Monday, April 27, 2009

Welcome Lyndsay and Tim

Welcome Lyndsay and Tim to the celebrate! family! We are so excited and feel so blessed to be your wedding planners to help guide you through this wonderful time in your lives.

We are planning a beautiful April 2010 wedding for Lyndsay and Tim. They want an elegant wedding in the Daytona Beach that has a wonderful outdoor spot for cocktail hour. Their breathtaking color scheme is shades of green, champagne, and gold.

Check out their inspiration board:

5 Great First Dance Songs

Your first dance as a couple should be memorable and exquisite. Choosing the song however can be rather time consuming. Here are 5 great first dance songs that will leave your guests and you remembering your first dance as a couple for years to come.
At Last by Etta James
For You I Will by Monica
In My Life by the Beatles
The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
When You Say Nothing At All by Allison Krauss

Photo by: Jen Cody, Egomedia Photography

Thursday, April 23, 2009


We are so thrilled to say that our bridal show was FANTASTIC! We had such an amazing time planning the entire event from the linens, the tablescapes, the entertainment, the referred vendors to the ambiance of the event. It was exciting to meet all of the new face of the brides and welcome several of them into our celebrate! family.

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors that came out & participated in our event. We were so glad to have all of our special vendors included in such an amazing night. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Jenna & I can't wait to start planning for the next show!!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Time Cocktails

A great way to save some money on your wedding day is to just offer a beer and wine reception with a couple of featured drinks. Since its spring time, I haven chosen my favorite spring inspired featured cocktails in fun spring colors.

I Dream in Pink COCKTAIL (Light Pink Colored Cocktail)
Things You’ll Need:
Cocktail Shaker
1.5 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Pink vodka-fruit fusion liqueur
Splash Triple-Sec
1 oz Cranberry Juice

Sunset I Do's COCKTAIL (Light Yellow Haze Colored Cocktail)
Things You'll Need:
An ice-filled Collins glass
1 oz vodka
1 oz Creme de Banana
Fill the Glass with lemon lime soda

Wedding Night COCKTAIL (Vibrant Purple Colored Cocktail)
Things You'll Need:
Cocktail Shaker
A squeeze of lemon
A Dash of Extra Dry Vermouth
1 splash of Raspberry Liquor
1 splash of Sweet and Sour
1 oz vodka
A great site to go on to find what you need to make your wedding color drink is Super Cocktails. Once you find what you need for your masterpiece, then you will need to create a special name for your Wedding Drink!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Awesome Spring Bouquets

Spring is in the air!!! I love the amazing colors that can be used in bridal bouquets. Below are some of my favorite creations.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Some of my closest friends and colleagues have always told us that we need to get testimonials from people who wish they would have hired a wedding planner after their big day to show everyone that wedding planners are a necessity. Although, I always thought this would be good for brides and grooms to see I thought it was a little controversial.

However, since I received this certain "I WISH I DID" testimonial about Jen and I, I just couldn't resist sharing it along with another from one of our magazines.

"The day was beautiful and memorable but things certainly were hectic. I wish I could have taken advantage of your advice in using "The Jens" from celebrate! as wedding planners. I would have been able to enjoy the day more if I had help a little extra help with details."
-S. Marshall

"I definitely would have hired a day-of-wedding planner to handle all the last-minute details. Instead, my poor mom had to run around doing things like adding charger plates to the table setting and putting more flowers on the huppah. She never sat down!"
-L. W

Unique Reception Venues

As a wedding planner I am always trying to think out of the box on where my clients can host their wedding reception. I thought it would be fun to explore some unusual locations that could be transformed into a dazzling wedding reception.

1. Airplane Hanger: This location is basically a blank canvas for wedding dreams to be transformed. Airplane hangers have a fabulous open feel and are big enough to accommodate the biggest guest list.

2. Your Favorite Restaurant: Choose a restaurant that is open and has meaningful to you. They already have your tables and chairs there so all you need is position the room to say "wedding" instead of restaurant.

3. An Open Field: Just imagine the possibilities of a large open area. Add a tent, some rentals, fabulous lighting and you have a one of a kind space that says "YOU."

4. Art Gallery: This location already has great decorations setup for you (the ART). Most art galleries are open and can be filled nicely with rentals to create a unique reception your guests and you will remember for years to come.

BRIDAL PARTY: How to Choose

One of the issue that always seems to come up for brides and grooms during the wedding planning process, is how to choose the right friends and family to be in the your bridal party. Here are some basic guidelines on how to pick the perfect group to be your BRIDAL PARTY:

1. Think about the top 3-5 closest family/friends to you that have made a positive impact on your life
2. Is each person responsible? (following a time schedule, bringing certain items with them)
3. Does this person get along with others well?
4. Do they have the financial means to pay for certain items, such as their bridesmaid's dress?
Photo by: Mary Beth Tyson

Monday, April 13, 2009


I get asked a ton of questions from our brides about how to handle situations with bridal party members, from how not to include someone to if you should insist on where you want your bachelor/bachelorette party. So this week, I have decided to highlight some of those tough situations you can get into when it comes to your fabulous bridal party. Stay tuned...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cute Little Pup

Congratulations to our dear friend Leah from Leah Jean Photography on her new addition to her family. Wallie, her new oh so cute pup, is just so precious. Here are some fun photos she sent me over of the cute little guy:

Monday, April 6, 2009


You are cordially invited to be part of celebrate!'s and
Simply Roses Florist-SR Enchanted Weddings premier FREE 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
Paradise Cheesecakes
Daytona Limos
RSVP by April 8, 2009
Photos by:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Congrats Lyndsay & Tim

Jenna & I would just like to say a special CONGRATS to our dear friends Lyndsay & Tim on their recent engagement this past weekend. We are so excited for the two of them. We will keep you updated on all of their wedding plans!