Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hostage Situation Part 2

12 hours gone and our demands have still not been met! This means torture. Bobbi and Mike, you were warned.

You have 24 hours...

Hostage Situation

We had a fantastic #nachocheesewedding with the lovely Bobbi and Mike this past weekend! They were the awesomesauce!

However, they made the mistake of leaving their precious clear umbrella in our car. And now we have ourselves a hostage situation.

We had no choice but to present them with a ransom note detailing our demands.

12 hours in and we are already getting antsy

Daytona Wedding: Lauren and James Preview

We loved working with the talented Garrett Nudd for Lauren and James's wedding in the fabulous Daytona Beach! It was a beautiful wedding and the funnest sparkler exit ever! Here is a little preview of it..

More to come!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Groomsmen: Colored Pants

I've been seeing this trend lately of colored pants for the groomsmen. It's popping up everywhere, and I gotta say, I am not loving it.

Am I the only one??

By Julie Mikos via Elizabeth Anne Designs

By Lauren Kinsey Photography via Every Last Detail

What do you guys think? 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Blogosphere Series Part 2

I have found another fantastic blog for you guys to look at. This post from The Cinderella Project is so insightful! For all of you who wonder how ridiculously amazing weddings are set up, take a peek at this video from Mark Niemierko. It is absolutely stunning!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Whites

Tacori has come out with a new gemstone, "creamy chalcedony" and has created a summer white collection around it. I just absolutely LOVE it and would feel fantabulous wearing any of these gorgeous masterpieces!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Blogosphere Series

We are starting a new tradition this summer so get excited!! Each week for the rest of the summer, we will be blogging about our favorite blogs!

We will find the cutest, funnest, and creativest posts out there and share them with you guys! Here is the first in our series from Bridal Snob!

This antique lace covered tree creates a great natural arch. It is such a neat and unique idea!

Bridal Snob always has the coolest and most different pictures. Stop by their blog and see what they have!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Find a Wedding Job

The fantastic Liene Stevens from Think Splendid has created this awesometastic source for those of us in the wedding industry! It's Find a Wedding Job and is much needed because as we know there are always people searching for jobs in the wedding sector.

We love this and we love Liene for making it happen!

Read their blog and follow them on twitter!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bridesmaids Dresses: Twobirds

We've heard how brides may choose ugly bridesmaids dresses so that they are not overshadowed by their girlfriends. However, I think this is a bit of an exaggeration. As much as the bride wants it to be her day, I don't think she wants ugly bridesmaids. Then the pictures will be ugly, who wants that?

Anyway, I came across this bridesmaid dress from twobirds that is the epitome of awesometastic! It looks ultra comfortable, and you can wrap it 15 different ways (probably more), and it is extremely cute! It can work on literally any and every body type out there. You can't look bad in this dress.


 Each bridesmaid can choose her favorite style! I love the straps in the back!

 There is every color you can imagine and you can do short or long!



I am seriously in love with this find! There are so many beautiful possibilities. And not to be cliche, but this is defintiely one dress that I would wear again. And again and again and again. I kind of want it in every color for myself.

Check out the twobirds website for more colors and styles and how to tie your dress!

What do you think?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunsets in Florida: Inspiration Board

Its summertime here in Gainesville, FL and it is HOT! Getting married during the day in the Florida heat can be a bit tricky, especially if you are wanting an outdoor ceremony. With the heat, however, we also get the gorgeous sunsets, and I was recently inspired by the colors of this lovely purple and orange sunset.

And from this sprouted a new inspiration board! Hope you like it :)

Lanterns; Cupcakes; Flower; Table Setting; Bridesmaids Dresses; Necklace; Feathers; Sunset

What do you think?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gainesville Wedding: Glenda and Jake Preview

You probably saw the video teaser of Glenda and Jake's wedding that we posted a little while ago. Well now we have some pictures to show you!! Their wedding at Sweetwater Branch Inn was absolutely gorgeous! We LOVED working with Glenda and Jake, they were seriously the sweetest and so much fun!

So unbelievably adorable!!

Vendors who helped create this funtastic wedding:

Photography: Pure by Lindsey
Entertainment: The Tropix
Flowers: Prange's Florist
Wedding Coordinator: MasterPiece Weddings
Venue/ Catering: Sweetwater Branch Inn

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wedding Hair

We all know that hair is extremely important, especially on your wedding day. Deciding on a wedding day do can be mega stressful for the bride. There are a lot of factors to consider. Do I want it up? down? half up? Will it be too hot? Or in my face? Curly? Straight? Will it work with my veil?

A girl can go crazy thinking about it all! I think it is best to go simple. You don't want to be messing with it all night or worrying about it falling out.

For long hair, I like the half up style and to the side. I saw this at a wedding this past weekend and I absolutely love it! It looks gorgeous on everyone. It's so elegant!

 With short hair, I would go with a low, curled, loose up do (high up dos remind me of prom, no?) or even just out and loosely curled. You could also add in some sparkly hair clips or braids to jazz it up.

I'm a fan of the more natural look. It is your wedding day so plain straight hair is a little blah but the beauty pageant look might be overdoing it. Plus, you're husband loves your natural beauty, right?

What are you doing for your wedding hair?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guestbook Fun

When I stumbled across this, I just knew I had to share it with you guys! Bleu De Toi has come out with this fun and unique way of remembering the guests at your wedding. This guestbook fingerprint tree can become a lovely keepsake to hang on your wall instead of just some book that sits in a box in your attic.

Each woodcut print is hand printed and personalized just for you! The branches are left bare and you can choose the ink colors you want your guests to leave their thumb prints with.

I just love this idea! It's different and cute and fun for all of your guests!

You could even do balloons!! So adorable!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Inspiration Board: Neutrals, Sage, Coral and Mauve

We have a bride that is going to be combining neutrals, sage, coral, and mauve with accents of red. She wants a fun, natural and elegant wedding so we put together this inspiration board for her. Tell us what you think!

Couple; Shoes; Centerpiece; Hair Piece; Cake with cascading flowers; Cake with red; Red Centerpiece; Girl with apples; Candles; Fruit; Rosemary; Bridal Party; Hair Pins


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Black and White Weddings

Today we were looking up some ideas for a client, and ran across this inspiration board.

I love the idea of a black and white wedding! These colors can be used at any time of the year, and really make a statement. If you don't want to go all black and white, you could even add accents of any color to pop against the black and white.

Borrowed Inspiration Board 

Monday, June 13, 2011

World Vision Dinner

There will be a fabulous dinner hosted by Napolatanos Gardens to support World Vision on Monday, June 20th! This dinner will benefit World Vision's Clean Water Wells! It would be wonderful if you could attend.

These children are unable to go to school because they are busy carrying buckets of water through town to their families. These wells will enable them to get an education. Our goal is to raise enough money to build two wells, which would help over 100 people!

If you can't make it and are able to afford it, please make a donation. There is no amount too small!

Images from World Vision

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Wedding Salon: Miami Event

Check out The Wedding Salon's fantastic bridal event at The Gansevoort, Miami Beach on June 13th. As a reader of our blog, Adventures in Wedding Planning, you guys get a special promo ticket price!! Use the code on the bottom of the flyer below.

And the first 10 people to e-mail us at get a FREE TICKET!! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Tale of Two Weddings

Hi, I'm Julie, I am a fairly new intern here at MasterPiece Weddings, I have had the pleasure of assisting in two different weddings in the past few weeks. They both were absolutely beautiful and fit the brides perfectly. But for the sake of future brides, these are a few differences in the weddings that I loved!

First difference was the colors.
One of the weddings used hot pink and pewter. It was very nicely done. The hot pink was used scarcely in order to really make it pop against the pewter.

The other wedding used a beautiful arrangement of navy blue and ivory, with a few hints of purple. These softer colors really complemented the bride perfectly.
Navy Blue and Ivory

Next big difference was the bridesmaid’s dresses.
The first wedding used short, solid color pewter dresses, and wore hot pink shoes. These dresses looked great on everyone, and really made their hot pink bouquets stand out.

The next wedding went for something a little different. They used long, patterned dresses with silver shoes. These dresses were white, different shades of blue, and purple. With their purple and white bouquets, they looked stunning!

Finally, the Wedding Party.
The first wedding had both eight bridesmaids and groomsmen. They really filled up the alter, and made the “getting ready” portion of the day fun. The bride enjoyed having all of her friends with her to celebrate her big day.

The other wedding went with a smaller party. They had three bridesmaids (two of them being a maid of honor), and just one groomsman. This made for a very intimate group, but the bridal suite was definitely not empty. Many of the guests joined the bride while she was getting ready and having pictures taken, which made for a very fun day as well!

More from the views of the MasterPiece Interns soon!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


The awesomely fantastic Engage!11 luxury wedding conference occured over Memorial Day weekend at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA. I've been seeing so many beautiful blog posts about it and I just had to share part of it with you guys.

Here is a video produced by Cloud 9 Creative about the whole event!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Patsy & Jon: The Video

Yesterday we shared with you the amazing images from Patsy and Jon's beautiful Ponte Vedra wedding, today, I get the honor of sharing with you their teaser video, brought to you by Platinum Digital Video.

Short Teaser Set to First Dance Song - Patrizia & Jonathan, Ponte Vedra, FL from Platinum Digital Video on Vimeo.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Patsy and Jon: Sneak Preview

We had been working on Patsy and Jon's destination wedding to Ponte Vedra Beach for almost 2 years. Patsy and I had become BFFs, and I seriously do miss her! We had a blast working with her on her personal, and beautiful, and serioulsy beyond perfect weekend, from the weather to the details and everything in between!

Here is a little preview of Patsy and Jon's destination wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach! There will be more to come! Enjoy!

Vendors who made this perfect:

Wedding Planning: MasterPiece Weddings
Photography: Powers Photography
Flowers and Decor: Rose of Sharon

And more vendors to come!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bridesmaids: The Movie

Okay, so I did it! I saw Bridesmaids. I wasn't going to. I promise I wasn't. For Real.

Because, to be completely frank, I love weddings (obviously) but I don't watch them on TV (except for the Royal Wedding), I don't watch silly reality TV shows about weddings, I just love my clients and their weddings.

So when another movie came out about a wedding. I wasn't going to see it. (until it came out on cable).

But I did.

And holy cow, am I glad I did. I laughed until I cried. I laughed until I pee'd myself. And then I snorted. Loudly. It was so funny. Definitely not a chic flick. Definitely a funny, movie! I'd say it's the Hangover from a woman's point of view, but not really. That's a loose translation.

Go see this movie with good company and maybe some popcorn.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Engagements: Brittany and Shawn

We are loving the gator couples here in Gainesville, FL! Take a look at these engagement pics of Brittany and Shawn taken around the University of Florida. Aren't they amazazing!! :)

Loving the stadium photos!

And if you couldn't get enough, here's a sneak preview of their gorgeous wedding planned by yours truly, MasterPiece Weddings!!! More to come!

The name on the hanger again.. Loving this trend!! So cute! Not to mention her dress is absolutely stunning!

Adorable :)

Gorgeous blue eyes!

Thank you to SWOONOVERIT for the photos!!
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