These are all items that I love just as much as my Favorite Things at The Special Event Show but time contraints meant that I had to reduce down my number of item... I hope you love them as much as I do!
Raise the Cake: A cake stand studio that can create a custom cake stand to match your event or wedding. Choose one from thier Couture Line or create your own stand in thier * Design It * option. Forget that dated silver stand of the past, a custom stand is a wonderful design detail that will add excitement to your over all look. Every cake needs a stand, so why not have the cake adored with a your very own design style. You can order from their website or call them direct for custom stands. They ship anywhere in the US and Canada.
11H Entertainment: The Infusion Xperience is the ultimate balance between live A-list Musicians, DJ and Emcee. Best described as the next cutting edge entertainment choice for corporate and social events. Imagine no limits to music genres as The Infusion Xperience flows seamlessly from top 40 dance hits to sexy Latin salsas, disco, jazz, classic rock or even a sassy lounge vibe. The musicians add a whole new flavor to the original sound which creates unbelievable energy! Check out their YouTube.
Super Planner: My friend, Howard Givner, told me about his awesome new app a few months back and I bought it when it came out on my iPhone. I think it's super awesome (making me a super planner). Check it out if you have an iPhone and if you don't have an iPhone, run to Apple, buy an iPhone and purchase this app.
Super Planner™ provides a variety of planning tools, including calculators for venue capacity, staffing, catering, staging, projection and dance floor, as well as useful tips in several areas. Currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
- Food and Beverage
- Audio Visual
- Venue Capacity
This app was also featured during Michael Cerbelli's Hot Event and Entertaining Ideas at The Special Event show!
Carrier & Associates is a new kind of law firm, catering specifically to the needs of event industry professionals and other creative businesses. Carrier & Associates is a full service law practice, providing services including, but not limited to:
- Preparation, review & revision of client contracts
- Trademark and copyright filings
- Representation in intellectual property disputes
- Civil litigation, such as breach of contract and liability disputes
- Formation of business entities
- Blogging and social media legal compliance
- Employment law, including non-disclosure and employment agreements
Carrier & Associates was founded by attorney Kathryn Carrier, who offers a unique combination of legal experience coupled with firsthand knowledge of creative businesses and the special events industry. Kathryn also writes a blog called The Law for Creatives, which addresses areas of the law relevant to event professionals. Kathryn is a graduate of Tulane University Law School, and has extensive practice experience in the areas of intellectual property, business and transactional law, civil litigation and international law.
Carrier & Associates is offering a complimentary 15 minute consultation to discuss the legal needs of your creative business. Contact them and mention that Sasha sent you.
FlipWedding/Storymix Media: This is another item that I was so happy to see was featured by Michael Cerbelli during his Hot Event & Entertaining Ideas at TSE because most couples (70% by one study) are not getting a professional videographer for their wedding day for a variety of reasons. Once that decision is made it cannot be taken back and those precious moments (you might not have even seen) will be gone forever. After all of the effort, planning, and expenses of preparing for the big day, video often doesn't become a priority. Unfortunately it is only afterwards when the couple realizes that the day was a blur and they wish they had recorded the events.
Storymix Media has come up with a great solution to many couples wedding video dilemma, the Flip Wedding. They provide Flip camera packages for you to have your bridal party, family, and guests shoot video for 3 days before and during the main event. After shipping the cameras back you get to pick the scenes you want included in your highlight video in their online Storyboard. Or you can opt to rely on the creative experts at Storymix to create everything for you. With 10 themes to choose from and their Apple Pro Certified editors, you're sure to end up with a keepsake video you'll enjoy and cherish the rest of your life. And the great thing is that packages start at $99! Now there is no reason not to capture, share, and enjoy your day.
Storymix has been generous enough to provide one lucky winner a FREE Flip Wedding to any couple getting married before May 1st. Here's how to enter the contest:
1. Add a comment
2. Tweet us or @storymix
3. Like us or Storymix on Facebook
All entries need to be made by Feb 14th. Good luck!
I'm on the look out starting in June for 2012 Favorite Things items... if you have something new that's launching in the late fall, hit me up to see about being featured in Tampa.