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Vendor Spotlight On: AE Events

Vendor Spotlight is on AE Events; an event design and production company located in Boston, known for their expertise on large-scale events.

1. How did your business come to be?

AE Events was founded over cocktails at a backyard bbq!  Friends and now business partners, Christine Altieri and Jana Gimenez came from different parts of the event world and wanted to create an event planning business that offered a high level of service, helped clients to define their vision and built positive, constructive, and lasting relationships with clients. 

2. What are the services you offer?

AE Events is a full-service event planning firm. We can help clients with everything from the venue to the visuals – or in the case of brides – from Miss to Mrs!  We assist with all styles of events and celebrations.  We tailor our services to what each client needs to make their event unique to them. 

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?

Our offices are in South Boston, MA – but we are happy to travel both nationally and internationally. 

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

Ideally we ask clients to book at least one year from their intended event date.  The tighter the time frame, the fewer choices you may have to secure vendors, venue and your preferred event date.  We can always work within a tight timeline, but why rush?!

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

When looking to hire an event planner, don’t look solely at price.  Talk to the planners, get a sense of their personalities… take time to meet in person.  Your event planner will be part of some very personal conversations – regarding budget or delicate family dynamics (among other things) and it’s nice to know you feel comfortable around them and their ability to hear your “voice” and vision. Wedding planning brings out all kinds of opinions from others.

Photography: Carly Gillis

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Vendor Spotlight On: AE Events

Vendor Spotlight is on AE Events; an event design and production company located in Boston, known for their expertise on large-scale events. 1. How did your business come to be? AE Events was founded over cocktails at a backyard bbq!  Friends and now business partners, Christine Altieri and Jana Gimenez came from different parts of the event […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Elegant Engagements

Vendor Spotlight is on Elegant Engagements; a full-service event planning/design firm located in Cape Cod lead by the talented Allison Wildes Liset!

1. How did your business come to be?

After graduating from Northeastern in Boston, I worked the meetings, convention and trade show circuit for many years. Although traveling the US, Canada and Virgn Islands was a wonderful experience, I longed to settle in one place and establish a home.  I had spent every summer of my childhood on Cape Cod so it was a natural choice.  After gaining so much experience in executing events for thousands of attendees on the convention circuit, I was looking for a more intimate experience in event planning and weddings seemed like a natural fit in the destination market.  The full service design, coordination and planning agency – and business name – was conceived at our kitchen table over Sunday breakfast.

2. What are the services you offer?

At Elegant Engagements, the majority of clients take advantage of a true full service approach meaning they phone us when they first get engaged, share their wish list for their wedding weekend, and we make it ALL happen.  From designing their wedding website, to ground transportation for their guests, to perimeter events surrounding the wedding and of course the wedding itself.  There is nothing we won’t tackle for our clients!  We also offer abbreviated levels of service for moms & brides who want to have a significant hand in the planning process – every relationship is customized to our clients needs and evolves over the planning process to a comfortable pace for everyone involved.  

3. Where are you located and how far are you willing to travel to provide your service?

Our office is located on Cape Cod, in Sandwich, the first town over the bridge.  We predominately work in the harbor towns of Osterville and Chatham, where the majority of private home rentals and resorts are located.  We tend to exclusively focus on Cape & Islands events  however we have have been known to travel for repeat family weddings to other parts of the world, which is our pleasure.  

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

Depending on the venue or rental the bride is seeking, most clients will need 12-18 months advance planning to secure a Saturday night in peak season.  Likewise premium bands and photographers book more than a year in advance as well.  If a client is hosting an event at private home, there is much more flexibility in date availability due to our relationship with local vendors.  

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

At Elegant Engagements, we pride ourselves on becoming a part of our families throughout the planning process.  We are 110% invested in the outcome of every wedding we execute.  Many clients say they cant believe we had any other weddings the entire season because of the immediate response, nurturing relationship and level of service our team provides.  You will feel listened to, respected, joyful and most importantly RELAXED thought the experience.  Our goal is that each wedding feels seamless, spontaneous (even though every detail has been intricately planned) and of course is 100% reflective of our couples wishes and personalities.    

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Elegant Engagements

Vendor Spotlight is on Elegant Engagements; a full-service event planning/design firm located in Cape Cod lead by the talented Allison Wildes Liset! 1. How did your business come to be? After graduating from Northeastern in Boston, I worked the meetings, convention and trade show circuit for many years. Although traveling the US, Canada and Virgn […]

A Touch of Whimsy – The Details

A Touch of Whimsy – A Styled Shoot. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post highlighting the savory comfort food and tantalizing sweets!

A sense of relaxed elegance was achieved through a cheerful autumn color palette, rich textures, and six whimsical little flower girls.

Six charming little fairies danced around a breathtaking display of floral perfection. The farm table from Exquisite Events featured a custom-made trellis that was ideal for Sayles of Sayles Livingston Design’s vision for the shoot. “Hanging ceiling flowers are really trending right now, the execution of which we are becoming known for. I wanted to show how that concept can be achieved on a smaller scale,” she described. Heavy greenery intertwined with coral, fuchsia, and burnt orange blooms hung delicately alongside mini lanterns. Candlelight illuminated each lantern, emitting an amber glow amongst the flora. Gold painted succulents and mercury glass vessels were scattered throughout the table adding a touch of glitz to the colorful design. Nearby, a Chase Canopy tent was transformed into a luxe lounge with draping in rich autumn hues, an oriental rug, and a plush leather couch and ottoman. A few feet over, hanging from a large tree, an eclectic chandelier shed light on the scrumptious dessert table completing the overall design.

 

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A Touch of Whimsy – The Details

A Touch of Whimsy – A Styled Shoot. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post highlighting the savory comfort food and tantalizing sweets! A sense of relaxed elegance was achieved through a cheerful autumn color palette, rich textures, and six whimsical little flower girls. Six charming little fairies danced around a breathtaking display of floral perfection. The […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Chase Canopy

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on Chase Canopy! Stay tuned for real wedding Wednesday for a wedding featuring their beautiful tent!

1. How did your business come to be? 

Chase Canopy is a family business! It’s where it all began, and how we continue to grow. Brothers, Dan and Andrew Chase, were initially cabinet makers by trade. While still working at cabinet shops during the day, they built their first 20 x 20 tent for a neighborhood party in a one-car garage that belonged to their grandmother. When the party was over, a friend needed a tent and rented it from them! And so it began!  At that point they saw the opportunity and built a second one, a 20 x 40 tent, and began advertising it for rent. They soon discovered , however, it was impractical to create tents larger than that, so in 1979 they began purchasing inventory for Chase Canopy Company.

Today our company maintains a well-stocked inventory that serves both residential and commercial users. We offer a complete line of rental equipment for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, graduations, etc. In addition, we specialize in custom-event flooring, staging, and tent washing. Because we have a good working relationship with many of the tent and awning companies in the region we wanted to share with them a much needed service to keep all tents sparkling.  As a result, we recently built a 50 x 120 foot facility with a 35′  high ceiling. This warehouse can accommodate the washing and drying of tents in all sizes. Living in a seaside community, our tent washing equipment can also help sail boat companies and owners keep their sails looking their brightest in the ocean as well.

Since 1979, we have been serving Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts Cape Cod and Nantucket, and continue to grow! 

2. What are the services you offer?

Our luxury tents are featured in styles such as : Century Pole | NaviTrac | Tidewater Sailcloth | Fiesta Frame | Marquee | IN ADDITION, we are are proud to offer: 

• Amusement Equipment 
• Tables and Chairs
• Flooring
• Catering Equipment
• Linens, Polycotton 
• Specialty Linens and Chargers, Offered in Partnership with BBJ Linen
• Tableware (Plateware, Flatware, Silverware) 
• Heating and Cooling
• Pipe and Drape
• Rope and Stansion
• Arches 
• Tent Washing and Repair 

 

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service? 

Our showroom and warehouse is located at 4 Nicky’s Lane in Mattapoisett, MA! Our jobs are typically within a two hour radius. Let us come to you! Our Director of Sales and team would be delighted to come and visit your venue or planner to get to know you and share samples of our products. It would be our pleasure! 

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?   

Our inventory is limited, so we do recommend booking as soon as you have a date booked! For those brides and grooms planning a long ways in advance, 2 years is just fine! This allows us to ensure that we have the exact product that you want, when you need it! 

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides? 

Have fun! With every step of your planning journey you are creating experiences. They can be good, some bad, some crazed, but they are all memories. What may have been the plan since your were little, might blossom into something even more beautiful. Be open to changing the plan, and go with the flow. Ah yes, and trust the professionals! We want to make your day perfect, that’s why we chose this business! It will go by fast, so cherish every second and enjoy it. The best part is that you are getting MARRIED!!!!

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Vendor Spotlight On: Chase Canopy

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on Chase Canopy! Stay tuned for real wedding Wednesday for a wedding featuring their beautiful tent! 1. How did your business come to be?  Chase Canopy is a family business! It’s where it all began, and how we continue to grow. Brothers, Dan and Andrew Chase, were initially cabinet makers […]

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