Month February 2015

Meet Bridget, Our new Intern!

Pollyanna Events has hired its first intern!! Meet Bridget Nerich! She is pretty awesome, to say the least.

It all started last summer when we got super busy and knew if we survived, we would definitely need to think about getting an intern to help out. Fast forward a bit, and well..we did it!

We met Bridget and thought she would be the perfect fit to our team. Bridget grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Georgetown. After that, she decided to attend college in Connecticut. She missed DC too much and ended up coming back after college. Who wouldn’t miss DC?! Her current job at Lord and Taylor gives her expertise in fashion merchandising and styling. Also, her other job as Brand Consultant at Choquette affords her great public relations experience. Bridget recently found herself getting super excited about planning events for Lord and Taylor and really wanted to get more into the event planning industry. Luckily, she found us! Bridget is a super sweet, outgoing, high energy kind of person, just what we need at Pollyanna Events! She is very excited to be able to use her creative thoughts to help bring our clients’ visions to life. In her free time she enjoys soccer, shopping, organizing, and anything to do with the beach. Wow, another person that likes to organize, it must be fate.

Let’s Welcome Bridget to our team!!

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District Bliss | DIY Projects in the Making

With District Bliss‘ engaged couples social right around the corner, we are starting the week off with a bang! For this moodboard Monday we are sharing some of the projects we have been working on for our social this Thursday. If you have been following our social media, you have probably seen some of our sneak peeks!
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We are uber excited to meet all of the newly engaged couples at our event and can’t wait to show off the transformed space! The private room at City Tap House will be dressed for a wedding event with custom made details and decorated with some of our vendors’ items. We can not wait to show it off, shower our guests with gifts, and cheers with a fabulous signature drink!

Like we mentioned above, we have been super busy working on our projects and are excited for you to see it all together. But for now, you get to see the items in the making.

For those of you who have not bought your tickets yet, you can get them on Eventbrite! We are excited to help you plan your wedding.


Looking for just the right color

More color mixing…

Working on fonts + color together

Cutting the menus

Making menu holders…don’t try this at home

Painting the holders to match our peacock color scheme

Place cards
place cards

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District Bliss Couples Social – Participating Vendors!

About a month ago we introduced our participating vendors for our upcoming couples social. Now, we are one week away from our event and we wanted to swing back around and give another shoutout to our amazing vendors! We carefully picked a very talented group of wedding vendors that are based out of DC, VA, and MD. They all love what they do, are dedicated to their jobs, and strive to make your wedding planning process stress-free and your wedding a long lasting memory. That is what we do; we help you to plan that one perfect day that you have been waiting for your entire life. We are here to make your dreams come true. Below you will find all of our participating vendors’ information (florist, letterpress/design, gift baskets, photo booth, venue, planner, photographer, and wedding website). Please check out their websites and follow them on social media to stay up to date on their projects.

To see the vendors’ work and meet our one featured vendor, make sure you buy tickets to next week’s event! You can buy tickets on Eventbrite. The link is below. We are looking forward to meeting all you engaged couples!!

Engaged couples that have not bought your tickets yet, you can get them here!

Alright, now let’s get to our fabulous vendors!

Featured Vendor | Capital Society
The lead designer of Capital Society, Shelli, will be present at our social. She is a very talented letterpress/designer. She can take any idea and turn it into something amazing! So, if you are in need of invitations, custom stamps, bridesmaid gifts, drink stirs, coasters, or really anything else check her out! Be sure to follow her on social media to stay up to date on her latest projects!
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Participating Vendors
Highway to Hill – Fabulous florist in DC! Need I say more… Jo, the lead florist is super nice, easy to work with and can make some bad ass flower arrangements. Big or small, she’s got you covered. Be sure to check out her work if you haven’t already. And don’t forget to follow her on social media to stay up to date on her latest projects!
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Marigold & Grey – Wedding welcome gifts! The owner and lead creator Jamie is freaking fabulous! I have been looking for a company that creates welcome bags in the area and came across Marigold & Grey and was so excited. They take making welcome bags for your guests to a new level. She has thought of everything and it’s awesome! You have to check her out if you are in need of any sort of welcome bag/gift bag/swag bag. Also, be sure to follow her on social media because her photos are amazing. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Pixilated Photo Booth – Best photo booth around! Forget the huge boxy photo booths, they are all about open air booths. They design and created all of their boxes and they are freaking awesome! They are so easy to work with, very reliable and so fun to be around. Follow them on social media! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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Photos from the Harty – My partner in crime and a very talented photographer based in DC. She is super fun to be around, great personality and will turn any frown upside down. Check her out if you need any wedding photos, engagement photos, family photos, or anything else, she does it all! Follow her on social media!
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City Tap House – The venue of which our social will be held at. This venue is a unique, rustic, open space that provides an outdoor space as well. It incorporates a lot of warm colors and has some brick accents. It is the perfect space located in the city with pretty much a clean slate for not a lot of money, which can be hard to find! Follow them on social media to stay up to date on their events! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Bridal Bellhop – Bridal Bellhop is an awesome website for engaged couples designed to help you be connected to wedding vendors that fit you and your dream wedding. If you are planning your wedding you definitely need to check it out! Be sure to follow them on social media too!
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and US!
Photo by Documentary Associates

We love all of our vendors and can not thank them enough. This would not be possible without any of you!!

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Wedding Wednesday | Seating Charts

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So our title pretty much gives it away. Today we are tackling one of the well known stresses of planning a wedding, the seating chart. In this post we are going to address the fact that yes, seating charts are not the most fun, but we will explore ways to make this process a little easier! After reading, you will have some inspirational ideas to brighten your spirits. So let’s get started!

First, let’s begin with the fact that when it comes time you have to do your seating chart the only thing you want to do it put it off. We all know that you can’t do the seating chart until the RSVPs are in. We also know that sometimes guests like to procrastinate about RSVPing. So now it’s getting down to the wire and you have a hundred other things on your list, and still need to tackle the seating chart. Yup, that sounds about right. So first thing’s first, grab a glass of wine…just kidding, kind of. Work on the seating chart portion for your guests that you absolutely know will be attending. Focus on what you can do and go from there. I feel like it is always easiest to start with the family tables.

Next, we need to address how we can make this painful process a little less painful. I mean the entire wedding process is supposed to be fun, right? Alright, like I stated above, start with the tables you know you can do. Another idea to keep things organized would be to start temporarily assigning people on small sticky notes to the tables which are marked with index cards. That way, when guests continue to RSVP late, all you have to do is throw away their sticky note or swap them to another index card. Then once it comes down to finishing your actual seating chart, the one that will be displayed at your wedding, it won’t take you very long to transfer over the information. Also, if you are at a stopping point and waiting for those last RSVP’s to come in, rather than feeling stressed or discouraged, start channeling that energy to making your actual seating chart. For example, maybe you are doing a chalkboard sign. Start making the chalkboard or painting the frame and decide whether you will have any decorations on the chalkboard besides everyone’s names and table numbers. If you do these things, I promise you will feel more accomplished and one step closer to crossing another thing of your to do list.

Lastly, the inspirational photos! Below we have some ideas of seating charts and fun displays. We have ideas for all types of weddings. Check them out and let us know what you think! For more ideas check out our Pinterest page.

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Until next time!

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