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DFWeddings

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.

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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

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. www.clubI000KC.com.

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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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Knot’s ‘Real Weddings’ 2006

In the summer of 06, one of Event Studio’s weddings was featured in the Knot’s Real Weddings, Texas. The groom wasJeff Nelson, the Bride was Lee Sample and the wedding was a beautiful ceremony in front of Arlington Hall.   Andrea Polito photographed the event – amazing!

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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. 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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