Karen's Chronicles

Wedding & Party Planning

Welcome to my blog celebrating all the things I love. I will be writing about the things that inspire me, discussing fashion and style tips, taking you from the runway to real life. With party planning tips for all occasions. Keeping you in the know with the latest trends in food, décor and lifestyle. And, time and again about the balance of being running a successful business and being a great Mom to my two boys who are 12 and 6. I’m excited to begin this blogging journey and hope to hear your feedback to learn about things you want to see.

New York Bridal Market Recap | Naeem Khan Fall 2016 Bridal

Naeem Khan Fall 2016 Bridal Collection  For the Fall 2016 Bridal Collection, Naeem Khan channeled a Spanish influence in both his gowns and his runway show. Bright red flowers draped down from the ceiling, and the models donned elaborate floral headpieces and bold oversized earrings. The designer said his main muse was Frida Kahlo, and we think he captured her essence perfectly.   We loved all of the dresses in this collection, but one of the standouts was a hand... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 0 comments
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New York Bridal Market Recap | Oscar de la Renta Fall 2016 Bridal Collection

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2016 Bridal Collection Illustrating an obvious French influence, the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2016 Bridal Collection epitomized couture fashion. Designer Peter Copping created a luxurious yet classic series of gowns fit for royalty. The French influence was evident with the corded pansy lace and silk organza halter neck tie back blouse shown on two dresses in the collection.  One was a strapless silk faille ball gown with a pleat skirt detail, and the other was a... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 0 comments
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New York Bridal Market Recap: Rivini Fall 2016 Bridal Collection

Rivini Fall 2016 Bridal Collection  The Rivini Runway show was an icy affair inspired by the coating of the first frost. Designer Rita Vinieris showcased glistening gowns coated with shimmering delicate overlays. When we viewed the collection for a second time at our private writing appointment in New York City, we were captivated by the intricate overlays and capelettes, which exuded the frosty elegance that the designer achieved with this collection.  Another unique icy... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 1 comments
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Styling Your Perfect Fall or Winter Wedding

Karen Kaforey, owner of Signature Events, has just released her second video on styling your perfect wedding! This video we explore all the perfect colors for fall and winter ! Check out Signature Events' channel here and subscribe for endless tips and tricks for everything you need to know about planning your dream wedding! If you're thinking about having a fall or winter wedding, this video is a perfect place to start! See some of our favorite fall and winter wedding inspirations... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 0 comments
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New York Bridal Market Recap | Vera Wang Fall 2016 Bridal Collection

Vera Wang Fall 2016 Bridal Collection  Vera Wang pulled out another edgy, avant-garde series of dresses for her Fall 2016 Bridal Collection. We love how Vera played with the contrast of sharp lines and oversized bows to create an innovative romantic look. Another fresh feature that we admire is the double covered buttons that adorn many of the gowns in this collection.  At our private writing appointment at Vera Wang in New York City, one of the most unique gowns... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Friday, October 23, 2015 | 1 comments
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New York Bridal Market Recap | Carolina Herrera Fall 2016 Bridal Collection

Carolina Herrera Fall 2016 Bridal Collection  The Signature Events Team recently returned from New York Bridal Fashion Week, and we are excited to recap each breathtaking collection we got to see firsthand while there. As always, Carolina Herrera delivered beauty and elegance with her Fall 2016 Bridal Collection. The collection also offered hints of sensuality and subtle mystery achieved through elements of transparency and illusion. A gorgeous standout from the collection is an A-line... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 0 comments
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Styling Your Perfect Summer or Spring Wedding

Karen Kaforey, owner of Signature Events, has just released a new video on styling your perfect summer and spring wedding ! This is the first video in a two-part series; her video on styling your fall and winter weddings is coming soon! Check out our channel here and subscribe for more helpful tips and tricks for everything you need to know about planning your perfect wedding!  These videos are a great place to start if you are in the beginning stages of your planning process!... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 0 comments
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6 Tips to Whip you into Shape for your Wedding Day

Of the 2.3 million American weddings that occur every year, 80% of brides will try to change their eating and exercise habits to prepare for the big day! (Brides.com) So, if you’re looking to amp up your fitness routine and alter your diet, you’re in good company, and you’re not going to do it alone. We are here to help you with the best tips for whipping yourself into shape before your special day! 1. First, focus on the healthiest YOU not the skinniest YOU. It’s tempting to... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 0 comments
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Martha Stewart Weddings: Providing Inspiration for 20 Plus Years!

Today we will be featuring one of the most amazing resources that brides have at their fingertips: Martha Stewart Weddings ! Martha Stewart Weddings has been providing brides and wedding dreamers with inspiration for over 20 years! At the October 2014 Bridal Market the Martha Stewart team rang in their successful 20 years with an amazing party to celebrate all the awe-inspiring work they've done! It was such a pleasure to celebrate with the amazingly talented Martha Stewart Team and all their... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | 0 comments
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Predators Hockey Themed Birthday Party

When throwing a Nashville Predators Hockey themed birthday party for a 6 year old, you need to be creative! There's something very special when you see the faces of little ones celebrating a birthday, so when I started planning Preston's 6th Birthday I knew it would have to be top notch! I wanted to make sure that all of his favorite things were included and he was very vocal about what he wanted and even what he didn't want!  I hope you love these photos as much as Preston... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Friday, October 2, 2015 | 0 comments
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