Tag: DIY

Happy Halloween… and Fantasy Fest!

Here at Swankey HQ in sunny Key West, we just finished our annual Fantasy Fest celebration. While many of you are probably gearing up for Halloween tonight, we’re winding down and taking it easy. For those of you who’ve never been to Fantasy Fest, it’s a weeklong party that starts at Goombay and runs all […]

A Swankey Wedding: Moria & Cory

Some brides-to-be thrive in the wild world that is DIY wedding decor. Our bride Moria was definitely one of these brides! Her one-of-a-kind creations put a personal touch on what was already an amazingly intimate and special day. She and hubby Cory wed on the beach at Fort Zach just before sunset officiated by Aaron […]

Memories In The Sand: Great Gift or DIY

By Shayne Benowitz A few months ago, one of our lovely brides Nelanie sent us a link to the Memories in the Sand Blog where she purchased a picture of her and hubby Scott’s name written in the sand. Of course, as Key West destination wedding planners, we absolutely loved the beachy memento. Nelanie found this […]

Swankey Hearts BRIDEfinds.com

by Shayne Benowitz We are loving the website BRIDEfinds.com. Once you’ve snagged that ring, head to their website for a one-stop shop for everything else. The website is packed with au courant trends, tips, and reviews for all things bridal. With categories such as the all important dress, accessories, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, and decor you’ll have […]

Using Pinterest to make inspiration boards

Remember back in July of this year when we posted about, Pinterest, a cool, new image bookmarking/archiving service? If not, this post will tell you all about it. It’s a great service where you can make a visual archive of all your favorite images. You can divide them up by categories and make different boards […]

DIY in Wedding: Paper goods

Paper goods can be a unique and vibrant way to add color to your Key West wedding. Even better, you can customize paper decorations to fit the colors of your weddings perfectly. Paper lanterns come in a variety of colors – you can even get ones that light up. We have various vendors that we […]

DIY shoes!

If you know us Swankey girls then you know we love us some SHOES!! Can’t find just the right shoes you are looking for? Have no fear, you may be able to create the look you are seeking. Here are step-by-step instructions for TWO different pairs of shoes! You can follow the instructions or use […]

Keeping guests engaged

Have you ever been to a wedding where you had to wait? If you’ve been to a few weddings in your lifetime, then chances are you have. Sometimes it’s because the wedding ceremony and the reception are at the same venue and they need to make a switcharoo to accommodate the reception. Other times it’s […]

Happy 4th of July from Swankey Events!

We hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July! In honor of Independence Day, here’s a fun DIY from Twig & Thistle. Adorable 4th of July sparklers, matchbox covers, and straw ornaments: What You’ll Need: 8.5 x 11″ 80lb white card stock (like this from Paper-Source) 8.5 x 11″ 80lb white text paper […]

Drink up: weddings favors with flavor

Saw this project on Sunlight Nights blog back in February and was inspired. Wouldn’t these babies look great at a Key West shindig? I mean it practically screams “island”. You just need the labels, huh?  If your wedding or event has a specific logo, you could even use that. And it doesn’t just have to […]

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