Planning an event?

Whether it’s weddings, bridal or baby showers, fundraisers, or backyard bashes, Divine Creations Event Decorating Service strives to create the perfect setting for any occasion.

Officially in business since 2014, Divine Creations owner Auntrill Rouse recently moved the business from its former Sierra Vista location to a new venue — The Jewel — where she has seating for about 200 people and more storage space. The business now operates out of 201 N. Huachuca Blvd. in Huachuca City.

To introduce the new location to the public, Rouse organized Louisiana crawfish boil last Saturday, representing The Jewel’s first official function.

“It was kind of like an informal grand opening so people could see our new venue,” Rouse said. “The crawfish boil was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and they’re already asking me when I’m going to have another one. So, we’ll be planning more of these down the road.”

Although the business has its own venue, Rouse said she and her staff will meet customers wherever they want to hold an event, or they can use the Huachuca City location.

When contacted to help with an event, Rouse said she sits down with customers and goes through expectations with them to create a décor that sets the tone or theme for their special occasion.

“Along with decorating, we do the set-up and cleaning, we’ll arrange for a caterer, servers, photographer, DJ, the person doing the cake, just about anything our customers need for a successful, memorable experience. We even provide a photo booth upon request. Some customers want us to handle the decorating and setup only, while others ask us to plan the whole event.”

As a full-service event décor company, Divine Creations customers can also rent tablecloths, chair covers, table and chair sashes, photo booths, tables and chairs.

Auntrill Rouse’s daughter Errianne serves as operations manager, while Antonia Napper is the office manager.

“Errianne and Antonia do most of the meeting with clients and event planning,” Rouse said. “It’s a big help to me because it allows me to work in other areas of the business.”

For the past two years, local homeless shelter Good Neighbor Alliance (GNA) has used Divine Creations’ services for its annual fundraising dinner.

“They transformed the venue (Columbian Hall) into a beautiful, welcoming atmosphere for our dinner,” said Kathy Calabrese, GNA executive director. “They have done our decorating for us for two years and did a beautiful job both times.”

Rouse said her business is the event coordinator for the Columbian Association which works out of Columbian Hall, a venue that draws several functions every year. Divine Creations also is a member of the Sierra Vista Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and works closely with that organization on a number of events.

“I’ve also done parties for the local Fraternal of Police, the City of Sierra Vista and have done several functions for the Cochise County Re-entry Coalition,” Rouse said.

“We’re very excited about our new location and invite you to stop by and see what we have to offer. We would love to help you with your next special event.”

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