Extraordinary Ideas?

Okay, so all my ideas may not be extraordinary, but most of them at least fall into the idea category. I have also included my thoughts and comments about all things related to weddings and events. I'll even throw in a few things not at all related, just because I wanted to talk (or vent) about them. Have fun!

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    Wednesday, December 28, 2011

    Happy Holidays!!

    I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! With the new year right around the corner I'm sure some of you are still preparing for parties! Be sure to take a look at all of our fun ideas and entertaining tips we have shared with you in previous blogs, through twitter and on ourfacebook page.

    We have had a great time celebrating the holidays on Camp Bowie Boulevard, at "Camp Bowie Christmas". The entertainment was great, Santa and his Reinsteer, a Marionette Show, Frosty the Snowman, and more games to play than you could even imagine. If you missed out on it this year, mark your calendars for next December! And now I will leave you with this picture of my two favorite girls, as I head off to plan for 2012.

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Personal Champagne & Signature Drinks!

    A few fun ideas that we mentioned on Nonstop Nightly, last Tuesday evening were about speciality drinks for hosting a holiday party! These miniature personal champagne bottles would be great served chilled to each guest as they arrive. Have each bottle already opened, and simply add a fun striped paper straw. You then have a fun way to get the party started!
    Also, think of a creative signature style cocktail drink that would relate accordingly to your parties theme or color. The signature cocktail shown above is a "Blue Glacier" that we created and named ourselves. You don't have to get too fancy, just think a bit out of the box! To add a bit more to our signature cocktails we used an icicle with a few crystals attached to the end for our stir sticks. You could also add a sugared rim to add a bit more sparkle. I hope these ideas spark a bit of creativity and give your party just the right touch of personality.

    Friday, December 9, 2011

    Winter Party DIY's

    We thought we would share some of the fun DIY elements to our Winter Party table scape from NBC's Nonstop Nightly. There are lots of fun elements for this table that can be easily created at home. When creating the design for the table - we really wanted to use a pewter table linen with a silver charger - but we also needed the charger to show up. We found these cute snowflakes at Target (4 for $1.) and created a wreath to go under the chargers - this really made them pop!
    Another great element are the "icey" candle holders. We bought the candles at Albertsons for $1.50, sprayed them with spray adhesive and then rolled them in glitter. They are gorgeous - especially when they are lit!
    We also bought some inexpensive icicles and added a little strand of crystals to the end and created some really blingy cocktail stirrers. These are so much fun!
    Lastly - we found these cute little nutcrackers and sprayed them silver. Then some silver leaf was applied and they made amazing place card holders - not to mention a fun little favor for the guests.
    We hope you've gotten some great ideas - have a fabulous party!

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Nonstop Nightly

    We had such a great time at NBC Nonstop Nightly News last night with Brian Curtis!! Throughout the next week I will be posting entertaining tips, wonderful vendors and DIY ideas on the blog, so be sure to come back!! Below are a few photos of our table settings for the news segment. I want to highlight the dinnerware by Vietri and Juliska, as well as Mr. Santa Claus. Those fabulous festive items can be found at Domain XCIV in the Camp Bowie District of Fort Worth along with many other wonderful decor elements. Thank you again, Domain!! Enjoy the following photos and be sure to watch the NBC News segment here.

    Monday, December 5, 2011

    Katrina & Bryce - A Wedding with a View

    This wedding was set at The Cliffs at Possum Kingdom Lake. The ceremony was outdoors and the view was incredible. With a beautiful palette of purples, blushes and corals - the flowers by Lush Couture Floral were amazing!
    For the escort card display - each card was tied to an antique key and then hung on a cup rack. Guest could find their table and keep the key as a favor.
    The setting was intimate and warm with doors leading from the dining area to a beautifully lit patio and lawn area overlooking the lake.
    I wish all my brides could be as adorable as Katrina!
    Excellent photography by James Brandon Photography.

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Fursman Foundation

    This October our team at Extraordinary Events & Design was given the opportunity to work with a new nonprofit organization, Bill Fursman Foundation, Fall Creek Horse Rescue, for their first bi-annual fundraising event. Here a some great photos of the evening, by Lauren Allen, showing the "meet and greet" cocktail hour with the horses, as well as photos throughout the silent auction and catered dinner featuring Reata. For more information about this organization visit their website at: www.fursmanfoundation.org.