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Bridal Show Readiness

Happy New Year!!!!!!! It’s the start of a New Year and with that, the start of bridal show season around the globe. You’re newly engaged and ready to take planning by storm. First stop, bridal shows.  As Team Details finishes up the final touches for the Celebration Bridal Event this Sunday, we thought it was the perfect time to blog about bridal show readiness. I have been to bridal shows just for fun before being engaged alone, as a friend to a bride, as vendor and as a bride-to-be. Attending in the different capacities has made given me the opportunity to have a viewpoint from all those angles.

Most shows will have you register at the door and you get an identifier as the bride and possibly a bag to contain your goodies from vendors. That one bag will get heavy depending on the amount of booths you visit. It is a good idea to have a paper list or mental list of your needs ready. There will also be special offers for booking within a certain time frame of the show. With technology you are able to see what vendors are attending via the bridal show website, hashtags, and other social media outlets. Start looking at your vendors before the show and talk to them at the show if you are interested. We want to talk to you! This will help you prepare for those special offers that often have quick time frames of redemption.

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#AveryDETAILSChristmas

Merry, Merry Christmas! The daily giveaways have been fun and hope that you have enjoyed them! Of course, I have to close it out with probably my MOST favorite giveaway! Trying to share all the fun things that are my favorite and that can help you make new memories or start your own new tradition. Christmas is my favorite holiday because it is filled with cheer, love, hope, sharing, kindness, and all the things that make the world seem like a better place. I wish Christmas lasted longer! My hope is that today is filled with good memories of loved ones, spending time with your family, starting new traditions, lots of hot cocoa, big hugs, and precious time that can’t be rewound with those near and dear to your heart! It’s all about the little Details, so enjoy them!

To start, I want to share a snippet of my engagement story as so many of you ladies will be saying YES to that one question. “Will you marry me?” It was Valentine’s week 2013. My husband and I normally celebrate with a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphy’s Pizza, a movie, chocolate covered strawberries, and wine at home. We are not fans of the crowds at all. When my husband asked me to pick a place to go to lunch on Valentine’s I was kind of clueless but obliged and said let’s go to our favorite lunch spot, Newk’s. Read and see what happened next as captured by Erin Lindsey Images #ELI here.

Our last giveaway is to help a future bride and groom. We are giving one lucky couple a $250 gift certificate off any services…but wait there’s more! We are also giving a $25 dollar gift card to Newk’s. The Details team is there to help you have a day filled with love as you start the new chapter in life called marriage.

 

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You may enter until midnight central time 12/31/14! Winner will be announced on New Year’s Day 01/01/2015. You may enter via Facebook and/or Instagram! Doing both counts as DOUBLE entries! You must do all steps to be entered into the giveaway.

Facebook:

1.  You must LIKE our page

2.  You must LIKE this photo

3.  You must COMMENT telling us how you got engaged!

4. You must SHARE this photo with #averyDetailschristmas

Instagram

1. You must FOLLOW us

2. You must LIKE the photo by double tapping

3. You must COMMENT telling us how you got engaged!

4. You must SHARE the photo with #averyDetailschristmas

 

Giveaway Day 19 #averydetailschristmas

What women doesn’t LOVE jewelry? Even it’s a simple understated piece? Every year I seem to find myself adding more and more to my collection.

My god-mother has always been a jewelry lover. Whenever I have needed something for a special occasion, she is the person I call. She matched my wedding day jewelry for me from Ohio never seeing my dress in person. My love of all things pretty and shiny come from her.

Today’s giveaway is a simple pearl necklace. I have a set just like it!

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You can enter until 10:30 pm central time tonight 12/22/14! Winner will be announced at 11:00 pm. You can enter via Facebook and or Instagram! Doing both counts as DOUBLE entries! Good luck! You must do all three steps to be entered into the giveaway.

Facebook:

1. LIKE our page

2. LIKE this photo

3. COMMENT that you love jewelry too!

Instagram

1. FOLLOW us

2. LIKE the photo by double tapping

3. COMMENT that you love jewelry too!

Would you like a bonus entry? Share the photo with #averydetailschristmas

Giveaway Day 18 #averydetailschristmas

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite people, my nephew! Today’s giveaway is what he loves the most, PENGUINS! In 2006 there was a super cute little children’s movie called Happy Feet released. Two years later my nephew was born. One visit home to Ohio my nephew was watching the movie and just moving around like the dancing penguin. We knew then that penguins were here to stay and we started to get him everything penguin. We have lost count on how many DVD’s of Happy Feet we’ve purchased. He still dances like Happy Feet, has a room full of penguins, and anything our family sees with a penguin on it, he gets. The kid LOVES penguins, so much that one summer day he put one in the freezer because penguins live in the cold and it was too hot outside for him *stuffed animal (says the then four year old). My mother did not like the shock of finding a stuffed animal in her freezer. I would do everything possible to get my nephew a real penguin, if it were possible.

Of course, today’s giveaway is penguin themed. I really hope that you can make new memories with your loved ones! Happy Feet in a cute penguin bag filled with popcorn!

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You can enter until midnight tonight 12/21/14! Winner will be announced tomorrow morning. You can enter via Facebook and or Instagram! Doing both counts as DOUBLE entries! Good luck! You must do all three steps to be entered 21into the giveaway.

Facebook:

1. LIKE our page

2. LIKE this photo

3. COMMENT and TAG who you would watch it with

Instagram

1. FOLLOW us

2. LIKE the photo by double tapping

3. COMMENT and TAG who you would watch it with

Would you like a bonus entry? Share the photo with #averydetailschristmas

 

Giveaway Day 17 #averydetailschristmas

I know you all have been missing the daily giveaways the last three days! Well, we are combing some of my favorite things to give you something wonderful!

Every day has been about one of my favorite things, today is no different. We are just putting THREE of my favorite “things” together. I love, love, love, love, love (get it) LOVE my photographer. I call her MY photographer because when it comes to my professional photos, she is the go to. I know that Lauren will capture the pure essence of whatever special occasion is happening. I found Lauren on the internet back in 2011 and called for a session. She is the sweetest person I had ever met! Finding out that she was from Ohio and fairly new to Alabama like myself was the icing on the cake! We finally got our shoot in November of 2012, a couple sessions. We got engaged in February of 2013 and she of course did our engagement and wedding. She has also done the wonderful head shots you find on the website. I know that we will have many, many more sessions with Lauren as we continue on in life.

When you meet a professional in the wedding industry that is super talented, loving, kind, and has an amazing soul, you want to want them to do every wedding and/or event with you! I met Jacqueline during the planning of my wedding. She did the hair for some of my bridesmaids. She arrived at my house for the trial very prompt and was fast, efficient, and of course a pleasure! When she left, I said to the bridesmaid Jessica, I love her! She was on Team Summit for the Style the Aisle event that we participated in this past October. She is a wonderful hair stylist who I have had the pleasure of doing my hair as well! Again, LOVE!

I sense you may know where I may going next, make-up. Stacey over the past year has become one of my dear friends who I LOVE to pieces. We probably talk through some form of communication at bare minimum 4-5 times a week. I started following Stacey on Facebook after seeing her work on another photographer’s site. The first time I met her in person was because she won my very first giveaway from Details. We met and talked for a good 30 minutes. Again, I walked away like okay I really like her. We also got to work together on the Style the Aisle event this October. She is an impeccable make-up artist.

All three of these women are head-over-heels in love with their craft. They are some of the sweetest women I am fortunate enough to call my “co-workers” in this crazy thing we call the wedding industry.

Okay, I know you are tired of me talking and want to know what today’s giveaway is. Well today my friends, you probably have guessed it right! Enter to win a FREE engagement session from photography from Lauren Tomasella Photography, hair by Jacqueline Guise-Bridal Hair,  make-up by The Beauty Enhancement by Stacey Spearman, and designed/styled by Details Events and Designs!

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How to win today’s #averydetailschristmas giveaway! You may enter until midnight, December 30, 2014 and winner will be announced on December 31,2015! A great way to end the year! You may enter on Facebook or Instagram. You may enter both for double entry. Want to enter an engaged couple? Tag them and tell us why they should win!

Facebook Entry Rules

1. You must LIKE all vendor’s on Facebook

Lauren Tomasella Photography

The Beauty Enhancement by Stacey Spearman

Jacqueline Guise-Bridal Hair

Details Events and Designs

2. You must SHARE the photo for the giveaway and use hashtag #averydetailschristmas {if your profile is private or your post is not set to “public” your entry will be excluded}

3. You must COMMENT with the name of your fiance and tell us why you want to win!

Instagram Entry Rules

1. You must LIKE all vendor’s on Instagram

Lauren Tomasella Photography

The Beauty Enhancement by Stacey Spearman

Jacqueline Guise-BridalHair

Details Events and Designs

2. You must SHARE or REPOST the photo for the giveaway and use hashtag #averydetailschristmas {if your profile is private your entry will be excluded}

3. You must COMMENT with the name of your fiance and tell us why you want to win!
 

 

 

 

Giveaway Day 13 #averydetailschristmas

We are so close to Christmas and most people have their trees, lights, decorations, etc. up. Christmas is my favorite holiday because it brings most people into a great mood.  Putting the trees (yes more than one) in our home means a little bit of the outside world slows down. No cell phones, no internet, no T.V. just Christmas music, fun, and family. We always start to look back at all the year has brought us. Our yearly tradition is to get a new ornament with something that has occurred that year. We haven’t made it to get our ornament just yet, but it will most likely be one to signify the beginning of Details Events and Designs. I won’t start into that blog, but there will be one. The one thing that we do every year faithfully is watch our favorite Christmas movies after the tree is up. Home Alone yes one and two! The movie has to be one of the funniest Christmas movies ever. Such a touching moment when Kevin is reunited with his family and can really appreciate the meaning of family. Ahh, I can’t wait to watch it one day this week! So today I want to share with you the opportunity to win Home Alone and make a new Christmas memory.

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You can enter until 9:30 pm central time tonight 12/16/14! Winner will be announced at 10:0 pm. You can enter via Facebook and or Instagram! Doing both counts as DOUBLE entries! Good luck! You must do all three steps to be entered into the giveaway.

Facebook:

1. LIKE our page

2. LIKE this photo

3. COMMENT with your favorite Christmas movie and TAG who you would watch it with

Instagram

1. FOLLOW us

2. LIKE the photo by double tapping

3. COMMENT with your favorite Christmas movie and TAG who you would watch it with

Would you like a bonus entry? Share the photo with #averydetailschristmas

Giveaway day 12 #averydetailschristmas

What women doesn’t LOVE Victoria’s Secret? Being a total girly-girl who loves soft, light scents this fragrance has been a favorite of mine for many years. I can’t think the last time I didn’t receive any for a Christmas gift. My gift to you today is a Heavenly body spray and lotion gift set. I hope today’s winner loves this set as much as I do!  Go ahead, enter to win!

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You can enter until 9:30 pm central time tonight 12/15/14! Winner will be announced at 10:00 pm. You can enter via Facebook and or Instagram! Doing both counts as DOUBLE entries! Good luck! You must do all three steps to be entered into the giveaway.

Facebook:

1. LIKE our page

2. LIKE this photo

3. COMMENT your favorite scent to wear!

Instagram

1. FOLLOW us

2. LIKE the photo by double tapping

3. COMMENT with your favorite scent to wear!

Would you like a bonus entry? Share the photo with #averydetailschristmas

 

Giveaway Day 11 #averydetailschristmas

I believe to really know me is to know that my two favorite and main food groups are pizza and cake. I don’t know how I would survive one without the other. Pizza once a week at bare minimum in the Fields home is a must, whether it be homemade or from a local favorite pizza place. I do love a good homemade pizza on my favorite pizza stone! What is that you ask? Pampered Chef is another one of the direct selling companies that is a guilty pleasure. This stone makes of course pizza, amazing appetizers for Christmas parties, cookies, and so much more. Today, I want you to be able to finish up the last of your holiday baking with one of my favorites! Yes, that’s right today’s giveaway is a Pampered Chef medium round stone!

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You can enter until 9:00 pm central time tonight 12/15/14! Winner will be announced at 9:30 pm. You can enter via Facebook and or Instagram! Doing both counts as DOUBLE entries! Good luck! You must do all three steps to be entered into the giveaway.

Facebook:

1. LIKE our page

2. LIKE this photo

3. COMMENT what you would bake on the stone and TAG who would taste it.

Instagram

1. FOLLOW us

2. LIKE the photo by double tapping

3. COMMENT what you would bake on the stone and TAG who would taste it. 

Would you like a bonus entry? Share the photo with #averydetailschristmas

Giveaway Day Ten #averydetailschristmas

Today’s giveaway is one of my favorite places to have a sweet treat in the Huntsville area. How many people LOVE cake like me? I think love is an understatement when it comes to cake. I could eat cake Every. Single. Day. Being the daughter of a chef that can bake like nobody’s business, makes me a very picky cake eater too. I have never had a cake from my dad that was not good. Hmmm…now I want cake. The giveaway today is a place I go for a special little treat. Nothing Bundt Cakes in Jones Valley is my secret, not so secret place to go. My favorite cake flavor probably is the white chocolate raspberry, followed by the lemon, then red velvet with mini chocolate chips inside. Oh my goodness, yes I love this place! I am so happy to share this giveaway with someone who LOVES cake.  A $10 gift card and a cute Eat, Drink, & be Merry mini cake plates set. You can have this for your next Christmas get together with friends!

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You can enter until 8:00 pm central time tonight 12/13/14! Winner will be announced at 8:30 pm. You can enter via Facebook and or Instagram! Doing both counts as DOUBLE entries! Good luck!

Facebook:

1. LIKE our page

2. LIKE this photo

3. COMMENT #letmeeatcake and TAG who you will share cake with

Instagram

1. FOLLOW us

2. LIKE the photo by double tapping

3. COMMENT #letmeeatcake and TAG who you will share cake with

Giveaway Day Nine #averydetailschristmas

Everyone is getting a good glimpse of my favorite things. Today is one of my favorite local home boutique stores, Sweet Pineapple. I love Instagram, I am there more than Facebook or any other social media site. Remember on day two of the giveaway I mentioned the day of the Simplified Planner release and going to Sweet Pineapple? That was my very first visit of many! Gina always gets me with her Instagram post when the new shipments arrive.

Let my tell you all about this adorably cute store. The owner Gina Garrett is a sweet soul. The very first time I walked into the store she was warm and welcoming. My almost weekly visits not only consist of a purchase, but a good girl business owner to business owner conversation.

The store is located at 601 Pratt Ave in Five Points. It’s a cute bungalow style house that can’t be missed. You will walk in to the aroma of one of the wonderful candles you can find. Gina prides herself on carrying items that you can’t just get in your chain retail stores. I LOVE that detail. She carries amazing bath products, luxurious fabrics, dishes, candles, pillows, kitchen towels, baby gifts, art prints, and so much more. Gina will also do complimentary gift wrapping on your purchases!  You don’t want to miss out on this treasure! Go see her during her special holiday hours 10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday.

So of course, I have teamed up with Gina to present you today’s giveaway. One of my favorite new bath lines, it’s called Farm House Fresh or FHF for short. This is a special edition gift set that includes Whoppie! shea butter bath soak, sweet cream body scrub, and shea butter cream! Once you try it, you will LOVE It! Go ahead and enter below!

 

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You can enter until 11:30 central time tonight! Winner will be announced at !1:59 pm. You can enter via Facebook and or Instagram! Doing both counts as DOUBLE entries! Good luck!

Facebook:

1. LIKE Details Events and Designs AND Sweet Pineapple

2. LIKE this photo

3. SHARE with the hastags #averydetailschristmas and #sweetpineapplehome

4. COMMENT that you have done all of the above

Instagram

1. FOLLOW Details Events and Designs and Sweet Pineapple

2. LIKE the photo by double tapping

3. REPOST and tag us both with hastags #averydetailschristmas and #sweetpineapplehome