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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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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!










National Martini Day

Happy National Martini Day!

As a Martini lover myself I thought I would share with you some delicious martini recipes!  If any of you are brave enough to try one out tonight I would love to hear what you think!

Godiva Chocolate Martini recipe

1 1/2 ounces Godiva original chocolate

1 1/2 ounces Creme de Cacao

1/2 ounce vanilla vodka

2 1/2 ounces half-and-half

chocolate syrup, for rim


1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and

2. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass that is rimmed with chocolate

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Blueberry Cheesecake Martini

5 ounces vanilla vodka

2 ounces heavy cream

1 ounce coffee liqueur

1/2 ounce strawberry liqueur

2 tablespoons blueberry preserves or jelly

fresh blueberries for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled half-way with ice. Shake for 30-40 seconds and serve into a martini class.
  2. Garnish with fresh blueberries

Candy Bar-Tini

1 Ounce Chocolate Vodka

1 Ounce Dark Creme de Cacao

2 OZ. Half & Half

Chocolate Syrup

Caramel Syrup

Chocolate Jimmies


Pre chill your martini glass in the freezer.  When it is cold enough to frost up, quickly drizzle the chocolate syrup one way across the top pf the glass, then the Carmel across the other way, put glass right back in the freezer to chill.  Put the vodka, Creme de Cacao, half and half and squirt each of the chocolate and Carmel syrups in your martini shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.  Sprinkle with a few Jimmies on top and serve.

4th of July Martini

4th of July Martini. Photo by gailanng

1 1/2 ounces vodka (I used Mezzaluna)

1/2 ounce
triple sec

1/2 ounce
blue curacao

1/2 ounce
prepared sweet-and-sour mix

1 dash grenadine (I used the liqueur not the syrup)


1. Mix all ingredients except grenadine in shaker and chill.

2. Pour into martini glass.

3. Add grenadine and it will sink to

* for added fun try rimming your glass wither cherry pop rocks

Key Lime Pie Martini


Graham cracker crumbs, for rimming the glass

2 lime wedges

6 tablespoons (3 ounces) vanilla flavored vodka

1/4 cup (2 ounces) key lime liqueur (recommended: KeKe Beach Key Lime Liqueur)

2 tablespoons pineapple juice

2 tablespoons heavy cream

Ice cubes


Pour the graham cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a martini glass and roll the edge in the graham cracker crumbs. Chill the glass for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Combine the vanilla vodka, key lime liqueur, pineapple juice, and cream in a shaker. Fill the shaker half full with ice and shake until well blended. Pour into prepared martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.

Orange Julius  Martini

2 Oz. Citrus Vodka

3 Oz. Sunny Delight Original

1/2 Oz. Grand Marnier

1/2 Oz. Half and Half

2 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar

Orange Slice & Sugar to Rim


Dip the rim of the glass in some Grand Marnier than in the sugar.  Chill the glass in the freezer.  Pour the vodka, Sunny Delight, Grand Marnier, Half & Half and Powdered Sugar into a martini shaker with ice and shake vigorously, first slowly then quickly, until well blended and chilled.  Pour into your chilled martini glass, garnish with orange slice and serve.

I have to say, after writing this post I am thirsty for a Martini how about you?


Shabby Chic Design

It is no doubt right now my favorite design style is shabby chic with a smattering of french country and cottage style mixed in. Although I would tend to say my personal style is more Modern, and simple with clean lines and stratigially placed statement pieces,I fell in love with the shabby chic style ever since I flipped through my first issue of Country Living magazine, oohing and ahhing over the beautiful, distressed finds. In fact, Target’s ‘Simply Shabby Chic’collection by Rachel Ashwell is a favorite ‘happy place’ of mine, and I could literally stand there admiring the countless sheets, comforters, curtains, throw pillows, and other beautiful shabby chic accents for an incredibly long time. There is something so beautiful about all the tiny imperfections. It is just beautiful. And, although the shabby chic style tends to incorporate lots of whites, creams, and ivories throughout, I like to throw in pops of color every so often just to keep things interesting. A splash of turquoise or hot pink can really brighten up a piece and make it your own.

You can imagine, then, how much I absolutely adore shabby chic wedding decor in particular, which combines a few of my favorite loves into one. Just follow our tried + true recipe: add one part shabby + equal parts chic, a handful of handmade, a dash of DIY and fluff until fabulous. It is perhaps the most imperfectly perfect style that exists. One of my favorite elements of shabby chic style within the wedding scene is how you can make a beautiful display out of a few key pieces. The key is to find soft palettes and hues to complement one another, and add a main focal point to make the display pop. The below shabby chic photo display  is just one example which has stolen my heart. It lends some serious inspiration making it easy to DIY, even if you feel clueless about how to style your own display. I think the most important point when creating a photo display is to add lots of personal touches. The more personalized it is, the better. This way, guests can get a glimpse into your love story simply by stopping by and taking a quick peek. When I was planning my wedding, I had no idea how many unique display ideas were out there; if I had, this is definitely one I would have chosen to incorporate into my decor. Take a peek at some of my favorite shabby chic finds that I have discovered, they would be the perfect addition into your wedding and afterward in your love nest…


Ifyou are interested in incorporating any of these elements into your next event drop us a line :)

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