Friday, July 30, 2010

Foto Friday


Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring

We LOVE working with Amy! She is Bright, Beautiful, and Boldly Talented.
Here is one of my favorite pictures, enjoy!

Check out her website to get... INSPIRED

Amy Pezz
ring: 813.598.2118

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday


Photo Courtesy of Jessica Leigh Photography


Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the Amazing...
with professional advice on: Healthy Happy Hair on a Budget


"Getting healthy hair can be as inexpensive as looking in your refrigerator. No need to spend mega bucks on deep conditioners that contain many of the natural ingredients you can find right in the grocery store. Next time your there pick up a few avocados, a jar of mayonnaise and honey and have a beauty day at home. Just mash up the avocado and apply to your hair from scalp to ends, put it in a clip and wrap a towel around your hair to keep your hair warm (which helps product to penetrate the core of each strand). Let it sit while you catch up on your favorite show!! You can also use the mayo and the honey in the same way or mix them all together. Be sure to rinse with warm water if using the honey as it can get sticky!"


Holly Nazario
Artistic Coordinator/Master Stylist
Collective Creations
813.758.4964

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ideas We Love




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

We love these charming Garters for any Bride to Be! Rosebud Lips create custom garters to incorporate your Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue. The lace is borrowed from a dress, the silk is blue, the antique brooch is old, and the silk is brand new.
These days you can buy a garter from just about anywhere...
but we love the idea of creating a custom garter to match your style and personality!


Rosebud Lips have so many cute designs, please visit their website for more details...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Foto Friday





Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring

We love Brian & Briana! They are such a great team to work with, and their images are AMAZING! 

Here are a few NEW samples of their pictures, enjoy!

Check out their website to get... INSPIRED
 
Brian & Briana Elledge
Owners/Photographers
Divine Light Wedding Photography
By Phone: 813-385-9179

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday


Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the very talented


"I am often asked how a couple can increase the atmosphere in their reception and create a great party mood while still working on a budget. My best advice is to tell them to spend the money on up lighting. by choosing to use up lighting in the reception, the room can be completely transformed. Up lighting increases the quality of the photos and video and is money well spent. For those on a budget, I would recommend forgoing cocktail music in lieu of up lighting. Often the venue already has music piped in during cocktail hour. Also, this is the guests first chance to chat with each other and are generally unaware of the music playing. by starting the dj services with the actual reception, the couple can spend the extra money on up lighting which will have a far greater effect on the ambiance of the room and the party as a whole." -Josh

Josh Walther
Inspire Entertainment
813.728.4189


Monday, July 19, 2010

Ideas We Love












Welcome to
"Ideas We Love"
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is a...
Wedding Fan Programs

We LOVE these custom Wedding Fan Programs! Delight your guests and stay cool in the heat with these handmade fan programs. They are perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony or venue, and they are super stylish! You can customize these fans with your wedding colors, theme, monogram, or design details.



Please visit each website for specific details, as each fan is UNIQUE!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Foto Friday







Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring

We love Beeba's Pictures and Videos!
Her spirit is contagious and we look forward to working with her again soon. 

Here are a few samples of her pictures, enjoy!

Check out her website to get... INSPIRED

Beeba & Kostas
Lekkas Photography & Video
Tarpon Springs Fl
727-560-0612

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday



Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
Today we wanted to share with you a tip in wedding photography… "First Look"
Please check out this slideshow from
Kimberly Photography of First Look Photos

For Most Brides and Grooms, the moment that they first lay eyes on each other is the moment that they want to carry in their hearts forever. The problem is, however, that this generally occurs as the bride appears at the start of the ceremony in front of hundreds of guests.

Given the crazy wedding day schedule, this means that there is no time for the Bride and Groom to truly connect emotionally, speak with one another, or savor the moment. From ceremony to reception there is little time to spend a quiet moment alone!

A GREAT alternative is to arrange for your moment of  “First Sight” or “First Look” to occur several hours before the ceremony. This allows you to enjoy quiet time together before becoming caught up in the whirlwind of your special event.

What makes a “First Look” so remarkable is that your wedding photographer will effortlessly capture this special moment from a discrete distance, allowing for bridal portraits and formal photos to still be taken afterwards. Thus allowing the bride and groom a private moment ALONE!

Kimberly Romano with Kimberly Photography has offered some great advice:
"This is by far the most romantic moment I have ever witnessed between a Bride and Groom… after capturing weddings for over 8 years! We were so excited when a couple of ours decided to do a First Look, we knew we had a huge opportunity before us to capture some incredible moments. We had been dreaming about what we would do at the shoot and exactly how we could make this as special as possible for these two. We decided to set the Groom up inside the park and have the Bride approach him (as his back was turned of course!), tap him on the shoulder and well… they could take it from there. She walks up to him… gently touches his shoulder… he turns and is in complete awe of his beautiful bride. We just sat back and shot of as many images as we could and were amazed at the incredible moments we captured.

For the rest of the session, the Bride and Groom couldn't stop smiling and because there were not any distractions, we were able to get so many shots that well, chances are, we would not have been able to get if we waited until after the ceremony. We can understand a Bride and Grooms concern about how a First Look can take away that special moment, when you see your Groom at the end of the aisle and as he awaits his bride to walk towards him. TRUST ME…. the moment will still be there. We highly recommend talking with your professional photographer about how you can beneift from a First Look. I wish I would have done this for my wedding."


Kimberly Romano
Kimberly Photography, llc
727-543-9723

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ideas We Love



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

We LOVE this custom paper bouquet for your wedding rehearsal, as it is a unique keepsake! These bouquets incorporate two popular bridal shower activities - the making of a bouquet to use at your wedding rehearsal and the writing of advice and well wishes for the bride. We love that these bouquets are made up of paper peonies and that each flower has 5 petals which can be written on.
So if y ou are looking for a non-traditional practice bouquet
for your wedding rehearsal, this is a GREAT idea!

Please visit this website for more details...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Foto Friday



Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring
KIMBERLY PHOTOGRAPHY
We love Kimberly's work and FUN energy!!
She is so sweet and attentive to every clients' needs.... a true pleasure to work with!

Here are a few MORE samples of her amazing pictures, enjoy!

Check out her website to get... INSPIRED

Kimberly Romano
Kimberly Photography, llc
727-543-9723

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday


Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the brilliant...
with professional advice on: LED Lighting

"Lighting can bring your event a defined ambiance! Whether your look is to be “fun and funky” or elegant – lighting your room can create the atmosphere. And the great news is the addition of lighting does not have to be over the top expensive. Now, everyone’s room and vision may vary, so each lighting package will vary. My advice is to have Jamie coordinate with her lighting company to determine what package can be created for your event.

Some things to watch out for: I often find that lighting orders overlap. Sometimes we see the DJ or band production bring lighting that is also ordered through an event d├ęcor company or lighting company. In other words… I arrive at an event to find the client has ordered the same lighting effects twice! The other pitfall that we have seen is that two vendors bring lighting that does not compliment each other. At one event we provided an LED illuminated dance floor to be utilized for a presentation at a corporate event. The production company had multiple moving spot lights. Both the illuminated floor and spots were awesome as stand alone elements. But the spots washed out any color from the floor. That is why it is so important to have just one coordinator doing just that – coordinating. It will save your budget (no double orders) and assist in making sure all the pieces fit together.

LED lighting has developed greatly - which means great effects at great prices for the consumer. IM Events has a new line of battery operated wireless LED lights. There are no cables or cords so they may be placed anywhere. It’s a clean look and relatively little labor. With a remote control the lights can change colors during the night. We recently did a wedding where the room and the tables (illuminated tables!) were all white – a very elegant feel. With each course of the meal the room changed color- soft colors. Then, when the party started…the room became colorful, fun and funky. The options are endless! Talk to Jamie about your vision and she can make it happen." - Glenn

Glenn Goodman
IM Events
727-492-4342

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ideas We Love








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

We love the idea of a custom Wishing Tree for your wedding, anniversary party, baby shower, or ANY event! The Wishing Tree originated as a Dutch wedding custom where guests are given a piece of paper, either shaped like a leaf or made of card stock. The guests write their wishes to the bride and groom and then hang it on the tree. We have even worked with some Dutch Brides that are given a "surprise" Wishing Tree... which creates a unique element of entertainment for the reception.

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of a Wishing Tree as it creates a magnificent centerpiece
and exceptional memories for your special day.

For more information on how to make a wishing tree, please visit:
http://www.weddingchicks.com/sweet-deals/1696/diy-manzanita-tree-and-wish-card-templates/



Friday, July 2, 2010

Foto Friday


Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring

We love working with Jeff and Ana! They are so sweet, extremely professional, and capture the most breathtaking images! We love their attention to detail and eye for beauty. Here are a few samples of their spectacular pics, enjoy!

Check out their website to get... INSPIRED

Jeff Kathrein
Owner/Photographer
blog.kandkphotography.com
(866)571.1744 direct
(800)507.4169 fax

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pro Tip Thursday


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

"We all know you need something old, new, borrowed and blue for your wedding day..so why incorporate something old and new into your wedding day hairstyle. The birdcage is veil is very vintage, but has made a comeback on the wedding scene in a huge way. Brides who are looking for that classy and glamorous wedding day look of old, but don't want to stick with the traditional long veil may want to try this elegant "new" look. You can also style these veils with a beautiful jeweled statement peice or oversized flower, basically whatever you choose!!" - Holly

Holly Nazario
Artistic Coordinator/Master Stylist
Collective Creations
813.758.4964