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January 2013 Creative Inspirations
"To Hankie or Not"
What do you use a handkerchief for during a wedding? Did you know that handkerchiefs are not
just used for the emotional part of the wedding, but for years it has served as a symbolic item.
Handkerchiefs with blue embroidery would be passed down through generation in order to serve as
the something blue for the bride. Has it gone out of style? Does it have less of a symbolic meaning
now than in the past? As I tell my clients, your wedding should represent your style. So if
handkerchiefs are symbolic to you or blends in with your style, then go for it. Here are a few ways
to incorporate handkerchiefs in your wedding:
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January 2013 Creative Inspirations
"Emerald - 2013 Color of the Year"
Emerald is associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, sophistication, growth, renewal, prosperity, healing, unity, and luxurious. Pantone is the Color Expert in the event industry. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute comments about the color, "Green is the most abundant hue in nature - the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum. As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. "
There may be a color that attracts you more than others, but is it the color want for your next Special Event? For themed special events identify a style and associate it with the proper colors. Are you familiar with the meaning of colors? Do you know the feel of colors? If you are not using the color of the year, go to Pantone.com and find out what the color means before incorporating it in your theme.
Check out Pantone's Spring 2013 Fashion Color Trends
Below is a list to reflect back on colors of the past:
• 2012 - Tangerine Tango: What better color than the color palette of my business. Pantone is the color expert in the event industry. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute comments about the color, "sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive. Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a hight-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy."
• 2011 - Honeysuckle: Pantone described the color as a courageous, confident, and vital color. Ms. Eiseman describes this color as a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going. She continues by saying "that the Honeysuckle derives it's positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum."
• 2010 - Turquoise: Pantone described the color as inviting, luminous hue, combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, inspiring thoughts of soothing, tropical waters, and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.
• 2009 - Mimosa: Pantone described the color as optimism is paramount and no color expresses hope and reassurance more that a yellow. Ms. Eiseman adds "that the color exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans naturally drawn to for reassurance." Mimosa she says also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.
• 2008 - Blue Iris: Pantone described this color as a beautifully balanced blue-purple, combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple. Blue iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement. Ms. Eiseman says that blue iris is a reflection of the times, bringing together the dependable aspects of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic.
Information Credit: Pantone - http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/pantone.aspx?pg=21056&ca=10
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July 2012 Creative Inspirations
"We Are Inspiring Nuts this Month"
NUTS: Peanuts, Cashews, Almonds, Pistachios, Walnut, etc, etc.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:•Keep in mind that some of your guests may be allergic to Nuts. An allergic reactionto Nuts may be more than just digesting it, it also may include reactions via airborneparticulars. http/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_allergy•Menu: Consider your menu selections when selecting your appetizers, salads, and entrees.Some caterers may use different types of nuts in a vinegrette dressing for salads or may eveninclude nuts in salads, e.g. walnuts or almonds. Some entrees may include a sauce that includesnuts as an ingredient. In general, guests that are allergic to nuts ask the waiter if nuts are used inthe food selections. It would be helpful if you consider to have an optional dish not just a vegetariandish or a basic replacement, try a comparable selection.•Cakes: When selecting a cake for your event, you may want to have either nuts in your flavoredfilling, sprinkled over the cake frosting or even as an ingredient. If you do, try considering someadditional pastries during dessert. If you are having a Viennese Dessert station, this will be greatjust make sure that the desserts including nuts are kept separate.•Want to have a Candy Buffet including Nuts? You may want a selection of chocolates withor without nuts, just make sure that they are not mixed together. Keep them separate, and ifpossible have a cover for the candies/chocolates with nuts.•Favors: Traditional nuts given out at weddings have been almonds. Consider almonds(or any Nuts) as an extension to your Favor, not just the Favor. These are some simplesuggestions that may help your event flow smoothly. Why leave it up to chance..Photo/Info Credits:
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May 2012 Creative Inspiration
"Parasols and Celebrations"
To some parasols may seem like a new fashion statement or a new decor for an event, and others know that the parasols have been around for generations. I would like to give you a brief background on parasols and correlate it to they are used in events.
The origin is between the Middle East and Egypt. The meaning is pretty simple which when you break it down: "Para" means to stop or shield and "sol" means the sun. So basically it was created to be used to shield you from the sun versus the rain like an umbrella. Despite its meaning, various locations use them in different ways. Some countries used them as a marked of distinction by its usefulness not so much the ornamental qualities, and others used them in special ceremonies. A woman with a parasol was marked in some countries as being a Lady of Fashion or simply assured you were a Lady of Class.
In recent times, Parasols have been stepped up a notch and have become a part of celebrations whether it's a birthday party, a baby or bridal shower, or even a wedding. It could be used as a simple decor or a major spotlight decor at your event. You can either rent or buy parasols (Bella Umbrella) to match your colors or theme or simply buy some (Pamela's Parasols) and be creative with a DIY project for kids or your wedding party.
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April 2012 Creative Inspirations
"Spring is in the AIR!!"
Did someone say Spring? Well it's here, what happened to Winter. My favorite season is Fall, but Spring brings forth some of my favorite colors, fashions, decor, and -- So let's see what Spring 2012 has in store.
Florals ranges from Tangerines, Chic Pastels, High Fashion, Inspired, and Floral Prints.
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March 2012 Creative Inspirations
"Tangerine Tango - 2012 Color of the Year"
What better color than the color palette of my business. Pantone is the Color Expert in the event industry. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute comments about the color, “sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.” These features all described the type of detail and quality Lifetime Events by Jacqueline provides our clients.
You may have a favorite color or a color that attracts you more than others, but would those be the colors that you select to put together your next Big Special Event? You may select a theme for your special event to identify a style that you like or just seems exciting. With that same thought, you should think about what attracts you to the color you will be selecting. Do you know what you color means? Do you know the feel of the color? If you are not using the color of the year, then find out from Pantone what your selected color means and incorporate that in your theme.
Below is a list to reflect back on colors of the past:
Want to guess the color of the year for 2013? Let us know your thoughts. When we post this newsletter on our blog, write your color selection for 2013.
Information Credit: Pantone - http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/index.aspx
|Posted by Jacqueline Vazquez on January 31, 2012 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
February is the month of LOVE.... Take a look at a few tips for Valentine's Day from Lifetime Events by Jacqueline.
Photo Credit: Michael Marcol
February 2012 Creative Inspirations
"VALENTINE'S DAY TIPS"
Too busy at work to think about what to do for your significant other for Valentine's Day? Below you will find a few tips. Whatever you decide to do I am sure it will be great, from I Love You to celebrating the night away.
When you read the tips below, take into consideration that the best tip should identify who you both are, and what you love to do. Valentine's Day is the commemoration celebrating your love and affection with your significant other.
TIP #1: Plan a "Just Because Your Special" surprise Valentine's Day party for your significant other.
TIP #2: Planning to get engaged? Wow your partner. Whether you are doing something simple or going the whole 9 yards.
TIP #3: Write your sweetheart a love letter, and place it conveniently where it could be found.
TIP #4: Renew your vows.
TIP #5: Don't just say I Love You on Valentine's day, do this EVERYDAY.
You both have busy schedule with no time to plan or do something special? Lifetime Events by Jacqueline can assist with either ideas, the planning phase and/or execution of the "day of". You take the credit while the planner ensures the execution is a success.
Have a Happy and Special Valentine's Day
|Posted by Jacqueline Vazquez on January 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
NEW THIS YEAR: This year we have changed our weekly creative inspirations to a monthly schedule. In order to receive you will need to Subscribe to our Monthly Creative Inspirations, if you haven't subscribed yet, you can do side by submitting your email address on the side panel.
"CREATIVE DESIGNS AND WORDS"
Your Special Event cannot start without a specially designed invitation. Invitations set the mode for your event, which incorporates the design, color, and texture of your vision. It is the beginning of the story......
This month we bring you a creative boutique stationery company, Royale Amethyste Invitations, offering you creative designs and inspirations that will give your event a taste of elegance and memories for a Lifetime.
Owner, Kisha Kingston, Creative Director pays careful attention to details, and with her creativity she strives to create the most unique and extraordinary stationery. Her goal is to take her clients vision and exceed their expectations.
Kisha has won the "Twinkie Award for the Best Social Media Marketing Campaign" for the Book Signing of "Little Diva". Kisha has also designed the stationery suite for the NAACP-Yonkers Branch Inuaguration, Restoration Inc. infamous "Restoration Weekend" getaways and a lucky bride that will be featured on TLC's "Four Weddings". Her company is also privileged to have clientele that exclusively uses her custom invitations to send to the offices of local politicians as well as the White House.
Planning your next event visit Royal Amethyst Invitations to create an invitation that will start up the "Sparks" to your event.
|Posted by Jacqueline Vazquez on December 2, 2011 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
This weeks creative inspiration is not a product, service or person, but on Success....
Don't aim for success if you want it;
just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
No matter what life has brought your way, always know that if you have found the true path of what you love to do, then follow your dreams and make it reality. I am a true believer in excelling, and not being afraid to taking steps to succeed. I truly love the career path that I have chosen or that has chosen me - Event Planning... Either way it makes me happy, especially knowing that I continue to surpass my goals and succeed. In the last few months I have been recognized and achieved another designation in my career. I have received the Accredited Bridal Consultant designation from the Association of Bridal Consultants. This designation is prestigious and worth the effort I put into reaching this level. Follow our success and spotlights in the Press section.
Let the next level of achievements, begin......
Special thanks to my clients and colleagues
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AMAZING…… is putting it lightly. Lulu’s Cake Boutique has the most incredible cakes - Delightful to see and taste as well. If you are looking to customize a cake that taste just as good as it looks, Lulu’s is the place. Their customer service is amazing, from the Owner Jay Muse to Manager Sarah Arpin to the entire delightful staff. First there was Lulu’s Custom Cake Boutique in Scarsdale, NY, and now there is Lulu’s Cake Boutique in Chelsea, NYC and Lulu’s Cake Boutique Kosher in Brooklyn NY.
So whether it’s a Wedding or Celebration, don’t forget to schedule a tasting at Lulu’s.