Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The New Website Has Launched

Emily Clarke Events is growing and so has our website!

We have moved website locations. The new Emily Clarke Events website allows easy navigation between Clarke Creative, Pipsqueak, and our weddings. Check out our party photo galleries, sample invitations, and blog posts for examples and inspiration at http://emilyclarkeevents.com!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Announcing Pipsqueak Party Planner


Emily Clarke & Company are excited to announce the launch of a new division of the company - Pipsqueak Party Planner!

Specializing in children's events, our team will make your child's big day one to remember and allow you to finally enjoy the day with your loved ones!



To celebrate our launch we are sharing photos from this incredible Carnival Birthday in Dallas, TX.










This sweet little girl celebrated the big 3 in style with family and friends.

Guests were treated to "fair food" like corn dogs, french fries, and funnel cakes!
As well as delicious cake shaped like the big top and cupcakes that rode a carousel!



The kids were able to play carnival games like Ring Toss and the Duck Pond!
Complete with prizes!




Along with face painting and balloon animals, as a special surprise for the birthday girl Micki the Monkey came to entertain everyone!




In a spin on the grown up photo booth trend, kids were able to play dress up while our good friend Andrea Polito snapped pictures!
Parents were able to go online and order pictures of their children from Andrea's website!



And as a final take away kids could make their own treat bags at the candy bar!




Special Thanks To:

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pony Creek Rehearsal




We'd like to give you a look inside one of our favorite locations, Pony Creek Ranch!
Check out this beautifully rustic rehearsal dinner we did recently!



This venue allowed us to bring together a perfect ambiance of rustic elegance.








There are some joys that only come with the outdoors! - See our friend who came to check things out!





Guests were transported on these cool safari buses!





Special Thanks To:
Andrea Polito
Pony Creek Ranch


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rebecca + Clark




Rebecca and Clark's Abilene wedding was the picture of simple elegance.
This sweet bride is as beautiful inside as she is out, and the couple has such a pure love for each other.
Their day was truly a family event! All the way down to the precious handmade dresses by Nana!
(Such a darling touch!)


This event was all in the details! Sweet and stunning floral, heirlooms, beautiful print, and darling embroidered gifts are just a few of the special touches in this wedding!












Embroidered wraps made a perfect gift for this chilly day, and this embroidered handkerchief was a sweet momento for Mom's "Happy Tears.



This beautiful program is one of our favorites we've done, and perfectly suited the wedding!


Friends and Family celebrated the couples marriage at The Grace Museum - where there was dinner in the ballroom and dancing in the courtyard. It was a joyful evening of love and laughter for all.



A table of family wedding photos was set up where guests could write love letters for the happy couple.




And guests were treated to a yummy dessert bar full of take away treats!





A Special Thanks To:

Dessert Bar: Emily Clarke Event
Caterer: Perini Ranch


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hair-spiration

Summer Brides - check out our picks for inspiration when choosing your own hairstyle on your big day!

For summer we are loving loose and low up-dos!
This will look beautiful with any veil, and stay put through the reception!




Incorporate a braid! They aren't just for your middle school picture with pig tails!



Make the reception headband trend your own by adding something special instead, such as your grandmother's brooch!





Thursday, April 5, 2012

White HOT!

Easter is near and as the Bride To Be it is your right to start wearing white every chance you get! 
With all of those showers coming up we decided to choose some of our favorite white dresses for the season! Whether your style is classic, etherial, or trendy the bridal white trend has something for you!

For the Classic Bride:

We are loving any kind of lace or tailored dresses for our classic brides!



For the Etherial Bride:

Think flowing fabrics and maxi dresses for this bride!



For the Trendier Bride:

Any of the above go for this bride! Add in cutouts, embellishments, and strong lines to the mix as well!




You can find all of these styles and more at ShopBop or Cusp!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Wedding Day Necessities

While your planner should have all the necessary essentials in case of emergency (i.e. safety pins, deodorant, tide pen, etc.) there are things that you may want to consider having as well!


That photographer will be following you all morning, so don't you want to be sure you and your bridesmaids are photo ready? No sloppy clothes for you! Why not coordinate something that will be comfortable and won't risk messing up anyone's hair or makeup. There's always the traditional robes if you're staying put while getting ready, but for bridal parties who may be traveling in between appointments or want something different why not try this:


Monogrammed oversized shirts are easy to remove, comfortable, and different! The Bride may wear a white one monogrammed in her wedding colors, while the bridesmaids may wear blue or a wedding color complementing! Including the date on the sleeve is a sweet touch. This is an entirely appropriate option to wear in public with shorts and sandals or even jeans! And the best part is they make great sleep shirts for everyone!

Your bridesmaids will also be toting around their clothes, shoes, makeup and accessories all day long from place to place. Why not include a monogrammed tote for their essentials. This prevents extra attention to a bunch of large random bags, and looks coordinated. Refer to our previous post on gifts here: http://www.emilyclarkeandcompanyblog.com/2012/01/carryin-your-love-with-me.html
or try some of these options:



Lastly, once everyone gets their bridesmaid dresses in the same room you'd be surprised how similar they start to look! So as a last favor include one of these simple satin plush hangers with a tag tied to it matching the wedding print with each Bridesmaids name on it. 

This one from Pioneer Linens retails for about $4!


Present these essentials at the Bridal Brunch or Luncheon the day before/of the wedding and everyone, including you, will be set for your big day!