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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Come visit us at the I Do Downtown Bridal Crawl

The first bridal show of 2012 will prove to be an exciting one!  We are happy to announce that Joie de Vie Weddings & Events will take part in the I Do Downtown Bridal Crawl!  For the third annual Crawl, newly engaged couples, brides and grooms will be able to visit a few of the great venues located in downtown Orlando.  In addition to the great venues, you will also have an opportunity to meet great central Florida vendors and professionals!  We will be at the The University Club along with:

This team of great professionals have designed different vignettes to let you see the potential and possibilities for your most special of days!  It will also be a great opportunity for you to learn about the new menu's at The University Club.

Here are the details for the show:
Sunday, January 8, 2012
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Advanced registration and tickets: $10 individual, $15 for two.
Advanced registration closes on Friday, January 6, at 5 p.m.
REGISTER NOW by clicking here.

Register early as the day-of registration and tickets will be higher than early registration at the History Center: $15 individual, $20 for two.

The Venues that are participating in this year's Crawl include:
The University Club of Orlando (where you can find us and park your car!)
Orange County Regional History Center (where you will check in or register)
Ballroom at Church Street
Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant
Citrus Club
Embassy Suites Hotel
Grand Bohemian Hotel
310 Lakeside

This will be a great opportunity to visit multiple downtown venues and meet wedding and event professional that will be a great asset to your special day!  It is your way of working on the wedding, spending time with your loved ones while enjoying food, drink, and entertainment.

Questions? Call (407) 836-7035 or (407) 836-8502.

Are you attending?  Be sure to stop by and see us at the University Club for a special gift that will help you with your wedding planning!

Until next time,
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays from Joie de Vie!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2012: Tangerine Tango

Last week Pantone announced its 2012 color of the year! the color is Tangerine Tango!  Pantone describes Tangerine Tango as "a spirited reddish orange that provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward."  Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® describes the color as:
“...sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it. Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
With the color orange growing in popularity and acceptance with both consumers and designers. Tangerine Tango will be appealing in fashion, cosmetics and design; these three elements being are an integral part of wedding planning process! We are certain you will see that translate to all things weddings over the next year! 

Are you incorporating this beautiful citrus hue into your color palette?  We would love to see how you will use it.  We have seen the orange paired with blue (a la Florida Gators) with one of our former brides as well as with gold and brown. 

Until next time,
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Wedding Guest Etiquette: Your Mother, Your Boo & Your Friend Too!

It has been INTERESTING as our clients have received RSVP's for all of their upcoming nuptials the last few months. We were amazed at how many of the brides have had to gently turn down invited guest's attempts to add uninvited guests to their wedding guest list.   One of our recent couples had to turn down a guests request to bring along their mother, friend and a new boyfriend.  Remember this is an intimate moment for the couple; as someone they love and cherish, you have been invited to bear witness and be a part of that day.  Be mindful of that and RSVP for the persons listed on the envelope only.

Remember there are a variety of expenses associated with a wedding or special gathering.  To  accommodate your request they are taking on additional expenses for someone they don't know.  Not to mention, you have placed the couple in an uncomfortable position to have to call you to let you know your extra uninvited guests will not be able to attend.  It's not just the cost of the food to the couple, but the additional chairs, linens, favors and alcohol.  Another factor to consider is the venue or locale may be restricted on the number of people they may have or their funds may be limited or committed to other expenses as they start their marriage.  Not to mention many couples trim off family members and other dear friends...yet, you want to impose a stranger on them so that you can bring along someone you may be familiar with? Instead look at the wedding as an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and share in a very special time for your friend.

Until next time,

© 2005 - 2011 Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.  Photo's used with permission from Amy Morelli at 2UCollection.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Real Weddings: C & P - Costa D'Este Resort

Last summer, we received a call as we were traveling to South Florida for the 4th of July holiday. The bride and her fiance, Paul, were planning their wedding and hoped to get married on the beach in September. After reading our blog, the bride fell in love with Costa d'Este Beach Resort and was determined to have her destination wedding there. With one phone call, their location was secured and planning began for their ultra chic and uber sophisticated beach side wedding for Saturday, 09/11/10.

Costa D'Este sits on beautiful Vero Beach.  The hotel is owned by Grammy Award winning artist, Gloria Estefan,  and is really a South Beach meets the Hamptons type of location.  The great thing about the ballroom at Costa is it has beautiful built in LED lighting and glass chandeliers that resemble air bubbles under the ocean.  Our floral designer Andres Aguilar, with Mystique Flowers, incorporated seashells, hydrangea, orchids and lily's to create a chic beach event!  With 40 of their closests friends and family, the weekend was an unforgettable time filled with great food, dancing and ambiance.  We had many favorite moments during this wedding weekend.  The day started with a seaside ceremony and guests went on to enjoy some cuban flair during cocktail hour.  The dinner reception was held in the ballroom with tableside ordering which meant guests did not have to pick an entree before the wedding day.

With the help of Solutions Bridal, the bride was able to find a dress that would be available within the 2 month time frame we were working in.  Here are a few photos from the day. Our wedding team included:
The newlyweds right after the ceremony.

The wedding cake with a beautiful beach cake topper.

The bride in our cocktail hour area.  The crystal curtain was a great divider for the space.

The reception!  Large seashells and starfish were incorporated into all of the pieces.

The wedding invitation was a message in a bottle.  Hand calligraphed escort cards were inserted into cut seashells.
We were truly touched when we read the bride's review of our services on Google:
"Kerline was the backbone behind our wedding. It went perfectly and not many
couples can say that about their wedding. She went above and beyond to ensure
everything went smoothly. It was as if she was psychic and knew what would
happen before it happened and was prepared for it.

We're glad we hired a
professional, definitely worth the investment. She is everything you want in a
wedding planner. " - C&P
One thing we never forget is whose day it is...the bride and the groom's! To see more photos from this wedding, visit our Joie de Vie page on Facebook for more photos from this wedding.

Until next time,

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