Soiree Special Events

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Paper Source Does it Again!

Paper Source is clearly a store after my own heart. Their beautiful paper designs and creative ideas have wooed me over from the beginning! I'll be out of town this weekend so unfortunately can't attend Saturday's event, but check this out:

Georgetown's workshop schedule:

11:00 am - 12 noon
Savvy Save the Dates

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Handmade Gift Ideas

1:15pm - 2:00 pm
The Dressed-Up Envelope

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Perfect Favors & Adornments

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Spring Paper Bouquets

Paper Source Workshop Website


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Have you heard of yet? The rather unique site offers a venue for small artists to showcase and sell their wares. The site is fun to cruise around since you can search and browse products by the date they were added, people who have similar taste as you, location, or even by color.

Here's some stuff I found that would be great for a wedding:

Earrings from seller byrubyru:
Calligraphy from seller calabaza:
Hair pins from seller strandedpearl:
Monogram tags from seller divinepapers:
Cross necklace from seller ellik7:
There's also an Etsy Blog if you want to check it out!


Sunday, February 11, 2007

DC's Greatest Treasure

This weekend my husband and I went on a date to the Spy Museum and the National Air & Space Museum. We haven't been able to spend a lot of time downtown in the past couple years so it was great to walk around in our beautiful city!

If you haven't been to the International Spy Museum, I highly recommend it! I was worried about the tickets being sold out but we arrived around 11am and were able to go right in. When we left around 1:30 there was a big long line, so I still would recommend using Ticketmaster 'just in case.' If you go, make sure you find your way into the ventilation ducts (really!).

After a street cart hot dog lunch (yes, we are classy people), we hit the National Air & Space Museum to see the new things displayed in the mini American History Museum's quasi-exhibit. As we were walking down the hall, Chris remembered a great video we had seen on a date a few years ago. Tucked away in the Explore the Universe exhibit, just past the heat sensor camera, is a magical treasure. I present: Scott Hamilton Skates the Universe! Here's a few highlights:
We've sadly gotten many hours of entertainment from this. The mix of Eric Idle, Scott Hamilton, and the cheesy special effects are simply classic. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do :)


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Invitation Love

Check out some of the season's latest invitation designs! They're all beautiful, if you ask me.

From Hello!Lucky:
From RedBliss:

From KenzieKate:

From Ilee:

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World's Largest Wedding Cake

Whoa...check it out! Those are people standing in the back, and on a cherry picker up above! Here's what has to say about it:

Today, at the New England Bridal Showcase, Mohegan Sun unveiled what it hopes will be the world's largest wedding cake. Measuring 17-feet tall and weighing 15,032 pounds, the seven-tiered cake is almost three-times the weight of the current record in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's largest wedding cake.

The Mohegan Sun wedding cake is vanilla flavored and decorated with bows and hearts. Ingredients include: 10,000 pounds of pound cake batter and 4,810 pounds of creamy frosting with a taste of vanilla and almond. Comparatively speaking, the cake weighs more than five Volkswagen Beetles and can feed up to 59,000 people.

Chef Lynn Mansel, Mohegan Sun's Executive Pastry Chef and resident "Michelangelo of batters and buttercream," began creating the cake on Sunday, February 1st in the Uncas Ballroom. Along with his team of 57 chefs and pastry artisans, Chef Mansel baked 700, 18x24 inch vanilla sheet cakes. Then, using frosting as cement, they created 200, five- and six-layered bricks, which were put together to form the tiers of the wedding cake. Steel discs were used as cake separators and two fork-lifts helped raise each tier as the wedding cake took shape.

The current record in the Guiness Book of World Records is 5,334-pounds, and was unveiled at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2003. The five-tiered cake, which measured 22-feet tall, celebrated the wedding of the animated characters Shrek and Fiona -- who were the main characters in the original Shrek movie -- and the opening of the new Shrek 4-D ride at Universal Studios.

And I thought my wedding cake to serve 150 was pretty big!


Monday, February 05, 2007

Free Coldstone Creamery!

Buy one get one free coupon:

Maybe I eat WAY too much ice cream, but if you haven't checked out a Coldstone you should definitely stop by! The ones in Tyson's and Vienna are regular stops for me, but they have stores all over the DC area. Enjoy!!


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Free Boudoir Photos from Regeti's Photography!

If you haven't heard of Regeti's boudoir sessions, check it out! The fabulous Amy & Srinu Regeti of Regeti's Photography take tasteful personal portraits of brides, newlyweds, and anyone else who wants to feel a little bit sexy. ::think Victoria's Secret ad::

We are offering 3 FREE boudoir sessions to 3 eligible young ladies! This is not about being perfect or having the look that we hear so many of our girls often speak of not having, rather it is having the attitude that you love yourself just as you are. Allowing the Regeti’s to show that this isn’t about being a model or perfect, but being an average girl allowing us the professionals to bring out your personality in the images. Three uniquely different clients with uniquely different personalities behind the same camera with the same shooters! Each girl will receive 3 hours of our time starting at 10am up through 6pm, FREE make-up and hair by professional local stylist (Victoria Stiles, Beautiful by Victoria) and an RP Custom Box with 12 of your favorite images matted and placed into a keepsake box with one line of personal imprint for your significant other!

They'll be collecting applications through February 10th then contacting the winners on February 14th (aw...). The session will take place on April 1st. Visit the Regeti's Blog to read the rules and apply!

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