Last week I had the chance to attend The Lounge’s grand opening in downtown St. Petersburg. Here we got a sneak peak at the new bridal party attire that they are featuring. The lounge is just across the hall from Anglo Couture and features something for every type of bridesmaid. The store offers dresses from Dessy, Aria, Alfred Sung and Lela rose. Anglo Couture is a one stop shop for brides to be featuring custom wedding gowns and accessories to men’s formal wear and pretty much everything in between. The Lounge by Anglo Couture is having an upcoming trunk show on May 31st-June 2nd, appointments will fill up fast, so get your spot soon! For more information call: 727-526-5800.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Fanning Photography
Earlier this Spring we had the pleasure of coordinating Heather and Carson’s beautiful Ringling Courtyard Wedding! Take a look at the gorgeous photos we received from Kallima Photography.
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors:
Floral and Decor: MMD Events
Event Coordination: Lori with Simply Divine Events
Dance Floor Rental: Rental Depot
Band: Phase 5
Officiant: Grace Felice
Harpist- ceremony music: Music by Melody
Cake: Cakes by Nomeda
Cigar Roller: Arnold Serafin
Transportation: Ambassador Limo
Venue: The Ringling Museum
Photography: Kallima Photography
Join us for a DO NOT miss event, May 7, 2013 at the Tampa Convention Center. Simply Divine Events is on Tampa Bay’s MPI committee working as the logistics chairs for this event.
MPI EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR
Before April 22, 2013 – $55.00 After April 22, 2013 – $75.00
Includes Presentation, Book Signing and Reception
Register Before April 22, 2013 to be Entered into a Drawing for two nights at the fabulous Gaylord Palms Resort!
WHEN: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tampa Convention Center | 333 S. Franklin Street| Tampa
MPI Tampa Bay Area Chapter invites you to join our outstanding keynote speaker, Jennifer Gilbert, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Save the Date. From victim to victor, Jennifer will take you on an amazing journey of empowerment. In 1991, at the age of 22, Gilbert survived a horrific random attack, suffering 37 stab wounds by the time the attack was over. She nearly lost her life. By age 29, she built a $25 million company Save the Date and was named Ernst & Young’s first female and youngest Entrepreneur of the Year. Gilbert is a recipient of Working Woman magazine’s Entrepreneurial Award of Excellence and was voted one of their top 500 women-owned businesses. She has been featured in 37 magazines, delivered keynotes for BizBash and TED and featured on on Fox, CNN, The Today Show and Good Morning America, for her event planning experience for Oprah, the NFL, and many large corporations. Today, the company generates close to 30 million dollars in business each year.
More recently, Jennifer was a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City and has authored a book called “I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag. A Memoir of Life Through Events – the Ones You Plan and the Ones You Don’t”. Her first book is an inspiring tale of survival, renewal and transformation, earning her Buzzfeed’s Top Pick for Books of 2012. Jennifer’s presentation will be followed by a book signing and reception.
Whether you are a business building entrepreneur, corporate professional or stay at home mom, Jennifer’s message will take you from the mundane to the magnificent, leaving you inspired, transformed and most of all, EMPOWERED!
Click Here for more information and to register
This past week Simply Divine Events has been mentioned in a few online blogs and we thought we would share with our readers!
HERE, one of the weddings we coordinated last summer was featured on Borrowed and Bleu Wedding Blog.
David and Siobhan’s wedding that we planned early last Fall was featured on Love and Lavender blog.
And, lastly Simply Divine Events was featured on Estate Weddings and Events blog.
We love getting press!!
This is a great new app that we learned about at The Special Event Conference earlier this year!
Check in Easy is an app that manages your event guest list all digitally via names and/or scan boxes. The app will update in real-time and even message you when VIP guests arrive. It is so simple- just upload an Excel file and you’re ready to go! You can check-in guests on multiple iPads, iPhones, Android and on the web. The guest list app makes managing check-in at your event super fast and simple. Perfect for corporate parties, fundraisers, special events, and conventions.
Looking for a unique way to add some fun into displaying your desserts at your next event? Check out the Cupcake Pod Machine from Baked by Melissa! Baked by Melissa is known for her bite sized mini cupcakes in NYC, but now she has a new product that you can rent for up to 5 hours- The Cupcake Pod- which is a giant gumball machine that dispenses mini cupcakes! Pretty neat.
Wouldn’t it be cool to brand the pods with your company logo, or monogram?
Back in September Nikki and Cina were married at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach. Their destination wedding was attended by friends and family from all over. The weekend was filled with many tears of joy and laughter. We had such a fun time planning their wedding! I especially enjoyed being the taste tester of the cake pops, since Nikki was not able to be here to pick out the flavors! Here is a look back at their Amazing Day! Thank you Jason for the beautiful pictures. I especially love the one captured from their “First Look”.
Wedding Planner: Simply Divine Events
Venue: Clearwater Beach Hyatt
Hair and Make-up: Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group
Photographer: Jason Mize
Floral: Events in Bloom
Cake Pops: Cuppy Cakes
Linens: Cloth Connection and BBJ Linens
Lighting and Entertainment: Inpulse Entertainment
Rentals: Signature Event Rentals
Officiant: Rick with Sensational Ceremonies
To continue writing about the new products and vendors we learned of at The Special Events Conference in Chicago last month- here is one that really caught our eye, Dear World! We would love to incorporate this into one of our future events.
Robert X. Fogarty’s Dear World unites people through his distinct message-on-skin portrait style. Subjects are asked to share a short message that matters to them regardless of race, religion or language. What is your love note to the world?
Robert X. Fogarty’s distinct portraits have been called a “loudspeaker for the world.”
The project began as a photographic love note to New Orleans and he recognized that his distinct portraits could take on more stories regardless of religion, race or language. He has photographed thousands including survivors of major disasters
as well as recognizable people like Susan Sarandon, Elle Macpherson, Deepak Chopra and Drew Brees.
Fogarty’s Dear World keynote and photos shoot explores the subtle and powerful connections that colleagues, clients and staff have at events and conventions across the country. The award-winning interactive event brings Fogarty to photograph attendees over one or a series of days and culminates with a participatory and emotionally stimulating keynote address.
He’s worked with organizations and universities large and small including American Express and Southwest Airlines and at Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown.
Here is one testimonial from his website:
“Bringing Robert to Southwest’s headquarters was an amazing experience that our employees loved,” says Marilee McInnis, Sr. Manager, Culture & Communication at Southwest Airlines. “His moving and emotional portraits were an exercise in not only team building and helped put to some of our employees and efforts that otherwise may have gone unnoticed.”
Another entertainment act we learned about while at The Special Event Conference 2013 is the Aqualillies! They have performers in Miami, which is perfect for us since we plan many events in Florida. Call us today to see how we can fit them into your next event.
Aqualillies is America’s hottest water ballet entertainment company, reinventing the classic art form for the new millennium. Diving off the pages of Vogue, Marie Claire, The New York Times and LA Times Magazine, the Aqualillies brand has become synonymous with classic beauty, sexy sophistication, luxury and style. In front of the camera or at live events for clients such as Glee, Justin Timberlake, The Kardashians, Turner Classic Movies, TED Conferences and American Express, Aqualillies has inspired audiences with awesome and innovative spectacles of romance, athleticism and grace.
Take a look at their promo video HERE.
Last week we mentioned we just got back from Chicago where we attended The Special Event Conference. We also mentioned that we were going to be posting some of our favorite new things. Well, here is our first one- Cirque Mechanics! This act was on Michael Cerbelli’s Hot List for 2013.
Check out the video HERE! It is a mobile cirque show. Very Awesome!!
For more information visit Cirque Mechanics.
Please give us a call so we can help you fit this into your next event!!