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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Special Invitees For Your Wedding - Must Sends!



Getting your invitation list for the wedding is one of the most time consuming, but ultimately important tasks, you must complete in your planning process. Can we add a few more guests to that list?

1. The President of the United States
2. Your highest religious leader
3. Your favorite Disney Character
4. Your favorite famous person

Below are instructions and addresses for a few key persons:

President of the United States
The Honorable Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama
The White House
Greetings Office, Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Our clients that invited the President and the First Lady all received a response within 6 weeks. Give yourself 8 weeks to be safe.

The Pope
Pope Benedictus XVI
Prefettura della Casa Pontifica
00210 Citta del Vaticano, Italia

Allow for some extra time and postage with this invite as it will head overseas.

Disney Characters
Invite a Disney Prince and Princess (each location sends you something different, but not necessarily character based on who you address it to, so write to them both):

Mickey & Minnie Mouse
The Magic Kingdom
1675 North Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Cinderella & Prince Charming
P.O. Box 1000
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

With inviting one or more of the guests above, you may get a response. What a unique response to frame and include in your cocktail hour or on your gift table during the reception. Additionally, it becomes a great keepsake to display in your home or keep as an heirloom. Unique touches make your wedding day special and different!  Happy Planning!

Until next time,
Kerline

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Orlando Wedding Expo Bridal Show: Our booth was PERFECTION!


We had a great time at the Orlando Wedding Expo this past Sunday at the Orlando Hilton on International Drive.  Our team worked tirelessly to show the couples and their friends and family what can be done creatively in a very limited amount of space.

Many asked how did we develop the concept for our design area?  We thought it would be great to walk you through our steps. Similarly to when we work with our event clients, we try to think of how we want people to feel when they walk into the event.  Our brainstorm ended with what we called the "Edge of Autumn".  We wanted to create an area that:
  1. Popped with great, bright and invigorating colors.
  2. That smelled delicious with vibrant florals.
  3. That played on the metallic colors of Gold, Silver & Bronze (Hey! The Olympics just ended! LOL) 

Joie de Vie Weddings & Events - Orlando Based Wedding Planner
We are grateful for a great team of wedding professionals that helped to pull this vision together:

Charger Plates, Flatware, Frames & Furniture/Tables: A Chair Affair
Floral Design: Lee Forrest
Linens: Over The Top Linens
Lighting: CRB Entertainment
Napkin Rings & Drape: Nikun Events
Stationery: Hugs & Bliss

So how did it turn out?  Well, take a look:
Our area at the show was a great location and allowed us to play with the layout so that it caught your attention.  The tables were intentionally placed at an angle to make full use of our 10x20 area and allow brides to be inspired by how they can play with a room when space is limited. 

Custom stationery from our stationer, Hugs & Bliss.  This paper had a wood grain texture that was awesome to touch.   Notice the name of the Bride and Groom?  A great play on the television show 'Friends'

Flowers truly brighten up a room!  Our great floral designer, Lee Forrest, always pushes the envelope when it comes to design!  We love that about him and his team!


Our 'Sweetheart Table' and cake table gave us an opportunity to showcase some great linen from Over The Top Linens!  Checkout this great linen against the bright yellow glass chargers from A Chair Affair!

If you are wondering what this would cost for your day, stay tuned!  We also have some more cost effective alternatives!   We have more photos on our Facebook Page.  Feel free to visit and let us know what you think! :)

Until next time,
Kerline
www.JoieDeVieEvents.com
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Monday, February 29, 2016

Eminence 2016 Scholarship Gala

We wanted to help spread the word about this Scholarship Gala taking place on Saturday, April 9, 2016! Our very own Kerline, will serve as the chair for this event. Great sponsorship opportunities are available!

For tickets visit: www.Eminence 2016.Eventbrite.com
If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwFMpEKZMMjDX0NCcmZOT1BlTDA/view


Until next time,
© 2005 - 2016 Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Real Weddings: Keshara & Marcus | Rosen Shingle Creek

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Keshara and Marcus are probably the funniest and most serious couple we have had the pleasure of working with. They came to us in 2014 and discussed planning options for their wedding. We loved the fact that Keshara was SUPER ORGANIZED and that Marcus wanted the planning to be as stress free for Keshara (which means it would be stress free for him) as possible. All in all, they wanted three things: GOOD FOOD, GOOD MUSIC and LOTS OF DANCING! These two are truly each other's ying and yang.

Custom invitations set the tone of what guests were to expect for the wedding weekend.  The elegant invitations were created by Hugs & Bliss.

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Wedding Style: Hollywood Glamour.  Keshara found the perfect wedding dress at Calvet Couture Bridal .  Her Matron of Honor saw the dress as they entered the bridal boutique and it became the only dress she tried on.  It fit her perfectly.
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Simple, elegant and subtle touches help to pull together the overall aesthetic of the newlyweds wedding day.  Keshara and her soon to be mother-in-law worked with Debra at Atmospheres to mix metallics and lush florals throughout the wedding day.

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Bride's favorite item on the menu: The Caribbean Jerk Chicken and the Krispy Kreme Donuts groom’s cake.The grooms cake was made with one of  Marcus' - Krispy Creme Donuts.  The topper was his Fraternity's shield.  The topper was custom made for the wedding.

Wedding Reception  - Orlando - Real Wedding - Joie de Vie Wedding - Rosen Shingle Creek - Kirby - Purple - Atmospheres Floral

Wedding Reception  - Orlando - Real Wedding - Joie de Vie Wedding - Rosen Shingle Creek - Kirby - Purple - Atmospheres Floral

Wedding Reception  - Orlando - Real Wedding - Joie de Vie Wedding - Rosen Shingle Creek - Kirby - Purple - Atmospheres Floral



Wedding Cake  - Orlando - Real Wedding - Joie de Vie Wedding - Rosen Shingle Creek - Kirby - Purple - Atmospheres Floral

Fun Photos with the bridal party  - Orlando - Real Wedding - Joie de Vie Wedding - Rosen Shingle Creek - Kirby - Purple - Atmospheres Floral


Marcus and Keshara met in July 2009 while attending a celebration for her sorority sisters who had just finished taking the Florida Bar Exam. Marcus’ fraternity brother and Keshara were colleagues and he had invited Marcus to come along with some of his fraternity brothers. Marcus and Keshara hit it off immediately. After all, Keshara loved wrestling and football...just like Marcus!

Marcus proposed on Valentine’s Day 2014 and they set their date for May 2015.

Wedding Style: Hollywood Glamour. Keshara found the perfect wedding dress at Calvet Couture Bridal . Her Matron of Honor saw the dress and it became the only dress she tried on. It fit her perfectly.

Words of Wisdom from our newlyweds:
"... enjoy the planning process and don’t sweat the small stuff. We didn’t argue at all during the planning process because we had heard so many horror stories and we knew we didn’t want that to be us. We would also tell couples to not let wedding planning consume your lives; make sure you still go on with your regular daily routines. The planning process is only a snap shot of time and you don’t want to be so consumed with it that you have nothing else to talk about with your spouse once the wedding is over."

Tidbits about their wedding:
Bridesmaid gifts: Alex and Ani gold initial bracelets and Kate Spade luggage tags
Groomsmen gifts: Cuff links, flasks, socks, and pocket squares

First dance song: Toni Terry –When I’m With You

We love this awesome highlight reel that gives us a look at the day.


K&M Highlight Reel from Creative Event Studios on Vimeo.


Wedding Professionals:
Coordinator: Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc.
Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair 
Event DJ & Lighting: DJCarl.com Entertainment
Favors: Ms. Bee's Gourmet Popcorn and Candy Store
Floral Design: Atmospheres Floral Design 
Hair Stylist: Hair Dazzle Style
Cocktail Hour Jazz Quartet/Band: Ocean Breeze
Grooms Cake Stand:  Nikun Events
Linens: Kirby Rentals 
Make-Up Artist: NatGlam 
Officiants: Dr. Rev. Nathaniel Smith & Rev. Dr. Tyler Hardeman
Photo: ArtPhotoSoul
Stationery: Hugs & Bliss 
Video: Creative Event Studios
Brides Dress: Calvet Couture Bridal 
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse 
Wedding Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek 


Until next time,
Kerline
© 2005 - 2016 Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

We are back in full swing and ready to blog!



As we reflect back on the last ten years, we realized that our blog was truly a place where we could talk about our past events and give you insight for planning your UNFORGETTABLE event!

Blog Hiatus is over..  Great news and details coming over the next few weeks!

Until next time,
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