Real Birthday: 60th Birthday Party in Johannesburg, South Africa

MP had a wonderful time planning and designing Mrs. Titilola Okupe’s 60th Birthday Party. The party was over two days. The first evening was an intimate dinner with family and close friends at the BICE Restaurant in Hyde Park. If you’ve never eaten at the restaurant, the food is quite amazing!!

The second evening was the main birthday celebration. We had the opportunity to transform a backyard into an all white, absolutely gorgeous affair for 30. If you know MP, you know we LOVE to do all white parties so we were absolutely over the moon! We used white as the base with crystal and silver accents. We then used some peach florals in the pool and some peach up lights for a small pop of color.

We worked with House of Décor and Events. They are very responsive, reliable, extremely professional and their décor is simply lovely! The beautiful and delicious all white cake was by Belle’s Patisserie.

Beautiful pictures by Christie Mann Photography!


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Tiffany Themed Birthday Party

Hi friends!

Everyone knows we are in love with Darlington House; the Library upstairs is a perfect spot for all types of events.

We planned, decorated and hosted a Tiffany Themed birthday party for an absolutely beautiful person. The party was absolutely gorgeous and we had an amazing time. Anastasia at Darlington House was extremely helpful and made the planning process easy.

The celebrant asked her female guests to wear LBD (Little Black Dresses). The colors we used for the set up and decor were mainly white, black and blue.

Amazing pictures by WalePhotos:-)

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Real Wedding: Christina & Eldra

Hi friends!

2014 has been an awesome year already; wedding season is almost in full swing. We hope to post more pictures soon.

Today, we would like to share a few pictures from the wedding of an absolutely awesome couple. Last year, we had the honor of coordinating Christina & Eldra’s wedding. They are an amazing and beautiful couple. We had a blast at their beautiful wedding! The wedding was held at College Park Marriott & Conference Center.

They are both doctors and therefore, we decided to use a hospital/doctor theme in the set up of the cocktail hour decor.

Thanks to Dotun Ayodeji for the amazing pictures:-)

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Since the couple took amazing pictures with their wedding photographer, Dotun Ayodeji, during their pre-wedding photo shoots, they wanted to incorporate the pictures in their wedding. Therefore, we decided to incorporate the pictures in cocktail hour. We made “balloon chandeliers” and attached various pictures of the couple to the balloons. These were such a hit! The balloons were floating all around the cocktail hour space and the guests loved them!balloon chandeliercreative cocktail hour decorcreative cocktail hourpurple and pink cocktail hour

Guests also go to fill in their “prescriptions” while in the “waiting room”. Fun stuff!:-)medical doctor themed weddingwedding madlibspicture cocktail hour

The amazing BCG did the décor and lighting for the wedding reception. Absolutely beautiful!

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Congrats again to the beautiful couple!

MP is going to the Dominican Republic!!!

MP is excited to be planning a wedding in the beautiful Dominican Republic next month! We have worked with our lovely bride Nikki for the past 7 months, planning and designing her wedding.  We are counting down, as the wedding is now right around the corner!!
The wedding will be at the Paradisus Palma Real Hotel and will include three days of fun in the sun!!
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Nikki and 20 of her closest friends gathered this past weekend for her bridal shower. Her friends put together a lovely shower.
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Lego Themed Birthday Party in Johannesburg

We thought to start off the year with a few images from a fun birthday party we planned and coordinated in Johannesburg, South Africa. The children had loads of fun and so did we! There was so much to do; swimming, face painting, balloon sculpting and much more. There was also a Ferris Wheel for the children to ride and a magician to show some tricks! The space was decorated with the lego colors.

Beautiful pictures by Christie Mann

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Happy New Year!

2013 was an awesome year and we are extremely excited for 2014!

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The Dazzling Details Wedding Bazaar

Do you plans for Sunday? You do not want to miss out on the Dazzling Details Wedding Bazaar taking place at Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, VA on Sunday, November 3 from 12 – 4pm

A quote from dazzling details –

“The Dazzling Details Wedding Bazaar is an unforgettable shopping experience for everyone who attends. The Bazaar has gathered press as a leading source for Brides to find and buy their details for their wedding and weekend celebrations. This is a great marketplace for event planners to find new vendors and friends of the Bride to find gifts and great finds for themselves. We’ve hand selected top professionals to showcase their products. You will find all these wedding details in one location on one day. From your cake  topper to your fascinator, favors and shoe accessories.

Bazaar tickets include our the luxury shopping bag full a fabulous products and gift certifcates, the honeymoon kit and  all  our attendees will receive free massages, mini manis, eyelash makeovers  and lots of amazing surprises and experiences. Our VIP Bride will receive the amazing Getting Ready Kit valued at $75 and NEW this year for the VIP groom is the groom’s survival kit. All our VIPs will have early entry into the Bazaar Room.”

More details –

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Are You a Tech Savvy Bride/Groom?

There are quite a number of apps available for weddings that are pretty awesome!

The Wedding Dress Look Book App – This was created by the Knot for iphone users; its lets you search through thousands of dresses and provides a listing of stores that carry the dresses. When you go and try on the dresses, you can also take pictures and share your favorites with family and friends!

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The Tie Right App – The groom and groomsmen also need a bit of help with their ties. This app is offered by apple. According to apple, this app eliminates the need for a mirror and offers simple step by step illustrations on 6 of the most popular and handsome necktie knotes known to man. So men, don’t get frustrated trying to get the perfect knot!

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Wedding Song Planner App – This app makes the wedding song selection less stressful and fun. This app sorts songs by genre, songs can be previewed by just a click and users can make a list of favorites and share with their fiance, DJ, friends etc.

wedding song planner appThese are just a few of the many apps out there. Make sure you take advantage of them! These apps are downloadable on phones and tablets which make it easy for you to use at anytime while on the train, at home, on a lunch break etc.

Wedding Entertainment

There are so many fun things to do during a wedding reception to keep your guests entertained. Some guests don’t enjoy dancing and are looking for other forms of entertainment. Receptions can be become routine and boring (a.k.a snoozefest); but you can make it fun!

One of our couples and their bridal danced to Thriller by Michael Jackson; it was unexpected and guests loved it. The couple and bridal party also had a great time!

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Other fun ideas include having a cool photo booth with props, lawn games during cocktail hour, a poet to perform, hiring an artist to draw silhouettes for guests or a live event artist, playing a game to give out the centerpiece on each table, hiring a celerbity impersonator, placing a picture jigsaw puzzle on each table for guests to figure out, finishing the reception with a bang (sparklers, fireworks, chinese lanterns, balloons etc.), having a tasting during cocktail hour for guests (cheese, cocktails, wine etc.), having a non-traditional first dance; the list is endless!

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Remember the key thing is to PLAN for it! Don’t overthink, just have fun and all everyone will have a great time!

Mother of the Bride Trunk Show!

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Mothers of the grand occasion are also very important!

“Recognized as the first in the wedding industry to make short dresses popular for bridesmaids, Siri is now known for truly, wear-again, fashionable bridesmaids and mother of the bride dresses for today’s stylish mothers who want chic, yet affordable dresses.”

The trunk show will be at Soliloquy Bridal Couture, Herndon VA from November 15 – 17, 2013. Receive 10% off purchases made at the show!

Make an appointment here –!appointments/c1svf



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