Thursday, March 31, 2011

We're Having a DIY Wedding Sale

We're cleaning out our storage units!  We've partnered with Signature Florals and we're selling off tons of wedding decor to make room for new splendid items.  Stop by and see if there's anything that you can use at your wedding (or just around your house!).
Friday April 8 from 3pm-7pm and Saturday April 9 from 10am-2pm
We pretty much expect it to be the best indoor yard sale ever!
Thousands of d├ęcor and details to browse and buy: 
Vases - Crystals-Silk flowers - Tablecloths - Runners - Chargers - Candle holders - Candles - Lanterns - Stationery - Cake stands - Ribbon - Favors -Candy Buffet - Unique table decor And much more!

The sale will take place at 
The Resort at Marina Village
5971 Silver King Blvd 
Cape Coral, FL
Head to the Hope Ballroom

Free to Shop!
"Like" us on facebook (DIY Wedding Sale) to claim your Swag Bag
Friday April 8 3pm-7pm
Saturday April 9 10am-2pm

10% of our proceeds will be donated to Wish Upon a Wedding
For more info attending as a Bride, vendor, or general shopper please call 239.540.9029
or e-mail

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beach Wedding Styles Defined

Everyone has their own ideas of what a beach wedding is.  The truth is though that there are so many styles, that really the possibilities are endless.  Below are a few styles (or aesthetics) that I've designed & planned over the years along with a few elements that I believe resonate with the styles.  You'll probably notice that many of the elements fit into several aesthetics.

Shabby Chic: Hydrangea, Peonies, Gladiolus, milk glass, white washed benches, white gauze, linen, white candles; Blush, pink, flax and seafoam green; family style, pasta, brunch, white wine
Sophisticated & Formal: Phalaenopsis orchids and roses, sand dollars, mahogany chivari chairs with ivory cushions, floating candles; Ivory, gold and champagne; Signature plates, filet and lobster, risotto, amuse bouche and champagne
Natural: Sea coral, sea fans, sea pebbles and starfish; Pillar candles, burlap and linen; sand, bear and sea grasses; Flax, sage green, ivory, espresso brown; Sea bass, signature plates, brunch
Whimsical & Eclectic: Sea glass, paper lanterns; Dine around, Mediterranean, tapas, Low country boil; Grass green, red and yellow
Caribbean: Sea glass, sails and sand; Aqua, teal, yellow and white; Buffet, brunch, snapper, mahi mahi, jerk chicken; hurricane lanterns; Orchids
Tropical: Orange, green, yellow, and red; Raffia; Palm fronds, cymbidiums and dendrobium orchids; Action stations, roasted pig; Runners, layered linens, festival lights and painted glass votives
Nautical: Navy, white and yellow; table lanterns, flags, compasses, Pelicans and crabs; Family Style, Clam bake, brunch, buffet; Hydrangea, tulips and roses

What other elements or styles are you considering?  Inspired and want to gather some images?  Head on over to Style Me Pretty and click on Build a Board, its their new upgraded inspiration board tool and it's ridiculously awesome.

I'd also like to say this- "beach weddings" don't always take place on the sand.  Some of the most amazing weddings we've designed for our clients have been on lawns, decks and terraces overlooking the shore.  Just an ending thought for you to ponder...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Our Design & Planning Studio (and the party!)

The last few months have been busy because of our studio move, but it was well worth the wait & work.  Krista from Impressions photography was kind enough to stop by and photograph our new space.  You can see more photos of the studio on Brooklyn Bride, it was featured yesterday on this amazing blog! I was incredibly honored to have the studio featured- thank you Vane!
Photos by Impressions Photography

Planning a destination wedding or traditional wedding in South West Florida?  We'd love to have you visit.In case you're curious about what great cities and islands South West Florida actually includes...
Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande, Cabbage Key, Useppa, Pineland, Fort Myers, Captiva Island, Sanibel Island, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples and Marco Island.

Well, you know me, I love a great celebration.  So of course we had to invite everyone over to see the new space...
Thank you Mike from Audrey Snow Photography for capturing all these great party images! You can see more photos from the party on our Facebook page.

Deb and Matt Cull
Tiffany, AnnMarie, Ashley, Sam, Krista (Stephen on camera)
Sue and Jen
The Oreo Cake

Krista & Tiffany
Tosha, Jana, Franz and Jim

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Martha Stewart Luxury Expo

Looking for something to do this weekend because its raining or snowing?  Come to Florida! Not possible?  Okay, well then how about online wedding fun.  Martha Stewart Weddings will be hosting their Online Luxury Expo! You know I am a huge Martha Stewart Weddings fan and this is 100% free. How can you beat that?

What a great opportunity to chat with all the wedding people in the know. LOVE.

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