21.03.17 | ,

Press: How to Plan the Perfect Mini-Moon, No Matter How Short

We’ve been featured over on Martha Stewart Weddings talking about the most effective ways to plan a mini-moon even if you’re really limited on time!

A snippet: “If you’re getting married at a luxury resort, consider extending your stay there for a few days. Most of your guests will probably head out the day after the wedding, which means you’ll have the resort to yourself. You may also be able to take advantage of a lowered room rate offered to your guests and get a few nights of honeymoon bliss for a reduced rate.”

Venue: Horned Dorset, Puerto Rico
Photographer: Studio 1208

01.03.17 |

Press: 8 Ways You’re Annoying Your Bridesmaids Without Knowing It

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography

We’ve been featured over on brides.com talking about ways you are annoying your bridesmaids, without even knowing it..

A snippet: 2. You’re blowing up their phones with wedding-related messages.
Dress news? You text your ‘maids. Caterer drama? You send ’em an email. “You may be a slave to your iPhone and your email, but that doesn’t mean everyone else wants to read 10 emails a day,” says Amy Nichols, owner of Amy Nichols Special events and cofounder of the Poppy Group. Send succinct, necessary messages only.”

01.03.17 | ,

Marigold & Grey Curated Gift Box Partnership with Plum Pretty Sugar #Repost


Image: Red October Photography; Styling: Marigold & Grey

Wedding season is just around the corner! Do you need a gift idea for a bride-to-be? Are you a bride trying to figure out how to ask your girlfriends to be your bridesmaids? Well look no further because Marigold & Grey just announced two new curated gift box designs will now be offered exclusively through Plum Pretty Sugar! The boxes are gorgeous!

For more information about the boxes, click here.

13.02.17 | ,

Bouquet by Natalie Bowen Designs – #BouqMonday

Here at Amy Nichols Special Events, we love bouquets, especially if they use unique flowers or interesting color combinations. As such, we have a series featuring our favorite bouquets on Mondays. This arrangement by Natalie Bowen Designs was crafted for a wedding we planned in St. Helena. We love the neutral palette with slight pops of color and the way the bright blooms draw your eye throughout the bouquet.


Photo by Leah Photography

08.02.17 |

Press: 11 of the Most Decadent Desserts for a Winter Wedding

We’ve been featured over on Martha Stewart Weddings talking about the best kinds of desserts to showcase on your wedding day.

A snippet: “Don’t pick just one. Create a full display of sweets to adorn your cake. From petit fours to coconut macaroons a wide variety of sweets will make your guest feel the warmth this winter.”

07.02.17 | , ,

Amy’s Galentine’s Day Brunch Tips on Brit + Co


Photo Credit: Brit + Co

A couple Valentine’s Days ago the team at Brit + Co asked us to come up with the ultimate Girls Valentine’s Day Brunch. With February 14th around the corner, we’re resharing this fun party idea!

What’s Galentine’s Day?  It’s an excuse to gather your best friends and celebrate friendship!  While the concept is somewhat new, we can always count on our very own Amy of Amy Nichols Special Events to give us advice on hosting a chic, fun Galentine’s Day.  Read Amy‘s 9 Tips for Hosting the Best Galentine’s Day Brunch featured on Brit + Co, for some inspiration, and a fantastic Galentine’s Day party.  Cheers to good friends!

06.02.17 | ,

Bouquet by Wildheart Florals – #BouqMonday

Here at Amy Nichols Special Events, we love bouquets, especially if they use unique flowers or interesting color combinations. As such, we have a series featuring our favorite bouquets on Mondays. This arrangement by Wildheart Florals was crafted for a wedding we planned at Sugar Beach in Maui. We love the pink palette with slight pops of greenery for that beachy vibe. These florals stood out beautifully against the bridesmaids’ blue dresses!


Photo by Kathleen Geiberger Photography

04.02.17 | ,

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes by Martha Stewart #PartyRePost


Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

Valentine’s Day is just ten days away!  If you are looking for a sweet treat to make in honor of the holiday, Brownie Heart Cupcakes will do the trick.  We can’t imagine anything more delicious than a frosted chocolate cupcake topped with a brownie heart.  And so cute too!  Brownie Heart Cupcakes will surely catch the eye and heart of your Valentine.

For the recipe, please visit Brownie Heart Cupcakes on Martha Stewart.

This blog post was originally published in Jan 2013.

02.02.17 |

Sugar Beach, Maui – Christen & Tim

Christen is a registered nurse and Tim is the owner of a commercial fishing company. They met at Christen’s brother’s wedding (although Tim had been a family friend for years). They dated for two and a half years, when Tim surprised Christen with a proposal. “We got engaged on Christmas morning,” she says, “We had a house full of people who had stayed with us during the holidays. Everyone knew but me. Tim surprised me bedside, down on one knee at 6 a.m.—I was hardly awake!”

The pair was married at Sugar Beach Events in Maui on April 23, 2016 in front of their friends and family. We were so thrilled to have the opportunity to plan this wedding and it was even featured on Martha Stewart Weddings! To see additional photos from the celebration, visit the gallery.