Monday, December 7, 2009

'Tis the Season - NEAWP Holiday Meeting

Please pardon the silence... we've been a little busy in NEAWP world. Yes, Colin Cowie came to Austin and we all (barely) survived the "Chic in the Heart of Texas" conference. It was awesome and thanks to everyone who came, contributed and made it happen!!

More conference posts to come, but if you didn't catch the Colin Cowie party pics, check out these fabulous shots taken by Anthology Photography over on the BZ events blog. Thank you sooooo much to Laura for capturing this awesome evening!!

The NEAWP December meeting was our second annual gift exchange. It was a beautiful and festive meeting hosted by the AT&T Conference Center (thank you, Amanda + team!) with lovely decor by the fabulous Premiere Party Central team. Chris Bell and his Belltower Trio entertained us with sounds of the season while we enjoyed a delicious lunch and some well-deserved down time!

Thanks to everyone who brought donations for Coats for Kids and to Barbara for dropping them off!

Amy's question to the group -- what are you thankful for this year?

Some of the answers:

* That we survived 2009...

* NEAWP (awww... thanks, John John!)

* New baby nephews + healthy twins (congrats, Dawn!)

* Being involved with great charities -- Glimmer of Hope, Meals on Wheels, etc.

* Completing a marathon (guess who?!)

And so many more! We are a thankful bunch :)

Our yummy lunch -- very festive!

We can't get enough of our favorite Delysia Chocolates!! These make a great holiday gift or the perfect no-cook addition to your dessert displays. Check out their yummy holiday flavors.

Happy Holidays to everyone! Enjoy the break and we'll see you in January.

Remember to check the website for meeting notices. No more Evite!


* Images courtesy of Austin wedding photographer, Dustin Meyer

Sunday, September 6, 2009

NEAWP member special :: Anthology Photography

You heard me at the last meeting -- if you have some kind of special or discount or if you are just really fabulous and want everyone to know, the NEAWP blog is your place. Just one of the oh-so many reasons to be a NEAWP member.

So, Anthology Photography is fabulous and YOU should know. Laura and Eric recently let me know about their amazing special that they are running -- 50% off all open dates through February. That's a great deal, friends.

Check out their beautiful work, stalk their blog, tweet with them and all that good stuff.

Anthology (Austin Wedding Photography) -- 512.535.2600,


NEAWP September Meeting - III Forks

Thank you to everyone who came out for the September NEAWP meeting at III Forks. It was so well-attended that we almost had to move rooms. Was it the topic or the menu? :)

Another big thanks to III Forks for the delicious lunch and to Delish & Haute Cakes for the yummy cupcakes. There was definitely no lack of sugar at this fun meeting!

Thanks (as always) to Dustin Meyer and Wild Parrot video for capturing the meeting. And a big NEAWP welcome to our new members and visitors -- Last Petal, Clink, Simon Lee, Kurant Events, Bella Flora & everyone else.

See you next month! It's going to be a fun one -- Malverde on 10/7... Evite coming soon!

Cortney Zieky, BZ events -- NEAWP Vendor Liaison

NEAWP members love to tweet! Follow us @NEAWP

Elizabeth Rison, Hilton Austin

Eric Hegwer - never without a camera :)

Melanie Tipton - Last Petal

Judy Lee - Simon Lee Bakery

Friday, August 14, 2009

Austin welcomes Colin Cowie, The Knot & Style Me Pretty

Colin Cowie. Style Me Pretty. The Knot. Need we say more? 

Don't miss the early bird registration discounts for NEAWP's first annual convention "Chic in the Heart of Texas" here in the ATX. It's right around the corner and you don't want to miss out!! 

From education to networking to some pretty amazing evening events, this conference promises to be three days of fabulous. 

Visit the NEAWP website for all the scoop and the full schedule. 

More convention tidbits to come! We can't wait to see you there. 

~The NEAWP team 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Premiere Party Central Chair Sale!

Hot August savings! 

Premiere Party Central's chair sale runs August 1st - August 31st and features great deals on chivaris, bamboo, resin/wood folding & treasure chairs. And yes, they have fruitwood chivaris :) 

The sale prices apply to 2009 and 2010 events, so don't miss out! 

Check their website for more details or contact your PPC rep for the terms & conditions. 

Thanks & congrats to Premiere Party Central on the new name! 


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Team NEAWP - ISES Special Event Olympics 2009!

Team NEAWP!! 
NEAWP participated in the ISES Special Event Olympics on Thursday July 16, 2009. It was an incredible showing and for our first year, we walked away with 4 trophies. Out of the participating organizations, our PINK shirts stood out. Even the men wore pink well !!

A special thanks to the first annual NEAWP team: 
  • John "V-Ball" Cook, NEAWP
  • Barbara "Long Toss" Hearne, Barbara's Brides
  • Gina " The Express" Greenspan, 2 Dine 4 Catering
  • Laura "Dash" Villalanti, NEAWP
  • Deidre " The Dart" Brown, Detailed Weddings and Events, LLC
  • Martha " The Rouser" Perez, Your Very Own Fairy Godmother (and sister Israeli the Incredible)
  • Kyle  "Speedy" Sorenson, Austin Hospitality
  • Amy "Fearless Leader" Mader, NEAWP President
It was hot but everyone was great sports.

We would also like to thank ISES Austin- Nancy Allison and Michelle Bromley for allowing us to have a team and for putting this team building event together. We also would like to thank Jesse Bloom with Ecstatic Cuisine and Johnny with Complete Music. The food was delectable!

I look forward to defending our titles next year! The participation on this team was a true pleasure and the support of our teammates was an unforgettable experience!

Until our next meeting-

Monday, June 15, 2009

Featured member :: Austin Party Central

Do you love linens? Do tent liners make you giddy? Do you crave Chivaris? 

Meet NEAWP members, Austin Party Central! From fabulous linens to the latest event decor, Austin Party Central makes it happen. They provide friendly customer service and really go above and beyond to get those hard to find "must have" items. Plus, their inventory gets bigger on a daily basis with all kinds of new china and glassware. Love it! 

Watch for special Bridal Extravaganza offers and we hear rumors of a summer Chivari sale... 

Thank you, APC. We appreciate all you do! 


Monday, June 8, 2009

June meeting ~ The Vineyard at Florence (Wine 101)

So, what did we learn at the June meeting? Hmmm... we've got some winos in NEAWP (j/k!) and that just outside of Austin, there is a beautiful Vineyard that takes you many miles away. Seriously, it's that awesome. Check it out if you are looking for a "Italian vineyard meets Austin Hill Country" wedding venue. 

NEAWP meeting attendees enjoyed a delicious multi-course lunch (courtesy of Southern's Catering) and an informative wine seminar with Jane Nichols. Jane is the wine educator (sweet job, Jane) at the Texas Culinary Academy and taught our group all about sniffing, swirling and pairing. 

A friendly welcome to the many guests (Cynthia's Limo2Dine4Austin Hospitality) we had at this meeting. And a big thank you to Delysia Chocolates for the yummy treats. Still dreaming about those chocolates... 

Enjoy Dustin's fabulous photos and we'll see you soon! 


(Rowdy table...)