Friday, July 29, 2011

Foto Friday

Welcome to
Foto Friday
Today we are featuring

We love working with K and K Photography! Jeff and Ana are amazing photographers... AND they have the cutest kids ever! Here are a few spectacular images from one of their recent Weddings. We LOVE this particular wedding, not only because the images are breathtaking, but because of the backstory! The bride and groom are from NYC and planned their wedding long distance with the help of Jeff and Ana... then came down with 200 of their closest friends and family for a spectacular wedding at the Historic Renaissance Vinoy!
~ Enjoy ~

Check out their website to get... INSPIRED
Jeff Kathrein
Kand K Photography, LLC
(866)571.1744 direct
(800)507.4169 fax

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pro Tip Thursday



Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This Week we are featuring the ever so talented...
Alicia Rohan with Seaside Invitations

We love, love, love working with Alicia! She is amazingly creative and truly professional! 
Seaside Invitations offers a personal touch to all of your stationary needs
with stunning products and top notch customer service!  

Today, Alicia will be sharing with us tips on
Choosing a printing method for your Invitations

"These days a lot of brides are unaware of the many printing options are available for wedding invitations. Most brides instantly think the only available option is digital printing. Today there are more printing options then ever before that can fit within any type of budget. Each printing method offers its own distinct style and allows the bride to really set the tone and style for the event it reflects. Three of the most common printing methods are: letterpress, thermography, and digital (flat printing).

Letterpress – Letterpress is truly an art form. It began in the 14th century as an alternative to laborious calligraphy. Type (individual letters) was hand set to form sentences within the letterpress base. Ink is then rolled over the type and the type plate is then pressed leaving an indentation into thick, soft paper. Each invitation is handfed and pressed leaving a subtly unique impression. There is nothing more pleasing to the eye and feel.

Thermography – thermography also known as “raised printing”. Unlike embossing where the paper is actually raised; the thermography effect is created by a powder that is melted over the flat printed ink. The high temperature causes the ink to boil and rise. The result is a finished piece with a raised effect you can feel and the raised ink gives off a shiny appearance.

Digital - also known as “flat printing” is the most commonly known option for affordability. Invitations are printed using a commercial quality press, resulting in bold saturated color and crisp text. The finished product has a flat finish.

We consider each invitation to be an individual piece of art that represents the bride’s personality & their wedding details. Here at Seaside Invitations we have eliminated the notion that digital printed invites are the only affordable option. By owning our very own antique press we have mastered the art of letterpress printing and we are able to offer a once pricey printing option at an affordable rate by printing in house. No matter which printing option suits your taste, we are happy to create a beautiful invitation that fits your needs."

Alicia Rohan
{phone} 727.366.2023
{tweet} @aliciarohan

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ideas We Love

Welcome To
Ideas We Love
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is...
STORY Wedding Menus

We love these super chic Story Wedding Menus... what a GREAT idea! As featured in the July issue of Brides magazine, these playful yet modern menus put a personal spin on every course. We always love a "NEW" idea for day of stationary and this is it! What a fabulous way to engage and entertain your wedding guests as soon as they sit down to your reception! Many couples select dishes that are meaningful to them—this menu gives you the chance to share the "why" behind your selections. These menus are custom designed to fit your specific dinner menu and story. We LOVE these menus... how fun!

OH WAIT... there is more to this post!!

Check out these Customizable Book Table Numbers! We LOVE these unique and stylish table numbers for your wedding! What a perfect way to integrate subtle style into your tablescape! Each book can have a book tape "binding" along the spine with your names or favorite quote, or just the simple book cover for a clean and modern look. The possibilities are endless and we love love love thinking outside of the box!!

For further details, please visit their ETSY site:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ideas We Love

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

We love these Antique Framed Chalkboards!
These exquisite large solid wood Baroque Frames are hand crafted into Magnetic Chalkboards!
Perfect for Escort Cards, Seating Charts, Menu Boards, Wedding Announcements or any Wedding Signage that you can invision.
 The possibilites are endless... what a cute idea!

For further information please visit their Etsy Site:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pro Tip Thursday

Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
today we are featuring...

Crave Spa is South Tampa’s First Eco-Chic Nail Spa 
Craving beauty without the harmful side-effects…

They opened October 5th, 2010, with 10 nail techs (10 oversized, relaxing pedi chairs along with 2 manicure tables), an esthetician (for facials using an organic skin care line, Ilike, & waxer), Hours:
Tuesda-Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 11-4

They are a great venue for parties because unlike parties at home or in a restaurant, at Crave everyone gets the opportunity to receive some pampering in an intimate atmosphere (Parties can be private or non-private depending on size) . For our bride-to-be its great because for a moment they can relax and really sit back and chat with family and friends without worrying! Everyone has the opportunity to have their nails painted or shellac'ed (the 2-week no chip polish - that is extremely popular for the bride), and also get their last minute waxing in before the big day! Most bridal parties have the event catered in. We recently opened early for a large party of 25 and she wanted a brunch served complete with mimosas - it was a great hit and everyone in her party enjoyed themselves! The month of May at Crave was very busy we had a bridal party almost every weekend, and we recommend that as soon as a bride knows to call us so we can put her party on our calendar. Bachelorette parties are great as well, most start their night early with some drinks and polishing before they head out for the night!

Crave Nail Spa is Tampa’s first innovative organic walk-in spa specializing in natural nails. Crave, is the ideal spa created with your health and well-being in mind by using natural products and providing an environmentally friendly atmosphere. Crave advocates using only the finest ingredients and products to ensure your safety, and eliminating the harmful chemicals that are so widely prevalent in other spas.

• Walk- in, Walk-out and experience their 60 minute manicure and pedicure combo using only the finest, non-toxin products.

• Crave sterilizes all metal implements in the same high temperature autoclave hospitals and dentists use. Implements are sterilized in a sealed sterile pouch that is opened at the beginning of your treatment.

• All of their polishes are toxic & carcinogenic-free! No formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP, all of which have been linked to cancer.

• Their organic products (lotions, scrubs, facial products) are FREE of formaldehyde, Dyes & Parabens.

• They use disposable liners in their pedicure bowls vs. whirlpool baths (a.k.a) spa chairs). Not only do these footbaths harbor such infectious bacteria, but they also contain hair and skin pieces from previous clients and have been known to cause infections, boils, skin irritations and scarring!

Crave Spa is a leader in providing the ultimate spa experience, the latest in therapeutic nail & spa treatments to men and women and in the development of innovative all-natural skin care and body products that are 100% organic and safe for all skin types. The company's 2,500 square foot spa facility located at 3211 W. Bay to Bay Blvd, offers an environment that is chic, friendly and relaxed.

Joezette Hite, owner
Crave Spa
3211 W. Bay to Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
813-765-5123 cell

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ideas We Love

Welcome To
Ideas We Love
This week our FRESH idea to keep you inspired is...
Sugar Cone Sleeves

We LOVE these adorable Sugar Cone Sleeves! They are so bright & cheerful, and they look absolutely adorable with a little ice cream on top! These are perfect to hold wedding favors...
what a great way to incorporate your colors/theme into your Candy Bar or Ice Cream Station. You could even use these sleeves to hold rose petals for your Grand Exit!
The possibilities are endless; what a cute idea!

For more details, please visit their Etsy Site:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pro Tip Thursday

Welcome to
Pro Tip Thursday
This month we are featuring
Jackie Johnson with Catering by Amore

We love Jackie! Today she is haring with us the NEW Amore Meals To Go:
Amore Now – Healthy Lifestyle

"It's a problem many of us face: how do you lose those extra pounds you put on? The scrumptious meal at Thanksgiving is quickly followed by holiday parties, cookie swaps, pie-baking, Hanukkah celebrations, Christmas feasts, New Year's Eve buffets and New Year's Day football parties.

Amore - It's A Lifestyle has the answer. We have launched a new line of ready-to-heat meals called Amore Now - Healthy Lifestyle To Go. Menu items are specifically designed for the health-conscious diners who want to "eat clean," but don't have the time to shop and prepare the meals themselves, or just don't know what to do.

The idea for the new line of meals started when the fitness club next door to Amore created specific diets to help their clients reach their fitness and weight goals. The clients came to Amore to create the ultra-healthy meals that are low-fat, low-calorie, low-salt and often gluten-free. These meals are perfect for busy people who want to eat healthy but don't have the time to cook themselves.

Some of the Amore tasty creations include Pear & Lemon-Thyme Chicken, Balti Caribbean Chicken, Lamb Shank and Bangkok Dressed Salmon. You can also enjoy a line of gluten-free and sugar-free desserts, including chocolate-oatmeal cookies, pumpkin-oatmeal cookies, cinnamon apple bars, honey crisp apple and sweet potato tarts and Barltett pear and sweet potato tarts."

Jackie Johnson
Wedding/ Event Coordinator
4245 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, Fl, 33629

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sneak Peak

Welcome to
Foto Friday
This week we are excited to share with you...
a Sneak Peak of
Allison and Matt'sWedding
on May 21st, 2011
At the Hilton Cleawater Beach Resort

We loved working with Lori Schaneville Photography on this Spectacular wedding! Congratulations Allison and Matt! We LOVE you both and feel truly privileged to have been a part of your Wedding Day!

Thanks to ALL of the amazing Vendors who made this day possible:
Barb Brauer - Makeup
Rev Andy Mason

A Huge THANK YOU to our Confetti Team members: