December, 2005

Kansas City Star – December ’05

Mandy Phalen was interviewed by food editor Jill Wendholt Silva of the Kansas City Star in December of 2005. As for color, red-and-white swirls continue to make for fun holiday party decor, says Mandy Phalen, a wedding and event planner who owns Event Studio in Leawood. Plus,peppermint is a flavor that is, by its very nature, refreshing. Anytime you even put (a peppermint) in your mouth, you say, ‘Aaahh!’ You get a lift in your spirit.”

A few years ago Phalen created a holiday luncheon for a 30-something client that she
dubbed “The Power of Peppermint.” The invitations had stripes. Centerpieces included
hurricane vases filled with round, wrapped peppermints. The candles were scented with
peppermint oil. Even the menu included red and white foods. At the end of the party,
guests were treated to hot chocolate spiked with a splash of peppermint schnapps.
Now swirl that with a candy cane!
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DWeddings – 2005

DWeddings featured the fun wedding celebration of Event Studio clients, Britni Pearson and Lance Canon. They chose the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, TX, as the location of the outdoor ceremony and ballroom reception. This wedding was particularly fun because Britni’s father was former Dallas Cowboy, Drew Pearson, and the groom was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Our graphic artist designed a special monogram for Lance and Britni and we carried it throughout the celebration in many of the details: cake, gobo light, invitations, and ceremony programs. The couple was afraid the red color they chose would make their event look like Christmas but the desired overall feel was accomplished in style. The elegant red color Britni chose was showcased in the bridesmaids’ dresses, groomsmen’s attire, flowers and specialty linens.

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