31
Oct

{EVENT RECAP} Ivori Nicole Events kicks off Diabetes Awareness Month with Cycle Event

 

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Mary Bubala (WJZ CBS-Baltimore) and Ivori Lipscomb-Warren (Ivori Nicole Events)

 

On Sunday, October 30 in Baltimore, MD Ivori Nicole Events hosted “Care Cycle Control,” a charity ride to benefit the Warren Community Cares Foundation at REV Cycle Studio. Warren Community Cares Foundation improves lives by mobilizing the community to advancement through education, career training, and health awareness.

 

With a goal to increase awareness about the importance and benefits of diabetes control through fun group exercise, the event kicked-off, Diabetes Awareness Month observed in November. Guests were treated to a reserved cycle seat for a hip hop indoor cycling class, opening remarks by WJZ CBS-TV Baltimore’s Mary Bubala, refreshments, and a VIP gift bag.

 

With over 25 individuals attending, the room was bursting with energy. Riders had an exhilarating workout to the tunes of Jay-Z, Fetty Wap, and other hip hop artists. The class ended with REV’s customary cool lavender towels.  A great time was had by all.

 

To view social media event photos, please search the hashtag #WarrenCaresCycle on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

About Ivori Nicole Events

Ivori Nicole Events (www.ivorinicoleevents.com) is a full-service planning and production firm based outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Named “Best Planner” by Baltimore Magazine and 40 Under 40 honoree by the Baltimore Business Journal, the company’s work has garnered features in Ebony, Women’s Day, Perfect Wedding Guide, Baltimore Bride, Pretty Pear Bride, Ruffled, Charm City Wed, The Big Fake Wedding, MunaLuchi Bride and Baltimore Magazine, as well television appearances on Fox and CBS.

 

About Warren Community Cares Foundation

Warren Community Cares Foundation, found by U.S. Army Veteran, Kevin Warren, is a 501(c)(3) organization that improves lives by mobilizing the community to advancement through education, career training, and health awareness.

Sugar + Strife is the signature health initiative of Warren Community Cares Foundation. This diabetes advocacy program chronicles the journey of Kevin and Ivori Warren as they battle diabetes. Their journey helps others to see the struggles, successes and decision management that are a daily part of the fight to manage this disease. The goal of this program is to educate and help others who are on the same journey and to prevent others from becoming a part of this journey through prevention.

 

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Oct

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, October 27, 2016

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Angel West

Mahogany Blue Public Relations

312.375.2752

awest@mahoganybluepr.com

 

Ivori Lipscomb-Warren Named to Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

 

EDGEWOOD, MD, October 27, 2016 – Ivori Nicole Events today announced that Ivori Lipscomb-Warren, Owner and Creative Director, was named to Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2016.

 

Ivori Lipscomb-Warren is one of 40 outstanding young professionals under the age of 40 who are making noteworthy contributions to Greater Baltimore’s business, their companies, and community.

 

The magazine received over 250 nominations. Honorees ranged from bankers and lawyers, to designers, entrepreneurs, social justice advocates, government employees, and nonprofit workers. They are Greater Baltimore business people who have excelled quickly within their fields, engaged with the community and made a name for themselves all before the age of 40. Honorees will be celebrated at Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 event on Nov. 3 at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore.

 

Ivori Nicole Events is a full-service planning and production firm based outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Named “Best Planner” by Baltimore Magazine, the company’s work has garnered features in Ebony, Women’s Day, Perfect Wedding Guide, Baltimore Bride, Pretty Pear Bride, Ruffled, Charm City Wed, The Big Fake Wedding, MunaLuchi Bride and Baltimore Magazine, as well television appearances on Fox and CBS. For more information about Ivori Lipscomb-Warren and her company, Ivori Nicole Events, please visit www.ivorinicoleevents.com and connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IvoriNicoleEvents and Twitter at @ivorinevents.

 

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19
Oct

 

 

You’re invited to join us at REV Cycle Studio for “Care Cycle Control,” a charity ride to increase awareness about the importance and benefits of diabetes control through fun group exercise, and kick off, Diabetes Awareness Month observed in November. All proceeds from the event will go to Warren Community Care Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the community to advancement through education, career training, and health awareness.

 

Guests will be treated to a reserved cycle seat during the indoor hip hop cycling class, hosted food and refreshments, and a VIP gift bag.

 

Diabetes is a national health crisis. It is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the US, affecting women, men, and youth populations. Diabetes affects more than 600,000 people in Maryland and nearly 1.6 million people are living with prediabetes.

 

Although physical activity is a key element in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, many with this chronic disease do not become or remain regularly active. High-quality studies established that participation in regular physical activity improves blood glucose control and can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Yet, studies show as few as 37 percent of people with Type 2 diabetes participate in regular physical activity.

 

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.

 

TIME: Arrival time: 12:45pm

 

Indoor spin class start time 1:15 pm (Class is 45 minutes so you’ll be done by 2)

 

WHERE: REV Cycle Studios, 1718 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

 

TICKETS: CARECYCLECONTROL.SPLASHTHAT.COM

 

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12
Oct

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Hello loves,

 

So the wedding is over, the vows have been said, the cake is all gone, and your luggage is unpacked from your honeymoon. Before you go back to the ins and outs of everyday life, it’s important to know how to care for that gorgeous set of rings you’ll wear every day. These seven simple tips will help you keep your engagement ring as safe, sound and sparkly as possible.

 

Purchase insurance or add your ring to your property policy. Insurance is necessary to protect your investment if it gets lost, stolen or damaged.

 

Always handle diamonds rings by their metal band and avoid touching the gemstones. Fingers are covered in oils that can dull their sparkle.

 

Remove rings before applying lotions and creams. They will lose their brilliance and need professional cleanings more often.

 

Avoid wearing your rings while cleaning around the house. Harsh cleaning supplies have chemicals that could permanently damage your ring.

 

Drains are a ring’s greatest enemy. Never remove your rings before you wash your hands in a public restroom or place your rings on or near a sink.

 

Never wear your rings in the ocean. Cold water can shrink fingers. Your rings could slip off without your knowledge.

 

Have your rings inspected and cleaned by a professional jeweler every year.

 

xoxo,

 

Ivori

05
Oct

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We are so excited to see our Urban Chic Style Shoot on MunaLuchi Bride!

Everyone’s definition of a romantic setting varies slightly, but it is hard to argue with a gorgeous artistic loft setting like the one at Baltimore’s own Graffiti Warehouse!

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We created a romantic loft wedding featuring a color palette of gold and ivory, with unexpected pops of red. The team chose a mix of rich red china and gold lattice chargers as the perfect balance against the ivory and gold tones in the soft linens and ghost chairs. Playing off the crimson hue found in the table setting, a highlight to the tablescape design was the tiny whimsical crab that adorned the menu at each place setting.

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As if details like the brick walls and permanent graffiti art were not enough, the team really embodied “Urban Chic” for this styled loft wedding with a three-tiered cake adorned with feathers and rhinestone embellishments.

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The bride wore a beaded Allure wedding gown crowned with an illusion top and understated accessories. The last piece to the puzzle, tying the loft wedding together, was the bold red tuxedo worn by the groom that were equal parts fresh and modern.

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The beauty of a loft wedding is how the space can transform into just about anything you dream up. Easily one of the most versatile venues, it is no wonder that these urban wedding spaces are such a prize!

 

Planner + Designer: Ivori Nicole Events

Venue: Graffiti Warehouse

Photographer: Clapp Studios

Cinematography: Chip Dizard Weddings

Make-up: Face Affairs

Bride Attire: K & B Bridals

Groom Attire: Classic Man Bespoke Clothiers, LLC

Sugar Artist: Couture Cakes by Sabrina

Paper Goods: Dionisa’s Designs

Linens, China, Flatware, and Stemware: Select Event Group

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28
Sep

 

Hi loves,

 

It’s officially fall! The leaves are falling, colors are changing, Starbucks has rolled out the #PSL (that’s Pumpkin Spice Latte for us non-coffee drinkers).Some of the best things in life are happening including lots of beautiful autumn weddings. Whether you are planning a fall wedding for this year or next, we have a few key tips that you should surely heed!

 

Keep warm: Some days this season Mother Nature will send some warm weather our way, but chances are slim so prepare for cooler temps. Warn your guests about the event location so they can dress appropriately. For outdoor nuptials consider big cozy blankets for your guests or heaters.

 

Coffee or hot cocoa, anyone? Serving warm beverages is another way to keep everybody warm. Have fun with it and provide different flavors. You can even offer adult versions with alcohol. Bailey’s Irish Cream and hot cocoa would be amazing on a chilly day!

 

Consider a nature-inspired color palette. The best thing about fall is all of the amazing hues. There are so many great colors to consider besides the obvious browns and orange tones. We love the ideas of infusing blush, taupe- like lavender, or cranberry into these seasonal color palette. Blend any of these tones into your bridesmaid’s dresses, linens, or florals. The possibilities are endless.

 

Don’t forget the delicious fall foods. Wedding menus shouldn’t be left out of this fall love fest. Work with your caterer to incorporate ingredients like pumpkin, sweet potatoes, squash, cranberries and apples. Don’t forget the autumn desserts like hot apple pie. Yum!

 

Let us help you next fall wedding. We are booking dates for Fall 2017. Contact us here to schedule your free consultation today!

 

xoxo,

 

Ivori

21
Sep

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Happy Wednesday loves! Weddings are known as “the bride’s day,” but what about the groom? A wedding is a celebration of you both as a couple, after all! So how do you make sure your groom is represented on the Big Day…and get him involved with some of the planning action? Keep reading…

 

Weigh in on some decisions. Getting his opinion is an excellent way to help you when you’re stuck on which napkin color to order, and it helps him feel like he’s a part of the nuptials, too. If he doesn’t want to be looped in on every minor decision narrow down your choices before bringing you hubby-to-be in for the final weigh in.

 

Choose the menu. Does he have a favorite protein or side dish? Invite him into conversations with your caterer to ensure he’s represented in the menu choices. After all, they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Besides, you will have so much fun at tastings together.

 

Select a signature drink. Work with your fiancé to create a cocktail that suits both of your taste buds. Ask your bartender to help you mix and match your favorite liquors and mixers until you blend the perfect drink or two.

 

Register Together. Whether you’re going with a traditional registry or a honeymoon fund, get your groom involved. Keep in mind that he will be using the towels or enjoying the couple’s spa treatment, too!

 

In general, ask his opinion and be truly open to using his ideas. Be sure to involve him in some way with the planning process. The memories of you planning together will last a lifetime, and you’re going to appreciate all the help you can get!

 

xoxo,
Ivori

06
Aug

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We are so excited to see our Ivori’s expert tips on Rising Tide Society! In her blog, she gives three ways to avoid business burnout.

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Running a business is hard work. If you’re a business owner, you probably understand how difficult it can be to avoid business burnout. There are so many things to manage: operations, marketing, accounting, social media, human resources—not to mention, home and family duties. So how do you manage it all without going completely insane?  Head over to Rising Tide Society to read more.

27
Jul

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Hello loves,

 

If you haven’t picked up a copy of the latest issue of Baltimore Bride, you must! In their article “44 Reasons We Love Baltimore Weddings,” the bridal magazine lists IVORI NICOLE EVENTS as one of the best planners in Baltimore!

 

We are excited and humbled to be considered among the best wedding planners. Congrats to all the other talented planners that were recognized. We’re lucky to be in such great company!

 

While you’re at it, check out our full page ad with pics from our work on page 15.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

 

xoxo,

 

Ivori

 

P.S. Fall and winter wedding dates are still available. Contact us here to schedule your free consultation today.

29
Jun

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Hi friends!

 

Wedding season is here which means you’re in the home in the home stretch of your planning. With the million things to do before the Big Day, two or three or even 12 tasks are bound to fall through the cracks.

 

So all you future brides and grooms, here are a few details that are typically overlooked that I want to be sure you keep in mind.

 

Decorations (beyond flowers) Tablecloths and centerpieces fit into your rental and florist budgets, respectively, but couples typically overlook small décor items, like candles, signage, and the ceremony backdrop.

 

Gifts for parents You may have budgeted for a gift for your wedding party to say “thanks,” but what about your parents? Along the wedding planning journey, you may want to pick up a few gifts for all of the wonderful people who went above and beyond to show their support and shower you with love.

 

Transportation Transportation faux pas can ruin your entire day. Plan to hire your car company six months before your wedding and consider things like your date, ceremony and reception sites, and the size of your wedding. If you’re getting married in April, May or June, near prom and graduation season, formal vehicles will be in high demand, so you’ll need to book your transportation even earlier. The same goes for special rides like vintage cars, which are in shorter supply than your typical limousine.

 

Additional and special diet meals Most vendors will request a vendor meal in their contract; however, as a rule of thumb, any vendor that is working over five hours and is present during the reception should be treated to a meal.

 

Also, be sure to make note of all the guests who have food allergies or are vegetarian or vegan. Provide a list for your caterer noting where each of these guests is sitting. Your caterer will love you!

 

Wedding Day meals You may be nervous and not feel like eating, but remember you’re in for a long day and night. A little protein will steady your nerves and provide stamina.

 

Gratuities Lastly, do not forget to tip your vendors. Tips are never obligatory. They are meant to be expressions of appreciation for especially good service. However, it is customary to show your gratitude by tipping the people involved in making your special day a success.

 

xoxo,

 

Ivori

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