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Here at Jubilee Events, we love all things wedding! Your wedding weekend is a passion project for all and it is more than just the big day. You have all of your closest family and friends excited to celebrate and many times you start the party with your rehearsal dinner! This is the perfect place to bring in more inspiration from your relationship or feature more casual fare.

Our couple wanted a Texas inspired Southern BBQ for their rehearsal, an aesthetic that varied from their modern, organic wedding design. When planning your rehearsal, we recommend talking with your florist about bringing in some arrangements for your tables. Who doesn’t love fresh bursts of flowers? We opted for a blue checkered linen, casual and comfortable, which provided the perfect balance for the pop of sunflowers. Hand sewn handkerchiefs donned as napkins as they sat amidst our candlelit picnic tables. Coupled with the wide collection of cowboy boots and the most savory pulled pork drenched in a homemade barbecue sauce you ever did taste, we were as good as the South!

You might also like to speak with your photographer about coming in for some time to capture the evening so you can remember the look of your guests and the toasts of the evening!

Most of all, enjoy! You’re getting ready for a big day and what better way to dive into the weekend!

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Design + Planning: Diana, Jubilee Events
Venue: Washington Club
Catering: Hill Country BBQ
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Florist: Blush Floral Design
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. through Jubilee Events

Hey now! If you’ve been following us ladies long enough, you’ll know we are kate spade obsessed gals (it’s actually a job requirement to work at Jubilee Events & Jubilee Events: Caribbean). We wanted to share this tablescape shoot we designed for an industry event as a little inspiration for a New Years Eve dinner party you might be throwing this year. Gather your friends around the table, break out those kate spade plates you registered for (yaaaasss!) and create a fun, colorful and jubilant environment for 2016. You can take any element of this tablescape to make it your own, but here are some focal points we want you to consider!:
  • Black and White Contrasting Stripes: We love this linen we used, but if you don’t have a black and white linen, try making black and white striped menu cards or searching for some black and white striped napkins.
  • Bright Yellow Charger: One of our favorite details! This charger plate works because it’s a bright color and ties in the yellow from our centerpiece. Don’t have (or can’t find) yellow chargers? Pick up some inexpensive yellow bread plates and/or dessert plates and layer your dishes. You can also pick up some yellow paper at your local craft store and cut it into large circles, which will act like a placemat under each placesetting.
  • Confetti Crackers: These are so easy to make! Save those empty toilet paper rolls and head over to this website for a simple tutorial.
  • Sequin (obvi!): There are plenty of ways to get a little sparkle into your tablescape. Don’t have sequin chair covers (if you do– props!)? Use sequin ribbon on your chairs, around your napkin, or wrapped around your centerpieces.
Remember, you don’t need to completely replicate something to get the look. Be inspired by images and then get crafty to make it your own. Happy entertaining!

VENDOR REEL

Design: Jubilee Events
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Paper: Coral Pheasant
Floral Design: Tony Palmieri
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

Is there anything more fun than a themed party? Well, maybe planning one! We recently had the opportunity to design a gem-themed bash for the latest issue of Bliss Celebrations. Picking a theme was the easy part—I spotted a bright, multi-colored Kate Spade statement necklace that was quite literally calling my name. From there I looked to the places guests would have the most interaction with at the party—from tangible things like food and paper items to bold visual installations that catch the eye. Remember, no detail is too small to be overlooked when it comes to designing. Read on for four thoughtful ways you can bring your theme to life.

Incorporating A Theme

Photography by Carla Ten Eyck

1. The Menu. Food and drink is one of the most important elements of any party, so naturally it’s a perfect place to include your theme. Cakes are the perfect blank canvas and ours, designed by Erica OBrien, became an edible version of the Kate Spade necklace we so lusted after. Consider signature cocktails, too! We spotlighted the Diamond Fizz, the Ruby Cooler and the Topaz Twist to really let guests drink it all in!

2. The Dress Code. Invite guests to dress the part! Make a playful suggestion on your invite. Something like “Sequins and Sparkles Encouraged,” is sure to inspire. Or consider providing a small accessory for partygoers upon arrival. Our gals, styled by Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore, sported solid-colored cocktail dresses in bright gem tones from LulaKate, and our party host added the actual gems—in lieu of a favor everyone was invited to select a piece of jewelry from the Bauble Bar.

3. Invites. Your theme should be evident from the moment the invites arrive in mailboxes. Bring elements of your design onto the inner and outer portions of the envelope to let guests know what they can expect from your event as soon as they pick it up. I love how Nichole of Coral Pheasant Stationery added faceted envelope liners and custom ring stamps for the RSVP card. Selecting lavender envelopes also helped introduce our bright and girly color story from the get-go.

4. Custom Decor. If your budget allows, look into installing some eye-catching décor or lighting over your dinner table that echo the event’s theme. We turned to our friends at Ryan Designs for their help and they responded with five custom painted gem-colored chandeliers. After all, a party designed around a statement necklace deserves its own statement lighting!

Last fall we had the great pleasure of meeting Kate Kudish, the events coordinator for Hickory Hill Orchards in Cheshire, CT. Her family owned and operated fruit orchard had recently opened itself up to couples looking to marry in Connecticut and we were invited to tour the stunning, 33-acres of property. Needless to say, we were inspired by the natural beauty of the orchard and teamed up with Kate, along with several of our favorite vendors, to design a styled shoot around the spring blooms that came to life each May.

We let nature be our guide when selecting a color palette—bold pinks and bright whites with a hint of green. We also added some rich berry tones and lipstick shades to liven it up. We wanted to keep the look fresh and polished, but still feel very natural and organic.

While our bride and groom shared a private and romantic first look in between the rows of budding peach trees, flower girls clad in fluffy tutus were ready to welcome guests to the main event. Dinner was set just beyond the orchard so diners could take in the whole view of the flowering trees. Octavia and Brown provided the most unique vintage rentals, which included bold red folding chairs that popped against the pink trees and the most plush, pink settee. Mismatched vintage china from Borrowed, and the prettiest pink blooms from Blush Floral Design garnisheed the tabletop. Our paper details from Patti Murphy Designs brought in a beautiful, laid back watercolor print that helped tie everything together. We carried these detail throughout our entire story—including the sweetest custom sleeves for Hickory Hill’s signature cider doughnut treat!

Of course, no styled shoot would be complete without cake, and for that we had our good friend Maria Bruscino Sanchez of Sweet Maria’s on hand with her famous mouth-watering treats, including a three-tiered naked chocolate cake with coffee buttercream frosting!

Our models were well taken care of by Dana Bartone and Company and Simply Gorgeous by Erin. Chelsea of http://www.shopeverthine.com/ took care of dressing the ladies, while Valentino Tailors outfitted our groom in the most lux marsala suit coat that fit our color story perfectly!

We’re lucky to have had the amazing Anaise Prince there to capture it all! Scroll down to see more of her images from this beautiful shoot!

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From Event Coordinator, Kate Kudish: “Our venue prides itself on the rustic yet well-maintained landscape architecture and the charming farm aesthetic, including stone walls, natural wood fencing, and the classic American red barn and Ford tractor. With the option to bring in the vendors of your choice, you may design your ideal event around the ethereal natural beauty of 35 acres of rolling pastures, weeping willow trees and a heart-shaped pond.”

Vendor Credits:
Shoot Design: Libby and Diana of Jubilee Events
Location: Hickory Hill Orchard, Cheshire, CT
Photography: Anaise Prince Photography
Bride + Bridesmaid Fashion: Everthine Bridal Boutique
Floral Design: Blush Floral Design
Hair: Dana Bartone + Co.
Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
Cakes: Sweet Maria’s
Rentals: Borrowed
Octavia Brown
Stationery: Patti Murphy Designs
Menswear: Valentino Tailors
Flower Girls’ Tutus: Body Wrappers

As you know, we absolutely adore weddings but we also love to plan special events and parties for younger clients. Bar and Bat Mitzvahs can be some of the most exciting events for teens and their guests, so we recently decided to take on the challenge of creating an absolutely, over-the-top, party that would make any teen girl swoon. Naturally, we looked to her most coveted place for inspiration—her jewelry box. We brought to life an event that is youthful, fun and playful but is still sophisticated and grown up—after all this is the celebration of a girl’s coming of age. Big, bright, sparkly gemstones were the perfect way to celebrate this milestone achievement! After all, no girl—young or old—can resist precious gems!

The design for our story centers around a delicious, multi-colored Kate Spade necklace in brilliant shades of aquamarine, pink, bright lavender, yellow, ruby and emerald. I loved the colors right away because they were bright and youthful—a different take on traditional gem tones. We kept these colors consistent through the entire shoot by bringing them into fun details like the fashion, the lighting and custom bar panels.

We kept the décor witty and playful. A white sequin linen from La Tavola and over-sized floral gems created by Green Dahlia lent a fresh look to the table. Each placesetting was set with individual jewelry boxes that doubled as placecards and diamond-shaped menus designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery. Above the table, Ryan Designs hung five custom-painted chandeliers in eye-catching colors, inspired by the Kate Spade necklace, that helped make our dinner setting all the more fit for a group of girls.

Gem-inspired mocktails, like the Ruby Cooler and the Diamond Fizz, were served up at our Bauble Bar, which featured custom designed gem panels. In addition to refreshments, the girls were also invited to the bar to try on a little something sparkly to take home with them.

We also created a lounge area using beautiful iron daybeds from Ryan Designs and pink mylar letter balloons that spelled out the name of our guest of honor.

Finally, the sweet selection consisted of a stunning tiered cake from Erica O’Brien Cake Design, which featured handmade fondant gem and stud details, and divinely sinful gem shaped sugar cookies from Taste by Spellbound.

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Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck, Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Creative Direction: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events
Floral Design: Cat Epright, Green Dahlia
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the Shore
Paper: Nichole Michel, Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Cake: Erica O’Brien, Erica O’Brien Cake Design
Sweets: Miriam Hope, Taste by Spellbound
Beauty: dd Nickel
Hair: Jennie Kay Beauty
Rentals: La Tavola and Rentals Unlimited
Lighting, Bar and Day Beds: Ryan Designs
Location: Providence G Building, Providence, RI
Fashion Credits: Dresses: Lula Kate

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Top Five Oscar Party Ideas

posted by Libby February 20, 2014 0 comments

Who doesn’t love the Academy Awards? One of the most glamorous nights in Hollywood deserves to be celebrated with a lavish party. And Vanity Fair, one of my favorite magazines, usually does the best job at doing just that. So I looked to the magazine for some inspiration for throwing a party of my own. I love how using the magazine’s branding in the decor makes for a sophisticated look, while really letting the stars (and their gorgeous gowns) shine. Some of my favorite elements are the jaw-dropping step and repeat made of lush shrubbery and a photobooth for the stars. I think these would all make great additions to a party, and would be great spots for companies to emphasize their own branding at a corporate event. This can work for a smaller gathering, too. A simple color palette of black and white and crisp paper elements, such as menu cards and voting ballots, create a stylish and sophisticated look. No matter the scale of the event you plan, don’t forget the popcorn!

1. via Vanity Fair 2. via Twig & Thistle 3. via Prepfection 4. via A Piece of Toast 5. via Vanity Fair

Living in New England, you have to appreciate the winter weather. I know some of you reading this are saying, “Absolutely not! Get me to a beach and let’s not speak of this weather until it’s at least 65 degrees!” I love it, though! I find the snow to be so beautiful and serene. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Amee Farm and Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont, where I was surrounded by fresh powdered snow, foggy mountains to ski on, and all the inspiring details of winter. What a gorgeous location, too! Brides and grooms, look no further for the perfect setting for your big day. The hot chocolate and rustic fireplaces alone would make me run back instantly! Being there made everyone embrace winter, and not just the colder temperatures, but the feeling it creates.

No matter what age you are, the words “Snow Day” ignite a youthful feeling of no work and all play. Next time it snows, take advantage of it. Get into your pajamas, light the fire, and make a cup of hot cocoa, overflowing with marshmallows and whip cream. Watch the flakes fall or put on your snow boots and build a snowman and go sledding!

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If there’s one thing I love more than Christmas morning, it’s Christmas Eve!! Everything is covered in bright, pretty lights and everyone is in such high spirits. (Everyone who has finished their holiday shopping, that is!) It’s the perfect night to go all out and celebrate the year that’s coming to an end! And what better way to celebrate than with lots of glitter and gold metallics! I’m talking long, sparkly skirts paired with chunky, cable-knit sweaters and gigantic Christmas cracker pinatas. Perhaps my favorite idea — a confetti bar full of sparkle and glitter for guests to mix up and take home with them. Who says you have to save all the fun for New Years? Of course, you can’t forget a festive cocktail (make mine something sparkling!) and a plate of cookies for Santa. We’ve been very good this year!

1. via Small Fry Blog 2. via Martha Stewart 3. via Clara Persis 4. via The Confetti Bar 5. via Rue Magazine