Friday, January 30, 2009

Elizabeth & David.... All Because Two People Fell In Love :)

So I chose to title this post after the sign that decorated the couples sweetheart table. :)

Can I just say I love Elly & David?! I do. I could literally take them both, squish them till they're tiny and carry them around in my pocket forever. Something about them just makes me want to hug them. They both have these amazingly loving personalities that just radiates to you when you're around them.
I knew I would love working with Elly from the first time I met her.

I felt really good after this wedding. It always makes everything worth it when a bride tells me how wonderful her night was with tears in her eyes. I know I've really done something right when I get the same reaction from the groom :) These two truly enjoyed every moment of their special night.

The wedding took place on Saturday, January 24th. The afternoon ceremony took place at St. John Neumann in Kendall and was followed by a beautiful reception at the Douglas Entrance. The colors were rich reds, dark and milk chocolate.
The beautiful flower arrangements were done by Nevot Flower Designs and the beautiful red lighting provided by Ubi's Music & Lighting Productions completed the room with an intimate and romantic feel.

I'm going to start the picture portion of this entry with 4 AMAZING photos from the event's photographers Carmen and Favio of Studio by Carmen. I totally harassed Carmen for these pictures. Thank you my friend!!

and here are some I took myself. Definitely not as great I know, but hey...I tried :)

table.

Old pictures

Engagement pics display

The amazing place card table that my husband did with no supervision. Yup, my man and I'm very proud of him.

The Ballroom

Mr. & Mrs waiting for their intro!

Their 1st Dance

Elly & David.....your wedding night truly embodied the beautiful love the two of you have for each other. We wish you all the wonderful things you deserve out of your lives together. xoxoxo

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Melissa & Shawn .... a Wish come true *

Melissa works for the Make-A-Wish foundation and became friends with Shawn during their annual Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction.
Shawn ended up winning $3,100 for the foundation along with Melissa's heart.

About a month after the auction, Shawn asked Melissa out on a date. The rest has been a fun, love filled and excited ride.

Melissa and Shawn were married on January 17, 2009. The ceremony took place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Coral Spring. The reception took place at the Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale. Everything was lovely and the couple totally WOW-ed! their guests with a choreographed first dance!

Melissa & Shawn, I hope that you both enjoyed Hawaii!! I wish you both many more wonderful years together!

Here are some picture from their beautiful night!

The beautiful and yummy cake from Passion for Pastry

Bride's surprise for the Groom. A vodka luge :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fabulous 1st's Erin & Jorge

Thanks to my husband's brilliant idea...I'd like to introduce a new series to our blog called Fabulous 1st's.
Basically, we're going back to former brides and "visiting" them on their 1 year anniversary and catching up. We look forward to hearing from all of you girls and learning what you've been up to in the first year of the awesome adventure called marriage!

Happy Anniversary Erin & Jorge!

Erin and Jorge were married on January 19, 2008. The ceremony took place at St. John Neumann and the reception at the Doral Park Country Club.

We caught up with Erin and here is what she had to say!

FF: I've grown to hate the question "How's married life?" but I'm gonna ask anyway.... How's married life?

EA: It's good! At the end of the day I come home to my best friend and to me that is what makes life worth living.

FF: Looking back...what is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

EA: My favorite memory was having every single person who means something to me and Jorge in the same place at the same time.

FF: They say the first year of marriage is the hardest....any advice for brides-to-be as they start the journey in to Mrs.-hood?

EA: Marriage is not 50/50, it's two people giving 100/100 all of the time.
And I couldn't leave out...Never go to bed angry, that is timeless advice that really makes such a difference.

FF:Did you eat the top of your cake? How did it taste?

EA: Yes, and I loved it! Even the icing tasted delicious still.

FF: How did/will you celebrate your 1st?

EA: We went on a cruise to the Bahamas. We got engaged on a cruise and they are our favorite form of vacation!

FF: Any big plans for year #2?

We bought a house and are our main focus has been filling it...we're working on furniture now, and someday children (:

Erin & Jorge in their new house :)

May you fill it with lots of love and good memories! We wish you both many more wonderful years together!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Videographer Love.....and a contest you should enter!!

Meet Ray Roman.....

This is Ray and his camera....

This is the result.....

'Nuff said.

In my opinion, Ray's talent and creativity is unparalleled in this industry. His work is absolutely amazing and needs no hype because it truly speaks for itself.

As for this contest I speak of here are the details.....

Become a Ray Roman Films Fan

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Alyna & Joel 1.10.09

First, I'd like to thank Martha from Unique Design Studios who a long with her husband photographed this beautiful wedding for getting these pictures to me in record time! You rock!

Moving along.....

I was very excited for this wedding. It could definitely be due to the fact that I got to do a couple of little projects for this wedding. I'm huge on them. The more the merrier and if I can help I'm happy to do so. When I first met Alyna one of the first thing she told me was she wanted her wedding to be a "fabulous fete" and she wanted it to be a wedding filled with all the little things that my weddings always have. This made the "Martha Stewart" in me very excited Lol.
So there were her mr. & mrs. letters (which she did a great job with), programs, I designed monograms (which when on everything, including these beautiful cookie favors!), menus, programs, and these adorable tables numbers that we spent way to much time on due to the Starbucks and gossiping in between crafting.
Good times.

No stone was left un-turned.

When Alyna & Joel first saw the ballroom they were in love. The guests shared the same reaction.
After guests walked up the stair case lined with candles, passing the tables filled with family pictures, the couple's beautiful sign-in book that UDS created in just a few days, the elegant seating chart, they finally arrived at the top.
The walls were up lit in romantic amber lighting and a gobo with the couples names and initial lit up the dance floor.

The night was great! DJ Ubi kept the dance floor packed and everyone had a fabulous time.

Alyna & Joel, Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your big day. Alyna, it was so much fun going through what was left of your short engagement process with you. All the emails, phone calls and linen appointments (LOL) were definitely worth it. Everything looked beautiful and you looked absolutely stunning!! I can't wait to catch up after you get back from your amazing honeymoon!

Here are some pictures of the ceremony, reception and the couple quick photoshoot in the Grove in the same spots they took their engagement pictures.
That photoshoot was filled with it's own little surprise "performance" lol

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs Bello!

And here are some extras I took


Reception: Douglas Entrance
Photography: Unique Design Studio
Video: Artistry Wedding Films
Catering: Mena Catering
Music & Lighting: Ubi's Music & Lighting Productions