Thursday, July 23, 2009

Red Box Photography - AMAZING!

More AMAZING photos from Ashley & Sam Brockinton and Red Box Photography - they just happen to be of my adorable grandson and incredibly beautiful daughter-in-love! THANK YOU Ashley & Sam!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Underwater Photography by Peggy Farren

A few weeks ago my friend Peggy Farren from Avant Garde photographed my daugther underwater. Sarah is a beautiful ballerina and Peggy wanted to catch her grace in the water! We even did a wedding dress photo although one of them we are calling "the dead bride" - guess which one.

I love that Peggy tries new techniques and ideas. I'm so glad she used Sarah for some of her "experiments"! It was a fun time in the pool!!! Check out Peggy's website for more underwater photos

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tonya Malay Photography - Julie & Carlos

Here are a few fabulous photos by Tonya Malay from Julie & Carlos' wedding in June. Beautiful shots Tonya - Thank you!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Creative Memories and Cruise Naples

I wanted to share these "pages" digitally designed by Kristen Goodman, Creative Memories Unit Director - who attended the Cruise Naples event last month. Kristen did a great job (can't say much for the photographer - me).

Kristen is very creative with photos and layout. She can help you with memory books but also Wedding Guest Books, "Save the Date" cards, invitations, etc.

Thank you Kristen!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I see everything thru the eyes of a wedding planner ....

I'm spending some time in the city - NYC! Oh how I would love to plan a wedding here. Today we walked down a street that was lined with florists - flowers, plants, vases, branches, wheat grass (my favorite decor) covered the sidewalks. We were headed to "House of Brews" or I would have stopped to literally "smell the roses"! All I could think of was weddings, weddings, and more weddings - lots of idea spun through my head.

Yesterday I went to the NYC Public Library - what an awesome place for a wedding - simply marvelous architecture. Today we went to St. Paul's Chapel across from the World Trade Center - it survived the attack with no windows broken! It is a beautiful chapel complete with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and an historic graveyard very picturesque - I know that sounds weird but the flowers, trees and sunlight filtering through was beautiful.

To top it all off I spotted a mobile cupcake van - only in NYC! I like cupcakes.

NYC destination wedding anyone!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wedding Connection Sunset Cruise

Big thanks to Harry & Libby Julian and the crew of "Cruise Naples" for the awesome sunset cruise last night on "Double Sunshine". I love the boat and the atmosphere and the crew was wonderful. The cruise would make a great rehearsal dinner (catering can be arranged with Jon Phillips of CaterMasters) or a bachelor/bachelorette party or a small wedding - think about the possibilities.

We had a great group of wedding vendors on the boat and we had a blast enjoying being out on the water and time with old and new friends.

I want to thank everyone who came out and it was great to have spouses and friends join us for the cruise. Next month's event is being planned and I will announce it soon. I love getting together with you all. I have made so many great business and personal connections and I know you have too! I love this industry and I love you all! See you in August!

Here are a few shots - I am not a photographer!

Natalie & Marc Anguilano - Eagle Packaging Products
Connie Allen, Naples Beach Hotel
Ashley Brockinton, Ashley Brockinton Photography
Grace Bolen, Gracie’s Cupcakes
Sonya Cranmer, KC Tecs
Beth Fromm, Naples Transportation
Jenny Easton, Lyfe of the Party
Paul Easton, Talent Venture
Peggy Farren, Avant Garde Photography
Astrid & Rene Garcia, Astrid & Rene Photography
Sarah Garrett, SWFL Travel Registry
Kristen Goodman, Creative Memories
Jim, Mary, Sarah Hines, Chandelier Productions
Dale Kubala, Connie Duglin Linens
Sarah Krehling, Lyfe of the Party
Alese Lawrence, Lyfe of the Party
Pia Manderschied, Hyatt Place Coconut Point
Susan Martinez, Alden Floral Design
Sue Migeot, Jamie & Jacob Catering
Lori Pereira, Mary Kay
Jessica Redburn, Stonebridge CC
Jackie Ritter, Buca di Beppo
Susan Savino - Naples Beach Hotel
Joy Simeonova, Naples Transportation
Mary Ann Shea – Mediterra
Gini Willis, Benefit Design Group

Monday, July 6, 2009

SWFL Wedding Connection

SWFL Wedding Connection is a group of wedding professional friends that meet monthly. Last month we were invited to the home of Jon & Dru Phillips of CaterMasters and Cinderella Catering. It was a great evening, the food was incredible and time with friends was fun. Lyfe of the Party brought beautiful floral arrangements that were accented by linens from Dale Kubala at Connie Duglin Linens and DJ Dayve provided the music. Check out the flowers - I love the one with blueberries! July's event is being held on July 9th on "Double Sunshine", a sunset cruise hosted by Cruise Naples!