Friday, December 31, 2010

My Hero "Papa Lew"

My father passed away peacefully yesterday and my life will never, ever be the same! How blessed I have been to be his daughter...he is my hero!
My sweet daughter, Cassie, posted these thoughts on her blog:

My Grandpa Pratt's 2 year battle with Leukemia ended this morning as he returned back to our loving Heavenly Father. I'm so grateful for the opportunity we had to go to Cedar City on Sunday to see him as well as stop on our way home from St. George on Tuesday to say our final good-byes. My Uncle Jim sent the family an e-mail this week that really explains the feelings and emotions we all felt that day in Cedar as we said our last good-byes in this earthly state. Here is what he said:

"There are certain images and feelings from this visit I will carry with me for the rest of my life. While it was an emotional, tender experience, it was also one that has reconfirmed to me the importance of family. Really, isn't that all we have? I think so.

While there were many images, none were no more poignant to me than pulling away from you as some of you stood in the driveway waving goodbye to Lew. He waved goodbye as best he could, most, if not all of us realizing it would be the last time he would be here for Christmas. Then up the road a bit, Lew and I talked of heading for home, that there really is nothing like it. But it's family that makes it home and in the next life, that's the way it ought to be. He's heading for home, indeed, and I hope we all live our lives to merit returning home to be with him and family. That day is ever closer.

The aspiring poet in me had to try to capture this touching moment. For what it is worth, I hope I've done it some justice.

Heading Home

A row of family

stands in sterile concrete drive

under pewter-gray hue

of wintry stratus cloud.

Their hands carve farewell

through thickening late afternoon fog

as precipitation falls down saddened faces.

It is the fog they fear most.

There must be a ray of light,

bluer skies at higher elevation.

beyond the bleak horizon,

perhaps Beaver Pass.

Disembarking is difficult

for all, even him.

Through shadowed windshield, he musters

a languid good-bye with feeble fingers.

The rearview mirror

fades them and life too quickly.

He knows it is time

to go home."

-- Headed Home.....Good bye Papa Lew!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Southern Utah Bride Magazine

Southern Utah Bride Magazine is so excited to be announcing its launch. We can't say enough how thankful we are to all who advertised or who were involved with writing articles.
More big news!
"Love is in the Air" a $25,000 Wedding Giveaway!!
This is the first of its kind in Southern Utah, and one lucky couple will be receiving the wedding of their dreams.
To all of you future brides register today at
Thanks you so much for your participation, and help. None of this could have been possible without you.
All my best,

Saturday, October 30, 2010

At Work on a NEW look for our Blog....

As I am sure many of you- that tune in frequently- have noticed, we have been mixing it up here on our BLOG and are trying a few new things.
Changes are on the way and we thought a fresh look might be the best way to get things started!

We will be posting MANY MANY MANY photos from recent events as well as helpful information for all our fabulous followers and recent additions to the Forevermore Events (Client) Family Tree.

We also want to hear from all of the fabulous vendors in the area. We know there are many talented Wedding and Event Vendors that are not in our "link list" that should be, and we would love to have you send us your info so that we can be spreading the word about our fellow professionals.

Fall is an exciting time in the Event Industry and WE are so excited to share the news about our Upcoming Events, Wedding and Receptions, Corporate Parties and of Course Holiday Get-togethers.
for more exciting announcements and changes her at

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Zion Wedding Planner

This has to be one of the most beautiful weddings ever! Zion National Park as the backdrop, the river close by and the gorgeous gardens of The Cliffrose Lodge

Macy and Breck you were a joy to work!

Thank you for the honor....

All my best, Laura

Style Team:




Rentals-Forevermore Events

Photography-M&R Photography

Venue-The Cliffrose Lodge at Zion

Thanks to all of you for making it happen!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Red, White and Blue Wedding-Kimber and Mike

Happy 4th of July! It happens to my favorite holiday because it's also my birthday!
I thought this wedding was perfect for today.
This retro color combo is making a comeback...mixing the color of love with "something blue" is all fired up!

Red Hot Kisses

Kimber and Mike, Forevermore Events loved your wedding!
Congratulations and all my best......Laura

The Style Team
Photography by Gideon Photography
Floral by Bloomers
Cake Design by Icing Cakes by Design
Decor and Design by Forevermore Events

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Amanda + Clay Part 2

I was so excited when the talented Kristin Roper sent over these darling wedding day photo's of Amanda and are images of their beautiful day!

Congratulations, Amanda and was so fun being part of your vintage wedding day!
Ceremony: St George Temple
Ring Ceremony:Entrada Golf Club
Wedding Reception: St George City Social Hall
Cake:Ashley Waters

Friday, June 4, 2010

McCall and Kevin-St George Utah Wedding

I Love it when the bride is not only your bride but also your friend!
McCall you have waited a long time for this day, you have dreamed of this day....
Today you will marry your best friend!!

Congratulations, my friend.....All my best, Laura
Check back for wedding day photo's from the talented

Sunday, May 23, 2010

St George Utah Wedding Reception-Amanda + Clay

It has been so fun creating this vintage wedding....I especially love the opportunity to design an inspiration board for a bride and have creative license to start from scratch and then to beautiful wedding day design! Thank you, Amanda for allowing me to create your's been exciting!
Here is a sneak peak of the darling couple captured by
Kirsten Roper Photography

Bridal File Inspiration

What's old is new again!
For our inspiration antique stores were a must and flea markets a necessity!
As we discussed Amanda's favorite things we found that she admires history, home made additions and charming vintage customs.

We will be using soft colors from the post war era, weathered woods, that vintage lace that grandmother made and wild flowers mixed with roses for that classic wedding day feel. With different size bird cages, an antique style bicycle and beautiful vintage glass we will be pulling off the perfect vintage chic wedding!

Check back for the update of the "Real Wedding"!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Elan Woman Magazine Anniversary Party-Part 2

We were so thrilled to be part of the Planning, Design and Decor of the

Elan Woman Magazine Anniversary Party!
Elan Woman Magazine is 4 years old!!
Happy Anniversary, Baby!!!

Amy Hansen, Lindsey Madsen, Darci Hansen, Laura Stagg

Yummy cupcakes donated and provided


A special thank you to those who made this a night to remember!!
The Elan Woman staff

Amy Hansen Floral

Local Artists

"The Girlfriends"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Southern Utah Wedding-Kallie+Skylar

Southern Utah Wedding-Kallie and Skylar Part 2

Today's beautiful couple was photographed by "Sweet Memory Garden"

I love the way Skylar is holding the bouquet for her....Floral by Unique Floral Design!

This picture makes me smile....just relaxed with the gorgeous Southern Utah scenery surrounding them!

You may remember this shot from an earlier post with Kallie and all of her Bridesmaids....count them....10!
Love the bridesmaid dresses! The apple green sashes were the perfect touch.

This is one of my favorite shots of Kallie....happiness is written all over her face!

One last glance in the mirror before the reception begins.....

We loved the chance to custom make the gorgeous ribbon taffeta table linens and matching chair sashes.

Oh, so fun cake was created by Bridal Cakes by Yvonne.

Is this the most darling baby you have ever seen, or what?
Every single niece and nephew were decked out in bright and cheery apple green and polka dot dresses and striped button down shirts.

Kallie knew in the beginning that family would be a huge part of their she embraced this idea in all of her planning process! So sweet....dancing with the nieces and nephews!

With so many little ones, the kids table was a must!!

The bouquet toss over the banister

A farewell and good wishes sparkler send off!!

In the end it was a dream come true wedding....

Congrats to both of you as you begin your life together!

Thanks again, for letting me be part of your day!!