Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Budget Saver: Non-Floral Centerpieces

Who says flowers are the only way to go when choosing centerpieces for your big day?  There's no denying that flowers add elegance and sophistication to the overall look of your wedding, but let's face it: floral arrangements can get pretty pricey.  Not to worry, though, because with a little imagination and a LOT of creativity, you can find some pretty amazing non-floral centerpieces.

Here's a round up of possible alternatives:



Other Ideas:

Of course, the possibilities are endless.  The key to pulling off the non-floral centerpiece is to keep it fun, creative, and a 100% representation of your style and personality! 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"A Themed Occasion" Open House/Networking Event

Last weekend, Platinum Touch Events hosted "A Themed Occasion" Open House/Networking Mixer at the American Rent All Showroom in Tarzana.  I would like to thank all of the AMAZING vendors that participated to make this event happen:

American Rent All/Party Rentals Pro - Event Rentals
The Legacy Boutique - Photography
Bittersweet Treats - Dessert
Ashley Reed/Mary Kay Cosmetics - Gift Bags
Your Special Night Entertainment - DJ
PAMA/Hypnotiq - Bartender/Cocktails
Lili Lutu - Jewelry Design
Sweet Seductionz - Adult Party Consultants
Sherri J Photography - Gift Cards

Professional pics coming soon, but in the meantime, here is a sneak peek:

Tables set-up at American Rent All:

"Something Blue" Bridal Shower tablescape:

"Diva Bling" Sweet 16 Tablescape:

Yellow, black, & white baby shower tablescape:

This area was set up as the "VIP Bridal Suite":

Cocktails were provided by PAMA/Hypnotiq (they were sooo yummy!!!)

Missed the photo of the yummy food/dessert spread; this photo was taken after the event.  Leftovers were delivered to a homeless shelter in downtown LA.

"A Themed Occasion" was developed from a concept to provide a day of "networking, inspiration, and fun".  I am looking forward to planning the next open house event, which I am hoping to do on a yearly, or maybe even seasonal basis. Stay tuned for more details...the next event will be BIGGER and BETTER!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

And the Winner Is...

The winner of the complimentary Boudoir Photo Session, courtesy of The Legacy Boutique photography studio is...Mayra A.!!!!  Mayra is currently planning her wedding to her high school sweetheart and, like most brides-to-be, is on a mission to lose weight for her upcoming nuptials. I could totally relate to her story.  I hope that winning the boudoir session will give Mayra the confidence to shine on her BIG day and appreciate the body she is in.  After all, her fiance absolutely adores it!!!

Check out Mayra's entry: 

Hello I would love to win the boudoir picture session because I am currently trying to lose weight for my wedding and at times I find that my self esteem is low and it's not helping my weight loss progress. If I win this picture session I know that it will highly motivate me to want to lose weight so that I can look good in the pictures as well as for the wedding. I know that my fiance would also greatly appreciate the pictures because he is constantly reminding me of how beautiful he thinks I am, something I try to convince myself of as well. My fiance and I started dating in high school over 6 years ago, and well let's face it our bodies change significantly after high school something that I beat myself up about everyday. He's the most amazing person I know because never once has he complained about the extra pounds and he loves me for who I am as a person. If I win this we would both greatly enjoy the opportunity :)

We would like to thank everyone who entered the contest.  It was a really tough decision, as I read some really great responses. Be sure to check out The Legacy Boutique's website and blog to see some of Karen's amazing work, and call to schedule your photo session asap!  

Mayra, please email me at nikola@aplatinumtouchevent.com to claim your prize.