Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wedding Show | GRunveiled 2010

Unlike planning private events, GRunveiled was a public event and Joy'l & I wanted everyone to attend. Slightly different than planning a wedding, we needed to solicit vendors, sell tickets, work with our publicist, and supply swag bags.

Like a wedding, Joy'l & I planned the layout of each room, confirmed with vendors, ordered linens, set up the day-of, and coordinated the evening. With the entire Pearls Events team - myself, Kate, Amy & Tara - and many of Joy'l's friends and her husband on hand, we had a great group of people and there were no mishaps.

Participating in the event as an exhibitor was a different aspect to tackle. Pearls Events has never participated in a wedding show. I knew that I wanted to have an eye-catching space, especially because I knew the other vendors were going to step it up a notch. I also knew I didn't want to look like "just another booth". I wasn't going for formal, expensive, uptight or unapproachable. I was going for fun, and from the photos above, I would say I got just what I wanted.

Most of the items that made up our cozy space on the landing, I already owned. I worked with Abbey from Syd Design to design a super-snazzy invite suite, Ken from MiraBella Confections to create a 1950's inspired wedding cake, hit up Blue Door Antiques for the cake table (which is now an end table in our living room), and Target for the polka dot glasses.

I called my grandma, who was married 57 years ago Sunday, to see what she did in 1953 for her wedding. And just as she did, we used yellow daffodils for the flowers and kept the cake all-white. I displayed her cake cutting photo by our cake, as a tribute to my wonderfully inspiring grandparents!

It was awesome to have our entire team together that evening. Amy & Tara manned the door, checking people in, collecting money from walk-ins, and passing out swag bags & magazines. Kate & I took turns manning our space and chatting with people who happened to stop by.

If you're a local engaged couple, please look for Pearls Events next Wednesday evening at eightWest's Wedding Party at Noto's! Kate and Amy will be there from 7p-9p representing Pearls Events and sharing a ton of ideas on how to personalize your wedding day. RSVP today!

[all images copyright Nicole Haley Photography]

1 lovely comment(s):

Joy'l Ver Heul Mar 18, 2010, 9:27:00 AM  

love it! it was SO fun!!!

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