Dessert Trucks!


Ok, so I have to admit- this post started as "Food Trucks". But as I kept on looking and looking I realized that all the ones I was loving and adding to the post were.. Dessert Trucks. Guess that shows ya something! =) But I mean c'mon, how great are these things?! We don't see too many of them here in NJ, but they are everywhere in NYC! If you are looking for a way to create an event to remember, bring one of these to your party!

Not only do they have Menu's coordinating with the seasons, but they have nearly 50 different cupcake year round!! They have several store and truck locations, making it super convenient (for you NYC folks) to access. Make sure to stop by!

This truck has just about anything you could want! AND- it contains all natural ingredients. Which also means that you can eat anything you want and not feel like a whale (or at least that is what I tell myself!). Their menu consists of yummy Drinks, savory Croissants and Quiches, Muffins, Cupcakes, Cookies, and more. YUM!
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
Who doesn't LOVE ice cream in the summer time? (don't get me wrong, I love it in the fall, winter and spring as well) I have totally fallen in love with the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck... and their Bea Arthur and Salty Pimp Cones. Enough said. Go check it out.

Untamed Petals and Lo Boheme Trunk Show


I was so excited to attend this trunk show. Not only because I was in need of a blinged out accessories fix, but because it was 1. a trip to the city. and 2. at Bridal Boutique that I have been dying to make a trip to. I have heard such wonderful things about Lovely Bridal in the West Village and I was so eager to go! I walked in to the cutest little boutique and was immediately introduce to chilled glass of wine, an atmosphere that embodied my idea of a quentessential New York boutique (accompanied by a live violinist) and a ton of fabulous dresses and accessories. Here are some of the photos that I was able to take before my camera decided it was finished for the evening.

Untamed Petals and Lo Boheme have wonderful collections and I don't think that there was anything that I saw that I didn't love. If you are looking for vintage inspired pieces, these are the places to turn to!! And a big thank you to Lovely Bridal for the "lovely" evening!

Busy, Busy, Busy!!


I have been blog deprived these past few weeks! I apologize for the lack of posts, but there is good reason. It's WEDDING SEASON! And Erin Ax Events has been so. super busy. Which is a beautiful thing. I have been working with wonderful couples and all I can say is that I am one lucky girl!

Check back tomorrow for a recap on the Untamed Petals and Lo Boheme Trunk Show that I attended at Lovely Bridal in NYC this past Thursday. Ton of great things to share!!

Welcome Bag Elements


Nothin beats a bag full of goodies when you check into a hotel right before a wedding. It's a nice way to kick off your guest's stay- especially when the people that are staying at the hotels just traveled a distance to be there for you!

So what goes inside? There are some items that should be included, but it really is whatever your creative little heart desires. Here are some theme friendly bag idea's for an NYC and Beach Wedding.

Bottle of Voss H20: There should be some kind of drink in a Welcome Bag, water being the best). Why not make it a bottle of Voss. Sleek and chic, just like NYC.
Small snack (personal bag of pretzels or pita chips- something to munch on)
Local Attractions: Your options are endless. There is always something to do and see, whether it's going to the top of the Empire State Building or taking a boat ride on the Hudson. If your guests plan on doing some sight seeing- sharing your insight is nice touch.
Metro Card: Make em' feel like a New Yorker! Give your guest's a Metro Card along with their itinerary (and with directions, of course!) so that they don't have to spend a ton on cab fairs. I'm sure they have done that much already!
NY Magazine/NY Times: Put them in a New York state of mind! (I know, I use this phrase a lot. It just always seems to work!).

Everything can be wrapped up in a white bag with a ribbon handle. Add a little detail with a custom sticker on the front with your names and wedding date. How does a white sticker with the silhouette of an NYC Taxi or an Apple sound?

Bottle of Figi H20: The label adds that extra bit of a beachy feel!
Small Snack (again, can't go wrong with a personal bag of pretzels or sun chips)
Beach Towel: Chances are, someone forgot their beach towel (been there, done that). Give your guests a beach towel with your wedding date or monogram embroidered!
Sun Screen: You can never have enough!
Local Attractions: If your having a destination wedding and your guest's are turning your wedding into a mini vaca- let them know whats available to them! Swimming with the dolphins, excursions, restaurants, spas, etc.
Under Water Camera: No caption needed, just fun!

Everything can be wrapped up in a personalized canvas tote that can be used as a beach bag. This is just a gift that keeps on giving!

There are a ton of different elements that can be included in a Wedding Welcome Bag. They can be suitable on all budgets and are a fun extra to give to your guests!

Say Cheeseee!!!


For quite some time now, I have been seeing photos on blogs, facebook and twitter pages, you name it- from a certain thing called Smilebooth. What do I have to say about this Smilebooth? I am SO JEALOUS that one has not crossed my path yet!

Smilebooth is "a fresh, new rendition of the classic, old school photobooth...a dummy-proof way to get professional photos from your event- NO PHOTOGRAPHER needed!... a mini photography studio that inspires creative, silly, fabulous-looking photographs... and exciting addition for any memorable event, party, wedding reception..."

This is a self functioning booth, and you can actually create your own backdrop! Smilebooth will work with you to design a backdrop that compliments your wedding or event.

I'm totally sold.

photos via Smilebooth