Saturday, January 29, 2011

Starting the year off right!

Well, hey there all you sweet things!  We are just checking in to let you know what we've been up to the last few weeks!

As some of you may know, Amber just finished pulling off the design and coordination monster that was the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce's 100th Anniversary Celebration. This event hosted 1,000 people and honored some of Bangor's most influential and community-minded citizens.  Sutherland Weston Marketing created impressive videos that honored each award recipient and helped to showcase the best of Bangor.   Dozens of sponsors joined forces with the amazing events committee, including Karen Cole, Tanya Pereira, and Lynne Churchill to create a total makeover for The Bangor Auditorium.  To say it was a hit would be, in my humble opinion, an understatement.

Amber worked with the committee and together they created a design using the color palette of Navy and Gold.  White tablecloths were draped with beautiful sheer navy and gold overlays.  Gold votive holders adorned each table, along with a cake dome holding cupcakes for each of the table's guests.  Solid milk chocolate made in the shape of champagne bottles and wrapped in gold made a fun and delicious favor.  Tim Shields, owner and lead lighting designer for Ambience Lighting spent two days hanging what must have been 100 paper lanterns over the floor of the auditorium.  Jeff's Catering made serving 1,000 people a hot meal look like a piece of cake.  The hospitality students from Husson University busted their humps setting up tables, placing china and flatware, helping to serve guests, and then managing the enormous task of CLEANUP.

We hope to have pictures for you all soon.  Let me just say, though, that the only thing that could top this year's unbelievable Chamber event is next year's unbelievable Chamber event!  We look forward to serving our community, and fellow small business owners, in future.

sweetest thing has also been hard at work making appearances to promote Real Maine Wedding's $100,000 free wedding!  The magazine, in conjunction with the Harraseekett Inn in Freeport and the Maine Wedding Association, along with lots of lovely sponsors (like us!), is giving away a wedding to one lucky couple.  In order to qualify, you must submit a two-minute video to the site where it will be posted and voted on by the public.  Popular vote will be considered by a panel and the submissions will be narrowed down to 3 semi-finalists, with the winner announced at the Freeport Wedding Show in April.  The earlier you post your video, the more votes you'll get, so don't wait!  And for those of you not getting married, be sure to vote for your favorite!

Because of this awesome contest, you may have seen our work on display at the Real Maine Wedding's booth at the Portland, Bangor, or Augusta bridal shows.  We have been meeting so many wonderfully adorable brides and have started fielding quite a few inquiries for the 2011 wedding season.  Things are definitely heating up and we are thrilled to be so busy!

Until next time,
Kathryn & Amber

Hey look!  That's us at the Bangor Bridal Show!


Lori said...

Kathryn, I am so happy for your success with the Sweetest Things. How do you do it all, you must have 28 hours in your days.

Best wishes for 2011.

Kathy Anderson said...

You guys rock! Will be in touch again soon for my party! Love your shop!