Monday, March 28, 2011

10% Spring Discount off planning services!

We are offering a 10% discount on all planning services to all couples who book before April 8th!!

To book your free consultation or book your date today please email our creative director & Coordinator Barbara Mouradian at:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bridal photo-shoot with make-up artist Vanessa Campano free of charge! Book your spot today and relive your wedding day.

One of my wonderful past clients Vanessa Campano is a professional make up artist and is looking to expand her book. How much fun would it be to put your wedding gown on again and get all dolled up!! This is a great opportunity and free of charge to you of course. Please see her information below and book immediately as this is a fantastic deal!

My name is Vanessa and I am a local make-up/hair stylist. I am looking to photograph my work for my website and need brides to photograph. If you would like to help me with my project, I can provide a professional pictures and my services free of charge. Participants/brides must provide their own gowns & accessories. If interested in working with me please email me at:

Please include a photo, availability, and if you have a photo of the gown that would be great too!

I take what I do very seriously so please respond only if you are reliable.

Thank you!

Vanessa Campano

Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome Julie Schurman!!

Just Say Yes Events is so proud to have a new addition, Julie Schurman! She is the perfect fit, bringing a vibrant and fun attitude along with the sweetest southern accent!
Julie will be working under Creative Director & lead coordinator Barbara Mouradian learning everything about the event industry.

Everyone let's give a warm welcome to JULIE!!


I love playing with different design styles including; earthy, modern, romantic, rustic and everything in between! I recently had the opportunity to design two tablescapes for the Luxury Bridal Expo held at Belvedere Banquets. Just as every brides style is different I wanted to design two completely different designs that would cater to both modern brides as-well as a more organic bride.

I began the design process with selection of the table linen, napkin & chairs. The linen I selected was a shantung linen in a gorgeous green color to accent the brown in the chairs & chargers. Moving onto the chairs which were a gorgeous natural mahogany with crisp white chair pad to match the napkin.

Next up to design was the centerpiece which I knew had to be simple, sophisticated yet organic and natural. I used three cylinders varying in height filled with lush cymbidium orchids in chartreuse green. The base of the centerpiece was surrounded by moss, moss pomanders, small lanterns & votives. To keep the natural them going I used custom made wooden tables numbers and rattan chargers under crisp white dinnerware.
I hope this design brings out your organic side and encourages you to step outside the box and find beauty in things natural!

Event: Luxury Bridal Expo Chicago

Venue: Belvederebanquets

Event Design: Just Say Yes Events! Creative Director, Barbara Mouradian


Photography ©: Angela Swan of Jumpshots!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mod wedding design.

I love everything MOD!! With that being said, I'm super excited to show off our last design for the Luxury Bridal Expo at Belvedere Banquets. I think that using crisp bright white and adding a pop of color=Eye catching. For this particular MOD design I decided to use orange to pop off the white details. What we ended up with was a fun, vibrant modern design that would work with any color. This design can easily be redone with fuschia or chartreuse and every color in between.

As always I will give a brief description with each image.

Details, details & more details!! Ribbon was used a few different ways to add a fun aspect to the design. I added a ribbon detail to the napkin as-well as the bride & groom chairs. In keeping with the modern design the vases were cubes in bright white with giant roses!! I absolutely adore roses and think they are just perfect for this design.

Roses galore hand wired to a white mazanita tree was the focal point of this tablescape. I think the next blog post should be 1,000 ways to use a manzanita tree! I have hung them from the ceiling, draped them in crystals, hung floral from them and now painted them white!!

Event: Luxury Bridal Expo Chicago


Event Design: Just Say Yes Events! Creative Director, Barbara Mouradian


Photography ©: Angela Swan of Jumpshots!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eco-Friendly Centerpieces

I am super excited about our April 2nd wedding being held at Salvage One in
Chicago. This particular couple is eco-friendly and we loved designing their eclectic eco-friendly wedding. Our gorgeous bride loves tulips so were bringing in tons of tulips in different colors to be placed in bottles that we have collected and are recycling into bud vases. Around the base of the bottles were adding natural moss and votives to take the natural look a step further.

I recently set up a mock table setting for the couple and my design file. I think it came out fabulous and can't wait till April.
Photos: ©Just Say Yes Events!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Logan Square Kitchen's Annual Valentine's Pastry Market.

It's official!! We will be designing the display for FLOUR Cake & Pastry at LSK's annual Valentine's pastry market. Come out and support our local bakers and find a little something sweet for your sweetie too!

Please RSVP @

Hope to see you there!!