For the past 5 or more years, I have hosted a gathering in my home for my girlfriends on December 23rd. It has come to be known as my Annual Christmas Eve Eve party. It’s a moment for all of us to unwind from the last minute Christmas shopping and holiday parties. And the date is usually perfect because most of us have started our holiday vacations, but it is before family traditions kick off the next day. It is a time for us to catch up, have fun, and eat (of course)!
Now that the initial excitement and shock of becoming engaged has settled in, it’s actually time to start planning what may be one of the biggest days of your life – your wedding day! As you start attending bridal shows and reading all of those magazines and blogs, you will surely encounter tons of businesses vying for your support, wedding planners included. But before you consider making a commitment to a wedding planner, consider these common myths as to why NOT to hire one, and the reality.
Most engagements occur in the month of December - mainly due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. So, now that your boo has popped the question, and you said "YES!," here are some engagement party ideas with a POPPED THE QUESTION theme incorporating POPcorn, POPped corks, and soda POP.
With Thanksgiving just over a month away, we thought we'd share our top tips for hosting the most memorable dinner party. While hosting an event can seem daunting, with some thoughtful planning, you can be sure to leave your guests talking for days, weeks, or sometimes years!
Now that you know about all of the latest trends in bridal fashion, it's time to Say Yes to YOUR Dress. Use this as your GO TO guide before heading to the bridal salon. It will save you time (and possibly tears), and ensure that you enter into this experience fully prepared.
Another beautiful bridal fashion week has come to an end...and that means it's time to look back on the latest wedding dress trends! Which looks made their way down the runway?
What’s a girl to do when she is planning a baby shower for her best friend? For a woman who loves champagne and glitz, and for a couple that loves entertaining, fine dining, and non-cliché baby style. The obvious choice was a champagne baby shower brunch! I struggled with the idea of a champagne shower because I didn’t want to tease her with something she could not enjoy. So, I put on my thinking cap and found a mocktail that was equally delicious. I initially planned for the shower to have a crisp, mixed metallic theme as the mommy-to-be did not want to know the baby’s gender. Once she revealed she was having a baby boy, however, the shower design was taken up a notch by incorporating masculine touches.
So, you've been asked to be a bridesmaid or maid of honor...now what? Do you really know what's expected of you?
...Summer!" (forever, if you're lucky!) Graduation season is upon us, and Class of 2016 party décor is everywhere. While new grads are just beginning their careers, we recently celebrated the closing of a storied career. The Exquisitely Dunn team had the pleasure of planning a retirement party for a Superintendent who had given her school district 38
Are you down for a good time at the Derby? The Kentucky Derby is not just about horse racing. It’s about the magic that makes the first Saturday in May...
Exquisitely Dunn was officially established in 2007, but its story begins many years prior. Our founder and creative director, Kayla Marie Dunn, has been crafting memorable events since childhood. She quickly realized her knack for dreaming big and transforming vision into reality. This, coupled with her impeccable style, allows us to create classic, elegant events to suit any client’s taste. The hummingbird embodies our philosophy at Exquisitely Dunn. It is delicate, yet surprisingly strong; it is versatile, efficient, swift, and graceful. Understated yet bold, the hummingbird provides joy, brightness, and love. This is the unique spirit Exquisitely Dunn brings to every event.