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Join Eddie at The Party Goddess! UNCENSORED

UNCENSORED: It’s coming, it’s live and it’s at San Diego's Culy Warehouse March 16th-18th. Put together by The Party Goddess herself, Marley Majcher, UNCENSORED is about events, it’s about design, it’s about marketing and – at the end of the day – it’s about money and how to make more of it with your event business. Marley has lined up a host of industry experts such as celeb wedding planner Mary Dann, Henley Company CEO Nicole Matthews, Raye C Marketing’s Rhonda Couchigian and tic-tock’s very own Eddie Zaratsian to speak on a range of topics from how to stay balanced and focused, to design and marketing to Marley’s signature session “…But Are You Making Any Money?” 

If you’ve never been to The Party Goddess UNCENSORED, you should come and, if you have, come anyway because you’ve never been to this one. We can say that because UNCENSORED has never been done this way.

Eddie is so honored to have been invited to speak at UNCENSORED and is looking forward to sharing his experience and insights as he talks about Successfully Designing with your client’s style in mind. A sneak peek into the floral designs he’s created for some of the industry’s finest including: Fancy That! Events, The Bridal Bar, Exquisite Events, Wendy Rhodes, Kathy Nosek, Ariel Yve and Cassandra Santor.

tic-tock Couture Florals with Sonia Sharma for South Asian Bride Magazine. Images by Yoshi Morimoto.tic-tock Couture Florals with Ariel Yve for Style Me Pretty. Image by Michael and Anna Costa.tic-tock Couture Florals with Cassandra Santor. Image by Joan Allen Photo.

Marley and the experts will help you take a look inside your business to help you gain insight and see where you’re throwing money away and wasting your time and where you’re – as we say – coming up roses!

We’ll see you at UNCENSORED. Click here to register.


The Huntington Library's First Private Wedding

The Huntington Library and Gardens has been the site of weddings in television and movies like The Wedding Planner, The West Wing, Monster in Law and General Hospital but until Daniel and Sarah did their I Do’s, it had never been the location of a private wedding. When their planner (and our good friend) Wendy Rhodes called tic-tock, we were so excited! What an honor to create florals for the first-ever private wedding at such an historic site. It was important that the design for each aspect of the wedding complement the architecture and lush gardens of the Huntington. The design was perfect for the classic romantic feeling of the gardens and the color palette of soft and subtle shades of pink and cream with touches of green on a tabletop dressed in a perfectly textured pale linen with mercury glass votives. (Thank you James Johnson Photography for sharing his beautiful work with us!)


tic-tock's Take On: Wendy Rhodes

Photo by Isabel Lawrence PhotographersThere are so many things creating a wedding is and so many things it isn’t. Things it is: an incredible experience; an opportunity to share and learn about a couple, to help them express themselves on their day.  Things it isn’t: like the movies. This isn’t all fluffing trains and watching silently, maybe a little misty eyed, as the bride is escorted down the aisle by her father. It’s a lot of hard work. Long hours go into the decisions, details and processes of bringing a dream to life. It was when she found Florals by tic-tock. Photo by Isabel Lawrence Photographersherself up until three or four in the morning, doing the details, searching for just the perfect thing to tie it all together, that Wendy Rhodes realized she was in love with wedding planning.

In the years since she began, Wendy has somehow mastered the art of making wedding planning seem effortless. The way she laughs when she talks about some of the not-so-glamorous aspects of the job speaks volumes…(climbing up ladders to fix drape, anyone? How about that last second dash to change your clothes for the evening after a day of hard work coordinating, fixing, troubleshooting, problem-solving et al.?).  But it’s when she talks about what she loves about it that the true beauty of it all comes out. Everyone agrees that the details of a wedding are important but not everyone would say the same about the details of the couple. One of Wendy’s self-professed greatest joys in the process is getting to know the couple. What sort of music do they like? Florals by tic-tock. Photo by Isabel Lawrence PhotographersWhat are their favorite books? What do they love? (and what do they loathe?) The wedding day, as Wendy puts it, is really a first expression of the couple’s style, neither his nor hers but theirs. And one of the gifts of being brought into such an intimate part of someone’s life is the ability to help a couple discover that style, express it and share it with their loved ones.

With all of this obvious adoration for the couple’s expression Florals by tic-tock. Photo by Isabel Lawrence Photographers.of their love and the details that go along with it, it’s only fitting that Wendy’s favorite moment is when the groom lifts the veil and sees the face of his bride, as if for the first time.  It’s those moments, the ones that some people seem to forget about or that seem to get lost in the shuffle, and the way that she remembers them, that make working with Wendy such a treasure and a delight.


Thank you so much to Isabel Lawrence Photographers for the use of their beautiful images.