soft kind nature, Jeremy’s consistent commitment to her and their shared love for the outdoors all while telling their story of Faith Love & Marriage.

 

Venue: Toledo Country Club

Photography: Considering Lilies

Cake: Janes Cakes

Dress: Belle Amour Bridal

DJ: Decorative Sound

Harpist: Ginny Peterson

Event Coordination & Design: Elite Events

Florist: Elite Events

Stationary: Elite Events

The Knot fall/winter 2012 PUBLISHED + EDITORIAL

Have you seen the newest edition of The Knot Ohio?  Be sure to pick one up! Elite Events was lucky enough to be featured on several pages! Check out Kati & Bryan on the table of contents, as well as on p. 54,55,56 and p.58.  Also be sure to flip to page 46 to see my editorial! I have to say I squealed like a little kid on Christmas when I saw our hard work in print! So Exciting!!!

A BIG THANK YOU to MARY WYAR Photography for submitting Kati & Bryan’s beautiful wedding! Mary does absolutely fabulous work, be sure to check out her work!

We were also selected as The Knot’s Best of on p. 19!

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who helped us earn this award for the 3rd straight year in a row!

Stylish Thanksgving Table Settings

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Style.  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year and still deciding how you are going to decorate your table? Well, get ready to give thanks in a attractive and fresh way. Here are a few ideas on how you can wow your guests without breaking the bank!

Natural Elements

Look to nature for easy, elegant ways to embellish your Thanksgiving table. Rate My Space user chasingpaige brought the beautiful colors of fall to her table by incorporating gourds and pumpkins into her centerpiece and topping each place setting with a pear.

Personalized Pumpkins

Small details can make a big impact on your Thanksgiving table. Try tying handmade place cards to mini pumpkins for a personal touch that will make guests feel special. Design by Holly Mathis.

Fall Florals

Create a floral centerpiece fit for Thanksgiving by adding berries or mini pumpkins to an arrangement of red, orange and yellow flowers. Rate My Space user patrick paired this warm floral centerpiece with ice-blue place mats for a striking contrast. Short on time? Give a local florist a call they would be happy to help!

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Appealing Palette

Choosing a color scheme is a great starting point for setting your Thanksgiving table. Rate My Space user nyclq opted for chocolate brown contrasted with crisp white — a perfect palette for fall that also complements her dining room’s decor.

Candleholder Conversion

Try using items you already own in a creative and unexpected way when designing your Thanksgiving tablescape. Rate My Space user Baubles found that candleholders also make great pedestals for mini pumpkins.

Less Is More

A Thanksgiving table doesn’t have to be over the top to be beautiful. Rate My Space user luvmynugz paired a few subtle fall elements with neutral-colored dinnerware for a look that’s understated yet elegant.

Dressed-Up Basics

Dressing your dinner table doesn’t have to break the bank. No one said you have to go out and buy brand-new dinnerware to create a beautiful Thanksgiving table. Rate My Space user decorating4fun topped simple white plates with inexpensive crimson napkins for a splash of rich, fall color.

Rustic Elegance

Don’t be afraid to mix textures and patterns when setting your Thanksgiving table, it helps to give your table setting depth. Rate My Space user GritsandGlamour paired glossy, gold chargers with course burlap to create a rich look perfect for fall.

Soaring Centerpiece

If your table setting is simple, spice it up with a dramatic focal point. Fall branches spilling from a tall vase add interest to Rate My Space user Faby’s Thanksgiving table.

Incorporate Natural Elements

Incorporating natural elements found in nature is an easy and inexpensive way to add a touch of fall to your Dinner table. Jenna from  SAS Interiors used a tree branch to make a tea light candle holder.             

Thanksgiving Table Diagram
Have you ever wondered the proper way to set a table?   Does the knife go on the left or right?  Where does the salad plate go?  Here is a useful table diagram that will be sure to come in handy for Thanksgiving or your next dinner party.

Buffet Table Diagram
And have you ever wondered how it’s best to set up a buffet table?  This helpful diagram gives some great ideas and placement to properly lay out a buffet table so your guests can easily figure out the “flow of traffic”.

diagrams via SAS Interiors

Information from this post was found via HGTV.com

If you are hosting Thanksgiving I hope this post has inspired you!  We would love to see how our followers decided to decorate their tables!  Free free to post pictures of your beautiful tablescape via our Facebook fan page! WE would love to see how crafty you can be!

Grooms Cakes, Cake Pops & Cupcakes Ohhh My!

Most teachers look forward to June July & August so they can escape the classroom and enjoy vacation. This teacher looks forward saying goodbye to my little dancers for the summer and kicking into high gear at Elite Events. The past few months have been a whirlwind filled with touching love stories, beautiful destinations and magazine worthy details taken by our areas top photographers.

What captured me most took 8 months of physical and mental discipline to prepare for. I spent my winter fasting from home made pies, petit fours and birthday cakes just so I could truly appreciate the goodies that I knew would be waiting for me to sample at each event. THANKFULLY, I was not disappointed. The beautifully decorated and mind-blowing-amazing flavors that came from the kitchens of  Chef Hannah Alvarez owner of Butterfly and Kathy Shortridge owner of Kathy’s Kitchen: Home of Sweet Creations  made my winter fast worth doing all over again. I was seduced by monkey headed cake pops, Grand Mariner French Buttercream and well…my husband, who LOVED the Ohio State Grooms Cake Hannah and Kathy worked together to create (everyone knows the way to a mans heart is through his stomach!)

WARNING: The photos you are about to view will cause you to DROOL. Side effects include, cravings, oogling & increased appetite. Take a peek at these deliciously adorable treats at your own risk!

 

 Warmest Regards,

Kati