Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Gardenia Court, Camana Bay was transformed into an elegant outdoor class room setting on the evening of Tuesday 22nd of July. The Art of Stylish Dinner Parties, a workshop held by Celebrations, was attended by over sixty guests all of whom were eager to learn the secrets of throwing an unforgettable dinner party. They were not disappointed!
Ms. Jo-Anne Brown, Managing Director of Celebrations, and Ms. Anne Ogden, Event Designer wowed the audience as they transformed two bare tables into masterpieces. On going commentary of what was being done, and all the information relative to the setting, and ambiance of creating a stylish dinner setting, was discussed as the tables were being transformed. The first table was transformed into an exquisite, classic setting adorned with beautiful dinnerware fit for a palace. A magnificent yellow and blue floral centerpiece was the final embellishment. The second table was given a less formal makeover. Chic black table cloth with alternating black and white chairs gave it a rustic, casual look. Lush red roses in square vases added a splash of color.
Ms Nadia Fagan, Retail & Executive Services Manager at Celebrations, entertained the crowd with her ‘Do’s & Don’ts’ speech on etiquette at dinner parties. She also spoke about ‘The Art of Conversation’ during her interesting and informative discourse. The interactive part of the workshop began as Ms Anne taught the attendees how to fold a napkin into a decorative ‘Bird of Paradise’. Each attendee was given their own napkin so that they could follow Ms Anne’s instructions and create their own.
At the end of the evening a beautiful centerpiece was raffled and guest enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and wine.
‘It was a truly inspiring lesson, it really is an art form’, enthused one guest. ‘I can’t wait for the next workshop!’
Monday, July 14, 2008
At ‘The Art of Stylish Dinner Parties’ workshop, Celebration’s finest designers including myself will teach attendees how to transform their tables into masterpieces! With special attention given to cutlery settings, accents, personalized details and color schemes. Attendees will also learn the art of napkin folding.
Our designers and event planners have a wealth of experience in creating stunning private dinner parties in private homes. Anyone interested in attending this workshop should call us at (345) 949-2044 or click on the image below for more information.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Amanda's bouquet was a work of art...a unique blend of Mango Calla lilies, green and purple Cymbidium orchids, hot pink Tulips, Ranunculus and hanging deep red Amaranthus. Designed by Joan Morrison one of Celebrations most talented Floral Designers.
An arch of white, sheer fabric welcomed the guests at the beginning of the staircase that leads to the main ballroom at the Marriott.
The alternate design for the centrepiece, was designed using a willow twisted tree which was uniquely decorated. At the base of the tree full posey style arrangement of flowers completed this design. Hanging Amaranthus, Roses and Cymbidium Orchids were place on the tree limbs.
At the cocktail area, Amanda & Jervis had a really wonderful touch to their wedding. This was the Wedding Wish table, where the bride and groom had written and placed in sealed envelopes wishes for their guests, these were all put in a bowl, and guests were then asked to write a wish to the bride an groom and leave it for them in the glass bowl provided and then take a wish from the bride and groom. Another great way to personalize your wedding.
This wonderful couple, Amanda and Jody, I have known personnally for years, and I am so happy to see their lives begin together, and I wish them every happiness. Their wedding planner from the Celebrations team, was Jaime Alexanderson, and Jaime had great fun planning this wedding with the couple and their families, and very much enjoyed being their to handle everything on the wedding day, and all the other items that planners take care of, for a wedding.... it's what we at Celebrations do! Jaime wishes her special couple every good wish.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This very simple and casual destination beach wedding was held at a beautiful private beach at Rum Point, Grand Cayman. The bride and groom Giordan and Rick Texas brought with them a total of 17 guests to witness and be part of this sunset wedding.
The bride walked down the aisle outlined with natural conch shells and bamboo tiki torches. At the end of the aisle a bamboo framed canopy draped in sheer white fabric was the chosen design. The chair ties were a shade of turquoise, a shade similar to the colours of the Cayman's sea.
The beautiful ocean view provided a picturesque background for this wedding. During the reception, a steel pan player provided music creating an authentic Caribbean atmosphere to the entire wedding.
Rebecca Bateman, one of Celebrations Wedding Planners, did an outstanding job with Rick & Giordan's wedding. The couple was really grateful to Rebecca and the Celebrations Team: "Everything was perfect!!!! A fairy tale wedding. Thank you so much for everything."