Why should the boys be the only ones who can rent their wedding attire? With so many different occasions involved with your wedding why not take some of the strain off your budget and rent, plus you get the chance to wear some seariously nice digs, with out the price tag.Read More
If your wedding is during hurricane season in a hurricane-prone area, you may have to make some major planning adjustments. As most of you I'm sure have seen on the news, those of us here in Florida and most of the eastern seaboard are preparing for hurricane Matthew. We were able to work around the storm and continue all of our weddings around this storm Yay!! Here's some tips on working around the weather.Read More
I wanted to take this opportunity to spotlight a new company based locally that has some great products for destination brides and local party hosts alike. Destination Event Favors offers customized packages for welcome bags and wedding favors. They also offer favors for birthday parties or corporate events. Thier welcome bags come printed packed and ready to go making it super easy for you! Below is the Gold Glitz style.
They have a full range of favor options from bottle openers and kissing bells to super cute favor boxes. I love these pineapple ones!
To give you a little more insight here is what they have to say about the company:
Poptails are fun refreshing and boozy, how can you go wrong with this treat at your Florida Keys wedding. A great way to beat the heat and wow your guests. Check out some of these creative recipes, my favorite is the Dirty Pirate.Read More
Love, Love, Love this new venue! Complete with pool and private island!Read More
Sunset Reef house is a gorgeous house and property located in one of the most beautiful areas of Islamorada and is now available as a wedding venue. Here is some additional information:Read More
Planning a wedding away from home is attractive to couples for many reasons these days. Many decide to forgo the traditional and sometimes more expensive wedding for a more intimate affair in a favorite vacation spot. Here are just a few reasons to have a destination wedding;Read More
Since the release of The Little Mermaid, I think just about every girl has dreamed of being a beautiful and mysterious mermaid. It is certainly not an exception for the girls that live here in the Florida keys. Everyone wants to live that mermaid life. Why not have a real life mermaid to great guests at your wedding.Read More
You may be asking yourself, What is a Day of Coordinator and do I need one? The short answer is, yes you do need one and here's why...Read More
If you haven't heard of Pantone, they are a world renowned authority on color and providing color systems. Every year they name the colors of the year and everything from fashion and home decor to weddings will reflect these color selections.Read More
How fun would it be to throw a bridal henna party! Have an artist give you and all your bridesmaids matching or mismatching henna tattoos while you get ready for the wedding! They even offer henna in white and it is just a one-day application and washes off after. Look how beautiful and romantic the white henna is:
Here is some information about henna:
Henna Art (Mehndi) is a safe, natural way to beautify your skin and is temporary. It will last 1-3 weeks normally with proper post care. When Jagua is used, the blueish tattoo stain ,it is lasting the longest on some skin areas up to 3 weeks.. Originally native to India, Pakistan, Morocco, and other parts of northern Africa, the henna tattoo art has grown most recently in America and is being used as a body adornment, a great alternative to permanent ink tattoos and is a popular party entertainment for all ages .It's safe for skin being its only natural ingredients in the paste and can be used on all areas of the body including on children and pregnant bellies.
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The new year will be upon us faster than you think, with only about 30 more shopping days till Christmas, its closing in. It is also engagement season! So heres a few ideas on what will be trending next year in weddings. 1. Glitter on your Stationery Out, Foil Stationery In
Foil stationary really adds a pop of elegance and is stunning. The metallics are so bold and we love it.
Best of both worlds for sure! You still have a your dance party but the fun and entertainment of live music at a fraction of the price of a full band. Scott Youngberg is a great musician that we work with often that offers this option.
3. Chiavari Chairs Out, Ghost Chairs and Crossbacks In
Chivari chairs are getting a bit tired now that everyone has them. I still find that they do have an elegant look, the ghost chairs and cross backs are awesome! Two completely different looks with ghost chairs being modern and chic and the crossbacks being rustic and elegant. Both styles a bit on the pricey side so be sure to make room in the budget for them.
4. Fluffy Light Colors Out, Deep Jewel Tones In
So excited for this trend to take hold, rich jewel tones really look stunning and dramatic on the beach.
5. Sit Down Dinners Out, Stations and Cocktail Receptions In
This has been coming for awhile now. As weddings stray from the formalities more and more, and guest lists include more friends and less family (sorry moms), couples are doing whatever they can to make it a party. Many couples want a relaxed and mingling atmosphere at the wedding reception which is better achieved with stations or roving dinners.
6. Round Tables Out, Lucite and Mirror Tables In
Keeping with the idea of tossing the formalities aside when planning a wedding, banquet round tables are starting to not be "in" anymore. Long tables, square tables and even a mix of everything has been popular in 2015. However, the lucite and mirror tables are how you kick your wedding up from a 9 to a 10.
7. Barns Out, Blinged Out Barns In
I love the look of a barn wedding, but being that we are in the Florida keys, we don't have to many barns. It looks awesome though!
lets be honest, mason jars and burlap have been done to death really, glad to see something new on the horizon.
9. Large Guest Lists Out, Intimate Parties In Lets face it, its really the best way to keep your budget in check. Intimate weddings are so special especially at a destination.
10. Full Day Video Footage Out, Same Day Edits In
Perfect for our instant gratification culture. Same day edits give you a fun wedding day montage to show at the reception so everyone get see anything they may have missed.
Keep an eye on this space as I,m sure we will be seeing some of these awesome new trends in our weddings to come in 2016!!
The Galleria Plaza located at Mile Marker 80 in Islamorada is quickly becoming a wedding hot spot! The plaza has been home to Caribbean Catering for nearly 15 years now. With our success in the industry, we have surrounded ourselves with other trusted wedding vendors that we work in conjunction with. We lovingly call our plaza the Islamorada Wedding Plaza we are truly a one-stop shop to plan your entire wedding. Many of our couples are planning destinations weddings from afar and most only have a chance to come and visit the keys once or twice throughout the planning process. At our plaza, you can meet with nearly every one of your vendors all in one stop! This will make your planning process so streamlined when you come into town on a planning visit. These are the amazing wedding professionals that share the Islamorada Wedding Plaza with us: John Rudolph Designs
Event designer and interior decorator. John has an amazing eye for design and he also has a lovely collection of high-end event rental items. He is also one of our go to vendors for the amazing draping set ups you have seen us doing this past year.
Our resident florist! New to Islamorada, but with 25 years experience in the industry in their hometown they are certainly fit for the job. They are more than happy to meet with couples and do any custom florals that you may have in mind.
Our resident baker! A truly talented baker with a great eye for style and design. Extremely skilled with fondant and custom designed cakes. She also does a variety of custom cookies, cupcakes, and mini cakes. Oh, and did I mention, also delicious!
Julia at BWW is our talented resident wedding planner. She is so professional, organized, and creative planning a beautiful wedding that is on budget with her will be a breeze.
Monica at engaged design is our resident printer. She is a talented graphic artist and she can meet all your custom paper good needs. She does everything from invitations to table numbers.
One of our resident photography studios. one of my favorite photographers to work with. He takes amazing and unique photos and is incredibly professional and reliable.
Another incredibly talented photographer that resides in our wedding plaza. Her work is awesome and she great to work with. You won't be disappointed.
A super cute boutique where our brides and their friends can find affordable last minute necessities, or just take a quick shopping break between vendor meetings!
So come on down and see us at the Islamorada Wedding Plaza and get your next wedding or event all planned in one stop!
It is always a great idea to come up with a fun theme for your wedding to create a unique vibe for your special day. As Halloween is right around the corner and many brides have their fall wedding happening so close to such a fun holiday. Who doesn't love a good costume party! A masquerade themed wedding allows you to combine the fun of costumes and mystery of wearing masks as well as that classy vibe of a Venetian masquerade ball. The best part is there are so many options on where you can take the style of decor, all black and white, classic Venetian, or 1920's. There are also a lot of different masks out there for the wedding party and wedding couple as well. This website has a great selection of wedding masquerade masks. It will also give your guests a chance to show some creativity in how they match their mask to their outfits and there are also several nice couples masks out there. Even amazon has a large selection of masks. Another great idea is to have a big basket of masks available for your guests to choose as they arrive also.
These are somee of my favorite bridal masks. It is nice that it is on a stick so you have the choice to hold it up for pictures but not have it ruin your nice hair and make-up.
Here are some other fun shots of masquerade themed weddings: