Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Run for the Cure set for April 17th @ Chain of Lakes Trail in Winter Haven!

I'm so excited about coordinating another CG Run for the Cure 10k this spring! Please save the date & register on line at

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fall Wedding @ The Magnolia Mansion 11.7.09

Run for the Cure 10.4.09

A HUGE thank you to the participants, volunteers and sponsors for making this race a success! I'm looking forward to seeing you all in March! :) Congrats to all of our winners! Photos by Ashley Brooke Photography

Hello Again & Happy Fall!

Greetings, everyone! My apologies for neglected my blog for the last few months. Life has been crazy, hectic and full of exciting events! I've had the opportunity to attend and coordinate several fun events over the last few months and thrilled they were all a success! I'm so excited about slowing down during the holidays, spending time with my son, Evan, stepson, Austin and my Husband, Scott! We have lots of family trips planned and hope to relax a bit in preparation for the busy Spring! Enjoy some of the photos of what's been going on in my life these last few months!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Run for the Cure 10.4.09

Thank you to all of our wonderful vendors, volunteers, runners and my family & friends who put in countless hours into this event. It was a huge success and I am so proud of everyone who assisted in making it happen. We are looking forward to the next Run for the Cure in the spring of 2010. Stay tuned for more details!

10k Race Results visit

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Emily & Sean

When I say this was a crazy wedding, I mean CRAZY! These photos were taken BEFORE the sideways rain and 50mph winds hit our beautifully decorated lakeside tent. We had to clean, dry & reset everything....My CG & SC teams are one of a kind. I seriously could NOT do it without them. Terrie Lobb & her staff are the BEST in this industry BY FAR! Thanks to our DJ, Chris Boswell-DJ Boz Productions, Photographer, Phil Hines and the numerous employees who helped pull this together - TWICE!!! Flowers were provided by M. William Designs and cake by Flavor. Emily & Sean: you & your bridal party were a joy to work with. After having to postpone the wedding an hour and a half, we still saw smiles! That's rare in my industry! Thank you both it's been a wonderful year and a half working with you. Best wishes always! :-)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eric & Amanda

Typically, I meet with clients 12-18 months before their wedding and plan every detail from choosing a venue to choosing colors & flowers. Other times, in cases like this, I'm only hired for Day of Coordinating. I had 3 weddings that week, but couldn't say no to her sweet & cheerful voice (even though she was a Gator) :-) when she called me last year. I didn't even meet Amanda in person until the evening of the rehearsal. She & Eric and the rest of the wedding party welcomed me & I had a blast! I wasn't involved with every detail, but I still felt like part of their special memories! They were so much fun & those groomsmen were the best dancers I have ever seen! What a fantastic group of close friends! I wish you both the very best! Thank you for a fun evening & for allowing me to coordinate your wedding day!

Vendors Were:
Flowers by Edith - Flowers
Kallie Buckmaster - Photographer
Grant Hemond - DJ
Schalamar Creek - Reception
First United Methodist Church of Auburndale - Ceremony

More photos can be viewed on Kallie's Blog:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My "Trash the Dress" Session by Rachel Absher!

I had such a blast "trashing my wedding dress" in Boca Grande last weekend! It was an amazing experience...just as fun as my bridal shoot 3 short years ago! Ive had the pleasure of working with Rachel personally & professionaly. She is a phenomenal photograher with an enourmous amount of talent. I reccommend her to all of my brides and TDD candidates! :-) Check these photos out on Rachel's blog!

Rachel Absher Photography

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tina Sargeant Photography

Special Thanks to Tina Sargeant for sharing these great detail shots from a recent wedding @ Cypress Gardens!
Tina Sargeant Photography

Friday, May 29, 2009

Elegant. Simple. Unique.

Rain, rain & more rain. For the entire week before this wedding, that is all we saw! Remarkably, the rain stopped, clouds cleared & sun appeared 30 minutes before her ceremony & stayed beautiful until they were gone! I was so thankful. They traveled from Europe for the beauty of The Gardens & I'm so glad they experienced what we are so lucky to get to see on a daily basis. Thank you to my vendors:
M. William Designs, Floral
Randy Chapman, Photography
Make up, Beautiful Brides by Valerie Schneider
Hair, Maryann Mathes, Salon 04 & Company

Monday, May 4, 2009

Jennie & Matt 4.30.09

A Wedding Gazebo Ceremony, Pre-Reception under the Banyan Tree and a beautiful brunch Reception at the Magnolia Mansion made for a fabulous day for spring nuptials for this sweet bride & groom. Thanks to my wonderful team of vendors:
DJ Boz Productions
M. William Designs
Terry Lobb Catering
Tina Sargeant Photography

Monday, April 6, 2009

Amanda & Chris 4.2.09

What a fabulous day! Thanks to the King Family for being such a pleasure to work with! It's been a great year & I'm thankful for your trust to plan one of the most memorable days of your life. Enjoy your honeymoon, we'll see you soon! A special thank you to Kacee Smith & Tiffany Hughes who helped me set up and coordinate this wedding. Chef Lo for the fabulous food, Ed Amos for his great photography & personality, Kelly Suit of A Premier Entertainment for keeping the crowd happy & Andrea Reed/SweetCakes for designing the beautiful and yummy cake! The Sorosis Building/JLGL were also great to work with! Thanks everyone!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Perfect Wedding!

The Sunshine Celebrations/Cypress Gardens team made a bride's dream come true on Saturday. It was an emotional day for me too! I have been working with this fabulous bride for 18 months and was so proud of what we accomplished together. Her bubbly personality, adorable mother, sense of style and grace is why I do what I do! It was the most beautiful setting I have every seen! From behind the scenes to every small detail, it was a wedding I will never forget! Much love, T! I will miss you and Tim so very much! I wish you both the very best!! THANK YOU to my CG family, Kacee Smith and my husband for the endless hours you put into this weekend, I can't thank you enough! To my extraordinary vendors - WOW!!! You know you are amazing and I can't tell you enough how lucky I am to have each and every one of you on my team and in my life. I am so very thankful for your talents and your friendship!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wedding Setup Ideas....

The Magnolia Mansion at Cypress Gardens is a fabulous venue for set ups like these. We work with a fabulous vendor who provides top notch products for your wedding day! Call us today to see more options and ideas. This vendor also provides a personalized touch to bars, furniture and other accessories. Visit this website for more information, call for pricing: