Archive for July, 2007

Here are a few of the professional shots from Sarah and Neil’s wedding, courtesy of Cory Trese Photography (

website update

July 28, 2007

The Aviva Events website is now updated, complete with my new logo. Let me know what you think!

I’m super excited about the new logo Kristen (Letter Heads, Ltd.) has created for me. I plan on locking myself in the office all weekend (although with an open floor plan and no office door that may be tricky) to re-do the website, etc. It’s exactly what I wanted even though I didn’t know it. Kristen is fabulous, and I highly recommend her for all your stationery needs :) She also just launched a very cute greeting card line called Cardiology– take a look at the website, and expect to see them in stores soon!

This Tuesday night, our ISES meeting was held at Saks Fifth Avenue — o fun! The meeting was aptly titled “Bringing Saks-y Back”… so of course DJ Toad played some JT for us all.
A La Carte catered, we had a champagne toast to celebrate surpassing 100 members, and the new board was sworn in (I am now the VP of Communications). Then Saks put on a great fashion show and a Lancome makeup demonstration. To top it all off, we all got a gift certificate to use that night! I treated myself to some Chanel nailpolish.This morning, I finally attended my first ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants) meeting. As of next month, I will be a consultant level member– I am really looking forward to it! The meeting this morning was at the Banker’s Club, which has such a fabulous view of the city and reminds me of my dad’s business dinners when I was a little girl. It’s a great spot, and you do not need to be a member (or even have a sponsor) to hold an event here. Nancy Dawson of Brideface was there to do a makeup demonstration– it is amazing what that woman can do! I wish I could just carry her around in my pocket all the time.

This evening, I met up with the ladies of the Bridal Studio to work on our “Bitter Bridesmaid Bash” which will be held on September 13th. The following bars are on board: Backstage Cafe, Clique Lounge, Deadwood and Keefer’s Irish Pub. Other sponsors include Say Cheese Photo Booths,, and Maize Music. Our sponsor list just keeps growing! It is going to be such a great event, and of course is benefiting a wonderful organization– Kenzie’s Closet. For more information, email

Yesterday was Sarah and Neil’s wedding– could the weather have been more perfect??? Sure, the wind was causing some issues with our table runners, but I much prefer wind to rain.

The ceremony was held at St. Timothy Parish in Union, KY about 5 minutes from the Wilson’s home. During the ceremony, back at the Wilson’s house, my lovely assistant Lauren completed all the setup and collected the gorgeous fruit display from Edible Arrangements (those things weigh a ton!).

The caterers (Sonny’s BBQ) arrived soon after, to set up under the tents (borrowed; all other rentals from Nelson’s), and the DJ (Tony from DJ Butlers) arrived as well. I can’t say enough positive things about either. Sonny’s was very prompt, friendly, professional and most importantly DELICIOUS. They fit right in with the casual vibe that Sarah and Neil wanted. Tony also did a great job of keeping the party going without ever once crossing in to “cheesy” territory as so many DJs unfortunately do.

And to top it all off– the evening ended with a fantastic fireworks show. My pictures don’t at all do it justice! When I get the pro pics from Cory, I will post a few.

All in all, it was a great wedding and Sarah and Neil are adorable together!

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