Decor Elements That Pop

Posted on: January 21st, 2015

Questions for LeeHenry Events


I get so many questions from people seeking advice about design, how to’s and business questions. I decided to start this “Ask the Designer” series in hopes that some of your questions can be answered here.


Black, Gold accented with Red


Q. I want to make my event pop. How can I do this on a limited budget?


A.  Focus on areas of your event that are highly visible to your guests such as your entryway, cake table, buffet table or escort card table. If you are having a formal wedding or celebration, use dramatic decor for the escort card table. Since this table will be a prelude to what your guests will experience at your event, this is the perfect location to showcase decor such as tall vases, alot of candles in various sizes, an old typewriter for the vintage celebration or you can even forego the actual table and use a tree to attach the guest names.

Another breathtaking view can be your cake table. This area of design is endless. A cake suspended front the ceiling. Yes, please! I’ve seen the pictures.  Since a suspended cake may not be feasible for everyone, go for pin lighting, draping, sequin linen or all three.  The possibilities are endless.

With one or two major elements of wow for your celebration, you are able to keep the other decor to a minimal with simple but elegant features. The simplicity of this decor can be achieved on a smaller budget.

I would love to hear how you have added a wow factor to your celebration.


Red Feather photo: D. Butler Portrait

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    New Year…New Goals

    Posted on: December 31st, 2014

    Setting Goals for the New year

    Can you believe it’s almost 2015? This year was definitely a blur.

    The last couple of weeks, I’ve been strategizing, planning and designing LeeHenry Events (LHE) to become a better company. In the midst of planning, I decided on my top 15 goals for 2015. Although, these are my top, I have goals written for each quarter that I plan to accomplish. If you don’t have goals set for 2015, I highly encourage you to think of what the upcoming new year will look like for you and most important write them down.

    My goals are broken down into Business, Personal and the non-profit I founded in memory of my mother.  A look at 2015:


    1. Acquire more sponsorship

    2. Complete Board manual include systems.


    3. Book minimum 3 weddings

    4. Book minimum 5 social celebrations

    5. Produce 3 photo shoots

    6. Network more with friends in and out of the industry.

    7. Start mastermind group

    8. Attend minimum one industry conference

    9. Get published on blog or in a magazine

    10. Trademark tagline (in progress)


    11.Continue exercise – include weight training twice a week

    12. Get more sleep (this is major)

    13. Dig deeper into Bible Study

    14. Volunteer with a local charity

    15. —–

    I intentionally left 15 blank. It’s something I’m working on…top secret. Since I shared my top 15 (well…14) with you, I want you to hold me accountable.

    What are your top goals for the new year?

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      Christmas 1971 Style

      Posted on: December 23rd, 2014

      Vintage Christmas 1971

      Guys, it’s amazing to look back at old photos! I ran across this photo from Christmas 1971. I have fond memories of my grandmother and I sneaking into the presents and re-taping them. We thought my mother wouldn’t notice but she always did and was more upset at my grandmother because “she was the adult”.

      Can we talk about this tree? I guess in 1971, the silver tree was the hot trend but it sure is sparse of branches. At least, we had alot of presents under the tree.

      This picture brings back so many great memories of my childhood around this time of the year. What are some of your fun Christmas traditions as a child?

      I’m wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


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