Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bridal Show Vendors

Here's a list of the AMAZING WEDDING VENDORS that will be at our April 16, 2009 cocktail party bridal show. I cannot thank everyone enough for their awesome work!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

St. Augustine Amazing Sites

One of Jen's and my most favorite places to plan a wedding is St. Augustine. I just think it is one of the most romantic places in Florida. They have beautiful hotels, enchanted gardens, and breathtaking views. Here are just a few of our favorite spots.

Castle Ottis

Oldest House Gardens

Casa Monica

The White Room

Old City House Inn
Memorial Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I just love spring time...its finally getting warm enough to go on the boat without freezing, flowers are blooming everywhere, and of course I just love the FUN COLORS brides want to incorporate in their wedding day!
Here is a glimpse of some of the great color schemes we are working on with some of our brides:




Friday, March 20, 2009

You are cordially invited to be part of celebrate!'s and Simply Roses Florist-SR Enchanted Weddings premier bridal show on
Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
This free bridal show will highlight the area's top vendors from celebrate!'s Little Black Book of preferred vendors.

The evening will be full of music by Heather M Friedman and Pyramid DJs, cocktails, appetizers, and the area's top vendors. This amazing event is free for brides and grooms and is sure to be a night to remember.

This is a FREE BRIDAL SHOW to help you plan your dreams!

celebrate!Wedding Planners
Simply Roses Florist-SR Enchanted Weddings

Our Elite Vendors:
Brides 2 Babies Embroidery
celebrate! Premier Linens
Cinemedia Videography
Knotical Weddings
Leah Jean Photography
LPGA International
VINO 100
Heather M Friedman
Ronnie's Candy Kitchen
The Shores Resort and Spa
Pyramid DJs
Andy's Taylor Rentals
RSVP by April 8, 2009
Photos by: Leahjeanphoto.com

Welcome Molly and Len

Welcome Molly and Len to our celebrate! family! We are so excited to make sure all your wedding dreams come true!!!

This beautiful couple is planning a "classic with a twist" wedding to match their wonderful personalities. Their wedding will be held at Holy Family in Jacksonville with a stunning reception at the Omni. I just love love love Molly's wedding color selection. She picked a classic navy blue with a vibrant pink. I cannot wait to see everything their special day has in store.

Photos by: Gretchenwhipple.com

Thursday, March 19, 2009


My favorite thing to do to stay in shape is go to my gym. I love the diversity a gym offers. For my brides trying to get BUFF I suggest this highly because there are just so many things to do.

You can join the spinning classes, burn calories on the many options of cardio machines, lift free weights, hire a personal trainer and participate in the numerous classes offered. One of the great local gyms in the Volusia County area is Gold's Gym in Ormond Beach. This rather new facility has top of the line equipment, great fun classes to get you motivated, and a great staff.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


A great way to get into shape for your wedding is to train for a marathon near your hometown. Training for a marathon will keep you motivated towards a goal and keep you exercising on a daily basis.
Benefits of Running:
  • weight loss
  • improved cardiovascular health
  • improved bone health
  • improved mood
  • better coordination
Some marathons taking place around our area:
1. Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida March 14, 2009
2. Space Coast Marathon in Melbourne, Florida November 29, 2009
3. Disney's Half Marathon in Orlando, Florida January 9, 2010
4. Disney's Full Marathon in Orlando, Florida January 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Buff Brides: YOGA

A great way to get in shape for your wedding day is YOGA. Jen and I went and tried out this great yoga house in Ormond Beach, Hot House Yoga, and let me tell you, it is INSANE!!! We both were amazed by the workout we received.

Some of the benefits of yoga:
  • pain free body
  • increased flexibility
  • increased strength
  • getting sick less often
  • complete detoxification
  • excellent toning of muscles

Yoga is great for the mind, body, and soul. This class will not only get you in shape for your big day but will also ease your wedding stress!!!

Visit Hot House Yoga online to get more information on their classes.

Amanda's Breathtaking Invitations

I just so love Amanda's invitation pick that I just had to share it with everyone. Amanda chose a beautifully elegant black and white invitation from our "Something Different" collection. This invitation goes with her stunning wedding theme.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Buff Brides

One of the things I hear the most from our brides is that they want to get in shape for their wedding day. Whether its wanting to shed that stubborn 5 pounds or just getting your back in shape for your backless dress, this week we are going to explore some great local businesses that can help you get in your perfect wedding shape.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


So as you all know by now, Jen and I are HUGE!!! Gator fans. With that being said, it does seem that we get quite a bit of clients who are also HUGE GATOR FANS. So...I thought it would be fun to showcase some fun wedding cake toppers that are gator inspired. Here we go:

Created by: KB Kake Kreations

Find it at: Magic Mud

Find at: Gator Haven

Created by: Toppers With Glitz

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lynn's Black and White Wedding

I have had so much fun with Lynn and her sister-in-law Kathy these past few weeks designing Lynn's perfect wedding day decor! Lynn chose a beautiful (and popular) black, white, and red color scheme for her very intimate wedding on the Ginn Yacht this April.

I am so excited that Lynn asked celebrate! to design her special day. Here is a sample of her fun color palette:

I guided Lynn to a simple black tablecloth, black chair covers with a simply elegant white tie, gorgeous white/black damask napkins, red votives, and a stunning tall red centerpiece by Simply Roses. I am so excited to see it all come together perfectly in April.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Welcome all brides!

celebrate! is teaming up with our referred vendors around the area to invite all of the upcoming brides to a fabulous night out. We are hosting a cocktail party to showcase all of the local wedding vendors services.

We will have music, cocktails and delicious appetizers. Each vendor will be offering a door prize to one of the lucky brides that attend.The more the merrier! We would love to see everyone here to enjoy the evening festivities. We will keep you posted on the time and date.

Please email us is you have any questions. Can't wait to celebrate! with you!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Note of Thanks

Dear Jen and Jenna,

How do I begin to say thank you for the beautiful memory you created for my family? When we started this journey together it was just a wish list and a lot of uncertain and "what if" ideas, but at the journey's end it was a magical vision of elegance and beauty. You took our ideas, blended them with yours and created a masterpiece. It will be an occasion I will always remember.

Your professionalism, creativity and infinite patience (with my constant e-mails) was so appreciated. I never felt stressed throughout the process. I was able to relax and really enjoy this wonderful day. Jeni and Matt were able to live their day to the fullest without any worries. As far as I'm concerned it was flawless, as evident from all the wonderful compliments we received.

I will always remember your bright smiles and genuine concern for ourhappiness. You should add "satisfaction guaranteed" to your job description. You have a fan in me and Jeni so we will be telling everyoneto "celebrate!" their special events with you.

Cathye Fuller

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Amanda and Christian

Welcome Amanda, Christian, and their families to the celebrate! family. We are so excited to get to work with Amanda's wonderful parents on creating a dream wedding for Christian and her. They have decided on a black, white, and red wedding. Isn't is grand?!?!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thank You from Pyramid DJ's!!

We recieved a very touching & very creative thank you from one of our favorite vendors. Vern Shank is a DJ for Pyramid DJ's. He is truly a great entertainer. We absolutely love to work with him!

Here are just a few words to express Jenna & Jen and their company's qualities from CELEBRATE!. (note the first letter in each word that spells your company)

C reative
E xcellent
L ovely
E fficient
B eautiful
R adient
A wesome
T remendous
E xceptional

Happy Day!

Sincerely,Vern Shank & The Pyramid DJ's crew

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Vote for Our Brides and Grooms

TheKnot.com is hosting their 2009 Real Wedding Awards. celebrate! has numerous weddings entered into the contest. Please go on and vote for the following couples:

Serena and Heath
Leah and Joe
Angela and Ted
Shelley and Dale

Click on the names above to go on to vote for them (click the stars to cast your vote) or go to http://www.myrealwedding.theknot.com and look at all the entries.

Thanks for your support!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

celebrate! Weddings Featured in Magazine

Two of celebrate!'s wedding are being featured in this spring's edition of Wedding and Reception Magazine. Here's a quick glimpse of this wonderful honor:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Stunning Cake Toppers

I just found this amazing vendor-Toppers With Glitz!!! They make beautiful customizable cake toppers for any event. If you are looking for a unique crystal monogram topper or even a topper that goes with your wedding theme, check out www.topperswithglitz.com.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sweet Thank You

This past weekend CELEBRATE! planned another flawless event. Jeni and Mat's wedding was simply elegant at Sunset Harbor Yacht Club in Daytona Beach, Florida. Here is the amazing thank you I received on my desk this morning:

Jenna and Jen,

Words can't even start to describe how appreciative we are of the amazing night you two planned for us. Everything was perfect! Above and beyond anything we imagined!

Thank you form the bottom of our hearts for all the hard work you put into our special day. We'll never forget it!

Love always,

Mr. and Mrs. Mathew and Jennifer Bradshaw

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Vote for celebrate!'s Brides and Grooms

TheKnot.com is hosting their 2009 Real Wedding Awards. celebrate! has numerous weddings entered into the contest. Please go on and vote for the following couples:

Serena and Heath

Leah and Joe

Angela and Ted

Shelley and Dale

Click on the names above to go on to vote for them (click the stars to cast your vote) or go to http://www.myrealwedding.theknot.com and look at all the entries.

Thanks for your support!!!!

Photography Internship

Our dear friend and stunning photographer, Leah Martingano from Leah Jean Photography, is offering an amazing opportunity for a very special someone who wants to learn the details of wedding and event photography.

Leah Jean Photography is offering an internship for the Fall 0f 2009 to only 1 student. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with one of the best photographers in the Volusia County area. If you are interested please contact Leah at 352.978.8582 or at leah@leahjeanphoto.com.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Samantha and Matt

This is a little over due but Jen and I would love to welcome Samantha, Matt, and their families to the celebrate! family. We are so excited for their beautiful and fun May wedding. They plan to wed at St. Mary's in Daytona Beach followed by a reception at the breathtaking Hosseini Center.

They have decided to dress their wedding with hues of green,mango, and white. Here is a preview of what is in store on their very special day:

We feel so blessed to work with such an amazing couple and their families!