Monday, February 28, 2011

Momental Designs + Celebrations = A Successful Collaboration



This week started with exciting news!

We've found out from Kristy Rice of Momental Designs that the shoot we've collaborated with Momental Designs and  Donna Von Bruenig of DVB Photography back in June 2010 has made it to this year's Summer issue of Destination I Do Magazine. This collaboration is one of the many fruits of being a part of luxury wedding summit such as Engage!10.

The whole concept of the shoot was centered on this  romantic beauty of a Momental Big Bloom Watercolor illustration and the saturated colors of citrus & cranberry.



Here's the model, Josephine Hislop, a real Celebrations wedding bride ( check out her real wedding here! ) wearing a Gown and  Hairpiece by Alisa Benay and while holding the Momental invitation that inspired the whole look and feel of the shoot.
 
The entire wedding stationery from the ├╝ber talented Kristy Rice.


A photo of Josephine holding the beautiful bridal bouquet of Citrus and Cranberry-hued flowers. The dramatic color palette set against the serene beach at the world famous Seven Mile Beach by the Caribbean Club is simply breathtaking!



Josephine showing off one of the unique touches of this whole theme, a hand-painted Oriental fan featuring the same abstract flower.


Take a look at some of the photos of the reception area, featuring this one of a kind centerpiece-- a fully packed garland consisting of rich coloured flowers such as dahlias, peonies roses, hydrangeas, gloriosas and so much more exotic flowers!


The rustic box seats proved ideal for the beach setting! Rustic and chic.



More shots of the unique centerpiece and place settings

For added drama, we've also created a tropical floral piece made of hanging heliconias shooting out of a vase filled with blood oranges!




The sorbet station looked absolutely amazing with the touches of blood oranges,  hanging sea shells and tropical flowers!



Some other  gorgeous details , such as the favor bag of natural jute with a hand-painted oriental fan and sparklers!


Here's a sneak peek of the summer issue! Make sure you grab a copy!



Sunday, February 13, 2011

On Valentine's Day, We Deliver....Big Time

Its a Royal Valentines at Celebrations and we're rolling out the red carpet and treating our valued customers like Royalty...our very own Prince Charming is making a Big Impression! Delivering the finest flowers on the Island in true Celebrations "First Class" Style - complete with a smart Tuxedo! At Celebrations we believe you never get a second chance to make a First Impression!

Our happy customers know - Celebrations makes all the difference!




Behind the scenes in the  floral design room - its all smiles as Love fills the air! Seen here Miss Joan - one of Celebrations master designers makes someones day with a "Majestic Delight" floral design!


Created by hand with patience and perfection- every detail is noted and finished with a smile! Who will be the lucky lady to receive this gorgeous message of love and appreciation?

To view Valentines Cupids in full action, click here.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Gift Shopping Tips for Men

Choosing a Valentine’s Day gift can be stressful - not only do you have to decide on a gift, you also have to be aware of what message your gift sends to your recipient. In this way, Valentine’s Day is different from other holidays. The problem arises because, for many, Valentine's Day is the ultimate day to celebrate love and romance, while to others, it's not a big deal.

"How do I choose the right gift for Valentine’s Day?" Before you decide on a gift, especially if you are choosing between a naughty or a nice gift, there are two things you should consider:
Your relationship. What stage is your relationship in? Have you just met, dating for awhile but still getting to know each other, or are you in a long term relationship, married, or perhaps a secret admirer?
Your message to them. What statement you want to make with your choice of gift. Do you want to leave them speechless? Say you are sorry? Do you want to drive them wild? Or do you just want to say, “I'm thinking of you”?

Once you have answered these questions, you are ready to shop. 

Valentine's Day Shopping Tips for the Men


Guys, beware! Show that you put some thought into your choice of gift. This can make or break a relationship. Your significant other will be looking for a clue as to the message you are sending through your gift. Think romance! To most ladies, Valentine's Day is the day their man acknowledges his affection/love (depending on the stage of your relationship) for her. If this doesn't happen, she could be greatly disappointed.


DONT'S



1. No flowers in plastic sheaths – this has grocery store/procrastination written all over it! If you purchase flowers, present them a vase.

2. Avoid Lingerie unless she has pointed it out. Lingerie for Valentine's Day is never for her, but rather for you. If you do go this route, save her the humiliation of trying it on if it isn't quite right.

3. Be careful not to sabotage her diet with excessive gifts of chocolate.

4. Humorous gag gifts can be great Valentine's Day fun, but don’t go so far as to embarrass your loved one.

5. Clothes is usually not be the best choice, but If you choose to give apparel, do your homework!! Make sure to buy the correct size and style. Don't buy a smaller size as not to offend her – it makes for an awkward situation when it doesn't fit. Also, many ladies have favorite colors and colors they avoid when it comes to clothing, find out her best colors.

6. Avoid the practical. Even if you know she really wants that new kitchen appliance, don't go there for Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is about celebrating your relationship.


DO'S




1. Send something! Don't let the day pass you by - if you don't acknowledge her on Valentine's Day, someone else might. 

2. Make sure the gift is appropriate for your relationship and is sending the right message.

 3. Be yourself! Don't send a mushy gift if that is totally out of character for you. There are many choices for Valentine's Day to suit your gifting style.

4. Shop Now! Procrastination increases your stress level and decreases your creativity. Not a good combination! Waiting until the last minute will increase your chances of sending the wrong message, and that, will get you in trouble every time. You can save valuable time by getting ideas and shopping online.

Remember, for Valentine's Day, the best present of all is you! As long as the gift you send has meaning, it will be cherished. Valentine’s Day can be anything you want it to be - from romantic to fun. 


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!

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Welcome Back Angie!!!!

For Valentine's Day and for most busy seasons, Angie Kato, a very talented florist who has worked for Celebrations for more than 15 years, re-joins our sales team to help out loyal customers in putting together some of the most unique and most romantic gifts for Valentines.

Here she is with the owner of the world-famous Pappagallo  Ristorante, Vico Testori.



Welcome back Angie!!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

At last, I have a few minutes, to spend on my blog, there is just too much exciting stuff happening, however I will be keeping everyone updated and giving my insights into so many aspects of what is going on in the wonderful world of Celebrations!

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No time like the present with Valentines 10 days away, we have launched our “She’s Royal” Valentines theme!   This is going to be a year for romance, the Royal Wedding happening in April has already stirred the world, with daily reports on what’s happening with the Royal Couple, their Wedding, what they are doing, who they are inviting, it just completely wraps us all up!  So why not extend this royal romance to us here in the Cayman Islands and have a Royal Valentine!  With this inspiration we developed our theme for this year.  Treat her like a Queen, Treat him like a King,  is what it is all about!   



Click on image to view Cayman's finest Valentine's Gift Collection!!!

Our selection of products is the largest it has ever been!  Our brochure is 8 pages!  And there is more on our website.  We have fantastic prizes to be won, and our partners at Cayman Airways, Caribbean Club, David Wolfe Photography and The Brasserie have certainly made this Valentines most exciting!




It is a very special time of year, simply because there is excitement and romance in the air.   Let’s be honest, we all look forward to it, and truly hope that our better halves, friends, surprise us in some way…. It’s about taking the time to make someone else feel special, and show you care!