Divine Details

Linen Love

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Our client's favorite meeting with us by far always seems to be design day! We would be lying if we said it wasn't ours also! The details are really a favorite from the perfect flower combos to the most lovely color schemes. But it is the endless linen options that truly make our hearts skip a beat. 

From a fun cocktail hour pattern to a sweet lace overlay or a touch of glam for some reception sparkle; linen options are key to tying together a beautifully personalized wedding. During the design meeting we pull together an assortment of lovely linen to share the beautiful detail custom linen you can add to your big day. 

We hope you enjoyed a little linen love for your celebration!

Summer Cocktail Mix Up

Spencer Special Events - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

With the warm summer months upon us, it's no doubt we all have delicious, refreshing cocktails on the brain. With so many flavors and combo of spirits to choose from it can be very hard to pick your concoction for your big day. So here is a round up of trending summer cocktails and some favorite choices here at SSE. 


It's no shock that mint juleps are a hit down here in the south, but we love this twist on the Southern Classic. 

The Whiskey Smash

2oz Whiskey

1oz Simple syrup

1/2oz Lemon juice

A handful of mint

Moscow Mules are a favorite on the cocktail list these days, but when it comes to Ginger beer we are enjoying it a little more on the tropical side. 

Dark and Stormy

2oz Dark rum

3oz Ginger beer

1/2 oz Lime juice

Ice and a lime slice for garnish

It would not be a cocktail mix up if we didn't include a Champagne cocktail. What better way to mix it up then with Saint Germain and Grapefruit. 

Grapefruit-Elderflower Sparkler

1 1/2 oz Grapefruit juice

1oz St-Germain elderflower liquer

Fill with Champagne or sparkling wine

Garnish with a grapefruit twist

Summer and pineapple juice go hand and hand. Below is a new favorite vodka drink. It doesn't hurt that the pretty blush color almost makes it too pretty to drink. 

Frenchy Cocktail

1 1/2 oz Pear Vodka

3 oz Pineapple Juice

1 oz Cranberry Juice

Before you leave the details to us...

Spencer Special Events - Saturday, June 06, 2015

Here at Spencer Special Events we LOVE to make your experience as easy and effortless as possible by taking some of those overwhelming tasks and details off your plate. I'm sure that leaves you wondering what you and your Groom-to-be need to get done and where do we start!

Before you can leave the details to us, here is a quick list to help you prepare for what to expect in the next exciting year ahead. For a full detailed timeline of your wedding year, please feel free to contact us for a welcome to the Spencer Special Events family wedding guide!

Here are a few key tips to creating the perfect guest database. 

Most online wedding websites have free templates for guest lists for those of us that are not excel experts. Most importantly, you want to make sure all guests are in alphabetical order and their names are spelled correctly. You can use an excel spreadsheet to keep everything organized. Just make sure to include tabs for the following:

Guest household info:

- Address


- Table assignments

- Menu Selections

- How many attending from the household

- Accommodations

Once the tabs are created you can have all this important info in one spot. That way when vendors are in need of guest lists and table arrangements, or even addresses for the invites, you can easily access and copy into a new list. 

Here are a few lists that will be asked for before the big day:

- Alphabetical Guest List

- Seating arrangements, typically in list format with the table as the header and guests listed below. Or a floor plan with guests listed at each table. 

- Alphabetical Guest List with table numbers listed as well as what each guest is having for dinner if the choice entree is the route you have decided to go!

- Don't forget to let us know where your guests plan to stay while visiting for your destination wedding! This will help us double check the room blocks and with delivering of welcome gifts!

All items above help SSE to stay organized while executing the wedding day of your dreams. Once those pesky lists are finished, you can sit back, relax, and leave the details to us!

We can't wait to get organizing with you soon!