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Charmed Circle for Your Wedding Day Gift

 "Modern times have brought about many changes in weddings while striving for individuality and creativity, but there is one descriptive word that has stood the test of time and that is "Romance."

The old but beautiful tradition of the Wedding Day Gift is sometimes forgotten by some or just simply overlooked. This custom of the bridal couple exchanging a special present on their wedding day is another personal way to add romance to your special event; it dates back to Victorian times. The act of presenting a gift to each other is of course symbolic in nature, and very individual to each and every couple. Today I found a place on the web offering some gift ideas that caught my romantic eye!

You may find precious gifts for your loved ones at a company called Charmed Circle. They offer jewelry designs by Gina Cartwright, an artist with a new twist on the art of gift-giving. Her creations are fresh and modern, yet reflect sentiment and capture the personality of the gift-giver, and most important, the essence of the recipient. Her inspiration for designing credited to her childhood and the memories of her mother's jewelry. Today, her crafts are meticulously designed with fine metals and precious stones, and have even been featured in O Magazine, and sold in fine stores like Neiman Marcus. Their prices... reasonable, considering their uniqueness.

A couple of my favorite pieces are shown on this Blog today:  the “Time Capsule” charm where one can include a personal note. A perfect wedding day gift for those spirits that breathe romance on a daily basis!


The “Love Letters” necklace is a wonderful piece where you can write out a special phrase, your initials, symbols or numbers (marking the date of the wedding event).


My favorite little piece is the caged blue- bird charm; this is a whimsical creation carrying the traditional something-blue effect, and inspiring the symbolic meaning of a trapped heart in love.


You may visit to view the complete collection of charms, bracelets, cufflinks, key chains and necklaces, all of which make lovely Wedding Day Gifts, and Attendants' Gifts for your bridesmaids or groomsmen.

Just about any occasion is well recognized with a special present from this jewelry collection. You may also find them on Facebook.

“Charmed Circle… “You’ve been Blogged by The Event Lady!”




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Lifetime Movie Network Offers a June Wedding Dress Contest

"Double Wedding" is premiering on Lifetime Movie Network on June 20, and we're giving away prizes to celebrate! One lucky grand-prize winner will receive the fabulous “Spring Street” wedding dress designed by Season 6 "Project Runway" contestant Carol Hannah Whitfield! The first-place prize is Carol Hannah's coveted "Twinkle Cuff." (Photos below)

To enter, go to:

This Sweepstakes begins on June 14, 2010 at 12:00:00PM Eastern Time (ET) and ends on July 12, 2010 at 11:59:59PM (ET).

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Dress Description:
Perfect for a
nontraditional wedding or a reception dress that you can really dance in! Fantastic with a birdcage veil and shoes in your favorite color!

100% Silk Devore Satin in vines. Devore satin is a satin that has a patterned burned out, making the spaces in between the design sheer.

Fitted and fully boned bodice with sweetheart neckline acts as corset and provides support. Skirt gathered at waist with multiple layers of tulle in the underskirt. Bodice lined in duchess satin, skirt lined in charmeuse. Low scooped back.

Shown in natural white.

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The Event Lady's Quince and Bridal Gown Selection of the Month

There are so many pretty quinceañera gowns to chooose from in today's market, a miriad of colors to pick from and fabrics with details galore. Therefore, I have decided to start a gown of the month selection tradition here on The Event Lady's blog. This post is the first "The Event Lady's Gown Selection Feature" on our website. We will post our June Wedding Gown selection along with the Quinceañera gown selection, side by side.

Established designers from the quince and bridal industry, and innovative and creative couture designers enter this competitive glamour world and strive to bring the latest trends and catch our Brides, and Sweet Fifteen and Sweet Sixteen consumers. The Quince Parties are, and will always be for some, the first time to shine on the dance floor with your very own ballroom gown! The Wedding Day is definitely the long awaited biggest dream for most women.

After helping produce the first Miss Florida Quince Pageant with Somos Magazine, it is only natural that as The Event Lady, I would pick a quince selection from our event sponsor, House of Wu and their Quinceañera Collection.

I chose this particular gown today, because the color really caught my eye. The burnt orange with golds and hints of red within it's two tone hues, and it's delicate rosettes were an absolute stunning look for any quinceañera, in my opinion of course! This ballroom gown selection is from their Spring 2010 Collection. Our Miss Florida Quince contestants modeled the House of Wu Fall 2010 Collection, and Wow! Let me tell you it gets even better! So I will definitely keep you posted on this quince designer. You may visit them at:

Enjoy my First Gown Selections for the Month below!

The Event Lady's Quince Gown Selection for the Month of June


Gown in Crystal Organza, available in Burnt Orange/Bright Orange, Bright Aqua/Green Ice, Daffodil/Bright Orange, White/White, Ivory/Ivory.


and now... The Event Lady's Bridal Gown Selection of the Month of June

This wedding gown is also by House of Wu from their Christina Wu Spring 2010 Collection.

A true bridal dream with all the elegance and pomp and circumstance  your wedding day should inspire!

This design has a Strapless Fortunie pleated neckline and tiered Side underlay. Flower Pick-up skirt. Pleated Torso. Lace-up back. Cathedral Train.


 Happy Special Event Gown Shopping!




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Lladro Summer Romance

Lladro is ready for Summer with these two romantic new love pieces for your consideration:

Summer Crush and The Thrill of Love.

Take a peek right here on The Event Lady's Blog and decide which one is right for you, and your long awaited wedding event.

Ask your Florida local gift retailer about these two wonderful detailed works of art from
a lifetime master.... LLADRO; always a classic.


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Alicia Van Fleteren Jewelry Designs

Before turning her jewelry designing into a full-time business in 2003, Alicia Van Fleteren worked more than a decade in the San Francisco financial services industry. This experience taught her the value in cultivating solid, honest relationships with her clients, and she brings this sense of trust and authenticity to her jewelry business, too. Her loyal following of customers appreciate Van Fleteren’s high-quality designs, creativity and ability to construct pieces that simply make the wearer feel good in them.

Finely wrought from an eclectic variety of high-quality materials --precious and semi-precious gemstones, silver, gold and pearls -- the hand-beaded jewelry is beautifully distinct and durably crafted.
Alicia Van Fleteren pieces are priced so any budget can afford well-made, high-quality jewelry. Special collections of Alicia Van Fleteren jewelry are sold in select boutiques and on line at



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Blue for Love at Jessica Rust Designs

Personalized dinnerware designer Jessica Rust of Jessica Rust Designs is thrilled to introduce her personalized trademark tableware in an artistic new hue – blue!

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With the success of her signature Birch Tree design, which helped to launch, it’s only fitting that Jessica Rust Designs unveiled the first glimpse of her tinted tabletop with the Birch Tree collection.  

Now, her bridal registry/gift product assortment has expanded the azure alternative to the Birds on a Wire and Love Birds collections.  These stunning styles exude a vibrancy and vitality characteristic of any blushing bride, a masterfully memorable way to commemorate the special day.  Her pieces may be personalized with a phrase of your choice (whether it be initials, a date, etc. – perfect for a wedding gift!), and are exclusively available at   

Her products span from a platter to dessert plates and mugs to a serving bowl, with prices ranging from $55.00 to $175.00.  Best of all, Jessica Rust Designs dinnerware is both dishwasher and microwave safe. 



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Florida Weddings and Special Events Weblog
The Event Lady's blog posts are focused on the wedding, sweet sixteen and quince/sweet fifteen
celebrations of Florida, we love to hear about many other social events happening in our own Florida communities.

A quince celebration is very much like a wedding reception; it is a traditional coming of age celebration in a young woman's life within the Hispanic culture.
The Event Lady is an expert in both weddings and quinceañera events, and feeling proud of her Cuban heritage; enjoys this very special niche of the special event industry. Quinces parties have very similar planning needs to a wedding event.

We invite Florida brides and quinceañeras of all nationalities to comment on our blogs, each one has a small cooment link on the bottom of each post. 

We also invite wedding photographers to tell us about their great events; submit event images with your website credit on them of course on the lower right hand corner
so you can share bridal ideas and savvy wedding tips.

We invite any wedding and quince professionals to inform us about the latest industry news, useful articles and product updates.

We will review your submissions, and if we feel they could be good for this blog, then post them up for you so that the readers;
most importantly our Floridian brides, quince and sweet sixteen girls,
will have additional resources for their event coordination within our tropical Sunshine State region.