Monday, January 23, 2012

Up, Up and Away!

Here we go! A little sneak preview of our vignette for Indie Wed this weekend. You, too, will be able to take a photo this awesome.

Unfortunately, that is not my dog. Sweet little Louise belongs to Viviana and can frequently be found in her shop.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Come Fly with Us!

May I present... our inspiration board for the Inspired Creations Contest at Indie Wed! The real impetus was that top right photo of the hipster couple, floating in a hot air balloon. As our team assembled for the first time and began to unload their inspirational photos and notes, Renee and I immediately noticed that we had both visions of hot air balloons. Everyone agreed that this was a fabulous idea and here we are. I don't want to give too much more away as I hope to see some of you at Indie Wed.

I also want to say that we have added two amazing new companies to our line-up. Creative Cakes will be providing a bright and fluffy cake and a beautiful gown from Monirose. We're getting so excited!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

BHLDN Now Open in Chicago

Hey there, Gold Coast! Look what you are getting for Valentine's Day....

I am a sucker for Anthropologie, and so it follows that I love BHLDN. Would prefer that it was just Beholden... or maybe Equal Partners in Love Looking Awesome (EPLLA? Not as catchy). But, I do find it beautiful and inspirational. I look forward to visiting the store, now that they are in the best city in the world.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hooray! Inspired Creations Contest!

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I received a really wonderful surprise. Along with a small team of my favorite wedding friends, Pemberley Events was chosen to be part of the Inspired Creations Contest at Indie Wed! Indie Wed is wonderful wedding event with local, "indie" vendors. Its the Etsy of wedding events. My sister found her ceremony musician- the very talented Neil Dixon Smith- there last year. I wrote a few posts after the 2010 show on the blog after meeting some really fabulous artists. I am still obsessed with Small Objects and Layer Cake Shop.

Anywho, meet the very talented "Come Fly with Us" team!

Viviana from Petal Play Designs Viv has become our family florist, so I am a bit biased, but she rules. If you want your flowers to look unlike anything you have ever seen, if you want a florist who cares- passionately- about perfect decor, if you want to enjoy every vendor meeting, Viv is your woman. Oh, and I can't leave her shop without buying something awesome.

Rachel from Image Icon Photography Rachel will running what might be the coolest part of our booth... maybe, I'm not sure. Our booth is going to be pretty dang awesome. Rachel will be providing some awesome photography that you will be able to interactively enjoy. Aside from being our teammate, Rachel is an accomplished and savvy photographer.

Renee from 11 Eureka Boutique. In addition to running a well curated and adorable shop, Renee is an bottomless pit of creativity. She makes some super cool fascinators- which Viv sells in her shop. She also seems to have an endless supply of oddities and crafty supplies. During our meetings, Renee always comes up with the solution to a problem with "Oh! My Grandpa can make that" or "Oh! I just picked one of those up at a flea market." I really need to visit her garage.

I will introduce our inspiration board in the next post. I hope that you can join us at Indie Wed to see it in action!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hello, Pemberley!

Happy New Year!  After considering, deciding, overanalyzing, then acting- I have changed the name of my business. No one understood me at industry events when I would introduce myself. I felt like a teenager saying "I Heart" all the time... like I should follow that up with LOL! POS. IMHO I needed to make a change.

Although I love my name, my last name is regularly spelled incorrectly and I'm not an "Events by Natalie" kind of girl. If you aren't going to use your name, naming your business is a challenge. There are a million possibilities, yet every time I found one that I liked it had been taken by someone in Georgia. Pemberley crossed my mind after reading Pride and Prejudice for the 79th time. Pemberley is Mr. Darcy's amazing estate, where (spoiler alert... almost two hundred years post publication) he and Elizabeth go to live after their wedding. Romantic, personal to me and easy to spell. Done.

I have started re-working my site and I still have a lot to do, including adding photos from 2011 weddings. With Eloise starting preschool next week, I am hoping to be able to blog a bit more. 2012 is going to be an exciting year, with lots of loving couples and creative adventures. More on that later. I hope 2012 is treating you well!
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