Saturday, September 29, 2012

Decor From The Celings To The Floor!


Greetings to all of our S.E.P by Jeanna readers,

We hope that you all enjoyed your summer. We thank you so much for your paitence,: we here at Splendid Events Project by Jeanna took a break from mid July to the end of September just so that we could wrap up summer weddings, and enjoy the remainder of our summer on Saturday evenings before coming back with some really cool reads! Though we were still working hard on all things celebrations, we want our readers to know that it is our love that we can share some amazing stories, amazing ideas and amazing suggestions. Are you ready for some good reads? Glad to know that you are, so lets get started!

 Decorations can be a fun yet challenging thing. Depending on if you have a vision for what you are trying to create it could make things a bit easier but over all what will make things a lot easier is if you have a budget set in place to make sure that you can afford all of the items that you will need to pull together to make it happen. Here at Splendid  Events Project by Jeanna we are very over the top about having a budget. We will not begin working until we know that there is one set in place. It assists us in mapping everything out. Our clients Budget is our Blueprint. Once we got that covered, then the fun stuff can begin. Theme-check, date of event-check, venue-check (not always do you have to have a venue in place to begin looking at decor but it helps because you have a layout of how the space is set up),  time of day the event will be starting-check, guest list-check (even if its an estimate to kick things off that will suffice for the time being). I think we've got everything we need to move forward for the decor, do you agree? If not leave us a comment and tell us what else we need to be able to proceed to move forward, we welcome healthy conversation!

Working with a company that specializes in Decor for a more larger scale event such as a wedding, company picnic, convention, class reunion, retirement party, or Sweet 16 Bash, etc. would be one of the better selections to make. If it is a more smaller scale type of an event where it may be done at someones house or done in the office it still can look very chic, though it may be done by a team of helpers. Below is a list of key elements to keep in mind when purchasing decorations.

Key Elements For Decor
1. The color scheme should be the same throughout the entire event. I had the priviliage of going to a large event over the summer in which the color scheme was evident throughout the entire venue.
2. If there is a theme, that should also be consistant. So say for instance your theme is lady bugs, well lady bugs are red, and black, so that should be your color scheme and maybe a dash of white just to brighten it up a bit or yellow. You may want to set the table up as if its a garden so have some flowers, and articifial grass, but by no means should there be photos of or decor with dogs, cats, a sun etc. Though all of those things can be found outside just like the lady bug its not consistant with that theme therefore it shouldnt be there.
3. Uplights are such a huge hit at events. Those two should fall into the color scheme. Uplights are better perfected when they are in a dim or dark area. Your designer and coordinator should make certain that if the event is held outside that they check when the sun will be setting. There is an app for that (review my last blog about the Iphone 4s). The sun is a huge factor into giving off the effect of the lights outside. If inside you can simply dim the overhead lights or turn them off.
4. Balloons are traditional. They will always add a certain excitement to events for both children and adults. If the event is for a child, be sure to keep balloons out of their reach and off of the floor for the saftey of the kids and because we dont want anyone to choke. Many companies do balloon archs, I think its super creative, the more difficult arch, you should get them to do but maybe for a more simple one if your budget doesnt allow them to service you, Google it and D.I.Y your own balloon arch.
5. Decorations when hung should have the proper workings. Its imperative that you have thumbtacks, or doublesided tape. I would advise against using a stapler or tape that will show. You want to give decorations a clean look. That too includes table clothes if outside use the proper tool to keep the cloth in place, NOT tape. The tape wont hold long enough and doesnt provide a good look.
6. Plates, cups, and cutlery should all match. Candles are great if they are displayed on a candle holder and are not around children. Centerpeices are a MUST. They too should carefully be selected to conincide with the theme and color shceme. They however should not obstroct the vision of those sitting at the table.
Overall Decor is important, it follows behind a beautiful invitation. The invite as mentioned before gives your guest a clue as to how your event will be. The decor of the event sets the tone once the guest have arrived. It makes for beautiful pictures and a beautiful ambiance. It gives your guest something to rave about to those that werent there and also amongst themselves as they attend the event.
We invite you to visit our website and contact one of our Preferred Vendors by the name of Gails Gala Events. She can be contacted via email at: She will make your event look truly Splendid.
Questions or Comments we welcome them!
Celebrating with you,
Splendid Events Project by Jeanna
*pictures above are not the property of Splendid Events Project by Jeanna*

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"I Do", for my Iphone (4s)

I have been in love with my Iphone 4s since I first got it back in March of this year. I know that other cell phone users besides myself can speak highly for their gadget as well; but I like to think of my phone as being more then just, well you know my phone. We have a special bound. Funny, but true and I will not believe for one moment that others don't have the same bound. We literally take our phones with us every where we go and not only that but a lot of times the charger too, LOL! My phone is my personal assistant because honestly for the mean time I don't have one, LOL!

Being in the event planning business, this phone allows me to stay up to date and connected with a world that I cannot reach in the physical sense. I wish that I could hop a private a jet to fly to LA or even Dallas; but that isn't going to happen. With a wealth of Apps out there it makes it possible for me to still be able to reach those places and get more information about event planning. The masterminds behind these apps are genius. Below is a screen shot of my event planning page on my cell phone with all the Apps that makes it possible for me to stay in the game.

 This is a screen shot of one of the pages on my cell phone. As you can see I have a total of 14 apps that are beyond beneficial to me throughout my days of event planning.
* The first one in the top left hand corner is the Event Planner App. This allows you to add pictures of your event, location details, add items to a check list, helps to manage not only your budget but those attending as well.
* The next is the Wedding App, which is the one I use most frequently. It is the month by month and week by week countdown to make sure all basis are covered and covered!
* The third is Wedding Complete it has a clock that countdowns for you until your big day. This App also helps to manage your budget, has a checklist and guest list, resources, seating chart, RSVP update and tons of great articles to read and you can update this information directly onto your Facebook or Twitter page if you want to share it with your friends and/or followers.
* Wedding Happy is the fourth. This App is very precise, as it will not allow you to go to the next thing on your agenda until you acknowledge that you completed it. So they really want to try and leave no room for error on your day because all bases are covered.
* If you attend LWPI (Longevity Wedding Planning Institute) you can keep up with your course work right on your phone!
* Wed DASH, is such a fun game to play. It totally challenges your organizational skills as a wedding planner with grumpy and intoxicated guests, an emotional bride, bees flying around the food, a loose dog, DJ request, you name it this games got it and is rather addictive in my downtime.
* LITE Sunrise and Sunset allows me to keep track of when the sun will rise and set for outdoor events in any location. This works well for outdoor events and events that will be illuminated with lights.
* Plan Events is the eighth App which is broken up into chapters to keep you updated on the go. This App is more so designed exclusively for the event planner itself and the coolest thing is that it comes equip with videos so you can visually see what they are talking about.....awesome!
* Can anyone planning a successful event open to the public and want to guarantee ticket sales rely on anything other then Eventbrite. I wouldn't this App will store all the events that you purchased tickets to attend and will notify you of any changes.
* TWC app (the weather channel) is a must have. Weather is so unpredictable and no matter an indoor or outdoor event its good to know what mother nature will be throwing your way, don't you agree?
* TheKnotLookBook is the next App. This is perfect for indecisive brides. They actually walk you through a check list based on your body type and personality and the type of wedding you are having and selects dresses based on that. Take this app with you to the bridal boutique to cut down on time and avoid having to repeat yourself to the bridal consultant or risk being put in something you will hate. Time is of the essence.
* EventPro is perfect for those already in the event planning business or those looking to break in, it covers those unthought of questions and answers the ones you've always wanted to know the answers to.
* Wedding Countdown is nothing more then a clock, really you don't need to have it, but it avoids going through the other menus and choices like the other apps and just displays the clock, LOL!
* The last is Wedding911 by The Knot. It covers etiquette, the ceremony and reception, fashion and beauty, getting in shape, ways to save money, bridesmaids, and honeymoon questions along with answers. And there is an area just to vent your frustrations, so not kidding it really is!

 This is just another screen shot that I took with my phone from my monthly subscription to the Wedding Elite. I thought this outdoor ceremony venue was astonishing. In closing I know that people may ask if I can get these Apps why do I need to have a wedding coordinator? To answer that quite simply because you can get a more personable feel, you also get the chance to allow someone else to do the work that needs to be done, while you relax and enjoy your day. You don't have delegate the orders someone else does that for you, so you don't get the bad guy title. There are many more reasons but that is simply put.

Any questions please let us know, as Splendid Events Project by Jeanna is here to serve.

Celebrating with you,


**The pictures above are the ownership of Splendid Events Project by Jeanna**

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The World of Generousity

Doesnt it feel good when someone says "thank you"? When its sincere its even better. Yes, its true from time to time people can say thank you and not really mean it. They are saying it carlessly, because they never really thought about acknowledging the act of kindness that was bestowed upon them.

As children we were taught that when receiving something we should always open our mouths and say thank you, not doing so is rude and uncalled for. It can also be summed up as disrespectful believe it or not. No matter the instance or occassion, always be polite and say thank you. It goes a long way and shows your appreciation.

It's ironic that I write about this blog post today, as I am at my parents house and took their mail out of the mail box and saw that my cousin (their nephew) Dante sent them a thank you card from Tennessee. He graduated high school last month May and they mailed him a gift as they werent able to attend the ceremony. Here is the thank you card that he sent:

It's short-which makes it easy to read; acknowledges the specific gift-which eludes to his gratefulness; and was hand written-which makes it personable. This thank you card is perfect. Many times people will write a generic message: Thanks for the gift it was appreciated. When someone reads that, they think to themseleves do they even remember what it was that I purchased for them or is this a general message that is plugged into everyones cards, LOL! Funny but true.

Being consice is great but also be specific is what counts. Never ever have any sort of function and not acknowledge in writing those that came and gifted you. A thank you card shows your gratitude, acceptance, and respect. Make sure to acknowledge those that acknowledged you, after all they didnt have to.

Remember that should you purchase invitations from a designer or company they 9 chances out of 10 have thank you cards that match the invitation, go ahead and spend the extra few dollars to get them. You will be happy that you did. And yes proper etiquette is that even if they showed up without gift in hand a thank you card should still be sent anyway.

Celebrating with you,


**Photos above are the property of Splendid Events Project by Jeanna**

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day Celebration!!

My dad and I on Fathers Day 2012!

Today June 17, 2012 is the day that Fathers Day is celebrated in the United States! Its a day that fathers get to extra special treatment for all the hard work that they do taking care of their kids. From spending time with them to, attending extra curricular activities, to backing them in their education, to supporting them with all they do positively, and most importantly praying for them.

I've had the privilege a few times of over hearing my father pray for me in the morning with my mom and sometimes I would sit on the phone while at my desk at work and he would pray for me. I couldn't ask for a better father to come alongside me in my adult years. As my Facebook status this morning: A father realizes the importance of memories for tomorrow, so actively plays a part in his child's life today.

I am all things celebratory events, and today is no different as I celebrate my dad! Please enjoy your day with your dads and celebrate them the best way that you know how but yet honors them. Happy Fathers Day gentlemen!

Celebrating with you,


Splendid Events Project by Jeanna

**Picture above is the property of Splendid Events Project by Jeanna**

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Stylish Footware for Fall and Winter Weddings.......

UGG® Women's I Do Collection
Add some sparkle to your day. Say "I Do" with cozy UGG® wedding shoes.
UGG® Women's I Do Collection
In about 5 to 6 months the weather will be much different then how it is now. The 80 and 90 degree weather will be a thing of the past as we embark on 30 and 40 degree temperatures. Just as there is much creativity that can be done in the summer and spring months the same can be done in the fall and winter months too.

As much of a shop-a-holic as I am, I came across these luxurious Luxurious Wedding Ugg Boots. While I am all about a tradition, I think these are perfect for candid pictures, weddings that may take place outside in the winter or fall, shoes that you may want your bridesmaids to wear to give a chic twist, or once you get the reception you can change and put on a more comfortable shoe.

Even if you aren't getting married in the colder months of the year, but your honeymoon will be in a colder climate these would still be perfect. Check out those slippers, you can get much wear out of those months after your nuptials have taken place. This line is perfect for the fashionably chic gal. I absolutely love how Uggs have taken such a monumental time in a women's life and allows her to do it with much style.

As always remember to get the spray for your boots so that they stay in tip top shape for long!

Celebrating with you,


***the pictures above are the ownership of Ugg Australia***

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lions, Tigers, Children Oh My!


                    Imagine that you go to open your mailbox or you receive an Evite and find that you've been invited to an event in the coming weeks. You instantly get excited and determine that you are going to this event. You have a child or children and dont know what you should do. Before you get your outfit all situated for the party, here are a few things to consider:

                   1. Re-read the invitation does it specify if children are allowed to come or not? If it does specify that this is an "adult only function", then that needs to be respected. You need to find alternate arrangments for your children or you would need to reply to the invite with a regret.

                   2. If the invitation does not specify if children are welcomed or not, the best thing to do would be to call the hostess and ask if children are invited. If they advise yes then get their outfit situated too, if not then make alternate arrangments for your children or you would need to reply to the invite with a regret.

                   3. When repeatdley invited to functions you may begin to pick up what certain events are child friendly and what events are not. Even if the hostess has children of their own you still need to be cautious of the party at hand.

                   4. Just leave your child(ren) home. If its not a childs birthday party, family reunion, company picnic, or church function amongst other events of that sort then really its not appropriate that they come. Baby Showers (unless they are the sibling), weddings (unless they are taking part in the wedding), housewarmings (unless they live there), engagement  parties, adult birthday parties, etc. are places that they just should not be.

                   Not trying to step on anyones toes, but children should be exempt from being around:

A. adult only conversation= they shouldnt hear certain things, or try to be in certain conversations.
B. adult music (with sexual content and explcit language)= even though they may hear the edited version on the radio, the D.J. will not be playing that version, trust!
C. adult liabations (alcohol)= adults may want the option to drink as much as they can stand. When your senses are a bit off, you may not even be able to remember to grab your kids, LOL! But more so seriously its not safe to drive with them while intoxicated, let alone you.
D. adult only food= yes believe it or not adult food consist of things that you dont want your kids asking can they have more of, help eating (think of crabs), or wasting.
E. adult attire= that consists of certain clothing that women wear that may be a bit revealing. Your children shouldnt have to look at that.

                     Do you really want to tell your child or have someone else tell your child to sit down (constantly), get off of that, dont get anymore, etc. Is it fair to the guests to have to hear a crying or complaining child all day? When you have to go through all of that.............just stay home.

Celebrating with you,


*pictures above are not that of my own*

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Let's Play Dress Up!

Styling  Appropriately Yet Chic For An Event

                    Ladies look at the pictures above. Think to yourself, is there something about these five dresses that are insanely chic, yet APPROPRIATE to be worn at the most intriguing affairs? Now please keep in mind I am not talking a typical back yard bar-b-que, or even a friends birthday celebration at the club (but wait I'll touch on that). I'm talking about to a wedding, bridal shower, upscale baby shower, graduation, company dinner, church banquet, awards ceremony, etc. 

                    All of these looks are timeless creations that will forever stand the test of time. They amongst many others in its category look good on a hanger without having to even touch a body. Now while every one's body is not meant for certain types of clothing, classic creations can still be part of your wardrobe. I am not by far speaking against trendy clothing. While I find them to be cute, vibrant and affordable I also know that a few years from now we wont be caught dead in it. 

                    Its important that we remember when attending functions that we are aware of what the proper dress code is. Now for men they don't need to much reinforcement. While at times a friendly nudge about a baseball cap needing to be removed from their head, a shirt, belt and tie taking the place of a t-shirt (designer or a plain white tee), sneakers needing to be left for a more casual affair, and lastly properly fitted slacks over the super tight jeans or over sized dress pants are pretty much a no brainer. Well it should be, but in case it isn't then review the entire third sentence again. 

                    Ladies its more then important, almost like its over kill that we remember before putting on any clothing that we choose the correct undergarments. Yes bra and panties matter. In case someone told you different........think again. If your dress has unique straps, or none at all then clearly a strapless bra is your only option. Many designers specialize in making certain that even those bras give the right amount of support when not attached to a strap. I see London, I see France, I see [insert your name] under pants. That's right, the rest of the world cares not to see your panties. That means keep your legs closed and crossed at all times. Learn how to get in and out of the car with a short dress or skirt on. When you stand and people are behind you looking at your rear, showing of panties lines showing is not the biz. Stockings are included too, please note that to formal functions you are supposed to have them on. In case you didn't know, smooth control is available for ladies of all sizes and shapes.

                    **In my best info-merical voice** Do you find yourself constantly tugging on your clothes, trying to pull them down? What about your pants or jeans do you need to unbutton them when you have a seat for a long period of time? If so there is help for you its called: Move the next size up, because obviously what you have on is too small and ill fitted.

                      Why must we go through this ladies, everything is not meant for every body type. Designers are so fashion friendly now that fabulous clothing is found in every size. So the dress, that you may have to suck it in to fit in, just move up to the next size or two, or three. Only you will know that the size says a 14 versus a 4, I mean come on! Certain dresses are meant for certain places. When in doubt....think it out.

                       Classic designs are timeless they never get old on the rack, in pictures or on the body. Thats why designers continue to use the same patterns. When attending a function where you know that dress code is important, I simply suggest to go with classic elegance. Wear the right undergarments, get the dress in the right size, wear a comfortable yet stunning shoe and you've got yourself a great look. It may seem hard, but you'll thank yourself for it later when you look back at the pictures, or don't have to make several trips to the bathroom to adjust your wear. Oh and asking friends do you need adjusting counts too. I know we all want "owws and ahhs" and not "ohh and no". Don't we?

Celebrating with you,


*pictures above are not that of my own*