Find Your Pink // Local Events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During October, groups across the nation host events and come together for a common cause, finding a cure for Breast Cancer. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we present 10 events, all local to the cities we call home. Many of them are FREE, but still require tickets or reservations. Follow the ticket links to Eventbrite and pink on!
Dallas Fort Worth
Rosé All Day Wine and Music Festival
10/29/17

Enjoy your favorite pink libation while benefiting the AIRS Foundation. Cheers!

TICKETS

Honolulu
Aloha Cancer Project – A Zen Approach
10/21/17 & 10/28/17

The Aloha Cancer Project is hosting two weekends for a learning and practice experience based on the concept of Zen.

TICKETS

Inland Empire
2nd Annual IEPW “Diva” Luncheon
10/08/17

Honor and support your fellow phenomenal women at this Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon with proceeds going to The CARE Project, Inc.

TICKETS

Las Vegas
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
10/29/17

The American Cancer Society is holding their annual Making Strides walk across the country this month. Register to join the Las Vegas crew.

TICKETS

Los Angeles
Design + Thrive for the Cause
10/07/17

Take the standard fundraiser up a notch by showing off your design skills and learning the power of a healthy lifestyle. The theme was inspired by the awesome work of B4BC.

TICKETS

New York
Avon39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer
10/14/17 – 10/15/17

Explore Manhattan like a Warrior and raise funds for local providers of Breast Cancer related services.

TICKETS

Orange County
Howl-o-ween Cocktail & Costume Party
10/19/17

Help provide local breast cancer screenings for the Orange County area. Dress up with your pup for a spooky night out.

TICKETS

Sacramento
The Many Faces of Breast Cancer
10/28/17

The Diablo Valley Oncology/Hematology clinic will be hosting a panel to discuss important issues faced by Breast Cancer patients and survivors.

TICKETS

San Diego
Party in Pink Zumbathon
10/28/17

Get your Zumba on and support Susan G. Komen in their efforts to find a cure.

TICKETS

San Francisco
Taste for the Cure 2017
10/14/17

Support the amazing resource that is the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Cancer Center while learning about nutrition and an overall healthier lifestyle. Win, win.

TICKETS

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Eco-Friendly Events From Start to Finish

Paper Culture’s Eco-Friendly Invitations

While browsing on Pinterest (of course), we discovered the unique invitation suite designs of California-based Paper Culture. Their collections are modern, colorful, and better yet, good for the environment. Want your event to be eco-friendly, but still awesome? Start by ordering your invites from Paper Culture; finish with fun in our photo booth, delivered by Electric Vehicle. Read on to see our favorite picks for weddings and more.

Paper Culture :: graduation

Black and White Modern Graduation Invitation
These grad invites caught our eye with their modern calligraphy and watercolor pattern. The muted color palette works for any alma mater and any age graduate.

Paper Culture :: weddings

Abstract Wedding Save the Date
Art museums make great wedding venues and these Save the Date cards are a great start for your creative style. Be bold with different color options.

Paper Culture :: themed parties

Popcorn Themed Shower Invitation
This fun design was originally made for a movie night party, but we love the play on words that makes it perfect for a baby shower too. Customize your Paper Culture invites to make your event as unique as you.

#DesignforTrees

Paper Culture’s mission is to provide beautiful products inside and out. All of their products are made with sustainable materials and with every order they plant a tree where reforestation is needed the most. All cards are made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper so no trees are harmed. AND they have some serious cred. Paper Culture is…

  • A certified Bay Area Green Business
  • The 2013 winner of the California Climate Leader award
  • A carbon-neutral company in partnership with CarbonFund.org

Reversible Box

Paper Culture :: packaging

Invites Mailed in Reversible Reusable Box

Even their packaging is earth-friendly. After choosing and customizing your invites, your order is delivered in a Reversible Box, made from recycled cardboard and printed with eco-friendly water-based inks. Turn it inside out for a design-conscious way to send your mail. #ReversibleBox

Go Green

Connect with Paper Culture to start planning your special event. Twitter :: Facebook :: Instagram

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An Event Venue That Does It All

The Falls Event Center is unique in the industry in that it has multiple locations and a wide variety of spaces in each. From small to large, indoor to outdoor, casual to formal, there really is a place for everyone. We wanted to share an event that took us to the Elk Grove, CA location.. But first, a little introduction is due…

Get to Know The Falls

“We are creating space for you to dream, inspire, and celebrate life’s greatest moments. With our unique Open Vendor Policy and flexible room layouts, you can truly make our space your own.

It’s our passion to partner and serve local businesses. We have created the perfect rentable space for you to connect, build, and inspire your team with state-of-the-art technology and fun, creative environments.”

Large Indoor Room at the Event Center

White Table Settings
photos: thefallseventcenter.com
Indoor Corporate Meeting Space

Not Just Weddings

Venues like The Falls are often thought of for weddings or business events. The space works just as well for a birthday party among friends. Welcome to the island.

10.23.2016 // Dylan’s Luau

This 1st birthday party had all the right details for a Hawaiian, surf-themed festivity. Large windows made the event light and bright, setting the stage for dancers and musicians to perform. Sweet Dozen created a yummy doughnut bar and tropical details decorated the tables and walls.

Flavors of Donuts for Birthday Guests

(don’t miss our booth in the corner!)

Blue Tablecloths and Tropical Centerpieces

Drinks Were Served From a Luau Themed Bar

The host brought the cutest props so guests could pose with pineapples, coconuts, palm trees and flowers. A custom border continued the theme for fun party favors.

Tropical Themed Photo Booth Props

Connect

Can you envision yourself meeting here, celebrating here, partying the night away here? We’re sure you can find the perfect spot. website / instagram / facebook / pinterest

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The Pink Newsletter is Making a Splash

Big news for the summer! Pink Shutter is launching a quarterly e-newsletter, which will feature inspiration from each season. The Summer issue is full of fun, color and fresh ideas to make these hot months a blast. Each issue will have Featured Events from #thepinkblog, exclusive specials for your next photo booth rental, social media pages we love to follow, marketing tips and more.

Sign up below and email graphics@pinkshutter.com if you would like your event featured in our newsletter!

Blog Post Photos from Hawaii Wedding, Race for the Cure, SXSW

img (from left): Bianca Photography, Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County, SXSW

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Celebrate Life Outside the Box

Skybox Takes Flight

featured on the Skynotes Blog by Ngoc Nguyen Lay

Skybox Event Productions Logo
Do you know what’s great about riding in a hot air balloon? Every moment is magical. It doesn’t matter if you go somewhere high or low, imaginable or unimaginable, because viewing the world from the open sky makes anything feel possible.

Skybox has gone through a lot of changes from the inception of the idea. It had started back when I was in grad school. I had no idea where I wanted to take my business, but I knew I wanted to start something that I could call my own. My original logo and concept was based upon the intention to run a catering business. Skybox has evolved so much further than that.

I worked with Nikki from Akula Kreative to rebrand the company

[see logo above] in the Spring of 2012. The new logo was inspired by my hot air balloon photo shoot, and represents that Skybox is going to keep going up and the sky is the limit.

Ngoc and Albert Fly in a Hot Air Balloon to Celebrate Anniversary
photo: Caroline Tran

With Skybox Events, we do our best to make every moment magical, both for ourselves and for the client. I’ve seen plenty of “impossible” happen through Skybox; starting a company, growing into needing an office, writing a book, and so much more. This is why I chose the hot air balloon. Because I want to help others see all their impossible ideas become magical realities.

Skybox is taking the next step in their adventure and a rebrand is in the works again in 2016. A new website will be launched soon! Stay tuned to our social media pages to see the reveal.

The Team

Colorful Attire Make this Team Shot for Skybox Event Productions
photo: Desi Baytan

Located in Southern California, Skybox Event Productions serves all of the region and beyond. With Skybox at your event, you get expertise in planning, food, publicity, and much more! The Skybox Team is full of individuals who bring the very best of each aspect of an event and highlight those details through their individual skills. Whether an anniversary, a wedding, a dinner party, or a business gathering, Skybox Event Productions will always ensure your event will be beyond compare, creating unforgettable memories for all those in attendance.

Ngoc Nguyen Lay – Creative Director and Principal Consultant

Ngoc Wears a Navy Lace Dress for the Photo Shoot
photo: Caroline Tran
Ngoc is one of the most sought after coordinators in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, and the perfect “behind-the-scenes” hostess at your next event. She is always looking for innovative ways to make events memorable. Ngoc attended the University of California, Irvine and University of Southern California and has been working in the industry ever since. With a growing team and clientele, Ngoc thrives on organization and creativity for every event.

“Ngoc is an amazing person and planner and a joy to work with. SoCal is lucky to have her.”
– Heather, Graphic Designer at Pink Shutter

Real Weddings – Skybox + Pink Shutter

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Skybox on two weddings in the Los Angeles / Orange County area. Ngoc was part of the bridal party for the first feature, Jannie and Tom. The couple created a sophisticated, cohesive look to their big day using their monogram, a navy, gray and hot pink color palette and a chandelier motif (with a real chandelier hung for the outdoor ceremony!). See more photos on the Skynotes blog.

Reception Tables with Pink Flowers
photos: Conrad Lim Photography
Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Pose with the Bride and Groom

James & Thao hosted a bold, timeless wedding in red, black and white. Attention was paid to every detail with their monogram appearing on the menus, the floor lights, the photo prints and their photo booth backdrop. A Pink Shutter video booth captured heart felt messages from the couple’s guests. So sweet!
Read up for more details and a photo gallery.

Red and Black Wedding Reception Decor
photos: Conrad Lim Photography
Bride and Groom Cut the Cake Together

Q & A

Get to know Ngoc a little better with some lighthearted trivia.

Citrus Themed Escort Cards
photo: Adrienne Gunde
Q: Late night or early morning?
A: Morning
Q: Night on the town or quiet night in?
A: Night on the town
Q: Traditional or outside of the box?
A: Outside of the box
Q: Pink or blue?
A: Both
Q: Domestic trips or international travel?
A: International
Q: Coffee or tea?
A: Tea!
Q: Flowers or balloons?
A: Flowers
Q: Need for speed or just cruisin’?
A: Just cruisin’
Q: East coast or West coast?
A: West Coast
Q: Summer or winter?
A: Summer
Black and White Wedding Photo Shoot
photo: Iris and Light

Connect with Skybox

Contact Ngoc and the team through their website or social media pages to plan your next event!
Skybox Event Productions website/blog | Twitter Facebook Instagram


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