the Event Essentials

Glamerous Garters
October 4, 2007, 2:51 pm
Filed under: Accessories, Jewelry, Wardrobe

Oh the joys of myspace and the neat vendors you find!! I just love how creative Mia Von Mink’s Garters are, so I had to share!! Aren’t they so sassy!! I wish I would have thought of something fun like this at my own wedding!! I definitely would have had a race car garter made for my husband!! He would have LOVED it!! (can I flash back and redo the wedding!?! PLEASE!! :) )


Welcome to Mia Von Mink’s Garters. I make all kinds of garters for all kinds of beautiful girls for special occasions, costumes and pinup fun. Need a custom one, yes I do that too. Check out my signiture Wish Pearl Garters, these are especially popular with brides. Wish Pearl Garters all come with Wish Pearls. A real canned pearl oyster!! Open the oyster before a special day and make a wish on it. Then place it inside the charm attached to the garter to keep your wish close. Canned pearl oysters come in adorable handmade box with a vintage look. Boxes can be personalized. You can ask to have a Wish Pearl added to any of my other garters too. I also make a number of Specialy Garters that are “one of a kind” garters made with vintage trim, antique lace, and or beading. Remember you can always have one custom done to match a costume or outfit. I’m working on a new line of rockabilly pinup garters so keep a look out.

Please feel free to contact me at: or

The (5) Five Senses of Entertaining
October 2, 2007, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Advice and Tips from Experts, Informative Articles

I found this fun little information on Urbanity Studios website and thought I would share! An event that is memorable appeals to all Five Senses. Think about these elements when you’re planning your next occasion…


As soon as your guests walk through your front door or garden gate, set their sights on beautiful things. Fresh flowers, lit candles, or a beautifully set table, create a welcome that captures more than a glance.

Whether guests hear ambient music, birds singing, or water falling, sound is an essential component of a successful party. It helps to set the mood, the pace, and the overall feeling of the celebration. No matter if you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or a cocktail party, think about the atmosphere you desire and work to achieve that feeling through sound.

Smell has the power to remind us of our childhood, a moment in time, or a particular person. It has such a strong connection with our emotions, but is often ignored when planning an event.
Some easy and fairly inexpensive ways to create a wonderful smell that fits the occasion is to buy a candle that has been infused with the aroma that will delight your guest’s nose. Fresh flowers are also a great way to fill the space with clean scents. Timing when you bake your dessert or hot appetizer also helps to create great smells when guests arrive.

Entice your guests to not only study your table and party decorations, but make the party accessories either interesting or playful enough for guests to want to pick the items up. For instance, display photos of the guest of honor or strategically place memorabilia or items that enhance your theme all around your event space.

Some may argue that food is the most important factor to a successful party. We would say that we have to agree. That is why we rely heavily on some key cookbooks to help us delight our guest’s appetites. The Joy of Cooking and the Best New Recipe are some of our favorites. Generally, the recipes are easy and turn out wonderful, giving the perception that you are professional chef.

Trash the Dress to Save the Breast
October 1, 2007, 7:53 pm
Filed under: Diet and Fitness, Gowns, Uncategorized, Wardrobe

Yes, October is Pink Month for us and for a lot of advocates who support the fight against breast cancer.

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At The Event Essentials we firmly believe that your happiness is our happiness and we absolutely enjoy what we do and what we offer. Our numbers and sales are not our main priority. Serving our customers and giving back to the community is at the top of our list and we value that we are truly fortunate to be surrounded with the gift of love, life and creativity.

In order to make this world a better place and help us remember how truly blessed we are, the Event Essentials has created a team called “BRIDES MAKING STRIDES“.


YES, we are calling all past, present, and future brides and bridesmaids (and family and friends) to bring your dress back to life! Slip on those gorgeous gowns, strap on your sneakers and join team BRIDES MAKING STRIDES for a noncompetitive walk supporting the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to fight breast cancer on four fronts: research, education, advocacy, and service programs.

Walk for your Mother and Grandmother! Walk for your Sister and Best Friend!


Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, Arizona
Team photos and artistic photography session: 6:30 a.m.
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Walk Begins: 8:00 a.m.
(More details to come in September)

The fight against cancer is complex and waged in may ways: through research, prevention, detection, and services to patients and families. By giving to the American Cancer Society, you’ll be taking an active role to increase the number of lives saved from cancer and the number of people who remain cancer free for life.

From all of us at the Event Essentials, we firmly believe that friends and family are the Main Essential for any event and hope this gift will assist to those in need. Please check out our website if you are interested in participating or donating.

With love and dedication to:

Leonard A. Pinkerton (2/22/22 – 10/19/96)
Verle L. Pinkerton (breast cancer survivor)
Brenda M. Pinkerton (breast cancer survivor)
Tracy McDowell (6/14/60 – 01/06/06)

For more information please visit us at:
To learn more about cancer, for more information or to donate
please visit: Any amount helps save lives!

AZ: Getting Your Marriage License
October 1, 2007, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Informative Articles

Your Marriage License…
getting it is Easier Than You Think

To obtain a marriage license in Maricopa County, an engaged couple must appear together at the Maricopa County Clerk-Recorder’s office, and each must present a photo ID. The license, which is valid throughout Arizona, costs $50 and is good for one year from the date of purchase. No blood tests or health certificates are required, and there is no waiting period. The minimum age for obtaining a marriage license in Arizona is 18. Underage couples must be accompanied by both parents or legal guardians.

Where to Go in Maricopa County

Phoenix – Downtown
601 W. Jackson M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(602) 506-7400

10255 N. 32nd Street M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(602) 506-3731

4622 W. Indian School Rd M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(623) 245-0432

217 E. Olympic Drive M-F 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
(602) 243-0318

Marriage licenses are no longer issued in Scottsdale. Visit the office on Jackson Road in Phoenix, or one of the other offices listed.

55 N. Arizona Place #203 M-Th 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(480) 782-2180

222 E. Javelina M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(602) 506-3360

4811 E. Julip St. M-F 8 :00 am – 4:00 pm
(480) 985-0188

5222 W. Glendale M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(623) 939-9477

11601 N. 19th Avenue M-F 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(602) 395-0294

100 N. Apache #C M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(623) 386-4289

9550 W. Van Buren #6 M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(623) 936-1449

Gila Bend
209 E. Pima M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(602) 506-1589

155 N. Tegner Ste. D M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(928) 684-240


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