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2012 Trends...Mix and Match

Designing a concept for your special event should be done so that the event environment is authentic, inspiring, and shows your creative flair! There are three concepts you can employ:


1.) Modern Classic

This concept has a strong masculine flair, so a great way for guys to host their special event - let's say a sophisticated bachelor party! The color palette would employ masculine tones such as mahogany, ebony, and bronze. Adding some metallic tones such as nickel and…


Added by Heart and Soul Events on February 2, 2012 at 3:32am — No Comments

2012 Trend Alert...


‎2012 Trend Alert:

Weddings are a-changing! Couples are now opting for more socially responsible, understated weddings, opting for having 100 of their closest family and friends rather than larger numbers –the concept is for more intimate events. They are also going for more green weddings, with locally grown florals and plants, recycled…

Added by Heart and Soul Events on January 19, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

Family Friendly Weddings

An adults-only reception is still common and well within the bounds of proper etiquette, however, weddings with a focus on family are becoming the trend. Since families are growing, couples want to be able to include the children and the cousins in their special day. Moreover, cousins, nieces and nephews and even the children of the bride or groom are participating in the ceremony and also staying during the reception. Having it all work out is child's play...when you plan… Continue

Added by Heart and Soul Events on June 25, 2009 at 3:36pm — 2 Comments

A Fairytale Wedding Theme

You have decided that you want the fairytale wedding theme! So where do you start? You know that you want to get married in a castle so you and your groom, "your prince", can wed in the environment that you have been dreaming of. Here are some ideas to help you begin thinking about creating the ambience.


1.) Soft pastels, plenty of tulle, silk ribbons and organza; intertwine with flowers

2.) A big magical mirror by the door so guests can ask ‘Mirror, mirror,… Continue

Added by Heart and Soul Events on June 21, 2009 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment


Finding the right style gown to complement your body type is part of the experience of creating that magical day - your wedding day! You want everything to be perfect - from the fashion ensemble of the bridal party to the venue, to the ceremony and the reception. Here are some tips for choosing the right style based on your particular body type.

Full Figured Women

•A-line style is best because it lengthens the whole body without drawing attention to the… Continue

Added by Heart and Soul Events on June 1, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

A Unique Event Venue

If you are planning a special event, party, bridal shower or wedding, there are some rather unique venues in Oneida County, NY, and specifically, Utica, NY. Utica is a natural gateway to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and the scenic Thousand Islands. With its history, natural beauty, and vibrant communities, the region offers numerous social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for area residents and visitors alike.

One such venue is the historic Stanley Center for the Arts, a… Continue

Added by Heart and Soul Events on May 31, 2009 at 3:07am — No Comments

Floral Decor for the Budget Conscious

Planning a wedding does not have to be a daunting task! You want the room, the event, and the activities to be perfect! Flowers can be very expensive, but you love the look and aroma of fresh florals. Well, do not stress - you can decorate with fresh florals even though you are on a fixed budget. Here are some ideas!

Crystal bowls full of floating blooms and candles are very ultra modern looking and make for a very pretty presentation. They are so easy to assemble! Pastel colors set… Continue

Added by Heart and Soul Events on May 29, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Bachelorette Party Venue

Bachelorette parties are gaining in popularity! A unique idea is hosting the bachelorette party at the Matt FX Brewing Company, Utica, NY, which is one of the few remaining great American brewhouses, located in Central NY at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

The brewhouse is a century old, founded in 1888 by German-born immigrant, Francis Xavier Matt, and owned currently by third and fourth generation of Matt family members. The seven-story brewhouse produces timeless class,… Continue

Added by Heart and Soul Events on May 29, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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