Spring Showers {Bridal Showers That Is!}

Posted by jwimer on May 17, 2013


You’re excited to “shower” the bride with love, good wishes and gifts as she prepares for married life, but you’re daunted by the planning? Follow my favorite tips for a great planning experience:

1. To Theme or Not to Theme

One of the most important decisions of your planning process will be whether to utilize a theme or not. Consider the bride and her tastes, as well as any quirky or fun aspects within the bride and groom’s history together that could make the event unique. This first step in planning then guides the location you choose, the décor, food served and so much more to create a cohesive setting. Top trend shower themes: Sex in the City, an activity shower {think cooking lessons or floral arranging} and Vineyard Wine Tasting.

2. An Event All its Own

Because the bride may have multiple showers and pre-wedding events, I always suggest creating an event plan that is all its own and does not duplicate any of the color schemes or aspects of the wedding or reception. It will be a fresh and unique memory for the guest of honor.

3. Make Room For the Groom

You’ve heard it said a lot, “It’s his day too!” and well, it is. So consider a trendy couples shower in the form of a unisex cocktail or dinner party, or at least invite and welcome the man of the hour to appear at the event to express his thankfulness and gratitude to the guests.

4. Consider the Gifts

The very nature of a shower is to help set the couple up for their new life together. When creating your event plan, don’t forget to consider the gifts. While bath towels and hand mixers are necessary components of newlywed life, if the bride and groom are already prepared in these areas, consider suggesting a gift giving theme that will better meet their needs. Top trends right now in shower gift giving: a money tree, gift card showers, and honeymoon funding websites.

5. Gaming

Some brides dread them, and others embrace them with relish, so it’s a role of the dice whether to incorporate shower games at the event or not. Consider if they fit the theme you have chosen, if they fit the “style” of your bride, and if they lend to the atmosphere of the event you have planned. If so, have fun with them! If not, it is quite acceptable to forgo this tradition!


Designing For Your Wedding Food

Posted by jwimer on Apr 23, 2013

We spend a lot of time planning the perfect flowers, the just-right invitation, the gorgeous glam gown, and the oh-so-trendy entertainment…so one of my best pieces of advice to our clients that want a complete and unified aesthetic is…don’t forget to design your food or appetizer stations too! A little bit of attention in this area goes a long way to making the food experience even more WOW on your wedding day!

Catering: JPC Event Group
Florals/Props: GARNISH Event Design {a division of JPC Event Group}

For the Love of Color!

Posted by jwimer on Apr 12, 2013

We love colorful weddings at JPC Event Group–straight. up. love. them.  It sets the tone for a lively time; a big bright celebration of love. Here’s an inspiration board to inspire your wedding color scheme:

When we first met Laura and Alex they were hoping to take a rustic park lodge and turn it into their dream wedding venue.  We were up for the challenge, and so it began. Concept boards were created, linen swatches were sourced, meetings and meetings and more meetings took place, and in the end, we took one person’s love of modern romance and married it to the other person’s love of rustic.

Engagement photography is one of my favorite pre-wedding elements to celebrate the bride and groom -to-be.  It is a chance to reflect interests, hobbies, or favorite activities together, as well as create an indelible memory.  In this barn inspired engagement shoot by Sarah Winkler Photography, styled by JPC Event Group, clients Monica and Mark enjoyed the outdoors in a rustic barn setting on a crisp Fall day.  My thoroughbreds  Murphy and Ariel made a guest appearance, and certainly didn’t complain about the quantity of apple slices present!  While Monica and Mark now have some AWESOME memories and some straw in their clothes too!