Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Awesome Venue Find

Tonight I had the opportunity to visit one of Jacksonville's newest hotels/venues.

The Hotel Indigo, in Tapestry Park, is amazing!! They have a banquet room overlooking the lake, which would be perfect for a small wedding or rehearsal dinner, but what I loved the MOST were the hotel rooms. Simply put, they are stunning. Each room is impeccably designed with modern, fun touches like a full wall mural, and curvy architecture.

The bathrooms are to die for, with spa-inspired showers and a full assortment of Aveda Products!!! (Aveda products are my favorite!)

These rooms would be awesome for out-of-town guests, bridal preparations on the wedding day, and the suite would be perfect for the wedding night!

Take a peek at their website, and click on the Jacksonville location. It's definitely worth checking out!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Coming this October: The Wedding of Beth and Ty

We are so excited about working with Beth and Ty on their upcoming wedding this October. They are planning their ceremony and reception at the stunning Crane Cottage on Jekyll Island, and we are thrilled to be helping them pull all the details together.

They have chosen amazing photographer Kara Pennington, and Kara just posted their adorable engagement session on her blog.

Here are a few shots from their session -- Kara does amazing work!
Congrats Beth and Ty -- we're so excited about your wedding!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Introducing: The Florida Bride's Blog

You may remember Danielle from this wedding. Throughout the planning, we discovered that we work really well together, and she is coming on board with Flaire as an event assistant.

Well, a few weeks ago, Danielle approached me with an idea that she had been playing around with. She wanted to start a resource/information blog for Florida brides, but knew she'd need some help with content, developing industry connections, etc, so she asked me if I'd like to partner with her to create The Florida Bride's Blog. I was instantly excited about her idea, and the two of us have been working hard on it ever since.

Well today, we are proud to announce the Official Launch of The Florida Bride's Blog!!

Go check it out and leave us some love!

For fellow wedding vendors, we welcome your submissions for future posts, so hit us up!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Calling All Recessionistas: Win a Free Engagement Session!

Awesome photographer Corinna Hoffman emailed me this weekend to let me know about a give-away she's hosting. She's teaching a workshop on Wedding Photography tips for upcoming brides and grooms, and one lucky couple who attends the workshop will win a FREE engagement session! This is a $400 value, but beyond that, it's an awesome opportunity to work with one of my favorite photographers!

Some of my loyal blog readers may remember that Corinna shot my Trash-the-Dress Pictures last fall, and I was so thrilled with how they turned out.

For more info on Corinna's workshop and engagement session give-away, visit her blog and let her know you heard about it from us! =)

Now -- for another tease -- BIG BIG news coming tomorrow about another project my team and I have had in the works!!!

(Hint: Follow FloridaBrides on Twitter for the most up-to-date news!)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sweet Thank-You

We received these sweet words of thanks today from Gabrielle, who had her beautiful wedding at the White Room loft back in April.

Gabrielle writes:

Good afternoon! I wanted to take some time to thank you for all of your help during our wedding! It was truly how I wanted it and envisioned it. You were so helpful and professional. I can't imagine going to anybody else. Every detail I had wanted came to life! I know we had a lot of items that needed to be done and not a lot of time to get them done but you did an incredible job!! We will definitely recommend you and your company to anybody in the area that we know who is getting married. Thank you so much for making our day as special as it was.

Please feel free to use whatever you need to for your company from our wedding. As soon as our photographer has the pictures we will definitely let you know so you can use them for your blog! If you need anything else please don't hesitate to let us know.

Thanks again so much,

We haven't seen the professional pictures yet from Gabrielle's wedding, but when they are available, we will be sure to post some here!

Gabrielle, you were awesome to work with and we wish you and Ben all the best in life!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Big News!

Well, I'm sorry this post didn't make it up by Friday.

But I hope you'll feel it was worth the wait!

And now for the news.......



(Alright, I'll stop being dramatic.) :)

Flaire Weddings and Events has a new address: we are leasing an office!!
The office is located in this adorable historic bungalow, which has been completely restored by the owners, Gunilla and Larry Craven of Oak Street Realty.
The bungalow is located in beautiful historic Riverside, with convenient access from the interstate.
I have wanted an office for several years now, but the right fit for my business never materialized until recently, when I found this little gem of a space.
In this next picture, look carefully at the Oak Street Realty sign. See those two little white poles above it? That's where my new sign will go!
This is the reception area, where guests and clients will be greeted as they arrive.
This is a shot of the conference room. It can seat up to 6 guests, so for all those meetings with a bride, her fiance, her mother, her maid of honor, and myself, we'll be good to go!
Now in this next shot, you can see a glimpse into my actual office space, but I didn't have a wide-angle lens with me on my camera, so I couldn't get a very wide view of any of the smaller spaces. So here is a peek into the office. (Keep in mind these are all "before" shots. I just signed the lease Friday, so no design or styling has occured yet. That will be taking place over the next few weeks, in preparation for our upcoming Grand Opening! Definitely stay tuned for more info on that!)
I'll also have use of this cute little kitchen.
I've got a lot of work to do getting it ready, but it was definitely an exciting feeling to put my business cards on the reception desk!
Stay tuned for more updates as we work on getting the space ready.
There are more exciting announcements on the way as well, related to upcoming projects and opportunities.
We'll be sure to let our lovely blog readers know all the details of our Grand Opening, and we'd love to see or meet you there!!