Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bridal Magazine Feature: Surprise Wedding!

Wedding planning can test your patience, and push you to your tipping point! You start off cool, calm and collected only to be burdened by the small stuff, and before you know it; bridezilla is birthed. So imagine getting engaged, and going into your entire wedding day completely blind to the details! Well that's exactly what newly weds; Tricia and John elected to do! They decided on a "Rustic-Glam" theme then let their wedding planner make all the final decisions right down to the color scheme!

Find out more about their unique love story, and their awesome wedding below:

Midwest bridal magazine; My Wedding.

Tricia & John's Story: When winning big in the lottery doesn't mean boat loads of cash, but meeting the love of your life!

Ribbon Backdrop, gold candlesticks, votives, and florals: Create A Scene

Wedding Details: When a self-proclaimed control freak lets go of the reins, and falls in love with every final detail!

Featured: Bouquets, headpieces, and pallet seating chart: Create A Scene
Napkins and White multi-cinch backdrop: I Do Events

First Reaction and pleasant surprises: When you say you want "Rustic Glam," and that's exactly what you get!

Featured: Closer view of Multi Cinch Backdrop: I Do Events
Gold Chiavari Chairs: Morton Rentals

Attention to Detail: Close up of guest tables

Featured: Gold bling runner and guava napkins: I Do Events
Florals and Centerpieces: Create A Scene

Venue: Waterhouse
Cocktail Table Linens and Cinch: I Do Events
Gold Centerpieces and Florals: Create A Scene

Could you let go of the reins, and let someone else do all the work? We just gave you a heart attack didn't we, lol. Sure; things could go totally wrong, but when you entrust in professionals to do the work, and allow them to work their magic then your big day could turn out to be even more than you imagine!

Happy Planning,

The I Do Events Team

Monday, November 14, 2016

Let us help you with Dinner...

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?! Let's face it; bringing a dish of cranberry sauce or dinner rolls to the party is a whole lot easier than getting your place all spiffy while being expected to provide the turkey with all the trimmings! While we can't do the housework for you we can certainly give you the tools necessary to help you make a lasting impression!

Featured: menu napkin fold, metallic pumpkin placeholders, and shabby chic charger plates.

You've dusted the china, spit shined the silver, and washed out your best wine glasses; now add some character to your table with different napkin fold styles, placeholders and charger plates.

Featured: Cranberry has been like the "It Girl" of the Color Wheel, so we decided to combine it with gold & crème crinkle linens to further accentuate an Autumn theme! Our Ruched Covers are great for older chairs that have taken a beating!

Plastic or paper table covers can cheapen the whole ambiance. Thanksgiving is a special occasion, and we know you want to wow your guests, so opt for quality table linens and chairs with lots of color & texture. Also; think outside the box, and experiment with different ways to cover your table!!

We know what you're thinking; this all looks pretty in theory, but you don't want to bother with trying to purchase all this stuff just for it to sit and collect dust the rest of the year! We've got you covered; you can rent our linens & centerpiece items just for the holidays! You can contact one of our locations for further information.

Happy Planning & Happy Thanksgiving!

The I Do Events Team

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Ring the Bells: It's almost a New Year!!

At the stroke of Midnight...
the wine glasses clink, the ball drops, the firecrackers go off, and you're coated in confetti as you jump for joy & share sweet kisses to invite the New Year!!

When was the last time you've done something like that?! Have you ever? No worries; you're definitely not alone! Most of us spend the night sipping on cheap bubbly, fighting the Zs, rubbing our swollen bellies full of holiday leftovers, and fighting unsolicited affection from the overgenerous dog whose all too happy to give sloppy seconds

Maybe it's time to change that! How can you be a new you when you don't even bring in the New Year right?!

Come to the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in East Peoria, IL for an unforgettable night full of grand views, delicious food, and awesome entertainment! Not convinced yet?! We've included some photos from the last couple years to jumpstart your excitement!!

Moulin Rouge/Paris Inspired Theme

Burlesque/Flapper Inspired Theme

Monday, November 7, 2016

Just a Taste of This & Just a Taste of That

So you got engaged to the love of your life! You've got your ring, your color scheme, and wedding date, but you soon find that that was the only easy part!!

You've been to all the expos, visited a number of venues, and quite frankly; you are already over it! We fully understand! When planning; sometimes it's best to just get a sneak preview then to try to do everything all at once. This is why I Do Events has partnered with Nelson's Catering, and other Midwest venues, to give you just a lil' taste of all our products and services!

Tastings are a great way to get a glimpse of how your big day could look. It's also a great opportunity to sneak in a date night with your fiance for a romantic night of good food & entertainment!

Check out some photos below for your viewing pleasure, and be sure to click on the provided links for more information on each vendor!

Happy Planning!

The I Do Events Team

*All Centerpieces at each tasting are provided by Create A Scene

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