Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bride's Choice Award 2011!!

We were very excited to find out earlier this week that we won the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice award for the 3rd year in a row!!!!! We always love winning this award because just as its name implies, we were selected based on reviews and feedback from our own clients. Here is the press release sent to us by and a huge thank you to our wonderful clients, past and present, for your positive feedback and support!

"WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Flawless Occasions has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Planning. Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Flawless Occasions stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Flawless Occasions for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Flawless Occasions is among the very best wedding planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit "

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Nice Day for a Wine Wedding

When I saw this wedding on Wes Weber Photography's blog, I couldn't help but share it. I love the tablescapes with the branch centerpieces coming out of different wine bottles, the tables named after different wines, The giant wine glass candeholders, and the simple yet elegant white hydranga in the mason jar. The cork placecard holders are adorable too. I think they did a wine theme in a tasteful and classy way...and I love wine so maybe I'm a little biased. I'm also a big fan of the photography by Wes Weber.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Alex and Max's Vinoy Wedding

Alex and Max were married this weekend at the beautiful and historic Vinoy resort in downtown St. Petersburg. I have been working with Alex and her aunt for the past year and it was so wonderful to see it all come together. We had a fantastic group of vendors who assisted in the flawless execution of this event.
We started off with Cari from Kyle Lynn doing all of the hair and makeup for the bride and bridesmaids. She is so sweet and made these already gorgeous girls look even more like supermodels.
The ceremony took place in the tea garden. I'm pretty sure Florida is the only state in the US where you can have an outdoor wedding in January. The ceremony was officiated by the honorable Judge Beddinghouse, a personal friend of the bride and groom. After the ceremony we moved inside for the cocktail hour and reception.
The Vinoy staff was amazing and the couple chose unique stations for their reception, including a slider station and made-to-order lobster mac n cheese. YUM. The wedding cake was created by pastry chef Michael at the Vinoy and mimicked the design of the bride's couture gown.
The beautiful florals were made by Debbie of the Bride's Bouquet and her designers Doug and Jane. I loved the way the orchid spray centerpieces coordinated with the Chihuli glass chandalier, the showpiece of the Grand Ballroom.
Other decor details included elegant mahogany chivari chairs and gold scalloped chargers provided by Event Design and beautiful custom stationary including placecards, menus, and table numbers by Michelle with Paper Players.
This reception was an awesome party...people were on the dance floor nonstop! It was basically because the band was amazing. Seriously, I am now a huge fan of The Headliners Band. Not only were they professional and great to work with on the vendor side of things, but they also have to be one of the coolest bands I have ever seen. I even caught some of the party on my new flip video so check it out at the bottom of this post!!
Last but not least, Victor Junco was the couples' photographer and it was such a pleasure meeting him. I know he got some great shots and I can't wait to get them on our blog. I also got to work with Ian from Movie Magic again and as always, he was doing a wonderful job and will be sending us their movie trailer in the near future. Our clients are always so happy with the videos he captures for them.
For now, here are a few of my own photos and of course the mini video at the bottom. Alex and Max, I'm so glad you were happy with the wedding and wish you the best...cheers to a long and loving marriage! :)