Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Benny Awards: The Red Carpet

Hey everybody!

The next installment into our amazing night is all about the red carpet. One of my favorite parts of the night was peeking out at 7:00 and witnessing not only the line of everybody coming through the door, but seeing everybody's goofy faces in front of our vendor red carpet backdrop. If you're in one of these photos, be prepared for some facebook tagging ;)

The other great part of the red carpet is this was where the swag bags were distributed. Aside from the normal swag stuff, my favorite things in the bags were the adorable Luxe sample packages, of course the calendars and gift certificates we made for you, and the mpix gift certificates. Sincerely Yours personalized cards also rocked my socks right off.

Let's go ahead and throw some vendor love up on the blog:
JBailey Occasions - who designed and planned it ALL! Can I say enough nice things about Jenessa? No, I can not :)
Sincerely Yours - who rocked out the invitations (as seen on the Benny video #2) and the personalized note cards. How creative is this girl?!
Groove Productions - who not only keep the party flowing, but saved our slideshow by whipping out the MacBook Pro.
Jules Design - who arranged all the lovely flowers, from the tabletops to the bar
Mpix - who printed our winning prizes (lots of 16x24 gallery wraps and 11x14 double matboard prints) and gave away some amazing door prizes!
The Event Group - who almost stole the show with their clever deserts (pics of these tomorrow!) and the originator of our signature drink: The Benfield Breeze!!! Um, it was delicious by the way. And I would know, I had 5. :)
Eventures, who helped us out with tables, linens, chairs, banquets, and lighting.
Luxe - who glammed up some of our brides this year and gave away those aforementioned goody bags.
NWA Wedding Ideas - who not only threw their latest issue into the goody bags, but gave away one of the coolest prizes: for their engagement to be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine!
Fayetteville Town Center - obviously our canvas for Jenessa's masterpiece. The girls at the FTC are so fun and cool - we adore working with them!

So, in addition to the collage, I just HAD to put this image of Lauren and Dusty Mayhall up. It is so funny; I still laugh at it each time I see it.

One last thing: I'd like to publicly thank Shane Robertson for being our doorman. He was the one who made sure you were on the list. Shane does a lot for Meredith and me, and is a great friend! Thanks Shane! Also, he's the one in the collage who is nearly beating his girlfriend, Jennifer.

Okay, talk to you again tomorrow with the next installment!

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