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It’s All In The Details: Kosher Wedding Weekend Success Story

“Without Amy and Sensational Events we wouldn’t have had such an amazing wedding experience! With all of the coordination, communication, scheduling, budgeting, and organization planning a wedding can be a daunting task. Especially for two full time workers who wanted to have a kosher wedding.

“When Danielle and I were first engaged we knew that we wanted to make our wedding a once in a lifetime event. Getting the right help would be crucial in achieving this. When we met Amy we knew right away that she would be the one to plan this extraordinary occasion. Amy communicated and coordinated between all of the family members both local and out of town regarding the budget, events, guest lists, and overall timeline of the entire wedding. When we needed something to get done she was on top of it making phone calls, sending e-mails, and making home visits. Amy even helped surprise my wife by coordinating time for me to practice with the wedding band so that I could sing a song for my wife at the wedding.

“Amy orchestrated it all! Helping to pick out the venue, organizing the rehearsal dinner, choosing the invitations, the wedding band, the flowers, the food, the wedding cake, the table settings, the tablecloth. And all of it coordinated to perfection. Even after the wedding was over Amy kept in contact with us following up on wedding pictures, videography, and “Thank you” notes. Without Amy we couldn’t have done it and we highly recommend her for your next special event!”   ~ Danielle Breslow and Benjamin Gross

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CONCEPT

Wedding Sophistication

INVITATION AND WEDDING DETAILS

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS and that is why my go to gal is Kim McDowell, The Event Essentials. Before anything is pen to paper, we develop several concepts to present to the Bride, Groom and Mother-Of-The Bride (MOB). It’s our job to show them what they asked for but also give them our recommendations that elevate their ideas to a whole new level. Kim and I are big believers of branding so first and foremost we encourage the client to have a monogram for their wedding. This way all our details have that identity stamp. Details include Save The Dates, Wedding Program, Escort Cards, Reception Signage (Menu Cards, Table Numbers, Mr. and Mrs.), Weekend Itinerary and Thank You Notes.

STYLE

The weekend was a perfect harmony of colors. Friday Shabbat dinner was turquoise waye with ivory lamour napkins. At the Rehearsal Dinner on Saturday night, a southwest approach of honey paisley faux leather with an espresso underly and copper matte napkin rings made the look complete. The wedding color palette was spectacular golds, ivory and smoke purple.  The dining tables were picture perfect with a biscuit shantung underly topped with ivory calista lace and ivory lamour napkins. Our specialty tables (sweetheart and cake) were dramatic with a ivory shantung and heavenly dreams linen. And for Monday brunch, with such beautiful November Arizona weather we made our back east guests welcome with fire orange cirque linens and canary lamour napkins. Thanks to the keen eye and creativity of Laura Southwick, Southwick Linens.

FLORAL DÉCOR BY

Each event during the weekend had it’s own look so Christine Siegel and her team at The Flower Studio took the look of the linens and created that signature  look. Shabbat Dinner coordinated a beautiful array of white flowers such as hydrangea, roses and cymbidium orchids with the surrounding trees decorated with specialty lanterns. Saturday Rehearsal dinner  kept with the Southwest look and had a gorgeous succulent garden as their centerpieces. The wedding as you can see from the pictures of the Chuppah and table centerpieces was perfection as its best! Rich purples, white, and ivory were captured in all wedding floral from the bouquet to the flower girls head pieces. I couldn’t have imagined anyone but The Flower Studio creative this wedding fantasy.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Hollye Schumacher Photography – Thank you for being the amazing photographer you are and bringing these not only the people but the details to life!

VENUE

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Thank you to Sally Utley, catering sales manager, for her patience and assistance in coordinating this very busy Kosher weekend of events.

KOSHER CUISINE BY

Chef David Morris and Chef Ryan Staroszik of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

ENTERTAINMENT BY

The JJ’s Band

EVENT ESSENTIALS

Every event needs rentals but it’s WHO services your event that makes a huge difference in my world. Thanks to Deb Beggs and her amazing team at Classic Party Rentals for making sure my white dance sparkled, the chairs were perfect and the uplighting matched our color palette.

Sensational Events is Arizona’s premier full-service wedding and event planning company, designing memorable events for discerning clients since 2001. With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in the art of design, planning, production, logistics and budgeting. Sensational Events focuses on experience and innovation, not formula and routine. Anything from under the stars to on the links, intimate or grand, we offer the highest level of personal service. Our event planning team provides turn-key personalized coordination in all our divisions; weddings, mitzvahs, corporate, parties and destination events.

We invite you to contact us today to see how we can turn your event into a SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Call 602-696-4646 or email us at events@sensationalevents.com.

 

By |Tuesday, March 4, 2014|Weddings|0 Comments

AZ ATTORNEYS SHOWER SENSATIONAL EVENTS WITH RAVE WEDDING REVIEWS

“We loved Amy from the moment we met her. She was extremely warm, friendly and professional. Once she started to help us with the planning of our wedding, we were amazed at how perfectly Amy was able to identify what suited our tastes. She had quickly become familiar with who we were and what we liked. Amy worked exceptionally hard for us to make our dream wedding come true, while at the same time working with a budget that we had set. She found the best vendors for all aspects of the wedding. And, she helped create wedding details that made our wedding unique and special for us and our guests. Amy accommodated our busy schedules and was always available through e-mail, phone and text. She kept us organized and on task so that we were truly able to enjoy our wedding day. We had been on the fence about hiring a wedding planner until we met Amy. And now we cannot imagine our lives without Amy and will be recommending her to all of our friends who get engaged. She made the wedding planning process and our wedding day go so smoothly. We are so appreciative of everything Amy and Sensational Events did to make our wedding day truly the best day of our lives. Amy is fabulous and we cannot stop singing her praises. Thank you, Amy, for being the best wedding planner ever!”   ~ Karin Hom Royle and Bret Royle

CONCEPT
Modern elegance

INVITATION/DETAILS
From the wedding program to the place cards, the details were classic and sophisticated with silver and purple accents. Details by The Event Essentials.

STYLE
Stunning in white shantung. Sweetheart and cake tables layered with ivory enchanted garden lace.
Linens by Southwick Linens.

DÉCOR
Cream hydrangea, touches of misty caspia and cream dahlias to sit in a bed of misty caspia in white fabric window boxes re-purposed to reception tables as centerpieces. Design by Table Tops Etc.

CUISINE
M Culinary Concepts

PHOTOGRAPHY
Hollye Schumacher Photography

ENTERTAINMENT
Mancini Entertainment

Sensational Events is Arizona’s premier full-service wedding and event planning company, designing memorable events for discerning clients since 2001. With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in the art of design, planning, production, logistics and budgeting. Sensational Events focuses on experience and innovation, not formula and routine. Anything from under the stars to on the links, intimate or grand, we offer the highest level of personal service. Our event planning team provides turn-key personalized coordination in all our divisions; weddings, mitzvahs, corporate, parties and destination events.

We invite you to contact us today to see how we can turn your event into a SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Call 602-696-4646 or email us at events@sensationalevents.com.

By |Thursday, January 23, 2014|Weddings|0 Comments

MILESTONE CELEBRATIONS BRINGS FAMILY & FRIENDS TOGETHER

TRADITION

No matter what your religious preference is, holding true to your beliefs makes us who we are.
I feel…”it’s when we show up for the happy, celebratory occasions that make lasting memories.”

CONCEPT

Club Amanda
“A Bat Mitzvah Celebration”

INVITATION

Modern and PINK. Invitation custom designed by Kim McDowell, The Event Essentials.

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Timbo is one of my favorite DJ’s!  He’s not only a DJ, he’s the entertainment energy bunny.

STYLE

Hot pink glitter dots add the necessary sparkle to top all the guest tables. Adult tables showcased an elegant touch with a platinum lamour bottom linen. Teen tables had a pop of purple color to match the scattered pink and purple candies. Linens by Southwick Linens.

DÉCOR

To create a more private and intimate feel, white drape was added along with beautiful pink satin tie-backs. The walls were washed with a warm pink-purple glow which helps create great ambiance and stellar pictures. The tables glowed with many floating candles in clear glass cylinders which sat on top of pink gel beads. The attention to detail is what brings me back to hiring Corinne Carr, owner of Creative Occasions, event after event.

CUISINE

Catering by Ciao Baby Catering.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

Harley Bonham Photography

Sensational Events is Arizona’s premier full-service wedding and event planning company, designing memorable events for discerning clients since 2001. With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in the art of design, planning, production, logistics and budgeting. Sensational Events focuses on experience and innovation, not formula and routine. Anything from under the stars to on the links, intimate or grand, we offer the highest level of personal service. Our event planning team provides turn-key personalized coordination in all our divisions; weddings, mitzvahs, corporate, parties and destination events.

We invite you to contact us today to see how we can turn your event into a SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Call 602-696-4646 or email us at events@sensationalevents.com.

By |Monday, April 16, 2012|Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Theme Parties/Events|0 Comments

Sensational Events Plans Jerry Colangelo’s Heritage Award Dinner

ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORS JERRY COLANGELO

SENSATIONAL EVENTS, A LEADER IN PLANNING AND DESIGNING CHARITY EVENTS

In November, The Arizona Jewish Historical Society, honored Jerry Colangelo at the second annual Heritage Award Dinner at the Cutler & Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.  Jerry Colangelo’s commitment to the Valley transcends sports.  He is well-known as one of the city’s most active community leaders.  The Heritage Award is given to individuals who have made an exceptional impact on our community through outstanding leadership, service and dedication. The mission of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, founded in 1981, is to preserve the rich heritage of Arizona’s Jewish community, to educate the public about Jewish contributions to Arizona life, and to promote awareness of the great multi-cultural diversity of our state.

TENT

A gorgeous structure tent by Todd Barrett, Global Clearspans, takes up the entire parking lot at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society.

IDEAS

If you’re looking to create an event venue building a tent is the best blank canvas but not the least expensive way to go. Tents can be placed in many locations depending on how many people you need it to hold. Great locations for tents are tennis courts, parking lots, flat grass areas -if the grass or any area is not level you most likely will need a floor and this is almost as expensive as a tent!

CONCEPT

Italian theme

INVITATION

Custom marbled tri-fold invitation with a pocket including a special spice packet from Chef Eddie Matney.
Design and printing by Capital Litho.

STYLE

Tables displayed rich burgundy pintuck linen and gold lamour napkins with fruitwood chiavari chairs; buffet stations were draped with espresso lamour. Linens by Southwick Linens.

DÉCOR

Wine, grapes and artisan breads with pesto dipping sauce enhanced the look of the tables. Wood lattices with green vines and lights were the backdrops to the entrance and bars. Pergolas added just the right touch to make the buffet stations stand out. Décor by Creative Occasions.

FOOD

Butternut squash espresso shot and a forest mushroom & toasted spinach flatbread where among the many passed hors d’oeuvers that started the evening. VIP guests including Tom Chambers, Mark West and Joe Gargiola, Jr., dined on chicken cacciatore, eggplant parmesan, grilled organic vegetables and a steamship beef carving station. What Italian dinner wouldn’t be complete without a decadent dessert of individual cups of Gelato and berries, ricotta catiloni with chocolate chips and an almond biscotti? Catering by Chef Eddie Matney, Eddie’s House.

BREEZEWAY TENTS

With the gloom of rain over us Mark White, W Production Group, creatively tented the walkways.

PHOTOGRAPHY

by Phil Gudenswager Photography

Sensational Events is Arizona’s premier full-service wedding and event planning company, designing memorable events for discerning clients since 2001. With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in the art of design, planning, production, logistics and budgeting. Sensational Events focuses on experience and innovation, not formula and routine. Anything from under the stars to on the links, intimate or grand, we offer the highest level of personal service. Our event planning team provides turn-key personalized coordination in all our divisions; weddings, mitzvahs, corporate, parties and destination events.

We invite you to contact us today to see how we can turn your event into a SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Call 602-696-4646 or email us at events@sensationalevents.com.

By |Monday, March 12, 2012|Charity Events, Corporate Events|0 Comments

Profile in Sports Event Planning: AZ Urban Race Dominates!

Innovative Ideas Made First-Ever Race a Great Success

Mountainside Fitness had a HUGE 2011 – they celebrated their 20th Anniversary in May and brought a new and exciting twist to a race/obstacle course – AZ Urban Race in early November. Sensational Events is proud to have been the event producer on both events for this growing, Arizona-based fitness company.

On Saturday, November 5th Mountainside Fitness was the presenting sponsor at the AZ Urban Race, a 3-mile, 10-obstacle challenge course at Salt River Fields (SRF) to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona. This first year event was tremendously successful with more than 2,500 adult participants and 460 Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Kohl’s Kids Rock Stars taking part in the Kids Urban Race.

An event like this just doesn’t happen – it takes the right team and a serious amount of detail planning to make it successful. Working directly with the Race Director, Mario Arce, we gathered the best in the business to make the race team including Race Place Events and Zazoosh Event Photography. Mario was a former competitive runner and he new the in’s and out’s of how a race should function so the logistics of the race itself was fairly uncomplicated to him. The set up for the festival at the registration/finish line was a piece of cake for me since dealing with registration, sponsors, vendors, bands, food concessionaires, etc are all a part of my world. From the website to the race day program, every detail was carefully crafted. Even the precautions that were taken during a windy and raining set up were a part of our “what if” scenarios.

Now that we’ve got the details covered but what about the budget. A race like this costs money to produce, but most importantly, the purpose of this event was to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of AZ, so a plan had to be put in place from the start to capture funds. Based on my experience with coordinating charity events I designed the AZ Urban Race sponsorship program that outlined the sponsorship levels and their benefits. This marketing piece is the key ingredient to any fund-raising event and helped the race sales team land major sponsors such as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Blue Media, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Clif Bar. The current relationships that Mountainside Fitness has with these companies played a major role in their trust of this event and eventually their participation in the race. It was also very important to invite the Salt River Pima Indian Tribal Council (since it was on their land) and the Mayor of Scottsdale, Mayor Lane, to join in the festivities because of its impact on Scottsdale.

All in all it was a great day and the participants loved the course, had a chance to visit all the sponsors and vendors at the festival, listen to the great music of The Chadwick’s and go home feeling rewarded.

Sensational Events is Arizona’s premier full-service wedding and event planning company, designing memorable events for discerning clients since 2001. With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in the art of design, planning, production, logistics and budgeting. Sensational Events focuses on experience and innovation, not formula and routine. Anything from under the stars to on the links, intimate or grand, we offer the highest level of personal service. Our event planning team provides turn-key personalized coordination in all our divisions; weddings, mitzvahs, corporate, parties and destination events.

We invite you to contact us today to see how we can turn your event into a SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Call 602-696-4646 or email us at events@sensationalevents.com.

By |Friday, December 2, 2011|Charity Events, Sporting Events|0 Comments

Sensational Events Produces Mardi Gras Madness

Magic Happens When Teamwork & Creative Minds Work As One!

From casino tables to jugglers and a silt walker this 20th Anniversary Mardi Gras Mountainside Fitness Celebration had it all! Gorgeous room and entrance decor by Corinne Carr, Creative Occasions; and registration helpers from Arizona State University SEPA organization (Thanks Alexis and Derek!)

Stunning LED room lighting and sound; intricate corporate logo luge by Mark Armitage, Armitage Ice; and Liz Safrin and I (Amy Petrovsky, Sensational Events) are all smiles with Mountainside Fitness owner, Tom Hatten.

Two stages – four amazing performers! What a treat to have Zowie Bowie Band come in from Las Vegas and perform at the event! Thanks to Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor. The Big Bang – Dueling Pianos featuring the talents of Mike Clement and Julie Martinez. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing them perform and interact with the crowd go visit them in Tempe.

At 12 midnight the dance floor was still packed! Special thanks to Andrea Reeves, Artisan Photography, and her team for being everywhere and capturing everything so beautifully.

Sensational Events is Arizona’s premier full-service wedding and event planning company, designing memorable events for discerning clients since 2001. With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in the art of design, planning, production, logistics and budgeting. Sensational Events focuses on experience and innovation, not formula and routine. Anything from under the stars to on the links, intimate or grand, we offer the highest level of personal service. Our event planning team provides turn-key personalized coordination in all our divisions; weddings, mitzvahs, corporate, parties and destination events.

We invite you to contact us today to see how we can turn your event into a SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Call 602-696-4646 or email us at events@sensationalevents.com.

By |Thursday, May 19, 2011|Corporate Events, Theme Parties/Events|0 Comments

THE ART OF CHARITY EVENT PLANNING

Most of us think of charity events as black tie galas with an amazing array of silent auction offerings. But many charity events today don’t always look like this. However, what will always stay constant will be the focus on raising money for a charity that requires financial and community support. Now is the time most business leaders in the corporate community start thinking about developing their charity events for the season, and what events they want to support financially.

Walk Now benefit’s Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and brings the community together to support the cause at Tempe Beach Park. Photos by Sensational Events

Currently, Sensational Events is producing three very different charity events; a dinner gala and live auction to benefit a local foundation; a Patriot Day Celebration in honor of 9-11 that benefits first responders;and the AZ Urban Race, a 5 mile and 10 obstacle race and festival that benefits the Arizona Make-A-Wish Foundation. These events couldn’t be more different, but they are all charity driven.

BE CREATIVE.

when planning a charity event, whether it is a small event of 50 guests or a large group of 500. Know who your audience is and speak to them when designing your event such as location, event format, color palette, entertainment and menu selections.

Goodman Interior Structures created “Goodmans Chair Hockey Tournament” which is a perfect example of developing a fun and creative charity event that speaks to their industry.

BE WISE.

There is an art to producing a charity event and ensuring that the charity realizes a profit. For every dollar that is spent you need to receive three or four dollars in sponsorships or event ticket sales. That is a great barometer on how to guarantee your charity event is a success. Your budget should be your best friend.

BE INCLUSIVE.

when organizing your committee and make sure that the charity itself feels and gets involved. The more people who feel involved the more invested in the cause they become. It’s also very important to make sure you have committee members who have a large network of people to draw from, so that they can reach out to those they know to be involved and/or be guests at the event.

DBL Distributing is a leader in charitable giving. This event raised $200,000 to benefit the Arizona Boys & Girls Club and Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Photos by Sensational Events.

BE DETAILED.

Everybody always kids me about my time lines and production schedules because they are so detailed. But without those details how can my events run seamlessly and have everyone on the same page? That also goes hand-in-hand with email and verbal communication. Nobody has time to communicate directly with each and every person involved with a phone call or meeting, so email is vital to get a clear message out so that everyone hears the same thing. Yes, I may be an over-communicator but at least everyone involved in my events knows all the details.

BE MEDIA SAVVY.

The beauty of producing a charity driven event is that the media usually steps up and helps market the events if it’s going to benefit a legitimate 501 3(c) nonprofit organization. After spending 18 years in public relations with a focus on media relations, I use my skills to help my corporate clients with their charity events. Working with the media is a delicate balance between giving them the event information without all the fluff. Opportunities to look at may include asking a local celebrity to be the host of your event, develop media partnerships with local print, radio and television organizations and promote your event with event listings and social media.

BE TRUE.

to the charity and what they represent.

If you are interested in learning more about charity event planning or need assistance with your next event, please call Sensational Events. Want to create a charity event designed to reflect your company or industry? Sensational Events is all about innovative ideas!

Sensational Events is Arizona’s premier full-service wedding and event planning company, designing memorable events for discerning clients since 2001. With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in the art of design, planning, production, logistics and budgeting. Sensational Events focuses on experience and innovation, not formula and routine. Anything from under the stars to on the links, intimate or grand, we offer the highest level of personal service. Our event planning team provides turn-key personalized coordination in all our divisions; weddings, mitzvahs, corporate, parties and destination events.

We invite you to contact us today to see how we can turn your event into a SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Call 602-696-4646 or email us at events@sensationalevents.com.

By |Tuesday, April 19, 2011|Charity Events, Corporate Events, Industry News|0 Comments

TOP 100 LOVE SONGS – Happy Valentine’s Day ~ Sensational Events

Sensational Events extends a personal invitation to visit us at the Phoenix Bridal Show and experience the latest trend in Signature Cocktails. Luxurious Wedding Cocktails by Dress The Drink will be at your service to showcase these remarkable beverage garnishes and talk about designing a signature cocktail that compliments your wedding theme. We will show you how every cocktail or beverage can be tailored to match your color scheme or theme. Seeing is believing so…. join us for a tasting and indulge in Luxurious Wedding Cocktails by Dress The Drink.

The First 250 Brides Entering The Show Will Receive A Complimentary
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TOP 100 LOVE SONGS

courtesy of weddingcentral.com.au

Top 20 Classic Love Songs

You can’t go wrong with these songs.

1. The Power of Love ~ Celine Dion
2. The Way You Look Tonight ~ Tony Bennett
3. When I Fall in Love ~ Nat King Cole
4. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? ~  Elton John
5. Eternal Flame ~ The Bangles
6. At Last ~ Etta James
7. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You ~  Elvis Presley
8. I Do ~ Westlife
9. This I Promise You ~ ‘NSYNC
10. I Do (Cherish You) ~ 98 Degrees
11. You Are So Beautiful ~ Joe Cocker
12. Power of Love ~ Luther Vandross
13. I Want to Know What Love Is ~ Foreigner
14. All My Life ~ K-Ci & Jojo
15. More Than Words ~ Extreme
16. One In A Million ~ Bosson
17. Only You ~ Ashanti
18. Have I Told You Lately? ~ Rod Stewart
19. When a Man Loves a Woman ~ Percy Sledge
20.  Kiss From a Rose ~ Seal

Top 10 Popular Love Songs

Love songs from recent times. Ideal for younger brides wanting something different.

1. One In A Million ~ Aaliyah
2. My Boo ~ Usher and Alisha Keys
3. Put It On Me ~ Ja Rule
4. Underneath It All ~ No Doubt
5. Crazy In Love ~ Beyonce
6. We Belong Together ~ Mariah Carey
7. A Moment Like This ~ Kelly Clarkson
8. On Bended Knee ~ Boyz II Men
9. Thank You (For Loving) ~ Bon Jovi
10. I Do (Cherish You) ~ 98 Degrees

Top 10 Extra Cheesy Love Songs

These songs may sound cheesy, but they are almost a prerequisite for any wedding.

1. Everything I do (I Do It For You) ~ Brian Adams
2. Tonight I Celebrate My Love ~ Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flach
3. My Heart Will Go On ~ Celine Dion
4. Light Up My Life ~ Debby Boone
5. I Will Always Love You ~ Whitney Houston
6. Hoplessly Devoted To You ~ Olivia Newton John
7. The Wind Beneath My Wings ~ Bette Midler
8. Can’t Smile Without You ~ Barry Manilow
9. I Just Called To Say I Love You ~ Stevie Wonder
10. I Got You Babe ~ Sonny & Cher

Top 100 Love Songs of All Time

The top 100 love songs covering over four decades of music.

1. Let’s Get It On ~ 1973 ~ Marvin Gaye
2. The Rose ~ 1980 ~ Bette Midler
3. Love Me Tender ~ 1956 ~ Elvis Presley
4. Thank You ~  1999 ~ Dido
5. More Than Words ~ 1990 ~ Extreme
6. Building A Mystery ~ 1997 ~ Sarah McLachlan
7. It’s Only Love ~ 1977 ~ The Beatles
8. Let’s Stay Together ~ 1972 ~ Al Green
9. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything ~ 1975 ~ Barry White
10. I’ll Be There ~ 1970 ~ The Jackson 5
11. Nothing Compares 2 U ~ 1990 ~ Sinead O’Connor
12. I Got You Babe ~ 1965 ~ Sonny & Cher
13. Wicked Game ~ 1989 ~ Chris Isaak
14. Wonderful Tonight ~ 1978 ~ Eric Clapton
15. Faithfully ~ 1983 ~ Journey ~ 1964 ~ The Beatles
16. And I Love Her ~ 1964 ~ The Beatles And I Love Her ~ 1979 Cheap Trick
17. I Want You To Want Me ~ 1984~  George Michael/Wham!
18. Careless Whisper ~ 1971 ~ The Carpenters
19. Superstar ~ 1971 ~ The Carpenters
20. I Will Always Love You ~ 1992 ~ Whitney Houston
21. Endless Love ~ 1981 ~ Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
22. I Would Die 4 U ~ 1984 ~ Prince
23. Always ~ 1987 ~ Atlantic Starr
24. That’s The Way Love Goes ~ 1993 ~ Janet Jackson
25. Maybe I’m Amazed ~ 1970 ~ Paul McCartney
26. P.S. I Love You ~ 1964 ~ The Beatles
27. Alison ~ 1977 ~ Elvis Costello
28. Your Song ~ 1971 ~ Elton John
29. Wild Thing ~ 1966 ~ The Troggs
30. Feelings ~ 1975 ~ Morris Albert
31. Fallin’ ~ 2001 ~ Alicia Keys
32. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic ~ 1981 ~ The Police
33. I’ll Make Love To You ~ 1994 ~ Boyz II Men
34. Time After Time ~  1984 ~ Cyndi Lauper
35. This Boy ~ 1964 ~ The Beatles
36. Best Of My Love ~ 1977 ~ The Emotions
37. She’s Got A Way ~  1971 ~ Billy Joel
38. I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) ~ 1993 ~ Meat Loaf
39. Three Times A Lady ~ 1978 ~ The Commodores
40. It Must Have Been Love ~ 1986 ~ Roxette
41. I Just Want To Be Your Everything ~ 1977 ~ Andy Gibb
42. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face ~ 1972 ~ Roberta Flack
43. Nobody Wants To Be Lonely ~ 2000 ~ Ricky Martin
44. Unchained Melody ~ 1965 ~ The Righteous Brothers
45. I Need Love ~ 1987 ~ LL Cool J
46. Love To Love You Baby ~ 1976 ~ Donna Summer
47. I Want To Know What Love Is ~ 1985 ~ Foreigner
48. My Heart Will Go On ~ 1997 ~ Celine Dion
49. Eternal Flame ~ 1988 ~ The Bangles
50. How Do I Live ~ 1997 ~ LeAnn Rimes
51. Baby, I Love Your Way ~ 1976 ~ Peter Frampton
52. Hero ~ 2001 ~ Enrique Iglesias
53. Roxanne ~ 1978 ~ Sting & The Police
54. Tell Me What You See ~ 1965 ~ The Beatles
55. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing ~ 2002 ~ Aerosmith
56. Here And Now ~ 1989 ~ Luther Vandross
57. Don’t Speak ~ 1995 ~ No Doubt
58. Crazy For You ~ 1987 ~ Madonna
59. Stop To Love ~ 1986 ~ Luther Vandross
60. Total Eclipse Of The Heart ~ 1983 ~ Bonnie Tyler
61. How Deep Is Your Love ~ 1978 ~ The Bee Gees
62. Heartbreak Hotel ~ 1956 ~ Elvis Presley
63. I’ll Follow The Sun ~ 1964 ~ The Beatles
64. Open Arms ~ 1982 ~ Journey
65. Breathe ~ 1999 ~ Faith Hill
66. You’re The One That I Want ~ 1978 ~ John Travolta w/ Olivia Newton-John
67. Happy Together ~ 1967 ~ The Turtles
68. I’ll Stand By You ~ 1994 ~ The Pretenders
69. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers ~ 1979 ~ Barbra Streisand w/ Neil Diamond
70. All Out Of Love ~  1980 ~ Air Supply
71. Secret Garden ~ 1995 ~ Bruce Springsteen
72. We Belong ~ 1985 ~ at Benatar
73. Un-break My Heart ~ 1996 ~ Toni Braxton
74. I Will ~ 1968 ~ The Beatles
75. You’re In My Heart ~ 1978 ~ Rod Stewart
76. This I Promise You ~ 2000 ~ NSYNC
77. Unforgettable ~ 1991 ~ Natalie Cole f/ Nat King Cole
78. I’ll Be There For You ~ 1989 ~ Bon Jovi
79. Girl ~ 1965 ~ The Beatles
80. All Cried Out ~ 1986 ~ Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam w/ Full Force
81. Iris ~ 1998 ~ Goo Goo Dolls
82. More Than A Feeling ~ 1976 ~ Boston
83. By Your Side ~ 2000 ~ Sade
84. If I Fell ~ 1964 ~ The Beatles
85. Love Will Keep Us Together ~ 1975 ~ Captain & Tennille
86. Never Tear Us Apart ~ 1988 ~ INXS
87. I Feel For You ~ 1984 ~ Chaka Khan
88. Alone ~ 1987 ~ Heart
89. I Can’t Make You Love Me ~ 1991 ~ Bonnie Raitt
90. Woman ~ 1981 ~ John Lennon
91. Here There And Everywhere ~ 1966 ~ The Beatles
92. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life ~ 1973 ~ Stevie Wonder
93. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You ~ 1991 ~ Bryan Adams
94. You’re Still The One ~ 1997 ~ Shania Twain
95. You Are So Beautiful ~ 1975 ~ Joe Cocker
96. Always On My Mind ~ 1982 ~ Willie Nelson
97. Because You Loved Me ~ 1996 ~ Celine Dion
98. Melt With You ~ 1983 ~ Modern English
99. Save The Best For Last ~ 1991 ~ Vanessa Williams
100. Words Of Love ~ 1964 ~ The Beatles

Sensational Events is Arizona’s premier full-service wedding and event planning company, designing memorable events for discerning clients since 2001. With more than 30 years of experience, we are experts in the art of design, planning, production, logistics and budgeting. Sensational Events focuses on experience and innovation, not formula and routine. Anything from under the stars to on the links, intimate or grand, we offer the highest level of personal service. Our event planning team provides turn-key personalized coordination in all our divisions; weddings, mitzvahs, corporate, parties and destination events.

We invite you to contact us today to see how we can turn your event into a SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE! Call 602-696-4646 or email us at events@sensationalevents.com.

By |Monday, February 14, 2011|Industry News, Weddings|0 Comments

Patriot Day Celebration Reminds Us To…NEVER FORGET 9-11

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!

I never really understood how strong of a statement this really is until I started working on the Patriot Day Celebration two years ago. It is much more powerful and impactful than one really knows. It comes from the heart, deep down in the soul. Now when I hear this statement I feel deeply connected because I know what these men and women are doing on our behalf to make all of us live the good life. I don’t take it for granted and I hope you will look at the images and videos below and reach out to our military and service men and women and say THANK YOU because they need to know how much we love what they do on our behalf and our country.

On Saturday, September 10, 2011 Phoenix hosted two of the largest events in honor of the memory of those lives lost and in support of  those lives affected by September 11, 2001:
9-11 Honor Ride and 3rd Annual Patriot Day Celebration.

The day started bright and early at Sanderson Ford, who graciously offered to host the kick off of the 9-11 Honor Ride. The Patriot Guard Riders helped stage and coordinate more than 450 bikers and their parade of flags. After everyone got decked out in 9-11 Honor Ride t-shirts and ride pins they rode to Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson for a raffle prize stop! Thanks to the many businesses that provided these gifts. The last leg of their ride was an escorted ride to the event site, Paseo Highlands Park.  What an awesome site that was to see!

A very special thank you to my 9-11 Honor Ride key partners – and I mean PARTNERS because this event would not have been as successful or fun to work on without their support and energy (and our entertaining meetings)! Sanderson Ford, Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson, Patriot Guard Riders, KNIX, FOX NEWS 550 KFYI, Mike Broomhead, Law Tigers and The Logo Man! And finally, to the ASU students of the Special Event Planners Association who volunteered their time and talents – you rock!

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 3RD ANNUAL PATRIOT DAY CELEBRATION HONORS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9-11

Sensational Events and David Haddad, Fumar Cigars (Friends of Freedom), started working on this event in early November setting the stage for what ended up being the LARGEST 9-11 MEMORIAL CELEBRATION IN THE SOUTHWEST! More than 6,500 attended the day-long event and had the opportunity to experience many exciting things such as exploring four military helicopters and seeing them take off at the end of the day, Tony Orlando in concert (what a tremendous performer he is!), Governor Brewer, who ended up watched the entire Tony Orlando concert, and much more!

And, if you missed the Skype call with Ladder 3 it was a great YouTube moment. But seriously, thank you to Ladder 3 in NYC for spending time with our event on the 10th Anniversary so that we can show them how much we appreciate them and the sacrifices they made for us.

An event of this magnitude is only as strong as its partners (sponsors), so thank you to the Major Sponsors of the 3rd Annual Patriot Day Celebration: Sanderson Ford, American Airlines, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Tee It Up For The Troops, ArmedZilla, Fidelity National Title, Preferred Packaging, RV Rental, Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson, Ortiz Brothers Patio Furniture, H2O Concepts, Best Buy, Fender, Miller High Life, Four Peaks Brewery, Alliance Beverage, Pour Masters Bartending Services, FOX News 550 KFYI, KNIX Country, Cox Communications, The Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com, Arizona Color, Sensational Events and Fumar Cigars.

Personal thank you to the following for their involvement and commitment to the cause: Michael Venezia, Corinne Chapman, Phil Vandel, Jeff Senour, George Weisz, Leesa Morrison, Tom Hale and Jim Palmersheim, American Airlines Veterans Initiatives Director; and Bonnie Bauman.

By |Monday, March 21, 2011|Charity Events, Corporate Events|0 Comments