Monster Bash – Owen’s First Birthday Party – 05.31.14

Event : 1st Birthday Party
Theme : Monster Bash

Guests of Honor : Mr. Owen
Event Date : May 31st, 2014
Hosts : Beth & Frank (Parent’s of the little man)
Location : The Family’s Home in Aurora, CO

What We’ll Never Forget :
>AED helped with Decor Design & Day Of Coordination for Frank & Beth’s wedding. Since then, I’ve become close friends with Beth and was so happy to help with Owen’s 1st birthday party!
>All of our craft days at the Kinney’s house – Owen was a big helper!!
>Walking into the party and seeing all the decorations we worked so hard on set up and everyone enjoying.
>Little Owen managing a smile or two even though he wasn’t feeling well on his big day.
>Looking at all of the pictures in our window frames of Owen’s first year of life. What a cutie!
>Owen playing drums on his smash cake with a big, plastic spoon.
>Owen’s suspenders and his bow tie. Priceless!

See more pictures from the party here.

10592986_687419035959_333953518124418516_nThis monster was the inspiration for the party and all the decorations.

10616461_687418382269_1016237091624325319_nThe handsome birthday boy!

1610790_687418836359_1286725110339556282_nThe big O-N-E

10620828_687419105819_4842489248648555759_nPictures of Owen throughout his first year of life
filled our vintage window frames.

10616078_687419544939_5200326881649530424_nGuests were encouraged to color the monsters
that lined the kitchen buffet.

10472780_687418971089_7967889483156023395_n10522612_687418821389_336166463231253339_nThe little guests stuck their faces in the mouths of
these monsters to pose for a photo.

10427212_687418996039_582056215533172750_nThe birthday cake was perfect!
Made by Bake My Day

10612740_687419001029_7743351145093596287_nMonster cake pops by Smash Cake Creations

Thank you to Adam & Eve Photography for capturing Owen’s party.

Click here to see more pictures from the party.

From A Distance – Dettorre Wedding – 06.30.13

With her fiance in another state and a job that required constant travel, Gina needed some help planning her wedding. She hired Ansley Event Design for our ‘Right By Your Side’ package and got a dedicated amount of hours per month for help.

AED helped Gina & Jay find several of their vendors, we designed their wedding collateral (invitations, place cards, table numbers, etc.), we worked with them on decor and helped keep the couple on track with the planning of their big day.

The wedding took place at The Manor House on a beautiful day in June. We weren’t there that day to coordinate, but Jess Robertson Photography shared the beautiful pictures with us so we could still ‘experience’ it. And, from the smiles on their faces, the way they looked at each other and the laughter they shared, I could tell that Gina & Jay’s wedding day was everything they hoped for and more.

With Gina’s busy schedule and Jay being out of town, we had several phone meetings and I quickly learned that Jay & Gina had a unique, unconditional love for each other and for life. I could always tell by the light in their voices that this couple was not only ready for their dream wedding, but for their dream marriage.

Congratulations Jay & Gina on your happily ever after!

A huge thank you to Jess Robertson Photography for sharing these beautiful pictures with us! Through your pictures, I feel like I was able to enjoy the day alongside this wonderful couple. To see more pictures from this wedding, click here.

Dettorre_Ceremony0020The adorable Flower Girl & Ring Bearer prepared for the bride.

Dettorre_Ceremony0076Dettorre_BrideGroom0038View More: http://jessrobertson.pass.us/ginajayThe bride’s beautiful bouquet by Abloom.

View More: http://jessrobertson.pass.us/ginajayDettorre_Details0025View More: http://jessrobertson.pass.us/ginajayThe couple shared their first dance in the tent at The Manor House.

View More: http://jessrobertson.pass.us/ginajayThe table numbers were designed with love by AED to match the invitations, programs and other wedding collateral we put together.

View More: http://jessrobertson.pass.us/ginajayThe Bundt Shoppe prepared a beautiful bundt cake for cutting and mini bundts for guests to enjoy.

View More: http://jessrobertson.pass.us/ginajay View More: http://jessrobertson.pass.us/ginajayAnd they’re off to enjoy their life together.

Words from our client: “Ansley Event Design was an absolute pleasure to work with! As a professional with a busy travel schedule, I needed some assistance in maximizing my time with all the wedding planning. Sarah was able to provide me with just the right amount of guidance and help I needed, ensuring I pulled off a great wedding in four months. I would definitely trust her with any type of detail or event!” ~Gina (Bride)

Click here to see more pictures of this wedding.

The team that helped make the day so beautiful:
Wedding Planning : Ansley Event Design
Venue & Caterer : The Manor House
Cake & Mini Bundts : The Bundt Shoppe
Photographer : Jess Robertson Photography
Florist : Abloom

Don’t Go Empty-Handed – Host Gifts

Whether you are attending a Christmas Party, a New Year’s Eve Bash or your family has welcomed you into their home for the holidays – do not go empty-handed. Surprise your hosts with a special gift that proves you spent time thinking about what to get them.

Don’t have the time? Here’s some ideas:

Chatterblocks® – Give the gift of words – Your hosts will love these letter blocks and they’ll be able to create sayings/phrases and use them as part of their décor for every party they host from now on.

Click here to buy Chatterblocks®.

Flirty Aprons – Every good hostess needs one – Dress up your hostess with a stylish apron so she can protect her party outfit.

Click here to make a purchase from Flirty Aprons.

Breakfast in a Basket – Your hosts will be up long after you leave – Make breakfast easy with this fun and delicious homemade gift.

This basket includes homemade banana bread, honey butter, coffee and a kitchen towel.
Click here
to see DIY instructions.

Jessica Rust Designs – Spoil them with personalized dishes – Put your hosts’ initials on these birch tree dishes and they’ll be pleased that they get to use them for future parties.

Buy Jessica Rust Design dishes by clicking here.

Kaufmann Mercantile – For the hosts with kids – Get a special message engraved on the swing and hand this gift over for days of fun with the kiddos.

Click here to buy a cedar wood rope swing.

Anista Designs – Unique and perfect note cards -  These elegant, distressed note cards are great for the hosts who like to stay in touch. Who knows, you may even get a thank you note on one of the cards for such a perfect gift.

Buy the Wish Dandelion Vintage Notecards by clicking here.

L.L. Bean – Get your hosts cozy – After a long day/night of hosting a party, they’ll want nothing more than to slip their feet into a cozy pair of slippers – so give them some.

Click here to buy a pair from L.L. Bean.

We hope we’ve helped. Have a very, happy holiday and enjoy the time with your loved ones!