Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sandals Barbados!!!

Wondering where to spend your honeymoon or take your next vacation? Sandals Resorts just opened a new resort in Barbados!

“Barbados is home of exotic locales, a rich history, and an extensive variety of sports and activities. With a spectacular landscape that changes dramatically from one town to the next, each locale possesses an equally sundry pace, offering activities and entertainment for nature lovers, club-goers, and adventurers alike. Escape to this exotic gem where deep caverns and monkey-populated forests abound against the setting of rocky cliffs, white-sand beaches, and sparkling seas.” (sandals website)

Visit our website to explore Barbados and the many other Sandals Locations!
Photography compliments of Sandals Resorts

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Wedding Budget Planning Workshop

Get your pencils and calculators ready to join us for a wedding budget planning workshop on Saturday September 28, 2013. 

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Hilton Garden Inn
145 Park Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073

Doors open at 9:30 AM
Arrive early to register and select your preferred seating.

Wedding Workshop for Brides to be...

The foundation for every wedding begins with the wedding budget. Master Bridal Consultant Lisa Burnett will cover every wedding budget category, and will present you with planning advice sure to arm you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions in your wedding planning. This workshop is very interactive and hands -on. At the conclusion of this workshop your wedding budget will be set and it is up to you to stick to it. Have questions about your wedding? Get them answered by the expert at the post workshop Q & A session. Don’t want to go it alone…bring the groom, a friend , family or bridal party member. RSVP Today! You wouldn't want to miss this event.

Unsure what everything should cost?
Then this workshop is for you!

RSVP Today! 904-268-1429

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Wedding, My Style 2013

Another fabulous wedding workshop in the books… Brides, family, exhibitors and speakers ascended on the Jacksonville Marriott on July 28, 2013 to partake in this wonderful journey. Upon arrival attendees were greeted by our friendly staff, and then ventured into the ballroom to view exhibits and meet some great professionals. The workshop featured some of the finest wedding professionals North Florida has to offer. Attendees then retrieved their escort cards (lollipops) and were ushered into our fabulous wedding luncheon ballroom to experience our breath taking décor. Attendees were treated to great wedding planning advice from our panel of experts from A Fantasy in Flowers, A Chair Affair, Dan Harris Photo Art, Sandals and Beaches Resorts as well as Elegant Weddings by Lisa. A delicious three course lunch was served, and models took the runway modeling fashions from Rania Hatoum Collection, Celia Grace and Tag Custom Bridal. Our DJ/ host for the event was Jonathan of Feedback Entertainment. Door prizes were won, and questions were answered. We received tons of positive feedback about the great time had by all.  Many thanks to everyone whom took part in this event.  Stay tuned for our next fabulous event!

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Photography by Dan Harris Photo Art

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Countdown to My Wedding, My Style...

The countdown is on:  Three days until My Wedding, My Style... finding your wedding design inspiration workshop, fashion show and luncheon.  Do you have tickets?  Visit our Facebook Page and play bridal trivia for a chance to win two VIP tickets  Registration ends soon RSVP today!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sandals Montego Bay Resort

Simply spoiled is the best way to describe my recent holiday at Sandals Montego Bay. Upon arrival my Butler had a scrumptious fruit display and beverages awaiting me; the suite was decorated with fresh tropical flowers and the cutest welcome home message. My Butler unpacked my luggage and served me a delicious breakfast on my patio overlooking the ocean. Butler service is definitely the way to go, as they attend to your every need and wants that you didn’t even know you had. Whether it was relaxing on the beach, pool side or on my patio this resort offered heavenly scenery. Be prepared to feast. There are eight restaurants on the resort as well as 24 hour room service. As if you didn’t have enough choices for eating you could catch the shuttles to the two other Sandals resorts and take advantage of their stay at one play at all inclusion. Activities and entertainment were a plenty, there was always something to do when you desired. The Spa…need I say anything else? After a fun filled week my carriage turned back into a pumpkin, and back to Duval I returned. However I know I will be back soon!

 Welcome message on bed upon arrival by the Butler
 Bathroom decorated with tropical flowers
 Red Lane Spa amenities included with room
 One of the many beautiful views from my window
 Fruity drinks are a must... This one is called Miami Vice half pina colada half strawberry daiquiri.

 A little Tokyo in Jamaica
 Chef custom prepared stir fry (Tokyo Joe's)
 One of the most popular wedding sites on property.  Lush lawn and Oceanfront.
 The main pool
 Scallops...seafood is plentiful at Sandals (Le Jardinier Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort)
 Isn't this just the cutest little dessert? 
 Good bye message from my Butler
 The Butler did it:  floral decorated bubble bath with little desserts and fruit to nibble
 View sitting beachfront at Stewfish Restaurant directly on the sand yea mon!
 Live bands nightly!
Jamaican Dancers

Looking for a great place to spend your honeymoon or vacation? Visit our site to see more details on Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fourth of July Wedding Workshop Ticket Sale

In honor of independence day, Elegant Weddings by Lisa is pleased to offer this great discount on My Wedding, My Style… finding your wedding design inspiration workshop, fashion show and luncheon.  Save $15 by using discount code july4 on the individual ticket option.  Offer ends 7/6/13.  RSVP today at 904-268-1429.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Fathers Day

I would like to wish all fathers a Happy Fathers Day from Elegant Weddings by Lisa.  Being a father plays a very important role in the development of a child, and my hats off to fathers for all you do.  I wish my father was still with me to celebrate this day, but will always cherish the memories of Fathers Day's past.  Please love, honor, and appreciate your fathers everyday, as tomorrow is never promised.  Enjoy today and take care.


Photography compliments of Kris Graham Photography

Monday, May 27, 2013

The ugliest bridesmaid dresses of all time

Just when you thought the bridesmaids dress you had was ugly, check out these beauties...
Happy Memorial Day!

The ugliest bridesmaid dresses of all time

Photo compliments of MSN

Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Wedding, My Style Returns

Elegant Weddings by Lisa will be "Putting on the Ritz" in the return of My Wedding, My Style… finding your wedding design inspiration on July 28, 2013 at the Jacksonville Marriott. 

11:00AM –3:30 PM

Wedding Workshop for Brides and Grooms to be...

Are you bored with the same old cookie cutter weddings? Your wedding day should be a one of a kind reflection of your

personality. Join Master Bridal Consultant Lisa Burnett and North Florida’s finest creative professionals for a wedding planning workshop, fashion show and luncheon that is sure to awaken your creative side. You will learn alternatives to the often used wedding décor and be introduced to a plethora of items to enhance your event. Tools to create your personal theme will be provided for your usage. After completion of the workshop you will find your wedding inspiration and be able to communicate your vision to your wedding planner, florist and other creative professionals chosen for your special day. Have questions about your wedding? Get them answered by the experts at the post workshop Q & A session. Don’t want to go it alone…bring a friend or family member. RSVP Today! You wouldn't want to miss this event.

Registration is now open! 

  Eventbrite - My Wedding, My Style… finding your wedding design inspiration

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Save The Date...

Elegant Weddings by Lisa will be “Putting on the Ritz” July 28, 2013 with our next fabulous workshop.  Stay tuned details to follow…

Photo compliments of Zazzle

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Wedding Draft Day

As we embark upon the NFL draft I couldn’t resist comparing it to lessons we can learn in wedding planning…

Assemble Front Office: Every NFL franchise has a front office staff to aide them in personnel decisions. You have your scouts to help find the talent, a general manager to compile the scout’s info and make final decisions. Lastly you have your attorneys and various managers to attend to the financial side of compensating the talent without going over the salary cap. The lesson to be learned is to assemble a good front office to assure that you are finding and managing the best talent within your budget. An experienced wedding planner is the best alternative to handle your front office duties.

Assess Team Needs: Now that you have assembled a good front office, you need to assess the team needs. What do you need for your wedding? Lesson to be learned is do your research, be prepared and know what you want.

Draft Board: NFL teams always have a draft board. After assessing your wedding needs, make your draft board. List all your needs and wants then put a value to them. Lesson learned; the old saying if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Poker Face: This time of year you don’t get very much information out of an NFL General Manager about the talent the team is interested in acquiring. Over-sharing the details of your wedding can lead to false expectations, resentment and drama. The lesson to be learned is share little about your wedding décor and activities. Let your guests be wowed. Exceed their expectations.

Trades: NFL teams stay true to their boards, but if they see a good opportunity they take action. Lesson to be learned is don’t be so rigid that your miss out on great things. If you see some wonderful talent that would make your wedding all you ever dreamed of, don’t be afraid to make some trades to get it. Don’t let a few dollars be the deal breaker on choosing your ideal talent. Make a trade; move up in the draft!

Now that you have put in the work and assembled your draft class, present them to the fan base. Let the games begin…

Photo compliments of Bleacher Report

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I Do Brunch 2013

At last I had the pleasure of attending the I Do Bunch. The brunch was held at the BWI Marriot which was perfect for the event, and the accommodations were quite pleasant. The event was fabulous! Being a guest at an event is an experience every planner should take advantage of. The atmosphere was just phenomenal. Who would have thought a room full of planners would be so inviting? I made some wonderful new friends, which I am looking forward to future communications. The décor was inspiring, and the food (oh the bacon) was scrumptious. A multitude of kudos to our gracious hostess Linnyette Richardson-Hall for all of your hard work and hospitality that made this event an absolute success. I am looking forward to attending again!

Take a look at some of the stunning table designs at the event…