Monday, March 31, 2014

LDS Receptions Made Easy in Las Vegas

I love producing receptions for folks who are having their ceremony in the Temple.  The groups of family and friends that come to celebrate are so friendly and warm.  There is an easiness to the reception that allows you to focus on the couple.  We have our preliminary photos back from Anna and Brian's ring ceremony and reception.  We celebrated with 250 family members and friends for three hours before sending the couple off in style with a spectacular sparkler exit.



Our favorites:

  • Chandelier and canopy lighting above the dance floor
  • Non-alcoholic beverage bar with lemonade, strawberry lemonade and punch
  • Table with cold dessert treats from Rita's with tons of pictures of the couple at this favorite dessert locale
  • Pink, peach and white florals and centerpieces mixed with succulents
  • Live violinist at the ring ceremony 

If you are looking to have a reception for 50 all the way up to 400 people with the ease of a "come as you like" atmosphere, send us a quick note.  We know the best venues in town to accommodate the size and special food setup that will make your planning a "piece of cake".

Thanks to the vendors who helped to make this special day possible.

Photography: Art By Design LV
Cake: Freeds Bakery
Floral: Joanne Spelts
Venue: The Las Vegas Country Club
Cold Desserts: Rita's
Photobooth: Shutterbooth

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Radiant Orchid - How Are You Incorporating the Color of the Year Into Your Event?

Purple is always a popular color with weddings.  In 2014, why not try Radiant Orchid?  It is Pantone's Color of the Year!  We love this pop of color with golds and shades of white but it also goes nicely with varying shades of purple.  Whether it's lipstick or linens, Radiant Orchid is a must have this season.


Submit your photos to partiesbyparis@gmail.com or share your link here to share your unique take on this spectacular color.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

How Will You Use Social Media at Your Wedding?


Social Media Web Concierges are the new thing! And now we can offer you the same services that are being offered by wedding venues in Beverly Hills, New York City, Miami and other hotspot cities around the country. Services include:

* Live Tweeting of the ceremony and reception
* Instagram photos and videos and Vine videos
* Curating a unique wedding #hashtag
* Encouraging guests to utilize hashtag and handles as they post to social media
* Set up and maintenance of Wedding Blog before and after the big day
* Wedding social media recap for the couple - a Shutterfly book compete with social media highlights from the planning process and a collage of the best tweets and instagrams sent during the wedding

Rate: $3,000
Inquire for more details or to customize a social media package

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tangerine is the Color of Love

Scottie and Carsen's wedding was a dream come to life.  The venue, the Las Vegas Country Club, was decorated with touches of tangerine, silver and white by the talented Naakiti Floral.  Equally amazing was the Wedding Planner, Priscilla Drozd, who is easily the best in the business.  This amazing day was captured by AltF Photography.


Monday, March 24, 2014

It's a Jungle of a Baby Shower

We recently had the opportunity to put our twist on the popular "Jungle Theme" baby shower for our client's first baby.  When we met with the happy mother (and grandmother), we started from scratch with an amazing blue color scheme focusing on monkeys, elephants and giraffes. After researching themes on the web, we put together an inspiration board to share with the client.  The funny thing about inspiration boards - the client can say, "Yes. I want all of that."


Check out how we recreated this inspiration board and brought the jungle to the Las Vegas Country Club.



Our favorites included:
  • Wooden Elephant Favors
  • Blue fabric draped on the ceiling
  • Diaper cake centerpieces
  • Delicious animal cookies and cake pops
  • Giraffe print linen swatches
  • Animal print popcorn boxes
Visit our partners to create your very own jungle theme baby shower.

Elephant Favors: Beau-coup
Blue Satin and Giraffe Print Linen: Jovani Linen
Sweet Safari Boy Printed Garland, Fan Decor and Brown Strip Paper Straws: Kara's Party Ideas
Diaper Cake Centerpieces: Mrs. Heckel Diaper Cakes
Ceiling Design and Fabric: Layers of Lovely
Venue: The Las Vegas Country Club

4th of July Party Honors Air Force Families



Thanks for all you do!  We had a blast at our July 4th party in 2013 honoring 75 guests from Nellis Air Force Base and Creech Air Force Base.  In total we had 700+ guests in attendance and a great party for all ages.  It's hard to pick my favorites but here are a few:
  • Drone and EOD Robot Display
  • Game Truck
  • Bouncy Houses and Slide
  • Uncle Sam and Hotdog characters
  • Balloon Twisters and Face Painter
  • 20 Minute Fireworks Show
  • Country Club Singers Choir
  • Honor Guard
  • And so many more!











Fox 5 News also joined us and caught some of the fun.  (Video no longer available on their website)

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Fourth of July Gala a spectacular success!  We can't wait for 2014!

Military Displays - Nellis Air Force Base and Creech Air Force Base
Game Truck - WeGoGamez
Bouncy Houses, Slides, Shave Ice, Cotton Candy - Las Vegas Interactive
Characters, Balloon Twisters and Face Painter - Sin City Entertainment
Fireworks - Lantis Fireworks
Lobby Floral Display - ACS Floral Design
Giveaways and Holiday Giveaways - Oriental Trading Company

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Great Gatsby? No - Great Courtney and Michael!


If you are looking to do a Gatsby themed affair this year, you have to take a peek at the event Courtney and Michael created for their special day.  I was amazed by all the little touches Courtney was able to put together that really evoked the time period.  Their colors were gold, silver, ivory and touches of navy blue. Sit back and prepare to be amazed!


These groomsmen gifts were so cute.  Each of the twelve gentlemen in the Wedding Party received beautiful cuff links and argyle socks.  There was a special letter just for the groom too!


Photo booth props are a great way to add a DIY touch to your event.  And nothing fits this Great Gatsby theme better then glasses, mustaches and lips on sticks.  Each guest got to take a photo home to remember the day.


We know it is old school but we love this throw back address book bedazzled with glitter.  It was placed at the lobby table and each guest was asked to fill in their information so the Bride and Groom can keep in touch.


Classic metallic colors are always beautiful.  It's the centerpieces that really "lit" up this table.  Each gold or silver tree lit up at night to illuminate the tables.  A unique touch for sure!


No rice here.  Guests were allowed to take rosemary and birdseed to throw after the Bride and Groom were pronounced Mr. and Mrs.

Baby's breath was the perfect simple touch to this elegant ceremony site and metal arch.


The Gourmet Cake Factory really picked up on the architectural elements in the design of this event and delivered a one of a kind cake.


No elegant reception is complete without your very own chandelier!


A photo captured of a few of the beautiful bridesmaids peeking out at the reception.  These stunning nude dresses complete with sparkle were a real show stopper.

Cheers to those who helped make this special day possible!

Venue: Las Vegas Country Club
Photographer: Yuma Leonard Photography
Florist: Layers of Lovely
Lobby Florals: ACS Floral Design
Centerpieces: Arc Lite
Photobooth: Shutter Mania Photo Booths
Cake:  The Gourmet Cake Factory
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