December 26, 2009

Holiday Classic - Black & White Wedding

With this being the day after Christmas, and New Year's right around the corner, we wedding planners are gearing up for an increase in consultations and inquiries from newly engaged brides to-be. Many of those who are newly engaged, are having dreams and visions of their special day. Usually, the first visions are of color and what everyone is going to wear.

Bride's Dress -Anna Maier Ulla-Maija, Bridesmaid Dress -Watters

Today's brides are not completely locked into everything about their wedding being traditional. There are a number of brides that see the beauty and glamor of the black and white wedding especially with splashes of beautiful color, here and there. They are not afraid to set the trends and command attention.

Consider yourself lucky if you are asked to be a bridesmaid to one of these chic brides. Finally a bridesmaid's dress you can wear again and again.Kirstie Kelly - InStyle

Black and white can deliver whatever style you wish; elegant, classic, retro, glamorous, feminine, trendy or romantic. The choice is yours. Add your color mix and make it your own.

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmnond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

December 10, 2009

Turquoise is the Pantone Color for 2010

The color turquoise evokes a soothing feeling of a tropical paradise, and positive, relaxed energy, according to Pantone color experts. Knowing this, with the selection of turquoise as the pantone color for 2010, I already feel calmer, more relaxed and positive; ready to approach my year 2010 coordination events with a "woo- sah" exuberance.

Just kidding but, really, I couldn't be happier about this color choice for 2010. You know, most folks vacation to the Caribbean for this soothing, calming affect. (Me included.) So why not share this soothing color with future brides and grooms to be.

With all the wedding planning and coordination going on, engaged couples need as much positive energy as possible. This is especially true if the happy couple doesn't have a wedding coordinator yet.

Turquoise can be combined with so many other colors and will work for most any season. My favorite combination is turquoise and chocolate brown. (Sounds extra soothing with the chocolate element added.) My website combines turquoise, chocolate brown, and pink coral.

It's okay, you can use that color combination if you like. Happy planning!

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmnond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

December 3, 2009

Party Planning Time

Happy Holidays Again! We just celebrated a wonderful Thanksgiving and now the Christmas and New Year holidays are approaching. This time also kicks off the engagement season. Lots of men are planning on popping the big question to some very lucky ladies, this season. If you have the holiday party itch, but are not sure of the possibilities, don't worry, we have some great ideas to share.

The holidays can be a lonely time for those who are single or for those who live in cities or areas where the extended families aren't around. For something different, why not host a holiday celebration with your single or "orphan" friends in mind. The holiday season is a great time to open up your home for some wonderful fellowship, good food and great spirits. And believe me, speaking from experience, your friends will be so appreciative of your hospitality. There is a party idea for every level and every budget. Here are just a few of my favorite ideas to get the itch really going:
  • Holiday Tree Trimming Party
  • Girl's Night Holiday Party
  • Holiday Cocktail Party
  • Orphan Holiday Potluck
  • Wine Pairings/Tastings
  • Holiday Open House
And there's no need to get overwhelmed by the planning and preparation. You can call upon your trusted event planner to help you with as much or as little of the preparation as you feel necessary. With that said, "Go forth and celebrate!"

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmnond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?

Lately, I have found myself approaching certain holidays with no real enthusiasm or appreciation for them at all. I would only get excited about having a day off from work or a day to sleep in. But as many of you have found, this has been a very challenging year. We all have had struggles of some kind or another, me included. Realizing these challenges and how we (my family and friends) have overcome them, I must take a moment to think on all I have to be thankful for. Oh, my list is much too long to discuss here in this blog but I am taking extra time, every day, not just Thanksgiving Day, to express my gratitude to God, my Heavenly Father, for every blessing and for bringing me out of every challenge.

I have had a wonderful year, full of blessings, learning opportunities and love; and I am so thankful for all of it. I am also so very thankful that my event and wedding planning business experienced some growth and is becoming even more successful. It's not often that one can find happiness while working but I can truly say that I have. I love what I do and I so appreciate my clients that have trusted me over the year. I will work even harder in the upcoming years to continue to hold their trust as well as gain the trust of my clients I have yet to meet. Thank you again for believing in me.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of the followers and fans of Alpha Prosperity Events and Coco Trendy a warm, blessed and prosperous "Happy Thanksgiving!"

November 15, 2009

Found Treasure While on Vacation

Well, I'm back from my vacation and what can I say? It was a wonderful birthday celebration cruise and I had a great time. I really could have stayed another week. We flew into San Juan, P.R. and boarded a ship for a seven day cruise to St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, and St. Kitts. All of the islands were beautiful, the water was gorgeous and the weather was outstanding. Just thought I would share a few of the photos from my great birthday celebration.
It's not Coco Trendy, but I couldn't resist Coco Joe's Beach Shack

While I was there, I found a great venue for a destination wedding. (After all, a wedding and event coordinator never stops working. We are always looking for new venue or design element.) Stony Hill is privately owned home built high on a ridge in the north of St Lucia. Below are some photos from there website. Surrounded by one and a half acres of tropical gardens it has beautiful panoramic views. It is a perfect setting for any event but I think it would be a great choice for an intimate wedding and reception. As mentioned, the home is privately owned but there are two bedrooms available for overnight accommodations. I did spend some time at this beautiful home and I don't think there are enough pictures that really speak to it's quiet beauty and gorgeous views.

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmnond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

November 10, 2009

October Bride Celebrates "Pink" in Big Way

Meet Mollie & Lynwood

On October 10, 2009, I got the wonderful opportunity to coordinate this special wedding for a very special bride and her handsome groom. Mollie is a breast cancer survivor and it was very important for her to celebrate this in a big way, and what better way than on your wedding day. The nuptials and celebration were held at the beautiful Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation. Hope you enjoy just a few personal photos of this wonderful wedding.

The inspiration for the big event was "pink and the breast cancer awareness symbols."

Thanks to all the great vendors especially:
Ceremony and Reception Venue - Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation
Invitations and Programs - Kema LaCaze
Bridal and Bridesmaid Bouquets - Melanie Connor
Photographer - Sonny Randon Photography
Wedding Coordinator - Alpha Prosperity Events

To Mollie & Lynwood,

It was such an honor to serve you guys on your wedding day. I wish you many years of God's blessings, happiness and love.

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmnond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

October 24, 2009

Fantasy Wedding Gowns for 2010

On Good Morning America, Bride's Magazine gave us a sneak peak of the 2010 bridal trends in wedding gowns. Melissa Rycroft a special correspondent and bride-to-be showcased five of the hottest bridal looks you'll see coming down the aisle next year. Check it out here.

I couldn't help but post my fave. I just love this strapless, taffeta cocktail dress from Piccione from the Alfred Angelo Collection. The flirty feel and sophistication is so appreciated. Folks in the fashion industry have likened this dress to a wedding cake. (Now how decadent and yummy is that.) Yes, there are frills and what not but just think about the great pair of shoes you can pair with this dress. This dress is an excellent choice for the sophisticated bride, or a bride having an at-home or city wedding. This selection is fun, flirty and trendy, and you know, trendy is my middle name.

October 18, 2009

Brides over 40, Celebrate Your Day Your Way

Many woman are finding true love later in life, and are choosing to marry with the same dream filled wishes as younger brides. And there's no reason that she should give up on her dreams. There are many ideas and resources to help make this special bride's dreams come true.

Yes, you can still have a fairy tale wedding, but one that is age appropriate. Read advice on how you can celebrate appropriately here.

October 12, 2009

Great Flavor from Great Catering Vendor

I had the wonderful opportunity to experience the great food at Japaneiro's in Sugar Land, TX. They are a wonderful mix of a sushi bistro with a latin grill flair. I tasted food combinations that I thought I never would and I must say, my eyes have been opened. The seafood chupe is awesome and never in a million years would I have thought about eating yuquitos, which is yucca (root) served with a roasted bell pepper sauce. I even had some sort of octopus dish that was also fabulous. Trust me, I am a finicky eater and a creature of habit, so when I tell you it's good, trust me it is.

If you are looking for catering for a great little function with a little something extra, these folks are the ones to call. This catering option at any special or social event is an entertainment experience in itself. Jason Malinos, the Operations Manager was so hospitable and accomodating, that I can't wait to work with him on my next coordinated or planned event.

October 1, 2009

Signature Scent to Reminisce About

The way a moment smells is the most lingering type of memory we take with us. Studies have shown that certain smells can trigger memory responses faster than any other sense. So as a bride, you want to wear a unique fragrance that will bring back beautiful memories from your special day. A fragrance that will help you and your guests revive those magical moments for many years to come.

A personal favorite of mine is Weekend by Burberry. It is such a feminine fragrance and I really love the blend of soft peach, apricot, marigold, sandalwood, vanilla and musk. A few of my other favorite scents for brides: Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, Light Blue by Dolce & Gabanna and Elle by Yves St. Laurant.

Whatever fragrance you choose, make sure it represents you, and make sure it captures the romance and excitement of this special day. Leave your signature with your guests, and your new hubby for years and years to come.

Wedding & Event Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Serving Houston ~ Richmond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

September 25, 2009

Real Wedding - Hazel & David

This wedding was truly touching and special. Not just because of the couple themselves but because of all the people that played a part in making this wedding so very special for both Hazel and David. The beautiful weather shined on this beautiful couple.
After the ceremony, the maid of honor and best man hosted a reception for the couple at their home. The couple wanted the intimate touches of friends and family celebrating their special day and they were not disappointed. We wish them best wishes and many happy years together.

Event & Wedding Planner

Alpha Prosperity Events

Southwest Houston ~ Richmnond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

September 17, 2009

Decor That Keeps It's Cool - Ice Designs

Welcome to the chic decor of ice sculptures. If you are looking for a chic way to keep the beverages cool or the decor looking "fab", check out Ice Designs Inc. of Houston. I got to meet these folks at the bridal extravaganza in Houston and I was blown away by the designs created just for this event. Then I went online and saw more of their fantstic work. The ice was absolutely mesmorizing to look at. The photos below really don't do these works of art justice.

Aisle decor made from ice

Those are flowers inside the block of ice, which made up the ice bar. Nice way to add some color.

As an event coordinator in Houston, we are always looking for new trends, and new decor options. Well, I think I've found a nice option right here in Houston. I personally would recommend an ice design for weddings, anniversary celebrations, birthday parties and especially for corporate receptions and functions.

Wedding & Event Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Serving Houston ~ Richmond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans