Monday, October 25, 2010

Invitation of the Week: MOROCCAN INSPIRED

I just absolutely am intrigued by this week's featured invitation. I love this gorgeous blue and eggplant Moroccan inspired invitation. The Moroccan accents give this invitation such a special flair. I just cannot imagine opening this to be invited to a wedding, I would be in complete and total awe!!!

This invitation is an online exclusive deal, you can receive 100 invitations for $212.00.

Order today online at celebrate! Invitations (click on link).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Invitation of the Week: ECO-FRIENDLY INVITE

This week I wanted to focus on being eco-friendly so when it came to picking out this week's featured invitation I of course wanted to follow through in my eco-friendly ways. This invitation is not only stunning but is also made out of at least 30% recycled consumer goods. You can be proud sending out this invitation because it is not only proving that you have incredible style but also that you care about our earth.

This invitation runs for about $185.00 for 100 invitations.

Order these today at celebrate! Invitations (click on link) or call 386.677.0018.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Ocotber is the official month to help promote awareness about breast cancer. Although breast cancer is well-known by many, we want to help make sure that everyone is aware how life-threatening this type of cancer is and how many lives it effects on a daily basis.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. It is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women and is the second most common cancer death in Caucasian, African American, Asia, and Native women. The statistics of how common this type of cancer is, is extremely devastating.

*1 out of 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer throughout the course of their lifetime.

*More than 1 out of every 4 cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers

*A women's risk of breast cancer doubles if she has a first degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
DON'T sit back and watch this disease kill way too many amazing women. You can help!
Walk with us....October 23rd, 2010. The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive walk that gives hope for a future without breast cancer. This is you opportunity to come and honor breast cancer survivors, remember those who have lost, and raise funds and awareness to help end this disease!!
Please contact celebrate! if you are interested in donating to this fund or interested in joining us in this walk!
The walk will be held on October 23rd at the Riverfront Park in Daytona Beach.

Registration at 7:30am, Opening Ceremony at 8:00am, Walkers Start at 9:00am

Phone #: 386.677.0018

Monday, October 11, 2010

Invitation of the Week: FALL FESTIVAL

Fall is in the air!!! I love the smell of the temperature changing, the cool breeze blowing in my face, and of course all the amazing fall color schemes our clients are using this time of the year. I just had to find a fall inspired wedding invitation to showcase this week. I love this chocolate brown, orange (my favorite color), and white invitation. It really does show-off fall at it's finest.

This fall-rific invitation runs for about $198.00 for 100 invitations. Don't forget about your matching items--reception card, respond card, menu cards, place cards, etc.

Order this invitation today at celebrate! Invitations (click on the link).

Friday, October 8, 2010

Etiquette: Proper Wedding Invitation Wording

The first impression of your wedding comes from your mailed wedding invitations. Since this is the first thing your guests will see in regards to your special day, you need to make sure the wording is done properly and in accordance with proper etiquette. Below is a list of some of the ways to correctly word your wedding invitation.

Bride's Parents:
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Samantha Ann
Mark Henry Bishop
on Saturday, January 15, 2011
at half past eight o'clock in the evening
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
123 North Main Street
Ormond Beach, Florida

Bride's Parents DIVORCED:
Mr. Richard Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Thomas
request the honor of your presence...

Bride and Groom's Parents:
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Thomas
invite you to share in the ceremony
unity their children
Samantha Ann
Mark Henry Bishop

Bride and Groom:
Miss Samantha Ann Jones
Mr. Mark Henry Thomas
request the honor of your presence...

Bride, Groom, and Their Children:
Miss Samantha Ann Jones
Mr. Mark Henry Thomas
along with their children
request the honor of your presence

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oh how I love HALLOWEEN!

I can't believe it's October already! This year is flying by so fast, it's almost Halloween!! It's that SPOOK-tacular time of the year to pull out all the ghosts and goblins in your closet and start decorating.
Why not brew up some of your famous witches brew and have your friends over for a night of fa-BOO-lous fun!

Check out some of these BOO-tiful tablescape ideas!!

Contact celebrate! to help plan your Halloween party!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thank you letter from our sweet bride!

Jenna and Jen,
Jake and I can't even begin to thank you guys for everything you did to make our special day truly magnificent! It was everything I ever dreamed about and more! I don't know what we would have done without you two. You both allowed me to enjoy every last second of my day to the complete max without any worries. You are both truly amazing women and I can't thank you enough for all of your hardwork and dedication. Thank you soo much for making our wedding incredible and one we will never forget!
Love always,
Kristen and Jake Mattioli
We absolutley loved planning this wedding! We will share with you some photos of this beautiful wedding as soon as their gallery is up and running!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Review

We just got in this amazing review from our previous bride, Traci, from
5/5 Stars Overall
Quality of Service
Value for Cost

Traci's Remarks:
I could not have had the wedding of my dreams without celebrate!. Jen and Jenna helped me go from scattered ideas to a fairytale day. They were always available for everything, from selecting the location to the cake tasting. The day of the wedding is generally known as the most stressful day for the bride. Thanks to celebrate! I was able to just sit back and relax.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Invitation of the Week: FLORIDA'S BEACHES

Since we live in Florida I thought it was only appropriate to find an unique beach themed wedding invitation. I wanted to find one that was high-class but still made you feel as though you already had the sand in between your toes. The beach invitation below is gorgeous and is sure to impress your guests at first look.

This stunning "wow your wedding guests" invitation is only $260 for 100 invitations.

Visit our website celebrate! Invitations to order the above invitations or to view our extensive collection.

Friday, October 1, 2010

End of the Night Surprises

I always love to have the perfect wedding end with a little surprise. For example, a Krispy Kreme Donut display with coffee or McDonalds cheeseburgers and fries delivered or a "bride and groom's favorite junk food" bar. Nothing makes your guests smile more after a night of dancing and drinking then to be able to put something oh so yummy in their tummies.
Here are some of my favorite ideas.....

Krispy Kreme and Coffee Station

Photo by: Narrative Image

Order a bunch of individually packaged donuts from Krispy Kreme, most stores will even deliver to your wedding location. Have your wedding planner arrange the donuts along with hot brewed coffee equipped with to-go cups on a table by the exit so your guests can grab a treat with a cup of joe on their way home.

Pizza Bar
Have your wedding planner order or coordinate with your catering company to make numerous different types of pizzas for your guests to nibble on prior to their departure. A cute addition is to have your wedding planner place out pizza cutting wedding favors such as the ones below in the pizza bar for your guests to grab along with their favorite pizza slice.

Bride and Groom's Junk Food Deliver

Have your wedding planner coordinate with your catering staff to make up your favorite junk foods in a mini version. Place your cheeseburgers, fries, popsicles, chicken wings, corndogs, etc. for your guests to munch on. Really pizazz your guests by sending out these junk foods by having your catering staff deliver the food on silver trays. Talk about wow-ing!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Etiquette: Inviting Guests to Rehearsal Dinner

So many of our clients need guidance on the proper etiquette of who to invite to their rehearsal dinner. They want to know if they have to invite out of town guests, bridal party, spouses of bridal party members, party of bridal party members, and extended family. Trying to figure out this small part of planning unfortunately can start to overtake all the free time you have in your life. Here is our quick guide of who to invite to your rehearsal dinner:

You should invite:
  • All Bridal Party Members and Their Families
  • Bride's Parents
  • Groom's Parents
  • Wedding Officiant and Their Spouse
  • Parents of Any Children in Your Wedding

Thoughtful Gesture to Invite:

  • Bridal Party Members' Parents
  • Out of Towners who Arrived Early
  • Grandparents
  • Aunts, Uncles, and 1st Cousins

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Review

I just love our clients and get so touched when one of them rates our services on Please check out this review from Kristen, one of our beautiful September brides:
Quality of Service
Value for Cost
Kristen's Remarks:
Jenna and Jen went above and beyond! I couldn't have asked to work with two more amazing people. I can't even begin to thank them for all the hard work they put into my wedding. They made it so that I could sit back, relax and really enjoy my special day. Thank you so much Jenna and Jen!!
XOXO, Kristen Mattioli

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like....FALL!!

Fall is right around the corner!! The air is beginning to feel crisp and a little cooler and the leaves are right on the verge of changing into beautiful autumn colors. I absolutely love this time of year, especially because the colors and types of flowers change.

The colors of fall are universally bright, bold and rich! Lots of golds, burnt orange, amber, rust, mustard yellow, sage green, copper, burgundy, wine, and chocolate browns are used as wedding themes. These colors really bring a wedding theme to a classy, romantic look.

Check out this fall inspired wedding board!!

Don't you just love all of these riches colors used during the fall!!??!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Invitation of the Week: GOLD TRADITIONS

Here is my favorite invitation of the week, I was just feeling so dazzled by gold!! This invitation has a beautiful elegance about itself that made me feel like I was being invited to a stunning affair. This invitation has a traditional sense about it as well that will impress even your grandmother.
This invitation is very reasonable and runs for about $163 for 100 invitations. Don't forget to also order your reception and respond cards.

Place your order online at celebrate!Invitations. Happy Inviting!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Invitation of the Week: PINK PINK PINK

I absolutely love this fun funky pink wedding invitation from our celebrate!Invitations' Bridal Collection. I just love how it captures all your attention and makes you want to hang it on your fridge. The best part about this dynamic wedding invitation is that it is a ValuStyle Invitation which means a great price comes along with this packaged (invitation plus respond card) deal. This set only costs about $160.00 for 100 guests.

Call us today at 386.677.0018 or email us at to order.
To view more of our amazing invitation line please visit

Thursday, September 23, 2010

celebrate! Invitations

Whether you are planning a wedding, graduation, anniversary or just a football tailgating party....we have the perfect invitations for you!! We have hundreds and hundreds of unique invitations that you can use for any type of event you are planning. In the next coming month, we are going to be showcasing just some of the invitations we have in our books as well as our website.
Every girl is on an adrenaline rush when she finally finds the man of her dreams and he proposes! The first thing she wants to do is announce it to the world! The best way to this is to order a" pre-inivtation" to your wedding invitations to announce your engagement as well as inform your guest when your big day will be.
Here are some cute ideas for a Save the Date:

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tips for giving a wedding toast

It's that nerve breaking moment, you have just received 'the tap' on your shoulder to stand up in front of every guest attending the wedding and all eyes are on you. Don't freak! Remember to breathe, smile and speak from your heart when giving your wedding day toast. With all of these ingredients included, your toast will be great and you'll either have everyone rolling around on the floor or searching for just one more tissue to wipe their tears away.

Here are a few helpful tips when giving a wedding day toast:

1. Start by introducing yourself and your relationship to the couple. This will help malke your toast more personal to the guests.
2. Speak in a normal voice and use humor (in good taste) to put yourself and the audience at ease.
3. Reminisce a positive story about the bride or groom.
4. Kepp the toast short and sweet (3-5 minutes). This will help keep the audiences attention.
5. Occasionally glance at the audience but the main focus throughout your toast should be kept on the bride and groom.
6. Practice your toast in front of a mirror and in front of someone else prior to the day.
7. End by asking the guests to join in you rainsing their glasses toward the couple, concluding with the couples name. This will ensure everyone will be toasting to the new couple.

Most importantly...enjoy and have fun!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SNEAK PEAK: Kendall and Trevor

I know this sneak peak is long over due, but the pictures are finally here!!! :) Here are few of my favorite shots from Kendall and Trevor's gorgeous wedding. Thanks to Greg at Details Flowers and Photography for capturing these moments.

Check out our website under the feautred couples sections to see more photos from this event.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Escort Cards...Fun Ways to Set Them Up

Every wedding needs some sort of escort card to let your guests know where they are to sit in your wedding reception. These usually 2x3 inch cards get overlooked as a place to add some personality to your wedding day. I think your escort table should be fabulous, considering it is one of the first impressions your guests get of your wedding reception why not make it FABULOUS!!!! Here are some of my favorite set ups we have done so far in 2010...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Congratulations to Samantha and Matt

One of our past brides and grooms, Samantha and Matthew, have just had their first child. We are so excited for them and this wonderful new adventure they are about to have. The family is doing fabulous and we couldn't be happier!!!! Here is a picture of the beautiful family.

Preservation Week: Preserving Your Wedding Cake

So you just couldn't get enough of your wedding cake on your wedding day and now it is your one year anniversary, the anticipation of pulling your wedding cake out of the freezer to have a tantalizing slice is just about to drive you insane. You pull it out of the freezer and it looks a little strange but you figure "oh what the heck, I bet it is still so delicious"....that is until your husband and you actually take a bite and realize it's FREEZER BURNT.

Today is all about how to keep your wedding cake as well preserved as possible up until your one year anniversary. Here are some helpful tips:

1. Remove all adornments such as flowers, sugar pieces, cake toppers, etc.

2. Make sure to chill your cake first in the refrigerator. This way the icing hardens and it will not stick to the plastic wrap when you begin wrapping it.

3. Wrap the cake in plastic wrap NOT FOIL. The aluminum foil is what causes the awful freezer-burn.

4. Place the wrapper cake in a freezer safe airtight bag and then place it in your freezer.

A great tip too is just to order a replica wedding cake on your anniversary to ensure the freshness. Many bakeries are now offering this services along with your wedding cake so that you can relive every experience on your wedding. Talk with your cake baker today about this possibility, most will give you a voucher to bring in.

Here are some great cake professionals I love:




Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Preservation Week: Preserving Your Bouquet

Did you just absolutely love your wedding bouquet? Do you wish you could cherish it forever?? The great news is that you can. There are many methods on how to preserve your wedding bouquet. You can take it to a professional and have them either freeze-dry or press them or your can preserve it at home by using sand, silica gel, or borax. Read below for some helpful tips.

1. Make sure to start the preservation process within 1-4 days days after your wedding
2. If you want your bouquet to look as realistic as possible have a professional freeze-dry it. The bouquet will be taken apart, freeze-dried, and then the flowers will be put back in place. This entire process can take a few weeks.
3. If you want your bouquet pressed and framed make sure to bring it to a professional. The bouquet will be separated, pressed down, and rearranged in a frame to make a keepsake for you.
4. If you choose to preserve your bouquet at home by yourself use a sand, silica gel, or borax. Read tips online at great wedding websites like under DIY sections.

Great vendors that can preserve your wedding flowers:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Preservation Week: Preserving Wedding Gowns

So you wore the most AMAZING WEDDING GOWN when you said "I DO." You had searched long and hard for the most perfect gown, wore it, and now want to make sure it stays safe until you one day can maybe pass it along to one of your daughters.
Here are some great tips on preserving your wedding gown:
1. Find a cleaners who specializes in wedding gown preservation. Make sure to check that they use another solvent besides the standard kind because it would be to harsh to keep your gown together.
2. Ask the cleaners if you can see your dress after it is cleaned prior to them packing it up. You want to make sure all the stains came out and it was cleaned properly.
3. Make sure your gown is stuffed with acid-free tissue. This acid-free tissue should be placed between the layers of your dress and stuffed in the bodice to ensure no permanent wrinkles.
Vendors specializing in cleaning and packaging wedding gowns:
1500 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, FL
1519 Penman Road, Jacksonville Beach, FL
ORLANDO-Bridal Gown Preservations
3588 Avalon Park Blvd E, Orlando, FL

Monday, September 13, 2010

Preservation Week

This week we are going to focus on PRESERVATION....preserving your wedding dress, bouquet, photos, wedding cake, etc. Since your wedding day is strictly that a DAY you will want to cherish and keep whatever you possibly can to remember that special day.

Each day this week we will look into preserving something from your wedding from your wedding dress to the top tier of your wedding cake. We will give you helpful suggestions and vendor recommendations.

Stay is going to be a FUN week..

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wedding Essentials


"Wedding Essentials" is a TV show designed to take local brides and their families and friends through the entire wedding planning process. Interviews with service providers as well as timely product information will be a main focus of each episode. Other segments included on each show include:

"Trends and Traditions" which gives viewers historical information of wedding nuances.

"Ask the Consultant" where our experienced wedding planners answer questions from viewers.

The pilot has been filmed for "Wedding Essentials - Central Florida Edition," featuring as the Lead Host: Professional Wedding Planner Marcy Rodriquez of Ormond Beach, accompanied by Certified Wedding Planners: Jenna Jones, also of Ormond Beach and Kerline Docteur of Orange Park as her co-hosts...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Rachel and Tyler

Jen and I had such an amazing time coordinating Rachel and Tyler's breathtaking July wedding a couple weekends ago. The entire day and night was filled with so much love, happiness, and pure joy. The beautiful couple was married at the Mori Hosseini Center on the Daytona State College campus and was followed by a fun-filled reception at the ICI Center on the Embry Riddle Campus. It was amazing to see how Rachel and her mom, Vicki, transformed the ICI Center into an amazing black, white, and silver affair.
Thank you, Rachel and Tyler, for letting celebrate!LLC be part of your special day. We wish you the best.

A speical thanks to Rachel and Tyler's wedding vendors:
Planners: celebrate!LLC, Jen and Jenna
Ceremony Site: Mori Hosseini Center, Lynn Johnson
Reception Site: ICI Center
Caterer: Sodexo
Photographer: Jessica Lorren Photography
Videographer: Creative Wedding Resources
Florals: Simply Roses Florist, Ashlee Nolan
Cake: Paradise Cheesecakes
Reception Entertainment: 5th Avenue (Band)
Transportation: Crown Limos

Photos by: