Sunday, December 21, 2008

A perfect setting for a baby or bridal shower or girls luncheon!

I was able to attend an event at The Magnolia Tea room on Saturday (Lunch with Mrs. Claus). Not only was the food INCREDIBLE, the atmosphere, layout of the rooms and service were phenomenal. I look forward to coordinating an event here soon! Call us for more information or visit their website:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Do you need to "chill" out this holiday?

1st Annual Diva Night was a huge success! The ICE Bar in Orlando is a phenomenal venue if you are looking for something trendy and unique. After a cool trip into the ICE Bar, step into the "Chill Lounge" for some warmth and relaxation.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A November Wedding @ The Gardens....

Here are a few shots from a November wedding ceremony & reception held at the Magnolia Mansion at Cypress Gardens. This shows a set up on the Magnolia Patio (holds up to 150) and can be tented as well. Ceremonies can also take place on this patio and can seat up to 200. Call us today for a private site inspection with Angela or Dee!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A PERFECT Wedding or Party Favor or Christmas Gift!!

Designer, Christine Bazos
Price $13.00 + shipping
Discounts for 5+
Customizable ~ Handpainted ~ Personalized!

Now accepting Holiday orders! Call Angela @ 863-581-1965

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Congratulations to the Hilton Garden Inn!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to the Hilton Garden Inn in Lakeland, FL. This is a fabulous venure for company meetings, wedding reception and other events! Thanks, Melissa for a fun (and yummy) evening!

Monday, November 17, 2008


This cake was from a wedding held at the beginning of this month. Andrea Reed, Owner of SweetCakes, LLC designed this beautiful wedding cake. Andrea is a phenomenal cake designer and as a wedding coordinator, our lives are much easier when we have remarkable vendors. Andrea is no exception. Her one of a kind personality, phenomenal work ethic and amazing talent make our lives much easier. When our Brides ask about their wedding cake, our first words are "SweetCakes!" Visit for more information. She can also be found baking away at My Covert Kitchen, located at Lakeside Village in Lakeland....Additional photos from this event coming soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

JLGWH hosts "Merry Market"!

Click on this link to learn more about this fabulous event!

Family Fun Day set for December 6th @ Fort Fraser Trail in Highland City!

Fort Fraser Trail Family Fun Day set for December 6th from 11am-2pm! Lost of food, games, activities for the kids, raffles, face painting, goodie bags and more. All for a great cause!

This Fall Ceremony makes a Beautiful Wedding at the Gardens!

11.9.08 Thank you Cindy for allowing us to plan your wedding ceremony. It has been a pleasure working with you this past year and we thank you for everything! Your wedding party and guests were lots of fun! We wish you both the very best!

Cypress Gardens Update

As most of you are aware, Cypress Gardens will undergo some dramatic changes over the next few months. We are very excited about these changes and look forward to the "new and improved" Gardens once they are complete. We have had many calls from clients in regards to this announcment. At this point, we are still unsure if we will have to relocate temporarily during construction. We are also not sure yet if and when we will be able to conduct site inspections. There are no weddings booked during this time. Our current office hours are Tuesday - Thursday 8:30am-2:30pm and by appointment on evenings and weekends that we don't have an event scheduled. We will update everyone on as soon as we know. Thank you for your patience!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bridal Luncheon held at Vintner's Wine Cellar

Congratulations to Andresa and John! It's been a pleasure working with you both and I am looking forward to your wedding day. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this joyous occasion.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


A lot of our time is spent doing research. Flowers, Wedding Cakes, Linens, Invitations, Favors, etc. Clients want to see the latest trends and unique ideas. I find myself researching in my down, here are a few must see ideas I came across this evening that I couldn't help but share. -

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Polk County Bridal Exhibit & Marketplace 2008

Sunshine Celebrations attended the 1st Bridal Exhibit & Marketplace on Sunday. It was a extremely busy day with lots and lots of brides. It was great to see all of the happy faces and new prospects. It was also good to see all of our vendors! Many thanks to those involved in the preparation of the show! Congrats! :-) (my apologies for the blurry photos)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Limelight Photography

Dee and I always say our vendors are the MOST important part of our career! We strive to find the BEST and have been blessed with so many in our area and can't thank them enough for helping make our clients dreams come true. All of my brides hear me say, "don't create a budget for the photograher". Make that the most important decision, because they will last forever. Limelight Photography is an extremely talented team of photographers that we have had the pleasure of working with at this wedding in July. Our bride and groom in these photos were amazing as well and has allowed us to share their perfect day with all of you. I posted a few photos that I snapped a few weeks back, but I couldn't help to show off these! Enjoy.

Angela, Dee & Andrea attend The Knot Preview Party!

The Knot hosted their Fall Preview Party in Orlando on September 10th at Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant on Church Street. We had a fabulous time tasting lots of yummy hors d'oeuvres and the BEST red sangria I've ever had! Check out Cypress Gardens ad in the fall issue! We ended the evening at a cute and trendy wine and dessert bar across from Ceviche called, The Dessert Lady (I reccommend the "Spread 'Em"!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thank You, Team!

What a FABULOUS group of vendors we have the pleasure of working with! Visit Thanks to Chef Randall at Cypress Gardens for preparing a fantastic meal for our group and hosting the luncheon. And, a BIG thank you to Leslie Heimer; Premier Home Mortgage for speaking to our group about "BALANCE". We all left inspired and hope to continue growing this group of professionals. See you all soon!