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Top 5 Romantic Proposal Ideas for 2019

You got the girl and now it’s time to plan the proposal of her dreams. But, before you can plan anything, you have to figure out how you’re going to propose.

The story of how you propose will be told over and over for years to come, so if there was ever a time to go all out - this is it!

Here are five romantic proposal ideas to get you started. With these ideas as inspiration, you’ll be on your way to executing a romantic proposal that will sweep her off her feet.

The trip of a lifetime.

If your significant other constantly talks about a place she’d love to travel, why not make two of her dreams come true at once?

Surprise her with a dream vacation to a location she’s been dying to visit. Spend the first few days exploring the area with her and secretly scope out romantic locations. Once you’ve found the spot, insist you revisit it before the end of the vacation.

This proposal will likely have incredible scenery, and you’ll get major bonus points if you’re able to find someone to capture the moment. You may be able to arrange a shoot with a local photographer. If not, a fellow traveler would probably be happy to help.

Sandy toes, salty kisses.

The beach at sunset is one of the most romantic scenes for a proposal. You just can’t beat the natural enchantment of the sunset colors, the sound of the waves, and the endless blue ocean.

If you want to take a beach proposal to the next level, nothing ups the romance factor like candlelight... lots of candlelight.

With the help of a few friends, use tall LED candles to create a large heart in the sand. Stand in the middle of the heart, roses in hand, and have a friend bring her down to the beach.

When she walks up, she’ll see you standing, surrounded by candles with the ocean, sunset, and breeze creating the most beautiful scenery. It will be a magical moment she’ll never forget.

5 Wedding Trends Every 2019 Bride Should Know About

We’re headed into engagement season. Next thing you know, your Instagram feed will be full of beautiful proposal pics, and if you happen to be one of those lucky ladies getting engaged this year, that means you’ll be in full planning mode for a 2019 wedding. There are countless decisions to make, and no shortage of inspiration out there between bridal magazines, Pinterest, and your own social media feeds — but sometimes you need a more focused list of ideas. So we rounded up 5 of the newest (and some just newly popular) wedding trends all you 2019 brides ought to know about — from dresses and flowers to reception food and invitations.

Bridal Dresses

Let’s start with one of the biggest parts of your wedding day, both in importance and budget: the dress. Whether you plan to go more casual or formal, if you’re shopping for a new dress, you’re going to notice certain styles and trends repeated, even if it’s not easy to immediately spot them in a sea of ivory chiffon.

It should be no surprise that one of the biggest influences on bridal trends this year is Meghan Markle. Just as Kate Middleton’s long-sleeve lace bodice served as inspiration for countless brides after her 2011 wedding to Prince William, expect to see hints of both Meghan’s ceremony and reception dresses when you’re shopping — most notably the boat-neck-meets-off-the-shoulder silhouette. Another trend we can credit Meghan with? A resurgence of the bridal tiara.

Other dress elements that are rising in popularity for next year are statement bows (think: oversized, structured bows that turn into trains), puffed sleeves, sparkle (all over or just a hint), and 3D floral elements. 2019 brides will also be more likely to wear dresses with geometric patterns and shapes; as opposed to floral lace and sweetheart necklines, there are more straight lines used in dress designs, from details in the fabric to cutouts and trim.

Another wedding dress trend that’s grown in popularity over the past several years isn’t a dress at all — it’s the bridal jumpsuit. More designers are including jumpsuits in their bridal collections, making them an option for formal weddings, but they’re also a popular choice for more casual, smaller weddings (an overall trend for 2019). Jumpsuits are also a fun option for rehearsal dinners or other wedding celebrations leading up to the big day.

Spring 2019 Wedding Trends

The Royal Wedding between Megan Markle and Prince Harry has undoubtedly sparked some inspiration for 2019 wedding trends among designers, planners, and brides-to-be.

Details from the Royal Wedding will undoubtedly have an impact on the bridal industry. From wedding gowns to the cake, to the styling of the venue, weddings in the spring of 2019 are sure to be elegant with flare.

Combining conservative details fit for a duchess and hot new trends, prepare to see a wedding season marked with elegance and closeness.

Smaller Wedding Parties

In contrast with the big bow trend, many couples are opting for smaller bridal parties. Many brides no longer feel obligated to include their second-cousin once removed as a bridesmaid. While grooms as a whole typically don’t have many groomsmen, brides are starting to follow this tradition.

In fact, many couples are deciding to downsize their guest list to include only their families and closest friends. It’s a trend that will save time, stress, and money that is sure to take off in 2019.

Spring Wedding Colors

While rich greenery against white tablecloths was all the rage for the past two years, all good things must come to pass. Colored wedding dresses still aren’t a huge trend, but many modern brides are showing interest in color filled, yet elegant weddings.

Spring wedding colors for 2019 are sure to include pops of elegant colors like peach, rose, and lavender. Deep plums and blues will also be popular for vintage weddings.

Funeral Sound System Microphone Rental Arizona | Funeral Speaker Rental PhoenixAre you looking for an inexpensive and affordable way to provide sound for your speakers and music at an upcoming memorial/funeral service in the Phoenix AZ area? 

No matter the budget for your memorial/funeral service, we offer an easy solution that allows you to provide microphones for the speakers and your own music - using the same equipment as a professional disc jockey. Our equipment guarantees a stress free funeral service where the eulogies will be heard loud and clear. No matter the size of the audience, we offer e a sound system to cater for your needs. Give us a few details and we can event put together a custom system to meet all of your requirements.

Determining the Ideal Stage Size for Your Event

It can be difficult to visualize and choose just what size the stage should be for your next event, particularly when there is a diverse mixture of people and performers who will be using it.

Determining the correct area of a stage is sometimes more art than science. Unfortunately, event planners and managers at times do not give it enough consideration. The horizontal area must accommodate any and all activities that will take place on it. Even though speeches may occupy 3 hours and 55 minutes out of a 4-hour program with only one speaker appearing at a time, but there is a finale with a 12-member dance ensemble, the stage has to be big enough from the outset to accommodate the dance ensemble. In other words, it must be large enough to allow for the activity that will require the most space, no matter how important or how long that activity is in relation to the rest of the staged program.

For most activities, there are no golden rules. Every performing group usually has a minimum size of stage that will accommodate their performance and they should be consulted prior to event setup to ensure that the properly sized stage is ordered. Generally, for speakers at a lectern, a minimum of 15 - 20 ft² is required. Unfortunately, if the event consists of only speeches by one or two persons at a time such as an awards ceremony, having a small stage might not automatically be the correct choice. The stage size in relation to the size of the venue and also in relation to the size of the stage set and any additional décor or audio-visual equipment must be taken into consideration. For example, if an awards ceremony is to take place with a stage set up in the middle of a 150 ft long wall, and two large A-V screens with surrounding drape are to extend to the side walls on either side of the stage, it does not make good design sense to have a stage that is only eight or 12 ft wide as it is completely out of proportion to the remainder of the room’s décor and the scale of the entire venue. The stage must reflect the correct proportion, and should be more in the order of about one third of the total width of the venue or 40 to 50 ft wide, in spite of the small number of persons occupying it at any given time. Part of the extra space may also be taken up purposely with a well-designed stage set. 

So much of surviving New Year's Eve without sinking into a deep spiral of disappointment relies on the crew, (often, let's be honest) the booze, and most importantly the good vibes. And with the divisiveness of the year that's almost run its course, we wouldn't blame you for feeling equal parts hopeful and "ughhhh."

To set the right *joyful* mood for your midnight soirée, press play on this 50-track party setlist of up-tempo hip-hop, pop, and disco that will divert people's attention to the little conflicts in life, such as "chaser" vs. "no chaser," "bumping" vs. "grinding," and lastly, "vintage Drake" vs. "new Drake."


1. "Lemon" - N.E.R.D. feat. Rihanna

2. "Celebration" - Kool & The Gang

3. "Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B.

4. "Anywhere" - Rita Ora

5. "Los Ageless" - St. Vincent

6. "What Lovers Do" - Maroon 5 feat. SZA

7. "Homemade Dynamite [Remix]" - Lorde feat. Khalid and Post Malone

8. "One Dance" - Drake

9. "Bad Girls" - Donna Summer

10. "Young Hearts Run Free" - Candi Staton

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Choosing a theme for your New Year’s Eve party can set the tone for the entire night. New Year’s Eve is a fun and exciting time all about reflecting on the past year while looking forward to crafting new memories with loved ones. Your party’s style should match this special sentiment from start to finish with a theme that spreads good cheer. Whether you’re looking to plan a casual gathering or go all out with a formal celebration, these New Year’s Eve party themes will help you ring in the New Year the right way.

New Year’s Eve Party Checklist

In order to avoid stress and save some time, there are a few items to keep in mind when mapping out your party theme. Everything from choosing a concept and setting a budget, to finding those unforgettable New Year’s Eve party invitations can be found below.

Choose a New Year’s Eve party theme that you feel excited about. Make sure you absolutely love the theme you’re choosing since you’ll be the host or hostess. Being enthusiastic about your theme will drastically increase the party in your planning.

Decide who you want to invite. Write down who you’d like to invite so you can get an idea of the size of your party, along with how many invites you’ll need to order. This tip will keep you organized and on track with what you’ll need to buy for your party down the road.

Choose a space to host your party and accommodate your guests. Now that you’ve got your mind made up on a theme and you have a guest list set, you can decide if you want to host your party at home or at a venue. If you’re looking for a more intimate party with family and friends, opt for a celebration at home so you can save money. If you’re hosting more than 50 guests, you should look into affordable venues that are local and easy to access.

Choosing Your 2018 Christmas Party Music

Picking the perfect Christmas party music will get everybody in the groove for your holiday get together. Create a playlist of Christmas party songs to set the festive mood as you share delicious food, drinks, and good company. Here are some tips for putting together the ultimate Christmas party playlist!

Play Christmas music that all of your guests will enjoy by incorporating artists from a variety of genres, time periods, and regional backgrounds. A good idea is to take the type of event that you’re hosting into consideration. For a casual get together, play party Christmas songs with an upbeat tempo to get toes tapping and everybody feeling relaxed. Many contemporary artists such as Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber have released holiday albums with modern remixes of traditional tunes. If your party is formal, however, select classic Christmas music to play in the background of your event. A lovely and sophisticated option is instrumental renderings of favorite holiday carols performed by your favorite orchestra or symphony group.

If you don’t have your own collection of holiday CDs to play and you don’t want to spend a small fortune downloading songs from iTunes, try Christmas music streaming. You can use services such as Pandora or i heart radio to create stations to play during the party. Websites such as Grooveshark also allow you to make your own Christmas music list ahead of time and easily organize your songs. Take requests from guests by asking them to write down their top 10 Christmas songs when they first arrive. It’s like the modern version of the diner jukebox. They’ll be thrilled when they hear their song playing! Depending on how large your venue is, you may need to connect your computer to external speakers in order to get the right volume.

Have fun putting together your Christmas playlist and finding music that everyone will enjoy. Who knows—your guests may be so full of cheer that they will break out into an impromptu sing-a-long! 

Ron Barker of Arizona Horse Fair Fails to Pay Vendors, Convicted of Fraud, Violates Bankruptcy LawsIs the Arizona Horse Fair Going Out of Business?

With vendors not being paid, venues not booked, and fraud and bankruptcy surrounding their sales manager Ronald Barker, things for the Arizona Horse Fair are not looking good.

  • Chilliwack Heritage Park has not received any deposits or reservations to hold the venue for the October 2018 Arizona Horse Fair, yet the Arizona Horse Fair is still selling tickets.
  • The Arizona Horse Fair's insurance company has sent out notices to their event venues that their bill was not paid and they will be cutting off their insurance.
  • The event rental company for last year's show in Chilliwack, BC, has served Ron and Gail Barker with papers for not paying for last year’s event to the tune of $9000.00.
  • The event rental company for the March 2018 show in Scottsdale, AZ still has not been paid in full for over $6000 in services.
  • We have received emails from past trainers and clinicians who have not been paid.
  • In 2005, Ron Barker of the Arizona Horse Fair, received a lifetime market ban for defrauding investors. The British Columbia Securities Commission found that he violated securities laws when he committed fraud and lied to investors in raising more than $2.3-million from individuals in the Kamloops area. Click here for details.
  • Ron Barker also had seven charges imposed for violating bankruptcy laws. Click here for details.

Ron Barker and Gail Barker of Arizona Horse Fair Horse Expo based in Kamloops, BC, failed to make complete payment on over $6,000 worth of sound equipment from our company for their horse trade show at WestWorld of Scottsdale. To date, we have not received payment beyond the initial deposit required to reserve the equipment.

Based on this information, we warn all vendors, sponsors, or attendees to consider that you most likely lose your money or will not be paid in full by Ron Barker, Gail Barker, and the  Arizona Horse Fair.

We post this review of Ron Barker and Arizona Horse Fair, in order to warn other vendors about our experience. You can help us by attempting to reach Ron Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Arizona Horse Fair contact page at https://azhorsefair.com/contact-us/

You can also report the Arizona Horse Fair Facebook Page

Scandal at Mane Event Expo Heritage Park | Heritage Park Horse Show Mane Event ExpoWill the Mane Event Horse Expo (Arizona Horse Fair) at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC Still Go On?

Due to the questionable practices of Mane Event Expo (Arizona Horse Fair) at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC, it's a question worth asking. Arizona Horse Fair is a Canadian event company for horse expos and shows in Scottsdale AZ, Chilliwack BC, and Red Deer AB. With vendors not being paid, venues not booked, and fraud and bankruptcy surrounding their sales manager Ronald Barker, it's not looking good.

  • Chilliwack Heritage Park has not received any deposits or reservations to hold the venue for the October 2018 Mane Event Expo (Arizona Horse Fair)
  • The Arizona Horse Fair's insurance company has sent out notices to their event venues that their bill was not paid and they will be cutting off their insurance.
  • The event rental company for last year's show in Chilliwack, BC, has served Ron and Gail Barker with papers for not paying for last year’s event to the tune of $9000.00.
  • The event rental company for the March 2018 show in Scottsdale, AZ still has not been paid in full for over $6000 in services.
  • In 2005, Ron Barker of the Arizona Horse Fair, received a lifetime market ban for defrauding investors. The British Columbia Securities Commission found that he violated securities laws when he committed fraud and lied to investors in raising more than $2.3-million from individuals in the Kamloops area. Click here for details.
  • Ron Barker also had seven charges imposed for violating bankruptcy laws. Click here for details.

Ron Barker and Gail Barker of the Arizona Horse Fair Horse Expo based in Kamloops, BC, failed to make complete payment on over $6,000 worth of sound equipment from our company for their horse trade show at WestWorld of Scottsdale. To date, we have not received payment beyond the initial deposit required to reserve the equipment.

Based on this information, we warn all vendors, sponsors, or attendees to consider that you most likely lose your money or will not be paid in full by Ron Barker, Gail Barker, and Arizona Horse Fair.

We post this review of Ron Barker and Arizona Horse Fair, in order to warn other vendors about our experience. You can help us by attempting to reach Ron Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Arizona Horse Fair contact page at https://azhorsefair.com/contact-us/

You can also report the Arizona Horse Fair Facebook Page

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