Venue: Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

What a beautiful venue!  If you are looking for a venue that has charm and boasts a ton of Art Deco Charm then this is the venue for you! Not only that - looking for an after party location! They've got it! An adult sized slide, pool table, ping pong and bowling!

Call us! We'll help you book it!

Live Wedding Painting

This is just something that I love and if you can fit it into your budget - you will love it too! If you are considering this as an option you will need to make sure that the artist has access to the venue (fully decorated!) at least 3 hours in advance!  This way they can paint the backgrounds and get set up before hand.

Then during your ceremony they are painting the you, your groom and the people that you love.  Here are some samples from WedOnCanvas.com

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How beautiful!!

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Venue: Noah's Event Center Mocksville

Let's just say for being located in an industrial park, Noah's is pretty cool!  I LOVE the chairs! No chair covers needed, I love the fact that they have ceiling options and that the floors are hard wood.  I love the bride and groom getting ready rooms!  The event area's are cute, but tight for both the ceremony and reception area.  I wouldn't put more than 150 guests in there, but the venue says 200+.  I prefer to have room for my wedding guests to walk between tables and make visiting and meeting new family members easy. The venue is pretty pricey, but then again, aren't they all! The difference here is it is well kept and has lots of little benefits!  Fitted for a more modern, contemporary type of couple.

Here are some photos for you!

Velvet Linens!

It's not your mom's velvet (or mine for that matter!) These unique table linens are soft and beautiful and adds a layer of elegance that just isn't seen anymore.  Check out these fantastic photos! Then call us at 336-525-9331 or email Veronica@behindthescenesinc.com to make your reservation today!

Venue Visit: Suite 300 & Kress Terrace

At least once a month I will go through and re-visit some of the area venues and give you some really great ideas to use them for your own wedding. Disclaimer: Not everyone can pull it off - AND don't sign a contract without reviewing it first!  That doesn't mean sit there and skim - it means take it home read it, highlight the areas of question and then ask the questions!  If you have a planner, they do this for you!  If you don't have a planner.  Quickly call us 336-25-9331 and we'll be your planner!

Suite 300 is a beautiful room - and the decor is nice, but it needs a little help.  Look at these photos:

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This is a little bar - away from the party that blocks a hallway to the bride room.  I don't like it as a bar - but it would be really cute as a kissing booth!!!

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This light is in the pool room.

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The pool room.

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The Groom's Room

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The Grooms Room

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Side with guest seating.

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This is the head table that was set up when I visited and the black dance floor.  Two things here - I hate the black dance floor, it should be white, light wood or copper to match the theme of the room.  In addition the mix of chairs is odd - the Chavari's should be silver to match or even better clear!

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Love the lounge furniture!

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These chair covers come with the rental price!

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These are the lights - I am loving the bling!!!

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Cute for a head table - but the guests will not be able to see the bride and groom - because of the location of the table and the pillars in the room.

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The bar!!  WOW!!!

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Another shot of the lounge furniture!

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The beautiful glass light in the bridal suite

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A better shot of the bridal suite!

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The back side of that wooden bar.

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Lounge area for the bridal party.

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Very cute art work!

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The water feature when you come in the door.

Overall I give the location an B, with a few enhancements by a great designer (me), it can be the ultimate wedding venue.  It is not cheap, in all actuality you pay for the lounge furniture and the linens. Entry into the venue is difficult also, through a parking deck and down a manned elevator with a code, so getting out is difficult also.

Our brides would love this venue - with the enhancements because it is modern and new! Let me know your thoughts if you've seen this venue or will be hosting your wedding here!

Happy Planning!

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A New Partnership!

Last month we partnered with a new custom stationery company called SIMPLY PERSONAL!

Simply Personal is a graphic design and custom invitation studio that supports creative needs nationwide.  They share the same thoughts as we do - its your day, it can't be put in a box, so show your guests who you are!

We're perky for Pantones! We swoon for Swarovski embellishments! We're passionate about paper. Is there any type of tape besides double-sided?! We'd die happy if you’d let us die cut. We freak for new fonts! Ribbons and lace are the reasons we get out of bed!

We are also IN LOVE with our work and it shows. We’re awesomely different than the “big brands & design houses” in some pretty stellar ways:

  • CUSTOM designs on anything (literally any piece or medium)
  • SERVICE to our customers is top-notch
  • CREATIVE concepts and fun personalities to brainstorm any ideas
  • UNIQUE approach to placing and perfecting every order -- from start to finish, we think of the WHOLE order
  • EXPERTS in all things paperie and design
  • DEDICATED to finding the best solution for our customers
  • QUICK like ninja!

Simply Personal is where custom art marries creative design and now with Behind The Scenes Inc your stationery and the remainder of your event can be taken to the next level. Our teams are passionate about details, diligent to please, and ambitious about creating new things. The heart of Simply Personal is to provide personal attention and high quality products to our clients. We are wholeheartedly dedicated to delivering creative solutions and exceptional client service.

We cannot wait to introduce you to their product line and come up with some ideas to make sure that your personality shines on your wedding day!

Call to make an appointment to see some samples or to begin designing your custom stationery line!  Veronica @ 336-525-9331 or email Veronica@behindthescenesinc.com!

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Yes! We took this photo on our way to Breakfast!

Now you can get a sneak peek of what's in store for your dream destination wedding! Hop on a plane to the Caribbean and Test Drive Your WeddingMoon® at Sandals Resorts. Chat one-on-one with wedding experts, look over venue, décor, cake and flower options, and take-in the surrounding tropical beauty as you experience first-hand everything our Luxury Included® resorts have to offer. Don't be shy. Take a closer look. We're confident once you visit our breathtaking resorts, you'll know you are making the right decision in choosing Sandals® for your special day. Best of all, you'll receive up to a $700 credit* when you book your WeddingMoon® group of 10 rooms or more!

D'andre & Anthony got married in 2014 at Sandals in Jamaica!

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