Saturday, July 26, 2008

Visit to Biltmore!

Yesterday, we toured the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. It was incredible! The whole time I was there, I kept thinking about what an incredible venue it is for weddings!

Here are some pictures from the tour!

The beautiful gardens. Wouldn't this be fantastic for an outdoor ceremony?

The Mansion! This home lays claim to the title of "Largest Home in America"

Ian and I in front of the mansion.

Self-Portrait! (a little squinty! it was awfully bright..)

Today we're headed off to Gatlinburg with friends. I'll try to post more pics soon!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Just a quick FYI that I am OUT OF THE OFFICE and will be until July 30th.

My parents have an amazing cabin up in North Carolina, so we're going to spend some family time and relax for a few days!

My husband just finished up his summer finals at Law School, so I think he deserves a break!

We're going to Asheville, NC (hopefully we'll check out the Biltmore Estate -- wouldn't that be a fantastic wedding venue?). Then we're going to Eastern Tennessee to visit one of my very best friends, Elaine, who has a new baby! Ian is very excited to meet his new friend.

Finally we'll spend some days at the cabin then head back home.

I'll post pictures when I can!


Friday, July 18, 2008

Christienne and Justin's Engagement!

Christienne and Justin are one of my fun couples getting married this September!

Agnes Lopez Photography took some amazing engagement photos of them -- here is one of my favorites!

Christienne and Justin -- I can't wait for your wedding. I know it is going to be beautiful!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sandals RED-HOT Sale!!

For all those brides who haven't yet booked your honeymoon, you need to take another look at Sandals Resorts! They are currently having their RED-HOT Sale! This sale is offering up to 50% off at several resorts, and if you book 7 nights, three resorts are offering 2 nights free!

Resorts to consider

Sandals Royal Caribbean: This resort is my absolute favorite resort on the island of Jamaica. For those who missed my post back in April, I had a chance to visit this resort and several others at the ABC Southeast Regional Conference. This resort has a British-Colonial feel to it, and guests are even treated to high tea every afternoon!
Other amazing resorts included in the sale: Sandals Negril and Sandal's Dunn's River.

I haven't personally visited Sandals Negril yet, but everyone I've spoken to says it is absolutely fantastic. It is one of the brand's newest resorts, and they spared no expense! It is also home to the famous Seven-Mile Beach

I did get to visit Sandals Dunn's River, and it is the perfect resort for the couple who likes a little bit of every thing. It's situated in Ocho Rios, so it has all the action-packed features of the island right at its doorstep. It also has tons of great dining and entertainment options.

Here are some pictures from my April Visit to Jamaica, to tour the Sandals Resorts!

Because of ABC's unique relationship with Sandals, our brides literally get treated like royalty at these resorts! You'll have access to a special concierge that's not available to the general public. Your concierge will assist you with selecting the perfect resort for you and your fiance! We can also potentially get our brides free upgrades, depending on availability! Leave a comment or email if you are interested, and I can give you some more info.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Aqua Blue Inspiration Board!

I have several brides who are going for "beachy" themes, so I came up with this inspiration board. The main color is aqua blue, also known as Tiffany blue, or turquoise, with little hints of lime green. Flowers featured are blue hydrangeas and green cymbidium orchids. This theme could have a very casual feel, or it could be very upscale depending on the details. This board mixes in a little bit of both.


Pictures courtesy of The Knot, Unique Option, Encore Studios, and Wedding Channel.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Real Wedding: Niki and Angelo -- 6.12.08

Niki and Angelo are a fabulous couple from Ohio who wanted a gorgeous beach wedding. So they came to St. Augustine! After working with Niki for months on the planning, mainly by email, it was great to finally meet them both in person on their wedding day! Niki and Angelo requested one of our all-inclusive ceremony packages, and it was such fun to see their details come to life.

The ceremony took place on the beach at Anastasia State Park, and despite iffy weather that whole week, their day was absolutely gorgeous! All flowers and decor were created by Flaire Weddings and Events, cake by Publix.

Alison Miller did an absolutely beautiful job with their photographs, and thanks so much to her for sharing them with us!