Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you the most memorable Thanksgiving from Elegant Weddings by Lisa. Enjoy today and focus on the positive. Spend time with family and friends and truly appreciate what you have to be thankful for.

Image compliments of the makeup divas

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun...

Ladies! You’ve worked hard, now its time to have some fun. Grab your girlfriends and head to the Caribbean. Beaches is rolling out the red carpet for you and your girlfriends to go on a 4-night vacation in paradise at very special rates. So, grab your girlfriends, kick back, relax and enjoy Caribbean-style fun at the Beaches Friends Forever (B.F.F.) Girls Getaway.

Exclusive B.F.F. Activities
Welcome cocktail reception
Island Dance Lessons
Skin-timate Skin Care Sessions
Beach Bonfire Pajama Party
Meditation Classes
Beach Yoga and Seaside Pilates Classes
Chartered Snorkeling
Farewell Dinner
Exclusive B.F.F. Activities
$200 Spa Gift Certificate
Receive a $200 Red Lane® Spa gift certificate for the ultimate in pampering, a 10% discount voucher to our specialty gift shops, plus a free 5x7 picture and a welcome goody bag filled with gifts!!
Sunset Sail Away Catamaran Cruise
Sail away on a catamaran cruise for the ultimate party on the water! (An $85 value)
Upcoming Dates for Turks and Caicos

October 14-18, 2010
May 12-16, 2011
October 13-17, 2011
Other Caribbean islands available

Can’t Make It To The Dedicated BFF Weekends?

Not a problem! Getting away with the gals is easy at Beaches Resorts all year long! For girlfriends traveling in groups requiring five or more rooms, Beaches offers customized getaways. So whether you are celebrating a friend's birthday or bachelorette, Beaches has the girl getaway for you!

Contact Elegant Weddings by Lisa for more details. (904) 268-1429

Click on above photo to visit the beaches website. Or visit our website and click on the beaches photo. Then click on specials, then BFF Girls Getaway.

Remember: What happens on the island stays on the island!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

ABC Southeast Regional Conference 2010

The Association of Bridal Consultants Southeast Regional meeting was hosted in St. Augustine this year at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. I had the pleasure of helping plan as well as attend this event. It is always great when wedding professionals from near and far get together to network and obtain valuable education. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with old and meeting new friends. The educational sessions were very informative and our featured speakers were awesome. I wanted recognize the other members of our committee whom worked hard at making this conference a success:

Heather Canada-First Coast Weddings and Events
Tanya Hendricks-Southern Charm Events
Lynette Self-Rose of Sharon European Florist
Cassandra Cherneski- Flaire Weddings and Events
Cheryl Raby-A Vow, Two Keep

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

First Coast Audio Visual
Rose of Sharon European Florist
Connie Duglin Specialty Linen and Chair Cover Rental
ABC Central Florida East LNG
Flaire Event Rentals
Beachview & GT Rentals
A Fantasy in Flowers
Kirby Rentals, LLC
Royale Limousine & Sedan Service

Welcome/Farewell Goodies:
Grandma Dee’s
Flippin Good Cookies
3 Sisters Chocolate

Conference Logo & Labels:
Ten 23 Designs

Off site Event:
Casa Monica Hotel
Old Town Trolley Tours

Thanks to our gracious hosts, loved your hospitality: Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village

Education is the major part of the event and I would like to thank our speakers for their inspiration:

Keynote Speakers
Ana Cruz - Ana Cruz Event Planning
Linnyette Richardson-Hall Premiere Event Management

Expanding Horizons
Sandra Monahan MBC-Weddings Without Worries

Breakout Speakers

Anna Marie Wintercorn MBC-Elegant Weddings & Events
Joe Lemire -Elyk Innovation, Inc
Chris Kennelly- Kennectic Productions
David Hanscom-Mentor To Winners & Y? Entertainment, Inc.
Darin Suchon- Connie Duglin Linen
Rob Alexander-Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village
Lynette Self-Rose of Sharon European Florists
Elisa Delgardio CSEP, PBC-A Flair for Affairs

I am looking forward to next year’s event!

Association President David Wood addresses the members

The Diva... Keynote Speaker Linnyette Richarson-Hall presents Destiny

Keynote Speaker Ana Cruz presents Shining Bright and Standing Out

David Hanscom-Y?Entertainment/Mentor to Winners

From Rose of Sharon European Florist Break out Session

Rob Alexander from the Renaissance Resort demonstrating napkin folds

Darin Suchon-Connie Duglin demonstrating the art of chair sash ties

Sandra Monahan MBC presenting dining etiquette demonstration with participants

Ana Cruz, Ann Taylor, Lisa Burnett at conference
Photos compliments of Samantha Jackson

Sunday, August 15, 2010

We Support Our Jaguars

Elegant Weddings by Lisa loves the teal, and to show our support we are continuing as a Rewards Merchant. We are upping the ante this year instead of our 10% discount to season ticket holders we are now offering 20%. Support the team, purchase season tickets. Can't attend the entire season? Half Packs are now on sale, purchase a Half Pack with the Jaguars and we will offer you half the discount. Lets go Jaguars! See you at EverBank Field.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Chelsea and Marc tie the knot

It's official all the weeks of speculation have come to a close as Chelsea and Marc tie the knot. What a happy occasion for both families.
Read the entire story:
Photos courtesy of: Barbara Kinney / AFP - Getty Images
Genevieve De Manio / AFP - Getty Images

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bridal Gown Sale

If you have not purchased your wedding gown, or you are looking for a second dress this coming weekend is your perfect opportunity. The Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns is making a stop in our Fair City. This unique opportunity allows brides-to-be a chance to find the gown of their dreams at a remarkable price, while helping to make wishes and memory-making events come true. Most gown prices range from $199 to $799*, including hundreds of beautiful new name brand and designer gowns valued up to $8,000. *Exclusive designer and couture gowns valued up to $20,000 are also available at an incredible 25% to 75% savings. For more information visit their website:

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 E. Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

VIP Night – Mini Bridal Show with Gown Sale
$45 Admission for Bride and Guest; $20 Additional Guests
Friday, July 23 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

General Sale – Free Admission
Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 25 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

See you there!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Davida & Mike

Davida and Mike were married at the Jacksonville Public Library in a large wedding filled with love and excitement. Davida was so easy to work with, and she had impeccable taste. Best wishes for a happy union.

Couple performs the Argentine Tango

Photographer: IconoGraphic Images by K and J Photography

Sunday, June 20, 2010

We Are Sweet Sixteen

Elegant Weddings by Lisa is celebrating our Sixteenth Anniversary! In spite of our longevity in the industry we feel as refreshed and new as ever. We are continuously learning and finding new and innovative ways to make your event memorable. We invite you to celebrate with us. We are offering special gifts and incentives for all weddings contracted during the month of June. We look forward to many more years of first class service.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wedding Cake Trends

Are cupcakes staying? Please take a look at this article posted on MSN in conjunction with the Knot revealing the top 7 wedding cake trends. ttp://


Photography by Antonis Achilleos/Styling by Dominique Baynes

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

M - O - T - H - E - R
"M" is for the million things she gave me,
"O" means only that she's growing old,
"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
"H" is for her heart of purest gold;
"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
"R" means right, and right she'll always be,
Put them all together, they spell
A word that means the world to me.
Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

Enjoy your day Mothers you deserve it!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Vera Joining Davids Bridal...

Vera Wang and David’s Bridal announce an exclusive partnership to launch a new bridal collection. The collection will consist of gowns and accessories for the bride with a later intention of expanding into bridesmaid dresses and shoes. The collection will be available in the US in early Spring 2011. Click on the link below to read the entire post from Davids Bridal.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Toast of the Town

Over the years I’ve heard some really great toasts and some really bad ones. What determines a good toast? What determines a really bad one? There is no carved in stone way to give a toast however keep in mind some of the following:

Speak from the heart

Do not disclose personal embarrassing information

Never refer to someone’s ex-girlfriend/boyfriend etc.

Be mindful of the length of the toast

Remember you are not doing a stand up comedy act

It’s ok to shed a tear or show emotion (just don’t overdue it)

If you have had a few too many drinks pass the toast on to someone of sound mind

Don’t be afraid to use quotes of famous people (in good taste)

Relax… you are among friends

Lastly one that is near and dear to me: Don’t hide from your wedding coordinator and make him/her search the whole building for you.


Below are some helpful links for developing your toast:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chic Wear-Again Bridesmaids Dresses

Alfred Angelo has introduced a new line of eco-friendly wear-again bridesmaids dresses. Click on the link below to see the full catalog and ideas on how to wear those dresses again.

Photos compliments of

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Were having a contest...

Enter for a chance to win your choice of either a Great Start or Shape Up package. Entries Must be received by March 31, 2010. Winner will be notified by April 15, 2010. New customers only. Can not be combined with any other offer. Elegant Weddings by Lisa reserves the right to remove this promotion at anytime.

Click here to enter

Great Start Package $300 value (3 hour consultation to include budgeting and road map to begin your planning process.)

Shape up Package $300 value (3 hour consultation to assess where you are in your planning process, and what needs to be completed. Honest critique of your plans made complete with recommendations

Good Luck!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Anniversary Angela & Craig

Angela and Craig were married one year ago today at The Country Club of Orange Park. Click here to revisit their special day They are doing well and have welcomed a new edition to the family. I am pleased to introduce to you baby Makayla. Isn't she a cutie? All my best for a long prosperous marriage.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Anniversary Tierra and Willie

Tierra and Willie were married one year ago today (Valentines Day) at Hidden Hills Country Club. We just received these images and wanted to share them with you. Best wishes Tierra and Willie for many more happy years!

The beautiful cake by Sweet Designs

Beautiful flowers provided by Paola Jones Florist

Infiniti limo from AA Susies
Photography by Judd-Tomlinson Wedding Photography