Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let celebrate! plan your sweet 16 & showcase it on MTV!

Have you ever dreamt about being a star on one of your favorite television networks? Well, now is your chance to fulfill that dream!

MTV is casting for the show- Super Sweet 16: Battle of the 16's & has asked celebrate! if we have an interesting sweet 16 that we would like to showcase on their show. They are running a special that will take place in Florida. They are looking for any size, any budget. If you are turning the big 16 between the months Jan.-March & would like us at celebrate! to plan your big event, give us a call!

200 S. Nova Road, Suite A
Ormond Beach, Fl 32174

Alyson and Corey

I finally remembered to post Alyson's and Corey's inspiration board. They are dreaming of a gold and chocolate brown wedding with a touch of persimmon.
Don't you just love these colors together???

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Lauren from Lauren K. Photography just started her new blog, yea!!!! LaurenK!!!! Make sure to click the link and check it out!!!

Angela's and Ted's Wedding

A few weeks ago one of our beautiful celebrate! couples tied the knot in New Smyrna Beach. The wedding was perfect and the couple was stunning. Here are a few images from their wedding day:

Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony Site: New Smyrna Dunes Park
Officiant: Donna Crane from Knotical Weddings
Reception Site: New Smyrna Beach Women's Club
Wedding Planner: Jen and Jenna from celebrate!
Florals: Simply Roses Florist
Catering: Conway's Creative Catering
Photography: Lauren Kinsey Photography
Stationary: celebrate! Invitations
Cake: Publix (Port Orange)
Rentals: RentalMart
Limo: Aristocrat
DJ: Big Tom

Photographs by:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Spotlight Vendor: Lauren Kinsey Photography

A few weeks ago Jen and I did a wedding with a fabulous photographer, Lauren Kinsey. I thought it would be fun to let all of you know a little bit more about her and her work, so I asked her to write a little piece for our blog to tell all of you why she started Lauren Kinsey Photography. Here is what she had to say:

I started Lauren Kinsey Photography 3 years ago. My dad was an artist and my mom was an interior designer, but I did not inherit the ability that my dad had for drawing the world out as he saw it. When I got my first camera, I was able to translate my vision of things the way I saw them through the lens of the camera. At 17 years old,I was hired to shoot my first wedding. I didn't have any experience at the time, but luckily, the bride and groom had so much faith in me. I really think that they saw something that I didn't at the time. :) After that, I was hooked. The business came on the heels of that wedding, and I learned that I could do what I loved full time,all day, everyday. This was so exciting to me and three years later, I run a successful business based out of Tallahassee, where I live with my husband and 2"children" (my Westie and English bulldog!) Although I live in Tallahassee, I am so fortunate to be called all over the country to shoot weddings. It truly is my passion! I get to work with people in love on the best day of their lives. How lovely is that? :)

If you would like to contact Lauren about shooting your wedding you can go to her website at or call her at 850.830.4670.

Monday, December 8, 2008

GO GATORS--BCS National Championship Here We Come

As you all know, Jen and I are some of the biggest GATOR fans out there. We go to every game that we don't have a wedding on the books and get score updates sent to our phones when we do have to work. We love being FLORIDA GATORS.

Well our GATORS just won the SEC Championship and are now going to the game everyone wishes their team was playing in....the BCS National Championship in Miami on Jan. 8th!!!!!! We are thrilled to say the least!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Winter Wedding Cakes

Since we talked about winter color schemes, I thought it would be fun to show off some beautiful winter wedding cakes from a local Florida vendor. I love the use of light colors and the crispness of the cakes, truly reminding me of winter.

These two cakes were designed by The Pastry Studio in downtown Daytona Beach. The Pastry Studio is known for their amazing techniques and breathtaking designs. Don't you just love them both????!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


One of my favorite ways to let your guests know a little more about you at your reception is to have a wedding menu that is all about you. So you love sushi, how about having a sushi station at your reception? Or do you love to travel and the different foods from different regions, why not have an "Around the World" cocktail hour like one of our brides? Or do you just crave cheeseburgers and french fries, why not have mini cheeseburgers and french fries served on silver platters at the end of the night for all your hungry guests?

Having a fun wedding menu that tells your guests about you is not only entertaining but oh so yummy! Don't be afraid to get creative. Take it from one of our celebrate! brides who is considering to have her menu revolve around her love of down home cooking. She wants mini meatloaf, fried chicken strips, mac and cheese on a stick, mashed potato martini bar, cornbread, and green bean fries.

Don't leave any part of your wedding reception untouched by your personality, style, and interests....and your menu is a great place to start!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Winter Wonderland

The weather outside is getting chilly, the smell of hot cocoa is in the air, and the sight of Christmas trees is on almost every corner. I love winter, just the crispness in the air is enough to get me all excited.

Winter is a time to really get creative when it comes to wedding decor. A mixture of ornaments, lights, ice, and hues of white and icy blue can add such a simple elegance to any wedding. Here is a beautiful winter wonderland wedding color scheme below.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Newest Happily Married celebrate! Bride

I just received this beautiful review from our newest happily married bride and I just had to share it with all of you. Angela's and Ted's wedding was such an amazing experience to be part of. I truly love them both deeply and wish them an eternity of blessings for them and their families.

Angela's Review:

My experience with Celebrate! as my wedding planners was absolutely perfect! These girls were amazing right from the start all the way till the end. They both are very organized and extremely professional and you can tell they really love what they do! On my first meeting with Jenna, I was so weighed down with anxiety and worry about a million little details, but by the time I left(1 hour later), I had all my flowers picked out and ordered and the hugest weight lifted off my shoulders! The girls both met with us again to help us pick out and order my invitations, which were so beautiful! Every time I needed anything they were just an e-mail or phone call away, and they got back to me right away. And on my wedding day, they were my heroes! There were a few small details I had forgot about(like cups for my bar and plates for the cake!) and Jen was out at the store picking them up last minute! At one point, I lost my wedding shoes, just when I was about to make our grand entrance and do our first dance, I panicked! But Jenna was quick to the rescue, and quickly improvised with a guest's white heels so I could dance without stepping all over my dress!! Those small things like that really meant a lot to me, and I very highly would (and have) recommend Celebrate! to make any bride and groom's wedding day absolutely amazing! They were well worth everything spent:)! Love you girls!

-Mrs. Golden