Monday, December 31, 2007


I recently planned a Christmas party for one of my corporate clients at Aetna. The party was for their clients at the Intercontinental Hotel Group. As a treat for the Intercontinental guests, we planned a special spa evening, which is not your typical Christmas party. The colors were wasabi green, cream and gold.

I setup a cloth and drape in the living room to create a spa retreat. The guests were able to enjoy a chair massage courtesy of The Spa Flow.

I tied the cloth back with wasabi green satin ribbon, which gave the cloth a nice pop of color.

Inside the spa retreat we set up candles all around the room.
The party favors were custom made pomegranate sugar scrub, soap and lip balm in custom logo packaging. These spa favors were put inside a white "take out" container, tied with ribbon and finished off with an embossed holiday label.

The food buffet set up in the dining room was complimented by a centerpiece of white flowers and gold candles.

To continue with the spa theme, we used pillow sachets to display buffet food names.

White orchids were used to accent the bar area.

And of course we had to add a little Christmas decor with green and gold ornaments.

Sunday, December 30, 2007


2007 was a slow year for Lemiga, basically because I gave birth to a baby girl in April which prevented me from taking on too many events. To jump start business again I decided to have an Open House Soiree. This was a great opportunity for me to really showcase the range of events that I can do. (ALL PHOTOS ARE COURTESY OF SNAP ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHY -

The soiree was held at The Chocolate Pink Cafe - in midtown Atlanta. They have a great event space above the cafe which was perfect for my event. Here are some of the wonderful desserts from Chocolate Pink Cafe And my beautiful logo cake!


This was a spring inspired baby shower table. Wheat grass served as a base for the "garden", and we had shades of purple and green flowers along with butterfly picks coming out the top.

I just love the richness of the purples against the greens.

These are adorable onesies place cards with a purple accent butterfly at the top corner. And the party favor boxes with simple ribbon and a silver baby shoe charm to finish it off.

The menu cards were made with a grass stamp and butterfly punch outs to tie into the butterfly theme.

I love sweet sixteen parties because you can be really bold with the color schemes and do fun elements that wouldn't fly at any other type of event. I chose for my sweet sixteen table a pink and orange color scheme.

Party favors included a sweet sixteen drink holder and an orange and pink trinket box. Also rock candy sticks tied off with pink and orange ribbon. Rock candy is so great because you can find it in just about any color.

The centerpiece vase was topped with a pomander made out of tissue paper flowers. And just to be completely different, I added goldfish swimming around in the vase. Don't worry, these fish found a good home after the event!


I wanted my soiree to be interactive and not just a showcase. So I included chair massages from Bliss Mobile Day Spa in a "spa room"


For my bridal tea shower, I wanted to do a table that was elegant but still a little different than a usual tea.

I had a wire bridal form wrapped in satin and tulle to create a bridal dress and hydrangea and orchids accent the top.

Tea Forte tea sachet and trays provided the perfect modern interpretation of a bridal tea, instead of using plain tea bags.

Each place setting had a place card accented with ribbon and a tea cup filled with orchids and hydrangea. Party favors included a blue pattern favor box with green ribbon and a tea tin.


The wedding colors were tiffany blue and silver. The tone was set by this exquisite 4 tier tiffany blue cake provided by Sugarplum Visions -
White roses, blue hydrangea and white stephanotis topped the candelabra dripping with crystals. It's a little hard to see from the picture, but the Tiffany blue table linen was topped with a crystal overlay, which tied in nicely with the candelabra.Guest party favors included mini Champagne bottles and chocolate truffles in a blue candy dish.The menu cards used the colors of the wedding and included one diamond rhinestone at the top.

Continuing the interactive aspects of the soiree, I had a casino room. I am never too literal when I do themed events. I like to use themes in a way that is not expected. For instance, I used black and red vases to bring a modern and upscale feel to the casino room. I used a martini glass vase to float playing cards, casino chips and dice.For flower arrangements I used a black blumebox accented with ribbon and topped with gorgeous red dahlias and tulips. I LOVED the way these turned out. They look so perfect that they almost don't look real. All my flower arrangements were done by my wonderful florist, Angie at Birch Blooms - of course a casino room wouldn't be complete without a casino table! Everyone loved the blackjack table and there was never a shortage of people at the tables.


Thanks to all my wonderful vendors and to everyone who came out to support me at my first open house. It was so successful I hope to possibly make this a yearly event. I was especially excited when my designs were featured on the national Hostess Blog -

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Welcome to the Lemiga Event Blog. I will be posting all about the various events and design elements that I am planning.

I am excited to finally have a forum to highlight all of my current event designs. It has been hard to keep my website updated with all my current work and this will allow my clients, friends, and event industry peers to follow along with the progression of my work and company.

A little about me - I am an event planner with my own company entering into my 4th year in business. One of the most frequent questions I get is what is Lemiga? Well in the event industry company names will start to sound the same. I wanted a name that would set me apart from my competition. I took the first 2 letters of my first, middle, & last name - LElene MIchelle GAiney - and came up with "LEMIGA".

Although a full service event planner I consider my speciality to be event design. I hate boring run of the mill event decor that you see at the same parties and weddings over and over. I love being able to tailor event decor to my client's personality and interests. I hope you will enjoy reading my blog and following along with the diverse events that I am fortunate to design and plan.