September 29, 2017
We all know that fall means one thing… Pumpkin Spiced Latte! PSL for short. We have created a lovely page for you outlining everything glorious about the not so basic Pumpkin Spiced Latte. You can incorporate it into your table settings, you can eat it in so many different ways, and you can mostly find it everywhere you look…
Lets start with your table. Everyone loves a good pumpkin, but there are so many ways to make a pumpkin that much better!
Decorate your own
Now, yes pumpkin pie is great but it gets old. What about pumpkin bread?! Or pumpkin spiced cupcakes! YUM
Homemade pumpkin spiced chai
Pumpkin spiced cupcakes
Pumpkin spiced syrup
Check out our Pinterest page here: PSL
September 22, 2017
By: Natalie Zajeski
The health trend..the health craze – however you name it, it is here to stay! Millenials, myself included, are a new type of consumer. Health is no longer a fad…it has developed into an overall conciousness of well-being, and all ages have become awakened.
But, what is wellness? According to The World Health Organization, wellness is, “...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.” Overall wellness is complex, and is accomplished through practice of physical, environmental, emotional, and social wellness.
Sooooooo what does wellness have to do with events? A lot actually.
When planning an event, every detail has an impact far larger than itself. The event touches the people who attend it. So whether it’s an intimate wedding for 50 people, corporate dinner for a few hundred guests, or a conference for thousands, how those people felt before, during, and after the event is important.
Events can be designed to thoughtfully incorporate the wellness of its attendees. Here are some ideas:
Physical. Be conscious of the balance between time sitting and time standing. Cater healthy, yet delicious food options for guests.
Environmental. Give the option to recycle for guests. Everyone feels good knowing they did something to help the earth – one bottle at a time.
Emotional. Venue has a huge impact: opt for outdoor locations to boost Vitamin D and ease stress. An open-floor plan, or breathtaking views are helpful as well.
Social. Events are social by nature. YAY! Our job is to provide opportunities for people to connect even more. Have stations to lock up phones at smaller gatherings so guests have time to communicate with one and other, or for larger events present a hashtag idea so attendees feel connected.
Wellness translates to everything we create as event planners. It is our job to design thoughtful experience for every client!
September 15, 2017
Hello world, my name is Melanie and I am the newest event assistant here at AE Events. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May with a degree in Recreation Management and Policy: Program and Event Management. I was previously an intern during the summer, but was lucky enough to be offered a full time position starting in the fall. Being at AE Events so far has been nothing short of a fantastic learning experience.
I didn’t originally want to be in the event planning industry. I went to UNH as a business major with the thought “I can do anything with this degree.” You can do anything with a business degree, but I wasn’t happy in my classes. I found the Program and Event Management option (unfortunately not until my junior year) and I was hooked from my first class. I ended up with a minor in business administration so it all worked out in the end.
What college doesn’t prepare you for is commuting, balancing a full time job and family and friends, and what an actual real life job in your chosen field will entail.
I’ll be honest, commuting is tough. Getting up extra early to sit in traffic, to get to a crowded train, only to then take a bus to my office has not been ideal. What makes it worth it is coming to a job that I thoroughly enjoy. Everyone here at AE Events has been so welcoming and open to teaching me what they know. I’ve learned so much in these past few months and I look forward to learning even more as I continue at this agency. I’ve learned in the office as well as on site at events. I love being on site at events because I can see how everything comes together. We set up everything for the event, supervise the event and then clean up when it’s done. We craft, organize and design for each client’s specific needs. That’s stuff you can’t learn in a classroom.
A few things this new job has taught me:
- Always get enough sleep!
- Dress for success every day. You’ll have a better day if you are confident in yourself.
- Bring a lunch you’ll be excited about. I’m a big food person so I love lunch and I look forward to what I bring every day. For me, bad lunch = bad day.
- Stay organized. I have an agenda that I would be lost without. It has everything in it that I need for work, as well as appointments for my life outside work. I depend on it with my life to keep me from double booking myself.
- Make time for yourself. You’ll go crazy if you just work, work, work and don’t spend time doing something you love or spending time with the people you love.
My favorite quote is “You’ve got one life to love what you do.” So go out there, find something you love and don’t let anything hold you back.
September 01, 2017
Fall is just around the corner and it is absolutely the most perfect season for a Rustic Wedding scene. Imagine lanterns and floral decor lining an elegant barn with sparklers leading the way.
We have found everything from creative backdrops and gorgeous cakes to the table settings to match your perfect night.
We love a good photo booth backdrop or it even can be the backdrop of your ceremony.
Cake is also very important to us. Check out these creative ways to incorporate a rustic feel.
We want your whole wedding to come together. When your guests walk in, they will immediately feel the warm cozy vibes the forest has to offer.
Check out the rest of our Rustic Wedding finds on Pinterest