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Sharise, your savvy planner
DC
Wife to my one and only, mother of two and founder of Urban Engagements, a Washington DC wedding planning, management and design firm that specializes in creating wedding events infused with detail and style. We bring focus and creative touch and a fresh perspective to your wedding day vision. We know our brides. They are busy, professional and savvy women on the go. I help busy brides manage their wedding day plans because I enjoy helping them bring focus, flow and creativity to their wedding day vision. I use my years of listening and problem solving skill to the planning process for my clients. Contact me{at} info@urbanengagements.com
Interests: custom stationery design, web design and graphics, strong women and families, travel and wedding industry
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This past Sunday I participated in a brand new kind of bridal show. The Not So Big Wedding $5,000.00 budget challenge at Rockwood Manor in Potomac, MD. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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RETRO GLAMOUR… BLACK, WHITE & BALL GOWNS: From black-sashed dresses and ball gowns to tulle and high waists, the look of the season is all about Grace Kelly elegance, right down to the accessories: ladylike gloves and pearls. For the guys, traditional tuxes are back. ART DECO COLORS: Black --... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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The budget Ok so we have covered hiring a planner, the guest list and now we will tackle the budget. Here at Style Savvy Bride we like to make things easy for our readers. Allotted time: One week Great expectations Here is the breakdown of an $18,000.00 budget: Apparel 1080... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Gotta love this! Beautiful paper mums made into a wreath. Perfect for holiday decorating or just a good way to mark the new season. Adorn your front door, hang above a mantel or display in a window. The paper flower kit makes one 16" wreath. Kit includes: flower & leaf... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Ok so you have your planner and you set your date. Now is the time to get to the guest. You have a mere 60 days to plan this wonderful day. Meet up with your fiancée and parents to hash out the invitees. Pene and Will want to invite a max of 85 guest to their wedding and have set a Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Sometime we just don’t want to wait a year to tie the knot, maybe you want to start a family or get married before you go back graduate school or maybe it’s been five years and WE’RE READY! Either way, I am about to create a wedding planning scenario. I have set our wedding date to Saturday,November 13th 2010. The bride, lets call her Penelope and the Groom lets call him William. They want a chapel ceremony and an intimate family celebration full of comfort foods and good wine. Today is the day we kick off their 60 day dash to the alter. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Emplume's modern couture feather boquets are a great option for the bride that wants the non-traditional and keepsake bouquet. Georgeous, luxe and unique! Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Simple Dress and Simple Silhouettes About the designer: Christina Dalle Pezze is the founder and designer of Simple Silhouettes where she has been making brides and their maids look beautiful since 1997. Over the years she has felt the need to design dresses for everyday life whether it be for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Available to brides in the US. The Dessy Group offers you the option of ordering a sample gown to try on at your leisure and privacy for 48 hours. Its called the sample-on-loan program. Click here to find out how it works. Savvy find! Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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I was looking for something totally different when I came across these hand blown glass string lights. They are gorgeous and quite unique. Each piece is hand-blown and to top it off they are solar powered. Savvy find, click here to view all the colors at Partylights.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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About the designer: The Amsale Flagship Salon was opened with three key objectives. First, it was Amsale's desire to present her designs in a setting that reflected her "forever modern" vision. Second, Amsale wanted to showcase additional dresses from her collection distinct from the styles available at the company's valued... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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More and more brides and groms are including their guest in the wedding day. Make your wedding ceremony more personal and memorable for all guest. Here are a few of my favorites. 1. After exchanging your wedding vows, have your guest show their support by shouting a unanimous “We Do!”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Before you spend hundreds of dollars preserving your gown for your daughter, ask yourself: Did I want to wear my mom’s gown, do I have room for the large box needed to house the gown Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Here a few things to take into account when thinking of a destination wedding. Guest list Destination weddings mean travel, not just for the happy couple, but for families and friends-some of whom may not be psyched about footing the bill for hotel and airfare. lf many of your peeps... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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St. Lucia Language: English Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar and US dollar Best months to go: December to April The need to know Rainy season is from June thru November If you rent a car, make sure you can drive on the left side! You can also get a cab to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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The Charm is in the details right?, The little things can go a long way. Here are a few upgrade to add some flare to your wedding day without bursting the budget. Mini bouquet for the moms and/ grandma Pashminas for your maidens Mini make up kits for touchups, www.Beauty.com... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Ok on to part three on hiring a pro. If you just chiming in, check out part one and two also. Today we are going to cover your cake designer, wedding day transportation and wedding invitations. CAKE DESIGNER Coordinate with you caterer on this front. If you're using a specialty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Top your wedding cake off with something different. Try one {or maybe two} of these Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
If your planning a cocktails and cake reception, for example, its gracious to inform your guest. On your invitation suite, use phrases like “cocktails and champagne to follow” instead of reception to follow” this way your guest know there will be no buffet If you need to stress an specific... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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I just had to blog about this article from The Knot since I can relate to having to balance full time work with LIFE! Most brides and grooms today work full time and just don't have all day to surf the web, scout vendors and meet with them during the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Tips for being a great hostess… Have great food. Who wants to give up a Saturday night, drive or fly to your event and the food is less than good or the caked is dry? Keep it simple, no need for 5 courses or ornate displays but it needs to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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Here are a few quick tips to shave hundreds off your wedding tab. Ditch the champagne toast and the fees that can sometimes come with. Savings $300 Order a two tiered cake and have a sheet cake of the same flavor cut and served. You get the look with out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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HOW TO RECEIVE $1.99 SHIPPING: 1. Shop & proceed to checkout. 2. For Shipping Method select: $5.99-5 Day USPS-Domestic U.S. 3. In the box labeled Promos & Rewards enter code: EPL199, then hit the Apply button. 4. You will see $4.00 discounted from your bill, making the shipping total $1.99.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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#1 Props as centerpieces Re-think the wedding centerpiece. Say your getting married sea side or your hunny is a weekend mariner. use small sail boats as a centerpiece. Turn your fruit centerpieces into inexpensive favors by leaving small signs on the table encouraging guests to take a piece of fruit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride
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We covered DJ, photographer and reception venue in Hiring a pro Part 1. Here in part 2 we will cover live musicians, caterer and florist. LIVE MUSIC Listen to demo CDs of any potential reception bands and ceremony musicians, and, if possible, drop by some live gigs or band showcases.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at The Style Savvy Bride