Friday, November 30, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday

I found this amazingness on Pinterest in my quest to find this week's Pin It Pic.  What caught my eye wasn't the amazing crystals hanging from the mirrored tiles or the low centerpieces flanked by gorgeous candlelight.  Nope, what caught my eye was the STUNNING pink up lighting give the room such a luscious glow! I'm all about adding lighting to any event because it can transform any space from drab to fab, also know as...WOW FACTOR! Enjoy!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit - Details Details)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 2nd Episode of The Wedding Planners

I'm so excited to share with you the 2nd episode of The Wedding Planners airing TODAY!  Thank you so much for all the views and positive feedback regarding the debut episode and I'm sure today's show will not disappoint!  We will be talking about Save The Dates and wedding invitations with Peggy Lambert of Erickson Designs; delicious catering options with Wendy Pashman of Entertaining Company and how to add that WOW Factor to your wedding with my former bride, Hareder McDowell.

The Wedding Planners and our in-studio guests
The Wedding Planners and entertaining maven, Wendy Pashman

The Wedding Planners and guest bride, Hareder (Jackson) McDowell

The set for the 2nd episode of The Wedding Planners

Make sure to check us out at and share the 2nd episode with your friends!  And many thanks to Rush Event Photography and Video Productions for producing and directing a fab show!

Until next time...Watch The Wedding Planners and WEDologize!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wedding Wreaths Gorgeousness!

It's that time of year to put the holiday wreath on your front door.  I must say...I love this time of year.  With that said, I became inspired by the idea of decorating the entryway door of your ceremony and/or reception venue.  The arrival for your guests and what they see as they enter the venue will set the tone of the day.  Why not make it unforgettable!

Initial wreath made of gorgeous flowers

Paper wreath made from your wedding invitation

Pearl berry wreath

Wreath made of baby's breath

Wreath made of lush florals and ribbon

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits - invitation wreath by PaperFlorists; Baby's Breath Wreath; initials wreaths; floral wreath; pearl berry wreath)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Small Business Saturday 11.24.12

I started Dejanae Events in 2000, a small wedding and event planning business named after the special little lady in my life.  Well I have had the honor and privilege of working with some of the best vendors in the Chicagoland area and I want to share and show my support for Small Business Saturday by introducing a few of them to you.  Please check them out for your wedding and event planning needs.

Photography and Videography
Rush Event Photography & Video Productions -
Image Makers Photography -
LAD4 Creations -

Invitations and Day-Of Stationery
CT Designs, Inc. -
Adorable Designs by Candice -
Carol Woldhuis Designs -

DJ Services
JAM Music -
Windy City -

Lighting and Design
Art of Imagination -

Make-Up Services
Kelli Kolors -

Wedding and Social Cakes
Sharon Custom Cakes -
Karen Scobbie Cake Design -

Floral Design
Rosemary's Garden -

Photo Booth
ShutterBooth Chicago -

Yummy Favors
Nticing Ngredients - 
Katherine Anne Confections - 
Wedding Magazines
Wedding Guide Chicago -
Pretty Pear Bride -

Until next time...SHOP SMALL and WEDologize!

(photo credit - American Express)

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

I'm in LOVE with these lush linen for a sweetheart table!  The swirl pattern of ribbons creates the amazing look of roses.  And the gorgeous orchid and rose centerpiece hugging the perimeter of the table is simply STUNNING!!!  WOW FACTOR to the fullest!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit - ArtQuest Flowers and Gifts)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Useful Wedding Planning Blog Posts

I just concluded my last wedding & event for 2012!  I'm so very thankful for my Dejanae Events team, professional vendors, my loving clients and social media supporters for taking the time out of their day 3 times a week to read my blog!!!  Well today is a recap of some of the more informative blogs that have been written this year.  Check out the topic and click into the blog as they are sure to assist you with your wedding planning.  I'll be back on Wednesday with a few more :)

Once you have your WEDDING GOWN altered, this blog post shares some options on what to do with the scraps -

When selecting your WEDDING PARTY, make sure to let them know their roles. This blog is very helpful when it comes to those plaguing questions -

When planning out the WEDDING CEREMONY, check out this blog post for the proper sequencing -

When planning your WEDDING REHEARSAL, make sure that you enjoy yourself, but also complete these tasks -

When selecting FLOWERS for your wedding ceremony and reception, make sure you armed with the basics presented in this blog -

If you have taken on the roll of stocking your RECEPTION BAR, check out this useful blog when determining quantity -

You may or may not have a wedding planner (I hope you do :), make sure to pack your very own EMERGENCY KIT to avoid those mishaps on wedding day -

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit - Rush Event Photography and Video Productions)

Friday, November 16, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

Purple is one stunning wedding color...always has been.  But I'm in awe of this bride because she wasn't afraid to create a monochromatic color palette!!!  Bridesmaids gowns and flowers are in deep, rich, regal PURPLE!!!  And the WOW FACTOR comes into play when you learn that the bouquets...yes with the BLING...are actually made of feathers!  AHHHHHHMAZING!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit - LaPlumeEthere)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Always Fabulous With Glitter!

Today's blog showcases a little bit of wedding inspiration when it comes to using GLITTER!  Yep, I always find things are a bit more fabulous when you add - dash - dust - overload on glitter! Enjoy!

...And when the wedding stress gets to you, pour a little glitter into your hand, make a wish, throw it in the air...and walk away :)

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits - envelope liners; shoes; nails; table signage; centerpiece)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sassy Guest Book Alternatives

In February 2011, I did a blog on a couple of guest book alternatives, but plenty of new, fun ideas have appeared since that post.  Take a look at some of these "alternatives" to replace your standard pretty book and pen at the reception.

Provide markers and stamp pads for guests to leave their thumb prints.
Then ask them to decorate their "mark" with their name and smiling faces! #CRAFTY

How fun is it to ask your guest to name your future children?!?!
I can only imagine the names guest's would list, especially after a couple of drinks. #CREATIVE

Have your guests circle words in a dictionary that describe what they felt on your wedding day.
Then shelve it and reflect back on the day every time you use those words. #THOUGHTFUL

Leave these little books on each guest table asking them to come up with some date night ideas.
You'll certainly use some of these ideas as you embark on years 2 and 3! #FUN

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits: Name Our Kids -; Thumb Prints -; Dictionary -; date night -

Friday, November 9, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

Gorgeousness! BLING! All of the Above!!!  Today's Pin It Pic incorporates all my loves into one stunning design...crystals...brooches...candles...ribbon...beautiful white flowers!  WOW!!!  Simply amazing!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit - Jennifer Cole Florals)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wedding Clothespins By Design

Clothespins aren't just for hanging up your laundry anymore.  This handy household item has now become a fun wedding trend when designing a shabby-chic celebration or if you are diving into the D.I.Y (do it yourself) arena.  Check out some of the whimsical ideas we located using clothespins.

Awesome idea of using ombre-colored clothespins as a backdrop for a dessert table

Frames, ribbon, and mini clothespins makes a darling "picture" for escort cards

Cover an "ugly" wall with photos of you and your fiance' attached by clothespins to twine

You don't need ushers when you attach wedding programs to the guest chairs with ribbon and clothespins

Clothespins are a great prop for photographing the engagement ring and wedding bands

Hang your D.I.Y wedding signs by using clothespins

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit:  dessert backdrop; framed escort cards; pictures; wedding programs; rings; D.I.Y. sign)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Taking Care of The Gems

Your fiance spent an lot of time and energy selecting the most perfect engagement ring for you.  Just like you spent a great deal of time selecting the most fabulous wedding gown for your walk down the aisle.  But during the wedding planning process and more so after the nuptials have taken place, it's a MUST for you to keep your engagement ring and wedding band up to par...and BLINGing like new!
  • Make sure to visit your jeweler yearly to check the stone to make sure it's not loose and still in place.
  • Keep the stone clean and shining like new.  Many jewelers offer free cleanings, but when taking care of your ring at home, Windex and a toothbrush will do the trick.
  • When cooking, doing housework and playing sports, remove your rings.  This will allow them to stay residue-free and vibrant.
  • Once you receive your ring, make sure to add it to your homeowners or renters insurance to make sure it's covered should anything happens.

Until next time...WEDologize!

Friday, November 2, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

Now this is one stunning reception tent!  The ceiling draping is flawless and the tablescapes are gorgeous! But I selected this photo as the 1st Pin It Pic for November because of the seamless white dance floor with that fabulous monogram placed so perfectly underneath those OMG modern chandeliers!!!  WOW FACTOR for sure!!!  It's just the perfect setting. Simply PERFECT!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit - Style Me Pretty)


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