Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011

We are so happy to have been chosen!  Thank you very much to those of you that voted for us! We've been chosen now three years in a row!

Greensboro, NC – January 25, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Savvy Soirées Event Management Company has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds.  Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Savvy Soirées Event Management Company stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry.  Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer.  “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada.

We are are among the very best Wedding Coordinators within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. 

We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.  You ROCK!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Playing Virtual Dress Up at Gina Foster Millinery Boutique

My love for haute couture crowns is spiraling out of control these days.  Not surprisingly, we have accumulated the most fashionable headgear from many sources and they all serve a different purpose in my wardrobe.  I like to think of them as props since they allow me to channel my many alter-egos, are an effective way to accessorize and more importantly act as a buffer on bad hair days. 

 So, in honor of the weekend, I am requesting that you virtually accompany me {no Passport required} to the UK to visit Gina Foster's Millinery Boutique.  Gina’s exquisite designs mix elements of your personality into your dream headpiece to create something special for any occasion.   From sleek to sexy, I think we’ve found our four Modage looks that will that will satisfy our millinery appetite until next week.  

It doesn't take much to change your look, sometimes all you need is just a fab hat.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wedding Wednesday ● {I Dream of Ruffles} - Inspirational Photos

Appropriate for a Bride who is a bit unique, wildly creative and somewhat “out there."   We are ashamed to admit that we adore this paper wedding gown, but we really do.  Not quite sure if it's the magnificent detailing in the dramatic ruffled bottom or the effort that was put into designing this cheap chic gown.  When a colleague forwarded this photo to us, we immediately laughed and thought of one of our favorite gowns designed by Allure Bridal Couture {below}.   

So what are your thoughts on the paper wedding gown?  Yay or Nay?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday's Signature Cocktail ● The Bridezilla

Dear Blushing Brides:
Feeling overwhelmed and looking for a tasty cocktail to help you relax this evening?  Well this yummy one is for you.  For the next 24 hours, we ask that you not chat about your wedding and just be in the moment with your sweetie.  Rent a movie, snuggle by the fire place and enjoy our signature cocktail of the day in which we've coined the "The Bridezilla." 
2 oz Patron Silver
1 oz White Creme De Cacao
1 oz Double Cream
1/2 oz Chambord
White chocolate flakes for rimming
Fresh raspberries for garnish

 In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Patron, White Creme De Cacao, Double Cream and Chambord
Shake for 15 seconds
Pour into a chilled cocktail glass, rimmed with white chocolate
Add a spear of fresh raspberries & serve

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bridal Models Needed - Baltimore, Maryland

Modage ● Where Modern Meets Vintage is looking for four lovely ladies who are 5’7 and above, sizes {2-6} to showcase Pixton Couture Bridal gowns. The chosen models should be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sunday, January 23, 2010.  Experience is not necessary, but professionalism is a must.  We also request that you:
• be 18 years or older
• have reliable transportation to/from Historic Tremont Grand
• know how to rock heels effortlessly
• be confident and punctual
• and have a positive attitude to participate
 If you are interested in participating in Style To The Aisle, A Bride's Runway, contact us at info{at}modage-style{dot}com with your specifications and two most recent photos.  This is a great opportunity to build your portfolio, gain exposure and network with area photographers, stylists and makeup artists. 

This is a non-paid assignment and the selected models must have nude undergarments, as well a pair of gold or silver strappy sandals {3" and up}.  Meals, accessories, hair + makeup provided.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wedding Wednesday ● Fabulous Flats For Wedding Planners

The Planner's Shoe Creed

Repeat after me . . .
I (say your name), will no longer wear unflattering, dull, black shoes while executing my special events.
Yes, I do understand that my look must be polished, but that doesn't mean I need to look funeral drab.
As of today, I will incorporate color and character into my overall look and will encourage my staff to do the very same.
We are fun people by nature and our clothing should reflect this at all times.
Since shoes are undeniably an integral part of my attire and a true reflection of my personality/mood, I must let it shine!

See, that was painless, right?  As an event planner, I personally believe that flats should have a place in our pre-existing wardrobe, especially on the day of a wedding or special event {since standing for extended periods of time is inevitable}.  Flats are available now in every style, color and print - so promise you'll be daring in 2011.  Yes, we know that flats aren't as fab as heels; however, they are not an option for myself or staff when it's time to produce magic on our client's special day.  We typically opt for flats that are rich in colors/textures, made of lush materials, have comfy soles and support our arches. 

Styling Tip:
Consider pairing tailored wide-legged pants with pointed-toe flats or pairing a skirt/dress with textured tights {no fishnet ladies while on the clock} with round-toe flats for a über stylish look.  To add a bit of variety to those black ballet flats that you simply won't divorce, incorporate unique shoe clips to revamp your look for the day.  In sum, we must all give our "paws"a break, so investing in a pair of comfortable flats is mandatory.  As the saying goes, "look cute now, pay for it later."

Check out our inspiration below:

Quality stylish flats represent a combination of trendiness with assured comfort.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday's Inspirational Photo • With This Ring I Thee Seat

Complete the look of your table setting at your next intimate dinner party or wedding with these recycled french inspired napkin rings by BROOKLYNrehab.  We love these  porcelain beauties for many reasons  - such as they are eco-chic, they scream "quiet elegance," can serve as a favor, gift tag or place card holder, and will definitely spark conversation among your guests.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Decluttering Your Closet in 2011

It's that time of year again to streamline the madness that you've accumulated throughout the year.  Our question to you is, “What's residing in your closet, taking up valuable space?”  If you have no response, we suggest picking a day that you will remember, such as Presidents’ Day, Labor Day, or your birthday and turn all your hangers backwards in the closet.  There, that's it {well, not quite, ha!}  Each time you wear something, hang it back up the correct way – not backwards. 
After 12 months, you can tell at a glance what you have not worn for a whole year.  Look at all those backward hangers {then be brutally honest}.  If you have not worn it the past year, chances are you will never rock it again, right?  Remember, quality vs. quantity!  Also, don't forget to purchase your essential hangers to preserve the integrity of your clothing and our favorites are:
 After editing your closet, decide what stays, what goes and what can be sold.  Next, visit your favorite consignment boutique to discuss your options or host a fashion swap {which we would LOVE to host on your behalf}.

If you still require assistance with your closet, contact us at info{at}modage-style{dot}com to discuss our services.  We pride ourselves on showing you how to shop your current wardrobe while repurposing your fundamental pieces to create an entirely different look.  Who knew that your closet was full of hidden treasures, right? 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January's Bridal Styling Mantra ● "Find Your Fit"

"Be less concerned with labels and more concerned with the fit of your gown . . ."
{Model wearing Cymbeline Paris - dress Herse}