Sunday, April 26, 2009

Angela & Craig

Angela and Craig were married February 21, 2009 at Country Club of Orange Park. Although this was a winter month the weather was perfect for this special day. Beautiful flowers were arranged by A Fantasy in Flowers. The eye catching delicious cake was a creation of Sweet Designs by Dene. Photography courtesy of Deremer Studios. The guests raved about how much they enjoyed this wedding, and how beautiful it was as they danced the night away being entertained by Carton of McGee Entertainment. Angela and Craig were an absolute pleasure to work with.

This wedding was a purple success!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

In Sickness and In Health.....

Just wanted to share this touching story with you on one of my previous clients married on Valentines day this year published in the Florida Times Union. She is one of the sweetest people you would ever meet, and I really enjoyed working with her. I will miss her dearly, but will always keep in touch. Congratulations Tierra and Willie!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Want to do something meaningful with your gown after the wedding, or want to save money on the purchase of a gown? Support a worthwhile charity by donating your gown to the Making Memories Foundation, or attending one of their gown sale events.

For additional information about events or to donate your gown visit

Elegant Weddings by Lisa will also collect and forward your donated gowns.
Please call (904) 268-1429 for drop off information.

Making Memories Foundation

Mission Statement
“To provide an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients’ dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of 'Making Memories' together with their families, a chance that might not have become a reality without the assistance of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation."
"To advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the vast resources and support available to breast cancer patients and their families."
Message from Making Memories
It is estimated that this year alone over 200,000 women and nearly 1,200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, breast cancer will take the lives of almost 40,000 people this year in the United States and over 300,000 worldwide. In the United States one person will be diagnosed with breast cancer every 2½ minutes, and one person will die of breast cancer every 12 minutes. Many know that this disease is the second highest killer of women in the United States, but a little known fact is that breast cancer is the number one killer of women between the ages of 15 and 54.
The human toll of these statistics is staggering. Small children are left without their mothers. Husbands are left to raise families on their own. There are now 2.8 million women in America diagnosed with breast cancer—this number is increasing rapidly.
The tragedy of this illness, as with any terminal disease, is not limited to the physical and emotional impact. In many cases an enormous financial strain is placed on the family. The staggering cost of treatment must be paid, all the while hoping to buy time until a cure is found. When the insurance is exhausted and the hospitals are paid there is often no money left for extras. This means that many families cannot afford special moments together that might lift spirits and ease the turmoil of “saying goodbye.”
It is our intention to “make a difference” in the lives of those suffering from this devastating disease. Our wish-granting service helps put the realities of this terminal illness aside, if just for a few days, while providing the opportunity for a family to spend quality time together. Our hope is that every metastatic breast cancer patient will be able to pass from this world comforted with the joy of having left his or her family a final beautiful memory—something the family will look back on and remember for a lifetime.
Corporate Sponsorship, businesses, family memorials and private individual sponsors are urged to help support and grant wishes. At this time our primary fundraising branch is Brides Against Breast Cancer. We accept thousands of new and used wedding gowns every year from private and corporate donors, then sell these beautiful gowns to brides at exceptional savings over retail prices. Dozens of these gown sales events are scheduled annually in major cities all across the country. Other fundraising activities include Diamonds for Dreams and the Pink Envelope Project.

Making Memories Foundation
333 South State Street, Suite# V 107
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Just another way to have fun with wedding planning

Wondering what to do with the snapshots given to you by wedding guests, or the multitude of photos from the reception disposable cameras? Why not try scrapbooking? Scrapbooking is a fun and fulling hobby. Beware scrapbooking is addictive, once you have created that first page, you are going to want to do more. Not sure where to begin? Take a scrapbooking 101 course offered by most craft and scrapbook stores. These courses are generally inexpensive, but provide you with a good foundation to begin your projects. More advanced classes are also offered if you want to raise the bar on your pages. Be creative when making pages, show your personality and don't be afraid to embellish, capture the moment on paper. If you are not feeling creative there are several kits and pre-built page layouts you can purchase. Materials for scrapbooking can become expensive, but if you take advantage of coupons and sales it will make your projects affordable. Some local stores that offer coupons and up to 50% off sales are Michael's, Hobby Lobby, A C Moore, and Joann's fabric and craft stores. Although it so easy to do so, don't become a scrap collector and purchase bunch of scrapbook supplies and don't use them. The alternative is to plan each page and buy only the materials you will use. Expand your projects with other events of the wedding, scrapbook your engagement party, showers, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon, and your anniversary. Make scrapbooking social. Check your local craft stores for cropping events, or even host your own scrapbooking party. Ready Set Scrapbook!

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