Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Moonlighting at Moon Mansion

There is a great group of wedding industry gals that chum around and see all that there is to see in the greater Seattle area while talking shop and sharing ideas! Our last adventure was at the fabulous Moon Mansion in North Bend. The mansion just recently opened up for events! With a grand staircase straight out of a romance novel and views to capture a crowd I'm sure it is going to book up fast!

Part of the evenings entertainment included the fabulous Sequoia Leopold of My Flawless Tan who applied her awesome airbrush makeup, a wonderful meal from the gals at Three Chicks Catering and fun photos done by Carrie Stark of Elegant Images and Stark Naked Photography.

Here are some of the fun shots snapped during the night by Carrie Stark.

Me! Megan Clark of Clutch Events

Kaycee Parker - Parker Events

Not pictured is the planner who coordinated the evening, BreeAnn Gayle with Pink Blossom Events, thanks BreeAnn!

Rabuor Village Partners Fundraiser Success!

With the help of Seattle's Wurst Restaurant, Shultzy's, last Sunday's Rabuor Village Partner's 1st Annual Fundraiser was a huge success! Throughout the evening RVP was able to raise just over $17,000 for the project!
Clutch Events is very proud to donate a percentage of all events to the non profit organization. RVP's mission is simple; To partner with communities in rural Africa as they develop self sustainable solutions to overcome the challenges of poverty and HIV/AIDS.
If you would like to learn more about the Rabuor Village Partners please check out their website,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Over Colors No Longer!

College has started, football is on TV and the leaves have officially began to change colors! Fall has arrived! Shades of red, maroon and orange are filling the streets and sidewalks. This color palette makes for a great wedding! But don't think that seasonal colors are the only way to go for your upcoming nuptials! This fall isn't just about pumpkins and turning leaves anymore!

The newest color trends can take you from October all the way through February this year!

Charcoal, Grey, Silver, Plum, Purple, Lavender

Yes, they are fabulous colors, but you can turn them into fab textures too! Combine satin lavender bridesmaid dresses with charcoal wool suits for the men. Velour ribbon is the perfect wrap for your bouquets. Make a chilly afternoon wedding into a hot event with the warmth from heavy fabrics and deep colors!

Is your wedding a formal evening event? Add some sparkle with silver or champagne table toppers! Glittered votives or mirrored centerpiece bases will add light and panache!

Have fun and get creative with these cool shades!

To Mic or Not To Mic, That is the Question?!

"How was Angie's wedding last night?"

"It was super fun!"

"I bet the ceremony was beautiful!"

"Actually, I couldn't hear a word. The officiant didn't wear a microphone."

"Oh, lame."

Don't let this be a conversation your guests have after your wedding! Sure you are offering free food and cocktails, but don't forget your guests attend your wedding to actually witness you getting married! If they can't hear you or the officiant it will make for a lousy ceremony for your guests.

How can you avoid such a situation? Simply get a microphone for your officiant! A mic will allow both you and the officiant to be heard clearly wherever you get married. And don't fret about it being an eye sore or in the way of your special moment, you can rent a lapel microphone that the officiant can wear that are barely noticeable to the crowd.

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