Wear Your Shoes

If you are attending an event this summer, it could be your wedding, a party, a gala or a graduation, and you have purchased new shoes for the occasion, please wear them around the house a few times while you are cooking dinner or just hanging out. You might think it is a little silly, ...

Determining Your Photography Budget with emilie inc, Part Two

Cairn Events is so excited to welcome Emilie of emilie inc as a guest blogger for a three part blog series featuring tips on selecting your wedding photographer! Emilie's second post (below) discusses budgeting for your wedding photographer, and how to make sure you know what you're getting, and getting what you pay for! Once engaged, the ...

Behind the Scenes: Frenchs Point

After many attempts to make my way North to Frenchs Point (so many snow storms), I finally made it last Wednesday.  It was a bright, sunny and blustery day, but it was like heaven driving in a car, listening to my music (not my kiddos music) and making a few stops along the way.  After ...

Behind the Scenes: Wallace Events

On Wednesday April 1st,  I headed up the Maine coast toward Ellsworth.  I was en route to Frenchs Point, but detoured to go and visit the Wallace Events team.   I had been working with all of them since Josie and Isaac’s wedding on Deer Isle- 3 seasons ago and they have come to be my ...

Vendor Tour: Pratt Abbott

photo by emilie inc Since we first moved to Scarborough 7 years ago, we have utilized the amazing service that Pratt Abbott has to offer. Free pick up and delivery. 3 summers ago, I was looking for pressing/steaming service for a client and when I reached out to Pratt Abbott, I was connected with Angela Emery. Amazing. ...

Communicating with Guests Before the Wedding

Communication is key. I had always known how important it was, but not until I was working in NH as Dir. of Operations and Scheduling did I realize how much communication is a give and take, but also a lot of hunting for the information that you need. Which brings me to today. I now work with ...

Seating Charts: Yes or No?

A few thoughts assigned seating…. It is one of the decisions that will come up through out the planning process. This is true for weddings, non profit or corporate events. Should I assign tables or seats? My advice is typically, yes. At the end of the day- look at it as an adventure. Seating friends or colleagues from ...

Emera Reception Recap

On December 4th I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful corporate client in Boston. This was a big year for them, not only did they open an office in Boston but they also were the lead sponsor for the Boston Tree Lighting in the Boston Commons. There is a long history between Boston ...