Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

What do you think when you hear "winter wonderland"?


We think:

Via Gig Masters/Pinterest

Since we don't have snow in LA, we're having lots of white for our winter wonderland wedding this weekend!  After that the new year will be here!

 Via Citified.blogspot.com

We wish you all a safe and spectacular New Year!  Looking forward to sharing more and more news in the year!

Cheers!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sneak Peeks!

Here are some sneak peek's from this weekend's fashion inspired XV.



Phone shot teasers that do not even capture the entire details of this event.  This Friday we're looking forward to a Winter Wonderland Wedding and then 2012 will be here!
 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fashion Inspired XV

This week we are working on a fashion inspired XV.   Here are a few images that look like amazing inspiration.


via Daily Mail


What do you think when you hear fashion?   After Friday, we're off to celebrate Christmas.  We wish you the happiest of Holidays!


via Kat's Designs

We'll be back next week blogging about our Winter Wonderland wedding coming up next Friday.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Inspiration

Earlier this month, we met with a bride who has a yellow/tiffany blue scheme for her wedding and we are in love!


She came to us for florals and we're looking forward to sharing the wedding once it's here!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Simple Touches!

A simple addition and touch to any Holiday dinner can be...roasted sweet potatoes and/or pineapples. 

via Martha Stewart

All you have to do is preheat the oven to 450 degrees, add salt, vegetable oil, and cayenne pepper, bake for 30-35 minutes, stirring them every10 minutes and wa-la!

via Tastespotting

It's a perfect addition to baked ham or roasted chicken.  Small things like this can definitely spruce up your menu... and it's perfect for the Holidays! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Corporate Holiday Arrangements!

It's that season and corporate Holiday parties are in full gear!  We've had everything from the usual green and red  Christmas requests to an icy blue Winter Wonterland.




Do you keep it traditional or go for a something more modern?  Can't believe there's 18 more days in December with the Holidays just around the corner!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Katy Perry XV

As promised, here are a couple shots of an event we had last week at South End.  It was a quinceanera inspired by Katy Perry who was inspired by Candyland.

So sweet and fun!



Definitely full of bright colors and edible candy everywhere!






The cake was gorgeous and one of our favorite projects was definitely the photo backdrop that we custom created!



Don't you just love it?!   Cheers and happy weekend from Chef and owner Carlos de Alba!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Candy Land & Katy Perry Inspiration

This weekend we have a Candy Land themed Quinceanera and we're excited to see it all come together.  Our birthday girl was inspired by the Katy Perry music video!  So much fun right?

via LPD



We can't wait to share some sneak peeks soon!  In the meantime, we loved researching and finding inspiration for this big bash!

Come back next week for the teasers!



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving full of cheer, great food, and surrounded by loving families!

via Catch My Party

Monday, November 21, 2011

Recipe Mondays

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and here we are always looking forward to good eats.  Everybody loves mac and cheese but what better way than to serve them in bite-sized portions.  Whether you're in a cocktail hour or pairing it as a side next to the big ol' turkey, here's a recipe we love for mac and cheese bites. 


What you'll need:

  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 ounces white sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 packed cup)
  • 4 ounces deli-sliced American cheese, chopped
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

*Add 2 large jalapenos, 1 diced and 1 thinly sliced (for garnish) if you like that extra kick!

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain, shaking off the excess water.
  2. Brush four 12-cup, nonstick mini muffin tins with butter. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the Parmigiano; tap out the excess.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the flour over moderate heat for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk and cook, whisking, until boiling, about 5 minutes. Add the cheddar and American cheeses and whisk until melted. Off the heat, whisk in the egg yolk and paprika. Fold in the macaroni.
  4. Spoon slightly rounded tablespoons of the macaroni into the prepared muffin cups, packing them gently. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmigiano on top.
  5. Bake the mini macs in the upper and middle thirds of the oven for about 10 minutes, until golden and sizzling. Let cool for 5 minutes. Using a small spoon, carefully loosen the mini macs, transfer to a platter and serve. 
And enjoy!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sneak Peak!

Happy Friday everyone!

Have you liked us on Facebook yet?  If not, you should to keep up with our updates and sneak peaks!  Here's one of our weddings we worked on back in August. 


From piping and draping to rentals and florals, this Nigerian wedding turned out beautifully!  Stay tuned for next week's first post on some of our favorite recipes in honor of Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meet the Owner

Meet Carlos de Alba, owner of Elegant Event Decorations & Catering.


Ever since 1992, Carlos has worked in the hospitality and catering business.  He started as a washer and diligently worked his way up to director and manager at very prestigious hotel chains such as the Marriott.  Along the way, Carlos always dreamt of one day opening his own company.  After working hard and earning 22 service awards, he started Elegant Events Decorations as a family ran business.  He started his business with 300 chair covers and now has over 12,000.  Soon after, he added a catering department and has grown ever since.

Want to know more about what we can do for your event?  Read on!

Elegant Event Decorations and Catering is an innovative full service event and production company that is committed to fashioning personalized unforgettable events.

All our events start with an initial consultation to determine the theme of the event desired. The consultation helps to understand your vision, and allows us to provide you with the necessary resources and logistics, to ensure that your event is seamlessly executed. We have working relationships with the best vendors in the Los Angeles + Orange County area, and will always deal with numerous companies
on your behalf to make sure you are getting the best price, product and service.

From an informal dinner party of 10 to a formal event for 500, Elegant Event Decorations and Catering is ready to provide you with the perfect event. We are passionate about what we do, and will supersede your expectations.

With Elegant Event Decorations and Catering, you can relax and leave the planning to us!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Esther + Daniel

This is the perfect time to share one of our latest weddings.  It was featured in Style Me Pretty and  it's actually from the very same bride we mentioned in our earlier post.  Everything turned out beautifully and we're happy to have provided them the florals and catering.






Thanks to Ashley Rose for the beautifully captured photographs and Esther and Daniel for allowing us to be part of their day!

Come back later this week to meet and learn more about Carlos de Alba, owner of Elegant Events.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Website Re-launch!

Almost a year after our first entry and here we are again!  It probably couldn't be at the best time too.

Have you seen our updated website yet?  If not, clock HERE to check it out.  We have been working on it for a while and are happy to be announcing a couple of new things! 

Here is a screenshot!


Come check out one of latest weddings next week!