Monday, February 23, 2009

Wedding Fan Programs



celebrate! Invitations, celebrate!'s beautiful invitation line, now carries WEDDING FAN PROGRAMS. The fans are customized and come in numerous shapes, colors, and various add-on graphics. Please stop by our office today to see what we have to offer or go online to our invitation website at www.celebrateinvitations.cceasy.com.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Our new celebrate family member!

Jenna & I would love to introduce our new assistant, Lindsey! We are so happy to have her join our team.

Lindsey is finishing her bachelors degree of Science in Recreation at the University of Indiana. Once she graduates this spring, she will be relocating to the Ormond Beach area. She will begin working with us this fall and will be just in time for our wonderful winter weddings.

Lindsey has a deep passion and love for planning events. She has a strong background in this industry & portrays herself as a professional individual. She is extremely entergetic and has a very vibrant personality. We hope that she will enjoy her time with celebrate! & will be learning a great deal from our company.

Welcome Lindsey!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Megan's and Tony's Wedding

A few weekends ago Jen and I were blessed to help Megan and Tony pull off their most perfect wedding day. Megan and Tony wanted a simply classic black and white wedding with a daring splash of red. Here are a few images from their special day.




Megan's Extraordinary Vendors
Planners: celebrate!
Ceremony Site: The Casements
Officiant: Judge Orfinger
Reception Site: Breakaway Trails
Caterer: Conway's Creative Catering
Florals: Simply Roses Florist
Cake: Paradise Cheesecakes
Photographer: Cooper Photography
DJ: Superstar Productions
Photos by: Pam Cooper, Cooperphotography.com

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Yummy Bridesmaid Gift

If you are looking for a perfect little treat for all your bridesmaids while they are getting primped on your wedding day, why not give them an edible "THANK YOU."

I just think this sweet cookie bridesmaid dresses that comes to you individually wrapped with a box that says "Thank you for being my bridesmaid" is the perfect little extra for all the women who are there to stand next to you on this most special day.

Casuesweets.com also has numerous other designs that would be great as wedding favors, for parties, etc.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Welcome Anne and Ryan

Welcome Anne, Ryan, and their families to the celebrate! family! We are so excited to plan your special day!

Anne and Ryan are planning on having a beautiful nautical navy blue themed wedding with striking apple green and platinum accents. Their color scheme is above, don't you just love the colors!!! Their wedding will be at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club this summer and we are even thinking about greeting guests with a refreshing glass of lemonade upon their arrival.

This wedding is sure to be an amazing event--classy, simple, and elegant. Jen and I both are already having so much fun planning this special day with them and Anne's wonderful mom (who has been planning this beautiful affair from start to finish with us). We truly are looking forward to the I do's!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

At the bridal expo at the World Golf Village a few weeks ago, Jen and I met a wonderful photographer that I would like to introduce to all of you. Dawn McCarthy of Dawn McCarthy Photography is such a sweetheart and her work is breathtaking. I asked Dawn to answer a few questions so you can get to know her a little more personally.

1. Why did you start Dawn McCarthy Photography?
I started Dawn McCarthy Photography first and foremost because I have a ever evolving passion for capturing life as it happens through the lens of my camera. I sincerely believe there is no better way to relive and remember the past than through brilliant photographs. The reason that I became a wedding photographer is because I absolutely love being a part of the pure magic that is a wedding day...the intense emotion, the culmination of months of planning coming together so beautifully, the sheer excitement and the love that is shared between two people who are committing their lives to one another. I thrive on capturing those moments and being able to share them with people for a lifetime.
2. What is your favorite part about your job?
The day that I get to hand over the final wedding album and witness the Bride and Groom relive their special moments exactly as they happened...some of which they vividly recall and some of which they are actually seeing for the very first time. It's like Christmas morning for me each and every time.

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3. If you could do anything else in the world what would it be?
To travel the world as a "food critic."
4. What is one of your hobbies?
Seeing just how far I can stretch a dollar. I know that sounds crazy but I am the Queen of all bargains and I truly enjoy finding or creating something for next to nothing. ;-)
5. Do you have a special talent?
I am quite an excellent cook.

Please visit Dawn's website to get more information and to see all her beautiful work:

WWW.DAWNMCCARTHYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Monday, February 2, 2009

Great Thank You Gift

So I love hearing of new fun things for couples to give their guests as a favor or to their guest in a welcome basket upon arrival at their hotel for the wedding weekend. Well, sometimes it takes being a little creative, or searching the web for hours, or my new trick hearing what people have done for different reasons and make them into a favor.

One of my new favorite photographers, Dawn McCarthy, posted this great present up on her blog. She made these cute little hot chocolate gifts for her son's class and I think it would be a perfect favor if you have a wedding the next couple of months in this cold weather. Check out her blog insert below:


From Dawn's Blog: DawnMcCarthy.blogspot.com
A Quick Last Minute Gift
Have a look at these adorable little "hot chocolate ice cream cones." I got this idea from the Oprah show and I just loved it! I made one for each child in Austin's first grade class. The kids thought they were so cool! This is a quick and super cute last minute gift idea. Here is the process...
Grab a pack of Wilton icing cones
A large container of loose hot chocolate mix
A bag of miniature marshmallows
A bag of chocolate chips
Some direction tags and twist ties
Measure out 1/3 cup of hot chocolate mix and pour into clear cones. Add a handful of miniature marshmallows and a few chocolate chips. Put your direction label through your twist tie and your done! It's that simple!

Photos by: DawnMcCartyPhotography.com
Check out more of Dawn's fun ideas at DawnMcCarthy.blogspot.com.