Monday, December 3, 2012

The SoCo Events Blog Has Moved!

Not only have we JUST launched our new SoCo Events website, but our blog can now be found on our website as well!  Please check out our new website and blog HERE!  

xo, The SoCo Events Team

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Our Blogging Vacation!

Good morning everyone!  We will be on a week-long blogging vacation starting today.  We are finalizing the details for the launch of our new website and can't wait to update everyone next week!  Have a fabulous week!  xo

Thursday, October 18, 2012

SoCo Events Featured: Grace Ormonde Tabletop Design

I have been waiting to post this for some time now, and I am very excited to share that our tabletop design is featured in the current issue of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine!

Last winter, I was honored when the Grace Ormonde team contacted me to help coordinate their trip to DC.  I immediately put together lists of amazing venues here in our nation's capital that fit the Grace Ormonde style and got to work organizing.  

Once Grace chose the Anderson House and the St. Regis Hotel from my list, Amaryllis and I started the designing process.  
I hope you enjoy the end result as much as we do!

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors who put in a tremendous labor of love for this shoot

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Band Spotlight: Rhythm Collective

When a band is so wonderful, they need to be shared! 
A few weeks ago I was lucky to work with Rhythm Collective at my wedding in Nantucket.  The band from Elan Artists truly "wowed" me!  They not only packed the dance floor, but were great at reading the crowd and gave them exactly what they wanted! 

My favorite moment was when the sax, trumpet and tambourine players lead the New Orleans' traditional "second line" to the after party.  Pictures and videos of that to come soon!

Check out their video below!

By the way, Daniel, the band leader is amazing to work with and his version of "Pumped Up Kicks," may just be better than the original!

Monday, October 15, 2012

RECAP: Bridal Market Week NYC - Spring 2013

We were not able to make it up to New York City for Bridal Market Week to see the Spring 2013 Collections, but we found an amazing recap from the team at Solutions Bridal.  The Spring 2013 Collections are to die for!  We couldn't get enough of Rivini, Watters & Watters and (of course) Marchesa!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2013 Trend: Save the Date Style

 I am working with my 2013 brides on their Save the Dates, and several different styles have emerged. I have never had a specific "Save the Date Style," as I have two schools of thought...

I absolutely adore when the save the date is an introduction to the feel of the wedding and the first piece of a beautiful stationary suite.  On the other hand, I LOVE the idea of using the save the date as an opportunity to be fun and creative.  If there ever is a place to do something "cute" and "fun" within a formal wedding, the best place to do it is with your 'Save the Date! 

Love the motif that is carried throughout this Ceci New York stationary suite

The Save the Date here is fun, but still coordinates with the other pieces
Lehr and Black is known for their celebrity clientele and these stunning save the dates show why!

The flourish from above is seen again in the beautiful invitations

Now, onto the fun...

How cute would this be with a certain red soled shoe?!?
Such fun with a giant calendar!

Use your engagement session as a opportunity to get "the image" for your dave the date

I love how simple and sweet this save the date is.  Very clever!

What is your save the date style???

Monday, October 8, 2012

Nantucket Wedding Preview

We can't wait to share our amazing wedding weekend in Nantucket with you!  Here are a few photos from our trip to give you a taste of how beautiful Nantucket is in the fall.  The fabulous Justine Ungaro photographed this wedding and she was a dream to work with!  We will share her beautiful photos with you soon! 

 If you aren't already following us on Instagram, make sure to do so @SoCoEvents

Afternoon bike ride in Nantucket.


Amazing custom floral fabric chair sash by our team at SoCo Events!
Justine Ungaro showing the bride & groom how it's done!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pretty in Peplum!

Peplum, we see this trend everywhere!  It has moved it's way into bridal fashion and was all over the runway for the Spring 2013 bridal collections.  We are starting to see some fabulous gowns available for Fall 2012 weddings and we couldn't be happier!  

Peplum is not only trendy going into the Fall season, but it also does something that we love...hide a bit of belly bulge to make a smooth silhouette in your gown.  You can't go wrong with any of these dresses.  They are truly spectacular!

Tulle peplum and floral embroidery.Dress, Elizabeth Fillmore.
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Marchesa's silk-crepe gown is nipped at the waist, playing up an hourglass figure.Photo Credit:

Isaac Mizrahi Wedding Gown

Amsale Dress.  Photo Credit: firstVIEW

Carolina Herrera Photo Credit: firstVIEW

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Wedding Inspiration!

The weather is less humid, the temperature is dropping and Fall is right around the corner!  Fall happens to be my favorite season.  It stimulates the transition of florals, food and fashion to the more opulent, darker and savory side of mother nature.  There are so many ways to integrate the fall season into your wedding without having a wedding filled with pumpkins and acorns.  We have put together some ideas that will add memorable moments to your decor and menu.

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Floral centerpieces and bouquets!
Gold details in your decor. Photo credit:
Gilded Table Setting.  Photo Credit:


Signature cocktail: Spiced Pear Martini.  Photo credit:
Savory soup shots of the season.  Photo credit:

Add a Smores Bar to your reception!  Photo credit:

Passed candy apples. Photo credit:
Enjoy integrating the colors and flavors of the season into your wedding!

Monday, September 10, 2012

THE LWD: Little White Dress

More and more of my lovely brides are choosing to have a wardrobe change into a fun party dress fit for dancing!  These little dresses are making their way into after parties all over the wedding scene.  We think this is a trend that is here to stay! Not only does this make for a fab photo, it is actually functional for the dance floor and (dare I say it) something you could wear again!

You can go the couture route or off the rack.
The choices are endless, but here are a few of our faves...

You can never go wrong in Marchesa!!

Do you think recent bride, Blake Lively, wore an after party dress like this?!?

SoCo Event's bride Katie looked stunning in Monique Lhuillier

This Antonio Berardi embroidered number proves that you do not always have to go with white!
Theses LWD are off the rack and on SALE!!

Are you wearing a LWD on your wedding day?!?

{Photo Credits: 1-Marchesa, 2-Mademmoiselle Blake Lively, 3-Isacson Studios, 4- Fashionologie, 5&6-Saks Fifth Avenue}

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Queen of Etiquette Has New Wedding Rules!

There is no denying that Martha Stewart is the modern queen of etiquette.  We all know and love Emily Post, but Emily is not a fan of breaking traditional rules.  Martha, on the other hand, has no fear of going against the norm every once in a while, which is why we love her!  

I stumbled upon a great post on Martha's website the other day, "The New Wedding Rules" .  These "Rules" are something that we have always believed in at SoCo Events, but the fact that Martha was stating it to the world, makes all the difference.  Why?  Because people listen to her!  
Here's to being YOU at YOUR wedding!

Rule #1: You Don't Have to Wear White
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Rule #2: You Can Ask Anyone to Be in Your Party
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Rule #3: You Can Send Out a Handwritten Invitation
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Rule #4: You Can Have Any Stone in Any Setting
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Rule #5: Your Flowers and Your Favors Can Do Double Duty
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Rule #6: You Can Make Your Reception Venue Feel More Like a Home
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 Rule #7: You Can Serve Whatever You Want With Dessert
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