Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ideas We Love




Welcome to
"Ideas We Love"
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is... Whimsical Wedding Cake Toppers

We are featuring a custom designer on Etsy: Le Petit Oiseau ~ a birdie bridal boutique where one of a kind collectible bird cake toppers and other bird inspired items are created.

We LOVE these darling fabric birds! They make a truly unique, stunning, and often fanciful wedding cake topper. Le Petit Oiseau makes these custom birds to your specifications (color, style, and trim choices). You may choose from Fancy or Simple style birds with raised or flat stands. They can even come up with an interpretation of your dress on a small (birdie size) scale! SOOOO Adorable!!

Please visit their website for more info: http://www.etsy.com/shop/suebeehb

Friday, May 28, 2010

Foto Friday

Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring 

We love Becky's work and "seriously fun" energy!! Her unique style of Vintage-Contemporary-Fusion photography is unlike any others!

Here are a few samples of her stunning pictures, enjoy!

Check out her website to get... INSPIRED
Becky Johnson Studios
813.310.0361

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday


Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the Amazing...

"Are you looking for a simple way to add a timeless and elegant look to your reception? Does your venue have banquet chairs that are worn out or have loud colors or patterns? Consider providing beautiful chiavari chairs for your guests to enjoy. Chiavari chairs are also a great alternative to chair covers and sashes. They can provide a clean, streamlined feel to any event for only a few dollars more than the cost of a chair cover and sash. Provided in a variety of colors, chiavari chairs can compliment any color palette. You can even customize the seat cushion in almost any color to match your wedding. So when you are designing your reception, consider the elegant look your reception will have with the addition of chiavari chairs.
You won't be disappointed!"

Samantha Valentin
Signature Events By Design
Signature Event Rentals
Info@ TampaEventRentals.com
813.899.1070

Friday, May 21, 2010

Foto Friday


Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring
We love Kimberly's work and FUN energy!!
Here are a few MORE samples of her amazing pictures, enjoy!

Check out her website to get... INSPIRED
http://www.kimberly-photography.com/
Kimberly Romano

Kimberly Photography, llc
http://www.kimberly-photography.com/
727-543-9723

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday


Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the Amazing...
with professional advice on: Hairstyles

"Want your hair to look full and fabulous and for your Rehearsal Dinner?! Have your hairstylist give you a shampoo and pro blowout that day before you head out to your practice round, and not only will you feel like you stepped out of a hair commercial, you won't have to do a thing to your hair before the wedding day style!! Not to mention your wedding day stylist will thank you for already prepped hair:)" - Holly

Holly Nazario
Artistic Coordinator/Master Stylist
Collective Creations
813.758.4964

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Upcoming Event


Join us for a FABULOUS Event with a worthy cause:
Tampa Club Networking Mixer

Hosted By Caren Reynolds, Sean O’Donnell, Ronda Woble & Karen Cascioli

Thursday, June 10
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Please join us for this networking mixer where 100% of your entry fee will go to fund WCF’s good work! Event includes complimentary appetizers and great drink prices. Cash bar available for guests. To RSVP please call the club at 813-229-6028.

This month’s networking mixer benefits the Westchase Charitable Foundation. WCF supports families who are battling serious illnesses, and assists members of our community who are faced with family tragedy.

"When Adriana was diagnosed with a medullablastoma brain tumor, her uninsured family reached out to the Westchase Charitable Foundation. Within a few days the board provided a $5,000 donation. Adriana had two surgeries to remove the tumor. The surgery was followed by six weeks of daily radiation treatments and weekly chemo injections. She is now in maintenance chemo that includes monthly hospital stays and weekly injections. She has physical therapy twice a week to help her regain her strength and balance."
President- Sean O'Donnell 

To date, WCF have distributed over $90,000 to members of our community.
for more info, please visit: http://www.westchasefoundation.org/

Ideas We Love



 Welcome to

"Ideas We Love"
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is...
Custom Envelope Guest Books
We are featuring a custom designer on Etsy: Elegantly Bound

We LOVE these custom envelope guest books! These classicly elegant books are made especially for you to completely coordinate with your wedding style! You can customize your envelopes, cards, or even the cover of your book... endless possibilities!

Please visit their website for more info: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElegantlyBound

Friday, May 14, 2010

Foto Friday







Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring
We love Mark's work and think he is simply an amazing artist!
Check out his beautiful website and get... INSPIRED!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday


Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This week we are featuring one of our favorite Linen Vendors...
Stacey Waters with Connie Duglin
with Professional Linen Advice:


"Whether it is a hot elaborate overlay or a simple, white floor length linen, your table and chair coverings can speak volumes about your “wedding or event personality”. Linens can also project the vibe and atmosphere you want your guests to experience throughout your special occasion. They are available in many different styles, colors and fabrics and the possibilities are endless. Connie Duglin makes a special effort to expand our inventory on a regular basis to reflect the ever changing trends in the special events industry. From vibrant, colorful weddings to simple elegant affairs, there are linens suited for you and your special event. Some of the fun fabrics like crinkle taffeta and eyelash pintuck can give a casual, laid back feel or attribute to an upscale ambiance depending on the color you choose along with the other accents in your space. The “buttons” material mimics that of a “pick up” style wedding gown and is beautiful as an elegant overlay for a cake or sweetheart table. The “confetti” fabric gives off a fun vibe with detached “confetti” that dangles in the wind on outdoor cocktail tables. Our new Champagne confetti gives the modern, carefree fabric a sophisticated twist.


Many times, the linens reflect patterns, colors or designs that may be seen somewhere else during the event. Sometimes it may be the dress pattern as in the buttons, or the metro print may play off the cake design and the sash color may match the bridesmaid’s dresses. Wherever that similarity may be, is great to see a sense of continuity and thoughtfulness when looking at all elements of the event design. Enjoy the planning process and don’t forget to enjoy it. There is so much to take in and consider and sometimes it is easy to get lost in it. Embrace all of the options and possibilities and make it yours!"

Stacey Waters
Tampa Account Executive
Connie Duglin Linen- Corporate Headquarters
P: 813.786.8642
Corporate: 877-675-4636

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ideas We Love



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

We are featuring a new designer on Etsy: Fizzy Artist

We LOVE these adorable handpainted glasses!!!Are you an engaged couple working hard on the custom details and plans for your wedding day? Are you still looking for that PERFECT gift to thank your BRIDAL PARTY for their love and support? Look no further! These custom bridal party character glasses will add the best touch to your wedding experience.

Please visit their website for more info:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Foto Friday




Welcome to
Foto Friday
This week we are Featuring
Here are a few of their amazing images from a wedding in Sarasota! 

We love working with the Limelight Team!
Michael and Rebecca are so charming, energetic, and brilliantly talented ...
and not to mention capture the most breathtaking moments!

Please check out their website to get... INSPIRED

Rebecca Zoumberos, CPP

Limelight Photography
www.stepintothelimelight.com
Check out their BLOG! http://www.stepintothelimelight.blogspot.com/
Follow her on Twitter! LimelightRZ
Find them on Facebook! www.facebook.com/rzoumberos
Florida Phone: 813.926.4290 Toll Free Phone: 877.926.4791

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday


Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the
with more professional advice

Beauty Tips 101: Brushes vs Sponges

"Most Makeup Artists will tell you that brushes are the most important tool for applying makeup. I absolutely agree! I can pretty much use any brand of makeup and achieve the look I'm hoping for as long as I use good quality brushes. I like to think of myself as a painter. I wouldn't paint a picture with sponges or my finger. Now there are times when both can come in handy like blending or cleaning up a mistake. Brushes also save you money by wasting less product.

A clean brush is a happy brush! Brush cleanser is good for quick cleans between personal use or clients during an event, but I give my brushes a brush bath after I'm done using them for the day.

*Pro Tip* Use baby shampoo in warm (not hot) water. Swish the brush around and rinse. Make sure you form your brushes and lay them flat on a towel over night. The shampoo will disinfect and condition the bristles. After using them on my clients I add a small amount of rubbing alcohol to the brush bath, especially for the lip brushes.

*Pro Tip* Make sure you don't set your brushes upside down in a container wet. This could cause the glue in the brush handle to separate and your handle will fall off.

Practice makes perfect! If your brushes seem uncomfortable to use, keep trying. Practice holding them at the end of the handle. Not only will this give you more stability but it will help you achieve a clean, blended look."

Jess Waldrop
Artistic Coordinator/Lead Makeup Artist
813-990-0063

Ideas We Love


Welcome to
"Ideas We Love"
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is...
POMS
We are featuring a new designer on Etsy: Pom Love

We LOVE POMS!!! This tissue paper decor sweetens up any party for your home or event! You can pick as many colors as you'd like- so cute when matched with Pom Confetti! You can even make a Pom Mobile, Stem mini size Poms for a flowered look, or create Pom wall decor. The possibilities are endless, and they are so FUN!!

Please visit their website for more info: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PomLove

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sneak Peak Video



Here is the Amazing Sneak Peak Video of Jasmine and Don's Wedding
from Tampa Wonderworks... Enjoy!

Thanks again to our OUTSTANDING vendor team:

Floral and Design – MMD Events
Photography – Aaron Lockwood
Linens – BBJ and Linens By The Sea
Confetti Assistants: Erica, Katelynn, and Jessica