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