Serendipity Trunk Show

We had the pleasure of hosting the Serendipity Bridal salon at our north store on Sunday, October 1st. There were a TON of beautiful dresses to choose from, all of them bridesmaid, cocktail or formal attire, and they were all just a $25 donation to the Red Cross!

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The event went from 11am-3pm at our Research Boulevard location. We had light bites and mimosas from Gourmet Gals (and that alone made our day) for people to munch on while they were trying on their gorgeous finds.

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We had pipe and drape set up in what is normally our meeting room for makeshift dressing rooms. In the room next to that was a stage with a giant mirror so that guests could step out and get the full effect of their ensemble.

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We love doing events like these and want to thank everyone who participated by helping out or by coming and shopping. Stay tuned for our trunk show announcement for next year!

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Red Shoe Luncheon

Every year, the Ronald McDonald House hosts their Red Shoe Luncheon. Premiere’s owner, Delores Crum, is a big proponent of RMHC and always sponsors a table to this event. We often invite some of our clients and team members to attend the event. This year, we had team members from Pearl Events, Townsely Designs, Wild Onion Ranch and Garden Grove present as a few of our table guests.

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It was a lovely afternoon at Brazos Hall. We were greeted at the door by members of the RMHC team and told which table at which we would be sitting. As we made our way through the room to our table, we were greeted by 2 Dine 4 who were passing out glasses of bubbly for attendees.

Tables were set up throughout the room with white pinwheel linens that added some texture to the room. Red iridescent crush napkins hung beneath the Batch Austin red shoe cookie and the program for the day. Fiori gold flatware was perfectly paired with the gold chiavari chairs. Lunch was served on the Abigail china.

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Guests were given the first 30-45 minutes to mingle and walk around the venue. We were given raffle tickets to drop them for a chance to win a pair of red shoes. Delores even won a pair this year!

Kendra Scott had their own table set up where guests could purchase jewelry directly from the ladies. 20% of the sales from the event went straight to Ronald McDonald House charities as well!

Guests were asked to take their seat as Liz Hocker took the stage and welcomed everyone to the event. 2 Dine 4 served a de-LICIOUS southwest chicken salad and bread rolls and jalapeno corn bread with butter. As we were eating our meals, Carolyn Schwartz, the CEO and Kim Rose, the Board President, took the stage to go over the Ronald McDonald Charities of Cenral Texas Programs.

Afterwards, we were shown the RMHC mission video. If you weren’t crying from that, the Janda family took the stage and really pulled at your heart strings. The Janda family is a family who has used the RMHC services for the little baby girl. They shared their experience and their testimony on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas and spoke to just how important what they do is to families around Central Texas.

After we finished our salads, plates were cleared and fresh fruit with whipped cream was served in a martini glass. At this point, Tala Matchett and Liz Hocker talked to all of us about the future of RMHC and how they need continuous support from the community to continue doing what they’re doing.

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Raffle winners were then announced and the afternoon come to a close. On our way out we were given a red velvet flavored Nothing Bundt cake, which was to die for!

We so look forward to this event every year and love being able to share it with our friends and clients. If you haven’t already, please consider donating (time or money) to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas so that they can continue helping our friends, family and neighbors.

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Event sponsors include: Hoar Construction, Texas Capital Bank, Batch, Brazos Hall, Dynamic Reprographics, Kendra Scott, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Premier Parking, Premiere Events, Twin Liquors, Nordstrom and Urbanstems.

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Make a Difference with your Big Day

Weddings are filled with love, flowers, food and joy. Thankfully there are a multitude of options to extend the love beyond the day and make an impact for others in need. Here are just a few options for you to consider in giving back after your wedding.

The Flowers – the beautiful fresh flowers used during wedding ceremonies and receptions often go to waste after their use. However, you can extend the life of these arrangements by donating them to a nursing home, hospice, or hospital to help lift the spirit of the residents. There are non-profit organizations, such as Floranthropy, that are established to help assist in flower donations. For a small fee to cover the cost of logistics, they will pick up the arrangements after the event and ensure their successful delivery. You can also talk to your floral designer ahead of time as they may have prior experience in coordinating post-event donations.

The Food – you may have the ability to donate food left over after your wedding. While most food banks and food distribution programs often only accept donations of new, prepackaged or canned foods, some homeless shelters and even animal rescue centers may be willing to take your extras. If you are using a professional caterer ask if they have donated before and they may already have a relationship set up for this purpose!

The Dress – while this may indeed be the most sentimental item from your special day it may also have the most impact if you choose to donate it. One option is to donate your dress to an organization such as Angel Wings of Lake Travis. This group of ladies takes the fabric from the donated wedding dresses to make burial gowns to give to families who have experienced the unimaginable loss of their infants. It is a beautiful way to ease their grieving pains by wrapping their angels in love as they are laid to rest. Other options for dress donation include: Wish Upon a Wedding, providing wedding attire to terminally ill brides and grooms aiding in the celebration of their love; Brides Across America,  providing dresses to women who are first responders or a part of the military and experiencing financial hardship. However you choose to donate, know that you are making a very special and powerful impact for the life and love of another.

These are just a few ways to give back during your wedding, but a little creativity and a lot of heart can go a long way in making a difference in the life of those who need love the most.

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Dessert Options for Your Wedding

There’s nothing better than seeing a big beautiful cake standing tall when you walk into a wedding reception, or is there? These days more and more couples are opting out of the traditional tiered wedding cake in favor of offering their guests different options and expanded choices. 

One of the more innovative trends we are seeing in weddings over the past few years are is couples offering dessert style bars for their receptions. This gives guests the opportunity to sample multiple bite sized sweets. Most guests want something sweet to end the night off, but a big piece of cake is just too much for them. Having the option to “just have a bite” is perfect!

Here are some great wedding dessert bar ideas if you are looking to optimize your sweet treat options:

Donut Bar:

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Cookie Bar:

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Pie Bar:

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Mini Dessert Bar:

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Cupcake Bar:

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Ice Cream Bar:

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Like the idea of a dessert bar, but still want those cake cutting pictures? You can do both by ordering a top tier (6” in diameter) for the cake cutting tradition and then save that cake for you and your partner to enjoy later. Your guests won’t mind forgoing cake to enjoy all the bite sized goodies you are offering!

No matter what you decide to do, just have fun with it, because that is what sweets are all about!

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September 2017 Bridal Extravaganza

Did you know…. The Bridal Extravaganza is right around the corner? Happening THIS SUNDAY, September 10th from 12-5pm.

Are you a new bride or groom? Event planner or events vendor in Austin? Perhaps you’re someone’s maid or matron of honor, or bridesmaid? Do you need to light a fire under the bride or help give some inspiration? If any of these fit, you definitely want to sign up and get tickets for the Bridal Extravaganza.

Located at Palmer Events Center this time, the tri-annual Austin Wedding Guide’s Bridal Extravaganza conveniently places all the vendors you could possibility want (and those you would have never thought you wanted, but you do) under one roof.

We at Premiere Events absolutely love participating in this one-of-a-kind event, and do so at every Bridal Extravaganza.

What’s not to like? You have venues, photographers, florists, caterers, dresses and suits, rentals (but we know there’s only one wedding rental shop that’s perfect for you, right? :P) and so much more all in ONE place.

Brides and grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, family and friends can spend the day walking around chatting with various vendors and sampling some DELICIOUS food from some of Austin’s finest caterers.

You might be thinking, “This sounds perfect and I definitely want to sign up, but how do I get my significant other away from NFL Redzone to go meet some of Austin’s best wedding vendors?” Easy. We can answer that for you. They have a bar fully stocked for all of your adult beverage needs. You can walk around meeting these amazing vendors all while sipping on a mimosa or a beer. Just set your fantasy line up early and keep up with the scores on that handy-dandy mobile device. I mean, it doesn’t get much better.

If you’re considering going, or perhaps you’re on the fence on whether it’s worth it, we can help out with that, too. GO! You will not regret it. Quite a few vendors will be running specials that you wouldn’t get otherwise so you could end up saving money in the wedding budget. Didn’t think you would have room leftover to spend on an open bar? Go to the Bridal Extravaganza and you just might!

Be sure to come by the Premiere Events booth and say “hello” to your favorite rental team while you’re there. We’ll be giving out our own little incentive to work with Premiere for the people who come by to see us. You definitely don’t want to miss out on that!

To get tickets, parking information or directions to the Palmer Events Center you can visit the Austin Wedding Guide’s website by following this link: https://austinweddings.com/AusBE/

We can’t wait to meet you!

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Helping with Hurricane Harvey

We are changing gears and blogging about something a little different than we normally do, but something we feel is incredibly important for people to know. Our hearts and minds are with the victims and areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The Red Cross states that Hurricane Harvey is the “most deadly and devastating hurricane forecast to strike {the} U.S. in over a decade.” I know we have all been watching the news and weather carefully to see how this has affected those around us. Many of us have family and friends in the areas that have experienced the most devastation.

So, what can we do? With the devastation the hurricane has created across Texas, a lot of people are wanting to jump in and help but don’t know where to start or what to do. We are here to give you some ideas of how you can help your fellow Texans in the aftermath of Harvey.

Donate:

There are quite a few notable charities that you can donate to, whether it be big or small, it all makes a difference. Here are just a few that will help directly with victims of Hurricane Harvey:

The Red Cross

  • Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation
  • Call 1-800-REDCROSS to donate over the phone, or
  • Go online to http://www.redcross.org to donate through their website

United Way Flood Relief Fund

  • Text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate

The Salvation Army

Donate Blood

Visit one of your local blood banks to donate blood the Hurricane Harvey victims. Find one near you by visiting https://weareblood.org/donate-blood/donation-locations/ or by simply googling, “blood banks near me.”

A few things to keep in mind when looking to donate to the victims- always check on the charity to make sure your money is going where you want it to, a little background check never did any harm. Cash is generally more helpful than donating and sending supplies. While supplies are needed, it takes days for items to show up and you may have to pay customs fees depending on from where you are sending. Cash donations are practically instantaneous and can be allocated to places they are needed most.

Donate Your Time

If you can and are able, volunteering with any of the above charities, or any other you find and feel exceptionally connected to, is always good.

Donate through HEB

HEB has decided to donate $100,000 to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If you’d like to add to that donation, you can, just by shopping at an HEB. You can add a donation of $1, $3, or $5 to your grocery bill to help those affected by the hurricane. Simply add it on to your bill when you are checking out. HEB has also sent disaster relief trucks to areas affected to help the people in that area. Way to go, HEB.

Provide Accommodations to Evacuees

There are quite a few shelters that have popped up around Texas to help those who have been displaced or who have lost their homes. With the rain continuing, and water levels rising consistently, if you have the space and can open your home to those who have lost theirs, providing shelter will be greatly appreciated to those who need it.

Foster an Animal

With so many families displaced by the storm, a lot of their animals have been displaced as well. Austin Pets Alive! and other local shelters have received animals from the coastal and surrounding areas to save as many animals as possible. If you are able, fostering, or even adopting, a pet from the shelter can potentially save even more lives. Getting an animal out of the shelter opens room for another one to come in from areas that have been affected. Stop by APA! or Austin Animal Center to see how you can help.

Of course, this is just a starting point if you need some direction of just how you can help out those affected. There are plenty of other charities you can donate to or volunteer with if you feel so inclined.

 

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New Products at Premiere

Summertime means “slow season” (ha! Does it ever actually slow down in Austin?), which also means it’s time for us to acquire new products and show them off to all of you. We’ve been working hard on beefing up our inventory and also adding to it, so that we are prepared for all of the upcoming fall wants!

With that said, we’ve got some new inventory up on our website that we thought we’d go ahead and share with you! These are just a few of the newly added items, the rest can be found by visiting http://www.premiereeventsonline.com.

So, without further ado, here is what’s new at Premiere:

Cake and Pastry Display:

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Square Embossed Porcelain Dessert Tray, 3 Tier, $15.00

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3 Tier Butterfly Dessert Garden Tray, $15.00

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3 Piece Antique Glass Dessert Tray $15.00

Event Decor:

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Rustic Arbor (Small or Large Options), $125.00-$295.00

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White Bird Case, $6.00- $12.00

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Grapevine Balls with Lights $25.00- $35.00

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Bubble Candle Sticks, $1.00- $3.00

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Black Paned Lanterns, $6.00- $12.00

Event Furniture:

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Chateau Chair, $75.00

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Chateau Loveseat, $275.00

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Lucite Grecian End Table. $145.00

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Mirror Coffee Table, $165.00

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Rectangle Coffee Table, $145.00

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White Leather Coffee Table, $110.00

China:

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Casablanca Salad Plate, $0.95

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Tara Salad Plate, $0.95

Flatware: 

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Silverplate King James, $0.55

Linens:

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Blue Batik, $34.95

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Stained Glass, $29.95- $34.95

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Marble, $34.95

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Mocha Luxury Bark, $39.95

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Sharon, $34.95- $44.95

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