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Sarasota Magazine’s Best of 2015 Party – Fire & Ice Party – Selby Gardens

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | No Comments

The best reward any party planner can receive is watching people smiling and having fun at the event. I was really excited to see how everyone was enjoying themselves and knowing all the unexpected touches made an impact on our guests!

Ice Lounge

Ice Lounge

Living Red Carpet

Guests were greeted by a ‘Living Red Carpet’ as they entered the Rain Forest

These adorable woodland sprites were scattered throughout the Rain Forest.

These adorable woodland sprites were scattered throughout the Rain Forest.

A six-foot ice bar, serving Champagne in glasses made out of ice.

A six-foot ice bar, serving Champagne in glasses made out of ice.

We surprised the guests with a beautiful figure skater.   Totally unexpected on the lawn at Selby...in April.

We surprised the guests with a beautiful figure skater. Totally unexpected on the lawn at Selby…in April.

 'Fire Bar'

Our ‘Fire Bar’

Champagne Diva

Champagne Diva

the 'Light Being'

the ‘Light Being’

Violin frozen in Ice

Violin frozen in Ice

Beautiful Margot strolling with her violin at the entrance

Beautiful Margot strolling with her violin at the entrance

Our best dressed Fire & Ice winners

Our best dressed Fire & Ice winners

Living Bubble

Living Bubble

Sian and Alex’s Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Weddings | No Comments

Ceremony: Lawn
Cocktails: Rose Garden
Dinner/Dancing: Healing Garden

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Wedding Spread for SCENE Magazine

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Sarasota Wedding Planning | No Comments

I loved staging this beautiful wedding spread for the January issue of SCENE Magazine!

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Ritz-Carlton, Members Beach Club Wedding

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Weddings | No Comments

I was thrilled to be selected as the planner for this wedding held on New Year’s Day.  The tabletops were gorgeous and the couple was super nice!!

Photos courtesy of Cliff Roles

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Read more here:  http://newyorksocialdiary.com/guest-diary/2015/my-Sarasota

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Kristen and Adam’s Wedding at The Field Club

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Field Club | No Comments

Ceremony: Lawn
Cocktails: Veranda
Dinner: Dining Room
Dancing: Living Room
Photos courtesy of Binary Flips Photography

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Chandeliers in the trees – seating assignments on a French door

 

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Annie & Owen’s Wedding at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | No Comments

This beautiful bohemian inspired wedding, with vintage touches, was held under a clear tent on the lawn at Selby Gardens.

Photos Courtesy of: Binary Flips Photography

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Our surprise entertainer was DiVine, the Living Vine.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Grand Opening at UTC

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Saks Fifth Avenue at UTC | No Comments

It was very exciting to plan, and coordinate, the entertainment for the grand opening of the beautiful new Saks store. sarasota fl event planners

Beautiful ten-foot high models, attired in ‘old school Saks’ held the ribbon for the cutting.

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We were so fortunate to have the fabulous String Theory music ensemble, complete with dancers on opening day.

They performed at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

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The strings of the beautiful harp went hundreds of feet to the second level creating a canopy of music throughout the store.

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We had beautiful dancers from the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, in the windows, the night of the Grand Opening pre-party

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Tamera and Bryant’s Five-Year Wedding Vow Renewal at Powel Crosley Estate

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Powel Crosley Estate | No Comments

What a beautiful family!  Tami, and Bryant, celebrated their five-year vow renewal with their children as attendants…it was magnificent…and complete with fireworks!

Photos Courtesy of Naomi Chokr

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Lisa and Tom’s Wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Powel Crosley Estate | No Comments

This beautiful wedding ceremony was held on the steps of the loggia.  Cocktails were in the Great Room and dinner and dancing followed under a fabulous clear tent.

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