Why stress

April 18, 2012

We've emphasised several times how stressful brides become while planning their wedding, but why is that? As young girls, we're told how magical and wonderful it will be when our prince comes along on his white steed and sweeps us off our feet, taking us away to his magical castle. Then we grow older and realize that prince charming doesn't really exist and if he does he isn't riding a horse, he's driving a Toyota. Life is messy and complicated, but we want our wedding day to be different. We want something wonderful and magical that describes how it should feel to be in love. We want a big party with our family and friends, celebrating the union we've made. We want an elegant and formal dinner to impress and shower our loved ones with thanks for helping us make this day possible. We want the fairytale.

Last minute summer bride?

April 11, 2012

If you're recently engaged and wanting to get married this summer come to The Hamilton Event Center! We're offering a summer special: If you book your reception with us for the months of June, July, or August we'll give you 15% off! That can add up to a huge amount of savings! Here is a list of everything we include with our reception packages:
  • Tables & Chairs (60" round tables and mahoghany Chiavari chairs)
  • Floor-length Tabledrapes with Organza Toppers (you choose the colors to match your color scheme)
  • Plates, Glasses, & Flatware (glass plates and real glasses, the silverware will be rolled into a white linen napkin for you and your guests' convenience)
  • Draped Food & Cake Tables
  • Ornate Silver Cake Stands (1 round and 1 square that will accommodate nearly every size and shape of cake)
  • Toasting Flutes (you're welcome to bring in your own)
  • Tea, Coffee, & Water (unlimited refills for you and your guests)
  • Signature Punch served in our Silver Punch Bowl
  • Swan Ice Sculpture (situated in the center of the buffet in a large tray of ice that you can put shrimp, fruits, or veggies on instead of on a tray)
  • Fresh Floral & Candle Centerpieces (completely customized to your style)
  • Multiple Glass Candy Containers (if you're doing a candy bar, we don't want you to have to purchase or a rent any extra containers)
  • Multiple Servers (they take care of refilling the food on the buffet table as well as clearing away dirty plates and glasses and cutting and serving your cakes)
  • Room Hostess (she makes sure that things flow smoothly the entire night)
  • Microphone & Sound System (for any announcements, speeches, etc. that need to be made; our sound system includes mp3 player and laptop hookup and a Blue Ray DVD player)
  • Setup and Cleanup (we will have everything setup and ready for you and your guests upon arrival, and we will clean up everything once you and your guests have left)
What we don't provide:

Mornings shouldn't be rushed

April 04, 2012

Feeling rushed in the mornings? Here are some easy tips to save you some time and to start your day off with less stress.

1. Wrap your wet hair in a towel (you can get a super-absorbent one at Sephora) and let it dry as naturally as possible for as long as possible while you get dressed and eat some breakfast. This also gives your bathroom time to let all that hot air out so when you return to dry your hair it won't feel like a sauna.

2. When prepping for your make up think about skipping the toner and eye cream. You can use those at night when your skin has more time to repair, but it's not necessary in the morning.