Have you ever wished that there were a bell you could ring and a glass of bubbly would magically appear served by a pristine white gloved arm? Well, so did we!

There was no better chance to make a dream come true than the “Avant Garden” fete we were lucky to plan in honor of The Knot’s new website re-launch at Station 3. We enlisted the help of the creative team Johanna Terry Events to piece together our collection of parts to the “ring a bell and the Champagne magically comes out of a gorgeous fresh greenery wall” happen. And the impeccable service of Melange Events gracefully delivered the Champagne precisely as the bell was rung. Of course, the perfectly penned modern calligraphy instructions were of utmost importance, thanks to Kristara. A dream + a dream team = one of the most talked about event presentations of the year. Makes me want to do this for...


The best stories have a happy ending. For Jenny and Mike, we're going to start with the beginning of their happily ever after. At the end of the night, we saw the happiest newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Michael DeCleene off to their suite at the JW Marriott in downtown Houston, Tx. It was an event of a lifetime for us all - bride, groom, guests, wedding planners and event professionals alike. There's a story here, a really great story, that left us all feeling a bit like a rockstars. Congratulations, Jenny and Mike! We wish you a lifetime of happiness in the years to come! The last 36 hours were crazy amazing, but the adventures have just begun! #TeamDeCleene #PompCircumstance

lauren and jamie wedding

Today is my husband Jamie and my 7th Wedding Anniversary, and I thought I’d kick off our fun new Real Weddings blog series by sharing my own wedding. Everyone is always so curious about the wedding of a wedding planner, and for good reason! You want to know what the pro would do (and not do!) Well, this pro took her wedding to Vegas!


When planning a wedding, there are a myriad of decisions to make. From the fun to-do's like cake taste testing to the dreaded seating chart, it's all about creating an event that brings friends and family together. That said, have you given much thought to your wedding color scheme yet?

houston circus

We often joke that Events are much like a Circus, but it’s a very rare occasion that our Event actually IS a Circus...

Such was the case when we planned the VIP Blue Carpet Houston Premier for Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna.” The spectacular show invites audience members to a mysterious island ruled by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. With Houston’s media and social elite previewing the first night of the performance, we set out to create an atmosphere of wonderment and delight from the moment they came onto the grounds.

Enter our team of extraordinary professionals: DJU Productions, URBNPhoto, and a menagerie of players, with ringleader Dan O’Brien of J&D Entertainment. Together, we brought smiles to every face we encountered!

URBphoto Photo Booth

Wedding proposals are a life changing moment. Since wedding proposals only happen once, you want this moment to be memorable and absolutely perfect. Ladies and Gentleman, Valentines Day is right around the corner! Did you know that a 10% of proposals happen on February 14th. This percentage makes Valentines day the most romantic day of the year.

For those who are thinking about getting down on one knee, here is a proposal that could make this year’s February 14th extra special.

Mr. Groom contacted Ryan Salinas with URBNphoto with a Proposal scheme to knock his unsuspecting Hopeful Bride's heels off. Groom wanted to “happen upon” a photo booth on their way to a special dinner later that week, but what Hopeful Bride would see was NOT the photo they just took…...


Being a creative is a wonderful thing! You have a wealth of ideas, you are influential, and motivated, and now you are engaged! You are now beginning the steps needs to take to plan your big day. Wow, sometimes planning and staying organized may not be your best quality as a creative! But, that is okay! Being a creative means you are flexible and can adapt to many situations. With these basic guidelines, planning your picture perfect wedding will not seem as stressful as one may think.


Weddings can be expensive. Between your dress, the venue, and catering, you might find yourself reaching the end of your budget. However, there is no need to go into meltdown mode. Trimming the fat is totally doable. Most Houston wedding planners agree that doing your own wedding favors is a great place to start when looking to keep costs down. To help get those creative juices flowing, Pomp & Circumstance has put together a list of the best and easiest DIY favors.

Photo Credit: D. Jones Photography


Photo Credit: D. Jones Photography

Your wedding day marks the start of a new life. From the first dress fitting to the first dance, you have poured your heart and soul in to the celebration; the grand exit with your spouse should be no exception. This is your chance to go out with a bang and it should definitely be fabulous. With so many options out there, it can be hard to narrow down the perfect way to finish your big day. To make your planning easier, here are some great exit ideas from Pomp & Circumstance.

Give your guests things to throw. Exiting your wedding under a cloud of beautiful flurries is classic. You can give your guests a pouch of confetti as a favor that can also double as a prop for your exit. You can even tie it into the theme of your wedding. If you are getting married in the winter, pouches of glitter confetti will tie in nicely with the feel of the evening. Or for a beach wedding, give each guest a beach ball and have them throw it in the air when you leave. You can do the...