12.01.2009

Let it snow!



Ready for Winter?



From all white to sylvan green, there are many ways to say "winter wedding" without breaking out the traditional Green & red color scheme!





Dazzle Guests from the Very Beginning to the Very End!

Begin With......


A beautiful invitation! These Beautiful wedding invitations are from rock paper scissors design. Make it even more personal with handwritten colored calligraphy. This gorgeous sample is from our favorite Calligrapher Jennifer!

End With.......


End the night with a very Dr. Zhivago ride in a horse-drawn sleigh!



Evoke the Ultimate subartic climb with a candlelit wedding of gold accented with rich shades of plum!



Winter Wonderland!

Make your white-wedding fantasy come true with floating stephanotis, and galaxy of white votives. For extra effect add an ice sculpture or snowflake shaped gobos!



Think Winter Drinks!

Greet your guests with Welcome Warm-ups like hot coco, mulled wine or hot pears and apple cider. Spiked with cinnamon schnapps or vanilla liqueur.



Think Winter Treats!




How cool are these mini cupcake sculptures by Cupcake Envy!


Keep your guests Warm!
Affordable and warming, serve a soup course! soup is a splendid start to any winter meal!
Hearty soup options to try: cheesy potato garnished with crisp bacon and onions, and golden tortellini!

For your bridesmaids, I suggest a shaw to keep them warm, doubles as a lovely gift!

How to make your loved ones happy on a blustery day!

Minimize the amount of icy weather driving by booking the ceremony and reception at the same location

Choose a venue with a working fireplace and keep it blazing

Move up your ceremony start time by an hour to adjust for an earlier night fall

Ask your site to set up a mud room where guests can stow their boots and coats

Place heaters discreetly throughout your venue to make sure everyone of our guests stays toasty!

Happy Planning!

11.09.2009

Need to Get Away?



Although the weather has been nice, who can resist a seven mile stretch of powdery white sand, looking out onto the ultra-clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
Picture yourself basking in the seductive warmth of the ever-present sunshine, while sipping exotic tropical drinks and gazing out at the endless expanse of aquamarine sea.

Whether it be Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua or the Bahamas as A Sandals Resort Specialist I can make this dream a reality!

Why Stay at a Sandals?

Revel in some of the world's most breathtakingly romantic beachfront settings. Choose from an unparalleled array of gourmet รก la carte restaurants. Embrace unimaginable luxury in one of our incredibly lavish, innovative and exquisitely stylish suites. Restore body and soul in our sublime Red Lane Spas. Enjoy the very height of award-winning service, highlighted by the ultra-discreet pampering of our exclusive British-Guild-trained butlers. Experience for yourselves why, quite simply, the Sandals Luxury Included® Vacation represents an unprecedented new level of supreme perfection.

Dine royally at over 50 themed restaurants from around the world! Sandals alone, among all-inclusives, includes ultra-gourmet dining. With up to 11 restaurants per resort, you'll find restaurants that capture both the ambiance and flavors of the world's great cultures. And because this is the Caribbean, every resort includes at least one authentic island dining experience.

Dining at Sandals

Luxurious Accommodations in the Caribbean
Luxurious Accommodations

Discover the finest, most luxurious accommodations in the Caribbean. All suites feature such refinements as four-poster mahogany beds and marbled baths and include the services of a Sandals Concierge who is dedicated to fulfilling your every whim. And since many suites even include 24-hour room service, you may find you spend your entire stay in splendid seclusion.

Our Rooms & Suites

If marriages are made in heaven, then a wedding at Sandals is like heaven on earth because no other resorts in the world are completely dedicated to two people in love. Plus, a Sandals wedding takes the worry out of planning because we take care of every detail -- giving you and your loved one more time to enjoy the moment. Best of all, the basic wedding package is included.

Weddings at Sandals

Sandals includes unlimited diving and the Caribbean's most comprehensive scuba diving program. Even if you've never dived before, our resort certification course (nominal fee applies) will have you experiencing a whole new underwater world by the very next day - with all the instruction and equipment you need for dives up to 30 feet. Only Sandals takes you to such depths of excitement!

Scuba Diving & Watersports

Unlimited green fees are included in Jamaica and St. Lucia. Expect a worthy challenge as both Golf Digest magazine and the prestigious Frommer's travel guide have recognized our very own Sandals Golf & Country Club as one of Jamaica's best courses. In St. Lucia, the Sandals Golf Club provides nine holes of exciting golf -- the breathtaking views alone are worth the "drive."

Golf in Jamaica & St. Lucia

Only Sandals gives you this much love! With our "Stay at 1, Play at 7" program, when you stay at any one of our spectacular resorts in Jamaica, you can take advantage of full exchange privileges at all 7 of our Sandals Resorts on the island and enjoy a stunning amount of amenities and changes of scenery.. In exotic St. Lucia, enjoy full exchange privileges at all 3 of our glorious Sandals Resorts

Exchange Privileges in Jamaica

Exchange Privileges in St. Lucia

With as many as 11 bars per resort, many of them swim-up bars, serving unlimited premium brand liquors, you'll always be in good spirits. Plus, when you stay in a Concierge or Butler room/suite category you also get a fully stocked bar with premium brand liquor and wines by Beringer.

This Weeks FEATURED RESORT!

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa
  • 7-Mile beach
  • Dining at 6 gourmet restaurants
  • Complimentary 9-hole golf course on property
  • Room service for select suites
  • Every room is steps from the beach
  • Beachfront Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Suites
  • 5-Start Diamond recipient for service
  • Full exchange privileges with other Sandals
  • Stay at One, Play at Three Program
  • So much more!


  • Save up to 60%

    Couples who book a minimum threenight stay in any one of the resort's luxurious room categories for travel through December 19, 2009, as well as during select dates in 2010 and 2011, can receive up to 60 percent off regular rack rates (blackout dates apply)

    Book a minimum six-night stay in select room categories for travel through December 26, 2009, as well as during select dates in 2010 and 2011, will also receive the first night free (blackout dates apply).

    Book a minimum five-night stay in a concierge-level suite or higher for travel by December 26, 2009, as well as during select dates in 2010 and 2011, and receive a $250 spa credit, valid for use at the resort's exclusive Red Lane® Spa (blackout dates apply).

    Starting from:

    $94.00 pp/pn

    For Pricing and Booking please follow this link.

    http://www.sandals.com/eliteevents

    Sandals we include everything you need for a perfect vacation -- from roundtrip airport transfers in air-conditioned buses, to all tips, gratuities and hotel taxes. That way the only thing you have to think about is whether to do it all or nothing at all.

    Thinking about bringing the whole family?

    How about one of our Family Resorts.

    footerImage.jpgFor More Information Contact Nikki Wolfe who is Elite Events

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    nikki@e-l-i-t-e-events.com or book through this link!


    http://www.sandals.com







    These are some pictures that I took while I was touring the resorts in Jamaica!

    10.28.2009

    High Style, Low Stress Entertaining

    TIP 1: Color for High Style!
    Selecting one color for your party will give you high style and impact! Colors I love include red, yellow, orange, green and for a chic modern 'Delano' look, think about all white! When you have selected your color, use it for table linen, lighting, floral, cocktail napkins, a specialty drink and more!



    TIP 2: Gorgeous Floral!
    When thinking about centerpieces, consider using a glass or crystal container for the base, especially if you have centerpieces with height. Glass and crystal will not only allow your floral to pop, it will also allow your dinner guests to engage in conversation easier and see each other across the table. Table conversation is an important aspect of any successful dinner party!

    Jennifer Cummings of Beautiful Blooms by Jen does a wonderful job! Take a look at some of the modern and eye catching arrangements she has put together!


    TIP 3: Yummie Delights!
    Sweets are always a party delight! Take your favorite candies and arrange them in various glass containers. Put mini scoops in them so your guests can easily help themselves! Additionally, I like to purchase little clear cello bags and twist ties so guests can fill up a bag and take it home as a favor!


    This is a great way to also bring color into your event, its also a fabulous way to involve your guests! Who doesnt love candy. Think of it as a little candy store at your event.

    Elite Events offers full candy station displays!

    TIP 4: Dress the Part!
    Ask your guests to dress in theme! This gives you an abundance of free decor, plus it's just fun! For an extra surprise, rent a rolling rack from you local rental company and costumes from a local costume shop and let those who thought they were going to get away with not dressing up select a costume as they enter the party! Additionally, I like to hand out numbers and hold a contest, giving out prizes for the most original, etc.


    Do not forget to capture these wondeful moments of your event. Hire a photographer! Mary Wyar & Kim Koluch are amazing photographers, sure to tell the story of your event with their amazing photography!

    TIP 5: Say Cheese!
    Personalize your event by placing beautiful framed photos of family and friends in a prominent place. Not only do these become a conversation starter, they will bring back fabulous memories! Adorn the photos with candles. Candles are the most cost effective and romantic way to create an atmosphere for your party (you can never have too man
    y!).






    10.15.2009

    Color Trend


    Soft Gold, Gray and Pale Blue

    "Brides continue to want a romantic look, but with a twist, here, the shot of silver-gray updates the classic soft blue and creamy gold pairing. Pewter is a great ink color on a invitation, Menu card or tone for your table linens. The other hues work well for flowers, like hydrangeas and tweedia in pale blue and roses or peonies in shades that are tea-stained to near ivory. I would use silver or pewter vessels with a few light blue and white pieces thrown in. You could also create a dessert table with caramel and cream colored sweets on silver trays and cake stands atop a blue linen runner!

    Take a look how we pulled it all together in our inspiration board!

    Know what you like, but unsure how to pull it all together? Contact an Elite Events designer and we can create a inspiration board just for you!