A busy Spring (so far!)

A lot has been going on with Barbara Jo Saler Events since the fall– I can’t believe how quickly time has flown!

I started the year with a bang, attending The Special Event at the end of January. For those who don’t know about it, The Special Event is a conference that happens once a year in a different city. This year it was in Tampa, Florida. What a great place to get away from gray winter days, even just for a weekend. I had a really great time, and learned a lot at the workshops and seminars I attended. Topics that stuck out to me were lighting and tables. Under-lighting or putting the lighting inside water is a great look for a center piece. It pops. As for tables, square and rectangular alone or mixed with circular make floor plans more interesting. Keep mirrored tables in mind too….Besides absorbing information and brainstorming new styles and ideas, I saw friends and colleagues from all over the world and attended fabulous events connected with the conference.

Last month, Miriam and I attended a bridal showcase at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. Stephen Starr Events and Uncommon Events hosted it for brides to be, planners, designers, etc. Along with vendors, catered treats, and displays, they showed off an interesting wedding in the round option for inclement weather. Getting excited for an October wedding I’m just beginning to plan at the Horticulture center!

We have a handful of events on our platter that we’re working on now. First off is the 10th annual tribute event for the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy outside of Philadelphia. I was struggling to find the perfectly sized cocktail table for a small seating area, but a trip to Ikea solved that problem. The next step is custom painting. We are doing a 20″ high butter-colored damask fabric on a curved wall that will lend a lot of drama to the decor. Keeping with their blue and yellow school colors, we will hopefully luck out with towering forsythia in tall glass containers.

Now that I’ve convinced my June bride that mirrored tables are the rage, the next step is figuring out how to fit it all in her budget!


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