Celebrity Watch: Justin Bethel

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

I had the pleasure of coordinating a celebrity appearance with Justin Bethel of the Arizona Cardinals and a local non-profit agency, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia at Frankie’s Fun Park.  On a rainy afternoon, kids enrolled in the agency program had the opportunity to be treated to a surprise fun evening with Justin. Since the evening consisted of a continuous down pour of rain, they were unable to enjoy the outside go cart track but they made up the fun by playing arcade games, bowling, indoor basketball and finishing the evening with Laser Tag.

Justin is from Columbia, SC graduating from Blythewood High School and continuing on to Presbyterian College before reaching the NFL. He is such a nice person and competitive as well. He wasn’t cutting the kids any slack and the kids loved it! It’s great to see a local giving back to his community. Thank you Justin!

The WLTX-TV story about this event and Justin can be read here and seen here.

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    Dreaming of Fall: A Styled Shoot

    Posted on: February 13th, 2014

    With the snow and ice surrounding most of the US even here in SC, I’m dreaming of nicer days such as the day of my fall photo shoot with Frolic Photography. Last year, Maryanne and I (who are both Army Wives) met at a Ft. Jackson Business Expo where we both were vendors marketing our business. She and I briefly talked and the rest is history.

    We decided to do the shoot in my subdivision’s town center on a beautiful afternoon last year in October. Maryanne is great, professional, quick and about her business. I suggest you check her out for your photography needs. After you take a look at the photos, leave me a comment and tell me which season is your favorite? Are you a fall, winter, spring or summer person and why. All photos by Frolic Photography.

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    Celebrate, Tanza

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      From Engagement to Planning: The Checklist

      Posted on: January 30th, 2014

      Flowers with ring

      The proposal was fun, romantic and a night to remember.  The sparkly is on your left hand so what’s next?  After a couple is officially engaged, there are so many “to do’s” that should be completed before the big day. Here are the important first four “must do’s” for engaged couples.

      1. Inform your parents and immediate family - Give each person the courtesy of a telephone call. Don’t let the special people in your life find out about your engagement via email or social media. Ahhh…the trusted world of social media. I know it’s exciting to see your Facebook status change from “single” to “engaged” but don’t change this status until you have notified (remember by phone) your family.

      2. Pick a date - It’s always a good idea to keep your date a good distance from any upcoming work and family commitments. If you plan to marry in a city that is known for serious bad winter weather, you may want to consider a fall or spring date. Afterall, you want your family and friends to be in attendance.

      3. Develop a budget – A few items to keep in mind when developing a budget are the number of invited guests, wedding theme, ideal venue and vendor fees.

      4. Hire a wedding planner - It sounds fun to plan your own wedding but hiring a professional planner gives you an edge.  Because of established relationships, planners can recommend the best vendor for you based on personality, budget and design needs. Wedding planners offer so much more! Stay tuned for another post about hiring a planner.

      There are more important “to do” items that will have to be checked off before the big day but these four will get you started on your planning journey.  Are you recently engaged? Which of the four items have you not completed?

      Celebrate, Tanza


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        In the Case of an Emergency

        Posted on: December 16th, 2013

        In the case of a real emergency, we call 911 but we are always hoping there aren’t any serious emergencies on your event or wedding day.  But for those quick emergency fixes, you’ll see me rolling a black bag full of goodies in which the event industry calls an emergency kit. The emergency kit has over 50 items that either you or a guest may need throughout the celebration.

        To name a few:

        1.  A button pop off, I have a small sewing kit.

        2. Need to cut the string  or tag off of your dress or shirt, I carry scissors.

        3. Red eyes from too much fun the night before, you will find eye drops.

        4. Sweating a little, the kit even has spray deodorant.

        If we plan & coordinate a celebration for you,  the emergency kit is always in the possession of Team LHE. Just let us know what you need. Leave us a comment and let us know how you feel about your planner having an emergency kit at your celebration?

         Celebrate, Tanza

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          Tis The Season

          Posted on: December 7th, 2013

          Christmas Tree with Bling

          Photo credit: LeeHenry Events

          Tis the Season to be jolly, remember the birth of Jesus, exchange presents with family and friends and to help those families who are less fortunate. For me, December also is a reminder to reflect on past goals and set new goals – personally and professionally.

          I’m not a fan of the terms “New Year’s resolution” (I never seem to keep those) and “bucket list” (don’t want to think about the end). I like the term “goals” because it gives me a sense of accomplishment whether short or long term. I’m so happy to say I accomplished many of my personal and professional goals this year .

          Four of my many completed 2013 goals are:

          1. New website and blog created and designed by The Para Marketing Company

          2. Completed business coaching seasons with the wonderful Heather and Jennifer from Outstanding Occasions .

          3. Watched Miracle on 34th Street. No, I’ve never seen the movie. Yep, I did this AFTER Christmas

          4. Designed a small styled shoot. More to share on this

          Four items on my 2014 goal list are:

          1. Create a promotional video for LeeHenry Events

          2. Add a little more bling and sunshine to my life

          3. Expand the non-profit that I founded

          4. Get prepared for another move. (Yes, I’m an Army wife)

          Leave me a comment and tell me what are your goals for 2014? Did you accomplish those set for 2013? Happy holidays and don’t forget it is engagement season. We will start a series of  ”LHE Wedding Tips” soon.


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