Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Green Couch Design Bubble Concrete necklace Give a-way!!

Green Couch Design Give A-Way!!!

Born on a green couch in college over cups of British breakfast tea, Green Couch Design was created in the desire for freedom and the longing for a simpler life.
Single Slider Pendant Bubble Concrete Charm Choker on Cord: 2

"At Green Couch we believe that design is a vehicle through which dreams come true, freedom is discovered and ultimately the world is changed for the better. We believe in the ultimate creator God and attempt to respond to his inspiration in all we do."
Green Couch Design has some amazing, unique styles of jewelry, and housewares. Megan and Cale, owners of Green Couch are extremely generous with their talents! They donated many of the items we used to decorate for the Hope For Kenya event we did over a year ago to raise money for the Challenge Farm Orphanage in Kitale, Kenya.

Pictured above are the concrete candle/votive holders used
for the Hope For Kenya event decor
Here are just a few things for you to do to sign up to win the necklace:
Visit Green Couch Design facebook page and like their page
visit their etsy and comment on Events By Ashley post
what your favorite item is.
Follow Events By Ashley Blog
and like Events By Ashley facebook page
Winner will be announced Friday Morning! Happy looking! You will LOVE what Green Couch has to offer!!!

Wedding Bliss

The wedding of Amber and Pat could not have been more beautiful or perfect. With the weather looming over the outdoor wedding, nerves were on edge, but after many prayers, the ceremony went on without a drop of rain. The cloud cover made the temperature perfect and allowed the guests to see the bride and groom without squinting.

After the ceremony the guests headed to Abode Venue for a cocktail hour while the wedding party and families took pictures. All still without any rain! The guests greeted the wedding party with bubbles as they made their grand entrance and headed straight into cutting the cake! Amber and Pat were ready to get the celebration started after dinner and first dances. DJ; Scott Ward, with Accent Mobile Music had the guests dancing the night away under the chandelier and lighted drapes! The perfect wedding for an amazing couple. We were so glad to have been a part of their wedding day.

Wedding Colors: Lime Green, Black and White

Friday, September 16, 2011

Holiday Galleria and Velvet Cream Bakery give away winner is..........

Mindy Harris!!!! Congrats Mindy, I will be sending you an email with all the details! Thank you ladies for participating. A very special thank you to Velvet Cream Bakery for giving away yummy cake ball truffles! Next weeks give away is pretty neat too, so keep on trying!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

D.I.Y. Love Monday's!

Place Card Holder Ideas

From formal to casual events or weddings, you can do a place card that fits the theme of your wedding or event. You may not want to do place cards for each guest, but you could use the ideas below for tables numbers or reserved seating areas. Especially with weddings, they are to reflect the couple's personalities, so make it your own and come up with ideas that will give flare and something special that  your guests will remember.

Top to Bottom: apples, suckers, wine corks, sugar cubes

Maybe you want to eliminate cards all together and just write or paint on rocks! I loved this super neat idea if you are having a shabby chic, or whimsical wedding or event.

Velvet Cream Bakery and Holiday Galleria Tickets Give-A-Way

Velvet Cream Bakery & Holiday Galleria Tickets Give-A-Way

Velvet Cream Bakery began as an outlet for Kelly Duggan's creativity and a passion to create something sweet that would ensure a smile of satisfaction. She personally believes it’s true… Big things can come in small packages!  Your party, gift or special event should reflect your personal taste and she is available to help you with the perfect choice. High quality chocolate, fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations make Velvet Cream desserts a perfect grand finale and smart choice for any special event or intimate occasion.Your guests should feel like you’ve thought of them first and Velvet Cream Bakery is in business to help you share an unforgettable delicious experience.

 "Unforgettably Delicious"
Kelly will be giving away a dozen cake balls from her assortment of flavors and designs!!! To add to the fun, Events By Ashley is giving away 2 tickets to the Holiday Galleria!! The event is September 30-October 2.

Just a couple of things that will get  you entered for the give-a-way:

Check out Velvet Cream Bakery and like their facebook page
Like Events By Ashley facebook page
Follow Events By Ashley Blog
Last thing...comment on this blog post, what your favorite holiday drink is!
Winner will be announced on Friday morning!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Holiday Tables

Events By Ashley is ready for all the holiday smells, colors, and wonderful food! With Holloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas right around the corner it can be hard to figure out how or what to decorate. This year we are honored to be a part of the Holiday Tables event at the Wichita Center for The Arts. This fundraising event for the Center, is one of a kind. There are about 30 different individuals, companies, etc, that are invited to be a part of this event. Each person is to design a themed table. Guests are able to walk through, and get ideas for decorating their own tables at home or for their businesses. We are so excited to share what we have been putting together. Our theme is "Season of Giving" with touches of fall colors and natural surroundings. We have been blessed with so much. With fall and winter being seasons for giving, lets give hope and encouragement to those around us who are in need.

The event is November 2-6, 2011. Come and join us for this special event and get in the mood to decorate for all our favorite holidays!!!

Wichita Center For the Arts: http://www.wcfta.com/

Friday, September 9, 2011

WINNER of Prairieology Heirloom Necklace give-a-way IS...........

Leslie Corenchuc!!!!!! Congrats Leslie! I will be sending you an email with all the details! Thank you to all of you who participated and a very special thank you to Summer; Owner of Prairieology, for her creativity and her willingness to give one of her pieces away.

Stay tuned for next weeks give-a-way! It is pretty neat!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Prairieology Heirloom Necklace Giveaway!


For over a year now, we have been in love with all the things that Owner of Prairieology; Summer, has created for all of us to enjoy. Each piece she creates we know will be unique and affordable! Many of us are married or are engaged, or just dating and so this Heirloom necklace should remind us of Eternity and the promises that not only our Heavenly Father has given us, but those promises we have made with our significant others. There is no end to a circle, it just keeps on going!

Prairieology is giving away one necklace from their Heirloom collection!

All you have to do is visit:
 Prairieology, like and then comment on your favorite item
like Events By Ashley page and then
Follow Events By Ashley Blog
 leave a comment on this Events By Ashley blog post sharing what your favorite season is
 and this could be yours!

Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday Morning!

Wedding Favors

When brides think of wedding favors, they think of initialed candies, and personalized trinkets. The cost of all these favors can add up very quickly! I have taken some time to research and think of some alternatives that will still wow and appropriately thank your guests for coming to your celebration in several different price ranges.

Favor Alternatives:
Do you and your fiance have an organization that is dear to your heart? If so, consider making a donation on behalf of all your wedding guests to that particular organization. You can decided how you want to do this. Some will take a percentage of the money they were given as gifts, and use that as the money they donate. Maybe you just decide on a particular amount and give that on behalf of your guests.

Instead of a box or tin of candy at each place setting, design a candy table where your guests can go and fill a sack of their favorite candy. You can do candies in your wedding color palettes or just pick your favorites as a couple. Makes a fun date night to go and pick all the special candies for your special day.

Perhaps you want to make it a little more personal. You can find very inexpensive small frames, then order wallet size photos of your engagement pictures, and place at each setting.

Hopefully this gives you a place to start!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Winner of Along for the Ride Giveaway!

Thank you so much to all of you who signed up for this give-a-way!!! Congratulations to you all! The winner of Events By Ashley first give-a-way is:
                        Caroline Lozada
Congratulations Caroline! I will be sending you an email with all the details!! Happy wedding planning!