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my passion is producing stylish & memorable experiences through special events. 

Whether it's a holiday dinner party or a wedding celebration for 300 guests, I believe every event is an opportunity to create something special. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you'll stay a while and find some inspiration along the way!

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A Kentucky Derby Celebration!

Every year I look forward to the Kentucky Derby and all of the amazing hospitality and fashion that comes along with it. While I wish I was able to bedazzle a fancy hat and hit the stands in person, a dinner party at home was the next best thing. If traveling to the derby in person wasn’t in your plans either, I hope you’ll enjoy some of the ideas I incorporated into our fete and can even keep them in mind for next year!

Some of the party highlights:

  • Table settings using a mix of blue and white striped linens, the Kate Spade Charlotte Street North china which can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond, gold flatware, a piece of “turf” I turned into a makeshift table runner, and gold horseshoes which I found on Ebay.
  • Some of the menu items consisted of “Run for the Roses” themed cupcakes, Bourbon pecans served in mini jars, Pecan rolls, Mint Juleps, and Chicken & Waffles with DIY “roses” toothpicks. 
  • DIY party favors filled with Godiva truffles, mini Jim Beam bourbon bottles, homemade Bourbon Chex Mix, and mini gold trophies (from the Dollar Store). The closest thing I was getting to anything “Kentucky” for the derby weekend was Kentucky Fried Chicken so I thought it would be funny to put the party favors in KFC cups and overall I thought they were the perfect touch!

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- Monica & Stephen

Where do I begin? If you're considering hiring Event Prep as a wedding planner, stop thinking and DO it. Cassandra was the BEST decision we made for our wedding day (besides each other, of course!) I was working full-time, in graduate school full-time, and trying to plan the wedding. Because of her, I was able to truly relax, especially on our wedding day, and live in the moment which I am so grateful for. We can’t thank her enough for helping to make our wedding day exactly as we had hoped and dreamed it would be! 

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- Elena & Nick

Event Prep is the best decision you can make for your wedding planning needs. Period. From the beginning vision phases, to the tough decision making moments, Cassandra is there not only as a seasoned professional but as a friend. There were times where I was at my wits end, and Cassandra became my place of peace and calm. She was always 10 steps ahead of the game and guided me in the right direction. She made me feel like my wedding was her only focus and her efforts showed through. My husband and guests were absolutely speechless at our ceremony and reception. They were truly blown away. None of it would've been possible without her. Simply put, Event Prep made my wedding dreams come true. 

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- Lauren & Todd

You will not be disappointed in your selection with Event Prep. Cassandra is the most professional, kind and bubbly spirit you’ll come in contact with.  We both have full time jobs and knew we would need all the extra help we could get.  Cassandra and Event Prep were the answers to my prayers! She made sure that we were all able to enjoy our day and not think twice about what needed to be accomplished. When I needed her, she was right there. I could not possibly fit a list of all the things Cassandra assisted with into this review. However, I can say she is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness. Having the ability to focus on our guests and enjoy the most important day of our lives was priceless. 

"She is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness."