Wedding Show Recap!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

On Saturday, I was one of nearly 40 vendors at the 1st Annual South King County Wedding Show at Highline Community College.

I was lucky enough to have two of my vendors work with me in providing materials to make my booth one of the best at the show.

Thank you to Linda and Barbara at The Wedding and Event Showroom in Tukwila for providing my tables and chairs, draping, linens and centerpieces.

Also, thanks to Jerri at Tacoma's Sweet Treats & Design for the awesome Candy Buffet, which was a big hit with the brides.

Vendor Spotlight: AK Graphics

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Starting this month, I will be featuring my favorite vendors and to kick-it-off is Allison Kincaid of AK Graphics!

Why did you start AK Graphics?

AK: Where do I begin... I am very fortunate to have a career I absolutely love! I began AK Graphics as an outlet to merge my loves of graphic design, couture fashion and "all things wedding". I am so honored when a bride chooses my designs to be a part of her special day. I truly look forward to coming to the office everyday and being able to have the freedom to be able to artistically express myself.

What do you love about weddings and helping brides?

AK: Another hard question, I really and truly love everything about weddings....... but my passion is in using unique designs to create unforgettable wedding stationery. I try my best to connect with all of my brides on a very personal level. I am more than willing to help out and give advice in anyway that I can~ whether invitation-related or not. I talk to brides all day every day and enjoy every second of it!

Some general advice I tend to pass on to all of my brides is that they are supposed to be having fun! Friends, family and vendors are here to eliminate stress so the brides can focus on what really matters. It can be easy to get caught up in all of the planning and busy work and forget to enjoy this special time. We're here to do the work so you don't have to!

What makes AK Graphics stand out from the rest?

AK: The important invitation/stationery suggestion I always give to my brides is express yourself! You only get married once, choose an invitation style that you absolutely love that sets the tone for your event. This being said, I am also very sensitive of the wedding budget. I can offer beautiful save the dates and invitations without "breaking the bank".

Whether you envision modern and contemporary, or elegant and traditional- AK Graphics has a design to fit any style and budget. They should be a reflection of you; my highly competitive prices make this a possibility without limitations.

Contact information:
Allison Kincaid, Owner
AK Graphics
107 South Grand Avenue
Pullman, WA 99163-2805

p: 509.432.3760

Become a fan on facebook: join the AK Graphics page!

Here are some samples of AK Graphics porfolio:

2010 Pantone Color of the Year

Sunday, February 7, 2010
(Photo credit: and all images from the Knot)

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Pantone has announced that the 2010 Color of the Year is Turquoise.

According to Pantone, "combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.

Why hire Elegant Affairs?

Saturday, February 6, 2010
In the past, many have thought that hiring an event planner was an extravagance only meant for the elite. After all, why spend money for something you could “do yourself?” Today, however, times have changed. The costs and complexity of planning any event, but most especially weddings, have many people turning to an event planner. An event professional not only saves time and emotional stress, but it can actually save money.

This is how Elegant Affairs can help you. We believe in making your vision come true no matter what budget you have. From locating the perfect vendors to dealing with all of the details leading up to your special event, our aim is for you and your guests to have fun and to make your event something that people will still be talking about five years later.

We realize that everyone’s needs and visions are different. That’s why we listen to you! We custom design your event to fit your needs, style and budget. For example, you may find along the way that with your busy schedule, and never ending commitments, you don’t have the time, and you need Elegant Affairs to step in and assist you with partial planning, planning for the rehearsal and dinner, researching specific information for you, or full wedding/event planning. We’re here for you – however you need us.

Elegant Affairs is a different type of event planning company. We connect with our clients on a personal, individual basis. This connection allows us to truly understand your vision for your event, and once we understand your vision – we figure out how to make it a reality. At Elegant Affairs, your ideas are important to us, and we listen to YOU. When you choose Elegant Affairs Events, you’ll be able to make intelligent, educated and informed decisions throughout the entire process – and at the end, you’ll have the event you’ve dreamed about.

What Elegant Affairs can do for you:
•Help create a realistic budget
•Devise an event/wedding master plan that maps out all the little details
•Find the best florists, photographers, DJs, in your price range
•Read over all of your vendor contracts
•Create a timeline that tells everyone involved in the planning process - vendors, members of the wedding party and families - when to do what and how to actually stick to that schedule
•Coordinate with the photographer, florist, musicians and caterer/banquet manager to determine realistic set-up times and when they should arrive
•Manage the wedding day/event, supervise vendors, handle emergencies and sooth nerves
•Serve as your spokesperson, conveying your every whim and desire to vendors or family members when you just can't deal with doing it yourself

Free Wedding Show

Friday, February 5, 2010

Highline Community College is hosting the 1st Annual South King County Wedding Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 13, 2010. The event is free.

The show is being held in Building 8 in the school's student union building.

Participating Vendors
Chartwell's Catering
Coat Check Complete
Elegant Affairs
Grand Event Rental
Highline Community College
Marine View Florist
MeMe & Company
Memories in Motion
Mick Kelly's Catering
Music De-Lite Wedding DJs
Ryan Moss Photgraphy
South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine
The Wedding Bell
Travel Leaders
Wedding and Event Magazine

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