Ever wonder about the woman behind Ellanesque?! Our very own Lauren Peterson (owner of Ellanesque) was given the opportunity to be interviewed by a wonderful fellow event planner and blogger, Brittany Ray. During the interview Brittany was able to ask Lauren all about her journey to the road of wedding and event planning and also all about her personal interests. Here Lauren goes into depth as to why she decided to be an event planner, how Ellanesque was born, and even what her typical day may look like. Thank you Brittany Ryan for letting us be a part of your blog!

Please go check out Brittany Ryan's blog Beaux and Belles and read all about Lauren Peterson! 

Most grooms typically do not sit for hours on end thinking about their wedding and all the little details. Mainly, they are just worried about having fun and having all their friends along side of them. The friends and more importantly the groomsmen help put your groom at ease knowing that he has all that support standing next to him as you walk towards him in matrimony. But trying to get your groom to think about any the wedding details can be a heavy task. I have found a few ways to help your groom get in the spirit by being creative when 'popping the question' to his future groomsmen. Below are unique and fun ways that your groom can get into the fun of wedding planning without even knowing it!

One of the best parts about your wedding is being able to share it with you friends and family and having your best girlfriends there makes it even more special. On the wedding checklist, bridesmaid are probably the second thing most thought item by brides, whether it be who will be the bridesmaids? what will they wear? How will they stand? What should I get them as gifts? Having the love and support of all your bridesmaids up at the alter with you, makes you feel invincible. And what better way to reciprocate that love than by popping the questions to your bridesmaids in a fun and special way!

Here a few unique way to pop the question to your bridesmaids that will set the tone for your wedding!

1. Can't tie the knot without you!

This is such a sweet way to show how much each bridesmaids means to you and to give them a little gift as well. This ring can be worn throughout the wedding process, especially on wedding day and will make such amazing pictures! This little keepsake for each bridesmaids will always remind them of the wonderful joy they experienced when being a part of your special day.


2. Pop the question!

Now it is your turn to pop the question to your bridesmaids and what better way than to play on words. This is a fun and inexpensive way to ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your wedding. Everyone will wear their ring proudly...until it is eaten that is!


3. If I promise...!

This little box, with such a funny note, is a great way to play-off the older 'staples' of a bridesmaids dress. You and your bridesmaids will laugh for days about this poem and will most likely hold you to all those promises in the future!

These are just a few examples of different ways to make your girlfriends feel even more special and excited about being a part of your wedding. Now go home and get busy on all these great ideas on how to Pop the Question!

When you are planning your decor for your wedding, one item that is easily overlooked is the chair. Most [guys] may think that 'Hey, its JUST a chair!" But by adding decor to your chair can offer an easy way to spice up the room and bring it all together. By adding chair decor, you can get a chance to add your own personality and a bit of flair into the design of it. There are so many different ways that a chair can be done, and with Pinterest the options are endless! I have compiled some of my favorite ideas for chair sashes. Check them out!

Holiday season is here! Holiday season is one of my favorites times of the year. There are so many amazing lights to see, decorations to put up and food to eat.  The holiday season can get a little crazy but it is also a great time for weddings!  If you love the holiday season or are a bride that just has a hard time finding a theme for your wedding, then I would suggest the holidays.  Having your wedding during the holiday season automatically gives you access to lots of decor especially since venues and churches will decorate for them anyway. Being able to add different elements that work with the season is so much easier than trying to meticulously make sure it works with your decor and theme.
Here are a few ideas that I have come across that are subtle yet make such a statement and really help bring your decor up a notch.

1. Pine Cone Place Cards

This is such a simple thing to even DIY. Adding this little element of nature reminds people of the fall and snow which will fit perfectly with your Holiday wedding.


2. Hot Chocolate Bar

Everyone remembers that first hot chocolate cup of the season. What better way to remind them of the season than by adding a Hot Chocolate Bar! This will allow your guests to get warm and have fun time creating their own mix in the process!

3. Sprinkles of Snowflake

What easier way to add decoration than taking the most beautiful piece of ice that falls from the sky! You can add snow flakes on an invitation, use it as a place card holder, or even add a snowflake onto the menu card of each place setting.

4. Gold Leave Name Cards

Adding a leaf can make your wedding have a fall and rustic feel to it very quickly. But dressing up your leafs by spray painting them gold and then writing your guest names on it brings your decor to another level. This leaf turns your wedding from rustic to classic!

5. Cranberry Champagne

Instead of adding your standard strawberries to your drink, add a festive fruit like cranberries! This definitely will allude to the holidays and people will love it since it is something unique.