Along with Tiffany & Co. and Pioneer Linens, It! Weddings & Events has been invited to speak on home entertaining during an afternoon tea to benefit Junior League of the Palm Beaches at Rosarian Academy. Join in on the fun!
More than 500 of Palm Beach’s most fabulous fashionistas attended Fashion’s Night Out at Neiman Marcus on Sept. 10.
It! Weddings & Events had the pleasure of helping ensure the success of this event through partnerships with The Sugar Monkey, Pistache French Bistro, Omphoy Ocean Resort, Bulletproof Wine & Spirits, CaptureSET, Elan Artists and more — not to mention the It! Boys & Girls who showcased their talents at the event!
Whether you were one of the few to miss all the fun, or you just want to relive this amazing night, check out this video by LaFrance Films, which captures all the fun and excitement!
What she’s obsessed with: “Good Eats!!”
What is so 2009: Candy Bars – try new inventive ways to treat our guests, such as Liquid Dessert Bars
Is it better to pick a date or wedding ceremony/reception venue first?
Wedding Ceremony/Reception Venue First – don’t limit yourself!!
Are amenity baskets in a restroom tacky or tres convenient?
Convenient — or at least your guest thinks so!!
Is it appropriate for couples to go over the top for a second or third wedding?
Let’s keep it simple…
Most catering contracts include a service charge. Who might warrant a gratuity for going above and beyond?
Your Dream Team: Maître d’, chef concierge, wedding planner and band.
What are three fun ways to add to the atmosphere of a formal wedding reception?
1. Family Style Dining
2. Variety in table sizes (tables of 6, 8 or 10)
Bring fashion to the table with these unabashedly feminine china patterns recently released by Marchesa for Lenox. $150-$180 for a 5-piece place setting (bloomingdales.com).Whimsical flowers and birds adorn the body of Spring Lark. The sweeping brushwork reflects the softness and beauty of a watercolor painting. Coral accents, sprinkled throughout the platinum-rimmed pattern, exude the feminine flair indicative of Marchesa.
Like palace grounds with meticulous landscaping, Palatial Garden is a study in detail. The accent plate is a work of art in itself showcasing a majestic pheasant. Luscious chocolate and turquoise hues banded in precious gold accent beautiful floral designs to create this regal pattern.
This stylish platinum-banded pattern features charcoal-like florals that decorate the rim and interior of each piece. Inspired by the designs found in an artist’s sketchbook, Floral Illustrations serves as the perfect canvas for any meal.
Without question, Neiman Marcus was the It! place to be for Fashion’s Night Out in Palm Beach on Friday, Sept. 10. More than 500 of the island’s beloved fashionistas flocked to the Worth Avenue store as part of VOGUE magazine’s nationwide fashion industry celebration.
Beth Pine, Vice President and General Manager of Neiman Marcus Palm Beach, was on hand to dish on the season’s hottest trends, noting fur, feathers, structured handbags, pantsuits, military chic and hues of green are a few must-haves for fall.
“Fashion’s Night Out was celebrated at the most glamorous locations around the world, officially marking the start of Fall fashion season,” said Pine. “It was such an honor to host the biggest event in town. Palm Beach was ready to party!”
A focal point of the evening was a live demonstration a la “Project Runway,” when three celebrity It! Boys selected by It! Weddings & Events for their creative vision showcased their interpretations of the latest fall trends using live models and raw materials like bubble wrap, butcher block paper, doilies and feathers. Wedding and event designer Jeff Fowler, artist and Center for Creative Education Assistant Director Kevin Murray, and interior designer Reginald Dunlap of Gray Perez Design Group had the crowd cheering and begging for more as they added the finishing touches to their inventive ensembles, respectively titled “Road Warrior,” “Rock & Lace,” and “The Bubble.”
Also selected by It! Weddings & Events, four celebrity It! Girls brought fashion trends to the table with glamorous fall tabletop designs. Neiman Marcus Palm Beach donated $250 toward the organizations represented by It! Girls Angela Culveyhouse, auction chair of the 2011 Heart Ball to benefit American Heart Association on Feb. 14; Aime Dunstan, chair of the “Feather Wars” opening exhibition to benefit the Pat and Richard Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum and Historical Society of Palm Beach County on Nov. 30; Hilary Jordan, Ladies Committee co-chair of Devil’s Night to benefit Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on Oct. 20; and Diana Perry, chair of Over the Big Top to benefit Center for Creative Education on Nov. 6.
The evening also included a live runway presentation featuring the latest in ready-to-wear and couture, as well as cuisine by Pistache French Bistro, Michelle Bernstein’s at The Omphoy Ocean Resort and Christafaro’s Catering. It! Weddings & Events served up verdant candies from two designer dessert bars, and The Sugar Monkey turned out more than 500 customized cupcakes from the It! Cupcake Bar.
Guests joined in a live fashion shoot in the CaptureSET pop-up studio while music by Elan Artists and DJ Nick Flash kept up the tempo. Echo mixologist Charles Steadman poured signature cocktails including Blue Feather Vodka, and Bulletproof Wine & Spirits offered a white wine tasting to round out the evening’s menu of events.
It Weddings & Events specializes in the discerning taste of Palm Beach, Nantucket, the Hamptons and beyond, ensuring the elegance and extravagance of your wedding, fund-raiser or special event. For more information, call 561.801.0767 or log on to www.itweddingsandevents.com.
Just an hour outside of San Francisco amidst the natural beauty of Wine Country lies one of our favorite special event venues: Bear Flag Farm. The relaxing scents, sights and sounds of this working organic estate literally reconnect guests with Mother Earth.
Bear Flag Farm opens its doors to just 15 events per season (May to October), ensuring a celebration that’s short on pretense and long on personal attention. Surrounded by orchards, lavender fields and mesmerizing rows of organic produce, the California estate incorporates proprietary olive oil, wine, fruits, vegetables and herbs into each personalized farm-t0-table menu.
For more information, contact the It! Girls or Bear Flag Farm.
First Dance First
“Home,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (Feel free to play this multiple times.)
“Can You Tell,” Ra Ra Riot (He’s still got butterflies.)
“No One’s Gonna Love You,” Band of Horses (Classic. To the point.)
“Love and Some Verses,” Iron & Wine (In it for the long haul.)
“You’ve Got the Love,” Florence + the Machine (Well, if you didn’t we’d be worried.)
Daddy’s Little Dancer
“Hello Halo,” Blair (Once a kid, always a kid.)
“On My Way Back Home,” Band of Horses (But only for this song.)
Get Everyone on the Dance Floor
“Ready to Start,” Arcade Fire (That’s “Ready to Start the Party” to you.)
“I Feel It All,” Feist (Feeling mighty fine.)
“A-Punk,” Vampire Weekend (Aren’t they all?)
“Tighten Up,” The Black Keys (And get down.)
“Say Aha,” Santigold (Less talk, more dance.)
“Je Veux Te Voir,” Yelle (It’s French for “good music.”)
“Deadbeat Summer,” Neon Indian (Children of the ’80s gotta love synth pop.)
“Whirring,” The Joy Formidable (It’s going by so fast; take a second to dance.)
“Drunk Girls,” LCD Soundsystem (Never tardy to the party.)
“Electric Feel,” Mgmt (Better than the electric slide.)
“Creator,” Santigold (No, that’s not M.I.A.)
Wrap It Up “Boyfriend,” Best Coast (For the single gals, perhaps during the bouquet toss.)
“Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” Muse (Please don’t judge us for the source.)
“Cameras,” Matt & Kim (The photographer’s got you covered.)
“Sleepyhead,” Passion Pit (You can sleep in the morning.)
Taking cues from the guest of honor’s love for Japanese mochi ice cream and ramune soda, the It! Girls transformed the family room of their Palm Beach estate into an Asian nightclub with pipe and black velvet drape, masses of flickering pillar candles, disco balls and motion lights — of course you had to make it past two hunky bouncers and a velvet rope to get inside!
Poolside, a sunset butterfly release celebrated their graduation, symbolizing their respective journeys to high schools and boarding schools near and far.
On the menu: Asian fare by Christafaro’s Catering served up in Chinese takeout boxes, and sweet treats by The Sugar Monkey in the form of marzipan sushi rolls. A birthday cake in the form of a Chinese takeout box complete with a fortune cookie and edible chopsticks rounded out the theme. DJ Adam Lipson mixed the latest tracks as nearly 100 teens danced the night away, and each guest of the birthday girl departed with a yard of multicolored gumballs at the evening’s end.
Representing the finest in wedding luxury, Ceci New York and The Breakers, Palm Beach have partnered for this exclusive collection of invitation ensembles (we adore “Coral Cove” and “Royal Palazzo”!) inspired by the world-renowned resort. Award-winning designer Ceci Johnson infuses her artistic talent, eye for detail, and industry expertise into thirteen premier designs that capture the resort in exquisite style – from its magnificent architecture and lavish landscapes to its classic elegance, sensational heritage, and iconic Palm Beach glamour. Each invitation suite boasts the skilled artistry, hand-selected materials, and superior craftsmanship that Ceci New York is celebrated for. The collection also offers the luxury of customization, allowing brides to reflect their personal style and event ambiance.
Discover the Ceci New York for The Breakers exclusive collection here.