Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!!

I love this time of the year! Surrounded by loved ones, enjoying quality time and relaxing is just the best.

With the close of the year and the start of a new one it is also a time to reflect and move forward consciously. Parasol Events resolves to continue to keep the spirit of the holidays season alive. All the joy, optimism, hope, celebration & meaningful family traditions will be key ingredients to explore for each event we plan with our clients.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a Wonderful New Year!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hawaii Weddings - Flower Girls & Ring Bearers???

Recently my clients have asked the same question about flower girls & ring bearers, ”Should we have them?”
While kids are cute what really matters is your relationship with them and their suitability to the role.

Things to consider -
*Flower girl/s or ring bearer/s are not required or necessary.
*Are there children ages 4 to 8 that you regularly spend quality time with?
*Are they comfortable with a lot of adult attention?
*Do they take direction well?

Some tips for success with kids in the wedding party –
*Make sure kids are rested and have recovered from jet lag.
*Once they walk down the aisle have a parent waiting in the wings to take them to a seat.
*Be sure that they are comfortable in their attire- especially shoes.
*Be sure that they attend the wedding rehearsal.
*Participation in photos should be immediately preceding or proceeding the ceremony with photographers working at great efficiency.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Best Shoes for an Outdoor Beach/Lawn Hawaiian Ceremony & Reception

If you are having a Hawaii outdoor ceremony & reception, consider wearing wedge heels. Why? Because it is hard to have a good time in the wrong shoes!

There are lots of options from an aesthetic perspective but I encourage you to resist spike heels to eliminate having your shoe/s getting stuck in the ground.

Hands down wedge heels are....
*more comfortable
*provide stability

The shoes shown are from Born & Fendi and can be found at the following sites.