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.

5 Tips To Make Sure Your Holiday Party Is Flawless

  1. Plan the theme of your party before sending out invitations . Might seem like a no-brainer right? But you want to make sure that you have the  ability  to set the stage for whatever theme you choose. The last thing you want to happen is to send out invitations to guests about a "Winter Wonderland" themed party, only to relaize you don't know where to get or how to make any decor for this theme.      2. Define the... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Father and Daughter Dance

Almost every wedding has a father-daughter dance that evokes so many different emotions you just want to cry. It's a really special time of the night, but picking a song can be tough. Here are some of our favorite father-daughter songs with lyrical snippets: 1. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder "We have been heaven blessed, I can't believe what God has done, Through us he's given life to one, But isn't she lovely made from love" 2. Because You... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Friday, November 11, 2016
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5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Event Planner for your Corporate Event

1.) Smart Spending:  One of the most useful services that event planners offer is the ability to manage your budget for you. The job of an event planner is to guide your decisions to stay within your budget so that you don't have to worry about this essential aspect of your event. Searching for vendors,venues and decorations is much easier with an established budget and experienced planner by your side.        2.) Save company resources... Read More
at Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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The Perfect Halloween-Inspired Cocktail!

How adorable is this Mr.Hyde Halloween inspired drink from @HGTV? To recreate this for your Halloween party see the ingredients below: 8 ounces vodka 4 ounces parfait amour liqueur 1 ounce blackberry liqueur 2 ounces tarragon simple syrup (recipe follows) 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 1 ounce lavender syrup, available at most liquor stores 4 lavender sprigs 8 blackberries dry ice... Read More
at Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Our Favorite Wedding Fails of All Time!

Our Favorite Wedding Fails of All Time! We've picked out our top 10 favorite wedding fail GIFs - we hope you enjoy them as much as we did! 1. Move, dress!     2. Wait a minute, need to get my teeth back..   3. Confetti guns can be dangerous too.   4. When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.     5. "I'm over this, here's your ring back!"     6. "I didn't see that big moving... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Flashback Friday!

We're still day dreaming about these stunning Erin Cole dresses!    #FlashbackFriday   Designer: erin cole couture bridal Location: The London Hotel, NYC Photo: Signature Events, Karen Kaforey   Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Friday, October 21, 2016
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#WeddingWednesday

It's  #WeddingWednesday ! And we're dreaming in black and white ⚫️⚪️ #SignatureEventsNashville   #weddings #blackandwhite #weddingday   #dreams #fall   #nashville   #weddingplanning   #bride #married   #marriedlife   Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Thursday, October 20, 2016
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We are live from New York Bridal Market!

Friday through Monday we will be in New York City for the Bridal Market!   Make sure to keep up with our travels on all social meida accounts! We will be posting live from: Reem Acra Vera Wang Isabelle Armstrong Rivini Monique L'Hullier Marchesa Amsale Erin Cole Toni Fed Watters Bridesmaids Gali Couture Pier 94 Martha Stewart   You wont... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Thursday, October 6, 2016
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Happy #FloralFriday!

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at Friday, September 30, 2016
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5 Tips for Staying Within Your Wedding Budget

5 Tips for Staying Within Your Wedding Budget: We at Signature Events understand budget restrictions and know what it takes to successfully establish and maintain a budget, take a look at some of our tips! Determine your budget. This is going to be different for every bride, and it is imperative that you determine the budget before you actually start planning your big day. Have a conversation with your fiancée to make sure that you are both on the same page for the... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Friday, September 16, 2016
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5 Tips for Picking Out Your Dream Gown

Try on everything, even if you think you won’t like it . Most brides tend to have some idea of what they want their wedding dress to look like, which is great. However, this should never stop you from trying on a dress that you think looks interesting or different from what you imagined you would wear. You never know how it will look, or more importantly how you will feel , once you actually give it a chance and try it on! Who knows, it could be the one.      ... Read More
at Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Fresh Faces at Signature Events!

We're Getting Non-stop Calls for Holiday and Corporate Events for the Fall and Winter! Reach out so we can tell you about all the services we provide to plan your next Signature Event (Write: staff@signatureeventsnashville.com). The Team: Priscilla and Jillian are seniors at Vanderbilt University studying Human and Organizational Development with a focus in leadership and organizational effectivness. Priscilla is a from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and Jilllian is from... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Friday, September 9, 2016
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Cheers to Love!

The wedding reception is the perfect time for couples to show off their individuality and creativity. In the craze of planning a reception full of delicious food, beautiful décor and unforgettable memories, it can be easy to overlook one vital aspect of the menu: the drinks. The attention to detail is often forgotten when it comes to the presentation and selection of signature cocktails.  First impressions are everything, especially when walking into a wedding reception.... Read More
at Friday, September 9, 2016
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Wedding Color Palettes 2016

Romantic Wedding Color Palettes 2016 Romance inspiration There is more romance to weddings than a simple "I do." While planning your wedding or event, I find it best to first come up with a color story or overall color theme for the day, and from there, pull looks and décor that are cohesive with it. Pastels blend well together especially when it comes to floral and décor. Some of my favorites for 2016 include light patterns and standout tones that pop against the wedding scenery, or... Read More
Posted by Karen Kaforey at Thursday, February 11, 2016
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