DESIGN

The New Standard

I had a very interesting conversation the other night with my family at the dining table. My parents are in town to visit and we began talking about traditions as they pertain to dining and culture. There has been a long-standing debate between my wife and I as to which is the more desirable way to serve dinner: family style, buffet or plated.

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Come One Call All

Such a common phrase but so hard to live by. Over the years I have been working tirelessly to create a more efficient and effective process for consumers to be able to take advantage of the great talents and resources available in an organized and informative way. Conversely, this process would allow for talents and resources to focus on delivering the task at hand rather than procuring customers and managing those relationships. At the onset

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Thank You, Dad

This past week I had the difficult task of wishing my father bon voyage from our journey here together on this heaven on earth. I know it sounds cliché but I am so grateful for the time we had together. By the time I came into the picture my father’s career as a renowned Interior Designer was well on its way. From as far back as I can remember he had open the doors of

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Invitations the first impression

In a world that is going a million miles a minute – first impressions play such a significant role in setting the tone for your Happening. One of the best secrets in capturing an amazing invitation is to pull it from your overall Happening conceptual design. It often goes against peoples initial reaction to create invitation and get it out first or at least a save the date. I am all for being proactive in

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That’s Entertainment

The difference between an audience style entertainment and event entertainment is quite significant. However ironically we tend to choose entertainment for our events based upon the audience style performances.

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Paint with light

With summer upon us it brings longer days. One of the many benefits of this, is entertaining in the evening and sharing in the transformation from day to night. A sunset is something I do not think I will ever tire of. I only wish, I could remind myself more often when it’s happening to stop and witness it. There is something so blissful and humbling, about watching that beautiful ball of light fall seemingly

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Passion!

I knew at the moment I had completed my first event that this was the beginning of my life’s work. The process of helping to create these impactful, shared moments has become my passion. There is an intangible energy that is created when people gather together and share in a common focus, these special moments can never be replicated and can only be relished in the present.

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Summertime!

I can’t believe it! Time is going by so quickly here. We are already at Memorial Day weekend and I am still getting used to writing 2016. This marks the official kickoff of summer! Whether it’s beaches, mountains or just simply your back yard, I encourage everybody to get out into nature and enjoy with family and friends.

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Better than we found it!

When I first came into the industry we would spend days weeks, even months preparing and building for an event, making sure the environment would set the stage. Ironically, at the conclusion of our event our teams would come in and dismantle, pack up, and load the majority of of the items so meticulously prepared just hours before. With tractor-trailers filled with items no longer needed, we would send it off to the local dump,

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Is it worth it?

In today’s world so many of us can have almost anything, at anytime, accessible to us at the press of a button. I hear people talking about significant moments coming up, and their dread in putting everything together. I’ve heard them saying it’s just not worth all of that work to me. This is one of those moments when I use penance of tongue. And I’m sure, as many of you are reading this, you’re saying, wait a second I

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It’s All in the Details!

Years ago, I was a young man who moved out to New York with a duffel bag and dreams of building a better life. My apprenticeship had just started with the late great Robert Isabell. Like it was yesterday, I remember we had a meeting at one of the top hotels in New York City and I was asked to join. Robert was a man of few words, and to be included in any public

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Why hire a wedding planner?

There’s always a planner. I hear it all the time, do I really need a planner? The answer is unequivocally, Yes! bThis answer is as black-and-white to me as would I choose to operate on myself?I think where it gets confusing, especially with the to be wed is they think, l commonly plan my own parties and many with great results so why do I need a Planner?

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Traditional versus Modern Wedding

The bond of marriage is created on a foundation of tradition, that has evolved through modern inspiration. When thinking about the topic of modern versus traditional. I can’t help but remember the phrase something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. All suggestions I do believe have value, but for now let’s focus on the something old and something new.  Have you ever look back at pictures of weddings from maybe your grandparents? your parents? or older

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How to Create an Out-of-the-Box Wedding

Long gone are the days that weddings are confined to country clubs, hotel ballrooms and banquet halls. I will always remain committed to the classic wedding, however I must admit I love the creativity and expressionism that is being introduced more and more in today’s weddings.

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Ballroom Wedding Planning

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When planning a wedding reception in a ballroom there are two key factors that if not properly manage can lead to unsatisfactory results.

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The Presents have Arrived

When I started my journey in the event industry, my very first event was a wedding. I was enamored and enthused through the privilege of participating in helping others and creating a wedding. My passion came in the creative state of working to shape and form something extraordinary. The moment announcing the union of two people, has given me the drive to exceed expectations.

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Trick or Treat? Themed, or Traditional?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”802″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] Tom celebrates Halloween every year. Goblins, ghouls, monsters, costumes, and cocktails – what is there not to love about this festive holiday? However, Tom’s favorite part of Halloween is it’s liberating side-effect. It is the one day when you can break the “rules,” emboldening even the shyest, most modest people to bring out their personalities in a big way! And when it comes to weddings, Tom’s favorite part of planning is

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