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.
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 http://www.elegantweddingsbylisa.com/destinationweddings.html and click on the beaches photo. Then click on specials, then BFF Girls Getaway.
Remember: What happens on the island stays on the island!
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
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
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.
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:
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
Elegant Weddings by Lisa is celebrating ourSixteenth 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.
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 "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. Howard Johnson (c. 1915)
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. http://blogs.davidsbridal.com/?p=1779
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:
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Angela and Craig were married one year ago today at The Country Club of Orange Park. Click here to revisit their special day http://elegantweddingsbylisa.blogspot.com/2009/04/angela-craig.html. 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.
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!