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Matthew David Hopkins

What Flowers Do I Get Mom for Mother's Day?

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 06.30.2013 | Style
Matthew David Hopkins

As the creative director of Matthew David Celebrations, the big question I'm always asked is "What are the perfect flowers to get for Mother's Day?" To help you answer this important question, I've outlined five ways to find the ideal flower for you Mom.

8 Ways to Add a Philanthropic Angle to Events

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 06.29.2013 | Style
Matthew David Hopkins

I'm a big proponent of incorporating a philanthropic angle into your event -- it takes the occasion beyond one night (or day) of celebration, raises awareness of whatever cause you might choose to highlight, and of course, makes everybody involved feel good.

PHOTOS: The Most Exciting New Flower Trend

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 06.10.2013 | Weddings
Matthew David Hopkins

Want a centerpiece that captures attention and looks different from every angle? So do lots of us. Lucky for you -- the collage centerpiece is a style that is in right now.

7 Things To Do After Getting Engaged

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 04.09.2013 | Weddings
Matthew David Hopkins

Congratulations! You just got engaged! While it should be the happiest time in your life, inevitably panic and fear have set in.

New Year's Eve: Smaller Is Better

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 02.25.2013 | Style
Matthew David Hopkins

Are crowded bars really anyone's idea of a good time?

5 Simple Steps To The Wedding Of Your Dreams

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 02.17.2013 | Weddings
Matthew David Hopkins

Whether you're planning your own wedding or enlisting the services of a wedding planner, a few simple steps can help you clarify a vision that's in line with your own, unique personality, and make it a reality.

Thanksgiving, Remixed: Giving Thanks with Style

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 01.19.2013 | HuffPost Home
Matthew David Hopkins

From the main course to sides and dessert, Thanksgiving comes to us, year after year, prepackaged and prescribed. I think tradition is great, and obviously a big part of what makes the holidays special. But tradition doesn't have to mean ignoring one's own sense of style and taste.

9 Ways to Make Your Event Interactive

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 12.22.2012 | HuffPost Home
Matthew David Hopkins

If you think about it, events are the original interactive "application." They're where people come together to experience an organization beyond the fundraising letter, to connect with like-minded individuals, to see a mission statement in action.

How to Create a Fundraising Event Packed With Personality

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Matthew David Hopkins

For the Hudson River Park Gala, I imagined a marathon running right though the event. Did I worry that I might sound crazy? Of course! But, it worked!

Memorial Day Celebrations: 4 Tips for the Perfect Soirée

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Matthew David Hopkins

Want to throw the party of the season, but feel fresh out of ideas? With Memorial Day this weekend and many more reasons to celebrate this summer, try my "perfectly imperfect" approach to entertaining and your guests will remember your celebration for years to come.