Friday, 13 February 2015

Elegant Outdoor Tents

Outdoor tents can be a beautiful focal piece for any event. Stunning details like billowy drapes, incredible lighting, and muted colors make this a magical more

Monday, 9 February 2015

Selecting the Best Candelabras for Your Romantic Wedding

There are so many details that go into pulling off a picture-perfect wedding day. From the dress to the flowers and every detail in between, it is those exquisiteaccent pieces that lend to the creation of a thematic style story. One of the most elegant anddecorative items that never fails to make a statement is the candelabra.

Benefits of Candelabras

Other than being simply beautiful, candelabras add the kind of elegance and romanticism that many have only witnessed on the big screen. The ambiance they add to a wedding venue is valuable beyond measure and should not be underestimated. Additional benefits include:
  • Candelabras are usually less expensive than large floral arrangements, yet still equally enhance the ambiance.
  • Flowers can be incorporated into the candelabras giving the appearance of a much bigger arrangement because of the space it takes up.
  • Unlike flowers, candelabras can be kept as a beautiful keepsake to treasure for many years to come.
Types of Candelabras

Candelabra centerpieces are most commonly seen on the tables of wedding receptions. They remain as an elegant way to dress the table and complete the look of the entire room. There are three main sizes for table candelabra centerpieces, which are:
  • Short – can provide a more intimate and relaxed feel
  • Tall – creates the most dramatic statement because of the height
  • Low and long – often winding across the table like ivy, this adds a unique flair and bit more pizazz
The size and style of the centerpiece candelabra will greatly depend on the type of tables being used and the overall mood and feel you would like to create. No matter the look, candelabras will provide the “wow” factor that you and your guests will always remember.

Visit this website to learn more about wedding decoration rentals in Rockport.

Shape Up, Event Rental Pros: Steve Is Watching You

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Making Your Event Complete

Finding the best source for all the cutlery you could need for any event.

Often, the key to a good party is all in the details. Every element matters, even those that seem small, such as cutlery. Having the right utensils can be especially important for very formal events, where the wrong silverware could seriously unimpress the guests. Not to mention the fact that running out of cutlery can seriously impede the good times. Indeed, food is a central aspect of many celebrations, and having the proper serving tools only helps to facilitate the good times. Getting the right type and amount of cutlery can become one less thing to stress about when you find a reliable rental service that can provide everything you need.

The right company will be able to provide all of the right kinds of silverware for any event, from formal to casual. They can create a custom rental program for you based on the size and structure of the event being planned, including everything you need with nothing extraneous. Many rental services are willing to sit down with their clients and familiarize themselves with all of their requirements in order to provide the best service possible. Everything can be taken into account, including the color scheme of the event, the amount of food being served, the materials required, and of course, the budget. Many companies can provide a wide range of options that are enough to suit any preferences.

At the same time, what they are able to provide doesn't stop at cutlery. The right rental service as all of the equipment you could need to serve food at your event. This includes the tools needed to keep food warm or chilled, such as chafing dishes. They can also offer the right glassware needed for whatever drinks are being served, from champagne flutes to beer steins. When the small details like these are take care of, you'll find that all the bigger pieces start falling into place, and it becomes easy for everyone to have a good time.

When you're throwing a party, having all of the right stuff can be more important than you think. Not only will the theme of your event be more cohesive, there will be no disruptions due to supplies running out. Whether you are trying to impress classy guests with a huge amount of salad forks, or just want to make sure you have enough spoons for everyone, a reliable cutlery source is out there ready to help.

With a quality rental service on your side, you can rest in the confidence that all of these factors have been well taken care of. Visit this site and learn more about event rentals in Corpus Christi!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

9 News-Making Trends In Party Rental

AS A CHALLENGING business year winds to a close, pleasing patrons is paramount. To see what trends…read more

Monday, 2 February 2015

A Brief History on the United States Army Flag

The United States Army is a well-regarded and highly decorated branch of the nation’s military. Like the other four branches, the Army has its own flag and symbols steeped in tradition with a rich history that dates back hundreds of years.

Interesting Facts About the Flag

The U.S. Army flag contains the following imagery:
  • Consists of a white field with a blue symbol
  • The blue symbol is actually a replica of the War Office Seal
  • Beneath the seal is a red scarlet scroll
  • The scroll is inscribed with white letters  “United States Army”
  • Beneath the scroll is “1775” in blue Arabic numerals which denotes the Army’s establishment
Meaning Behind the Seal

The blue insignia of the War Office Seal depicts a Roman cuirass in the center which is symbolic of strength and defense. Additional weaponry that was commonly used by the Army at that time is also featured on the seal. Those weapons include:
  • Motor bombs
  • Cannon
  • Musket
  • Esponton
  • Sword
Also present on the insignia is a drum with drum sticks representing the Army’s role to protect and serve the people of its nation.

Seal of Approval

The U.S. Army flag was officially adopted by order of the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower on June12, 1956. The flag was dedicated and unfurled to the general public on June 14, 1956, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, which ironically happens to be Flag Day.

Visit this website to learn more about the various types of flags available for sale in Corpus Christi.

Stop Asking If Your Event Was A Success

I hope that the holiday season brought you plenty of perks, like a sudden uptick in events on your calendar. However, as you worked your way through the more

Friday, 30 January 2015

The Significance of a Chuppah

The chuppah is more than simply a cloth canopy under which a couple stands during a Jewish wedding ceremony. It is symbolic of home and family that the couple will create and maintain during their life together. The chuppah also represents hospitality, which is illustrated in the biblical story of Abraham who was known for his open tent so that travelers coming from any direction could gain entrance on all four sides without disruption. Thus, the chuppah serves as a symbol of hospitality towards the guests in attendance.

The Legal Side

The chuppah is not merely a charming folk custom, but serves the following two purposes as well:
  • The decisive act that formally legitimizes the couple’s status of marriage
  • The legal conclusion of the marriage process that began with betrothal
Symbolism of the Canopy

The cloth covering of the chuppah was originally draped around the bride and groom during the ceremony, but was later changed so that it fastened to the four support poles to spread out over their heads. The cloth represents the following:
  • Considered as an object of Jewish ceremonial art
  • A symbol of a Jewish home filled with lots of love
  • Act as an example to the couple of how their home is to emulate the patriarchal forbear
The Great Outdoors 

The most ideal setting for a Jewish wedding with a chuppah is outdoors, under the sky and the stars, which symbolizes the hope that the couple will have a large family. However, some synagogues have skylights that open to allow the chuppah ceremony to be performed under the sky.

For more information regarding wedding decorations in Kingsville, please click here.

Friday, 23 January 2015

A Spin on Weddings: The 2015 Forecast

Imagine conceptualizing and installing a tented structure on the roof terrace of a historic, iconic venue built in more

Which Tent is Best Suited for Your Event

While there are many items that you will need to buy to ensure your wedding is complete, such as a wedding gown, flowers, and food, you can save some of your money by renting out different types of equipment and decorations for your wedding instead of buying them. There are a few wedding rentals that may be must-haves, especially when it comes to making your big day as wonderful as it can possibly get.

What Are Some Important Wedding Rentals?

If you are not sure what you may be able to rent out for your wedding, these are just a few options to consider:
  • Portable dance floor
  • Tents
  • Chairs
  • Centerpieces
  • Portable stages
  • Photo booth
While you may not need all of these options, some can come in handy. For example, if you are having an outdoor wedding, it is a good idea to rent tents. Not only would the tents protect your guests from the rain, the tents would also block the sun from beating on them while they are trying to have a good time during your reception.

How Should I Decide Which Rentals to Use?

Compose a list of everything you have already purchased for your wedding. If you are still within your budget, you can start writing down a list of some of the rentals you would like to use. However, make sure to prioritize the list if you can only afford a few. It would obviously be more important to have tents and chairs than it would be to have a portable stage, even though it is a neat wedding feature to have.

Visit this website to learn more about the various options available for wedding rentals in Corpus Christi.

Air Beam Solution for a Unique Venue

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Choosing the Best Tent for Your Event

Are you throwing a special outdoor event? If so, you cannot go wrong by renting out a tent. Because you cannot predict the weather, you would already be prepared for a light drizzle or heavy rain by having a tent on the premises. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, having a family reunion, or throwing a surprise birthday party for a family member, there are plenty of beautiful tents that you can rent out.

What Types of Tents Are Available?

If you do not know much about tents, there are several varieties to choose from for outdoor events, including:
  • Canopy
  • Gazebo
  • Canopy with sidewalls
  • Octagonal
It is best to view the options and what they look like before you decide which specific one you would like to use for your event. Along with the options above, there are also several different color choices available. While white is one of the most commonly selected options because it is simple and goes with just about everything, there are other colorful options, such as red, blue, and beige.

Some of the tents are designed to look like little houses with windows attached to them. They are perfect to have if you know the weather may not be the best during your event and you want to make sure nobody ends up getting cold or wet. However, if the weather will likely remain pleasant for the duration of the event, a simple canopy may be all that you need to use.

Do not hesitate to check out this website for more details on Tent Rentals in Kingsville.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Brief History - The United States Flag

A brief history of the flag of the United States and how it changed over the years through acts of Congress.

Legend has it that Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag in May of 1776. This flag is one of the most well-known, as it had the circle of white stars in the blue union.This was not the first official flag, though. On June 14, 1777, that the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act. The US flag was to have thirteen stripes, alternating red and white and a field of thirteen stars, arranged on a blue background as the union. These stars represented a new constellation. Americans celebrate June 14, or Flag Day, as the birth of this beautiful symbol.

Between 1777 and 1912, the flag changed many different times. In 1795, the design changed to 15 stripes and stars. In 1818, it went back to 13 stripes and a star for each state. The design would change on July 4th of the following year as states were added. The Flag Act did not specify dimensions and proportions of the flag. Until 1912, it was left to the discretion of the flag maker. This is why you will see unusual arrangements of stars in historic flags.

In 1912, President Taft established the proportions of the flag by an Executive Order. The arrangement of the stars was also recognized as six horizontal rows of eight each. A single point of the star would be upward. After the addition of Alaska and Hawaii, President Eisenhower changed the star arrangement to be nine rows of stars staggered horizontally and eleven rows staggered vertically.

The stripes represent the original thirteen colonies, and the stars represent the 50 states. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well, although there is some debate about this. The colors in the Stars and Stripes were not attributed to any symbol in the original act. It was the creation of the Great Seal that identified the symbolic nature of the colors of red, white, and blue. According to Charles Thompson, the Secretary of the Continental Congress, in his report to Congress about the Great Seal:

"The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness &valor, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."

No matter what reason the colors came to signify these values, the American flag is one of the most recognized icons in the world. It symbolizes freedom and patriotism.

To purchase your US flag in Corpus Christi, visit this website.

New Trends and Tools for Event Lighting

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Choosing to Buy or Rent a Wheelchair

If you are unable to get around freely while walking, you may need to stay seated in a wheelchair to help your mobility. While renting out one of these mobility chairs, you may wonder whether you should continue to rent one or if you should buy your own. If you want to make the best decision possible, it is best for you to begin making comparisons of the pros and cons associated with renting and buying a wheelchair.

What Are the Benefits of Buying a Wheelchair?

If you find yourself sitting in one of these mobility chairs most of the time, you may be better off buying your own. However, you should first start doing some calculations to determine how much it would cost you to buy one. If it is too expensive, renting may be the most convenient and affordable option for you at this current time.

What Are the Benefits of Renting a Wheelchair?

If you are not constrained to a wheelchair all the time, you may not need to buy your very own. In fact, it is possible that you only need one when you are planning to travel a long distance without using a car or public transportation. In that case, you could simply rent out one when you need it to get where you are going without a hassle. You would not have to worry about buying one, which could end up costing you thousands of dollars on the spot.

When renting out one of these wheelchairs, you can constantly change the one that you are using instead of sticking with the same one all the time,whether you want to use something standard and traditional or something powered.

Check out this website to find out more about wheelchair rental in Corpus Christi.

CAD Expert Steve Kohn is a Designing Man

What do you do after a 43-year career in special events? For Steve Kohn, the answer is simple—you stay in more