Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Media Sponsor for Eventiques, WellWed Magazine

We're very fortunate to have some fabulous media sponsors for Eventiques Flea Market this Spring. WellWed magazine has been publishing books filled with gorgeous weddings and inspiration for years. We're so grateful to have them as a media sponsor for Eventiques Spring 2015!

WellWed offices are located in Burlington, Vermont but they have Magazines throughout New England. They own Vermont VowsWellWed New York, WellWed The Cape and Islands, WellWed The Hamptons, and WellWed Maine and New Hampshire. You can flip through one of their issues here.

VIP Ticket holders will get a copy of this magazine in their Swag bag at the event. A beautiful book full of inspiration and gorgeous real weddings! What a treat! 

Here a just a few samplings of the weddings that have been published by WellWed.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Eventiques Flea Market Sponsors

Eventiques Flea Market is this week and we can't wait! We have already begun our event set up and we'll be putting together some beautiful displays in addition to putting out all of the wonderful inventory for sale.

Doing an event like this would not be possible without the involvement of some pretty spectacular sponsors. We are thrilled to have some talented professionals on board for our April 2015 event! We limit the event to one sponsor in each category with exception to the florists. The vendors we ask are those that we trust and have worked with previously. This way, we know that you are given the opportunity to meet the best in the area! These are some of the people who can help make your wedding or event impeccable!

Let's introduce you to everyone...

Cronin Hill Photography will be providing photography coverage for the event throughout the weekend. All of the photos you see on our website and facebook from past events have been taken by Cronin Hill Photography. Not only are Paula and Rick talented wedding and event photographers, they are two of the sweetest people you could ever work with! They make you feel as though you are having your pictures taken by two of your closest friends. In fact, they take our family pictures and as well as capture memories from our own event! They are friendly, funny and easy going. They care so much for their clients and it shows in everything they do. They've worked all over New England and beyond, their photographs are amazing and we always love working with them on any wedding or event!

Cakes by Amanda is owned by Amanda Russell and to say that she is talented is an understatement! Her cakes and desserts not only look phenomenal, they taste fantastic!! We've known Amanda for years and have seen her business grow. She opened her own bakery in Barre, Ma last year and it has been incredibly successful. She's professional, fun and creative. She will be displaying some of her cakes at the event as well as providing some nibbles for attendees to enjoy.

Durocher Florist is another incredibly talented florist who has been designing and delivering flowers since 1948! Hundreds of flowers have passed through their shop and each piece is a work of art. They are professional, and work with your vision to make it come to life. We love working with this talented group!

Daisy Stone Studio is a boutique floral and event design company. They love to enhance any event with flowers as well as other decorative elements, creating a cohesive and beautiful design. Owner, Susie Hanna received her Certification in Floral Design from the New York Botanical Gardens and has worked in New York City, San Francisco and currently Western Massachusetts. Susie and her team pride themselves in providing excellent service for an unforgettable experience.

Forget Me Not Florist in Northampton has been creating gorgeous floral arrangements for weddings small and large throughout the Pioneer Valley. When it comes to floral designs, we know Rebecca and her staff will exceed our expectations and produce stunning arrangements. We've seen their business flourish over the years and enjoy working with them on weddings and events.

If you need rentals for your wedding or event, Michael's Party Rentals is your company! We've worked with them on events over the past 5 years and we are always impressed by their customer service, the quality of their items and their professionalism. We are honored that they have joined us as a 2015 Sponsor of Eventiques. You do not want to miss out on seeing some of their incredible inventory and talking with them about helping you with your rental needs!

We're thrilled to have JPod Productions as the official Eventiques Videographer. They have won awards and produce wedding films that are heartfelt. Jamie and his staff are professional, courteous and super friendly! They'll be onsite covering the event but they'll also be available for questions about Videography for a wedding or special event. We've seen some of their family films too, perfect for a milestone birthday, a mother's day gift (as mothers ourselves, we would love a gift like this!  Husbands, take note!). 

As Event Designers, we know the value of really good lighting and how it can dramatically transform a space. CJC Event Lighting has been providing specialty lighting for weddings and events all over New England for years. We're honored to have these talented and seasoned professionals as a sponsor this May! They push the envelope when it comes to lighting, keeping things fresh and new! We are excited to see what they come up with for our event space!

Our Musical Sponsors...

Rum and Steel will be providing some fun sounds on Saturday morning! They are a steel drum and guitar duo based in Western Mass. Their upbeat music is great for a cocktail hour, private parties, or rehearsal dinners. Enjoy shopping while listening to a taste of the tropics.

Viren Entertainment is owned by Shawn Santanello. He provides entertainment as a DJ but also plays acoustic guitar. We have worked with Shawn many times over the past few years and every client has raved about him! We are so fortunate to have such a talented DJ/Musician in our circle and we love recommending him. He is fun, sweet and really easy going. We love that he has offered to provide musical entertainment once again at Eventiques. We look forward to having him!

Our Food Sponsors...

Lattitude Restaurant and Events is a full-service restaurant and catering company that houses a brick wall and steel beam event space, perfect for any occasion. They are also a preferred caterer for many local traditional and non-traditional venues, and highly skilled in special menu restrictions and diets.

We will also be welcoming Western Woods Coffee to Eventiques Spring 2014. The owner, Patrick, will be at the event providing delicious coffee samples to guests. He provides exceptional coffee service for weddings and events, a unique and special service that will surely impress guests!

You can visit our Sponsor page on Eventiques Website to read more about each of these sponsors. You can also visit our Facebook page to see images of their work.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Shopping at Eventiques 2015

We are just over a week away from Eventiques Flea Market and attendees are in for a real treat! The event is happening on April 11th and 12th at Eastworks in Easthampton, Ma. We are bursting at the seams with items for sale and we have so much space to work with! We have linens, lots and lots of mismatched china, vases, votives, signage, buckets, baskets, cake stands, craft supplies, gift bags and boxes, glassware, mason jars, the list goes on and on and on!

To help make everyone's shopping experience a smooth and successful one, we thought it would be useful for us to post some tips and tricks for shopping at Eventiques.

Color Palette
Knowing a bit about your color palette and design ideas is helpful but not necessary. You might come and be inspired by some of the items you see which could influence your purchasing decisions.

Create a Wish List
Make a list of the things you are hoping to find. This will help give you a guide for what it is you need. Keep an open mind as well. Having an idea of the style event you are having will help you in making decisions about what items might be best for your event.

Knowing roughly the number of tables you will have will help with buying enough centerpieces, votives, table numbers, etc. Typically, a wedding of about 120 people might have anywhere between 10 to 15 tables depending on whether or not you have 8 or 10 people seated at one table.

Table Size & Shape
For those of you planning an event at your home or at a location that requires rentals, you will need linens. Knowing your table dimensions will help you select the right size linen for purchase or for rental.

Bring Reinforcements
If you can, bring a friend or family member who can help you collect and carry things. There is a lot to look through and you might miss things at first glance. You'll also want an extra set of hands for collecting and carrying items. There will be staff available to assist but we may not be able to help everyone due to the large number of people attending.

Visit the Merchants
We have so many wonderful merchants participating this year. We know that Eventiques is a huge draw for the used items but you can also find some amazing things with the vendors who are in attendance. Think about what you might want to get for bridesmaid or groomsmen gifts, items for welcome bags, favors for a bridal shower or thank you gifts for after the wedding. Our mission is to bring businesses into the event who produce their goods locally or are sustainable.

A collection of talented vendors and merchants

Meet the Experts
Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and work, as you know! We have some phenominal sponsors who are participating this year and they really want to help you make your event shine! Take some time to visit with these experts in the industry. This is not your typical expo. We have chosen only the best in the area and they are there to help you.

Enter the Raffle!
We're going to have a raffle with some great prizes! Be sure to register at the ticket table so that you can enter for a chance to win. 

Have fun and stay a while!
Come with the intention to browse and enjoy the shopping experience! Meet with our designer and talk about ideas for the look of your event. Connect with vendors about lighting, video, photography, cakes, flowers, rentals, etc. Get a coffee, some food, listen to music, or do a DIY project. There will be many things to enjoy!

Some other important things to know...
  1. All sales are final. We will not issue refunds for any reason. It is up to you to inspect the item to ensure it is a good fit for you. All items are purchased As Is.
  2. We take cash or credit/debit card, no checks. There is a $25 minimum for credit/debit cards. There is an ATM in the Eastworks building so you can get cash if need be.
  3. We will be displaying as many items as we can but we may have to keep some overflow of inventory in a storage area onsite. Please be sure to ask an Eventiques Staff person if you are looking for a certain quantity of an item.
  4. When checking out, we ask that you kindly be patient with our staff. We have a lot of people working the event but there will be far more customers than staff. Each tag has to be removed to ensure we are accounting for all of the inventory for our consignors. In addition, our staff will want to ensure your newly purchased items are wrapped and/or boxed up so that you can take them with you. 
  5. We do encourage recycling and reusing which means that bringing your own bags is encouraged and appreciated. We will have bags, boxes and packaging material but reusable bags are great too! 
  6. You can also review our FAQ on the website for other important details. 
Our goal and hope is that you all are able to come and have a fun time shopping while also finding some inspiration! We're so excited to host this event again and we hope you will all enjoy your experience. After the event is over, we encourage you to email us with feedback. We will continue to try and make each event even better than the last! Thank you for joining us at Eventiques Flea Market!

All photos © Cronin Hill Photography