Baby Shower: April 2011


The Eagles Nest, Catskill Wedding

The Eagles Nest was the site of Stacey & Alen's Catskill, cabin style wedding. Growing up, both spent their summers visiting the Catskills so when it came for their lives to join, there was no better location for their friends and family to join them for a day filled with music, dancing, laughter and love. Along with a a great team of vendors, AME Event Planning helped Stacey & Alens many visions come alive. From sunflowers and wheat grass to The Beatles and campfires, we made it all happen. One of Alen's requests were sunflowers so they adorned the chuppah created by Mary Ann with Flowers on the Porch.  AME Event Planning worked closely with Mary Ann to create a custom look for the escort card table. Using wheat grass, burlap, and a few tricks up our sleeves we created a beautiful statement piece. AME Event Planning created the escort cards, ceremony programs, table numbers and favor boxes. The Beatles had an important role, helping the bridal party walk down the isle and setting the mood for several important events that occurred through out the night. Jen & Ulysses, owners of Ulysses Photography and Jen Cassaro along with her assistant Alyssa with Masterpiece Wedding videography were there to capture all these important occasions. As the party got going, the guests enjoyed boogieing down to the sounds of D & E Entertainment.
All photos by

Sign created by AME Event Planning

Escort Cards

Guest book created by Ulysses Photography

The bride had many flip flops on hand for guests!

Ceremony Programs

We were published on Style Me Pretty! Take a Look!

Thank you to all the amazing vendors!
Ceremony Location: The Eagles Nest, Bloomingburg N.Y.
Reception Location: The Eagles Nest, Bloomingburg N.Y.
Photography : Ulysses Photography
Videography: Master Piece Wedding, Port Jervis N.Y.
Entertainment: D & E Entertainment, Old Bridge, N.J.
Floral: Flowers on the Porch, Monroe, N.Y.
Hair Design: Jenn Peccia with Hair Expressions, Florida N.Y.
Make Up: Sue Kinetics with Kinetics Cosmetics, Middletown, N.Y.


Style Me Pretty: Cabin Style Wedding

I am thrilled to announce that AME Event Planning made it on to Style me Pretty thanks to all the wedding professionals and wonderful bride and groom along with their family! The day was a bit rainy but it did not put a damper on the celebrations! It made for wonderful photos and even a rainbow to end their night! Take a look at the post on Style Me Pretty! I will be personally blogging about the wedding shortly so check in soon to take a peek!


Stationary Projects

In a few days I have a wedding that I have coordinated and created some of the stationary. I am so in love with everything I could not help but share with everyone! I can't wait to see how everything looks in place the day of!


Flowers for a Baby Shower

About a month ago I was asked if I could help out with decorations for a baby shower that my friend was throwing. Of course the answer was yes so the ideas started flowing. Nicole is great because she basically said do what ever you want I know it will look great. The one rule was everything had to be pink and brown. The shower was being held at the expecting mothers home so knowing this I wanted to do a variety of different vases.This way, on the day of, you can see which type of vase looks good in different spots since there will be different areas in the house that guests will be socializing. I also did the favors for the guests. I am so not the traditional person when it comes to favor so I suggested she do real flowers in clay pots. This way they last a decently long time. The tag on the favor had two meanings. "Watch me grow" was meant for both the flower and for the baby once she is born. I hope you enjoy the pictures!

bubble bowl

bubble bowl

cylinder vase with burlap and brown roping

top view of cylinder vase

latern vases

another lantern vase

bubble bowl (these ones were my fav!)

bubble bowl

flower favors

I made several banners to hang around the house!


80th Birthday Dinner Party

This past Tuesday was my grandfather's 80th birthday! It was a celebration in my family! The whole weekend consisted of festivities for him and the family to be together but on his actual birthday I hosted a dinner party for him. He has always loved cows and tractors, typical country boy. As a younger man he had his own farm tending to his cows and mowing his hay. For the table I wanted to incorporate this so I did a black and white theme and my cousin made the cow cake. He loved the night! Here are the pictures to prove it!

Appetizer to start things off

This is a very easy tablescape. A cloth table allows you to write and decorate it.

Place cards were adorned with cow spots

Overall Table

Loved the cake! It matched his sense of humor!

This was my cousin's goal, to make a cake that had a cow on it! (and the poop just added another touch)
My grandfather "that is going to be shitty piece of cake, I don't want that one" (pointing at the poop)


Winter Wonderland Greek Wedding and Baptism

Mid fall I received an email asking for assistance with a friend's wedding/ baptism of their baby boy. I admit, in the beginning I was nervous! Even though I had worked a ton of weddings, I still had never been 'the wedding planner,' the one in charge and never had I done a wedding and baptism in one day. I feared the worst, hoped for the best, and had many sleepless nights... and nightmares. However, with these fears and sleepless night I was able to play out every aspect of the wedding in my head and figure out what would be the best way to solve any problem that may occur. Another important factor in the mix was the bride and groom and their confidence in me. Thanks to them I was able to gain the confidence I lacked. Throughout the entire planning process their 'thank you so much' and 'I don't know what I would do without you' comments assured me to keep up the good work. I also thank all the vendors who helped the day come together!

When I came on board I was told the theme was winter wonderland as the wedding was mid January. In collaboration with the bride we were able to create a wintery, warm, snow kissed day from the ceremony programs, to the wedding cake, and the even the glitter-like-snow on all the votives.

Wedding & Baptism Program
Photo by Michael Polito

Waiting for the ceremony to start
Photo by Michael Polito

Laying the path for the bride
Photo by Michael Polito

Father's dreams come true
Photo by Michael Polito

Gleaming Groom
Photo by Michael Polito

Ring ceremony
Photo by Michael Polito

Madly In Love
Photo by Michael Polito

Wedding Ceremony Setup
Photo by Michael Polito

Photo by Michael Polito

In mommy's arms
Photo by Michael Polito

Godmother and Godfather
Photo by Michael Polito

Ball Room at the Grandview
Photo by Michael Polito

Detailed snowflake table number
Snowflake and rhinestone detailed escort card

Midway through cocktail hour, mostly everyone has their escort cards
Photo by Michael Polito

First dance
Photo by Michael Polito
Photo by Michael Polito

Kalamatiano, first traditional Greek wedding dance
Photo by Michael Polito

Snowflake Cake
Photo by Michael Polito

Guestbook and wedding card mail box

Their initials and wedding date

Baptism Guestbook, Dr. Seuss The Places You Will Go
Baptism Card Box

Just getting the party started
Photo by Michael Polito

Dancing the night away
Photo by Michael Polito

Crafts made by the children. Craft tables were provided to keep the young ones occupied
Photo by Michael Polito

Bridal Bouquet
Photo by Michael Polito

Speeches, part of the night that everyone will remember forever
Photo by Michael Polito

The bridesmaids and bridal bouquet
Photo by Michael Polito

Wedding Invitation
Photo by Michael Polito

Cake time!
Photo by Michael Polito

Dessert Buffet
Photo by Michael Polito

Delicious Desserts, Something for everyone!
Photo by Michael Polito
Photo by Michael Polito

Church: Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church, Poughkeepsie N.Y.
Reception Venue: The Grandview, Poughkeepsie N.Y.
Florist: The Green Oak Florist, Hyde Park N.Y.
Photographer: Michael Polito, Wappingers Falls N.Y.
Videographer: Masterpiece Wedding, Port Jervis N.Y.
Greek Band: Power Station Entertainment, Whitestone N.Y.
DJ: Niko Anemelos, Poughkeepsie N.Y.
Transportation: Mid-Hudson Limousine Service, Poughkeepsie N.Y.
Program Printing: PDQ, New Paltz N.Y.