Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some of our favorite venues feature royal ballrooms, architectural details, and grand entrances that every bride dreams of.  These spaces are fitting for elegant weddings and sophisticated corporate events.  But where do you host a blazing NASCAR inspired party?  Nowhere other than the Atlanta Motor Speedway,of course!  Our engines were running as we vigorously designed the race track with NASCAR themed decor and accessories.  The highlight of the evening was the arrival of former NASCAR driver, Richard Petty! Hey, who says that we can't work and have a little fun! Here are pictures from the evening showcasing our event design

Photo Courtesy:  PWP Studios

Thursday, December 8, 2011

YES Gives Back This Holiday Season

The reason for the season is often lost in the planning of parties, baking of pies, and shopping during the wee hours of the morning.  Your Event Solution took a moment last weekend to remember the real reason that we all should celebrate this holiday season.  We loaded our trucks, filled our tanks, and headed to the Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, to give back to the men and women of the 20th Operations Support Squadron.  YES donated a holiday reception on December 3 to those serving our country and their families!  Amazing Casino Events, a division of Your Event Solution, supplied interactive casino games, like blackjack and roulette, which entertained the guests all evening.  By the end of the night, it was sure that everyone had a fun and memorable time, and we were beyond ecstatic that we were able to say "Thank You" in our own special way. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Buffet Design Tips for Your Holiday Party

You’ve planned your theme, décor elements, even what you’ll be wearing to the holiday party that you're hosting.  You’ve passed your menu requests along to the caterers and all they need to do is set up the food before the party begins.  Wait.  Where will they be placing the food?  On a rectangular table adorned with white hotel linens?  Your kitchen counter?  The buffet set-up should not be neglected, but also be a significant part of the holiday party design. Here are a few tips that will help you create a buffet design that complements your holiday party decorations.  
 1  Use Food as a Décor Element.  When planning your menu, consider your theme.  Think about the colors and scents of the foods and use this as a starting point for designing your buffet.  Determine what can go on trays, in bowls, or freely sit on the table as part of the display, such as seasonal fruits and vegetables.
2  Use Natural Elements.  Designing your buffet table this holiday season can be  inexpensive.  Simple walk outside and gather pine cones, acorns, pine needles, holly tree leaves and berries, or other backyard gems.  Place these items in clear cylinder vases with water and a floating candle for a simple, yet elegant design. 
Pine needles and cranberries in cylinder vases. 

3  Alternate Heights and Sizes of Decor Displays.  To add visual interest to your buffet, use decor accessories of various heights and sizes.  This creates a dimensional design that is appealing and unique.   
4  Elevate Food and Decor Accessories With Objects.  Be creative and use objects other than buffet serving trays to display your food.  Elevate foods and decor accessories on boxes wrapped with Christmas wrapping paper, books, small wooden tables, or anything else that complements your holiday party event design. 
Buffet tables with a unique display of small wooden tables holding cylinder vases with floating candles.
5  Tie In Elements From Other Components of Your Event Design.  Drawing a blank when designing you buffet table?  Consider what other elements you've used in other aspects of the holiday party design and incorporate those things into your buffet table display.  Be sure that the elements do not clash or outshine other decor components, unless your buffet table is the focal point of the space. 
Photo Courtesy:  Cranberries and Pine Needles - Drawings in Motion

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rent Your Event Decor Items From Your Event Solution For Your Holiday Party

Now that Thanksgiving Day has passed us by, we are in full swing to prepare for the Christmas season.  For all of you holiday party planners, did you know that not only can we create a fun theme with a complementing décor design, provide entertainment, and embellish your tables and buffets, but most importantly, we can provide you with the necessary items for you to do it yourself! For all of you D.I.Y. fanatics, we offer our customers the option to rent linens, chair covers, sashes, vases, votives, candelabras, furniture, and more! Here are a few décor accessories that you can use for your upcoming holiday party!

Votives and Candles

Do you want to accent the event space with warm lighting to complete your design?  Consider adding votives around your centerpieces, along the bar, and on the buffets for a subtle lighting effect. 

Spandex Buffet Table Covers

Embellish ordinary buffet tables with a sophisticated spandex cover for a more appealing look.  Choose from a variety of colors to complement your theme! 

Entranceway Accessories

When designing your event, don’t forget about the entrance of your venue.  Your guests will be pleasantly surprised when they arrive and find that you’ve welcomed them with a grandiose entrance created with festive displays and florals or lanterns hanging from shepherd hooks on each side of the entranceway.  

Guests Lounge

After eating, drinking, and dancing, you would like to provide a space for your guests to sit and mingle.  Consider creating a lounge area for your guests to get off of their feet! Couches, chairs, banquettes, tables, and other furniture accessories are available for rent to create a lounge area at your holiday event. 

Linens and Chair Covers

A must-have for any event design are quality linens and chair covers.  Instantly, the design of the space is conformed by adding that sophisticated touch.  These are great for any holiday affair that will be serving dinner. 

Chargers and Napkins
An easy way to complete the design of your guests tables is by adding chargers and napkins.  These simple items add a dimension to your table design that would otherwise feel empty if they were not featured on the tables.  Great for holiday dinners! 

Let us know how we can help you complete your event planning list this holiday season!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Host a Casino Party with a Theme for Your Next Special Event

Casino themed parties are one of the most interactive events to host as your guests are engaged with gaming, music, and mingling! To take it up a notch, consider incorporating a theme into your party for an extra dose of fun! Themed parties, from the traditional Old Las Vegas style to sexy Speakeasy,  are creative themes to get your guests to join in the festivities of the night.

Below we are featuring a Western themed casino party that our team designed.  When planning the design of the event, we used our creativity to totally embrace the western theme.  This casual party was created with everything from the entranceway to the bar design in mind.  We loved that the client even asked that our dealers came dressed the part!

Decor elements included red, blue, and white tones embellished with Western decor accessories.  The DJ booth was adorned with a checkered red and white linen with a denim overlay.  The DJ even participated by wearing Western attire! The wooden bar was decorated with wooden wagon wheels and a suspended wooden sign that read "Deadwood Saloon." The entranceway and stair display included decor elements such as bales of hay, blooming florals positioned in cowboy boots, and wooden barrels.

So the next time that you consider hosting a casino themed party, do not stop there!  Consider a fun theme to surprise your guests! For more casino theme ideas, visit Amazing Casino Events' website, a division of Your Event Solution. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

How to Host a Winning Event by Infusing an Interactive Casino Theme

Looking to bring more excitement to your year-end events?  Have you thought about incorporating the number one interactive party theme into your holiday and Christmas celebrations?  Casino parties have evolved from the traditional Old Vegas theme and are now more exciting! Poker nights are now enhanced with an interactive DJ, electric lighting, and modern decor.  And the party theme ideas are limitless!

Infuse trendy event decor into your next casino party.  Incorporate a fun theme to intensify the fun.  Heighten your guest's experience with this interactive entertainment factor.  Party for a cause to raise funds for your favorite charity. 

Amazing Casino Events (ACE), a division of Your Event Solution, is here to help you take your next party from the ordinary to extraordinary.  We specialize in authentic casino gaming , including Blackjack, Craps, Texas Hold'Em, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Slot Machines, & Money Wheels. For your modern day guests, we can also set up video game stations for even more interactive fun! 

ACE is getting a face-lift at this time and will update you with our new look once it's completed.  Stay tuned for updates on this development by clicking the LIKE button on ACE's Facebook Page! Visit our blog very soon for more on how to incorporate a casino theme into your next party! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Real Brides: A Special Thank You

Tiffany, one of our recent brides, shared this lovely message with us! 
"Tiffany & the YES team did an AMAZING job setting up for my wedding....Stunning...The decor was perfect, the lighting was out of this world, and the florals were beautiful....And Derek (DJ) did great job keeping the party going!  I cannot wait to post pics for all too see....THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!"
The Bride having fun before the ceremony with beautiful bouquets in hand!

The Bride and Groom exchange "I Do's" at the chiffon draped arch framed with lush florals.

The kid's table was a hit!

Trends From Bridal Fashion Week to Incorporate into Your Wedding Design

From the bridal shows featured at the  Couture: Bridal Fashion Week, the world discovered the latest bridal fashion from the most popular designers in the the bridal industry, for the upcoming seasons.  Although we didn't attend, we stayed abreast of all the latest coverage from this past weekend at this high fashion event in New York!

When we meet with our bride's to discuss their wedding designs, we always ask if they've chosen their dress.  Usually they have, or they have a pretty good idea of the style that want.  Believe it or not, this helps us with their event design! Why?  Because their dress tells us about their personality and their taste in design, additional to the hundreds of cutouts that they bring in to us.   Bridal Fashion Week  played this same role! Not only have we seen several gowns across the web that we adore but instead of critiquing the gowns from a fashion  aspect, we reflected on them from an event designer point of view.  We are here to tell you how trends from these modish gowns can be incorporated into your wedding design.  

Monday, October 10, 2011

Event Design Inspiration: Nautical Themed Events

As you enjoy your day off in observation of Columbus Day, check out our  inspiration board of event designs and decor ideas with nautical elements inspired by today's holiday!

Images:  Boat WheelMap Table NumbersNautical Wedding Cake / Vintage Oil Lamps / Nautical LoungeMap Wine Chest / Seashells and Candles Centerpiece / Fish Net Tablescape / Spices in Burlap / Map Wrapped Gift

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meet Our Team: An Interview With Our Wedding Specialist

We are so honored to be featured in Lake Lanier's  Legacy Wedding magazine, 2011 Edition!  Tiffany Lindner, Wedding Specialist with Your Event Solution,  was featured in the resort's wedding themed publication, where she shares with the world her passion and inspirations for designing magical weddings.  Tiffany does a great job as the ringleader of our wedding design team, helping couples plan their dream wedding!  Learn more about Tiffany here in this interview!

 Also, check out wedding pictures here created by Tiffany and our team!  

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Event Spotlight: A Shabby Chic Backyard Garden Theme

Are you planning the details of your next unique event?  You're probably considering what type of flowers you will feature on the guests tables, the number of linens you will need, and even if they should be satin or pintuck? These are all details that you should be addressing, but here is a question to ponder.  Have you considered the design of every aspect of the event space?  The guests entrance?  The DJ booth?  The buffet, dessert, and beverage stations?  All of these areas, and more, are part of the event that should not be left out when planning.  It is important to consider every aspect of the event so that the design is unified throughout the entire space and presents a completed look.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Real Weddings: A Purple Touch

The pure simplicity of this wedding design was enhanced with vibrant purple tones! Fresh florals featuring roses, peonies, and hydrangeas enhanced the ceremony and reception space.  Sparkling chandeliers and elegant chiffon draping adorned the ceiling of the outdoor pavilion.  Every design detail was implemented with the charming personalities of the bride and groom in mind!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Do It Yourself Event Design: Engagement Party

Planning a summer brunch, corporate party, or any other special event, that you are decorating yourself? Your Event Solution has everything you need to create the design that you envision for your special event!

Our crafty client, Veronica, rented event decor items from us and created this beautiful clean, organic design for an outdoor engagement party!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Planning an Outdoor Wedding? Prepare for Unpredictable Weather and Challenges

Engaged couples planning an outdoor wedding and reception are aware of the uncontrollable weather conditions that may occur, which has been evident here in Georgia as of late. Sometimes, the visions of a beautiful outdoor wedding comes to life, while other times Mother Nature takes her course. In this case, Mother Nature had the upper hand.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Five Tips for Celebrating Your Fourth of July Indoors When Bad Weather Strikes

Celebrating the Fourth of July is the epitome of outdoor fun for Americans.  We pull out the grills, dress the patio tables with red and white checkered tablecloths, play fun games, and watch lively fireworks!  Unfortunately, today's weather report for Atlanta predicts a chance of rain.  So what do we do when the weather threatens to dampen our outdoor fun?!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Real Weddings: Alice in Wonderland

We're overjoyed when a bride and groom comes to us with out-of-the-box wedding ideas.  The Alice in Wonderland themed wedding desired by our nontraditional couple, was fun and eccentric.  Our bride and groom envisioned a wedding immersed with whimsical decor, bright colors, and fresh florals.  Your Event Solution created a surreal experience for our newly married couple and their guests!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Florals for Any Dad

Father's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to say  "I love you!" than with flowers! Yes, that's right; they aren't only for Mom! We've created three distinct designs featuring florals to inspire your design for your father, husband, or any special man in your life this Father's Day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Episode Recap: HGTV'd

Our team at Your Event Solution are always looking for new inspiration and ways to stay ahead of the design curve. Often, we catch some of our favorite TV shows that feature useful design ideas and tips. One of our current favorites is HGTV’s latest series, HGTV’d, which premiered June 6. Have you watched any of the episodes? Last night we tuned into the second episode and are now determined to catch some of the others.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Event Design Inspiration: What Unusual Things Inspire You?

A few days ago one of our team member's visited the local farmers market to grab a few things for dinner.  Not only did she leave with ingredients for a tasty meal, but also inspiration for future event design projects.  This is testament of how inspiration can stream from anywhere!  When we meet with our clients to discuss their ideas for their special events, sources of inspiration are always revealed.  Everything from a quilt dressed on the bed of a bride's best friend to a party scene from a client's favorite movie,  has served as a source of inspiration for past events that YES has designed.  In this case,  a few unusual fruit and vegetables aroused our creative appetite.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Modern Atlanta 2011 is a Must Attend Event for Creative Designers

We're always happy when organizations bring BOLD events to Atlanta, such as Modern Atlanta 2011 DESIGN IS HUMAN. Modern Atlanta (MA) has planned a week of celebratory events highlighting the art of cutting-edge design and the HUMAN connection associated with it. MA was created to explore an array of disciplines of individuals and businesses that offer products and services inspired by innovative design. MA's primary focus is to bring attention to products and services from a variety of scopes, such as architecture, event, fashion, and interior design (just to name a few) that commonly promote and inspire social responsibility with their forward-thinking practices. This week is for individuals in any specialty that appreciates creative, innovative influences and developments. MA has a diverse group of activities planned through June 12, 2011, that will bring together a versatile congregation of individuals and ground-breaking ideas. To learn more about MA and the events planned this week, visit MA's website here.

Are you attending any Modern Atlanta events this week?  Be sure to leave comments on our blog or visit us on Facebook  to tell us about all the event buzz!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Alternatives to the Tangled Themed Sky Lanterns

Disney's Tangled is a favorite amongst  kids of all ages, parents, and even brides! YES has received several requests from brides-to-be looking to incorporate the ever so popular sky lanterns from the movie sensation into their wedding day. This decor element, also known as wish lanterns, are paper lanterns that contain a small candle, which once lit, heats the air in the lantern and causes it to rise. Although very beautiful when they are illuminated in the sky, we're not  huge fans of the sky lanterns because of their potential environmental hazards. We love to accommodate our brides with their requests, so here are a few alternatives that we suggest that are just as effective and charming as the release of the sky lanterns. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Event Spotlight: AT&T Dolphin Tales Opening Reception

The Your Event Solution team celebrated the opening of Atlanta's newest attraction at the Georgia Aquarium.  The two-night event was attended by special guests in celebration of the opening of the AT&T Dolphin Tales.  Wednesday night's celebration was accompanied by Atlanta's top meeting planners who received a first glimpse of the new attraction.   Thursday's night reception was attended by 1200 VIP guests including Mayor Kasim Reed, major partners and clients,  and local area business professionals.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted during the final night's celebration. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Real Weddings: Romantic Afternoon Wedding at Chateau Elan

The Your Event Solution team started their spring off right at a beautiful wedding this past Saturday.

Melissa, Doug and Annie made their family complete this past weekend with a sweet and romantic intimate wedding. With their closest friends and family by their side Melissa and Doug were wed in an afternoon wedding at Chateau Elan.

Event Spotlight: Bridal Show at Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier Island

It was made clear that wedding season is here and off to a great start as the Your Event Solution's team recently attended the Bridal Show at the Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier Islands.  Brides (along with grooms, moms, dads, and in-laws!) were present with both excitement and nervousness…and many questions and concerns.   The YES team was there to answer all questions, give assurance, and bring comfort with our own style and grace.  And speaking of style, Your Event Solution's design team crafted a beautiful estate table to present to the soon-to-be-married couples.  Our design was a great hit with an eclectic shabby chic design!