Friday, April 30, 2010

Foto Friday

 Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring
We love Kimberly's work & FUN energy!!
Here are a few samples of her amazing pictures, enjoy!
Check out her website to get... INSPIRED

...And here is a cool BEFORE and AFTER shot that we love!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday

Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the Amazing...
Holly Nazario of Collective Creations

with professional advice on: Hairstyles

Make a Change!

"Want that glamorous updo for the ceremony, but also wanting to let your hair down for the reception? Why not a hairstyle change? Have your stylist stay through your ceremony and plan a 15 minute slot for her to change your style, following your photos. Pull all those pins out and let the curls fall. Or if you wearing it down for the ceremony and plan on dancing the night away, why not throw it up for the reception. And won't it be fun to see yourself in those beautiful professional photos with 2 different looks:)!!"

Holly Nazario
Artistic Coordinator/Master Stylist
Collective Creations

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ideas We Love

Welcome to
"Ideas We Love"
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is... Tile Coasters

We are featuring a new designer on Etsy: Coaster Creations

We LOVE these Travertine Tile Coasters, each one handmade and unique, and coordinating 6 inch by 6 inch trivets. These Tiles are multipurpose - they can be used as a display item in your home, as a tray for a pitcher of water or bottle of wine, as personalized bridal party gifts, or unique table numbers. They can even be monogrammed and designed with your color scheme in mind!

Please visit their website for more info:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Foto Friday

Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring
 Alex Vazquez of

We LOVED working with Alex at the Tampa Photo Club Shoot back in February!
His technique is amazing and Alex is very down to earth!

Here are a few of his amazing pics, enjoy!
Please check out his website to get... INSPIRED

Alex Vazquez
aleXander photography
10145 Marguex Drive Orlando, Fl 32825
Cell: 407-451-2377

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday

Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the FABULOUS Tampa Makeup Artist...

with more professional advice on
Beauty Tips 101: Getting Rid of Imperfections

"I have always broken out because of stress. Weddings unfortunately can be stressful, but not to worry! Here are some tips from the pro’s that are sure to cover up even the most unsightly blemish!

  • First, the worst thing you can do is change your skin care products right before your big event. Stick to what your skin knows. Drink lot’s of water and get lot’s of sleep. Well, we all know that doesn’t always happen, so how do we cover it up?
*Pro Tip* Always start with a silicone base primer. This will make a waxy surface and act as a barrier between the blemish and the concealer or foundation.

  • Next you need to pick your coverage. For blemishes I prefer a cake concealer. It can be used on it's own or mixed with your primer. Picking your color can be tricky.

*Pro Tip* Green or olive cool tones cover red. Pink warm tones cover blue.

  • After you have your concealer where you want it, add your foundation and a light pressed powder to set it. Avoid adding powder throughout the day because it will make the blemish cakey.

*Pro Tip* Use blot powder or blot films to remove shine. Also, blush brings the eye away from the blemish and to the cheeks! Blush is your friend!"

Jess Waldrop
Artistic Coordinator/Lead Makeup Artist

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ideas We Love

Welcome to
"Ideas We Love"
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is...
Customized Jewelry Rolls

We are featuring a new designer on Etsy: Crafty Stitches

We LOVE these travel size jewelry rolls! What a perfect bridesmaids gift... and every one is unique!
You can custom design your own jewelry roll with monogramming!

Please visit their website for more info:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Foto Friday

Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring
Jerry McGaghey Photography

Here are a few of his SPECTACULAR images
from Brooke and Matt's recent Engagement Session!
We truly enjoy working with Jerry and look forward to
Brooke and Matt's wedding at the New Tampa Museum of Art in July!

Please check out his website to get... INSPIRED
Jerry McGaghey

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday

Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the Phenomenal Event Designer...
Amanda Allen of MMD Events
with professional Lighting advice...

Wedding Décor: The Power of Lighting

"You can’t have a discussion about wedding décor these days without considering the power of lighting. It can create space, depth, unique shadowing, and of course light. It emphasizes the hard work one has put into designing their space, and gives an overall completeness to the style of your room. Giving it that “platinum wedding” feel a basic ballroom can be beautifully lit for around $500 - $1000.

Another wonderful trait of lighting is that it will de-emphasize boring or unpleasant aspects of a room. For example, in a picture below you’ll see how some of our brilliant up-lights, ceiling patterns, and color washing on the dance floor completely transformed a wedding reception venue with putrid yellow walls and a horrific carpet into a completely dreamy venue.

When shopping for your lighting package, be sure to choose a professional. Lately, I've witnessed more and more DJ's providing lighting as an add-on to their jams. Now, I don't want to knock any DJ's, but lighting is a décor element. A lighting professional understands the aesthetic value of lighting and how it shapes the design of your wedding. A DJ or other non-professional may offer a bargain, but a lighting professional adds the value of understanding décor and the style you are trying to achieve.

Thoughtful design is the key here. It does not have to mean expensive. A bargain is only worth it if at the end of the day you got exactly what you wanted. Take my advice, make lighting a part of your budget and hire a professional lighting designer. Then you’ll be one step closer to having exactly what you want for your dream wedding."

Amanda Allen
MMD Events

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ideas We Love

Welcome to
"Ideas We Love"
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is...
Vintage Signs

We are featuring a custom designer on Etsy: The Back Porch Shoppe

We LOVE these Shabby Chic Handcrafted Signs! Made from the finest vintage inspired, 100% handmade wood signs with enduring quality, all aged & distressed capturing the beauty of a vanished world...these romantic signs tell stories! You can use them to direct guests, designate tables, or even announce to the world "JUST MARRIED!"

Please visit their website for more info:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wedding Cake Wish Box

Upon scouring the internet for our weekly wedding research,
we found this ADORABLE
Wedding Cake Wish Box.
Brides are always looking for unique wedding ideas and here is a NEW one!
This wedding cake wish box is the perfect addition to a guest book table...
 or to display on the way into the reception area.
Guests can simply write well wishes onto small slips of paper,
then open the lid of the wish box and drop them inside.
What a treat it will be to open the wish box when you return from your honeymoon!
A charming keepsake for you and your groom.

Please Visit Paper Source for further details
and instructions on how you can make this AMAZING wish box.

FOTO Friday

Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring

We LOVED working with Brieanna & Carissa at the Tampa Photo Club Shoot back in February! 
They are both so sweet and talented... with a unique design eye!
Here are a few of their amazing pics, enjoy!

Please check out their website to get... INSPIRED

Grace Leigh Photography
Brieanna Smeltz (727) 458-0135
CarissaCisar (727) 687-6690

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday

Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the amazing ...
Bryan Coward of Tampa Wonderworks
with professional advice on Videography:

"Tracey and I came across a blog that shared ideas about Family Video Projects and we thought we'd pass along some of our favorites for you and your family to have fun with! Hope this inspires you with your at home filmmaking!" -Bryan

Family Video Projects

1. Family Recipes
A lot of family recipes can't be written down because they only exist in grandma's head. But if you get her to make her famous cookies in front of the camera, you'll always be able to replicate them.

2. Interviews
Everyone has stories to tell, they're just waiting to be asked. Ask mom and dad about being kids; ask the kids about growing up; or ask grandma and grandpa about the good old days.

3. Give the Kids the Camera
If the kids are old enough, let them use the video camera for the day. They'll have a lot of fun, and you'll get to see the world from their perspective.

4. Yearbook Videos
Package a year's worth of videos together in one "yearbook" to commemorate the passage of time. These can make great birthday presents, or end-of-year projects to complete as a family over winter break.

5. Make a Movie Together
Working together as a family to put together a movie can be a rewarding project. You can re-create a scene from your favorite movie, adapt a story, or write one yourselves. Everyone can act in the movie and be part of the production crew; it'll make for a fun day together, and you'll create a lasting memento.

6. Home Tour
Take the camera on a room to room tour of the house. This is something your insurance adjuster will love you for, and it's a nice keepsake if you're moving. You can also record narration over the tour with family members talking about their memories and favorite things about your home.

7. Events and Celebrations
Birthdays, holidays, school plays, family reunions--these are the reasons you bought a video camera in the first place! Now just remember to use it. You'll be happy to be able to look back on these memories in years to come.


Bryan Coward
Creative Director
Tampa Wonderworks Inc.
p. (727) 542-8614
f. (888) 848-3403