Monday, August 31, 2009

Bridal Show

The Ultimate Bridal Fantasy bridal show was a big success! celebrate! had a wonderful time meeting all you brides and grooms yesterday. Here are a few photos from our fall inspired booth:

Friday, August 28, 2009

Don't Forget!!

Don't miss out on the fabulous bridal show this Sunday in St. Augustine at the World Golf Village Resort!!!

The festivities will begin at 1pm for all of the wonderful brides. Don't forget to stop by our booth and sign up for our free giveaway!!

We can't wait to see you all on Sunday!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Coffee Love

So if any of you follow celebrate! on TWITTER you know that we love coffee/cappuccino and can never get enough of it. With that being said, we are always so excited when we meet a client who loves it as well. We found this amazing company who will bring your caffeine rush to you with class and style--Cafe Ala Carte!!!

Cafe Ala Carte offers everything from cappuccinos to espresso to hot chocolate and it all gets served with style. The entire mobile cart comes to you umbrella and all as well as can be dressed in any way to match your wedding theme and colors.

Football season is back!

Football season is approaching quickly and Jenna & I are so excited. Of course everyone knows we will be cheering on our beloved Gators!!

Football season is the season for tailgate parties. Tailgating season means gridiron gourmets are fired up and ready to grill in stadium parking lots across the nation! Football games are the perfect time to show off your party planning skills. Tailgates and house parties are very common this time of year but can also be stressful and time consuming.

We would love to help alleviate any stress and plan your tailgate party with our expert advice!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Corporate Website

celebrate! is launching a new website for our corporate planning and business solutions division of our website. We will be working on this for the next few months but would love for you to check it out, celebrate! Corporate Events.

celebrate! CORPORATE EVENTS will be offering but are not limited to the following services:

  • Business Solutions: Blogs, Website Reviews, Twitter, Facebook, Email Marketing, Print Marketing
  • Conference Planning: Hotels, Outings, Dinners
  • Corporate Planning: Outings, Holiday Parties, Appreciation Dinners, Galas

Save the Date: Lyndsay and Tim

Save the Date for Lyndsay and Tim's wedding!!! Leah from Leah Jean Photography created these custom, breathtaking Save the Date cards for this amazing couple to blend with their wedding colors and theme.
Jen and I cannot wait for their special day!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Creative Fall Boutonnieres

With fall right around the corner, I just love finding fun creative ways to incorporate style extras into each wedding. A great way to add a special touch to your groom on your wedding day is to give him an outstanding boutonniere. Here are just a few fun ideas:
Ears of Wheat

Hypericum Berries


Echeveria Rosette

Peacock Feathers

Monday, August 24, 2009

celebrate! Coporate Events

celebrate! is known for their amazing wedding planners, but did you know that celebrate! also plans corporate events from Christmas parties to conferences??

Are you planning a conference, grand opening, or just a special night for your employees??? celebrate!'s cutting edge, cost-effective approach to planning corporate events will surely make your company outing a huge success. Contact us at 386.677.0018 to let us start planning your corporate event.

Amanda and Christian's Wedding

Jen and I had such an amazing experience creating Amanda and Christian's wedding dreams come true. Sandy Brantley from Sandy Brantley Photography photographed the most amazing moments from their special day.

Their Amazing Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Planners: Jenna, Jen, and Stephanie of celebrate!
Ceremony & Reception Site: Sunset Harbor Yacht Club
Floral Creations: SR Enchantment, Simply Roses Florist
Linens: celebrate!
Invitations and Stationary: celebrate!
Cake: Publix
I cannot find the words to tell you just how much I appreciate you and all that you have done to this wedding magical. You have gone over and above all my expectations and I am truly grateful. Finding you was a blessing and you have been an Angel--Thank you for allowing me to ride upon your wings.
Love,Zilke and Chuck

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cute Place Card Idea!

I just love this idea! I think this small detail can really bring a lot of character to your event. These homemade wine cork place card holders can be used to spice up any dinner party or event you are hosting. Also, it's a great idea to be used for themed weddings.

You can make your own place card holders for your event. All you need is enough recycled wine corks for all your place settings, a razor, some cardstock, and a swanky pen for scripting the names. If you want to get super fancy, there's a variation that involves a thin magnet to keep the place cards anchored to the table cloth.

If you're short the necessary corks, it's either time to throw a party, check with a craft or liquor store, or ask all of your girlfriends to save them from their favorite bottles of wine.
Don't you love this idea?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bridal Show Ideas ???

celebrate! is going to be hosting a bridal show next month with Lorraine at LPGA. We are so excited for this fabulous event to take place!! We are debating on the color scheme and design of the room. I would love to hear any ideas of yours and what brides think they could benefit from most. Do you think we should go with a Fall/Winter theme or Spring/Summer??

Let us know your ideas!!! :)

Month-by-Month Checklist: After the Wedding

Your wedding day was magical and everything was perfection. Now you are trying to remember what you need to do next, here is a helpful list.

After the Wedding!!!!:
□ Send thank-you telegrams to both sets of parents and/or wedding host
□ Mail wedding announcements □ Send out change of address cards
□ Change legal documents (name changes, draw will, beneficiary, etc.)
□ Complete gift acknowledgments
□ Mail any thank you gifts, tips, or notes of appreciation to your wedding vendors

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Julie and Steve

Jen and I are so excited for Julie and Steve's gorgeous October wedding. This past weekend Leah from Leah Jean Photography took these two lovebirds to shoot their engagement photo shoot. Here are a few of my favorites.

Month-by-Month Checklist: 2 Weeks Out

Two Weeks Before:
□ Final apparel fittings
□ Confirm rental attire/fittings
□ Give bridesmaids’/bachelors’ parties

□ Present gifts to wedding party
□ Final confirmation of all professionals and services
□ Pick up marriage license
□ Pack for honeymoon

□ Arrange to have your gown and other attire pressed and delivered to your home or the place of the wedding
□ Make place cards for the reception and/or rehearsal dinner

Photo by: Narrative Image

□ Determine what to do with floral arrangements after reception

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Month-by-Month Checklist: 1 Month Out

One Month Before:
□ Select groom’s wedding ring, have it engraved if wanted
□ Arrange for display of wedding gifts

Photo by: Narrative Image
□ Have bridal portrait made
□ Confirm rehearsal dinner plans
□ Arrange for bridemaids’ luncheon
□ Review duties with wedding party

□ Visit ceremony site, check dressing areas
□ Send wedding announcement to newspapers
□ Finalize honeymoon plans and purchases

□ Record invitation responses
□ Finalize preparations for your new home

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mackenzie's Pool Party

We absolutely love planning weddings but we also have so much fun planning private parties, especially when they are for a beautiful little girl who is turning 6. We are planning a fun luau themed pool party to celebrate Mackenzie's big day. The day will be filled with virgin Pina Coladas in coconut cups, a pinata, swimming, luau music, and tropical foods. Here is her inspiration board:

Month-by-Month Checklist: 2 Months Out

Two months out and you are starting to get excited and nervous. Your wedding is going to be wonderful, just follow this guide below once you are two months away from your wedding day.

Two Months Before:
□ Complete final guest list
□ Initial confirmation of all professionals and suppliers
□ Apply for marriage license
□ Select gifts for attendants
□ Plan fittings for attire
□ Register china, silver, and other household gifts
□ Make lodging arrangements for out-of-town attendants and guests
□ Address and Mail invitations □ Reserve wedding night hotel
□ Make arrangements for rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and seating
Photo by: Jen Cody,

Sunday, August 16, 2009

celebrate! Invitations GO GREEN

celebrate!'s invitation line has added some stunning invitations and they are ECO-FRIENDLY for the environmentally conscious bride and groom. Here is a sneak peak of some of my personal favorites. Make sure to check out celebrate! Invitations to see all our new products.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Don't Miss It!! August 30th Bridal Show in Jacksonville!!

We would love to see all of you blushing brides at this fall's Bridal Fantasy Bridal Show in Jacksonville, Florida. The event is going to be held on August 30th at the The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village.

We are so excited to be a participating vendor again this year in such a fabulous event. If you are just beginning the wedding planning process or even if you have everything in tact and are just anxiously awaiting your wedding day, come out and enjoy all of the different wedding vendors showcasing their work as well as all of the fun prizes and gifts that will be given away that day.

We would love to see you there! Don't forget to stop by celebrate's! booth to sign up for our HUGE give-away!!

Here are all of the details for the event:

2009 Fall Fantasy Bridal Show, Jacksonville, Florida

Sunday, August 30th, 2009. Doors will be opening at 1 p.m.

The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village

*If you would like to pre-register for this show rather then wait in the line the day of, you can click on the link below.

Online Registration & Ticket Purchase

We can't wait to see you there!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Month-by-Month Checklist: 3 Months Out

Time is just flying by now, you feel like just yesterday you started planning your wedding day. Here is what you shoudl be completing at your 3 month out mark.

Three Months Before:
□ Reserve your Limo/Transportation

□Book Hairdresser

□ Book Make-up Artist

Photo by: Narrative Image

□ Select and Reserve Insurance Agent
□ If needed book Security/Traffic Control

□ Make sure all decor details are finalized

Photo by: Kathleen Pruett
□ Assigning Responsibilities for Wedding Day: pick of wedding supplies, rental returns

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Photo Thank You Cards

Leah from Leah Jean Photography just came out with a beautiful thank you note line. Leah can take your gorgeous wedding photos and create custom breathtaking thank you notes just from you. You can pick the background colors, style, and wording.

Call Leah Jean Photography studio for more information:

Month-by-Month Checklist: 4-6 Months Out

By now you have narrowed down the look and feel of your wedding. It is time to pick your dress, bridal party attire, reception site, and so much more. Check off all the below 4-6 months prior to your special day.

Four to Six Months Before:
□ Reserve reception site
□ Select and order Bridal Gown

Photo by: Jen Cody,

□ Select and order Bridesmaids’ Dresses
□ Select men’s attire, reserve
□ Coordinate attire for mothers

□ Select and Reserve Caterer
□ Select and Reserve Florist
□ Reserve Cake Baker
□ Select and Reserve Musicians or DJ
□ Reserve Videographer
□ Interivew Hairdressers
□ Interview Make-up Artists
□ Discuss and Reserve Rentals (Chair & Tables)
□ Discuss ceremony with Clergy member
□ Order invitations, announcements, and stationary

□ Purchase Luggage

Invitation from: celebrate! Invitations

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Evynn's Turning 1

We love planning special events for the people we love! Happy 1st birthday Evynn Calli!!!
We are planning fun pink and purple birthday party with Ashlee from Simply Roses. Here is Evynn's inspiration board: