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February 2018

EBE Spotlight: MC Stephanie Fitzpatrick

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Stephanie Fitzpatrick is EBE’s Talent Director and one of our top Emcees.  She has been a part of the EBE Events & Entertainment family for almost 8 years.

Stephanie has been in love with the private event industry since she started as a dancer 11 years ago!  As of today, she has emceed hundreds of events and prides herself on her attention to detail, fresh ideas and enthusiasm every time she performs.

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to meet Stephanie, then you know that her energy can definitely be contagious!  Her youthful vibe and genuine excitement, while hosting any event, makes it virtually impossible to not have a good time!

Stephanie believes that the most important part of her job is ensuring that every party is treated as important, special and one of a kind.  Needless to say, it has been an absolute pleasure to have Stephanie be part of the EBE family!

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Stephanie and interview her for this Q&A piece in an effort to get to know her better and discover what it is that makes her tick.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

Musically? Missy Elliot.  In Life? My Mom.

 

Q: What genre of music is your “specialty”?

Dance

 

Q: What is your zodiac sign?

Saggitarius, Fire!

 

Q: Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I was a tap dance teacher for a few years.

 

Q: If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

I’d want to be a magical healer to rid the world of cancer and illness.  I’d also want to be able to fly because flying is cool. So a flying healer. Yep.

 

Q: Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Stone

 

Q: If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?

The Foo Fighters, The Spice Girls or I’d be Missy Elliot’s Sidekick

 

Q: What was the best event you ever worked?

A Winter Wonderland Bat Mitzvah at Chubb Hotel and Conference Center with Planner Marc Uravic

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Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

I love planning and hosting in general. When I can use those skills to help create someone’s special day or to facilitate an important/complex event, it’s very fulfilling for me.
I enjoy teaching/training others in our line of work as well. I’m so proud to watch as their careers take off.

 

Attend an EBE Band or DJ Showcase

Now that you’ve gotten to know more about Stephanie, come out and meet her and several of the other EBE Events & Entertainment band members, DJs, and MCs at an upcoming FREE showcase!  You’ll be able to experience everything that EBE Events & Entertainment has to offer and enjoy a few hours of food, dancing, and fun!

Seats for each event are limited so register for one of our upcoming events today!

Wedding Traditions: Creative Ideas for Something Blue

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We’ve all heard the rhyme “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and A Sixpence in your Shoe.”  The Old English rhyme identifies the four objects a bride should add to her outfit or carry down the aisle with her on her big day for good luck.

Since this seemingly innocent tradition can send some brides into a superstitious-frenzy as they scramble to find all four elements at the last moment, we thought it would be fun to share a few ideas that might help you meet this wedding day custom head-on in a fun and modern way.

Wedding Traditions: Ways to Wear Blue

Wearing ‘something blue’ is one of the most traditional ways to meet the requirements of the rhyme.  For a new twist on this one, consider putting something on the inside of your dress.

Take a small scrap from one of your mom or grandmother’s old dresses and turn it into a small heart that you can sew into the inside of your corset.  This way, you’ll have ‘something old’ and ‘something blue’, and a little piece of the strong women that came before you, right next to your heart the entire way down the aisle.

 

One of the coolest trends we’ve seen is to have your wedding date embroidered on the inside hem of your dress.  If you do it in blue, you’ll have ‘something blue’ that also marks the date for you. Put a twist on this one by including your new Mr. & Mrs. names as well.

Want to have a little fun?  Then bring in your ‘something blue’ to the bottom of your shoes!  Using special paint, you can paint the soles of your shoes bright blue, dark blue or even sparkly blue.

You can also create a fun message on the soles of your shoes with blue stickers.  Put your name, your wedding date, or even the message of “I DO” that you can flash at your groom while cutting a rug on the dance floor during your reception.  You can find special paint and pre-cut stickers to help you create your own DIY version for your wedding slippers on Amazon.com or Michaels.com.

 

Ready to really think outside of the wedding gift box?  Then why not wear a flowing silk or chiffon pale blue wedding dress?  Or go a little more old school and simply choose a white or off-white fabric that has blue embroidery etched into the fabric design?

No one said your underskirt or petticoat has to match your dress exactly.  Why not bring in ‘something blue’ underneath your dress?  It will be your little secret until you hop on the dance floor and break into a can-can with your bridal party!

Modern wedding edict gives today’s brides more flexibility, so have some fun!  You can still maintain a more traditional or formal appearance while having fun with a unique wedding dress.

Wedding Traditions: Ways to Carry Blue

Another way to bring in ‘something blue’ is to simply carry it with you down the aisle.  Your options here are seemingly endless.  Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • a stunning floral arrangement full of blue flowers (or even just one blue flower that is hidden in the mix)
  • blue ribbons tied around your flowers
  • a blue handkerchief
  • a blue rosary (could also be counted as ‘something new’, ‘something borrowed’, or even ‘something old’ depending on where it comes from)
  • a blue card or note with wishes and hopes for your future spouse that you tie to your bouquet and carry down the aisle with you and deliver in a private moment later in the evening

Wedding Traditions: Ways to Share Blue

While the rhyme itself traditionally focuses on the bride, why not share the fun and include other members or your bridal party?

Write a special note on a blue card and include it with a blue piece of jewelry, like earrings or a necklace, for your bridesmaids.  You can also get stickers for the bottoms of their shoes or blue ribbons for them to add to their shoes.

Want to include your mom?  Give her an aquamarine necklace she can wear to the wedding or a beautiful blue piece of art she can display in her house to remember the day.

 

Bring the Old English tradition into the modern era by including your soon-to-be!  Fill a blue bag or blue box with gifts that will help them take part in the custom.  You can include a number of items such as:

  • blue socks, a tie, or a pocket square
  • a blue coin to put in their shoe
  • paint or stickers for the bottom of their shoes
  • a blue picture frame with a photo of just the two of you
  • a bag of blue Jolly Ranchers
  • a CD full of romantic blues music (see what we did there?)

 

Why not carry your ‘something blue’ with you off into the sunset?  Think about how much fun it would be for you and your new spouse to ride away from the reception on blue Vespas?  Not only would it make for a radically cool exit, you would also be left with a couple of amazingly unique souvenirs from your big day that you can ride around town together for years to come.

Looking for more inspiring ideas and wedding traditions for your big day?  Our wedding planners are some of the best in the business and know a thing or two about making weddings fun and unique.  Contact the EBE Event Planners today and let them help you create a day of magical memories.

EBE Spotlight: Pop Philly Bandleader Corey Bonser

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Corey Bonser is the Band Leader for EBE’s Pop Philly and has been part of the EBE Events & Entertainment family for almost 10 years.

Corey is an electric bassist, saxophonist, and vocalist residing in Philadelphia, PA. Originals or covers, Corey flawlessly moves from genre to genre, continuing to play tastefully with style and groove.

Over the course of his 19 years in the music industry, he has worked with a variety of original artists and specializes in the genres of Funk, Soul, and Groove.

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Corey and interview him for this piece in an effort to get to know him better and find out what it is that makes him tick.

 

A Little Q&A with Corey Bonser – EBE Pop Philly

Here are just a few of the details he shared with us.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

Batman, obviously!

 

Q: What motivates you to work hard?

I love staying busy! I find it extremely satisfying to “make things perfect.”

 

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

The Blues Brothers

 

Q: What is your zodiac sign?

Leo

 

Q: What is your go-to for karaoke?

“Kiss” by Prince

 

Q: If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?

Vulfpeck

 

Q: If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

For me, I think the late 1960’s would have been pretty exciting!

 

Q: What was the best event you ever worked?

I can’t pick one! I love working at the Cescaphe venues but, as a band, we also really enjoy performing at the ACI holiday Party every year at the Hotel Monaco!  It’s always a great time to see everyone and ACI always takes everyone out for a cheesesteak after-party!

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

I love having the opportunity to continue making music with great musicians every week! It never gets stale, plus I LOVE seeing the band surpass my couples expectations! Nothing quite feels like knowing everything we could do for an event was perfect.

 

Attend an EBE Band or DJ Showcase

Now that you’ve gotten to know more about him, come out and meet Corey and several of the other EBE Events & Entertainment band members, DJs, and MCs at an upcoming FREE showcase!  You’ll be able to experience everything that EBE Events & Entertainment has to offer and enjoy a few hours of food, dancing, and fun!

Seats for each event are limited so register for one of our upcoming events today!

EBE’s Month of Love Promotion – Valid February 2018 Only

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At EBE, we’re all about love so we’re kicking off February in style with a Month of Love promotion full of bonuses just for you!

When you book one of our amazing wedding and party bands between now and February 28th, we will give you up to three party enhancements for FREE!

That’s right — you’ll get the wedding band of your dreams, plus up to three of the following for your big day:
* Uplights
* Photo Booth
* Monogram
* Ceremony Sound
* String Duo
* After Party DJ
* Dance Floor Wash Lights
* Pinspots

It’s our way of saying thanks for making EBE Events and Entertainment one of the top party and wedding event companies in the area!

So what are you waiting for? Book your perfect band today and get up to three bonus enhancements to make your big day even more special!

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Guide for Selecting Wedding Music

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When it comes to wedding music, the first dance is probably the one most of us think of first.  But every successful wedding is full of music, from start to finish.  It’s a subtle element that can make or break a wedding.

To help get your musical creative juices flowing, here is our guide for selecting music for your wedding.  Use it to prepare for your meeting with your EBE Events & Entertainment band leader or DJ.  Sharing your likes and dislikes, we’ll be able to put together the perfect musical accompaniment for your special day.