Thursday, December 3, 2009

Deleted Blog

Hey Everyone,

This has nothing to do with Professional Socialites but I felt it was something everyone one here would love to know. I deleted my personal blog today by accident and totally lost my mind trying to figure out how to contact someone that could help. I came across a blog that SAVED MY LIFE so I wanted to share it with you. This is what I posted on a couple of other sites to get the word out so feel free to copy paste and pass along!

Post this everywhere:

Recovered my blogger using this! Recovered deleted blog!

I deleted my google account as well as my blog today and thought my life was over. I searched and searched and found an answer that everyone needs. Follow these links and it will save you life too. The first is a blog explaining it and the steps. The second is info on tool. The third is the tool to use. (background info on tool) (the tool)

Hope this helps lots of people in the future and look for a new Blissful Tales of Professional Socialites Blog in the near future!

Happy Blogging,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Implementation

Hello Everyone,

I love my Alma Mater so much!!! Go Coogs!! This past Monday I had the honor of speaking at University of Houston once again and the chance to give back to the National Pan Hellenic Council as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Immanuel Educational Services, Inc. Entrepreneurship: From Idea To Implementation was a panel discussion on everything that is starting a business.

Students, Business owners, Non-Profits, family and friends filled the Houston Rm. in the University Center as combined knowledge of years and multiple industries was shared with all. I learned a lot and had the opportunity to share my advice and experiences. To be on a panel with those that have accomplished so much was such a wonderful feeling.

After the panel discussion was over panelist stayed to answer additional questions about their business and meet the guest. I had the pleasure of meeting many business owners and future entrepreneurs that felt we lended much needed knowledge to the students of the University of Houston. I plan to meet futher with a certain non-profit that pairs small business with charties and community services. I'm happy I could be part of a program that will hopefully continue for many years to come.

A special thank you to Cassandra Joseph of the University of Houston chapter of NPHC for inviting me to speak at this wonderful event! Giving back to my Alma Mater is a very important part of the mission behind Professional Socialites!

Blissfully Yours,
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

When Sounds Collide: An LG and Divisi Strings Production

Hello My Lovelies,

I have to report on the wonderful time we at When Sounds Collide. LG Entertainers and Divisi Strings put on the most AMAZING Production of sound I've ever experienced. Special thanks to Chic Soiree of Houston for putting on a fab event!

Wonder cake by Edible Designs by Jessie (Jessie's cakes are AMAZING)
A Chocolate fountain from Chocolate Fountains Express (Sergio, you share our love of chocolate)
Catering by Cafe Natalie (Love ya Chris)

The event was held in the Penthouse of the Arena Plaza! Nice look right!

Shelli and Lewis decided to cute the cake "Married Couple" style!

Once again let me just say that we LOVE Jessie's Cake!

All I can say is that you need to find some event to have and hire COLLIDE! I hope you enjoyed the video and were as amazed as we were!

For more information check out When Sounds Collide!

Blissfully Yours,

P.S. Check out the Early Rehearsal!!

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Something Old, Something New

Hey Everyone,

I had the pleasure of attending Something Old, Something New: a Bridal Trunk Show and Charity Event unveiling the 2010 collections of Angel Sanchez and The Cotton Bride and benefiting The Fairy Godmother Project.

Green Lily Events & Maison de Mode Bridal were the wonderful host of this fab event!

Maison de Mode is a chic little bridal bouquet located in Rice Village and all soon to be brides really should check it out!

The lovely ladies of The Fairy Godmother Project were collecting gently used formals and prom gowns for deserving high school students. I donated NINE dress...I went to alot of dances in high school!

The dress above was the first and most creative dress shown of The Cotton Bride Collection. As you can see this lovely gown can be turn into a cocktail dress simply by unzipping the skirt! So cool!

The dresses above are also from The Cotton Bride 2010 Collection. The short white dress has POCKETS which makes it the winner in my book! All of The Cotton Bride dresses are soft and comfortable and BEAUTIFUL!

The Angel Sanchez Collection was simple elegance. Every dress made you look like the belle of the ball. The dresses were light weight with simple detail and flowing lines.

The dress above was my fav of this collection. The whole back panel of the dress was detachable. It allows the bride to have a long traditional train for the ceremony and she can detach it entire back panel for a more manageable train.

The event was a complete success and I would suggestion either designer with ease.

Blissfully Yours,
Crystal Milton

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Giving Back Through Speaking

Hey Everyone,

Here at Professional Socialites we truly believe in giving back to our community and our Alma Marta, University of Houston (GO COOGS!), so we are doing our part to encourage other students to follow their dreams.  As a graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at U of H, I had the opportunity to speak in my former professor's class on how to start a small business in the special events industry. I was so honored when I received the invitation to speak but extremely nervous, especially since I just graduated in May of 2008, but once I got in front of the class it was like being a student again expect this time... I wasn't getting graded. The class was very attentive and I was proud to be able to share my story and experiences with those I once called peers. They were so excited when they realized how young we were when we started our business and I truly believe it sparked something in those who weren't sure what would become of their goals. The class clearly enjoyed it because I have been invited to come back and speak every semester!! Yay!!

On the 16th of this month I will speak at U of H again. This time for the NPHC (National Pan Hellenic Council) and Immanuel Educational Services, Inc., a non-profit org that focuses on teaching high schoolers about financial literacy, as they present Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Implementation. This will be a panel discussion on what it took to become an entrepreneur. The panel will consist of those new to entrepreneurship, those with years of experience, and even someone who went about it the wrong way and lot everything. I hope that this event will really touch someone in the audience who has an idea but thinks they are too young. If you have a passion for something age should NEVER be a factor! Make your dream and reality and remember what AND who helped you get there!

I didn't take pictures at the first speaking but I'll try to remember this time. If you're in Houston come show support! Click here for more info! Stay Tuned!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

New Entry at Blissful Tales of Professional Socialites

Hello Everyone,

Check out my new blog entry at Blissful Tales of Professional Socialites! This is a twist on the "traditional" (code word for boring) Bridesmaids' Luncheon! Click the pic below to take you to the entry!

Blissfully Yours,

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words Pt. 2

We just got more pictures in from our uber-fab launch party. These photos are by Clint Shuttlesworth. And yes, that is us and our guests donning feather boas, sunglasses, top hats and parasols at the crazy photo booth he had set up!

Megan & Crystal
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PS' Entourage: The Consummate Concierge


Professional Socialites is all about our Entourage - vendors and industry pros who are great at what they do and embody the true spirit of a socialite. We'll be profiling these great peeps on the Entourage section of our website. The first Entourage feature is Freddie Floyd, The Consummate Concierge. As the face of Hotel Icon's concierge desk, people come to him at the luxurious downtown Houston hotel for all things "haute" in the city. And this celebrity concierge knows his stuff. So head to the website and check out our first Entourage profile, starring The Consummate Concierge!

Have questions for him? Ask away! He's got the answers here.

Megan & Crystal
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

Just in case you haven't been to the site lately we thought we'd bring the goods to you!!

Photos by J. Vince Photography

Photos by WY Photography

Check out more pictures at

Crystal & Megan

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Victor Sizemore Photography: The Ultra Cool Afterparty

This is just a little eye candy for you!!

Victor Sizemore is one of my favorite photographers that I have found in my searches through the online wedding world. His blog always causes me to stop and take notice. This is a pic from one of the latest weddings he shot. Please go check out his work and his attention to detail. This lounge area YELLS CRYSTAL AND MEGAN!!! We love it!!

This outside the box like this couple!!

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Emiy and Bryan: June 19, 2009

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the late entry guys. This was Emily and Bryan's wedding on June 19, 2009 at Paraiso Maravilla in Houston, Tx.

Their colors were simply a sage green, chocolate, and cream....beautiful. They were the sweetest couple and now Emily is one of our preferred vendors with her invitation company Paper Couture by Emily.

Learn more about Paper Couture by Emily.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Launch of a Lifetime

Hey Everyone,

I know its been awhile since we've made an entry so I'm here to give the update.

We had our launch on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Darryl & Co. 20 vendors supported us in making this evening come together. We were shown the true spirit of our industry on this night. The team at Darryl & Co. worked so hard to bring our vision for the launch to light and once all the vendors filled the place with their hard work and talents it was hard not to be speechless.

Click on the flyer to check out the pics for yourself!

A special thanks goes out to all our vendors:

The Vendors
Venue, Decor, Linen: Darryl & Co

Catering: Bailey Connor, Cafe Natalie, Campbell's Catering

Cakes and Favors: Edible Designs by Jessie, Frosted, A Day to Remember, Micheal's Cookie Jar, Chocolate Fountain Express

Lighting: Impressive Events

Music: LG Entertainment

Video: MDI Video

Photography: Clint Shuttlesworth, J Vince Photography, Wiley Henry

Candy Buffet: Edible Designs by Jessie

Invitations: Paper Couture by Emily, Event House

Magazines: Preimer Bride, Houston Brides Modern Luxury

Bar Staff: Host Staff

Security: HPD

The Menu
Campbell's Catering
Italian Chicken Pops
Beef Tenderloin
Potato-tini Bar

Bailey Connor Catering
Grilled Chicken Caesar with a Twist
Fruit Display

Cafe Natalie Catering
Crab Cakes
Fajita Beef Skewers

It was a dream come true night and we are ready to work for this wonderful reality we have been gifted with. Many more memories to come.

Check out our site for info on Professional Socialites!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Megan's Mini Interview with League

Hey guys,

Check out my mini-interview over at League, the blog for an upcoming Houston streetwear boutique and barbershop, headed up by the handsome Neiman Owens.


-Megan :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lessons from the Diva

Like I told you guys on my last post, June 6 & 7, the Socialites journeyed to Towson, Maryland to attend the Business of Matrimony Power Course Workshop. The Wedding Diva herself, Linnyette Richardson-Hall, gave the 10 ladies in attendance (including the Professional Socialites) an intimate and honest view of lessons she's learned over her 17 years in the wedding planning industry.

I had seen Linnyette on "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway" on the Style Network, but still didn't know what to expect. People's TV persona can be totally different than reality. So... after meeting her: Linnyette is one of the realest, most entertaining people I have met in a long while!!! Anecdotes about her various excursions in event planning fabulosity had me cracking up! But more so, Crystal and I learned. No, seriously... we learned A LOT! The tools we came away with after that Workshop will save us a lot of unnecessary bumps in the road. We came back and now we're incorporating what we've learned into our business model.

Megan, Linnyette, Crystal

I think Linnyette is the bomb. It's more than her great events, honesty, and love of great shoes. A socialite by definition uses their social skills and connections to help others. She let us in on hard learned trade secrets that she could have easily kept to her self. She learned the lessons and taught us the game, and one day we'll be able to pass those lessons (along with what we learn) to the next generation of visionary socialites and divas. A saying that is somewhat overused, but not always done, comes to mind: Pay It Forward.

On a random side note... we had a blast in Maryland/D.C... until I got sick!! But all was fun. That Monday before we caught our plane back to Houston (and in the middle of my painful upper respiratory mini-death), we went to D.C. to check out the monuments. Here's us at the National Mall by the Texas pillar, and another shot of us with Honest Abe. Is it sad that I wanted him to start talking like on Night at the Museum?


Friday, June 5, 2009

Road Trip!

Ok... well, not actually a road trip. We're headed to Towson, Maryland for the "Business of Matrimony" Conference held by Linnyette Richardson-Hall (yes, the wonderfully stern but ever so fierce wedding planner you see on Style Network's 'Whose Wedding Is It Anyway').

I haven't been to the Baltimore/D.C. area since I was like 14, so this should be FUN! As a fledgling business, we're eager to get our hands on as much information as we can on how to be a success. The networking we do this weekend should be INVALUABLE! So... I've got my Samsonite all packed and we're hopping on a plane this afternoon. I feel like I forgot to pack something. Dang it! My Dove body wash is sitting on my bathroom counter... Ah well, at least it was something small. Meanwhile...The Socialites are headed to the east out!! :)

So, aside from all the great networking and learning... I want to EAT! I'm all about traveling and sampling the local fare. I definitely want to go back to the Fudgery *my one memory of Baltimore*.

Well, that's all for now. I'm sure we'll have plenty more to say after we get back. Fellow socialites, where would you go if you were in Baltimore for a weekend?


Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Newlyweds: Leana and Bradford

Check out their special day at Professional Socialites.

Crystal and Megan

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Just in Case You Haven't Seen It

Just thought I'd share our logo that we love so much.

Crystal & Megan

Friday, May 8, 2009

Professional Socialites... the beginning!!


This is the first posting to our blog! Professional Socialites is a new company, the brainchild of Crystal Milton and Megan Ford (me!). We are excited about the adventures that entrepreneurship promises to bring and we will be detailing it all on this blog. Also, check out, which follows Blissful Beginnings, the wedding consulting branch of our Event Planning dynasty! (Maybe dynasty is a little to epic? *smile*)

Our first wedding is this Saturday, so wish us luck! is coming soon. Stay tuned for more details on what we have going on. For information or questions about how we can make your next event fabulous or get your business much deserved publicity, please e-mail!