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Do you follow us on Instagram? @asavvyevent @asavvyevent_socal

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Follow our Instagram to see what we are doing all year round! Instagram is a great way for our team to post what we are doing behind the scenes, on-site set up, venue scouting & tastings, photos from weddings and events, and what’s coming up! Follow our Instagram accounts or find us by using ASE hashtags! #asavvyevent #asavvyevent_socal

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Oh So Inspired is coming up!

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Oh So Inspired is a 3 day, intimate, hands-on learning retreat for new and established creative professionals looking to ignite passion for their creative wedding business! Check out all the details at http://www.ohsoinspired.com/blogpost 1

As a creative individual or business, did you know that your value is highly influenced by your level of creativity? Unfortunately, the daily grind of running such a creative small business can often hamper, extinguish and interrupt the creative spirit. Isn’t it time to invest in your own creativity? There will never be a good time to get away from your daily routine. However, one can’t afford not to invest in their value, marketability, and creative spirit. After all, you are your brand, you are the creative soul of your business.

Set in the heart of beautiful California Wine Country, Oh So Inspired will be held at the Luxurious Ramekins of Sonoma. We have planned a 3 day gathering, after which you’ll walk away with a wealth of knowledge having participated in a variety of interactive lessons that you’ll be able to implement in your business. }Whether you are a photographer, florist, event planner, blogger, designer, business owner, or considering a similar creative career path, this 3-day workshop is filled with opportunities. We’ll take you through a floral class, sketch lesson, calligraphy tutorial, culinary cooking experience, and you’ll also get to partake in a styled photo shoot ( at a secret location ) alongside one of the Nation’s top photographer’s, KT Merry. In addition to all the education, you’ll get a chance to hear stories of inspiration and humble beginnings from successful entrepreneurs, as well as bond over a fire-side chat.

Sounds like your cup of tea? Cozy up with us this November and indulge in learning, renewal, and honest to goodness growth; take your business to a whole new level while creating life-long connections.

Sometimes it’s not finding inspiration, but rather cultivating it from what already exists!

The start for Oh So Inspired was sparked when Nancy Liu Chin of Nancy Liu Chin Designs, Mary Phan of The Sketchbook Series, and Kelly McLeskey-Dolata of A Savvy Event got together to share how each reignited a passion for their work.  For Kelly, it meant remembering that her goal was to provide her clients with a unique event —each one a stand-out because of her care and creativity.  Nancy needed to challenge herself again—delving deeper to create original designs that might perhaps serve as motivation for others.  Mary’s journey took her back to her roots as a sketch artist, but also down a new path as a teacher—her endeavor fueled by the excitement of the students in her classes.

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For these women, the inspiration necessary to take their work and business to the next level sparked a desire to bring a different kind of learning. This is what they hope to share with you, a way to find that something within. Perhaps it will click during the sharing of stories, or an AH-HAH moment will strike after hearing one of our presenters speak, or maybe you’ll awaken the inner artist after participating in one of the many interactive lessons. In the end, the goal is for you to see that Oh So Inspired is really just Oh So You…We can’t wait to meet you!

Interested in participating as a speaker, have an amazing product you’d like to share with our attendees, would like be to involved as an event sponsor, or have a question about the experience, let us know! http://www.ohsoinspired.com/contact/

Photography by Milou + Olin

To sign up register here

What to Wear: the Rehearsal Dinner

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Our latest installment of What to Wear: the Rehearsal Dinner version. You don’t have to wait for the wedding day to wear white – why not wear it at the rehearsal dinner as well?

The Earrings:

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 Secret Garden Studs

The Dress:

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 Scalloped Lace Dress

The Bangle:

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The Clutch:

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Ring Clutch

The Shoes:

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White Pumps

Wedding Inspiration: Bridal Shower Styled Shoot

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Meren and Brittany had pleasure of working with Ramekins and their event venue, The General’s Daughter, on this gorgeous bridal shower inspired styled shoot. Challenged with the idea of designing a beautiful and elegant bridal shower that perfectly accompanied the venue, Meren and Brittany chose this gorgeous color palette full of neutral tones, blue, and silver. The result ended up being a beautiful shower that we know will inspire you.

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Event Design + Planning: Meren Dehaze and Brittany Westerman of A Savvy Event

Venue: The General’s Daughter

Photography: Claire Dobson Photography

Paper Goods: ForeverHeyday

Florals: FleurEssence Floral Design

Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

Linens: La Tavola Linen

Wedding Inspiration: Bridal Showers

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All of La Tavola’s 2014 linens have inspired us to talk about Bridal Showers! First up, we’d like to showcase a very special bridal shower – the bridal shower of Amanda Tennant, the talent behind ForeverHeyday. Hosted, designed, and planned by our very own Brittany Westerman, Amanda’s shower luncheon featured bright colors, great food, and of course – fun stationary.

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Event Design + Planning: Brittany Westerman of A Savvy Event

Photography: Volatile Photography

Florals: FleurEssence

Stationary: ForeverHeyday

Rentals: Encore Events Rentals

Linens: Classic Party Rentals

Cake: Susie Cakes

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is next weekend (Sunday the 11th). So, today we’re sharing with you a round up of some of our favorite mother’s day gift ideas. Ranging from lip balm to a Clare Vivier clutch, we have gifts that will be perfect for any mother.

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Tocca Boxed Candle from Anthropologie

Screen shot 2014-05-02 at 10.15.14 AMAlbeit Nourishing Lip Balm from Anthropologie – we love the gold lid! 

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Vendor Highlight: HowAboutWe for Couples

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Have you heard of HowAboutWe for Couples? It is a great date service for couples, and especially helpful for very busy couples. They make date night happen.

HowAboutWe curates your city’s best experiences for couples, offers them at members-only prices and take care of all the details for you. Every HowAboutWe Date has been hand-picked for its quality and originality. Special menus at the best restaurants, private lessons from top chefs, weekend getaways, behind the scenes tours of wineries, galleries and museums, HowAboutWe Dates are designed to be unforgettable.

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One of their featured dates is Dinner at SF’s New Food Truck Park, G Food Lounge in SoMa. The date includes vouchers for two main courses, two sides and two glasses of beer or wine. All for $30.

You can try your first month for free, and then continue on to a membership.

If you become a member you’ll receive:

  • One complimentary date every month.
  • Members-only pricing on every date in our collection.
  • Exclusive experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Extras like flower delivery, movies tickets and car service.
  • Unlimited access to our Free Concierge Service, for personalized date planning

The price of membership is only $18 per month, for two.

What to Wear: Bridal Shower

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It’s spring, and that means wedding season has officially started! We’re so excited about all of the upcoming weddings this year, and we know that there will be lots of showers and parties for our brides to attend, so we wanted to share a new fashion series: What to Wear. Today’s What to Wear is about the bridal shower – here’s a look at our favorite choices for the bride to wear at her lovely shower.

The Dress:

 

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Little White Lies Layered Polka Dot Organza Dress via ASOS

The Earrings:

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Say Yes “Mrs” studs from Kate Spade

The Clutch:

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The Shoes:

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What are you wearing to your bridal shower?

A Savvy Bride to Be: Audrey

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We’ve been following Audrey’s journey to the altar this year (you can catch her past entries here and here) – we’ve introduced you to Audrey and Matt, chronicled their engagement story, and now we finally get to tell you more about her wedding!

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Tell us a little bit about your wedding.

We are getting married on July 26, 2104 at Ahmanson Ranch, which is a stunningly beautiful property in the Santa Monica Mountains on Calabasas. The house on the property was built in the 1930’s, and the serenity of the ranch quickly sold us as we were searching for the perfect venue. Historic scenes from Gone with the Wind and many other movies were filmed on the ranch, and we are so excited to make it our own this summer!

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Are you incorporating any special traditions or unique details into your wedding?

Yes, we are working very hard to incorporate details that are meaningful to us. Matt’s uncle is going to marry us in a personalized ceremony that we are creating together with him, and our dog Shadow will be walking down the aisle before I do (she even has her own veil). Given that I am from Texas, we will also be incorporating a few southern elements such as quotes from our favorite country songs, comfort foods, and a first dance to George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart”.

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When did you know that Matt was “the one”?

I knew that Matt was “the one” after only a few dates. I immediately felt very comfortable being around him, and I came home after our first date and said that I felt like I had known him for ten years. There was instantly something so easy and refreshing about our connections, and I knew quickly that he was my forever.

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Gilt.com’s Wedding Event with Style Me Pretty

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We have something very exciting to share with you! Starting this Friday, 4/18 at 12pm ET (that’s today!!), GILT will be kicking off our bi-annual bridal event with all things wedding, from sophisticated dresses, elegant jewels, gorgeous heels, and other fabulous wedding finds… and all at amazing prices at up to 60% off retail. You can expect top designer brands from the likes of Oscar De La Renta, Reem Acra, Marchesa Couture, Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka to name a few.

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And this season, GILT has teamed up with Abby Larson, editor and founder of StyleMePretty.com and SyleMePrettyLiving.com, who has curated a sale of some of her favorite wedding must-haves, from dresses to jewelry to pumps and more. Her sale on GILT has everything you need to make your wedding an affair to remember. Abby also shares some insider tips and tricks from making the perfect wedding in an exclusive Q&A with GILT, which can be accessed here. You can access Abby’s curated sale by going to the link – gilt.com/stylemepretty

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