21 Feb

“Pink Couture” – A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Stephanie from Couture Parties definitely knows how to throw a good bash, so when the client is “herself” – of course we KNOW it’s going to be amazing! Case in point: check out this fun, sparkly, and downright pink-a-licious party she recently hosted in celebration of the brand new – and super-cute! – space she opened for her {wedding & event planning} business last fall. (Congrats, Stephanie!)

There are tons of wonderful details to share from this party… but one of my favorites has to be the fabulous “dress” fashioned from wedding magazine covers! And then of course there are the cupcakes adorned with “couture handbag fondant toppers, a sparkly tinsel chandelier, lipstick-and-mirror signage, and playful cocktail rings” fashioned from metallic silver pipe cleaners and craft rhinestones! All this girlie-fun makes for fabulous bridal shower, bachelorette party, or birthday party inspiration too!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Read on for LOTS more fantastic images (as captured by KCK Photography) + party details from Stephanie

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

Pink Couture   A Grand Opening Soiree!

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PARTY DETAILS from Stephanie

Working from home for 6 years (Mama & Bambino & Couture Parties) has been a blessing and a challenge all at the same time. Of course I always would daydream about having a studio downtown to meet my clients that could also be a creative annex for me.

One day while walking to a vendor appointment for a new wedding couple, I saw a store front for rent… a very charming, off-the-beaten-path location with great windows for displays! I went to the meeting, called my husband then called the landlord. I was sold. 78 Thames Street in Newport HAD to be mine. So I moved in on October 1st 2010! Since them I have held craft nights & creative workshops (with MANY more classes to come!) and have meet with potential clients and current brides.

I waited for the holidays to be over and wanted to have an opening soiree to invite my friends, family and industry colleagues to see my new creative space. To be honest, this was a difficult party to plan! My business structure thrives on personalization and I never throw a party without it. So this party was about me! (Have you ever planned a party for yourself? not easy.) I tried to incorporate everything I love… From magazines (created a dress out of magazine covers!) to bite-sized “kids menu food“, to large pipe cleaner cocktail rings, to peonies in the flowers arrangements, this party screamed “Stephanie“! It really was amazing to share this night with over 60 people and celebrate my creativity. The support meant so much. ”

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES
– Decor: Couture Parties
– Photobooth: See Monkey Photobooth
– Catering: Chanterelle Boutique Catering
– Linens/Glassware: Rentals Unlimited
– Desserts: It’s My Party Bake Shoppe
– Invitations: Carla David Design
– Paper Signage & Labels: Anders Ruff
– Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
– Florals: Golden Gate Studio
– Photography: KCK Photography

P.S. *You can also download a cute PDF of this Vendor List right here!=)

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18Comments

1
Sarah SAYS:

Wow, such a fabulous event! I’m not a huge fan of the damask, but the lipstick on the mirrors is genius!

Reply February 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm

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Tara SAYS:

I don’t think its possible to pick a favorite feature from this party. Its THE COOLEST most BEAUTIFUL party I have EVER seen!!! There is SO much attention to detail. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! LOVE THIS PARTY!!!!

Reply February 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff SAYS:

AHH! Stephanie is SUCH a professional in every way. LOVE how this turned out.

We thoroughly enjoyed helping by designing the printable labels/ signs and knew it was going to be gorgeous… I am so happy with how beautiful it turned out!
Best of luck to her and her awesome new space!!!!!!

Reply February 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

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Claudia SAYS:

Love all the details..the lipstick used on the mirrors..the dress made of magazines,..I can go on for days..beautiful!

Reply February 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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Katie SAYS:

Great details! I love everything about it. Great looking party!

Reply February 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

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Mandy of Kini Style SAYS:

Love this party! All of my favorite things…hot pink, black, glitter, flowers etc.Thanks for sharing!

Reply February 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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Cherished Hearts Vintage SAYS:

Congratulations! How wonderful to throw your party. Hope all keeps moving upward for you.

Reply February 21, 2011 at 8:19 pm

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Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations SAYS:

Congratulations Stephanie!!! I’m so excited for you to have your very own brand spankin’ new adorable studio! Hopefully I’ll be there to see it next summer in RI.

Here’s to even more success!!

xoxo,

Vanessa

Reply February 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm

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Viktoria-Pinkpastry SAYS:

Wow! What a dream party!

Reply February 22, 2011 at 12:31 am

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Bird SAYS:

Inspiring! LOVE the lipstick signage!!

Reply February 22, 2011 at 2:42 am

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LaVonne SAYS:

So inspiring! What a great opening party!! Thanks for sharing all the fun details with us!!

Reply February 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

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Jen SAYS:

Seriously freaking adorably awesome!!!

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Reply February 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

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Yvette SAYS:

This is absolutely gorgous!!! Who did the wall decal? I would like something like this for my daughters 21st b-day party.

Reply February 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm

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Elizabeth SAYS:

WOW, that’s about all I can think to say! Looks like a simply splendid and stunning time! Well done!

Reply February 24, 2011 at 8:29 am

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rivernorthLove SAYS:

Love this, what a beautiful event! All the details are stunning, can’t wait to share, thanks! {http:\\rivernorthlove.blogspot.com}

Reply February 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

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