#BoardwalkNetworking with ISES

 The Austin Chapter of The International Special Events Society (ISES) put their own spin on speed-dating with their most recent networking event. Guests had a race against the clock to keep each conversation under 2 minutes.

All flawless photography was captured by the wonderful Lisa Hause from Waterloo Studio.

 We couldn’t make it to the beach…. so we brought the beach to Austin!


Complete with bold striped table cloths and palm trees, guests were welcomed to the boardwalk with a nautical feel designed by Clearly Classy Events. Members enjoyed warm candle light on one very long table with gorgeous greenery.

Whim Event Rentals knocked this one out of the park with the amazing, unique flooring and rentals!


Whim Florals supplied elegant centerpieces that tied the look together perfectly. What’s a boardwalk without a few knock-out floral arrangements?! ;).

To add to the exciting boardwalk theme, The Inviting Pear crafted stunning and unique programs for all ISES Members.


A mouth-watering breakfast was provided by Austin Convention Center catering, including mimosas and praline bacon, YUM. A full coffee bar was also set up to keep guests caffeinated and chatty. We can never have too much coffee!


String lighting provided by Ilios Lighting Design hung overhead, giving a true feeling of strolling on the boardwalk and breathing in the ocean air. All we were missing was a Ferris Wheel in the perfect venue of Palmer Events Center. =).


 Ilios Lighting Design also provided great audiovisual equipment with a phenomenal projection screen, allowing everyone to communicate effectively – which is what it’s all about, right?!


 All ISES members were really enjoying the networking twist, and it definitely created “sparks” with one another! We hope everyone had as much fun as we did!

A big thank you to all of our vendors!

Caterer – Palmer Events Center
Florist – Whim Florals
Lighting – Ilios Lighting Design
Photographer – Waterloo Studio (Lisa Hause)
Rentals – Whim Event Rentals
Stationary – The Inviting Pear
Venue – Palmer Events Center


10. September 2014 by johnell
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Chappel Lodge Sweethearts

Love is in the air with Chad and Shelby, as they married April 26th, 2014 at the beautiful, scenic Vineyards at Chappel Lodge venue, here in Austin, Texas.

Clearly Classy Events had the honor of planning this wedding with the couple, and executing an unforgettable, everlasting wedding day!

Jenny DeMarco Photography went above and beyond with all of these magical moments captured!

To begin a day full of memories, LucieMarie was on-site, bright and early, to provide hair and make-up for all of the lovely ladies of the wedding party. She had a classic side-pony tail for the ceremony, and let it loose at the reception! Making it a whole new look for a whole new vibe!

As tradition goes, the groomsmen gathered around to enjoy a few cigars before the day really began!

Prior to the ceremony, Shelby snuck up on Chad for the first look – and both reactions were just precious. How do y’all feel about first looks before the ceremony?

Continuing their alone time together before the ceremony, the couple took a stroll along the infamous bluebonnets. The result was absolutely breathtaking. Jenny DeMarco really captured everything! Just take a look at Chad swinging Shelby in the air!

Besties are the best!  The bridesmaids were dressed in gorgeous, light-pink, flowing dresses. We are loving this casual yet chic look for the bridal party!

The string trio,  Terra Vista Strings, played as Shelby began her walk down the aisle with her other favorite man by her side. The two followed shortly after the adorable, young flower girl. We can’t get enough of the ADORABLE headpiece!

THE  TREES!!!  How gorgeous are these trees?!?… They covered the ceremony perfectly, and we could not have asked for a more picturesque setting. The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge has so many great, unique settings to host any event!

The lovely ladies at Sweet Magnolia Floral captured every creative detail in their arrangements and bouquets. They really added their “sweet” touch to every piece. These girls really know how to rock a bouquet!

Shelby’s vision  was a collective effort with rentals  from Whim Event Rentals, Loot, Bee Lavish, and Vintique Rentals. No detail went unnoticed and everything and everyone played a part in making this vision come together perfectly!

Primizie gave their italian touch to the food, and provided staffing assistance to ensure the night went smoothly. After dinner settled,  our guys at Texas Pro DJ really got the party started! Beginning with the first few formal dances, which really warmed our hearts!

The Cake Plate not only baked an amazing cake, but also supplied 300 of these cute, little dessert “bites” for guests too! They were almost too cute to eat! We love having options! The simple greenery circling the cake really tied everything together for the dessert display.

Texas Pro DJ gave Shelby the honor of spinning it on her own, and we have to take a moment to congratulate on what a great job she did! We see a new career in your future Shelby =).

As the night came to a close, Shelby and Chad honored the tradition of a bouquet toss! And we love how some really went for it! Note the bridesmaid in the front =). Sweet Magnolia‘s flowers are just too good not to have! 

The couple ended the night dancing under the gorgeous lighting provided by Altared Weddings. A perfect day, has to end with a perfect night!

We wish you both all the best!

Other extraordinary vendors who made this day perfect -

Alcohol – Spec’s

Transportation – R&R Limousine and Bus

Officiant – Gordon Smith

Hotel – Hyatt Place Downtown

Hotel – Hampton Inn Downtown

Hotel – Hampton Inn South

19. August 2014 by johnell
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Hill Country Wedding with Lauren & Sam

On March 22nd, 2014, Clearly Classy Events had the privilege of planning Lauren and Sam’s special day at the Barton Creek Resort.

  Beauty Secrets Salon was on-site for hair and make-up for the bridal party. Their precise and amazing application of make-up and hair for the bridal party was spot on!

  Capturing all of these magical moments was Half Orange Photography. The folks at Half Orange were fantastic to work with and we love seeing all of the special moments these photographer’s managed to snag – moments to cherish forever!

To aid in the floral expertise – Devin Designs constructed bright, colorful bouquets for the wedding party and centerpieces for the reception – each with a great POP of color!

  To begin the ceremony, StringMusic.Net assisted harmoniously in presenting Lauren down the aisle, at the breath-taking Smith Family Chapel.

Transporting guests, family, and wedding party were the great guys at Transportation Consultants in these adorable trolley’s! They’re so adorable, we wanted to drive one home for ourselves! ;)

   Reverend Agnew presented Sam and Lauren as husband and wife, and then we were off to the reception!

    Along with supplying a dream venue, Barton Creek served as the catering team, supplied all staff members, and created an elegant four-tier wedding cake for the couple.

Matchmaker Band really matched the style of this fun, upbeat wedding group! They had everyone dancing all night long! With the added neon sunglasses and necklaces, this wedding party was having a blast!

 Ilios Lighting lit up the night, with their extensive skills and expertise of lighting, and we were in LOVE. The devil is in the details, and it’s great to work with such skilled vendors to execute everything perfectly!

 Congratulations Lauren and Sam, and thank you for letting us be a part of such a fun, memorable, and amazing wedding that we will never forget!

 And let’s not forget – Richie Schalin, with his amazing work on wedding videography. WARNING – you may experience both tears and laughter from the video below! =)


Lauren & Sam – 3.22.2014 from Richie Schalin on Vimeo.


07. August 2014 by johnell
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Throwback Thursday to Laura and Daniel!

Laura & Daniel tied the knot on March 9th, 2012 at the gorgeous San Antonio Museum of Art – Cafe des Artistes. The Museum’s gorgeous artwork took a close second to the beautiful pictures captured of the couple’s wedding day by Expose the Heart photography!

Theses two love birds shared their special day surrounded by all of their loved ones. Don’t worry, it’s only orange juice these groomsmen are toasting with ;).

Frosted Delights by Joyce crafted an exquisite display of both cupcakes AND cake! We are loving the frills and ruffles along this two-tier beauty. It was almost to beautiful to eat – which is usually a good problem to have! “We do” love these sweet treats!

From displays to bouquets, DeVinnie’s Paradise had their arrangements in full bloom! With a mix of soft pinks and ivory, you can’t go wrong! The off-white vases for the centerpieces really finished off the elegant look.

Clearly Classy Events worked as the day-of coordinator for Laura and Daniel, touching on every detail and tying everything together. Remember ladies, we want you to remember your special day – so let us take care of the rest!

And let’s not forgot about the dress! This gorgeous gown was one in a million from Julian Gold.

Daniel is rocking out his style in a formal tux from Men’s Wearhouse. And the lovely bridesmaids are modeling elegant floor length dresses from David’s Bridal.

 Sweet Sweet Love is all we hope for these two! Again, thank you for letting Clearly Classy Events be a part of your special day!

And a HUGE thanks to all of the other vendors that made Laura & Daniel’s wedding a success!

Platinum DJ Entertainment 

Twirl Salon

Absolute Rentals

Ruckman Haus Inn

03. July 2014 by johnell
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Local Celebrities Galore! The Special Day of Traffic Queen Erica Harpold and “Softball Ricky”

Ricky and Erica were married early April at Hideout on the HorseshoeClearly Classy Events was thrilled to be a part of this sweet couple’s special day! Leland Gebhardt Photography was there to capture each moment perfectly!

With a little help from some friends, the bride and groom got ready to walk down the aisle!  Hair and makeup for the girls were styled by  Glitter Knockout. These ladies really stand by their name with knockout style!

 The wedding party was filled with such unique personality, we had so much fun working with all of them and as if having a local celebrity for a Groom wasn’t enough, @MrBobbyBones , a National Radio Personality, was a groomsmen! And of course, what’s a wedding without your little furry friends! (We’re talking about the pups, ladies! ;) )

The beautiful boutonnieres and exquisite, colorful bouquets were arranged by a great friend of the bride and groom.


So many fun personalities were sprinkled in the mix of guests that evening!  Miss Lauren Petrowski, Weatherman Jordan Steele, Radio Amy from the Bobby Bones Show, Weathergirl Allison Miller and soooo many more!!

 The guest of honor for the night was Bevo! And yes – that is THE Bevo, the official mascot for The University of Texas!! Now this is definitely a way to start the party right!

 The décor was executed by another one of the couples talented friends! It’s great to have such talented, helpful friends to execute major wedding details! 

All wedding rentals were provided by Whim.

 Instead of going with a traditional guestbook, friends and family all left their congratulations on Bevo! (No animals were harmed in the making of this wedding!)

 Anne Marie’s Catering did an absolutely amazing job! The chicken and waffles were life changing! As the buffet opened the clouds created waves in the sky. It was such a stunning sight to see!

 These gorgeous cakes were crafted by another one of the couple’s friends. Bevo made yet another appearance on the grooms cake! Can you guess where these Alumni’s graduated from?

 This crowd just loved to dance! They were on their feet all night long thanks to D&C Entertainment! Aren’t you sad you missed this party? But don’t worry! See the special clip below to start the party all over again!

 Ricky and Erica ended the night with a beautiful sparkler send off! We wish this happy couple the best for many years to come!

Erica & Ricky from Starry Eyed Productions on Vimeo.


29. June 2014 by johnell
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70th Birthday Surprise!

 Clearly Classy Events was thrilled to help with this “Around the World” surprise birthday party for a world traveler! These great moments were captured by Jeff Loftin Photography.


 The tent and all other rentals were provided by Whim Event Rentals! We love how amazing the linens looked! A mixture of terracotta, navy, plum, taupe and olive tied everything in! And how about this amazing sperry tent!  The peaks and flags give it such a special look!

 The eye-popping centerpieces were arranged by the very talented team at Flora Fetish! She took our vision and made it a reality!  With pops of deep purple and orange they made for such stunning arrangements!

While the kids anxiously awaited Billie’s arrival they all played in the bouncy house provided by Let’s Bounce!

 When Billie arrived on-site, his wife was ready to lead him into the party! There is no better grand entrance than a golf cart led by bagpipers!  When he arrived to the tent he was immediately greeted by his loving friends and family. Many guests came from other countries to share this special day with Billie.

 Crave Catering put together an amazing meal for this party! Everything on the menu was absolutely fantastic! With a mashed potato bar, carving stations, cheeses and more, no one left hungry that night!

During dinner the guests enjoyed a film made by one of Billie’s talented daughters. They laughed and cried while reflecting upon the love and adventures of Billie and his family.

Billie’s daughter performed a set with her band, Acoustic Kitchen. That was the first night Billie has ever seen one of her concerts. He was extremely proud of his talented daughter. A piano from Steinway of Austin was brought in for the occasion!

 Now what would a party be without a little photo booth fun? The photo booth was also done by Jeff Loftin Photography!

 Since the theme of this party was “Around the World,” it was only fitting that the cakes just looked like suitcases!! Can you tell the difference between the cakes and the real suitcases?? The Sweet Stuff did a fantastic job! The real suitcases and the globe for the cake table were rented from Bee Lavish, they have such an amazing selection of vintage and specialty decor!

 During the after dinner toasts, close friends of Billie shared stories, performed songs, and even presented the birthday boy with gifts from their home countries. To end the night with a bang, Billie’s wife surprised him with a trip to Argentina!  The whole family would be traveling the next day together!  What an amazing surprise!!

 We hope they had a great time in Argentina and we wish them well on many more adventures together!



Event Planner: Clearly Classy Events- Johnell Huebner

Photographer: Jeff Loftin Photography

Catering: Crave Catering

Tent and Rentals: Whim Hospitality

Florist: Flora Fetish

Cake: The Sweet Stuff

Decor Rentals: Bee Lavish

Lighting: Altared Weddings

Piano: Steinway of Austin

Bouncy House: Let’s Bounce

Tuner: Perrine Piano

Sound: The Werd Company

Outhouse: Austin Outhouse

06. May 2014 by johnell
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Kate Spade Inspired!

Clearly Classy Events was so happy to help organize this adorable Kate Spade inspired photo shoot. These stunning photos were captured by Debra Gulbas Photography. Hair and make up for our beautiful model was done by Gaye Lynn with Beauty Secrets Salon.

This simple and sweet, half-lace, dress was found at Beatitude Bridal.

The Cypress Falls River Retreat in Canyon Lake could not have been a more perfect setting for this shoot to take place!

The flowers were arranged by the talented team at Sweet Magnolia Floral. Pretty in Ink Calligraphy also did an amazing job with those adorable polka-dotted invitations for this shoot!

All rentals were provided by Premiere Party Central. We just love those gold accents!

This adorable cake that accented the table so well came from The Sweet Stuff bakery! Each unique tier just screams ‘Kate Spade!’



29. March 2014 by johnell
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Starting the New Year off Right!

Nicole and Joshua were married just four days into January at Hideout on the Horseshoe in Canyon Lake. Clearly Classy was there to help with every tiny detail from beginning to end.

These beautiful moments were captured by Jeff Loftin Photography.

What better location to say “I Do!” than right in front of a beautiful river? This intimate ceremony was definitely one to remember!

From the first to the last dance, everyone was on their feet thanks to D&C Entertainment.

Throughout the reception, the bride and groom made sure to show off their fun personalities and interests! Instead of a traditional guest book the guests signed a custom made hockey jersey and were asked to “leaf” their words of wisdom for the newlyweds.

The delicious buffet was provided by Cooking it Up with the Carles. Loving the centerpieces? They were handmade by the bride herself using dye and coffee filters!

This dessert bar was heavenly to anyone with a sweet tooth! Blue Note Bakery did an amazing job with both of the cakes!

Nicole and Joshua ended the night with sparklers that shine almost as much as their love! Congratulations! We wish you both the absolute best!

Other Vendors:

Bartending Service: Fox Event Service

Rentals: Premiere Party Central

Officiant: Deason Jay Vocelka

Photobooth: Jeff Loftin Photography

Bar Beverages: Gabriel’s

Bouquet: HEB Blooms

25. February 2014 by johnell
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Summer Wedding Anyone?

Maia and Dan were married in late summer at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. The Clearly Classy team was honored to plan this couples special day!

These gorgeous pictures were captured by Sherry Hammonds Photography.

 This outdoor Jewish ceremony at the Four Seasons was breathtaking! The weather could not have been more perfect!

STEMS really did an amazing job with all of the arrangements!

The combination of corals, oranges, and whites worked so well inside and out.

Walking into the reception you just had to take a moment to soak in the beautiful lighting and ambiance created by Ilios Lighting.

Uplighting, pin spots and a personalized gobo were used in a gorgeous amber color.

The catering and cake were both conveniently done by the Four Seasons.

We love how they carried the same elegant look to the cake.

And the sweet Asian touches throughout shared some personality from the bride and groom.

The Matchmaker Band played a selection of classics and party music so the guests could dance the night away at the reception. They always know how to party!!

Maia and Dan departed their wedding in a classic Chevy that had been in the family for many years after being showered with flower petals by their friends and family.

The Grooms Cake was inspired by this family jewel!!

We wish this fun couple the absolute best and many years of happiness!

Other Vendors

Ceremony Music: Strings Attached

Rentals: Premiere Party Central

Videographer: Adam Grumbo Wedding Films

Officiate: Amy Adler

Car Service: Transportation Consultants


11. February 2014 by johnell
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Missing the Holidays Already?

Then you will love this fun-filled couple Jon & Megan!! They said their “I Do’s” on November 30th, 2013 at The Mansion in Austin, TX, with a cheery holiday “Tis the Season to be Married” theme.

This elegant photography was captured by Matt Montalvo.

Jon & Megan officially tied the knot at the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church. The amazing beauty of this church was captured perfectly.

Following the ceremony was cocktail hour at The Mansion. With Clearly Classy Events coordinating day-of, all of the little details were taken care of! Just take a look at this stunning escort card table.

 Pink Avocado did it again with their amazing appetizers and delicious entrees for dinner. The menu alone sounds heavenly!

Walking into the reception area was a breathtaking experience. D&H Lighting provided the perfect elegance and Bouquets of Austin added such an amazing touch with each different arrangement. Our absolute favorite had to be the branches. What unique floral displays do you think will be coming up in 2014? If it’s anything like this – we will be in love!

After dinner, Look No Further Entertainment immediately had everyone out on the dance floor having a great time! Aren’t you sad you missed this party?

Cupid Shuffle or YMCA? Either way you definitely wanted to be a part of this crazy bunch!

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop not only aced the cake, but added their tasty cupcakes too! Why not have a mix of both? From the Groom’s Texas A&M selection of “Redass Red Velvet” to the Wedding Choice of “Malt Shop, Strawberry Love, & Wedding Cake,” there was enough to please everyone!

And yes, we know this couple is yet again adorable!

A bride has to have her best girls by her side. We couldn’t get enough of this fun group of gals!

To ride out this holiday wedding officially in-style, Megan & Jon provided Christmas ornaments as gifts to each guest.

And as the big guy in the jolly red suit always says “Merry Christmas to all – and to all a good night!” as they ran through the line of sparklers and did a classic end-of-the-night kiss!

Other Vendors -

Ceremony Music: Austin Pianist

Hair: Mindy Orsak

Make-up: Cat Lane

Hotel: Embassy Suites Arboretum

Rentals: Marquee Event Group

Officiate: Kip Nanninga

Car Service: R&R

29. January 2014 by johnell
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