Friday, January 15, 2010

Bridal Luxury

Witness bridal luxury at its best! Make sure you get your ticket for "A Bride for All Seasons" hosted by the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta and The Atlantan Brides magazine.

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Peace and Blessings, Tracy

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tracy Sloan Events has arrived!

After serveral months of praying and planning, Tracy Sloan Events is finally here! While TLS Elite events was birthed out of love, it didn't truly represent me. Either people would confuse the company with Elite Events, which is not a bad thing, or they would call it TLC (thinking about the cable channel, I guess). Nevertheless, it was time for a change. I spent many sleepless nights trying to think of a unique name for my company, then one day out of the blue it hit me. I have always thought of myself as a unique unrepeatable force in the universe and there's no one else like me, so why not name the company after me, I thought. Thus Tracy Sloan Events emerged.

I would like to especially thank T-evenire for our logo. She really captured the classic and sophisticated feel I was looking for - THANKS TERAS!!

Check out our new website. I absolutely love it! If you are following us on Twitter, we are now TSloanEvents . If you are not, we would love to "tweet you". Also, we had to create a new Facebook fan page, so please become a fan.

I would love to hear from you. Email me at and tell me what you think.

Peace and Blessings,


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What's Your Favorite Celebration?

How would you like to win the complete collection of Preston Bailey's books (Celebrations, Inspirations, Fantasy Weddings, and Design for Entertaining)? Sounds good? All you have to do is go to Preston's blog , and enter his Celebrations Contest by sharing your favorite celebration and what made it so special. You might just be one of two winners to win his collection worth $250. Now that's cool, especially if you are a fan like myself!

If you don't have a favorite celebration, then you can always purchase Preston's new book on Amazon.

Peace and Blessings,

Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year - A New Start!

Wow! It's a brand new year and for me, a new start. It was exactly a year ago today I started blogging. I wasn't so sure I was going to like it, but I have to admit I have grown to like it a lot. While I think my blog is a work in progress, I hope and trust you have found it to be inspiring as well as educational and a little bit entertaining - as that was and still is my goal. This year I am committed to blogging more consistently. You will see new and fresh material as well as new segments, and of course I will continue to talk about fashion, wedding trends, and spotlight vendors and venues.

Also TLS Elite Events will soon end its run and a new and improved, more savvy wedding planning company will emerge. I will keep you posted! In the meantime, I wish you a wonderful and prosperous year and I pray that you have ALL the desires of your heart. Stay encouraged!

Peace and Blessings,

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hot Runway Trends

I have to admit I had not heard of this particular runway trend, but learned more about it from reading a review in Brides Atlanta magazine. The trend I am referring to is wedding gowns with a "Peplum" design. A peplum is an exaggerated flounce at the waist of a gown. It is flirty but sophisticated and the design presents a modern twist on the classic ruffle.

Below are three designer gowns with a peplum design treatment.

The first dress is by Angel Sanchez; the second dress is part of the Reverie collection by Melissa Sweet, and the third dress {and my favorite} is from Oscar De La Renta's Spring 2010 Bridal Collection.

Peace and Blessings,

Monday, December 14, 2009

A New Take On Carnations

Carnations are not just used for fillers any more. Depending on how you use them, they can leave a lasting impression. For instance, in the picture below, a series of matching dense arrangements were placed at a reception welcome table to create a chic and modern look.

In the design below, a geometric center piece was made by closely placing cherry red carnations in a shallow wooden bowl without the use of any greenery or filler flowers {I love the way the red pops in contrast to the black and white}.

Here carnations are used to create pomanders {love these}. You can used these pomanders to decorate pews, hang them from the ceiling, on doors, you name it. Let your imagination be your guide.

Interesting facts about carnations:

  1. Carnations can be packed tightly together without the petals bruising or falling off.
  2. Each stem averages about one dollar.
  3. Carnations are grown all over the globe - Europe, Kenya, India, Australia, China, South America and the United States and they are available year-round.
  4. Carnations come in more than 10,000 shades and varieties.
  5. Once a carnation has reached its full bloom, it will remain fresh and fragrant for about three weeks if kept properly hydrated.

Peace and Blessings,

Source: Instyle Weddings

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Eye Candy

I absolutely love everything about this photo-shoot from the modern, chic style of the bride to the exact poses, and oh...did I mention I love the motorcycle - one day I'm going to get me one and it's going to be hot pink, but that's another blog at some other time :)

These photos were taken by the talented Jeff Scott-Bey of Scott-Bey Studios. To see more of Jeff's work, visit his website.

Peace and Blessings,


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