Friday, March 19, 2010

Win Tickets to “Alice in Weddingland” in Dallas!

Posted by Kelly Simants

One of my good friends and amazing Photographers in Dallas, Amy Karp, has launched a fabulous new, local wedding planning website for brides called Groom Sold Separately. They are celebrating their launch with an incredible event for both brides and vendors called “Alice in Weddingland”.  The event will be on April 1, 2010 at The Ryan Manor in Dallas and will be benefiting Brides Against Breast Cancer.

Just a glimpse of what you’ll enjoy throughout the evening: A strolling fashion show featuring 20 designer wedding gowns from Brides Against Breast Cancer, a bouquet croquet match with pink flamingos and chances to win PRIZES, a chance to be on the cover of Texas Wedding Guide, strolling buffets, a 5 foot mad-hatter cake, a sketch artist an much MUCH MORE!  And…the proceeds will go to Brides Against Breast Cancer so this is your chance to give back while having fun! :)

Want to buy a ticket now? Head over to to reserve yours now! Early-bird pricing is good through March 20th!

Also…if you are a bride, I am giving away 2 tickets for the event!!  To enter to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on our blog letting us know why you’d like to attend! It’s that easy!  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 24th.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Confessions of an Event Planner!

Posted by Holly-Kate Foss

Confession: I have a fear of Blogging!

Yes, that is correct, I am completely afraid of blogging. Why, you ask? I have no idea! I have great ideas about what I would like to write about, what people might want to hear and things that I want to share with brides & grooms. Each time I sit down to blog, this little voice inside my head tells me that I should just stop writing. Blah!

Spring is here and it time for new beginnings! Cheers to New Engagements, New Relationships, New Things, New Everything. It is time for me to get over it and start typing. So, here is to a new Seattle Sweet Pea Events Blog commitment from me - follow along as I share with you my thoughts, tips, and collection of weddings & events in Seattle.

Look out Seattle, here I come!

Thank you to the beautiful and very talented Laurel McConnell for taking a new picture for me!

Monday, March 8, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Posted by Kelly Simants

Last week we ran a contest where 2010 brides entered to win a free hair and makeup trial valued at $150 from the one and only Emily Hudspeth!  So without further ado, we’d like to announce that the winner is…………

“The future Mrs. Wassinger”!

We loved your enthusiasm, your story, and especially loved how you even had a few of your friends plugging for you! :) 

Now here’s the best part…everyone is a winner!  Each person who commented on the blog and entered to win will receive $25 from Emily towards the service of their choice.  Yay!  Simply email Emily and let her know that you were a winner!  Note:  The $25 must be used by April 6, 2010.

Thank you to all who participated! Enjoy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Enter to Win a Complimentary Hair and Makeup Trial with Emily Hudspeth!

Posted by Kelly Simants

Calling all 2010 Brides!  Are you still trying to find that perfect hair and makeup artist for your big day?  If so, you have the opportunity to win a complimentary hair and makeup trial (includes airbrushing if you’d like!!) from Emily Hudspeth.  Not only is Emily a super talented artist (see more of her work on her blog and this bridal gallery), but she is extremely personable and fun to be around.  I just sat with Emily for an hour and it FLEW by as she is so much fun to chat with! 

So here’s the deal…

Leave a comment on our blog and tell us about your most interesting hair and makeup experience…you know, the best haircut you’ve ever had…the funniest experience getting your makeup done, how your hair stylist saved the day, etc.

We’ll choose the winner by midnight this Friday, March 5th and will announce on Monday, March 8th. Winner will need to use the complimentary hair and makeup trial by August 31, 2010 and will need to be a bride getting married in 2010.  Winner will also need to visit Emily’s studio in Addison, TX for the hair and makeup trial.

Have fun, and good luck! :)