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Press: Halloween Drinks Feature on Today

For Throwback Thursday, we're falling back to Halloween!  We hope you are still enjoying your Halloween candy, as we are still loving the 6 Spooky Halloween Cocktails Recipes segment that aired on the TODAY Show.  In this devilish segment, Nikki Pechet of Thumbtack whipped up six creepy Halloween cocktails in the TODAY Show kitchen with Kathie Lee and Hoda.  Amy was thrilled to lend a helping hand behind the scenes, picking out some of the fun and spooky glassware and tabletop items.  This fun segment was a big group effort, and we were honored to be a part of...

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Press: Bridal Shower Features on Shutterfly

Amy's got the full scoop on bridal showers, specifically bridal shower invitations and bridal shower themes, on Shutterfly! First, Amy shares her expert bridal shower opinions in Pretty Bridal Shower Invitations Templates and Theme Inspiration.  She dishes on everything from picking a thoughtful bridal shower theme to using bridal shower invitation templates to make bridal shower planning easy.  Yes, that's right a bridal shower invitation template can not only help with the invitation itself, but with the entire bridal shower design process.  Read this fun...

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Press: Wedding Toast Tip Feature on MyDomaine

When tasked with giving a wedding toast for family or friends, everyone wants it to be the best mix of sentimental, funny and engaging.  How does one write the perfect wedding speech for the bride and groom?  Amy, along with other wedding experts, offers her wise advice in How to Write a Wedding Toast (When You're Staring at a Blank Page) on MyDomaine.  Here are all the ingredients for the ultimate wedding toast, from sensitivity to length to cheers.  Simply take this great advice to heart and you have it made when it comes time to give your speech.  You can do...

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Press: Outdoor Summer Wedding Trends Featured on MyDomaine

Outdoor Summer Wedding Trends Nothing quite beats the romantic feeling of an outdoor wedding, from saying “I do” under the setting sun to dancing the night away under the stars. One of the best things about having an outdoor wedding is that the possibilities are endless, but you also want to make sure you take advantage of the setting and whatever your venue provides, from rentals to staffing. See how MyDomaine featured Amy Nichols Special Events in their recent article: These Are the Biggest Outdoor Wedding Trends for Summer. Embrace Color “Just because you’re...

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Press: Amy Nichols Special Events Named Top S.F. Event Professional Instagram Account

Three cheers!  We are excited that Amy Nichols Special Events is named a Top San Francisco Event Professionals To Follow on Instagram by PartySlate.  We are honored to be included in this wonderful group of event stars, especially some our favorite vendors like Nancy Liu Chin and Paula LeDuc Fine Catering.  Our Instagram account offers daily doses of wedding and special event inspiration as we share our clients' classic and timeless weddings with you.  It's a tremendous honor to be recognized for our work.  Thank you, PartySlate! If you're not following us yet,...

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Press: Wedding Vow Mistakes Feature on The Spokesman Review

Oh how we adore it when couples customize their wedding ceremony with personal vows!  However, there are some common mistakes many brides and grooms make that can damper those custom vows.  Amy was happy to lend her expertise to 9 Wedding Vow Mistakes to Avoid on The Spokesman-Review.  Just follow this great advice to steer clear of the common wedding vow faux pas.  Consider it a quick, simple guide to writing the best wedding vows.  Spread the love and share this helpful article with your engaged family and friends who are writing their own vows...

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Romantic Wedding Kiss Feature on Huff Post Weddings

Being the uber-romantics that we are, we could look at incredible wedding kisses all day long.  That's why we love the Wedding Kisses That Will Take Your Breath Away slideshow on HuffPost Weddings.  This sweet collection of wedding photos showcases the best of the best when it comes to brides and grooms locking lips at weddings.  We are excited that she included our beautiful clients' Kim and Bryan's infinity pool kiss at their Puerto Rico wedding.  We may be biased but we think it is the greatest photo in the lovely collection! Would you like to see more of our...

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Press: Wedding Rules to Break Feature on Glamour

You know the saying- some rules are meant to be broken.  Even when it comes to your wedding!  Of course, you are wondering which rules.  Amy and another wedding industry expert give you all the details in 4 Rules You Should Definitely Break Right Before Your Wedding on Glamour.  Consider this fun article your handy guide to breaking wedding traditions without ruining your big day.  In fact, your wedding may be even better for breaking these...

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Wedding Contract Tips Feature on Glamour

Need some tips on wedding contracts?  We pleased and honored that Amy is giving her professional advice in 5 Questions to Ask Before You Sign Any Wedding Contract on Glamour.  Wedding contracts aren't something to be taken lightly so please take time to read this helpful article.  It will save you unnecessary headaches and heartaches!  Amy gives you the an insider's dish on a few simple steps to make sure everything you need is covered in the wedding contract.   The practical tips ensure you and your wedding vendor are on the same page, leading to a successful,...

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Lavender Inspiration Shoot Featured on Smock Paper

Our gorgeous lavender inspiration shoot is turning up here, there and everywhere!  We were absolutely thrilled when it was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs.  Now we spy it on Smock Paper's blog- how exciting! Inspired by Southern California lavender fields, the styled shoot highlighted beautiful purple wedding details, including the romantic lavender Ingalls stationery suite by Smock Paper.  Now they are sharing their favorite photos on their blog.  Not only will you get a great peek at the Ingalls suite, you can admire the...

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Colorful Olympic Club Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks

We are so ecstatic and proud to have our wonderful clients' Navy, Red and Gold Country Club Wedding featured on Wedding Chicks!  Erica and Mike tied the knot at the Olympic Club in San Francisco last June.  It was a truly one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony and reception!  We especially adored the stunning, colorful floral arch created that adorned the ceremony.  There are many, many more beautiful details to admire in the gallery of jaw-dropping photos by Sylvie Gil Photography.  You will absolutely not want to miss the vibrant, gorgeous florals by Waterlily Pond,...

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Colorful Truck First Birthday Party Featured on My Little Moppet

When the blog My Little Moppet compiled a list of 43 Dashing DIY Boy First Birthday Themes, we are thrilled they included our Colorful Truck Themed First Birthday Party.  All the themes are quite fun, and, of course, we are partial to #28, Colorful Trucks!  This adorable first birthday party is near and dear to our hearts because it was planned by Amy for her nephew.  The party featured a "road" table runner,  truck cake and cookies, and colorful truck party ware.  So creative and special, not to mention easy to recreate for a treasured little boy in your life!...

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Romantic Napa Valley Wedding Featured on ModWedding

It's hard to describe how excited we get when our clients' weddings are featured on blogs and in magazines.  How do we feel when one of our client's weddings is featured three times?  Well, that's three times the excitement!  Third time is definitely a charm, and we are so excited and proud to have our wonderful clients' Romantic Napa Valley Wedding at Family Winery featured on ModWedding. Cammie and Kip were married last spring at the bride's stunning family vineyard in Napa Valley.  The gorgeous wedding was captured by Sylvie Gil Photography, and as you pore...

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Spotlight on Amy Nichols Feature on Dempsey & Carroll

We are proud of Amy for her feature on the blog, Eighteen Seventy Eight, of engraved wedding stationer Dempsey & Carroll.  In Spotlight on Amy, Amy fills you in on everything from East Coast versus West Coast weddings, favorite venues, biggest challenges, and much more.  It's an easy, light-hearted read full of interesting tidbits, not to mention photos from a favorite Amy Nichols Special Events wedding.  Check out the fun feature for all the details and all the pretty. Thank you, Dempsey & Carroll, for the great...

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Amy Nichols Special Events #WeddingWednesday Feature on Love Inc.

For #WeddingWednesday, Love Inc. started a new series highlighting a different wedding vendor each week.  Guess who was the first vendor to be featured?  Amy!  We are happy and honored to kick off this cool series with #WeddingWednesday: San Francisco Wedding Planner Amy Nichols Special Events.  From what inspires her to where she loves to travel and much, much more, 5 Minutes with Amy is chock full of fun, interesting facts about Amy.  Did we mention there are pretty Amy Nichols Special Events wedding photos too?  Get the full scoop here. Thank you, Love Inc.,...

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Amy Nichols Special Events Named Top Instagram Account to Follow for Wedding Inspiration by bareMinerals

We are proud to announce that Amy Nichols Special Events was highlighted as one of the 5 Gorgeous Instagram Accounts for Wedding Inspiration by bareMinerals.  We are blushing!  This is a tremendous honor.  Amy creates a beautiful Instagram account reflecting her love of classic weddings and colorful details, and it's lovely to be recognized for her swoon-worthy wedding style.  Whether you are planning a wedding or you simply love weddings, you'll find plenty of tantalizing inspiration here! Not following Amy Nichols Special Events yet?  Here we are on Instagram....

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50th Birthday Cooking Party Feature on Hostess with the Mostess

We are excited to have our client's Chic & Delicious 50th Birthday Cooking Dinner Party featured on Hostess with the Mostess earlier this week!  To celebrate Karyn's milestone birthday, guests gathered at Tante Marie's Cooking School for cooking lessons, delicious food and drinks, and good times.  Styled by our very own Amy of Amy Nichols Special Events, we're especially proud of the stunning florals by La Fleuriste in colanders perched on vintage cookbooks, apron favors presented with a gold bow and gold foil-stamped gift tag, and festive gold-foil menus....

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{Wedding Rerun} An Indian-Inspired San Francisco Wedding on A City Wedding

Welcome to our new series, Wedding Rerun!  For the next few months, we will be revisiting past weddings planned and coordinated by Amy Nichols Special Events.  It's such fun to look back at the lovely weddings!  All the pretty.  All the love.  All over again. Today, let's enjoy An Indian-Inspired San Francisco Wedding on A City Wedding: Photo Credit: Julie Mikos via A City Wedding Our clients Julie and Rajan got married at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco.  The wedding started with an intimate gathering of family and friends for a ceremony at Swedenborgain Church,...

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{Wedding Rerun} Personal Outdoor Wedding at Holman Ranch on Junebug Weddings

Welcome to our new series, Wedding Rerun!  For the next few months, we will be revisiting past weddings planned and coordinated by Amy Nichols Special Events.  It's such fun to look back at the lovely weddings!  All the pretty.  All the love.  All over again. Today, let's enjoy a Personal Outdoor Wedding at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley on Junebug Weddings: Photo Credit: Alisha + Brook Photographers via Junebug Weddings Our clients Shiva and Brett got married at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California.  They combined their simple, modern style with special,...

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2014 Wedding Trends Feature in Grazia

Weddings trends easily come and go, and quickly change each year.  What's in and what's out for weddings in 2014?  Amy and other wedding industry experts tell us in From E-vites to Over-Engagers: Say I Do- 2014 Style featured in the May 5 issue of Grazia magazine.  We've included the fun feature...

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Cost-Saving Event Planning Feature on All You

It's possible to throw a stylish, fabulous event without breaking the bank.  If you're wondering how, look no further than Plan Any Event For Less in the Celebrations Special Issue of All You.  Amy, along with other event industry experts, contributed tips and tricks for planning fabulous events on a budget.  For helpful advice to save on venues, decorations, entertainment and more without sacrificing fun or style, read the great article...

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Cooking-Theme Bridal Shower Feature on SFGate

For a bride, Dani, who shares a love of food and cooking with her fiancee, Victor, Amy and Marideth Post planned a fun cooking theme bridal shower that was featured on SFGate.  Nosh SF Boutique Catering taught the bride and her guests to make a few scrumptious dishes at a professional kitchen during the bridal shower.  Of course, there were plenty of charming, cooking-themed details like adorable retro aprons made by Amy's Mom, cooking book centerpieces, drink coasters for guests to share marital advice and favorite family recipes shared with the bride.  To read...

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Royal Baby Shower Feature on BizBash

July is here and the royal baby could be here any day now.  While your baby may not be the next king or queen, he or she certainly deserves the royal treatment!  Amy was honored to contribute to 10 Ideas for Baby Showers With the Royal Treatment on BizBash, offering plenty of fun touches for a unique baby shower.  Amy highlights a recent peacock-theme baby shower and gives tips on making any baby shower special.  Enjoy the slideshow, especially Amy's great...

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