Friday, September 28, 2007

My Cocktail~

What is your signature cocktail??
Have you ever been to a wedding and the couple has a signature cocktail,
you think how cute is that!
If you and your man dont have a signature cocktail and need a little help
I have the perfect link for you
This link answer the various questions about your likes, style and tastes and submit and viola! Your signature cocktail and recipe will appear.
What a fun way to offer specialty drinks at your next event!
You can also find lots of other great recipes!

Oh and my drink - Frozen Pomegranate Margarita...YUM!!

I cant wait to serve this at my next get together :0),2763,FOOD_25696_43296,00.html
~Happy Planning

Friday, September 21, 2007

Most people only rent a limo a few times in their lives, so it is not surprising that most of us are not aware of the proper etiquette when renting a limo. So here are a few tips:

Try to avoid calling a company last minute; if you want quality, you need to reserve and book in advance.
Remember the chauffer is working hard to have you relax and enjoy the ride, do not be rude and/or disrespectful to the driver, treat him/her as you would want to be treated.
Do not stick any of your body parts out of the windows or moon roof. It will cost the company a hefty fine thus costing you the client as well.
Do not put more people into a limo aside from the number originally agreed upon. Quality companies will never allow overcrowding, it is dangerous, very uncomfortable, and not to mention dangerous and against insurance regulations.
Do not bring a cooler into the limo. All limos have a built in bars stocked with ice, water and sodas. Some limo companies have a champagne and red carpet service upon arrival. *Make sure to ask, never assume that this is part of the service.

Have a definite date set before you call for inquiries. Time of year could reflect on a price quote.* Remember distance can also affect your limo rate.
Have a definite number of passengers
Call several companies, narrow your decision and then decide on the one that meets your price range and the one that you feel most comfortable with.
Use your instinct. If the person answering the phone sounds unprofessional, chances they are. Don't forget to get personal recommendations.
Ask if they have pictures or a web site where you can see their selection of vehicles.
Most important... DO HAVE FUN!!!!!! And enjoy your ride!
~Happy planning


I am so excited, I had to blog about this…. I received my order in the mail yesterday from Wonderful Graffiti. I absolutely love this stuff, goes on easy and comes off just as easy.
(they sent me some samples as well and I was sticking them all over my office)
And what a great way to personalize your wedding day or any special occasion, Did I mention their prices are sooo reasonable! (It's starting to sound like I work for them)
I will post pictures of the event I am doing with this product in a future blog…I can't wait!!!!!!!
~Happy planning

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Feeling Charitable???

We all have them hanging them in the back of the closet, collecting dust, taking up space, we planned on wearing them again, but.....

What am I talking about???
Come on ladies, we all know that we are never going to wear them again, but guess what there are ladies out there who would.
How about donating your bridesmaid gown to underprivileged

high school students to wear come prom time.
There are several diferent organizations out there just for this purpose!
Try:, or
Do you remember how you felt when you wore a special dress well, you could be making a girls dream come true by doing this!

**Get a receipt for tax purposes**

A Weekend Away

We just did a wedding in Gainesville at the Baughman Center!
Have you ever heard of this place? I had not before this wedding.
(I've actually had never been to Gainesville before this)
Its a wonderful little chapel that overlooks Lake Alice, the pictures do not do it justice!

The exterior walls are made of natural Florida cypress stained to reflect its natural surroundings and grooved vertically to represent individual tree trunks.
Beneath the graceful arches, presented an inspirational setting for this wedding.

Doug and Jessica were a great couple to work with and Jessica & I pulled this whole thing together in 3 months!!!! It all came together and the day was perfect!
Thank you Doug and Jessica for letting us be apart of your very special day!

Photos by Butterfly Kisses
and some family shots as well

Ceremony:Baughman Center
Reception: Hilton

~Sorry again to Maria for getting into an accident in her car and also to the girl I hit!!!!

Some of My Fav Venues

Casa Y'bel Resort
ADDRESS:2255 W Gulf DrSanibel, FL
Begin your new life together at the romantic Casa Y'bel Resort, a secluded seaside retreat on the fabled island of Sanibel. Romance and gracious services are the hallmarks of this luxurious resort on one of the world's finest shelling beaches. Your wedding should be all about romance - not technicalities. So whether your celebration spans a few hours or several days, let us handle the details to make sure every moment is a joyous one. An Island Legend awaits you...Casa Y'bel.
CAPACITY: Up to 150
Tween Waters Inn
ADDRESS:PO Box 249Captiva Island, FL
Beach Weddings on Captiva Island...Old Florida...
Island-style hospitality since 1926...Casual elegance...Romantic sunsets over Gulf of Mexico beaches. Sensual barefoot ceremony packages...Award-winning cuisine...Full-service resort and marina...Cottages, suites, and rooms with water-views...Group rates...
CAPACITY: Up to 150
Colonial Country Club
ADDRESS:9181 Independence WayFt. Myers, FL
Experience the wedding of your dreams at Colonial Country Club. The grand ballroom offers and exceptional locations for your memorable event. The room offers a panoramic and breathtaking view of the beautifully manicured golf course.
CAPACITY: Up to 200
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
ADDRESS:5001 Coconut RoadBonita Springs, FL
You have made a commitment...
You probably dreamed about this day since you were a little girl; your dress, the flowers, the reception. At the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, we know that your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, so we'll make sure it's flawless.
CAPACITY: More than 400
Pelican Preserve Golf Club
ADDRESS:10561 Veneto DriveFt. Myers, FL
...a wonderful place for a wedding
From the elegant atmosphere of our banquet room to the expertise of our culinary team, The Magnolia Room is the perfect location for any wedding reception (not to mention where I had mine). Our lakeside beach area and lush landscape will make beautiful background settings for all your outdoor photos as well.
CAPACITY: Up to 200
Marco Island Marriot
400 South Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL

With 225,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, our extensive facilities are easily transformed into an ideal setting for a variety of breathtaking indoor and outdoor functions, from small business meetings to lavish receptions for up to 2,000 guests. Surrounded by exotic, Balinese details, our white sand beaches and beautiful poolside areas for outdoor entertaining, your meetings and events will enjoy a special tropical charm.
Morgan House
2207 First Street Fort Myers, FL
"Old Florida Hospitality"
Newly Renovated, The Morgan House Restaurant and Trading Post is one of downtown Fort Myers' oldest landmarks, converted from a private home in 1923. The Old Florida setting is casual yet modern and the menu offers tons local recipes… The restaurant seats 150, perfect for a small intimate affair.

~Happy Planning