Saturday, May 16, 2009

Yellow...a great color for many occasions!!!

Planning a baby shower, bridal shower or spring wedding? A yellow pallette is the perfect color selection to bring cheer, joy, love and a little sunshine to any occasion. And why not? Yellow reminds us of things that make us all smile...the warm sun, fresh squeezed lemonade and those fun yellow smiley faces from the 1970's!! Take a look at these decor ideas for your spring or summer event and use them as inspiration to find other other pieces that are sure to keep your guests smiling as well. Keep in mind that yellow also mixes well with many other colors like blue, green, and even black and white for a more modern look.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Are you a "Green" Bride??

More and more couples are looking for unique and innovative ways to carryover their eco-friendly lifestyles to their wedding day. There are countless ways to make even the smallest impact on the environment (and often your wallet) when it comes to wedding planning. If you're afraid to jump in the deep end, pick just a few of these ideas to use and know that you really are making a difference.
  • Check National Green Pages for the most current list of recycled paper products.

  • Keep the ceremony and reception size small (more intimate and relaxed, and it certainly saves on resources).

  • Reuse; avoid disposable or one-use items (e.g. disposable cameras).

  • Borrow or rent before purchasing, and try to use good-quality items, as they last longer.

  • Recycle (paper, plastics, etc.) or use materials made of recycled materials.

  • Use companies that donate a portion of their profits to good causes.

  • Consider table decor that is not so wedding specific that it can't be reused or given away.

  • Buy from local merchants to cut down on shipping.

  • Use flowers that are in season.

  • Leave wild flowers in the wild so they can reseed.


Remember, every little bit counts!! This is just a sampling of the many ways to reduce your carbon footprint when planning your wedding. Check out the following book for more ideas.

Green Wedding: Planning Your Eco-Friendly Celebration by Mireya Navarro

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cool Cupcake Trees!!!

Planning to have a cupcake tree for your wedding reception or next party instead of a traditional cake?? Check out Their "trees" come in various sizes, shapes and are reasonably priced. They recently introduced a new square cupcake tree!! Decorate them with flowers, ribbon, doilies, linens or candles on the table to fit the occasion. And you can still place a small cake on the top of most stands for the bride and groom's ceremonial cutting of the cake. What a fun idea!!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

A wedding's design should truly reflect the bride and groom's personalities. The cake topper is just one place for the couple to express their sense of humor, creativity, nostalgia, etc. Check out these and other unique cake toppers from Beau Coup at

Friday, May 1, 2009

Signature Events By Design joins Cyberspace!!

This is our first blog entry and what I hope to be the first of many inspirational posts for brides and party planners looking for a few ideas for a great event. Happy blogging!!

In case you haven't had the chance to visit our website at, not only do we provide full service wedding and event planning, we are also Tampa's newest provider of chiavari chair rentals. Here are just a few examples of why we think Chiavaris are a must if you can find the room in your budget. Classic, timeless, elegant yet contemporary and stylish. What a way to make any event fabulous!!