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Fairy Gardens

Fairy Gardens!

We are excited to announce we have added fairy gardens and fairy garden accessories to our boutique.  As a very detail oriented company fairy gardens are right up our alley.  I’m sure most of you have seen a fairy garden or two, here are some fun facts about fairy gardens that you may or may not know.

It all starts with the container.  Show your personality off with the type of container you select then build upon it. Containers of all shapes and sizes are prime real estate for Fairy Gardens.  Here are a few containers that we love.



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 New to fairy gardens or gardening? You don’t have to be intimidated with the elaborate layouts and accessories, START SMALL.  We suggest maybe a basket, or planter box.  They are portable and won’t require a lot of plants or accessories.  The “Fairy Garden Architects” create small houses and accessories from natural materials. Some of the accessories that we have include: benches, wheel barrows, table set, bridges, stone walkways, fences, arches, houses, and the fairies themselves. Not every gardener places little stone fairies in their garden, but instead likes to suggest that the fairies are out and about and could return at any moment. Feel free to complete your garden with a small figurine fairy to pull it all together.

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Fairy gardens are easy for beginners because caring for them is pretty simple. Putting succulents in your fairy garden creates a stable environment that does not need a lot of water or extra attention. Use low creeping plants that cover the ground as fairy “lawns.” Some fairy gardens are for the indoors only, with plants, such as, succulents and mosses; but some fairy gardens can be outdoors with more extravagant flowers and plants.

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Get the whole family involved! Fairy gardens are a fun activity that you can do with your kids! HAVE FUN!


Cohen/Bohland Wedding

Please meet Sarah & Chris!


This Fun loving couple tied the knot on June 15 at the Beautiful Toledo Country Club.  We had the pleasure of working with Sarah and Chris from the moment they got engaged and assisted the with the design and coordination of their event.  They selected a beautiful, modern and crisp color palate of grey, white and shades of pinks and peach.


Their Stationery was one of my favorite to date.  I love the variations of type.

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The cake was created by Sugar Shack Specialty Sweets and was a show stopper for sure


The custom banner that graced the dessert table was from The Elite Events Boutique.

We beautified the Bride and Grooms chairs with Ombre ribbon to give them just an added special touch.  Sarah LOVED it!

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Floral, Linens, Chargers, Chairs and Signage was all designed and provided by Elite Events.

2013-08-12_015The ceiling treatment was a beautiful touch, it made the room even more beautiful and romantic.

Bridal hanger also from the Elite Events Boutique.  We LOVE shoes and her Jimmy Choo’s were no exception! 2013-08-12_012 2013-08-12_011

Sharon did an AMAZING job with the floral design, her bouquet is drop dead gorgeous!!!!

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Sharon our amazing floral designer out did herself with these personal flowers!!



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The rain stopped just in time for the ceremony and then stayed away for all to enjoy the night outside! Thankfully it stayed away, but it did have us worried for most of the day :)



 Sarah & Chris, we thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day and we wish you forever love and happiness!!!


Creech-Cross Wedding 5.18.13

 It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Melissa and Brad Cross!  Their wedding was a fantastic one to kick off the 2013 wedding season!

It was so fun watching Melissa’s vision come to life.  Melissa envisioned a fresh, simple, bright and laid back event.  Melissa and Brad had decided on Stone Oak Country Club as the venue for their reception and after 1 site visit and hearing her visions we decided that their grounds would be the perfect backdrop for their nuptials.

From Concept to completion enjoy the photos as you see their vision come to life.

Our vision: Moodboard to reflect our design direction and inspirations

Love the Chalkboard signage

Hanging arrangements on shepherds hooks continued with the simple garden feel

I have to say, we have the best florist! Sharon did a fantastic job with flowers, the bouquets looked amazing! each one was a little different and more unique than the next.

As a surprise for the bride and groom we decorated the patio area with paper lanterns in her color scheme.

One of my favorite parts of the design was the escort card wall.  We had Ribbon, crystals and hanging glass spheres with floating candles and flowers that the coordinating escort cards were attached to.  It served as a great focal point as well as a wall divider, not to mention beautiful photo!





Thank you Creech-Cross Family for allowing us to be a part of your special day!
Venue: Stone Oak Country Club
Event Design & Coordination: Elite Events
Floral: Elite Events: Sharon Johnson
Linens: Elite Events
Stationary: Elite Events
DJ: Bob Noris
Tent: American Rent All
Photographer: Dallas Galbreath Photography – to view her beautiful images of their wedding  images http://blog.dallasgalbreath.com/?p=9360
*These photos were taken by Elite Events

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!!

Our New Place: BEFORE

Welcome to our NEW storefront located at 1113 Adams street in downtown Toledo!

Many of you may have been surprised when we announced the opening of our new storefront at the beginning of this year.  Truth be told it has been a life long dream of mine to own my own store :) Although I LOVED our previous studio that we built out specifically for my business in our home basement, I have been on the hunt for a couple years now for the perfect space that the general public could come to visit and see in person all of the fabulous services and products we have to offer.

Being at the right place at the right time is what landed us here.  I actually went to look at a different location which was owned by the same owner and he happened to show us this space that was not even on the market.  Needless to say I am so glad he did because it was LOVE at first sight!

The inside needed quite a bit of work-but we were up for the job!

I LOVED the exposed brick, the original hardwood floors and the ceiling height was to die for!

After lots and lots of space planning, i finally determined that this is where the office is going to be :)  It has great natural light from the large front windows and is in the front so i can easily greet clients and customers.

 The previous tenants used it as a art gallery/storage

Our amazing handyman refinished this piece and made it beautiful again for the shop.

We built a variety of things but only a few are shown below: a wall dividing the boutique from our floral design area, a built in shelving unit for our stationary, and  two display units for our inventory.

Wallpaper is up!!

We installed the new lights and began slowly getting our furniture moved in

I have been working on our PRESS wall forever, I cant wait to finally hang all of our events that have been featured in national publications!!

We are SO excited for our next post-our FINISHED studio! It looks fabulous!