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Sharing a few thoughts and my new project today...

I think we can all agree that 2020 was not a pleasant year! Some have had a really bad time with it and our prayers are with them. This Event Lady has struggled with some things too, but my family and I have emerged with gratitude and hope for the future.

This mid part of 2021 is slowly bringing life to some sense of normalcy for some of us. The Special Event business has felt Covid very hard! We are all about socializing, getting together and celebrating life's great and special events, so it was not easy for many of my colleagues when the parties stopped! I've been retired from active planning for a while now, but my heart has never left the industry! I follow closely all those around me still working on the field. So many couples and quince girls had their plans postponed, it was difficult and dissapointing to say the least. Thankfully, we are moving on. We are all in this together!  

This year has taught many of us that doing business online is truly a great option! This has been around a long time, but it really took off this past year with creative Zoom Events, Family Reunions, Online Wedding Ceremonies, and of course lots of Online Shopping! For some of us Shopping is Therapy! 

I have always loved the Internet, and sharing articles about the beautiful party industry. I had not written here in a while... felt like I had nothing much to share. All that has changed! I have made a decision to un-retire, in reality, it's a re-birth! The creation of a new way to participate in the wedding and quinceañera business that I love so much while still being a full time Nana.

I've been very busy putting together my online store, and it is with great pride, that I present in this blog post "The Event Lady Store"! 


I hope you guys jump over and visit me there! I bring Brides and Quinceañeras the prettiest accessories, tiaras, bridal and quince favors, flower girl party dresses and a few baby shower items too. I offer Curated Collections for you to preview and shop comfortably, online from your Home.

Yes! it is an online store, but The Event Lady is right there to give you personal customer service. I am just a message or telephone call away! 

Take Care My Friends,  Remember, Never Stop Doing What You Love! 




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Cuban Artists Exhibit in Fort Myers Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Yesterday was a Friday, and Art Walk happens in Downtown Fort Myers on Fridays, so we decided to enjoy one of the last summer walks that lead us into our favorite Season of Fall.

To our delight, we discovered that not only was it an Art Walk night, but also the opening cocktail of a new Art Exhibit at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The name of the Exhibit is Motus in Tempus (in Latin, Motion in Time.)

The main artists at this special art event are of Cuban heritage. The Event Lady is very proud of course, since Cuba is her country of origin as well.





The names of these four, young and talented Hispanic artists are:


  • Dayron Gonzalez
  • Reynier Ferrer
  • Julio Figueroa Beltrán
  • Reynier Llanes Márquez



Artist Dayron Gonzalez 



Artist Reynier Ferrer 



Artist Julio Figueroa Beltran 



Artist Reynier Llanes Marquez with a friend and colleague, Silvia Beatriz Diez 


We were truly impressed. Absolutely loved their work, their passion, and their willingness to share their culture via their vivid images on canvas with all of us there last night. They received everyone with welcoming smiles.


This exhibit will run from September 6th thu the 26th.

Don’t miss it! It will be worth your trip.



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Grace Loves Lace New Hart Bridal Gown Design

For Immediate Press Release

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with showrooms in London, Australia, and also in the USA in the cities of New York, and Venice Beach.



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Grace Loves Lace unveils ‘Hart’

Australian label Grace Loves Lace, known as the creators of “The World’s Most Pinned Wedding Dress”, have designed the perfect wedding gown based on the feedback of brides partners.

“Such a big part of choosing a dress is taking into consideration what you think your partner wants to see you walk down the aisle in,” says founder and creative director Megan Ziems. 


Over the past twelve months, Grace Loves Lace asked partners all over the world what dress features caught their eye the most. “The most common request from partners was that the dress had to be simple, closely followed by a silhouette that hugs her curves, especially the bust and butt,” said Ziems.


Other valuable feedback included comfort, simplicity, non-traditional and of course, something the new mother-in-law would approve of. “Combining all of these elements simply affirmed we’re on the right track paving the way for brides of today. We design for the woman, not the bride. As such, we refuse to hold women back with restrictive, rigid elements like boning and heavy fabrics,” said Ziems. 


Featuring a classic fitted silhouette, spaghetti straps, and a skirt that falls into a mermaid rain, Hart was designed for brides who want a gown they can dance the night away in!




”We created this gown and aptly named her HART, because she’s the type of dress that will make your heart skip a beat,” says Ziems. “She’s effortless, sexy, classic, timeless - to put simply, HART is the opposite of over the top,” she said.


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Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Issues 2015 Press Release

Just because The Event Lady always thinks "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," this Press Release is shared with Florida brides, quinceañeras, and all time vacation lovers and honeymooners out there!


 Media Contact:

Samantha Jacobs, Hemsworth Communications

954-716-7614 or









New-Build Resort Features Coastal-Luxe Guestrooms, Breathtaking Views & Unique Array of Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony, Reception Spaces


Hollywood, Fla. – January 22, 2014 – With breathtaking views of the sun setting on the horizon, loved ones gathered near and the lyrics of Jimmy Buffett’s “Anything, Anytime, Anywhere” filling the air, it’s hard to imagine a more idyllic place to tie the knot than at the all-new Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, opening in summer 2015 on the legendary Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The perfect destination for couples looking to say ‘I Do’ in paradise, this incredible 349-room resort boasts a central location minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and more than 30,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space, including multiple venues overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 




“A wedding is one of life’s most memorable milestones, and Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is a truly unique place for couples to celebrate their special day,” said Cate Farmer, the resort’s general manager. “From incredible waterfront venues and a full-service spa to an array of on-site dining venues and recreational activities, we are excited to help create unforgettable moments…not just for the couple, but for their family and friends.”   






When it opens later this year, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will feature a selection of captivating indoor and outdoor venues appropriate for weddings of nearly every shape, size and style. This dynamic resort gives couples the flexibility to create their very own version of paradise, with spaces including:





·         Compass Rose Ballroom (pictured right):  accommodating up to 510 guests for a reception, this dramatic yet elegant space is suited for a more formal celebration, insulated from any outside distractions

·         License to Chill Pool Deck:  accommodating up to 350 guests for a reception, this exclusive 11th floor rooftop with panoramic ocean views serves as the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony this area can accommodate 200 guests on either side facing the ocean

·         Hollywood Beach:  a picturesque location for wedding ceremonies of sea breezes with your toes in the sand at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

·         Hemisphere Dancer: accommodating up to 70 guests for a reception, this flexible event space is infused with the colors and textures of the ocean

·         Coral Reef:  accommodating up to 30 guests for a reception, this intimate space is complemented by windows overlooking Hollywood Beach, creating a beautiful and inspiring backdrop.


Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort caters to every personality and lifestyle. Guestrooms (pictured left) will feature coastal-luxe decor inspired by the colors of the sea, sand and sky, private balconies and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway. Guests will also enjoy luxurious bedding with crisp all-white linens, spacious walk-in rain showers, 42” LCD televisions and more. Couples looking for a more unique and indulgent setting can take advantage of the oceanfront balcony suites featuring romantic soaking tubs and luxurious amenities, perfectly appointed to relax and enjoy the special occasion. The resort’s expansive 11,000 square-foot St. Somewhere Spa will be a relaxing retreat for bridal party pampering. Adventure seekers will enjoy the resort’s multiple pools, cabanas, and unique beachfront FlowRider® Double.


An incredible lineup of waterfront dining options will serve up something for every palate.  Couples looking for a memorable yet laid-back rehearsal dinner will have access to a diverse selection of food and beverage venues, including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill and others. JWB Prime Steak and Seafood – a new Margaritaville-inspired upscale dining restaurant making its debut at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort – is an authentic, intimate setting. 


Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort can accommodate up to 510 attendees for weddings and social functions.  Special room rates are available for social function room blocks, upon request.  For more information or to discuss customizable wedding packages, visit or call (954) 874-4444. Follow Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on Facebook at and Twitter @Mville_HBR.


About Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort  

Slated to open in Summer 2015, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is a 17-story, 349-room destination resort and entertainment complex offering an authentic, “no worries” tropical vibe inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett. Designed to offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail, this new oceanfront resort is located just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades on the famed Broadwalk in Hollywood, Florida.  The perfect setting for guests to escape the everyday and just chill, the resort will feature eight diverse restaurant concepts, a full-service spa with eleven treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art oceanfront fitness center, an array of shopping outlets, 30,000 square-feet of flexible function space, an extensive on-site water recreation area with multiple pools, FlowRider® Double and three live entertainment venues.  Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is professionally managed by Coral Hospitality and once open, is expected to achieve the AAA Four Diamond ranking.






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Photographer Sara Kauss Captures Winter Wedding Wonderland
The Event Lady lives in Florida, and yes, she loves her tropical beach weddings, but as all humans do in this life, she always wants what she can't have, LOL... in this case it would be SNOW! The Event Lady of Florida loves the winter months and dreams of the white powder season. As a wedding blogger, she truly enjoys it when she receives press releases that bring her Winter Wonderland images, and if it's a wedding, then even more so! This is why today, Isabel Albuerne aka The Event Lady shares a bridal memory captured by an International photographer Sara Kauss, who specializes in destination weddings.

Florida Weddings and Special Events invite you to enjoy the bridal images below of a unique winter-themed wedding that Sara recently shot for Kari and Billy (two musicians - in Minnesota.

As worded in the Press Release received: "Making a connection with Kari and Billy was imperative. They trusted that if they went out in negative degree temperatures, freezing, windy and cold, they would have memories they could treasure from their wedding day, and gave Sarah complete creative reign to make those images for them. As Kauss was bundled up in multiple layers, gloves and a hat - she delivered the perfect outdoor winter themed wedding.

Kauss has shot for Aaron Lewis, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Colbie Caillat, Darius Rucker, Faith Hill, George Strait, Keith Urban, Leann Rimes, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, and many more.

Whether it's an A-List celebrity headlining a show or that special moment between a bride and a groom, she makes it her duty to make sure her clients can look back and relive that very moment for years to come."

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Disney Launches Quinceañera Ballrooom Gown Collection

Disney Celebrates the Princess in Every Young Latina With Launch of Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Dress Collection.

Official Press Release:

Glendale, Calif. - May 15, 2013 - Disney Consumer Products today unveiled the Disney Royal Ball collection, the first ever line of Quinceañera gowns inspired by the inner qualities, personalities and stories of the Disney Princess characters. Designed and created in collaboration with special occasions fashion industry leader, Ashdon Inc, the new gowns combine classical styling with elements of fantasy and magic to bring an air of royalty and fairy tale to young women celebrating their Quinceañera. The debut line features 21 gowns - two styles for each Disney Princess and a special new gown, "la Corona de la Princesa," that will be added to the line each year.

Similar to a "Sweet 16," a Quinceañera is a coming of age celebration for Latinas that signifies her journey from childhood to young womanhood. It often includes a religious ceremony followed by a reception with family and friends. While there are many traditions associated with this rite of passage, the gown is an integral and festive part of the celebration.

"The Latino community has a strong affinity for Disney, and the Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Collection offers another avenue to make the Quinceañera celebration even more unique and meaningful for Latina teens and their families," said Gilberto Martinez Kladt, vice president of licensing for Disney Princess. "Disney is thrilled to provide young Latinas with the opportunity to celebrate the elegance, grace and poise of their favorite Disney Princess characters on such a special and momentous day."

Disney's special occasion business for women launched in 2007 with a luxury "fairy tale weddings" bridal collection. The business continued its growth in 2010 in collaboration with renowned wedding dress designer Alfred Angelo for the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection. In 2012 the business expanded to reach teens with Disney Forever Enchanted, a line of Disney Princess-inspired prom dresses, launched in collaboration with Ashdon Inc.

"The Disney's Royal Ball Collection is designed to create a royal statement and a lifetime of memories," said Nick Yeh, CEO of Ashdon Brands. "The gowns are fun to wear and fit wonderfully into traditionally festive environments, providing a magnificent and special way for Quince girls to realize their very own princess-inspired dreams," adds Yeh.

Available in a variety of colors, featuring regal fabrications and elegant accents of crystal, embroidery and beadwork, young Latinas celebrating their Quinceañeras can choose from any of the following dresses inspired by the Disney Princess characters:

Ariel - Cascading waves of organza ruffles and oceans of jewels pay tribute to Ariel's courageous yet free-spirited nature.




Belle - Versailles-inspired beadwork and sophisticated silhouettes pay reflect Belle's elegance, intelligence and beauty.

Cinderella - Inspired by Cinderella's graceful elegance, these timeless gowns bring the magic of the ballroom to life, with glamorous draping and delicate beadwork featuring coach-like embellishments.

Jasmine - A whole new world awaits with these exotic gowns. Shimmering beadwork and beautiful silhouettes, celebrate Jasmine's bold and adventurous spirit.

Mulan - These Chinoiserie-inspired organza ball gowns capture Mulan's heroic spirit and valiant heart.

Pocahontas - Inspired by Pocahontas' courageous heart and love of nature, these gowns celebrate the beauty of the earth and the sky. Cascading ruffles and elegant draping are adorned with dazzling beadwork.


Rapunzel - A tribute to Rapunzel's passion and artistic spirit, the cap-sleeve, organza ball gown features exquisite beading and a skirt inspired by organic, hand-rolled flowers, while the strapless style featured a ruffled detachable skirt

Sleeping Beauty - As alluring and beautiful as Aurora herself, these dreamy gowns feature sweetheart necklines, delicate beadwork with whimsical skirts.


Snow White - Inspired by the compassionate nature and grace of Disney's first princess, these stunning gowns make a graceful yet dramatic statement.


Tiana - Masquerade across the dance floor in dazzling New Orleans style. These enchanting gowns capture Tiana's confident attitude and independent spirit.

Corona de La Princesa - Our very own grand addition to the Disney Royal Ball Quinceanera collection with ornate details to celebrate being a princess.

The Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Collection is available at specialty and formal wear retailers in communities across the US and Canada and is available for pre-order through select retailers. Dresses will be available in sizes 0-20 with MSRPs ranging from $530-$999.

For more information on the Disney Princess Royal Ball Quinceañera Collection and retail outlets, Please visit:

The Event Lady as usual is one of your quince Resources for news, and she has selected her Personal Favorites to post on this Blog. Please Note: Images are Courtesy of Ashdon Brands as stated on each picture.



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Melissa Sweet Bridal Designs at David's Bridal

David's Bridal introduces their newest design collaborator, Melissa Sweet.

Her wedding gown designs include chic peplums and elegant fit and flares. These structural details are joined by classic, vintage looks of eras past. Her soft looks feature delicate lace, feminine ribbon trims and hand-sewn beading, perfect for the hopelessly romantic bride.


Photo Images Courtesy of David's Bridal


Brides can also get trendy with their bridesmaids in striking dresses from some new trending David's Bridal's color ways - meadow, begonia and bluebird to name a few. Playful silhouettes for bridal attendants are also all the rage this season - think cocktail party chic for a look your best gals will honestly wear again, from high-low hemlines to flirty bubble skirts.


Photo Images Courtesy of David's Bridal 



So now, Go on... Happy Bridal Gown Spring Shopping! 

The Event Lady 




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Lisa Leonard Designs the Perfect Wedding Gifts

If you are like me, it takes a while before you find a perfect wedding or bridal shower gift!

Today, many brides are into "Green" wedding themes, natural looks and rustic designs with a genuine, down to earth feel. Well... if you know one of those couples, I have stumbled on an accessory designer with creations to fit just that bill.

Lisa Leonard Designs has an on-line shop full of little treasures and wonderful details that can be personalized for keeps. Her wedding collection will make memorable gifts for any special day. Even quinceañeras will find a memento here! 

The cake topers are really different, each one can be personalized with choice of letters to spell out a greeting, an occasion, or a bridal couple's initials or first names. Each letter is hand-molded and cast in fine pewter.

Since each letter has its own stand, this offers a great feature, they can be used individually on cupcakes for your event, or you can place them all together on one cake top at your wedding reception. Each letter measures approximately 3/4" in diameter and 4" in height. Your wording selection makes the cake decoration totally unique.

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I totally fell in love with the bridal bouquet charms or tokens, they were so very cute, and added such a nice touch for that close-up bridal bouquet shot your wedding photographer will take (as shown below).  

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I have selected a few of my favorites items to feature on this blog post from her on-line shop, each image is linked to the information and shopping page. But please do look some more... these are just my personal likes!

Just FYI: there is also jewelry on Lisa Leonard's website. Her necklaces, bracelets and earrings are made from tagua seeds, which are harvested, carved and dyed vibrant into beautiful shades. an interesting fact, I thought...

Enough said tonight, I'll let you go on a shopping spree my loyal readers. 

Sweet Dreams,

The Event Lady of Florida Weddings and Special Events






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WHITE by Vera Wang is Just Perfect for Florida's Special Events

Most Florida brides want tropical, yet elegant.
Luckily, weddings in the Sunshine State can have it both ways!

According to a press release sent to me today, I can see how this can be easily achieved since Vera Wang has comes to the rescue once more...

Looking to add a little sparkle to your quince celebration or your wedding day?

Brides and Quince ladies, look no further than WHITE by Vera Wang. This line features Crystal Encrusted Ankle Strap Platforms, Crystal Hair Accessories, Embellished Belts, Antique Crystal Bow Clips and Headbands. The White Vera Wang collection has a variety of options for every special occasion.



In the future, on any date-night, you can still use these beautiful accessories and relive the memories of your big day. Versatility in every stunning design.


Exclusively available at David's Bridal and

To view the entire WHITE by Vera Wang collection, please visit:

Happy Shopping My Lovely Readers,
 The Event Lady

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D'Latinos Fashion for Her 2012 Event is Near!

D’Latinos Magazine of SW Florida is hosting an event you do not want to miss!

The Fashion for Her 2012 long awaited evening is almost here!

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Watch Promo Video by D'Latinos Magazine by clicking Here! 

You are invited to network with women in business while indulging in magnificent runway fashion, featuring world renowned designers such as: Rosita Hurtado, Lisu Vega, Maria Lepe and Diana Ziegler. This event will benefit  "Making Strides Against Cancer” which kicks off this October 20th in Naples with their WALK in Cambier Park.

Mayela Rosales of D'Latinos Magazine and the Hispanic daily entertainment TV show D’Latinos al Dia which airs on TV Azteca, and the lovely Stacey Daffenbaugh Anchor of NBC-2 will both be the gracious mistresses of ceremonies of the evening.

The location selected for this very special event is The Ritz Carlton Naples Golf Resort at 2600 Tiburon Dr, Naples, Florida 34109. The date to save is Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

$75.00 Tickets are selling fast!  So here is the link to get yours!

For Additional Information Call:
 Mediavista Events at 239-254-9995 ext 218
Enjoy the Evening Fashion Bugs and Help a Good Cause!


Yours Truly,

The Event Lady



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Recipe for The King and Prince Resort's Famous Shrimp and Grits


As informed in a Press Release by Leigh Cort Publicity dated Sept. 18, 2012, we have just received the great news that in St. Simons Island, GA, you may find the best grits in the South!

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, has won FIRST PRIZE in the ‘People’s Choice’ at the 2012 Wild Georgia Shrimp & Grits Festival! 


Chef Jeff Kaplan and his culinary team, prepared hundreds of pounds and portions of their scrumptious award-winning dish…wowing throngs of attendees on Jekyll Island during this festive weekend.

Chef Kaplan statesIt’s a blending of the right combination of the freshest ingredients and teamwork!”

Chef Kaplan’s King And Prince Resort’s  Recipe for Shrimp and Grits with Tasso Cream

2 Servings - (Bride and Groom Only)


1 cup heavy cream

3 T. olive oil

1/3 cup Tasso Ham

¼ cup Kernel Corn

¼ cup Diced Tomatoes

2 T. chopped Green Onion

½ cup Wild Georgia Shrimp

1 T. Cajun Seasoning

¼ cup Asiago Cheese

Salt & Pepper to Taste

What to Do with All of the Above for our Novice Chef -Brides or Grooms:

In a saucepan sauté the shrimp with Cajun seasoning using olive oil. In another pan, you can sauté the ham, corn, tomatoes and green onions. Add heavy cream and Asiago cheese; let simmer for two minutes. Add shrimp and serve over stone ground grits of your choice. And Remember… double up on ingredients if company wants to come over for a larger portion! (Tell them dinner is by invitation, and only after the first six months of honeymoon bliss).

This great recipe shared above is just another reason why The King and Prince Resort is a perfect destination for your wedding reception or honeymoon plans. Visit Coastal Georgia!


The Event Lady of Florida Weddings and Special Events




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Senior Prom TV Reality Show's Finale Shoot at The Naples Philarmonic

Senior Prom Takes On a New Twist!

A surprising twist for an term usually reserved for a very traditional high school special event is taking place in the beautiful city of  Naples, Florida. We all look forward to our local Senior Proms, but this one may be just a bit challenging. The quaint peculiarity of this event is that it's Senior citizens they want, not high school students! Participant's age might range about 70, so as you can imagine it may be quite an entertaining show. 

American Icon Peggie Reynolds, is the host of this new TV reality show for seniors. Tickets go on sale August 25th at The Philarmonic Center for the Performing Arts for the October 13th finale shoot. Dancing is part of this Television's show's theme, so SW Florida's older community will see eight of their own daring seniors kicking up their heels, and cheer them on to victory.

You can read the complete recent Press Release by visiting our community news page link below:
Good Luck, Naples Happy Go Lucky Contestants!
The Event Lady 


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Quinceañeras Get Ready for the Weekend Show!
A Quinceañera Fashion Show & Expo will take place this Sunday, March 4, 2012 at SalsAmor Banquet Hall, located at 12039 SW 132 Court, Ste. 9, Miami, Florida 33186. 
Varona Photography has teamed up with the owner of SalsAmor Banquet Halland together have planned a fabulous fashion show for the quince ladies in South Florida absolutely free! This show is not only free for the girls, but is also free for the exhibitors.
This quince expo and show is sponsored by: Bridals by Natalie, who is providing all the gowns and party dresses, International Party Designers who is providing stage decor and of course Varona Photography who supplied the beautiful images below. 
Professional vendors displays will include: favors, flowers, cakes, invitation, etc. There will also be a workshop with tips on planning a real Quince, a creative dance performance, and a live jazz performance prior to the fashion show.

To Register to Attend Please Call Elena Varona at: 786-487-8488
So go ahead…enjoy a quince Sunday, truly a planning gift from these party professionals!
Have a Lot of Fun!
The Event Lady 
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Wired Ribbon Ideas for Bridal Decor

Source: via Keely on Pinterest

Back in the days of my bridal store boutique in Miami, I really enjoyed making decorations with wired ribbon.  These come in so many assorted colors and designs, which make it easy to incorporate a color theme into a special event for even the tightest budgets. 

I find this ribbon so easy to use and so versatile to enhance wedding favors or tabletop centerpieces and just about any decor.

Now here is a great rosette ribon idea found today, that can add a pretty touch to any wedding or quinceañera event!

So go ahead, and happy ribbon flower making times to you!

 The Event Lady

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Simple and Cute Wedding Crafts

Source: via Jenalen on Pinterest


You know the old saying... 


Sometimes Less is More" well... that was my opinion of this crafty wedding


pastel garland found in Ohcrafts Pinterest's board today!


Sweet and young looking was how "The Event Lady" saw it.


So I shared!






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The King and Prince Resort has a new contest in 2012!

The King and Prince Resort on the incredible island of St. Simon has just announced a brand new contest.  What great timing as we near Valentine's Day celebrations. It's a well known fact that we are all hurriedly trying to figure out the perfect gift idea for our loved ones.

Having visited this property myself in the past, and longing to return to it often, I place this neighboring State of Georgia and this Historic ocean front, full service hotel, high in my list of priorities to visitI recommend it to you with the utmost confidence.

This beautiful and ooh so relaxing place; one which by the way is a perfect setting for a picture perfect wedding, or a fabulous never to be forgotten honeymoon vacation, is a reasonable distance for those of us who like to drive from Florida and take in the scenery. I have done this trip and believe me, it is certainly worth it. The entrance unto the island itself automatically transports you to another time. For me it was sort of a "take me back to a Gone with the Wind era.
" So much to see in this part of the Peach State.

To participate in their 2012 February contest, just visit their Facebook wall at: 
Once you are on their Wall, you must tell them why St. Simons Island in Coastal Georgia is your favorite spot for a romantic getaway.
You will be in the running to win two nights in an Ocean Front room at this magnificent resort. This contest includes special treats such as breakfast for two, and a welcome beverage of your choice at The Kings Tavern.

Newsflash.. We hear they have a Limoncello drink to die for!

The contest winners will be announced on February 24th.

Good Luck!
Isabel Albuerne

The Event Lady

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Lani Designs offers Personalized Wedding Glassware

We fell in love with a product today. Just love accessories for weddings you can make all your own, especially when made right here in the USA! So we thought... why not share? 
Lani Designs
is a creative glassware company featuring more than 40 designs and five types of stem ware. All of the glassware is scratch proof, fade proof color and dishwasher safe. If you have something in mind, but don’t see that particular design on their website... (besides their general collection they also cater to the wedding consumer) sooo, just contact them and you can work with Lani Design’s creative team, to make your own one-of-a-kind bridal masterpiece!

Match your wedding theme colors
, or do something completely creative!
Their toasting champagne glasses make great bridesmaids gifts!
Personalize each one to match your bridesmaid's personality and her favorite things.

Below, a Picture of one of their On-Line Catalog His and Hers Bridal Flute Designs eventladyblogs/LaniDesignsBridaltoast.jpg

Remember these Features:

•Scratch resistant

•Fade proof color

•Top rack dishwasher safe (occasionally is recommended)

•10.5 oz. champagne flute

•9.5" tall, 2.5" diameter

•Hand painted in the USA

So here's to a great day of bridal shopping!
Isabel Albuerne
The Event Lady

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A New Place for Fine Dining and Special Events Opens on Sanibel

Southwest Florida is truly Paradise!

Ask any resident and they will confirm. Ask any bride and they will probably concur it is a dream place to have a wedding indeed!

We have so many assets....yes, I know, I am not objective
, but hey, i'ts my blog and I am a proud resident, so here goes... We have sunsets, natural beauty, great people, fantastic weather, art, great dining, amazing resorts, and let's not forget magnificent islands like Sanibel and Captiva of course. Wow! I think I've just about used up all the adjectives I know.  

Newsflash for Today!
Sanibel, one my favorite islands is having a Grand opening,
one which I would like  to share with you. This will be a new place for fine cuisine, a place to gather and celebrate special events like engagement dinners, rehearsal dinners, intimate wedding dinners. You get the picture right?

Sanibel Island’s newest dining establishment is named Il Cielo. Meaning “the sky” in Italian, (pronounced “eel chee-ello”) and it will be a definite Italian dining experience and they will open to the public for dinner on Monday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m.

Note: Since I am of Hispanic origin, it means the sky to Latinos as well, just thought I would mention that tidbit. Most Spanish people love Italian food, I know I do!


Please Note: Photography was provided by PR Agency

Celebrity Chef Loretta Paganini, host of “Simply Gourmet” on the Discovery Channel and proprietor of the International Culinary Arts & Sciences Institute, and Milan’s Chef Marco Corricelli are the gourmet masterminds behind Il Cielo’s Italian offerings.

I invite you to Read their Official Press Release on our NEW Community Pages by Clicking right here!

You may also call them directly for Reservations
or Catering Information at: 239-472-5555

"Buono Appetito"
And See You at Ill Cielo!
Isabel Albuerne aka The Event Lady

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Love is Better The Second Time Around

Love is sometimes better the second time around… as is the case with Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler and reality television star, Kristin Cavallari.  They have re-engaged. Congrats to the lucky couple in love! 

Since recently announcing their re-engagement, Cavallari is once again sporting a sparkling 5.2 carat engagement ring that Cutler initially presented to her earlier this year. It's an eye opener for sure!

To all my Florida brides, no need to despair... you too can wear a ring like this one, thanks to Vera Wang, the "Queen of All Bridal." Wedding couples from all walks of life can choose to sport a look like Cavallari on their ring finger.

The Love Collection collection boasts engagement rings starting from under $2,000 all the way to almost $16,000, and weddings bands ranging from $650 and up.

There is a beautiful array of designs to choose from, and the ample selection of jewelry designs, with very affordable prices can be found exclusively at Zales.


Please Note: The above are bling holiday wishes and gift ideas for all my Florida Grooms to Entertain.

Happy Engagement Ring Shopping!

The Event Lady 

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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.