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!

Benefits of Hiring an Event Designer

Yes, there is a difference between a wedding planner and an event designer.  A planner plans and a designer designs.  Very different.  Anyway here are some benefits of hiring an event designer! Time Saver 

Why hunt for wedding linens and all those little details?  You should be enjoying your time being engaged.  Let a professional help with all that.  We are trained to make your event look and feel like you as a couple!

Experience

We've done it before.  Most likely this is your first time getting married - or having a wedding.  Its our 200th time! We work everyday to gather information on items, professionals, pricing, venues, etc.  Let us use our knowledge to your benefit.

Connections

We do attend those boring networking evenings (some are fun), to make sure that we know who is who in our industry.  We also keep track of what they can - and cannot do, what they charge, etc so we can pass that knowledge onto our clients.

Worry Free

All you need to worry about is your hair, makeup and attire.  That is it.  We worry about your guests having a good time, making sure that everything is as you wanted it (or more!).

Creativity

Even if you are creative a wedding designer can come up with something unique just for the two of you.  Sometime it is a backdrop, food display, guest table design, centerpiece design, invitation design.  There are loads of places for a designer to be creative in a wedding!

Just a few of our designs:

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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Marbled Table Linens

I am so in love with these table linens!  Just think about how beautiful they would look on your reception tables!? We love new Trends at Behind The Scenes Inc, it makes each wedding so very unique and we pride ourselves on putting the energy of both the bride and the groom into their wedding decor and planning process!

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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