Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bridal Emergency Kit: Don't Leave Home Without It!

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No matter how much careful planning is done, there is always a chance that an unforeseen occurence can come up on your wedding day: a stain on your gown, a pounding headache that will not go away, or (gasp!) in all your haste to make it to the ceremony on time, you realize, just as you're stepping out of the limo, you forgot to put on deoderant!!! But if you come prepared, those last minute issues that arise doesn't always have to spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R. That is where a Bridal Emrgecy Kit comes in handy. Equipped with any and everything you can think of to rescue you from life's unfortunate happenings, this little baby is a must-have on your wedding day.
A smart wedding planner will always have one on hand...and if you're planning and executing your big day on your own, one of the best decisions you could make would be to prepare an emeregency kit.

Here is what's in mine:

- Safety Pins
- Bobby Pins
- Elastic Hair Bands
- Comb & Brush
- Hair Spray
- Gel
- Makeup Brushes
- Manicure Kit
- Mini Sewing Kit
- Eyeglass Repair Kit
- Scissors
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Floss
- Breath Mints
- Gum
- Vaseline
- Lotion
- Deoderant
- Visine Eye Wash
- Tampons/Pads
- Advil
- Tylenol
- Alka Seltzer
- Tums
- Day/Nyquil
- Cough Drops
- Razors/Shaving Cream
- Lint Remover
- Tide-To-Go Stain Remover Pen

Platinum Touch Events comes equipped with a Bridal Emergency Kit to every event. It is my experience that at least one, if not many of the items included, will need to be used at some point during the event. The way I see it, it is better to be prepared than to wait for a problem to rear it's ugly head before coming up with a solution!

Don't have time to prepare your own kit? Check out the following links:

Happy Planning!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Venue Spotlight: Greystone Estate

Last month, I had the pleasure of coordinating a wedding at the historic national landmark, Greystone Estate. At my first walk-through of this venue, I was absolutely blown away by it's beauty. With it's breathtaking views and unique garden setting, it is a wonderful choice if you are thinking of having an outdoor wedding. There are so many ceremony and reception sites located on the grounds of the mansion (events are held outdoors only) that it's kind of hard to choose just one since they are all equally charming. I personally fell in love with the Formal Gardens, with it's perfectly manicured grass area surrounded by gorgeous white blooms and slated walkways.

As beautiful as this place is, it doesn't come without a price...and that price is the WARDEN that is the City of Beverly Hills. Please be prepared to do your research on all of the rules, regulations, stipulations, can-and-cannot-do's that have been mandated by the city (and trust me, there are a LOT of them!!!). If you make it out alive, there is no way you will not have an amazingly gorgeous wedding. This place really requires minimal or no fancy decor, as it's stylish and natural ambience provides all the refreshing beauty you will need.

The stairway leading to the Inner Courtyard.

Look at the beautiful greenery surrounding the courtyard...simply stunning!

Colorful blooms add to the appeal.

Can you just imagine your bride/groom waiting for you at the end of this aisle?!

Minimal to no fancy decor required!

A view from the outside.

Fresh blooms line the terrace.

Natural beauty and historic charm.

All photos courtesy of Toki Cavener Photography.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's Been A While...

Yes, it has definitely been a while since my last post, but for very good reasons. I have been working on some pretty exciting things for PTE. I am most pleased to announce that after dealing with some pretty shady, and flaky web and graphic designers (can you say take your money then fall off the face of the planet; or see your project all the way to the end, then fall off the face of the planet! SIGH!!!), that the website is live and kicking (

I am still working out the logistics for the PTE Launch Party, am working on a FABULOUS party for THE most adorable soon-to-be two year old twin girls (shameless plug for my lil sweeties Aaliya & Alexis), and a wonderful wedding for a dear friend of mine in January. Needless to say, I have been B-U-S-Y! But I am making it my mission to post more frequently and not neglect you again. Until next time, here are a few cliff hanger photos of PTE couple Josh & Candy's October 12th Wedding (more details and photos coming soon):

All photos courtesy of American Marriage the Movie...check out their Facebook Fan Page for more info on the documentary.