Monday, March 30, 2009

One of our favourite clients got married last weekend. We have become very fond of her family and were fortunate to help them with all of their printed materials for the wedding. Together we developed a cohesive look for everything starting from the very beginning.

For their invitation they chose a beautiful, square, white lustre paper invitation from Natural Impressions. A black satin ribbon and rhinestone embellishment finished the look. It's a great example of the pocket or pouch style invitation that is so popular right now, and very functional. Inside there is a pocket for her Reception Card and Response Set.

The Bride also ordered coordinating Thank You Notes with her new Monogram - HOT. (No, I'm not kidding!) We used her monogram on other reception papers, such as beverage napkins, guest towels and Menu Cards, and incorporated her color scheme of Black, White, and Fuchsia. Just like the letters say - this wedding is going to be HOT!

The programs mimic the invitation in their size. Small and square, they are also a trifold style, sealed with a black wax seal of the letter "O" and finished with a silver highlight. Fuchsia menu cards have the Monogram printed at the top, and were placed inside black napkins on top of white tablecloths.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Easter Bunny Came Early for our March Tasting!

Just a few days ago we had our March tasting. Just about 50 of our closest friends were there with us.

And not only did we serve a incredible menu inspired by the freshest ingredients of the season, but we were a little naughty too with a Root Beer Float station outside by the lake.

Beef Tenderloin on a Blue Cheese Walnut Cracker and Grilled Cheese Sammies with Tomato Soup Shots... YUMMY! And the crowd favorite was - wait for it- Three Cheese Pasta Purses in Coconut and Habanera Cream. If you've had that dish, I know you're not surprised.

And the Easter Bunny paid us an early visit, as well. He left each guest a Take- Home treat of Easter candy to go with Chef's Apricot-Pistacchio White Chocolate Bark and her Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs. Easter is definitely my favorite holiday!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

February 2009 Tasting

Our February 2009 tasting was so much fun. If you weren't there, we are sorry that you missed it. So many of our great clients, colleagues and friends came to visit us in the office last month for our latest in-house event.

To the left is Lauren Balden with a client, and to the right is Lauren Berner with Amanda and Matt of MMD events.

Tony Casler of Soundwave Productions (pictured to the right) provided some great lighting both inside and outside on our patio. Our office sits on a small lake, and it is so nice to sit out there this time of year. Panache (Kristen Seeger pictured right) provided us with beautiful linens to make our stations look superfab, and, as always, Lauren Balden (our owner) created beautiful floral displays for the table.

Hands down the Bang Bang Noodles with Spicy Shrimp and Almond Chicken was the favorite, followed by the Chimichurri Beef Tenderloin, as a close second. And, don't forget Chef's newest creation, Pina Colada Angel Food Cake with Fried Pineapple and Mango Rum Syrup, which was incredible!

Here are the ladies of Confetti Events, Amy Pezzicara of Pez Photos, and Audrey Bower of Gerdau Ameristeel.

Our next tasting is Wednesday, March 25th, from 5PM- 8PM in our office. Come by anytime for our own version of Happy Hour - like regular Happy Hour- but with great food!