Thursday, March 11, 2010

Event Architecture

For the last few weeks, I've been running ragged organizing an event for work - but last night's reception made all of the hiccups worthwhile.

Setting up the event before everyone arrives is my favorite part of my job. I'm on auto-pilot, checking items off the last-minute to-do list. I no longer have a chance to worry about things that will go wrong; I just have to assemble cocktail tables.

I chose tulips for our small centerpieces - a little self-serving since tulips are my favorite flower. But with the promise of spring on the horizon, I didn't think we'd have any complaints.

Besides, we didn't need an elaborate centerpiece to overshadow the breathtaking view of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

The Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery generously donated tiers of mini cupcakes for dessert at the cocktail reception.

If you're ever in Madison, definitely stop by the cafe. Each cupcake is created from all-natural ingredients and there's a wide variety of flavors to choose from. I've been delighted with each one I've tried, but the mocha-flavored cupcakes are one of my favorites.

In related news, I'm petitioning to change my title from Event Manager to Event Architect - I think it's a much more accurate title for event planners.


  1. How cool is that!!!! It looks really nice - I love the tulips! :) And those cupcakes are making my mouth water.

  2. What an elegant event! Those cupcakes make my mouth water. :)

    ... I wrote that before looking up at Elaine's comment- too funny! Guess the cupcakes are a hit with the blogosphere.

  3. Those tulips are absolutely gorgeous. Perfect choice!

  4. Event architect sounds better... I love how you styled the place... simple, elegant and so chic. The tulips are perfect for the black tablecloths.

    Have a great day! xoxo

  5. The arrangement is lovely and the black and white is so classy - very beautiful!

  6. Oh, everything looks so perfect. You did such an amazing job, Jessica - and those cupcakes look gorgeous! I'm craving one now! Congratulations on a gorgeous success, my love!! :)

  7. how much fun! I'm drooling over those cupcakes

  8. those cupcakes definitely just made me hungry and it looks like your event was fabulous!

  9. Love this post! What a gorgeous view...


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