Thank you for visiting my blog.Pure Dymonds Events is an event planning and design studio.This is were I share some of my company's work and other creative design ideas. Your comments and suggestions for topics are greatly appreciated. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Black Wedding Dress Trend

Are black wedding dresses the newest trend? I am still trying to figure it out. Not sure if I would wear one because black to me is kinda gloomy but I have found that some of these dresses are fabulous. I think it takes a certain type of personality to pull it off. One that is confident and not afraid to express themselves. That's why it's great to have some many color options to match different styles and personalities.






Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tis The Season For a Wedding Giveaway!

Pure Dymonds Events would love to grant a wonderful gift to an engaged couple that retains us for our Full Service wedding package by December 20,2011. We will be giving a lucky couple Two (2) Complimentary Wedding Bands from JVL Jewelry.

To be entered into the drawing please email us at puredymondsevents@gmail.com.If you are getting married in early 2012 or later may enter to win. The first 4 couples to book us will be entered into the drawing. Our drawing will be held on December 20, 2011 at 11 pm. The winner will be announced on December 29, 2011 at 10 a.m.



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Winter Ornament Centerpiece Idea


If you are looking for an inexpensive way to decorate table for a holiday party you can create this really cute Christmas Ornament Centerpieces. I am always on the hunt for new ways to spruce up a table and thought these would be really cute to share.

It's so simple to create: Purchase your favorite Christmas ornaments from your local craft store or Walmart. Then purchase a round disk that could either be plastic or glass. Glue your centerpiece on the disk and remove the spring. Here is where you get creative to make it really stand out. Buy yourself some really nice flowers that are not too top heavy and insert them. Maybe try doing different ornaments that are in many color to create a more intriguing table display. Group them together or spread them out however you like. This project is not only easy but is too cute.



Friday, October 28, 2011

Alternative Wedding Invitations-The View Master

So, I came across this item on Etsy and could not believe that I found this childhood toy that I was in love with as a little girl. It was the View Master!! I had almost every slide of all of my favorite things. Well, now there is a company that makes them for wedding invitations and special events, talk about brilliant.This view master reel come with 7 slides and includes 7 of your high-res images with brief text.

If your looking for a fun way to announce the plans of your wedding day, why not try the View Master.




Thursday, October 20, 2011

Custom Wedding Cufflinks

I was never really into cuff links until I ran across this pair on my Pintrest. How cute is this to have your wedding date or a special love note from your bride to be. These cuff links would be a great gift for your best man or groomsmen. Next time your looking to add that special touch for the guys why not consider this.


Burlap Inspirations

We have been using burlap for many of our client's events. It really gives your event a rustic look and feel. Burlap can be used in so many ways, it just depends on how far you want to take it. Here are some of my burlap inspirational finds. I hope this inspires you to get creative with your own burlap theme.

Burlap Table Runner


Burlap Napkin Holder-

Burlap Wine Bags-




Monday, October 17, 2011

Spandex Lighted Lampshade Centerpieces

We decide to carry the Spandex Lighted Lampshade Centerpiece to offer a different kind of centerpiece for special events. This lampshade centerpiece comes with a spandex lighted base with crystals and a 24" trumpet vase. The spandex on the shades can be changed to match your events color decor. We offer different sizes in the shade from,cylinder shaped to a more square look. You can even use any vase of your choice to go with this lampshade unit. The light box last for over 12 hours and illuminates the objects that are placed in the glass vase.

This centerpiece is not only elegant and classy but it is also affordable. Get creative and add exciting elements into your vase such as live fish, water pearls beads, rocks,live flowers and more.

Please contact us to rent one of these fabulous centerpieces. Visit us today at www.ostrichfeathersbypuredymonds.com or call us at 757-952-6731.



Juliet Wedding Cap

This beautiful Juliet Wedding Cap was found on Etsy. The sides are made from vintage French chiffon and silk flowers in pure white that are hand embroidered with Swarovski Crystals. This is definitely a new look for 2012.

What are you thought? Like it, Love it or Hate it?



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Candles for Table Decorations and Ambiance

I just love candles. Having plenty of candles during your wedding or event really brings in a warm ambiance.When setting your table remember that you don't have to have a table full of flowers to make a statement. Just add a few in some really nice vases and it will surely make your table setting look elegant.



Wedding Shoes-Champagne Satin Heels with Chiffon Ruffle

I found this fabulous Champagne Satin platform sandals with Chiffon Ruffle detail. I think this heel is creative and definitely different. Would you wear this to your wedding?



Location-Pour la Victoire

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Adult Tea Party Tablescape

We put together this elegant Tea Party or Bridal Luncheon Tablescape to inspire others to just work with basic items from your home. This tablescape was easy to do and took us no time to put together.



Monday, September 26, 2011

Recorded Surprise Marriage Proposals

I know that at one point or another in every woman's life, she's thought about how she wanted to be proposed to. Some may say at sunset on the beach, and others at the comfort of their own home. Are you the kind of girl that wants it to be big, and grand?

Or would you prefer for it to be private, and quiet? Either way, you would be surprised right?(or maybe some of you have the feeling when he's about to do it.) Well, here are some couples who decided to record when they would pop the question.


Shayne R.-PDE

and my favorite..

Destination Wedding in the Bahamas

This summer I had the opportunity to go to the beautiful island of the Bahamas. The weather was perfect both day and night. Yes, a little on the hot side, but the breeze made it just right. Luckily the resort I stayed at had it's own private beach, 4 pools, and one of them was an infinity pool! But, enough of the resort.

On the first day that i was there I saw people setting up for a destination wedding. The decor was just so beautiful! A couple hours later people started coming, and everyone was dressed so well. Although I didn't attend, i did get to witness a destination wedding on the lawn of the resort. It truly looked like a scene out of one of those romance movies.

The breeze was cooling, and the weather was perfect. The bride was stunning, and the groom looked so anxious waiting for her to go down the isle. Keep in mind we were just looking from afar, away from the actual wedding. But, even from the distance I could see the groom's anticipation, and excitement to see his bride. Then it happened, the music played, and the bride came. Everyone was in awe with how beautiful she was. Well, needless to say the ceremony was beautiful, especially with the sun slowly setting in the background.

I would definitely recommend for everyone to visit the Bahamas at least once in their life. It really is a beautiful place to enjoy a vacation. These pictures don't do it enough justice.

***Note- Pictures by Shayne Ramirez.


Shayne R.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Princess Tea Party

We have such exciting news!!! We were just asked to do an event for Derserving Families for about 20 little girls and their parents. This event will be called "Dreams do Come True" I can not begin to tell you how excited we are do be doing a Princess Tea Party themed event. So, I decided to do this blog with Princess Tea Party Inspirations if you would like to throw one yourself.

What a fabulous idea in wrapping the cake stand in a tutu. This is just too cute and really makes this table stand out.

These cookies are so yummy looking but perfect for a Tea Party theme.

Sorce:Cake Box Cookies

What's a tea party without the tea cup and tea pot. I found this vintage,pink and white matching set. You can find really nice ones at thrift stores and yard sales.


I am really loving the esty shops. You can find such cute things on there. Here is a banner I found for a tea party that you can even make yourself with a die cut machine such as the cricut.


Hope I helped you with some ideas for your next Princess Tea Party!



Pets in the Wedding Party

It is amazing to see that more and more couples are saying their vows with their best friends which are their pets. More couples are having their pets in their weddings as Best Men, Ring Bearers and also Brides Maids. I could see how important it is to pet owners to have their pets right by their sides because they have been there for them through thick and thin.I think the most fun part of it all is creating an outfit just for your pet.It's so adorable when the couple dresses up the dogs or cats in cute little wedding party outfits to match everyone else.

There are some tips to assure that your pet will be a success at your wedding:

1. Make sure that you go through training with your pet. If you practice with them ahead of time it will be less scary for them to walk down the aisle with all the guest watching. Working with an Obedience Trainer can be very beneficial.

2. If you are going to be taking photos, make sure that your photographer is comfortable with you pet and vice versa. When taking photographs the flash may startle your pet and have him to go into frenzy. Making a few appointments with the photographer and even taking pictures of your pet may ease their nerves.

3. If possible have a small treat bag on hand if your pet responds to be awarded for good behavior. This can kinda keep him focused and maybe the Best Man or the Brides Maid could have these goodies available.

Check out some of these photos of wedding party animals.



Photo Credit:http://www.jaredwilsonphotography.com/?postID=265&wedding-at-the-westin-tabor-center-denver-lindsay-and-josh

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lady Bug Party

Lady Bug Parties is great for a little girl's birthday summer party.Not to mention the fact that my favorite colors are red and black. I am not really a bug person but this would be to cute for a birthday party.

This lady bug sweet tooth buffet is the total focus point for any event. Get creative but make sure you keep within the color scheme.


Ok, so I am a cupcake junkie and I just heart them. I found these really cute ones with matching cupcake toppers to continue the theme.

Visit here and get your own printables:http://bellagracepartydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/new-set-ladybugs-from-paper-and.html

I love custom cards and make a lot of them for family and friends. I found this one and it was adorable.

OMG!!! I love POM POMS and this one was so different from the rest. Just get your some tissue paper and have at it.




Friday, September 9, 2011

Pure Dymonds Events: Pure Dymonds Events: 3 Words or Less- Contest Giveaway-Week 3 Sept 9-Sept 15,201

Pure Dymonds Events is an Event Rental and Design Studio. We love creating and designing fabulous room layouts for any type of event.We decide to have our fans describe this Diamond Wedding Ring we found in 3 words or less.

Each week we will be posting a picture of an item that can really make a room stand out when doing a room design for a party. Each week you are to comment on the picture with your best interpretation of the item in 3 words or less. Your description of each picture should have others wanting to get that look or have their mouth watering. So get creative and choose your words wisely.Each week until the contest ends we will choose one winner and then the last week all winners will be put in a pool and one will be chosen for a $25.00 visa gift card.

How to Enter: Simply describe this chair in 3 words and you’re entered to win a $25.00 visa gift card!

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Contest Ends on September 15 at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random and will have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

Tree Inspirations

So I decided that I have a lot of work to do today. But wanted to share some fun ideas I found. I hope this day goes by fast because I am ready for the weekend.

Made from reclaimed tree branches, these handmade place card holders add a naturally beautiful and eco-friendly touch to any wedding reception

I have been running into many clients wanting a more eco-friendly wedding. Isn't this cool a wooden cake pedestal. You can make your very own and it's so cost effective.


How cute and simple is this wooden table number. This was so creative and really will give any wedding or event a rustic feel. Visit http://www.eatdrinkchic.com/post.cfm/diy-rustic-wedding-table-numbers for step by step.



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Paper Flowers- Get Creative

I remember back in grade school we use to make paper flowers all the time. I never thought that paper flowers would be the new craze for decor for any type of paper. They are so easy to make!

All you need is:
8-10 sheets of tissue paper from any craft or dollar store
piece of twin,floral wire or a stapler.

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:
1. Layer 8-10 sheets of 20x20" tissue paper on top
of one another. For a greater impact, you can
mix two (or more) colors together.
2. Fold the tissue paper in 1-11⁄2 sections, back and
forth in an accordion/fan fold.
3. Once folded, secure the tissue by twisting floral
wire around the middle.
4. For prettier “petals”, trim each end of the tissue
into rounded or pointed corners. For a more dahlia looking
style of flower, cut a small slit (about 1" deep)
in the middle of the rounded edges.
5. Now you are ready to open your flower. Carefully (so
you don’t tear the tissue) separate the tissue layers
on the left and right side towards the center.
6. Once you have separated all the tissue layers, fluff
and shape your flower to your desired look.
7. The finished flowers can be hung from the ceiling
or light fixtures using fishing wire, or attach them to
dowel rods for stems and arrange in a vase. You can
also attach the flowers to chairs, railing, trees, and
bushes using the attached floral wire.



Photo Credit~~Martha Stewart Weddings

Steps in Planning the Perfect Wedding Hairstyle

Steps in Planning the Perfect Wedding Hairstyle

In China, the typical hairstyle of a married woman is tied up in a bun. Such style is done in most Chinese brides in a ritual: a woman who has had a successful family life, is asked to help in dressing up the bride's hair. While setting the bride’s hair up, the “good luck woman” speaks of good fortune for the bride and her upcoming married life.

In the US, preparing the bride’s hairstyle is also becoming a ritual, as it plays an important part in her overall look. Much preparation has to go into the bride’s dress, and so should her crowning glory, the hair. Follow this simple guide on how to plan for the perfect wedding hairstyle.

Weeks before your wedding day choose a hairdresser that will make your do at the wedding. Find a hairdresser that is recommended by someone you know and trust; someone that they had a good experience with.

1. Establish a good rapport with the hairdresser. You should be comfortable in discussing with him or her on the style and look you want. Some hairdressers insist on some do that they dreamed would be made for them. Be firm in telling him or her what you want and don’t want.

2. Discuss in length the shape of your face in relation to the hairstyle that he or she proposes. Try the following styles:

-Up do’s signify elegance and this is what most brides want. If your not an Up do kind of girl then it is also very elegant to have your hair down in curls.

3. When deciding on a hair style ask to schedule a practice session to mock-up the intended hair do for your wedding day. You may need to pay extra for this mock-up session, but it’s worth it to make sure you look lovely during your wedding.

Don't forget that if you have some type of veil or headpiece that you bring that with you also to make sure of the proper fit and to see if it will go well with the hair style that you selected.

Nneka & Christopher Meek's Nigerian Wedding

I have to truly say that this wedding is one to go down into my book of hard work pays off. I had such a pleasure designing and managing this beautiful Nigerian Wedding. Nneka who was the bride was such a pleasure to work with. She came to me with her vision and that is what we set out to do. Her husband Chris was also very involved in the wedding planning even though his job did not permit him to attend our meeting because he was located oversees.

The vision for this wedding was almost like "Coming to America". We had a live band during the cocktail and reception.She also wanted a photo booth to take picture of her guest for her keep sake album. We had an African Dance Troop come and perform two outstanding dance performances. There was also a live video crew to film the wedding from beginning to end. Not to mention live poets at her ceremony along with a live singer. This event was full of willing vendors who saw our vision and made it all happen.

We wanted to share a video clip and some photos from this one of kind wedding.