Bloom Workshop // Pensacola Wedding Planner

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Today I’m finding myself refreshed and inspired! Ready to take on the wedding world with new ideas and new strategies. Once a year I choose a workshop to attend that is truly inspiring and interesting; this is so I can keep growing my business and staying on top the latest trends. Last year it was Cultivate but for 2014 I choose to go to the Bloom Workshop in Atlanta. I was intrigued by Bloom because it touched on so many different topics that have become more and more relevant in my three years of business. The curriculum consisted of blogging, styling and learning how to use your DRSL camera. All things I was interested in learning more about. Venue photos by Hattons Photography and Design.

bookshelf styling, Hattons Photography and Design, mantle styling, office makeover, Pensacola FL Wedding Planner, The Bloom Workshop, Vinewood PlantationThe workshop we held at the Vinewood Plantation in Newware . The day started early and tad bit cold, but with all the excitement these nuisances were soon forgotten. The first part of morning we talked about blogging and why it’s so important. After a delicious lunch we went into the DSLR camera and how to use it. We then learned a few key points about styling and then were set free to use our new knowledge on a mini styled shoot.

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I learned so much and left with a million new ideas. Another added benefit to going to a workshop is meeting other like minded business women who can also inspire you. Who could have known that a 20 minute conversation with a fellow blogger could have created a multitude of fresh ideas? As soon as I got home I worked on putting my new found knowledge to work by redesigning my bookshelf and fireplace mental. Pictures by Meg Burke Photography.

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Bip & Bop (Initial Necklace)

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Crochet Gallery (Knit Hat), SS Print Shop (Gold Foil Print)

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Black Dots Washi Tape (Pretty Tape)

 

Pensacola Photo Booth Package // Pensacola Wedding Planner

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This photo booth is only offered in conjunction with our event or wedding planning services.

Events. Our photo booth is complementary and included with any event service.

Weddings. We give clients a complementary photo booth for cocktail hour. If you’re interested in having it all night, it’s only $250 more. If that’s something  you desire for your wedding, be sure to ask for more info.

Small Footprint. Huge Impact.
No more tiny prints! Photo booth prints lack quality and are wasteful, while digital albums are quick, easy, and accessible. People love posting pictures online through social media and talking about them right after an event. Photos are uploaded within 24 hours for everyone to enjoy.

Fun Props. Unique Backdrops.
The FDL photo booth comes fully equipped with props and backdrop for no additional cost. We provide a suitcase full of goodies for you and your guests to enjoy and get creative with. Each prop case varies with an array of hats, glasses,  and mustaches. If you have something creative in mind that you would like to add to the mix- the world is your oyster.

Our photo booth and superior service helps create a memorable experience for your guests that they will talk about for years to come! If you would like further information, please use the provided contact form.

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Virtual Wedding Planner Package

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Are you looking for a virtual wedding planner? Looking for a real person to talk to? Sometimes you just don’t know where to start! And that’s okay. Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, especially when you don’t know where to start. But this is where I come in; I want to help brides everywhere with meaningful advice and planning ideas so that they can be set up for wedding day success. My virtual wedding planning package is $200 and includes:

Wedding Day Timeline
This will help you when you start booking vendors. You will be able to tell them what events you are wanting and when they will be happening.

Wedding Budget
This is such an important part of planning! In fact, without it will find yourself stressed out and overwhelmed. Together we’ll create a budget that is realistic and right for you.

Personal Wedding Planning Season
1 hour over the phone wedding planning session to discuss your wants, needs and desires.

Color Scheme/ Theme Planning
You will receive a mood board for 1-3 different color scheme/ theme options.

*This package is not a substitute for a wedding planner but a wonderful place to start. It is ideal for DIY brides who are interested in hiring a Month of or Day of Planner but require a little help to get started. If you would like further information, please use the provided contact form.

Kate Aspen // Pensacola Bridal Tour

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The Pensacola Bridal Tour has many wonderful sponsors to thank, one of them being Kate Aspen. Kate Aspen is a wedding product company that specializes in super cute favors and gifts. They have graciously donated a few of their wonderful favors for our tour. Each bride attending the Pensacola Bridal Tour will receive one of these lovely favors: Ring Key Ring, Wine Stopper, Bookmark or Bottle Opener. Are you having a beach wedding? Glam wedding? Rustic wedding? They have tons of favors to choose from! Be sure to buy your Pensacola Bridal ticket at Eventbrite. You can find more information about this tour on the Pensacola Bridal Tour Website.

Kate Aspen is a designer and manufacturer of favors for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, and all life events! We sell only to retailers, both online and brick and mortar. Our favors are renowned because they are practical, affordably priced, and beautifully packaged. We’ve designed something for every kind of bride—from traditional to whimsical and everyone in between. We also have the world’s only line of Personality Favors that match the bride’s personality and style to her favors and favor packaging.

If you would like to look at all of the Kate Aspen products please visit their website. Photography by Meg Burke Photography.

Florida Wedding Weather // Pensacola Wedding Planner

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Are you thinking of having a destination wedding in Florida? Has an outdoor wedding always been your dream? Well, before you decide to have an August mid day beach wedding in Florida, consider the type of weather you’ve envisioned for your special day- your guests will thank you! According to The Knot, the most popular wedding months in the U.S are June and September. Although September is a wonderful month to get married here in Florida, June is not. Even if you’re planning on having an indoor ceremony and indoor reception it’s important to keep in mind any outdoor activities you would like your guests to enjoy while they’re in town for your wedding. Florida has cold winters- maybe not cold enough for snow but cold enough where you’d want to wear a heavy coat- and in the summer we have 100% humidity and afternoon thunderstorms. If you’re a destination bride seeking an outdoor wedding, be sure to reflect on how weather will play a part. This article was featured on Occasions.

Most desirable wedding months. Florida has two wedding seasons, fall and spring. These are the best month to get married if you’re thinking of having an outdoor wedding. However, March, April, September, October and November are very desirable months and sometimes it can be hard finding an available venue. If these months appeal to you, make sure to plan ahead and reserve your vendors early.

Cautionary months. June, July and August are hot months here in Florida but August is the worst possible month for an outdoor wedding. If you have decided to have an outdoor wedding in August, there’s a pretty good chance your guests will melt into a sweaty sticky puddle by the end of the ceremony. If you have your sights set on a June or July wedding, consider an early evening ceremony- it will have cooled off a bit by then.

Written by Fleur de Lis Event Consulting, Artwork by Fancy Girl Design Studio

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Honey Lake Plantation Wedding Venue: An Instagram Diary // Pensacola Wedding Planner

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Last week I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to a planners retreat at Honey Lake Plantation in Greenville, FL. I have seen many wedding facilities but touring this venue was truly a breath of fresh air (literally). Now, this venue might not grab everyone like it did me, but if you love true southern tradition, outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, eating delicious food and enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life- this is the perfect wedding venue for you and your guests.

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The history of this particular property is quite impressive; it even involves a Jackie Kennedy story and a little- but beautiful- home on Honey Lake. What you see today is the owner’s awe inspiring vision. Bob, the owner, grew tired of retirement and wanted to share his wonderful property with people who also love the outdoors.Honey Lake Plantation, outdoor wedding venue, Pensacola Wedding Planner, southern, southern charm, southern elegance, Southern Venues,

Throughout our two day tour we were given a true southern hospitality experience. If great tasting food is on top of your list for your wedding must haves, then this venue will not disappoint. The chef takes real pride in everything he makes and many dishes we tasted were made from things grown right on the property.Honey Lake Plantation, outdoor wedding venue, Pensacola Wedding Planner, southern, southern charm, southern elegance, Southern Venues,

One of the reasons I was so impressed with this venue was the endless possibilities it has to offer for ceremony and reception options. They have a gorgeous field, shaded woods, a fancy ballroom, spectacularly decorated trophy lodge and (my personal favorite) the cutest little church with a high steeple and even a bell. They can accommodate any wedding size. Guests can enjoy the luxurious lodges or cottages. We were treated to a backwoods tour of the plantation on the “Growler”, a large truck with surprisingly comfortable seats, and ended the tour with night skeet shooting. They even had a shooting coach there to assist us ladies in rifle protocol and technique. Activities are boundless at this venue. Men and groomsmen can enjoy a morning hunt while the ladies treat themselves to a day at the spa. Guests can participate in activities such as horseback riding or even a sunset cruise on Honey Lake.

The pictures you see here are from my tour and are through the eyes of Instagram. If you’d like to see more pictures of this beautiful venue, just search #honeylakeplanation on Instagram. Like what you see? Contact Jeri- she’s known as the bride whisper!

Thanksgiving Tablescape // Pensacola Wedding Planner

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Looking for some thanksgiving tablescape ideas? A traditional Thanksgiving table is often long and rectangular. I love to entertain on these kinds of tables; however, we wanted to give an alternate option for a Thanksgiving table. A small intimate gathering for a “friendsgiving” maybe. Not everyone will be spending this holiday with family. So we thought it would be nice to inspire those who will be having a smaller Thanksgiving dinner but still want to get creative with their tablescape. I mean, just because it’s a small gathering doesn’t mean you can’t go all out and create an elegant tablescape. We wanted to use a traditional Thanksgiving color palette of creams, browns, greens and a few bits of orange and keep it very classy.  Some of the details that we absolutely love are the brown stemware, lace chair covers and sparkling pumpkins. The centerpiece is gorgeous with the orange lilies and the hanging eucalyptus leaves. The flower centerpiece is an exaggerated focal point and would most likely have to be removed once dinner started. But until dinner started, it would be very pretty to look at and a great conversation starter. It could always be moved to a buffet table or wherever you were setting your food for a festive touch. This tablescape was featured on Wedding Lovely.

Vendors:
Wedding Planner & Designer: Fleur De Lis Event Consulting
Tablescape Design: Ooh La La Tablescapes
Rentals: North Hill Chair Covers & Linens
Photographer: Meg Burke Photography

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Jessica & Justin // Palafox Wharf // Pensacola Wedding Planner

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Every wedding I do has a special place in my heart and Jessica and Justin’s Palafox Wharf wedding is no exception. I like to ask my clients to describe their wedding vision in three words and Jessica wanted her wedding to be fun, southern and organized- a perfect match for her personality! Five Angels Photography captured every special moment the coupled shared together. Their beautiful southern details included baby’s breathe bouquets, birch wood slabs, Mason jar centerpieces and the cutest wedding favors- s’more pops. Weather is always a concern when you plan an outdoor wedding in Florida and unfortunately we had to have the ceremony inside due to rain. Regardless of this, Jessica and Justin had a positive attitude- nothing could stop them from enjoying their day. Everything turned out perfect and eloquently southern. I love to share each couples proposal stories- they are always so sweet:

“We went to a nice dinner ocean side, came home and he joked that my Christmas present (a new kitchen aid mixer) didn’t make it, but he had something better. And I may have thrown a minor hissy because I was really excited for my mixer and he had told me he already bought it. At that point he went and got the ring and got down on one knee. I was crying, laughing, all sorts of emotions….even forgot to say YES for a few moments. It was in the privacy of his home, just the two of us. Which is exactly how I wanted it. Didn’t want random strangers peering at us!”

Thank you Jessica and Justin for letting me take part in your special day. Congratulations.

Vendors: Wedding Planner Fleur de Lis Event Consulting // Officiant, Photographer Five Angels Photography // Baker Watsons Party Supply // DJ A DJ To Go // Vintage Rentals It’s Personal..Wedding Staging and Design // Caterer Five Sisters Blues Café // Hair, Makeup The Vibe // Bar Richy’s East

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Pensacola Bridal Tour // Pensacola Wedding Planner

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

11:00am – 5:00pm.

 Not sure what the Pensacola Bridal Tour is? Let’s fix that!

The Tour is a trolley excursion dreamt up by Fleur de Lis Event Consulting and North Hill Chair Covers & Linens as a way for brides, grooms, and party planners, and the likes, to peruse a variety of venues, sample delicious food, enjoy cocktails, swag bags filled with goodies, chat with amazing and talented vendors, and gain infinite inspiration, all wrapped up in a super fabulous, deliciously indulging day!

 Where do you come in? Glad you asked!

If you’re a guest, your duties are minimal: Purchase a ticket (or two, or three). Park your car at the first stop on the tour. Catch the trolley. Wander venues and meet vendors at your leisure. Get inspired. Eat, drink and be merry!

Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. Get an early bird ticket for a steal of a deal or purchase a VIP ticket for some extra goodies. Early bird ticket sales end December 1, 2014.

We can’t wait to see you at the 2015 Pensacola Bridal Venue Tour! Please email info@pensacolabridal tour if you have any additional questions. Are you an event vendor and want to know how to be a part of the Tour? Just email us at info@pensacolabridaltour!

Couture Linens on a Budget // Pensacola Wedding Planner

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Today this Pensacola wedding planner is going to talk about couture linens on a budget. Are you wishing you could have couture linens for your wedding but finding that it’s not in the budget? Don’t give up on the dream just yet. Consider another option. You can get that “wow” factor and stay in budget by simply dressing up your specialty tables. Specialty tables are considered your cake, escort card, sign in, gift, or sweet heart table. One or two couture linens and you can transform any space. Think about accenting these tables with sequins, texture or a stylish print to give your wedding a luxurious look. If the cost is still over your budget, perhaps think about adding a different color or printed napkin, a stylish overlay or table runner to these tables. Be mindful of your color scheme or theme when picking out linens and try to match your décor. A sequin table linen was chosen for this cake table to draw your eye to its stunning gems. It’s easy to transform your event into an unforgettable one- no matter what budget- by adding chic and trendy linens to your specialty tables. This article was featured on Occasions.

Pensacola wedding Planner: Fleur de Lis Event Consulting | Photographer: Meg Burke Photography | Couture Linens: North Hill Chair Covers and Linens | Cake: Yummy Yummie

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