It’s Eric Rutherford, event planner extraordinaire from The Hollywood Reporter. Eric loves Hollywood, Movies, People, and Parties so he has the perfect job. He knows that when it comes to planning an event or getting dressed it’s the details that can make or break you.
It’s Award Season in Hollywood so Eric has his hands full, planning and attending award shows and the events surrounding them. I was particularly thrilled to see Eric (@mrrutherford9) pop up on Instagram in #mrturk at the SAG awards.
If you’re ever in the mood for something random or want to learn something new (and quite possibly unnecessary), I highly suggest you head over to BuzzFeed. It’s full of UBI’s (aka Useless Bits of Information) that will leave you pretty entertained.
However, one article that is not so useless is their list of 31 Impossibly Fun Wedding Ideas. I saw this recently and I just had to share! Click the link at the bottom of this post for the full list, and check out my favorites below.
Those summer camp games you learned while in grade school…I bet they’re a lot more fun when played as adults!
Why ponder over the playlist when your guests can create it for you? Less stress for you and more fun for them!
OK…who wouldn’t love this?!
And I’m sure your BMs wouldn’t mind the opportunity to stand out just a tad bit, either ;)
Because a pinata is the ultimate symbol for fiesta, everyone will have fun with this!
“On Dragobete, girls and boys dressed in holiday suits usually meet in front of the church and go searching for spring flowers. Then, they sit and talk around the fires lit on the hills in the village. At noon, the girls go back to the village running, each followed by the boy who fell in love with her. If the boy catches the girl he chose, and if the girl likes him, they will kiss in front of everybody. This kiss signals their engagement for one year, and Dragobete is an opportunity to show an attachment in front of the community.” source: http://goo.gl/SB8L4
After doing a crazy Great Gatsby-themed Sweet Sixteen in New York with Katy Perry’s back-up dancers, one of Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s stylists/designers and the cast of Chicago in the Gatsby mansion itself, we finally decided to wind down and bundle up in our lovely, snowless home of California and finish up our website. A little party never killed nobody, but we are definitely pooped.
this week i had a training event at work that i was working out in the glorious suburbs of chicago. our budget for this meeting got cut significantly so we had to be creative with our locations and execution. both events went SO WELL and i feel like i had to share some photos of my successes.
our first event was on monday at a restaurant in a STRIP MALL called nirvana wine & grillerie. the strip mall is deceiving though because inside the food is all made from scratch and it’s fresh and organic. the wine is also top notch and they let us have 3 whites & 3 reds so the attendees could sample them all. the food was spectacular - especially the cheese plate - and we hired a local college kid to do some acoustic music which was highly praised. kid basically did a LOT of dave matthews and jack johnson and these people were eating it up. side note: after this event, the owner gave us a lot more “samples” aka huge glasses and i may have been hungover the next day. that nebbiolo wine though guys!
the event on tuesday was the pride of my event planning career thus far because this event was real cheap but also BEAUTIFUL. we had reserved a pavilion at sunrise beach in lake bluff (my hometown!). the only thing with an event like this is it is all very do-it-yourself. so we made a lot of trips to target :) in the end though it came out beautifully and i was really proud of the end result.
We love the look of pure joy on this bride’s face! This is just one of the many reasons why we love our job! For more #SouthernGracesCompany wedding inspiration go to: http://bit.ly/1QZkIui Event: Brandon & Carrie Bates Wedding Venue: Applewood Farm Photo Credit: Allison Lewis Photography #eventplanner #weddingplanner
We’ve been asking #eventprofs on all of our networks to share what inspires them and any tips they could offer the rest of the industry. Here’s what Erika Watson of White Hot Events has to share this week:
We met such a lovely princess who’s slightly obsessed with the colour purple and is an exceptional dancer. We worked day and night to make her a very purple Rapunzel birthday. We managed to transformed her swimming pool into Flynn and Rapunzel’s romantic boat scene with all the floating lanterns. We also had a Snuggly Duckling sweets corner by Cafe Sweets and could not get over how lovely the cupcakes were.
It was an enchanted evening and the little princess certainly looked breathtaking in her party dress.