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Highly Rated Local Wedding Events Company Aligns with Southern Based Corporate/Non-Profit Event Planner

For Immediate Release

Salem, NH ~ Inked Events, a Salem (NH) based full service wedding & event planning company is joining forces with DYV (Dream Your Vision) Events, a corporate and non-profit event planning company currently based out of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Working as “sister” companies, the duo will continue to provide high-quality wedding services, while incorporating a strong corporate and non-profit event planning component. Under the partnership, they will cover events all over the east coast, with specific focus on Boston, New Hampshire and other New England regions.

“Our goal is to reach clients that we have not been able to focus on for the past four years. By partnering with DYV Events, we are able to use their six years of industry experience to do that and still be able to continue to provide specialized Wedding Day Management (aka Day-of Coordination) services along with design, full and partial wedding planning,” says Inked Events owner, Tracy Dapp.

“Inked Events is well established in the New England region and we are really excited about the opportunity to bring what we have done in the south with our corporate and non-profit clients such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas and Pinnacle Pointe Hospital to New England, ” says DYV Events owner, Michelle Stewart.

Inked Events and DYV Events are both award winning wedding and event companies. Inked Events has won several awards NH A-List Best Wedding Planner Award from 2015-2017, Wedding Wire’s Couple Choice Awards 2016 & 2017 and commands a 5-star rating on WeddingBee.com, TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com. DYV Events has also won AR A-List Best Wedding Planner Award in both 2014 & 2017, Wedding Wire’s Couple Choice Awards from 2015-2017, and the Bronze 2017 Best Planner Vendor Award from Borrowed & Blue.

To learn more about booking a private social event or wedding please visit www.inked-events.com, or contact Tracy at info@inked-events.com or 603-401-9938. To learn more about booking a corporate, conference or non-profit event please visit www.dyvevents.com or contact Michelle at dyvevents@gmail.com or 617-863-2398.

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…

Today, modern couples planning a wedding are focused on adding unique elements to the event and keeping their guests entertained. Over the past decade many NEW traditions have been introduced to weddings, including the use of live performers, engaging guests through social media and paring down the size of the bridal party for a more intimate affair. Along with some of the new traditions, are the age-old rituals which remain staples of even the most modern weddings.

 

Below see our Top 5 wedding traditions that never go out of style.

Ring Exchange & Vows

Throughout history the rings have symbolized the unending circle of love and are usually exchanged immediately following the recitation of the vows. The ring serves also as the promise that the couple makes to each other for a lifetime of fidelity, love and partnership.

Modern twist: While spoken vows may be untraditional the exchange of the rings remains true to tradition.

First Dance

This tradition dates to royalty, when the ball or special event was opened with a “first dance” to be completed by the guest of honor. This evolved into the newlyweds sharing their first dance (which also symbolizes their first act as a married couple) to officially start the wedding reception.

Modern twist: Many couples are now investing in ballroom dance lessons to ensure the dance goes off without error and will wow their guests with their dancing abilities.

Cutting the Wedding Cake

There are many historical rites with cake, including smashing it over the bride’s head. Thank goodness that tradition did not stick, but the cutting of the cake is still an important part of the modern reception. Couples cut the cake together to symbolize their commitment to provide for each other and signify the continuity in their relationship, but rarely is it fed to one another anymore.

Modern twist: The cutting of the cake at many modern weddings is seen strictly as a photo opportunity for the newlyweds. Frequently this activity is not highlighted to reception goers, but rather a low-key “ceremonial” act for the photo albums.

Carrying Flowers

Traditional bouquets were made up of wildflowers, grasses and strong-smelling herbs. The flowers were thought to denote fertility, while strong smelling herbs, such as garlic, were used to ward off evil spirits and bad fortune. Today, brides select bouquets made up of favorite flowers, seasonal accents or those that complement the look and feel of the ceremony (casual, beachy, formal, etc.)

Modern twist: Some couples have opted for “floral” bouquets made of paper, origami, burlap and felt flowers. Notice – the clear majority still carry bouquets whether live flowers or other.

Honeymoon

This tradition began as a holiday that newlyweds would take following the wedding to learn about each other and become intimate while in seclusion. The traditional honeymoon began in Britain during the 1800’s as a post-wedding voyage of the newlyweds, frequently accompanied by family or friends, for the purpose of visiting relatives who were unable to attend the wedding. Today the honeymoon is typically a dream vacation which serves as a rest following the hustle and bustle of the wedding planning and celebratory events.

Modern twist: Many couple are opting for post-wedding vacations with friends. Honeymooning in groups adds a new social element to this modern tradition.

As couples prepare for their wedding day they rely on traditions, particularly family based customs, which provide a sense of romanticism, comfort and familiarity. Luckily those traditions can be made more modern through the introduction of elements which highlight the couple’s interests, allow for their unique sense of style to shine through and provide a vehicle for personal connections with guests. The bottom line is that the idea of tradition will not be lost on the newlyweds anytime soon.

2013 here I come!!

So, you may be wondering why a picture of Snoopy & Charlie Brown would be on a blog for a wedding & event planner? Well, this is just about as good as I can show you of how I am feeling right now! I’ve certainly been doing the “happy dance” with all the amazing opportunities that have been coming my way lately. 2013 has started out to be an amazing year so far and it’s not even the end of January! I’ll explain all the good stuff that’s happening in future posts, so stay tuned!

If you’re reading this, than we’ve JUST launched the website and all the goodies that go along with it! I hope you go over and take a look at it. We’ve been working hard to get it just right and I’m pretty proud of what we created. My web guy is a ROCKSTAR! That’s all for now! Have a fantastic weekend! ~Cheers!