Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bride's Choice 2010 Award!

2010 Bride's Choice Awards - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Wedding Checklists

Phoenix, AZ – January 19, 2010 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Trés Chic Events has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Planning!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Trés Chic Events is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Trés Chic Events is among the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Year's Eve Wedded Bliss

I had so much fun helping one of our sweetest friends, Kelly, plan her DIY New Year's Eve wedding to the man of her dreams. Kelly used to be our nanny for years when my kids were very young. My kids adore Kelly, and my daughter got to be the Flower Girl and my son, one of the Ring Bearers, so it was especially fun to be such a big part of the wedding.

Christine Pinalto of Christine Kay Photography shot the wedding and just happens to be one of my favorite people ever. Christine's husband officiated the ceremony, and lots of friends and family surrounded this special couple with love as they used every resource they could to maximize their tight budget and create their dream wedding with a semi-homemade feel. Kelly even sewed her dress with the help of a friend, and Ricky cast his own wedding band. This couple could write the book on how to DIY on your wedding. All with only three months of planning!

The awesome Deanna Rene doing Kelly's beautiful hair and makeup... one area where it's 100% worth having someone else do it for you on your wedding!

Kelly's heart pounding before seeing her groom for the first time... (sigh... how in love are they?)

Kelly loved the rich jewel tones I did for another wedding... teal, sapphire blue, and deep red, so we incorporated peacock feathers into her palate, which were so fun.

My little sweetie with her favorite Kel... enjoying the benefits of a big, poofy dress together.

I'm pretty sure these are the cutest "mini's" I've ever seen. Particularly those blonde ones on the right... where'd they get their good looks? Hmmm. This happens to be one of two shots my son actually was there for... he apparently was a wild man during the photo session. I claim no responsibility for him whatsoever.

The ultra romantic ceremony took place at a private residence at 8 p.m., outside (lots of heaters and firepits on hand), and was flanked in every direction by nearly 500 candles and hundreds of string lights hung overhead.

The backdrop for the ceremony was a spectacular curtain of crystals nine feet high with hanging votives and floating candles, while the aisle was lined with wax vessels making a crescendo to the altar area.

It was followed by a dessert bar reception, which included a homemade wedding cake by one of Kelly's bridesmaids, homemade Kahlua and Baileys made by the mother of the groom to serve as coffee accoutrements, chocolate fountains, desserts of every kind and sangria with fresh fruit.

Everyone rang in the new year together and sent the couple off down an aisle of sparklers over head. Such a fun wedding...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Seaside Wedding Inspiration

One of my June brides will be getting married in beautiful Mexico with her feet in the sand and a new life ahead of her. I'm thrilled to be planning the destination wedding for this couple and over 100 of their closest friends and family.

She loves Tiffany blue, so that's the beginning of the inspiration on her color palate. However, I feel like that alone (or even just with white) can sometimes be overused. I wanted to help her bring in the colors of the sea and make the palate interesting and sophisticated, so our inspiration comes from the gorgeous colors of sea glass.

Here's her inspiration board... I can already smell the salty air and hear the waves... ahhh.

Rachelle Beach