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It's Been A While...

by Valerie DiVecchio 10. May 2012 05:23
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So, it's pretty safe to say that I've been a bit neglectful on my blog as of late.  What the heck, it's been more than a "bit"!  Life sometimes can get busy with lots of exciting changes happening and the next thing you know a whole year (or more!) passes by without telling people about it.  Well, that will no longer be the case here!

According to the Dominic - 4 monthsChinese zodiac, 2011 was the year of the rabbit.  For the DiVecchio household and Events by Divine Creations, it was the year of change, but in a really good way.  Both personally and professionally, expansion was the  name of the game.  On November 29th I had a beautiful baby boy, Dominic Joseph... and boy, oh boy, did that flip our world inside out and upside down!  It was quite the adjustment, but worth every sleepless night.  I used to be the type of person who had to have a minimum of 8 hours of sleep a night, but it's amazing how fast you can adapt if needed!  You would have never found me blogging at 4:00 in the morning ever before! 

Events by Divine Creations also grew this past year.  We moved into a new Korman Centerpiecelocation three doors down from our previous spot into a larger storefront.  In addition to event planning, we also added flowers and decor for all special events to our list of services.  We have an amazing designer who is the most creative and talented floral designer that I have ever met.  Martha Stewart is a novice compared to Eva in my opinion!  We also launched a website that showcases our floral work - so do be sure to visit us there and "like" us on Facebook.

So what does 2012 hold?  For me personally, hopefully an occasional full night's sleep once again!  And for Events by Divine Creations, it's sure to bring continued quality work, creative and innovative ideas and a lot more blogging!

The Bridesmaid, The Bouquet and The Spanx!

by Valerie DiVecchio 1. July 2010 15:03
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I went to lunch today with several people from a networking organization in which I am a member.  We recently played a type of game in the chapter and our team took first place.  Bunch of type-A personalities... like you would expect anything less?!  Prize for winning... $200 gift certificate for the group to go to lunch at a restaurant of their choice.  Anyway, during lunch "Jamie" (name changed to protect her identity just in case!) told us that she was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding this past weekend. 

The wedding went great and the reception was hopping, and then lucky Jamie caught the bouquet toward the end of the evening.  If you're not familiar with this tradition, the bride tosses her bouquet to all the single ladies and the one who catches it is supposed to be the next to get married.  Not sure how much I believe in that belief because I'm pretty sure I caught a bouquet when I was about 9... and I'm pretty sure that someone there got married - or divorced and re-married - within the 20 years it took me from then to tie the knot.  But I digress...  Anyway, the DJ announced that the gentleman who caught the garter needed to place that garter on Jamie's leg and for every inch above the knee is 10 years of good luck.  Well, apparently there are many different styles of Spanx (a popular body slimming garment) and Jamie just happened to be wearing ones that were longer.  The bride and bridesmaids all circled around Jamie on the dance floor and told her that she needed to pull her Spanx up so the garter could go up high.  Jamie was not so keen of this idea since she's smack in the middle of the dance floor at the moment, but being the trooper that she is and proving her worth as a bridesmaid, she reluctantly hiked up the dress and pulled up the Spanx!

Now, besides a good laugh, there are a couple of morals to the story... when wearing Spanx, go to the bathroom and take them off or at least adjust them before you head out to the dance floor and catch the bouquet.  And second, you know you have a true friend and made a perfect bridesmaid choice if she's willing to hike up her dress on the dance floor under "cover" by the bride and bridesmaids for a good cause like wishing you a good 80 or 90 years of a happy marriage!  Thanks for sharing, Jamie!

Elton or Billy?

by Valerie DiVecchio 9. March 2009 17:29
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Last week my husband and I went to the Face to Face Tour where Elton John and Billy Joel performed.  We have seen them before and it truly is a great concert.  It is interesting looking at the concert through an event planner's eyes though. 

They came out together for the first set and then Billy Joel left and Elton John took the stage first.  He's got a great voice, but the one thing that I noticed was that the music was extremely loud.  I felt like I wandered into a Metallica concert by mistake!  There were crazy lights shining right into the audience too; you could visibly see people squinting and shielding their eyes.  In any type of event, you want to ensure that your guests are comfortable and engaged.  Elton's music is a little more low-key and the volume and lighting didn't seem to mesh with his style.  He sat at his piano the entire concert and didn't interact with the audience that much.

Now, on the other hand, Billy Joel came out with high energy, but the volume was in check and so was the lighting.  His piano rotated so that all sides of the audience could see him and he was making jokes all over the place.  He was up and out of his seat more than half the time and when you looked around so was the audience.  People were dancing and singing along and the energy went up ten fold in the place.

Moral of the story is that as the host of an event, your guests will feed off of your energy.  If you want your event to be high energy, you need to be high energy.  Maybe not as high energy as Billy Joel who started spanking himself excessively at one point, but you get the picture.  And if you want it to be more of a low-key evening, make sure the ambiance that you are creating matches.

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