Are you a DIY bride and working on trying to manage everything on your wedding to do list? Are you trying decide who you would like to work with for your wedding invitations? Here’s a guide to a few companies in the Norfolk area to consider. This is another way to showcase your personal style and add a special touch. [Read more…]
Hey, there! My name is Jessica and I am a member of Fleur De Lis Event Consulting. I assist Valerie in setting up for weddings, cleaning up after, and all of the excitement in between. I love everything about weddings, from the “I do’s” to the drunken conga line. In my 21 years of life, I can honestly say that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful tasks I have ever attempted to accomplish. [Read more…]
Ok, THIS is seriously one memorable purple and green Halloween tablescape. A Halloween tablescape doesn’t have to be spooky or even orange and black for that matter. Be festive but think beyond the pumpkin and spider web décor. Color outside the lines, set your imagination free and have fun! [Read more…]
You just never know when or how inspiration will hit. It never gets tiresome that’s for sure. Last month I was at a flea market in Asheville, North Carolina enjoying some “Mountain Magic” where I spotted three blue bottles. I walked past them without much interest and found myself bewildered when I noticed that I was still thinking about them. Before we headed home, I went back to the booth to see if they were still there. I told myself that if they were, it was meant to be- and there they were, so I purchased them for the low low price of $3. On the way home all I could think was blue and yellow. So, here is our cobalt blue and sunny yellow flea market flip tablescape. We collaborated with Sandy from Cookiology to design the beautiful place card cookies. The table number is also a hand crafted cookie. The gotcha yellow table linen was the perfect fit for this fun and bright tablescape. Sandy made the cookies to match. The vintage blue glasses are also a flea market find by North Hill Chair Covers and linens. Who would have known that a $3 purchase at a flea market could have inspired this fabulous and fun tablescape?
This Pensacola Wedding Planner has a new office. It’s amazing what a little paint can do! I’m the proud own Fleur de Lis Event Consulting, a wedding and event company located in Pensacola, FL. I recently moved and with it an exciting opportunity to have a “real” office in my house; A place where I could actually meet clients and have plenty of room to work on projects. Before the relocation, I would meet clients at a coffee shop. It was always a little awkward because sometimes you have no idea what a bride looks like- so you sit their patiently waiting for someone to approach you. At first I felt a little overwhelmed with designing the space. The walls were magenta with a high ceiling and there was lots of space to fill. And because I never had a proper office, I was now finding myself overwhelmed with all the possibilities and options. Questions like what will I need and what color to paint the walls, kept playing over and over in my head. So I went to Lowe’s and pulled a million and one grayish paint swatches. When it comes to paint, I never make a rash decision. I did that once and ended up repainting a whole living room. After many paint samples, I finally found “the one”: Lyndhurst Gallery Beige. I’m not going to lie, I love a good bargain, so thrift shopping for furniture was a must. I knew I needed a table for my meetings, a storage container for all my office supplies plus the millions of projects I’m working on and a few chairs. I found the table and dresser at St. Vincent de Paul’s. We haggled over the price a bit but in the end walked away with both items for $100. The chairs I found at another nearby thrift store. For $30 I got three chairs. The purple chairs were actually red but with a little fabric paint I was able to change the color to fit my purple, gold and white office. I reupholstered the other chair with a fun floral print. The desk and bookshelf I already had but painted them to match the other furniture pieces. I added a few other touches, organized my bookshelf and put a few things on the fireplace mantel to personalize the space a bit more. I just love my final product! This article was featured in High In-Style Magazine.