Other Events

New Forum For Jax Brides and Grooms

At The Wedding Party, we are always looking for new ideas!  We had a bride recently mention how nice it is to talk to other brides to share ideas and tips, which sounded like a great idea to us! So we created a new group on Meetup.com just for you.

We have set up an online community where you can post messages in the forum, but we will also host monthly meetings.  These meetings will NOT be sales pitches – the wedding professionals of The Wedding Party will be available to answer any questions you may have, but the whole concept is to bring brides together with other brides!

Our first in-person get-together will be held next Wednesday!

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Where: The Wedding Party office, 8640 Philips Highway, Suite 8, Jacksonville

More Info: http://www.meetup.com/Jacksonville-Brides-Grooms/

Liz Stewart Floral Designs Grand Opening

Well, the term “grand opening” isn’t really correct – it was however, the grand opening of Liz Stewart’s new studio on Third Street.  What a big change, literally!  Liz, Tiffany, Shae and the rest of their team have so much more space at their new location!

The studio is breath-taking!  I am so jealous, although I know a lot of hard work went into creating the space.  Here are some snapshots I took:

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Bride Wars!

Tonight Melanie and I joined some of our favorite wedding pros to watch Bride Wars. Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of this wedding-themed movie staring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson.

The premise of the movie is that two best friends who have been dreaming of their wedding days all their lives are accidentally booked on the same day at The Plaza.  Hopefully a far-fetched occurrence, I’m sure, and one that wedding planners will ensure never happens after this movie!

The movie was great, and if you haven’t seen it yet I’d highly recommend seeing it with your best girl friends. Thanks to Christine Hoffman at TPC for coordinating our outing! It was great spending time with Chris, Nicole from Sharon Batten, Monica from To Do-ers, and Cate from TPC.

Fashion Show Fun!

Last night our team has the pleasure of attending a fashion show and cocktail party at Sharon Batten.We also ran into Christine Hoffman from TPC Sawgrass, super photographer Agnes Lopez, extraordinary floral designer Liza Chung, and Ashley English from Bella Bridesmaid.

We didn’t take any photos during the show, but these are some of the styles that were featured:

Danielle’s fave – Oscar de la Renta

Another Oscar

I liked this cute little number – Vineyard Collection

Also from Vineyard Collection –
this was the last dress of the night and a clear winner in our opinions!

If you haven’t purchased your wedding gown, be sure to schedule an appointment with Sharon’s knowledgeable and friendly staff!

An Excellent Open House

It was a great night last night as The Wedding Party, Jacksonville’s only wedding mall, welcomed dozens of brides and grooms to our open house.  The passion and energy that you feel walking through the doors of The Wedding Party really lets you know that all the businesses inside strive for excellence in everything they do.  If you missed it, watch the blog for announcements about the next one!

The food by Serenatea was delicious – especially the Pina Colada dip!  (these are my snapshots, stay tuned for pro pics from Kevin Winter!)

I could eat a hundred of these truffles!

Ham rolls, stuffed olives, sausage wraps, oh my!

And of course to top it all off, fabulous wedding cake from Simply Delicious!

These cake truffles live in the freezer just two doors down from my office…very dangerous indeed!

Another fun treat for the night: a photo booth!  This is “glamour girl” Kimberly, a former client and now friend, goofing off for the camera.  I would highly recommend this for a wedding, birthday party, any even really!  This one from Photobooth To Go, a division of Dan Harris PhotoArt.

There is so much more to write about!  But I’ll wait to get Kevin’s photos…