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New Years Eve Ideas!

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Eeek! We can hardly believe Christmas is upon us. Our little ones are running round excitedly and SANTA is all they can think about. Soon enough, we will throw the boxes and wrapping paper away, we will desperately try to find room for all the toys and goodies we are so fortunate to receive, and it will all be over. In typical event planning fashion (it's in our blood, you see!) it will be time to think of what's next: New Years Eve! Though for most of us at Spencer Special Events, gone are the days when we dance on tables and party into the night to bring in the new year, but we are still known to pop some bubbly and celebrate in style!  

Here's our 2014 New Years Eve Style Guide! From Kate Spade rings, bracelets, bangles, invitations, shoes, and a fancy Champagne bucket, to a stunning Tory Burch dress, the perfect champagne hostess gift bag, and a retro instant camera, here are some ideas to make your new years eve sparkle. (Don't forget festive touches to your drinks!) 

Happy New Year from all of us at Spencer Special Events! We know 2015 is going to be blessed thanks to all of our wonderful families, friends and vendor friends! 

SSE Holiday Gift Guide

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's hard to believe it's almost Christmas! Yikes!! Any last minute shopping on your to-do list this week? Today we are sharing a few of our favorite gifts that are perfect for gift giving this season. There is something for your Momma, your best friend and the men in your life! (And something to covet for yourself all year long!) 

1.  For the fellas, we can't get enough of these fabulous watches from Blumlux! And the best part? We love supporting an Indiana talent! 

2.  We are obsessed with Jo Malone products. One of our clients spoiled us with several products last year and we are hooked! From room sprays and candles, they just SMELL amazing. 

3. You can't go wrong with Henri Bendel. It's a great stop for gifts for your girls! We love this luxe crystal monogram pendant. 

4. More Jo Malone (we really are obsessed!)  You can layer fragrances and they smell divine! They are great gifts for your besties.  

5. Also at Hendri Bendel, splurge on this wallet on a string. Such a luxury gift! 

6. Does #6 need an explanation? How could you go wrong with the St. Germain by Louis Vuitton. It would be such a great gift for Mom! 

7. This fit bit cover by Tory Burch is great for all those techy people in your life. Keeping up with your calories and steps never looked so good! 

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas from Spencer Special Events! 

Meet Annie!

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

As we've said before, Spencer Special Events is comprised of a team of individuals and a strong team at that. Today we'd like you to meet our darling Annie who has been with us for over 4 years assisting plan, but mostly help execute, dozens of our weddings.  Annie brings a sparkle to any wedding day. Brides and their maids love her calming energy and grooms love her wit and charm.  She just seems to put everyone at ease.  We sat down with her to hear about her favorite parts of a wedding day and about what's in store for this 2014 USC Graduate. 

How did you get interested in wedding planning & coordination? I think it's something I have always been drawn to. I vividly remember being a flower girl when I was 3 and the whole wedding being so beautiful and exciting!  I reached out to Amanda the summer before heading off to college, asking if she needed any help so I could gain some experience and to see if wedding planning was something I enjoyed. Thankfully the timing was right and I met her and Lindsay at Starbucks (loved them right away) and then I started working that summer and on breaks. 

What do you like about working with brides/grooms on their wedding day? I love the emotions of the Bride and Groom on their wedding day. It is great to see how excited and happy the bride and groom are to start their new life together. Usually the Groom is anxious to see his Bride and wants to make sure everything is perfect. I like seeing the Bride being surrounded by her family and friends as they get ready and share memories. It is a very sentimental time and I love to be part of their big day!

What's your favorite part of the wedding? I love it all! I love how beautiful weddings are. I love the decor aspect and how you can customize each wedding to really reflect the couples style. I love seeing all of the guests and family come together to celebrate. Weddings are filled with happiness and working weddings is very rewarding and a constant reminder of how special life is.

Here she is with some friends upon graduation. Aren't they adorable? 

After graduation this Winter, Annie is off to New Zealand and Australia for 2 months! (Ah! We are so envious!)  She's incredibly grateful for the opportunity and very enthusiastic about exploring.  When she returns, we are excited to have her back to help coordinate our spring affairs! 

Congratulations Annie, We love you!! 

Amsale Bridal Gowns

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

When Amanda had the opportunity to go to Engage!14, the wedding industry's leading luxury event summit, this summer at Bachelor Gulch she embraced it fully!  Meeting world renowned event planners and designers, venue coordinators, photographers, bloggers, press and celebrities -- all at the top of the wedding industry -- was beyond an incredible opportunity. Though there were many connections made that were profound, perhaps one of the most memorable was meeting C. O’Neill Brown,Chief Executive Officer for Amsale-- one of the world's leading couture designers. Amanda sat next to him during one of the insightful sessions and thoroughly enjoyed his perspective on the wedding industry! Today we are featuring everything Amsale because we love it!

These incredible designs are sold at specialty bridal shops all over the country, Amsale stores and of course, the Madison Avenue Flag Ship store in New York (where one of our brides recently found her dream gown and raved over the luxury service!)

We wanted to share a sneak preview of the 2015 Amsale Collection Gowns and a few of our favs! Aren’t they divine?

In a variety of silhouettes, fabrics and details, each gown is completely unique and each offers a bride something so special. Simply gorgeous!