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We are kicking off our guest blogging courtesy of Something Blue Events with a twist on a traditional anniversary party! Read on to see how this local event planning company turned a couples’ love of each other (and of football) into a party that was a win-win for all!
What better way to celebrate 30 years of marriage, than with a personalized party that incorporates your love for each other, fun family gatherings, and FOOTBALL?
That’s the fun and unique task that Something Blue Events was given when asked to plan a combined 30th Anniversary / Super Bowl Party for one of the most fun-loving couples we’ve worked with to date! Their anniversary fell very close to this years’ Super Bowl, which was held at MetLife Stadium on 2/2. Being the fun and charismatic couple that they are, they wanted their Anniversary Party to not only reflect them, but to also reflect their love for entertaining… and football!
So we planned them a party to be remembered for years to come.
When asked what they wanted for cuisine, they replied, “It’s the big game! Wings! Can we do that?”
Of course we could!
In addition to having the event catered, we included a surprise for the partygoers: a pre-game tailgate party outside of the event venue, catered by a local food truck! There was no shortage of game day nosh, as they served up 2 hours of pre-game munchies to satisfy even the biggest of appetites. From burgers, dogs, french fries and onion rings to a sweet treat of fried Oreos, guests got their choice of pre-game grub before the big event began!
The surprises didn’t stop there. Once inside the event venue, The Waveny House – a mansion and popular wedding venue in New Canaan, CT – guests were greeted with 4 oversized HD flat-screens to view the Big Game. The décor of the space incorporated everything the couple wanted, and Something Blue’s Creative Director made sure they got just that! From a handcrafted aisle runner made of turf, to centerpieces created with NFL-licensed footballs with hand-tied white rose bridal bouquets, right down to the linens which were coordinated with the colors of the opposing teams, guests were treated with a one-of-a-kind game-day twist on a traditional anniversary event.
From there, the delicious chow continued to be served up. We tailored a catering menu that not only incorporated some game-day faves like wings and dips, but also traditional wedding-fare that had been transformed into finger-foods like lamb chop “lollipops” and mini beef-wellingtons. Two of the most unique items were the Taco&Tequila bites (mini fish tacos paired with shot-sized bottles of Patron) and the Burger&Beer (sliders served w/ a shot-sized beer)! What is a football party without the Burgers&Beer!? These small but important details gave guests a taste of “Big Game” cuisine with a classy and upscale twist.
Half-time was Dessert Time! Our dessert caterer created an incredible cake replica of MetLife stadium along with enough cinnamon and sugar soft pretzels for all the guests to enjoy as late-night snacks.
When it comes to the logistics of planning an event like this, it’s important to recognize all the moving parts – not only were there multiple vendors moving in, setting up, and cooking in various locations, there was also a lot of overlap that needed to be addressed. This is where Something Blue Events shines – no matter what type of party you want, or how complicated it may be to execute, leaving the details to us is the best way to make sure it’s “off your shoulders, but never out of your hands!” That’s our motto, and the details of this event speak to how easily Something Blue can create the event that you want, while you maintain complete control over the experience that you want. Even if your favorite football team disappoints, your favorite events team will always come through!
Something Blue Events is located in Valhalla, New York, and creates customized events in the Westchester, Fairfield and New York City area. Visit us today to see what we can create for you! www.SomethingBlueWeddingPlans.com
Is it me or is this snowy, wintry, icy weather got you chilled to the bone? To heat things up, today on the blog is a warmhearted engagement story from October that is sure to put a smile on your face. Maria Daniela had been recovering from surgery when she attended an annual party where she was faced with a life-changing question…and a pumpkin filled with bling. Read on to hear about her engagement story – why knot?!
Maria Daniela and Billy’s Engagement – October 13, 2013
Billy was having his annual pumpkin carving party on October 13th, 2013 and I had just had my deviated septum repaired on October 2nd so I was not sure if I was going to be able to make it to his get together, if anything I planned to make an appearance (I was not sure if spending hours in the cold weather was okay for my nose). Billy and his friends stressed to me that I had to be there at this party because they all had a surprise for me as my recovery was a lot harder than expected and they wanted to do something for me, which I thought was so nice (I had no idea my life was going to change!). I had arrived late to the party because I was helping my mom set up for her annual Columbus Day party at our house. She even tried to persuade me to stay home that day, or go even later to the party, because she wanted me to be at her party, but I told her it was important that I be at Billy’s. Billy that morning made himself physically sick from nerves – I was so worried he was coming down with something (little did I know…)!
When I arrived at his house barely anyone was talking or eating or carving pumpkins – I thought it was very strange and awkward! Barely anyone said hi to me, barely anyone was talking/eating/drinking, no one was doing anything! Billy said they were all waiting for me to arrive to eat and carve the pumpkins. Oh, well, that was nice of them (I literally had no idea what they had planned). After getting situated and saying my hello’s, I put out some candy I had picked up on my way, added more table decor, and created apple cider sangria from a recipe I found on Pinterest. After finishing these last minute items, I grabbed some food from the buffet table because I was starving and had a seat. About an hour later (as I was still picking on my food), Billy and his friends, along with his mom, were chatting on the lawn a couple yards away from me. I sat staring at them and wondering what was going on because Billy was on his knees with his back to me, facing a bunch of his guy friends and they were having a little pow-wow… my anxiety kicked in, but I kept trying to tell myself it was nothing because I had no idea that he was planning something.
Then Billy’s mom called me over as I was enjoying the pumpkin macaroni and cheese I made the day before… she said I needed to settle a debate they were having, but that I needed to be quiet because the others cannot hear. I felt like everyone’s eyes were on me, and as I stood there so confused and uncomfortable, I said out loud, “Why is this such an awkward situation? Why do I feel something shady going on?”… no one said anything… then in the corner of my eye I see Billy getting down on his knee and bringing a mini pumpkin out from his side. He took the top off, and asked me the most important question of our lives: “Daniela, will you marry me?” I stand there in shock saying “STOP IT! STOP IT!” (It’s on video! Hilarious!) I slowly inched towards the pumpkin as if something was going to pop out of it, and once I saw the ring shining inside I quickly jumped back in shock and put my hands over my mouth, just standing there staring at Billy in disbelief. After a couple seconds of complete silence and everyone holding their breath, his cousin Michele yelled out “Say something!” and I immediately responded with, “Yeah, of course I’ll marry you! Are you kidding me!?”
Everyone started clapping and after Billy and I kissed and hugged his friends came over one by one to congratulate us. Afterwards, a couple of his friends told me I needed to immediately call my mother because the proposal was all over Facebook! So as I was dialing the number I asked Billy if we needed to also call his grandmothers, and he said they already knew! Silly Daniela! After a tearful, joyful phone call to my parents, sister and grandmother, his wonderful friends popped open the champagne they brought (they’re so good) and we made a toast to the beginning of my and Billy’s new chapter (apparently everyone knew for over a month and did not drop one hint!).
Billy and I had pictures taken by one of his friends, Emily Main Photography, which we used for our Engagement Dinner invites and Save the Date cards. Emily will also be taking our official engagement photos this summer at Rye Playland, one of Billy’s favorite places.The mini pumpkin has since been thrown out, but the ring I get to keep forever, and I could not have asked for a more special engagement. I cannot wait to marry my best friend and the love of my life.
*All photos – credit Emily Main Photography
Thanks to the future Mr. & Mrs. for sharing their exciting engagement with Mrs. Why Knot! Enjoy this exciting time! Would you love to share your ‘real wedding’ or ‘real engagement’ with us? Send it over for your chance to be featured on Mrs. Why Knot and relive your most amazing days over and over again- why knot?!
Happy Friday Everyone! On this frigid morning, we have the spotlight on a fab local company with a versatile item that is a great addition to any women’s accessory collection! Look out ladies – the Flip Flop Bitch has arrived. Read on to learn more about the brand and products – why knot?!
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It’s FRIDAYYYYYYYY! (Can you sense the excitement?!) The weekend is almost here and as always I am kicking off my morning with the biggest iced decaf coffee I could find. So while you’re sipping on your go-to morning beverage of choice, read on to find out more about this on-site makeup service business! Today the spotlight is on Ashley Lauren Make Up Services!
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Happy New Year! As this frigid year gets off to a start, certain wedding trends are sure heating up for future MRS.!
Two in particular that are grabbing the attention of brides-to-be (and their guests), are colorful wedding dresses and wedding jumpsuits! Now I am not talking about multi-colored hues or funky patterns (although it is your day -so wear what you love!), I mean blush hues and ultra soft pink dresses that are showing up on runways and also on celebs. Kaley Cuoco, best known as Penny from The Big Bang Theory, stunned her guests with her non-traditional choice. Vera Wang also showcased an entirely pink bridal collection at the year-end bridal fashion show, which highlighted the 2014 trends and collection.
What’s a wedding jumpsuit? Another twist on tradition – the bridal jumpsuit is a more comfortable option that is also being worn by reality TV stars and future brides. Some MRS. prefer the avoid the dress altogether or to switch into this option later on in the reception.
Well what do you think? Would you dare to try a colorful take on the traditional white dress? Would you opt for a more comfortable option for part or all of the reception? Comment below or on our facebook page. Remember, as always, it is YOUR day, choose what you want to wear – why knot?!
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How many times (daily) do you find yourself scrolling through your inbox which is slammed with store offers, advertisements or other useless emails you don’t have a minute to unsubscribe from? With the five email accounts I have, I find myself doing that more often than not during the day. However – just the other day, I was scrolling through and came across an email that not only touched my heart, but warmed my soul. An email I am so grateful to have received.
It was from Heather – a mom, a blogger, a fighter – a survivor. Heather had just given birth to her little girl when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is caused my asbestos exposure and this new mom was given just 15 months to live. With her strength and determination – Heather has beat the odds. Now eight years later, her email popped into my inbox. Her mission is to have bloggers post something they are thankful for and also bring awareness to this disease and her story. First off – let me say, I am thankful for HER! For someone whom I never met to share such a significant part of their life with others for the purpose of spreading awareness (and hope) is a beautiful thing!
As the holiday season is in full swing, one of my favorite things to do is give back! I participated in the coordination of a huge toy drive for a pediatric center near my hometown. This center is a rehabilitation resident facility caring for children, from birth to age 21, with a wide range of severe disabilities and complex clinical conditions. Today is the day we are delivering the toys. Last year, as we toured the magnificent facility, the children I met were so inspiring. Today, as I walk the halls of the center, I will walk now as a mother of a four month old, a new parent – whose heart is bursting with love for my daughter. To see the children of the center (infants to young adults) face their personal struggles each day with such will, is surely admirable. Their parents and loved ones are thankful to have a facility of this kind to care for these wonderful children.
So what is my grown up Christmas wish? To give hope. To give love. To give encouragement. You never know the battles or struggles others are facing or may face. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Accept each day as a gift and be a shoulder to lean on for those in your life. Sometimes an open ear and a warm hug can make someone’s day. Please keep in mind such inspiring and admirable people like Heather and the children of the pediatric center – for they have learned the meaning of life and appreciate all that it has to offer. I wish Heather and her family a healthy and happy holiday and to all the children at the pediatric center, the readers of my blog, and my family and friends – Merry Everything and Happy 2014.
Now’s the time to make a wish…why knot?!
To find out more about Heather’s story and mesothelioma, please visit http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/
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Happy gloomy Friday! Ever find yourself preparing for your big day (or any event) and wishing you had an extra set of hands, a sounding board for creative ideas, a push to finish everything on that to-do list? Today, the spotlight is on a company that can do just that! Check out below to find out more about Something Blue Events!Read More»