We Have a New Blog!

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Soirée is excited to introduce a new blog platform with the launch of our new website! Check out the Journal section of Soirée Weddings & Events for all new posts in the future. If you want to look back at our work over the years, this site will continue to stay live, but don’t forget to bookmark the new site! xo

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Red Carpet Trend: Color Blocking

Don’t tell us you didn’t see the Gloden Globes last night!  We know you were on the edge of your seat watching all the hottest celebs strut their stuff down the red carpet.  We were too!

Is it just us or was there a ton of color blocking this year?!  Here are some of our faves…

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Our guess is that we’ll be seeing a lot more of this trend in wedding fashion, too.  What do you think?  Would you choose color blocked dresses for your bridesmaids or should they stay on the Red Carpet?  We want to hear your thoughts, so chime in!

xo- camille

And the color of the year is… Radiant Orchid!

Well, here it is.  The color of the year for 2014.  And we absolutely love it!  

It’s rich and warm and fun!  We thought we’d share our favorite ways to incorporate it into your life… or your wedding day!

If you are getting married this year, check out these ideas for using Radiant Orchid as a main color or just a splash.

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Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your wardrobe…


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Or try adding a blast of color into your home…

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Goodbye Emerald and Hello Radiant Orchid!  2014 is going to be a radiant year!

xo- camille and tm

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Camille

Camille Parker, Intern Assistant



















Signature Scent: “Can I say sauteed garlic & onions?  Or fresh basil?  I don’t really wear a scent.  How about lavender?  I love the smell of fresh lavender.  Every time I pass by a lavender plant I rub it on my skin like it’s perfume.”

Accessory/Accessories: “My husband has outfitted me pretty well.  He gave me this awesome gold Tiffany cocktail ring that I wear with everything.  My 2 staples that never come off, though, are my pearl earrings and my simple, gold cartier ‘love’ bracelet.”

Favorite Flower: “Garden rose. I think they’re beautiful and elegant but somehow also humble.  I love the ivory and peachy colors best.”

Polish: “OPI cajun shrimp.  Bright orange is perfect for summer (and I always wish it were summer!)

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding: “A typical weekend involves leisurely morning coffee, gym class, brunch at home or out with friends and a stroll or some shopping.  An ideal weekend looks quite similar but in perfect sunny weather!”

Sneakers: “I don’t really do sneakers unless I’m working out and then they’re Nike.”

Favorite Brands: “I love my Shun knives, copper core All-Clad pots and Vitamix blender (it can turn a brick into silk).  Clothes?  That’s much harder for me to answer.  Shoes and bags tend to be Gucci (and occasionally Ferragamo… but only their fun stuff, not the square, business-y stuff).”

Daily Reads: “Tasting Table, Eater and Cooking Light.”

Beauty trick your willing to share: “I use a blueish, gunmetal shadow in my eyebrows.  It’s not as harsh as black but more substantial than brown.”

Ideal Vacation: “My ideal vacation would be cruising through islands on a big catamaran for at least a week.  The only clothes necessary would be a bathing suit, a sarong and a pair of flops.  The water would be amazingly clear and we’d stop only to scuba or snorkel or explore a remote island.  I’d eat fresh fish and exotic fruit at every meal and the ocean would rock me to sleep at night under the stars.  Heaven.”


With love by Alyssa


Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Ally

Ally Manor, Intern Assistant

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Signature Scent: “Chance by Chanel”

Accessory/Accessories: “Michael Kors watch, earrings”

Favorite Flower: “Lilys or Roses”

Polish: “OPI no chip, or Essie”

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding? “A perfect weekend would be one where I can relax with friends, enjoy some me time by running or getting outside, and go dancing!”

Sneakers: “Converse or Nikes”

Favorite Brands: “Michael Kors, Bare Minerals, Benefit”

Daily Reads: “Cosmopolitan, my daily horoscope 🙂 (GEMINI)”

Beauty trick your willing to share: “I recently bought a few new products I really love, I love experimenting with make up but also want to look as natural as possible. I love Tarte cheek stain and then Sun Beam by benefit which just highlights my cheek bones and leaves me glowy and it’s great for summer.”

Can’t live without: “Bad reality TV shows, or my phone GPS I would get very lost.”

With love by Alyssa

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Alyssa

Alyssa Teuber, Executive Assistant 


Signature Scent: “Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Miss Dior. Next to add is Lancome La Vie Est Belle –I’m long overdue for a new scent.”

Accessory/Accessories: “I can’t live without my wristlet of candy. My mother’s diamond ring she gave to me –only if my nails are well manicured, earrings to finish it off. I also love layering my 4 gold necklaces when my earrings aren’t overpowering –a diamond from my dad for my 18th Birthday, a hammered heart I share with my mom and sister, a skull, and a karma for daily remembrance (something my cousin and I share together). I love that they all have sentimental value. And they look awesome layered together.”

Favorite Flower: “Is always changing (with the season or a new year). This summer I am lusting over peonies and succulents. I love mixing color and texture. I also love displaying an array of singles stems throughout my house.”

Polish: “Essie, OPI or London Butter. I have a huge crush on the fun names. It’s always about what name your wearing! Butler Please is a current favorite!”

Describe a typical –and ideal- weekend when you aren’t planning a wedding: “I am an early person (extreme). Mornings are my favorite part of the day! I usually wake up hours before him so I make myself a cup of coffee (soy please) and then head for a workout class. I’m always choosing between a hot vinyasa flow, cardio spin class, weights or outside run (minus the humidity). After workout I love to walk around town or go to the farmers market to see what I can find for new veggies and fruits. I always seem to find a new veggie that I have never heard of before. Simply amazing! Being new to the city leaves me with lots of Saturday activities to choose from. I’m still in tourist mod.”

Sneakers: “Asics when I’m in training. Nikes, Converse or I’ll throw some height into them and go with a wedge sneak!”

Favorite Brands: “Mac, lulu lemon, marc by marc, Joe, Cut25, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Joie, Nike, Chloe, Brian Atwood, Charlotte Olympia.”

Daily Reads: “WWD, every fashion magazine you can possibly think of, my bookmarked blogs and always a few educational books I’m currently reading Lean In, Spirit Junkie & How to Win Friends & Influence People. I’m always adding to my list of books I want to read.”

Beauty Trick your willing to share: “Coconut oil! It has so many wonderful benefits for health and beauty!”

Can’t live without: “Coconut oil, aquaphor, my family and friends, lulu crops, a good read, yoga, spin–any workout in fact, jewels and floss.”

With love by Alyssa

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Melissa

Melissa Mitchell, Associate Coordinator 


What is your signature scent?  “Amber Romance by Victoria’s Secret”

Accessory/Accessories?  “Earring, Necklaces, Bracelets and Shoes.  I can’t pick just one – they’re all a go to every day.”

Favorite flower?  “Lilacs”

Your go to polish?  “Grey in the winter and bright yellow in the summer.  Usually Essie, sometimes OPI.”

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding:  “Get up early(ish) after sleeping at least 8 hours, enjoy a cup of English Breakfast tea in the sun on my balcony while reading a book, followed by a run/bike ride/yoga class.  Make a quick lunch, then stroll around the city.  Have a yummy dinner with my husband and friends at a non-assuming restaurant, after which we’d get a couple drinks or see a movie.  Wash, rinse, and repeat.”

Sneakers?  “Only when working out.”

Favorite Brands?  “J Crew, Anthropologie, Ann Taylor, West Elm, Target, Kate Spade”

Daily Reads?  “Style Me Pretty, Young House Love, What I Wore, Women’s Health, Purl Bee, and Darling Dexter”

Beauty trick your willing to share?  “Make putting lotion on your chest and your neck a necessary part of your beauty routine.  They have thin skin like your face, but rarely get love, so they’ll give away your age long before your face does!”

Ideal Vacation?  “My ideal vacation is a getaway that can teach me something and involves a city or landscape that I can explore.  I want to see new things, experience different culture, witness the beauty of nature and leave technology and my every day life behind. I want to go somewhere I’ve never been and marvel at God’s beauty, creativity, and people.”


With love by Alyssa.

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Molly

Molly Blonn, Event Planner, Coordinator 


What is your signature scent? “I like Marc Jacobs Lola, but have been wearing a lot of Jimmy Choo — it was the scent of a good friend of mine that died Jan. 2012.”

Accessory/Accessories?  “I definitely like statement jewelry — necklaces. I also adore my Michael Kors watch.”

Favorite flower?  “Tulips, peonies and ranunculus.”

Your go to polish?  “ha, I don’t think I have ever gotten the same polish twice. I always just pick something based on my mood when I get into the salon.”

Sneakers of choice?  “I run in aasics, but love walking around in Toms or Converse.”

Favorite Brands?  “Gosh this is hard. I like Michael Kors and Kate Spade accessories. Love Madewell, Kay Unger and Kate spade dresses. I shop a lot at Ann Taylor Loft for work clothes. But really, I don’t shop a lot…”

Daily Reads?  “Style Me Pretty, Brit & Co, beUWeddings, and various workout/running blogs.”

Beauty trick your willing to share?  “When in a bind, aquaphor as eye cream. And always always always wear sunscreen.”

What is your ideal vacation?  “Traveling with my husband somewhere brand new where we can see equal parts of touring the historical or tourist sites and hanging around the local bar getting to know the locals.”


With love by Alyssa.

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Tiffany

Ever wonder about the glamorous life of a wedding planner? Today’s and this week’s blog features are all about “Inside The Life” of the Soirée Weddings & Events team. I’m here to share with you their daily loves and activities when they aren’t busy planning a one of a kind wedding. Each day I will introduce a new lady of the team and share with you her secrets to life, style and beauty.

Tiffany Munster, Owner, Sr. Event Planner 

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What is your signature scent? “Narcisso Rodriguez for perfume, but favorite lotion, candle and flower scent is lavender.”

Accessory/Accessories?  “I feel naked without my wedding rings.  I need to wear all 6 of them! Engagement ring, and stackable diamond bands.”

Favorite flower?  “Peony”

Your go to polish?  “I love essie polish…my colors are seasonal…reds, corals and pinks in the summer.  Taupe, wine and dark blue in the winter.”

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding:  “Drinks with my fabulous team at a fabulous restaurant on Friday night.  Early morning jog or yoga class, then hit the farmer’s market with Bowie and my hubs.  Then we stop for brunch at a dog friendly restaurant patio.  I go to the beach or a friend’s roof pool.  Then come home to get dressed up for a date night or night out with friends.  Sunday starts with breakfast on the balcony, park with the doggie, then ending the day vegging out on the couch with some bad reality tv, online shopping and some wine!”

Sneakers of choice? “I wear Saucony running shoes”

Favorite Brands?  “Louis Vuitton, rayban, BCBGMax Azria”

Daily Reads?  “Wedding blogs”

Beauty trick your willing to share?  “I wear tinted moisturizer (SPF 30) instead of make up and wash my face with Aveeno…Vitamin C serum for fine lines and dark circles! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”

Can’t live without?  “Chanel lip gloss, my blackberry, my Macbook, and my lululemon groove pants.”

With love by Alyssa.

Beauty for a Bride.

It’s a month before your wedding day and your skin isn’t exactly aglow. If your dying for some new secrets we have just the right amount for you! We are currently obsessed with natural “at home” beauty remedies. This speed guide will have you indulging in all the necessary to look extra fabulous on your wedding day!

1. Brighten your smile: Mash one ripe strawberry with 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Apply mixture to teeth, let sit for 5 minutes, rinse then brush as usual.

DIY Facemask

2. Heal acne & reduce scars: Mix 1/3 cup of hot white tea with 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (let cool). Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture to acne flareups & scars, rinse off after 30 minutes. This mixture will help restore PH balance, remove impurities & clear pores!

3. Treat dry skin: Mash 1/2 avocado and combine with 1/4 cup honey and 3/4 cup yogurt. Apply mask mixture to clean face and let sit for 10 minutes, rinse with gentle face soap and wash cloth. –You will most definitely be saying hello to smooth and moist skin after this treatment! All three of these ingredients combined will soften your face and neck and improve redness.


4. Anti cellulite scrub: (it is best to do this one in the shower) 1/2 cup coffee + a little bit of hot water until you get a paste. In a circular motion massage the affected areas for 5 minutes. Rinse when finished with cold water. The cold water will shrink your pores and make your skin tighter!

And to save the best for last…

5. Coconut oil: Our favorite daily beauty regimen by far! It can be used for an all-over moisturizer + eight other ways.

-For dry & damaged hair: Work into damaged ends a half hour before showering

-Glossy, shiny Locks & Frizz: After you wash, dry and style, rub a small amount into the palms of your hands then work it in.

-Exfoliating facial scrub: Mix with an equal amount of baking soda and massage in circular motions into your face. Rinse with warm water

-Dark elbow patches: Run in every morning and night until desired results are seen!

-Dry scalp: Before bed – Part your hair one section at a time and rub coconut oil into scalp.  Repeat the process for your entire head then massage for a few minutes to work it in. Comb out any tangles that occur and then put on a shower cap. Keep the treatment on overnight and then wash in the morning. Note: this may take up to 5 weeks before dryness is gone.


You’ll be ready for your wedding day in no time!

With love by Alyssa.