Saturday, November 21, 2009

TRU Salon Open House

We recently attended a wonderful Grand Opening/Open House of TRU Salon in Dallas. TRU Salon is located in the heart of uptown Dallas at 2715 Fairmount Street. The owner, Tanya Carpenter, has done a fantastic job of renovating this vintage home in to a relaxing place to get ready on the day of your event or wedding. Upon entering the salon you are greeted by a beautiful staircase and tons of room to move about. The second floor is a large space for getting ready with your bridal party/friends privately. A unique aspect of TRU Salon is that all of the furniture/salon equipment can be moved and you can host your very own private event in this awesome space. I think it would be perfect for parties of 150 or less; maybe for a bridal shower, baby shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner... but the possibilities are ENDLESS! You can contact Tanya by contacting her at:

While the website is being updated, here are our own photo's to share with YOU!

Sarabeth, Fallon, Amanda

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Weddings, The Good, The Bad and the Reality

This month's AACWP meeting was held at the beautiful Crescent Club at Rosewood Crescent Hotel, on the 17th Floor, in the Rotisserie Dining Room. Perfectly located in the heart of Dallas moments away from the arts district and the new Winspear Opera House, the Crescent offers a variety of spaces that are all beautiful and multi functional. Anything from a ladies luncheon to cocktail receptions, ceremonies and seated dinners. The Crescent offers an array of choices to accommodate your plans and your guest list from 50 to 350. With breathtaking views of downtown you can't go wrong. Also available is the Crescent Ballroom which accommodates up to 350 guests for a reception, as well as the Gallery Ballroom and Terrace that can accommodate up to 300 guests.

For more information on the Crescent Club you can visit

The AACWP meeting began with a cocktail hour followed by a tour of the space. After the tour we were served a wonderful four course dinner, which was concluded by a Crescent shaped creme brulee with fresh berries and raspberry sauce. After dinner a round table discussion about "Holiday Weddings" began. I know the first thing that comes to mind are Christmas and New Years weddings. There are so many other holidays that can play a role in any event, they can sure create some interesting planning challenges. Everything from availability of the DJ, limo rentals and venues. Having an event on or near a holiday can make a world of difference when you are talking budget. You also need to consider flowers, when you are near a holiday like Valentines day or Mothers Day you need to begin thinking about availability of certain flowers. You will be challanged to find a red rose if you plan to having a your on Valentines Day if you don't plan early. The good news is that there are some PROS to having your event near or on a holiday. Some venues are slow so they are looking to generate extra revenue around the holidays, therefore they might be willing to cut you a deal, or give you a break on guest rooms. Also, if you are wanting a winter themed holiday wedding than planning it within the month of December then it's ideal, since most venues decorate for the holidays, you will be in luck. THe reality is wheather the holiday creates a challenge or benefits the theme of the event it is the planners job to make the event one to remember!

Happy Holidays!

Amanda Sarabeth Fallon

Monday, November 9, 2009

City Chic meets Downtown Style- ThirdSpace Launch Party

Sarabeth and I had the pleasure of attending the Third Space Launch Party last Thursday, November 5. We are so excited about this venue because the space has so much to offer a small to medium sized social event and stands in the most remote area of downtown.

The ThirdSpace Launch Party turned out to be an amazing time with great friends, food and entertainment. Supporting sponsors such as Rebecca Lorrine Photography, i entertainment, Trinity Event Staffing, and Di Fiori put on a festive show. Rebecca Lorrine Photography introduced the Flair, Fun, Flavor, Flash Foto as seen above, perfect for any memorable event. Cameron from i-entertainment flared his DJ skills forcing everyone out on the floor. I must say there were some interesting moves that made for a good laugh. Once again, Trinity Event Staffing provided energetic, sharp, and helpful service throughout the carefree evening. Great Job to all!

Ditto (Piazza in the Village) posing with Trinity Event Staff


Built in 1915 and formerly the Linz Brothers jewelers, this recently renovated art gallery boasts an eclectic mix of refined and historical elements. The grand proportions and original terrazzo floor in the main space are perfectly complemented by the intimate and more exposed industrial feel of the Mezzanine gallery. The Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas’ Art Lab has a look and feel that is all its own. The Art Lab is part of a vibrant shopping and lifestyle scene nestled beside the flagship Neiman Marcus and neighboring the newest luxury hotel The Joule and the Charlie Palmer restaurant. Imagine your next reception, party, or dinner surrounded by contemporary art from premier galleries in a setting as unique as your event (ThirdSpace Website, 09).

For more information on ThirdSpace contact:

Frances Grinsfelder at frances@ or visit their website.


Fallon | Sarabeth | Amanda

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Photo's From Vegas-Themed Reception

As promised here are the photo's from our Vegas-themed Reception! We loved this couple and the party was so beautiful and fun!!!

All photos provided by the wonderful and amazing Rocky Phillips with Tag-Along Photography!

Sarabeth | Amanda | Fallon

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Spotlight: Trinity Event Staffing

We've recently had the honor to meet an amazing new company, Trinity Event Staffing. They are awesome and can handle any event with the utmost professionalism.

Trinity Event Staffing
is a full service staffing company that provides unparalleled service and performance for private special events and the events industry at large. Whether you need TABC-certified bartenders for a cocktail reception, servers for a seated dinner party, chefs or any other professional assistance, Trinity will tailor their services to your unique needs.

Their staff are well-trained, highly-presentable and well-spoken professionals. 20 years of combined experience in the events industry allow Trinity to properly train and lead their staff to provide you with the best service possible. Their clients include some of DFW's most renowned caterers, venues, event planners, corporations and private individuals. The level of care Trinity Event Staffing takes in staffing every event keeps every client happily referring Trinity to their friends and colleagues. At Trinity, clients' happiness is their #1 goal!

Contact Justin Atkinson for more information!

Amanda | Sarabeth | Fallon

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Vegas in Dallas?

Sarabeth and Amanda had a great Saturday when we helped coordinate a Vegas-themed wedding reception at Luminarte in Dallas. The bride and groom were married in Vegas but wanted to celebrate this special time with friends & family. Sarabeth Events had a unique challenge transforming the beautiful art gallery in to Vegas. The bride really wanted guests to feel as though they just traveled to Vegas. Sarabeth Events brought in casino tables and the night was complete with show girls (bridesmaids) an Elvis impersonator, food and drinks and plenty of dancing. Everyone had a great time and we were fortunate to get to work with this fun couple!

Photo's to come!

Congratulations to Chuck & Natali Young!

Sarabeth + Amanda + Fallon

Monday, October 5, 2009

Spotlight: Avanti Fountain Place

Fallon & Sarabeth just attended a wonderful Open House at Avanti Fountain Place hosted by Amy Lowe, the on-site venue coordinator.

Avanti Fountain Place is located in the heart of Dallas and is wonderful for events of all kinds. Wedding ceremonies are accented by the beautiful water gardens. Avanti Fountain Place is especially unique for a private rehearsal dinner but is also great for events of all kinds.

Avanti Fountain Place is located at 1445 Ross Avenue. Contact Amy Lowe for your next event at 214.965.0055. You can visit them online here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AACWP 2009 Fashion Show!

Last night we attended the AACWP 2009 Fashion Show and it was such a huge success! The show was held at the Hotel InterContinental in Addison and the wonderful wedding dresses were provided by Stanley Korshak and the designer is Badgley Mischka.

The event started off with a 45-minute cocktail/networking hour and then progressed in to a beautiful ballroom for dinner. Before dinner the fashion show started and the dresses are amazing. Stanley Korshak is having the Badgley Mischka Trunk Show this weekend... so be sure to go check out the beautiful, remarkable dresses.

After the fashion show we were served a wonderful four-course dinner of pear salad, sorbet, beef tenderloin and for dessert the pastry chef at Hotel InterContinental provided us with individually decorated, *adorable* wedding cakes! Then we were able to try cakes from the wonderful Cake Guys -- which were melt-in-your-mouth fabulous.
Enjoy the photos from last night!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

PR Welcome Here!

Hello, we are happy you have found Sarabeth Events!

We are looking for companies in the social event industry who would like their services or products featured on our blog. The giveaway service/product that is featured will have some information posted, that will be written by one of us, and the interested person would reply to the posting in the "comment" field. Upon closing the contest we will use a website generated to chose a winner from the comments below the post.

Please contact us at if you are interested in submitting something for our giveaways. Some example giveaways could be: a free wedding/event time capsule, free portrait/engagement session, free hair + makeup/trial run, free car transfer, etc. At this time we are not looking for discount-based giveaways such as, half-off or hourly-off deals.

Thank you for visiting! We look forward to featuring YOUR company next.

Sarabeth . Amanda . Fallon