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December, 2014
Inspiration Journal No.2–Holidays
  • by Jessica Mader
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As the Holiday season wraps up and December swiftly comes to a close, here a few things that kept us warm & fuzzy inside all month!

Holiday Gingerbread Latte

This Gingerbread Latte is (almost) too cute to drink!

Holiday Table scape Loving the details of this table scape from Fashion Designer, Jenni Kayne!

Gold and Pale Blue Urban Wedding Table

The gold and pale blue accents from this urban wedding by Wedding Sparrow are beautiful! Check out the other amazing photos—Wedding Sparrow Co.

Emerald Green Wedding Heels

Nothing says Christmas quite like EMERALD Green! This translucent heel is fabulous. Need outfit inspiration for your Christmas party? Get the whole look here!

Merry Christmas Fabric Tag

Last minute Christmas wrapping? This fabric gift tag is so lovely! Learn how to DIY here!

Christmas Campfire Martini

It’s a little too cold here in Philadelphia to cozy up by a real campfire, but with one of these Christmas Campfire Martini’s we can pretend!

Happy Holidays,

xo Jess

A lovely, proper meeting!
  • by Melissa Brannon
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We have so much to look forward to as this amazing year comes to a close! Late last week, I had the chance to sit down with Ivy from Lovely Bride and Julia from Commonwealth Proper to look over gowns, dresses, tuxedos, and suits that will be featured in February’s #LoveIsInTheAir2015 at The Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia PA. We looked through amazing styles that ranged from casual to formal and that would suit (pun intended) each season!

Here are a couple of New Year’s Eve inspired outfits that we loved from Lovely Bride’s Instagram!

New Years Eve Inspired Sparkle Outfit from Lovely Bride

New Years Eve Inspired Pretty Princess Outfit

Lovin’ these stylish winter suits by Commonwealth Proper!

Stylish Winter Checkered Suit

Stylish Winter Suit

I am looking forward to the New Year and collaborating with these insanely talented designers!

The Pantone Color of 2015 is Marsala
  • by Jessica Mader
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The Pantone color of 2015 is marsala and there is a lot of back & forth over whether you love it or hate it. Either way this earthy, rusty red is 2015’s color. Here are some items below that I found on the net featuring the most loved/hated color of the upcoming season! Make it work  🙂

The Pantone Color of 2015 is Marsala

Marsala via Pantone.com

Marsala Colored Nail Polish

Deborah Lippman nail polish in Bitches Brew

Marsala Wine Colored Slim Coat from ASOS

ASOS Marsala Wine Ulta Slim Coat

Marsala Pants Fashion Show

Marsala Velvet Pants via Brit.com

Marsala Colored Sofa from PantoneMarsala Sofa via Pantone.com

Love is in the Air 2015—An evening of bridal fashions, couture catering and wedding design

thursday FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
The Horticulture Center, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

You’re invited to Love is in the Air 2015, the bespoke bridal event of the year! Don’t miss a couture fashion show with the newest wedding style trends. STEPHEN STARR EVENTS will provide delicious and innovative cuisine in a cocktail reception. UNCOMMON EVENTS showcases their styling bridal table designs & floral arrangements. Tickets are limited. Browse the list of wedding vendors and details about the event.

Buy Tickets for Love is in the Air 2015

Love is in the Air 2015

Be sure to reserve tickets for your friends and use the hashtag #LOVEISINTHEAIR2015 on Twitter to stay in touch with the latest updates!
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We got the call 14 months before the wedding date. One visit to the house and I knew this was going to be a HUGE project. 300 guests at home, in a tent wedding ceremony around the pool. The beautiful bride had a vision in her head and what we produced was perfection. She wanted all white, a touch of wood, an accent of green and a bit of glam with crystal chandeliers. The farmhouse tables were set with a glamorous silver charger that added the perfect touch of elegance. The green water goblet married (pun intended!) well with the touch of green in the hypericum and leaves in the floral arrangements for a pop of color. Cocktails on the lawn and around the pool, a fabulous seated dinner followed by wonderful desserts and a candy bar. The grand finale was the sparkler sendoff!

We were incredibly lucky to have a beautiful day!

new jersey outdoor wedding photo elise dan

wedding reception celebration elise dan

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Inspiration Journal No.1
  • by Jessica Mader
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Hey Everyone!

Here are a few of my favorite wedding inspiration links from around the web this week! Take a look and enjoy! Check out our blog to keep up-to-date on Uncommon Events and check out a few of our favorite things each week!

Check out this gorgeous berry inspired tablescape featured on Burnetts Boards!

wedding inspiration berry colored tablescapeSource: Burnetts Boards

This is awesome! Be the first on the fridge. Print Holiday Cards from your iPhone in minutes with Artifact Uprising’s free app on iTunes.

If you don’t know who Laura Dowling is, now is a good time to find out. Amazing!

summer bouquet laura dowlingSource: Laura Dowling

This 3D prototype for arranging flowers is worth taking a look at…

3D flower vase prototype Lambert RainvilleSource: Lambert Rainville

Here is one of my favorite hot chocolate recipes from Mast Brothers!

hot chocolate mast brothersSource: Mast Brothers

 My newest shopping obsession… tumbledeal

tumble deal shopping screenshotFun article on popcorn & wine pairings. Perfect for a night in!

Awesome use for rosemary sprigs!

rosemary skewers sweet paulSource: Sweet Paul

Champagne cart for an outdoor wedding!

Hot buttered rum recipe.

hot buttered rum 1000 threadsSource: Yum J

Have a happy week, J

Our event planning and creative design team was featured on Philadelphia Wedding Magazine’s blog. Check us out!


Street Art is Alive in London!
  • by Melissa Brannon
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I love to  travel and immerse myself in new and different cultures. These experiences inevitably show up in our event design, one way or another. Bits and pieces of what I find interesting will make their way into our  “art of the party”.

When in London, I went on a tour in the Shoreditch neighborhood. Street Art is a part of their community. Street Art was started by Banksy in the early part of this century. Today, there are many artists who follow in his footsteps, creating beautiful, visuals in the most unexpected, industrial places. Keep your eyes open, you may find Street Art in your area!

I love this artist and just saw another of his artwork in Ghent, Belgium

This was our tour guide, a Street Artist herself.

The last one I saw and a favorite of course!

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Double Decker Bus tour of London
  • by Melissa Brannon
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When planning a wedding or special celebration with a group in London, a Double Decker Bus tour is a must. It is a fast and convenient way to orient your guests to the beautiful city of London. We added Champagne and Mimosas to our morning adventure. Two Blue Badge Guides added the story behind all of the sites.

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I am always seeking the most amazing wedding cake and the pastry chefs who can create them. The ability to make an amazing looking cake that tastes delicious is an art. There are few that can manage that task.

As I travel abroad, I always snap images from windows. I like how the images portray the cake with the ghosted images of the surrounding buildings. These cakes were in a shop window in London.

The last cake belonged to a birthday girl (client). I commissioned Rachel Mount to create a “London” cake. It was simply stunning.

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