I figured on this rainy day in the city, it would be a good time to take a break from my other work and write a blog post! As you probably know, I usually focus on weddings but still love it when I get the chance to work on events such as birthdays, graduation parties, showers, you name it.
For today’s blog I wanted to share a birthday party from the summer that did. Although I love meeting new clients and creating fabulous events for them, I also enjoy putting together fun parties for friends and family. Oh yes, I’m not off the hook when it comes to a family celebration. I am usually the one that everyone turns to which is totally fine by me, because I love doing it!
The best part about smaller events is that usually my clients give me the freedom to do what I want. I love it when I can put my creative thinking cap on and go to town…however…in this particular case the party was for my husband and he had everything he wanted already planned in his head. I must be rubbing off on him 🙂 With my husband turning the big 3-0 I wanted his birthday to be perfect. So I asked him three simple questions: “If you had to choose a location, theme, and someone you would really want to be with on you birthday, what would you choose?” His response was to be expected…”At our place, Irish, my father and brother.” The first thing I thought was, well that’s good because I already planned all of those things HAHA! His actual birthday fell on a Thursday so I had planned for guests to arrive each day leading up to Saturday so he wouldn’t be expecting a big party come Saturday. It was a success! He was very surprised and had a blast with all of his family and friends. Unfortunately, I may of set the bar too high for him for when he has to plan my 30th 🙂 I hope you enjoy the photos as much as we did. Speaking of photos, they were taken by the very talented Sara Alepin of Photos from the Harty, she rocks!
2014 has been a big year for Pollyanna Events. We have been working on so many projects and have been sharing our adventures with all of you as they happen, so we hope you have enjoyed them as much as we have! From maintaining a growing wedding planning business, to opening our own Etsy shop, to styled shoots, and changing our packages to help satisfy our passion for DIY projects, we have been busy bees! In addition to all of this awesomeness, we have been in the works with another fabulous vendor in the wedding industry, Sara Alepin of Photos from the Harty. Over several months of planning at local coffee shops around DC and enjoying many happy hours throughout each week (I know…it’s a hard life), we bring you District Bliss!
District Bliss is a new business venture created by the aforementioned two Sara(H)’s: the very talented Sara Alepin of Photos from the Harty, and the founder, me (duh), the fabulous wedding planner. We have come together to bring you a new take on vendor socials in the great city of DC. Each of our socials will be held at the unique spot, Silo, in Chinatown! The Silo staff is super excited to work with us and will be giving us extended happy hour deals, a designated space at the bar, and more. We couldn’t be more excited to catch up with our favorite wedding and event vendors – and of course meet new vendors! We plan to have five District Bliss socials a year and each of these socials will be held on a Thursday. As each event gets closer, we will make a Eventbrite invite and post it on all of our social media outlets, so keep an eye out. Tickets will be limited, first come, first serve!
We are very excited and hope to see you at our first District Bliss social on October 23, 2014. Ticket are now on sale (FOR FREE)!!!
For today’s Wedding Wednesday we are bringing you another one of our summer weddings! We are so excited to share these beautiful pictures by Freed Photography.
This quaint wedding took place at Kentlands Mansion in Maryland. The ceremony happened right on the beautiful grounds and then everyone headed inside the historical mansion for cocktail hour and dinner. Right before we started the ceremony it started to rain and the couple was so anxious to “officially” be with each other, they figured why not, let’s do this in the rain! As soon as the bride began walking across the grounds, the rain immediately cleared up. It was as if I snapped my fingers and the rain stopped! I’d like to think I had something to do with the rain stopping when I wanted it to. As you can probably guess, the remainder of the evening was flawless. The couple was in good hands with all of the wonderful vendors that helped me put together this lovely wedding. And the couple? They were fabulous! I couldn’t of asked for a more loving and caring pair. Moreover, this couple was highly organized, and for those of you that know me, you know I have a “type A” personality, so I give anyone props if they can be more organized than me!
A big thanks to all the vendors that helped me run another successful wedding and best of luck to the phenomenal couple!!
We are starting the day off with a little brain storming. Although we have multiple projects in the making, we are working on a styled shoot coming this Fall! We have so many ideas I’m not sure if we can use them all for one shoot…fingers crossed… because we can’t nix any of our ideas, they’re too good 🙂 We will be working with some great vendors and we can’t wait!
For those of you who don’t know, we are huge fans of Fall; the cool weather, pretty leaves, and endless amounts of pumpkin-everything in the local cafes. I mean who doesn’t love Fall!? We are only eight days into September (not even technically Fall 🙂 ) and I have already had ten pumpkin spice lattes.Ten! Yes, that would mean I have had more than one a day. Alright, I digress, back to our styled shoot! Today we are giving you a little taste of our image in today’s moodboard. I can only imagine you will be as obsessed as we are with these ideas!