July 8, 2010

We hope your wedding planning is going well!
We are going to start to do some Vendor Spotlights for you all to help you get to know some of the vendors we love!
To give you a little sneak peak, Caroline and I met with a wonderful, professional, knowledgeable and fun make-up artist who can do on-site (meaning here at the hotel, in your room), makeup application for your wedding. Jill Stonier, also is local so she can do make up trials for your as well. With experience in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Jacksonville and now in this area we are proud to introduce to you:

"Dare to Indulge"
Be on the look out in the next few weeks for Jill's actual spotlight, but we are so excited about her work we just needed to get it out to you! Take a look and give Jill a call if you are looking for on-site make up for your wedding! Jill does traditional application as well as airbursh!
Happy Wedding Planning!
Erin and Caroline

July 1, 2010

Casa Monica's Group Wedding Tasting

The Casa Monica hosts a Group Wedding Tasting for our current Brides and Grooms a few times a year. It is a great way for Caroline and I to meet with our current clients, meet some family members and for our couples to network with other Casa Monica couples...and to try the food!

All of our Casa Monica couples, during the planning of their wedding have the opportunity to do a complimentary tasting, and the Group Tastings tend to be the most popular. It is an afternoon to look, smell and taste the amazing foods that will be served at their own weddings. It hopefully helps them make decisions about their menu items, however, it can make it a bit difficult when everything is so good! It also gives our couples the opportunity to see different table set ups, linen swatches and other fun embellishments.

Our most recent tasting was a few weeks ago and we have some of our favorite vendors helping us out! We appreciate their continued support!

Floral: 57 Treasury

Entertainment: Y? Entertainment

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th provided gift bags for holding all of the information our couples received! Check out their Special Occasions jewelry pieces for Bridesmaid's gifts as well as for your own Bridal Jewelry! They also have ties, dresses, suits, shirts, shoes....everything you need to outfit our Bridal Party and Family!

This beautiful 5-tiered cake made by Sweet Weddings, not only does it look wonderful, their cakes ARE wonderful. Creative, Moist, and the perfect addition to your wedding!

(Check out the boot cake Sweet Weddings made for my husband's Groom's cake...it was edible!--see blog posts from March 2009 )

Standard Table with a Red Charger rental
Antipasto Display
Pillowcase Satin Chair Cover...great way of using a chair cover with out a sash.

Mahogdany Chvati Chairs, with Twilight Crinkled Taffeta linen and Silver Satin Napkins

Fun, cute and easy way to change up the standard napkin presentation.

Part of the Dip and Roll and Viennese Display

Silver Chargers

Dress up your sweetheart or cake table with rosettes.

Braided Chair Sash on a Mahogany Chivari Chair

This is an easy way to add a pop of color to your cocktail tables, order two sashes!

Chef Tim preparing his Sushi Action Station! GREAT idea for Cocktail Hour or late night!

YUM!!!! Seafood Station!

More of the sweet bite sizes treats from Sweet Weddings!