BEHIND THE SCENES: Table Design Photo Shoot!

Last month Remember This Day had the wonderful opportunity to be the event designer/art director for a local photoshoot at the simply stunning Bellevue Hall Mansion, that has been submitted to some amazing wedding/event publications!!  Not only was this a fun day with awesome vendors contributing their time, talent and services/products... but it also allowed us to showcase Remember This Day's ability to put together a cohesive tablescape design in just a week's notice!!  Amazing what you can do by knowing the right vendors to call!

MUCH thanks to the fabulous Kate's Lens Photography who chose to include *US* as their event designer, and to Flowers by Mary Elizabeth for providing the beautiful floral arrangements!!  Also, SAS Cupcakes donated their delicious and decadent cupcakes for our displays... and we coordinated linens with our favorite vendor, Gala!

These are just a few images (that we didn't submit for publication)... so keep your eyes posted in the coming months for a full showcase of Remember This Day's event design and art direction for this beautiful photoshoot, as well as being published in some prestigious magazines! 

Here is a "Behind the Scenes" look at Remember This Day hard at work!!

We really wanted to incorporate modern elements alongside vintage pieces.  Bellevue Hall is jam-packed with character, so with this table design we went with a French Blue floor length linen with a loose lace overlay that dropped to the floor, with coordinating French Blue napkins.  We highlighted the metallic trends that are soooo hot this season with antique silverware and other silver pieces and a POP of color with the flowers!
One of my favorite setups of the day was this one- in the Parlor!!  The pink walls went really well with this ivory, green and blush-colored floral linen with coordinating blush napkins.  We accented the gold thread and embroidery in the linen with gold serving pieces.  I just love this rustic floral arrangement, too! 
This next setup I love... goes to show you how elegant (and inexpensive, actually!) a tall centerpiece full of simple baby's breath!!  We also incorporated some of our own rental pieces into this design, as well as our stationery (table number, in this instance).   
The wood paneling in the Bellevue's "Library" room is just amazing.  I wanted to show a bit of an "Old World" feel in this design because of all the dark wood and ornate mirrors!

And last but definitely not least... is my assistant Art Director for the day... my son!! :-)  He was quite helpful!!

I am so excited to be able to share these few "behind the scenes" images... and trust me, you WILL want to see the rest of them once we're able to share them with you!!!  I'm just over the moon about how perfect everything came out!!  Stay tuned....


Giraffe-Themed First Birthday Party!!

It is with great pride that I share with you quite possibly the most fabulous birthday party ever!!  This past March, Remember This Day planned and coordinated a giraffe-themed 1st birthday party for none other than my son!  This was definitely a "labor of love" as I put many hours into the research of supplies, creating of decor and event design...

I try not to blog about my own personal parties, because what I do as a planner/coordinator is in regards to my clients' events rather than my own- but I couldn't pass up this opportunity to share this with you!!

Remember:  Remember This Day can help *YOU* plan and coordinate your little one's birthday party, baptism, baby showers, graduation parties and more!!  It is soooo nice to be able to relax and enjoy your family's special moments rather than running around getting food on the table, refilling ice trays, ordering supplies and food, setting up the decor and successfully implementing a cohesive theme (and yes, your guests will notice the details!!)

We made the custom linens and most of the stationery (some was purchased from an Etsy seller, as well), the color-coordinating tissue paper poms hung from the ceiling in the main rooms, custom favor tags adorned the orange candy-filled silk organza bags, custom water bottle labels, and "Happy First Birthday" confetti dressed the dessert table along with the smash cake, giraffe shaped cake and cupcakes, which were all courtesy of Carina's sister-in-law (who should totally start her own business!!).

We were lucky enough to have the entirely fabulous and rockstar of a photographer Photography by Laurie come for a few hours to capture all of the details and special moments of this extraordinary First Birthday Party!

I highly recommend hiring a professional photographer for family parties... I know it sounds like an unnecessary expense (can't cousin Joey take pictures instead??), but these pictures will last a lifetime, look GORGEOUS on your mantle or hanging on your wall.... and you won't have to lift a finger to snap any pictures- yet have the best photos to look at afterwards!

Without further adieu...

.... and of COURSE we need one of the "Birthday Boy"!!!


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Sunday Spotlight: Unique Cardholders

We've all heard of the "traditional" card holders at weddings or special events... sometimes with a bow that matches the color scheme of the party... it gets the job done, but often takes a back seat during the planning process and doesn't get the attention to detail that it deserves!!!  So many times I have seen guests "ohh" and "ahh" over totally unique and different card holder options and it can really be a conversation starter if the holder follows a sort of ambiance of your special day, or involves your personalities!

Below are just a few of our favorites... mostly from Etsy- since I just cant get enough of that place :-)

If you're having an Old Hollywood Movie type of feel, I just LOVE this vintage suitcase:

For a more modern look, I love THESE colors (although it can be customized)!
For wine-lovers, a wooden wine crate is the perfect option to hold all your cards (and one of our '09 brides used something similar for her wedding- paired with some ornamental grapes surrounding/on top of the crate!):

And finally, something you can use to collect your cards and letters (and bills, yuck!) for years to come- a personalized mailbox!