Sunday, March 31, 2013

Brand New Package!


There’s a new girl in town! 
We are so excited to introduce you to our 
Brand New Package! 


Day-Of Coordinating + Set-Up and Styling - $900
The entire Day-Of Coordination Package plus the Wedding Design Package cut in half! You already have your wedding theme and style, you just need help to make sure everything looks perfect they way you have planned and imagined it.

Services Include:
  • One consultation prior to the rehearsal to determine details of the ceremony
  • Directing of the rehearsal
  • Coordination of the ceremony and wedding day events (Approximately 8 hours total)
  • Full creative abilities of Abby Mitchell and her resources (including but not limited to: already owned props, graphic design skills, photo styling, seamstress expertise and decorating)
  • Up to 3 one-hour planning sessions to go over styles, ideas, and plans of design execution
  • Day of set-up and design 
  • Day of set-up styling and assisting photographer to get the best detail shots possible
If you’re interested in learning more about this package, contact us!  

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Party Theme: Easter Brunch

I love Easter. Big shocker, I know. 

But aside from the fun of getting a new, cheery dress, or dyeing eggs with your grandma, it holds a wonderful meaning for me personally {and hopefully for you too}. 

HALLELUJAH! CHRIST HAS RISEN!! Can I get a good old, hand raising "AMEN" from you sister! 

We all know the story of Jesus dying on the cross and saving each of us from our sins, but how glorious and just plain awesome that He showed His power by raising from the dead and confirming His true identity as God's son. 

I mean Easter gets me pumped. up. 

I know all the colors we usually use to decorate for Easter are pastels and neutrals, but it feels like we should be getting out some neons and glow sticks and have a huge rager! With that in mind I have found some great bright {and a few pretty pastel} Easter Brunch Party ideas for you to incorporate this holiday. 










Friday, March 22, 2013

Internships


Abby Mitchell Events is looking for some interns! 

Positions are unpaid, but will gain lots of experience in wedding and event planning, set-up, and styling. 

To be considered please send your resume to
info@abbymitchellevents.com



Saturday, March 16, 2013

Party Element: Guestbook

The guestbook is one of the first things that people see when arriving to your wedding or event. To make it stand out and draw guests in, take a look at some of these fun takes on it! 

Have guests sign a globe or map of the state you marry in.

Sign one large decorative page to hang later. 

Guests write a note on Jenga pieces! How fun to play later and read all the notes :) 

Each guest paints a square! 

Colored tape to match your theme and already cut out paper slips... simple, but adorable. 

Great way to get the party started! AND doubles as a seating chart! Names on front, table number on back. 

Great way to get all of your guests' birthdays! 

To check out more "Party Elements" and see tons of wedding ideas - follow us on Pinterest! 
http://pinterest.com/amitchellevents/

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hospitable Home: Front Door Wreath

I love a great party thrown at home. It is comfortable and inviting and where most of us tend to do our celebrating! So I have decided to start posting about ways to make our homes more welcoming and hospitable. 

I love a good wreath. I mean who doesn't right? It's like jewelry for your house. Whether seasonal, personalized, or just plain cute - a wreath is a great way to make guests feel welcome. 

Here's a few favorites and then my most recent obsession... (the latest I made for myself:))

Wrapped wreaths...

Holiday wreaths...

{like this one I made for Halloween}

Just for fun wreaths...

Game time wreaths... (woooo pig sooie!)

And my current cheer bringer on my own front door...
I made this wreath right before the in-laws came to visit (but that's just our little secret) and I must confess, that I am in love. So here are way too many pictures of a single inanimate object for you to look at in one day:




Do you have a favorite wreath for your front door? Share a picture of it with us! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Real Couple: Ashley and Brent


Hellloooo Ashley and Brent! 
Their "Vintage, Shabby Chic" wedding is coming up on April 27th! 

A little bit about her: 
Ashley, Merchant for Fashion Accessories, Rogersville, MO

A little bit about him: 
Brent, DFW Airport Firefighter, Keller, TX

How long have you been together? 
Love at first sight! 8 months at wedding

What is the main thing that each of you are in charge of for the wedding, planning wise? Brent is in charge of the music and groomsmen’s attire

What are your wedding colors? 
Shades of purple and ivory

Are there any fun details about your wedding that you would like to share? 
Vintage, shabby chic. We are using rustic details like burlap and wheat, mixed with glamorous chandeliers and lace bridesmaids dresses.

Groom, what are you most looking forward to on your wedding day? 
Saying “I DO”

Bride, what are you most looking forward to on your wedding day? 
I can’t wait to walk down the aisle and see Brent standing there! He’s also writing a song for me, that I can’t wait to hear.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Trend: Ombre

It would be lying if I said I was over the ombre trend. It is taking the wedding scene by storm! From flowers, to invites, to even... (dare I say it) the dress, ombre is showing up in tons of show stopping ways. 

These incredible floral arrangements are perfect on long family style tables but totally doable on a traditional round banquet table as well!




An adorable little DIY project! These ribbon wrapped candles can be used as favors, centerpiece accents, isle decor... the list goes on and on! 

This streaky teal invitation is so modern and chic. I love the simple type used in order to enhance the artsy appeal. 

I mean how fabulous is this watercolor version of ombre? I love the colors chosen, the font, and the type in white!

These fancy couples are taking it to a whole new level. Check out these super fun socks and gorgeous gowns! 


The perfect way to incorporate this trend - the cake. I love how fresh this yellow buttercream version looks. 


To really up the ante, ombre linens are a must. These napkins add the perfect amount of flare to this basic table design.

Check out this ombre custom linen that I made for our Showcase Event last month! You can see more photos of it here


Monday, March 4, 2013

Etiquette: Wedding Party Cuts and Keeps

We've all been there... waiting on pins and needles after a friend gets engaged to hear the much anticipated question, "Will you be my bridesmaid?"

In today's bridezilla filled, recession trodden, manners missing world - there are a lot of feelings hurt and lines crossed when making the wedding party cuts. 

Don't fret sweet bride! We are here to help you along the way so that your wedding party will be a little less drama and a lot more love! We've lined up a few guidelines to follow in choosing your best babes. 

1. First things first, you can't cut family. You just can't. I don't care if you have 103 sisters, you now have 103+ bridesmaids. Also, if you are asking your groom to put your brothers in the wedding, you better expect to make room for his sister you never talk to. Just talk about it for crying out loud! Family is around forever and friends come and go, so if you want to keep anyone happy... you catch my drift. 

2. Determine a number you both think is appropriate and try to stick to it. To have mismatching sides is SO not a big deal unless it is obvious and sad. Don't ask your entire sorority when your guy only has two bffs he's known for years. 

3. If you have to split a group of friends into a smaller one to accommodate your number, don't go all high and mighty on everyone. The last thing anyone wants to hear is "It's my wedding so I can do what I want!" However true that may be, even the lucky ones that made the cut don't want to hear it. BE GRACIOUS. Gently tell the ones that might be offended by your decisions in private, and perhaps ask them to be a part of the wedding in another way. There are PLENTY of details to take care of that will make others feel inside the loop and a part of everything. 


Overall, when deciding who you want to hold your dress up while you pee, talk you back out of a momentary cold feet spat, or sip mimosas while getting your hair done - make sure it is the friends that really matter. A wedding party can make or break your big day. If you choose right, they'll make sure it is the best day of your life. But if you choose poorly they could spend the whole night in the parking lot with the keg they brought. :)


It's gettin' personal over here!!
One of my favorite photos - my mom snapped this of my bestie and I on her wedding day right before they made their grand exit. Obvs she was a bridesmaid in my wedding too :) 

Hope you all enjoy the wedding party wonderfulness this week! Stay tuned for more wedding etiquette posts :) 

XOXO, Abby

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