Friday Vendor Spotlight

360 Vodka

360 Vodka is the first eco-friendly offering the Earth’s best flavors. Their wide variety of flavors are extremely fresh and intense, offering several choices in addition to green initiatives. Stock up the bar at your wedding supplying  guests with amazing drinks to complement the food and liven up the night!

360 Vodka offers a wide range of flavors including Double Chocolate, Mandarin Orange, Georgia Peach, Red Raspberry,Grape and many more. Consider one of their limited edition kinds only available during specific seasons.

To remain green, 360 Vodka is doing everything they can to continue reducing their carbon footprint. The company believes in recycling and reusing materials as well as contributing to the Earth to an effort to plant trees around the distillery, an effort called Forest 360. If you’re a green bride who is interested in utilizing companies that are giving back, 360 Vodka is the way to go.

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Photo credit 360 Vodka

Barre Motion

Feel taut and sexy. Move with greater ease almost immediately. Your limbs will be elongated and strong, your torso leaner and narrower, your seat lifted and dancer’s dent duly carved…with your new mindfulness bringing a greater sense of clarity, peace, and purpose to your life.

Barre Motion strengthens and lengthens your body with challenging, low-impact, isometric movements that originate deep in the muscles, ensuring your shape and posture are transformed from the inside out, birthing a new, more glamorous you.

A re-contoured, sleeker body that conveys elegance, strength, and grace can be rapidly attained through the performance of Barre Motion, a technique inspired by the artistic athleticism of ballet, punctuated by the mindfulness of yoga and pilates.

Photo credit Barre Motion

Photo credit Barre Motion

Beauty By Glo

I’m obsessed with beauty. I see it everywhere I look and in everything I do. I love colors, shapes, lights and shadows.  I can highlight your attributes and make beauty simply and effortlessly appear before your eyes.

I was born in Colombia but raised in beautiful South Florida. I graduated from the prestigious Aveda Institute and I’m a licensed  Cosmetologist.

My craft has allowed me to go places and do things I could have only imagined. I have been able to work with  world renowned makeup brands like Clinique, Estee Lauder and Motives. I have represented  Maybelline New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week creating makeup looks for some of the most beautiful faces in the industry. My work has been showcased in magazines, television and online publications.


Careaga Plastic Surgery

Careaga Plastic Surgery was designed and constructed by Dr. Careaga to be the most advanced Plastic Surgery Center in South Florida. Each detail from architectural plans to employee training was designed with his patients’ safety in mind. Dr. Careaga sought and received accreditation for Careaga Plastic Surgery from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The Joint Commission is the most respected accrediting body of health care facilities in the United States.

Photo credit Careaga Plastic Surgery

Photo credit Careaga Plastic Surgery

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Maya Brigadeiro Brazilian Sweets

Brigadeiro is an elegantly simple, handmade Brazilian treat. Perfect with coffee and great as gifts, these bite-sized morsels are silky, rich, and undeniably unique. Check out these delicious treats that Maya Brigadeiro created for a recent wedding.


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What’s old is new again at Dover Diamonds of Miami

Finding the perfect symbol of your love for Today’s Bride…..

Working 9 – 5, searching the web 24/7?…How to choose your dream gem that will carry you thru eternity and
create an heirloom tradition of your own?

Know your budget
There are wonderful engagement rings in every shape and size, and any one of them will create that eternal
bond between you and your soul mate…while still affording your rent.
Tip : add a brilliant diamond halo around your more moderate round center stone to create enough Bling to
brighten every brides day. atop a basketshaped openwork gallery.

Photo by Dover Jewelry

Photo by Dover Jewelry

Focus on the details
Choose the cut you covet!

There’s a lot you can learn about diamonds even before you set foot in a jewelry store.
Start with the 4Cs – Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight . Certain shapes pair more successfully
with other in multistone rings. Round, oval and marquise shapes work well sitting sidebyside.
Pear and heart shapes are more challenging.

Photo by Dover Jewelry

Photo by Dover Jewelry

What’s YOUR style?
Are you flirty and geometric Art Deco, Classic and delicate Victorian or
more Modern Chunky Retro ? The
elegant intricacy of Platinum or the brilliance of yellow gold?

Photo by Dover Jewelry

Photo by Dover Jewelry

Be the trendsetter in your life.
Jewelry is one of the most personal statements you will ever wear. Remember to make your own trend. It’s
your style and grace that he fell in love with, not yesterday’s red carpet glory.

Whether you are in the market for a major investment piece, or a treasured memory
of something your grandmother once wore, Dover Diamonds & Jewelry invites you to walk
with us thru the history of jewelry from the lacy, flowery scrolls of the Edwardian period to the
geometric cuts that characterize Art Deco Baubles. Loyalty to these fine vintage pieces
is often passed down through generations of a family, symbolizing a way of life and we would be
delighted to help you select just that kind of enduring heirloom to begin your timeless tradition today.


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New York City's Wedding Salon Takes Over Chicago


Engaged couples gathered in Chicago at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile on May 9th to plan their dream weddings at Wedding Salon’s luxury bridal showcase. Guests were awed by the latest trends in bridal fashion and unique vendors. From designer gowns, cake tastings and cocktails, to romantic candlelit tables.Wedding Salon’s event inspired and excited the couples from the windy city of Chicago.

  1. Exclusive Fashion Show: Guests experienced an elite runway fashion show presented by Elaya Vaughn by Kate Pankoke. Models strutted down the runway wearing Kate’s original designs from traditional to totally unique.

Image Credit Duron Studios

  1. Shred for the Wed: Couples were surrounded by aspects of wedding planning that aren’t all about eating cake and drinking cocktails. Fitting into that designer gown and suit is a must. Orange Theory Fitness and The Bar Method educated brides and grooms on how to shred those last few pounds before the wedding.
  2. Destination Weddings & Honeymoons: White sand and crystal blue beaches are all that some brides and grooms envision for their wedding. Brides and grooms experienced many different resort and travel resources to help plan their destination weddings. Who doesn’t want to say I do under a palm tree? O’ahu Visitors Bureau welcomed the couples with purple leis. Couples had many locations to explore from, Hotel Del Coronado, Los Cabos Advisor, Peter Island Resort & Spa, The Haciendas – A Luxury Collection Hotel, Aruba Tourism Authority, Mexico Tourism Board, PuntaCana Resort & Club, AMResorts, The Villa Group Resorts, and more.


    Image credit Duron Studios

Wedding Salon’s Chicago showcase was a one stop shop for all of the couples needs. Whether it was a bride’s dream dress or a groom’s new gym membership, Wedding Salon’s showcases have it all!



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Friday Vendor Spotlight

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

Turquoise water. Towering palms. Calm breezes. Imagine yourself whisked away to a tropical paradise where you indulge in mind, body, and spirit, as you rediscover an oasis called Cheeca Lodge & Spa. Romantic, serene, and dynamic, our Islamorada resort is a standard of excellence achieved by few. Be swept away by the casual elegance emanating from every detail and settle into the laid-back lifestyle of Islamorada.



Oh! Nuts

Today, the Oh Nuts brand is a nationally recognized one stop shop for everything in dried fruits, nuts, chocolates, candies, related confections (both finished products and raw ingredients,) custom and pre-configured gift baskets for any occasion, (real or imagined)—even hard to find items like sugar-free and organic products—become remarkably easy to find when you enter the world of Oh Nuts.


JC Lemon Photography

JC Lemon Photography is a New York City-based wedding photography studio that captures love in a modern and relaxed style. Photographer Jon Lemon specializes in weddings and elopements (intimate weddings) in the NYC area and worldwide.


Opulent Jellyee

Opulent JellYee is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance.  Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.  Each event we cater, we focus on the ideal meaning of the event.  Our Jell-Yee Treats will bring life to every one of our customer’s event.  With our colors, taste and presentation, the experience should engage most of the senses.  Jell-Yee Treats are hand-crafted gourmet pieces. So whether or not your taste is exquisite, you will appreciate the awakening taste of our Jell-Yee Treats.  Your classiest event to your most casual event will be a conversation topic.  Let us put our experience to work for you and watch your guests loosen up when presented with a tray of Edible Art.


LaCroix Sparkling Water

LaCroix Sparkling Water is a Healthy beverage choice and 100% Natural. It’s calorie-free, sugar free, sodium free, and no artificial sweeteners.


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The How To's Of Wedding Planning: Etiquette and Protocols

Even though a wedding is supposed to be a fun, happy time celebrating the union of two people, there are a lot of technicalities that go into making the day perfect that the bride and groom may not consider. Good thing you’re a trained professional who can help make it all possible!

Marriage Licenses 

The rules and regulations that couples must follow in order to obtain a license aren’t always common knowledge. As a planner, make sure they know all of the rules for the state, and that they have proper legal documentation for the day of the wedding.

Save the Dates and Invites


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Save the dates are a cute quirky way to express the personalities of the bride and groom while reminding invitees of the celebration. Usually they are sent 3 months before the wedding date. For Invitations, order them 4 months prior, and send them 6-8 weeks before the wedding. Include the invite, return card and envelope, directions and a meal preference card if required. Use the same stationary for the table placements and menus the day of the wedding, and the thank you notes after, to keep the theme cohesive throughout the event.


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Usually, the bride won’t consult the planner on gowns or tuxedos. Don’t take it personally, it’s the most important dress she’ll wear, she needs those closest to her to help pick it out! It doesn’t hurt to brush up on gown and tux shops in the area, as well as prices for different designers, just to lend a helping hand. Similarly, the bride will choose how she wants the bridal party to look, so stay on the outskirts and be ready to help if needed.

Financial Traditions

There have been a lot of traditions over the years regarding who pays for what part of the wedding, but everyone’s different! Keep tabs on whether the bride & groom, her family or his family are paying for certain aspects of the day. Communicate with your clients so you know where the different sectors of the budget are coming from, so that everyone gets paid!

Out-of-town Guests


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Remember that these guests need somewhere to stay! Reserve blocks of rooms in two hotels with different rates, so that everyone can make the most of their time in town. Greet them with a “welcome basket” filled with treats and wedding info to help them feel at home! Small favors should also be given to all guests to give them something to remember the amazing night!

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