Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Cherneski's!

This is our family's Christmas card this year -- I think it turned out pretty decent considering I took all the pictures myself!! I really wanted to get professional pics done this year for our card, but the craziness of fall weddings took over my schedule and by the time we had some free time, it was already December!! Maybe I'll plan to do next year's Christmas card shoot in July :)
Wreathed Monogram Wishes Christmas Card
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Follow along on Instagram!!

Are you on Instagram??  I joined this year and I love how simple it is to share fun and creative photos!!

Follow me, Cassie, at

You'll see fun scenes from real Flaire weddings such as this lovely fireplace we styled at a recent wedding:

And there will probably be a shot (or twenty) of my insanely cute kiddos (by the way, I'm not biased at all, they really are insanely cute..) :)

You can also follow our lovely planner Amber Veatch, at She's always cooking up fun and crafty projects and posting pics of them.

Hope to see you on Instagram!! Comment and let us know you're following! :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Southern Glam Inspiration Shoot

Several months back, Lauren Grove of Every Last Detail asked members of Every Last Vendor to create a styled shoot for her blog. I was excited at the chance to collaborate with some fellow vendors and create something pretty, and thrilled that Lauren chose to feature the shoot! You can view her post here.

My vision for the shoot: I wanted to create a design that was infused with "Southern Glam" -- to me, this means a Southern-themed design with luxurious elements. We brought these ideas to life by placing our shoot at a super Southern venue, the Horse Stamp Inn in Waverly, Georgia. The Horse Stamp Inn is a Bed-and-Breakfast in South Georgia, with a stately mansion, a tree-lined lane, and an absolutely adorable barn. Mason jars, chickens, chicken wire, and hay added to the Southern feel of the images. The "glam" aspects came in with our bride-model and her luxurious, silk-and-bling gown, trendy birdcage headpiece, luscious florals, and shimmering glass and metal accents.

A fabulous vendor team brought this shoot to life:
Photography: Jenn Hopkins Photography
Concept, Planning, and Florals: (Me!) Flaire Weddings & Events
Paper Goods: Denise with Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Videography: Visual Power Cinema
Venue:  Horse Stamp Inn
Cake: For the Love of Cake
Rentals: Beachview Rentals
Hair/Makeup: Paulina Perez

I have to give a huge shout out to Denise of Dogwood Blossom Stationery. She took my concept and ran with it!! The suite she designed for this shoot was stunning, and I was completely thrilled with the final result. I highly recommend her services if you are looking for custom paper goods!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the shoot:
We were also privileged to have John and Angel Powers on hand to capture a behind the scenes video of the shoot. Visit this link to check it out! :)

Thanks again to everyone who brought this shoot to life. If you'd like to commission my team to design your custom wedding, please send me a message,! :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Beautiful Decor at Club Continental

Last week we had the privilege to provide decor for a sweet couple, Jenny and Matt, with one of the coolest weddings dates ever: 10.11.12!! Jenny had a vision for an elegant, glam event with the main colors being purple and silver. We provided our chiavari chairs (available through Jax Chair Boutique), linens, uplighting, and some of the decor details, including our mercury glass votives, the seating chart, table numbers and our fun paper straws. Here is a sneak peek of the decor, captured beautifully by Stephie Joy Photography.
Other vendors involved: Coordinator: Whitney Croxton Florals: Anything with Plants and Flowers DJ: DJ Thundercat Cake: Metro Custom Cakes

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Featured on Style Me Pretty Florida!

Last week we were featured on Style Me Pretty for Val and Chad's stunning St. Augustine soiree. I just LOVED working with this couple and wish they were plannning another wedding so we could do it all again! ;)
Here is just one lovely image from the feature and thanks so much to Mel and Brad Watson of La Dolce Vita Studio for the stunning images!!
 Check out the full feature here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Chiavari Chairs for your Wedding

Hi friends!! Some of you may know we opened a new division a few years back called Flaire Event Rentals. Well, that company is growing and evolving and has taken on a life of its own!! We are relaunching as Jax Chair Boutique and we are proud to offer both mahogany and silver chiavari chairs for weddings and other special events. All the information is on our new site: Jax Chair Boutique along with some lovely pictures from past events!!

If you are needing to rent chiavari chairs, you'll be very pleased with Jax Chair Boutique's pricing and customer service!

Here are just a few images from past events!!
        Photo courtesy of J. Mosley Photography

Photo courtesy of J. Mosley Photography
Photo courtesy of Ron B Wilson Photography

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


We just love when a blog features our brides!!

Two Flaire brides have recently been seen around the blogosphere --

Our cute bride Megan's shoes were featured on one of my favorite blogs, Southern Weddings! They loved her bright pedicure!
Check it out here:
This lovely photo is by Stephie Joy Photography.

Also, our fashion forward bride Tey from this past October was featured on Style Me Pretty!!

You can see her feature here. Her photographer, Gwen Tundermann, did a fabulous job!
This is the gorgeous bride in her stunning Vera Wang gown.

Both weddings featured adorable straws from our boutique, Flaire Celebrations!

 (Megan used the "Confetti Dots" straws as well as our striped pink straws.) Flaire designed the escort tags and flags. Photo by Stephie Joy.

Tey's celebration featured the hot pink straws as well as blue! I love how they look with her adorable signature drinks. *Quick tip* - Cut your paper straws in half to go in cocktail glasses like these -- you'll get double the usage and they fit perfectly! Photo by Gwen Tundermann.

Congrats ladies!! :) You both had beautiful celebrations!

Monday, July 23, 2012

On discouragement...

It's easy to get to a place where you look around at what others are doing.

You see their achievements.

You see their enthusiasm.

You see their success.

And a tiny little voice starts to bring you discouragement.

It usually starts with "You should be..."
or "Why aren't you...."
or even "You're not...."

But it's very important not to listen to that voice.
Look at what you've done.
Celebrate your successes.
And then get back to work.

You can only make things happen by doing.
Print designed by Cassandra Cherneski, Flaire Weddings & Events - Copyright 2012.

Friday, May 25, 2012

It's true! Weddings bring out the best.... and the worst in people! Hiring a planner gives you a neutral, objective resource at your disposal. We have been hired by so many mothers of the bride who have told us they want to maintain a peaceful, loving relationship with their daughters. While we can't prevent bad behaviour or temper flare-ups among family members, oftentimes just having an outside resource available is enough to "stem" the drama. If you're worried about dealing with family dynamics during this exciting but admittedly stress-inducing time, give us a call! We'd love to chat with you about how we can assist.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Updates

Can you guys believe it is 2012? The first quarter is almost over and we are just getting into our Spring Wedding Season. 2012 has been a great year so far. We had an awesome January wedding that we did full design for (including florals and rentals) so I'm excited to post pictures of those, we had a great engagement party in February for one of our fun September couples, and we had our first Spring wedding a few weeks ago that was just gorgeous. I am seriously waiting on pins and needles for pictures to start coming back and will post here as soon as I can!!

In the meantime, here's a little bit of what I've been up to.

In January, I hosted the very first Cultivate Workshop in Jacksonville. It was a blast and it was so fun to meet other business owners who are looking to grow. I had some really great one-on-one conversations and I am looking forward to keeping up with all of the attendees as they grow their amazing companies! I do plan to do a full workshop blog post soon, but I have some cute sneak peek pictures to show off in the meantime. :)

Our tablescape for the workshop luncheon. Flowers by Flaire.

Our afternoon break featured cupcakes and Izzy drinks!

Both of these gorgeous images were taken by Cyn of CynKain Photography

I was thrilled to share the stage with friends and fellow wedding pros, Lauren Grove and Amber Housley. Stay tuned to the Cultivate Workshop site for info on upcoming workshops and locations.