Monday, March 27, 2017

Aloha Heather & Michael - Molii Gardens

Congratulations Heather & Michael!  It was my absolute pleasure to be your partner in planning! So glad you did your cake cutting in natural light:)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Friday, September 9, 2016

Unique Hawaii Weddings - 2 weekends - 2 distinctly different events.

The process of working closely with couples to elevate their weddings is my jam! Building the wedding professionals team and witnessing the event evolve as I help couples define their style and create their vision is such a rewarding career.

I received these links within the last week and viewing them back to back it was apparent how different they both were.

Let me share.

8/27 | Cindy & Isaac
Living locally and wanting a full production to share with their 170 guests it was an action packed day. Highlights were a balloon release at the ceremony, playful games during the reception and a dance on a cloud - literally.

8/20 | Jun & Rich
Hailing from the West Coast and wanted a intimate celebration with close friends and family. A relaxed evening under the sun & stars with upscale food, wine and spirits. A lite drizzle during the ceremony - considered a blessing in Hawaii - was welcomed as a good omen. The most fantastic antipasto bar ever to start, S'mores on the beach and good vibes all around.

Both couples felt that everything was even better then they imagined - I love hearing that!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

For the Groom - what to wear on our wedding day

Need I say more?

Bringing "You" to your Wedding Design

With a well over a decade of experience as a planner in the wedding industry, I am grateful that Parasol Events is well respected and has a solid gold reputation.
Our success follows old fashioned principles such as; do what you say you will; when you say you will; work hard; have integrity.

Two things that keep me motivated are 1) Helping my couples feel not just confidence but enjoyment while navigating the planning process 2) Elevating the entire event- across the board. Anything from helping to stretch resources, build their wedding professional team, freeing them from convention, original layouts, menu creation, etc.

With that in mind, an exercise that helps clients find originality is to use ART as a color launching point.  For example the Impressionists capture color and light in an amazing way. Look at Haystacks by Claude Monet: see how it translates into a wedding theme. Want something more contemporary?How about the abstract expressionist piece below?


An exciting show at the Denver Art Museum called "Women of Abstract Expressionism"
Mary Abbott, All Green

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pretty in Pink!

Ombre colors continue to trend as well as a focus on comfort food with a special interest in small bites (think macaroni & cheese nuggets) -well here they are in pink!
So fun and so great for October right! I found these on a fun website

The playfulness is what really makes me :)

Mini pop tarts on a stick 

October take on Ombre