Exotic Honeymoon Spots!

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Looking for a honeymoon destination that will forever give you long lasting memories, well check these places out!

<b>Butterfly House, Bahia</b> Brazil

1.) Butterfly House Bahia

Butterfly House is a luxury eco-resort in Bahia, Brazil, 250km south of Salvador. Boasting eight beautifully appointed villas, a palm-enshrouded swimming pool, gastronomic restaurant, family playroom and acres of tropical gardens sprinkled with hammocks and bamboo recliners, it is the ultimate refuge for travelers seeking luxury and adventure. Located on the Maraú Peninsula, Butterfly House benefits from pristine white-sand beaches, multi-coloured coral reefs and a gentle ever-present ocean breeze. Freshwater lakes, World Heritage-listed rain-forests and local indigenous tribes are just a few of the other local attractions. The whole area is part of a protected conservation area, which means zero development, no high-rise buildings – just mile upon mile of untouched natural beauty.

Snorkeling / Diving

Tremembé Waterfall

Bike Riding

Surfing

Nature Trails

Paddle Boarding

Whale Watching

http://butterflyhousebahia.com/

2.) Maalifushi by COMO, Maldives

Maalifushi by COMO is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to open in the pristine Thaa Atoll in the archipelago’s southwest. With overwater villas and garden suites, Maalifushi is therefore the ultimate away-from-it-all destination for families, couples, surfers and divers. There are some excellent breaks nearby as well as a string of uninhabited private islands, where whale shark sightings are common.

Facilities

COMO Shambhala Retreat (overwater)8 double treatment rooms Yoga pavilion Steam facility (separate male/female)Gym with weights and cardio equipment44m-long freeform swimming pool Watersports centre Dive centre Resort boutiqueBook/iPod/DVD library‘Madi ‘ restaurant offering all-day-dining, serving Maldivian, international and healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine‘Tai’ restaurant serving Japanese cuisine with a sunken sushi and teppanyaki bar. (Open from March 2014)’Thila’ bar

Services     

Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the resort Complimentary use of non-motorised watersports equipment Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment Complimentary daily snorkel trips Fully equipped dive centre offering introductory dive lessons and full PADI open water courses.Complimentary use of the guest lounge, incorporating PC/Mac stations and flatscreen TV Comprehensive travel and tour assistance Range of activities including sunset and dolphin cruise, fishing, snorkeling, sailing and beach picnics on neighbouring deserted islands24-hour manager on duty Personalised butler service (Beach Villas, COMO Residence, Maalifushi Water Villas and COMO Villas only)Multilingual hotel staff Laundry service (no dry cleaning)Twice daily maid service In-room dining Foreign exchange Airport transfers Babysitting (on request, with 24-hour notice)

http://www.comohotels.com/maalifushi

3.) The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Opening 2014, The Gainsborough Bath Spa exclusively offers the only natural thermal spa within a hotel in the United Kingdom. Keystone to the geographic heart of Bath, the hotel is a moment’s stroll from Bath Abbey, the high street shopping on Milsom Street, The Roman Baths and is the best location from which to explore the city and its other pre-eminent attractions. The Gainsborough Bath Spa is a contemporary expression of this vibrant, creative and artistic city, adding to its social spaces, and welcoming all.

Behind the Georgian, Grade II listed façade are ensconced a series of intimate, elegantly laid out public spaces which follow the original layout of the Pinch design. These include our ballrooms, the Restaurant and The Lobby Lounge. All 99 guestrooms and suites are custom furnished, subtly combining fine period details with graceful interiors and modern functional elements.

Serving seasonal, locally sourced cuisine The Gainsborough Restaurant offers versatile dining arrangements within a setting of exposed wooden beams and quasi-private fireside tables, as the works of resident artists line the walls. Sip innovative cocktails or old standards at the jewel box Restaurant Bar connected to the Private Dining Room or venture into The Lobby Lounge designed to entice visitors and residents of Bath alike with its light lunches, afternoon teas, pre-dinner cocktails and after dinner drinks.

Healing waters are the city’s most celebrated asset and Spa Village Bath focuses on just that. Encompassing two levels, the 1,300 square metre spa, features an apothecary, natural thermal water pools, ice chamber, sauna, steam room, movement studio, Fitness Centre, 11 treatment rooms, and therapeutic treatments inspired by the local thermal waters.

http://www.thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk/index.html

Sparkle with Metallic!

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Want to add a little sparkle to your Fall/Winter Wedding? Here are new trending ideas that will get attention and bring shine to your special day!

Metallic Bridesmaid Gowns!

Let your special women shine on! Bring glitz and glam to your besties and family with gowns in gold, bronze, silver, and rose gold. This will make for beautiful wedding pictures while adding a touch of class to your memorable photo album!

sparkling bridesmaids Photography: Jose Villa Photography - josevillaphoto.com  Read More: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/07/10/classic-affair-in-san-francisco-with-a-modern-twist/

Metallic Wedding Cakes!

If you want a glam twist on the traditional white wedding cake then you’ll love the latest: metallic wedding cake! With an array of color combinations varying shades of silver, gold, rose gold, bronze they are sure to get the seal of approval from even the most traditional bride.

This is simply, in a single word - a STUNNING Silver and jeweled Bridal Shower or Wedding cake.  Glamorous Wedding Cakes - Part 2 - Belle the Magazine . The Wedding Blog For The Sophisticated Bride

Gold Wedding Cake Design, very elegant! Could be a beautiful anniversary cake.
Gold and Pink wedding cake //  City Sweets and Confections // Photo by Cly Creation // http://blog.theknot.com/2013/09/05/glamorous-metallic-wedding-cakes/
Metallic Accents!

Bring sparkle to your wedding in your accents from table cloths infused in silver and gold, bouquets with hints of silver and gold, head wreaths, metallic jewelry pieces or even eyeshadow! These trending eye catchers will give the glamorous touch to your big!

love the silver tablecloth with the baby's breath bouquets.  Nice to  recreate in gold.Weekly Favorites | Calligraphy by Jennifer - Part 12
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I actually really like this bouquet. It's not completely white. There's just enough golds, greens, and yellows to keep it interesting

Now you can out shine your guests with these simple yet show stopping ideas for bringing sparkle into you wedding day! 

Keep Cool at Your (Outdoor) Summer Wedding

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As the summer closes, we thought we would share some of the things we have learned this summer about keeping cool at outdoor events.  Obviously the best solution is to stay inside but for some people, this isn’t an option.  I mean why get married in a beautiful place like South Florida if you aren’t going to enjoy your surroundings?  We get it, but we still want you and all of your guests to enjoy themselves, so that’s why we put together this helpful list, of ways to keep cool at your outdoor summer wedding.

Drink Station

1. Make sure plenty of cool drinks are available to your guests. A water station will go a long way towards keeping people cool and it is necessary to stay hydrated. 

Take it up a notch: Add iced tea and lemonade.

2. Shade – This is a must. If your wedding is taking place in the hottest months of the year in one of the hottest states in the U.S. you have to keep people out of the glaring sun. This is a really good way to end up with sunburns, irritated guests, and even worse, fainting! You do NOT want to have anyone passing out as you are walking down the aisle!

3. Keep air circulating. This can be done through overhead fans, drum fans, or even fan programs.  

Take it up a notch: Hand out portable misting fans.

Fan Program

4. Make sure your guests know that at least part of the wedding will take place outdoors so they will know to check the weather and be dressed appropriately. Men may opt to wear a button-down shirt and dress pants instead of a full wool suit. And those who may be unable to handle the heat due to illness, old age, or young age may want to skip the outdoor parts altogether. This may be disappointing, but keeping everyone happy and healthy is the main priority here.

5. Take it up 2 notches: A surefire way to keep everyone cool is to offer chilled towels upon their arrival. This is a gesture for a luxurious wedding and it will definitely be appreciated.

Here are an additional few things to keep in mind if you are having an outdoor wedding, whether it be during the summer, fall, winter, or spring! 

If your wedding is on grass make sure your guests know. Make a note of it on your wedding website and in your wedding welcome bags.  Ask your close friends and family to spread the word.  This is important because as you know, heels on grass can be a struggle, especially when wearing stilettos.  If they know, your guests will have the option of deciding to wear wedges or flats to keep from sinking into the ground all the way up and down your ceremony space.

Take it up a notch: Have a tray with an assortment of Solemates handy for those guests that show up wearing stilettos anyway.

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Bugs:  If you are in South Florida there will be bugs present all year round.  Keep your guests comfortable by having a couple of bug spray bottles handy.

 

 

If you are having an outdoor wedding in the middle of the summer, especially in a hot place like South Florida, it is necessary to have a heat plan just as you would a rain plan.  If you have planned on getting married outside this can be disappointing, but in the case of exceptional heat, it may be time to admit defeat.

So now you’re all set for your outdoor wedding!  What additional tips do you have to keep cool in hot weather? 

A Bright and Colorful 75th Birthday Party

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This beautiful and vibrant birthday party took place at the Madison Green Country Club in West Palm Beach.  The palette of orange and pink and the paper lantern chandeliers we custom-made created an exciting atmosphere!

Pictures of the birthday woman throughout her life decorated the entryway and details like a cupcake display and favors brought a cute and casual vibe to the affair.

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Photo Credit: PNP Photography

Upcoming Event – Job Fair of the Palm Beaches

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Are you looking for your next career move?  In need of a job?

Are you a company that is looking to hire?

Join us as we present some of the areas top businesses currently hiring in Palm Beach County.  Admission is FREE! Parking is FREE to the first 100 vehicles.  So plan ahead, come on time, and be prepared.

Location: Palm Beach Convention Center

Address: 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Register Now! www.RightJobForYou.eventbrite.com

We still have tables available, so for more information please contact Megan Taylor-Warren at 561-222-5165 or Lauren Duclos at 561-247-3539.

Job Fair Photo

Some of the companies at the job fair will be:

Cambridge Institute

Strayer University

US Army

Gold Standard Financial

Sabika Jewelry

 

This event is hosted by Taylor-Made Events.

 

Elegant Favors for Corporate Events

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Many of you may think of favors as strictly the domain of weddings and children’s birthday parties.  But they are also an excellent way to send off your guests at a corporate event and keep your company in their mind.

As a general rule, favors should be something that will be used up or eaten.  You may think you would like the favor to be something they will keep forever, but more often than not, you will end up with a lot of left behind coffee mugs and bookmarks with your company name and “Holiday Bash 2014” etched onto them.

Here are some examples of classy corporate favors your guests will be sure to take home with them at the end of the night:

Truffles:  Choose a variety of flavors and display them on a table at the entrance to your event in elegant favor boxes.  Guests will love the ability to choose which one they would like from a beautiful display.   We can personally vouch for the deliciousness of The Chocolate Spectrum’s truffles, so try them first!

Wedding favors

Seedlings: What would make a better favor for a holiday party than your own little evergreen? The Green World Project offers tons of options for sizes and packaging including the tulle wrapped seedlings in the picture.

Seedlings

 

Barbecue Sauce: Perfect for your summertime office picnic!  Beau-Coup Favors lets you customize the labels for these favor sized barbeque sauces.  Barbecue Sauce

Gourmet Popcorn: Delicious and adorable, Mother Butters Popcorn has a classic tin design and will even put your logo on it.

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Candles: For your eco-friendly event, you must have an eco-friendly favor.  These soy candles from Handmade Habitat will do the trick, and they smell good too!

Soy Candle Favor

Free Wedding Trunk Show – August 21st – West Palm Beach

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Just one week left!  Have you finished putting together the big picture for your wedding but aren’t sure how to tie it all together?  Taylor-Made Events is putting on a trunk show, August 21, with a focus on all of the finishing touches for your wedding day!  This event is designed to give future brides a chance to gather ideas and inspiration for their wedding in an intimate and personal setting.  For more details and to reserve your ticket please visit the Finishing Touches Website.

Time: 6:00 – 8:30

Date: August 21, 2014

Location: The Courtyard West Palm Beach, 600 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, 33407

Entry: Free!

Taylor-Made Events

Vendors:

Ceremonies by Cindy

Ultimate Bridal Beauty

West Palm Photo Booth

The Chocolate Spectrum

Parties by Karen

Step By Step Therapeutics

Let’s Party Dj’s

Johnny Simmons Photography

Your Guide to RSVPs

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If you’re throwing a party, a wedding, or even an office retreat, chances are you need to know who’s coming. The best way to do this is by using an RSVP, shorthand for Répondez S’il Vous Plaît.  This means “Please Respond”.  Go figure.

RSVP

RSVPs can be super formal, a card matching the invitations that you fill out with your name, your guest’s name, whether or not you’ll be attending, and your meal choices.  These often include their own pre-addressed stamped envelope as well for ease of return.  They can also be casual, with just a name or an email address on the invitation for you to reply to.  They can even be verbal:

“Hey Sharon, we are throwing a dinner party on Saturday, would you and Matt like to come?”

 

These are all examples of RSVPS, but we are going to address the issue of more formal, written RSVPS.

First of all, what is the correct format?

Well, there are several ways to go about organizing an RSVP, but for the most part, if you’ve included their names or a space for them to write in their own names, a place to either accept or decline, and a respond-by date, you are doing just fine.  If you are having a seated, plated dinner with multiple meal options, you can also ask your guests to pick their meals and indicate any dietary restrictions.  To avoid confusion later on, ask each guest to initial by their meal choice so you know who wants what.

Here is an example of a simple RSVP that includes all of the necessary information:

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Now how do you make life easier for you before you start getting your RSVPs back?

It should come as no surprise that humans can sometimes make mistakes on even the simplest of tasks, including forgetting to write their name on their RSVP card before sending it back.  In order to avoid a lot of unnecessary phone calls to all of your guests, asking whose it was, take a pen with invisible ink, and write a number on the back of each card that corresponds to the household you are sending it to.  That way, when you get a blank card back, you can take your light included with the invisible ink pen, and instantly know who it’s from.

Invisible Ink

Why do I need to include a pre-addressed and stamped envelope?

By making things as easy as possible for your guests, you make things easier for yourself as well.  You will probably have to track down a few guests who forgot to RSVP after your respond-by date has passed but this way you can minimize the damage.  You also avoid the risk of your guests filling out your address incorrectly!  On top of all that, it’s also good etiquette.

Interestingly, it used to be considered tacky to include a pre-printed RSVP with your invitations.  Guests expected to use their own stationary to fill out a note in a timely manner and it was considered poor etiquette not to trust them to do so.  Fortunately for those of us who love beautiful, matching RSVP cards, this practice has been pretty much lost, or we wouldn’t be able to have invitation suites like these!

Invitation Suite

An Underwater Themed Baby Shower

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This beautiful baby shower would not have been possible without the craftiness and creativity of the mom-to-be.  She came to us with so many amazing ideas and created everything she set out to, plus more!

The atmosphere of the venue (Lake Pavilion in Downtown West Palm Beach), contributed to the ethereal feel of the baby shower with tall open ceilings, windows wall-to-wall, and an amazing view of the Intracoastal.

Enjoy!

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The adorable underwater themed cake and cupcakes were created by Eye Candy Sugar and they were just as delicious as they look!

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Come to a Free Wedding Trunk Show!

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Come to the Finishing Touches trunk show in West Palm Beach on August 21!

Have you finished putting together the big picture for your wedding but aren’t sure how to tie it all together?  Taylor-Made Events is putting on a trunk show, August 21, with a focus on all of the finishing touches for your wedding day!  This event is designed to give future brides a chance to gather ideas and inspiration for their wedding in an intimate and personal setting.  For more details and to reserve your ticket please visit the Finishing Touches Website.

Time: 6:00 – 8:30

Date: August 21, 2014

Location: The Courtyard West Palm Beach, 600 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, 33407

Entry: Free!

Taylor-Made Events

Vendors will include an officiant, a makeup artist, specialty chocolate, a video booth, a bachelorette party planner, jewelry, and more!

 

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