Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Off White Wedding Dresses

Hello there!

So many times my brides debate whether they should wear a white gown or an off white one,. Often times they ask for my opinion and I tell them, "Let's go wedding dress shopping for that answer."  If you are a bride debating over the same issue, please continue to read.

Ancient Greeks wore white wedding dresses to symbolize purity, but wearing white on your wedding day didn't become popular until Anne of Brittany wore a white gown when she married XII in 1499.  Today many brides are choosing not to wear white; instead they are choosing gowns in off white and ivory.  Alot of  brides think that they want a white dress. But, when they begin to try them on they realize that white is not the easiest color to wear and they feel much more comfortable in shades of eggshell and cream.

What do you think?

Ketty G.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Newly Engaged? Here are some helpful tips.

Hello everyone,

I hope all my readers are doing well and getting ready for this year's wedding season which is almost upon us.  Here at Detail Diva Events we have been gearing up to make some wedding dreams come true this season so... yes, we have been super busy.  Plus, I have to admit that I've had writters block for a couple of months. Hopefully as the days get brighter and warmer so will my imagination to blog. 

I want to take this time to congratulate all the newly engaged couples.  I wish you all have a very happy wedding planning experience and remember these tips:

-  Stick to your budget and your timetable.

-  If you have decided to have some DIY projects, test drive them before making a final decision.  DIY projects can be very easy and some can be very tidious. If you can, I highly recommend that you don't leave them for the last minute.  If they can be done way in advance, then do them in advance. 

-  Remember that it's YOUR wedding and not the annual family reunion therefore you should have what your heart desires (DO keep it tasteful) and not what everyone else wants. DO listen to that special family member or friend that you feel is very important to you and you consider a wonderful source of information and inspiration.

-   VERY IMPORTANT... The party planner at the venue you have chosen will ONLY you with everything within the venue.  They will provide referrals to vendors whom they, for the most part, have worked with and are recommendable. Partly planners are great and yes they make your day SO much easier but...he/she will not run to your aid when you have a huge zit on your face the day before your wedding and take care of it or when you just cannot make up your mind on which wedding dress to go with or choosing and picking the best centerpieces that goes with your chosen theme therefore, having to pay a visit to the florist and assisting you.  If you want someone to help you make these descision and keep your budget and everything else on track, then you need to hire a WEDDING PLANNER.  Look for someone with a good background and great reference in your area.  Many planners offer different packages so see which one suits you best financially.  Make sure the wedding planner you choose has a great personality as you will be interacting alot with this person until wedding day. 

If you are having your wedding in the New York and New Jersey metro area you can send us a email at ketty@detaildivaevents.com for a free online estimate.  Just tell us where you are located, estimated amount of guests, estimated amount of the wedding budget and we will personalize a package for you within your budget. 

Well, I am looking forward to hearing from all you love birds out there!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays

Detail Diva Events would like to wish all our readers, friends, colleagues and fans a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Years 2011.

May 2011 bring to you all lots of love, joy and happiness but most of all great health!

Thank you for your support and loyalty!

Best Wishes,
Ketty Gonzalez & DDE Staff

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tamara and Peter's Wedding

Hello There!

October 10th was a beautiful fall day in New York and perfect weather for Tamara and Peter's 10/10/10 wedding.  This wedding was special to me for several reasons. First, was the fact that a dear friend to my sister was getting married.  I remember meeting Tamara at my sister's graduation and Tamara was sweet then and continues to be as sweet today.

The other reason was the fact that this music theme wedding was very challenging since on wedding day we literally moved to different boroughs of New York City.  The day started at a very nice hotel in Yonkers (not considered a borough) where Tamara was being pampered for her big day.  Once our beautiful bride was ready everyone headed to the Bronx where she would marry her Rocky (Peter is a huge Rocky fan) in a beautiful Catholic ceremony. Wedding pictures were then taken in Manhattan and reception immediately followed at Giando On The Water located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  They danced the night away under the stars with the gorgeous view of the Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

It was a pleasure working with Tamara and Peter, I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Daria and Xiomara for assisting me in making it all happen.  You ladies ROCK!  I want to also thank my favorite photographer Wilson Rodriguez whom I work closely with for taking the best pictures ever.  The following were taken by him and I am sure you will agree with me as to why he is my favorite. 

Until next time...

Ketty Gonzalez
Detail Diva Events

Saturday, April 24, 2010

So You Are Thinking Of A Purple & Gold Wedding Theme?

So you are thinking of a Gold and Purple wedding theme?  The first time I was approached with these colors as a wedding theme I thought Mardi Gras. I also thought it would be fun to play with these colors, this combination is fabulous and chic and at the same time very ECLECTIC just like the bride who is contemplating this combo for her wedding.  So of course, I went to work on this immediately so I too can contemplate and play with this color scheme.  Here are some inspirations I digged up from the internet to kind of rev up my creative juices.

So far this is what I have gathered... Hope you have enjoyed the pictures... 

A note to my October 10, 2010 bride... This is so doable! Let me know what you think!

Ketty G
Senior Coordinator / Owner
Detail Diva Events

Spending time with my family

TGIF to all my followers!  This week has been a much needed relaxed week for me.  On Monday I had the opportunity to attend a presentation / networking meeting in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, right off Delancey Street.  It had been years since I walked in that neighborhood.  I remember when my mother would take us there as kids to buy our winter coats.  We would go there atleast once a year and it was like planning a whole day event, how funny!  Ah...beautiful memories.

Well I attended this really unique vendor networking meeting at a theater called La Tea Theater where Cary Pereyra owner of The Little Glass Slipper was showcasing her floral designs. I was able to connect with other vendors who were also unique in their own ways and came home with some really yummy chocolates which were given to the quest as they arrived. 

After Monday's meeting, I made sure to not add anything to my calendar and spend some much needed time at home with my husband and my two children.  Wow, what a great week! 

Now I'm ready to for all the madness coming to me starting this following Monday.

Well, I'm wishing you all a very wonderful weekend!

Ketty G
Detail Diva Events

Now, come Monday I will start my madness all over again but like they say... "IT'S ALL GOOD!"

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Calling all New Jersey Brides!

Hello Ladies,

Here's a little FYI for all engaged couples living in New Jersey and the New York Tri-state area.

Bridal Showcase at The Bethwood, in Totowa NJ on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This spectacular one of a kind bridal event is the largest show in the state of New Jersey with three floors of luxurious grand ballrooms and over 100 exhibitors on display, giving today's bride-to-be the opportunity to plan her entire wedding and prepare for the future. Valuable gifts, special discounts and grand prize giveaways throughout the evening.

Enjoy live entertainment performances and a high energy runway fashion showcase choreographed to music, special effects, lighting and sound. Complimentary champagne, hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold food stations, wedding cake and coffee, bridal magazines and valet parking.

For more information click here

Have fun, share your thoughts with me....

Ketty Gonzalez