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Let’s start with a simple question, “How are you doing?” 

There was a time when we could politely ask and expect an incidental “fine” reply but times have changed. In the blink of an eye, life as we knew it has been forever altered and we are now in uncharted territory. The simple pleasures of a night out at a restaurant, grocery shopping or even visits to grandparents’ house are now either restricted or well planned activities with guidelines we must follow to keep each other safe.  Quarantine is no longer just in the movies but rather an everyday part of life. And every greeting carries meaning. So honestly, “How are you doing?” We hope you are holding up well.

At Park Ave, although we have had to make adjustments, we are still planning various occasions and modifying others. We are moving meetings and events in anticipation of what may be an extended period of time especially considering changing city and state updates regarding quarantine and stay-home restrictions. 

Prior to the onset of this epidemic, one of my brides had scheduled a gown fitting for the end of March to align with her busy work schedule that included a lot of travel. The gown was being made by a local seamstress. When rumblings started about COVID-19 and companies began to caution travel, I immediately reached out to my bride and the seamstress to see if there was any way to move that appointment up. I just had a feeling. Whether you believe in luck or grace,  we were able to get the bride measured and bridal gown materials ordered and RECEIVED from New York prior to the store having to close due to the pandemic. Our joy came in the form of smiles on the face of the bride.

Right now, we are busy moving corporate and non-profit events to later dates and so grateful that our corporate partners are postponing rather than canceling.  Some of our nonprofit clients are opting for online auctions. Sidenote: We manage those too! We are monitoring proceeds from these online auctions and keeping our clients informed.  Clients, in turn, are able to directly communicate with their supporters the goal and how close they are to reaching the goal.

Additionally, we still have a few dates open for fall 2020 and early 2021 brides. Together, with our trusted vendor partners – who are all rock stars by the way – we are here to help you make your dreams come true whether you are rescheduling, renewing or replacing prior plans. We’re here for you! 

If we can help from the comforts of our home we’d love to help save your event. 

xoxo Hester

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Romantic Dinner Proposal Ideas

Romantic Dinner Proposal

Our fall wedding season is in high gear, but engagement season is right around the corner. We want to share with you some creative wedding proposal ideas and must do’s for an epic wedding proposal. A few years ago it was all the rage to have a flash mob engagement.  That trend has lost its fizzle and couples are going back to more classic and timeless ways to propose. Here are a few that we like.

Proposal Ideas

We now love to share with our friends and family the major events in our lives on various social media sites. Going viral is just the icing on the cake. Tickle your Social Media fancy with some of these unique and innovative proposal ideas:

There is always something magical about seeing Marry Me? written in the clouds. Some of the oldies but goodies favorite proposal ideas include:

  • First Date Location
  • Romantic Dinner
  • Pet Proposal
  • Sky Writing

Are there any fun places or things that you love to do as a couple? If you’re outdoor enthusiast, propose on one of your favorite hiking trails. Look into these ideas as a way to make your proposal for your special someone more personal. She will love how much you’ve taken her interests to heart. #CoupleGoals

  • Hiking Trail
  • Game Night
  • Sports Event
  • Exotic Travel Destination

Exotic Travel Destination Proposal Ideas

Exotic Travel Destination

Must DO’s

Now that we’ve given you some ideas on how to propose, here are some Must Do’s to make that proposal epic. 

  1. Ask the parents . . . Get the family & friends involved (major points for speaking with her BESTIE beforehand)
  2. Get the perfect ring
  3. Make it personal . . . know your fiancé’s style.. do something unique to your relationship.
  4. Get it on camera, whether by a photographer or videographer – This is the start your story together. So document it.
  5. Make sure her nails are done

Whether you want to go big or keep it simple, any of these ideas will show the woman in your life how much you care and love her and make your proposal extraordinary. Remember the things you both love and the elements of your relationship that make it amazing and you can’t go wrong. Make it Epic!

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We are thrilled to announce that Park Avenue Events is giving away two tickets to Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party for March 6, 2016 in Chicago! Over 100 of the finest wedding vendors, expert speakers, and bridal fashions will be on display for you to enjoy.

Expert advice will be shared by top industry pros including Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings along with Alaina Kacsmarski, founder of The Everygirl.  Mix and mingle with the city’s top wedding vendors while sipping champagne and enjoying scrumptious sweets.

To Enter To Win: Email Us at hester@parkavenue-events.com with the subject “Martha Stewart Wedding Party”.

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We had such a fun time at the “Your Wedding Experience” event presented by David Tutera and were thrilled to partner with the fabulous gentlemen from Messieurs Swank.  Thank you to all those who took the time to stop by our booth, we enjoyed getting to know each of you.

Julie Anne Photography, LLC

Julie Anne Photography, LLC

 

We were so excited to meet David Tutera and grab a quick photo together. We also had the pleasure of running into legendary Cake Boss, Bobby Valastro.

Julie Anne Photography, LLC

Julie Anne Photography, LLC

 

We rounded out the afternoon by running into Josh Murray ex-fiance to Bachelorette’s Andi Dorfman.  This was our second chase meeting :-).

Julie Anne Photography, LLC

Julie Anne Photography, LLC

 

A special thank you to I Do Linens for the gorgeous linens and The Perfect Stem Event Design for the amazing flower arrangement.  We raffled off the floral piece and the lucky winner, Rachel DeReus, took it home with her.

Julie Anne Photography, LLC

Julie Anne Photography, LLC

 

All Photos Courtesy of Julie Anne Photography, LLC

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home-david-and-bride-2-715x417Come plan your wedding with us at Your Wedding Experience – Presented by David Tutera​ in Atlanta on Sunday, June 14th. This Atlanta wedding show give you the opportunity to meet 100 + wedding professionals approved by David Tutera who are committed to helping you plan your special day. Make connections, be inspired, collect ideas, and save time and money in the process – this is Your Wedding Experience. For more information click here.

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