We were published on Well Wed!

I am so excited and honored that SCE was published on Well Wed Magazine's blog for Maine and New Hampshire! Lauren and Mark were a featured Real Wedding this August for their August 2013 wedding. What a nice first anniversary present. :) Thank you, Well Wed for the love!


To read the full article on Lauren & Mark click on the image below.

Restroom Amenity Baskets

Restroom amenity baskets are a must-have for your guests. It is so nice to offer items that your guests may need or just a freshen up before hitting the dance floor. Here is a handy little list of items that I have found to be very useful.

  • Lint roller
  • Pain relievers
  • Shout Wipes or Tide to go stick
  • Gum or mints
  • Hand lotion
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wisps
  • Travel manicure set
  • Hair ties (gals)
  • Bobby pins (gals)
  • Safety pins
  • Contact solution
  • Tampons (gals)
  • Band aids
  • Body sprays
  • Hair spray (gals)
  • Hair gel (guys)
  • Tums
  • Travel sewing kit
  • Don't forget the baskets and cute little "his" and "hers" signs. 

Whitney + Jim

This wedding was very personal to me, you see Whitney is one of my best friends and has been since the 2nd grade. So when she got engaged and asked me to help plan, I was thrilled and honored to say the least. Not only do I know Whitney but I also have had the pleasure of knowing Jim since the 6th grade (so I do not date us, I'll leave the years out ). Whitney and Jim have a love story for the ages, they met in junior high and it was the typical boy likes girl, girl likes boy, boy teases girl and girl plays coy. After dating in junior high and high school, they found their way back to one another and gave their love another chance. I am so happy that they did. I am thrilled to be sharing these amazing images by Eric McCallister Photography of their incredibly special day at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm. Congratulations to two of my friends, the new Mr. and Mrs. Chabot!


P.S. this wedding would have not been complete without Whitney’s precious kitty, Jasmine. Enjoy!

Carly + Bob

Carly and Bob were such a fun couple to work with. Carly had a vision and knew exactly what she wanted down to every detail. As always, this is a planners dream! They are both attorney’s in Chicago and have a precious little pup. The second I met Carly, I knew that I was going to fall in love with her wedding from the dress to the venue every detail was perfection. The ceremony and reception took place at The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, MA (Carly’s home town). The day was cloudy providing the perfect lighting for these amazing images!  Congratulations, again to the Mr. & Mrs! Enjoy!


Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Boro Creative Visions

Ceremony: Salem Cross Inn

Florist: Mums the Word Floral Design

Venue: Salem Cross Inn

DJ: Jon Strader

Transportation: Lizack Bus Service

Cake: Salem Cross Inn

Hair & Make-up: Beauty in Motion, Brittany McGlone

The Social Lady

In addition to wedding and event planning, we offer an RSVP management service called The Social Lady. This service is offered to all SCE clients in addition to any clients hosting a gala, card, cocktail or dinner party that do not have the time to deal with the annoying RSVP's. The RSVP's are the most daunting part to event planning. At some point in our lives every person has hosted an event/party where they need to know a head count for food, place settings and so forth, right?! The Social Lady is here to remove that stress so you can focus on the fun details like the menu, signature drink or decor. Here is how simple this service is: 

  • You share the guest list
  • The Social Lady phone number and/or email are placed on the invitation
  • Guests RVSP to us
  • We provide weekly reporting via phone or email until RSVP deadline
  • We will gladly follow up with any outstanding responses
  • We provide a guest list for place and/or escort cards
  • We provide a final list for thank you cards

It's that simple! Use The Social Lady so YOU can be social!

Contact us to learn more about The Social Lady by email (thesocialladyrsvp@gmail.com) or phone (561.371.7687).


Lauren + Mark

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Where do I begin? I just adore this couple! They were a planner's dream to work with, are madly in love with each other and agreed on everything. The way that Lauren and Mark looked at one another during the planning and on their wedding day was incredible to be around. Lauren was the easiest Bride to work with, she knew what she wanted and was completely open to suggestions or feedback if we needed to make a slight change. Mark wanted everything that Lauren wanted, great Husband, right? Their ceremony took place in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at South Church and the reception was held at the Bride's parent's home in Dover, New Hampshire. All and all this was a beautiful day, there literally was not a cloud in the sky, for Lauren and Mark. I loved being part of their story. Congratulations, again to the Mr. & Mrs.

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Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Elizabeth Bradford Photography

Ceremony: South Church, Portsmouth, NH

Florist: Dover Flower Studio

Caterer: The Kitchen

DJ: Audible Events

Transportation: Great Bay Limo

Rentals: Exeter Events & Tents

Cake & Cupcakes: Wild Orchid Baking Company

Paper Products: Invitations & Company

Hair: Statix Salon & Spa

Make-up: Ingrid Carey

Thanksgiving Happiness with some Orange

Being that I am a huge lover of anything with pumpkin, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. So I thought, how suiting it would be to place together a little Thanksgiving Inspiration board.

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Thanksgiving weddings can be very flavorful to your guests by selecting some amazing food. Some ideas would be to serve a butternut squash bisque verses a salad, providing a pie station (yummy) verses the standard wedding cake, a signature drink with some apple cider and topping it off with some cider donuts or pumpkin whoopie pies as the favor. The overall decor with dark wood, orange and tan with lots of candles is breathtaking! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 


To book an Engagement Session or not?

The importance of engagement photos…now this is my own personal opinion and I am sure that other photographers would agree. They are a MUST! It provides the photographer and the couple with the opportunity to learn each other’s approach so that for the “big day” everything is flawless! Let me further explain…we all have different personalities and every photographer has a different style (there is a reason why you searched long and hard for the perfect fit, right?). Your photographer may be fun, silly, make you bend your boundaries or could be serious when they shoot. Without booking an engagement session, how could you know this? All couples, especially the men, get nervous having their photos taken. The ladies want to look perfect down to every detail, and the gents smile and follow the photographer’s exact instructions. An engagement session lets everyone get to know each other’s comfort level, strengths and weakness. I know, we’re all human and we all have a weakness here or there. Let’s be honest, it’s not a bad thing to have additional professional photos in your house and they can be used for your save the dates. It’s a win-win! Trust me, book an engagement session and you’ll be so happy that you did.

Now call your photographer. Enjoy!


It's finally live!

Welcome to my blog! Thank you for wanting to learn more about SCE. I am looking forward to sharing my work and knowledge with you. After all my experience over the past five years, I am thrilled to be on my own. Stay tuned for fun updates.

Please feel free to contact me at stacy@stacycatenaevents.com for pricing and availability.