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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

From the Glitzy Events family to yours, wishing you a very wonderful and prosperous New Year!

Wow, I can't believe it is almost 2009...where did 2008 go??

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Client Spotlight: Jennifer & Nathaniel

Jennifer is a client who found us on etsy. This is one of my favorite designs because it features such an original motif in the background, and this wonderful paisley satin ribbon which is so versatile because it can go with so many different color combinations. The pocketfold is in the color emerald, with a bronze mat and quartz invitation. These colors most resemble the ever popular color combination of teal and chocolate brown. Enjoy Jennifer, and thanks again!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays from Glitzy Events!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Design Spotlight: Menu's - to layer or not to layer

I've received a few questions about layering, so I decided to do this side by side comparison to help in making a decision. So this is the same menu in 2 different variations. On the left is a single metallic menu, while the right menu is accompanied by an additional layer. Both menu's feature the same simple and classic design, while the layered menu gives a little more depth to any tablescape. Either of these menu's would go great with a black tie affair, or add a bit of color to make these work for your event.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Design Spotlight: Pattern Paper Galore!

So with this layered invitation I used an opal metallic mat, an additional patterned mat, an again the opal metallic stock for the invitation. A creative flourish finishes off the invitation to give it a little pop. The patterned paper used for this invitation mat has many components, and lends to many different color options for fonts. We chose to use red, but green, yellow, or even beige could easily work as well.

I hope you enjoyed this spotlight, stay tuned for more!




Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Client Spotlight: Lauren & Jonathan

Oh how I love patterned paper! This invitation consits of a metallic mat, a green and white patterened designed cardstock, and linen invitation. The response card also follows the same motif.

Using patterened paper can add more depth to your invitation suite, and makes your invitation much different from the rest. We'll be introducing new designs in the coming days featuring different types of patterned paper to tempt your pallet...stay tuned!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Newlywed Game Show Is Casting

I just received an email from The Nest and figured I'd post this for anyone who is interest.

Head on over to Embassy Row's Website to apply....this should be interesting.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Congrats to Rachel & Kamal

We had the pleasure of doing the invitations for this couple, and they tied the knot on December 7, 2008. Congratulations guys, and enjoy your honeymoon!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

MTV Casting: Engaged and Underaged


MTV News & Docs is casting for the third season of its popular documentary series "Engaged and Underage." Let MTV tell your love story -- the excitement of the engagement, the ups and downs of the planning, the fun along the way, and, of course, THE BIG DAY!!! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...

You and your future spouse should both appear to be between the ages of 18 and 22. Best case scenario: you're getting married in 2008 or January, 2009.

View MTV's website for more details

Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Pre-Turkey Day!!

As I prepare to hit the road to join my love ones for the holiday, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!!!!!

Look out for a lot more updates beginning next month.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Client Spolight: Rachel & Kamal

Being a bride in 2008 I have made quit a few "net buddies" over the last year and a half. On one of the message boards I am apart of, Rachel mentioned that her original invitation designer was no longer able to complete her invitations, so I offered to help her out. Rachel supplied us with the artwork because she already had a theme and wanted to continue with it. We completed the layout and printed everything on linen cardstock with matching envelopes.

Rachel wanted to take her invites even further, so she put her DIY hat on, and decided to mount the invite in a pocketfold. With a customized label from her invitation is finished and ready for mailing.

Well done Rachel, and congtats on your upcoming nuptials!

Opened Pocketfold

Close up of Invitation

Response Card & Envelope

Directions Insert

Closed Pocketfold With Custom Label

Friday, November 14, 2008

Personalized Stamps

Personalized stamps are a great way to make your invitations pop! These are courtesy of They have hundreds of pre-set designs to choose from, or you can upload your own personal photo to make it even more unique. Some couples use an engagement picture, wedding monogram, photos of pets, and many more.

Although these stamps are beautiful, they can also be quite pricey! They are about double the cost of the actual postage depending on which size stamp you choose. If you have the room in your budget this is definitely a splurge and worth it. If you can't find the room then regular postage stamps will do, and you will save a ton of $$. also offers the same service, as well as a slew of other sites, so compare prices to get the most bang for your buck.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Congratulations to Barack Obama!

Well done.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election 2008!

Long time no post!!! I just wanted to send a reminder to everyone out there that this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. So if you are eligible to vote please get out there and do so, and dont be discouraged by the long lines; the waiting will be over before you know it. If this is your 1st time voting enjoy the process, and continue to have your voice heard in future elections.

Happy Election Day November 4, 2008 - History in the making!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The invitation that started it all!!!

When I started the wedding planning process I looked through at least a hundred books, magazines and ordered hundreds of samples, but I really couldnt find anything that I loved. So I did my research and decided to design and manufacture my own invitations, and this is the final product. It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but in the process I discovered a passion!

Picture courtsey of Dana Lee Jones Photography