Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Real Weddings -- Shawna and Jason

Shawna and Jason came down from Texas for their St. Augustine Beach wedding on Sunday, April 27th. We set-up one of our custom beach ceremony packages for them, and I think everything turned out beautifully!

Here are a few pictures (taken from my own point-and-shoot camera, but they do give you an idea of the day.)


Thanks guys for allowing us to create your beach wedding! The weather couldn't have been more perfect, and you both looked great!!

Real Weddings-- Lisa and Scott

It was a very busy weekend for Flaire Weddings and Events. On Saturday (April 26th) we had Lisa and Scott's downtown wedding. It was fabulous!

Pictures are coming soon, but here is a brief rundown of the fabulous vendors that made this wedding such a success!

Ceremony: St. Andrews Historic Church
Reception: River Club (talk about a fantastic view!)
Photography: Kurt English (Kurt and his team were so professional, I can't wait to see the pictures!)
Cake: Signature Cakes by Paul (These were gorgeous! And tasty, too!)
Florals: Rose of Sharon European Floral Design
Lighting: SRI (Lighting makes a phenomenal difference)
DJ: Deland Entertainment
Favors: Krispy Kreme (How fun!)

Pictures Coming soon!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Conflict Free Diamonds

If you've ever seen the movie Blood Diamond, then you'll understand how important it is to be socially conscious when choosing diamonds for jewelry. The movie goes into all the gory details of many African nations' diamond industries. People work in deplorable conditions, searching day and night for diamonds, only to have them snatched away by their superiors. The industry has spawned all sorts of evils, including child slavery and civil unrest.

However, there is something you can do. By choosing not to support companies that buy their diamonds from these dubious sources, you are making a difference!

I want to highlight a company I recently came across: Brilliant Earth . All of Brilliant Earth's diamonds are guaranteed conflict-free.

The neat thing about this website is their "Create your own Ring" feature. You can choose your diamond, based on a number of factors, including price, carat weight, clarity, and more.

Then you choose your setting, and the website will show you how the stone you chose looks in the setting.

Voila! You have a gorgeous ring that you can wear with pride.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Jamaica -- The Perfect Honeymoon Destination!

Well, I am back in the country after an eventful visit to Jamaica! I had the pleasure of touring five Sandals resorts while in Jamaica, and I have some fabulous pictures to share with you.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be spotlighting various resorts. Today, I'd love to share some pictures from Sandals Royal Caribbean, located in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Sandals has done a fabulous job of creating tucked spots for couples to relax and enjoy the sun and the water.

This is a peek into one of the new Swim-up River Suites. This room featured a jacuzzi tub with plantation windows that opened into the bedroom.

Of course, what honeymoon would be complete without a gorgeous beach? Sandals Royal Caribbean features five different beaches that couples can choose from!

Couples can also choose to rent beachside cabanas for the day. Each cabana comes with concierge service -- what a fabulous way to be pampered!

If you are interested in learning more about the Sandals Honeymoon destinations, please give us a call! We'll set up a honeymoon consultation to assist you with all your planning!