Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Invitation Week: SWOONOVERIT

We are ending our Invitation Week with SWOONOVERIT, the Modern Calligraphy Studio by our very own associate planner, Amanda Young. Here is the sneak peak to her fabulous work:

Don't forget to check out the SWOONOVERIT Blog while you're at it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Invitation Week: Lucky Designs

Next up on our Invitation Week is Lucky Designs. Here is your sneak peak:

The Lucky Designs blog, Lucky in Love, provides updates on designs and real wedding inspiration.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at MasterPiece Weddings! There is so much for to be Thankful for, please take a moment today (as we all should everyday) to give thanks for the amazing blessing in your life!

Just a few things we are thankful for:

  • Our amazing clients! I am not just saying that, this past year, we were blessed beyond imaginable levels with how incredible our clients have been! We have definately made friends for a lifetime!
  • The vendors that we get to work with day in and day out, how amazing they are, and the incredible lifelong friendships that have come out of those relationships!
  • The planners that we love! And I mean that, I know that every wedding planner on the planet is supposed to be our competition, but I find so much influence and guidance from my fellow wedding planners. {You know who you are!}
  • Amanda and Erinn - really, this year has been full of amazing'ness for MasterPiece Weddings! We love Gainesville Weddings, and have had the pleasure of doing some amazing things together, and I am so blessed to have them in my life and on my team!
  • And if I can get personal and sappy for a moment, my husband and my family! Really, with out you John, to bounce idea's off of, and be my marketing guru, I don't know that our company would be as cool as it is! And my sister - I heart you big alot! You are amazing!
Can't wait for 2010! Thank you for an amazing year! {so far}

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Invitation Week: The LV Studio

Next up on our Invitations Week is The LV Studio by Leslie Vega. Her modern invitation suites and letterpress designs are so fun and fresh.

Don't forget to check out Leslie's blog, The Studio Scoop!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Invitation Week: Penned & Pretty

So many brides do not realize the impression hand addressed invitations make on your guests. Not to mention, they are beautiful and make the entire invitation suite THAT much better!

Jessica Lynn of Penned & Pretty owns a little calligraphy shop. Here are some of her styles:

Don't forget to check out the Penned & Pretty Blog as well as Jessica Lynn's other blog, Tying the Knot.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Invitation Week: Unique Designs

Last week we caught up with some local Photographers and gave you a sneak peak to their beautiful images. This week, we're celebrating the local vendors who makes our client's invitations just GORGEOUS!

Unique Designs is up first. These young Gainesville graphic designers always have a ton of fun projects going on..

Don't forget to check out the Dare to be Unique blog for constant updates and wedding inspirations!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Local Photographer Week: Gina Leigh Photography

Our next featured photographer is Gina Leigh Photography. Gina Leigh happens to shoot strictly film images. Here's a little preview of her work:

Don't forget to check out Gina Leigh's blog for some fabulous updates and previews to her work!

Local Photographer Week: Kara Pennington

To end our Local Photographer Week we are featuring Kara Pennington Photography. Check out these fabulous sneak peaks:

Check out the Kara Pennington Photography blog for more up to date pictures!

We hope you enjoyed our Local Photography Week, we had so much fun looking through all of our local photographers and featuring them for our readers. Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Local Photographer Week: TJM Studios

How fun are all of the photographers we are featuring this week? We are loving seeing the differences in styles and personalities!

Up next is TJM Studios. Here is a sneak peak:

The TJM Studios blog can be found here. Enjoy!

Local Photographer Week: Photography 35

Photography 35 is another husband and wife team here in Gainesville, Florida.

Their blog is constantly updated with photographs and their family sessions are just amazing!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Local Photographer Week: Caroline Johnson Photography

Caroline Johnson Photography is our next feature on the MasterPiece Weddings Local Photography Week. Here's a sneak peak:

Caroline Johnson's blog, Life with Caroline, is full of entertaining images and must see sessions!

Local Photographer Week: Jemma Coleman Photography

Next up, MasterPiece Weddings is featuring the fabulous Jemma Coleman located right here in Gainesville, Florida.
Check out the Jemma Coleman Photography Blog for her wedding, engagement, and family portrait updates!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Local Photographer Week: Footstone Photography

Another husband and wife team here in Gainesville is Footstone Photography and they are up next as we continue our local photographer week!

Their blog is full of great photos so make sure you check it out!

Local Photographer Week: Verve Studio

Here comes the newly named Verve Studio and their awesome images!

The Verve Studio Blog documents their edgy style and up to date photographs.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Local Photographer Week: Powers Photography

It's always great to work with amazing photographers, have you checked out Powers Photography.

Keep up the Powers Photography Blog to catch the latest photos of weddings, family portraits, and much, much more!

Local Photographer Week: Pure by Lindsey

This week MasterPiece Weddings is going going to focus on some of the amazing talent we have locally! Our local photographers are amazing...  If you haven't checked out Gainesville Photographers, you must stay tuned this week!

We are starting things off with Pure Photography by Lindsey Troph.

Don't forget to check out Lindsey's blog to keep up with her fabulous current photos!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Green and Brown

To end things off, we are featuring a beautiful green and brown inspiration board. You can really see how the change of one color can make something so different. This board is full of natural color and vivid light.
What do you think?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Green and Black

Happy Thursday! Today we are feauturing a white, black, and green wedding. The details come together to make a very modern wedding with hints of southern charm. Wouldn't you agree?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Green and Pink

Next up is Green and Pink. We think these colors are bright, fun, and just all around beautiful!

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What do you think?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Green and Plum

Green Week continues with shades of green decor with plum colored accents. Adding the plum certainly adds a dramatic touch to the wedding, don't you think?


Monday, November 9, 2009

Green Week

This week at MasterPiece we're changing it up a bit. We want to focus on how single complimentary colors can change an entire event's look. We will be featuring boards this week that all have the common color, green, and placing them with different accents.
We're beginning with True Green and Navy...

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What do you think? We think it's preppy, bold, and screams Spring Time.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Alli & Tim's Inspiration Board

Alli and Tim's April wedding is going to be an amazing and absolutely beautiful event! We're talking greens and shades of pink in the details. What do you think?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Have you been to Be A Planner?

Have you been over to our sister site, Be A Planner? It offers some really great advice for aspiring planners as well as gives you an insight to real planners and what they are doing. You don't want to miss it!
If you or any of your friends is thinking about becoming a wedding planner, you definitely want to recommend this website. Keep a heads up about upcoming certification courses that offer tips to planners who really want to know the industry! Be a Planner is a great resource for brides, wedding planners, and event industry professionals!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jay's Bridal Show VIdeo

Remember the Gainesville Wedding Expo that we attended a few weeks ago? Well Videotronics put together this awesome video that shows how amazing it was! Watch out for our booth!

Bridal Shows are so much fun and can be great for the bride who needs inspiration and a good place to start. However, they can also be overwhelming and brides could end up feeling helpless. Here are some good pointers to make your experience go as smooth and as fun as possible!

  • Go in with a plan. Know exactly what vendors you need to find for your wedding and seek those out first. Most bridal shows have a lay out of the booths. If you are only going to find a cake baker, find their booth and walk straight there.
  • Write legibly so the vendors know how to contact you. If they can't read your name or phone number, you could risk not hearing back from them.
  • Talk to the vendors about your wedding. Connecting personally with someone who is going to be there on your big day is SO important! Walking around and taking business cards will not give you a good feel for who the vendor is.
  • At the end of the day when you get home, sort through your bridal show goodies. Throw away the vendor information that you did not like and keep the vendors you fell in love with or want to know more about.
  • Follow up with Vendors as soon as possible!

Sounds easy, right? Go in with a plan, and you will be sure to find success!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ruthie & Nigel's Wedding Recap

We cannot explain how much we enjoyed working on Ruthie and Nigel's wedding and seeing it all come together. Ruthie and Nigel were the best of clients, SO fun and down to earth. I mean seriously, do you know another couple that would be this laid back the morning of their wedding?
Ruthie and Nigel's wedding was conveniently located on their own property. They had a champagne bar waiting for their guests when they arrived and a beautiful tent placed behind the ceremony site..
The center pieces are gorgeous, right? So naturally simple and went perfectly with the decor..
Because of the Florida heat, we had to be extra careful with the cake. Fondant begins to melt when it isn't kept in cool enough temperatures. Even though we brought the cake out only moments before the ceremony began, it still begin to tilt and turn.
Word of advice: if it is warm outside and you are serving a fondant cake, considering moving the cake cutting up on your time schedule to avoid a melt down!
Amanda even had the opportunity to become a horse wrangler...we are extreme multitaskers here at MasterPiece Weddings, did you know that?
Just look at how beautiful the bride is, she is glowing!
We LOVED working with you, Ruthie and Nigel. Congratulations!
All pictures courtesy of Celebrations Catering

Monday, November 2, 2009

Check Out Our Clients!

Have you seen our clients lately? They made an appearance on the Verve Studio Blog and they are SMOKIN! Seriously, how beautiful are these photographs of Alli and Tim?
Didn't Verve Studio do a fantastic job?!
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