Thursday, February 24, 2011

Get Your "Shawn On"

Hey Bravo TV Fans! The premiere of Bethenny Ever After is only 4 days away, so don't forget to set your DVR's and tune in on Monday, February 28th at 10pm! In the meantime, check out a sneak peak of Episode 1 here! Don't forget to watch the video "Get Your Shawn On", I promise you don't want to miss it!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Crate & Barrel - The Wedding Parties Event

I am so excited to be part of Crate & Barrel's "The Wedding Parties" Event tonight at the Soho location! If you are newly engaged and in the NYC area, stop by and see us between 6:00pm-8:00pm!


P.S. If you can't make it tonight, be sure to stop by this Sunday, February27th from 9:00am-11:00am. Hope to see you then!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Website Coming Soon!

I am thrilled to announce that over here at Shawn Rabideau Events & Design we have been working hard to redesign our web site! Here's a sneak peek of our new homepage and stay tuned for the full site to be up and running very soon!


Follow Us On Twitter!

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Hope to see all of you on Twitter soon!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Become a Fan of Shawn Rabideau Events & Design on Facebook!

Are you a fan of Shawn Rabideau Events & Design on Facebook yet? If not, be sure to check us out by logging on to Facebook and searching for Shawn Rabideau Events & Design, or just click this link here

We will be posting photos, updates and other exciting news daily! We have lots of fabulous upcoming news to share with you that we promise you don't want to miss out on!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wedding of Camille & James

I have another fabulous wedding to share with you today! This is the wedding of Camille and James, such a fun and loving couple! They were married at a fabulous location here in NYC, Bridgewaters near South Street Seaport! Check out the amazing photos below courtesy of The Wiebners!

I love Camille's green shoes and all of the touches of green that we used throughout the entire wedding!

The bride's stunning bouquet was designed with primarily white flowers with green accents. The flowers that were used included white roses, white and green cymbidium orchids, white and green dendrobium orchids and touches of white stephanotis. The bouquet was designed in such a way that there was texture and movement to it without it being too tight. The handle of the bouquet was then finished off with a handkerchief provided by the brides mother.

The bride and her father walked down a custom made aisle runner created by The Original Runner Co that was lined with glass cylinders that were filled with white pillar candles and green dendrobium orchids.

For the escort cards, Camille's mother had green notebooks made with the guests names on the spine, which we then arranged on an antique desk brought in by the brides mother and father! We then used arrangements of green cymbidium orchids as book ends! Guests were able to bring their notebooks home as a little favor!

I cannot get enough of these unique table numbers! For the bride and groom, they were seated at table "love."

We also designed an "&" symbol made from green dendrobium orchids, which tied the bride "&" groom's chairs together at their sweetheart table. 

Placed in the center of each of the tables were modern, yet full centerpieces designed with white and green roses, white and green cmybidium orchids, white and green dendrobium orhcids, and variegated lily grass. In addition to the arrangements, we also used alternating heights of floating candle holders that not only received floating candles, but orchids and variegated lily grass beneath the candle. Also, other satellite arrangements and green apples were added to create depth, texture, and fullness to the overall design.

I absolutely love this cupcake stand and cupcakes from Sweet Sisters Cakes! They did a fabulous job! And look at the lights from The Brooklyn Bridge in the background! What a stunning view from Bridgewaters!

I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I loved working with this incredible couple! I wish them all the happiness and success in the world!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Guest Blogger - Jes Gordon!

I am so excited to share with you our guest blogger this week, the amazing and talented Jes Gordon! Be sure to checkout her website after reading this post! 


Here at jesGORDON/properFUN, we love coming up with new ways to make people “ooh!” and “ahh!” A great focal point can add depth and dimension to everyday events and give it that WOW factor. It can set your event apart from the rest while giving your guests something to converse about. Modern technology makes it easy to achieve stunning focal points and opens the door to unlimited opportunities for creating the WOW factor.

1) Soft light is an important component to any event. It has the ability to make people feel relaxed on the inside while looking beautiful on the outside. Who wouldn’t want that? Glowing orbs can be programmed to glow in six different colors, giving you the opportunity to enhance the feel you are trying to create. Flame tones, such as ambers, reds, pinks, and lavenders, are great for social gatherings as they are complimentary and help people look and feel more attractive. Cooler tones, like blues and greens, are great for product launches and highlighting inanimate objects. The number of possible uses for these orbs is endless! They can be placed almost anywhere, submersed in water, or hung from above.

2) LED lights are extremely versatile and can be used in fun, contemporary ways. Pair them with sea glass or other clear, decorative rocks to create unique, glowing statement pieces and make floral displays light up from within. We even submerge them in water! They are a great investment at about $2 a piece. You can find them at craft stores or online at They can last up to 72 hours and their batteries are replaceable, making them a “greener” option. The best part: cleanup is a breeze because you won’t be stuck cleaning out candle wax at the end of the night!

3) For a futuristic look, acrylic rods in bright, fluorescent colors are a fun substitute for fresh flowers. We use acrylics to combine function and fashion. And as an added bonus: they are reusable! They are durable, lightweight, and designed to reflect light to produce a colorful glow which can be intensified with LED lights. Lucite trays are much more cost-effective than their crystal counterparts and can be used to jazz up any presentation, whether you are serving up your favorite cocktails or showcasing a fabulous pair of shoes.

Whatever the occasion, the opportunities to dazzle your guests are limitless. Almost anything can be used to add fun and panache to your event décor. All you need is your imagination to transform your event into a work of art!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wedding of Elizabeth & Benjamin

A few weeks ago, I shared with you a link to Lindsay Flanagan's blog to show you a little preview of the wedding of Elizabeth and Benjamin! Well, I am now very thrilled to share with you more photos from their fabulous wedding! Elizabeth and Benjamin were such an incredible couple to work with and Lindsay Flanagan truly did a fantastic job capturing their special day.

The wedding took place at The W Union Square, which I have to say, is one of my favorite venues! Big shout out to John Benke, the Account Director at the W Hotels of New York, for always being so wonderful to work with!

Elizabeth wore an absolutely stunning gown from Priscilla of Boston, which suited her sophisticated and elegant taste perfectly.


I love this photo of Elizabeth and Benjamin before the ceremony. The photo really highlights the beauty of Elizabeth's gown. 

The bride carried a stunning bouquet made from all white flowers including  roses, stephanotis, ranunculus and large all white cymbidium orchids.

As a special personal touch, I placed Elizabeth's grandmother's locket on top of a beautiful rose in her bouquet. Inside the locket Elizabeth had placed a photo of her grandfather and father, so that they would be close to her heart as she walked down the aisle.

The maid of honor carried a bouquet that was designed with white, soft pink, coral and peach roses along with pink tulips that was then tied with an ivory ribbon to coordinate with the overall look and feel of the wedding. The bridesmaids elegant black dress was designed by J. Crew's bridal collection.

Before the ceremony, the bride and groom signed the Ketubah surrounded by close family members and friends.

  Elizabeth and Benjamin shared this sweet moment after signing the Ketubah before getting ready to walk down the aisle.

Guests were asked to put on yarmulkes for the ceremony, which were custom made by Ana Dolan with Elizabeth and Benjamin's name and wedding date. 

The intimate ceremony which took place in the ballroom of the W Union Square under a custom made chuppa was officiated by Rabbi Marcia Rappaport in front of 120 of Elizabeth and Benjamin's closest family and friends. The chuppa was designed in a clean and elegant manner with sheer ivory fabric that cascaded down on all four sides and pulled back with white, soft pink, coral, and peach flowers. The flowers also accented each of the four corners of the chuppa which created an elegant setting for the couple to get married under. 


I love Elizabeth and Benjamin's Kiddish cup that was given to the couple as a gift from a close friend. The two love birds on the stem of the cup is such a wonderful detail! Also, Elizabeth and Benjamin saved the breaking glass so they could have it made into a mezuzah to adorn the entryway to their shared apartment as a married  couple.

As guests approached cocktail hour they were greeted by this stunning floral candelabra designed with roses, hydrangea, and eucalyptus leaves where the could find their escort cards, created by Ana Dolan.

The table arrangements were elegantly designed in antique bronze containers with a lush display of flowers. Accenting the base of the arrangements were gold votive candles which further helped the warm romantic glow. 

These simple, yet sophisticated menus were designed by Ana Dolan from Invitations by Ana.

The cake, created by the pastry chef from Olives Restaurant at The W Union Square, did an absolutely stunning job making this delicious cake! The top tier was made out from vanilla cake, the middle tier chocolate and peanut butter, the bottom layer chocolate ganache! Looks like Elizabeth and Benjamin were ready to dig in!

Elizabeth and Benjamin, along with their guests, danced the night away to music played by The Jeff Lubin Band from Hank Lane Music and Productions.

At the end of the night, Elizabeth and Benjamin braved the cold and Elizabeth even showed off her fancy dancing flip flops!

I hope you enjoyed all of theses photos from this great wedding. On behalf of everyone here at Shawn Rabideau Events & Design, we wish Elizabeth and Benjamin a "very happy life together", much like on this hand written speech given by Elizabeth's mother. LOVE this photo!