Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thursday Therapy- November Recap!

Posted by Meaghan Cody

Here in Dallas we get a chance to host a monthly networking happy hour for wedding professionals in the area. This is a laid back and fun way to collaborate with other wedding professionals, meet new friends, and talk shop!

This month we had the chance to host Thursday Therapy at Go Fish Ocean Club in Dallas! If you haven’t been to Go Fish, we recommend you making a trip there! This venue is super cool and has really great specials on yummy appetizers and sushi during the week!

Lora Ayers of Lora Ayers Photography took these amazing pictures for us! She is oh so talented and a pure joy to be around! Be sure to check back here soon to see our feature on Lora!

In the month of December we are hosting Thursday Therapy at The Hawaiian Nail Bar in Addison, TX on December 9th! We hope that you can make it!

If you would like to be a part of Thursday Therapy please contact either Kelly@sweetpeaevents.net or Meaghan@sweetpeaevents.net !

Check out Lora on the left in the fun purple tank top!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Kelly Simants

On behalf of both our Seattle and Dallas offices of Sweet Pea Events, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving.  This year, more than ever, we are grateful for all of our incredible clients, colleagues and employees.  It has been a wonderful year for our business and we are ever so thankful for the support we receive from all of you!  I am also beyond thankful for an amazing community of friends, and a wonderful family who bring me so much joy.

Wishing you all a Thanksgiving full of love and laugher!  Oh, and just had to share a few fun finds from Etsy! : )

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Row 1: Vintage Silverplated Serving Fork by WoodenHive, Thanksgiving Coasters by TKirbyCreations
Row 2: Autumn Appetizer Plates from marywibis, Eat, Drink Love Napkins by lovenatalie

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rustic, Romantic Fort Worth Wedding

Posted by Kelly Simants

Today we were featured on Style Me Pretty, one of our favorite wedding blogs that provides incredible inspiration to brides.  We’re one of their exclusive “Little Black Book” members for both of our Seattle and Dallas offices, and we are so honored that they published Angela and Danny’s wedding at ArtSpace111 in Fort Worth, TX.  They were a wonderful couple to work with, and selected a rock star team of wedding pros who created their rustic, romantic celebration.  We were brought on board fairly early on in the planning process (which we love!!) and worked closely with Branching Out Events and Wynnwood Catering to design all of their event elements.  It was truly a team effort and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with such talented people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Click here to read the entire feature as well as a detailed description about this fabulous wedding! Enjoy!


Please enjoy these images from the amazingly talented (and super sweet) Melissa Zihlman of Melissa Zihlman Photography!

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Angela’s STUNNING custom ring they designed. Gorgeous!

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Debby Jewesson, the brilliant designer and owner of Branching Out Events, carved Angela and Danny’s initials into this tree stump.  Not only a super fun décor element, but what a cool keepsake they will have forever!


Debby and her team completely ROCKED this ceremony backdrop!

Rustic Fort Worth Wedding

Adorable Ring Bearer Bowl from Paloma’s Nest that Angela and Danny’s son, Carter held. What an incredible heirloom to have!  (Side note: if you haven’t checked out Paloma’s Nest yet, that is a MUST as Caroline’s products are adorable.)

Paloma's Nest

After the ceremony, Angela added this sash to her gown that she and her mom made.  BEAUTIFUL!  I told her she could sell these for sure!!

Wedding Dress Sash

Head table for family and wedding party…so romantic and sweet!  Again, the design and labor of love from Debby and crew!

Rustic Vintage Wedding

Angela found this awesome marquis to signify their new last name, Weaver! Was a great focal point for the evening!


Incredible corsage for Angela’s mom…and DELISH mini apple pies that Angela and her mom made as favors for each    guest.

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Debby had this vintage Coca-Cola crate that we used on the gift table for cards. So fun.

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Homemade pies that Angela and her mom made for dessert (do you see a trend here? they are SUPER crafty and amazing bakers!) Wynnwood Catering and Special Events added vanilla bean gelato shots to accompany the pies. Definitely a crowd favorite!

Wedding Desserts

Loved these bridesmaids dresses!!

Bridal Party Fort Worth

This one melts my heart! Angela with her sweet son and ring bearer, Carter. Precious!

Fort Worth Wedding

ArtSpace111 in Fort Worth is an awesome venue for outdoor receptions.  We had the perfect evening – about 75 degrees with a light breeze in October. Café bulbs from Celebration Event Rental provided us with the perfect ambiance.

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Guests enjoyed cornhole during the reception…gotta love this one with The Rangers logo on it!  This was pre-world series too! : )


This one is pretty much my fave image from this wedding.  Danny serenading his sweet new bride and Angela is just glowing and head over heels in love!  So sweet, and oh so southern! : )

Fort Worth Wedding

Last dance…Angela so didn’t want the night to end!


Sparkler send-off…congrats Angela and Danny!!  We had a blast working with you and wish you all the best!

Wedding Sparklers

Here are the incredible wedding professionals Angela and Danny selected:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nikki Nuckols of Doodle Dog Advertising

Posted by Meaghan Cody

Today we wanted to feature one of our favorite wedding professionals here in Dallas. Nikki is the owner of Doodle Dog Advertising, and is so talented in what she does. She focuses on branding for wedding pros here in the Dallas area and all over the country, and she also designs fabulous invitations! She recently helped us design a logo for Thursday Therapy and we are just so in love. Nikki is so full of life and a complete joy to be around. We are super excited that we have the opportunity to work with this talented and fun girl!


We had the opportunity to ask Nikki a few questions about herself and her business…enjoy! 

•     How did you get started in the Advertising business, and specifically with weddings?  
I originally moved to Texas from Iowa to go to school for Advertising. I have always had a passion for design and for being an entrepreneur, so strategic marketing and advertising was the perfect fit for me. I started Doodle Dog about a month after graduating from college, while also working full time at various ad agencies as an art director and later as a marketing coordinator and web-master. After a couple years of working full time and trying to build Doodle Dog my sister asked me to make her wedding invitations, and as they say the rest was history. I found my niche and knew it was time to leave the agencies behind and take Doodle Dog to the next level. So I added wedding stationery to my repertoire and started working with brides on their invitation sets and wedding/event professionals to help them develop, grow and reinvent their businesses from their logos to their websites and everything in between. Each project is different and I LOVE working with people who are as passionate as I am, whether it’s about their own wedding or their business.

   •    What is your typical day like as a Designer for Doodle Dog?
Long. Fulfilling. Never boring. I wake up at 5:15 every morning, pack my husband’s lunch, eat my cereal and get to work. I start with checking my email and answering as many as possible before the phone starts ringing. Starting at about 9 I either have a phone meeting, Skype meeting or an in-person meeting with various business owners or brides. Around noon I grab my blue monster and Jalapeno Cheetos and get back to the projects. I work until about 5 then head to the gym, do a little reading on the StairMaster, back home to eat some dinner, and then finish up a few of the projects I’ve been working on all day and send out files for review. My day normally ends around 10:30 or so.

   •    What would you say makes your style or personality unique from other Designers?
I think what sets me apart is the strategy and thought that I put into each project. I feel like each brand should represent the client and how they want to be portrayed in their industry. I want to put a smile on their faces and make them confident enough that they love the work as much as I enjoyed working on it for them.

   •    Favorite tips or advice for the bride and grooms to be?
Make it your own. Don’t follow the trends or your friend’s advice, let your wedding day reflect you and your future husband.

   •    Favorite tips or advice for the business owners?
I give business owners the same advice as a bride or groom. The only way you will be truly happy and be content with your branding and website is if you make it your own. Stay away from trends and don’t involve too many people in the branding process.

   •    When you aren’t working, what are some of your favorite things to do?
Going to the movies. Eating Mexican food. Watching train wreck reality TV shows like Teen Mom and Jersey Shore. Taking a bubble bath while listening to Bob Marley. Visiting Iowa. Being with my family.

   •    What are some of your favorite venues in the DFW area, and why?
Well since I got married at the Filter Building, I have to mention it, but I think it takes a certain person to love the Filter Building and it has to be someone who wants to start with a blank canvas, and that was exactly what I was looking for. I also love ThirdSpace, it is an excellent place right in the middle of Main Street and Frances is great to work with!

Check out some of Nikki’s incredible work below:

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fun Finds - Wedding Cake Pedestals

Posted by Meaghan Cody

We recently found these super cute cake pedestals and figured we would share them with you in hopes that you would love them as much as we do. These cake pedestals are custom designed and are handcrafted out of solid wood.They have different sizes to fit your cake, as well as various styles and colors to compliment your cake design. These cake pedestals are very stylish and can be kept forever as a keepsake or can be used again at another party or event you may have. You can find these at www.weddingcakepedestals.com



All photos are from www.weddingcakepedestals.com!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday Therapy - October Recap!

Posted by Meaghan Cody

Every month we host a networking happy hour called Thursday Therapy for wedding professionals in the Dallas area. We rotate venues, get a chance to see old friends, meet new ones, collaborate and talk shop. It is super casual and always so fun! 

This past October marked our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY for Thursday Therapy and we were so excited. There was no other way to celebrate than having a stellar party at The Joule! The ballroom was so beautiful and we were able to bring in a few wedding professionals to give it just the look we wanted to celebrate our big event. We had a huge turnout and couldn’t have been more thrilled. We would like to thank everyone who came out and all the people who have supported us over the past year. This group has grown so much and we look forward to seeing where it takes us next.

If you would like to be a part of Thursday Therapy feel free to contact Kelly@sweetpeaevents.net or Meaghan@sweetpeaevents.net!

These photos were taken by the amazing and talented Jonathan and Samantha Foster of Jonathan Ivy Photography (see their headshot below)! Thank you so much!!

November’s Thursday Therapy will be held at Go Fish-Ocean Club on November 11th. We hope to see you all there!


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Thank you so much to all of the wedding pros who helped out to make our anniversary party such a hit! We couldn’t have done it without them!

Florist: Debby Jewesson with Branching Out Events

Lighting: David Allen with Cassidy’s Entertainment

DJ: Colby Lewis with Astounding Sounds

Maps: Daley Harris with Merry Maps

Desserts: Amy Kerstetter with Romano’s Bakery

Videographer: Daniel Troupe with Lynn Films

Thursday Therapy Logo: Nikki Nuckolls with Doodle Dog Advertising

Photography: Jonathan and Samantha Foster with Jonathan Ivy Photography

Venue: The Joule