Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It's Open House Season!


Open house season is upon us and Special Occasions is having a blast helping graduates and their families celebrate! Last weekend we designed this event for a high school grad and all of the details came together so seamlessly that we just had to share it.


At this open house guests were welcomed into the event through a fun and festive balloon arch using the school colors of blue and yellow. 


Once inside, the guests could grab a bite to eat and rest at the tables under the big tent or dine poolside at one of the coordinating cocktail tables. 


Under the big top tent the guests were welcome to enjoy a fruit table, candy table and ice cream cart while they browsed photos and memorabilia of the graduate. 





After a fun filled day the guests were invited to join the family at a bonfire to roast s'mores and relax. Seriously, this event couldn't have been any cuter!


Thank you grad for allowing us to be part of your celebration and CONGRATULATIONS!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Special Occasions Events {Peacocks in Blue Wedding} Grand Blanc, MI

Peacock Inspired Wedding Grand Blanc, MI

Today we are excited to share with you one of our bride & groom submitted weddings! This wedding, hosted at the Genesys Banquet & Conference Center in Grand Blanc, MI was an event to be noticed. From the clothing to the linens to the accent pieces, this wedding had it all!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful images with us!


Both the ceremony and the reception areas were designed in a peacock inspired theme with rich and vibrant hues of gold, teal, green and purple. The chairs at the ceremony were covered in white chair covers tied off in a green sash. For the reception the bride and groom chose to go with a teal crush floor length table linen accented with white napkins, which were draped down over their gold plate chargers. It was stunning!



Check out this brides bouquet! We love the incorporation of the different brooches. So creative. 


Such a beautiful wedding and a lovely couple! We wish you many years of happiness. 


A HUGE Thank you to Kaye's Photography for sharing these amazing images with us!

Vendor Links: 
Photographer: Kaye's Photography

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Cleary University Table Top Competition


This last weekend Special Occasions was honored to be invited to compete in a tabletop competition at Cleary University. The Designer Tabletops event was held at the Johnson Center and also featured a benefit auction to help raise money for student scholarships. 

Special Occasions decided to theme our table after the saying "Putting on the Glitz" since this was sure to be a night filled with fun and glamour. 

Putting on the Glitz

Our table featured a blush sequins tablecloth, black chiavari chairs with a blush sash and black satin napkins. We even brought along our showroom mascot draped in a matching linen to form a fashionable dress that frankly, we wanted to wear ourselves. 

Overall it was a fun night for a great cause and we were honored to take part in it. 

Here are a few of the other great table designs featured in the competition. All of them wonderful and creative. 


~The Burlap Runner~

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Grand Rapids Art Museum - Real MI Wedding {Spotlight}



Today's featured wedding took place at the Grand Rapids Art Museum 
in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 


The guests enjoyed their cocktails at lovely dressed tables in the courtyard and dinner in the Cook Auditorium. 


The event linen colors were midnight blue satin & blush glitz. The combination was perfect. 


Such a beautiful evening. Congrats to the new bride & groom!


Thank you to Bryan & Mae Photography for sending us these gorgeous event images.



~The Burlap Runner~

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Blushing Bride : Style Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago we were asked to take part in a stylized bridal photo shoot. Wow, what fun we had!

 For the photo shoot we were able to showcase a few of our favorite linens and work with several other fabulous mid-Michigan companies to put together an end result that was truly amazing. Just yesterday a pretty little CD arrived in the mail containing the images of the photo shoot and the permission to share these photos with all of you! Excited? We are! Let's take a look!


Gorgeous, right? We couldn't be happier . Now let's take a look at all of the people who came together to make this happen.

Who were all of the vendors involved in this photo shoot?

Florist and Event Designer: Floral Sense
Photographer: TLT Photography
Hair Stylist: Jaime MacNeill
Bridal Rings: Titanium Buzz
Linens and Chair Covers: Special Occasions
Backdrop: Cherished Celebrations
Dress and Other Attire: Davison Bridal
Stationary and Seating Chart: Unforgettable Announcements
Bride and Groom: Amber Berry & CJ Weber