May 19, 2017
We have another addition to the AE Team. We are so excited to introduce our newest hire, Carrie!
What was your first job?
My very first job in middle school was as a cleaning lady for my church. My first “real” job was as Marketing & Public Relations / Development / Production Department Assistant at Hartford Ballet….talk about a whirlwind introduction to not-for-profit administration!
How did you get into the event planning industry?
Through my experience as a stage manager in the performing arts world. Many, many performing arts organizations host fundraising galas, donor cultivation events, and milestone extravaganzas. Those events, especially for Production Department team members, become all-hands-on-deck moments.
What is your favorite type of event?
Not-for-profit fundraisers, especially those with an AMAZING performance element have my heart….but all events are special because they mark important moments in the lives of the people and companies that host them.
What brought you to Boston?
I moved to Beantown to work for Boston Ballet
What is your trick to staying organized?
CHECKLISTS….I LOVE CHECKLISTS. Sometimes I even add something that I’ve just done to my list just for the pleasure of checking it off.
How has your first week been?
Exciting and super interesting as I dig into the history of AE and learn about our clients.
April 28, 2017
Hello and happy weekend!
It is currently the end of April and we are now well on our way into warm spring days, we hope! This post has to do with anything and everything beverages. From sleek glassware and drink inspiration, to creative ways to elevate your bar, we want to help bring your vision to life.
First off whoever came up with the idea of cotton candy and champagne we would like to thank you!
You can always elevate your party by bringing in some funky glassware
Summer is here and we love the idea of a lemonade station to cool off
Celebrating something special?! Add a pom pom to your drink.
And finally, what better way to celebrate the warm weather than with popsicles AND drinks!
April 21, 2017
Food is for more than just nourishment! It should taste good AND look good. Like the stunning detail of this gorgeous painted plate, for starters.
It’s spring party season, with celebrations and gatherings a-plenty. Time to express your unique style with a colorful table. Why not mix all of your favorites?
Don’t forget the china…pick handmade pieces and blend patterns!
Or step out with some serious whimsy…
Whatever inspires you, go above and beyond at your next soiree. Wow guests with plating and spectacular food displays!
April 14, 2017
Leap into spring and embrace the warmth! We are loving everything tulle and getting very inspired by the contemporary ballerina. Embrace your inner pink self and start pulling inspiration for your wardrobe, your food, and even your home decor.
Take, for example, this truly stunning wedding dress…
Or perhaps add some tulle to your flowers…
And even add it to your table decor for a nice spring outdoor evening.
Make your flower girls feel even more like princesses than they already are.
And we never forget about shoes…
April 07, 2017
Winter weather is making an exit, but there’s still a bit of a chill in the Spring air… and while the lines have been blurred between what is socially acceptable in what season (I’m talking to you “White after Labor Day”) – we like to think VELVET can work in any season if done well. Here are some examples to inspire your wardrobe, your wedding, and your life!
Have a fun and fresh outdoor party and line your table with velvet for some texture
Add a velvet bomber to your springtime wardrobe
Are you redecorating? Think about adding some velvet touches to your living room.
You can even walk on velvet!
And how can we talk about velvet without talking about red velvet CAKE!