Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Soiréebliss! Events is Flourishing!!

Over the past few weeks, you've heard the buzz and felt the excitement of something exciting going on at the Soiréebliss! Studio. We've expanded our space and have designed a well appointed Client Consultation space. Along with this, we are working to implement some innovative technology to increase productivity,  and am revamping our logo, website and blog.  If you can imagine the Soiréebliss! Team, me included, are bursting with excitement for the launch date of when everything will be ready to be revealed. 

Unfortunately, I'm the type of person that gets so excited by surprises, I have such a hard time keeping them to myself.  Seriously, it kills me to not tell my husband what I get him for his birthday and Christmas.  So, because of this, I wanted to share a sneak peak of what the future look of Soiréebliss! Events will be......

New Logo

New Blog

Inspiration for it all!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Welcome Our Associate Planner: Lindie Jones Sadykhov

This week, I am excited to introduce you to our Associate Planner; Lindie Jones Sadykhov.  Lindie joined our team shortly after Soiréebliss! Events coordinated her wedding a year ago.  She brings to the team a long history of corporate and social event management.  Lindie's true strengths lie within her care for each one of her clients.  She continuously looks for ways to go above and beyond to ensure her client's event is absolutely perfect and their needs are met in every way.
Please feel free to say hello to Lindie at

My name is Lindie Sadykhov, and I am an Associate Planner for Soiréebliss! Events.  I could not be more blessed to be working for this wonderful company, and absolutely love what I am doing!  It came as no surprise to my friends and family when I started working for Soiréebliss! Events after Samantha Darr planned my wedding, as i was apparently a "natural" at planning my own wedding, and have always loved throwing parties for friends and family.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Business Administration. During college I had the amazing opportunity to work for a corporate marketing team. I have been organizing events for every company I have worked for since college, and instantly knew this was truly my passion and what I wanted to do.
After college, I pursued my marketing/business career with an oil and gas company in Houston. While it’s been a fulfilling career, I found that it was still lacking. I have been looking for a career opportunity that would utilize my creativity and event planning skills. When Samantha Darr offered me a job with the Soiréebliss! Events I immediately knew it was the perfect opportunity I had been so patiently waiting for, and now couldn't be happier, as my passion truly turned in to a reality.

I have enjoyed every moment of working with the Soiréebliss! Events team. I love hearing everyone's individual stories, and how they envision their special day, then making it a reality. Seeing their vision and everything we have worked on, all come together in the end is the best part, along with making everyone happy and watching their big smiles at the end of the day.  It makes my job incredibly rewarding knowing that the Soiréebliss! Events team has made their event memorable, and in turn I could not ask for a better career! 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Splendor: Gifts for Bridesmaids

Looking for something absolutely fabulous to give the special friends? Nothing beats a little sparkle, bling and items that would "WOW" any girl!

1. Kate Spade Wedding Line:
2. Personalised pink damask drink flasks with diamante initial on them

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Which photo booth theme best fits your wedding?

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Photo booths are absolutely fantastic, and if you have ever used one at a wedding or event, you already know how much fun they can be.  They are a great way to get guests interacting early on in an event, and they only get more entertaining as the night progresses.  Add a few props (such as moustaches, hats, signs, or bunny ears), and you will soon see the silly side your friends and family.  A photo booth captures all those funny and spontaneous moments your guests will have and creates even more!  The photos people get back from photo booths can sometimes be the most memorable.

From a design perspective, a secret benefit to the photo booth is that is creates another canvas to further display your design scheme into a wedding or event.  It can begin as a backdrop for a wedding ceremony, and then be transformed during the reception into the backdrop for your photo booth.  Either way it is a piece that will forever be associated with that event.  Whether modern, vintage, creative, or glamorous, photo booths can be a fabulous way to entertain your guests, create some amazing photo opportunities, and further showcase the personality of your event.

Love & Fun,
Natalie Shaw

Photo Credits




Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Welcome Our Newest Team Member: Natalie Shaw

In 2007, I took the leap of faith in myself and my dream to launch Soiréebliss! Events. Initially, it was just myself and two Event Day Assistants.  I set-up shop in the spare bedroom at my house and started plugging away.

Since then my vision for Soiréebliss! Events has grown even more successful than I could have initially hoped.  We beat the statistics for success/failure all small businesses face in their 1st and 2nd years or business.  We overcame the economic down-turn and evolved with the financial challenges.  Instead of working out of a 8x10 room in my house, we now have a large well appointed studio in the historic Heights. My team has grown to include one Associate Planner and five Event Day Assistants. 

The newest addition to the SB! team is Natalie Shaw; our Event Production Manager.  Her role is to facilitate planning and design of each event.  She plays a vital role in managing each client's event needs.  She brings to the team a fresh, vibrant personality and "mad" design skills.  

To welcome Natalie, please say hello at

My name is Natalie Shaw, and I am the Event Production Manager at Soiréebliss! Events. I absolutely love my job.  It is the place where my passion and skills come together.  Every event is so different, and making them as amazing and stress-free as possible is my constant aspiration.

I graduated from Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration.  For the first four years after graduating, I worked with a small oil & gas investment company in Houston as office manager and investment analyst.   I love the organization necessary to run an office smoothly, and continue to perfect those skills in the Soiréebliss! Events office.

My track record of event planning goes back to my childhood, helping my mother plan unforgettable showers for all our family and friends.  I honed my skills on the Student Activities Board in college, and cemented my passion while throwing over the top parties at my own home as often as I could find a reason.

The one thing that has been pervasive throughout all my life is the desire to bring people together for those extraordinary moments.  I love the planning of every detail, starting with the initial brainstorm, to designing the invitations and decor, to orchestrating the event production.  This is my passion, and I am so thankful to be a part of the amazing Soiréebliss! Events team that shares my passion.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Real Wedding Video: Xochy & Todd's Houstonian Wedding

After a very busy Spring wedding season, we are happy to have a small break to catch up on our blog. We know you love seeing real wedding and were were perusing some of the amazing weddings we have had over the years.  One of our favorite weddings was in 2010, originally published on Style Me Pretty.

Xochy and Todd was a very spirited couple who had wanted to host an amazing wedding for their family and friends.  The evening started with a cocktail hour hosting a sushi bar, casino tables and live music. When the ballroom doors opened, guests were greeted with a ballroom designed to "WOW".  Guests spent the evening dancing and celebrating to the sounds of a band and DJ. Not a detail was missed! Check out this amazing video recap from 31 Films.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Wedding Inspiration: Turquoise Plum & Gold

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After a recent trip to Taos, New Mexico, I came back to Texas with a love of all things turquoise.  It probably didn’t help that my fiancé bought me the turquoise necklace that inspired this embrace.  But nevertheless, I often am finding myself turning to turquoise while planning my own wedding.  While turquoise is normally always seen with silver, gold brings out an extra richness in the turquoise taking it from an everyday stone to something much more unique and glamorous.  Gold and turquoise are fabulous compliments both enhancing the each other without either stealing the spotlight.  Also as a side note, a wonderful accent color to this dynamic duo is the unassuming plum.  While rich in its own right, plum also serves to soften the boldness of turquoise and gold.

This wedding color palette would be beautiful for a late summer wedding.  Rich with a touch of bohemian, it would be sure to leave everyone stunned.

Love & Color,
Natalie Shaw

Product Credit:
Love Letter Balloons: Balloon Maniacs
Gold Dahlia Charger: Chilewich
Monogram Napkin: be.Designs
Wedding Gown Designer: Sarah Seven
Bride's Necklace: Doolittle Jewelry
Bridesmaid's Necklace: Kate Spade - Carried at Nordstrom
Bridesmaid Dress: J.Crew
Cake Topper: Better Off Wed
Shoes: Bhldn
Wedding Invitation: Bowarrow Paper Co

Friday, July 13, 2012

Real Wedding: Kelly & Ron's Vintage Chic Glam Wedding

Kelly and Ron is one of the most fun couples.  Their wedding was designed with a vintage glam influence. The design theme is carried through the invitations, bridal attire, cake display and wonderful get-away vehicle.

One of the most heart-warming traditions I am beginning to see more and more is for brides to wear their Mother's veil in place of wearing their dress.  In Kelly's case she had it restyled to fit her dress and theme.  Her vintage fur wrap was then her "something borrowed" from her Grandmother.  For a November wedding, it was just enough!

Kelly and Ron chose to have their wedding Thanksgiving weekend as they love the holidays so much. It's the perfect opportunity for all your family to be together, says Kelly.  In honor of their love for the holidays, they had traditional Christmas songs play throughout dinner mixed with Frank Sinatra jazz.  For their grand exit, Kelly had a vision of falling snow flakes and the sound of jingle bells.  The Phoenix Group had exactly that!  They created fake snow as guests were gathered outside with their very own jingle bells.  What a spectacular Houston!

It was truly a pleasure for the Soiréebliss! Events team to be a part of their very memorable wedding day. Many thanks to our talented team of event professionals who helped make the day amazing.

Vendor List:
Church: Holy Rosary
Reception: The Bell Tower on 34th Street
Photographer: Joseph West Photography
Bride's Cake: Who Made the Cake
Groom's Cake: The Chocolate Bar
Cookie Bar: Michael's Cookie Jar
Florist: Wedding Flowers by Lisa/The Blooming Gallery
Videography: A&A/Nico
Grand Exit (Fake Snow): Phoenix Design Group
Transportation: Monarch Vintage Cars
Reception Entertainment: DJ's Unlimited