Monday, November 22, 2010

Baby Blessing Nov. 16 on Redington Beach, FL

What a wonderful experience to be a part of welcoming Cole into the world and the arms of his loving family.  It was a lovely day on Redington Beach here in Southwest Florida.  Cole was so sweet, and I can see why his family is just "nuts" about him!
Cole with his Mommy and Daddy

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nellie's Deli Tasting & Show

We all had fun on Thursday evening when Nellie's Deli and Catering hosted a bridal tasting and mini-bridal show for bridal couples who have booked Nellie's to cater their wedding.  Tammy Young and Nina Lakatos were our hostesses while owners Fredda and Craig Pohl created the lucious dishes for tasting.

Below you can see that Rich and I had an opportunity to speak with every couple about creating a ceremony espeically for them.  We always offer a personalized ceremony with ideas to make it heartfelt, memorable and fun.

Revs. Richard & Georgeann Butler - Sarasota Dream Weddings
(941) 351-5347
Civil, Spiritual, Religious Ceremonies...or anything in between created just for you!

Evelyn England (right) and her assistant Ileana of SageArt Photo & Video displayed photo albums and video. Professional, expert images that will last a lifetime.  Evelyn was kind enough to snap these photos to share with you.

Becki Creighton, Owner of Flowers by Fudgie and her staff is always ready to help create anything from a special bouquet to an entire landscape...indoors or outdoors.  With freshness, innovation and creativity, your wedding decor is always expertly designed.
Tammy Gamso (left) of Tammy Gamso & Associates - The Finishes Touches - displayed photos of her hair and makeup designs as well as some of the products she uses to make sure that the entire bridal party is relaxed and looking their very best.

Wayne and Alice Delair of Delair Entertainment
Wayne was the evening's MC and provided music for our enjoyment.  He knows how to keep the party going!  It's always fun when Wayne is there to professionally choreograph your wedding.  You can relax and enjoy yourself when Wayne is at the helm.

Rex Willis, Guitarist
You might like to consider having Rex Willis provide your ceremony music and ask him to stay to play during cocktail hour and dinner.  Your guests will enjoy the talents of this polished musician.

Sarasota Brides & Formalwear
Diane and Kristy were on hand to show off some of their latest fashions.  You will find the best designers at their salon on Clark Road.  No matter what you have in mind, there is a consultant waiting to help you, your bridal party, family and friends find the perfect dress or tuxedo to fit your taste and budget.  Stop in to see what I mean!

Beautiful Cakes by Ron
What is a tasting without dessert?  Beautiful Cakes by Ron made sure the evening ended on a sweet note!

There are so many Bridal Professionals waiting to help make your day as special as it can be.  I am always happy to help you find the perfect person to provide the perfect service you need.  I have worked with so many professionals in the twelve years I have been performing ceremonies in the Greater Sarasota/Bradenton area that I think I can help you find exactly what you need.  Just ask me!

With sincere wishes for your Special Day to be a dream come true,

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day Beach Wedding

What a wonderful Valentine's Day!  I officiated at a Destination Wedding at the Longboat Key Hilton.  Rich came along and took some pictures that I'm sharing with you.  As you can see, the sun was shining and we had a great time together.  Congratulations, Mary & Roger!  May every Valentine's Day include a special celebration of your love.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

DeSoto National Memorial Wedding

I had the pleasure of performing a ceremony at the DeSoto National Memorial in Bradenton yesterday.  It is located at the northern terminus of 75th Street North West and can be reached from I-75 or I-275.  It has ample parking and a beautiful promenade on the Manatee River, a Visitor's Center and a gorgeous wooded setting for photographs.  Be sure to contact Jorge Acevedo (941) 792-0458 Ext 106 to obtain a permit, and be ready for a wonderful outdoor wedding experience.

Want some other ideas for wedding locations?  Visit our web site    We're always happy to help you plan your Special Day.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bride's Choice Award Winner 2010

We are sending a great big THANK YOU to our bridal couples for voting for us to again be awarded the Bride’s Choice Award™  2010.  This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism.  The Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means our past clients have spoken on our behalf and selected us to receive this honor.

We are proud of the work we do on behalf of our bridal couples.  We love our Brides and Grooms, and we think it shows.  Just today, a prospective Bride called because she read the testimonials of our couples on our website and the WeddingWire Network.

When you book your wedding professionals, be sure to see what other couples and other vendors have to say about them.  We are always happy to recommend other professsionals who have earned our trust and esteem over the past twelve years.  Not only do our couples get the best possible services at the best possible prices, but it makes us look so smart!

Again, THANK YOU, Brides and Grooms.  We have worked hard to make sure your wedding dreams come true.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Have a "Plan B"

When planning an outdoor wedding, it's important to have a "Plan B."  I'm referring to an alternate location for your ceremony (and reception) that is away from inclement weather conditions.  In the winter, it can be the cold, rain and/or wind.  In the summer, it can be thunderstorms.  If you are not a Florida resident, you may not think of these possibilities, so it is up to your Wedding Professionals to bring them up.

It is always a good idea to be on time to your wedding ceremony, and that is especially true when planning an outdoor event.  After all, how long can Grandma sit in the blazing sun on a hot beach waiting for the ceremony to begin?  It is important that you not keep your guests waiting in the hot sun or nervously watching rain clouds roll in.

It doesn't take much to insure that you have the Dream Wedding you have always wanted.  It is simply a matter of planning.  Visit our website for more ceremony ideas