Saturday, August 23, 2008

Brides Florida Magazine

Recently I had the opportunity to work with several wonderful people to help create an ad for Hunter's Green Golf and Country Club in New Tampa. The ad will be in BRIDES FLORIDA magazine and on the stands sometime in the next week or two. Thank you Aymee from Brides Magazine and Gretchen at Hunter's Green for the Opportunity. Also a big thanks to Rebecca from Limelight Photography for the wonderful photos! Your always there when needed! Check it out!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Thank you card idea

Recently I helped one of my brides create a thank you card for all of her guests using a collage of photos from her wedding. I did this for her in photoshop and I think it is really cute! This is a 5x8 card and we ordered the cards through One more time for everyone to see my flowers too!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Escort Card Displays

Samples taken from my portfolio and

Not sure what to do about your escort cards? There are lots of options out there. There is no excuse for just having those white tented cards on that white table cloth.

This is your opportunity to use that creativity and let your personality show.

Escort card tables or areas are usually placed either within the cocktail reception area or somewhere just outside of the reception door. This area is like the front door of your reception. This is a place that you need to give a good first impression for what is about to be unveiled. Great wedding are all about the total experience.
As one of my brides mother's stated, "I don't want anyone to walk away and say--what were they thinking?!" LOL Don't let that happen to you.
Above are some photos of ideas for that area. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A New Venue in St. Pete, FL

I couple of months ago Carrie from Carrie Wildes photography and I had the pleasure of visiting the newly opened and remodeled Nova535 facility in St. Petersburg. Everyone needs to stop by and see this unique facility. Hardwood floors, brick walls, large art pieces, a bar, dance floor, a balcony with the latest sound system and much more. This is a great place to have an event if your tired of the standard hotel scene. It would be great for wedding receptions, business meetings, etc. They also hold some comedy nights and other events there throughout the month.

To top off this experience their food was INCREDIBLE!!! This is a must see in my book!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wedding and floral decor


Wedding and floral decor as a whole can be a frightening experience for brides. When you choose a venue for your wedding they will usually present you with a "package". This probably means white linens, that mirrored square on the table and the hurricane lamp with a candle. Does this mean that is what you have to use? ABSOLUTELY NOT The more you make changes the more unique your wedding will be. Just remember that they offer that same package to all of their brides. Do you want your wedding at 6pm to look just like the one from 1pm? NO not if you want anyone to remember your wedding.

Wedding decor is not all about the centerpiece (I know you can't believe I'm saying that as a florist) It's about linking a lot of different elements together to create an experience. Now flowers can be a big part of that, but I would not be honest if I didn't say its not the only important thing.

Before making essential choices for your wedding and reception, dig deep within yourself on what you want the overall look and feel to be that your guests to walk away with. Make your wedding your own!

Your wedding and reception is your one opportunity to transport all of your guests into "Your World" Bring them to your vision of romance or splender. Only you can decide what is most important to you and make it your own creation. Keep your guests attention and they will stay until the end. Give them the same wedding as last week and they will dash out after the dinner. Think....create.....personalize