White House | Black Market

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I adore the clothes in White House | Black Market.  We received a notice yesterday that the store now offers a line focused on wedding attire and is showcasing wedding gowns and other wedding dresses.  Visit their wedding boutique online to preview their limited-edition bridal gowns.  You can use code 9022 and get 20% off your full-price purchase (code expires 4/4/10).  Now that’s a great deal!

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Event Studio was named Best Event Planner by Ingram’s Magazine. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Best of Business Kansas City awards.  We are sincerely honored – - a huge thank you to the readers of Ingram’s Magazine!


DFWeddings did an amazing 4-page spread of Event Studio’s clients, Julie Ruiz and Craig Deao, March wedding celebration. Julie acknowledged Mandy Phalen as the MVP of her wedding for eliminating her stress. Hearing words like this makes our jobs so fulfilling! says Mandy Phalen. They chose the beautiful Marie Gabrielle as the location for the ceremony and reception.

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The Knot – Spring 08

The spring 2008 issue of the The Knot featured one of Event Studio’s weddings. Amy Bartosik and Brant Wilson were married on a beautiful fall day in Kansas City. Amy chose apple green and chocolate brown as her color scheme and did an excellent job carrying the “a + b” theme into the details.

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KC Weddings 2007 – Personalizing your Wedding

Mandy Phalen, owner of Event Studio, was interviewed by KC Weddings magazine and shared tips on ways to personalize your wedding throughout this 6-page article. “You want something that carries throughout, whether it’s a monogram or a design element (like a snowflake) or even a color,” says Mandy. Don’t stop at printed materials when using your motif. “Lighting is very inexpensive, and it adds a different flair to your ceremony,” says Phalen. “You can cast your monogram or embellishment on the dance floor with a gobo light,” a type of light commonly used to create a pattern. And lighting isn’t limited to projecting motifs. Phalen worked with one couple who had taken an engagement picture that was “very sleek and sexy,” and she projected it on a wall at the reception. “‘That was the feel of their wedding. It’s about thinking outside of the box on some of these things,” she says, noting that using a framed version of the same picture on the guest book table would not have had nearly the same effect.

When it comes to kids, dressing well for a wedding is really important. The key is to strike a balance between looking formal and feeling comfortable. Boys can opt for a suit or dress pants paired with a button-down shirt and a tie to match the wedding colors. Girls can wear a cute dress or a skirt and blouse combination. It’s important to choose fabrics that are breathable and not too restrictive. Visit and check our Occasion wear catalog.

The Knot – Fall/Winter 2007

The fall/winter 2007 issue of the Knot magazine featured the September 2007 wedding of Event Studio’s clients, Stacy Andreas and Bert Macy. The couple chose September 23rd and hosted an intimate affair on their ranch in Lawson, Missiouri with a cool English Hunt Club meets Ralph Lauren theme.

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KC Magazine – December ’07

We have an amazing team and are inspired by each other’s creativity and commitment everyday.

We love what we do! And, we get excited about incorporating fresh and creative ideas into each event. Event Studio approaches designing and planning an event as an adventure, and we encourage our clients to have fun with it, as we do. Our goal is to deliver an event that is dynamic, exciting and unique.

Event Studio works with clients all across the United States and currently maintains an office in Dallas.

Our extensive resources, hands-on experience and certified professionalism result in affairs tailored to achieve your aspirations and meet your budget requirements, and if you need to buy products and accessories for decoration you can use the best vivid seats promo code to find the best discounts on the products you need. Most importantly, Event Studio professionals give you peace-of-mind by ensuring every detail is accounted for, and the event is uniquely yours. From creative development to complete production management, no matter what type of occasion you envision, Event Studio will take the stress out of your arrangements.

The Knot magazine and recently named “ Best Event Planner” by Ingram’s Magazine for the second year in a row, this year thanks to the help of the Purple Patch Group one of the best event company in London by helping with corporate events in every industry sector .  We are very proud of our accomplishments and would love for you to view our Press section at the top of the page or order through their site.

KC Magazine published a great story in the December ’07 issue on party planning in Kansas City. The article includes some of Event Studio’s parties and great tips and ideas on successful integration of color throughout an event.

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The Knot – Spring/Summer 07

Event Studio in the KnotThe summer/spring 2007 issue of The Knot magazine featured the incredible May wedding of Event Studio’s clients, Cathy Howard and Rick Baier. The 5-page spread highlighted many of the remarkable details of their New York nightclub-inspired celebration. After a private dinner with the ceremony guests, the couple kicked off the reception with a shimmering martini bar and ice luge that served cosmos, lemon drops and dirty martinis. An additional 350 guests joined them for the celebration where soft draperies, purple linens, sculptured metal trees, and warm candlelight added to the club vibe at Liberty Memorial.

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The Knot 2006 – Event Sites

Mandy Phalen, owner of Event Studio, was interviewed by The Knot magazine and asked to share some ideas on stylish places to get married besides a church. Mandy noted that Club 1000 was one of her favorites and a perfect selection for a more contemporary bride. Modern romance unfolds at the state-of-the-art Club 1000 in Kansas City where you can exchange vows beneath a canopy of twinkling lights in a soaring loft.

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KC Weddings – Fall/Winter 2006

Mandy Phalen, owner of Event Studio, was interviewed by KC Weddings magazine and shared new ideas on ways to exit your celebration. “Bubbles are all the rage.” They’re extremely popular for less formal weddings where more children are present. Sparklers are another entertaining choice. Available online in any season, Phalen calls them “an enchanting addition to a dusk or evening event.”

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