Rose of Sharon European Florist

ABC Florida State Conference Recap #BeBoldABC

heather-canada-donnie-brown-steve-kemble.jpg

This week, I had the pleasure of working with my dear friends and fellow Master Wedding Planners Carmen Mesa of Carmen Mesa Events and Tammy Waterman of Special Moments Event Planning to produce a fabulous conference for wedding professionals. The Association of Bridal Consultants' Florida State Conference is always a labor of love, but hearing each and every attendee walk away saying how much they had learned makes it all worth it! Here's a little recap: Saturday night, we treated our amazing speakers to a fun evening at Sweet Pete's and The Candy Apple Cafe and Cocktails.

jacksonville

Sunday morning kicked off with brunch, where I got to tell everyone some interesting facts about Jacksonville. (#ILoveJax)

brunch collage(thanks to Rose of Sharon European Florist for the centerpieces, Beachview Event Rentals for the chairs, and PRI Productions for the super cool Jacksonville backdrop)

general session

After brunch, we went into our general session room for lots of great educational content:

And then it was on to the poolside cocktail reception! The weather could not have been more amazing. As event planners, we always worry about the weather when planning outdoor events - especially in August in Florida! But there was not a drop of rain that day, and the breeze made the rooftop deck quite comfortable.

Omni hotel Jacksonville poolside reception

Day 2 of the conference started with a casual breakfast. How cool are these centerpieces from Rose of Sharon European Florist?

breakfast centerpieces

And the Omni Hotel Jacksonville staff created the letters "ABC" out of the parfaits!

parfaits

For Tuesday's lunch, each speaker was assigned a table. Lauren from Ten23 Designs created these adorable signs with their names! She also made tons of other cute decor pieces that were used throughout the conference.

lunch table

Monday's educational sessions were just as amazing as Sunday's:

  • Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting - Attaining Expert Status: How to Become on Expert Industry Leader
  • Susan Southerland, Just Marry! - Selling to Couples at Every Planning Phase
  • Charlene Shirk, C. Shirk Productions - Pitch Perfect: How to Deliver A Great Media Interview
  • Bryan Glynn, BGPictures - Critical Website & Internet Tips for Your Business and Making $$ with YouTube
  • Donnie Brown & Steve Kemble - Social Media As Your PR Consultant (Round Table)

Sadly, it was time to say good bye to all of our friends, new and old. These little snack packs had water, chips, and sweets for the drive/flight home.

take home snack boxes

heather canada donnie brown steve kemble

It was an amazing (and exhausting!) three days, and I am so thankful for everyone that attended. Want to see more photos? Check out the ABC Florida Facebook page.


Like what you see? Click here to contact us about your wedding!

Marta and Michael - TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Mike-Marta-Sat-0400-AA.jpg

Marta and Michael were married on March 1, 2014 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. They planned their wedding long-distance, all the way from North Dakota, with the help of Marta's parents and sister who live in Florida. What a beautiful weekend, and an amazing blending of two families and cultures! Thanks to Nate and Bryn from Deremer Studios for sharing these photos with us.

TPC Sawgrass wedding Ponte Vedra Beach
TPC Sawgrass wedding Ponte Vedra Beach
TPC Sawgrass wedding Ponte Vedra Beach
TPC Sawgrass wedding
TPC Sawgrass wedding, Sunset Room
Bride and groom signs on chairs
TPC Sawgrass Wedding
Classic Cakes Jacksonville FL
wedding menu cards
Wedding Favors

Since Marta and Michael are both dentists, they created these cute little bags as favors - they contained toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other cute goodies!

TPC Sawgrass wedding
TPC Sawgrass wedding

Venue: TPC Sawgrass  //  Photographer: Deremer Studios  //  Videographer:  CollabCreation  //  Floral and Decor: Rose of Sharon European Florist  //  Cake: Classic Cakes  //  Band: Diggin' Rhythm and Brass  //  Ceremony Music: The String Group


Like what you see? Click here to contact us about your wedding!

Jessica & Brendan (11.05.11) - TPC Sawgrass Wedding, Ponte Vedra Beach

Jessica and Brendan's gorgeous fall wedding took place at TPC Sawgrass on November 5th 2011. From my first meeting with Jessica and Brendan, l could tell how in love they are with each other. They are such a fun, easy going couple, and l really enjoyed working with them. Jessica and Brendan really captured the essence of the season, choosing rich fall colors like orange, red and yellow. Rose of Sharon created a magnificent floral arbor, which was the focal point for the Ceremony, and amazing centerpieces for the Reception.  Plumb Fun Photobooth provided some fun entertainment and The Cloud 9 Band kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! One of my most memorable moments of the night was the sparkler exit, where Jessica and Brendan hopped onto a golf cart to ride off into the night! Agnes Lopez Photography caught that image and of course many more! Below are some wedding highlights from Jessica and Brendan's big day!


Like what you see? Click here to contact us about your wedding!

Tom & Lydia (03.27.11) - TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach

Tom and Lydia were married in a beautiful ceremony at TPC Sawgrass on March 27th.   We were so happy to share their special day with them!  Our amazing vendor team included:

TPC Sawgrass indoor ceremony setup

Rev. Craig Grandstaff, Sr. officiating

TPC Sawgrass reception, Rose of Sharon florist

Sophisticated sweetheart table

Wedding cake by Classic Cakes, Jacksonville Beach

TPC Sawgrass wedding

Sparkler departure


Like what you see? Click here to contact us about your wedding!