Mandy Phalen


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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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.

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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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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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, while for other type of parties like bachelor parties, the use of a party bus could be great, and you can find more info about this here. 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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