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Happy Labor Day!

Spencer Special Events - Friday, August 30, 2013

As we race into a busy fall, Spencer Special Events is taking a moment to stop and reflect on a beautiful and fun-filled summer. We have enjoyed the time with the kiddos, our family and friends, a little travel, meeting with wonderful new brides and their precious families, and working with our fantastic Fall couples to plan their dream weddings! Yes, the Summer of 2013 has been a great one!

Before we bid adieu (does it really have to end?!) we are going to take some time and enjoy Labor Day and share a little party entertaining round up. From setting a festive table for your Labor Day party, patriotic flower pots, table settings and desserts, and a good 'ol classic American burger - grab that last summer shandy! We hope your Labor Day is restful or eventful (whichever you prefer!) and you end your summer with those you love!

Happy Labor Day from Spencer Special Events!

Grooms Cake Ideas

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

With all the focus being on what the bride wants on her wedding day, a grooms cake is a great way to surprise the handsome groom with something meaningful to him! While he probably will not remember the name of the flowers you carried down the aisle or the favors you gave away, he will always remember a knock your socks off cake that represents who he is or something he adores. The best groom cakes are ones that hold such special meaning.

Especially like this darling crab -- our super cute Spencer Special Events bride wanted to surprise her new hubby with a cake that represented her new last name "Crabb." Can you believe that this was a cake?

Mark Staff Photography

A grooms cake is a great way to surprise your new hubby!  Here are 6 ideas for the groom who LOVES Larry Bird (Larry Bird’s biggest fan was surprised with this top left one!), the groom who loves to run, or the groom who pours hot sauce on everything. You may want to surprise him with a cake that represents something he loves -- like a good bottle of tequila or whisky, or tell a story about how you met.  So long as it means something to him, he’ll feel special!

Credits (left to right): 1) Scott Hopkins Photography/Sheri's Edible Designs 2) Savannah Custom Cakes 3) Denver Weddings 4) Gateaux  5) Gateaux, Inc via Brides.com 6) Gateaux, Inc via Brides.com

These stellar cake designs with a personal story behind it are sure to wow him and your guests! At Spencer Special Events we love the details like these that make a wedding uniquely yours.  

Fall Color Trends

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Spencer Special Events has some fabulous weddings planned for Fall 2013 and today we’d like to share a preview of some of our color palettes illustrated by gorgeous water color paintings. It’s our way of showing you what we’re hard at work on for this Fall! Ready to swoon?

We cannot get enough of the gold, shades of blush, gray and ivory which all work harmoniously together in this one. See the lace- we have got a lot of that, too!

We love the simplicity of a limited blue and green palette here. The nuances of tone keep you interested, even while using just two colors. I bet you just can’t wait to see the flowers and linens for this event? Emerald green continues to be a big trend this year, especially after being named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2012.

We are also seeing a trend in traditional autumn colors with some variation, like this palette here. Persimmon and pomegranate are big for 2013.

We always adore the classic style of black, white and gray, it’s a color trend that will never go out of style. LOVE a timeless, classic, and gorgeous design! And this event is going to blow you away with gorgeousness!

What’s the old adage and debate over life and art?  Is it “life imitates art” or “art imitates life?” The truth is that at Spencer Special Events we are inspired by art, colors, design, anything that is beautiful so our answer is both. We are beyond excited about the events coming up this fall, we have so much to look forward to with such amazing brides and families. Happy Fall Y’all!

Fall Bridal Fashion Preview

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

We’re back with more aisle style for The Spencer Special Events bride, our fans and followers! Bridal gown fashion is just like all other areas of fashion, there are trends and styles that go in and out of season. So what is hot for Fall 2013 in bridal gowns?

We consulted with our absolute favorite bridal boutique Bleu Belle Bridal in Savannah, Georgia. We met the owner, Heather, years ago and fell immediately in love with her darling personality and impeccable style. Heather and her amazing team of bridal consultants have been helping bride’s select couture gowns for ten years and serve brides across Savannah, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, The Low Country and all over the country on bride’s visits down south!

Being on the cusp of bridal gown fashion trends, we asked Heather what she is seeing for Fall 2013. She’s seeing three trends: 

  • Low backs
  • High, sheer necklines
  • Interesting lace

Heather showed us this Annasul Y. layered lace and tulle capsleeve gown with keyhole back and soft draped skirt. The soft draped skirt is simply perfection!

This Theia Lace Illusion neckline mermaid with ruffled organza skirt caught Heather’s eye for Fall 2013. The lace really is interesting and beautiful!

Heather also showed us this Mikaella strapless embroidered alencon lace gown with soft, flowing organza skirt. We adore this look!

Heather kept the ideas coming with this gorgeous Mikaella V-neck Chantilly Lace gown with dramatic V back and satin sash.  The back is to die for and there’s that interesting lace again!

And one more capturing the trend is this Snow by Annasul sweetheart strapless gown with layered guipure lace and soft tulle skirt. How fabulous is this dress?

Because there are SO many styles to choose from and so many different trends, we asked Heather how do you know when you’ve found the right gown?

"Finding the right gown is like finding the right man,” said Heather. “You just know when you've found the one!”

"Many brides expect to cry when they find the one, but we actually see more of our brides dancing and grinning ear to ear when they find the perfect gown for them. It's all about finding a style that makes you feel as gorgeous as you've ever felt before but also represents your style and personality."

Heather encourages brides to make an appointment early on in your engagement and try on as many dresses as possible – even styles that you don’t think will fit or are your style.  Knowing what you don’t like is just as important as what you do!

More information on these gorgeous gowns are available upon request, please contact Bleu Belle Bridal to schedule an appointment with their darling team or get more information. They have the most amazing customer service and the experience is truly everything a bride has dreamed it would be. (We know from experience!) At Spencer Special Events, we cannot wait to see our bride’s in their gown on wedding day!!   Seeing girls that we have built such close relationships with; shine on their wedding day is what our business at Spencer Special Events is all about. For more information on SSE and how we can help you on your big day, contact us! 

Signature Drink

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The concept of a "signature drink" at a wedding arose several years ago in an effort to offer guests more than the standard beer, wine and even open bar. But more than that, a good signature drink incorporates a story about the couple and brings a personal touch to your cocktail hour. Over the years, Spencer Special Events has been a part of creating some really unique signature drinks! We think that truly the best ones are the ones that mean something to the couple (and of course taste good!)

This Cape Codder was the perfect addition to Sarah and Ryan's wedding at Belfair in Bluffton, SC. "Ryan and I loved the idea of a signature cocktail that could be served throughout the weekend," said Sarah. "The hope was that it would be a drink that everyone could enjoy, all while being color coordinated with all the other wedding details. Our cocktail was refreshing and was the perfect pink color but most importantly, the name is a nod to summers on The Cape with my family. It was the perfect New England compliment to our southern destination wedding menu.

We love the idea of a Manhattan for New Yorkers, a good Kentucky Bourbon and ginger ale for our Kentucky folks, and delicious red sangria for south westerners. So what's your story and how will you tell it in a drink? At Spencer Special Events, we know it's all about the personal touches and details!

Photos by Nate Henderson

Aisle Style: Clutches

Spencer Special Events - Thursday, August 01, 2013

You've found the perfect gown, you can picture how you'll look on your wedding day, and now you are left with those little details like finding the perfect clutch. You'll need a coordinating and timeless piece to stash your lipstick, some powder, and maybe your phone and its a bag that may make an appearance in a few of your pictures. So it can't be just anything!

It's an elusive hunt that search for the perfect bridal accessory and one detail that we at Spencer Special Events are always keeping our eye on. So what's your aisle style? Be it a diamond and crystal adorned Marchesa detailed number, a luxurious silk Prada carry-some encrusted with rhinestones, or a Vera Wang for Kohls piece, a great find at Target, we love seeing how brides style their look. And did we mention if you need some help, we really love shopping? Because it really is all about the details!