Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en The Last Word: Floral Designer Brenda Monteiro on Her Event Career http://specialevents.com/floral/last-word-floral-designer-brenda-monteiro-her-event-career <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Floral designer Brenda Monteiro has the world on a stem</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/floral/last-word-floral-designer-brenda-monteiro-her-event-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/floral/last-word-floral-designer-brenda-monteiro-her-event-career#comments Event Tools Floral Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:09:00 +0000 21931 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Ruth Soh The Bliss is Back: Royal Park Hotel Shares Trends in 'Ballroom Bliss' Showcase http://specialevents.com/hotels/bliss-back-royal-park-hotel-shares-trends-ballroom-bliss-showcase <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Mich., shows off the top event trends at its latest 'Ballroom Bliss' showcase. Get ready for bruschetta 'smash stations,' craft cocktails and luxury linens.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/bliss-back-royal-park-hotel-shares-trends-ballroom-bliss-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/bliss-back-royal-park-hotel-shares-trends-ballroom-bliss-showcase#comments Catering Hotels Weddings Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:09:00 +0000 21861 at http://specialevents.com What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for March 2015 http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-march-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From top wedding trends to a spooky steampunk party, here are the most popular articles on SpecialEvents.com for March 2015.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-march-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-march-2015#comments Catering News Photo Galleries Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:44:00 +0000 21851 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for March 25, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-25-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Event business news this week includes a new director of convention services at the Paragon Casino Resort and director of sales at AEG Facilities </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-25-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-25-2015#comments News Silver Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:28:00 +0000 21841 at http://specialevents.com <p>Kit Musgrove joins Paragon Casino Resort as director of convention services.</p> Protecting your event: A growing trend with insurance http://specialevents.com/blog/protecting-your-event-growing-trend-insurance <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Insurance expert Daryle Stafford of Veracity Insurance Solutions gives tips on obtaining insurance coverage for partner vendors</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/protecting-your-event-growing-trend-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/protecting-your-event-growing-trend-insurance#comments News event insurance coverage Special Events Blog Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:22:00 +0000 21831 at http://specialevents.com Know a Country's Laws or Risk Big Trouble http://specialevents.com/news/know-countrys-laws-or-risk-big-trouble <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Be aware of local rules when creating events abroad or you could find yourself facing fines or even jail time</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/know-countrys-laws-or-risk-big-trouble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/know-countrys-laws-or-risk-big-trouble#comments News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:24:00 +0000 21811 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Pawel Kisiolek / © Getty Images New Modular Block Decor System, Mondrian-inspired Furniture, Lighting-Arch Package http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-modular-block-decor-system-mondrian-inspired-furniture-lighting-arch-package <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New for special events: The modular event piece construction system from EverBlock, the Mondrian-inspired furniture line from Kool Party Rentals, and a lighting-colonnade arch package offered by Meese Orbitron Dunne</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-modular-block-decor-system-mondrian-inspired-furniture-lighting-arch-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-modular-block-decor-system-mondrian-inspired-furniture-lighting-arch-package#comments Event Tools Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:45:00 +0000 21801 at http://specialevents.com Well Served: Extraordinary Events and Patina Catering Code Dishes with T-Shirts http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/well-served-extraordinary-events-and-patina-catering-code-dishes-t-shirts <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Extraordinary Events and Patina Catering treat 3,200 high-level guests to a fun affair where every dietary demand is met--just follow the signs.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/well-served-extraordinary-events-and-patina-catering-code-dishes-t-shirts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/well-served-extraordinary-events-and-patina-catering-code-dishes-t-shirts#comments Catering Corporate Events Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:44:00 +0000 21781 at http://specialevents.com The Wild Bunch: Wedding Floral Breaks the Rules http://specialevents.com/weddings/wild-bunch-wedding-floral-breaks-rules <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hallmarked by bold color combinations and unusual blooms, wedding floral is less about what’s expected, and more about self-expression. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/wild-bunch-wedding-floral-breaks-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/wild-bunch-wedding-floral-breaks-rules#comments Decor Weddings Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:42:00 +0000 21771 at http://specialevents.com <p>A vivid bridal bouquet from Newberry Brothers.</p> Photo by Kokoro Photography Special Events Business News for March 18, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-18-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes a new creative designer at Vok Dams China and new members of the event management team at The Appointment Group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-18-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-18-2015#comments News Silver Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:20:00 +0000 21761 at http://specialevents.com <p>Tianlai Ma joins Vok Dams China</p> 2015 destination wedding trends http://specialevents.com/blog/2015-destination-wedding-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Around the world, destination weddings are continuing to make their mark, with new offerings and unique ideas consistently emerging in order to satisfy a growing and ever more diverse market. Wedding professionals with an eye on capitalizing on this market will find that it is imperative to stay up-to-date on the intricacies and opportunities available in destination weddings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/2015-destination-wedding-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2015-destination-wedding-trends#comments Weddings destination wedding business Special Events Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:12:00 +0000 21751 at http://specialevents.com Showcase Your Design Talent at The Special Event 2016 http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/showcase-your-design-talent-special-event-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Event designers can turn a bare-bones space into a design showcase in front of thousands of attendees at The Special Event 2016</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/showcase-your-design-talent-special-event-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/showcase-your-design-talent-special-event-2016#comments The Special Event Show Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:14:00 +0000 21731 at http://specialevents.com <p>At the 2015 Design Galleries, the event team from Kamran Hussain Designs keyed on a winter theme to create &quot;An Eclectic Rendezvous in Southern California.&quot; <a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/design-galleries-2015-california-style-comes-alive-special-event" target="_blank">See more designs here.</a></p> Photo by Special Events Uber Targets Meetings, Conventions Business http://specialevents.com/news/uber-targets-meetings-conventions-business <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ride-sharing juggernaut Uber is now targeting the meetings and conventions industry as its newest source of clients</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/uber-targets-meetings-conventions-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/uber-targets-meetings-conventions-business#comments News Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:45:00 +0000 21721 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Anya Berkut / © Getty Images New Ultra-thin Fastenation Velcro System, Metallic Glitter Flooring from Holo-Walls, Peg Bar from Ronen Rental http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-ultra-thin-fastenation-velcro-system-metallic-glitter-flooring-holo-walls-peg-bar-ro <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include ultra-thin Velcro strips from Fastenation, metallic glitter removable floor vinyl from Holo-Walls, and a peg bar from Ronen Rental</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-ultra-thin-fastenation-velcro-system-metallic-glitter-flooring-holo-walls-peg-bar-ro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-ultra-thin-fastenation-velcro-system-metallic-glitter-flooring-holo-walls-peg-bar-ro#comments Event Tools Wed, 18 Mar 2015 02:13:00 +0000 21711 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for March 11, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-11-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events news this week includes new hires at veteran events and exhibitions company Hargrove.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-11-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-11-2015#comments News Silver Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:57:00 +0000 21701 at http://specialevents.com <p>Sarah Hardy joins Hargrove as account manager.</p> Four Big Trends to Watch for 2015 Weddings http://specialevents.com/weddings/four-big-trends-watch-2015-weddings <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wedding industry experts look at four top trends affecting the wedding industry in 2015--budgets, same-sex weddings, millennials and Indian/desi weddings</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/four-big-trends-watch-2015-weddings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/four-big-trends-watch-2015-weddings#comments Weddings Wed, 11 Mar 2015 01:10:00 +0000 21691 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Anney Patel / © Getty Images Salted Events and Technology Tales http://specialevents.com/archive/salted-events-and-technology-tales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>J. Damany Daniel shares how to find the perfect balance when adding tech tools to events—it's all a matter of good taste</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/salted-events-and-technology-tales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/salted-events-and-technology-tales#comments archive Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:10:00 +0000 21681 at http://specialevents.com To This Tree, I Thee Wed: Bizarre Wedding Ceremonies http://specialevents.com/weddings/tree-i-thee-wed-bizarre-wedding-ceremonies <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ten tales of bizarre weddings</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/tree-i-thee-wed-bizarre-wedding-ceremonies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/tree-i-thee-wed-bizarre-wedding-ceremonies#comments Weddings Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:25:00 +0000 21671 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Julie Birch / © Getty Images Top catering trends for 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/top-catering-trends-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Great color, mini cocktails--let Amy Chappuis of Paramount Events Catering share the top catering trends for 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/top-catering-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/top-catering-trends-2015#comments Catering catering trends Special Events Blog Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:48:00 +0000 21661 at http://specialevents.com Speak Up! Call for Speakers at TSE 2016 http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/speak-call-speakers-tse-2016 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special event experts are invited to share proposals for The Special Event 2016 Special event experts are invited to share proposals for The Special Event 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/speak-call-speakers-tse-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/special-event-show/speak-call-speakers-tse-2016#comments The Special Event Show Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:43:00 +0000 21641 at http://specialevents.com New 'Dune' Inflatable Structure, Ostrich Feather Fans, Deal on GaffGun Package http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-dune-inflatable-structure-ostrich-feather-fans-deal-gaffgun-package <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special event professionals include an elegant inflatable structure, big ostrich feather fans, and a deal on the GaffGun and tape</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-dune-inflatable-structure-ostrich-feather-fans-deal-gaffgun-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-dune-inflatable-structure-ostrich-feather-fans-deal-gaffgun-package#comments Event Tools Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:30:00 +0000 21631 at http://specialevents.com Old World Wedding: KBY Designs Gives a Brand-new Ballroom a Rich Look http://specialevents.com/weddings/old-world-wedding-kby-designs-gives-brand-new-ballroom-rich-look <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>KBY Designs and team give a brand-new ballroom a rich look for a breathtaking wedding.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/old-world-wedding-kby-designs-gives-brand-new-ballroom-rich-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/old-world-wedding-kby-designs-gives-brand-new-ballroom-rich-look#comments Photo Galleries Weddings Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:19:00 +0000 20141 at http://specialevents.com Wedding Flavors: Top Trends in Wedding Reception Menus for 2015 http://specialevents.com/catering/wedding-flavors-top-trends-wedding-reception-menus-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>High-end caterers share the 2015 trends for wedding reception menus</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/wedding-flavors-top-trends-wedding-reception-menus-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/wedding-flavors-top-trends-wedding-reception-menus-2015#comments Catering Weddings Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:01:00 +0000 21611 at http://specialevents.com <p>A great finish: Creme brulee spoons from Someone&#39;s in the Kitchen.</p> 8 things to avoid when planning for portable restrooms http://specialevents.com/blog/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Erin Van Schepen" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/VanShepen-Erin-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 222px; float: left;" />Outdoor events of any size usually require portable restrooms. While this necessity seems easy enough to plan for, there are several missteps that even the most seasoned event organizers can make. These issues center around booking restrooms, placement of these restrooms, and the types of equipment that are rented. The following tips will run through some of the common mistakes event organizers make, and how to avoid them.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms#comments Event Tools portable restrooms for special events restroom trailers Special Events Blog Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 21601 at http://specialevents.com "Marry Me!": The Wedding Event at The Special Event 2015 http://specialevents.com/weddings/marry-me-wedding-event-special-event-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Guests fall in love at The Wedding Event 2015, an annual feature at The Special Event. This year&#39;s stunner was produced by Ryan Zynger of Zynger Event Designs and designed by Jeff Brown from BrownHot Events. Photos by Steph Grant.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/marry-me-wedding-event-special-event-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/marry-me-wedding-event-special-event-2015#comments Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Weddings Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:07:00 +0000 21581 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for March 4, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-4-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Special events business news this week includes the rebranding of Fifth Element Group and the promotion of Lylle Breier at Walt Disney Studios</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-4-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-march-4-2015#comments News Silver Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:16:00 +0000 21571 at http://specialevents.com <p>Aaron Kaufman, CSEP, announces the rebranding of his company to Fifth Element Group.</p> Using Emotion to Move Clients: Practical Applications http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/using-emotion-move-clients-practical-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Corporate Magic's Jeff Kirk gives practical applications for using emotion to move clients</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/using-emotion-move-clients-practical-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/using-emotion-move-clients-practical-applications#comments Corporate Events Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:47:00 +0000 21541 at http://specialevents.com Chew on This: KFC to Debut Edible Coffee Cup in U.K. http://specialevents.com/catering/chew-kfc-debut-edible-coffee-cup-uk <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Want a little something sweet with your cup of coffee? How about eating the coffee cup itself?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/chew-kfc-debut-edible-coffee-cup-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/chew-kfc-debut-edible-coffee-cup-uk#comments Catering Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:11:00 +0000 21531 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Yum Brands Dazian's Laser Glass Tiles, FormDecor's Heracleum Chandelier, LumaBase's Personalized Glass Candleholders http://specialevents.com/event-tools/dazians-laser-glass-tiles-formdecors-heracleum-chandelier-lumabases-personalized-glass-c <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special event professionals include Dazian's glass tiles, FormDecor's Heracleum chandeliers, and LumaBase's personalized glass candleholders</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/dazians-laser-glass-tiles-formdecors-heracleum-chandelier-lumabases-personalized-glass-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/dazians-laser-glass-tiles-formdecors-heracleum-chandelier-lumabases-personalized-glass-c#comments Event Tools Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:11:00 +0000 21521 at http://specialevents.com Think ISES: ISES Global Event Snapshots http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-ises-global-event-snapshots <div class="field-deck"> ISES leaders share their perspectives on what’s hot in events around the United States and worldwide </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ISES leaders share their perspectives on what’s hot in events around the United States and worldwide</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-ises-global-event-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-ises-global-event-snapshots#comments ISES Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:08:00 +0000 21921 at http://specialevents.com